2 Mar

PHOTOS: Cory Wong Leads Vulfpeck, Jamiroquai, TAUK, Ripe Members For #NCMF Riff Wars

first_imgLast night, as part of North Coast Music Festival‘s official after party schedule, Chicago’s Bottom Lounge played host to #NCMF Riff Wars, a collaborative showcase led by quirky guitarist and frequent Vulfpeck collaborator Cory Wong. The performance featured a talented roster of musicians also playing the festival’s main event.Wong served as the characteristically off-kilter emcee for the evening, welcoming up a rotating cast of players including fellow Vulfpeck collaborator Antwaun Stanley and bassist Joe Dart as well as Jamiroquai members Derrick McKenzie, Paul Turner, and Matt Johnson; TAUK’s Alric Carter; Michal Menert Band’s Nick Gerlach; RIPE’s Josh Shpak and Calvin Barthel; Ben Rector’s Kevin MacIntire; Cory Wong’s own Petar Janjic and Kevin Gastongauy, and more.North Coast Music Festival wraps up today with performances by Jamiroquai, Gramatik, Yellow Claw, Moon Taxi, and many more. Following the main event, the North Coast after party lineup comes to a close with shows by Yellow Claw, Midnight Conspiracy w/ PNC, and The Midnight with Maddy O’Neal, in addition to the highly anticipated debut performance of nascent Vulfpeck offshoot band, The Fearless Flyers.Below, you can check out a gallery of photos from the Cory Wong-hosted #NCMF Riff Wars featuring members of Jamiroquai, RIPE, TAUK, and more courtesy of Phierce Photo by Keith G.#NCMF Riff Wars ft. Members of Vulfpeck, Jamiroquai, Cory Wong | Bottom Lounge | Chicago, IL | 9/1/31 Load remaining imageslast_img read more

20 Oct

BH&S feeds Gulliver to hungry Lionbrook

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16 Sep

Doping casts shadow over Putin’s hopes for sporting prestige

first_imgREAD | Bala Devi Scores A Brace; India Thrash Maldives 5-0 At South Asian Games’Athletes ‘betrayed’Denis Volkov, deputy director at pollster Levada, said authorities and state-controlled media would bill the ban as a new move by the West to humiliate Russia — and that the majority of Russians would accept that line. “The authorities will use this to their advantage,” Volkov told AFP.  “All of this will be interpreted in the sense of the West always against Russia.” The question will be whether Russia’s athletes buy it.Maria Lasitskene, a three-time world high jump champion, has already warned she would quit Russia and train elsewhere so as not to miss the Tokyo Olympics. Along with hurdler Sergey Shubenkov and pole vaulter Anzhelika Sidorova, the 26-year-old missed the Rio Olympics in 2016 because of the doping scandal. “I do not intend to miss a second Olympics in a row because of some strange people who cannot do their job honestly,” Lasitskene has said on Instagram.Russian rugby star Vasily Artemyev said the country’s athletes have been “betrayed”. The Russian men’s rugby sevens team is already out of contention for the Tokyo Games but the women’s team is still hoping to qualify. Artemyev, who became a darling of the Rugby World Cup in Japan this year, said Russia needed to dismantle its current sport management model and build a new one from scratch. “We have to look each other in the eye and develop a new strategic plan,” he told AFP.  “We need a new face for Russian sport and it should be sincere.”READ | Lewis Hamilton To Ferrari? If Yes, What’s Next For Sebastian Vettel 9 months ago Russian scientists present ancient puppy found in permafrost 9 months ago WADA moves crucial ExCo meeting to Lausanne from Paris A proposed four-year doping ban on Russian athletes would deal a huge new blow to President Vladimir Putin’s efforts to use sport to boost the country’s prestige and his own reputation. But experts say the Russian leader could also turn the ban to his advantage — by portraying it as a politically motivated attempt by the West to once again humiliate the country at the expense of its athletes. The executive committee of the World Anti-Doping Agency will meet in Paris on December 9 to consider a recommendation for the ban, which would exclude Russian athletes from major sports events including the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.A WADA review panel has accused Moscow of falsifying laboratory data handed over to investigators as part of a probe into the doping allegations that have plagued Russia for years. In power for nearly 20 years, Putin has made sport and healthy living a cornerstone of his popularity and is regularly shown on state television taking part in judo matches or on the ice for hockey games. His government poured enormous resources into Russia’s hosting of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics — the first Olympics in Russia since 1980 — but the Games were tainted by claims of widespread, state-sponsored doping. Russian athletes faced a series of bans over the next few years and were forced to participate in the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games as neutral competitors.READ | India Wins 10 Medals In Athletics In 2019 South Asian Games’Headed for catastrophe’Redemption seemed on the way with Russia’s successful hosting of the 2018 football World Cup, and the reinstatement the same year of its RUSADA anti-doping body. But if the allegations of tampering with laboratory data are true, Russian authorities have managed to re-ignite the scandal, observers say. “I fear that we’re headed for catastrophe, everything was done too cynically and grossly,” Sergei Medvedev, a professor at Moscow’s Higher School of Economics, wrote in a Facebook post.READ | Nikhat Zareen Helps NE Rhinos Rally To Beat BrawlersThe avid sports enthusiast compared the doping scandal to Russia’s handling of the assassination attempt of defector Sergei Skripal in England and its denials of supplying separatists in eastern Ukraine with the missile that shot down flight MH17. In both instances Russia shifted blame with vehement denials and finger-pointing. But in this case, Medvedev said, Russia will not get away “with a smirk from Putin” and a generation of Russian athletes could be prevented from pursuing their dreams. Sports commentators were hard on Russian authorities in the wake of the potential ban being announced, with many blaming criminal investigators who were responsible for handling the data. “I am sure our officials will never recognise that they have disgraced themselves and will never ask for forgiveness,” sports commentator Alexei Durnovo told AFP. Press Trust Of India Popular sports commentator Vasily Utkin even urged athletes to sue Russian authorities, who he said “were genetically linked to the security services”. At the same time, analysts said the crisis was unlikely to seriously affect Putin’s personal popularity. Written By “We will never know the names” of those responsible, he added. LIVE TV 9 months ago FBI says Russian mobile apps a ‘potential counterintelligence threat’center_img SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW US 9 months ago WADA seeks four-year Russia ban over false doping data WATCH US LIVE Last Updated: 4th December, 2019 10:03 IST Doping Casts Shadow Over Putin’s Hopes For Sporting Prestige A proposed four-year doping ban on Russian athletes would deal a huge new blow to President Putin’s efforts to use sport to boost the country’s prestige WE RECOMMEND COMMENT First Published: 4th December, 2019 10:03 IST 9 months ago Russian military cadets sing Mohammed Rafi’s Aye Watan, netizens get goosebumpslast_img read more

