Paramedics Revive Boy Pulled From Pool

first_imgThe boy, whose name has not been released, had been underwater for at least four minutes before being pulled from the pool in the 6000 block of South Damen. The youngster was not breathing. Lifeguards applied CPR to keep his heart beating. Paramedics from Engine Company 101 in Englewood arrived within two minutes of the call and were able to revive the boy by performing advanced life support care. It was paramedic Steven Dorich’s first day on the job and not one he’ll soon forget. The 25-year-old was one of six Chicago Fire Department paramedics responsible for reviving a 7-year-old boy who nearly drowned in a pool at the Chicago Park District’s Lindbloom Park Thursday afternoon on the South Side, officials said. The boy was in fair condition Thursday night at a local hospital. In fact, he asked to go home, fire officials said. “It’s my luck that I would get that call on my first day.” Dorich said. “But I’m just glad the kid is all right.” center_img Responding paramedic Joseph Hoefling credited four Park District lifeguards with helping save the boy. “If they [lifeguards] didn’t see him underwater and didn’t dive in and pull him out, he might not be here today,” Hoefling said. “They did an excellent job.”last_img read more

S. Korean President Gives His $26M Fortune to Youth Scholarship Fund

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Macaulay Culkin Wearing A Photo Of Ryan Gosling Wearing A Photo Of Macaulay Culkin

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreYou gotta love this!Macaulay Culkin, the former child star of the Home Alone films, apparently tweeted this photo of himself creating a meta “Inception” moment with Ryan Gosling. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img

Peaks Coaching: What is Training Stress Balance?

