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Delray’s Oceanfront Becomes Budget Priority For Officials

The sandy shores attract nearly 2 million sunbathers, swimmers and snowbirds a year. Those folks pay to park along State Road A1A, eat in the waterfront restaurants and stay in the hotels.

Now, the city has agreed to open its wallet to help spruce up the amenities along the beach. Interim City Manager Terry Stewart said he will create a schedule to help plan for setting aside money for this upcoming fiscal year and years to come.

As the upcoming fiscal year’s budget is scheduled for final approval on Sept. 16, association members told commissioners they need more financial help from the city to keep the public beach a popular hangout. It is unclear how much money the city will spend on beach improvements this year.

City officials gave the OK to look into building a new concession and bathroom facility for Little Fenway field at Miller Park. Players and parents have been using portable potties since 2009, when the city destroyed an old, weathered structure built in 1975.

Another request came from Delray’s Center for the Arts at Old School Square. The group hasn’t received an increase in funds since 2009, but has continued its mission of fostering cultural arts. The center offers concerts, rotating museum exhibits and educational events for kids.

The beach decision came late Tuesday when members from the Beach Property Owners Association updated commissioners on beach conditions. They said that the city has mostly left the upkeep of the beach to the beach property owners.

“We were given this golden goose,” said Scott Porten, chairman of Delray’s Chamber of Commerce. “We need to protect it. You can’t build something and forget about it. It would be like not putting gas in your car.”

The association knows how important of an asset the beach is to the city. The group created an overall vision for the beach and continuously raises money to keep it pretty.

Their fundraising efforts led to a $60,000 contribution toward a new beach pavilion this year, which replaced a dangerous, worn-out one.

They also announced they received a $40,000 grant to replace two aging gazebos. The group plans to apply for another $40,000 grant to pay for pergolas.

Improvements would carry out the beach master plan that commissioners adopted in 2010. The plan outlines work needed to maintain a successful beach, such as adding new trash cans and showers and benches.

That wasn’t the only funding request that came in late Tuesday.

The request for this year jumps from $194,000 to $250,000. Commissioners said they want to find money in this year’s budget to fulfill the funding request.

For commissioners, it would be money well spent.

“It is the cultural cornerstone of this town,” said Mayor Cary Glickstein. “We have to start walking the talk and find the money.”


Stein Mart Opening in Delray Beach Dec. 4

Discount retailer Stein Mart has set a Dec. 4 opening date for its upcoming store in Delray Beach.

Stein Mart sells brand name apparel, shoes and accessories for men and women at up to 60 percent below department store prices. The retailer also stocks home décor, linens and pet care products.

The new 33,000-square-foot store will open at Delray Place, a new shopping center under construction on the southeast corner of Federal Highway and Linton Boulevard. The new shopping plaza is anchored by a Trader Joe’s grocery store, which opened for business last week.

The Jacksonville-based retailer says the upcoming Delray Beach shop is part of the company’s largest store expansion since 2007.

In May, another Stein Mart opened in Aventura in Miami-Dade County at a space vacated by fashion retailer Loehmann’s.

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Heating Methods To Start Exercise

Increased physical activity can benefit almost everyone. Most people can start making gradual, moderate exercise themselves. If you think you can not exercise safely for any reason, talk to your doctor before starting a new exercise program. exercises that increase your heart rate and move large muscles (such as the muscles of his legs or arms) are the best. Walking is very popular and requires no special equipment. Other good exercises include swimming, cycling, running and dancing.

Take the stairs instead of the elevator or walking instead of driving, it can also be a good way to start being more active. Begin exercising 3 or more times a week for 20 minutes or more, and work up to one least 30 minutes, 4 to 6 times a week. This may include several rounds of short-term activity in a day. You should start a workout with a period of gradual warming. During this time (about 5-10 minutes), you should slowly stretch your muscles first, and gradually increase your activity level. For example, start walking slowly and then pick up speed.

When you are finished exercising, cool down for 5 to 10 minutes. Again, stretch your muscles and let the speed of your heart rate gradually decreases. You can use the same stretches you used during the heating period.

We show a number of exercises for your legs stretching heating and cooling. If you work the upper body, be sure to stretch for the arms, shoulders, chest and back. Calf Stretch Face a wall, standing about 2 feet from the wall. Keeping your heels on the floor and your back straight, lean forward slowly and press your hands and forehead to the wall. You should feel the stretch in the area above your heels. Hold the stretch for 20 seconds and then relax. Repeat. Quadriceps Stretch Face a wall, standing about 1 foot from the wall. Support yourself by placing your right hand against the wall.

Lift your right foot behind you and grab with his left hand. Gently pull your heel toward your buttock, stretching the muscles in the front of the leg for 20 seconds. Repeat the stretch with your left leg. Groin Stretch Squat to the ground and put both hands on the ground before him. Stretch your left leg back. Keep your right foot flat on the floor and lean forward with your chest toward your right knee, then gradually shift your weight to your left leg, keeping it straight as possible. Hold the stretch for 20 seconds. Repeat the stretch with your right leg back. Stretching the hamstrings Lie down with your back against the floor and both knees bent.

