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2012.06.05 09:14 The official subreddit of Agloe, NY

In the 1930s, General Drafting Company founder Otto G. Lindberg and an assistant, Ernest Alpers, assigned an anagram of their initials to a dirt-road intersection in the Catskill Mountains: New York Route 206 and Morton Hill Road, north of Roscoe, New York. Designed as a copyright trap, the "paper town" published on the General Drafting map then began to appear on Esso maps, proving the effectiveness of the trap.

2012.01.06 19:26 candafilm Bike Commuting

A community of bicycle commuters. Offering support, help and guidance to new commuters and advice and helpful tools for those who have been commuting for awhile. Break free from the tedious traffic and enjoy the fresh air!

2023.06.08 13:05 leap_of_fail Laughably low standards for passing classes

Hi all - this is my first post here. I’m a 3rd-year high school biology teacher, working with mostly 9th-10th graders. It’s our last week with students, and it is the culmination of what I think is a ridiculously low bar for passing classes in my district. Students have four quarter grades and a final exam (no midterms allowed). The letter grades for each of these (NOT the numerical values) are used to determine the final course grade.
With this system, the minimum a student needs to pass for the year is 1 D + 1 C for two quarters, or 3 Ds for three quarters. That’s it. The final is weighted low enough that it cannot be the difference between passing and failing for the year. Pluses and minuses also carry a low weight. These smaller factors act more like tiebreakers if a student is on the cusp of a letter grade.
The problem is obvious: Do well enough in semester 1 and take a break from January - June! The impact on motivation is devastating for our middle-of-the-pack students. Every year I hear some variation of “I already passed this class, so I don’t have to do anything if I don’t want to.” I try to talk them through post-graduation plans and how bare minimum grades can take away opportunities down the road, but I still haven’t figured out a good response.
On top of that, we have a minimum grading policy in place - 50% for any attempt, 40% for missing work. Yet I still have students with regular attendance failing.
Thanks for reading. I try to adjust my class policies each year to help keep students accountable for their learning and also give them flexibility, but the end of the year always reminds me of how low the bar is.
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2023.06.08 13:05 simolaw Is it deliberate that Lincoln is little known or visited by most Brits, certainly compared to York and Durham....

I know Lincoln isn't on an easy North -South rail or road route but given that why does Lincoln not appear on many road signposts until you're about 30 miles almost seems like it's deliberate. Places like Grimsby and Immingham get a lot of prominence, OK that's understandable as they're quite major commercial centres and docks. But Lincoln is the major centre/'capital' of our county! I've only lived in Lincoln for 2 years so I'm a newbie!
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2023.06.08 13:04 tregalregal Being a diehard sports fan is weird

I love watching and playing sports. I think it’s a great way to hangout with friends and even a nice way to relax by throwing on a game. I can’t, however, seem to figure out why people are diehard sports fans. If a team loses, it genuinely ruins their lives. They get so viscerally upset about something they have no control over. When the Boston Celtics lost in game 7 to the Heat, someone said, “I wish they had lost on the road so their plane would go down and they would all die. At least they would get good players from all the other teams”.
People riot whether their team loses or wins. They spend all their money just to attend a game where their sole contributing factor to the game is making noises of either happiness or disappointment. We contribute nothing else. We as fans play no factor at all in the outcome whatsoever.
I always think it’s funny when sports commentators will say something like “And now the Heat head on the road and will have to face a hostile crowd”. What, are the home fans going to boo the visiting team into quitting?
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2023.06.08 13:02 mtaw Swedes teach the CV90, learn the art of soup

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2023.06.08 13:00 tskinkykitty Was my windshield installed correctly?

Was my windshield installed correctly?
Had a bad windshield replaced today and the rubber trim on bottom the old windshield sat flush with the old windshield prior
With this new windshield, the installer said the rubber trim was dry rotted and got damaged removing the old windshield. Now with the new windshield installed the rubber trim no longer sits
Will this lead to issues later down the road with rust, etc. I poured a water bottle down windshield and it came out down the fenders in front of the tires on the side of the car.
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2023.06.08 13:00 olidav8 Portaloo - do they crane it in?

Possibly ripping out our bathroom later this year and given a stud wall is coming down and being rebuilt, floor is coming up and being relaid, full works, I was thinking about getting a portaloo for 3-4 days - has anyone done this domestically? The main question is do they drop it in with a crane, as it would need to go in a back yard (where there is road access), but it would need to go over a 7ft fence. Also any idea on cost?

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2023.06.08 12:58 mchithane123 Vastu Shastra: Enhancing Prosperity in Your Office Space

Designing an office space that fosters productivity and success is a priority for every business. Many individuals believe that incorporating Vastu Shastra principles into their office can attract luck, fortune, and financial prosperity. Vastu Shastra, an ancient Indian architectural science, provides guidelines for designing and arranging spaces to harness positive energies. If you are interested in aligning your office with Vastu principles, here are some essential tips and guidelines to consider.

The Direction of the Office Building

When constructing an office or commercial building, it is crucial to adhere to Vastu principles to ensure prosperity and good fortune. The direction of the office building can significantly influence the success of the business. For service-oriented businesses, the east direction is considered favorable. The north direction, associated with the lord of wealth, Kuber, is ideal for profit-making enterprises. Depending on the nature of your business, the north, northeast, or northwest directions may also be beneficial. Additionally, when selecting a location for your office, ensure that the property is surrounded by roads that are in use.

