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News Article | November 29, 2016
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Detroit native and rapper Tommy Kraus (aka: Tommy Gunz) is scheduled to co-headline the 5th Annual "Recovery Live - DETROIT Residency Tour" with comedian Mark Lundholm making four public performances on consecutive days beginning later this month. The performances will take place on November 30th at the historic Howell Theatre, on Dec 1st in the Macomb Intermediate School District Auditorium in Clinton Twsp, on Dec 2nd at the Elevate Church in Monroe, and on Dec 3rd at Hartland Performing Arts Center which includes the option of a five-course “pop-up” meal by executive chef John Breeland. This one-of-a-kind tour engages a cross-section of the community affected by addiction, and will address the stigma attached to addiction and the barriers to, and opportunities for, recovery. Proceeds will help provide funds for community substance abuse initiatives as well as support further performances at the Livingston and Oakland County Jails, Children's Village Juvenile Facility, Meridian Health Services – CPI Programs, Brighton Center for Recovery Treatment Center, High School presentations at Harper Woods, Northville, and Brighton School districts, Macomb County Operation Rx Summit, and Livingston County Project Lazarus. The Recovery Live Residency Gig was created by Michigan-based addiction specialist Scott Masi, Outreach and Referral Specialist at St. John Providence Brighton Center for Recovery, and founder of Unite to Face Addiction - Michigan. About Tommy Gunz Tommy Gunz is a self-described “conscious, hip-hop lyricist and performing artist in recovery.” For the past year, he has also been Lyrical Life Coach and more recently became a group facilitator at The Recovery Unplugged® Treatment Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. As of this past June 16th, he’s been clean for two years. He was a teen poet growing up in Detroit, who at 19 started recording and performing at underground parties, “freestyling” over beats for fun. During the years from 2004 to 2012, he recorded three CDs which he sold, hand to hand in the streets of Detroit, and in 2015, after beginning his journey from drug addiction to recovery, released his first recovery-based mixtape, “Still Sick and Suffering - Volume 1.” The last song in that collection was a goodbye letter to addiction and chronicles the start of his recovery, which established him a global following via social media. It was that music that brought Tommy Gunz to Recovery Unplugged, the drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and Austin, Texas, where they say, “music makes the difference.” The Recovery Unplugged® protocol blends an immersion in music with a variety of other therapies, offering addicts and alcoholics a unique program focused on long-lasting recovery. In Friday group sessions with famed singer/songwriter Richie Supa (Aerosmith, Ozzie Osbourne, P!NK, Willie Nelson and many others) – who is also Recovery Unplugged®’s Director of Creative Recovery - Kraus raps about the week’s discussion themes. “Richie will perform a set of songs, talking throughout about his lyrics and getting reactions and thoughts, and will then play a couple of songs designed for me to jump in on and freestyle,” he says. Kraus uses various styles of music to create receptive environments, targeted for specific therapeutic breakthroughs. He also creates unique, music catelogues for each new client so they have a personal experience while in treatment, which they then are able to take home with them. Additionally, Kraus hosts and performs at drug and alcohol free events, where addicts in recovery are offered a safe place to enjoy live music with their friends and families. Recently, Kraus has been in two-time GRAMMY Award-winning producers Marcello “Cool” Valenzano and Andre “Dre” Lyon’s “Record Room” studio in Atlanta. The duo is producing Kraus’ debut EP Halfway Home. Cool and Dre have contributed to albums that have sold 70 million albums worldwide. In addition to his work at Recovery Unplugged®, Kraus has helped launch a non-profit, recovery-based event company called “Rappers in Recovery”, with close to 20,000 followers currently worldwide. This was done to not only help artists in recovery to get exposure at live shows, but to utilize social media in order to spread a positive message through real hip-hop. As for the future, Kraus says, “If the spotlight happens to fall on me for my music, that’s great. But I want to inspire people to make positive changes in their lives and challenge other artists to make music that people can relate to. Kraus says “If what you believe in doesn’t make a difference, then it doesn’t make a difference what you believe in.” For recovery songs by Tommy Gunz, (and music from when he was using), go to: Reverb Nation.tommyrtkul8gunz Soundcloud.com/tommygunz/ Facebook.com/rtkul8 Facebook.com/rhymingrecovery.com Snapchat@tommygunz313 About Recovery Unplugged Recovery Unplugged® Treatment Centers are alcohol and drug rehab in Florida and Texas that offer a rehabilitation approach that is unique and long lasting. The centers combine traditional and cognitive behavioral approaches that use music creation as a catalyst to break down defenses, inspire, and motivate the change necessary for long-term recovery and sobriety. Recovery Unplugged® is committed to providing hope and healing, using music to help individuals suffering from addiction all over the United States. About Scott Masi Scott Masi is Referral and Outreach Specialist at the Brighton Center for Recovery. He is a founding Member of UFAM: Unite to Face Addiction - Michigan, RADEO: Regional Anti-Drug Education & Outreach Organization of Michigan, Michigan Opiate Prevention Alliance, and Community Parent Inc. Scott has been instrumental in developing strong relationships with Labor Assistance Professionals throughout Michigan and nationally, helping to develop and provide treatment and educational programs. His passion for those in early recovery and the challenges they face is evident in his continued efforts to break the stigma of addiction.

