Jam Cruise Shares Pro-Shot Video Of Twiddle’s Jammed-Out ‘Gatsby The Great’

first_imgAs part of their weekly video releases with TourGigs, Jam Cruise has shared pro-shot footage of Twiddle‘s unforgettable Pool Deck set. Performing “Gatsby the Great” on the day of the ship’s “Great Jamsby” themed evening, Twiddle delivers a high energy, jammed-out version of their original tune that lasts beyond the twenty-minute mark.Performing “Gatsby the Great,” watch Twiddle’s performance below:Jam Cruise 15 will see headlining performances from The Original Meters, moe., GRiZ and Galactic. The lineup beyond that continues with Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe and a rare set from the beloved Benevento Russo Duo. More great performers: Lettuce, Kamasi Washington, The Revivalists, The Motet, Beats Antique (Live), Break Science, JoJo’s Mardi Gras Band, The Soul Rebels, Dopapod, Vulfpeck, Turkuaz, and so many more.last_img read more

Sick with measles, again

first_imgLast year was the worst for measles in the United States since the country was declared free of the disease in 2000. This year is not off to a promising start. The measles outbreak that began in Disneyland in December has continued to spread, infecting 102 people in 14 states during January, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).Why is an illness of our grandparents’ generation suddenly resurgent? Are we on the verge of a measles epidemic? Is the disease here to stay? To find out, the Gazette spoke with Dyann Wirth, the Richard Pearson Strong Professor of Infectious Diseases and chair of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases.GAZETTE: The CDC’s most recent figure was 102 people infected with measles in 14 states. What’s going on? Isn’t measles something we used to worry about?WIRTH: It’s one of the vaccine success stories. It used to be that children commonly got infectious diseases such as measles, and then recovered and had lifelong immunity. Since the 1960s, we’ve had an effective measles vaccine — a very good vaccine with long-lasting immunity — and, if vaccinated, the vast, vast majority of people develop lifelong immunity.What’s going on is there are susceptible people who have not been vaccinated who have been exposed to measles, which is a highly contagious disease.The current outbreak can be traced to a single individual in California visiting Disneyland. Although measles was eliminated in the United States, there are still countries in the world where measles exists, so importation of measles probably happens quite frequently. But if the individuals exposed are vaccinated, then you don’t have any infection.GAZETTE: So in the past, folks who have had it and come to the U.S. have run into people who have been immunized so it hasn’t spread anywhere, whereas in this case they ran in to people who hadn’t been?WIRTH: Yes, that’s right. There’s a concept of herd immunity: If the vast majority of people are vaccinated from a disease or immune from a disease, then even if a disease is introduced into the community it can’t spread because there’s a very low chance that the virus will enter a susceptible individual. But the more susceptible individuals in a population, the larger the chances an infected person will come in contact with a susceptible person, and that’s how the disease spreads.And it’s highly contagious, so if you’re not immune, then you have a high likelihood that you’ll come down with the disease if you come into contact with it.GAZETTE: Is it contagious through the air?WIRTH: Right. There is aerosol transmission of measles. It can linger in a room after the sick person has left, and it has a long incubation period — seven to 21 days after exposure — in which sick people may not have symptoms, which can exacerbate its spread.GAZETTE: How dangerous is it?WIRTH: It can have serious complications. It makes people very sick. It’s a very unpleasant disease with a high fever and potential neurological problems that can have lifelong effects.GAZETTE: Is it potentially deadly?WIRTH: There is mortality due to measles. It’s not the same kind of mortality you see with Ebola. I would guess most people in this country over 55 or 60 had measles and there’s a very high survival rate, but there are complications that occur at a low frequency compared to something like Ebola, and fatalities at an even lower frequency.GAZETTE: We’ve been hearing about the anti-vaccination movement. Is it your sense that this is essentially what this outbreak is from, or is there some other dynamic going on?WIRTH: I think it would be inappropriate to attribute it to the anti-vaccination movement. But it’s important to realize that most people, including the parents of today’s young children, haven’t known anyone who’s had measles. So the threat seems removed and therefore the incentive to vaccinate against a disease that you’ve never experienced yourself and probably no one in your community has experienced is less.And there were reports — although scientifically without support and eventually retracted — of an association of childhood vaccination with autism. This report has been refuted, retracted, and an Institute of Medicine study looking for any data to support that association came out with there being no basis. Yet this perception still exists and affects the decision of some people about whether they vaccinate their children. Vaccination, of course, is done before children themselves are able to make the decision. This is a decision of parents.GAZETTE: It seems the anti-vaccination movement is made up of people who intentionally decide that they don’t want this for themselves and their children, but often failures of health care are related to poverty, lack of knowledge …WIRTH: And lack of access, right.GAZETTE: Is there some of that going here as well?WIRTH: In the U.S., measles childhood vaccination is required for enrollment into school. In most states, probably all states, it’s given free by the state public health service. By the time of school enrollment, vaccination is a requirement. You need a religious or philosophical exemption to have your unvaccinated child go to public school.GAZETTE: Do you have a sense whether this outbreak is a blip, or is measles here in the U.S. to stay?WIRTH: From what I understand, the vaccination rate is still very high, so I would anticipate that this is not going to continue.According to the CDC, in 2013, there were 11 outbreaks, three of which were more than 20 cases, including one outbreak with 58 cases. In 2014, there were 23 measles outbreaks, including one outbreak of 383 cases in an unvaccinated Amish community in Ohio.Measles is contagious before the individual is symptomatic and therefore transmission can occur before an individual is recognized and quarantined. So the more unvaccinated and unquarantined people that come in contact with the virus, the more you will see this rise, but I don’t expect it to stay in most communities. If there is a situation where a significant proportion of an individual community is unvaccinated, as with the Amish in Ohio, you might see something similar to what was seen in 2014.GAZETTE: When you see a spike within a community, does it — in a way — take care of itself because all those people are now immune?WIRTH: All those people who survived are immune. When I was a child, I had chicken pox and measles and I’m now immune. Of course, in this day and age, getting immunity that way would cause an unnecessary amount of pain and suffering to your child, especially since we have effective vaccines.GAZETTE: With regard to people who choose not to vaccinate their children, are we victims of our own success?WIRTH: Where the threat of the disease is so low that people no longer remember anyone having it, if they think there’s any risk of other complications, you can imagine someone making that decision.So diseases that have largely disappeared — diphtheria, with very high long-term morbidity and mortality; whooping cough [pertussis], with very dramatic pathology — are also diseases where people don’t get vaccinated.As someone who spends my life trying to develop cures for diseases for which there are no vaccines and, in many cases, no effective drugs, I find this incredibly frustrating. Here you have a safe, effective, inexpensive, readily usable, life-saving tool that gives you lifelong protection and people choose not to use it. I find it mind-boggling, but it’s very clear that that is what’s going on.GAZETTE: What is the one thing that the public should know about this?WIRTH: This is a very contagious and potentially dangerous disease, and if you haven’t been vaccinated or you feel your immunity is waning, you should get vaccinated. That is how to prevent yourself and your children from getting measles.If you contrast this to the situation with Ebola, no one is panicking that there’s measles in the United States. There’s not that same kind of fear, but there is a simple, cheap thing you can do to completely protect yourself. And yet, somehow, decisions are being made not to do this.I think demonizing those who don’t vaccinate their children is going to drive them further away. They already have a distrust of the medical establishment. But somehow there needs to be some leadership at the community level. I’m not sure exactly how; maybe the families who’ve been exposed to measles should give testimony about how miserable it is.I also think there’s a somewhat U.S.-centric view, but Disneyland and other places get visitors from all over the world. Other countries do not have the same level of control, don’t have universal vaccination as we do. So there’s risk, even if you don’t leave the borders of the United States.And, according to the CDC, the vast number of people who get measles were unvaccinated. There is the occasional person who is vaccinated and doesn’t develop immunity because of a feature of their immune response, but that’s not something you can predict.last_img read more

