For The First Time Ever, The Who Will Perform Acoustic Version Of ‘Tommy’ Album

first_imgBritish rock heavyweights The Who have announced that they’ll be playing two shows at the Royal Albert Hall in London, and they’ll be performing a full, acoustic version of their incredible groundbreaking rock opera “Tommy.” The band will play two sets each night, opening both shows with ‘Tommy’ and closing with a set of greatest hits material.These shows are in celebration of Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey‘s charitable organization, Teenage Cancer Trust, which raises money to help younger people who have cancer. The Teenage Cancer Trust will be celebrating it’s 100th shows during this event, making the occasion doubly worth celebrating. The two shows will take place Thursday, March 30 and Saturday, April 1, 2017.The Who have also announced a few U.K. tour dates along with these special shows. These additional shows–in Liverpool, Manchester, Glasgow, Sheffield, and Birmingham–are make-up dates for last year’s cancelled tour, and lucky fans will now get to experience parts of the the acoustic “Tommy” set as a reward for their patience.See below for tour dates:[H/T JamBase]last_img read more

Obesity risk stronger among siblings

first_imgWhile it is well known that a child’s risk of obesity is greater if he or she has obese family members, whether the type of relationship affects that risk has not been given as much attention.A new report led by an investigator at the Mongan Institute for Health Policy at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital finds that the risk associated with having an obese sibling is more than twice as great as that of having an obese parent, and that risk is even stronger among siblings of the same gender. The study will appear in the October issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine (AJPM) and has been released online.‘I went into this study expecting that, given parents’ oversized roles in their children’s lives, parental obesity would have a stronger association than a sibling’s obesity; but I was wrong.’ — Mark Pachucki“It’s well known that diet and physical activity are key determinants of obesity among both adults and children; and prior research has shown that parents have a direct impact on children’s eating habits through shopping and preparing meals and on their exercise by encouraging and facilitating access to activities,” said Mark Pachucki of the Mongan Institute, corresponding author of the AJPM paper and an instructor in pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. “I went into this study expecting that, given parents’ oversized roles in their children’s lives, parental obesity would have a stronger association than a sibling’s obesity; but I was wrong.”The paper describes a substudy of the larger Family Health Habits Survey, a nationwide survey of parents that investigated associations between the health of family members and factors such as food purchases and nutrient intake. Of the more than 10,000 participants in the larger survey, almost 2,000 respondents represented families with either one or two children and provided height and weight information for parents and children, making them eligible for the current study. The investigators analyzed information about the adults’ socio-economic status, demographic background, and overall health, along with information about the levels of physical activity of both parent and child, and aspects of their food environment.In families with only one child, an obese parent more than doubled the risk of the child’s obesity, although that risk was reduced if high levels of physical activity were reported for the child. In two-child families, having an obese sibling was associated with risk that was more than five times greater than if the sibling were not obese. While the impact of parental obesity on an older sibling was the same as on an only child — approximately twice the risk — among younger siblings there was no association with parental obesity.In addition, if the two children in a family were of the same gender, the older sibling’s obesity had an even stronger association with obesity in the younger sibling — 8.6 times greater for girls and 11.4 times greater for boys. Of the other demographic, socioeconomic, and behavioral factors analyzed, including the number of fast-food meals consumed weekly, the only one that significantly changed the impact of a sibling’s obesity was the level of physical activity.“Younger children look up to their big brother or sister for behavioral cues, often seeking their approval; and siblings may spend more time with each other than with their parents, often eating and playing sports together,” said Pachucki, who is also a member of the division of general academic pediatrics at MassGeneral Hospital for Children. “While this study doesn’t allow us to say that one sibling’s obesity directly influences the other’s, the associations we found are pretty interesting.  Now we need to try and replicate these analyses with other national datasets and think through how to use this information to improve family based health intervention models.”Co-authors of the AJPM report are Michael F. Lovenheim, Cornell University, and Matthew Harding, Duke University.  The study was funded by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Healthy Eating Research program, and through Pachucki’s prior fellowship as an RWJF Health and Society Scholar at the University of California, San Francisco, and the University of California, Berkeley.last_img read more

