Anders Osborne To Join Phil Lesh & Friends In October

first_imgWhile Anders Osborne had previously scheduled two shows at the legendary Terrapin Crossroads venue in San Rafael, CA, it seems a third performance is in the cards as well! Osborne will be performing with the great Phil Lesh, Grateful Dead bassist and Terrapin Crossroads proprietor, as part of a special Phil Lesh & Friends performance on October 2nd.Watch Highlights From Phil Lesh & Friends’ Wonderful Performance In Central ParkOsborne will join a band that includes Ross James, Jason Crosby, Ezra Lipp, & Alex Koford. While tickets sold out almost instantly, we’ll be sure to share any media that may emerge from this all-star performance.[Cover Photo by Dave Vann]last_img

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Healthy Bartnik looks to contribute to young team

first_imgHealthy Bartnik looks to contribute to young teamAaron Bartnik finished first in his college debut, the 2013 Fall Finale. Aidan ColemanSeptember 11, 2014Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintFor most high school runners, making it to cross country state competition is a feat they’ll never achieve.Then there’s Gophers junior Aaron Bartnik.Not only did Bartnik make the state tournament three times, but he won it his junior year and placed third his senior year.Bartnik may have had a lot of success running for Eden Prairie High School, but he doesn’t dwell on those accomplishments.He had success in high school, but his collegiate path didn’t begin quite as smoothly.Bartnik, who won the 2013 Fall Finale in his first college race, has dealt with several different stress fractures that have delayed his career.He redshirted in 2011 and had to sit out the entire 2012 season due to injury. These setbacks forced him to change his running tactics in an attempt to make himself less susceptible to injuries.“I’m still developing as an athlete. … I had to go through stride training,” Bartnik said. “That has kept me healthy ever since. My mechanics allow me to stay healthy as a runner, which I’m really excited for.”Bartnik is a crucial piece for the Gophers this year, after the team graduated some very prominent runners from last season. Bartnik has shown that he can be a big contributor when he’s healthy, senior Blayne Dulian said.“He’s a hard worker,” Dulian said. “He’s doing what he’s supposed to be doing every day.”Dulian said he has high praise for Bartnik, especially as a locker room figure.“He’s a good overall locker room presence,” Dulian said. “He keeps people in the right direction.”Head coach Steve Plasencia said he expected Bartnik to take on a leadership position on the team.Bartnik, who has never competed in the Big Ten championship, said winning the Big Ten is his goal for this season.“I’m most excited for the Big Ten cross country meet,” Bartnik said. “I’ve never [gotten] to compete in [the Big Ten meet] before.”Though there might be extra pressure on Bartnik — now more than ever before in his collegiate career — he doesn’t seem to be letting the nerves get the best of him this season.“I’m a lot more confident with myself as a runner,” Bartnik said. “I’m a lot more efficient in my stride.”last_img read more

