W&W Releases New Single

first_imgW&W, the DJ duo of Willem van Hanegem & Ward van der Harst, hailing from The Netherlands (big surprise), released their new single “Thunder” on Mainstage Music, a sub-label of Armin Van Buuren‘s label Armada Music.  According to Armin himself, “W&W truly are the rising stars of trance. If I have to put my money on somebody, I put it on W&W.”  This track follows in the footsteps of W&W’s first chart topping hit “Mustang” and makes it clear why Armin has such faith in his Dutch prodigies.With characteristic W&W ear quaking bass and a classically cheerful upbeat progressive house melody, “Thunder” has the ability to make the floor quake of every club it meets.Check out “Thunder” here:last_img

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Friday Roundup – Cycling Odds & Ends

first_imgWhere to RideJAM Fund Grand Fundo tomorrow! – Saturday, July 16, five hundred cyclists are expected to turn out for the one-day bike ride through the scenic Pioneer Valley in Western Massachusetts. The event is a fundraiser for the JAM Fund cycling development program. Four-time and current U.S. National Cyclocross Champion Jeremy Powers will lead the ride, which starts at 9:30 a.m. from Black Birch Vineyard in Southampton. Participants will have the option to ride one of three distances: 39, 65 or 85-miles. The long loop should take about four hours, and after the ride, participants will be treated to a delicious barbecue where all the food is locally harvested and cooked on site. JamCycling.orgAdvocacyLegislative updates from MassBike & Outside of the Box Festival this weekend – The bike advocacy group for Massachusetts has been working hard over the year on laws in the works to protect vulnerable road users, and specifically to protect bicyclists in bike lanes. They are also working to improve distracted driving laws and to protect riders throughout their region. Fin out more about their work and progress, plus their Outside the Box Festival going on now over at: Massbike.org Gear & DealsFree K-edge mount with Wahoo ELEMNT purchase – It’s as simple as that. Buy a Wahoo Elemnt this weekend and get a free K-Edge mount, a $50 value. Used code: TDFELEMNT at checkout through Monday at WahooFitness.comBonk Breaker goes Non-GMO – The maker of sports nutrition with a focus on freshly baked products and real food ingredients has announced a pledge to make the entire Bonk Breaker line up free of ingredients with any genetically modified elements. The No-GMO policy will cover their energy and protein bars, gluten-free energy chews, and organic real fruit drink mixes. They’ll phase in Non-GMO labeling over the next several months as they go through the verification and certification for each of their products. BonkBreaker.comNew South Carolina Performance Bike offers Grand Opening deals this weekend – If you’re in Greenville, head over to the new Performance this weekend for a bunch of sweet deals. Get an extra 20% off the lowest marked prices and earn double Buyer’s Club member points on all bikes. Each day they’ll give away free t-shirts to the first 50 customers, and one a day will win a $100 gift card. They’ll even have a prize wheel to spin with shop service coupons, gift cards, and other prizes to win. PerformanceBike.com Just an easy Afternoon Ride at the Tour with Michael Valgren et al. – Some of our friends over at Strava sent us over a whole slew of pro rider links from this year’s Tour de France. A lot of pro riders are on Strava for some of the same reasons as you or I. But looking at some of their efforts can put racing into perspective for those who might appreciate the numbers. They singled out Danish Tinkoff rider Michael Valgren as he was working hard to  protect his team’s Green Jersey holder Sagan. Over the fast-moving day Valgren averaged 243W out put and was joined by many riders like: Adrien Petit, Andreas Schillinger, Cyril Lemoine, Damiano Caruso, Eduardo Sepulveda, Fabrice Jeandesboz, Geoffrey Soupe, Greg Van Avermaet, Gregy Rast, Iljo Keisse, Jasper Stuyven, Jerome Cousin, Kristijan Koren, Laurens ten Dam, Luis Ángel Maté Mardones, Maarten Wynants, Marco Haller, Oliver Naesen, Patrick Konrad, Paul Martens, Paul Voss, Peter Stetina, Petr Vakoc, Robert Wagner,  Romain Bardet, Roy Jérémy, Simon Geschke, Steve Morabito, Sébastien Reichenbach, Thibaut Pinot, Timo Roosen, and Winner Anacona. Follow along with them or try to beat some of their KOMs over at Strava.comlast_img read more