Your feet should be flat on the floor apart. Bend your right knee toward your chest and hold it with both hands behind your right thigh by the knee. Slowly straighten your right leg, feeling a slight stretch in the back of his leg. Hold the stretch for 20 seconds. Repeat the stretch with your left leg.

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Protein Supplements

The primary function of structural proteins is, that is, a part of the body tissues, promoting formation of muscle mass.

The recommended protein intake depends on the activity undertaken:

· Adults nonathletes: 0.8-1.0 g / kg
· Athletes resistance: 1.2-1.5 g / kg
· Athletes from endurance and speed: 1.5-1.7 g / kg
· Athletes force: 1.5-2.0 g / kg
· Athletes for strength training: 2.3-3.0 g / kg

Protein is found in meat, fish and eggs primarily.
Through the power and proper training you can get gain muscle mass. Yet many athletes turn to protein supplements for muscle gain is greater or faster.

There are different types of protein supplements on the market:

· Branched chain amino acids: are used during exercise to provide energy and promote recovery.
· Creatine acts in times when we need to make an extra effort during exercise (time of explosion) avoiding depletion and increasing endurance.
· Glutamine during high-intensity exercise, glutamine significant losses often occur. It favors the elimination of ammonia generated by other proteins. Increases the production of glucose, which provide us with energy and has calming effect.
· Protein shakes: they are shakes that contain around 90% of its composition based on proteins that commonly be whey milk and casein. Help replenishing proteins to prevent muscle loss.

It is noteworthy that an excess protein intake can cause kidney and liver overload, thus harming our health. Besides the muscle is also composed of water and excess protein that helps eliminate fluid decreasing muscle volume.

Systemic Disease Treatment With Anabolic

Systemic Disease Treatment With Anabolic

Anabolic are substances that promote protein synthesis and tissue formation. Generate more complex molecules from simple molecules. This process requires energy. growth, Anabolic steroids are a few versions, made ​​by man, the main male hormone, testosterone.

Hormones are chemical messengers in excitatory and inhibitory action constitute one of the main regulatory mechanisms of the body. The Testosterone is responsible for both androgenic (masculinizing) and anabolic (tissue building).

Anabolic steroids can affect both the nervous system and at neuromuscular junctions.

Another aspect is the fact that people who consume anabolic steroids tend to take other drugs such as diuretics, thyroid hormone, hormone growth , cocaine, marijuana, amphetamines, snuff, Alcohol . Usually take megadoses of nutritional supplements or have a somewhat eccentric diet. The effect of using these combinations of other drugs and supplements is unknown.

Systemic disease
– Hepatic adenomas.
– hepatic angiosarcoma.
– intrahepatic cholestasis (variety of drug-induced hepatitis)
– Increased erythropoiesis by stimulating the spinal óasea.
– haemorrhages.
– In men: testicular disorders (atrophy) with impaired spermatogenesis and gynecomastia.
– In the woman. severe virilizing effects
– sodium retention, edema.
– Impaired contraction and relaxation of the left ventricle. This alteration is associated with an increased risk of heart failure or sudden death.
– Hypotension.
– Palpitations.
– Aggression.

Diagnosing Alzheimer's With a Tear

Diagnosing Alzheimer’s With a Tear

This is a research project of the Foundation Center for Research in Neurological Diseases and Comprehensive Care Center Alzheimer León: detect Alzheimer’s disease through the tear protein TAU .
The possibility of using tears as biomarker for this disease has been given on the assumption that the tear is associated with the parasympathetic nervous system, particularly the matter production and protein composition. Given that the TAU protein was constant as measured in patients with Alzheimer’s, could serve as excellent biomarker thereof.

The research will start with a minimum of 30 people with different profiles: patients with mild cognitive impairment, patients with early-stage Alzheimer’s and a control group of healthy subjects. Then they will analyze various parameters of the patients and then take a sample of tear by Schirmer test, the test most commonly used to measure tear volume.

Once done, the researchers evaluated the mechanism of release of said protein in tears , and compare the results of the same between individuals with dementia and without dementia .

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Man Pulled Over For Speeding Offered Free Meals To Officers

A 30-year-old Delray Beach man is facing charges after police stopped a car that was going 81 mph in a 45-mph zone, then the man offered them free meals for leniency, police said.

Christopher Doukakis was driving west on Linton Boulevard just west of Dover Road on Saturday at about 10:30 p.m. when a Delray Beach police officer clocked Doukakis’ high speed, according to a Delray Beach police arrest report.

Officers stopped Doukakis, who smelled of alcohol, police said.

Doukakis was “offering free meals at the restaurant he worked at if he could get a warning,” the report stated. Doukakis also said he was a “habitual driving offender and did not possess a valid license,” the report said.

Doukakis faces charges of DUI, reckless driving, and operating a vehicle with a suspended or revoked license, 3rd or subsequent offense, records show.

Delray Woman Accused Of Hitting Woman With Brick, Damaging Car

Delray Woman Accused Of Hitting Woman With Brick, Damaging Car

A 24-year-old Delray Beach woman was arrested after she chucked a concrete brick at a car and then hit a woman with another brick, Delray Beach Police said.

