Lotus Ends CO Run With A Bang, Invites Gabe Otto For Original Tune & Talking Heads Cover [Photo/Video]

first_imgOn Saturday night, Lotus finished off their annual winter Colorado run with a performance at Denver’s Fillmore Auditorium. Following two fiery nights at the intimate Belly Up in Aspen, the five-piece jamtronica act was dialed-in for the performance, offering up a mix of old-school tunes, tracks from their newer releases, and well-developed jams throughout. Notably, during the second set, the band invited out past collaborator and vocalist Gabe Otto for a take on Talking Heads’ “Burning Down The House” and original tune “Eats The Light” off their similarly named 2016 album.Following a performance by Marvel Years, Lotus took the stage around 9:15, leaving plenty of space for the band’s two-set show ahead of the venue’s strict 1 a.m. curfew. With an entrance line winding more than a block as Lotus’ set began, fans slowly trickled in (pro-tip: when the entrance line is long at the Fillmore, the venue frequently opens a second entrance on the east-facing alley), and the room significantly filled out during the first few songs of the night.“Grayrigg”, a tune off the band’s 2009 duel EP release Oil On Glass/Feather On Wood, served as the band’s show opener, marking a melodic start to the show before the song built to its grittier climax. Build‘s funky and sample-heavy “Middle Road” came next, and Lotus used the tune as a launch pad for an extended, high-octane jam. “Destroyer” offered a slow build to its peak, with the tune’s ambient beginnings becoming increasingly propulsive as it unfolded.After a quick word of welcome from Luke Miller and an apology that he was fighting a cold, Lotus launched into their cover of Tom Misch’s “ClapClapClap”. The laidback tune featured heavy bass from Jesse Miller and a slinky guitar riff from Mike Rempel, though it was the percussion section of Chuck Morris and Mike Greenfield who shined during the song’s jam. The drummers led the band in moving the song to a more bouncy and ebullient tone, with the jam beginning to gallop as the transition led into fan favorite “Shimmer And Out”.An old-school classic, “Shimmer And Out”, was the first set’s peak, with the crowd super responsive as the feel-good tune hit its resounding climax. Closing things out, Lotus offered up a “Bellwether” sandwich housing “Sift”. Compared to the distinctly joyful tone of “Shimmer And Out”, Hammerstrike‘s “Bellwether” was grittier and darker and featured Luke offering up effect-heavy vocals. A percussive and extended outro jam served as a rumbling transition into the well-loved older track “Sift”. More funk-oriented and featuring dynamic interplay between Rempel and Jesse, “Sift” was a glorious interlude before the band returned to “Bellwether”, marking an energetic close to the set.For set two, Lotus came out swinging with the infectious grooves of “Cold Facts”, a relatively new song that the band debuted in Boston in early 2016. Drawing on mid-70’s funk, the tune saw vocal ornamentations by Luke and a prominent bass line from Jesse. Next up, the band welcomed vocalist Gabe Otto for Talking Heads’ “Burning Down The House”, a cover the group has only played once before when they debuted it in Richmond, Virginia, in October of last year. A synthy jam during the Talking Heads tune offered Rempel the chance to come forward, unleashing a spirited guitar solo. Otto, who the band tapped for their 2014 “Talking Heads Deconstructed” set at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, stuck around for a crowd-pleasing and jammed-out rendition of “Eats The Light”, his collaboration with Lotus off their newest album, Eat The Light. Most notably, during the jam within “Eats The Light”, the group heavily riffed on the gorgeous tune “Marisol” off Oil On Glass/Feather On Wood, and the contrast between the vibes of the two songs took the performance to the next level.“Eats The Light”, “Livingston Storm”, “Behind Midwest Storefronts” [Video: Joel Thompson]After Otto departed from the stage, the band offered up the melodic classic tune “Livingston STorm” off Nomad. A shift in tone following the sit-in that preceded it, the song’s groovy and mellow tone eventually made way for a high-energy and forward-moving jam. Hammerstrike‘s fan-favorite tune, “Behind Midwest Storefronts”, came next, with its placement in the middle of the set surprising many. Almost like a breather, the soulful song served as a way to decompress and slow down before the band launched into their closing combination of “Plant Your Root” into “Jump Off”, both tunes off Nomad.“Plant Your Root” offered effervescent guitar riffs and accelerated drum beats ahead of the song’s dramatic slow down to a more ambient jam. The more spacious jam eventually dissipated, picking up right where the group left off at the song’s peak before a more discordant section during which the keys stood out. The extended transition into “Jump Off” was well played, making Lotus’ landing into their final song of set two all the more triumphant. The cascading and crisp guitar aided the song’s gradual transition to a more fast-paced and energized set closer.For their encore, Lotus first offered up “Bug Love”, which the band debuted at their own music festival, Summerdance, in 2017. The jazzy tune, which the group coincidentally played a few nights prior during their run at the Belly Up, eventually made way for “Hammerstrike”, the title track off their 2008 album. A shreddy end to the show, the thumping tune was a perfect way to cap off the night.Lotus continues their ongoing tour with a performance in Kansas City, MO tonight marking their first time back in the city since Dancefestopia back in 2013. For a full list of upcoming Lotus dates, head to the band’s website.You can check out a gallery of photos from the performance courtesy of photographer Andrew Rios below.Setlist: Lotus | Fillmore Auditorium | Denver, CO | 2/24/2018Set One: Grayrigg, Middle Road, Destroyer, ClapClapClap > Shimmer and Out, Bellwether > Sift > BellwetherSet Two: Cold Facts, Burning Down The House*, Eats The Light*, Livingston Storm, Behind Midwest Storefronts, Plant Your Root > Jump OffEncore: Bug Love, Hammerstrike*With vocalist Gabe OttoLotus | Fillmore Auditorium | Denver, CO | 2/24/18 | Photos: Andrew Rios Photo: Andrew Rios Photo: Andrew Rios Photo: Andrew Rios Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Fashion Club of Notre Dame attends Fashion Week finale

