Wednesday, October 29, 2014

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Monday, October 20, 2014

The Westin Resort & Spa....Los Cabos

The Westin Resort & Spa....Los Cabos:

The Westin Resort & Spa is located in Los Cabos, Mexico. This amazing resort is located between San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas, and is lined with white sandy beaches and breathtaking views of the Sea of Cortez. There are 243 suites featuring patios with stunning views of the beach or ocean. There are plenty of options for accommodations, including the Deluxe Rooms, Royal Beach Club Room, Royal Beach Club Ocean Suite, the Governor Suite, as well as the Presidential Suite. This relaxing getaway also features five different pools. There is a garden area that surrounds the amazing activity pool. This pool has stunning views of the ocean. If you would like to stay cool, and enjoy a cocktail while soaking up the beautiful sun, the adult only Margarita Pool has a swim up bar in the pool for you to enjoy. La Cascada Pool, is another awesome pool at the resort, that provides shade and shallow waters for the kids to enjoy.  And finally, there are two more quiet pools that overlook the beach.  There are plenty of activities for you to enjoy while visiting the Westin Resort & Spa, Los Cabos. There are six world-class golf courses located nearby, and if golf's not your game, there are two tennis courts to get your match on. The activity choices are endless, with sport fishing, scuba diving, surfing and kayaking, all located nearby.  You can relax with therapeutic treatments at the full service spa, or visit the fitness facilities to get a work out in. For your dining experience, the resort offers five different restaurants and lounges, with a variety of different menu options, including Mexican cuisine as well as Latin American cuisine. While dining at Arrecifes, you can enjoy spectacular views of the Sea of Cortez, along with live entertainment. This luxury oceanfront definitely offers plenty of adventures and activities for you to enjoy. The Westin Resort & Spa, Los Cabos, is the perfect relaxing getaway, to immerse yourself in endless possibilities. Hope you enjoy!

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

$1.78 billion approved for stalled 3 World Trade Center project

$1.78 billion approved for stalled 3 World Trade Center project:

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Rendering of 3 World Trade Center, courtesy of Gov. Cuomo’s office.
A New York state development agency has approved up to $1.78 billion in funding for the completion of the stalled 3 World Trade Center building in lower Manhattan.

The New York Liberty Development Corp approved the funding at a board meeting on Monday. The mandate includes over $1.6 billion in tax-exempt Liberty and Recovery Zone Bonds.

“The World Trade Center is a reminder of the resilience and determination that defines us as New Yorkers, and today we are taking another step forward in rebuilding it for the future,” said Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a media release. “This funding is crucial to keeping the construction and development of 3 World Trade Center on track … ”

It was not clear exactly when the bonds will be sold. A spokesman for developer Larry Silverstein was not reachable for comment. Goldman Sachs is the lead underwriter for the sale.

Three World Trade Center is scheduled for completion in 2018 and is planned to be 80 stories. It will include 58 office floors with about 2.5 million square feet (232,000 square meters) of office space.

According to Cuomo’s office, the approved bonds are the largest approved for rebuilding at the World Trade Center.

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U.S. to screen travelers arriving from Ebola-stricken countries

U.S. to screen travelers arriving from Ebola-stricken countries:

Photo Credit: CDC

Photo Credit: CDC
Travelers arriving in the United Stated from Ebola-stricken Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea will face mandatory screening measures for the deadly virus as soon as this weekend, according to a media report on Wednesday.

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The additional screening could also be extended to passengers from other nations struggling with the outbreak, CNN reported, citing the U.S. government. Countries in West Africa, where the deadly Ebola outbreak is centered, are already supposed to screen passengers before they are allowed to depart. But, under the new measures, such travelers will also have to answer questions and have their temperature taken with a hand-held scanner once they arrive in the United States, CNN said.


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6 celebrities who have recovered from breast cancer

6 celebrities who have recovered from breast cancer:

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Christina Applegate underwent a double mastectomy.

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Angelina Jolie underwent preventive surgery to avoid developing breast cancer and decided to go public with her decision. But she didn’t have to fight cancer while in the public eye, unlike these celebrities. Most of them later decided to use their fame to raise awareness.

