• Flesh Eating Virus Wrecks Gulf Coast

    by  • July 30, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Florida health officials are warning beachgoers about a seawater bacterium that can invade cuts and scrapes to cause flesh-eating disease.

    Vibrio vulnificus –- a cousin of the bacterium that causes Cholera –- thrives in warm saltwater, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If ingested, it can cause stomach pain, vomiting and diarrhea. But it can also infect open wounds and lead to “skin breakdown and ulceration,” according to the CDC.

    “Since it is naturally found in warm marine waters, people with open wounds can be exposed to Vibrio vulnificus through direct contact with seawater,” the Florida Department of Health said in a statement.

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    The infection can also be transmitted through eating or handling contaminated oysters and other shellfish, according to the CDC.

     

    PHOTO: A grouping of Vibrio vulnificus bacteria is pictured in this micrograph.

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    PHOTO: A grouping of Vibrio vulnificus bacteria is pictured in this micrograph.

     

    At least 11 Floridians have contracted Vibrio vulnificus so far this year and two have died, according to the most recent state data. In 2013, 41 people were infected and 11 died. The proportion of skin and gastrointestinal infections in Florida is unclear, but a CDC spokesman said the ratio tends to be about 1-to-1.

    Florida isn’t the only state to report Vibrio vulnificus infections. Alabama, Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi have also recorded cases, and a 2013 outbreak linked to contaminated shellfish sickened at least 104 people in 13 states, according to the CDC.

    Most people who contract a Vibrio vulnificus infection recover with the help of antibiotics, but severe skin infections may require surgery and amputation, according to the CDC. People with weakened immune systems are also at risk for blood infections, which are fatal about 50 percent of the time, the CDC notes.

     

    The CDC recommends the following precautions to avoid Vibrio vulnificus infections:

     

    • Avoid exposing open wounds to warm saltwater, brackish water or to raw shellfish
    • Wear protective clothing when handling raw shellfish
    • Cook shellfish thoroughly and avoid food contamination with juices from raw seafood
    • Eat shellfish promptly after cooking and refrigerate leftovers

    Taken From ABC NEWS

    Go Juice Radio sits down with, ToshaMakia

    by  • July 30, 2014 • 0 Comments

    SCEcv8z-Today I have a special treat for you, the #PuertoRicanMami ToshaMakia. Now, I know what you’re thinking, this girl’s just a bit of eye candy, but before we begin, let me tell you. You’re wrong. I don’t want to spoil anything for our audience, but knowing your story, I have to say, i’m honored to sit down with you right now. 

    Hello Michael, thank you for having me. I’m excited and thankful for your interview.

    What can you tell us about yourself?

    I love life & love positivity. I’m a singer turned radio personality that enjoys taking lots of photos, doing music videos and working with others to bring out the best in themselves. Oh & Im a Fitness Freak too! Lol

    How did you get started in the industry, and you began as a radio personality, correct? Tell us how all that came together for you.

    I actually started out singing. I had a single “Be yourself” (with the GangStar sample) out a while back. I did a few shows on the road with Power 105′s Angie Martinez and learned a lot. After we got off the road I had an interview at Hot 93.7 with Victor Starr in Hartford Ct and I was asked if I ever thought of doing radio because I was so funny and honest. Months went by, I thought about it & took advantage of the opportunity while recording more music and fell deeply in love with radio.

    ToshaMakia 2011

    ToshaMakia 2011


    Any memorable stories that stands out to you, and can you tell us a bit about that?

    The amount of love I received from the listeners. Them knowing my song and me being touchable, was an amazing feeling. The station became my home. No one at the time knew but I was in an abusive relationship. So radio became my outlet. It was the only time I felt no pain. I thank God. I made it out.

    You decided to take some time off for awhile, can you talk to us a bit about why you chose to do that and the circumstances surrounding that?

    After I was let go from from 102Jamz in NC in March 2013, I became very depressed. It was bad enough I couldn’t walk and was on many medications for my back. No matter what I pushed through and made it to the station. I then had back surgery in May 2013. At that time I realized the people that were around when things were great were no longer around. Sad experience.  They were no longer texting or calling. I remember my kids wanting to play but I had too many excuses because i was too depressed and over weight to even play with them or even get dressed. I then decided I had to revamp me, my life and my future & here Iam.