first_imgPhoto courtesy of Sierra Mayhew Sierra Mayhew, left, and Caroline Forlenza represent Notre Dame’s Fashion Club in Chicago on Sunday as the club presidents.During club meetings, members discuss questions revolving around rising trends, major events in the fashion world and fashion’s relationship with other industries.“We just finished Fashion Month, and that’s our most exciting month for meetings because we get to talk about and review all the fashion shows in New York, London, Paris and Milan,” Mayhew said.“For example, we did an opening question about Michael Kors going public: Was that a good decision for them or not? Did it hurt their luxury brand or did it help it?” Forlenza said. “So we try to get into those business-focused ideas and a lot of marketing as well.” Mayhew said the Fashion Week finale was a sign of Chicago’s potential, as well as the impressive efforts of individuals — like Long — who have helped the industry grow. “I think there’s definitely room for growth, and I think that, because it’s such a big city, it has the opportunity to be bigger fashion presence if the designers there keep working really hard,” Mayhew said.Freshman Lexi Leahy, a Chicago native, said it was exciting to see signs of fashion’s growth in the city.“I love this city, so I really want Chicago to start becoming more of a focal point for fashion,” she said. “I liked seeing the local artists a lot because they were so unique to Chicago and its characteristics. It was really cool to see these new, aspiring artists who are trying to make it doing their own thing.”  Photo courtesy of Sierra Mayhew Members of the Fashion Club of Notre Dame traveled to Chicago on Sunday to attend the finale event of Chicago’s Fashion Week.Mayhew and Forlenza said they were frustrated with the lack of resources on campus for students interested pursuing careers in fashion and, as a result, founded Fashion Club of Notre Dame last fall, the start of their sophomore year.“We both are really interested in fashion, and we felt like we were at a school that did not support our career choices,” Mayhew said. “We wanted to create a place for people who are interested in a career in the fashion industry.” “We just had this idea of forming a place on campus where people could talk about their passion for the industry and also learn more about it,“ Forlenza said. “Hopefully by the time we’re out of Notre Dame, [we will] kind of create our own network of people working in the industry. In the last few years, Notre Dame has come a long way with that in general because now they offer a Career Trek to New York City in the fashion and retail industry through the Career Center.” Photo courtesy of Sierra Mayhew Winners of the avant-garde competition showcase their outfits Sunday during the finale event of Chicago’s Fashion Week. The winning design, pictured above, reflected the Valentine’s Day Massacre in Chicago.The event included several shows by local designers and brands, and concluded with an avant-garde competition in which designers created pieces that reflected Chicago’s history and culture. Junior Nina Michielutti said the competition was the most memorable part of the day.“The winner of this year’s competition was a designer who created a gown based on the Valentine’s Day Massacre in Chicago during Al Capone’s reign over the city’s mobs,” she said in an email. “It was unique and beautifully done, but what really set it apart from the rest was the story behind it. He really brought everyone back in time with his design that even included newspaper from the publication of the massacre. The competition was a really cool way to see how certain designers pushed their boundaries to create really dramatic designs.”Tags: Chicago, Fashion Club of Notre Dame, Fashion Week, FashionBarcenter_img Members of the Fashion Club of Notre Dame traveled to Chicago on Sunday for the finale event of Chicago’s Fashion Week. The event focused on growing the fashion industry in Chicago by giving up-and-coming designers the chance to showcase their work and develop their brands. Juniors and club presidents Sierra Mayhew and Caroline Forlenza said they reached out to FashionBar, the company running the week, and were given the opportunity to speak with Tony Long, founder and CEO of the company.“We met with him just the two of us, and he taught us a lot about what he’s doing — trying to grow Chicago into a fashion capital like New York and [Los Angeles] are … and he allowed us to bring a few of our members to the finale event of the Fashion Week,” Mayhew said.last_img read more

