EC Introduces New Athlete Concussion Protocols

first_img Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Horse Sport Enews We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Email* Equestrian Canada (EC) has become one of the first national governing bodies for sport in Canada to release official, sport-specific guidelines on return-to-play protocols for athlete concussions.“Parachute congratulates Equestrian Canada in creating a Return-to-Play protocol that will help educate and monitor concussion in their sport,” said Pamela Fuselli, Interim CEO of Parachute, a national charitable organization in Canada dedicated to preventing injuries and saving lives.EC’s concussion-related Accidents & Return-to-Play rule will come into effect Jan. 1, 2017 for all EC sanctioned competitions in Canada.“When concussion occurs, it is of the utmost importance that they be recognized and that we limit athletes’ exposure to another potential concussion soon after the first,” said Dr. Rob Stevenson, a Canadian Olympian in eventing who was appointed FEI National Safety Officer for Canada in 2012 and was part of the concussion working group led by EC Head of Sport Science, Jessica Dilliott. Additional members of the working group included EC Manager of Technical Development, Rachel Huebert, Jan Stephens, Jane Tidball, Chris Pack, Doug Orr, Anne Welch and Fran McAvity.“Though we acknowledge that equestrian sports have an inherent risk in participation, we recognize that there is no need to increase risk unnecessarily,” continued Dr. Stevenson. “Wearing an approved helmet reduces the risk of serious head injuries, but does not reduce the risk of concussion. Through these concussion protocols, Equestrian Canada has established a thorough framework for the education, recognition and management of concussions.”Key components of the new Accidents & Return to Play rule will include the following:In the event of a fall/accident where a concussion can be reasonably suspected, the competitors must receive medical clearance by qualified medical personnel onsite before continuing to compete.The competitor is solely responsible for ensuring the onsite medical assessment takes place. Should a competitor refuse to be evaluated, they will be disqualified from the competition.If onsite qualified medical personnel suspect a concussion or believe the competitor may be at risk of concussion due to the nature of the fall or impact, the competitor will be suspended from competition and placed on a Medical Suspension List until medically released.Competitors will remain on the EC Medical Suspension List until they submit an EC Return to Play Form, signed by a licensed physician, to EC.No competitor shall compete at EC sanctioned competitions while on the EC Medical Suspension List and competition organizers may refuse entry to anyone currently on the list.“We will now be able to track the incidence of concussions at EC sanctioned competitions in Canada,” explained Dr. Stevenson. “In addition, the implementation of a concussion-related educational program will allow us to seek to reduce the risk of the potentially devastating Second Impact Syndrome, as well as assist concussed athletes return safely to the sport through return-to-play guidelines.”The full Accidents & Return to Play rule will be available in the 2017 Rules of Equestrian Canada, Section A, General Regulations, Article 101, to be published in January 2017.Questions regarding EC Rules can be directed to:E-mail: [email protected] Free: 1-866-282-8395 SIGN UP More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business.last_img read more

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Feds accuse Fugees rapper, fugitive businessman of allegedly funneling funds for 2012 presidential campaign

first_imgSlaven Vlasic/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Federal prosecutors have indicted a fugitive Malaysian businessman and a founding member of 90s hip-hop group the Fugees for allegedly funneling over a million dollars into campaign accounts to support then-President Barrack Obama’s re-election, according to a federal indictment, the latest in a series of cases tied to a wide-ranging global financial and money laundering scandal.The charges against fugitive businessman Jho Taek Low and onetime Fugees member Prakazrel “Pras” Michel stem from a broad federal effort to track billions of dollars Low has already been accused of stealing from a Malaysian sovereign wealth fund – a portion of which has allegedly been used to attempt to influence U.S. government officials.According to the new indictment, the men moved $21.6 million from foreign accounts into U.S. companies to help them disguise the source of political contributions, which cannot legally come from foreign donors. Michel is alleged to have recruited 20 straw donors, who were his friends and associates, to make more than $1 million in contributions to political accounts supporting Obama’s re-election and then attempted to gain access to the president and to White House events.Neither Obama nor his campaign team have been accused wrongdoing or of being aware of any of the alleged illegal activity. The indictment also notes that Low was denied access to a White House event. Obama was not mentioned by name in the court documents. But the candidate who received the contributions is described as “Candidate A and his administration,” and the document makes reference to “Candidate A” being at the White House, which was occupied by Obama at the time.Low and Michel were indicted Friday by prosecutors by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia for conspiracy to defraud the country, filing false statements and two counts of making a false entry in a record.Both men have, through attorneys, disputed the allegations against them.“Mr. Low is innocent — and he is presumed innocent under U.S. law,” said a spokesperson for Low, through his attorneys, who have posted his response on a public website. “The allegations against Mr. Low have no basis in fact: Mr. Low has never made any campaign contributions directly or indirectly in the U.S. and he unequivocally denies any involvement in or knowledge of the alleged activities.”Michel’s attorney, Barry J. Pollack, wrote in an email to ABC News that his client “is extremely disappointed that so many years after the fact the government would bring charges related to 2012 campaign contributions.”“Mr. Michel is innocent of these charges and looks forward to having the case heard by a jury,” Pollack said.The case lays out in detail the alleged violations of campaign laws that prohibit foreign donors from contributing to American political campaigns and forbid Americans from serving as conduits to disguise the true source of those donations. The government has accused Michel of orchestrating such an operation. Michel allegedly instructed straw donors to make donations “in their own names, rather than in the names of the true source of the funds,” according to court documents.Meanwhile, as Michel allegedly set up straw donors to attend fundraisers for “Candidate A” that “required a contribution of at least $40,000,” he distributed Low’s money by writing checks for hundreds of thousands of dollars, court documents showed. There was a time in October 2012 when Michel was “low in cash like 500 bucks low” and emailed his financial adviser to wire him money, according to court documents.While the case focuses on contributions to Obama, it could have broader political implications for Republicans should Michel choose to seek a cooperation agreement. Both Michel and Low have ties to Elliott Broidy, a former key political fundraiser for the Republican National Committee and President Trump. Low has been accused of seeking the help of Individual A who has been widely reported to be Broidy in lobbying the Trump administration to help stifle a wide-ranging federal investigation into his financial activities, according to a filing in a separate court case. Broidy is not named in that filing, but has been widely identified as individual one.A spokesman for Broidy reached Saturday declined to comment. An attorney for Broidy, Christopher Clark, told The Washington Post in August that Broidy “has never agreed to work for, been retained by nor been compensated by any foreign government for any interaction with the United States Government, ever. Any implication to the contrary is a lie.”The FBI raided Broidy’s Los Angeles office last July, according to a recent report by ProPublica that cited search warrants. The search warrant documents listed associates of Michel’s. Broidy was not charged.Although Low’s whereabouts are still unknown, this is just the latest in a series of charges filed against him by federal prosecutors, all of which place him at the center of an alleged massive and far-reaching global financial scandal. Low was indicted in November 2018 by prosecutors with the Eastern District of New York on allegations he attempted to launder billions of dollars from the investment fund, 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). Michel’s name surfaced when those charges were announced because of his alleged work for Low, but he was not charged in that case.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Assistant or Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of Counselor Training

