Flashback to September 1996, and Seattle-based superstars Pearl Jam were flying high as the ultimate torch-bearers of grunge rock. The band’s first three albums–Ten, Vs., and Vitalogy–were hugely successful breakthrough records, featuring hit singles as well as classic deep cuts that would come to define the band, cementing them as one of the best musical acts that America had to offer. With the release of their fourth album–No Code–in August of 1996, the band was still riding their wave of success, even amongst constant fighting between the band members.On September 20th, 1996, Pearl Jam stopped by the Late Show with David Letterman in support of No Code. They performed “Hail, Hail”, the rocking lead single from the album, and delivered a truly memorable performance. The band was ferocious, with Eddie Vedder showcasing his immeasurable talent as a singer and frontman, while new drummer Jack Irons pounded away on the drums. Guitarists Mike McCready and Stone Gossard played off each other perfectly, creating one of the best dual-guitar sounds in all of rock. The band was at the top of their game on the Letterman show, still possessing the explosive live energy that made them so popular in the first place, and that continues to attract hordes of fans to their shows to this day.Thankfully, Pearl Jam shared a video of the band’s performance of “Hail, Hail” on the Late Show, which you can watch below. Enjoy Pearl Jam in their prime!Pearl Jam – “Hail Hail” – 9/20/96 – The Late Show with David Letterman[Originally published 9/20/17]
Physio-Control, a provider of emergency medical response technologies worldwide, and the American Red Cross, a provider of hands-on emergency response and preparedness training, have announced that the two organizations have joined forces to help the public better prepare for and respond to sudden cardiac arrest, one of the leading causes of death in the United States. In a release, the groups said that the partnership is aimed at improving public access to automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and CPR & AED training programs. Moving forward, the Red Cross will offer Physio-Control AEDs, including the LIFEPAK CR Plus, solutions and accessories in combination with Red Cross CPR/AED training and certification courses. “We are looking forward to the partnership with Physio-Control and working together to help save lives,” said Michael J. Chaplo, vice president of Preparedness and Health and Safety Services for the Red Cross. It is the expectation of both organizations that the partnership will strengthen public access defibrillation (PAD) programs by leveraging the Red Cross’ in-depth knowledge and expertise in working with emergency response and relief agencies, as well as the deep-rooted experience and leadership Physio-Control has in the workplace & community, emergency medical services (EMS) and hospital markets, the groups noted in a release. “The American Red Cross’ leadership in emergency response and preparedness training has had a positive impact on sudden cardiac arrest survival,” said Brian Webster, president and CEO, Physio-Control, Inc. “Together, the Red Cross and Physio-Control will continue to expand the use of AEDs by the public and first responders by providing the highest quality, most reliable, most innovative emergency medical products and services available.”
Shappell’s powerful talk covered fatigue, alternating shiftwork, nightshifts and jet lag, and how these result in slow reaction times, poor memory and errors in computation. The four sleep stages were a key component of Shappell’s speech. He said most make it to the Rapid Eye Movement (REM) phase (dream sleep, where we consolidate our memories), but that stages three and four (a.k.a. “drool sleep”) are most important. He pointed out the importance of receiving maximum stage 3 and 4 sleep, and how an obnoxious alarm clock can interrupt those important phases. Instead, Shapell recommended a smartphone app called “Sleep Cycle” that helps train users to wake up during the lighter, less important stages of sleep. The 2014 Pinnacle conference began Tuesday night at the Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz. Maintain a routine of going to sleep; Shappell shared a few tips to help attain stage 3 and 4 sleep: Following a warm welcome to attendees by Program Chair Jay Fitch, former Navy commander Scott Shappell, PhD, from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University delivered a keynote address on decision making and the effects of sleep deprivation. Exercise regularly; Shappell discussed how our sleep cycles are closely tied to our circadian body temperature, and he described the “circadian desynchronization” countermeasures of eating well and avoiding sunlight during the day for those who work at night. He said responders need to get 8 hours of good sleep to be at peak efficiency and able to make good decisions. Take warm baths; and Shappell also discussed the benefits of strategic napping. Short, 15-minute naps can be very valuable. Strategic napping can be used at almost any time of the day to help you feel refreshed and relaxed. He shared military data that exhibited how performance can be improved with just one 30-minute nap per day. Eat something that contains tryptophan, such as turkey.
