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How to take a Breathtaking Headshot with these 5 Pageant Headshot Tips

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We all know the power of a good first impression. Pageant headshots are often your chance to make a good first impression on judges before you even walk into a competition. That’s a lot of pressure to put your best self forward! Fortunately, we’ve broken down some easy headshot tips you can use to show the judges your best, most photogenic self. Let’s get started! 1. Hair and Makeup A great photo starts with great hair and makeup. This can really make or break a photo so it’s strongly recommended that you get your hair and makeup done professionally. However, for whatever reason, sometimes it may not be possible to get a professional on the job. In this case, it’s important that if you or someone else is doing your hair and makeup, it needs to be as close to professional caliber as possible. Consider taking a professional hair or makeup lesson or watch some Youtube makeup tutorials. Just remember, the camera is going to make you look much different than how you look in real life,

NICO.LAB ready to revolutionise U.S. Stroke Care following FDA clearance

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared StrokeViewer LVO, NICO.LAB’s artificial intelligence powered solution in stroke care, which was already TGA approved. StrokeViewer enables physicians to provide every stroke patient with the right treatment, as fast as possible. Two million brain cells die every minute until blood flow is restored (Saver, 2006), starting treatment earlier can make the difference between recovery or life-long disability. The FDA approved the 510k application (FDA K200873) for StrokeViewer LVO, an artificial intelligence algorithm for fast triaging of stroke patients. StrokeViewer LVO is part of a complete set of tools to support physicians throughout the entire emergency stroke care workflow. It detects image characteristics associated with a Large Vessel Occlusion (LVO) and automatically alerts physicians. StrokeViewer was developed by the Dutch medtech company NICO.LAB. The cloud-based solution uses artificial intelligence to support physic

NICO.LAB ready to revolutionise U.S. Stroke Care following FDA clearance

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared StrokeViewer LVO, NICO.LAB’s artificial intelligence powered solution in stroke care, which was already TGA approved. StrokeViewer enables physicians to provide every stroke patient with the right treatment, as fast as possible. Two million brain cells die every minute until blood flow is restored (Saver, 2006), starting treatment earlier can make the difference between recovery or life-long disability. The FDA approved the 510k application (FDA K200873) for StrokeViewer LVO, an artificial intelligence algorithm for fast triaging of stroke patients. StrokeViewer LVO is part of a complete set of tools to support physicians throughout the entire emergency stroke care workflow. It detects image characteristics associated with a Large Vessel Occlusion (LVO) and automatically alerts physicians. StrokeViewer was developed by the Dutch medtech company NICO.LAB. The cloud-based solution uses artificial intelligence to support physic

Cable vs Satellites: Which Is Best for Your Money?

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The war of “cable vs satellites” has been raging since 1962 , when a satellite beamed the first live trans-Atlantic TV broadcast, narrated by Walter Cronkite. If you can imagine it, the satellite named “Telstar” used for the broadcast was only the size of a beachball. Cable’s history is a little more earthbound, starting in 1948 as a cable from one’s home to a central community antenna atop the highest mountain peak. This system started in mountainous regions that had difficulty getting normal national broadcast signals. Eventually, because of the vast range of these antennas, they started to bring premium channels to members. The stage is now set for the latest news on this old war. How can you tell which is better for you? Keep reading to find out! The Pros When it comes to picture quality, the  view here  is that nothing can beat local broadcasting. Picture quality and standards are often misunderstood. Especially with ATSC 3.0  coming in the near future. That being said, sate

Have Yourself A Colourful Retro Christmas

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If you’re searching for for a gift under the tree, why not go retro with GPO? Whether it’s a retro telephone to make your living room ring with style. A Bluetooth speaker in the style of a an 80’s Boombox. Or a record player that plugs into your entire music collection – be it vinyl, cassettes or digital. Whatever you are looking for, GPO has got everything for your Christmas wishlist. GPO 746 Rotary Dial Telephone The GPO 746 Rotary Telephone prides itself on its traditional and authentic look and feel with built-in modern technology. The 1970s household loved the GPO 746 and our updated design perfectly echoes its no-nonsense, classic style. Available in Blue, Green, Red, Black, Cream, Pink, Mustard, Orange, Grey and Bronze. GPO Brooklyn Boombox Bringing the ’80s boombox bang up to date, the GPO Brooklyn gives you sound and style in equal measure. Fully portable with two 40 watt speakers, control the Volume, Balance, Bass and Treble, stream via Bluetooth, play Cassettes, CDs

When Should You Buy Concert Tickets?

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America is home to the world’s largest music industry, which is currently worth $22 billion ! This is hardly surprising — every year, millions of Americans flock to concerts to see artists perform live. In fact, 52% of the population  attends at least one live music event every year. However, this means that getting tickets to a concert can be very competitive. To secure yours, you need to have a game plan in place. So when is the best time to buy concert tickets? Read on to find out more! When Is the Best Time to Buy Concert Tickets? It might sound like a risky strategy, but the best time to buy concert tickets is actually in the days before a gig! In particular, you should look to buy tickets from secondary ticket agents who need to shift tickets that insider fans haven’t snapped up. These sellers, unlike primary sellers such as www.ticketsonsale.com , are much more likely to lower their prices closer to the concert. This is because it is better for them to sell the tickets ch

40 Years After The Music Video: The Power of Music, Powering Minds

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On August 1st, 1981, the public gained a whole new way to consume its music. With the debut of MTV, people could now see the music as well as hear it. Soon after that first video aired, adolescents across America shouted the mantra, “I want my MTV!” What at first felt like a novelty, blossomed into a full arm of music listening and advertising.Beginning in the 80s, power music had to be accompanied by power visuals. MTV and the first MTV generation changed the way people listen to music. Read on to learn how we’re still feeling the effects of the music video revolution. Humans and Music According to recent studies, the human connection to music exists because of the way the brain releases dopamine when we listen. Human beings find music to be a pleasurable experience that reduces stress and evokes strong emotions. Such is our connection that we’re always looking for new ways to make and consume it. 20th-century inventions like the radio, LP records, cassettes, and compact discs a