Bruce Springsteen Dances With His 90-Year-Old Mother At Madison Square Garden

first_imgBruce Springsteen is known to put on quite the show, and last night he did just that, as he was caught on video dancing with an older woman. And that 90-year old woman was none other than Adele Springsteen, The Boss’ mother. At a rescheduled tour date at NYC’s Madison Square Garden, Springsteen and his E Street Band put on yet another monumental performance, which was highlighted by the New Jersey-born rocker decision to stroll over to the 100’s section during “Ramrod” and dance with the woman that gave birth to him.Various fan videos show the nonagenarian shaking and grooving to her son and his band’s performance during the show, with The Boss taking a moment from his work day to shimmy along with his mother. This isn’t the first time Adele has given audiences a taste of her rocker side, as she has shown up at several of her son’s concerts over the years and danced along to songs such as “Dancin’ In The Dark” among others. They do say that dancing keeps the mind and body young, and the proof is in the pudding in this case. Check out The Springsteen Shake below:Check out the setlist below:Edit this setlist | More Bruce Springsteen setlists[Video courtesy of markit aneight]last_img read more

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Welcomes Marcus King & The Royal Horns At The Peach Fest [Full Set Video]

first_imgOn Thursday night, The Peach Festival kicked off, marking the start of one of the most highly anticipated music festivals of the summer. While today will see the festival expand to three stages by opening the Grove Stage, Thursday night still offered fans plenty of music to enjoy across the Peach and Mushroom Stage, the latter which was held down by Harrison Waxenberg of Horizon Wireless who recently released a sensational jam-band remix album.To kick off the festivities, The Marcus King Band started things off with a fiery, soulful performance, followed up by bluegrass act Cabinet, who came out of their recent indefinite hiatus to perform for The Peach crowd. Ahead of New York-based funk act Turkuaz and Vermont-born jam quartet Twiddle closing out the Peach Stage, the fan-favorite jam-funk fusion group out of Baltimore, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, took the stage and offered a high-octane performance of their own.As to be expected at festivals where numerous artists are on deck before and after their sets, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong took advantage of the musicians who were joining them on the Thursday lineup for The Peach. After electrifying takes on “Whoopie” and “Porcupine” to start the set, Pigeons invited out The Royal Horns—the young standout horn section for The Marcus King Band—for the group’s energized classic “F.U.”, with the horns’ presence hinting at another special guest who would join the band later in the evening.With the departure of The Royal Horns, the band moved through two additional fan-favorite numbers, “Havana” and “Julia”, easily enrapturing the crowd with their fun-loving and propulsive sound. However, one of the truly standout moments of the set was the band’s take on “Lightning”, which saw the group welcome Marcus King. Predictably, the performance was exactly as you’d expect, with Pigeons guitarist Jeremy Schon and the young guitar prodigy going off and exchanging fiery solos during the song’s jam portion.“Lightning” with Marcus King [Video: Christopher Snyder]Continuing with the momentum built during Marcus King’s surprise sit-in, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong launched into a “Fade Fast” sandwich, using the tune to house two energetic and nostalgic tracks from The Jungle Book that the band debuted during their Disney-themed New Year’s Eve show in Covington. Jamming through “Bare Necessities” and “I Wanna Be Like You”, the band eventually jammed back into “Fade Fast” before closing out their performance at The Peach Music Festival in full with a rendition of “Fun in Funk”.You can also watch a full stream of Pigeons’ explosive set below, courtesy of Michael Liacos.Setlist: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong | The Peach Music Festival | Scranton, PA | 7/19/2018Set: Whoopie, Porcupine, FU*, Somethin’ 4 Ya, Havana, Julia, Lightning^, Fade Fast > I Wanna Be Like You > Bare Necessities > I Wanna Be Like You > Jam > Fade Fast, Fun in FunkNotes: * The Royal Horns sit in | ^Marcus King sit inPigeons Playing Ping Pong – The Peach Festival 2018 – Part 1 Pigeons Playing Ping Pong – The Peach Festival 2018 – Part 2last_img read more

Episode #52: May the (4) Force(s) be with you, always!

