AC/DC Release Latest Comeback Single, “Realize” [Listen]

first_imgAfter four years out of the spotlight, AC/DC returned to headlines within the rock community in September with confirmation of a reunion album with their Back In Back era lineup of Brian Johnson, Angus Young, Phil Rudd, and Cliff Williams, along with Stevie Young replacing the late Malcolm Young on rhythm guitar.On Wednesday, the band debuted “Realize” as the second single to appear on their forthcoming Power Up studio album. The album’s lead single, “Shot In The Dark”, was shared with the album’s overall announcement in early October.“Realize” hears the hard rock veterans deliver a gut-punch of rock and roll adrenaline, opening with the big sounds of rung-out power chords from Angus and Stevie before Phil Rudd’s trademark 4/4 power rhythm pattern comes in to take the reins. Listen to the latest single from AC/DC below.AC/DC – “Realize”[Video: AC/DC]Power Up will arrive this Friday (11/13) via Columbia/Sony Music Australia.last_img read more

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Med Flight to Resume Service Friday

first_imgMed Flight had two helicopters under lease from Air Methods Inc. in Denver. The service will fly one helicopter until the second aircraft is replaced by Air Methods. Dr. Lindsay said calls from 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. would be handled “as they would be if Med Flight was already out on a flight.” “No one wants to get back in the air more than the dedicated members of our Med Flight crew,” Dr. Lindsay said. “They are passionate about what they do.” Med Flight will use one helicopter from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. initially, with night time service handled by other area medical helicopters. Medical flight services from northern Illinois and Wisconsin were handling medical flights locally following the crash. “Those hours (9 a.m. to 9 p.m.) are peak hours for Med Flight calls,” Dr. Lindsay said. “We felt it was extremely important to resume patient flights for the busy Memorial Day weekend.” Getting the service back in the air during daytime hours on Memorial Day weekend was the goal for Med Flight. Dr. Bruce Lindsay, medical director of Med Flight, announced the resumption of service at a press conference today. MADISON, Wis. — Med Flight crews will take to the skies once again Friday morning, 13 days after the helicopter crash that killed three returning from an flight to La Crosse. Confidence flights for crew members were taken earlier this week as Med Flight and UW Hospital staff recovered from their shock and grief over losing flight physician Dr. Darren Bean, flight nurse Mark Coyne and pilot Steve Lipperer in the helicopter crash May 10. Medical emergency helicopters are part of a network helping each other if the local service is already involved in a flight and another helicopter is needed.last_img read more

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EMS Today 2016 Named One of the Top 50 Fastest Growing Trade Shows

first_imgTulsa, OK, May 13, 2016 — EMS Today|The JEMS Conference and Exposition was recently named one of the “50 Fastest-Growing Trade Shows” by the Trade Show News Network (TSNN) and will be honored at the 7th Annual TSNN Awards in Atlantic City, NJ in September. Founded in 1910, PennWell Corporation is a privately held and highly diversified business-to-business media and information company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions for the following industries in addition to solar/photovoltaics: Oil and gas, electric power generation and delivery, hydropower, renewable energy, water and wastewater treatment, waste management, electronics, semiconductor manufacturing, optoelectronics, fiber optics, aerospace and avionics, LEDS and lighting, fire and dental. PennWell publishes over 130 print and online magazines and newsletters, conducts 60 conferences and exhibitions on six continents, and has an extensive offering of books, maps, websites, research and database services. In addition to PennWell’s headquarters in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and other U.S. offices in major locations, the company has offices in London and Moscow. About PennWell: The 2017 event will be the 36th annual EMS Today, which provides EMTs and paramedics access to the most innovative training, education and equipment from the most trusted manufacturers in the industry. Annually, nearly 5,000 attendees gather for the three-day conference filled with classroom sessions, pre-conference workshops and special networking events. PennWell Public Safety Group’s EMS Today|The JEMS Conference and Exposition is proud to be named one of the fastest growing trade shows for attendance and hopes to continue to grow with the support of the EMS service and industry. JEMS Editor-in-Chief and EMS Today Conference Chair A.J. Heightman said he attributes the growth in EMS Today attendance to the one-of-a-kind educational opportunities and professional value provided both in the sessions and on the show floor. “The Planning Committee and I strive to develop a unique educational platform at EMS Today through hands-on experiences, panel discussions and insights from sought-after industry professionals,” Heightman said. “This has truly resonated with our audience, attendees and exhibitors, and we are looking forward to another year of growth in Salt Lake City in 2017.” “EMS Today’s proven track record for success is a testament to the team, starting with the instructors who present the most advanced and comprehensive curriculum in EMS, as well as all those who make the show floor come to life,” stated EMS Today Senior VP/Group Publisher MaryBeth DeWitt.last_img read more