First named deanship announced

first_imgIn recognition of the long, sustained support of Paul B. Edgerley, M.B.A. ’83, and Sandra Matejic Edgerley ’84, M.B.A. ’89, Drew Faust, president of Harvard University and the Lincoln Professor of History, announced that the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) deanship will be named in honor of the Edgerley family. This is the first of Harvard’s deanships to be named.“Paul and Sandy Edgerley have been so very generous with their time and resources in support of the University, and we are deeply grateful for their unwavering commitment,” said Faust. “The Edgerley Family Deanship is a fitting recognition of their efforts to help Harvard lead in research and teaching for generations to come.”Michael D. Smith, John H. Finley Jr. Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences, is the current Edgerley Family Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. The most recent support from the Edgerleys will endow the deanship, covering the salary and other administrative costs for the position while helping to maintain and strengthen the leadership of FAS going forward. The philanthropic leadership of the Edgerley family enables Smith and future deans to support key priorities with the flexibility to innovate and to meet emerging needs and opportunities.Since the start of his deanship in 2007, Smith has led the School through unprecedented fiscal challenges brought on by the recent national recession. In spite of these financial restraints, Smith ensured Harvard not only maintained but also expanded its leading financial aid program, ensuring that admitted students can afford to attend the College regardless of their family’s financial circumstances. He has also nurtured the further development of the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, established a shared faculty commitment to excellence in teaching, cultivated and expanded undergraduate research and opportunities for active learning, forged new partnerships to advance online learning, and re-envisioned the undergraduate House system to meet the needs of students in the 21st century.A member of the Faculty since 1992, Smith is known for his innovative work on computing systems, particularly on issues involving a detailed knowledge of both the hardware and software in sophisticated systems.“The Edgerleys firmly believe that the greatness of this institution rests in unlocking the potential of its amazing people, and their substantial generosity has benefited many faculty and students over the years,” Smith said. “Their support has removed financial barriers for our students, enabled cutting-edge teaching and learning in our classrooms, and opened new directions in faculty-driven research. I am deeply grateful to Sandy and Paul for their support of my office and for partnering with me to advance priorities that will positively impact the entire FAS for generations to come.”The Edgerleys currently serve on a committee of co-chairs for both The Harvard Campaign and The Harvard Campaign for Arts and Sciences, the FAS component of the University’s effort.The Harvard Campaign for Arts and Sciences is an effort to engage the School’s alumni and friends, share the dean’s vision for the future of FAS, and build support for a number of priorities, including financial aid, House renewal and student experience, faculty and scholarly enterprise, leading in learning, and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.The announcement of the endowed deanship was made Saturday at Assembly, which annually convenes volunteers and donors to The Harvard Campaign for Arts and Sciences, the largest component of the The Harvard Campaign.Paul Edgerley is a managing director of Bain Capital, a private equity firm, which he joined in 1988.Sandra Edgerley worked at Bain & Co. for a decade, and has since devoted her time and energy to many Boston-area philanthropic endeavors.last_img read more

Dell Technologies at #HIMSS20: Envision Smarter Digital Healthcare

first_imgUPDATE 03/05/2020: Since the publication of this blog, the HIMSS 2020 conference in Orlando has been canceled. If you’d like to learn more about our solutions, please visit the Dell Technologies Healthcare page.  On March 10 -12, 2020, the Dell Technologies Healthcare-Life Sciences team will join 45,000 health IT professionals, clinicians and executives from around the world in Orlando, Florida at the HIMSS20 Annual Conference & Exhibition, one of the largest health IT events in the industry. This year’s conference theme is “Be the change,” and Dell Technologies is helping our customers and partners “be the change” with our solutions that combine a “patient-first” and a “data-first” perspective to accelerate safer and smarter patient care diagnosis and treatment.With our company’s social impact goals to transform the lives of a 1 billion people by 2030 with healthcare being an important area where technology can have an enormous impact, our innovative end-to-end technology solutions, from edge to core to cloud can help deliver enduring results.Our broad portfolio of software, hardware, platforms, solutions, and services aligned with our robust partner ecosystem is helping healthcare organizations around the world execute on their initiatives for Health IT, Precision Medicine, Connected Health, and Application Transformation – all surrounded by security and data protection.As healthcare organizations deploy our IT solutions for electronic medical record (EMR) optimization, advanced medical imaging for radiology, cardiology and digital pathology along with high-performance computing for genomics – they can envision the possibilities to improve patient care outcomes with more effective treatments. Precision medicine is also poised to advance, moving forward treatments for cancer, neurological disorders, and chronic and autoimmune diseases to benefit many patients that may have not had access to treatments in the past.Dell Technologies is also working with healthcare providers to drive their multi-cloud strategies as they match the needs of their specific clinical and business workloads to an integrated cloud infrastructure (compute, storage, networking & security) that can run on-premise and in public and private clouds. Organizations should expect consistent operations with consistent infrastructure across private, public, and the edge – for a true hybrid cloud experience that is seamless to its clinical and business end-users.Healthcare data is continuing to grow exponentially and grew 878 percent in just the last two years, with much more coming from sensors, wearables, and mobile apps for preventative care and chronic disease management. And, you can just imagine the data that is being generated within the acute care setting, where there’s 10-15 connected devices for every U.S. hospital bed.To get to true actionable insights, we are helping healthcare organizations move forward their Health IoT initiatives with our Edge and IoT capabilities leveraging distributed analytics to improve patient safety and monitor recovery, expand chronic disease management, and provide researchers with new opportunities to enhance precision medicine — just to name a few use cases. Emerging technologies such as AI, IoT and 5G operating at the edge will also enable healthcare organizations to innovate with data in real, actionable ways that were never thought possible.During HIMSS20, at our booth #2121, we encourage our healthcare customers and partners to visit us to learn more about our Healthcare strategy and how our technology solutions can, and are, helping healthcare organizations envision smarter digital healthcare. HIMSS20 participants can also hear directly from our customers who will be speaking in our theater about the positive change Health IT can make in the daily lives of patients, care providers and the community – through digital transformation.To round out your HIMSS20 experience, we also suggest that you visit other Dell Technologies businesses: VMware in booth #2021, Virtustream in booth #7845, and Dell Boomi at 8300-25 in the Interoperability Showcase. No matter where you are in your digital transformation strategy, we look forward to discussing how we can help make your organization’s vision for smarter digital healthcare real today.last_img read more