first_imgASSISTANT OR ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF PSYCHOLOGY/DIRECTOROF COUNSELOR TRAINING:  Alaska Pacific University(APU) invites applications for Assistant or Associate Professor ofPsychology with demonstrated professional experience.THE UNIVERSITY: APU is a small, private liberalarts university known for experiential and project-based learning.The university campus is in Anchorage, Alaska, a diverse city andhome to more than 300,000 residents. APU offers a unique set ofbachelors, master’s and doctoral- level degrees, with emphasis onAlaska-critical and globally relevant issues. Focused on competencydevelopment and cultural relevancy, the APU curriculum fostershigh-level intellectual and practical skills, a wide-rangingknowledge of science, cultures, and society, and an activecommitment to personal and social responsibility. APU is an AlaskaNative-Serving Institution which seeks to become a Tribaluniversity by honoring Alaska’s Indigenous heritage, exemplifyingexcellence, and preparing pathways for educational attainment andstudent success. The University is committed to growing innovativeprograms that are responsive to the workforce needs of Alaska, aswell as growing Alaska Native and Alaskan professionals from withinthe state. https://www.alaskapacific.edu/  THE PROGRAM AREA: APU offers three degrees inPsychology: a BA in Counseling Psychology; a Master of Science inCounseling Psychology; and a Doctor of Psychology in CounselingPsychology with a focus on social justice.  Program facultyare dedicated to providing personalized, experiential, hands-oninstruction to ignite personal passion, self-discovery, and deeplearning. Masters and doctoral classes are offered during weekendintensives with supplemental synchronous online meetings to betterserve working professionals.  The area operates with acollaborative approach and is appreciative of creativity inscholarly pursuits.  Program faculty are currently workingtowards APA accreditation.DUTIES OF THE POSITION: The contract carries a9-month teaching load of 24 credit hours per year (typically, 3courses per semester).  Credit release is applied for Directorof Counselor Training (DCT) duties, which include liaising with andgrowing practicum and internship sites, coordinating placements forstudents, and tracking student documentation and professionaldevelopment.  The DCT is responsible for all aspects ofdoctoral training, including practicum and internship applicationsand monitoring in the counseling psychology program. Teachingassignments cross undergraduate and graduate levels, with at least50% of the teaching load at the doctoral level.  Courseassignments are based upon expertise and needs of the degreeprograms.  Responsibilities include mentorship for studentsparticularly at the graduate level, support for dissertation work,and supervision of practicums and internships.  All facultyare encouraged to develop scholarship or creative work in theirchosen field, and faculty are expected to participate in outcomesassessment, curriculum development, student activities, as well asother service to the university and broader community.RANK AND SALARY:  Assistant or AssociateProfessor. Salary is dependent upon educational preparation andexperience, and is proscribed by a university-wide salaryrange. DATE OF APPOINTMENT:  Fall 2021 QUALIFICATIONS:  Earned doctoral degree inPsychology at time of appointment. Licensed psychologist orlicense-eligible in Alaska.  Candidates who can demonstrateexpertise in both teaching and professional skills, and experiencewith clinical supervision and organization/administration. Experience with APA accreditation preferred.  Diversecandidates are encouraged to apply. APPLICATION PROCESS & DEADLINE:  Toapply visit https://www.alaskapacific.edu/history/career-services/and complete the Applicationfor Employment – up through the “How did you hear about us?”section as well as the BackgroundCheck forms. The rest of the form may be skipped as educationand experience will be included in your Curriculum Vitae (CV). TheEqualOpportunity Self Report is optional. Please upload your CV (ina .txt, .doc, .docx, or .pdf) at the end of the application form. Additional documents, noted below, should be emailed [email protected] . If your CV exceeds 4 MB, please include it with the otherdocuments.In addition to a CV, interested candidates should send (1)unofficial copies of all academic transcripts, (3) names of threereferences, and (4) a letter of interest describing how theapplicant’s professional and pedagogical goals fit with APU’sdedication to experiential and project-based learning.  Pleasesubmit materials to [email protected] . Please direct questions about the position to:  Dr. StephanieMorgan, Director of Institute of Health and Wellness, AlaskaPacific University, [email protected] ,4101 University Dr., Anchorage, AK 99508. Completed applicationswill be reviewed as received.Alaska Pacific University is an EEO/ADA Employerlast_img read more