John Warren Marks Sr., 96, of Port Arthur died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015. Gabriel Funeral Home.Claude Chaisson Jr., 74, of Port Arthur died Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015. Gabriel Funeral Home. Services todayArthur Earl “Bubba” Brackin, Broussard’s, Nederland, 2 p.m.Phyllis Joy Gardiner, First United Methodist Church, 10 a.m. Death noticesThelma Diane Simms, 71, of Port Arthur died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2015. Levingston Funeral Home, Groves.
Vermont Business Magazine Champlain College has launched its specialized Master of Science in Human Relations and Organization Development. The degree will equip graduates to manage talent and nurture business growth across the public sector, nonprofits and private industry. According to an industry study, human capital is critical to growth, which is why leaders worldwide are making HR a key function to business operations.“Over 90 percent of executives are realizing crucial gaps to be filled at the leadership level and are targeting organizational design as a top priority,”said Mika Nash, PhD, Academic Dean of Continuing Professional Studies at Champlain College. “Champlain’s M.S. in Human Relations and Organization Development prepares those who wish to rise as business advisors to drive and achieve missions and business objectives.”The fully online program teaches the problem-solving skills needed to retain a strong workforce, attract engaged workers, and strengthen an organization’s ability to achieve goals. The rigorous curriculum and experiential learning arms graduates with effective ways to leverage diverse worldviews and generational perspectives. Through emphasis on peer collaboration, and regular instructor feedback, students engage with their classmates on real-world business challenges to determine effective solutions.“HR has shifted from historically administrative duties – like employee contracts and benefits management – to a proactive, deeply strategic role involving organizational and workforce development,” said Sean Collins, Senior Director, Global Organization Development at Cox Automotive, Inc. “In many cases, leaders have difficulty finding candidates that can fill such a dynamic role. As a truED Alliance member, Champlain’s programs continue to energize, inspire, and professionalize our workforce, the processes, and ultimately the success of our business.”Champlain’s truED Alliance partners – which include more than 60 government and private sector organizations – also have access to the Human Relations and Organization Development program at a considerable discount through the Alliance. The 30-credit program delves into business management and strategy, metrics and data-driven analysis, managerial decision-making and conflict negotiations. Students gain a competitive advantage through embedded certificates and have the opportunity for specialization. To see if your organization is a Champlain partner, please visit Champlain.edu/truEDalliances(link is external).For more information on the Human Relations and Organization Development program visit http://champlain.edu/mshrod(link is external) or call 1-888-545-3459. Free webinars for all prospective students will be offered on: February 1, at 12:00 pm EST via – https://champlainonline.adobeconnect.com/mshrod02011712pm/event/registration.html(link is external); and February 2, at 2:00 pm EST via – https://champlainonline.adobeconnect.com/mshrod0202172pm/event/registration.html(link is external). Follow us! @ChamplainOnlineAbout Champlain CollegeFounded in 1878, Champlain College is a small, not-for-profit, private college in Burlington, Vermont, with additional campuses in Montreal, Quebec and Dublin, Ireland. Champlain offers a traditional undergraduate experience from its beautiful campus overlooking Lake Champlain and more than 60 online undergraduate and graduate degree programs and certificates. Champlain’s distinctive career-driven approach to higher education embodies the notion that true learning occurs when information and experience come together to create knowledge. Champlain College is included in the Princeton Review’s The Best 381 Colleges: 2017 Edition. Champlain College is featured in the “Fiske Guide to Colleges” for 2017 as one of the “best and most interesting schools” in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain. Champlain was named one of the “Most Innovative Schools” in the North by the U.S. News and World Report’s 2017 “America’s Best Colleges” and #91 in the overall list of “Best Regional Universities in the North”. For more