Dave Matthews Band brought their 2019 summer tour to East Troy, WI over the weekend for a pair of performances at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre on Friday and Saturday nights. Both shows featured support from iconic New Orleans outfit, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, who joined Dave Matthews and company for a Dr. John tribute fitting for the late musician who died last month.Related: Dr. John Recorded One Final Album Before He Passed AwayDave Matthews Band’s 22-song performance on Friday night was anchored by a mix of the rock band’s fan-favorite originals including the funky “Too Much”, “Warehouse”, “Crush” and “What Would You Say”. About halfway through the set, Matthews welcomed members of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band back to the stage to help them perform a cover of Dr. John’s “Right Place, Wrong Time”. Matthews helped lead their collaborative cover of the funky 1973 single on vocals while members of both bands traded instrumental leads and solos throughout.Watch the tribute performance from Friday’s show in the video below.Dave Matthews Band with Preservation Hall Jazz Band – “Right Place, Wrong Time” – 7/5/2019[Video: Matt McLaughlin]Both Dave Matthews Band and Preservation Hall Jazz Band returned to the venue again on Saturday, although there were no Dr. John tributes in the setlist for night two.DMB’s ongoing summer tour will pick up again on July 17th with a performance at Wantagh, NY’s Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater. For the complete list of remaining tour dates and ticket info, visit the band’s website.[H/T JamBase]
BELTSVILLE, Md. – An alert ambulance crew helped police locate a missing 70-year old Lanham man yesterday. At around 11:15 am, Monday, April 16, Ambulance 831 from the Beltsville Fire/EMS Station responded to a call for a possible sick person at the intersection of Sunnyside Road and Edmonston Avenue. Upon arrival, the crew of two Prince George’s County Firefighter/Medics assessed the patient and determined that he required hospitalization. The ambulance crew transported the 70 year-old-male to a nearby hospital.The Firefighter/Medics completed the transport and returned to quarters. One of the crew members was on the internet and reading a media website when they saw a picture and story of a missing person. The crew member immediately identified the missing person as the man they had just transported to the hospital.Public Safety Communications was notified so they could notify the County Police what had occurred. Later that evening police officers confirmed the man they transported and the missing person was indeed the same person.Congratulations to the crew for being observant and alert and to our partners in public safety, the County Police Department, for publicizing a picture and proving a detailed description of the missing person.
“My cousin got married and my boyfriend was in all the official pictures,” Forsberg told TODAY. “When we broke up six months (after the wedding), my sister thought it’d be fun to replace him with a picture of my cat.”RELATED: Ryan Reynolds Schemes With Dumped Teen After She Posts Hilarious Prom PhotosEmily uploaded all the photos into Microsoft Paint and replaced Chloe’s ex with images of Woof.“I felt a bit bad to have the pictures ruined with photos of him,” says Chloe. “But my sister made me feel a bit better about it.”The amusing re-dos were so purrrrfectly done, BBC 1 Radio host Greg James retweeted the photos to his 1.6 million followers.LOOK: Twitter Cracks Up When Dad Accidentally Asks A-List Celebrity to Step Out of His Photo With Matthew BroderickSocial media users were tickled by the DIY photo prank, including Chloe’s ex, who was delighted by the effort.“We spoke about it and we had a laugh,” Forsberg said. “Some people thought it was a bit of a cruel thing, but he found it funny!” Be Sure And Share The Pawesome Photos With Your FriendsAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreWhy remember a wedding with your former lover when you can giggle at the family cat instead?A kind sister trying to be helpful edited some recent family photos as a means of cheering up her newly-single sibling.27-year-old Chloe Forsberg of Southampton, England had been in a committed four-year relationship with her boyfriend until she recently broke things off. Unfortunately, her ex was featured prominently in a lot of family photos, particularly some wedding shots.