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Director, System Evaluation Division (SED)

first_imgThe Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) is a not-for-profitcorporation that operates three Federally-Funded Research Centers(FFRDCs): the Systems and Analyses Center sponsored by the Officeof the Secretary of Defense; the Science and Technology PolicyInstitute serving the Office of Science and Technology Policy, theNational Science Foundation, and other offices and councils withinthe executive branch of the federal government; and the Center forCommunications and Computing serving the National Security Agency.IDA provides objective analyses of national security issues andrelated national challenges, particularly those requiringextraordinary scientific, technical, and analytic expertise.The System Evaluation Division (SED), one of eight researchdivisions within the Alexandria, VA-based Systems and AnalysesCenter (SAC), assesses the effectiveness of military forces,analyzes mission needs, develops system architectures, investigatesnew operational concepts, and assesses the risks that accompanytechnological integration. SED also examines system performance andevaluates technical challenges with new systems during theirdevelopment and testing. These analyses help IDA’s governmentsponsors choose among competing programs, set force or inventorylevels, identify suitable concepts for employing systems inrealistic operational environments, and improve acquisitionoutcomes.Key priorities for the Director are asfollows:Integrate and focus IDA analytical capabilities – in activecollaboration with other IDA divisions – to meet complex researchand analytical challenges.Maintain awareness and competence in key evolving nationalsecurity areas – e.g., emerging challenges in the space domain,hybrid warfare, strategic deterrence, near-peer competition, andthe application of advanced technologies in the national securityrealm.Keep abreast of key threats and adversary capabilities relevantto the United States, to its allies and partners, and to itsnational and homeland security forces and missions.Maintain knowledge of modern modeling and simulationcapabilities and their applications, of advanced data analyticapproaches, and of the application of computationally intensiveapproaches to complex problems.Recruit, retain, and grow diverse talent at all levels, anddrive an inclusive and equitable culture that welcomes and supportsdiversity and belonging.Develop and maintain close contact with key sponsors, seniorstakeholders, and DOD leaders. Ensure they are aware of IDAcontributions and relevant analyses.Work with colleagues, staff, and IDA leadership to continuouslyrefine Division vision and periodically communicate vision tostaff.We seek a senior level manager with extensive experience in theanalyses of complex systems, and the ability to build and manage aprogram of analyses related to national security.  Theselected individual must have broad knowledge of national securitysystems, key underlying and advanced technologies, and operationalconsiderations relevant to system performance in support ofmilitary operations, homeland security, and intelligencemissions.  Experience with modern modeling and simulationtools – development, validation, and/or application – ispreferred.The SED Director will be responsible for managing a 65-staffyear research program and for ensuring the quality of divisionresearch and analytic products. A PhD in physical science orengineering is preferred for this position.The selected individual must be able to interact effectivelywith the senior leadership in sponsoring offices. We are lookingfor a team player who can work cooperatively with other IDAresearch divisions, and with a diverse set of governmentorganizations and advisory groups.IDA offers a competitive salary, an excellent benefits packageand a superior professional working environment. To the rightindividual, IDA offers the opportunity to have a major impact onkey national programs and plans.The selected individual will be subject to a securityinvestigation and must meet the requirements for access toclassified information.  Ability to obtain and maintain aTS-SCI is required U. S. citizenship is required. Successfulcompletion of a criminal background check is required forindividuals without an active security clearance.To learn more and to apply for this position, please visit ourwebsite at www.ida.org.  TheInstitute for Defense Analyses is proud to be an equal opportunityemployer. U.S. Citizenship is requiredAbility to obtain and maintain a security clearance isrequiredEqual Opportunity Employerlast_img read more

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See Planet Earth live at Royal Albert Hall

first_imgOne-off show will bring Planet Earth II to life. PHOTO: Paul Sanders/Royal Albert HallLandmark TV series Planet Earth II will be celebrated in May at the Royal Albert Hall, with a special Live in Concert performance.Breathtaking, specially-selected footage from the BAFTA- and Emmy-winning BBC series, shown in high-definition on the big screen, will be accompanied by its glorious Hans Zimmer score played live on stage.The audience will see acrobatic primates in Madagascar, hunting lions in the remote sandy deserts of Namibia, a family of penguins in stormy arctic seas, and a baby iguana trying to escape the clutches of deadly racer snakes.The one-off show will be presented by the TV series’ Executive Producer Mike Gunton.Lucy Noble, Artistic Director at the Royal Albert Hall, says: “We’re delighted to present the UK premiere of Planet Earth II Live in Concert, a stunning televisual achievement given the treatment it truly deserves.”The show takes place on Sunday 13 May 2018 from 1800hrs. Visit royalalberthall.comlast_img read more