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Prison Nurse Sentenced for Smuggling Heroin for Federal Inmate

first_imgBEAUMONT, Texas – A 44-year-old Beaumont woman has been sentenced for bringing prohibited drugs into a federal prison in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.  Lakista Lashau Davis pleaded guilty on Aug. 27, 2015, to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin and was sentenced to 36 months in federal prison on Jan. 21, 2016 by U.S. District Judge Thad Heartfield. This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Office of Inspector General and the Drug Enforcement Administration and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney John Craft.center_img According to information presented in court, from November 2014 to March 2015, Davis, while employed as a contract nurse at the Beaumont Federal Correctional Complex, conspired with an inmate to smuggle heroin into the Beaumont Prison Complex for distribution.  Davis agreed to a $5,000 payment in return for smuggling the drugs.  Davis was indicted by a federal grand jury on Apr. 2, 2015.  last_img read more

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Greensboro’s Friendly Bikes becomes Revolution Cycles

first_imgHey Folks,Some of you may have already seen or heard, but Friendly Bike is undergoing some changes. As of May 23rd, in fact, Friendly Bike will be no more. From it’s ashes, REVOLUTION CYCLES NC arises. I’ve written a post about this on our blog with the rhymes and reasons for it all.www.revolutioncyclesNC.com is the new site, but www.friendlybike.com will get you there too. I’ll be posting more details soon, as well as sending out another email about the events schedule, but the plan is, on May 23rd, to have a giant blowout, as well as an ASSAULT ON MT. CARAWAY ride, followed that evening by a little party/picnic. $20 gets you into the ride and the cookout. Our buddy Greg from Taqueria El Azteca will be out there cooking up some ribs, burgers and veggie options too.There might be beverages too. Never know….We’re all pretty excited about the change and sincerely hope to see all of you out there.Take care folks,(R)EVOLVE!Watts DixonEditor’s Note: They carry some sweet high-end brands, including Niner, Scott and Storck, usually with some very nice bikes in stock.last_img read more

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New Tour of Hairspray Will Hit the Road This Fall; Launching at Baltimore’s Hippodrome

first_imgYou can’t stop the touring beat! Hairspray, Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon that inspired the blockbuster film and live television event, will launch a new North American tour in fall 2020. The new Hairspray tour will launch at Baltimore’s Hippodrome Theatre on November 10, and will visit more than 60 additional cities in its first touring season. Casting will be announced at a later date.Hairspray is the story of 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad in 1960’s Baltimore as she sets out to dance her way onto TV’s most popular show. Can a girl with big dreams (and even bigger hair) change the world? Featuring the beloved score of hit songs including “Welcome to the 60’s,” “Good Morning Baltimore,” “It Takes Two,” “You Can’t Stop the Beat,” this new tour will also incorporate “Ladies Choice” from the musical film adaption.This new touring production will reunite Broadway’s award-winning creative team, led by director Jack O’Brien and choreographer Jerry Mitchell. Hairspray is based on the film written and directed by John Waters, who served as a creative consultant on the musical comedy. The musical features a book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan, and an original score by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.Hairspray premiered at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theater in June 2002. The show was a smash hit when it transferred to Broadway, winning eight 2003 Tony Awards including Best Musical, and became the longest-running musical to play the Neil Simon Theater.To find out when Hairspray is headed to your city, visit BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com. View Commentslast_img read more

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Small business owners plan for better financial health in 2013: TD Bank Survey

