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Newport Folk Festival Announces 2019 Official Aftershows: Mavis Staples, Hiss Golden Messenger, More

first_imgOn Thursday, the Newport Folk Festival detailed their 2019 official aftershows schedule, with proceeds benefiting the Newport Festival Foundation. The long-running annual festival is set to return to Newport, RI’s Fort Adams State Park on July 26th-28th.On Thursday, July 25th, the late-night festivities will kick off with All Newport’s Eve Tas-Jam featuring Aaron Lee Tasjan & Friends at Newport Blues Cafe. The following evening, Friday, July 26th, will feature three aftershows, including Steal Your Folk hosted by The Cook Brothers at Jane Pickens Theater; The Milk Carton Kids at Newport Congregational; and Charley Crockett & Friends at the Parlor. The final night of aftershows, Saturday, July 26th, will feature Mavis Staples at Janes Pickens Theater; Let Us Go Into The House featuring Hiss Golden Messenger, Mountain Man, and Jonathan Wilson at Newport Congregational; and Robert Ellis at the Parlor.The three-day festivals boast an impressive genre-bending lineup including Warren Hayes, Phish’s Trey Anastasio, Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band, Billy Strings, Molly Tuttle, Benmont Tench, Gregory Alan Isakov, Jeff Tweedy, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Maggie Rogers, Sheryl Crow, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and many more.Tickets for all Newport Folk Festival official aftershows go on sale next Thursday, May 30th at 10 a.m. (EST) here.Tickets are sold out, but fans can head to the Newport Folk Fest website for general info for this year’s event.last_img read more

‘Fatty apron’ fuels ovary cancer

first_img 24 Views   no discussions HealthLifestyle ‘Fatty apron’ fuels ovary cancer by: – October 31, 2011 Share Tweet Sharing is caring!center_img Share Share Ovarian cancerA “fatty apron” in the abdomen helps fuel the spread of ovarian cancer, research suggests.In 80% of cases, it has spread to this apron, called the omentum, by the time it is diagnosed. The Nature Medicine research found once ovarian cancer cells reach the omentum, they take it over. UK experts said the study was important in aiding understanding of ovarian cancer, the fifth most common cancer in women in the UK.The omentum lies in the upper abdomen near the stomach. It helps support the organs nearby, but it is not essential.Often, cancer growth in the omentum exceeds the growth of the original ovarian tumour.The University of Chicago team injected ovarian cancer cells into the abdomen of healthy mice. They reached the omentum within 20 minutes. They found that protein signals emitted by the omentum attracted the tumour cells. Disturbing these signals reduced this attraction by at least 50%. Once ovarian cancer cells reach the omentum, they were found to change so they could feed off the fat cells. Feeding cancer spreadThe researchers suggest that a protein known as fatty acid binding protein (FABP4), a fat carrier, could be key to the process and could be a target for treatment. Tumour cells next to fat cells in the omentum were found to produce high levels of FABP4, while cancer cells far away from fat cells did not.When the action of FABP4 was blocked, the transfer of nutrients from fat cells to cancer cells was drastically reduced. It also reduced tumour growth and the ability of tumours to generate new blood vessels.Lead author Ernst Lengyel, professor of obstetrics and gynaecology at the University of Chicago, said: “The cells that make up the omentum contain the biological equivalent of jet fuel. “They feed the cancer cells, enabling them to multiply rapidly. Gaining a better understanding of this process could help us learn how to disrupt it.”The researchers suggest fat metabolism may also contribute to other cancers, such as breast, gastric and colon.Dr Kat Arney, of Cancer Research UK, said: “These are important results because they suggest that fat cells in the stomach can fuel the spread of ovarian cancer, and point towards potential targets for the development of new treatments for the disease. “But at the moment these are still early experiments using mice and cells grown in the lab, so there’s still a lot of work to be done to turn this knowledge into a treatment that could help women with ovarian cancer.”BBC Newslast_img read more

‘We will be back’, warns former CWI president Cameron

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) – Caribbean cricket has not seen the last of Dave Cameron, the deposed Cricket West Indies (CWI) president has warned.The Jamaican, who celebrates his 48th birthday next month, was handed a stunning defeat in CWI elections at the annual general meeting here last Sunday, but says he remains available to serve the region.“It’s been a remarkable journey. I have made a lot of friends, not just in the region but internationally and we will be back,” the Observer newspaper quoted him as saying.“We are here to serve (so) if people at some point in time believe that we are needed, we are here to serve and we will continue.“I think we have a lot to be proud of, winning back the Wisden Trophy after 10 years, seeing us compete the way we did against England just now. I tell you I am very, very excited about West Indies cricket if we continue along the same trajectory.”Cameron was denied a fourth straight term in charge of CWI when he lost to former St Kitts and Nevis government minister, Ricky Skerritt in a shock result.Publicly endorsed by three territorial boards – each with two votes – Cameron infamously declared days ahead of the poll that he and vice-president Emmanuel could not lose. He needed seven of the 12 votes up for grabs in order to be re-elected.However, he lost two key votes in the secret ballot as Skerritt and running mate, Dr Kishore Shallow, won by 8-4 margins.Of significance was the fact that his home board, Jamaica Cricket Association, voted in favour of the Skerritt and Shallow, representing a crucial loss of support for Cameron.“It’s been a long-standing situation with Jamaica and myself and particularly with the president (Billy Heaven),” Cameron conceded.“We haven’t seen eye-to-eye from the day he asked my club – I am still the president of Kensington (Cricket Club) – to vote for him in the elections in 2013 and we didn’t support him. I don’t think we have been able to move past that.”Cameron was criticised throughout his tenure for the strong-handed way in which he led CWI. He had a strained relationship with senior players and also fuelled acrimony with CARICOM, over his refusal to entertain governance reform.As a result, he received little backing from key stakeholders throughout the election campaign, as legendary former players to regional prime ministers all threw their weighty support behind Skerritt and Shallow.Cameron said he would now focus his efforts on his company, a wealth management and investment venture.“I have my business; Infiniti Capital continues to operate, it has always been there,” he said.“This (CWI president) is not a full-time position, this is also one of the things that people believe. It is not a full-time position. I am a licensed securities dealer so I operate on that basis.”last_img read more