Death Cab for Cutie are back on the road promoting their new album Kitsugi. The indie rockers have expanded on their massive global tour with several additions throughout the US. They’ll be joined by supporting acts Built To Spill, tUnE-yArDs, The Antlers, Explosions in the Sky, Best Coast, Twin Shadows, Cataldo and Unlikely Friends. Check out the full touring schedule below, with new additions in bold.Death Cab For Cutie Comes To Brooklyn: Party Like It’s 2005Death Cab For Cutie 2015 Tour Dates:04/10 – Mesa, AZ @ Quail Run Park04/23 – Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland ^04/24 – Tulsa, OK @ Brady Theatre04/27 – Atlanta, GA @ Fox Theatre ^04/29 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium ^04/30 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre ^05/01 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre ^05/02 – Minneapolis, MN @ Northrop Auditorium ^05/04 – Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater05/07 – Toronto, ON @ Sony Centre for the Performing Arts ^05/08 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis Theatre ^05/09 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre ^05/12 – Louisville, KY @ Iroquois Amphitheater ^05/13 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant06/04 – Porto, PT @ Primavera Sound06/08 – London, UK @ O2 Shepherds Bush Empire06/09 – London, UK @ O2 Shepherds Bush Empire06/10 – London, UK @ O2 Shepherds Bush Empire06/12 – Aarhus, DK @ NorthSide Festival06/13 – Oslo, NO @ Rockefeller06/14 – Bergen, NO @ Bergenfest06/15 – Stockholm, SE @ Munchenbryggeriet06/17 – Zurich, CH @ X-Tra Hotel06/19-21 – Neuhausen, DE @ Southside Festival06/19-21 – Scheessel, DE @ Hurricane Festival06.20 – Tillburg, NL @ Best Kept Secret Festival06/23 – Zagreb, CH @ inMusic Festival06/25 – Paris, FR @ Bataclan06/26 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter06/27 – Dusseldorf, DE @ Open Source Festival07/08 – Portland, OR @ McMenamins Edgefield %07/09 – Bend, OR @ Les Schwab Amphitheatre %07/11 – Berkeley, CA @ The Greek Theatre Berkeley %07/12 – Hollywood, CA @ Hollywood Bowl *07/15 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rock Amphitheatre *07/16 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Twilight Concert Series09/10 – Manchester, NH @ Verizon Wireless Arena09/11 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion &09/12 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden &09/13 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion &09/15 – Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater #09/17 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE #09/18 – Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center #09/19 – Columbus, OH @ The LC Pavilion #09/21 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live at the Moody Theater #09/25 – San Diego, CA @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre09/26 – Santa Barbara, CAR @ Santa Barbara Bowl !09/28 – Reno, NV @ Grand Sierra Theatre !09/30 – Missoula, MT @ Adams Center10/01 – Spokane, WA @ INB Performing Arts Center10/03 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre10/04 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre10/05 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre^ = w/ The Antlers% = w/ Built to Spill* = w/ tUnE-yArDs& = w/ Explosions in the Sky# = w/ Twin Shadow! = w/ Best Coast
As the Ebola outbreak winds down in West Africa, with no cases reported again last week, researchers today reported new findings about complications in survivors and about clinical trial findings for one of the candidate vaccines, ChAd3.Meanwhile, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today in its weekly update that no new cases have been reported from the outbreak region, keeping Guinea on track for being declared free of the disease on Dec 28 and Liberia on course for its anticipated Ebola-free date of Jan 14. Sierra Leone reached the end of Ebola transmission on Nov 7.In its overview, the WHO said outbreak totals are at 28,601 confirmed, probable, and suspected cases, along with 11,300 deaths.Large survivor study included detailed work-upsIn the largest study of survivors so far, a Canadian-led research team reported on 227 individuals who were treated at a specialized clinic in Sierra Leone’s Port Loko district, which was one of the hot spots during the outbreak. The group published its findings yesterday in Lancet Infectious Diseases.The clinic has provided care for 603 of Port Loko’s 661 Ebola survivors. The investigators looked at clinical and lab records from consecutive patients assessed at the clinic between Mar 7 and Apr 24. The team noted that their study is the largest so far to examine the after-effects of the disease.Each patient received a clinical evaluation that included visual acuity and slit-lamp examination. Those who had eye problems also underwent dilated fundoscopic assessment.They found that the most common conditions were joint pain (76%), new vision problems (60%), eye inflammation (18%), and hearing problems (24%). The median time between discharge from an Ebola treatment center to seeking care at the survivor clinic was 122 days.Higher Ebola viral load during acute illness was independently associated with uveitis. The researchers said the findings were similar to those of other studies but provide a more detailed look at the eye problems, which clinicians suspect are related to persistent virus in immune-protected areas or perhaps some other immune-mediated mechanism.They also said urgent eye-care services are needed for survivors and should be part of efforts to strengthen the healthcare system in West Africa in the wake of the Ebola outbreak. Researchers observed that there are only two ophthalmologists and eight mid-level ophthalmological providers in Sierra Leone’s National Eye Health Program.In a related commentary in the same issue, Luke Hunt, MBChB, and Victoria Knott, PhD, both with the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in the United Kingdom, wrote that the findings yield useful information for clinicians and service providers and support early specialized treatment for survivors.They said the findings focus attention on uncertainties about the etiology of post-Ebola uveitis, which is seen in almost a fifth of patients. More research on the mechanisms is needed to guide clinical care, the two wrote.Vaccine trial showed antibody response 6 months outThe vaccine study describes findings from a phase 1/2a clinical