The Last Frontier
The Last Frontier is a 1955 American Western film directed by Anthony Mann and starring Victor Mature, Guy Madison, Robert Preston, and Anne Bancroft. The film is set during the American Civil War at an isolated army base at the far reaches of the American frontier, where the Indians still far outnumber the whites.
The Last Frontier
My Mother, brother, and I all have small businesses here in Homer, Alaska. We have joined forces to bring you this amazing Alaskan gift-box! This gift-box is the perfect way to share a piece of Alaska. We've included a range of our favorite goods from our favorite Alaskan businesses. Not to mention it includes our Wildflower Honey, and my Mom's handmade Beeswax Wraps! We only have a few so snag one while supplies last!
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Given the paucity of effective treatment options for patients with breast cancer brain metastases, this currently represents an area of great potential for future research. The use of bevacizumab has shown good results in patients with glioblastoma and has made the strategy of blocking the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) pathway an interesting alternative to treat brain metastases. Two studies evaluating this approach have been reported. One showed CNS response rate of 63 % for bevacizumab and carboplatin; and the other one showed a response rate of 60 % for bevacizumab, etoposide and cisplatin [94, 95]. It is important to consider that VEGF blockade rises a number of controversies. One of the most concerning being that meta-analyses have failed to show an overall survival benefit with the use of bevacizumab in metastatic breast cancer, which resulted in the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) withdrawal of the conditional approval of the drug.
It takes many modes of transportation to get goods to residents. But lastly, it should be made clear that many Alaskans drive around the state using their own vehicles. During warmer months, or in populated areas that are more developed and have more solid roadway networks, residents in Alaska can get anywhere they need to go by car. There are about 82 vehicles to every 100 Alaskans, and there are 73.8 drivers in Alaska in every 100 people.
For example, last year, NRCS invested $23 million through its Environmental Quality Incentives Program and Conservation Stewardship Program that helped individuals and entities in Alaska plan and install custom-designed conservation practices that benefit soil, water, air, plants, and animals on privately-owned agricultural and forest lands.
Removal has long been a core component of marine debris work in Alaska. In the Kodiak Archipelago, the Island Trails Network is working with volunteers, professional staff, and the fishing industry to locate and remove shoreline debris from small and large vessels, as well as an inventive debris bounty program that pays fishers to remove debris during downtime while at remote fishing sites across the Kodiak archipelago. In the Pribilof Islands, the Aleut Community of St. Paul Island is leading efforts to remove debris from St. Paul, St. George, and Otter Islands, paired with the use of small UASs (unmanned aircraft systems) for debris quantification and prioritization. On the Alaska Peninsula, the Ocean Plastics Recovery Project is conducting cleanups to remove debris and researching alternate methods for disposal and reuse (return to our blog more on this project later this week).
While removal is an important component, preventing marine debris is a critical long-term solution. This is especially true in remote places, where removal complexity and costs are so much higher. Groups in Alaska are working to reduce marine debris of local concern through projects that aim to prevent it. The Aleut Community of St. Paul Island is partnering with the local community and Bering Sea fishing industry to explore alternatives to packing bands, which are especially damaging to marine mammals and wildlife when lost. The North Slope Borough is leading the prevention of single-use plastic debris through marine debris lessons, experiential cleanups, and data collection in schools across the eight communities of the Borough. 041b061a72