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The T-Shirt Test

first_imgWelcome to Smell Dating. Yes, it’s a thingYou truly can be attracted to someone because of a T-shirt, and while you might be thinking wet T-shirt contest, which I only entered once to defend my university and natural breasts everywhere, it has more to do with scent. When it comes to picking a mate, the visual sense is the dominant factor in our society. Clearly that is why the network show “Dating In The Dark” wasn’t successful, except in Denmark where it originated and maybe they are just a more evolved society. So, what about the olfactory sense?Everyone knows that moment when you want to steal your boyfriend’s T-shirt because it smells like him. It turns out the smell factor is more important than you might think in the dating game.A study had men wear a T-shirt for two days without any strong odors like smoking or Old Spice and put them in a box. Women were then asked to rate the smell of each T-shirt in terms of sexual attraction. They had to smell the T-shirts through a hole in the box so it wasn’t just the expensive label or ironic saying on the shirt which attracted them. While you may not find Major Histocompatibility Complex in a Tinder profile, it is the MHC genes at play here.The theory is that women were attracted to the smell of men who had different MHC genes from them which would be a boost for the offspring as their diverse immune systems would have more chance to fight off disease. Women who were ovulating and not pregnant or on the pill had the highest correlation with the different genes. The research has also been conducted with mice and fish but how you got them to wear T-shirts is still a mystery.Another study showed that women who sniffed their partner’s shirt reduced their stress level of cortisol compared to sniffing a clean shirt or a stranger’s worn shirt. I have to admit that there is something that kind of drives me wild when my man would come home from the office and take off his coat and I could smell his dress shirt. So now there is Smell Dating.Yes, it’s a thing. They send you a T-shirt, which you wear for three days and nights without deodorant (which might just kill your dating life right there). You send it back and then they send you different swatches of T-shirts to smell and if there’s a match, they connect you. You would think with all of these natural pheromones flying around that the security line at airports with people taking off their shoes could be the new dating mecca. I mean who can forget the famous boot sniffing sex scene with Kevin Kline and Jamie Lee Curtis in A Fish Called Wanda?And how about our canine friends? There may be that moment of embarrassment when they dispense with the hey whasup? and go straight to butt sniffing. But what they can tell from this olfactory interaction is the gender, whether they are spayed or neutered, health status, and temperament of the other dog. We have to depend on sight, conversation, and some good Google snooping.What we have to learn from all this is the importance of a person’s essence. All the expensive perfumes and cologne and Febreeze we used in a pinch after the gym are only cover ups. If we can take away the outer trappings and get close to someone and take a deep breath filling up our lungs and our hearts and say, “Oh yes,” you know you are [email protected] Sharelast_img read more

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Cheney teams travel to Wellington for home tournament game and wins

first_imgWellington2141310—39 Cheney — B. Dewey 18, T. Scheer 16, L. Petz 11, D. Peters 10, H. Adolph 8, R. Petz 4 In other games: JV GIRLS: Cheney 41 Wellington 31.Myriland French 7, McKenna Jones 7, Draven Warnock 6, Taylor Meyer 4, Mykiland French 3, Kylie Aufdengarten 2. JV girls are 0-2.JV BOYS: Cheney 64 Wellington 63. Zander Vargas 16, Brayden Higginbotham 13, Austin Soles 12, Zane Cornejo 12, Jacob Ewing 6, Tyler Brown 5. JV boys are 0-2.C TEAM BOYS: Cheney 44 Wellington 37. Berkeley Wright 11, Cade Fairbanks 8, Toby Henning 4, Tanner Meyer 4, John Long 4, Blake Saffell 3, Kade Adams 2, Trace Witham 1. C Team boys are 0-2.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Z Cheney17231314—67 Girls: Cheney 65, Wellington 39 Wellington — A. Rusk 17, S. French 13, T. Meyer 4, R. Rusk 3, J. Buck 2 Cheney — Scheer 15, E. Monson 10, D. O’Shea 9, K. Higgins 8, J. Block 7, T. Lonker 6, K. Smith 6, Wewe 2, K. Campbell 2 Scoring:center_img Cheney’s defense swarms A.J. Snipes. holding him to 13 points Thursday night.by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Cheney’s varsity boys and girls basketball teams came into Wellington and posted double-digit wins in the second round of the round-robin Cheney Tournament.The Wellington boys lost to Cheney 67-48 while the girls fell 65-39. The game was played in Wellington despite the fact it is the Cheney Tournament. In this tournament, four teams play one home and one away game before playing the finals games in Cheney.In the boys game, Wellington was competitive for awhile, trailing by a mere two points late in the first quarter 14-12. Then suddenly the Cardinals rattled off 10 consecutive points to make it 24-12 and the Crusaders were chasing the No. 1 team in Class 3A the rest of the way.“Our philosophy going in was to not let them speed the game up,” said Rick Roitman, Wellington head boys basketball coach. “They run and jump at you playing a havoc defense. Then they were in a 1-3-1 zone all in an effort to speed it up. And that’s what happened in the second quarter.”Wellington can find solace in that it played even ball the rest of the way, with a 27-27 second half scoring output. Cheney was Class 3A state runner up in 2016-17 and has all its players back.Brendon Dewey was the leading scorer with 18 points followed by Trent Scheer with 15.Wellington was led by A.J. Snipes with 13 points.In the girls game, Wellington was manhandled. It has been awhile since the Crusaders were beaten so soundly. Cheney opened with a 19-2 first quarter lead as Wellington failed to hit a field goal due to the Cardinals’ relentless press. The Crusaders were down 43-16 at the half.Both the boys and girls will play Chaparral Saturday night. The varsity girls play at 2 p.m. and the boys play at 3:30 p.m. Junior Varsity games will flip flop those times. There will be no C team games. Wellington — A. Snipes 13, I. King 11, J. Mutazammil 6, Z. Vargas 5, J. Walton 4, Soles 3, D. Washington 2, G. Hatfield 2 Boys: Cheney 67, Wellington 48 Wellington1291413—48 Cheney1924175—65 Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down Crusader Fan · 139 weeks ago These teams have great talent , however, the right players need to be in the game. Another noticeable problem is not working together as a team and having players that think they are the team. There is no reason these boys and girls shouldn’t win the majority of their games we just need to play good ball and not base playing time on what grade your in or who you are. Play the players who go out and give their all and work as a team. Report Reply 0 replies · active 139 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. 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Burbank makes list of sootiest cities