    We see you on Twitter everyday, and you’ve had a tremendous weight loss, through hard work and dedication… I know it’s going to seem dumb, but when you look back here and now. Was it worth it?

    Yes it all was worth it. Working out and losing 91lbs showed me I can live again and do anything I put my mind to. I found my true purpose and now know my true worth. Working out isn’t just a physical things it’s a mental, emotional and spiritual thing as well. A beautiful feeling. I’m grateful, i get to be in front of the camera again a modeling, in music videos, TV and just doing what I love.

    BtkCNuWCUAEC532We want to give all the women, young women, and girls a clear example of the path to success. What is success to you?

    Success is keeping your eye on the goal no matter what negative happens & never giving up on your dreams. Success is being better than you were & proud, yet humble. Success is sharing with others to help them be better off. It’s fulfilling. Success is being a better you.

    Now you’ve returned, and are snowballing into quite the powerhouse. Tell us a bit about this what you’re delving into as: Entrepreneur, Model, Promoter, and more… what’s different this time around?

    This time around I will not worry about the opinions of others. I’m very focused and in a much better place. I love the modeling, the camera, singing, doing music videos, being a life coach and working in Artist Development. This is me and  It makes me feel good as a person to help others to be the best they can be and feeds my spirit.


    Do you have any special words of encouragement or advice that you want to give out… male and female alike?

    I’m on social media a lot for my modeling & our artist D Lux of All In Music Group and I see how many people are not being themselves. Losing
    sight of who they are. Never forget to “Be yourself” stop trying to mimic what others do and just do you. Everyone is so lost in each other they’re becoming numb to life. Never forget who you are & what makes you happy.

    ToshaMakia, 2014 & 91lbs later.

    ToshaMakia, 2014 & 91lbs later.

    Any Special shoutouts or closing statements?

    Shout out to everyone that never gave up on me when the light wasn’t shining or when I was down. Thank you to my family & friends for supporting & loving me. Thank you to All In Music Group for being an amazing team to work with & RMG!

    Thanks very much Tosha, and we’d love to have you back!

    Id love to be back


    This is Mr. Light Productions, Make sure to Follow my girl on:
    Instagram @ToshaMakia
    Twitter @ToshaMakia
    www.OfficialToshaMakia.com

    For modeling or music videos email: BookToshaMakia@gmail.com

    Jadakiss, your Top 5 Dead or Alive.

    by  • July 30, 2014 • 0 Comments

    500_1260292104_jadakissJadakiss recently revealed plans for his solo effort, Top 5, Dead Or Alive, and The Lox’s We Are The Streets 2.

    Top 5, Dead Or Alive will probably drop first because of contractually obligations with Def Jam,” Jadakiss says in an interview with XXL. ”It’s almost finished. Then We Are the Streets 2.”

    But that’s not the only reason Jadakiss is smiling right now.

    “Things are good,” he says. “I got a son going to college. He’s to Clark Atlanta University. I’m happy. I’m a family man as well as one of the greatest rappers. I’m elevating my life game right now. It’s a beautiful thing because your kids are your best critics. They’re with the core of what’s going on. When they tell you something, they’re giving you they’re honest opinion. That’s the luxury and pleasure of having a 17-year old kid.”

    Jadakiss has been talking about Top 5 for years. In 2010, the emcee spoke about how the 1990s were set to inspire the effort.

    “I’ve been searching for a new sound from some hungry, up-and-coming producers,” he said at the time. “But I’m also looking forward to working with Pharrell again, Dr. DreSwizz BeatzDJ PremierAlchemistJust Blaze—you know, the great hip-hop producers. I try to get as much hip-hop as I can onto my albums. I’m trying to give my next one that real 1990s Hip Hop feel.”

