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Scientists use nanotech to prevent heart disease

first_imgUniversity researchers have built nanoparticles designed to cling to artery walls and slowly release medicine – a breakthrough that could help fight heart disease.Scientists at MIT and Harvard Medical School yesterday announced that they teamed up to create what they’re calling “nanoburrs,” nanotechology that sticks to arteries the way that pesky burrs in the woods stick to your clothes. Researchers are hoping the nanoburrs can offer an alternative to surgically implanting arterial stents that, over time, release drugs to treat or prevent plaque build up on artery walls…Read more here (Computerworld)last_img

Quinn VanAntwerp Returns to Broadway’s Jersey Boys as Bob Gaudio

first_img VanAntwerp made his Broadway debut in 2011 after three years in the Toronto company and the show’s national tour. His off-Broadway credits include That Other Woman’s Child and Take Me America. Jersey Boys alum Quinn VanAntwerp re-joins the Broadway cast as The Four Seasons lyric mastermind Bob Gaudio on September 23, taking over from Drew Gehling. The Tony-winning tuner continues to play the August Wilson Theatre. View Comments Jersey Boys Jersey Boys tells the story of how Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons went from being unknown New Jersey kids to international pop superstars. The show features over 30 hit songs, including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.” In addition to VanAntwerp, the musical currently stars Richard H. Blake as Tommy DeVito, Matt Bogart as Nick Massi and Ryan Molloy as Frankie Valli. Related Shows from $59.00last_img read more

Broadway Balances America Invites You to ‘Get Up & Go’ Behind the Scenes of Disney’s Newsies

first_img View Comments Broadway Balances America Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Broadway Balances America, a special six-part series airing on Lifetime Television’s The Balancing Act, returns on November 6 with an exclusive look at the touring production of Newsies. Tune in as The Balancing Act takes viewers behind the scenes of Disney’s smash hit musical with the show’s Tony-winning choreographer Christopher Gattelli and some of the cast members from the Broadway tuner to find out what it takes to be a “newsie” on stage.In this episode, correspondent Amber Milt travels to New York to cast a spotlight on “Get Up and Go,” the new Disney wellness and fitness national initiative, which promotes fun ways for kids to lead healthier lifestyles inspired through the show’s Tony-winning choreography and music. She’ll also learn the show’s iconic “newspaper dance” from the thrilling Act I closer “Seize the Day.” The “Get Up and Go” program is brought to schools across the country to show students how they can be physically active through dance.In addition to interviews with Gattelli and some of the show’s “newsies,” we’ll hear from Liana Hunt, the actress who played Katherine in the Broadway production, regarding the importance of balancing personal life, nutrition and health with a busy performance schedule on Broadway and on the road.Set in New York City at the turn of the century, Newsies is inspired by the real life newsboy strike of 1899 and is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged “newsies,” who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies “newsies” from across the city to strike for what’s right.Newsies features a Tony-winning score with music by eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken and lyrics by Jack Feldman, a book by four-time Tony winner Harvey Fierstein and direction by Tony nominee Jeff Calhoun. The entire creative team has reunited to bring the break-out smash musical to audiences across North America.Visit the official Broadway Balances America website to discover more about this exciting new series and to find out which Broadway musicals will also be featured!last_img read more

Elmont Armed Home Invasion Duo Sought

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A man ripped the mask off of one of two masked assailants—one of whom was armed with a handgun—during an Elmont home invasion on Tuesday afternoon, Nassau County police said.The attackers confronted the 26-year-old victim as he walked out the front door of his Froehlich Place home, when the victim grabbed the gun and ripped the mask from the gunman’s face shortly before 3 p.m., police said.When the victim then ran to Elmont High School to call for help, the duo entered the house and ordered a second victim into a back room while the assailants ransacked a bedroom before they fled the scene on foot, police said.It is unclear what the pair stole. The victims were not injured.The suspects were described as black men. The gunman was described as 5-feet, 5-inches tall with a stocky build and braided hair, wearing dark clothing with a mask covering his mouth and nose. The second suspect was described as 5-feet, 7-inches tall, 165 pounds with light skin and wearing gray sweatpants.Fourth Squad detectives ask anyone with information regarding this incident to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.last_img read more