A passing police officer was waved down by a witness who said a few women were fighting in the area. The officer arrived to scene and observed a silver Chevy Impala with a damaged windshield.Delray Woman Accused Of Hitting Woman With Brick, Damaging Car

The driver told police Yolanda Petagaye Jarrett threw a concrete brick at her front windshield while she was sitting inside. The driver then got out and Jarrett struck her on the side of her head with another brick, according to an arrest report.

The car’s registered owner said he wanted to press charges. Jarrett was taken to the Palm Beach County Jail and faces several charges including aggravated battery and property damage.

Smoke BBQ

Delray Beach’s Union Closes, Reopens as Smoke BBQ With Famous Pitmaster Bryan Tyrell

One of downtown Delray Beach’s favorite weekend haunts, Union, closed recently, but it’s not all bad news.
A new concept has already set up shop in Union’s place and will offer something Atlantic Avenue actually hasn’t seen yet: barbecue.

Scott Kennedy and Steve Chin wasted no time transforming their popular sushi restaurant and late-night destination into a sleek new barbecue joint dubbed Smoke BBQ.

Although Kennedy and Chin haven’t officially released the full Smoke BBQ menu while awaiting special-order equipment, what they have in store sounds like it might be worth the wait. If the aroma of good, old-fashioned barbecue — that hypnotizing smell of charred pig and smoked meat — is something you can envision for downtown Delray Beach, get ready to meet the man behind the smoke, executive chef Bryan Tyrell.

The restaurant has already opened its doors to the public after undergoing some minor cosmetic changes, resuming Union’s regular hours of operation and still offering that crazy three-for-one happy hour.

Tyrell’s story begins in the late ’80s, when he and college roommate Jeff Stehney entered the world of competitive barbecue. In 1990, he became one of the original members of “Slaughterhouse Five,” a competitive barbecue team formed by Jeff and Joy Stehney. In the coming years, they became one of the most successful competitive barbecue teams in the U.S. and two-time winners of the World Barbecue Championship, where they took home the top title in the 1993 American Royal Open Division and the 1995 American Royal Invitational Division.

Kennedy and Chin are already touting the Kansas City, Missouri, native as one of South Florida’s most experienced competitive barbecuers. Tyrell’s barbecue résumé is something of legend; known for his ties to Kansas City’s Oklahoma Joe’s — as well as Bodean’s BBQ in London, England — he is no doubt a seasoned pitmaster.

In 1995, on the heels of the team’s second win, Jeff Stehney opened his first Oklahoma Joe’s with Tyrell as the restaurant’s pitmaster and general manager. Now considered one of the top barbecue restaurants in the country, Oklahoma Joe’s has been named Best BBQ in the World by Zagat and was given Anthony Bourdain’s stamp of approval as one of the “13 Places to Eat Before You Die” alongside places like Sukiyabashi Jiro of Toyko, New York’s Le Bernardin and Per Se, and famed California establishment the French Laundry.

According to Kennedy and Chin, Smoke BBQ in Delray Beach will be the first of a multi-unit buildout — a fancy way of saying they’re planning to open several additional locations in the coming years. For now, the focus is to create the most authentic barbecue South Florida has ever seen.

“For me, smoking meat is a passion and an art form,” said Tyrell. “Good barbecue is a feeling; it’s a touch, a feel, a taste, and understanding that’s been earned from years of experience. My philosophy is: Why do something if it’s not going to be great?”

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Delray Beach Native Gets 3rd Shot At Nfl Dream

Preston Parker, 27, is no stranger to the NFL. He played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for two seasons, was released and then picked up by the New Orleans’ Saints only to be released again last August.

Parker returned home to Delray Beach flat broke. He admitted he blew through hundreds of thousands of dollars.

“I can’t go buy six pairs of Gucci shoes and I did that,” said Parker. “I bought six pairs of Gucci shoes thinking I can do it.”

A penniless Parker turned to building tiki huts to earn a living.

“I had to do something. I couldn’t keep waiting on the NFL,” said Parker.

Then in January he got a call from the New York Giants. They wanted to give him a shot. Parker promised himself and his family, third time’s a charm.

“He picked himself back up tremendously,” Douglas Parker said.

Big brother Douglas also said Preston is re-focused. He’s now putting his talents on the field and hard learned life lessons to good use. Together, they’ve formed a pending nonprofit organization called Delray Beach Exhibitor Sports, a free mentoring program for young kids.

“We go through drills, we do warmups, we talk to them about life,” said Douglas Parker.

They also teach kids that money isn’t everything.

“Don’t worry about the money, just worry about what’s your talent, and maximize your talent whatever God gave you,” said Preston.

The Giants will take the field Monday for their season opener against the Lions. Be sure and keep an eye out for No. 83.

Preston Parker also joins two other Delray Beach natives and Atlantic Community High School alums playing for the Giants, Brandon Flowers and Jayron Hoseley. They call themselves the Delray Trifecta.

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