first_imgHere are the helpful terms and definitions:FTP:    Functional threshold power. The best average power that you can maintain for one hour.TSS:    Training stress score. A way to quantify the stress of each ride. An hour at FTP equal 100 TSS.IF:       Intensity factor. The intensity at which you work based on your FTP. When working at FTP, this will equal an IF of 1.0.CTL:    Chronic training load. The training load that encompasses a longer time period, most likely 21-42 days.ATL:   Acute training load. The training load that encompasses the most recent training load, most likely the last 3-14 days.TSB:    Training stress balance. The balance of CTL and ATL creates either a positive (+) or negative (-) TSB.  A positive TSB will most likely predict a peak performance. By Hunter Allen, PCG Founder/CEO and Master CoachPeaks Coaching Group athlete Carter Jones (coached by Dr. Stephen McGregor) was the polka dot jersey holder in the 2013 Amgen Tour of California.When I was a pro cyclist, we all talked about having “good form”—that elusive time when the legs felt great, the days of “no chain,” when we were just “on,” and when we knew no one was going to beat us that day. We all knew what it was, but we could never really describe it. What exactly is “form?” Where does it come from, and how do we actually acquire it? How do we achieve form exactly on the day or period of time that we want it? How do we know that the training we’re doing now will give us the necessary “peak” when we want it? Are we training too hard? Are we training hard enough? Are we training in the proper training zones? Are we getting enough variety in our training to make sure each physiological system is improving? I had to answer all these questions when I was racing and again as I developed detailed training programs for my clients.The power meter made it all possible. Click through to read how…When the power meter came along and I started thinking about how to best use a power meter to build training plans for my athletes, I wanted to be able to quantify each training “dose,” because understanding the training dose and the resulting response is the only way to really know the exact “ingredients” needed for success. The advent of the power meter has allowed us to quantify exactly the training response. Now that we’re able to download a digital record of each ride and analyze it, we can more thoroughly understand the response to the training dose.On the other side of the coin, the power meter also enables us to prescribe a precise training dose. Gone are the days of riding for four hours and hoping that four hours is enough to make you fit for the upcoming race. Time and distance were the only things by which we could periodize our training load until the introduction of the power meter. Heart rate, rate of perceived exertion, and VO2Max are responses to a training dose, or watts. Now, as a coach, I can be more specific with the training I prescribe to my athletes. Do 45 minutes at 89% of your functional threshold power (FTP) each day, and in 4-6 weeks we’ll see the response.With a power meter we’re easily able to see the results of our hard work over time, but as a coach I really needed to be able to quantify the exact training dose more simply than 2 x 20 minutes at FTP and 6 x 5 minutes at VO2Max power. I needed a score.I shared all this with Dr. Andrew Coggan, a great friend and brilliant sports scientist with whom I share many of my training/coaching ideas. Within two weeks he came back with “training stress score,” a method of giving each ride a score based on the exact training load or training dose achieved. Dr. Coggan’s formula was based on Dr. Bannister’s work on a heart rate-based score called TRIMP, “Training Impulse.”Training Stress Score (TSS) was based on the simple premise that you score more points the more time you spend at your functional threshold power (FTP) and above it. Intensity must also be accounted for, so a measurement of intensity was given for each ride, as well, which Dr. Coggan called the intensity factor (IF). To set the standard, an hour at FTP would score 100 TSS points and an IF of 1.0. With the creation of these two metrics, we could now understand the training dose and analyze the training response with software by tracking fitness changes over time.As a coach, I can make anyone fit. That’s not too hard; just do these intervals, ride this much, push yourself this hard, and the fitness will be there. Fitness isn’t form, however. It’s lacking a key component.What is Form?I once asked a several-time Tour de France winner what he thought of as form. He’d been “on form” many times and knew inherently what it was when he felt it, but he couldn’t describe it. At the end of the Tour de France, he wasn’t on form (he was fatigued and severely over-reached from the training state), but he had lots of fitness! On the other hand, he currently isn’t very fit, although he’s “fresh” from not exercising as much, so again he doesn’t have form. Those two things are the keys to form, which Dr. Coggan defines as fitness + freshness. The correct balance of fitness and freshness creates this magical thing called form, and understanding this simple equation makes it possible to manage form and create it at the right time.There are two components to fitness: Chronic Training Load (CTL) and Acute Training Load (ATL). Chronic Training Load is the load (dose) of training over a longer period of time (every training ride you’ve done in the last six weeks). Acute Training Load (ATL) is the training you’ve done in the last seven days. The training you did six weeks ago and the training you did last weekend are both impacting you now as you read this.Both CTL and ATL help determine your level of fitness and freshness. By balancing them correctly and carefully, you can create a high level of fitness and a high level of freshness, thereby managing form. We call this “training stress balance” (TSB). When your TSB is a positive number, you’re becoming fresh, and as long as you have fitness backing you up, you could have a peak performance. The higher your TSB, the greater your freshness. When your TSB is a negative number, you’re not very fresh and are in a fatigued state. The more negative the number, the more fatigued you’re likely to be. We use the performance manager chart in TrainingPeaks WKO+ software to predict peaks of fitness and when you need to rest to prevent overtraining; you can check out an example below.The performance manager chart allows you to see exactly how your training stress score (TSS) impacts your form. The dark blue line is chronic training load (CTL), the pink line is acute training load (ATL), and the yellow line is training stress balance (TSB). On the Y axis is the zero point for TSB; any yellow line above that zero point will indicate that you have the chance for a good ride.By understanding these simple concepts and using your power meter, you are well on your way to exceeding your goals this year. May your FTP always increase! Hunter Allen is a USA Cycling Level 1 coach and former professional cyclist. He is the coauthor of the book Training and Racing with a Power Meter, co-developer of TrainingPeaks’ WKO software, and CEO and founder of Peaks Coaching Group. He and his coaches create custom training plans for all levels of athletes. Hunter can be contacted directly through read more