20 Jul

What Are the Best Books on Aging

first_imgby, Kavan Peterson, Editor, ChangingAging.orgTweet26Share143Share3Email172 SharesI hope folks are enjoying ChangingAging’s new design and features. Our Submissions Page is now live and ready to accept guestblog submissions, Journey stories and your Questions. I’m going to kick things off with a question of my own that I hope the ChangingAging community can help me with.This week I received a guestblog submission from a wonderful ChangingAging reader who is writing a book on graceful aging and submitted a post listing her Top 15 Books on Aging. I was so excited to receive one of our first submissions that it was truly upsetting when I realized I had to reject it.The description of her book on graceful aging sounded wonderful, with a great focus on the positive aspects of aging, meaningful living and legacy. However, when I took a look at her top 15 books I realized that every book on her list was about life extension, anti-aging strategies and longevity.Now, several of her picks are great books, such as aging-guru Robert N. Butler’s “The Longevity Prescription: The 8 Proven Keys to a Long, Healthy Life,” or “The Blue Zones: 9 Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest” by Dan Buettner. But the bulk of the list are books I would only post on ChangingAging to criticize for their obsession with superficial youth, such as Ageless Face, Ageless Mind: Erase Wrinkles and Rejuvenate the Brain by Dr. Nicholas Perricone or the dubious RealAge: Are You as Young as You Can Be?, part of the RealAge.com website that operates as a front for the Pharmaceutical Industry to collect consumer information (with backing by Oprah and Dr. Oz).I emailed the reader explaining my thoughts and asked for her feedback (I’m waiting for a reply).  I explained that our mission at ChangingAging is to counter society’s obsession and worshiping of youth. We believe this obsession with youth has many negative consequences on society, one of which is that the worth of people is largely determined by their apparent youthfulness. Rather than focus on how to “retain youth”, we are trying to change the way society views aging to become more accepting of old age and more open to the positive attributes of aging.Which leads to my two-part question:1) Do you think I did the right thing rejecting this guest post?2) What are the best Pro-Aging books that we should be featuring on ChangingAging? We’ve been compiling a Top 50 Pro-Aging book list and would love to hear what you’re reading. Take a look below and let us know what we’re missing — we have a few slots open.Abrahams, Ruby, At the End of the DayButler, Robert, N, Why Survive?: Being Old in AmericaButler, Robert, N, The Longevity Revolution: The Benefits and Challenges of Living a Long LifeChittister, Joan, The Gift of Years: Growing Older GracefullyCohen, Gene, D., The Creative Age: Awakening Human Potential In The Second Half Of LifeCohen, Gene, D., The Mature Mind: The Positive Power of the Aging BrainDass, Ram, Still Here: Embracing Aging, Changing, and DyingFischer, Kathleen, Winter Grace: Spirituality and AgingFreedman, Marc, The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond MidlifeFriedan, Betty, The Fountain of AgeFry, Prem, S., Keyes, Corey L.M., New Frontiers in Resilient Aging: Life-Strengths and Well-Being in Late LifeGraydon, Shari, I Feel Great About By Hands: And Other Unexpected Joys of AgingGreen, Brent, Generation ReinventionGrossman, I.Michael, Coming to Terms with AgingHanson, Amy, Baby Boomers and Beyond: Tapping the Ministry Talents and Passions of Adults over 50Heilbrun, Carolyn G., The Last Gift of Time:Life Beyond SixtyHill, Robert D, Seven Strategies for Positive AgingHurd, Clarke, Laura, Facing Age: Women Growing Older in Anti-Aging CultureJackman, Elspeth, Enjoying Later Life (Making a Difference)Lustbader,MSW, Wendy, Life Gets BetterMartz, Sandra, Grow Old Along with Me, The Best Is Yet to BeMatzkin, Alice, The Art of Aging: Celebrating the Authentic Aging SelfMoody, PhD,Harry and Carroll, David, The Five Stages of the Soul: Charting the Spiritual Passages That Shape Our LivesMoody, Harry PhD and Sasser, Jennifer, Aging: Concepts and ControversiesMorgan, PhD, Leslie A., and Kunkel PhD, Suzanne R., Society, and the Life Course, Fourth EditionMorganroth Gullette, Margaret, Agewise: Fighting the New Ageism in AmericaMorganroth, Gullette, Margaret, Aged by CultureNelson, Todd D., Ageism: Stereotyping and Prejudice against Older PersonsNouwen, Henri, J.M., Gaffney, Walter, J Aging: The Fulfillment of LifePlotkin, Bill, Nature and the Human Soul: Cultivating Wholeness and Community in a Fragmented WorldPowell, Jason, Gilbert, Tony, Aging Identity: A Dialogue with PostmodernismReid, Eve, Fearless Aging: A Journey of Self Discovery, Soul Work and EmpowermentRich, Cynthia, MacDonald, Barbara, Look Me in the Eye: Old Women, Aging and AgeismRichmond, Lewis, Aging as a Spiritual Practice: A Contemplative Guide to Growing Older and WiserRohr, Richard, Falling Upward:A Spirituality for the Two Halves of LifeSarton, May, As We Are NowSarton, May, Encore: A Journal of the Eightieth YearSchachter-Shalomi, Zalman, Miller, Ronald, Age-ing to Sage-ingThomas, William H M.D., What Are Old People ForThomas, William H M.D., In The Arms of EldersThomason, Sally Palmer, Living Spirit of the Crone: Turning Aging Inside OutWalker, Smith, J. and Clurman, Ann, Generation Ageless: How Baby Boomers Are Changing the Way We Live Today….And They’re Just Getting StartedWeintraub, Arlene, Selling the Fountain of Youth: How the Anti-Aging Industry Made a Disease Out of Getting Old-And Made BillionsWilliamson, Marianne, The Age of Miracles: Embracing the New MidlifeRelated PostsChangingAging Books: The Wonder of AgingWhen I received a copy of Michael Gurian’s new book “The Wonder of Aging: A New Approach to Embracing Life After Fifty” I could tell this was a changing aging book.ChangingAging Weekly Blog RoundupIt Starts Here — Announcing the ChangingAging Blogstream The mass media is the most ageist element of our society — it will not help us change aging. There is an alternative option to get our story out. It’s BIG. It’s powerful. It’s under our control. It’s called Social Media. One…This is the Changing Aging Book of the YearWendy Lustbader is one of America’s finest and most illuminating writers. Equally passionate as a writer, teacher, and therapist, Wendy brings a social worker’s lived experience to her writing, teaching, and service to older people. Indeed it is her long experience with and concern for the well being of older…Tweet26Share143Share3Email172 SharesTags: Anti-Aging books Dr. Oz oprah Pro-Aginglast_img read more