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Anastasia

“I was diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time earlier this year and am currently in the final stages of recovery after undergoing a double mastectomy,” the singer announced in a statement last year. Anastasia was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003, at the age of 35. “Early detection has saved my life twice,” she explained. “I will continue to battle and lend my voice in any way I can.”

Cynthia Nixon

The “Sex and the City” star, who played Miranda Hobbes, discovered she had a tumor in her right breast during a routine mammogram. She first decided to keep the news private but feared that the paparazzi might spot her at the hospital. “I felt scared,” she said on “Good Morning America” in 2008, 18 months after she was diagnosed and treated with a lumpectomy and radiation. After she recovered, she became an official ambassador for a breast cancer organization.

Kylie Minogue

In 2008, speaking to Ellen DeGeneres, the Australian singer revealed that before she started a treatment to cure her breast cancer (a partial mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiation), she was first given a misdiagnosis. “Just because someone is in a white coat using big medical instruments, it doesn’t necessarily mean they’re right,” she told the talk show host. She later added that the mistake didn’t negatively impact her view of doctors and nurses, saying, “I have great respect for the medical profession.”

Christina Applegate

Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008 at the age of 36, Christina Applegate first got a lumpectomy.  But when she learned she had the same mutation (BRCA-1) as Angelina Jolie, and after witnessing her mother’s repeated breast cancer diagnoses, she underwent a double mastectomy. Her personal experience led her to launch her own charity, Right Action for Women, which provides aid to individuals who are at an increased risk of breast cancer but can’t afford to get mammograms.

Sheryl Crow

Although the American singer had no family history of breast cancer and had dedicated herself to fitness and a healthy lifestyle, that didn’t prevent her from being diagnosed in 2006 at age 44. “I am a walking advertisement for early detection,” she observed later that year, after suspicious calcifications in both of her breasts were detected on a routine mammogram. Instead of going on a scheduled tour, Crow had surgery, followed by radiation, and got some extra help from acupuncture and herbal teas.

Giuliana Rancic

In 2011, before receiving IVF treatment for infertility, the E! News host got a mammogram showing she had early stage breast cancer. She decided to get a double mastectomy, followed by reconstructive surgery. In 2013, she launched the Fab-U-Wish initiative with the Pink Agenda organization, the goal of which is to help women undergoing treatment for breast cancer feel “fabulous” by getting what she calls “the full Hollywood treatment,” with fashion and beauty makeovers.

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Meghan Trainor is all about ‘All About That Bass’

Meghan Trainor is all about ‘All About That Bass’:

Meghan Trainor is definitely bringing booty back. CREDIT: Sarah McColgan

Meghan Trainor is definitely bringing booty back.

CREDIT: Sarah McColgan
Meghan Trainor is speechless. It’s not that her song, “All About That Bass” is No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts for the fifth straight week in a row, nor is it that she’s still at the No. 1 position on Billboard’s Top 40 charts for the third consecutive week. She is speechless because she’s been singing her song so much that she blew her voice out. We were supposed to talk about “Bass” on the phone with Trainor, but her doctor made her go on strict vocal rest and cancel all interviews and performances until she got her voice back. But we emailed the Nantucket-born and raised singer, and she seemed happy to answer our questions that way.



Congratulations on another week at No. 1. And more than 130 million people have viewed “All About That Bass” online. 130 Million! Were you prepared for this song to be this huge of a hit? What’s the biggest adjustment in having a song that everybody knows?


I was not prepared at all. Never thought it would be this huge. It’s unbelievable though and I’m so grateful that people are reacting to it so well. I’m just glad others could relate to it. The best thing is hearing the crowd sing every word, it gets me all emotional every time.



The song is so much fun, and it’s obviously a great message, but did any of the reactions surprise you? I’ve seen a few long think-pieces on where the song fits into the message of feminism. Was it important to you to put that line in about “skinny bitches” and how even people who could be character-ized as such probably also think they’re fat?