information, visit www.champlain.edu(link is external).About truED®truED is a bold reimagining of workforce development that creates opportunities for adults to further their education in Champlain College’s award-winning online academic programs, including the 2017 designation by U.S. News and World Report as a “best online bachelor’s program”, and brings easy-to-deploy talent management solutions to employers. Through strategic alliances with leading organizations in government and industry, Champlain College Online delivers an affordable, accessible and immediately applicable higher education to help employees gain the skills and knowledge needed to enhance their careers and achieve their organization’s business objectives. Champlain’s undergraduate and graduate certificate and degree programs not only provide field-specific knowledge, but also the critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills essential for the modern workforce. For more information about truED, visit http://www.champlain.edu/trued(link is external).Source: Champlain College 1.24.2017
Related The Challenge Family Americas race series has confirmed on-course nutrition partnerships with Gatorade Endurance and BOOM! Nutrition for the 2014 race season. Challenge Family will make its much anticipated debut in the United States on 29 June 2014 in Atlantic City, New Jersey – followed by events in New Albany, Ohio, and Rancho Cordova, California.Gatorade Endurance is an elite line of sports nutrition products from the PepsiCo-owned Gatorade brand. Targeted at endurance athletes who have specific fuelling needs, Gatorade Endurance will be the official sports drink and energy chew of the Challenge Family Americas’ 2014 race series. Grounded in years of hydration and sports nutrition research at the Gatorade Sports Science Institute, the Gatorade Endurance line of products helps to deliver the fluids and nutrients that endurance athletes need for training or racing.BOOM! Nutrition, a player in the performance energy gel segment, will supply carbBOOM! Energy Gels as the on-course energy gel partner for the 2014 Challenge Family Americas series. carbBOOM! Energy Gels are positioned with a ‘great taste, all natural, real fruit based ingredients and superior 9:1 complex carbs to simple sugar ratio.’The company notes that the gels have been called ‘the best tasting stuff on the market’ and ‘the closest of all the gels to resembling real food.’ Endurance athletes turn to carbBOOM! Energy Gels for their ‘taste, sustained energy release and the fact that they don’t upset the stomach.’The Challenge Family series of triathlons now features 26 full and half distance races around the world, including the world’s largest long distance triathlon – Challenge Roth in Germany. The birthplace of the Challenge Family, Challenge Roth now features over 5,500 athletes and 220,000 spectators and is home to both world records held by Andreas Raelert (GER) and Chrissie Wellington (GBR).Since 2002, races throughout Europe, UK, Australia, Asia, North America and now South America have joined Roth. Together they aim to provide athletes with a new experience of long distance racing with ‘a strong focus on athlete and spectator experience, giving back to the community while respecting the legacy of sport and being committed to its continued growth.’ “To be successful in the sport of endurance racing, you must optimize your performance with sports fuel suppliers,” said Murphy Reinschreiber, Managing Director of Challenge Family Americas. “Gatorade Endurance is an authentic endurance product backed by a company that has supported our sport for as long as I can remember. It’s a real plus and convenience for our athletes to be able to obtain the product where the endurance athlete shops. carbBOOM! Energy Gels were one of the gel pioneers and we are excited to have them on our courses as well.”“We couldn’t be more excited about this partnership with Challenge Family Americas,” added Sarah Bild, Director of Gatorade Endurance. “Gatorade Endurance is committed to fuelling the endurance athletes in all aspects of their training and is served on hundreds of race courses nationwide. We are proud to add Challenge to our race portfolio.”“We are thrilled to support the Challenge Family Americas launch into the US,” said BOOM! Nutrition CEO Tony Lammers. “The great taste and superior performance of carbBOOM! Energy Gels fits well into Challenge Family’s focus on delivering an outstanding athlete experience.”www.challenge-newalbany.comwww.challenge-family.comwww.Gatorade.com/Endurancewww.boomnutrition.com