first_imgCloud Native Apps, and DevOps, may be the most overused terms in IT today; so what is EMCs plan?  Matt Cowger (@Mcowger) stops by to help clarify the mud and introduce the EMC dotNext team.  Matt coordinated 42 sessions at EMC World 2016, all focused on Cloud Native Apps and DevOps.  10 sessions focused on Cloud Leadership and 32 technical code and modern operations.Matt reviews the four forces in IT– Agile Methodology, DevOps, Microservices and Containers.  All influencing each other, changing how applications are being built, deployed and managed.May the Four Forces be with you!  Matts Blog http:/www.exaforge.comDon’t miss “EMC The Source” app in the App Store. Be sure to subscribe to The Source Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher Radio or Google Play and visit the official blog at thesourceblog.emc.comThe Source Podcast: Episode #52: May the (4) Force(s) be with you, always! with Matt CowgerAudio Playerhttp://traffic.libsyn.com/thesource/EMC_The_Source_Episode_52_audio.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.EMC: The Source Podcast is hosted By Sam Marraccini (@SamMarraccini)last_img read more

How to Start a Business “DISRUPTED”

first_imgRecently I blogged about the huge transformation underway in the financial services space and how the industry is being fueled by a wave of innovation and entrepreneurialism that mirrors that of the tech industry.Today, there are more alternative financial companies that I’ve ever seen in my entire life. Whether its new forms of payment technology, emerging models for lending capital to business, or new devices that make financial transactions faster and more convenient, the fintech space is thriving.Houston, we have a branding problemSo how did these new entrants come into the fintech space to begin with? I’ll start the conversation by first stating that traditional financial services companies like banks and insurance organizations have a brand problem. To be perfectly candid, a lot of people don’t trust banks. You rarely see bankers portrayed in movies as sympathetic, likeable protagonists. I’m not saying that perception is fair, but banks are indeed struggling these days in terms of their brand and reputation.Disruptive companies are often borne out of branding problems. On-demand driving services like Lyft and Uber, for example, didn’t gain traction in the market because of their superior analytics, but rather than taxis had a brand problem. Airbnb, in another example, gained success because hotels have a brand problem with many non-business travelers.The lack of trust and feeling of disenfranchisement that many consumers feel about the banking, investment and insurance industries is at the core of this wave of innovation in fintech. As a result, the financial services market expanded to accommodate the demand from consumers looking for more flexible, convenient and easy ways to send, manage, save and invest their money.Do you not totally believe that premise?  Then why have online Insurance quotes become more like one-click shopping experience on Amazon?  Insurance fintech companies such as Esurance were one of the first innovators that drove change, only to be acquired by Allstate, an arguably more traditional insurance company. The effect of insurance fintech companies was not unnoticed by the industry.Redefining banks, lenders and everything in betweenAdditionally, it should be noted that at no point in time has the business relationship of companies to traditional banks ever been more disrupted.Let’s look at the historic way that businesses began. When I grew up, when you wanted to start a business, you went to the bank and you got a loan. Business owners today can launch a company without ever involving a bank, thanks to peer-to-peer platforms like Kickstarter where you can find investors within hours with a just a mouse click. I am not saying that having a bank account wouldn’t make it easier to engage in a business. The relationship has changed though.The way we pay for things has also radically evolved. With the emergence of Bitcoin, even the definition of currency has changed. These days “fintech” can encompass pretty much anything – it’s no longer limited to payment processors. It’s becoming increasingly difficult to define what makes a company a “lender” or a “bank.” For example, is Kickstarter a lending company now, if its members help to launch a business?  Amazon now “lends” to small businesses anything they need based upon an algorithm.What about equipment manufacturers? Are they lending organizations? Increasingly, the answer is yes.  When it comes to purchasing large equipment – say, a tractor from Caterpillar – you’re no longer tied to a traditional bank to process your loan. Many Fortune 500 companies (including Caterpillar, Allstate and State Farm) are entering the financial services space, allowing customers to bypass banks and self-finance directly through the manufacturer or insurer.Don’t lose sight of the dataAnd let’s not forget about the data security story here amid this financial services feeding frenzy. Financial organizations possess a massive, sprawling footprint of sensitive consumer and business data encompassing credit reports, credit histories, payroll information, tax information and more.The challenge comes when the industry evolves at such a rapid pace without ensuring that the protections, governance and controls associated with the traditional financial world remain in place. This presents an urgent and critical call to action for emerging fintech players to prioritize data security and governance and to educate themselves about the industry-specific regulations and requirements specific to the financial services sector. For example, Social Finance (SoFi) recently settled with authorities around their use of “soft pull” of consumer’s credit reports that were used in marketing campaigns.Many of the new entrants to the space are founded by teams that lack a formal financial or banking background – they may come from internet or tech companies, for example. As a result, they may not even know to ask the most basic, but very critical, questions about data storage and protection, as well as industry regulations and policies specific to financial organizations:Should I use encryption?Have I implemented solid security controls around storage?What regulations like GLBA, Dodd-Frank, Glass-Steagall, and FCRA impact a fintech startup and their usage and governance around consumer data? (with a small “trick” question in there)How can I avoid becoming the next security breach waiting to happen?Will banks become obsolete?Despite its rapid growth, remember that we’re still early in the game when it comes to fintech. It’s premature to say that traditional banking organizations will fade away entirely, the reality is that there has to be some bare minimum of a construct for businesses to make and sell goods and services. You might be buying supplies via some form of alternative lending versus writing an old-school paper check, but you’ll still, in some form or another, leverage a financial services organization.  European banks are already starting to broker partnerships with fintech companies to better meet their customer’s needs.  Insurance companies acquired most of the insurance fintech startups, so that route is possible as well.  Disruption will inevitably change the current order of things a little bit, but I don’t foresee any major downfall of the industry.I’d like to close with a quote from Clayton Christiansen’s book, The Innovator’s Dilemma about the origins of disruption:“Disruptive technologies bring to a market a very different value proposition than had been available previously. Generally, disruptive technologies underperform established products in mainstream markets. But they have other features that a few fringe (and generally new) customers value. Products based on disruptive technologies are typically cheaper, simpler, smaller, and, frequently, more convenient to use”last_img read more