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Umphrey’s McGee at The Beacon Theatre

first_imgUmphrey’s McGee came back to New York this past weekend to celebrate “15 years of Facemelting”, with a Friday night spectacle at The Beacon Theatre.  What this means exactly is that fifteen years ago at the University of Notre Dame Brendan Bayliss, Ryan Stasik, Joel Cummins, and former drummer Mike Mirro formed Umphrey’s McGee and played their very first show at Bridget McGuire’s Filling Station in South Bend, Indiana.  The rest is history, and I’ve been eagerly anticipating this weekend for months.After starting this tour on fire in Buffalo and Syracuse the boys came down to the city for the heavily anticipated show at the largest (and most beautiful) venue they have played in New York City, The Beacon Theatre.  Walking into this place, one cannot help but look up at the majesty that is the Beacon Theatre.  The crowd was pretty diverse for an Umphrey’s show, but everyone seemed ready and waiting to get “Waful’d” in anticipation of what this show would have in store.  After an intro of “Leave Me Las Vegas”, Jake immediately started the rock party vibe with a great “40′s Theme”.  “Conduit” came next, and although this song hits some criticism among fans, I’ve always enjoyed it and this one even included some great additions.  After chasing it for 25 shows, I finally got a “Roulette”.  Besides it eluding me, it has always been a favorite that many fans were excited to hear.Just when I thought I couldn’t be happier, I heard the familiar intro to “Nothing Too Fancy”.  If this song doesn’t force you to dance there is something very wrong; definitely a universal favorite every time and with an added Van Halen “Ain’t Talking ‘Bout Love” tease the energy truly went off the chart.  A wook to my right was even dancing with full T-rex arms.  As the “Ocean Billy” intro slowed the pace down his arms extended and the crowd went into a deep trance.  Twenty minutes and some funky jams later my set was made.  As their first cover of the night, the boys chose “Weird Fishes/Arpeggi” by Radiohead.  Admittedly a bit out of place, but covered perfectly.  Just when everyone started to calm down, they ended the set with “Plunger” and brought it right back to rock.  This left everyone still raging during setbreak.  Whether it was the die hard fan in front of me, the kid behind me who decided to jump on tour from St. Louis, or the middle age couple powdering their noses just to my right; the crowd may be diverse, but they all came to party.Set two began with a couple of my recent favorites.  “Puppet String” is definitely a favorite of the bands too since they have been playing it quite a bit.  The bass is really funky and is one of the few times in which Ryan really stands out among the rest.  They jammed “DBK” in there, which really just left me wanting the full thing, and I’m sure I am not alone on that one.  Transitioning into “The Linear” was perfect; the clarity of Brendan’s vocals on this one really showed off the theatres speakers.  “Professor Wormbog” came next, and besides feeling blessed at a near perfect show so far, you could really appreciate how they picked this set list around highlighting each member of the band at different segment in the show.“Wappy” brought in another dance party that got the crowd prepared for what came next, that being “Example 1″ featuring Bill Evans on sax.  Below there is video of the first half, but if you can get a recording do take a listen to this, do it immediately (and the rest of the set while you’re at it).  I really can’t say enough just how amazing it was to be there, and up so close at that, during this. For all the cover junkies that were not so thrilled with “Fishes”, the boys brought out a showstopper.  “Life During Exodus”, a Talking Heads/Bob Marley/Frank Zappa cover.   Paired with the rasta-themed lights Waful presented, this made the end of the second set one for the books.The boys came out for an encore of “Booth Love”.  This got pretty funky, but the real treat was the “Puppet String” ending; this ended the show on a really high note.  The energy pouring out onto the street as the show ended was unlike any Umphrey’s show I’ve been to in New York.  As far as the venue, songs, and lights, it was as near to a perfect show as  you  can get.  And the lights were magnificent, though this goes without saying when Waful is running the show.  The music always stands on its own and then some, but those lights have made some instant fans.  The only thing could be considered less than perfect was that the Brooklyn Lager sold out almost immediately; and even that is reaching.  Though not at all Umphrey’s fault, they more then made up for this two days later with further celebration of their 15th anniversary at Brooklyn Bowl.  Coverage of Brooklyn Bowl will follow shortly.-Jeffrey Moskovic Setlist01.18.2013 Beacon Theatre, New York, NY, USASet 1: Leave Me Las Vegas > 40′s Theme, Conduit, Roulette, Nothing Too Fancy[1] > Ocean Billy, Weird Fishes/Arpeggi, PlungerSet 2: Puppet String[2] -> The Linear > Professor Wormbog, Wappy Sprayberry[3] > Example 1[4], Life During Exodus[5]Encore: Booth Love -> Puppet String[1] with Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love (Van Halen) teases; unfinished[2] with Der Bluten Kat jam[3] with Exodus (Bob Marley) teases and Theresa jam[4] with Bill Evans on saxophone[5] with Jake on keys“Example 1″ featuring Bill Evans:“Weird Fishes/Arpeggi”:last_img read more

