The Rolling Stones have been hinting at announcing a new, blues-based album this week, and that’s exactly what they’ve delivered, as the band has revealed plans to release their first new record in eleven years. Called Blue And Lonesome, the record, due out on December 2nd, finds the band returning to their roots as men of the blues, covering several standards by some of the icons who originally inspired them.The Stones have included songs by Howlin’ Wolf, Jimmy Reed, Willie Dixon, Eddie Taylor, and Little Walter on the album. Album co-producer Don Was said that “this album is manifest testament to the purity of their love for making music, and the blues is, for the Stones, the fountainhead of everything they do.”Of note, the band brought Eric Clapton into the studio with them to capture some of his trademark blues guitar playing. Clapton appears on two songs on Blue And Lonesome, while other guests on the record include Darryl Jones, Chuck Leavell and Matt Clifford, all of whom are members of the Stones touring band. With the Rolling Stones’ headlining appearance at the classic rock mega-fest Desert Trip over the next two weekends, it’s certainly possible that Clapton makes a guest appearance with his brothers in blues when they take the stage this Friday night.Below, check out a snippet of the opening track from the album, “Just Your Fool”, which was originally written and recorded by Little Walter. Also, see below for a full track list for Blue and Lonesome.Blue and Lonesome Tracklisting:01. Just Your Fool(Original written and recorded in 1960 by Little Walter)02. Commit A Crime(Original written and recorded in 1966 by Howlin’ Wolf – Chester Burnett)03. Blue And Lonesome(Original written and recorded in 1959 by Little Walter)04. All Of Your Love(Original written and recorded in 1967 by Magic Sam – Samuel Maghett)05. I Gotta Go(Original written and recorded in 1955 by Little Walter)6. Everybody Knows About My Good Thing (feat. Eric Clapton)(Original recorded in 1971 by Little Johnny Taylor, composed by Miles Grayson & Lermon Horton)07. Ride ‘Em On Down(Original written and recorded in 1955 by Eddie Taylor)08. Hate To See You Go(Original written and recorded in 1955 by Little Walter)09. Hoo Doo Blues(Original recorded in 1958 by Lightnin’ Slim, composed by Otis Hicks & Jerry West)10. Little Rain(Original recorded in 1957 by Jimmy Reed, composed by Ewart.G.Abner Jr. and Jimmy Reed)11. Just Like I Treat You(Original written by Willie Dixon and recorded by Howlin’ Wolf in December 1961)12. I Can’t Quit You Baby (feat. Eric Clapton)(Original written by Willie Dixon and recorded by Otis Rush in 1956)
This is part of our Coronavirus Update series in which Harvard specialists in epidemiology, infectious disease, economics, politics, and other disciplines offer insights into what the latest developments in the COVID-19 outbreak may bring.An interactive tool that compares hospital-care capacity with projected demand in the nation’s 306 hospital referral regions was launched Tuesday by the Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI), in collaboration with ProPublica. It shows specific gaps to address at the local level, helping policymakers and hospital leaders prepare for an influx of COVID-19 patients.HGHI has research teams that study health care capacity and quality throughout the world. As the number of coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) infections began to rise in the U.S., one group put their machinery into motion to empower local leadership to plan according to need.“Last week we started seeing what was happening in northern Italy, with hospitals overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients. Since northern Italy has more hospital beds per capita than the U.S., we realized that we’d have the same problem here — but we didn’t have the data people need to make decisions on the ground. We started working on it right away, getting up-to-date information at the local community level because that’s what governors, mayors, and hospital executives need,” said HGHI Director Ashish Jha, K.T. Li Professor of Global Health at Harvard.“Three weeks ago, we were getting increasingly frustrated as we watched the U.S. miss the boat on testing,” said Thomas Tsai, part of the research team that developed the model. “But the minute we realized we were in mitigation mode, we put our machinery in motion to help hospitals get in a better position to prepare. Now, we’re providing data do that hospital leaders and policymakers can see clearly, right now, the degree of the capacity gap. Then they can look at postponing elective surgeries and taking other measures to increase capacity.”Tsai is an assistant professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Global Health Institute, and a surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.,The launch coincided with reports about the data in The New York Times and CBS Morning News. The new model is based on the American Hospital Directory and the American Hospital Association database: the most comprehensive annual survey of hospitals in the country. Information about current and projected inpatient and ICU bed availability, equipment, and professional capacity is mapped to age and other data from the U.S. Census, then adjusted for population size, age distribution, projected hospitalization rate, and other factors.