first_imgTD Bank,Nearly half of small businesses in the US expect their financial health to improve in 2013 and are confident that sales will increase over 2012, according to a new survey released Friday by TD Bank. TD is Vermont’s second largest bank. The survey also found that nearly one-third of small business respondents plan to hire at least one employee in the coming year.TD Bank’ s survey polled more than 500 small business owners across the bank’ s Maine to Florida footprint for their plans for 2013.49% say they are somewhat or very confident that their small business will be in better financial shape than it was in 2012, with 25% still unsure and 25% are not confident about their financial health.47% are somewhat or very confident that they’ ll exceed their sales performance from 2012, 31% are unsure, and 22% think sales will worsen.59% intend to keep staffing levels the same, but 32% plan to hire at least one new employee, and only 9% plan to downsize their team in the year ahead. ‘ In 2012, TD Bank originated more than $8 million in SBA loans, the most of any bank in Vermont. We respect small business owners, and by building a personalized relationship with them and having a better understanding of their business, we are able to fit them with the products and services they need so they can manage their money and focus on growth and making their wish for more sales come true,” said TD Bank Vermont President Phil Daniels. “We encourage small businesses to meet with us now to review and update their plans, and discuss their banking needs for the year,’ Daniels said. ‘ Small business owners should develop a sound strategy heading into 2013 that focuses on creative ways to boost sales while also monitoring expenses,’ says Jay DesMarteau, Head of Small Business and Government Banking Distributions, TD Bank. ‘ This strategy starts with small business owners talking with their advisors and partners, including their bank, about their business plans for the upcoming year.’TD Bank’ s survey also asked small business owners how often they review and update their business plan. According to the results, the frequency in which small business owners review and update their business plan varies. Of those polled, 36% review and update it once a year, 30% every quarter, and 20% each month. The remaining (13%) only do so when applying for new financing.Given the challenges of today’ s economy, DesMarteau says small business owners should review their business plan at least every six months and make adjustments whenever significant business decisions are made.‘ We’ re encouraging small businesses to meet with us in early 2013 to review and update their plans and discuss their banking needs for the year,’ says DesMarteau. ‘ We respect small business owners. By building a personalized relationship with them and having a better understanding of their business, we’ ll be able to fit them with the products and services they need so they can manage their money and focus on growth and making their wish for more sales come true.’Small business owners can learn more about TD Bank’ s products and services by visiting one of more than 1,300 locations throughout Maine to Florida when it’ s convenient for them ‘ TD is open early and open late. Or, they can reach a live representative by phone, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, at 1-888-751-9000.About TD Bank’s SurveyTD Bank polled more than 500 small business owners within its Maine to Florida footprint to better understand their financial challenges and opportunities for 2013. The research was conducted in November and December 2012 by ORC International, and surveyed companies over the telephone with annual sales of no more than $5 million.Source: CHERRY HILL, N.J., and PORTLAND, Maine (February 15, 2013) ‘  TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is one of the 10 largest banks in the U.S., providing nearly 8 million customers with a full range of retail, small business and commercial banking products and services at more than 1,300 convenient locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Metro D.C., the Carolinas and Florida. In addition, TD Bank and its subsidiaries offer customized private banking and wealth management services through TD Wealth®, and vehicle financing and dealer commercial services through TD Auto Finance. TD Bank is headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J., and Portland, Maine. To learn more, visit www.tdbank.com(link is external). Find TD Bank on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TDMoneyLoungeUS(link is external) and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TDBank_US(link is external).TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is a member of TD Bank Group and a subsidiary of The Toronto-Dominion Bank of Toronto, Canada, a top 10 financial services company in North America. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges under the ticker symbol “TD.” To learn more, visit www.td.com(link is external).last_img read more

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2XU signs Jan Frodeno as brand ambassador for next two years

Leading sports performance apparel brand 2XU has signed superstar international triathlete and Olympic gold medallist, Jan Frodeno, as a Brand Ambassador for the next two years.A globally renowned athlete on the rise, German born, South African raised Frodeno qualified for the German national team in 2002, winning gold at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. Frodeno will train and compete in 2XU wetsuits, cycle, triathlon race kit and goggles. Furthermore, 2XU will work closely with Frodeno on a custom cycling kit for his future training and races.“I’m excited to join 2XU after having used their products for quite some time,” said Frodeno. “2XU continues to innovate in all areas of performance sports apparel – I’m really looking forward to continuing to push the limits and better myself with the support of this awesome brand.”He added, “I believe 2XU is at the forefront of technical cycling and triathlon apparel, so I’m thrilled to be aligned with such a strong partner that will deliver me the fastest kit around.”Throughout the sponsorship, Frodeno will work with 2XU on product research and development in the pursuit of the brand’s promise to facilitate ‘human performance multiplied’.2XU’s Director of Sales and Marketing Aidan Clarke, is equally delighted to be adding Frodeno to the brand’s enviable portfolio of world-class athletes. “As 2XU continues to expand its market and grow worldwide, adding Jan to our list of world-class athletes makes perfect sense,” said Clarke.“With his burning ambitions for a long-term triathlon career, and 2XU continuing to be at the forefront of technical triathlon and cycling garments, we couldn’t be happier about the timing of this powerful new alliance.”With a ‘relentless commitment to engineering world-class products offering tangible benefits to the wearer’, 2XU aims to set the benchmark in high performance sports apparel. Ongoing testing, research and consultation with professional sporting bodies and World Champion athletes are integral to the brand’s positioning.2XU is current rolling out its first truly global brand campaign, #heartnothype. The fully integrated 2XU #HEARTNOTHYPE campaign is designed to highlight how technical compression apparel supports the key driver of human performance – the heart. By heightening circulation and venous blood flow to the heart, compression garments enable athletes to train smarter, perform stronger and recover faster.As part of its #heartnothype initiative, 2XU also recently launched a competition to win the Ultimate Performance Training Camp, to be held in California, USA. Winners from around the globe will experience a ‘truly unrivalled training, performance and recovery experience like never before’, all under the guidance of 2XU athletes and performance experts.www.2xu.com/heart Related read more

