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Laure Lebret, researcher, orthodontics teacher

first_imgIn an era when few dentists were women and even fewer specialized in orthodontics, French-born Laure Lebret became well known in the field as a researcher and practitioner.She had prepared for her career at Ecole Odontologique de la Rue Garanciere in Paris during the German occupation of World War II, which slowed her completion of studies until the end of the war. After graduation, in the late 1940s, Dr. Lebret worked in orthodontics at the Institut Eastman in Paris.Dr. Lebret, a retired associate professor of orthodontics at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, died of kidney failure Aug. 23 at her Brookline home. She was 92…Read full storylast_img read more

Dopapod Releases ‘Live At The Capitol Theatre’ Live Album [Stream]

first_imgDopapod has released a new live album, Live At The Capitol Theatre, capturing their triumphant first performance following their return from a restorative hiatus in 2019.Recorded by studio engineer Jason “Jocko” Randall, The Capitol Theatre show showcases the band—comprised of Eli Winderman (keys and vocals), Rob Compa (guitar and vocals), Chuck Jones (bass), and Neal “Fro” Evans (drums)—in peak form.As keyboardist Eli Winderman explains in a statement accompanying the release, “April 27th, 2019 will be a night that will forever live in the part of my brain where my most cherished memories live. That place in my head where I can go and it will always just give me a little feeling of gratitude and appreciation for life.”“You know those times when you have so much fun and experience such pure joy and bliss that you almost don’t even remember the whole thing? That’s what happened to me and that’s why I’m excited to put this album out and see what really happened,” adds drummer Neal Evans.As Winderman continues, “Being in a band is one of the most incredible experiences a human can have. It has so many of the things that people need to be happy: camaraderie creativity adventure the unknown stinky van smells etc… It also contains some patterns of living that really can wear you down physically and psychologically. Taking a break from the band was necessary for us as people but it was a complete gamble as a band. We didn’t know what would happen and we still don’t know what will happen! What I do know is that on April 27th 2019 the Capitol Theatre was brimming with love and excitement for a band and the community surrounding it. It was a truly magical feeling that everyone seemed to be connected to and feeding off of.”Dopapod’s new Live At The Capitol Theatre release is now available on iTunes, Spotify, and all other streaming platforms.Dopapod – Live At The Capitol Theatre – Full AlbumSince returning from their year-long sabbatical in April, Dopapod has been hard at work both in the studio and onstage. In late-May, the quartet released their latest studio LP, Emit Time, the follow-up to the band’s 2017 album, Megagem. The band has also been steadily making their way back into the live circuit, including a set at The Peach Music Festival and upcoming performances at The Werk Out Music and Arts Festival (8/2) and Denver’s at The Ogden Theatre (10/5) as well as a special intimate performance at Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox (10/4).Earlier this month, Dopapod released 100+ new shows from their lengthy live catalog on ahead of their appearance at The Peach Music Festival.Fans can head here to access Dopapod’s updated catalog of live shows on a full list of Dopapod’s upcoming tour dates, ticketing, and more information, head to the band’s website.Setlist: Dopapod | The Capitol Theatre | Port Chester, NY | 4/28/19Set One (9:10 – 10:33): Vol. 3 #86 > Nuggy Jawson, Mucho, French Bowling* > Braindead, My Elephant vs. Your Elephant, Trapper KeeperSet Two (11:03 – 12:30): Numbers Need Humans^, FABA, Onionhead, Bullet With Butterfly Wings+, Super Bowl, Roid Rage, Plaese Haalp, Cloud World, Never Odd Or Even^ > Bubble BrainEncore (12:33 – 12:50) : Freight Train*Nana nana boo-boo teases^Debut+Smashing Pumpkins coverlast_img read more

Shots Fired at Kentucky Paramedics

first_imgGREENUP, Ky. – Police are investigating a shooting incident in the eastern Kentucky city of Greenup.A spokeswoman for the Greenup County Volunteer Fire Department said three emergency medical service employees were walking into the fire department building when three shots were fired in their direction.The Independent in Ashland reported spokeswoman Karen Belt said one of the bullets passed between two paramedics and struck the building. No one was hurt.The incident occurred during a shift change at 8:30 Monday morning.___Information from: The Independent, http://www.dailyindependent.comlast_img read more