“Our goal was to provide actionable information for hospital leaders across regions, states, and at a national level so they can truly understand the gap between available beds and potential demand,” said Tsai. “That way, we’re less likely to be stuck in a situation where physicians are faced with an onslaught of patients and forced to make difficult choices about rationing ventilators and beds. We’re providing information that helps hospital leaders make the tough choices before the wave hits.”A new app developed by ProPublica gives a clear picture of best- and worst-case capacity scenarios by region. It reflects variables such as number of beds available, ICU capacity, population over 65, and projected infection rates (20 percent, 40 percent, 70 percent). By visualizing scenarios for different time frames (six months, 12 months, 18 months), decision-makers can see where communities need to focus to ensure they have enough hospital beds, trained professionals, and equipment. COVID test debacle: ‘We hoped it would go away before it reached us’ Coronavirus screening may miss two-thirds of infected travelers entering U.S. Testing shortfalls could mean that this country already has hundreds of cases, Chan School’s Lipsitch says ‘Worry about 4 weeks from now,’ epidemiologist warns Harvard’s Lipsitch urges public to ramp up social distancing, increase coronavirus tests Related The data show a profound mismatch in most U.S. markets between available bed supply and the projected demand for inpatient and ICU beds for COVID-19 patients. With most hospital beds occupied in any given market (as a matter of business practice), HGHI researchers say the number of ICU beds is below what would be needed to meet full demand if the coronavirus disease runs its course.One measure that hospitals can take is canceling elective surgeries, which would free up inpatient beds, decrease the chance of transmission, and ease a bottleneck in the availability of ventilators. Creating that capacity is essential so that patients with cancer, complications of pregnancy, and traumatic injury can continue to get the high-quality care they rely on every day.“The Harvard Global Health Institute has the ability to spring into action and work across the University to tackle big, new challenges like this,” said Jha. “It’s hard to think of a public health or societal issue that’s more important than the coronavirus pandemic, and we hope this project will help change the national conversation from panic to planning. It’s been remarkable to see the team pull together this important data so quickly. We’ve worked with some of the best journalists in the country so we can make sure people understand what the model is, how to use it, and why looking at the data matters right now.”A forthcoming HGHI website will allow users to manipulate more factors and test scenarios over longer periods. The researchers are also hoping to incorporate additional datasets, for example on elective surgeries and chronic conditions, to ensure the tool supplies as much high-quality data as possible. Harvard experts say Massachusetts may need 1.4 million tests The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news.
“THE BITCH OF LIVING” “TOUCH ME” “LEFT BEHIND” “MY JUNK” Spring Awakening If you’re like us, you’re: 1. Counting down the days until Spring Awakening’s first performance at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, and 2. Walking around with the Tony-winning show’s amazing score jangling around in your head. That’s why we asked you to choose your top 10 favorite songs in the Duncan Sheik-Steven Sater musical on ranking site Culturalist. The results are in, and the forecast says you’ll be singing Spring songs for rest of the week. Check below to see which numbers came out on top! “THE SONG OF PURPLE SUMMER” Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 24, 2016 “TOTALLY F**KED” “MAMA WHO BORE ME” Related Shows View Comments “MAMA WHO BORE ME (REPRISE)” “THOSE YOU’VE KNOWN” “DON’T DO SADNESS”
It’s the most magical time of the year! That’s #MatildaSweeps time, in case you were wondering. Yes, the holiday season is here, so instead of shopping, eating or daydreaming, we suggest you spend some quality time with Mr. Wormwood…you might even learn more than you do from telly!Watch Mr. Wormwood tell is like it is below, then CLICK HERE for your chance to change your story and win a trip to see Matilda on Broadway! Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 1, 2017 Related Shows Matilda View Comments
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The pension fund of Aon Group Netherlands is considering placing its pensions in a Belgian IORP, it has indicated. In a letter to its participants, dated mid-April, it explained that Aon had finished its contract for pensions provision with its pension fund, and transferred the pension accrual to a defined contribution plan with an insurer.For the accrued pension rights under average and final salary plans, “a liquidation of our pension fund, including a collective value transfer, is the most realistic scenario”, the scheme said in its letter.According to the pension fund, the employer has made clear it would prefer a transfer to an IORP in Belgium. “This alternative is included in our investigation, as it seems to offer benefits to all parties involved,” it said.The IORP could also house pension rights from Aon staff in Belgium and possibly other European countries.Speaking to financial daily FD, René Mandos, chairman of the Aon scheme, said it had already concluded that the Belgian option was the most beneficial for the scheme’s participants.“The financial requirements in Belgium are different, resulting in less risk of a funding shortfall,” Mandos said, adding that the likelihood of indexation would also be greater than placing the pension rights with a Dutch insurer.In his opinion, the pensions would be properly secured in Belgium, as the employer must plug a funding shortfall.According to the chairman, no decisions have been taken, nor has the company filed for value transfer.However, there are discussions with both the Dutch supervisor DNB and the regulator in Belgium, he said.A decision is due before 1 July.Although moving to Belgium has been discussed by Dutch pension funds since 2007, relatively few employers have developed concrete plans to date.In 2011, the tiny Pensioenfonds Lugtigheid moved south, followed by the pension funds of clearinghouse Euroclear and contact lens manufacturer Alcon.The pension fund of pharmacy Johnson & Johnson is developing plans to do so.However, according to Andrew Davies of pensions adviser Towers Watson, at least 10 Dutch pension funds, including two €1bn schemes, are gearing up for similar moves due to increasing regulatory pressure in the Netherlands.Cost is also a contributing factor, due to Belgium’s VAT exemption, as well as lower supervisory costs. Meanwhile, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the Dutch Treasurer, has criticised any move by a pension fund to avoid Dutch supervision and regulation “irresponsible”.“If this is the reason, it seems to me this will make the schemes’ participants very vulnerable,” he said.
