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Summertime festivals can not only be a break from monotony of summer, but they can also introduce you to local talent and entertainment. Northeastern Oklahoma has plenty of natural habitat perfect for summer fun- mountains and lakes galore! Not to mention Tulsa"s thriving community and artistic venues. However, there are also several hometown festivals going on that promise an unique and memorable time. You can find yourself eating a ten foot pecan pie, watching a national fiddling competition, or even enjoying some great-tasting Cajun music- all in one corner of Oklahoma! Below are just a few of Northeastern Oklahoma"s summer time festivals. The festival will start at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday and will last for most of the day. There will be a long lineup of live bands, as well as a live radio broadcast from the top comedy talk radio shows on iTunes, Red Bar Radio and Wreckless Media Radio. Those who attend will have a chance to get on the air. If you enjoy music why not head for a bandshell or other outdoor festival wristbands. If you love to dance you could hit the local clubs, or find a band or artist around the town that you haven"t yet heard. Many restaurants also offer entertainment in their bar areas. Change the music that you listen to, get out and experience many different types of music; jazz, blues, long-hair, big band, singer-songerwriter, pop, rock....keep it interesting. Gold parties allow you spend some time with your friends, coworkers or neighbors, while a professional gold buyer evaluates your items and makes you a cash offer. Most are set up as a open house, drop by event wristbands. Folks come and go over a several hours and the host or hostess gets paid a percentage for holding the party. Talk about easy money. Kick off fall and bid farewell to summer at an outdoor festival. The Labor Day Spectacular at Wintergreen Resort includes an arts and craft show, live music and more. The Taste of the Mountains Main Street Festival in Madison offers old-fashioned family fun for all ages. Some hosts like to have some type of token and cashiering system, so each contributor gets one token per item that they may then use to "buy" their selections. Displaying the items can be as simple or fancy as you want it to be. Some set up tables, ladders, and racks to set items on. Others just drape them over whatever is handy. When swapping clothes it is important to have a dressing room and mirror sport wristbands available for attendees. A Perfect Getaway: Rated R for graphic violence, language including sexual references and some drug use. An action-thriller pitting newlyweds Steve Zahn and Mila Jovovich against a pair of threatening hikers played by Kiele Sanchez and Timothy Olyphant. True to it"s name, the bar is a few hundred feet west of South Broadway Street. Crime can be thick in this part of St. Louis, so be observant and don"t flash wads of cash to random dudes hangin" out in alleys. My first introduction to the venue was when a friend informed me she had been robbed walking from her car into the bar. Her sob story had a positive twist though, because the bartenders at Off Broadway fed her free drinks all night!
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Experts called for more transparency in vaccine supervision after China"s drug regulator disclosed on Tuesday that it had denied market access for more than 100,000 doses of rabies vaccine produced by two manufacturers in Jilin province.

Some 43,510 doses from Maifeng Bio Tech Co failed premarket checks of safety and effectiveness on Oct 29, as did 57,290 doses from Zhuoyi Biological Co on Nov 5. Both manufacturers are based in Changchun, Jilin.

The checks were conducted by the National Institutes for Food and Drug Control, which released the information about the substandard vaccines on its website.

Also in October, the authority denied market access to 77,516 doses of a rabies vaccine made by Chengda Biotech in Shenyang, Liaoning province.

Wang Yuedan, a professor at Peking University Health Science Center"s immunology school, said rising public concern about vaccine quality prompted the regulator to release more information on substandard products.

"The latest disclosure of market denial is not directly linked to stricter vaccine management. It"s more of an answer to public demand for more information on the production and supervision of rabies vaccines," he said.

Zeng Guang, an epidemiologist at China"s Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said it"s crucial to promote dialogue between the drug regulator, vaccine manufacturers and the public.

"Manufacturers should be notified of their products" problems to improve production," he said. "And the public is also entitled to be aware of quality issues."

While the notice didn"t say why market access was denied, Wang said, the reasons are most likely associated with low effectiveness or excessive levels of contaminants in the drugs.

"China is a huge market for rabies vaccines, and many manufacturers tap into the market," he said. "Not all producers hold themselves to high standards."

China has been rolling out new measures to tighten its supervision of vaccine-makers following a major quality scandal that involved Changchun Changsheng Bio-tech Co, a large producer found to have made substandard vaccines.

The National Medical Products Administration pledged early this month to prioritize building an online tracking system for vaccines, anesthetics and psychoactive drugs to ensure their safety.

On Nov 12, a draft vaccine law was released by the State Administration for Market Regulation for public feedback. If approved, companies that make illegal or substandard vaccines could face fines of up to 10 times the value of the products.