Science Wonders – Chattahoochee Trace http://chattahoocheetrace.com/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 18:54:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://chattahoocheetrace.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/default.png Science Wonders – Chattahoochee Trace http://chattahoocheetrace.com/ 32 32 FOUR SIGMATIC KICK OFF SUMMER WITH NEW SUPER POWDERS PACKED WITH HEALTH BENEFITS https://chattahoocheetrace.com/four-sigmatic-kick-off-summer-with-new-super-powders-packed-with-health-benefits/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 17:57:00 +0000 https://chattahoocheetrace.com/four-sigmatic-kick-off-summer-with-new-super-powders-packed-with-health-benefits/ Unlike other functional powder mixes that are typically filled with unnecessary sugar, fillers, artificial flavors or confusing ingredients that render them ineffective for consumers, each of the three new Super Powder products contains a curated blend of Highly effective adaptogens (500mg per serving), botanicals and minerals, with delicious real fruit flavor and no fillers or […]]]>

Unlike other functional powder mixes that are typically filled with unnecessary sugar, fillers, artificial flavors or confusing ingredients that render them ineffective for consumers, each of the three new Super Powder products contains a curated blend of Highly effective adaptogens (500mg per serving), botanicals and minerals, with delicious real fruit flavor and no fillers or artificial ingredients. Plus, they only contain 2 grams or less of real fruit sugars per serving.

Simply stir, shake or mix one scoop in 6-8 ounces of water. Or blend them into smoothies to support energy, gut health or relaxation in a simple and delicious way.

“We continue to innovate and expand our portfolio to help people find new ways to feel great naturally every day,” says Tero Isokauppila, Founder and CEO of Four Sigmatic. “Super powders are an easy way to do that. They make health easy and accessible – all you need is cold water!”

Perform Super Powder (Raspberry Pomegranate) – This blend provides extra energy support without caffeine, before, after or without training. The combination of the antioxidant properties of super red fruits and berries, together with the metabolism supporting garcinia and bitter melon, as well as the energizing extract of cordyceps mushrooms and goji berries, increases your performance.

Gut Health Super Powder (Apple Celery) – This green juice replacement blend nourishes your gut to start the day off right. Feed your body with super green wheatgrass, moringa and kale, plus 1 billion shelf stable probiotics that nourish healthy gut flora with the addition of yacon prebiotics and turkey tail mushrooms. There’s also chaga and celery to further support your digestive system. This blend takes the leg work out of morning compression.

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How long is COVID? Why Studies Give Different Answers https://chattahoocheetrace.com/how-long-is-covid-why-studies-give-different-answers/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 11:54:55 +0000 https://chattahoocheetrace.com/how-long-is-covid-why-studies-give-different-answers/ Health workers monitor a woman at a COVID-19 recovery gym in Genoa, Italy.Credit: Marco DiLauro/Getty Clinical epidemiologist Ziyad Al-Aly has access to a treasure trove many researchers can only dream of: millions of sets of electronic medical records from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), which provides health care to military veterans from the […]]]>

Health workers monitor a woman at a COVID-19 recovery gym in Genoa, Italy.Credit: Marco DiLauro/Getty

Clinical epidemiologist Ziyad Al-Aly has access to a treasure trove many researchers can only dream of: millions of sets of electronic medical records from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), which provides health care to military veterans from the country.

With this data in hand, Al-Aly, who is based at the VA St. Louis Healthcare System in Missouri, and his colleagues looked at the long-term effects of COVID-19, cardiovascular disease1 to diabetes2. They also took on the challenge of studying long COVID – a condition in which people experience symptoms months after an acute SARS-CoV-2 infection appears to have resolved – and recently published results.3 which surprised some researchers. The team found that previous vaccination only reduced the risk of developing long COVID after infection by about 15%, which is significantly lower than some other estimates.4which suggested that vaccines cut the risk in half.

It’s the kind of whiplash result that people who follow long-running COVID research have grown accustomed to seeing, as data from various studies report discordant results. Differences in the definition of the syndrome, the types of data used to study it, and how that data is analyzed have left the public and policy makers struggling with disparate answers to fundamental questions. How common is long COVID? And how does vaccination or reinfection or the latest variant of SARS-CoV-2 affect the risk of developing the disease?

The answers to these questions can be used to craft COVID-19 policies, but the constant drip of jagged studies can also confuse. Al-Aly said. Having so much uncertainty doesn’t engender much confidence, adds Al-Aly: “The public doesn’t react very well to saying ‘between 15% and 50%’.”

Slippery Definition

Part of the problem is the definition of long COVID, which has been linked to more than 200 symptoms, ranging in severity from inconvenient to debilitating. The syndrome can last for months or years and has a tendency to reappear, sometimes months after an apparent cure.

So far, there is no agreement on how to define and diagnose long COVID. The World Health Organization’s attempt to consensus, published in 2021, has not proven popular with patient advocates or researchers, and studies continue to use a range of criteria to define the condition. Estimates of its prevalence can vary from 5 to 50%.

A study of such a complex condition must be large enough to reflect the range of symptoms and the possible impact of characteristics such as age and severity of acute SARS-CoV-2 infection. This is where analyzes like Al-Aly’s offer a host of advantages: data from large healthcare networks can provide enormous sample sizes. Al-Aly’s study of the long COVID after “breakthrough” infection – the one following vaccination – included records from more than 13 million people. Although 90% of those people are men, that still leaves 1.3 million women in the analysis, Al-Aly notes, more than many other studies can muster.