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32 Of the Best Things to Do Near Fort Campbell (2021 Edition)

first_imgIntroductionCongratulations and welcome to Fort Campbell! You’re now in the part of the country known as Upland South, on the border between Kentucky and Tennessee. This beautiful and historic area has so much to offer visitors and those lucky enough to call it home. While the weather might be unpredictable, snow one day, and spring-like conditions the next, you can always count on having something to do. And most of the time you won’t even have to leave the gates of the installation to find it! Here is a list of 32 of the best things to do while living on or near Fort Campbell.Suggested Read: Fort Campbell Kentucky: In-Depth Welcome CenterCOVID-19 NoticeDue to the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic, many businesses, venues, and parks may be temporarily closed or operating under restricted hours. Many, if not all, of the ones listed here, are likely subject to such restrictions for the time being though new re-openings and closings occur all the time. Therefore, a place we mention here may not currently be open or available for the time being. Check individual websites provided in each section or call to find out each place’s current hours and situation.25 Things to Do Near Fort CampbellKnow what you are looking for? Click the number(s) to go right to where you want to go:(1-6) Parks, Rivers, & Lakes(7) Golfing(8) Paintball Park(9-10) Shooting Ranges(11) Fishing & Hunting(13) Sports(13-22) Gyms(23) Bowling(24-30) Attractions(31-32) Breweries & WineriesParks, Rivers, and LakesClarksville1. Clarksville Marina at Liberty Park1190 Cumberland DriveClarksville, TN 370401 (931) 645-7476About 16 miles south of Fort Campbell and the Kentucky border, you’ll find an outdoor enthusiast’s playground. The Clarksville Marina offers boat slips, a launch area, and ample parking. Amenities include a nearly 2 mile walking trail, a 10-acre fishing pond, pavilions, a playground, a bark park, sports fields, an event center, and more.2. Dunbar Cave State Park401 Old Dunbar Cave RoadClarksville, TN 370431 (931) 648-5526One of Clarksville’s most scenic areas, the 8-mile-long Dunbar Cave is a remarkable prehistoric site. The cave and the 144-acre surrounding park were a mineral springs resort at the turn of the century. Some of the oldest known prehistoric cave drawings have been found inside the cave. The park offers ranger-led cave tours, birding, fishing at the 15-acre Swan Lake, and more than 3 miles of hiking trails.Cadiz3. Lake Barkley State Resort Park3500 State Park RoadCadiz, KY 422111 (270) 924-1131Lake Barkley State Resort Park’s 3,600 acres feature a fitness center, public beach, swimming pool, campground with lake access, hiking trails, riding stables, convention center, gift shop, and the Boots Randolph Golf Course. The park rests on the shores of one of the world’s largest man-made lakes and allows for tons of outdoor activities like biking, birding, and boating. Rent pontoons, fishing boats, and more from Lake Barkley Marina and spend hours or days in the great outdoors.Golden Pond4. Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area238 Visitor Center DriveGolden Pond, KY 422111 (800) 525-7077Land Between the Lakes is the largest inland peninsula in the U.S. Located 45 miles northwest of Fort Campbell, in western Kentucky and Tennessee, the area offers outdoor recreation and a nature station, a living history farm, a planetarium and observatory, a horseback riding campground and stables, an off-highway vehicle area, the Elk & Bison Prairie, the Iron Industry Ruins, gift shops and visitor information centers.Hopkinsville5. Gander Memorial Park41-A and Pennyrile ParkwayHopkinsville, KY 422401 (270) 885-9096The 16-acre Gander Memorial Park honors nearly 250 soldiers who were killed in 1985 while returning home to Fort Campbell. The park features a paved walking trail and a lighted monument featuring a 7-foot copper statue and granite markers chiseled with the names of the fallen soldiers.Fort Campbell6. Fort Campbell Dog ParksSouth Dog Park: Bastogne AvenueNorth Dog Park: Morgan Road1 (270) 956-1006Dog parks are a great way for owners and their pets to socialize, exercise, and strengthen their bond. Fort Campbell’s South Dog Park has puppy playtime for your newest pet, helping them get accustomed to being around other dogs and enjoying the fresh air. Following proper dog park etiquette is essential to a great experience.Fort Campbell Golf Course7. Cole Park Golf Course1610 101st Airborne Division Road,Fort Campbell, KY 422231 (270) 798-4906Open all week (including most holidays) from 7:30 am to 5 pm, this full 18-hole golf course features a variety of terrain which challenges all levels of golfers, from beginners to the pros. Spend some time at the driving range before your tee time or just grab a cart and hit the links. Individual and group lessons are available, with digital swing analysis being a specialty at the course. There is also the 19th Hole Snack Bar where golfers can take a break and enjoy a variety of sandwiches, drinks, and other snacks. A beverage cart makes the rounds during peak golf season.Fort Campbell Paintball Field8. Paintball Field6644 Jordan Springs RoadFort Campbell, KY 422231 (270) 956-3118Simulate the battlefield experience on Fort Campbell’s paintball field. The unique, hands-on experience is available to train for battle or just have fun. Great for groups, large and small, who are interested in air-soft games or paintball. Call to schedule a reservation.Fort Campbell Shooting Ranges9. Privately Owned Firearm RangeLocated at Range 16Marketing Garden Road, Building R016BFort Campbell, KY 422231 (270) 412-7939The range is open to active duty and dependents, retirees, and authorized DoD personnel and guests. There are four different types of ranges for pistol, rifle, and shotgun users: three lanes of eight pop-up targets, seven sniper lanes ranging from 218 to 800 yards, five concrete bays, and 18 sand/fox hole ranges with target frames at 25 yards. Firearms are available to rent and ammunition available for purchase. Personal firearms are welcome, however, they must be transported properly in accordance with Fort Campbell regulations.10. Skeet & Archery Range6657 11th Airborne Division RoadFort Campbell, KY 422231 (270) 412-4015Learn to shoot trap, skeet or Five Stand, or use one of the six archery lanes to perfect your aim. The range is open to active duty and dependents, retirees, and authorized DoD personnel and guests. Shotguns and bows are available to rent.Fort Campbell Fishing & Hunting11. Fort Campbell Fish and Wildlife6645 101st Airborne Division RoadFort Campbell, KY 422231 (270) 798-9824All fishing and hunting programs on Fort Campbell are administered through Fort Campbell Fish and Wildlife, not Fort Campbell Family and MWR. The programs include seasonal hunting (deer, turkey, quail, etc.), and trout, black bass, panfish, catfish, and crappie fishing.Fort Campbell Sports12. Intramural SportsFort Campbell’s Intramural Sports Program offers active duty military the opportunity to enhance individual morale and unit esprit de corps through individual and team competition. Intramural sports include softball, bowling, soccer, flag football, volleyball, and basketball.Fort Campbell GymsFort Campbell offers eight physical fitness centers to meet all of your fitness needs. Gyms are normally open to all active duty and dependents, retirees, DoD authorized personnel and guests. From climbing walls to softball fields, the fitness facilities on post allow you to stay in shape and get healthy