UGA Field Day

first_imgCotton and peanut research will be featured at the University of Georgia field day, set for Wednesday, Sept. 9, on the UGA campus in Tifton, Georgia.The Georgia Peanut Commission, Georgia Cotton Commission and the UGA cotton and peanut teams will host the field day, which begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Lang-Rigdon Farm, located on 230 Rigdon Altman Road, Tifton.The event will showcase current UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences research projects being conducted at different research farms in Tifton. Growers will learn the latest information and be able to ask UGA researchers about production of the two crops. “The cotton and peanut research field day allows UGA (Cooperative) Extension and research faculty to update their commodity funding agencies and agricultural clientele of current research projects in cotton and peanuts,” said Scott Monfort, UGA Extension peanut agronomist. “Projects include breeding, entomology, agronomy and plant pathology for both cotton and peanuts.”At 10:50 a.m., the field day will relocate to the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center for a tour of the Rural Development Center (RDC) pivot farm, located across from the conference center. Lunch will be served at 12:45 p.m. at the conference center while UGA cotton and peanut economists discuss their respective commodities. Registration is free, but required. Contact Debbie Rutland at (229) 386-3424 or [email protected] by Thursday, Sept. 3.last_img read more

Royal IHC to open new office in Croatia

first_imgDutch equipment, vessels and services provider Royal IHC is creating a new office in Pula, Croatia in order “to strengthen its engineering capacity.”Officially opening in September, the office will be supervised by IHC subsidiary IHC Engineering Croatia – based in Rijeka – which specializes in design and engineering services for vessel owners and shipyards.Announcing the creation of its new office on Friday, IHC noted that Pula is well known as one of the main maritime centers in Croatia. IHC’s new local office will allow it to utilize the pool of practical knowledge and maritime engineering experience available in the region.In addition, it will provide engineering support services to IHC’s shipbuilding cluster. It will deliver the full spectrum of basic and detailed engineering services required for the hull design through to outfitting.New job opportunitiesIHC is aiming to grow the office in Pula to a capacity of around 20 experienced engineers by the end of 2018, with further growth planned for the coming year.last_img read more

Construction of the Port of Duqm in Oman (VIDEO)

first_img<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. recently released a video about the Duqm project which involves the creation of an enormous port area that will house, among other things, a bulk terminal and a refinery.The company is executing this engineering, procurement & construct contract for the Special Economic Zone Authority Duqm.Operations began in 2017 with an intensive design and preparation phase, and extensive soil surveys.The work included the construction of a large port basin and an entrance channel with a depth of 18 meters, and the construction of a kilometer-long quay wall and two 400-meter-long jetties.Boskalis started the second phase of the major land reclamation for the port area in the first half of 2019.last_img read more

Why fathers have post-natal depression

first_imgHealthLifestyle Why fathers have post-natal depression by: – May 28, 2011 24 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! By Philippa RoxbyHealth reporter, BBC NewsMen can feel the stress and responsibility of fatherhood weighing heavily on their shouldersA Gloucester man has been acquitted of murdering his six-month-old daughter, after saying he had had post-natal depression. The case of Mark Bruton-Young has put the issue of men who struggle to cope with becoming fathers in the headlines.One out of every seven new mothers has post-natal depression – but, according to the Fatherhood Institute, one out of every 10 fathers are depressed both before and after their baby is born.The peak time for fathers’ depression is thought to be between three and six months after the birth.Like women, they can struggle with the huge life changes a baby brings, says Fatherhood Institute research head Adrienne Burgess.“Hormones, lack of sleep, increased responsibility and general life stresses can apply to men just as much to women,” she said.“And if their partner is depressed, then men are more likely to be too.”Men and women who have pre-existing mental health problems are more at risk of developing depression after the birth of a child.But a father’s depression can begin during pregnancy, when relationships are already changing. Fathers can feel left out while their partner is the focus of increased attention.Association for Post-natal Illness counsellor Liz Wise says: “Women can feel they do things best, like changing a nappy or feeding.“They can be quick to criticise their partners and take over.“They don’t think about how it could undermine a man’s confidence.“In the end their partner will stop offering to help and that could lead to a breakdown of communication and then resentment.”It has also been suggested fatherhood is not recognised as a life-changing event, the way motherhood is.Ms Burgess finds it shocking that fathers are not invited to ante-natal appointments.“When the pregnancy is confirmed, the GP should invite the mother and father to come in.“We need a directive that says you should ask about the women’s partner too.“That way they can pick up if he has any issues.“Then they’re more likely to be able to assess the more vulnerable men.”Both mothers and fathers can feel tired, stressed, emotional, inadequate and guilty as a result of being depressed – but they react to those feelings in different ways, which can make picking up the signs more difficult.It is said that men with depression get mad, while women get sad.Drinking too much, self-medicating and having affairs can all be signs of fathers with depression, say experts.“Men are probably better at bullying the world around them when they are not happy, whereas women tend to internalise more,” says Phillip Hodson, fellow of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.Research also indicates children are at increased risk of emotional and behavioural problems in families where fathers are depressed soon after the birth, the impact can be traced up to the age of 11, and boys are more affected than girls.“If you’re really seriously, clinically depressed you care about nothing,” says Mr Hodson.“Depression is the worst pain imaginable and it’s almost inevitable that someone else has to get involved to get you out of it.”The key is to access that support at the earliest available opportunity.Counselling, psychotherapy, cranial osteopathy, massage and reflexology are all seen as potentially therapeutic, as well as resting, eating properly and writing down feelings in a journal.Ms Wise says men should be treated in the same way as women.“We tell them it’s not uncommon, it’s nothing to be ashamed of and we give them as much information as we can.“Sometimes just acknowledging it works, and counselling and talking about it helps too.”Parenting charity the National Childbirth Trust has produced a leaflet for fathers, called Becoming a Parent.It says: “Remember dads can also suffer from the depression, brought on by anxiety about their new circumstances.“Don’t bottle it up. Speak to your partner and your family and friends. Find out if there are dads’ groups locally that you could meet with.”BBC News Tweetcenter_img Share Share Sharelast_img read more