Many Benefits

These large numbers, along with the types of data available in some health records, allow researchers to perform complex statistical analyzes to carefully match the demographics of those infected with the coronavirus to an uninfected control group, says Theo Vos. , an epidemiologist at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington in Seattle, who has worked with a variety of data sources to study the long COVID.

But there are also disadvantages. “People confuse study size with study quality and validity,” says Walid Gellad, a physician who studies health policy at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania.

In particular, Gellad worries that studies that rely on electronic health records may be confounded by behavioral differences. For example, compared to someone who doesn’t seek medical care for acute COVID-19, someone who does might be more likely to report long-lasting COVID symptoms, he says.

Additionally, medical records and health insurance claims might not reflect a demographically diverse population, says computational epidemiologist Maimuna Majumder of Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. This is especially likely in the United States, she says, where health insurance coverage varies widely. “The number of data points considered is often so large that we incorrectly assume that this data must be representative,” she says. “But that’s not necessarily the case.”

Majumder also wonders if studying the claims data might lead researchers to underestimate the number of people with long-COVID, because many people might not seek medical care for their condition.

Coding course

Another issue is how symptoms are recorded in claims and electronic medical records. Doctors often record codes for multiple symptoms and conditions, but they rarely list a code for every symptom a patient experiences, Vos says, and the choice of codes for a given condition can vary from doctor to doctor. This could lead to differences in whether and how long COVID is reported. “Electronic health records definitely contain useful information,” says Gellad, who says the VA study was uniquely well-designed. “But to answer the question of how common something is, they might not be the best.”

Other methods also have their pitfalls. Some studies rely on self-reporting, such as the COVID Symptom Study app developed by King’s College London and data science company ZOE, also in London. Data from the app showed vaccination roughly halved the risk of getting long COVID 28 days or more after an acute infection4. But studies in which people voluntarily report their symptoms can be biased because people with symptoms are more likely to participate, Gellad says. And studies that rely on smartphone apps might not fully capture data from disadvantaged communities.

A particularly useful source of data has been the UK’s Office for National Statistics (ONS), says Nisreen Alwan, a public health researcher at the University of Southampton, UK. In May, the ONS reported that the variant of SARS-CoV-2 that people are infected with may affect their risk of developing long COVID. Among doubly vaccinated participants, those thought to have COVID-19 caused by the Omicron BA.1 variant were approximately 50% less likely to develop long COVID symptoms four to eight weeks after infection than participants whose the infections were probably caused by the Delta variant. This finding is consistent with the results of a June 18 article5 based on ZOE data.

In search of a common thread

Alwan, who has long had COVID and has advocated for collecting data on the condition, praises the design of the ONS study, which involved recruiting a group of people with particular attention to representing the UK population and then follow them to ask questions about their condition and symptoms of infection.

Other aspects of the study design, such as the use of a control group, can strongly affect the results, says Alwan. But taking into account disparate methods and definitions should not block research. “It’s not something new,” she said. “It’s something we had before COVID, for other conditions.”

For Al-Aly, the discrepancies between the results of the studies are neither surprising nor overwhelming. Epidemiologists often weave together evidence from multiple data sources and analytical methods, he says. While it’s difficult to precisely quantify the effect of vaccination on long-term COVID risk, for example, researchers can look for trends. “You are looking for the common thread,” says Al-Aly. “The common thread here is that vaccines are better than no vaccines.”

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Sloane Crosley’s Cult Classic book review https://chattahoocheetrace.com/sloane-crosleys-cult-classic-book-review/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 14:43:42 +0000 https://chattahoocheetrace.com/sloane-crosleys-cult-classic-book-review/ Placeholder while loading article actions Sloane Crosley’s second novel, an unromantic comedy satirizing start-up culture, modern dating, urban aesthetes and other millennial woes, is dedicated to “men”. With his gift for precision, the author clarifies: well, “some of the men”. Crosley’s early books, “I was told there would be cake” and “How did you get […]]]>
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Sloane Crosley’s second novel, an unromantic comedy satirizing start-up culture, modern dating, urban aesthetes and other millennial woes, is dedicated to “men”. With his gift for precision, the author clarifies: well, “some of the men”.

Crosley’s early books, “I was told there would be cake” and “How did you get this numberwere collections of essays reminiscent of Nora Ephron, filled with tender scenes surrounded by acerbic jokes, the emotional tenor of her humor carefully calibrated, almost as if informed by an algorithm. His first novel,The clasp», centered on similar themes, directed by an ensemble of 20 sophisticated people.

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In “Cult classic“, Crosley turns his satirical gaze to love in an age of search options, data trails, Instagram-imposed memories, an ever-present past. His heroine, Lola, an inexhaustibly ironic editor, is engaged to Boots, a glassblower who went to Brown and who, Lola observes more than once, is 6ft 3in tall – as if his physical presence still registers him as a list of facts, a walking Hinge profile. winning qualities aside, Boots doesn’t get Lola’s full attention, she’s preoccupied with a box full of letters from her exes, who she often thinks about, it doesn’t help that their personal sites and semi -professionals, their grids populated by newborn girls, their more than lukewarm reviews of second novels that are too long are a few keystrokes away.

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Then, surreal, the all-too-present past presents itself to Lola IRL; over the course of a few days, she meets a series of her exes, each time struggling to experience something like closure. There’s Amos, a curmudgeon who doesn’t like smartphones, beaches and cushions; there’s Willis, a former Olympian who now lives in the Midwest with a health coach; there’s Jonathan, Lola’s college boyfriend, with whom she exchanged wry birthday cards and Polaroids, their relationship “hampered by kindness”; there is Oscar; there is Philip; there is Aaron; there is Knox; there is Peter; there are others, piling up like events in a newsfeed, the depth of their stories flattened by the timeliness with which Lola passes them by, the content of their characters pressed into the pleasing form of her reviews (often very funny).