Rachel Tucker & Jonah Platt Start Performances in Wicked

first_img View Comments from $95.00 Wicked Related Shows Rejoicify! Rachel Tucker will start going green on the Great White Way on September 15. The U.K. Wicked favorite, who made her Broadway debut last season in The Last Ship, will assume the role of Elphaba at the Gershwin Theatre, taking over for Caroline Bowman. Also beginning performances that day is Jonah Platt, who steps in for Matt Shingledecker as Fiyero.In addition to Wicked in the U.K. and The Last Ship on Broadway, Tucker starred in the West End production of We Will Rock You, as well as London stagings of Farragut North and Communicating Doors. Though she had been singing in pubs and clubs since the age of 10, Tucker first hit the scene as a semi-finalist in the reality competition I’d Do Anything, a BBC series searching for a Nancy in the West End’s Oliver!.Platt has appeared on the Los Angeles stage in Scream: The Unauthorized Musical Parody, American Idiot, Hair, Floyd Collins and Bare. He’s the older brother of Broadway alum and kite enthusiast Ben Platt.The two join a cast that includes Kara Lindsay as Glinda, Robin De Jesus as Boq, Michele Lee as Madame Morrible, Fred Applegate as the Wizard, Arielle Jacobs as Nessarose and Timothy Britten Parker as Dr. Dillamond.Jonah Plattlast_img read more

Is Snowden Vindicated by USA Freedom Act Vote?

