CU-Boulder to Hold Alcohol Screenings for Students on Campus April 13-16

first_img Published: April 10, 2009 The University of Colorado at Boulder is hosting four alcohol-screening events April 13-16 where students can have a professional assessment of their drinking patterns and the risks associated with those patterns.Sponsored by CU-Boulder’s Counseling and Psychological Services office and the CU Parents Association, the screenings involve a quick student survey followed by an assessment by a licensed therapist of each student’s risks from alcohol use. A main part of the assessment is to determine whether students have a pattern of binge drinking, and if they do, explaining the risks associated with their behavior.Students who are unable to attend any of the alcohol screening events on campus also can take the screening online at www.colorado.edu/sacs/counseling/selfhelp.html.”The goal of the event is to help raise awareness of the risks of binge drinking alcohol, and to offer some alternatives to reduce this risky behavior,” said Matthew Tomatz, the substance abuse program coordinator at CU-Boulder.Students are invited to participate in any of the following alcohol screenings:o April 13 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Darley Commons.o April 14-16 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the University Memorial Center dining area outside Baby Doe’s.Students also are invited to attend three other campus events focusing on alcohol and other drug education and finding alternatives to alcohol use:o April 16 from 1 to 2 p.m. in UMC 384, the Counseling and Psychological Services office is sponsoring the presentation “Cursed Concentration: The Ups and Downs of Adderall Use on the College Campus.”o April 17 from 3 to 5 p.m. in Willard Hall, room 231, the Counseling and Psychological Services office is sponsoring the presentation “Natural Highs: Healthy Alternatives to Drugs and Alcohol.”o April 19 at 2 p.m. at North Boulder Park, the group Phoenix Multisport is sponsoring an afternoon of activities including hiking, biking and a picnic in the park. The group fosters a supportive, physically active community for individuals who are recovering from substance abuse and who choose to live a sober life. To RSVP visit www.phoenixmultisport.org. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

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Khruangbin Announce Global ‘Late Night Tales’ Compilation, Share Kool & The Gang Cover [Listen]

first_imgOn Wednesday, Khruangbin announced their own edition of the Late Night Tales compilation series, out on December 4th. This announcement brings the Houston-bred, internationally-renowned trio’s career full circle, as Khruangbin got their start by being included on LNT several years ago.Back in 2013, Khruangbin was still a trio of budding musicians working the scene in Texas when the band’s cut of “A Calf Born In Winter” was hand-picked by producer/DJ Bonobo for his edition of Late Night Tales. From there, the band has grown to international stardom with three albums under their belts and fans around the globe. You can read out full 2019 feature interview about the band’s origins and initial Late Night Tales here.Related: Khruang Binatra Answers Age Old Question: What If Frank Sinatra Sang Lead Vocals For Khruangbin [Watch]Ahead of the release of Khruangbin’s Late Night Tales, the band has also shared an exclusive cover of “Summer Madness” by Kool & The Gang. The song, available now on YouTube, features the classic hallmarks of the Thai-funk trio with Mark Speers‘ reverb-soaked guitar, Laura Lee Ochoa‘s understated bass lines, and Donald “DJ” Johnson tying the whole thing together with the snap of a drumstick on the edge of the snare.“‘Summer Madness’ became a staple in this medley that we play,” Johnson said in a press release. “Specifically, one of my favourite things about it is the tone of the bass, which really reminds me a lot of Laura Lee’s bass which has this chunky, peanut butter, rich tone. It was always a special moment, getting to that song because, it just did something to the room, everywhere.”The rest of the songs on Late Night Tales take listeners on the international journey that Khruangbin has prepared them for with their diverse influences. Late Night Tales jumps from Asian pop to Nigerian reggae, South Korean rock to Hindi-disco, and everything in between. The band also highlights Texas locals David Marez and Kelly Doyle, as well as an exclusive spoken-word track produced by Khruangbin from Tierney Malone and Geoffrey Muller.“We definitely wanted to cover as much global territory as possible,” Khruangbin said of their Late Night Tales mix. “So it was the globe and then home. We wanted to show the treasures from our hometown, or people from our hometown that the rest of the world probably doesn’t know. Then these gems from across the world, showcasing them in the same way. That’s what makes Khruangbin Khruangbin. The stubbornness about being so hometown-centric. But what makes Houston is this constant international influence; that’s the gulf stream, bringing it right into the city.”Listen to Khruangbin’s take on “Summer Madness” by Kool & The Gang below, and pre-order their Late Night Tales here. Scroll down to see the full tracklist.Khruangbin – “Summer Madness” (Kool & The Gang)[Video: Late Night Tales]Khruangbin’s Late Night Tales Tracklist:01. Devadip Carlos Santana And Turiya Alice Coltrane – “Illuminations”02. Brilliantes Del Veulo – “I Know That (When The Springtime Comes)”03. Nazia Hassan – “Khushi”04. Kelly Doyle – “DRM”05. Sanulim – “Don’t Go”06. Maxwell Udoh – “I Like It (Don’t Stop)”07. David Marez – “Enséñame”08. Gerald Lee – “Can You Feel The Love (Reprise)”09. Justine & The Victorian Punks – “Still You”10. George Yanagi + Nadja Band -「祭ばやしが聞こえる」のテーマ11. Песняры – “Зачарованная моя”12. Khruangbin – “Summer Madness” (Exclusive Kool & The Gang Cover Version)13. Paloma San Basilio – “Contigo”14. Roha Band – “Yetikimt Abeba”15. Tierney Malone / Geoffrey Muller – “Transmission for Jehn: Gnossienne No 1” (Produced by Khruangbin) (Exclusive Track)View Lyricslast_img read more