DAR honors 20 graduates with scholarships

first_img Stella Corcoran White chartered the Captain William Sanders Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, in Port Arthur in October 1937. White Haven was her home. She and her husband established the Carl and Stella White Scholarship Fund strictly for educating young people. Scholarships have been given every year since 1988. Students from Jefferson County apply in their counselor’s office and the Board of Higher Education at Lamar makes the selection. The students will be mailed their certificates of merit and Lamar’s scholarship board will forward the $1,000 to the college of the scholar’s choice when the college receives notification the student has enrolled.Recipients this school year are:Bob Hope School — Jocelyn Diaz, Vicky Longoria, Imelda Barriga, and Melany Esquivel;Memorial High School — Chloe Guidry and Tyson Nguyen;Nederland High School — Kasey Rule, Katelyn Patterson, Melody Youwakim, Han Vo, Wiilliam Denson, DeMorieh Washington, and Brock Holton;Port Neches-Groves High School — Channing Hebert, Zane Hernandez, Kendall Holman, Kristen Nguyen, Travis Wommack, Kaylee Gutierres, and Kasidee Sartin. The Captain William Sanders Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution honored 20 graduates with scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each.Coronavirus has had an effect on so many activities this graduation season. The DAR chapter still awarded the scholarships but had to forgo the usual reception for this year’s graduates, their parents, counselors and DAR members.center_img Graduates will receive $1,000 credit toward educational expenses at the college of their choice. That makes a total of $20,000 given by Captain William Sanders Chapter for the year of 2020 reported by Chapter Registrar Betty Brownlee.last_img read more

Briefly Noted: Weir, Adkins at odds over visibility of support for Trump during impeachment inquiry; Lenexa police hosting Use of Force workshop for residents

first_imgPhoto credit Hart Weir campaign.Republican Congressional candidate says opponent has been ‘eerily silent’ on Trump impeachment. Sara Hart Weir, the Mission Republican running for the Kansas 3rd Congressional seat, attacked primary opponent Amanda Adkins this week for being insufficiently supportive of President Donald Trump as Democrats move forward with impeachment proceedings against him. Adkins called the attack “silly games.” Incumbent Rep. Sharice Davids joined all but two Congressional Democrats in voting for the formal impeachment inquiry this week. [‘Eerily silent.’ Kansas GOP candidates trade blows over Trump impeachment inquiry — Kansas City Star]Lenexa police hosting Use of Force workshop for residents. The Lenexa Police Department is hosting a free Use of Force Workshop this weekend for Johnson County residents ages 18 and older. The workshop takes place from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 2 at the police station, 12500 W. 87th St. Parkway, Lenexa. As part of the workshop, participants have the opportunity to go thought the department’s firearms simulator which puts them in realistic scenarios that police may encounter.Rep. Sharice Davids leading roundtable on surprise medical billing. Rep. Sharice Davids will lead a roundtable discussion on surprise medical billing and its impact on Kansas families from 3 to 4 p.m. today in the Carmack Community Room in the Johnson County Central Resource Library, 9875 W. 87th St., Overland Park. To RSVP, or for questions, contact Johanna Warshaw at [email protected] Confirmed panelists include:Dr. Lee Norman: Secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and EnvironmentDr. Marc Larsen: Emergency physician at St. Luke’s and President of the Metro Emergency PhysiciansShalae Harris: Program Director at the Alzheimer’s Association Heart of America ChapterDr. Sam Caughron: Pathologist & Lab Medical Director at Advent Health and President of MAWD Pathology GroupShawnee Mayor Michelle Distler to volunteer with Extra Mile Day today. Shawnee Mayor Michelle Distler is one of more than 525 mayors across the United States who are volunteering to “go the extra mile” in service and contribution on Extra Mile Day. By participating, Distler is recognizing and appreciating volunteers in Shawnee.last_img read more