Seating Arrangement

The arrangement of seats in the office plays a vital role in maximizing productivity and promoting positive energy flow. Here are some seating arrangement tips according to Vastu Shastra:
  1. Entrepreneurs and business owners should sit facing the north, east, or northeast directions to encourage growth and new beginnings.
  2. Marketing and sales personnel should face the northeast direction to enhance proactiveness. Their seating position can be in the northwest direction.
  3. Account department officials should sit in the southeast corner and face the northeast direction.
  4. Managers, directors, and executives should sit in the southwest, south, or west corner of the office to facilitate better decision-making.
Employees should also consider facing the north or east while working, as it improves productivity. It is advisable to avoid sitting directly under a light beam. If unavoidable, you can cover the beam with a wooden board to minimize its impact.

Office Entrance

The entrance of your office plays a crucial role in attracting positive energies. Ideally, the entrance should face the north, northeast, or northwest direction. These directions are considered auspicious and bring positivity and financial gains. The north direction, associated with the lord of wealth, is particularly beneficial for accelerating financial growth. To create a positive first impression, ensure that the entrance is clean, clutter-free, and well-lit.

Creating Positive Energy

To foster a positive and conducive work environment, it is important to keep the office space clean, organized, and clutter-free. Store documents, stationery, and other items in locked cabinets when not in use. Avoid sleeping at your desk, as it can attract negative energies. When sitting in a cabin, make sure your back does not face the door to avoid feelings of distrust. Hang a picture of a mountain scenery behind your seat and place a turquoise pyramid on your desk to promote support and communication among colleagues.

Office Décor and Interiors

The colors and décor in your office can significantly impact the energy flow and overall ambiance. Here are some guidelines for office décor according to Vastu Shastra:
  1. Use bright colors for the walls, as they spread positivity and reflect light. Blue is suitable for the southern wall, while green promotes harmony and can be used for the southwestern wall.
  2. Place a mirror or Kuber Yantra in the north direction or on the northern wall to enhance financial health.
  3. Avoid piling up finished goods in the northeast direction. Instead, store them in the northwest direction to ensure smooth clearance of unsold stock.
  4. Place your safe in the southwest corner, facing the northeast direction, to promote prosperity and security.
  5. Install a water fountain in the north zone for career growth and positive energy flow. Avoid placing fountains that flow outward.

Office Lighting?

Proper lighting is essential for creating a vibrant and energetic workspace. Natural light is considered auspicious, so try to maximize its use in your office. If possible, place workstations near windows to allow employees to benefit from natural light. Use full-spectrum light bulbs that mimic natural light for artificial lighting. Avoid dim or flickering lights, as they can create a dull and stagnant atmosphere.

Office Furniture and Placement

The choice and placement of office furniture can significantly impact the energy flow in your office. Here are some tips:
  1. Use ergonomic furniture that promotes comfort and productivity. Uncomfortable or broken furniture can hinder work efficiency.
  2. Avoid sharp-edged furniture, as it can create negative energy. Opt for rounded or curved furniture designs instead.
  3. Ensure that furniture is placed in a way that allows for smooth movement and doesn't block any pathways or doors.
  4. Arrange desks and workstations in a manner that encourages collaboration and teamwork.
  5. Avoid cluttered and disorganized desks, as they can obstruct the flow of positive energy. Encourage employees to keep their workstations tidy and organized.

Meeting Room Placement

If your office has a meeting room or conference room, its placement is crucial for productive and successful meetings. Ideally, the meeting room should be located in the northwest or northeast direction of the office. This promotes clear communication, effective decision-making, and successful outcomes. Ensure that the meeting room is well-lit, properly ventilated, and free from any distractions or negative energy.

Office Plants

Introducing plants into your office space can bring freshness, vitality, and positive energy. Plants are known to purify the air, improve concentration, and reduce stress. Here are some recommendations for using plants in your office according to Vastu:
  1. Place small plants or bonsai trees on employees' desks to enhance creativity and productivity.
  2. Use money plants (Epipremnum aureum) near the entrance or in the north zone to attract wealth and prosperity.
  3. Place lucky bamboo plants (Dracaena sanderiana) in the east or southeast direction for growth and good fortune.
  4. Avoid placing thorny plants or cacti in the office, as they can create negative energy.

Balanced Elements

According to Vastu Shastra, balancing the five elements (earth, water, fire, air, and space) in the office creates a harmonious environment. Here are some tips for balancing these elements:
  1. Earth: Use earthy colors like brown and yellow in the office decor. You can also place a crystal or gemstone on your desk to connect with the earth element.
  2. Water:Install an aquarium or a water feature in the northeast direction to attract positive energy and prosperity. Ensure that the water is clean and the aquarium is well-maintained.
  3. Fire:Use proper lighting and incorporate the fire element through the use of candles or decorative lamps. Avoid using harsh or excessive lighting that can create a stressful environment.
  4. Air:Maintain good air circulation and quality in the office by opening windows, using air purifiers, and incorporating indoor plants that improve air quality.
  5. Space:Keep the office well-organized and clutter-free to allow for the free flow of energy. Avoid overcrowding the space with unnecessary furniture or equipment.
Remember, while Vastu Shastra principles can provide guidance for creating a harmonious and prosperous office environment, it is also important to consider practical aspects and individual preferences. Adapting Vastu guidelines to suit your specific office layout and requirements can help create a positive and conducive workspace for success.
Also read: Choosing Between 1BHK and 2BHK Apartments: Which One is Best for You?
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2023.06.08 12:58 BBBG214 Anyone ever had this?

