Phish To Perform David Bowie Tonight For Their Ninth Halloween Musical Costume

first_img[Photo by Jay Kocyla] The news is out! The doors have opened at the MGM Grand Garden Arena for Phish’s fourth and final night at the venue, and the first Halloween Phishbills have been distributed, meaning that this year’s musical costume is now public knowledge. Without further adieu, tonight’s musical costume will be The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars by David Bowie. WOW! When the doors opened, the Internet exploded. Tonight is going to live out the dreams of many!The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars is David Bowie’s most iconic album. It is a concept album about about a hyper-sexual, egotistical alien rock star. The album features several of Bowie’s most iconic songs from his glam era, with “Suffragette City”, “Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide”, “Moonage Daydream”, “Ziggy Stardust”, and “Starman” all appearing on the eleven-song record.The album has been one of the most wished-for albums for the band’s musical costume over the years, so fans at the MGM Grand will be pinching themselves to make sure they aren’t dreaming. Phish will finally deliver The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars tonight during the second set of their three-set Halloween show.With this announcement, Phish have brought back their traditional Halloween cover of a classic rock album. After their Wingsuit Halloween in 2013 and the remarkable Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House in 2014, the band will once again re-create a classic album this Halloween. The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars is an incredible album that should make for an extremely awesome night in Phish history! We can’t wait to hear the their take on the album during tonight’s second set! See below for the full track list from The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars.Five YearsSoul LoveMoonage DaydreamStarmanIt Ain’t EasyLady StardustStarHang On To YourselfZiggy StardustSuffragette CityRock ‘n’ Roll Suicide.Enjoy!last_img read more

Jakarta wants 1,800 additional medical workers by next week

first_imgAccording to a letter announcing the recruitment circulated last week, the city is looking for pulmonary specialists, internists, pediatricians, obstetricians, general practitioners, nurses, infectious disease nurses and midwives. The administration is also looking for radiographers, surveillance personnel and educators.Read also: Jakarta sees rising COVID-19 hospitalizationsThe medical workers will be paid between Rp 4.2 million (US$286.35) and Rp 15 million a month.Indonesia recently recorded an unprecedented spike in confirmed COVID-19 cases, including in Jakarta, which saw 901 new cases on Tuesday after a record-high daily increase of 1,114 on Sunday. Governor Anies Baswedan, however, said on Monday that COVID-19 transmission in the capital was under control, attributing the spike in cases to aggressive testing.Widyawati said the administration would try to keep the bed occupancy rate below 60 percent, adding that private hospitals were reducing the number of COVID-19 patients they were treating so that they could handle other patients.Topics : The Jakarta administration is hoping to recruit 1,800 medical workers by next week to address the COVID-19 crisis in the capital.“We are recruiting now and by next week, there will be 1,800 medical workers ready,” Jakarta health agency head Widyawati told journalists on Tuesday.She said the additional medical workers were needed because Jakarta was expanding the city’s 67 COVID-19 referral hospitals. The administration was adding more rooms, medical equipment and beds.last_img read more

Lucky Pharmacy Opens Branch in Nimba

first_imgWith 17 years of active pharmaceutical business in Liberia, the Lucky Pharmacy on the 25th January opened its new branch in Ganta, Nimba County.The pharmacy is expected to be the biggest in Nimba County, and will be selling both retail and wholesale quality drugs/medicine to the public.The ceremony was attended by local officials of the government and health workers, including the head of Nimba County Health Team.Teeko Yorlay, Nimba County’s Development Superintendent, described Lucky Pharmacy’s branch opening as a great development for people of the county.“It will create employment opportunities for many youths while providing quality medicine for our people,” he said.He also urged the pharmacy not to sell any expired drugs/medicine.Dr. Boweh, Nimba’s Chief Health Officer expressed happiness for the arrival of Lucky Pharmacy to Ganta and urged the management to open branches in Sanniquellie and other parts of the county.“This pharmacy had been supplying our various hospitals in Nimba with medicine. That is why their opening a branch here is a great blessing for us,” he said.Nimba County has a population of approximately 463, 000 people comprised of 17 administrative districts made up of 193 towns, had been without any pharmacy since it gained its county status in 1964.The CEO of the Lucky Pharmacy in Liberia, Mr. Sam Jhamnani, pledged to sell quality drugs/medicines to the citizens and the public at large.“The same medicine I use to treat my children or my family is the same medicine I sell to the public to treat their children,” he concluded.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