Kurt RoseneKurt Rosene, head of NOVO Development, was honored with the Award of Excellence at the 2014 Best of NAIOP event at the Arizona Biltmore.Prior to helping found NOVO, Rosene directed land property development throughout North America for The Alter Group. While with Alter, Rosene oversaw more than 5 million square feet of real estate in the Southwestern U.S. and directed build-to-suit and property development activities as well. In addition, he was responsible for business development and the coordination of real estate services for Fortune 500 blue-chip corporate clients throughout the U.S.NAIOP Arizona’s Award of Excellence, formerly the Lifetime Achievement Award, is awarded by the Arizona Chapter Board of Directors on an annual basis at the Best of NAIOP event. The criteria for the recipient is an individual who has made a significant, positive impact on the office and industrial commercial real estate market in Arizona over a period of no less than 15 years, as well as their direct volunteer contribution to the chapter.The Freeport-McMoRan condo acquisition won the Talk of the Town Award. In November 2014, American Realty Capital Properties purchased the Class A office condominium under lease by Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold. Negotiations included working with the city of Phoenix. The selling price was $110 million.The event, organized by NAIOP Arizona, was attended by more than 900 commercial real estate professionals.2014 Best of NAIOP Arizona winners:Owner/Developer of the YearLiberty Property TrustNAIOP Firm of the YearRyan Companies US, Inc.Architect of the YearButler Design GroupInterior Architect of the YearPhoenix Design OneGeneral Contractor of the YearRyan Companies US, Inc.Tenant Improvement Contractor of the YearWillmeng Construction, Inc.Office Broker of the YearTom Adelson, Jim Fijan, Jerry Roberts, Corey Hawley, CBREIndustrial Broker of the YearMike Haenel, Andy Markham, Will Strong, DTZInvestment Broker of the YearChristopher Toci, Cushman & WakefieldHealthcare Broker of the YearKate Morris and Vince Femiano, CBRETenant Representative Broker of the YearPat Williams, JLLEmerging Broker of the YearRyan Timpani, Colliers InternationalRookie Broker of the YearPeter Bauman, Colliers InternationalIndustrial Build-to-Suit of the YearAmerican Furniture WarehouseIndustrial Tenant Improvement of the YearMacy’s Fulfillment Center Expansion (Goodyear)Office Build-to-Suit of the YearGoDaddy Global Technology CenterOffice Tenant Improvement of the Year (50k SF or less)Vemma Nutrition CompanyOffice Tenant Improvement of the Year (51k SF or More)GoDaddy Global Technology CenterEconomic Impact Project of the YearSkySong, The ASU Scottsdale Innovation CenterLEED Certified Project of the YearGarmin International, ChandlerMedical Office Project of the YearSoutheast Veterans Affairs Health Care ClinicMixed-Use Project of the YearDiscovery Business CampusRedevelopment Project of the YearLeslie’s Pool Mart, 2005 Indian SchoolSpec Industrial Project of the YearAirport I-10 Business ParkSpec Office Project of the YearSkySong 3Transaction of the YearChandler Viridian by HinesNAIOP Arizona’s Aware of ExcellenceKurt Rosene, Novo DevelopmentBrokerage Company of the YearCBRECommittee of the Year: Communications (Steven Schwarz, ViaWest; Danielle Feroleto, Small Giants; Kassandra Bruhn, SimonCRE; Peter Madrid, Cushman & Wakefield of Arizona)Principal Member of the YearTammy Carr, Balfour Beatty ConstructionDeveloping Leader of the YearChris Marchildon, CBRENAIOP Arizona’s Sign Sponsor of the YearTrademark Visual, Inc.