Open water swimming is set to grow as British Triathlon and the Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) have confirmed a new partnership to support the promotion and development of the sport.The three-year partnership recognises the potential growth of open water swimming and the need to develop the sport’s existing infrastructure to ensure a safe and enjoyable environment for new and existing participants.Participation in open water swimming amongst triathletes is high with approximately 40% of British Triathlon permitted events including an open water swim and 90% of Triathlon England affiliated clubs offering open water swimming training. A number of open water swimming events also permit with British Triathlon;and, as demand increases, the need to develop safe swim sites and consistent operating standards are central to delivering a positive open water swimming experience.The Royal Life Saving Society UK aims to lead in hosting more open water swims for all ages and abilities around the UK as well as work to help secure more safe open water swimming sites to make the activity more accessible to all, including triathletes who want to train or gain more experience of open water swimming.As participation increases, the partnership also aims to grow the number of qualified open water lifeguards who hold the RLSS UK Open Water Lifeguard qualification to complement the network of over 1,000 triathlon coaches, 500 RLSS UK lifesaving clubs and 65 RLSS UK lifeguard units who are already able to support swimmers and triathletes within an open water environment.Jack Buckner, Chief Executive of British Triathlon, commented on the launch of the partnership. “This is an exciting opportunity for British Triathlon to benefit from the expertise of the RLSS UK in creating safe and fun open water swimming as well as contributing to the reduction of one of the main barriers to triathlon participation.“We are really looking forward to working closely with the RLSS UK and all the stakeholders involved in the governance of open water swimming to create actionable insight and ensure widespread growth of participation within both triathlon and open water swimming.”Adrian Lole, Technical Director at the Royal Life Saving Society UK, said, “The growth of open water swimming has created an enormous demand for quality assured facilities. The partnership with British Triathlon, supporting the development of safer sites is a huge step forwards supporting safer participation. Triathlon and open water swimming is in a good place for continued growth and we are excited about this new partnership.” The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) is the drowning prevention charity. Around 400 people drown in the UK every year and the RLSS UK aims to prevent drowning through water safety education.Drowning Prevention Week is the national campaign run by the Royal Life Saving Society UK to cut down the number of accidental drowning that occur each year and support families affected by drowning. The next campaign will run from 18-26 June 2016.www.britishtriathlon.orgwww.rlss.org.uk Related
Related Wheelscience, which provides athletes with ‘built to order, fully customized, race proven carbon wheels’ has formed a partnership with the Castle Triathlon Series. Originally launched in Australia the Wheelscience brand has built recognition. Last year it broke into the US market before entering the UK and Europe through the renowned Castle Triathlon Series in 2016-17.Wheelscience will become the Official Wheel Partner of the Castle Triathlon Series offering competitors discounts and advice on preparing their wheels for the courses. A release from the team at the Castle Triathlon Series adds that the sponsorship will also showcase:World class wheels at a market leading price pointWheels built to order specifically to a personal specificiationFree shipping anywhere in the worldFully customised graphics (‘High quality automotive grade transfers – no fading or peeling’)A sponsorship programme open to all athletesBritish triathlete, Peter Coombe, founded the business in 2014 ‘recognising that athletes stand to save time by having the right wheels and need support in making these choices’.He explained, “You can make a time saving of almost 2 minutes over 40km, or nearly 9 minutes over an iron distance race by using our wheels. We are excited to share our expertise, support and products with the European triathlete market. The Castle Triathlon Series was a natural fit with a strong reach and a diverse range of triathletes looking to make their mark in the field.”Wheelscience will be giving the fastest cyclists in the Gauntlet distance, at each of the six Castle Triathlon Series events in 2017, a free set of wheels worth up to £1,800 a pair. Not only that, the company will also give cash prizes to the fastest bike splits in the Olympic distances raced during the season.Wheelscience adds that its wheels have been racing all over the world for the past two years. The company adds, ‘to date we have a 4:50 Kona bike split, a World 70.3 podium finish and a 12 and 24hr world championship to our credit. More importantly we have countless happy athletes riding our wheels everyday.’www.castletriathlonseries.co.ukwww.wheelscience.com