Judge rules Republican Tenney won last open US House race

first_imgALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York judge ruled Friday that Republican Claudia Tenney defeated U.S. Rep. Anthony Brindisi by 109 votes in the nation’s last undecided congressional race. The ruling by Judge Scott DelConte could clear the way for Tenney to be sworn in as the representative for central New York’s 22nd Congressional District, barring emergency intervention by a state appeals court. DelConte’s ruling came after he spent three months reviewing ballot challenges and trying to fix a myriad of problems with vote tabulation. He rejected an argument by Brindisi’s lawyers that certification of the election results be delayed until an appeals court had a chance to review the case.last_img read more

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont Funds Influenza Vaccine for State’s High-Risk Uninsured

first_imgBlue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont Funds Influenza Vaccine for State’s High-Risk UninsuredBerlin, VT – Thousands of uninsured Vermonters who are at high risk for complications from influenza will receive the flu vaccine free of charge this fall thanks to a $32,000 grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont.Continuing a 27-year tradition, the states largest health insurance company has once again in 2008 provided funding for purchase of vaccine that will be distributed to approximately 3,000 high-risk Vermonters between the ages of 18 and 65 by the state’s eleven nonprofit home health agencies at flu shot clinics this fall.”Influenza can be a dangerous and even life-threatening illness for people who are most vulnerable,” said Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont President and CEO William Milnes Jr. “We are pleased to be able to help protect those who are at highest risk.”The vaccine funding is one of many health-related community service activities and direct health-care services Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont supports annually.Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is the state’s oldest and largest private health insurer, providing coverage for about 180,000 Vermonters. It employs over 350 Vermonters at its headquarters in Berlin and branch office in Williston, and offers group and individual health plans to Vermonters. More information about Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is available on the Internet at www.bcbsvt.com(link is external). Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is an independent corporation operating under a license with the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans.last_img read more