Odegaard rejoining Real Madrid from Sociedad after Zidane request

first_imgRead Also: Joshua reveals why he visited Nigeria as a non-championThe Norwegian future is said to be linked in to that of Luka Modric in the first-team squad in the Spanish capital, with Odegaard tipped to be the Croatian’s successor in the starting XI.This news looks set to come as a significant blow for Real Sociedad, while it may be possible that Madrid reach an agreement with the club to compensate them for any breached agreement of a second loan season.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… It is claimed that Zidane believes the Norwegian star is ready to be incorporated into Madrid’s first-team straightaway and his return was his first request of this transfer request. Despite a reported agreement between club presidents Florentino Perez and Jokin Apperibay that the loan arrangement of Odegaard at the Basque club would last for a further season, he now looks set to be recalled to the Spanish capital.Odegaard netted seven goals for La Real last season, but the player still must activate the second year of that deal due to La Liga stipulations on loan agreements.center_img Martin Odegaard is set to rejoin Real Madrid from Real Sociedad after a request from Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane, report Marca.Advertisement Promoted Content6 Best Supercars In Movies You’ll Dream To Drive At Least Once5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do ThisThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Top 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?What Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?The Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Nowlast_img read more

FA Cup: Batshuayi, Tomori fire Chelsea past Hull

first_imgRelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Rennes want Fikayo Tomori, £25m for Mendy Lampard: Tomori won’t leave Chelsea Chelsea survived a late scare in the FA Cup to overcome Hull City 2-1 at the KCOM Stadium on Saturday. Frank Lampard’s side advanced to the last 16 of the competition after goals from Michy Batshuayi and Fikayo Tomori. Kamil Grosicki scored late on for Hull and although they pushed hard for the equaliser, Chelsea held on. Hull started the game brightly but it was Chelsea who took the lead in the opening six minutes when Batshuayi’s deflected close range effort found the net. Chelsea were close to scoring more goals but Hull goalkeeper George Long twice denied Mason Mount and saved from Marcos Alonso just before the break. The visitors doubled their lead just after the hour mark when Tomori headed in from Ross Barkley’s free kick. With 13 minutes remaining, Hull got themselves back in the game when Grosicki’s free kick deflected off Mateo Kovacic and found the net, but they failed to grab an equaliser.Tags: Chelsea FCFA CupFikayo TomoriFrank LampardHull CityMichy Batshuayilast_img read more