How will rate hike impact auto loans?

first_img 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr I’ve been holding off on this blog for a few weeks because I’m tired of the seemingly endless cycle of predictions about impending Fed moves to nudge up interest rates that never materialize. But this time, baring the financial equivalent of a killer meteor slamming into the earth and ending life as we know it, the Fed will announce its first rate hike in at least ten years when it meets tomorrow.Readers of this blog don’t have the luxury of debating whether this is good monetary policy. You are faced with the practical challenge of divining what impact, if any, this will have on your business plans.For credit unions, the canary in the coal mine may well be automobile lending. Auto lending has done more than any other activity to help credit unions emerge from the Great Recession. Vehicle loans accounted for more than 33% of credit union loan volume in the third quarter.  Financing for new cars has grown 16.25% over the last year and more than 13% for used cars.So, it’s worth speculating about how rate increases will impact this lending. Fortunately for us, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York has done the work for us.  Based on modeling, it released a report in November asserting that a 100-basis-point increase in interest rates will cause light vehicle production to fall at an annual rate of 12 percent and sales to fall at an annual rate of 3.25 percent. Don’t expect the car loan gravy train to keep on chugging in the year to come. continue reading »last_img read more

WHO confirms H5N1 cases, still seeks virus-sharing pact

first_imgMar 1, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) today confirmed two cases of H5N1 avian influenza, one in Egypt and one in China, while stating that a disagreement with Indonesia about sharing H5N1 virus samples has not yet been fully resolved.The Egyptian case involved a 4-year-old girl from Dakahlea governorate whose infection was reported 2 days ago by Egypt’s health ministry. The WHO said she became ill on Feb 25 and was admitted to the hospital the next day, where she remains in stable condition. The girl represents Egypt’s 23rd case.She was exposed to sick birds in her home 1 week before she got sick, the WHO said. Her case was confirmed by the Egyptian Central Public Health Laboratory and the US Naval Medical Research Unit 3 (NAMRU 3). Health officials are monitoring the girl’s close contacts, who remain healthy.The Chinese case involves a 44-year-old woman from Fujian province whose H5N1 infection was announced yesterday by Chinese officials. She became ill with fever and pneumonia on Feb 18, was hospitalized Feb 22, and remains in critical condition, the WHO said in its report. The woman’s case was confirmed by the Fujian provincial laboratory on Feb 26 and by the national laboratory the next day. Her illness is China’s 23rd confirmed case.The WHO said it learned the woman is a farmer who kept birds in her backyard. Investigators are trying to determine if she was exposed to sick birds, and her close contacts are under medical observation, the agency reported.Also today, a WHO official denied Indonesia’s claims that the two parties had reached a final agreement paving the way for Indonesia to resume sharing H5N1 samples with the WHO, according to Associated Press (AP) reports.In early February, Indonesia announced it would stop sharing H5N1 samples with the WHO because the government believes it is unfair for foreign countries to use the samples to develop vaccines that poor nations can’t afford. The country also signed a memorandum of understanding with US vaccine producer Baxter International that laid the groundwork for future collaborations or supply agreements.Unrestricted sharing of avian flu virus samples is vital to the research community for developing pandemic vaccines and monitoring the virus’s evolution and global spread.Indonesian Health Minister Siti Fadilah Supari met on Feb 16 with David Heymann, WHO’s acting director-general for communicable diseases, to discuss virus sharing. Afterward, the two parties announced that Indonesia would resume sharing its H5N1 samples while the WHO would work to ensure that developing countries would have access to pandemic vaccines based on viruses they supply.Today the AP reported that Supari said she spoke with WHO Director-General Margaret Chan, who promised by telephone that Indonesia’s H5N1 virus strains wouldn’t be used for commercial purposes. Supari told reporters she was expecting a letter or guarantee from the WHO within the next few days, after which Indonesia would resume sending its samples to the WHO, the AP report said.However, WHO spokesman Dick Thompson told the AP that a deal between the two parties has not been finalized. “This letter is still under development,” Thompson said. “Her (Supari’s) characterization of a guarantee is not correct.”See also:Mar 1 WHO statement on Egypt caseMar 1 WHO statement on China caselast_img read more