Roommate and I ordered Taco Bell last night around 11 and he went down to leave masks for the driver because New York looks like an apocalyptic wasteland right now. Anyway, food shows up, we hear the guy open our screen door to take the masks but then this man OPENS OUR DOOR AND WALKS INTO OUR APARTMENT??
We thought it was the cat making noise on the stairs and then we heard a guy call out, “hello?”
What in the actual fuck would possess someone to walk into someone else’s home? Was he going to feed it to me next? Honestly thank god my roommate was home because he’s a guy but if it was just me??
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2023.06.08 12:57 youarethejourney How can I "re-frame" the break that my ex wants?

We've been living together for 4 years. It was once a beautiful relationship. In the last 8 months, it deteriorated, hard. He avoided, ran away to the pub, gave me silent-treatment, put career over dates, and overall just frolicked away when I needed a simple hug. I don't want to paint it like it was an entirely bad picture: He was also supportive of me, kind, and patient.
It has been very painful. But the sum of it is, we've ended the lease and are moving out in 2 weeks. He's going one way, I'm going the other. Neither of us have a solid plan. It's all happening on a whim, and both of us appear to be grieving the loss of our home and relationship. It seems like he loves me. He says that he still does, and that he hopes there will be a future for us together romantically again.
But I'm having a hard time seeing it from his perspective. He is going on a work road-trip in the opposite part of the country for 2 months. Then, he's going to come back for a couple weeks, and maybe see me for a couple days. After that short visit, he's off again for another 4 to 5 months. He said, by the end of all of his traveling, he may come back to this city and rent a room. He would like us to reassess being in a relationship at that time. (I will probably be living in an eco-village 7 hours from here... He said it can still work out, as he would be willing to drive to see me frequently. I don't know...)
For all the time in-between, he wants to be my "good friend", and "stay in touch", and even see me after 2 months. I am not handling this well and I feel physically ill thinking about it. He made that plan of action entirely without my input. I would be okay with this if we could still be together as a couple, but just taking a long-distance break. But he doesn't even want to go as far as to say we are a couple. He wants to be my "good friend"... And, according to him, hopefully my partner again in the future.
I'm not sure what to make of this. It doesn't sound practical to me. It doesn't sound very secure. It sounds like he's going to call all the shots, and if I want to be with him, then I guess I just have to be available and here for him to see on his own accord. There seems to be no definite security in it for me. It's like my worst nightmare. I fear he's going to avoid responding to my texts or calls frequently, and keep me stuck in a cycle which is terrifying for me and painful. I'm also not sure why we can't just say we are a couple having a break. Instead, it has to be "good friends"...
But why is this my worst nightmare? Doesn't this sort of thing work for some couples out there? Why am I so rigid to this idea? Maybe I'm being too close-minded about how this is all going to work? I wonder, is it possible to actually have an arrangement like this work out favorably for both of us?
I know there's some inner child healing I need to do. And he needs to heal his avoidance, but I'm not really sure how avoiding me is going to heal his avoidance. Can anyone speak on this?
Sorry. To add more context, he said that he would love to see me "happy" and "vibrant again" when he does come to see me. Apparently, this will determined whether or not he wants to be together romantically. I am just having a hard time digesting that one, because the only reason I have felt down is due to his dismissive, abandoning behavior the last 8 months... The colder he was, the worse I became, generally. And furthermore, if I were to feel happy several months from now and reclaim myself, why would I want to jeopardize my happiness again with him? If I become vulnerable again with him, what is in it for me, and how do I make this discussion equal? Surely there is a positive way to think about this part of it, too.
TLDR; The person I love (avoidant) wants to take a physical distance break for up to 6 months, and I'm (anxious-attached) devastated. He wants to be back together at some stage. How can I view this positively?
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2023.06.08 12:55 HKing42 Introducing 1yr old adopted dog to 14yr old resident

Hi all! Looking for some advice to help myself and our dogs. I will preface with a bit of background. When I was about 8 I was attached by a large dog and bitten several times. After that, I was terrified of dogs - would cross the road to avoid any interaction at all, and sometimes would avoid going for a walk on my owns street for fear of free roaming dogs. This all came to an abrupt halt when I met my partner (we've now been together 10 years) who had two dogs - a Newfoundland/Labrador Cross and a LabradoSpringer Spaniel cross, both four years old. I figured that if I wanted to be with my partner I had to be okay with dogs, and he was an angel in introducing me and them at just the right pace. Now, our remaining dog (LabxSpaniel) is my absolute best friend and I wouldn't trade him for the world.
We had been considering another dog for quite some time, and last week our local SPCA called with what seems like a perfect match. About 1 year old, Labrador mix, with a leg injury which prevents him from going on long walks or engaging in much rambunctious play, which for our senior dog is pretty perfect. He has mostly recovered from the injury - requires simple physio exercises every day which he is very good about doing.
We did a dog meet and the SPCA said it was a gold star meet - nobody was too interested in the other, no animosity, just a pretty chill meet. So we decided to go through with the adoption! We brought new doggo home yesterday and did a meet and walk on neutral ground, allowed the new dog to check out our house on leash while senior dog went for a solo walk with me, then introduced them inside the home with new dog on a leash all evening.
Senior dog is now showing some fear and annoyance. While new dog isn't meant to play much, he is still far more playful than our senior dog and was trying to engage yesterday a bit. Senior dog gave a bark and nip to get him to back off, and he did for a moment but then went right back. We separated them, keeping new dog on a leash with us downstairs and senior dog free to go where he chose - he chose to stay upstairs away from us, which is incredibly unusual for him. For sleeping, we put new dog in a crate (with very minimal complaints) in our bedroom, and senior dog for the first time since I've known him chose to sleep on his bed in the living room.
Clearly senior dog is unimpressed and doesn't want to be around the new dog. I also recognize that it has been less than 24 hours and this is not necessarily indicative of how it will go forever. Mostly looking for some advice to make senior dog more comfortable, still feel included and wanted, and to hopefully bring him to a level of tolerance if not friendship with new dog. Also, any tips for helping new dog get the hint that senior dog doesn't want to play, and to calm him down when he is in that playful mood as it can affect his previous injury. Just feeling a teeny bit overwhelmed and apprehensive.
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2023.06.08 12:54 Tr0user The GPS in Caldeum is out of date.