“Could I be with someone I dated if only I had been just a Hair less critical? Lola wonders. The fact that she is aware of her habits can protect her from the trivial accusation of enmity. But its tendency to confuse men — or at least some of them — into a blur of micro-annoyances, crudely stated demands for non-monogamy, and unevenly distributed bills undermines the love story of much meaning or of pleasure: it doesn’t matter that Lola ends with Boots, when their relationship, like the others before her, can be reduced to a few superficial qualities, her size and the hobbies of her friends, eating cereal salads with spades picnics in the park?

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Crosley’s fast-paced wit and plot lends itself better to some of the later “Cult Classic” scenes, set in a marble-laden boot space inside an abandoned synagogue, complete with espresso, but, notably, no cold-pressed juice on offer. Here, we learn that Lola’s ex-dating was no accident, but part of a scheme hatched by her former partner in flirtation, Clive, “a Fitzgeraldian figure with an appalling carbon footprint.” The two worked together at a now-folded magazine, Modern Psychology, which inspired him to start a business with Lola as his unwitting test subject. Could immersion therapy cure nostalgia and indecisiveness in love? Hard to say. “It’s not rocket science,” notes Clive. “I mean, it’s not Science neither does science. His directness is charming, and his charm attracts a team of workers whose commitment borders on voluntary exploitation. “I would do that for free,” exclaims one of his buddies. To which an indignant Lola replies: “you do do it for free.

The cult quality of companies offering camaraderie instead of a living wage is an ideal subject for Crosley, who confuses the setup, but warmly regards those who fall for it. After the decline of modern psychology, Lola herself is caught in an unsatisfactory position on an artistic site, “covering culture instead of creating it”.

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Inevitably, his work affects his personal life. Lola laments that she has become a superficial consumer, a “people hoarder”, “detailing… faults as if I had none”. In a touching moment of sincerity, she observes, “perhaps the Internet has spoiled us more than we suspected and we already suspected a lot”.

Although a longer-lasting love is presented as an alternative to internet glamor, Crosley doesn’t seem to commit to that deepening of character and connection by the end. Instead, the book is a fun mirror on a set of alienated townsfolk, an endless source of clean-cut catches.

Maddie Crum is a writer and editor in New York.

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It’s time for summer fun at the Lake Erie Nature & Science Center https://chattahoocheetrace.com/its-time-for-summer-fun-at-the-lake-erie-nature-science-center/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 14:44:00 +0000 https://chattahoocheetrace.com/its-time-for-summer-fun-at-the-lake-erie-nature-science-center/ BAY VILLAGE, Ohio – Like so many other businesses and organizations, the Lake Erie Nature & Science Center has been closed at times over the past two years due to the pandemic. But he’s back for lots of learning and summer fun. The center still lives up to its official mission: “The Lake Erie Nature […]]]>

BAY VILLAGE, Ohio – Like so many other businesses and organizations, the Lake Erie Nature & Science Center has been closed at times over the past two years due to the pandemic. But he’s back for lots of learning and summer fun.

The center still lives up to its official mission: “The Lake Erie Nature and Science Center educates and inspires each of us to understand, appreciate, and take responsibility for our natural world.”

Morgan Paskert, marketing and development coordinator, and said there was renewed interest and excitement as families returned to the center.

“Summer is one of our favorite times at the center,” Paskert said. “We are excited to welcome more children and families this year for summer camps, planetarium shows, wildlife encounters and seasonal family events, including our brand new Pollinator Palooza program on June 25. .

“General admission (no charge) is offered seven days a week, where visitors can experience the wonders of nature through live animal and natural history exhibits.”

Summer camps and the Pollinator Palooza are just two of the programs currently in the forefront. Note: The Junior Keeper program is full. This is a program that allows children ages 8 to 16 to work alongside wildlife personnel.

Registration for summer camp is ongoing, Paskert said. The camps are visible on www.lensc.org/summer-camps. Back to Nature summer camp for girls, Climate Quest and the new Summer Explorers STEM Camp series are popular this year.

With all the publicity about the threat to the bee population, families may be interested in the center’s Pollinator Palooza at 6:30 p.m. on June 25.

“In honor of National Pollinator Week, this family program will celebrate the insects, bats and birds that keep trees and flowers in bloom,” Paskert said.

“Participants will tour the summer sky in the planetarium, enjoy close encounters with the center’s resident animals, head outdoors on a pollinator hike in the Huntington Preserve, and build a pollinator contraption to support bees and butterflies in their own backyard.

Tickets for the Pollinator Palooza are $10 and are available at www.lensc.org/family-programs.

The center is located at 28728 Wolf Road in Bay Village. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

For more information on the Lake Erie Nature and Science Center, visit https://www.lensc.org/ or call 440-871-2900. The email is info@lensc.org.

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Recalling childhood adventures experienced in mountain attractions | Appalachian Highlands https://chattahoocheetrace.com/recalling-childhood-adventures-experienced-in-mountain-attractions-appalachian-highlands/ Sun, 05 Jun 2022 12:00:00 +0000 https://chattahoocheetrace.com/recalling-childhood-adventures-experienced-in-mountain-attractions-appalachian-highlands/ Summer is near and that means we’re knee deep in festival season here in Northeast Tennessee. Many of these events showcase the natural beauty of the Appalachian Highlands and the rich heritage of the Scots/Irish who first settled the area. Growing up in the Piedmont region of North Carolina, I remember how exciting it was […]]]>

Summer is near and that means we’re knee deep in festival season here in Northeast Tennessee.