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FuelBelt signs South African pro triathlete James Cunnama

first_imgTri accessories specialist FuelBelt has announced its sponsorship of South African professional triathlete James Cunnama. Cunnama has joined the star-packed FuelBelt Race Team in ‘a multi-year deal as an ambassador to one of the most dedicated and long standing brands in triathlon.’After placing 4th in the Ironman World Championships last October, and taking home the win in his 2014 debut on his home turf at Ironman South Africa in mid January, Cunnama’s future as a top ranked pro triathlete is bright. In 2012, he also impressively broke the 8hr mark at Challenge Roth with a time of 7:59:59.“We’ve been following James for a while and were very impressed with his overall skills and killer run splits,” said Vinu Malik, Founder & CEO of FuelBelt. “He’s got everything it takes to be a world champion, including a fantastic work ethic and positive attitude. We are excited to have him join the FuelBelt team!” “I have been using FuelBelt products to fuel properly in racing and training for years,” said Cunnama. “It is great to work with a company who understands the unique fuelling challenges an Ironman can present and has the solutions to make my racing and training easier and more comfortable.”FuelBelt Inc is a world leader in hydration belts and running accessories. Founded in 1997 by 36x Ironman finisher and 7-time Ironman World Championship participant, Vinu Malik, FuelBelt continues to serve the needs of endurance athletes across the globe.FuelBelts have been used to ‘break world records, set personal bests, and have been used at the Olympic world stage, where every effort and every second counts.’www.FuelBelt.comwww.JamesCunnama.net Relatedlast_img read more

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Scientists reduce fear of death by using virtual reality to induce an out-of-body experience

first_imgShare on Facebook Share Share on Twitter The study, published in the journal PLOS One, used an Oculus Rift virtual reality head-mounted-display to induce out-of-body experiences in 16 women.The researchers used a virtual reality simulation to induce what is known as the “full body ownership illusion.” They created the illusion that a virtual human body in the simulation was the participant’s own. After this illusion took hold, the participant’s perspective was then shifted from first-person to third-person, making it seem as if their visual perception had been lifted out of their body.Another 16 women, who were used as a control group, experienced a similar virtual reality simulation except the researchers did not induce an out-of-body experience.After the simulation, the participants who had the virtual out-of-body experience had lower levels of fear of death on average than the control group. Slater told PsyPost the findings provide “implicit evidence that it is possible to separate consciousness from the body, which may have the impact of changing attitudes towards death.”The research, however, is still in the preliminary stages.“It was a single study so it needs to be replicated,” Slater said. “The study relied only on a questionnaire, and it would be interesting to see if there were long-term effects on the relationship of people towards death.”“We have another more sophisticated study that has been completed that will hopefully be published in a few months,” he added.The study, “A Virtual Out-of-Body Experience Reduces Fear of Death“, was also co-authored by Pierre Bourdin, Itxaso Barberia, and Ramon Oliva. It was published January 9, 2017. LinkedIncenter_img Pinterest Email Virtual reality systems can create out-of-body experiences — and these experiences may be able to reduce the fear of death, according to a recently published study.“My lab has been working for many years on the influence of changing someone’s body in virtual reality on their attitudes, perceptions, behavior and cognition,” the study’s corresponding author, Mel Slater of the University of Barcelona, told PsyPost. “For example, placing White people in a Black virtual body reduces their implicit racial bias, while putting adults into a child body changes their perceptions and self-identification.”“Here we wanted to see what the effects were of establishing a strong feeling of ownership over a virtual body, and then moving people out of it, so simulating an out-of-body experience. According to the literature, out-of-body experiences are typically associated with changes of attitudes about death, so we wanted to see if this would happen with a virtual out-of-body experience.”last_img read more

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Fulham’s Seri moves to Galatasaray

first_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Jean Michael Seri has joined Galatasaray on a season-long loan from Fulham with a view to a permanent move.The Turkish club will pay a loan fee of around £1.35m and there is an option for them to buy Seri for around £15m at the end of the season.Seri moved to Craven Cottage from French club Nice a year ago and made 32 appearances last season.AdChoices广告The Ivory Coast midfielder was widely expected to leave Fulham following the club’s relegation from the Premier League. See also:Mitrovic agrees new five-year Fulham contractFulham sign Cavaleiro on loan from Wolves with option to buyTaylor-Crossdale signs for Fulham after leaving Chelsea Seri was signed by Fulham last summer Embed from Getty Imageslast_img read more

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