Researcher Stacy Sims explains the sexism of the sports-science complex, and how to harness your womanly physiology for peak climbing performance. Author: Drew Higgins Publish date: Nov 20, 2017 I smear my toes against the greasy limestone at Hoback Shield, a sport crag near Jackson, Wyoming, and reach past the first roof on La Bamba (5.10a). Just as my feet slip, my fingers find a crimp. I crank on it and quickly clip the bolt above. As a newbie to the Teton area, everything feels sandbagged—so I’m surprised when, with a high foot and some manteling, I easily surpass the roof. It’s one of those precious climbing days when you’re riding the send-train, hands hitting holds perfectly, rock gluing to your skin. Clipping the anchor, I think, I’m a decent climber after all! though a week earlier, I was convinced of the opposite. I’d felt heavy, wrung out, and achy, bailing on climbs below my usual grades. This pattern wasn’t … [Read more...] about Train Like A Girl
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Jamie L. LaReau Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EST Nov 5, 2018 It's a late Monday afternoon and a small tavern on a remote side street in downtown Plymouth is packed. Hundreds of folks are there to celebrate the birthday of arguably the biggest star in town: An 8-year-old Bernese Mountain Dog named Stella. "I'm the township supervisor and Stella's bigger than me," said Kurt Heise. "I couldn't get a crowd like this for my birthday. She's got a book and a restaurant named after her." Stella is the namesake for Stella's Black Dog Tavern, a once-struggling bar that is now a dining destination. The man behind Stella's fame and the tavern's turnaround is Bob Ostendorf. He's a turnaround specialist who spent about 30 years rescuing companies, including auto suppliers, from financial ruin. Five years ago at age 63, Ostendoft abandoned retirement and bought Doyle's Tavern. He … [Read more...] about How a one-time auto exec and his dog are changing lives
PUBLISHED: 16:49 29 October 2018 | UPDATED: 16:49 29 October 2018 Police made four arrests at the time but nobody has ever been charged with Johanna's killing. Photo: Archant Library Archant How does a killer escape justice for decades? Why does the death of a schoolgirl go unsolved even when police believe they know who did it? Who killed Johanna Young remains a mystery 26 years later. Photo: Steve AdamsThese are some of the questions we’re exploring in a new podcast from the Eastern Daily Press called Unfinished. In it, we take a fresh look at East Anglia’s most troubling cold cases. The first three episodes examine the disappearance and death of 14-year-old Watton schoolgirl Johanna Young at Christmas 1992. You can listen to episode one below, or on iTunes, or by searching for Unfinished on your usual podcast provider. •The night she went missing At 7.30pm on December 23 1992 Johanna Young left her family home on Merton Road in Watton for the last time. Three … [Read more...] about How a killer escaped justice for 26 years
Khristi Zimmeth Special to The Detroit News Published 5:39 PM EDT Oct 25, 2018 It could be authentic. It could also be the work of a student trying to imitate the artist’s style. That was the upshot of a recent appraisal of a canvas that closely resembled the work of well-known painter Diego Rivera. Brian Thomczek delivered the verdict at a recent appraisal session held at the Michigan Design Center in Troy. Dan McGraw, who brought the piece in, gave some background in his original email to the column supporting his hope that the painting was authentic and asking for advice and a value. “In 1931, prior to his stay in Detroit, Diego Rivera created a portable mural in New York City for the Museum of Modern Art. The mural was made of reinforced concrete and galvanized steel. It stands five feet tall by eight feet long. “Sugarcane” as it became known tested the injustices of an agrarian society. It features a sugarcane plantation with it owner, an … [Read more...] about Treasure: Mystery surrounds Rivera-like canvas
By Amy Graff, SFGATE Updated 9:50 pm PDT, Tuesday, October 23, 2018 FILE PHOTO: The main people reason people find themselves living on the streets in San Francisco is the city's high cost of housing. FILE PHOTO: The main people reason people find themselves living on the streets in San Francisco is the city's high cost of housing. Photo: Christian Science Monitor/Christian Science Monitor/Getty Homeless in San Francisco: SF Homeless ProjectJerome, a homeless man, uses a pew to catch up on sleep at St. Boniface Catholic Church in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood in this 2006 photo. Homeless in San Francisco: SF Homeless Project Jerome, a homeless man, uses a pew to catch up on sleep at St. Boniface Catholic Church in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood in this 2006 photo. Photo: Brant Ward, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE With new … [Read more...] about We asked 12 homeless people what happened. Their answers show how close we all are to the streets.