Forbes:“You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch.”But why?We all know Dr. Seuss’s iconic tale of the green ogre who lives on a mountain, seething while the Whos in the village below celebrate Christmas. The happier they are, the angrier he gets, until finally he can’t take it anymore and hatches a plan to crush their joy like a glass ornament.Dr. Seuss was a brilliant intuitive psychologist and I’d have loved to chat with him about the core of the Grinch’s rage, but, alas, he left us too early. So I’m turning to another impressive thinker who has taught me a great deal about the neurobiology of emotion: Dr. John Cacioppo, a pioneer in the field of social neuroscience and co-author of the book, Loneliness: Human Nature and the Need for Social Connection.Read the full story: Forbes More of our Members in the Media >
Today Show:It may be hard to look on the bright side when you’re mid-divorce or post-pink slip. But traumatic life events can actually benefit you in the long run, according to a new research review.Compared with people whose lives have been a cakewalk, you’re tougher if you’ve faced a few challenges, points out the study in Current Directions in Psychological Science.This resilience changes your body and mind so you’re less likely to be overwhelmed by the next stressful situation, says study author Mark D. Seery, Ph.D., a psychology professor at the University at Buffalo. “Experiencing some adversity may create a sense of mastery over past adversity, teach coping skills, establish effective social-support networks, and promote cell growth in brain areas relevant for coping,” he says.Read the full story: Today Show More of our Members in the Media >
Share Email Chang is also a neurosurgeon with UCSF Health specializing in epilepsy, which allows his team to leverage a unique cohort of patient volunteers who have electrodes temporarily implanted in their brains as part of standard preparation for neurosurgery. These electrodes typically help surgeons identify and remove brain tissue responsible for patients’ seizures while avoiding nearby tissue involved in important functions such as language. In the new study, led by UCSF assistant professor of neurology Vikram Rao, MD, PhD, and Chang lab postdoctoral researcher Kristin Sellers, PhD, the ability to record directly from patients’ brains allowed the researchers to seek out potential sites for therapeutic brain stimulation to counteract depression.The researchers recruited 25 patients from Chang’s epilepsy clinic who reported minimal to severe symptoms of depression, and asked them to report their mood several times a day using a tablet-based app while they were in the hospital awaiting surgery. This allowed the researchers to use the patients’ implanted electrodes to observe patterns of brain activity linked to natural mood fluctuations over several days and to zero in on brain regions linked to depression that might be amenable to brain stimulation.In much the same way that neurologists typically map language function prior to brain surgery, the researchers then used mild electrical current to systematically disrupt brain activity in candidate regions — including the orbitofrontal cortex “OFC”, amygdala, cingulate cortex, insula, and hippocampus — while asking patients to report the effect on their mood on a set of standardized scales ranging between opposing states such as “calm” vs. “restless” or “hopeful” vs. “hopeless.” The volunteers were also asked to freely describe how they felt during stimulation, which the researchers transcribed and analyzed with software to quantify the emotional words patients used.The researchers found that most stimulation locations produced no effect on volunteers’ mood, but that applying current to the lateral OFC for just three minutes, even on just one side of the brain, produced significant improvements in mood in patients with moderate to severe depression.“Patients said things like ‘Wow, I feel better,’ ‘I feel less anxious,’ ‘I feel calm, cool and collected,’” recalled Sellers. “And just anecdotally, you could see the improvements in patients’ body language. They smiled, they sat up straighter, they started to speak more quickly and naturally.”Two additional observations suggested that OFC stimulation could have therapeutic potential, the researchers said. First, uniquely among the brain regions they examined, the researchers found that applying current to the lateral OFC triggered wide-spread patterns of brain activity that resembled what had naturally occurred in volunteers’ brains during positive moods in the days before brain stimulation. Equally promising was the fact that stimulation only improved mood in patients with moderate to severe depression symptoms but had no effect on those with milder symptoms.