Price takes second in the Griak

first_imgPrice takes second in the Griak Derek WetmoreSeptember 26, 2010Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintIn the GophersâÄô biggest home meet of the season, junior Steph Price highlighted the competition for Minnesota with a second-place finish at the Griak Invitational on Saturday. PriceâÄôs finish led the No. 28 women to a seventh-place finish. The No. 27 Gophers menâÄôs team âÄî who competed for the first time after star runner Hassan Mead took a medical redshirt âÄî finished fifth. Senior captains Ben Blankenship (10th) and Mike Torchia (14th) were MinnesotaâÄôs top finishers, and sophomore Pieter Gagnon (15th) also clocked inside the top 20. Price beat her personal best by more than a half minute, finishing in 20 minutes, 41 seconds âÄî just two seconds behind North Carolina StateâÄôs Laura Hoer. Behind Price, the teamâÄôs youth stepped up to round out the top five. With the exception of senior Nikki Swenson (49th overall, fourth Gophers finisher), the rest of the top five were all underclassmen: freshman Missa Varpness (28th, second), freshman Ashlie Decker (39th, third) and sophomore Kayla Wagner (67th, fifth). âÄúIt was a good day âÄî it wasnâÄôt a great day,âÄù assistant coach Sarah Hesser said. âÄúWeâÄôre not thrilled with it, but we did a good job.âÄù Head coach Gary Wilson added: âÄúI told the girls, âÄòIf you ran this race two weeks from now, weâÄôd see another 20 seconds [shaved off] from all of you.âÄô âÄù As with any young team, the womenâÄôs coaches know that thereâÄôs a learning curve and that a high-level race like the Griak is the way to speed along that process. The team has three meets left before the pre-NCAA race Oct. 16, when runners have a chance to qualify for nationals. âÄúThe girls will run better at pre-nats for having had this experience at Griak, we just need to iron out some of the mistakes as a team,âÄù Hesser said. âÄúBut the talent is there.âÄù The 25th running of the annual Roy Griak Invitational drew huge crowds, with thousands of participants and even more spectators. Participation numbers werenâÄôt released, but the team said last week that they expected to break their previous record of 3,505 runners. After a light rain in the early morning, conditions cleared to allow for a clean day of racing, aside from some mud after portions of Les Bolstad golf course were torn up by a high volume of runners. âÄúIt was a lot of fun having such a home crowd here,âÄù Price said. âÄúIt was really fun having everyone cheer me on. I really drew that energy from the [home] crowd.âÄù For the men, competing without Mead âÄî who was on hand to cheer on his team âÄî has become an accepted reality. They spread the burden around, finishing fifth as a team despite the fact that their best individual finisher, Blankenship, came in 10th. Blankenship got a late start on conditioning due to competing for USA Track and Field this summer and taking a short break afterward. That in mind, his finish was encouraging to a team that will now look to him as a leader. âÄúWe think we know where Ben Blankenship can compete when heâÄôs healthy,âÄù head coach Steve Plasencia said. That could become a theme for the rest of the season, and so far, there are no injury concerns with the rest of the team. Griak means more The power that an invitational as heralded as the Roy Griak holds is most evident on race day. To observe the look of excitement, especially among the high school athletes competing, sums up the Griak experience. âÄúRight from the get-go [in 1985] we decided we were going to do this first class âĦ and make it special for the kids that come,âÄù Wilson said. Since the race was created, Wilson said there was ultimately one purpose. âÄúItâÄôs not about anything other than, do [the kids] come and have the best cross country experience theyâÄôve ever had in their life?âÄù he said. WomenâÄôs redshirt freshman Caitlin Olson said she was convinced to walk on and join the team simply by watching the Griak last year. âÄúItâÄôs amazing,âÄù she said of the power the Griak Invitational holds. âÄúSeeing it last year just really made me want to be a part of it and come out for the team.âÄù Related: – Roy Griak Invitational 2010 (video) – Thousands of runners coming for Griak Invitational (9/22)last_img read more