Many of these events showcase the natural beauty of the Appalachian Highlands and the rich heritage of the Scots/Irish who first settled the area.

Growing up in the Piedmont region of North Carolina, I remember how exciting it was to head into the mountains for a day trip or a short family vacation. It was a refreshing break from the sultry summer days treading the brown clay of Catawba and Lincoln counties of my childhood.

These trips yielded many plastic beads, feathered headdresses, and toy tomahawks from roadside attractions in and around Cherokee. Hard candies, taffy and chocolates were also trophies brought back from our expeditions.

I remember marveling at the gravitational wonder of Mystery Hill at Blowing Rock. I was disappointed a few years later when my high school science teacher ruined the experiment by blurting out (spoiler alert) it was just an optical illusion.

We sometimes ventured farther west, giving a young boy the kind of elation that only an explorer like Daniel Boone could relate to. One such trip landed us deep in the Smoky Mountains, in a place people will know today as Dollywood.

Next up was Silver Dollar City and by my family’s accounts it was, dollar for dollar, the best value for a theme park in the world. Forges, craft shows and jaw-dropping rides, all for half the price of Disney World and without long waits.

I remember we enjoyed the Spinning Bucket, although my younger brother (who was prone to motion sickness) lost his cotton candy.

Many of these attractions and theme parks were detailed in a book that I remember making its way through our newsroom over a decade ago.

“The land of the Smokies: Great Mountain Memories”, by Tim Hollis, fondly recalled the days when a visit to places such as Santa Land, Silver Dollar City and Land of Oz was a magical trip to the mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina.

Some of these attractions might be considered quaint and a bit cheesy by today’s standards. Even so, I remember the excitement I felt as a little boy gazing into the Sleeping Giant’s Castle at Tweetsie Railroad in Blowing Rock, NC.

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(This so-called giant was actually a large dummy whose recorded snores sounded very real to a 6-year-old’s ears.)

I also remember playing miniature golf in Pigeon Forge, dodging during the shootout on the streets of Ghost Town in the Sky in Maggie Valley, NC, and finally getting to “see” Rock City in Chattanooga.

In her book, Hollis traced the development and eventual demise of many mountain tourist attractions that we baby boomers enjoyed in our youth. He also explains how engaging TV ads aimed at children have made sites like Tweetsie and Ghost Town favorite destinations for many families.

I wonder how many of you reading this remember Fred Kirby, the singing cowboy and longtime peacekeeper in Tweetsie Town? His weekly WBTV show in Charlotte (“Fred Kirby’s Little Rascals”) made Tweetsie Railroad the beloved theme park it remains today.

Some of the wonderful attractions detailed in “The Land of the Smokies” no longer exist. Others have changed a lot over time.

Hollis also dedicated several chapters of her book to the natural wonders of the Smokies, such as Grandfather Mountain, where generations of children have enjoyed crossing the mile-high swing bridge and spending time with Mildred the Bear and her cubs. .

Sadly, Hollis writes that when Mildred was found dead of old age in 1993, what remained of the glory days of the southern Appalachian tourism industry died with her.

Here in Tennessee, places like Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Lookout Mountain continue to draw visitors from around the world. Today, many tourists come to enjoy the natural beauty of the mountains and streams.

There is also something to be said for the hospitality of the people of the region.

“…in the end, Smokies country really doesn’t seem to need publicity at all,” Hollis writes at the end of his book. “After all, he’s been building a reputation and goodwill for at least a century – even longer in some places.”

And the welcome mat is still out.

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Padres rookie MacKenzie Gore back from bottom, continues to improve https://chattahoocheetrace.com/padres-rookie-mackenzie-gore-back-from-bottom-continues-to-improve/ Fri, 03 Jun 2022 20:50:59 +0000 https://chattahoocheetrace.com/padres-rookie-mackenzie-gore-back-from-bottom-continues-to-improve/ MILWAUKEE — mackenzie gore uses “we” like he uses his fastball. A lot, and to get out of traffic jams. The word can refer to him. And it can also mean that he is part of a group. The Padres’ rookie southpaw prefers the latter, to a large extent. “I mean, we’re confident,” he said […]]]>

mackenzie gore uses “we” like he uses his fastball. A lot, and to get out of traffic jams.

The word can refer to him. And it can also mean that he is part of a group. The Padres’ rookie southpaw prefers the latter, to a large extent.

“I mean, we’re confident,” he said a few days ago. “We are throwing well, but we are also playing well, so everyone is confident at the moment. We are all preparing…”

This was in response to a direct question that included the word “you” underlined to the point of being practically yelled after using “we” in response to several questions.

Clarification is often needed. A Conversation with Gore, if the idea is to gain insight into Gore’s thoughts on Gore, can be as circular as it is enjoyable.

It’s as if talking about himself hurts. Forcing him to do so is like asking a two-year-old to eat something he doesn’t want. It can be frustrating to the point of fun, and some respect should be given to the no-bite pledge.

Gore is not aloof. He is simply as humble as he is confident. Don’t get me wrong, Gore is confident. It’s what carried the 23-year-old who behaves like he was 40 through a circuitous and confusing route to the major leagues.

But he knows who he is and where he is.

“Obviously you’re not too comfortable as a young man,” he said. “And I understand that.”

He’s an old school rookie.