Whenever I'm in Caldeum and I put my pin somewhere on the other side of the city, the GPS wants to take me a long and windy road through the hoards of hell. I think they added a few shortcuts after the GPS data was recorded. Blizzard, please send another street maps car over to Caldeum and update your GPS data!
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2023.06.08 12:54 noblequoteusa Extended Car Warranty - NobleQuote: A Comprehensive Review

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Now, onto NobleQuote. I decided to go with this company after conducting extensive research and comparing various options available in the market. Here are some key points that stood out to me:
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Overall, my experience with their Extended Car Warranty has been positive. Their coverage options, affordable pricing, efficient claim process, extensive repair network, and additional benefits make them a reputable choice in the market. However, it's important to note that individual experiences may vary, and it's crucial to thoroughly research and understand the terms and conditions before making a decision.
I hope this review helps those of you who are considering an extended car warranty. If you have any questions or if you've had experiences with NobleQuote, please feel free to share in the comments below!
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2023.06.08 12:53 RandyBobandy093 Advice for driving after passing?

So I passed on 30th May and my husband already drives so we were able to put me on the insurance straight away.
I have been out a couple of times with him in the car with me and made some silly mistakes like lane discipline and stalling at lights etc, which he talked me through but was still quite scary.
I'm so anxious about driving on my own I've been avoiding it but I don't want to feel like this. Yesterday I went out by myself just up the road and back, and on my way home I came to a crossroads where I was going straight on but the road I was going into was slightly left of straight on and I VERY stupidly accidently went to the right of the traffic waiting and ended up entering the road I was going into in the right-hand lane. By this I mean I went completely the wrong way, it was so so dangerous and I was lucky there was no traffic coming up the road at that point or I would have hit them head on. I was going quite slowly so think I would have managed to stop in time but that's no excuse.
I actually can't believe I did this and it freaked me out. I managed to hold myself together at the time but when I got home I burst into tears and was crying to my husband saying I shouldn't be allowed on the roads, I don't know how I passed my test, etc etc.
I would very much appreciate any advice anyone can give me on how to tackle continuing to drive on my own? I don't want to become more and more anxious about it but how can I be trusted when I do things like this?!
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2023.06.08 12:52 itesh829solanki Introducing the Tata T.12 Ultra: A Revolutionary Breakthrough in Transportation

The automotive industry is constantly evolving, and Tata Motors has once again taken a bold step forward with the introduction of their latest innovation—the Tata T.12 Ultra. This cutting-edge vehicle is set to revolutionize the way we think about transportation, offering a myriad of features and advancements that make it a game-changer in its class.
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The Tata T.12 Ultra boasts an impressive performance package, combining power, efficiency, and reliability. Equipped with a state-of-the-art engine, this vehicle delivers an exhilarating driving experience while minimizing fuel consumption and reducing emissions. Whether you're cruising down the highway or navigating through city streets, the T.12 Ultra offers exceptional acceleration and handling, making every journey a delight.
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2023.06.08 12:50 Vaniquest A Ode to Chennai

Vanakkam Makkalae,
I am a hard core Chennai fan. I am born and brought up in Chennai. Till I graduated, I would have probably visited a couple of neighboring cities around Chennai. That covers the travelogue of my life till I joined a IT company.
I entered the IT industry at his peak. I went to US, UK and later visited many european countries etc as part of work and vacation. It was a time where stepping into a foreign nation would get you so much attention on family circles and friends.
I too was fascinated about the modernization and sophistication I saw in those developed nations. Because at that time I was traveling from North Madras to Siruseri , a sheer feat that would take 2.5 hours to reach office one way. Every day I would spend around 5 hours traveling, and literally there was not a day gone by without using some curse words.
Now moving to present reality, I am in Qatar now for my husband and kids. Qatar is a wealthy and peaceful country and I absolutely respect it. I have been here for the past 5 years with nothing to complain about.
But I terribly miss Chennai. Every year I would come to Chennai for summer vacation and as soon as I land ,I will start complaining about the sweltering hot sun, the tedious travel, the uncomfortable public transport, the makkal koottam everywhere and about everything pretty much ..
But as soon as I leave Chennai, I will begin to miss it again... Chennai feels like winding down on my mother's lap .. It's like being yourself with your close friend gang and talking heart out...never felt such connection and safety anywhere else.
I still miss the days, when a day long power shutdown could bring everyone on the family ( and Sometimes neighbors family) to just come closer and talk rubbish about the government ..
I terribly miss Marina beach Sundal, T.Nagar Shopping, Sathyam cinemas, Non AC Train rides, Road side tea and butter biscuits...
Chennai, will always have a special place in my heart.
This year, due to some personal reasons I couldn't come to Chennai.It is beginning to eat me. Hence the rant. ...I envy all the guys who are in Chennai now :)
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2023.06.08 12:50 Ill-Job7355 scary encounter on highway from sussex to moncton