I have plenty of skinny beautiful friends that people would assume are confident “bitches” but I know in the privacy of their mirrors they destroy themselves because they still don’t feel perfect enough in society’s eyes. All I did was write a song about loving my size and I’m glad most people can relate and see I didn’t set out to shame skinny people.



And now I have a few less serious questions about that song: Firstly, since you are all about that bass, what are a few of your favorite basslines? 


Any bassline by Earth Wind and Fire, Jackson 5, and Stevie Wonder. “Let’s Groove” [by Earth, Wind and Fire] is my jam and has an amazing baseline.



Did your mama really tell you that “boys like a little more booty to hold at night”? I’d like to know a little bit more about the context of that conversation.

She always tells me “don’t worry about your size” and that I’m beautiful. My dad might have said the booty line.



I was sorry to hear that you lost your voice and you had to cancel conversations and performances. What happened? Is it due to the number of performances? Is this current schedule the most back-to-back performing you’ve ever done in your life?

Because the song is doing so well, a lot of opportunities have come up and we hate saying no to any so I think with all the traveling and performances I might have overdone it a little but I’m back and ready to work!



I had read somewhere that your parents were especially encouraging about you pursuing your dream, rather than forcing you to go to college. How did that conversation go, or was it just understood right from the beginning of your music career?

It was always understood. I got a [songwriting] publishing deal when I was 18 years old so I was still in high school. Yes, I applied to college and got in but my father said “you will learn way more by doing it than going to school to learn about it”.



When Entertainment Weekly referred to you as a Nashville starlet, you were quick to put a hashtag on your post that you’re a Nantucket native. Did you get to hang out on the island at all this summer? Did you get to orchestrate a surprise secret performance at the Muse or anything?


No, I wish!!!!! I miss Nantucket so much. I miss my family most of all. We are all so close and it kills me that I don’t get to see them as much but someday I will get to see them backstage at a big show, hug them all, and it will be worth it!



How drastic of a lifestyle adjustment is it from island life to being a jet-setter?

It’s a huge adjustment. I’m getting good at it though. I got to go to Australia! I’m so lucky! I love traveling and I’ve tried to collect a key chain from every state I’ve performed in.
Rascal Flatts, JT and Stevie Wonder

The music on most of the songs from Trainor’s EP, “Title,” seems rooted in both doo-wop and hip-hop. What kind of music did she grow up with in the house?

“I grew up listening to soul/R&B/funk/’50s,” she writes. “So all over the place! I didn’t know who The Beatles were until I was 15. I love them as well, but my childhood was mostly Earth Wind & Fire, Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder.

Trainor has also written songs for several artists, such as Rascal Flatts [see her “so all over the place” comment] for whom she wrote “DJ Tonight.” But does Trainor perform that song live now?

“No,” she writes, “but I would LOVE to when I eventually get a band!”

Trainor also paraphrases Justin Timberlake’s “Sexyback” in “Bass” when she sings the line, “I’m bringing booty back.” Has she heard from JT?

“Only in my dreams,” she writes. “But yeah, I’m still waiting for that shout out!”

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Ebola screening begins at JFK airport

Ebola screening begins at JFK airport:

Passengers make their way in a security checkpoint at the International JFK airport. Credit: Reuters

Passengers make their way in a security checkpoint at the International JFK airport.

Credit: Reuters
Medical teams at New York’s JFK airport, armed with Ebola questionnaires and temperature guns, began screening travelers from three West African countries on Saturday, as U.S. health authorities stepped up efforts to stop the spread of the virus.

John F. Kennedy Airport is the first of five U.S. airports to start enhanced screening of U.S.-bound travelers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, where most of the outbreak’s more than 4,000 deaths have occurred.

Nearly all of passengers traveling to the United States from those countries arrive at JFK, Newark Liberty, Washington Dulles, Chicago O’Hare and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta. The new procedures will begin at the other four airports on Thursday.

Before it even began, some critics questioned whether the screenings would be effective in stopping infected travelers from entering the country.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the airport screening is just one aspect of an overall strategy to fight the spread of Ebola.

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“No matter how many of these procedures are put into place, we can’t get the risk to zero,” said Martin Cetron, director of the Division of Global Migration and Quarantine at the CDC.