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News Scan for May 13, 2019

first_imgMERS infects 1 more in Saudi Arabia as WHO details 2 clustersSaudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health (MOH) reported another MERS-CoV case, which involves a 70-year-old woman from Riyadh, the country’s capital. In a related development, the World Health Organization Eastern Mediterranean regional office (WHO EMRO) shared new details about a string of recent cases in the Saudi city of Khafji in April, which it said included two clusters.Regarding the new Saudi case, the patient’s history of contact with camels is unknown, and a May 11 update to the ministry’s epidemiologic week 19 report lists her exposure as primary, meaning she isn’t thought to have contracted MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus) from another patient. The woman’s illness is the fourth to be reported in Riyadh since the middle of April.Saudi Arabia has confirmed 138 MERS cases so far this year.May 11 Saudi MOH epidemiologic week 19 reportWHO EMRO said 29 new Saudi MERS cases were reported in April, 11 of them fatal, and all were from Saudi Arabia. It said no new cases were reported in the large Wadi ad Dawasir outbreak, and that event is presumably over. It added, however, that a new outbreak occurred in Khafji, including one of its hospitals, totaling 13 cases, 6 of them fatal.The Khafji cases reflect two clusters, one linked to the hospital that resulted in 10 cases, 5 of them involving healthcare workers, and three deaths. The second cluster involves three hospital-acquired cases, two of them fatal, plus one household contact.Through April, the WHO had received 2,428 reports of lab-confirmed MERS-CoV cases globally, at least 838 of them fatal. About 84% were in Saudi Arabia, which has reported 2,037 cases and 760 related deaths.April WHO EMRO MERS situation update CDC creates education module for Rocky Mountain spotted feverToday the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the creation of an online educational module aimed to help inform clinicians about Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF), a sometimes fatal tick-borne disease.”Rocky Mountain spotted fever can be deadly if not treated early—yet cases often go unrecognized because the signs and symptoms are similar to those of many other diseases,” said CDC Director Robert Redfield, MD, in a press release. “With tickborne diseases on the rise in the U.S., this training will better equip healthcare providers to identify, diagnose, and treat this potentially fatal disease.”In 2017 officials reported 6,248 cases of tick-borne spotted fever rickettsiosis, including RMSF, in the United States, up from 4,269 in 2016 and the highest ever. RMSF begins with vague symptoms, including fever and headache. One in five patients dies from their illness.If caught early, within 5 days of symptom onset, the disease can be treated with doxycycline but if not treated can have devastating consequences.The CDC’s educational module will help clinicians and other healthcare professionals recognize the early signs of RMSF and is offered for continuing education credit. May 13 CDC press release CDC RMSF page WHO: Rift Valley fever outbreak on Mayotte infects 129A Rift Valley fever (RVF) outbreak in the French overseas territory of Mayotte, an island off Africa’s southeastern coast, has resulted in 129 lab-confirmed human cases since November 2018, the WHO said today.Along with the human cases, 109 animal cases—affecting 23 small ruminants and 86 cows—have been reported. Virus activity steadily declined during the last 3 weeks of March, but officials observed a slight increase in April. As of May 3, one new human case and no new animal cases were reported.The main focus of the human and animal RVF cases is in the center and northwest of Grande-Terre, the main island. Since late March, however, a few animal cases have been reported in eastern part of that island and on Pamanzi (Petite Terre), a smaller island.Surveillance for human and animal cases has been expanded, and authorities have barred the sale of raw milk since Feb 27 and the export of cattle and raw meat and milk since Mar 20.Illegal movement of animals and the presence of susceptible animals and a mosquito population favorable to virus spread have led to active circulation on Mayotte, the WHO said. Prolonged rain in the wake of Cyclone Kenneth may lead to an increase in cases, it added, noting that the Ramadan period, with its increase in illegal cattle importations, may lead to increased cases in May.Livestock contract the virus from mosquitoes, and though humans can be infected by mosquitoes, the main route of infection is through direct or indirect contact with the blood, body fluids, tissues, and organs of infected animals, and the virus is highly contagious for humans who handle infected livestock.May 13 WHO statement NIAID awards $28 million grant to develop shorter TB, MDR-TB drugsThe National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has awarded TB Alliance and four research institutions a grant to develop novel drugs to shorten treatment for tuberculosis (TB), including multidrug-resistant (MDR) forms of the disease.The 5-year Center for Excellence in Translational Research (CETR) grant, totaling up to $28.4 million by 2024, will support development of two new compounds that modulate protein synthesis and waste disposal in drug-sensitive TB and MDR-TB. TB Alliance suggests that drugs based on these compounds, in combination and with other novel medications, could reduce treatment time for all forms of TB to less than 2 months.The current treatment regimen for drug-sensitive TB typically lasts 6 months, while MDR-TB treatment lasts from 9 months to 24 months.The research is being carried out with the University of Chicago at Illinois, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, and Research Triangle Institute.”Expanding the global portfolio of new TB drug candidates, from which we can assemble tomorrow’s shorter and simpler cures, is crucial in the fight against TB,” TB Alliance CEO and president Mel Spigelman, MD, said in a press release. “We are excited to advance this work with our partners and grateful for NIAID’s support.”May 9 TB Alliance press release Iowa reports canine brucellosis casesVeterinary officials in Iowa have confirmed multiple cases of canine brucellosis linked to a small dog commercial breeding facility in Marion County in the south central part of the state.The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) said in a May 10 statement that it is in the process of notifying people who have custody of the exposed dogs, and both dogs and the facilities are quarantined while the dogs undergo testing.A zoonotic disease, brucellosis can pass from an infected animal to humans or other animals through contaminated reproductive fluids. Though the risk is very low to most pet owners, people who come in contact with blood, tissues, and fluid during the birthing process—such as dog breeders or veterinary staff—may be at higher risk and should consult their primary care doctor.The department said pet owners who acquired a new small-breed dog from Marion County should contact their veterinarian.Brucella canis causes reproductive problems in dogs and can survive for months under optimal conditions. Infections in humans are rare, but when they occur they results in flu-like signs, joint pain, and recurring fevers with long-term infection. Rare complications can affect the nervous system, eyes, or heart.May 10 IDALS press releaselast_img read more