INDIANAPOLIS – Healthy and Safe Swimming Week begins Monday, and in a new report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says nationwide testing shows most public swimming areas had at least one violation, and one in eight had to be closed immediately.Dr. Michael Beach, the agency’s associate director for healthy water, said it doesn’t mean never to go to a public pool or water park, but it does mean people should be proactive by checking to see if the water’s OK. He said one simple way to do that is by buying test strips.“You’re essentially taking a strip and dipping it in the water and reading a color,” he said. “Make sure the drain at the bottom of the deep end of the pool is visible. This means the water is clear enough for lifeguards and others to see swimmers underwater who may need help. If you can’t see the main drain, the pool shouldn’t be open.”The CDC looked at data on tests done on 85,000 public swimming areas with water that has been treated. Beach said human feces accounts for about three quarters of all outbreaks of illness from public pools. The parasite behind it, cryptosporidium, is pretty resistant to chlorine, Beach said, adding that filters and disinfectants aren’t enough. He said that means state and local health departments may have to come up with tougher regulations to protect swimmers.“This will take time and commitment from all parties,” he said, “but I think we’re moving forward on that as health departments start to think about taking some of this guidance and putting it into their own regulations.”The problem could be worse than reported. Beach said less than 70 percent of U.S. local public health agencies regulate, inspect or license public aquatic facilities.
Photo: Fear FactoryBatesville, In. — Fear Factory and Escape Rooms in Batesville will open Friday and Saturday night from 7 to 10 pm. Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. will be “lights on, no scare.”Fear Factory is 30,000 square feet of exhibits and mazes of horror located in the historic RomWeber Furniture Factory(7 South Eastern Avenue). All money raised goes to Cierra’s Club, a non-profit group founded after the heroin overdose of Cierra Adams in July of 2011, her 18th birthday.Tickets can be purchased online here.
Rooney’s future has been the focus of much speculation this summer and has cast a huge shadow over the early stages of Moyes’ tenure as he replaces Sir Alex Ferguson. Chelsea, Arsenal and Paris Saint Germain have all been touted as suitors for the England striker but Moyes has categorically stated that the England striker will stay at Old Trafford. “Wayne is not for sale,” he said. “He’s a Manchester United player and he will remain a Manchester United player.” New Manchester United manager David Moyes has confirmed that Wayne Rooney is not for sale after facing the media for the first time in his Old Trafford reign. Press Association Moyes also managed the 28-year-old during his time at Everton and believes he can get the best out of the England striker. “I’ve been fortunate, I’ve known Wayne since he was 16,” Moyes said. “I’ve had several meetings with Wayne. He’s training brilliantly well, he’s come back in good shape and I’m really looking forward to working with him. “We have spoken several times and as far as I’ve seen it, whatever happened before has gone. We are working together now. I see a glint in his eye, he looks happy and if he is saying I’m going to knuckle down and get it right – let’s not kid ourselves. “He’s a terrific player and let me reiterate, he’s not for sale.” Moyes also distanced himself from any meeting between Rooney and his predecessor Sir Alex Ferguson about a possible departure for the forward from Old Trafford. “There was a private meeting between two people and I was not privy to that. I’m now looking at it in my period at Man Utd,” Moyes said. “I’m really looking forward to working with Wayne and getting him to the levels I know he’s capable of. I can tell you categorically that Wayne Rooney is training very well.”