Supreme Court ask legislators for 110 judges

first_img Supreme Court asks legislators for 110 judges Supreme Court ask legislators for 110 judges December 15, 2004 Managing Editor Regular News While 110 new judges sounds like a lot, the Supreme Court says it is only using the methodology set out by the legislature to detemine the staffing needs of the court.At the trial court level, the court has adopted a case-weighting system for certifying the need for additional judges, which addresses the differences in the amount of time that must be spent on each case, depending on the case type.“Despite our use of a methodology that was developed at the direction of the legislature and that was endorsed by the Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability, the legislature has authorized less than 20 percent of the total number of trial court judges certified since the court began using the new methodology in 2000,” Chief Justice Barbara Pariente said in the court’s annual ceritification opinion. “No new trial court judges have been funded in the past two legislative sessions. The net result is a growing judicial need in the circuit and county courts.”The chief said the decade-long gap between the certified need and the authorization of new judges and the absence of any new judgeships in the past two years have resulted in Florida’s judges carrying a much higher workload than their peers in other states.“Of the 10 most populous states, Florida ranks second highest in filings per judge,” Pariente said. “Remarkably, as of 2002, our general jurisdiction judges handle 46.5 percent more filings than the national average.”Pariente also said caseloads in the county courts continue to increase at a rate even greater than those in the circuit courts. Yet, she said, the county courts have not received funding for new judgeships in the last three years.“Each day the circuit and county judges of this state work to dispense justice,” Justice Pariente said. “In many instances, their workload is well beyond capacity.”Pariente said faced with increasing caseloads, judges are forced to devote less time to each case, resulting in the potential for a diminished quality of justice and a detrimental effect on the rule of law.While the court this year certified the need for one additional DCA judge each for the Second and Fifth districts, in the future the court intends to further evaluate the district court workload through the Committee on District Court of Appeal Workload and Jurisdiction, Pariente said.The committee was established by Pariente in September to review appellate court workload issues and is charged with developing recommendations on uniform criteria as a primary basis for a determination of the need to increase, decrease, or redefine the appellate districts. The committee may also make recommendations concerning district court structure and jurisdiction. The commission is charged with proposing a process and criteria for determining the resource needs and deployment patterns sufficient to address the workload of the district courts of appeal, including a reexamination of whether the 350-filings-per-judge threshold accurately reflects a basis for certifying the need for additional district court of appeal judges.“Notwithstanding the future work of these bodies, it is apparent that the Second and Fifth districts presently require additional judges,” Pariente said. “Statewide, the district courts of appeal recorded an average of approximately 390 case filings per judge in fiscal year 2003-2004. However, for the same time period, the Second District and the Fifth District experienced approximately 416 case filings per judge and 422 case filings per judge, respectively.”Under these circumstances, Pariente said, she is concerned that timely, high-quality appellate review is at risk of being compromised due to a lack of judges to handle the high workload.“Florida’s courts are bearing an enormous and ever-increasing caseload, but are managing to do so with efficiency and at a minimal cost to the people of Florida,” Pariente said, adding that even after the funding of Revision 7, the system’s budget is less than 1 percent of the state’s budget. “But our courts are reaching a point where the continuing shortage of judges will impact the fair, effective, and timely resolution of disputes.” Mark Killian, Managing Editor The Supreme Court has told the legislature that to “ensure that our citizens’ constitutional right of access to their courts is protected and that disputes are fairly and timely resolved” 110 new judgeships need to be created this year.In its annual certification opinion, the court said Florida needs 67 new circuit, 41 new county, and two more appellate jurists.Writing for a unanimous court, Chief Justice Barbara Pariente said access to justice can only be guaranteed to the people of Florida if there are sufficient numbers of judges to handle ever-growing caseloads in a timely manner.