i was driving from sussex to moncton, but had to stop in petti for gas. as i got closer to the exit, a man on the side of the road with his thumb up came running into the middle of the road so i had to slam on my breaks.
when i was stopped, he tried walking up to my car but i drove off and he threw something at the car im not sure what. he then jumped over the divider things to go to the other side of the highway.
could be nothing, but im a girl and alone so i didnt want to stop and find out! just warning everyone else.
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2023.06.08 12:49 lucenault Dedicated IP is finally out!

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2023.06.08 12:48 FitEyes The Glaucoma Foundation announces the winner of the 2023 Robert Ritch Award

Louis R. Pasquale, MD, FARVO, will be presented the award by previous winner Robert N. Weinreb, MD.
The Glaucoma Foundation (TGF) has announced Louis R. Pasquale, MD, FARVO as the winner of its 2023 Robert Ritch Award for Innovation and Excellence in Glaucoma.
In a press release from TGF, the organization states the award, named in honor of the founder of TGF, Robert Ritch, will be presented on June 9, during the 28th Annual Glaucoma Foundation Scientific Think Tank, to be held in New York City. The award will be presented to Pasquale by Robert N. Weinreb, MD, Chair of Ophthalmology at the University of California San Diego and the 2021 award recipient.
Pasquale is Site Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York, Professor of Ophthalmology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and Vice Chair of Translational Ophthalmology Research for the Mount Sinai Healthcare System.
According to the press release, Pasquale has dedicated considerable effort to the discovery of preclinical factors that contribute to primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), and primary prevention strategies in the open-angle glaucomas.
Pasquale is a member of the PLOS One, Journal of Glaucoma, Ophthalmology Glaucoma, Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology and American Journal of Ophthalmology editorial boards. He currently serves as Glaucoma Trustee for ARVO and is a member of the National Institute of Health’s National Advisory Eye Council.
Elena Sturman, TGF president and CEO, talked about the award in the press release.
“Dr. Pasquale’s career has impressively impacted multiple areas of glaucoma research. We congratulate him on his many achievements,” said Sturman.
“I was pleased to learn that Lou Pasquale, MD has been selected this year as the recipient of the prestigious Robert Ritch Award,” said Weinreb. “Lou is among the most innovative individuals in our specialty. He has demonstrated repeatedly a combination of creativity and the ability to think outside the box. His many contributions have been diverse and each has advanced the medicine and science of glaucoma.”
Source: The Glaucoma Foundation announces the winner of the 2023 Robert Ritch Award
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2023.06.08 12:46 xtremexavier15 TSROTI 7 (pt 1)