ALL-IRELAND GAELTACHT FINALS CANCELLED DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS

first_imgGAA: The Comortas Peile na Gaeltachta finals in Ardara have been postponed due to the adverse weather conditions as wind and rain batters Donegal.The horrendous weather has forced organisers to postpone the match after deeming the playing pitch unplayable.The All-Ireland Final was going to be an all Donegal affair with Kilcar and Naomh Conaill facing off with Kilcar looking to retain their crown. There had been suggestions that the game would take place in Killybegs but organisers have now decided to cancel the match.It’s a real pity for all the volunteers at Ardara who have worked tirelessly over the last few months to make sure everything goes smoothly and the competition is run without a hitch.However, you don’t expect the weather to force postponements at a football competition in June, but that’s the Irish weather for you.It is not yet known what date the finals will now be played on.   ALL-IRELAND GAELTACHT FINALS CANCELLED DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS was last modified: June 1st, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:newsSportlast_img read more

Downtown highrise building evacuated after suspicious packages found

first_imgSuspicious package outside the @sdut building this morning. #journalism pic.twitter.com/KV7ovOEW5f— Kate Morrissey (@bgirledukate) October 24, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, Updated: 9:00 PM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The downtown San Diego building that houses the San Diego Union-Tribune and an office of Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., was evacuated Wednesday for about an hour after a cluster of suspicious packages was found on top of a patio table near a corner of the building.Officers responded to 600 B Street about 8:15 a.m. and ordered the evacuations of the 24-floor building as well as several businesses in the area, San Diego police public-affairs Officer Billy Hernandez said. Police also closed Sixth Avenue between A and B streets to traffic during the evacuations.About an hour later, police determined the boxes were filled with everyday items.Officers scanned the boxes and determined they were filled with various items including shoes, children’s books, a football and bags of potato chips, Lt. Kevin Wadhams said.The boxes, which were on top of a patio table next to an orange air pump, were not addressed to anyone in particular, Wadhams said.Surveillance video showed a person dropping off the boxes around 1:45 a.m., but officers were unable to identify the person from video, Wadhams said.The buildings nearby the location were evacuated “out of an abundance of caution,” Wadhams said.Augie Lopez, 27, who works at the front desk of the building as a security guard said it was the first time the building has been evacuated in the three years he has worked there.The evacuations in downtown San Diego came on the same morning several suspicious packages were discovered across the country.The Secret Service intercepted a series of suspicious packages containing potential explosives that were sent to Hilary Clinton and former President Barack Obama. CNN also reported a suspicious package was sent to its building in Manhattan. Packages were also sent to former CIA chief John Brennan and Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schulz.The fact that Harris — an outspoken Democratic critic of President Donald Trump — has an office in the San Diego building raised concerns that the suspicious packages might be linked to the other cases.“Our office was evacuated today after suspicious packages were found near the building,” Harris spokeswoman Lily Adams said on Twitter. “The packages were not addressed to the senator or our office. We are grateful to the San Diego Police Department for their work to swiftly investigate this issue.” SDPD Lieutenant Kevin Wadhams updated us on the evacuation of the WeWork building in downtown San Diego. He said the building was evacuated and the streets shut down out of an abundance of caution. The boxes were filled with children’s books, a football, a shoe, and an empty bag of potato chips.San Diego Union-Tribune writer Kate Morrissey tweeted out the following picture and information after evacuating. Downtown high-rise building evacuated after suspicious packages found Categories: Local San Diego News October 24, 2018 Posted: October 24, 2018 KUSI Newsroom FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Scientists says data on Alzheimers drug shows continued effect