“We emphasize, as we have in past years, that our analysis of judicial need today is not a statement of what the state courts subjectively want,” Chief Justice Pariente said. “Rather, it is an assessment of what the state courts need.”For the circuits, the court certified a need for:• Seven additional circuit judges each for the Fifth, 10th, and 11th Circuits.• Six additional circuit judges each for the 13th and 17th circuits.• Five additional circuit judges each for the Sixth and Ninth circuits.• Four additional circuit judges each for the Seventh and 19th circuits.• Three additional circuit judges each for the First and 20th circuits.• Two additional circuit judges each for the Second, Fourth, and 18th circuits.• One additional circuit judge each for the Third, Eighth, 14th, and 15th circuits.For the counties, the court asked for the following: • Six additional county judges for Broward County.• Four additional county judges each for Pinellas, Hillsborough, and Brevard counties.• Three additional county judges for Orange County.• Two additional county judges each for Marion, Pasco, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, and Collier counties.• One additional county judge each for Duval, Hernando, Lake, Volusia, Manatee, Bay, Seminole, Martin, St. Lucie, and Lee counties.At the district court of appeal level, the court requested one new judge each for the Second and Fifth DCAs.Last year the Supreme Court called for 88 new judges and received none. Eighteen new judgeships were created three years ago.Chief Justice Pariente said the need for the new judges was made after considering judgeship requests submitted by the lower courts, examining case filing and disposition data, and analyzing various judicial workload indicators.Pariente also noted that the implementation of Revision 7 to Art. V, Florida “now, more than ever before,” has a truly unified state courts system.“During this past legislative session, the two objectives of the constitutional amendment were fulfilled: The state assumed the greater share of funding for the trial court system, and resource inequities that existed between trial courts in resource rich counties and counties with small budgets were substantially eliminated,” Pariente said.The chief justice said prior to the funding of the amendment, it could be argued that two justice systems existed throughout the state: One that was present in counties with a higher local tax base and one that was present in counties with a lesser tax base.“Counties with larger tax bases were able to fund necessary support services in the courts, such as hearing officers, general masters, mediation, and case managers,” she said. “Together, these resources made a qualitative difference in the delivery of justice to those communities. Courts in counties with a lesser tax base did not fare as well prior to the funding of Revision 7. Generally, in those smaller, rural counties there were few supplemental programs and services for citizens using the court system.”To bridge the gap between these “haves” and “have nots,” the state courts system, under the leadership of the Trial Court Budget Commission and the Trial Court Performance and Accountability Commission, worked to identify those elements of the court system that were appropriate for state funding, Pariente said.“This distribution of resources, with a focus on equity and fairness, has enabled citizens from Pensacola to Key West to access the same system of justice regardless of their location or the size or tax base of the county in which they live,” Chief Justice Pariente said, adding that the funding of Revision 7 is only part of the story.“The remaining component is the proper funding of new judgeships where a demonstrable need exists,” Pariente said. “Yet despite the demonstrated judicial need, the funding of new judgeships by the legislature has fallen short of fulfilling this need over the last several years.”Pariente said if this trend is permitted to continue, it could have serious consequences for Florida’s citizens and businesses.“Only with proper funding of the judicial branch, including funding for additional judgeships, can we ensure that our citizens’ constitutional right of access to their courts is protected and that disputes are fairly and timely resolved,” she said.Why so many judges?last_img read more