Toxic Rats: DJ, Scott, Trent, Sammy, Sierra
Mutant Maggots: Anne Maria, Molly, Scarlett, Dave, Geoff
Episode 07: A Mine is a Terrible Thing to Waste
"Last time, on Total Drama Revenge of the Island!" the unseen host opened on a stock shot of the island before the recap montage began. "We saw how clueless our players are when it comes to fashion," he said over a clip of the Maggots' disastrous attempt to bring a self-dressed Sasquatchanakwa out on to the runway. "And how useless they are when it comes to rescues!" he added over the Maggots getting knocked off the scaffolding by barrels thrown by Sasquatchanakwa and Sammy's ultimately failed attempt to seduce him.
"In the end, Katie got the toss-a-roo," Katie got tossed away by Sasquatchanakwa, and then was escorted away by Chef, "and DJ and Geoff got tossed onto opposite teams," Chris added over clips of the two boys volunteering, then high fiving each other as they walked over to their new teams.
The footage was cut to Chris sitting in a deck chair on the Dock of Shame as his toenails were being filed. "You call that buffing?" Chris asked, who was angry at the overweight intern filing his toenails. "I want to see my ruggedly handsome face in every toenail." The intern filed faster. "Who will thrive, and who won't survive?" Chris asked the camera, but a sudden strong wind and the sound of a rotor signaled the arrival of a helicopter.
"This is the Department of Environmental Protection!" a voice called out, the camera zooming out to show a RCMP helicopter hovering a few feet away from the host. "You're busted, McLean!"
"Aww, man!" Chris griped. "Meddling tree-huggers..." With a scowl on his face, he reached into his pocket, and pulled out a walkie-talkie. "Launch Operation Doomsday!" he ordered. "Repeat, Operation Doomsday! Over!" A short hiss of static ended the message, and he turned a smile to the camera. "What is Operation Doomsday, you ask? Find out right here, right now, on Total! Drama! Revenge, of the Island!" As the shot cut outward as usual, another pair of RCMP helicopters swooped down to join the first over the dock.
The scene opened up to show the Maggot cabin, where Dave was inside cleaning. He was currently setting up his bed and had just positioned his pillow.
"And with that, the cabin is clean and free of filth," Dave sighed happily.
Geoff then came running and breathing inside, unknowingly getting streaks on the floor.
"I just cleaned that!" Dave said with a bit of anger in his voice.
Geoff noticed his frustration. "Sorry 'bout that, man. I did just swap over to this team, so I don't know how much of a neat freak you are."
"It's okay," Dave forgave his new teammate. "Most of the jocks in my school come out messy after a football game, and I hate seeing muddy footprints and dirt all over the ground."
"You would not want to meet my team then," Geoff looked back. "We come off looking sweaty and we have to shower for ten minutes just to get the stink off."
Dave shuddered at the thought. "Let's stop talking about it. The thought of a muddy floor makes me nervous."
Confessional: DJ
"Being on a new team ain't gonna be a problem for me," DJ expressed his thoughts in the confessional. "I'm still lingering on from Katie's elimination. She tells me that she likes me, and I never get to tell her that I like her back." He let out a sigh of sadness. "I hope we get to meet after the show's all over."
Confessional Ends
The scene cut outside the Rats' cabin as a helicopter flew by overhead. The shot panned down to Geoff as he passed by the helicopter, then the camera showed Molly listening to another indie song on her mp3 player.
"You seemed to really like your mp3 player," Geoff chuckled a bit.
"I can't help it," Molly paused her song. "Indie songs don't normally play on the radio. Mostly pop and rock."
"I can see where you're coming from," Geoff sensed. "You like to drift away from the mainstream and focus on your own interests."
"I like other kinds of things like fashion trends and partying, but what I like is less out there," Molly answered. "I like to do things by myself. Being indie doesn't blend in well with other people."
Geoff sat down next to her. "Maybe no one will get invested by what you like to do, but there's someone who I know will."
"Who could that be?" Molly asked the party guy, not getting what she's saying.
Geoff picked up an earbud and put it in his ear. "They're right next to you."
Molly realized what was happening and put on the other earbud. "In that case, let me start the next song. It's really beachy."
This got a laugh out of both of them.
"Alright, let's just get our so-called breakfast over with!" Molly said as she and Geoff walked into the hall, the cast standing around looking confused.
"We can't," Dave replied. "Chef's not here, and neither is breakfast!"
"I suppose we will just have to hunt for our food, in a figure of speech," Scarlett requested before everyone began searching.
The perspective changed to show the inside of a refrigerator as Trent opened the door and looked inside. "There's no food in the fridge," he called out after looking over the bare shelves.
"Nothing in the cupboards, either!" Sammy added after opening a cupboard door.
"We should check in the walk-in freezer!" Chef suggested through a small open window, quickly hurrying away as the camera zoomed out to reveal Dave standing nearby.
"The freezer could work!" Dave thought out. He hurried across the room and threw open the freezer door, stepping inside as a cold mist poured out. "I can see meat inside," he called out and ran inside.
The others promptly ran in to join him...and a shutter door slid down behind them. They gasped, and the camera cut outside to show a truck driven by Chef starting up and moving away from a hole in the side of the mess hall.
"Challenge time, suckas!" Chef cackled, sliding open a small view slot and grinning at the camera and campers inside the cargo hold.
"This is so not cool!" Geoff complained, grabbing hold of a swinging piece of meat as most of the others tried to keep their balance in the moving vehicle.
"Where are you taking us?" Sierra asked Chef.
"You'll see," Chef answered with a devilish smile and snicker, sliding the viewing slot shut...and jamming his finger in the process, causing him to yelp in pain.
A flash took the scene to what appeared to be the entrance of a mineshaft. On a ledge to the right was a bulldozer and some other pieces of machinery, while to the left was not only a pile of toxic waste barrels, but also a widescreen television showing what seemed like a live feed of the host. The Chef-driven truck backed up to the entrance and with a grin the driver pushed a button that caused the hold to lift, dumping the campers out onto the dirt.
"Good. You're here. Finally," Chris said, giving them a quick look of annoyance before shifting into his typical smile. "Today's challenge is to find a Golden Chris statue in your team color," he raised his left hand and a statuette with a green base appeared with a flash and a chime, then did the same with a red-based statuette on his right, "hidden somewhere in this old abandoned mine." He motioned to the mine entrance, and the two statuettes disappeared with another flash. "First team back, wins!"