“This new entry-screening procedure is just one part of a multi-layered approach,” he told a news conference at JFK on Saturday morning.

Other measures include screening of passengers upon boarding a flight and the protocol to manage an illness when it occurs during a journey, he said.

JFK is the entry point for nearly half of the roughly 150 travelers who arrive daily in the United States from the three West African countries, and those passengers amount to about one-tenth of 1 percent of all international daily arrivals at the airport, the CDC said.

The screenings are being conducted by the Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection (CBP), under CDC direction. Given there are no direct flights from the affected countries, CBP staff will identify passengers who have flown from there by looking at information about their trip as well as by checking passports, said R. Gil Kerlikowske, the CBP commissioner.

Using FDA-approved infrared temperature guns, staffers will check for elevated temperatures among passengers whose journeys began or included a stop in one of the three African countries.

As a temporary measure, the CBP has authorized U.S. Coast Guard personnel to take temperatures, but the CBP will contract “professional medical staff” in the future, Kerlikowske said.

Screeners will also assess passengers for signs of potential illness and ask them questions about their health and whether they may have come into contact with an Ebola patient.

For those with a fever or other symptoms or possible exposure to Ebola, the CDC will decide what steps to take next. Health authorities may decide to take a person to a hospital for evaluation, testing and treatment, or to quarantine or isolate the patient under federal law, according to the CDC.

SCREENING QUESTIONED

Even before the screening began, critics questioned it.

U.S. health authorities have never before used fever monitoring to screen travelers, said Lawrence Gostin, who teaches global health law at Georgetown Law School, and such monitoring didn’t work well when used in Canada and Asia during the SARS outbreak in 2002.

Fever-monitoring “had virtually no effectiveness,” he said. Taking over-the-counter medication during the flight can easily help travelers bring down a fever to evade detection, he said.

Passengers also could lie on questionnaires, said Dr. David Mabey, a professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. “People may not fill them in very truthfully. They don’t want to be delayed for hours,” Mabey said.

Passengers are already screened when they depart from the three West African countries. In the two months since those screenings began, only 77 of the 36,000 screened travelers were denied boarding, the CDC said. Many of them were diagnosed later with malaria, and none with Ebola.

Thomas Eric Duncan, who died of Ebola in Dallas this week, was able to fly to the United States from Liberia because he didn’t have a fever when screened at the airport in the capital, Monrovia.

Duncan filled out a questionnaire saying he had not been in contact with anyone infected with Ebola. Liberian officials have said Duncan lied on the questionnaire and had been in contact with a pregnant woman who later died. However, a friend of his family has said Duncan did not know the woman had Ebola.

Both Mabey and Gostin said it was unlikely that a person who passed the temperature screening at departure time would develop a high fever during the plane ride to the United States

But Dr. Jeffrey Griffiths, who teaches about infectious disease at Tufts University School of Medicine, said the U.S. screenings “will incrementally pick up some people” and are a valuable tool to raise awareness about early detection and treatment of the illness.

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Texas health worker becomes second person diagnosed in U.S. with Ebola

Texas health worker becomes second person diagnosed in U.S. with Ebola:

A second person in Dallas has tested positive for Ebola. Photo: Getty

A second person in Dallas has tested positive for Ebola. Photo: Getty
A health worker in Texas at the hospital treating the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States has tested positive for the deadly virus, raising fresh worries about the spread of the disease beyond West Africa.

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The worker at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital had been wearing protective gear during treatment of the patient Thomas Eric Duncan, who died last week. The worker reported a low-grade fever on Friday night and was isolated and referred for testing, health officials said on Sunday.

“We knew a second case could be a reality, and we’ve been preparing for this possibility,” said Dr. David Lakey, commissioner of the health service.

The worker is the first person in the United States to test positive for Ebola who has not been to West Africa, where an outbreak has killed more than 4,000 people, mostly in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.

“This individual was following full CDC precautions, which are barrier and droplet so gown, glove, mask and shield,” Dan Varga, the hospital’s chief clinical officer told a news conference in Dallas.