Colombia Keeps Up the Fight Against Criminal Groups

first_imgBy Myriam Ortega/Diálogo February 26, 2019 In mid-January, the Colombian Armed Forces captured José Nabel Jiménez Tronsoco, alias José Tombe, leader of the support networks of the Residual Organized Armed Group (GAOR, in Spanish) Third Commission. The group operates in the country’s southwest. Units of the Unified Action Group for Personal Liberty (GAULA, in Spanish) of Cauca department led a joint operation that resulted in the criminal’s capture. “[The capture] is part of a joint, coordinated, interinstitutional, interagency effort with the Office of the Attorney General and GAULA units,” Colombian Army Lieutenant Colonel Andrés Bretón Vargas, commander of GAULA Cauca, told Diálogo. “It was an effort focused on extortion and kidnapping, based on the Freedom Heroes Bicentennial Plan.” The Colombian Armed Forces introduced the plan in December 2018. It took effect on January 1, 2019, to guarantee state security and stability throughout the year. The priorities are to protect the population and infrastructure, and neutralize the threat of organized armed groups. Two-Year follow-up Colombian authorities’ intelligence work to counter GAOR Third Commission and alias José Tombe started in 2017. “We were monitoring alias José Tombe in a coordinated effort with our Colombian Air Force, through a technical, deep, and specialized investigation,” said Lt. Col. Bretón. “We were able to identify the modus operandi of this individual.” Investigations showed that the structure operated in different municipalities of Cauca department. Alias José Tombe was in charge of extortion and kidnapping to obtain funding for the criminal network. He reported to alias Caqueteño, leader of GAOR Third Commission, and alias Mauricio, second in command. “This person was in charge of conducting the extortions and moving the logistics aspects of this group,” Colombian Army Brigadier General Jorge Herrera Díaz, commander of the 29th Army Brigade in Popayán, Cauca’s capital, told Diálogo. “Many times, this individual personally demanded money from shopkeepers.” In July 2018, authorities intensified intelligence efforts as extortions increased in the region. According to Lt. Col. Bretón, amounts demanded from victims went up from $300 to more than $60,000. “Those who didn’t pay for these extortions were subject to terrorism, such as attacks with explosive devices or grenades, and murder,” the officer said. “Through intelligence work, we were able to identify the perpetrators of these crimes against shopkeepers, drivers, coffee growers, ranchers, from whom extortion fees were demanded on behalf of Third Commission.” The capture “We carried out several operations,” said Brig. Gen. Herrera. “In fact, we already attempted to capture this individual twice, but since he was from the area, he manipulated the people to revolt against us.” GAULA Cauca’s monitoring led to the criminal’s capture at a gas station in Cajibío municipality. “Once he noticed the troops, he tried to escape. He tried to deceive us, but we were able to determine he was driving a motorcycle,” said Brig. Gen. Herrera. Authorities handed over the criminal to the Prosecutor’s Office of Popayán. The capture is one of many successful operations against GAOR Third Commission. “With the arrest of José Tombe, we made five captures,” said Brig. Gen. Herrera. “These captures are part of nine neutralizations we carried out against this ring. We’ve been continuously weakening it.” Combined work According to Brig. Gen. Herrera, the population played an important role in the success of the joint effort. “We couldn’t have achieved this if the people hadn’t reported the extortion,” the officer said. Lt. Col. Bretón also praised GAULA’s specialized work and their contribution to eradicate crime in Colombia. “The strength that GAULA service members can have to carry out these strategic blows brings peace and well-being to the community and society,” he concluded.last_img read more