however you like.Note: All gyms are currently affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Some are currently closed, others operating with shortened hours and strict distancing policies. Check the MWR site for updates and specific guidelines for each gym.13. Fort Campbell Fitness CentersCalifornia Road 79791 (312) 541-2294This massive gym has everything you could possibly want for your fitness needs, from a three-lane indoor track to a 40 foot climbing wall. It has loads of weights, cardio machines, and even an outdoor area with two softball fields.14. Sabo PFCToccoa Road 70371 (270) 798-7355In addition to all the standard gym equipment, Sabo features two full courts for indoor sports like basketball and volleyball, mats for Combatives training, saunas, team sports equipment for sign-out, and more.15. Lozada PFCDesert Storm Ave (corner of 38th) 69921 (270) 798-5830From the 7,200 square foot weight room to the spin class room, this gym has everything. You can work up a sweat just how you like, from racquetball to yoga, then hit the sauna when you’re done.16. Estep PFCKentucky Avenue 22701 (270) 798-4023 or 1 (270) 798-4664A top-of-the-line fitness facility, Estep houses the Alpha Warrior Battle Rig designed to hone Soldiers warfighting abilities. The gym also has personal trainers and classes available in fitness techniques from belly dancing to Zumba.17. Fratellenico PFCIndiana Avenue (corner of 55th St) 39321 (270) 798-9418All the best weight and cardio equipment, plus rooms for TRX and Wellbeats instruction.18. Olive PFCA Shau Valley Road 69901 (270) 798-4101Another fully-equipped gym for all your weight and cardio needs.19. Gertsch PFCIndiana Avenue (corner of 50th St) 36101 (270) 798-2753With its location near several of the on-post housing areas, this all-encompassing gym is a favorite for the military families and dependents living on post as well as active duty personnel.20. Clarksville BaseHeadquarters Loop Road 75401 (270) 412-5285In addition to weight and cardio rooms, Clarksville’s gym has an open area for things like plyometric training and agility ladder work. And there’s a great walking/running trail right outside.21. AquaticsFort Campbell’s Aquatics branch offers an assortment of activities, classes, and certifications for soldiers, families, retirees, and the Fort Campbell community. The post has one indoor pool and three outdoor pools (opened seasonally). Private parties and equipment rentals are available.22. Challenge Course and Indoor Climbing Wall6621-K Airborne Division RoadFort Campbell, KY 422231 (270) 412-7855The Challenge Course is a great way to test your skills both individually and with a team. The course consists of five different elements, each with their own challenge, testing communication, patience, trust, cooperation, group cohesion and creativity. The Indoor Climbing Wall has programs available for beginners to experienced climbers. Both of these challenges can be taken on by kids ages 5 and up. It’s the perfect family adventure.Fort Campbell Bowling23. Hooper Bowling Center5380 Tennessee Ave.Fort Campbell, KY 422231 (270) 798-5887Featuring 32 bowling lanes, party packages, cosmic bowling, the Hooper Grille, Tilt N’ Tap lounge and more. Reservation and event information can be found on their site here.Attractions Near Fort CampbellFort Campbell24. Leisure Travel Services2840 Bastogne Ave.Fort Campbell, KY 422231 (270) 798-7436/0509The Leisure Travel Services offers discounted and special offer tickets to theme parks, tours, attractions, and events throughout the area. Steeply discounted tickets and passes to Disney World, theme parks, museums, zoos, aquariums, sporting events, and dinner shows are just a few of the offers the LTS provides. This office is a great resource for seeking out new adventures and area information.25. Don F. Pratt Memorial Museum5702 Tennessee Ave.Fort Campbell, KY 422231 (270) 798-3215The Don F. Pratt Memorial Museum traces the history of the famed 101st Airborne Division “Screaming Eagles” through World War II, Vietnam, and Operation Desert Storm. There are various aircraft, military equipment, and monuments on display. The pièce de résistance is the fully restored C-47 aircraft resembling the plane used to carry Maj. Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor into Normandy during World War II.Hopkinsville26. Amazing Acres3445 Deason RoadHopkinsville, KY 422401 (270) 881-2445Amazing Acres has been a burley and dark fired tobacco farm since 1978. It’s not just a regular farm (hence, amazing in the name) as there are activities for kids of all ages to enjoy. Depending on the time of year, you can pick pumpkins, churn butter, learn about beehives, go on the hayride, make scarecrows, and get up close to a variety of animals (rabbits, ducks, turkey, buffalo, goats, elk and more).27. Tie Breaker Family Aquatic Center9503 Eagle Way BypassHopkinsville, KY 422401 (270) 890-0730Tie Breaker Family Aquatic Center features a twisting tube, open-air plume, lazy river, and the splash zone, an interactive playground for toddlers to teens. The center is open daily from Memorial Day through the start of school, after that you can visit on weekends until Labor Day.Clarksville28. Clarksville Speedway and Fairgrounds1600 Needmore RoadClarksville, TN 370401 (931) 645-2523The UMP-sanctioned speedway boasts a 1/8-mile drag strip and 1/4-mile dirt track. The Clarksville Speedway and Fairgrounds also host events like the county fair, the circus, roller derby and drive-thru Christmas lights.29. Cumberland RiverWalk and River Center at McGregor Park640 N. Riverside DriveClarksville, TN 370401 (931) 645-7476The Cumberland RiverWalk has transformed the downtown area. It is the premier location for music events, art exhibits, and community festivals. The walk includes a 2-mile riverfront promenade, wharf, amphitheaters, an overlook plaza, a playground, and a picnic area.30. Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center120 Duncan St.Clarksville, TN 370421 (931) 472-3351Located on a bluff 200 feet above the confluence of the Red and Cumberland rivers, Fort Defiance Civil War Park has a breathtaking view of downtown. Visitors are encouraged to walk the trails and enjoy the history. Displays, cannons, and occasional re-enactors are just some of the things you can enjoy on your visit to Fort Defiance. The center offers free group tours and field trips for students to learn about local history and the Civil War in Tennessee.Distilleries and BreweriesKentucky31. Bourbon DistilleriesKentucky is known for its bourbon. In fact, nearly 100% of bourbon is made in the state so it makes sense that there’d be ample distilleries to visit near Fort Campbell. Plan a tour with a group, find the distilleries closest to you, or follow the extensive Kentucky Bourbon Trail through the state.Tennessee32.BreweriesTennessee is quickly becoming a craft brewing state. While you might think Tennessee is known for its music because of Nashville, the city and the rest of the state is chock full of new and well-established craft breweries. Some of the best breweries near Fort Campbell can be found here.More like this: 24 of the Best Fort Campbell RestaurantsConclusionThe Kentucky/Tennessee area surrounding Fort Campbell has so much more to offer than meets the eye. Whether you’re interested in fishing, hunting, boating, or hiking, there’s something there for you. Or, if you prefer a different kind of entertainment like bourbon tasting, historical re-enactments or live music, they have that too. Whatever your mood, there’s something for you to enjoy near your new home. Get out there and start exploring!last_img read more