Archeological sites are frequent in the Brazilian Amazon. The physical, chemical and morphological properties, due to anthropic influence, are quite different from surrounding soils, mainly in the uplands. Although several studies have been carried out to understand the magnitude of these modifications and their influence on the genesis of such soils, aspects such as the mineralogical properties need to be better described. This study aimed at evaluating the chemical and mineralogical properties of anthropic horizons (Au) of soils of upland and floodplain sites located in the Sedimentary Basin of the Amazon, between the cities of Coari and Manaus. Soil samples were collected and analyzed for chemical properties (pH) and for the total contents of Fe, Al, Si and P. The mineralogical compositions of the clay and sand fractions were evaluated by X-ray diffraction (XRD). The results showed that anthropic modifications lowered the acidity and exchangeable Al soil contents and enhanced the contents of available Ca and P. The total P contents in the anthropic horizons ranged from 1630 to 8840 mg kg-1 of P2O5. Kaolinite was the main mineral found in the clay fraction of upland soils, followed by gibbsite, goethite and titanium oxides. The floodplain soils showed clay fractions composed of kaolinite, goethite and 2:1 silicates. The sand fractions of all studied soils consisted predominantly of quartz. The magnetic fractions consisted of hematite and maghemite. In conclusion, better chemical properties were observed in the anthropic horizons, as well as differences in their mineralogical composition as compared to the other studied sites.

Educational technologies have been improvingfunctionally.The importance of these virtual environments in today's computerized world has a major emphasis concerning their educational, entertaining and working uses. Considering the use of technology in education as a pedagogical alternative involving playfulness and some matters facing Environmental Education, this research aims to analyze the applicability of ergonomics in digital educational interfaces for elementary school students. Regarding the ergonomics- a science capable of raising improvement issues related to the tool/interface/user system- the behavioral records, interviews, task assessments, systematic and unsystematic observations occurred in a multimedia laboratory in order to analyze the interfacial and cognitive factors that limit the users' interaction with mediatic interfaces.

Pereira R.R.C.,UFAM | Moraes J.C.,Federal University of Lavras | Prado E.,EPAMIG | Dacosta R.R.,São Paulo State University
Scientia Agricola | Year: 2010

The greenbug Schizaphis graminum (Rond.) (Hemiptera: Aphididae) is one of the main pest-insects of wheat (Triticum aestivum, L.). Resistance inducing agents as silicon (Si) and acibenzolar-s-methyl (ASM) can provide some protection against insects and diseases. The effect of Si and/or ASM on the development and probing behaviour of S. graminum in wheat plants was evaluated. Wheat plants (cultivar Embrapa 22) were treated with Si (silicic acid at the rate of 1%) and acibenzolar-S-methyl (ASM) at the rate of 0.5%. The effects of these treatments on greenbugs were analyzed by development parameters, honeydew excretion and probing behavior monitored by Electrical Penetration Graphs (EPG). The development and honeydew experiments consisted of ten replications each and EPG experiment was replicated 25 times. The application of both resistance inducing agents reduced fecundity, prolonged the duration of pre-reproductive period, and decreased honeydew production. Induced resistance was localized mainly at phloem level and caused a strong reduction of phloem sap ingestion, but some effect of ASM at parenchyma/mesophyll level could not be discounted as far fewer aphids reached the sieve elements.