Republicans don’t care about morality

first_imgShame on Republicans. On a daily basis, we learn about some despicable, callus and hypocritical decision or act by these spineless individuals.Take Alabama (please) and the Republican support of a disgraced evangelical hypocrite and child molester Roy Moore. With groper-in-chief Comrade Trump, flip-flopping Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the rest of the GOP (Grand Old Perverts) leading the way, the Republican establishment is putting party tribalism over country in supporting Moore. They have lost their moral compass. The GOP even went a step further by screwing the overwhelming majority of hard-working American taxpayers by kowtowing to the billionaires, millionaires and rich political donors with a tax scam bill that will devastate the economy and add $1.5 trillion to the national deficit.It won’t take these cowards long to insist on eliminating the deficit they create by greatly reducing outlays for Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. That’s right seniors, the disabled, the poor and working class citizens, your “entitlements” are your problem, so don’t make it the GOP’s problem.According to Sen. Grassley, these greedy taxpayers will only use their entitlements for “booze, women and movies.” Brilliant.Shame on you if you vote for and support Republicans. You obviously don’t care about people, the environment, public education or our standing in the world. And if you think impeaching incompetent and racist Trump will change everything, I think Trump has a casino in Atlantic City that he would like to sell you. As I’ve written before in The Gazette, just follow the money.  Raymond HarrisGlenvilleMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

Under fire over lockdown trip, close aide to UK’s Johnson toughs it out

first_img“No, I have not offered to resign. No, I have not considered it,” Cummings said.Johnson’s decision to stand by a man on whom he depends as his main strategist has led to his own judgment being questioned, with critics saying the episode signals that the normal rules do not apply to the people in charge.”I do regret the confusion and the anger and the pain that people feel … That’s why I wanted people to understand exactly what had happened,” Johnson told a later news conference. “I do not believe that anybody in Number 10 has done anything to undermine our messaging.”However, that was precisely what scientists and public health experts said both men had done. Topics : “Boris Johnson has trashed all the advice we have given on how to build trust and secure adherence to the measures necessary to control COVID-19,” said Stephen Reicher, a behavioral scientist on an advisory panel, on Twitter.With a death toll of around 43,000, Britain is Europe’s worst-hit country and the government had already been under pressure over its handling of the pandemic before the Cummings story broke on Friday.With a growing number of lawmakers from his own Conservative Party defying him by urging Cummings to quit, Johnson asked his trusted aide, who normally stays behind the scenes, to explain himself in public.The choice of the Downing Street garden as the venue underscored Cummings’ importance to Johnson, whom he helped to secure Britain’s exit from the European Union in a 2016 referendum and later helped to win power.Eye test?Sitting at a desk on the grass for an hour, Cummings answered questions from reporters on issues as detailed as whether he stopped for petrol or toilet breaks during his 400-km journey.Asked what message he had for Durham residents angry that he risked spreading the virus in their community, he said he would advise them not to believe everything they read in the newspapers.He said he undertook the trip after learning Johnson had tested positive for the new coronavirus. Cummings’ wife was already ill and he feared if he too fell ill neither parent would be strong enough to care for their son.He said he decided they should go and stay in an isolated cottage on his father’s farm so that his 17-year-old niece could look after his son if necessary. Cummings fell ill while there, as did his son who briefly went to hospital.He said he had not tried to find an alternative childcare option in London.Quizzed about a 30-mile drive he took with his wife and son from the family farm to a beauty spot, Barnard Castle, he said his eyesight had been affected by his illness and they wanted to check he would be able to undertake the journey back to London.Asked whether he thought this explanation was plausible, Johnson swerved, saying it was plausible that Cummings’ eyesight had been affected by COVID-19 as he himself had noticed he needed glasses since recovering from the disease.center_img British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s closest aide refused to resign on Monday, saying he had done nothing wrong by driving 250 miles from London to access childcare when Britons were being told to stay at home to fight COVID-19.Dominic Cummings has faced calls to quit from lawmakers, Church of England bishops, police officers and scientists over his trip to County Durham, northern England, which they said had damaged citizens’ trust in public health messaging.”I did what I thought was the right thing to do,” Cummings said during an extraordinary televised grilling in the rose garden at 10 Downing Street, Johnson’s official residence.last_img read more