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Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

first_imgBBQ and Bluegrass fundraiser coming April 11 in Roeland Park.  It won’t just be barbecue, drinks and bluegrass music for immediate consumption at the April 11 fundraiser for Roeland Park’s R Park. A long list of barbecue establishments are lending a hand by donating items for the R Park Marketplace, including restaurant gift certificates, sauces, rubs, gift baskets, t-shirts and art. Among the businesses contributing will be RJ’s Bob-be Que Shack, Johnny’s BBQ, Brobecks BBQ, Burnt End BBQ, Q39 BBQ, Plowboys BBQ, Slap’s BBQ, Danny Edward’s Blvd BBQ, Rosedale, Bar-B-Q, Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue, Original Juan Specialty Foods, Smoke ’n’ Fire BBQ Products, Mike Savage, artist, Charlie Podrebarac, cartoonist. A rib cooking class by local author Ardie Davis and a Behind the Pits tour and tasting at RJ’s and Johnny’s will be available.Shawnee Mission superintendent quoted on block grants.  Shawnee Mission Superintendent Jim Hinson is quoted in a Kansas City Star story on the new block grant proposal to fund Kansas schools. Hinson says that in light of the financial situation in the state, the proposal is “probably the best-case scenario.” He said it is believe the block grant funding keeps state support at the current levels. The plan was unveiled Thursday. [Legislative leaders unveil plan to fund Kansas schools with block grants – Kansas City Star]Bollier responds to Brownback’s evolving stance on Medicaid expansion. Mission Hills state Rep. Barbara Bollier had positive things to say about the news Thursday at the Gov. Sam Brownback may be open to signing a bill that expanded Medicaid in Kansas. The retired physician has been an advocate for expanding access to the program. “If this is true, I’m thrilled for the people of Kansas,” she said. [Brownback softens stance on Kansas Medicaid expansion — KCUR]Prairie Village police, SM East students featured in story on teen traffic enforcement. The Prairie Village Police Department and SM East students were the subject of a recent Kansas City Star article on the statewide effort to enforce traffic belt laws. [Seat belts click in Kansas as police monitor teen drivers — Kansas City Star]Miege boys advance in sub-state play. Bishop Miege’s boys basketball team advanced to the final of the class 4A Division 1 sub-state tournament with a 66-57 win over Bonner Springs Thursday. The Stags face top-seeded Eudora, 17-3 on the year, in Saturday’s final, which will be 7 p.m. at Bishop Miege.Miege’s Bol Bol “could be 7’4” Kevin Durant” says Bleacher Report. Bleacher Report this week published a video profile of 15-year-old Bol Bol, the 6’10” Bishop Miege freshman basketball standout who is the son of NBA star Manute Bol. [Finishing a Father’s Dream: Manute Bol’s Son Could Be a 7’4″ Kevin Durant — Bleacher Report]SM East senior Clara Ma named Coca-Cola Scholar. SM East senior Clara Ma has been named a Coca-Cola Scholar and will receive a $20,000 scholarship for college. Ma is one of a select few to receive a scholarship through the program, which has 103,000 initial applicants.The Northeast Johnson County morning roundup is brought to you by Twisted Sisters Coffee Shop on Johnson Drive. For updates on the latest blends and specialty drinks available, follow them on Facebook.last_img read more