“He played the part really well,” pitcher Joe Musgrove said. “A lot is obviously asked of him as a rookie. I remember my rookie year, I was back and forth between the bullpen and the start, and it was kind of like doing what you’re told and fulfilling a role. He’s been a big part of our rotation, so it’s easy to get comfortable quicker than most. But I think he did it really well and he always knows where he is in the ranks and he gives credit to the guys who have been there for a while and are kind of a really good recruit .

Gore, who starts on Saturday against the Brewers, has certainly been that on the court.

He has a 1.71 ERA in 42 innings, including 39 in seven starts and three scoreless innings in a relief appearance. He struck out 47, walked 14 and allowed 31 hits and eight runs.

“Yeah, that’s good,” Gore said. “But it’s eight games. Lots of remaining games. It’s one of those sports where you think you’ve got it (and) it’ll punch you in the mouth.

Doesn’t he know.

In fact, Gore was just thinking this week about the fact that it had been almost a year since he left a mound in El Paso in the second inning of a game against the Sugar Land Skeeters after allowing six runs. His ERA through six Triple-A starts was 5.85, and he had walked 12 batters and had 24 hits in 20 innings.

It was June 18. He wouldn’t pitch in a real minor league game again until August 19, at a Rookie League game in Arizona. He spent the next two months at the Padres compound in Peoria, collapsing and rebuilding – his mechanics, his thinking, pretty much everything but his soul and maybe that too.

He has from the start been vague about what tormented him. But it was basically a mechanical problem that was one degree to start with. After a pandemic and no minor league season in 2020, he was 1,000 miles from the course. It needed to be redone.

“Wrong place,” he said. “It definitely hit rock bottom, rock bottom. And then I think it was slow, steady. Lots of frustrating days where we thought we were going to trigger something, and it didn’t really happen. It took a lot of work. So many people were around me. There were many long days in Arizona, hot Arizona. So it’s good to be successful right now, but also for the guys who helped me because they cared as much as I did.

He mentioned Eric Junge, who was the Triple-A pitching coach at the time, former minor league pitching coordinator Steve Lyons, rehab pitching instructor Christian Wonders and director of sports science Nathan Pram.

“There are people I forget about, but those were the guys (who) were trying to figure something out every day,” Gore said.

Now here it is. Maybe a few years later than expected, but everything the Padres expected when they drafted him third overall from Whiteville (NC) High in 2017.

At least that seems to be the case. Gore, of all people, declares nothing as an absolute.

After six minor league starts, three more in the Arizona Fall League and time spent with new pitching coach Ruben Niebla in San Diego before the lockout, Gore and all the other players on the roster of 40 players were disconnected for 3.5 months. No one knew what to expect when spring training started. Not even Gore.

And he kind of maintained the same thought.

“We all felt the same,” he said. “I got to camp, the enclosures had been good, the lives had been good. Even in the spring, when I was casting, it was like, ‘Is this real?’ Because I had made some changes. I remember the first time I pitched (a live batting practice), it was like, ‘What’s it gonna be like? I don’t even know what it’s going to look like. And that’s kind of how it keeps feeling – like ‘Is this real? Is he just sexy right now? I think it’s getting more and more every day, that we’re starting to figure out what we need to do in terms of delivery, and it’s falling into place.

“Eight games have been good so far, but they’re over. We can be successful here, but there’s still a lot of work to do and we still have a lot of games to win. … We’re still going to get punched in the mouth It’s going to happen, but we’re going to keep pitching well for as long as we can.

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The California Science Center opens the Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center https://chattahoocheetrace.com/the-california-science-center-opens-the-samuel-oschin-air-and-space-center/ Wed, 01 Jun 2022 22:30:00 +0000 https://chattahoocheetrace.com/the-california-science-center-opens-the-samuel-oschin-air-and-space-center/ The Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center will nearly double the California Science Center’s educational exhibit areas with an impressive collection of artifacts, integrated with interactive exhibits to encourage visitors of all ages to study the scientific and engineering principles of atmospheric flight and of exploring the universe. . Endeavor will be displayed in an […]]]>

The Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center will nearly double the California Science Center’s educational exhibit areas with an impressive collection of artifacts, integrated with interactive exhibits to encourage visitors of all ages to study the scientific and engineering principles of atmospheric flight and of exploring the universe. . Endeavor will be displayed in an impressive “ready-to-launch” vertical configuration, complete with solid rocket boosters and an external tank, in what will be the world’s only display of an authentic space shuttle system.

“California Science Center is thrilled to celebrate this milestone today,” said California Science Center President and CEO, jeffrey rodolphe. “The Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center will be a launchpad for creativity and innovation to inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers and explorers.”

Rising 20 stories, the Air and Space Center will house an impressive collection of aircraft and spacecraft, carefully selected to present a dynamic and fun learning experience while illustrating key concepts from each of its three galleries at several levels – Air, Space and Shuttle bus – which span four floors and 100,000 square feet of exhibit space.

Reaching this revolutionary milestone is possible thanks to an extraordinarily generous gift from the Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Oschin Family Foundation, the largest the California Science Center has ever received. Combined with the support also provided by the state of california and numerous foundations, individuals and corporations, the California Science Center Foundation has now raised $280 million towards her $400 million Purpose of the EndeavourLA campaign.

Other major donors to the campaign include the Ahmanson Foundation, the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Foundation, the Weingart Foundation and the Ibrahim El-Hefni Technical Training Foundation.

“On behalf of the citizens of Californiathank you to the many generous donors of the Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center project,” said the governor of California, Gavin Newsom. “We have reached this revolutionary milestone thanks to all of you, and together we will inspire the next generation.”