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant “Geographically, it’s a much more contained municipality,” said Perry, chairwoman of L.A.’s Environmental Quality Wastewater Management Committee. “It’s inland and it’s backed up against a mountain.” The AQMD gathers data on particulate matter annually from its 32 air monitoring stations across Southern California. The top 10 ranking was reported at an asthma conference sponsored by the AQMD last week. Officials held the meeting to try to understand why an increasing number of children are suffering from asthma and how to cut Southern California’s air pollution. “New studies empower us to proceed with more stringent air quality standards,” said Elaine Chang, deputy executive officer of the AQMD. “There’s a lot of data being collected. It’s not always easy to do human studies following folks around for several years to identify the causes of the health effects, to link certain health symptoms directly back to fine particles.” The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency tests for fine particulates in the air that are most readily inhaled. Usually, smog-choked Southern California exceeds federal EPA particulate standards, and ranks first – or second behind Houston – for the most unhealthy air. Burbank is sixth on a list of the nation’s top 10 cities with the worst soot, according to a three-year study released by the South Coast Air Quality Management District. Diesel exhaust is the main culprit for the high rates of PM 2.5 – the fine particulates that lodge in the lungs when inhaled, officials said. The city also sits hard against the Verdugo Mountains, where pollution from neighboring cities collects. “It’s not surprising,” said Burbank City Councilman Todd Campbell, director of public policy for Seal Beach-based Clean Energy, which provides natural gas for transportation. “We have a tendency to be like a dust bowl.” Los Angeles City Councilwoman Jan Perry, a governing board member of the western region of the AQMD, attributes Burbank’s bad air to the proximity to two freeways heavily traveled by diesel-belching big rigs. “It’s part of a problem that a lot of areas face,” said Catherine Brown, the air monitoring program manager for the EPA. “We’re all working toward bringing those levels down.” Officials in Burbank and across the region have been working on ways to reduce pollution – cleaner fuels in trucks and cars and improvements at the Port of Los Angeles, which generates 25 percent of the region’s pollution, officials said. Burbank also has the Bob Hope Airport, and some studies have found that airports can have harmful health effects on nearby communities. Residents living near the airport have complained for years about soot on their properties that they believe comes from planes. Victor Gill, Bob Hope Airport spokesman, said the airport has been converting ground equipment and buses from diesel to electric. The airport recently got a $500,000 federal grant to use hybrid-electric buses, he said. “The airport is always involved in looking for ways to improve the air pollution situation,” he said. “We’re certainly trying to be proactive and pursuing those clean air initiatives from those sources associated specifically with the airport.” Jason Kandel, (818) 546-3306 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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