Nh7 Weekender - Music Festival Madness Depending upon where you live there are really so many cool things that you can do. It doesn"t matter if you are lucky enough to live close to the mountains, or the ocean, there are beautiful places to enjoy out of doors in every locale if you do some homework. KEN STRINGFELLOW: I have to say, I"m more turned on by the sun, or peeling paint on an old tractor, or a beautiful smile than most bands...I try and look at life as a whole for my inspiration, and work from there. The Agricenter is hosting the Delta Fair and festival wristbands on August 31-September 9. You will know you are there when you smell the funnel cakes and corn dogs that give you the full fair food experience. As you enter the park purchase a wrist band so that you can enjoy everything that the fair has to offer. Browse through the many arts and crafts vendors. There is a ride for everyone to enjoy and there is a kid zone that offers fun for everyone to enjoy with the kids. You will be amazed by all of the roaming fair entertainers and taking aback when you see two people eating away at watermelons for a prize. At the end of the evening make sure to stop and take in the lights of the fair. This is definitely the top pick of things to do for Labor Day Weekend. Next, figure out how you are going to do ticket sales. The venue may have a box office and a ticketing system already in place, but most don"t. There are several websites that are made just for handling online ticket sales for indie concerts, or you may want to contact a company that specializes in event wristbands. You can even do a combination of both. Whichever method you choose, you need to keep careful track of tickets sales so you don"t exceed capacity at the venue. Once you"ve got these details nailed down you can focus on marketing and putting on your best show ever. New Year is another occasion wherein sport wristbands can be used as a reminder for a new year"s resolution. If one has forgotten his/ her promise on losing weight, stop smoking/ drinking, etc. then get a wristband! Just choose your favorite color, phrase such as "Eat less, please!" and type of silicone wristband you like, and order it. What a way to literally not to break your resolution. To get a flavor, at least in part, of what Cleveland and its punk scene were like "back in the day," "Diary of a Punk" by Pagans frontman Mike Hudson is cited by many of Cleveland"s punk fans as required reading. For further information please visit us online. You can also read our other party fashion article for further help. Remember, we want you to look great and feel great about yourself.

A pharmacist takes drugs at a hospital in Beijing. [Photo/VCG]

BEIJING - China"s National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) approved 18 new cancer medicines in 2018, up 157 percent on 2017, said an NMPA official Tuesday.

Cancer medicines accounted for 37.5 percent of the total new medicines approved in 2018, "a notable increase over previous years," said Wang Ping, chief of the division of medicine registration under the NMPA, at a press conference.

"It takes 12 months on average for a new anti-cancer medicine to be approved by the NMPA, down from 24 months before 2018," Wang said.

Last year the Chinese government adopted a series of measures to speed up the approval of imported and domestically-developed cancer medicines.

According to Wang, the government exempted imported medicines from quarantine at border ports so they could reach hospitals and pharmacies as quickly as possible. The approving procedure for imported medicines to enter the Chinese market as well as that for domestic pharmaceutical firms to conduct clinical tests were also simplified.

The NMPA and National Health Commission (NHC) listed 48 types of imported medicines that were much needed in China, including those for rare and deadly diseases. The review period of imported medicines for rare diseases is three months, while for the rest it is six months.

"The country has tried to develop a favorable policy environment for innovation in medicines so that the latest medical research findings could benefit Chinese patients as soon as possible," Wang said.

This year the NMPA will work with the NHC to develop the second list of much needed imported medicines that are qualified for fast-track review, he said.

The NMPA will also try to speed up the review procedure for imported and domestic cancer medicines and tighten up monitoring of adverse reactions, he added.