“This gift is to honor the legacy of my dear husband Samuel Oschinwho was passionate about adventure and the pursuit of knowledge, especially in the fields of science and engineering,” notes Ms. Lynda Oschin. “Just as Sam wanted to create learning and discovery opportunities for others, I was inspired to support this project when I saw the enthusiasm of school children who met the final mission astronaut crew. space shuttle Endeavour. Now it gives me great pleasure to see that vision become a reality for the millions of young people who will be inspired to aim for the stars.”

Science Center President and CEO Rudolph added, “Few institutions have experienced this level of generosity and we are extremely grateful to Ms. Lynda Oschin for the unprecedented donation from the Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Oschin Family Foundation. Their first contribution was a catalyst to bring Space Shuttle Endeavor to the California Science Center and we are eternally grateful for this additional commitment that propelled us to the forefront of the Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center. This gift is an investment in the future of science learning.”

The Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center is the third phase of the California Science Center’s three-phase, three-decade master plan to develop one of the world’s premier centers for science learning. Construction of the building is underway and is expected to take three years. About a year and a half after construction begins, the space shuttle Endeavor will be removed from display and positioned in the Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center, which will then be completed around the full shuttle stack. Architectural design is by ZGF, construction is by MATT Construction, and exhibit design is by Evidence Design.

“For decades, the California Science Center has inspired kids to dream big and pursue their own science endeavors,” said Senator Padilla.. “The new Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center will continue to position California as a leader in science and space exploration. Congratulations to the California Science Center on your next great frontier that will continue to educate and encourage our children.”

The California Science Center Foundation is actively inviting contributions from the public at all levels to help bring this ambitious project to fruition. Supporters can join Team Endeavour, sponsoring one of the space shuttle’s thermal tiles, while helping the California Science Center Foundation’s efforts to create the Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center. Gift levels start at $1,000 with monthly payment options available. Go to EndeavorLA.com to know more.

About the EndeavourLA Campaign

A project of this scope and scale requires the visionary support and leadership of the philanthropic community. EndeavourLA is the program of the California Science Center Foundation $400 million fundraising campaign that enabled the acquisition and temporary exhibit of Space Shuttle Endeavor and supports our plans to build the Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center and support ongoing exhibits, programs and operations. With commitments totaling $280 million to date, the campaign $120 million the balance will be raised during the three-year construction period.

About the California Science Center

The California Science Center is a dynamic destination where families, adults and children can explore the wonders of science through interactive exhibits, live demonstrations, innovative programs and large format films. Its mission is to stimulate curiosity and inspire science learning in everyone by creating fun and memorable experiences, because we value science as an indispensable tool for understanding our world, accessibility and inclusivity, and enriching people’s life.

The California Science Center and IMAX Theater are located in the historic Exposition Park just west of the Harbor Freeway (110) at 700 Exposition Park Drive. The Science Center is open daily from 10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.. Please check the Science Center website for schedule updates at CaliforniaScienceCenter.org.

Contact:
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The ultimate guide to vacations in British Columbia: what to do in northern British Columbia? https://chattahoocheetrace.com/the-ultimate-guide-to-vacations-in-british-columbia-what-to-do-in-northern-british-columbia/ Tue, 31 May 2022 02:19:08 +0000 https://chattahoocheetrace.com/the-ultimate-guide-to-vacations-in-british-columbia-what-to-do-in-northern-british-columbia/ A trip to the north is both adventure and education “I was born in June, when the spring salmon were just starting to come up the Nass River,” Hazelton-based revolutionary painter Roy Henry Vickers once said. And that same season is the perfect time to get inspired by the culture, cuisine, and organized adventures you’ll […]]]>

A trip to the north is both adventure and education

“I was born in June, when the spring salmon were just starting to come up the Nass River,” Hazelton-based revolutionary painter Roy Henry Vickers once said. And that same season is the perfect time to get inspired by the culture, cuisine, and organized adventures you’ll find in this vast region.

Covering nearly 570,000 square kilometers and including more than 60 major parks and wildlife sanctuaries, northern British Columbia is home to thousands of black bears, grizzly bears, caribou and bison. But this is only the beginning. From stunning Indigenous sites to a thriving craft beer culture, the region is full of man-made wonders to complement the natural wonders.

The Historical village of ‘Ksan, which began in 1970 on the site of a former Gitxsan village, is a Hazelton area staple. Featuring seven replica longhouses, it is open from May to September. On a guided tour, you can see and touch traditional warrior armor and intricate leather robes adorned with abalone and mother-of-pearl. Don’t miss the Frog House, which seats up to 80 people, where wolf and bear skins hang on the walls, and a huge feast bowl for serving meat and berry stews is on display.

There, in the Nisga’a homeland, the dramatically curved two-storey Nisga’a Lisims Government Building, opened in 2000, offers a more contemporary architectural interpretation of the longhouse. Nestled in the Nass Valley, the village of 1,800 Gitlaxt’aamiks is the center of power for this self-governing First Nation, established on a territory covering nearly 2,000 square kilometres. The government building’s elliptical, red-carpeted legislative hall is impressive, but the carved cedar masks and exterior totem pole with beaver, wolf and killer whale motifs help elevate the facility to the core. inside and outside.

Historic Ksan Village celebrates Indigenous culture in northern British Columbia Photo: Destination BC/@calsnape

The Nisga’a homeland also has extraordinary natural sites. Nisga’a Memorial Lava Bed Park (Anhluut’ukwsim Laxmihl Angwinga’Asanskwhl Nisga’a) is where, approximately 300 years ago, a giant volcanic eruption extinguished nearly 2,000 lives. Today, this provincial park established in 1992 and its lichen-covered alkaline basalt carpet resemble a landscape from another planet.