first_img Patients with mild Alzheimers disease who took Eli Lilly and Cos experimental drug solanezumab early in the course of their disease preserved more of their cognitive and functional ability, according to new Lilly data released on 22 July.Lilly presented new follow-up data from two large trials of the infused medicine on Wednesday at the Alzheimers Association International Conference (AAIC) in Washington.In people with Alzheimers disease one of the things that happens during the disease a normal protein called amyloid begins to accumulate in the brain. And the drugs that were presented this morning were all aimed at removing more amyloid from the brain. Many people in Alzheimers research believe if you lower amount of amyloid in Alzheimers brain you will moderate the course of the disease, said Alzheimers Association Chief Medical and Scientific Officer, William Thies.In 2012, the original 18-month studies of solanezumab, called Expedition and Expedition 2, each included about 1,000 patients with mild to moderate disease. The drug failed to slow cognitive declines or loss of abilities of daily living for the entire patient population.But when Lilly analysed results only for mild patients, the data suggested solanezumab caused a significant 34 percent slowdown in mental decline and an 18 percent slowdown in loss of functional abilities compared to placebo, researchers said.To better assess whether mildly impaired patients benefit from the drug, Lilly extended its two trials by another two years and only enrolled those with mild disease. Researchers continued to provide solanezumab to patients who had taken it during the studies and also allowed patients who had been given placebos to switch over to solanezumab.Lilly had previously reported that after the first six months of the extension study, patients who had taken solanezumab all along continued to show a greater benefit than those who switched to the drug later.Its important because it showed a continued effect of the drug, so the drugs arent transient, Thies said.Should solanezumab prove successful in that 2,100-patient study of patients with mild Alzheimers, within several years it could become the first approved drug to slow the course of the disease , Lilly officials said. Closelast_img read more

Nanodiamond tech lights new path in medical diagnostics

first_imgCredit: Youris © 2014 Phys.org Earlier this month TechCrunch featured a look at a company that wants to make a difference in finding cancer before it spreads using nanodiamond-based technology. The idea is that nanodiamonds can detect molecular abnormalities at an early stage, and as such could help a patient’s chances for survival. The company is called Bikanta. Founded in 2013, the company is interested in what fluorescent diamonds inside the body can mean to the future of medical diagnostics. The company website said it has developed nanodiamond-based technology; nanodiamonds are superior optical probes with the key beneficial features such as biocompatibility, brightness and signal stability, and cost, the site added. Nanodiamonds are exquisitely sensitive to magnetic fields, said the company, and this sensitivity can be used to reduce background noise more than 100-fold over current methods and to improve visualization deeper into the body. Bikanta said it is also designing novel imaging scanners and microscopes to improve detection capabilities. Citation: Nanodiamond tech lights new path in medical diagnostics (2014, August 11) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-08-nanodiamond-tech-path-medical-diagnostics.html Ambika Bumb, PhD, is the CEO. A Georgia Tech graduate, she went on to receive her doctorate from Oxford. She became interested in the challenges confronting cancer research. Is there a better way to find disease as its source? Bumb, said TechCrunch, “discovered that crushing up essentially imperfect diamonds into dust created a fluorescent, reflective light that could highlight any molecular abnormality.” She added in TechCrunch that it was like having “a flashlight inside your body that basically lasts forever.”Her company site notes the diagnostic advantages of nanodiamonds. “Fluorescent nanodiamonds never photobleach or blink. They are tiny fluorescent sources of steady and permanent near infrared light that can be leveraged to detect targets deep in tissue.” In an additional follow-up comment to the TechCrunch article, Bumb explained, “Current optical imaging agents do have the ability to specifically bind and image targets in tissue and in vivo. Where they are technically limited is by signal loss issues (photobleaching, photoblinking). Fluorescent nanodiamonds have permanent and infinitely stable fluorescent signal. They are also imageable deeper into tissue because of a second magnetic sensitivity property that can be manipulated to improve signal-to-noise ratio.”This would not be the first time close attention has been paid to nanodiamonds in the context of cancer detection. European researchers are also interested. An article appeared last year in youris.com, titled “Nanodiamonds: a cancer patient’s best friend?” The article said, “nanometric scale diamond particles could offer a new way to detect cancer far earlier than previously thought. This is precisely the objective of a research project called Dinamo, funded by the EU. Specifically, it aims to develop a non-invasive nanotechnology sensing platform for real-time monitoring of biomolecular processes in living cancer cells.” More information: — www.youris.com/Health/Cancer/N … ientS_Best_Friend.kl— www.bikanta.com/ Explore further Silk coat for diamonds makes sleek new imaging and drug delivery tool This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more