Global wellness tourism revenues are growing 14 percent

first_imgThe Global Wellness Institute recently reported that the global revenues of wellness tourism in the period 2013-2015. increased by 14 percent, and how international wellness tourism has grown by 22 percent in two years, the portal reports Tourism Review.Global tourism wellness tourism revenue is $ 563 billion, and the sector is projected to grow by another 2020% by 37,5 to generate $ 808 billion in revenue. When it comes to leading markets, the U.S. remains the world wellness leader, with $ 202 billion in revenue. This is more than one third of the total revenue of wellness tourism and three times more than the second-ranked Germany. China proved to be the fastest growing market, with its revenues growing by more than 300% (from $ 12,3 billion to $ 29,5 billion) and jumping from 9th to 4th place.In total, the top five countries (USA, Germany, France, China, Japan) represent 61% of the world market. As for the rest who are in the TOP 20, Brazil has entered the world elite of wellness tourism for the first time, surpassing Portugal. The countries that are most important on the rise in relation to wellness trips are Australia (+ 85%), China (+ 60%), Brazil (+ 46%), Indonesia (+ 40%) and Russia (+ 31%). Recently, a session of the Health Tourism Association Council at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce was held in Zagreb, where it was concluded that health tourism needs stronger promotion outside Croatia, and that Croatia should be put on the medical map of the world. “We are still not on the medical map of the world. We have made some development strides, but insufficient for significant participation in the medical tourism market, whose annual turnover is estimated at more than 100 billion US dollars, with a projection of future annual growth of 15 to 20 percent”, Said Ognjen Bagatin, director of the Bagatin Polyclinic at the session of the Council of the Community of Health Tourism (ZZT) at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce.Although there are about 1.100 medical tourism service providers in Croatia, only five percent of tourists (patients) come from foreign markets, primarily from Italy, Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. “This is extremely small, but the potential for the development of health tourism in Croatia, as a year-round tourism product, is very large, and research tells us that foreign tourists in this segment spend 2,5 times more than domestic”, Concluded Bagatin.All these data speak of an obvious trend and the need of tourists for wellness services and offers, which is more than enough an invitation to the tourism sector to focus on the wellness offer, as well as the great potential of wellness tourism in Croatia.Related news:Health Tourism Cluster established in ZagrebHealth tourism needs stronger promotion outside Croatialast_img read more

ASE Announces New Officers For 2014

first_img· Rob Barto, manager, technical training design, Nissan North America, Franklin, Tenn., past chairman. · Greg Gaulin, owner, Gaulin’s of Williamsville, N.Y., vice chairman; “I’d also like to offer our sincere thanks to outgoing board member Phil Fournier, owner of Phil’s Auto Clinic, for his service over the years,” Zilke continued. “Phil volunteered his time to serve on the ASE board to the benefit of our industry and the thousands of automotive service professionals who proudly wear the ASE Blue Seal. We thank Phil for his service and wish him continued success.” LEESBURG, Va. – The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) has announced the lineup of officers for its board of directors for 2014. · Jeff Walker, owner, Walker’s Automotive Service in Pleasantville, N.J., secretary; and · Mike Durkin, director of dealer service and warranty operations for General Motors, Warren, Mich., treasurer;center_img “2013 saw continuing improvement in the ASE program, including the launch of our new G1 Auto Maintenance and Light Repair certification,” said Tim Zilke, ASE president and CEO. “The leadership of the ASE board is vital to ensuring the ASE program keeps pace with our changing industry. We are grateful for the commitment of ASE’s all-volunteer board and the ongoing support by the companies that encourage such talented people to serve. With their counsel and guidance, ASE continues to improve the high-quality certification program our automotive professionals rely on to demonstrate their commitment to excellence. · Glenn Dahl, senior coordinator, technical education, Bridgestone Retail Operations, LLC, Bloomingdale, Ill., chairman; The 2014 ASE board is:  AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementlast_img read more