Nearby, the cedars, spruces and pines of the Drowned Forest are half submerged in blue water as the Tseax River overflows. The surreal, translucent beauty of the scene is as haunting as any sci-fi movie. But if your liquid taste tends towards craft beer, a walk through Sherwood Mountain Brewery on the terrace is in order. Yes, the name of the brewery established in 2014 pays homage to the legend of Robin Hood, and its German-style lagers, like the Munich and Friar House options, are refreshing.

Another mainstay of the artisan house is the Smithers Brewery. Located just steps from the iconic Alpen Man statue, the 10-barrel brewery offers memorable specialties, like the Bootlegger Brown Ale, which features hints of caramel and chocolate. When it’s time to eat, start with a hearty breakfast consisting of a hearty vegetable omelet from Louise’s kitchen, which also serves classic Ukrainian lunches, from perogies to cabbage rolls. Or try the avocado toast at Two sisterswhich uses local organic produce, eggs and meat.

For those who crave adventure, there is of course Motorboat Tours in Northern British Columbia. On a guided expedition down the Skeena River, you might spot bald eagles soaring overhead, grizzly bear footprints in the sand, or a CN train passing over the farm spectacular and historic bridge building of the Skeena River Bridge.

But why not sum it up in one all-in-one luxury getaway? 15,000 square foot isolation Bear Claw Lodge offers real magic with eight themed rooms, each showcasing locally sourced Indigenous and contemporary art. Heli-hiking, kayaking, horseback riding, and salmon snorkeling are some of the entertainment you can find here. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, tuck into corn chowder with smoked salmon, bannock with willowherb jelly or pan-seared Prince Rupert halibut.

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A strong mind, a healthy body – The Hindu https://chattahoocheetrace.com/a-strong-mind-a-healthy-body-the-hindu/ Sat, 28 May 2022 06:41:00 +0000 https://chattahoocheetrace.com/a-strong-mind-a-healthy-body-the-hindu/ May’s health books talk about yoga, immunity and mental issues that help us live harmoniously May’s health books talk about yoga, immunity and mental issues that help us live harmoniously The Immunity Diet: Fight infections and live your best life, for Kavita Devgan, Publications Rupa Health Books for May: The Immunity Diet Conversations around immunity […]]]>

May’s health books talk about yoga, immunity and mental issues that help us live harmoniously

May’s health books talk about yoga, immunity and mental issues that help us live harmoniously

The Immunity Diet: Fight infections and live your best life, for Kavita Devgan, Publications Rupa

Health Books for May: The Immunity Diet

Health Books for May: The Immunity Diet

Conversations around immunity have taken center stage since Covid-19 hit us. Everyone now realizes that a strong immune system and precautions are the best weapons against the pandemic.

In the book, nutritionist Kavita Devgan tells us about the importance of the immune system and how lifestyle changes can fuel or destroy it.

She explains immunity as the ability of our body and mind to withstand the daily stresses of life and deal with imbalances and disease. “It’s the strength of our immune system that decides who gets sick and who doesn’t, who catches the new virus in town and who stays fit,” she wrote. To help readers better understand how to build a strong immune system, she offers food solutions and recipes.

The author has put together a huge set of habits that can help boost immunity and also touches on the often overlooked topic of mental well-being. The book is also enriched with immersive descriptions, engaging tools, hacks and nutrient tips. The book gives you an edge in better understanding how we can be the protectors of our own health.

A Thousand Brains: A New Story of Intelligence, by Jeff Hawkins, Hatchet India

Health diaries for the month of May: a thousand brains

Health diaries for the month of May: a thousand brains

This book offers a new theory of the brain. Neuroscientist and computer engineer Jeff Hawkins argues that the basic picture we all have of how the brain works is wrong. It takes a radically new approach combining cutting-edge theoretical neuroscience to understand the human brain and its complex and mysterious workings.

He says that while neuroscience tells us that the brain combines sensory inputs from every part of the body into a single perception, it doesn’t tell us how. We think brains “calculate” in some sense, but we can’t say what those calculations are.

Hawkins’ theory implies that the brain is organized into millions of individual computing units, called cortical columns. These columns process information from the outside world in the same way, and each builds a complete model of the world and each column has a different connection with the rest of the body. The brain sorts through all of these patterns not to construct a single thought, but to manage the thousands of individual thoughts it has at any one time.

Hawkins reevaluates some of the theories of neuroscience and says that once we understand how the brain works, it’s much easier to become who you want to be. He believes a new understanding of intelligence would lead to truly intelligent AI and explores how we can create machines that can learn on their own. It also explains why we don’t have to fear super-intelligent systems and how human and machine intelligence could one day merge.

Decoding the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali By Acharya Kaushal Kumar and Jai Singhania, Vigian Yoga

Health diaries for the month of May: Deciphering the Yogasutras

Health diaries for the month of May: Deciphering the Yogasutras

The self-help book is a contemporary version of the ancient science of Patanjali’s Yoga sutra, originally in Sanskrit. Acharya Kaushal Kumar and Jai Singhania have simplified the basic understanding of yoga philosophies, essential to our spiritual traditions.

To help readers understand and learn the science and inner workings of mind and body, the authors have included 195 sutras, divided into four chapters in the book. The book has been written to dispel misunderstandings and/or myths about Yoga, explaining each of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras in a logical and practical way.

“The authors write that the main intention of the yoga sutras is to control and regulate the mind. Due to ignorance, many people fail to differentiate mind from soul and the book attempts to eliminate ignorance and teaches how to master the mind and become more effective humans. The authors give their interpretation by denouncing the unrealistic nature of superpowers, which many books in the past have tried to establish, and discuss each of their claims with science and logic.