Santino Fontana on His Quarantine Routine and Critical Review of Goodnight Moon

first_img View Comments Last summer, Santino Fontana was fresh off of his first Tony win for playing Michael Dorsey and Dorothy Michaels in Broadway’s Tootsie. Though the world looks completely different one year later (“It’s been six months since I’ve washed my body,” he joked.), Fontana is still finding ways to keep in touch with his castmates. “We do Zoom cocktails often,” he said. Fontana says his quarantine days look a lot like most. “I look at the news and try not to throw up or cry,” he told Beth Stevens on #LiveatFive. “Then I have breakfast, call some friends, go for a walk, donate money to political causes I support, check in with someone different every day, go for a drive.” Santino Fontana (Photo compilation by Ryan Casey for Though Broadway and theaters remain shut down due to the pandemic, Fontana is still performing—mostly for benefits. This is nothing new for the actor, who has been performing since he was a child. “I was one of those kids that like forced my friends to be in plays in the garage,” he said. He went on to share some of his notable roles growing up: Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors, Jesus in Godspell, J. Pierrepont Finch in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.As previously reported, he is set for The Pack–Short Comedies by Eugene Pack on August 16 to benefit Guild Hall in East Hampton. Fontana will also play a priest in a star-studded reading of Judgment Day on August 22 to benefit both Barrington Stage Company and The Actors Fund. He also appeared in Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen’s powerful COVID-19-centric play The Line, which is available to stream on YouTube through September 1. “I feel like plastic surgery is going to go through the roof because everyone is staring at themselves all day now,” he joked about the proliferation of Zoom performances and meetings. “The Line was the first production I’ve done [in quarantine] that felt like a play—but in close-up. It wasn’t edited. We were all there, doing it all live. It ended up feeling great being a part of something like that. Any type of connection with other actors has been a godsend. If I can help raise money for places, then I want to do that.”In addition to keeping his onscreen skills sharp for great causes, Fontana has been spending a lot of time with his 11-month-old daughter Grace. While he is clearly enjoying fatherhood, he does have some criticism for one ubiquitous children’s book: “I have some dramaturgical issues with Goodnight Moon. ‘Goodnight nobody.’ That’s one of the pages. ‘Goodnight nobody!’ What?”  No word on changes Fontana would like to make to the beloved bedtime story or his thoughts on the next page: “Goodnight mush.”Watch the full #LiveatFive: Home Edition episode below!Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 34:23Loaded: 0.49%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -34:23 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedEnglishAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Santino Fontana & Lilli Cooper in “Tootsie” (Photo: Matthew Murphy) Star Files Santino Fontanalast_img read more

Chroma certified a “green partner” by Sony

first_img“Sony is looking at the environmental impact of the product we’re sending out the door,” said Chroma’s Health, Safety and Environmental Manager Chip Siler. “They want to know what chemicals, if any, are contained in these products and whether or not they are hazardous. They want to know how these chemicals are controlled through their lifetime – from the production of the part all the way through its disposal at the end of its life. European laws are much more strict about this than the U.S., and we market to Europe. But we’re doing this – and Sony’s doing this – because we’d like to make the world a better place.” Sony is a leading manufacturer of audio, video, communications, and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets.Learn more about Chroma Technology at is external) and the Sony Green Partner Environmental Quality Approval Program at is external). Continuing in its mission of manufacturing while protecting the global environment, it was announced on March 15 that Chroma Technology Corp. of Bellows Falls, Vermont has been certified a Green Partner by Sony Corporation. “When I looked over the requirements, we were probably doing 90 percent of what they wanted or more,” Siler said. “But when I had to find test data and lab reports that confirmed and certified what we’re putting in our filters, I found it scattered. Sony allowed me to organize what we do in a manner that anybody can follow.” Being green is nothing new for Chroma. It made certain that its manufacturing processes and support equipment were consistent with its strong conservation principles when it built a new, energy-efficient plant in 2003. And most of the procedures Sony requires from its Green Partners are already in effect. Bellows Falls. 3.28.2012. Chroma manufactures precision optical microscope filters and coatings for biomedical research laboratories all over the world. An employee-owned company, it has satellite sales offices in Germany and China. It employs 99 people and in 2011 saw sales of $24 million. For the past three years, it has been on Inc. Magazine’s 500/5000 list of the country’s fastest-growing private companies as well as on WorldBlu’s global “List of Most Democratic Workplaces.”last_img read more