A new visitor center has been opened in Laškovica, a new starting point for active visits to the Krka National Park

first_imgThe newly renovated movement center in Laškovica, above Roški slap, is open to visitors of the Krka National Park, as a starting point for active visits to the middle course of the Krka and as another valuable visitor content in the Krka National Park.In the newly renovated center in Laškovica there are receptions, buffet, souvenir shop, office and storage space, as well as an external bathroom. A hall with sixty seats has been arranged and equipped for conferences, lectures and education, in which the exhibition “Krka in the eyes of researchers: a river in seven stories” was set up on this occasion. Visitors will be able to get all the necessary information about the Park, buy tickets or just relax.”The public institution ‘Krka National Park’ has a clear vision of development and management of its natural and cultural capacities and continuously works on nature conservation and expansion of visitor opportunities. This place is conceived as a starting point for an active tour of the Park through 29 km of hiking trails and 470 km of bike trails, which will soon be presented to nature lovers on two wheels. Thus, we are opening a new chapter in visiting the Krka National Park, which attracts true nature lovers, eager to discover the unknown Krka, and this center will provide them with all the necessary information along the way. “, pointed out the director of the Public Institution “Krka National Park”, M.Sc. sc. Krešimir Šakić.The movement center in Laškovica will also contribute to the improvement of the visiting system at Roški slap. Due to the fact that such a functional facility has been arranged in the immediate vicinity of the site, there is less need for significant infrastructural projects on Roški slap, the second most visited site in the Krka National Park, a place of exceptional natural beauty and rich cultural and historical heritage. The public institution will connect the center in Laškovica with Roški slap and thus give additional value to the quality of visiting and the experience of the environment.last_img read more

Solskjaer tells Man Utd chiefs to sign PSG star to replace Ander Herrera

first_img Metro Sport ReporterThursday 14 Mar 2019 12:23 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.5kShares Herrera could make way for Rabiot, with Solskjaer looking for fresh blood in midfield (Getty)Nevertheless, United are on the lookout for a ‘midfield link player’ for the long-term, with Nemanja Matic 30 years old and Ander Herrera out of contract in the summer himself.Solskjaer is interested in Rabiot to fill that position, especially if Herrera cannot be persuaded to sign a new deal, though they will face significant competition from the likes of Liverpool – who Rabiot actually supported when he was growing up.Which Premier League club should Adrien Rabiot join?Manchester City0%Liverpool0%Tottenham0%Arsenal0%Manchester United0%Chelsea0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMore: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Rabiot has a host of suitors as he runs down his PSG contract (Picture: Getty)But now The Sun report that United are positioning themselves to make a play for Rabiot, who is demanding wages of around £200,000-a-week and a £10m signing-on fee.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThat is not a problem for United, with Solskjaer willing to pay up for a player he believes has great ability.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityRabiot was a key part of PSG’s midfield until it became clear he would not renew his deal and the decision to ostracise him was made by sporting director Antero Henriquez not manager Thomas Tuchel.The 23-year-old has a reputation for being a difficult character, with Didier Deschamps electing not to call him up for France, while he went out to a nightclub straight after United beat PSG. The Norwegian is well aware of the PSG midfielder’s talent (Picture: Getty)Manchester United are interested in signing PSG contract rebel Adrien Rabiot with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reportedly a fan of the French midfielder.Rabiot was not part of the PSG squad that were knocked out of the Champions League by United earlier this month, having been demoted to the reserves after making it clear he would run down his contract and leave on a free transfer.He had been expected to join Barcelona, though that deal now appears to be dead, and looks likeliest to move to the Premier League with Liverpool, Arsenal and Spurs all interested. Commentcenter_img Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants Manchester United to sanction deal for PSG star Adrien Rabiot Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Week in sales: Why the property market is still moving on the Gold Coast