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How to Break Your Bad Work Habits

first_imgThe Wall Street Journal:Two years after becoming vice president of innovation at VF Corp. , an apparel company based in Greensboro, N.C., Soon Yu was approached by one of his bosses, who quietly suggested that he do a 360-degree evaluation. Some of his co-workers were unhappy with his management style. The extensive review included Mr. Yu’s employees and bosses as well as a self-assessment.“It was a really painful process,” says Mr. Yu, who was told that he could be overly critical and unilateral in his decision-making. “But all of these reviews gave me a better understanding of what was driving my bad behaviors.”After some self-reflection, Mr. Yu realized that he’d inherited his father’s tough expectations. He also came from an entrepreneurial background and was used to making quick strategic decisions on his own. In contrast, VF had a very collaborative work culture.Mr. Yu worked with several coaches to break his bad habits. Now, when he doesn’t agree with employees at meetings, for example, he doesn’t react by trying to impose his ideas over theirs. Instead, he links the instances that make him tense to more positive thoughts of his relationship with his wife. The visualization reminds him of how a successful marriage is about collaboration and how that same dynamic works equally as well with his team.Read the whole story: The Wall Street Journal More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

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Groups warn of infectious disease threats in Puerto Rico

first_imgAfter Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico on Sep 20, the island lost power, and experienced extensive flooding, leaving thousands homeless and without access to routine medical care. Now, as the waters recede, the Infectious Diseases Society of America (ISDA) is warning that the US territory faces public health threats that need to be countered by immediate funding and aid from the US government.Underscoring worries about disease threats, local officials are reporting leptospirosis infections and deaths in people affected by the storm.Concern over disaster relief”We appreciate that the Trump administration has requested $29 billion in disaster relief funds and request Congress act swiftly, at a minimum, to approve this level of much-needed support,” said IDSA president Paul Auwaerter, MD, in a statement published with Melanie Thompson, MD, chair of the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) yesterday.”Additional resources will likely be needed, and we are pleased that federal agencies are assessing additional needs.” The $29 billion is for hurricane relief efforts in Texas, Florida, and Louisiana, and non-hurricane relief efforts elsewhere, not just for hurricane relief in Puerto Rico.Earlier today President Donald Trump tweeted that the US government could not aid Puerto Rico “forever,” drawing ire from San Juan’s mayor and many others who say the president hasn’t treated Puerto Ricans as US citizens.”Indeed, Puerto Ricans and U.S. Virgin Islanders are U.S. citizens and expect the same federal aid and support during natural disasters as the rest of the United States,” wrote Carmen D. Zorilla, MD, an obstetrician from Puerto Rico who penned a perspective piece published in the New England Journal of Medicine yesterday.Multiple public health threatsZorilla said every one of Puerto Rico’s 3.4 million citizens have been touched by the hurricane, and, 16 days after the storm, only 9.2% of people had power and 54% had access to drinking water.As an obstetrician-gynecologist on the faculty of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, Zorilla stayed on the 18th floor of a maternity ward during the hurricane to help deliver babies and offer care to pregnant women. She said that the standing water and heavy flooding could bring more Zika, dengue, and chikungunya epidemics to the island.”The impact of this disaster on morbidity, survival, adherence to treatments, and medical complications has yet to be documented,” Zorilla said.The IDSA named “waterborne pathogens, the spread of infections in crowded shelters, food-borne illnesses, mosquito-borne infections and mold-related illnesses,” as a few of the immediate areas of concern for Puerto Ricans. Moreover, the hurricane has jeopardized access to medicines for patients with HIV and tuberculosis, as well as antibiotics, oral hydration solutions, and other basic first aid care.In an update yesterday, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said there are reports of residents obtaining, or trying to obtain, drinking water from hazardous waste “Superfund” sites in Puerto Rico. It also added that raw sewage continues to be released into waterways and can be expected to continue until repairs are made and power is restored.Four dead, 10 infected with leptospirosisAccording to the Associated Press (AP), Ricardo Rossello, governor of Puerto Rico, said at a news conference yesterday that 4 people had died and 10 were sickened with leptospirosis, a bacterial illness spread through contact with contaminated animal urine or contact with the urine via water, soil, or other means.The disease can be spread when people drink water contaminated with animal urine or feces, and without treatment, complications can develop, including kidney damage, meningitis, liver failure, or respiratory distress.According to the AP, many Puerto Ricans have taken to drinking from local streams because water has been shut off for the last 2 weeks.To date, the AP said 45 deaths in Puerto Rico have been blamed on Hurricane Maria, but other news stories estimate that the number is much higher.See also:Oct 11 IDSA statementOct 11 N Engl J Med perspective Oct 11 EPA press releaseOct 11 AP storylast_img read more

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