Two new loudspeakers are joining the Pioneer Professional Audio XY Series: the XY-1 and XY-2E. The XY-1 and XY-2E represent the LF and MHF sections, respectively — Pioneer says that using individual enclosures enables installers, rental houses and touring companies to easily build ground stacked point-source arrays and deploy systems in venues with low ceilings via a wide variety of configurations.In September 2017, Pioneer introduced the XY-3B and XY-2 which incorporate its X-Phase system. And now, with the release of the XY-1 and XY-2E and their smaller size and lower cost, more venues and events can benefit from the performance of an XY Series sound system due to the horizontal-array deployment options offered by the new units.The XY-1 consists of two 12-inch custom drivers in a hybrid dual-chamber configuration — exactly the same as the XY-3B, maintaining the chest-pumping low end of the flagship model. The XY-2E is much more than an XY-2 in an enclosure. Pioneer kept the X-phase system, but enabled individual control of the 8-inch cone driver and 1-inch compression driver, which the company says wasn’t previously possible.These adaptable new additions to the XY Series can also be used as stage fills, for live PA and DJ booth monitoring.The XY-1 and XY-2E are both available from today and common features of both the XY-1 and XY-2E are:The XY-1 and XY-2E can be deployed in a variety of fixed install and touring scenarios enabling numerous flying and ground stacking configurations. Deploy from low ceilings in single units or horizontal arrays using the CP-XY1VC1 flying cradle or the CP-XY1DF1 jointing plate respectively. Or create an array of up to nine speakers — 3×3 — using a combination of CP-XY1DF1 cradles and CP-XY1CON1 plates. Additionally, integrate the XY-2 underneath the XY-1 and XY-2E arrays for increased MHF coverage.The new loudspeakers are housed in wooden enclosures — ideal for guarding against bumps and scrapes on the road and in tight spaces. The black units also feature an elastothane coating for weather resistance and extra protection against impact.See related Pioneer Adds Four New Units to Commercial Monitor SeriesKey feature of the XY-1Hybrid low-mid section — A hybrid dual 12-inch chamber in the low-mid section enables the drivers to produce precise notes. Water-resistant treatment allows the LF drivers to deliver a natural tightness rather than using thicker speaker cone material which would add weight and slow down the speed of the cones.Key features of the XY-2EBi-horn — The 8-inch mid-range driver and the 1-inch compression driver are attached to the integrated waveguide with their depths aligned to minimize the difference of physical distance and reduce cancellation around the crossover frequency. This Bi-horn combines mid and high frequencies in a deep position inside the waveguide, improving the blend of the sounds compared to the performance of a conventional separated horn structure. The waveguide’s curved shape controls dispersion at 50 degrees horizontal and 35 degrees vertical, providing natural sound with high SPL in the targeted area while reducing the sound pressure outside that area.Passive or bi-amp control option — The XY-2E offers two different control settings. As standard, the passive crossover option is engaged – producing the iconic XY series sound. Reconfigure the existing cabling and you can individually manipulate the 1-inch exit neodymium compression driver and 8-inch neodymium cone driver in a bi-amp configuration with no need for additional parts.X-Phase system with gold X-Phase plug — Driver cone cancellation is minimized because of the X-Phase system. The convex shape forces sound waves into small slits which are arranged in a fan shape, allowing all sound waves to exit in perfect phase aliment. The sound waves are forced over the top and bottom of the X-phase plug, producing higher SPL and greater sound projection over long distances.
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