first_img 75 Markeri St, Mermaid Waters sold for $1.485 million after just 22 days on the market. 1-3 Knightsbridge Pde East, Sovereign Islands has changed hands for more than $6 million.“April was a bit tough but we saw a lot of confidence come back in the last week,” Mr Mian said.“Coronavirus raised a lot of eyebrows in the property market and it was a bit challenging, but the government stimulus packages and with some restrictions lifted there is a lot of money sitting out there waiting.“The stock market is so volatile that real estate is becoming the logical choice.” The view to the water in 1-3 Knightsbridge Pde East, Sovereign Islands. Dine in style!The pair managed to snag a buyer for 1-3 Knightsbridge Pde East, Sovereign Islands.They declined to reveal the exact sale price of the sprawling 1948sq m estate but said it was around the $6 million mark. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:12Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:12 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenCOVID-19: What will happen to house prices? 02:13A SOUTH-EAST Queensland mansion that changed hands for more than $6 million is proof the Gold Coast property market is open for business, say leading real estate agents.Despite the COVID-19 restrictions surrounding real estate, Ray White Sovereign Islands agents Ali Mian and Edin Kara managed to sell three properties on the Sovereign Islands over four days last week. 1-3 Knightsbridge Pde East, Sovereign Islands has sold for more than $6 million.The vendor was waterskiing legend Glenn Thurlow and his wife Lisa.Mr Mian and Mr Edin also sold two other Sovereign Islands properties in the same four-day period – 53 The Sovereign Mile and 35 Parklane Terrace.“Overall our agency has seen a great increase in inquiry level from interstate and local buyers,” Mr Mian said.Further south, Kollosche agents Jamie Harrison and Corey Bedford reported a $1.485 million sale in Mermaid Waters.The property at 75 Markeri St, which last sold in October, 2016 for $940,000, was renovated with a coastal vibe.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago Make a splash at 75 Markeri St.“We sold this property cash unconditional to a buyer chasing a sea-change from Brisbane,” Mr Harrison said.“The appeal was the proximity to the beach, coastal style and quality of the renovation.“We had over 90 inquiries on the property in 22 days which is a sign of the strong buyer demand despite COVID-19 conditions. He said he had also made more than $5 million in sales in the past seven days.“So there are plenty more success stories to come.”last_img read more

Canada Invests in Gibsons Landing Small Craft Harbor

first_imgCoastal communities across Canada are supported by small craft harbors that bolster local economies and provide the commercial fishing industry with safe and accessible facilities, the Government of Canada said in its latest release. With approximately 45,000 Canadians employed in this sector, the government is making investments to renew its network of small craft harbors across the country and work with municipalities and other stakeholders where investments and divestitures can enhance local communities.On March 7, 2019, they announced that it has invested over $33 million in 35 small craft harbors across British Columbia between 2016 and 2020 to ensure coastal communities can continue to create jobs, and local economies can thrive. This investment was in addition to the ongoing Small Craft Harbor Program operational budget.Yesterday, Pamela Goldsmith-Jones, Member of Parliament for West Vancouver – Sunshine Coast – Sea to Sky Country, on behalf of the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honorable Jonathan Wilkinson, announced how that investment will specifically support the Gibsons Landing Small Craft Harbor and benefit the local and area economy.Funds for the Gibsons Landing Harbor cover reconstruction of the existing harbor timber approach and wharfhead, which have suffered significant deterioration due to vehicle traffic and environmental factors.This work will ensure safety and continued use of the facility by the commercial fishing fleet.Since 2015, the Government of Canada has invested $2.3M in the Gibsons Landing Harbor, which includes projected expenditures to complete this project.Planning work started in 2018 and will be completed by spring 2020, and the specific dollar amount is not being announced until the tendering process is completed.last_img read more