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WMS to Build Passenger Catamaran for Tanzania

first_imgWestern Marine Shipyard has signed a new agreement for building one catamaran type passenger ship for Tanzania. The deal was signed by the Managing Director of Western Marine Shipyard Mr. Sakhawat Hossain and the Director of JGH Marine, Mr. Niels Holstein.JGH Marine is a Danish Company, which has received the notification award for supplying the passenger ship to Tanzania. The ship will have a capacity of carrying 300 passengers. It will be used by Tanzanian Ministry of Transportation to transport passengers in the inland and coastal route of Tanzania.Western Marine has a rich track record for building passenger ships. They have built numerous passenger ships, which ply in the inland and coastal route of Bangladesh. In 2011, the shipyard has even exported two passenger ships to Pakistan and recently an advanced passenger ferry was exported to Denmark, a milestone for Bangladeshi shipbuilding industry.The ship will be 38m in length and it will be able to travel at a speed of 20knots. Catamaran ships are very safe for sea voyages and even more stable than other types of ships as they are specially designed with twin hull. Western Marine has built a similar type of catamaran which now operates for Chittagong Boat Club.The newbuilding will be constructed at a cost of BDT 25 crore and the shipyard expects to deliver her to the owner by mid of 2014.Western Marine Managing Director Mr. Sakhawat Hossain said that this project will be a break for them in the African market. He said that, like Tanzania, many other countries in Africa are developing their infrastructure system and thus these countries are in need of various types of ships. The Chairman of the shipyard Mr. Saiful Islam said that this is great news for the nation as this export order will add great value to their economy though foreign currency earning.[mappress]WMS, May 27, 2013last_img read more

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