Montigny’s layup lifts Ellsworth girls past MDI in B North prelims

first_img Bio BAR HARBOR — Just when it appeared another regional quarterfinal dream might slip away in inexplicable fashion, Ellsworth’s tried-and-true talisman took control.With just 10.7 seconds remaining in Tuesday’s Northern Maine prelim game against Mount Desert Island, the Ellsworth girls’ basketball team had seen a 10-point fourth-quarter lead evaporate. MDI, which had possession with the game tied at 33, had a chance to take the last shot and overcome a superb second-half effort from the Eagles’ Trinity Montigny for an improbable victory.Inbounding the ball beneath the opposing basket, MDI’s Emily Carter found teammate Elena Alderman with space on the wing. As the Trojans’ sophomore point guard took two steps to the left and dribbled, Montigny saw just enough room to poke the ball free with her right hand.Both players lunged at the ball, but Montigny’s positioning allowed her to corral it and head the other way. Unimpeded as she sprinted toward, there was no stopping Ellsworth’s senior captain from an open layup, a tear-jerking celebration and a win for which the Eagles have been yearning for four years.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textMontigny’s steal and layup in the dying seconds Tuesday gave Ellsworth a 35-33 win over MDI in the Class B North preliminary round. The basket with 1.2 seconds left ended a streak of three straight prelim defeats for Ellsworth, whose captain is now headed to the quarterfinals for the first time in her career.“It’s a better feeling than anything in the world,” said Montigny, the Big East Conference’s leading scorer and just one of two members of Ellsworth’s 1,000-point club. “I know I’ve had some milestones this year, but this feels better than anything I’ve ever done.”Although Ellsworth opened the scoring on a Sierra Andrews 3-pointer less than two minutes into the first quarter, Olivia Gray responded with a pair of triples of her own to power seventh-ranked MDI (11-8) to a 9-0 run. Yet the Eagles finished the opening quarter on a 3 from Casey Carter before layups from Montigny and Autumn Paul tied the game at 10 early in the second.With both offenses sputtering late in the first half, the two teams headed to the locker room with the score knotted at 14. Yet with Montigny, who had scored just two points in the first half, scoring seven in the third quarter, the 10th-ranked Eagles (11-8) finished the period on an 11-0 run to take a 25-17 lead.MDI, though, would find its rhythm in the fourth. After Ellsworth went up 10 points with six minutes to play, the Trojans got a 3-pointer from Leah Carroll and a pair of clutch layups from Rachelle Swanson to cut the deficit to 33-28. Then, with the Eagles leading 33-30 with just over a minute to play, Emily Carter hit a 3-pointer to tie the game.“We knew that they were going to start hitting some shots at some point,” Ellsworth head coach Andy Pooler said. “Carroll, [Gray] and Carter come out and start hitting those shots. We just had to keep grinding.”For Ellsworth, that grind came as MDI sought the go-ahead basket in the final minute. It began courtesy of Andrews and Kylie Robidoux, who combined for a block on Elizabeth Jones with 52 seconds to play. Andrews then made another clutch defensive play after MDI got the ball back with 18.9 seconds left as she stuck up her arms in the low post to knock a pass headed for a wide-open Jones out of bounds.That play by Andrews set up MDI’s final offensive possession. Although Montigny had too much ground to cover to stop Alderman from catching the inbound pass, her maneuver struck the perfect balance of avoiding contact and ensuring her the best position to win the race to the loose ball.“I didn’t know that I could steal, but I knew a steal would win, so I was just going for it,” Montigny said. “I didn’t want it to be a foul, so it had to be a clean steal.”Cutting right to give herself the proper angle, Montigny laid the ball off the glass and into the basket and immediately started sprinting toward the Ellsworth bench in celebration. No, the game wasn’t technically over, but with MDI having no timeouts and lacking enough time to attempt a proper shot, it might as well have been.“As soon as that ball went through the hoop, I knew it was game over,” Montigny said. “They weren’t going to get a shot off in a second.”Montigny had a game-high 18 points for Ellsworth, which also got six from Sierra Andrews, four from Jocelyn Jordan, three from Carter and two apiece from Paul and Robidoux. Gray had 13 points to lead MDI.The win came six days after Ellsworth concluded its regular season with a 42-35 loss to MDI on the same Bunny Parady Gymnasium floor. That loss was a bitter pill to swallow for the Eagles at the time, but winning this rematch at the horn on Montigny’s career-defining play — and earning a trip to Bangor in the process — was the ultimate panacea.“It’s poetic,” Pooler said. “It’s been three years we’ve been knocked out in the [prelims], and she deserves to go the Cross Center.”In less than 72 hours, Montigny and the Eagles will do so against No. 2 Waterville (17-1), one of Class B’s most complete teams. The Eagles’ quarterfinal matchup with the Panthers is scheduled to tip off at 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14.“We’re going to go in as the underdog, but that’s what we did today, and we pulled it out,” Montigny said. “I can’t wait.” Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at [email protected] Latest Posts Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020center_img Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020 Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020last_img read more