Wybranski Designs U.S. Open Poster

first_imgA show featuring renowned golf artist Lee Wybranski at the Southampton Cultural Center from June 7 to June 30 will coincide with the 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club.As his most extensive exhibit to date with more than 40 pieces, Wybranski will offer images of his famed traditional golf work, such as his celebrated 11th consecutive U.S. Open poster, and a Shinnecock original. In addition to his recognized works will be an abstract series depicting golf holes.The Philadelphia native has created commissioned artworks for the likes of the USGA and the PGA of America. He’s worked with private clubs like National Golf Links of America and businesses including Polo Ralph Lauren, with his work featured on the Golf Channel, CNN, and Golf Talk Live. From his easel on the greens to his inside studio, Wybranski continues to craft his passion around the course.What made you start painting these landscapes? Why golf?I started with architectural drawings for private estates and small institutions around Philadelphia right after I graduated from art school. I was trying to figure out how to grow the business and approach new markets, so I thought of taking the same kind of a service — very fine, beautiful pen and ink architectural drawings — to a place where people had an emotional attachment to buildings. That was the initial trail of thought.What I came up with at the time was universities. Alumni love their home college. Then it was golf and country clubs, many of which are known for beautiful clubhouses, and people have a strong connection of membership to these places.I just thought this was a neat thing to explore. I showed the portfolio to a number of the best clubs around New York City. That project led to a number of others pretty quickly, including the Atlantic Golf Club in Bridgehampton. All of a sudden, I was a golf artist.What’s the first thing you notice when deciding to paint?It depends on the project. I consider the poster to be a different animal than the traditional landscape painting. Landscapes rely more on detail and general vistas. With posters, I try to identify the two or three main characters of the place and also the championship. With the U.S. Open at Shinnecock, it’s about the U.S. Open but also Shinnecock, so both need to be dramatically represented in the artwork.From venue to venue, project to project, I create a composition that allows all these elements to be included in a way that feels balanced and visually appealing and uncluttered. I like to focus all the attention on the things that are most important and leave a lot of open space in between when I can. At Shinnecock, a focus on the clubhouse was decided very early on in my discussions with the USGA. To the general golfing public, visually the thing they know is the clubhouse.What’s your favorite U.S. Open painting?I’d say Torrey Pines [in La Jolla, California] in 2008. It was my first one — a gorgeous venue right next to the Pacific Ocean. It was a great event, with Tiger Woods winning in a playoff on a broken leg. The painting was a runaway hit. I got on the local news. It was a surprise success, not knowing what to expect that first year.Out of all the golf courses you’ve seen, which is a must-visit for avid golfers?Painting St. Andrews in Scotland, working with The Old Course, is a goosebumps experience. If you’re an artist doing what I do, you can’t really do any better. Anyone who really loves the game should certainly visit once. It’s a magical place.Domestically, one of my favorites is Fisher’s Island, off the coast of Long Island, once called the Pebble Beach of the East. It’s virtually untouched, so it’s like going back in time.Architecturally, the course is fantastic. Scenery wise, you can’t beat it. Within the world of golf, there’s a return to a simple, natural, and pure links experience.Southampton Cultural Center is located at 25 Pond Lane in Southampton. An artist’s reception will be held on Saturday, June 9, at 7 PM.Visit to learn more or call [email protected] Sharelast_img read more

IBA 2013: opposition to open jurisdictions ‘uncompetitive’

first_imgInternational jurisdictions should have nothing to fear from opening their legal borders to English and Welsh lawyers, a leading City figure has said.Alasdair Douglas (pictured), chairman of the City of London Law Society, said the current opposition of countries such as India to allowing in foreign lawyers could be seen as ‘anti-competitive’.Speaking at a roundtable event at the International Bar Association conference in Boston yesterday, Douglas said concerns about the threat from incoming lawyers were unfounded.’English lawyers don’t want to trample on foreign lawyers at all. Our clients want us to work internationally. We’re very conscious to work with international firms without upsetting local people.’English firms don’t want to export English lawyers for the rest of time. It’s hugely expensive and culturally not right. After a few years the local lawyers become experts and they get to play in this great international game – it drives the local lawyer to a terrific level.’As well as India, which has refused to liberalise its jurisdiction despite lobbying from the legal profession and British government, restrictions on practising exist to varying degrees in nations such as Brazil, China and Nigeria.The event heard that ‘host’ nations have felt resentment when forced to work with foreign lawyers and are yet to be convinced of the benefits.Deidre Sauls, president of the Namibian Law Society, said her country enforced restrictions on foreign lawyers as a way of protecting the domestic market.’You don’t want to just give your market away,’ she said. ‘There are those who feel there should be some more liberalisation and others would feel historical factors are there for a reason which is to maintain the interests of the local profession given that it was so small. There is a fear they would be swamped by firms that are bigger than our entire profession.’But countries were warned they risk holding back investment in their domestic industries if they continue to put up barriers to foreign lawyers.Nick Eastwell, former Linklaters partner and now City adviser to the Solicitors Regulation Authority, said: ‘People are investing round the world and if you don’t allow English lawyers to come in there won’t be enough lawyers on the ground to advise on contracts.’last_img read more