Locals’ stories to help tackle street prostitution

first_imgNZHerald 16 July 2012 A group of local body politicians is hoping first-hand stories of encounters with gangs of street prostitutes by residents and business owners in South Auckland will help build political support to ban street prostitution in some areas. A booklet to be released today will set out the reasons why a bill which will allow the Auckland Council to ban street prostitutes in areas such as near homes, schools or sports grounds is needed. It has the backing of Auckland Mayor Len Brown and is aimed at putting pressure on parliamentarians who will soon have to vote on the bill. It follows almost a decade of troubles with street prostitution in South Auckland areas such as Hunters Corner since the Prostitution Reform Act passed in 2003. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10819818last_img read more

Childhood Sexual Abuse, Gender Dysphoria, and Transition Regret: Billy’s Story

first_imgPublic Discourse 26 March 2018Family First Comment: An important commentary…“Many sexual abuse victims—like Billy, me, and others who write to me—get swept up by LGBT therapists who suggest that the proper treatment is to start on powerful sex hormones followed by gender “affirming” surgery. The problem is that hormones and surgery will not be effective in providing long-term treatment for depression or other ailments caused by sexual trauma. Too many therapists rush to prescribe radical hormonal and surgical measures before diagnosing and treating the psychiatric disorders shown to coexist in the majority of gender dysphoric clients: depression, phobias, and adjustment disorders. Billy’s story illustrates the importance of digging into why a person wants to surgically alter his or her body and not assuming that cross-dressing or role-playing as the opposite sex means that children need a sex change….”…. In the summer after sixth grade, Billy’s world came crashing down. At summer swimming league, Billy’s new diving instructor targeted Billy for sexual abuse—abusers have a knack for picking on the weakest kids. Billy says, “The coach played with me.” In other words, the diving coach perpetrated a horrific crime against a vulnerable child.Like the hundreds of female gymnasts who reluctantly came forward recently about the sexual abuse suffered years before at the hands of their sports doctor Larry Nassar, Billy was so traumatized that he did not tell anyone for a very long time. Billy pushed the emotions away with strenuous physical activity—bicycling, swimming, and running. Billy says he would do this “until the pain in my body was greater than the pain in my mind.” He also escaped by using his sister’s makeup and earrings. He says that after the sexual abuse “I so very much hated my appendage”—that is, his male genitalia.Billy is not the first who turned to a transgender identity to escape pain and trauma. In fact, Billy’s story is not all that different than my own. And in the stories I receive from other regretful people who attempted transition, childhood sexual abuse abounds.The shame and pain of being used by a sexual predator is beyond the imagination. Most abused kids push the feelings deep inside and shut out the memories. The pain, shame, guilt, and fear often keep them from telling anyone about the abuse until much later in life, if they ever do. Many sexual abuse victims—like Billy, me, and others who write to me—get swept up by LGBT therapists who suggest that the proper treatment is to start on powerful sex hormones followed by gender “affirming” surgery. The problem is that hormones and surgery will not be effective in providing long-term treatment for depression or other ailments caused by sexual trauma. Too many therapists rush to prescribe radical hormonal and surgical measures before diagnosing and treating the psychiatric disorders shown to coexist in the majority of gender dysphoric clients: depression, phobias, and adjustment disorders. Billy’s story illustrates the importance of digging into why a person wants to surgically alter his or her body and not assuming that cross-dressing or role-playing as the opposite sex means that children need a sex change….… I work with people who contact me because they regret attempting to change their sex. With impressive self-awareness, they clearly articulate what triggered their identification as transgender. They can always point to some situation—often but not always sexual abuse—in their past that caused them to want to escape who they were and become someone else instead.Most people who identify as transgender are suffering from any of a wide variety of undiagnosed comorbid disorders. Unfortunately, gender therapists too often affirm a trans identity by providing access to hormones and surgery while ignoring the underlying causes, which should be treated with sound, effective psychotherapy.It’s time for psychotherapists to seriously address the unique causes of each individual’s gender dysphoria before encouraging them to pursue hormones and surgery.Walt Heyer is an author and public speaker with a passion to help others who regret gender change. Through his website, SexChangeRegret.com, and his blog, WaltHeyer.com, Heyer raises public awareness about the incidence of regret and the tragic consequences suffered as a result.READ MORE: http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2018/03/21178/?utm_source=The+Witherspoon+Institute&utm_campaign=7add29a1be-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_15ce6af37b-7add29a1be-84094405last_img read more