first_imgThe bill’s passage comes almost exactly two years to the day that journalists Glenn Greenwald, then with the Guardian, and Laura Poitras, embarked on a cloak-and-dagger journey to China for a meeting with an unidentified source who had privately produced scores of documents to Poitras revealing massive US government surveillance at home and abroad.Since then, dozens of articles have been published from news organizations across the globe using documents disclosed by Snowden, a former NSA contractor.Some of Snowden’s supporters suggested that Tuesday’s vote vindicated him.King, despite his vote, doesn’t see it that way, according to a blistering Tweet he sent out Tuesday: Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York He was vilified, crucified, deemed a traitor by some and a spy by others, and charged under the Espionage Act, forcing him to seek refuge in Vladimir Putin’s Russia—yet many of the same lawmakers who lambasted National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden have voted in favor of curtailing the dragnet surveillance program he helped to expose.Even Snowden’s harshest critics must appreciate the irony.On Tuesday, the US Senate, after often contentious debate over the so-called USA Freedom Act, which sought to amend Section 215 of the Patriot Act that was hastily passed days after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, approved the measure 67-32—more than two weeks after it overwhelmingly passed the House, and one day after the program expired—essentially marking the first time in 14 years that Americans’ phone calls weren’t being gobbled up by the NSA.The bill was almost immediately signed into law by President Obama late Tuesday after what he said was a “needless delay and inexcusable lapse in important national security authorities.”Under the new law, the government will no longer be in the business of collecting and storing Americans’ phone call data. That job will be left to the phone companies, but it will take six months for the change to occur. Now, US authorities must get a court order to gain access to such data—phone numbers, phone call length, and in some cases, the caller’s location. The law also forces the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) courts to declassify disputed decisions and creates an advocate that would argue privacy concerns before the court.The bill inspired political theatrics that only Washington could produce.  The Senate was forced to remain in Washington over the weekend amid disagreements between national security hawks and privacy proponents. Defying the wishes of majority leader Sen. Mitch McConnell, a fellow Kentucky Republican, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), a Republican presidential candidate, single-handily caused the original law to expire at midnight Monday. Unlikely alliances were forged as the bill’s supporters tried to push it across the goal line. House Republicans had told their Senate colleagues that any changes to the bill they’d previously  passed would be rejected.Long Island’s entire Congressional delegation voted in favor of the bill, including Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford), a staunch defender of the NSA and one of Snowden’s biggest critics.“It was the strongest NSA legislation that can pass the House,” King said in a statement when the House bill had passed. “Also, as a practical matter, the NSA should still be at least 90-percent as effective under the Freedom Act as it is under current law.”The law’s final approval prompted cheers from groups fighting for privacy.“The passage of the USA Freedom Act is a milestone,” Jameel Jaffer, American Civil Liberties Union deputy legal director, said in a statement. “This is the most important surveillance reform bill since 1978, and its passage is an indication that Americans are no longer willing to give the intelligence agencies a blank check.”Edward Snowden appearing in an NBC News interview. (Photo credit: NBC)Despite the historic vote, Jaffer noted that the fight for privacy isn’t over.“The passage of this bill is an indication that comprehensive reform is possible, but it is not comprehensive reform in itself,” he added. “Over the next weeks and months, lawmakers must tackle the larger project of bringing the government’s surveillance practices back in line with democratic values.”Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore) echoed Jaffer’s sentiment. The bill’s passage also comes weeks after the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled that bulk collection under the NSA’s metadata program is not authorized by Section 215 of the Patriot Act. The court ruled that the program exceeded the scope of Congress’ authorization.Yet, advocates say, more needs to be done to limit what they deem unwarranted government intrusion into the lives of innocent Americans.“It’s a testament to the significance of the Snowden disclosures and also to the hard work of many principled legislators on both sides of the aisle,” Jaffer said in his statement. “Still, no one should mistake this bill for comprehensive reform. The bill leaves many of the government’s most intrusive and overbroad surveillance powers untouched, and it makes only very modest adjustments to disclosure and transparency requirements.”last_img read more

7 strategies for preventing costly HELOC loan fraud exposures

first_imgOver the years, the industry has seen an increase in wire fraud involving funds disbursed from a home equity line of credit (HELOC) loan. The HELOC loan fraud exposures can involve various paths from which the bad guys attack, and can result in losses upwards of $500,000.To help manage these HELOC risks, each part of a loan program should be evaluated for potential weak points through which a fraudster can enter. This includes reviewing how HELOC funds are disbursed, how borrowers can obtain an available line of credit, and how HELOC loan payments can be made to the financial instutition.Fraudsters continue to seek out weaknesses for stealing HELOC loan funds, so it is important to understand where these weaknesses may exist and put the right precuations in place to protect against any potential exposure. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis’ Relationship Timeline

first_imgWilde and Sudeikis met in 2011 following their respective divorces. The Booksmart director was married to Italian-American filmmaker Tao Ruspoli from 2003 to 2011, while the Saturday Night Live alum was married to screenwriter and filmmaker Kay Cannon from 2004 to 2010.During a 2017 appearance on The Late Late Show With Stephen Colbert, the Horrible Bosses star dished on his first interaction with Wilde.- Advertisement – “I actually came off looking a lot cooler than I really am because I had heard through the grapevine, through mutual friends that weren’t exactly her best girlfriends, that would report back, ‘Oh, you know, I think she’s dating someone,’ so I didn’t make any sort of moves,” he recalled at the time. “I was just very, very busy with other things.”The former House actress, for her part, opened up how her separation from Ruspoli led her to Sudeikis in Marie Claire’s April 2013 cover story. “I had grown up with Tao; we had just drifted. I felt I had something to prove,” she explained at the time. “If you fall off a horse, you get back up. I am not a quitter. I hung on for as long as possible, until it was more hurtful to stay.”Wilde continued, “I’m so grateful for the pain and the heartbreak. It gave me the courage to leave and brought me to the great love of my life.”- Advertisement – The Tron: Legacy star also told the publication that she wasn’t necessarily looking for love when she first met Sudeikis, adding, “I was just learning to be by myself; I’d been divorced nine months. We were both seeing people but were single. He seemed to really see me, see through the bulls–t.”Wilde and Sudeikis announced their engagement in 2013. They are now parents of son Otis and daughter Daisy.Speaking to Net-a-Porter’s Porter Edit in February 2016, Wilde explained how she believed becoming a parent alongside Sudeikis was a stronger commitment for the couple than tying the knot.- Advertisement – “We are seriously connected,” she said. “Before you have a child, marriage is the ultimate commitment and promise to one another, and then once you have a child, it’s like, ‘Oh, we’re committed and promised already.’”The longtime couple’s romance came to an end in 2020, when Us Weekly confirmed that they had called off their engagement.Scroll down to see a complete timeline of Wilde and Sudeikis’ romance throughout the years. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Peru’s Fujimori hospitalized for neurological and lung issues