Cervélo partners with Wounded Warriors Canada

first_imgWounded Warriors Canada has announced that Cervélo will be the presenting sponsor of the 2015 Wounded Warriors Canada Battlefield Bike Ride – Liberation of the Netherlands, set to begin on 13 June. Cervélo will donate over US$30,000 in bikes to equip Canadian Veterans participating in the event.Later this summer the bikes will then be auctioned with all funds raised directed to the programs and services Wounded Warriors Canada funds nationally in support of ill and injured Canadian Forces members, Veterans and their families.Scott Maxwell, Executive Director of Wounded Warriors Canada said, “Cervélo has been supporting our cycling events since 2012. The company and its employees are passionately committed to health and wellness and have applied this to help support our ill and injured Canadian Forces members and Veterans lead an active and healthy lifestyle. We are extremely grateful for their support.”Glen Innes, Cervélo Business Development Manager, commented, “Here at Cervélo we understand how important a healthy body is to a healthy mind. If we can get more service men and women, suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, riding bicycles we can aid them in their battle with this and other Operational Stress Injuries.”The 2015 Wounded Warriors Canada Battlefield Bike Ride will begin on 13 June at the iconic Vimy Ridge Memorial. Departing Vimy, the ride heads north following the footsteps of Canadian WWI troops, crossing into Belgium and its historic Flanders Fields.Riders will visit the sites of historic Canadian battles including Passchendaele and Ypres and continue north to the city of Bruges and the site of major Canadian operations during WWII. From Bruges, the ride’s focus shifts to the major role played by Canadians on the path to Victory in Europe as Canada commemorates the 70th Anniversary of VE Day and the Liberation of the Netherlands.The tour will culminate on 19 June in Nijmegen at Groesbeek cemetery. All funds raised support Wounded Warriors Canada’s national slate of mental health programs and services in support of ill and injured Canadian Forces members, Veterans and their Relatedlast_img read more

New markers recognize historical significance of Prairie Village’s Weltner Park

first_imgThe two new markers commemorating the historical significance of the spot where Weltner Park now stands.Most people probably don’t get a sinking feeling in their stomach when they pull into the parking lot of Weltner Park at 79th Street and State Line Road in Prairie Village. (It’s a park, after all: They’re probably pretty happy to be there).But should you have been treading the same ground around 1823, there’s a good chance you would have felt more than a bit of trepidation as you made your way east to west through the park.With the passage of the Missouri Compromise in 1820, Missouri’s western became the western border of the nation — and the scraggly trail that crossed just over nine miles to the south of the confluence of the Kaw and Missouri rivers was the first blazed route to Santa Fe. If you’d taken the Santa Fe Trail in 1822 or 1823, the minute you set foot into what is now Weltner Park, you would have stepped out of the United States and into unorganized territory occupied by Indians.The history of this “Nine-Mile Point” and the process of surveying the state line are documented in two new commemorative markers at Weltner Park. The markers were placed by Prairie Village Public Works in collaboration with the Kansas City Area Historic Trails Association, and will be formally dedicated in a ceremony at the park on Monday, Nov. 25 at 11 a.m.last_img read more


first_img December 15, 2010 Errata Errata Errata A story in the December 1 News incorrectly stated that the deadline for grant applications for the 2011 Young Lawyers Division Affiliate Outreach Conference set for January 21-22 in Orlando had already passed. It has not. The deadline for applications is December 17. Registration for the AOC can be completed online at the YLD website —

Celette/Elektron Appoints New Midwest Sales Manager

first_imgDeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. LOMBARD, Ill. — Matthias Larisch, general manager of Celette and Elektron Inc. has announced the appointment of Jeff Kohut as regional sales manager for Illinois, Wisconsin and Western Michigan. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement With more than 20 years of direct experience in the auto body repair industry, Kohut is ready to help both Celette and Elektron customers grow their businesses. “Jeff’s background will be of great value to Celette and Elektron,” Larisch said. “With his exceptional experience he has the knowledge to help our customers be more successful.” Kohut has worked on the shop floor as well as on the other side of the desk. After managing collision facilities in Raleigh, N.C., he went to work for Allstate in its direct repair program. He also spent more than six years in paint and body operations as well as parts for BMW North America. Both Elektron and Celette are owned by The Equinox Group, a diverse industrial partnership based in Switzerland. U.S. headquarters are located in Lombard, Ill. Celette produces automobile frame repair benches and measuring devices; and Elektron manufactures spot welders and other equipment for the auto body repair industry.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisementlast_img read more