    Originally Posted at HipHopDX.com

    Friday (August 8th)

    by  • July 30, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Screenshot_2014-07-30-00-12-28-1Lil Flip Live

    Lil Flip and Sunny Red will be performing live at El Potreros @ 4314 East Portland Ave Tacoma, WA 98404 @ 9pm. Tickets are $20 presale/ $25 at the door. PME, NW Choppers, King Flyz, Rozay & Dimes TMG are included performances. Hosted by Tom Hutch. Must be 21!

    Sunday (September 14th)

    by  • July 29, 2014 • 0 Comments

    1862_1402677649Drake VS Lil Wayne

    Yes you read that right! Drake VS Lil Wayne tour is set to be in town September 14th, 2014 @ The White River Amphitheater at 7:00pm. Most are saying this is to be an all out battle competition between the two. As Lil Wayne stated “It’s a battle thing” as Lil Wayne’s latest album ” Tha Carter V” is set to release soon. You can purchase tickets at www.ticketmaster.com.

    Death Warrant

    by  • July 29, 2014 • 0 Comments

    sadistik-ultraviolet

    I remember the first time I saw Sadistik perform live with Mike Champoux and Coaster, in the Yakima Valley.

    Electricity.

    I don’t really know how else to sum it up.

    In this age of theatrics and performance merging, there’s very few artist that hold the ability to be a “true” emcee, and captivate an audience with just their presence and performance (Wildcard is one of those performers).

    If you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t heard this track, don’t despair, I have a cut from Sadistik’s new project, Ultraviolet, the very dark track, Death Warrant, featuring (Onxy) Sticky Fingaz and  (StrangeMusic’s) Tech9.

    Check the track out here: Death Warrant ft. Sticky Fingaz Tech9

    You can catch Sadistik on August 9th in Seattle at The Vera Project, grab your tickets here.

    Follow him on Twitter: @TheRealSadistik

    Break dancing Jesus and Predator

    by  • July 29, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Screen-Shot-2014-07-25-at-3.36.00-PMBreak dancing Jesus and Predator

    Future recently dropped the new video for Coupe. Peep it out.

    Check the Video Out Here [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNwQeiK1O9Y]

    This video has been causing quite the stir, and why not? Where else can you see a break dancing Jesus and Predator drinking on Jesus juice together (I sense a bit of cannibalistic agenda there).

    Anyways, I love animation, and the style of the video is nice. If you’re still reading this and haven’t peeped it out, go do it then leave some feedback and tell us at Go Juice what you think about the new video.

    You Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout NUTHIN!

    by  • July 29, 2014 • 0 Comments

    lecraeYears ago back in 2004, I remember talking to J’Son (now CEO of Lampmode Records), and he asked me if I had heard of Lecrae, “No,” was my response… what came next? “Light, you need to get off the phone now, visit this website, check him out, and hit me back once you’re done.”

    Ten years later i’m watching him continue to extraordinarily rize through the industry with a Jay-Z like navigation, despite his music refuting everything that modern day hip-hop has seemed to embody.

    Check out Lecrae’s new single, You Ain’t Talking ‘Bout Nuthin’, and leave us some feedback on what you think about it, engage in the age old discussion, does religion have a place in Hip Hop, if you desire.

    Check the track out here> [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCFCSNJxMYA]

     

    Facebook: http://lecrae.cta.gs/007
    Twittter: @Lecrae
    Instagram: @Lecrae

    Wednesday ( September 3rd)

    by  • July 28, 2014 • 0 Comments

    guess

    Biz Markie (THEY SAY HE’S JUST A FRIEND) 25th anniversary is coming to town ya’ll at the infamous fabulous Nuemos in Seattle, WA this September 3rd @ 8:00pm. You can get your presale tickets at www.stubhub.com or 925 EAST PIKE STREET SEATTLE, WASHINGTON 98122. It appears tickets are selling fast and what is left is selling at $63.60.  ODD Price right, but you better hop and a skip and a jump down to it:).

    Wednesday (July 30th)

    by  • July 28, 2014 • 0 Comments

    172249a Hov and Bey???

    Hip hop’s power couple JayZ and Beyonce are yes… COMING TO TOWN JayZ and Beyoncé are coming to Seattle at Safeco Field July 30TH, 2014 @ 8:00pm. Tickets on sale @www.ticketmaster.com.