February 15, 2005 On the Move

first_img February 15, 2005 On the Move February 15, 2005 On the Move On the Move Patricia Jean Kyle joined Ruden McClosky in Miami. Kyle practices in the areas of white collar and other criminal defense, post-conviction motions and appeals, and forfeiture matters. John K. Schultz was elected partner of KPMG, L.L.P., in Denver. Schultz provides compensation and benefits services to clients. Karen Haynes Curtis joined Clarke, Silverglate & Campbell as a partner. Campbell is head of the firm’s appellate practice group. Anthony F. Sos joined Dellecker, Wilson & King, P.A., in Orlando as an associate. Sos focuses on personal injury, nursing home abuse and neglect, auto accidents, and wrongful death. Digna French, Carlotta Roos, Richard Winston, and Scott Coffey were elected partners in Steel, Hector & Davis, LLP, in Miami and West Palm Beach. French handles complex litigation and multi-district litigation, and products liability defense. Roos handles complex commercial litigation in state and federal court. Winston practices in the area of corporate and international taxation. Coffey is a corporate attorney handling multi-million dollar transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and project finance. Antonio L. Roca was named director of the Holtzman Equels law firm. Roca focuses his practice on international and commercial litigation. Anthony F. Perrone joined the Pinellas County Police Benevolent Association, Inc., as its executive director and in-house counsel. Natalie J. Carlos of Adorno & Yoss, LLP has become a partner at the firm and will continue to practice in the firm’s commercial litigation and appellate departments. Ellen Ross Belfer, Courtney Caprio, Michael O. Mena, Irene Oria, Carlo A. Rodriguez, Arturo Fernandez, Guillermo A. Levy, and Ahmed Riesgo joined Hunton & Williams in Miami. Belfer concentrates in commercial litigation. Caprio focuses on bankruptcy and creditors’ rights. Fernandez concentrates on labor and employment law. Levy concentrates on global capital markets and mergers and acquisitions. Mena concentrates on international commercial litigation. Oria concentrates on complex commercial and business litigation. Riesgo focuses on mergers and acquisitions, and banking and securities. Rodriguez concentrates on civil litigation with a focus on the petroleum and real estate industries. Carrie Beth Baris, Karen S. Cox, Brent A. Jones, and Glenn M. Katon were named shareholders of Bush, Ross, Gardner, Warren & Rudy, P.A., in Tampa. Baris concentrates on creditors’ rights and insolvency. Cox and Katon concentrate on litigation and dispute resolution. Jones concentrates on business, tax, and corporate finance. Daniel Y. Zohar merged with Steven A. Heimberg, M.D., to form Heimberg & Zohar, L.L.P. The firm concentrates on medical malpractice, product liability, and personal injury; Web site www.heimbergzohar.com. Jonathan Giddens joined Robert Kaye & Associates, P.A., in Ft. Lauderdale as an associate. Giddens focuses on condominium and housing association law. Brian C. Sparks joined Hill, Ward & Henderson, P.A., in Tampa as a shareholder. Sparks will be chair of the estate planning and administration group. Dave Forziano joined Allen Dell, P.A., in Tampa. Forziano practices in the areas of environmental, land use, local government, water law, and related litigation. Charles R. Steinberg announces the relocation of his practice to Charles R. Steinberg, P.A., 1900 Rockledge Blvd. (U.S. 1), Rockledge 32955; phone (321) 637-1990; fax (321) 637-1980. Steinberg will continue his practice in the areas of wrongful denial of insurance benefits and other insurance coverage issues. Camille J. Iurillo announces the formation of Iurillo & Associates, P.A. Joining the firm as an associate is Sabrina C. Beavens. The firm concentrates in the areas of creditors’ rights, individual and corporate bankruptcy, and commercial and general civil litigation. The firm is located at Sterling Sq., 600 First Avenue North, Suite 308, St. Petersburg 33701; phone (727) 895-8050; fax (727) 895-8057; e-mail ciurillo@iurillolaw.com, sbeavens@iurillolaw.com; Web site www.iurillolaw.com. Jeffrey Feulner announces the relocation of his office to 203 E. Livingston St., Orlando 32801; phone (407) 767-2546; e-mail jfeulner@feulnerlaw.com. Feulner continues to focus on marital and family law, and employment discrimination law. Holly B. Platter joined Smith, Clark, Delesie, Bierley, Mueller & Kadyk in Tampa as a shareholder. Joe Negron joined Akerman Senterfitt in West Palm Beach as of counsel. Negron will assist clients with local governmental matters, bond finance, and land use regulations. Ronnie Bitman, Joshua Machlus, and Scott Turner joined Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, P.A., as associates. Bitman concentrates on the areas of commercial, corporate, employment and construction litigation. Machlus concentrates on products liability. Turner concentrates on professional liability, employment litigation, and insurance related matters. Carol N. Green joined DelancyHill, P.A., in Miami as of counsel. Green concentrates in the areas of general commercial and civil litigation matters and intellectual property transactions and litigation. Ron A. Mattson joined the healthcare practice group of Akerman Senterfitt in Tampa as an associate. Jason Perkins, Michelle Holland, Ben J. Hayes, and Daniel Hernandez joined Carlton Fields. Perkins joined the litigation and dispute resolution group in Orlando as an associate. Holland joined the real estate and mortgage financing practice group in St. Petersburg as a staff attorney. Hayes joined the corporate, securities, taxation, and asset-based financing practice group in St. Petersburg as a shareholder. Hernandez joined the government law and consulting practice group in Tallahassee as an associate. Maureen Martinez-Schwab and Todd Romano joined Romano, Eriksen & Cronin in Lake Worth as associates. C. Todd Smith announces the formation of the Law Offices of C. Todd Smith, P.A., with offices at 636 W. Yale St., Orlando 32804; phone (407) 472-0674; fax (407) 472-0675; e-mail ctoddsmith@earthlink.net. The firm concentrates in the areas of personal injury law, insurance law, and criminal defense. Bruce Boiko and Michael Lozoff joined the Adorno & Yoss in Miami as partners. Boiko practices in the areas of credit union law, creditors’ rights, bankruptcy and real property transactions. Lozoff will head the credit union law group and the firm’s financial institution practice area. Howard A. Kantrowitz and Maria-Cristina Del Vall e joined Fieldstone, Lester, Shear & Denberg, L.L.P., of Coral Gables. Kantrowitz focuses on all aspects of commercial real estate related transactions. Del Valle joined as of counsel and concentrates in the area of real estate with special emphasis in the representation of Latin American and European nationals. Stephen L. Cohen joined the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C., as an assistant chief litigation counsel in the division of enforcement. Bell & Melamed, L.L.C., has relocated its offices to Spectrum Park I, 4901 NW 17th Way, Suite 302, Ft. Lauderdale 33309; phone (954) 489-233. The firm continues to concentrate in civil litigation, insurance defense, mass tort litigation, medical malpractice, products/premises liability and construction litigation. Cristina Acosta joined McCumber, Inclan, Daniels, Valdez, Buntz & Ferrera, P.A., in Jacksonville as an associate. Acosta concentrates her practice in the areas of nursing home, medical malpractice and general liability defense.last_img read more