Future-proof: 9 rules for humans in the age of automation By Kevin Roose; Hatchet India

Health Books for May: Future-Proof

Health Books for May: Future-Proof

The counterintuitive guide tells us how to stay relevant — and employable — in the machine age. The author challenges the future scenario and says it may be different from what we have been taught to believe – that to compete with automation and AI, humans will need to be more like the machines themselves and acquire technical skills like coding.

He wonders if this prediction is wrong; so what do we need to do to become sustainable?

Kevin cites examples of automation: how the perceived blue-collar phenomenon will affect truck drivers, factory workers and others performing repetitive manual tasks; When JPMorgan Chase created software called COIN that uses machine learning to review complex contracts and documents that the firm’s lawyers take 300,000 hours every year to review. The machine takes seconds and requires only one human to run the program; Last summer, a Chinese tech company built a deep learning algorithm that diagnosed brain cancer and other diseases faster and more accurately than a team of 15 top Chinese doctors.

Kevin has spent the past few years studying how people, communities and organizations adapt to times of change, from the Industrial Revolution to the present day. He writes in an era dominated by machines, his human skills that really and finally matter. Its profound idea in nine prescriptive chapters is the antidote to the worries many people feel when thinking about AI and automation.

Kevin distills what he learned about how we will survive in the future. The only way to become “future-proof” is to become incredibly and irreplaceably human, he says.

The Way of Nagomi – How to Live a Balanced and Harmonious Japanese Life, by Ken Mogi, Hatchet India

May Health Diaries: The Way Of Nagomi

May Health Diaries: The Way Of Nagomi

The ancient philosophy of Nagomi is at the very heart of the Japanese way of life which seeks to find balance and peace in everything. A popular and common concept in Japan, to achieve Nagomi is to have peace of mind, emotional balance and well-being. And it could start with how food is prepared at home every day, mixing sweet, salty, sour and bitter tastes, to how the ephemeral cherry blossom season is celebrated.

Ken Mogi illustrates why it’s important to value both big and small, positive and negative life experiences and enlightens readers on how to apply Nagomi to all aspects of life, such as maintaining relationships. happy with loved ones despite disagreements; learning new things while staying true to yourself; find calm and a sense of peace in every job you do; always mixing unlikely components to find a harmonious balance.

It delves into the history, traditions and culture of Japan and provides a toolkit on how we can all create Nagomi for harmony and life satisfaction.

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The CEO of the nation’s largest senior living company publishes a book about how Brookdale overcame the crisis to fulfill its mission https://chattahoocheetrace.com/the-ceo-of-the-nations-largest-senior-living-company-publishes-a-book-about-how-brookdale-overcame-the-crisis-to-fulfill-its-mission/ Tue, 24 May 2022 13:47:00 +0000 https://chattahoocheetrace.com/the-ceo-of-the-nations-largest-senior-living-company-publishes-a-book-about-how-brookdale-overcame-the-crisis-to-fulfill-its-mission/ In Heroes Work Here, Baier shares a behind-the-scenes look at how his company weathered the pandemic. With responsibility to tens of thousands of residents and associates and $3.5 billion revenue on the line, the stakes couldn’t have been higher for Baier. Woven with its own personal stories, Baier shares the stories of those who have […]]]>

In Heroes Work Here, Baier shares a behind-the-scenes look at how his company weathered the pandemic. With responsibility to tens of thousands of residents and associates and $3.5 billion revenue on the line, the stakes couldn’t have been higher for Baier. Woven with its own personal stories, Baier shares the stories of those who have proven essential in helping save lives and keep the business going through COVID-19.

Few executives have been watched more closely during COVID-19 than Baier. As CEO of America’s largest senior living company, she led an industry through its most tumultuous times and saved lives. For Baier, every choice mattered and now she reveals the story and method behind the challenges she faced and the success she and her team achieved.

“It would be hard to overstate the courage and determination shown by my team,” Baier said. His team included his mentors and the board and management team, as well as the tens of thousands of associates who have been heroic in helping save lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. Baier is also keen to remember the tens of thousands of residents who have remained stable, adaptable and resilient throughout, concluding, “This is not my story. This is our story: it deserves to be celebrated and it needs to be told.

Brookdale’s efforts have not gone unnoticed by Baier’s healthcare peers. Recalling the work of Cindy and her team, Sam HazenCEO of HCA Healthcare, said, “This book takes the idea of ​​’caring’ to a whole new level. Brookdale has excelled in all verticals helping to protect America’s older adults – America’s most vulnerable population – for the COVID-19 pandemic. Cindy’s story is personal, humble and touching, and the team at Brookdale are the truly extraordinary everyday leaders we needed to help seniors through the crisis.”

With Heroes Work Here by Cindy Bayer book sets a new benchmark in crisis management. It’s the perfect primer for leaders who want to stay ahead of any crisis, and a poignant reminder of the wonders that come from a culture of caring.

On Lucinda Bayer
Lucinda “Cindy” M. Baier is President and CEO of Brookdale Senior Living. Baier has led Brookdale through the COVID-19 pandemic by aligning the business with its North Star: the health and well-being of its residents and associates. Since 2018, Baier has also guided Brookdale’s success in addressing gender parity on its Board of Directors and management team. Prior to joining Brookdale, Baier served nearly a decade as a board member and senior executive for several public and private companies and organizations. Baier is a Chartered Accountant and a graduate of Illinois State University, holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in accounting. On April 19 of this year, Baier and his team rang the closing bell for the New York Stock Exchange.

About ForbesBooks
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