"That seems easy enough," Molly told her team confidently. "We got this, team."
"Before we go," Scarlett said, "we will need some supplies-"
She was cut off when a heavy orange backpack was tossed on her, forcefully knocking her to the ground. Everybody looked towards the truck with the others, the shot cutting over to show Chef – now in his hazmat suit – tossing the backpacks out of the back of the truck.
"Don't worry," Chris told them. "There are enough packs for everyone."
The shot cut outward just as Scott was tossed his, revealing that all the others had received packs as well. Most were lifting them with little trouble, though Dave was struggling and Scarlett was still lying on the ground.
"What'd you put in them? Rocks?" Geoff griped, reaching to open the pack's main flap.
"Up-up-up-up-up, no peeking!" Chris admonished. "Those 50 lb bags are purely for your torment," he explained, "and my amusement. Enjoy."
Scarlett was shown rooting through a side pocket and pulled out a small metal armband with a bright green triangular patch on front. "Chemical badges?" the quiet brainiac asked in concern. "Why do we need to measure our exposure to toxic waste?"
"No reason," Chris said with an impish shrug. "Except that I rented the mine out to store hazardous material." The campers all gasped.
"What?!" Trent asked in utter shock. "That is really dangerous and a hazard to our lives!"
Chris continued to be smug. "Which is why I'm in a studio right now!" Both teams immediately protested. "Relax," the devilish host told them, "it's perfectly safe. For thirty minutes," he clarified as an inset of a timer reading 30:00 appeared on the screen next to him. "When your badge turns orange," he pointed at the inset as it showed the green triangle that was on the armbands turning orange, "you have fifteen minutes left. Red is your five minute warning," the triangle turned red, "and, if you see a skull and crossbones," the entire triangle was replaced by a flashing skull and crossbones, "we'll dedicate this episode to you! But no way is it gonna come to that. A mysterious person has been down there for more than forty minutes," he said as the entire on-screen inset disappeared, "and I think they're gonna be fine!...ish..."
The shot went to the inside of the cave. It was pitch dark at first, but soon someone lit a candle to brighten the room. Their arm was silhouetted and dark, hiding the true identity of the one holding the candle.
All that could be heard was a villainous, but over exaggerated laugh.
"Now move it, peeps!" Chris told the cast, the camera cutting back outward to show them all standing with their packs.
"Can you at least give us a hint about where to find the statues?" Sammy asked with a raised eyebrow.
"Funny story," Chris said with an impish smile and sideways glance. "The statues have gone missing! Someone, or something down there must've taken them."
"Is it well lit down there?" DJ asked nervously.
"It’s a mine, bro" Chris answered, his smile almost mocking. "Pitch black all the way. There are flashlights and fireflies inside," he added, "first come, first serve. Anywho, time's a-wasting, and so are your healthy blood cells. So go!"
The scene cut inside the mine entrance as the Rats ran in with Sierra in the lead.
"We're in the lead!" she cheered, stopping right before a small elevator with an open front. "EEEHHH!" Her words echoed as her team joined her, and the five sent worried looks up just as the mine began to rumble and rocks fell down from the ceiling, burying them under.
The Maggots ran past them. "Thank you for allowing us to have the lead!" Scarlett said as Sierra and her teammates poked their heads out of the rubble.
"Nice going, Uber-Girl," Scott sneered at her.
The Maggot team entered the elevator, Scarlett closing the short gate as soon as she could.
"We've got the flashlights!" Dave said, picking up a pair of the devices from the elevator floor. An ominous creaking cut off any possible celebration, however, and moments later a cable snapped, dropping the elevator down its shaft. All five of the Maggots screamed.
They landed with a resounding crash, and the scene cut down to the total darkness at the bottom of the shaft. A few pained groans rose up, followed by Geoff saying "Is everyone okay?"
"I think so," Dave replied first.
"I'm fine," Anne Maria said next.
"The flashlights!" Scarlett exclaimed, Molky turning one on and revealing the broken elevator and scores of waste barrels scattered around the five fallen teens.
"Looks like a tunnel there," Molly said, the camera panning left to show both a normal mineshaft and a more natural-looking tunnel next to it. "Do we take it?"
She was answered by a high-pitched squealing that echoed through the tunnels and caves, lasting long enough for all five Maggots to look around in terror.
"Looks good to me!" Geoff answered, getting up and making a dash towards the more natural-looking tunnel. His teammates followed shortly after him.
The squeal faded away as the scene cut back to the top of the elevator shaft, where the five Rats had managed to get themselves free of the rubble.
"That elevator is not coming back up," Trent commented, looking down the shaft.
"We could just call it a day here," Scott impishly said.
"Or we could just shimmy down the line," DJ suggested.
"Are you sure that would work?" Sammy asked.
Trent bent down and picked up the firefly jar. "I'll go ahead and light the way," he told his team. "Then all of you can follow after me."
"That's a good idea," Sierra gave a thumbs-up.
"Here I go," Trent said in a confident tone, holding the cable with his left hand and the firefly jar under his right arm. He cried as he jumped into the shaft and slid down that cable, his declaration quickly turned into a pained shout.
The rest of the Rats shared a nervous look. "Hopefully he didn't burn his nuts," Scott said before the sound of a crash made the four of them wince.
"You can think again," Trent echoed up weakly through the shaft, causing his teammates to share another wary look.
A flash took the scene back down to the bottom of the shaft, Trent now lying on top of the broken elevator with his hands covering his groin. The rest of the Rats slid down above him, then hopped off to Trent's side.
"Are you alright?" Sammy asked, bending over her friend and offering him a hand.
"I'll get better," Trent said pitifully, taking her hand and allowing himself to be pulled to his feet.
"Where did the fireflies go?" Scott followed up.
"Over there," Sierra answered. The camera panned down and zoomed in on the upturned jar, then zoomed out as DJ picked it up.
"Looks like we all made it here in one piece," DJ said.
"We sure did," Sierra said as the shot quick-panned over to her standing near one of the tunnels. "We need to get going so the other team doesn't win."
"You, Sammy, and DJ can go on ahead. I'll stay back to help Trent on his feet," Scott said.