The hospital has been criticized for at first turning away Duncan when he first showed up there on Sept. 25, saying he had been in Liberia and had a fever. About two days after he was discharged, he was taken back by ambulance and put in an isolation unit.

The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in an interview with network CBS on Sunday there was likely a lapse in protocol at the hospital that led to the health care worker being infected.

“We’re deeply concerned about this new development,” Dr. Thomas Frieden said in an interview on CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday. “I think the fact that we don’t know of a breach in protocol is concerning because clearly there was a breach in protocol.”

Duncan died in an isolation ward on Oct. 8, 11 days after being admitted, with more than 50 people attending to his care. The hospital said it was decontaminating its isolation unit while health officials said Duncan’s body had been cremated.

None of the 10 people who had close contact with him or 38 people who had contact with that group have shown any symptoms, state health officials said.

Texas officials did not identify the health worker or give any details about the person, but CNN said it was a woman nurse.

The CDC will conduct a test to confirm results of testing in Austin that showed the worker had Ebola, health officials said.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said the patient had direct contact with Duncan in providing care. He predicted the CDC would “fortify” the protocols for caring for Ebola patients after reviewing the incident in Dallas.

Ebola pamphlets

There was a yellow hazardous material drum on the lawn of the red brick apartment where the health worker lived and information pamphlets about the Ebola virus were stuffed in the doors in the surrounding blocks of the apartment.

Neighbor Cliff Lawson, 57, was woken at 6:00 a.m. local time by two Dallas police officers who told him “don’t panic.”

“I went back to bed after that. There’s nothing you can do about it. You can’t wrap your house in bubble wrap,” Lawson said.

A team is decontaminating the patient’s apartment and car, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said.

The patient, who has not been working for two days, was taking their own temperature twice a day. The worker informed the hospital of a fever and was isolated immediately upon their arrival, the hospital said in a statement.

“That health care worker is a heroic person who provided care to Mr Duncan,” said Judge Clay Jenkins, chief executive of Dallas County.

Screening at JFK

News of the second patient in Dallas came as U.S. authorities step up efforts to stop the spread of the virus.

New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport on Saturday began the screening of travelers from the three hardest hit West African countries.

Liberia is the country worst affected by the virus with 2,316 victims, followed by 930 in Sierra Leone, 778 in Guinea, eight in Nigeria and one in the United States, the World Health Organization said on Friday. Some 4,033 people are known to have died in seven countries from the outbreak, it said.

Ebola is spread through contact with bodily fluids of an affected person or contamination from objects such as needles. People are not contagious before symptoms such as fever develop.

The United Nations said on Friday that its appeal for $1 billion to respond to the West Africa outbreak was only 25 percent funded.

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Plastic surgeon unmasks the secret behind ‘Superhero Bodies’

Plastic surgeon unmasks the secret behind ‘Superhero Bodies’:

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Modern audiences are looking for more from their superheroes

than in the 1960s, as the Batmans of Adam West, left, and

Christian Bale show.

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Between the uber-sculpted uniform of today’s Batman to the bona fide god Thor having his own franchise, pressure is ramping up on Hollywood’s leading men to look capable of the feats their characters perform.

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But while action stars talk up their grueling training and special diets, there may well be another kind of body-shaping professional whose work will go unacknowledged, says Dr. Brent Moelleken.

The Beverly Hills plastic surgeon took part in “Superhero Bodies,” a new documentary by RealSelf, the online community for elective surgery, about how the demands of modern superhero roles are pushing actors to their physical limits — and the effect that’s having on American men. The number of cosmetic procedures being performed on men has risen 273 percent in the last 16 years, according the American Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, with liposuction and ab-sculpting being the most common in 2013.

“The trend toward being ultra-fit is more so there than ever,” he says. “It used to be a man could get by with a pot belly and graying sideburns and look distinguished. But now that’s not enough — in order to make it in Hollywood, you have to be cut. That really mirrors what’s going on in society.”

We asked Moelleken about where reality ends and fantasy begins.

How real is what’s onscreen? 

“Celebrities are a fantasy. And the fantasy is not just one individual; it’s a company. These celebrities are companies, they have a whole entourage around them that depend on maintaining that image. Celebrities generally won’t admit to anything, and I think it is to continue this mystique of what it is to be a celebrity.”