first_imgTopics : Aguinaga said he had “told [the clinic’s doctors] to have the neurologist take a look” at Fujimori, who would also undergo a lung scan.Although the former leader’s lung “is not ventilating perfectly, it is under control,” said Aguinaga.Prison doctors realized Sunday night that Fujimori was not breathing well, so they gave him oxygen. Shortly thereafter, they decided he should be transferred to the clinic.A source close to the family told AFP earlier that Fujimori had been transferred to the clinic for neurological issues, facial paralysis and an increase in blood pressure. “He is under observation in [the clinic’s] intermediate care unit,” where he has been hospitalized several times in previous years, the source said.Fujimori, who was in office from 1990-2000, was pardoned in December 2017 on humanitarian grounds by then-president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski.Critics said the move was in exchange for Fujimori’s son helping Kuczynski avoid impeachment.The former president, who is of Japanese descent, has been held at a police base east of Lima since the pardon was revoked by a Peruvian court in October 2018.Fujimori’s last public statement was made five days ago, expressing regret that his daughter — 44-year-old opposition leader Keiko — had been sentenced to 15 months in prison for corruption charges.center_img Peru’s jailed ex-president Alberto Fujimori was hospitalized Monday in Lima after suffering neurological and lung problems, his family doctor told AFP.Fujimori, 81, is serving a 25-year jail sentence for ordering two massacres by death squads in 1991 and 1992.”[The former president] is under evaluation,” said his doctor, Alejandro Aguinaga, after visiting Fujimori in the Peruvian-Japanese Centennial Clinic.last_img read more

Wintershall Dea comes up dry in Norwegian Sea appraisal well

first_imgOil and gas company Wintershall Dea is in the process of concluding the drilling of an appraisal well on the 6604/5-1 (Balderbrå) gas discovery in the northern Norwegian Sea. The well is dry. Scarabeo 8 rig; Author: SP MacThe appraisal well 6604/5-2 S is located in PL 894 where Wintershall Dea is the operator.The well has been drilled about 113 kilometers southwest of the Aasta Hansteen field in the northern part of the Norwegian Sea.The 6604/5-1 gas discovery was proven in Upper Cretaceous reservoir rocks (the Springar Formation) in 2018. Prior to drilling the appraisal well, the operator estimated resources at between 7 and 19 billion standard cubic meters (Sm3) of recoverable gas and between 1 and 3 million Sm3 of recoverable condensate.The objective of the well was to delineate the Balderbrå discovery. The well encountered the Springar Formation in three intervals totaling 210 meters, with a total of about 140 meters of sandstone with poor reservoir quality. Only traces of gas were encountered, and pressure communication with the discovery well has not been confirmed. The well is classified as dry.Resource estimates for the discovery have been reduced to between 3 and 8 billion Sm3 of recoverable gas and between 0.2 and 1 million Sm3 of recoverable condensate. The licensees will assess the discovery together with other discoveries in the area for further follow-up.Extensive volumes of data have been collected and samples have been taken.This is the third exploration well in production license 894, which was awarded in APA 2016.The well 6604/5-2 S was drilled to a vertical depth of 3816 meters and a measured depth of 4121 meters below sea level, and the well was terminated in the Springar Formation in the Upper Cretaceous.Water depth at the site is 1207 meters. The well will be permanently plugged and abandoned.The well 6604/5-2 S was drilled by the Scarabeo 8 drilling rig, which will now drill wildcat well 6406/3-10 in production license 836 S in the Norwegian Sea, where Wintershall Dea Norge is also the operator.The oil company has already received safety consent to use the Saipem-owned Scarabeo 8 rig to drill this well.Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product, or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.last_img read more