Protein ‘helps predict Alzheimer’s risk’

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Share Risk of Alzheimer’s can be predicted with 80% accuracy, says reportA protein in spinal fluid could be used to predict the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to German researchers.Patients with high levels of the chemical – soluble amyloid precursor protein beta – were more likely to develop the disease, they found.Doctors said in the journal Neurology this was more precise than other tests.Alzheimer’s Research UK said early diagnosis was a key goal, and the study represented a potential new lead.Doctors analysed samples of spinal fluid from 58 patients with mild cognitive impairment, a memory-loss condition which can lead to Alzheimer’s.The patients were followed for three years. Around a third developed Alzheimer’s.Those who developed the illness had, on average, 1,200 nanograms/ml of the protein in the spinal fluid at the start of the study.Those who did not started with just 932 nanograms/ml.Beta amyloid proteins have already been implicated in Alzheimer’s itself, but not as a “predictor” of the disease.The researchers said that a combination of soluble amyloid precursor protein beta, defective tau proteins, which are involved in the structure of brain cells, and a patient’s age was 80% accurate in predicting the onset of the disease.Early diagnosis crucialThere is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease. If a treatment is developed, it is thought that it would need to be delivered early, before any permanent damage was done.Dr Robert Perneczky, from the Technical University Munich, said: “Being able to identify who will develop Alzheimer’s disease very early in the process will be crucial in the future.“Once we have treatments that could prevent Alzheimer’s disease, we could begin to treat very early and hopefully prevent the loss of memory and thinking skills that occurs with this devastating disease.”More than 800,000 people have dementia in the UK, and that figure is expected to rise as populations get older.Rebecca Wood, chief executive of Alzheimer’s Research UK, said: “The ability to diagnose Alzheimer’s early is a key goal for doctors and researchers. This small study provides a potential new lead to follow up.“We will need to see larger trials before we can know how accurate this method could be as a diagnostic test. It will also be important to see how measurements of these proteins compare to those found in healthy people.”BBC News Tweetcenter_img HealthLifestyle Protein ‘helps predict Alzheimer’s risk’ by: – June 23, 2011 Share 14 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Salah, Henderson’s wives ‘give birth nine months after Barcelona comeback’

first_img Henderson was a stalwart in the Liverpool midfield last season, going on to lead the Reds to Champions League glory, but Salah was not even on the pitch during the famous comeback. The Egypt star suffered a concussion in a Premier League match with Newcastle United, but watched from the stands in a t-shirt bearing the words ‘Never Give Up’. Salah returned to Liverpool’s line-up for the final in Madrid and scored as the Reds triumphed 2-0 over Tottenham Hotspur. Players having children nine months after stunning victories is not a new phenomenon. read also:Fans divided after Salah poses with Christmas Tree with wife, daughter Manchester United defender Harry Maguire’s fiancé Fern Hawkins gave birth to baby Lille Saint in April 2019, nine months after he was part of the England side who beat Colombia on penalties to reach the quarter-finals of the 2018 World Cup. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Jordan Henderson and Mohamed Salah have both welcomed new additions to their families nine months after Liverpool’s incredible Champions League comeback against Barcelona. Loading… center_img Faced with a 3-0 deficit going into the second-leg of the semi-final, Georginio Wijnaldum and Divock Origi both scored twice as the Reds stunned the Spanish giants to reach the Champions League final. And Liverpool captain Henderson and last season’s golden boot winner Salah both appear to have gone above and beyond in their celebrations after the famous Anfield night. It is understood that Henderson’s wife Rebecca Burnett has given birth to the couple’s third child, alongside daughters Elexa and Alba. Salah is father to daughter Makka and his wife is thought to have given birth to another girl.Advertisement Promoted ContentYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The World’s 7 Most Spectacular Railway StationsBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Insane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Veganlast_img read more