“These two observations suggest that stimulation was helping patients with serious depression experience something like a naturally positive mood state, rather than artificially boosting mood in everyone,” said Rao, who is also a UCSF Health neurologist and a member of the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences. “This is in line with previous observations that OFC activity is elevated in patients with severe depression and suggests electrical stimulation may affect the brain in a way that removes an impediment to positive mood that occurs in people with depression.”The authors caution that additional research in larger groups of patients will be needed to determine whether stimulating the lateral OFC can produce long-lasting improvements in mood. However, they said they hope that improved understanding of the OFC’s role in emotion regulation will help identify “biomarkers” of depression in the brain and pave the way for the next generation of individually tailored treatments, such as Rao and others already use routinely in patients with epilepsy.“The more we understand about depression at this level of brain circuitry, the more options we may have for offering patients effective treatments with a low risk of side effects,” said Heather Dawes, PhD, who helped to oversee the research. “Perhaps by understanding how these emotion circuits go wrong in the first place, we can even one day help the brain ‘unlearn’ depression.” LinkedIn Share on Facebook Pinterest Share on Twitter Patients with moderate to severe depression reported significant improvements in mood when researchers precisely stimulated a brain region called the orbitofrontal cortex (OFC), according to a UC San Francisco research study published November 29, 2018 in Current Biology. The results are an important step toward developing a therapy for people with treatment-resistant depression, which affects as many as 30 percent of depression patients, the authors say.Using electrical current to directly stimulate affected regions of the brain has proven to be an effective therapy for treating certain forms of epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease, but efforts to develop therapeutic brain stimulation for depression have so far been inconclusive. These earlier efforts focused on stimulation of deep brain regions within the cingulate cortex and basal ganglia that are known to play a direct role in emotional processing, but much less is known about the emotion-regulating functions of the OFC, a small region on the lower surface of the brain just above the eyes.“The OFC has been called one of the least understood regions in the brain, but it is richly connected to various brain structures linked to mood, depression and decision making, making it very well positioned to coordinate activity between emotion and cognition,” said study senior author Eddie Chang, MD, a UCSF professor of neurosurgery and member of the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences whose research lab studies the neuroscience of language and mood.
In further worrisome developments, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) announced four more Ebola cases late yesterday, including two deaths.There are now 181 total cases and 115 deaths in the ongoing outbreak in North Kivu province. Twenty-one cases are under investigation, the DRC Health Ministry said.Two each of the new cases announced yesterday are in Beni and Butembo, which raise the recorded number of cases in these two cities in the past 4 days to 16.Beni on track to be hardest hitThe DRC’s ministry of health said the recent spike in cases in these areas confirms that case contacts during the initial wave of cases in August and September who avoided follow-up and vaccination have now been infected. Beni has been a hotbed of anti-response activity, especially the neighborhood of Ndindi.”The factors contributing to this situation are mainly misinformation, non-collaboration of the population with the response teams and insecurity,” the Health Ministry said in its daily update. “More than two months after the declaration of the epidemic, the community continues to prevent the safe and dignified burial, and at-risk contacts still refuse vaccination and 21-day follow-up.”Experts in the DRC now predict that cases in Beni will soon surpass totals in Mblanka, the first designated epicenter of North Kivu’s outbreak. To date, Mblanka has confirmed 91 cases and 65 deaths.As of yesterday, Beni has 57 confirmed or probable cases, and 35 deaths. Over the weekend DRC health officials said the new cases represent “a second wave of confirmed cases among refractory contacts.”Preparing for more cases in BeniDRC officials said they are preparing Beni for the influx of cases. “The Beni Ebola Treatment Center (ETC), which currently has 16 beds, will be expanded to accommodate at least 60 patients, additional doses of vaccines have been ordered, and additional epidemiologists will be deployed for alerts,” they said.Oly Ilunga Kalenga, MD, DRC public health minister, visited Beni last week and said response efforts would take a new direction in Beni, with the city divided into 18 health zones that will be surveyed closely. Also, additional vaccines and epidemiologists will be deployed to the area.Since Aug 8, a total of 15,114 people have been vaccinated against Ebola, including 5,250 in Beni, 4,289 in Mabalako, 1,663 in Mandima, 1,392 in Katwa, 1,100 in Butembo, 434 in Bunia, 355 in Tchomia, 270 in Masereka, 240 to Komanda, and 121 to Oicha.See also:Oct 8 DRC reportOct 8 CIDRAP News story, “DRC records 12 new Ebola cases over the weekend”
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