Board makes appointments

first_img July 1, 2006 Regular News Board makes appointments Downs, Rothman, Tanner to serve on Executive Committee Board makes appointments Bar Board of Governors members Mayanne Downs, David Rothman, and Richard Tanner have been chosen by fellow board members to serve on the Bar’s Executive Committee for the 2006-07 fiscal year.Those were among a number of nominations and appointments the board made at its June 2 meeting in Key West, its last gathering of the 2005-06 Bar year.The Executive Committee is empowered to act for the Board of Governors between its bi-monthly meetings.Automatic members for next year include incoming President Hank Coxe, incoming President-elect Frank Angones, incoming Budget Committee Chair Jesse Diner, incoming Legislation Committee Chair Warren Lindsey, incoming Communications Committee Chair Tim Sullivan, and incoming YLD President John Stewart.Coxe also announced at the meeting that he was naming board member Kim Bald and public member Chuck Badger as his appointments to the committee.Other appointments and nominations made by the board include: • Electing outgoing Bar President Alan Bookman of Pensacola and Theodore W. Small, Jr., of Deland for two-year terms to the ABA House of Delegates and former Bar President Edith Osman of Miami for a one-year term. Jose F. Diaz of Miami was chosen for a two-year term as an under-35 delegate.• Nominating Alan H. Aronson of Miami, Stephen C. Chumbris of St. Petersburg, Pedro L. DeMahy of Coral Gables, Michael P. Dickey of Panama City, Jerry M. Gewirtz of Tampa, and David A. Rowland of Tampa for five-year terms on the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. The Supreme Court will appoint two from that slate to the FBBE.• Choosing Stephen Emmanuel of Tallahassee and Angela Flowers of Orlando for four- year terms on the Supreme Court’s Commission on Professionalism and Brian F. Spector of Miami for a two-year term.• Selecting Patricia E. Lowry of West Palm Beach for a four-year term on the Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee.• Selecting James Sawran of Ft. Lauderdale for a two-year term on the Florida Medical Malpractice Joint Underwriting Association Board of Governors.• Appointing Cristina Alonso of Miami, A. Hamilton Cooke of Jacksonville, Sally D.M. Kest of Orlando, Emery H. Rosenbluth of Orlando, and Daniel F. Wilensky of Jacksonville for two-year terms on the Florida Legal Services, Inc., Board of Directors, and Francisco J. Calvo of Coral Gables and Brian Peter Wolk of Plantation for one-year terms.• Electing John T. Berry of Lansing, MI, Matthew Gissen of Miami, Julie K. Meadows of Tallahassee, Judge Joseph Murphy of Tampa, and Gail E. Sasnett of Gainesville, for three-year terms on the Florida Lawyers Assistance, Inc., Board of Directors.• Appointing Silvia M. Hoeg of Orlando to the Statewide Nominating Commission for Judges of Compensation Claims to finish the term left by the resignation of John P. Brooks of Orlando, which expires July 1, 2007.last_img read more

I go out walking…

first_img continue reading » You know how much I like a good walk.I wrote about how walking is perhaps the easiest path to good health.I wrote how a credit union created a walking track on one of its floors.And then there are the Walkie-Talkies, NAFCU’s own band of lunch-time walkers.It seems the New York Times is joining the chorus. Last week, it published an article that shows the science behind a lunch-time stroll. A study took fairly inactive workers and had them begin a 10-week walking program, which required at least a 30 minute walk over the lunch hour. There was a control group that didn’t walk as well for part of the time.The responses, as it turned out, were substantially different when people had walked. On the afternoons after a lunchtime stroll, walkers said they felt considerably more enthusiastic, less tense, and generally more relaxed and able to cope than on afternoons when they hadn’t walked and even compared with their own moods from a morning before a walk. by: Anthony Demangonecenter_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more