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Most US adults say they intend to get flu vaccine

first_imgSep 22, 2011 (CIDRAP News) – Almost two thirds of US adults intend to get vaccinated against influenza this season, and 70% of parents plan to have their children vaccinated, according to survey data presented by health officials in Washington, DC, yesterday.At an annual press conference hosted by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID), Tom Frieden, MD, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said flu activity is at very low levels in the United States so far and that early reports suggest that all three seasonal strains are circulating and are a good match with the strains included in the vaccine for the upcoming season.He said so far about 90 million doses of flu vaccine have been distributed to outlets such as doctor’s offices and pharmacies, with manufacturers expected to produce a record 170 million doses for the upcoming flu season.Sanofi Pasteur recently began shipping its newly approved intradermal influenza vaccine for adults aged 18 through 64, which raises the number of vaccine types to four, including the standard intramuscular injection, the nasal spray for ages 2 through 49, and a high-dose injectable vaccine for people 65 and older.William Schaffner, MD, president of NFID and chairman of the Department of Preventive Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, unveiled the results of two surveys conducted on flu vaccine perceptions, one on consumers and one on parents. Each was conducted from Aug 11 through Aug 14.The consumer survey, conducted via telephone by Caravan, included 1,006 adults age 18 and older. The parent survey was self-selected and included 1,000 parents age 18 and older who had children between ages 2 and 17. It was conducted by ORC International.Schaffner said one finding was that the repeat inclusion of last year’s three strains in this season’s vaccine doesn’t appear to be dampening parents’ intent to have their children vaccinated, as 56% said knowing the strains are the same didn’t affect their vaccination intentions. For adult consumers in general, 79% said the repeat of the strains will not change their intent to get vaccinated.According to the surveys, overall interest in vaccines remains high. For parents, 70% said they definitely or probably will get their children vaccinated. For adult consumers, that level was 63%, up from 57% in 2010.More health providers seem to be encouraging their patients to get vaccinated, Frieden said. The survey found 68% of adults received a recommendation from a health professional this year, up from 58% in 2010.However, for both survey groups, NFID found that some see annual flu vaccination as optional. For example, 40% of parents said annual flu vaccination was a priority for their children, but 20% said they see it as a decision to make each year.Of the 36% who said they didn’t intend to be vaccinated, more than two-thirds said they could be motivated to change their minds, according to the survey results. The top three factors included seeing a family member or friend get very sick with the flu, receiving a recommendation from a healthcare provider, and receiving reassurance that the vaccine is safe.The 2010-2011 flu season presents a relatively rare situation in that the three strains in the vaccine are the same as the last season. Repeating flu vaccines strains have occurred eight times in the past 42 years, according to background information from the NFID.The CDC estimates that 8 million more people received the flu vaccine during the 2010-11 season than were immunized during the previous season, Frieden said.”But we’re not seeing that progress in young adults with underlying medical conditions,” he said, noting that only 47% of people aged 18 to 64 who have risk factors for flu complications received the vaccine last year..This same risk group could also be missing out on getting the pneumococcal vaccine, which can help prevent pneumonia, a potential serious complication of influenza, he said. He estimated that about 73 million people who are targeted for the pneumococcal vaccine—adults 65 and older and those over 18 with certain medical conditions—have not received it.last_img read more

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Law enforcement and first responders exempt from new cellphone law

first_imgLAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – For the average driver, the new state law concerning cellphones requires that  drivers are to put down  phones.  House Bill No. 164 bans drivers from using cellphones and other hand-held devices while driving in Tennessee.  However, the bill includes some exemptions.  Law enforcement and First Responders have exemptions.Section (D) of the bill does not apply to the following persons:  (1) Officers of this state or of any county, city, or town charged with the enforcement of the laws of this state, or federal law enforcement officers when in the actual discharge of their official duties;(2) Campus police officers and public safety officers, as defined by $ a9- 7-118, when in the actual discharge of their official duties;(3) Emergency medical technicians, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, and firefighters, both volunteer and career, when in the actual discharge of their official duties;(4) Emergency management agency officers of this state or of any county, city, or town, when in the actual discharge of their official duties;(5) Persons using a wireless telecommunications device to communicate with law enforcement agencies, medical providers, fire departments, or other emergency service agencies while driving a motor vehicle, if the use is necessitated by a bona fide emergency, including a natural or human occurrence that threatens human health, life, or property;(6) Employees or contractors of utility services providers acting within the scope of their employment;(7) Persons who are lawfully stopped or parked in their motor vehicles or who lawfully leave standing their motor vehicles.Read the entire bill HERE.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 08/07/2019-6AM)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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