Pimenta-de-macaco (monkey pepper - Piper aduncum L. - Piperaceae) is a species used in folk medicine throughout Brazil, containing an essential oil (2.5 to 4.0% yield) rich in dillapiole, an arylpropanoid with insecticide action. The objective of this research was to improve the cultivation system of P. aduncum in local conditions of Manaus, AM. The study was conducted in the experimental fields of Embrapa Western Amazon, and used randomized blocks with four replicates, each replicate with four plants in its testing area. Seven plant densities (0.5 m x 0.5 m; 1.0 m x 0.5 m; 1.0 m x 1.0 m; 1.5 m x 1.0 m; 1.5 m x 1.5 m; 1.5 m 2.0 m; 2.0 m x 2.0 m, E1 to E7 respectively) and three cutting periods (C1 - 6 months after transplanting, C2 - regrowth of C1 after 6 months (plants with 12 months in the field) and C3 - regrowth of C2 after 6 months (plants with 18 months in the field), therefore in a factorial scheme. A larger production was observed in the second cutting (C2) in the plant density E4. There were no statistical differences in the essential oil content in C1, regardless of densities. In relation to the essential oil yield, the best result was observed for the cutting period C2 in the E3 and E4 densities, 76.0 kg/ha and 88 kg/ha, respectively, with a dillapiole content of up to 85.6%. Therefore, the best cultivation condition according to the test was observed for the cutting after 12 months of transplantation and plant density of 1.0 m x 1.0 m or 1.5 m x 1.5 m.

The possibility of whole use of fishery resources has led institutions and researchers to establish permanent studies on echnological and nutritional aspects, aiming to stimulate commercial exploitation as well as to support the setting up industries n the region, that can make products of excellent quality based on regional fishes. This study determined the meat yield of en species with the highest fish landing volume in Amazonas, aiming to provide more recent data for the fish processing ndustry. The species were selected according to data of IBAMA and collected in two seasons (flood and drought), in the unicipality of Manacapuru-AM. In the flood period, the average yield reached 69.4% for gutted body, 38.4% for fillets with skin, and 30.7% for skinless fillets, which are the favored commercial cuts. In the drought period, data showed 69%, 37.6%, and 29.5% respectively. The analyses showed that the ten Amazon fish species have a high potential for use in several technological procedures.

Ghosh A.,UFAM
Physica C: Superconductivity and its Applications | Year: 2012

The effect of non-magnetic impurity-scattering is considered on the asymmetric superconducting gap (SC) and the d-density wave (DDW) phase of the high Tc cuprates. The phase diagrams for the cuprates demonstrate that Tc decreases with scattering potential and is most affected in the coexisting phase of DDW and SC orders. Moreover, the SC gap to Tc ratio increases with doping and impurity scattering. The transition temperature of the DDW state, T* also decreases with scattering. The density of states in the mixed SC + DDW state for the underdoped (UD) phase, SC state in the overdoped phase and the DDW state in the UD phase, also suffers a modification. Its effect on specific heat results is also discussed. The increase in the gap to Tc ratio and the specific heat are also observed in the presence of the non-magnetic impurities. A suppression in the superfluid density is found with the increase in impurity. © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Frota H.O.,UFAM | Ghosh A.,UFAM
Physica B: Condensed Matter | Year: 2012

The NMR relaxation rate is studied on the magnetic states of an impurity in bilayer graphene within a tight-binding scenario. The dependencies of the relaxation rate on temperature, interlayer interaction and also the chemical potential have been considered. Although for low temperatures we observe the usual Korringa relation, a characteristic of the conventional fermions, the rate increases with the increase in temperature and tends to saturate for high temperatures. For small interlayer interactions ( t⊥) the system can be either magnetic or non-magnetic. However for higher t⊥ we observe the existence of only a pure magnetic state. In graphene this transition is also observed with two cusps related to the magnetic to non-magnetic transition, which modifies to a single hump for higher t⊥, where the system is purely magnetic for any value of chemical potential. © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Ghosh A.,UFAM | Pimentel B.M.,São Paulo State University
Physica B: Condensed Matter | Year: 2012

Inspite of the direct evidence for Cooper pairing in the cuprates as in conventional superconductors, the pairing symmetry in the cuprate superconductors is still considered to be a controversial and a highly debatable topic. The microscopic equations appropriate for these new materials, essentially the yttrium based compounds, are discussed following Gorkovs formalism for the conventional superconductors. Various types of symmetry of the pairing parameter are considered. In this study we consider the anisotropic nature of the gap parameter to write the mean-field equations of the cuprates. We observe that the symmetry of the potential is fundamental in deciding the nature of the anisotropy in the gap parameter. © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Ghosha A.,UFAM | Gusmao M.S.,UFAM | Frota H.O.,UFAM
European Physical Journal B | Year: 2012

The electron spin resonance of a magnetic probe is considered in the interconfigurationfluctuation host (ICF). The spin relaxation rate of a well-defined magnetic probe in the presence of the Coulomb interaction although satisfies the Korringa relation at low temperatures presents a minimum with a rise in temperature. The transition from the magnetic state to the non-magnetic state is also characterized by a minimum in the relaxation rate. The low temperature behavior of the relaxation rate with the distance between the magnetic probe and ICF ions is substantially lower than that of a pure metal. © EDP Sciences, Società Italiana di Fisica, Springer-Verlag 2012.

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