When does plastic surgery come into the picture?

“As people enter their 30s and definitely their 40s, and with 100 percent certainty their 50s, people have to get work done to continue to look youthful and vibrant and natural. It’s inevitable. … To be in that A level, the superhero level, you really need to be on your best game. But once people hit 35, your best game may not be enough — and that’s where plastic surgery comes in.” 

Be realistic in your expectations.

“Sometimes people come in with that preconception, but then you talk to them and you tell them, ‘Gosh, no, that’s really not how it works.’ We can improve on what you have, but we can’t make you into Hugh Jackman if you’re not already close to Hugh Jackman to begin with.”

For some stars, steroids and human growth hormone can also enter the picture. 

“They’re willing to do anything to succeed, and that’s an important lesson for people who are aspiring to have bodies like the superheroes: There may be a price to pay for that, in degeneration of your health, kidney problems, hip problems. Long-term steroid use is very hard on you.”

What’s driving ordinary men to get plastic surgery?

While the men seeking plastic surgery in Moelleken’s office tend to be the older partner in a relationship and want to look the right age, more commonly the answer is found at work: “Almost every job has a sales component to it. You have to sell something: You sell yourself if you’re a politician or a company president, if you’re an idea man or a film producer. You walk into a room and people are assessing you – and usually the people at the table assessing you are in their 30s now. They’re the ones who have worked as interns, worked their way up and now suddenly they’re in positions of leadership. And if you walk into the room looking old and irrelevant, you’re not gonna get that job.”

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Cyndi Lauper surprises Oktoberfest revelers with biergarten show

Cyndi Lauper surprises Oktoberfest revelers with biergarten show:

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There’s something about an oompah band’s instruments that made Cyndi Lauper’s “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” even more, well, fun.

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What’s a girl like Cyndi Lauper do to have fun? On Sunday, it was take in the atmosphere at the final night of Munich on the East River - then close it out.

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Lauper took what must’ve been the smallest stage she’s performed on in decades about half an hour before Manhattan’s biggest Oktoberfest party ended for “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” backed by the biergarten’s oompah band.

But the crowd, who stood on the benches and tables hoisting liter-size steins in one hand and cellphones in the other, wasn’t going to let the set end there. Lauper obliged the audience with an encore: a lounge cover of the Rolling Stones’ “Satisfaction” so much sexier than the original that though he may not know why, Mick Jagger surely put some extra effort into making sure whoever he was with last night had fun.

Sunday wrapped two weekends of German revelry put on by Zum Schneider restaurant, which has celebrated the festival at its Alphabet City location since it opened and expanded the event to the biergarten-style tent at 23rd Street on the East River this year.

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Ebola in Dallas: Second U.S. healthcare worker tests positive for virus

Ebola in Dallas: Second U.S. healthcare worker tests positive for virus:

A general view of the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital is seen in Dallas, Texas, October 4, 2014.  REUTERS/Jim Young

A general view of the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital is seen in Dallas, Texas, October 4, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young
The third case of Ebola in Dallas has been confirmed after a healthcare worker on Wednesday tested positive for the deadly virus.

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The healthcare worker is the second person to be diagnosed after treating the first patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, in the United States to be diagnosed with Ebola.

The Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital worker, who was not identified, has tested positive for the disease, the Texas Department of State Health Services said in a statement on Wednesday.

The worker was immediately isolated after reporting a fever on Tuesday, the department said.

“Health officials have interviewed the latest patient to quickly identify any contacts or potential exposures, and those people will be monitored,” the department said.

The news comes just days after another nurse, 26-year-old Nina Pham, became the first person infected by Ebola in the United States while caring for Duncan during much of his 11 days in the hospital. He died on Oct. 8.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a statement that it was performing confirmation testing of Texas’ preliminary tests on the new patient.

“An additional health care worker testing positive for Ebola is a serious concern, and the CDC has already taken active steps to minimize the risk to health care workers and the patient,” the CDC said.

Reuters contributed to this report.

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