The Maggots were huffing and panting as the scene cut back to them entering a slightly wider portion of the tunnels. Scarlett and Molly were in front with the flashlights, Dave and Anne Maria were right behind them, and Geoff brought up the rear.
The camera zoomed in on Scarlett and Molly, who were inspecting another pair of tunnels – a normal-looking mineshaft on the left, and a jagged-edged hole on the right.
"Why are we stopping?" Dave protested.
"We hit a fork in the road," Scarlett said.
"So we have to choose between two death traps," Molly deadpanned.
"The tunnels are different," Scarlett explained. "The left one has minecart tracks and looks to be another shaft, and the right one looks like it was carved by a humongous object."
"So this mine's home to a lot of mutants?" Anne Maria finished.
"Why did we stop if we simply could've gone left?" Geoff asked.
"I don't trust rollercoasters," Molly answered. "You never know if they will fall apart."
"This path is better than the other one, so let's just roll with it," Dave concluded before they went to the shaft.
"Get back into this jar, fireflies!" Sierra ordered from the group of fireflies flying away while she was holding the jar of fireflies.
"DJ, chase the fireflies back to us so Sierra can catch them," Sammy told the gentle giant.
DJ nodded and dashed ahead. He immediately howled as the fireflies swarmed around his head, and when he returned back to the girls, Sierra slammed the jar on his head, trapping the fireflies but having them fly around the top of his head.
"This should be a good light source," Sammy smiled, much to DJ's indifference.
A flash took the focus to a pair of minecarts linked together on a downward slope as the beam of a flashlight approached.
"Yes! These carts will speed us up!" Geoff said excitedly as he led the rest of the Rats to the carts. "This'll be like riding a rollercoaster."
"This seems a lot like a death trap," Molly responded.
"This whole place is a death trap," Dave countered. "What we need is speed, so we can find our statue, get out of here, and not worry about being intoxicated."
Just then Anne Maria's badge turned from green to orange, earning a gasp from her and the others. "Anne Maria's badge is orange!" Scarlett exclaimed.
"Oh my gosh. I only have like fifteen seconds to live or somethin'!" Anne Maria cried out.
"We all have fifteen minutes. We'll be alright, Anne," Geoff comforted her.
"Oh well, that ain't so bad," Anne Maria said before filing her nails.
The shot focused in on Scarlett as her badge suddenly turned orange as well. "Everyone get in," she said before running over and diving headfirst into the back cart.
"Shotgun!" Dave called out as he hopped in the front cart with Molly.
"Looks like we're in the back," Anne Maria said happily to Geoff.
"Then let's move out!" Geoff said, grabbing her arms and pulling her to the carts. The shot cut to a close-up of the front wheel as Molly reached down and pulled away a rock that was holding them in place.
"My first time riding the rails, and I'm always unenthusiastic," Molly said.
The camera pulled back out to show all five Rats in their chosen cart, and Dave pulled a lever that made the carts start moving downhill. The Rats cheered as they rolled off-screen, but Dave quickly added "Wrong lever!" with a hint of terror in his voice.
"Thanks for staying back for me," Trent said as the scene moved to him and Scott in complete darkness, only their eyes visible. "Also, could you get your knee off my back?"
"Leaving someone to die is something I'm not into," Scott replied. "And my knee isn't on your back."
"Then...what is-? Oh! It's a flashlight," Trent clicked the device, and suddenly the two teens were visible... as well as a group of giant hairless - and presumably mutated - gophers standing on their hindlegs and screeching menacingly at them.
Scott and Trent clung to each other and screamed.
"It's great to be on this team with you guys, but if we lose, I don't mind if you vote me off," DJ told Sammy and Sierra. "We all have to go sometime."
Sammy looked taken aback by the statement. "I won't vote you off. That'd be unfair to you since you swapped teams last episode."
"And besides, we need someone that can lift a truck, and you fill the role already," Sierra said with a smile, and the three continued on with a decent amount of comfort for a few seconds more...before the badge on Sammy's arm beeped and turned orange.
DJ gasped. "Your badge! It's orange!" the brickhouse said. "You've only got fifteen minutes to live!"
Two more beeps drew their attention to DJ and Sierra's badges as they changed as well. "You do too!" Sammy cried out in panic.
"This can't be happening!" Sierra declared, dropping to her knees with an anguished look on her face. "I've never visited Paris, or gotten married legally!"
Sammy and DJ both blinked. "Uhh, what was that?" the former asked.
"I became an ordained minister on the internet, and I thought someone was into me as much as I was into them," Sierra giggled.
"We have to hurry!" Sammy said, and the three took off.
"Okay guys," Molly told her teammates as the scene cut back to them rolling down the slope and the camera zooming in on the pair in the front cart, "just keep your eyes open for that statue. It has to be around here somewhere."
"I think we have a problem," Dave tapped the indie chick on the shoulder and she perked up and looked back. The shot cut outward to show that the two carts were now on different tracks, with her and Dave in the foreground and Geoff, Scarlett, and Anne Maria in the back.
"How did that even happen?!" Scarlett exclaimed in disbelief.
The two carts exited from the tunnel into a much more open cave, with the former front cart's track curving downward while the other track sloped upward. Dave and Molly screamed as their cart dipped off-screen and promptly crashed, kicking up a bit of dust and causing the camera to shake.
The shot cut to Anne Maria, Scarlett, and Geoff as horror dawned on their faces as they looked ahead. "The track is broken!" Anne Maria cried out, the perspective moving to the front of the cart to reveal the mangled piece of track they were approaching.
"Everybody brace yourselves!" Geoff screamed, the camera moving back to a distant side-view as the second cart launched off the track, and fell straight down with its passengers screaming all the way. They quickly passed the rocky ledge where Molly and Dave lay seemingly unconscious, and landed with a splash far below.
The scene receded into a set of monitors, the leftmost one showing only static while the middle showed Sammy, Sierra, and DJ walking through the mine and the rightmost one showed an underground lake.
"Looks like our players are doomed," Chris said, the camera zooming out to reveal him and Chef standing in a control room of sorts. "Will any of them survive? I have my doubts," the host laughed. "But find out for sure when we return with more, Total! Drama! Revenge of the Island!"
(Commercial Break)
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