The event featured political consultant Lindsay Bubar and Jessica Lall, the last female student body president USC had in 2005. Lall currently works as executive director at South Park Business Improvement District.Both spoke about the lack of women involved today at the university, local and state level. According to Bubar, who graduated from USC in 2003, approximately one-third of all women try to talk themselves out of running for office or have had someone tell them a male would do a better job. Bubar said there is only one elected woman in the city of Los Angeles and only 25 percent of the California state legislature is female.“There’s an ambition gap,” she said. “The problem isn’t that when women run they lose, it’s that women aren’t running.”For her part, Lall said when she ran for student body president, elections were highly competitive but she didn’t think much about her role as a female president specifically until her running mate for vice president called her over winter break and suggested gender might be a larger factor than she anticipated.“He called me and said, ‘I think I should be the presidential candidate and you should be my vice president,’” Lall said. “I said, ‘Well give me a good reason,’ and he said, ‘Well when was the last time a woman was elected?’ I was running around a little unaware that people were looking at me being a female as a disadvantage and that was a really clarifying moment.”Lall instead decided to run as president herself and won, but both she and Bubar — who has served as campaign manager for undefeated congressman Henry Waxman and political director for Wendy Greuel, who lost her bid for Los Angeles mayor — agreed that win or lose, you often learn the most from the campaign experience.“You’re going about 100 miles down the freeway in a bus trying to put the wheels on but the fear of losing should never hold you back,” Lall said.One of the most difficult parts of campaigning, Bubar said, can be asking for money. She also said, however, that asking for funding is an important part of the process and people might actually be offended if someone asks for less than they know a particular person can give. Furthermore, she said if their policies align, women have an obligation to support other women in office. Bubar said that at the moment, men donate more to female candidates than women do.“It’s really important that we support one another,” Bubar said. “The powerbrokers are doing that for men, recruiting men. The boys club is out there.”Lall emphasized that for people running for student government, no candidate is truly that much more qualified than any other. Despite this seemingly disheartening fact, she said women should not be discouraged from running. Women in leadership positions, however, often face their own set of struggles after the campaign.During her time as student body president, Lall also served as her sorority president and she said when she accidentally sent out an email about recruitment that included both her titles, many other chapter presidents felt she was using her position to encourage people to rush her sorority.“Before I knew it, I was in a sorority recruitment citation hearing and I had every single sorority president — people that were my friends — saying I needed to step down as USG president,” she said.She did not resign, and Lall said the incident proved a valuable learning experience.“No one is born knowing how to go about this, but you don’t learn if you don’t try,” she said. “I can say that my experience really has prepared me in more ways than one to be in the position I’m in today.”Bubar said some 40 percent of women currently in Congress were student body presidents.Kaya Masler, executive co-director of the USC Women’s Assembly, said she hoped the event would help to reinforce the idea that women should be involved in government on campus because only someone with a woman’s perspective can truly understand the issues that women face on campus.“I think any women’s organization that is at all political has an obligation to support women in politics,” Masler said. “Ultimately, an underrepresented population is an unprotected one.”Alec White, a sophomore majoring in political science, said he was pleased to see men attend the event because he felt the responsibility of getting a woman elected to office at USC does not just fall on other women.“Even though I’m a man, getting a woman elected to office at USC is still very important to me,” White said. “I was a little discouraged at first seeing how hard it is for women to be elected, but I think events like these really do spread awareness and it really does help empower them to run.”Chanelle Yang, a junior majoring in policy, planning and development, is a member of USC’s Student Coalition Against Labor Exploitation and is considering running for a position in USG to help influence labor policies. Yang also hopes to one day be mayor of her hometown of Oakland and the advice from Bubar and Lall helped convince her that it was a possibility.“I didn’t think I had the capacity to take on that kind of leadership position,” Yang said. “But I realize coming to this that that doesn’t matter. I’m still a college student and I still have time to try it out before I step into the real world.”Editor’s note: This post has been updated to correct the statement about the amount of money men donate to female candidates. The original post mistakenly stated that men give more to charity than women do.Follow the writer on Twitter at @km_guarino On Friday, the USC Women’s Student Assembly, Undergraduate Student Government and the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics hosted the first “Lean In” initiative to get more women involved in student government.Initiative for civic participation · On Friday, panelists from the “Lean In” event discussed the importance of encouraging women to participate in politics and student government at the Ronald Tutor Campus Center. – Austin Vogel | Daily Trojan