trial conducted in Switzerland between October 2014 and June 2015. Volunteers were divided into two groups: those who might be deployed to outbreak areas (18 subjects) and those not deployed (102 volunteers).The potentially deployed group received a single intramuscular dose of either high-dose (5 x 1010 viral particles) or low-dose (2.5 x 1010 viral particles) vaccine, whereas the other group received one of the vaccine doses or a placebo.ChAd3, which uses a modified chimpanzee adenovirus vector to deliver the Ebola virus glycoprotein, was developed by the National Institutes of Health and Glaxo Smith Kline. It is one of two Ebola candidate vaccines furthest along in clinical trials in West Africa’s outbreak region. The other, VSV-EBOV, has already shown high effectiveness and is being used in ring-vaccination strategies in all three of the outbreak countries.The trial is similar to an earlier study on the vaccine but looked at outcomes further out—at 6 months.The researchers found antibody response rates of 96% in both dosage groups, with antibodies still significantly present at 6 months. However, cell-mediated immunity was lower, ranging between 57% to 69% depending on cell type. The vaccine was safe and well tolerated, though mild to moderate systemic events were reported.The authors concluded that safety and immunity profiles for the two dose levels weren’t much different, which they said should pave the way for phase 2 and phase 3 efficacy trials in West Africa.In a related commentary, Darryl Falzarano, PhD, with the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization–International Vaccine Centre, based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, wrote that a range of vaccine options are useful for managing the Ebola threat. He said ring vaccination plays an important role but may not be as efficient as vaccinating specific populations, such as healthcare workers, before an outbreak.Falzarono said the ChAd3 adds another tool for controlling future outbreaks, but he questioned whether decisions on strategies and interventions will be made only after another outbreak starts.”The next time we face an Ebola outbreak (at least of the Zaire species) there should be something more to offer than isolation, contact tracing, and safe burials, which nevertheless will remain crucial components of outbreak response,” he wrote.See also:Dec 22 Lancet Infect Dis Ebola survivors study abstractDec 22 Lancet Infect Dis commentary extractDec 22 Lancet Infect Dis Ebola vaccine study abstractDec 22 Lancet Infect Dis commentary extractDec 23 WHO Ebola situation update
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22 February 2006French satellite systems firm Alcatel Alenia Space has signed a skills development agreement with South Africa’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to develop space science expertise in the country.Under the agreement, the CSIR and Alcatel Alenia Space will cooperate in the space domain to strengthen their respective competencies and knowledge, with the ultimate aim of contributing to socio-economic progress both in South Africa and France.Cooperation is envisaged in the areas of landcover mapping; platform development and electronics; broadband solutions via satellite; satellite navigation and transport applications; spatial data infrastructure; and development in astronomy-related initiatives.“Where human resource development is concerned, the CSIR and Alcatel have earmarked the areas of navigation, earth observation, environmental research and meteorology,” said Phil Mjwara, CSIR group executive for research and development (R&D).“Our collaboration will include R&D activities in satellite programmes, space data information systems, and customers’ requests for information, to mention but a few areas,” Mjwara said.Alcatel South Africa CEO Linda Khumalo said the agreement would “pave the way for the implementation of space projects enabling us to bridge the digital divide within Africa.”A steering committee comprising three people from the CSIR and three from Alcatel will oversee the implementation of the agreement, as well as identify projects for collaboration.The CSIR is a statutory research and development, technology and innovation institution.Alcatel Alenia Space, an affiliate of Alcatel and Finmeccanica, is a European leader in satellite systems and space technology.SouthAfrica.info reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo material
Photo: Boeing American Airlines has extended Boeing 737 MAX flight cancellations until September 3 but says it remains confident the aircraft will be recertified soon.The US carrier in April canceled about 115 MAX flights per day until August 19 because of the worldwide grounding of the MAX fleet after two fatal crashes.It said the extension until September 3 was to allow customers and staff to more reliably plan upcoming travel.READ: Passengers urged not to let MAX problems undermine trust in aviation.“American Airlines remains confident that impending software updates to the Boeing 737 MAX, along with the new training elements Boeing is developing in coordination with our union partners, will lead to recertification of the aircraft soon,” it said.“We have been in continuous contact with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT), National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and other regulatory authorities, and we are pleased with the progress to dateThe airline has been able to substitute other aircraft flights on some services previously scheduled on a MAX and says it is trying to minimize the impact on customers.American’s reservations team will contact customers still affected by the cancelations by email or telephone and passengers whose flights are canceled and who choose not to rebook are entitled to a refund.The extension is in keeping with comments late May by International Air Transport Association director general Alexandre de Juniac that he expected the grounding to last another 10 to 12 weeks.READ: IATA expects MAX groundings to last another 10 to 12 weeks.The FAA has not said when the MAX will be allowed to fly again and there has been some speculation it may not be until towards the end of the year.Airlines would prefer the recertification to be coordinated globally but worry this will not be the case.Differences between regulators have already emerged about training and several have indicated they may certify the plane themselves rather than follow the FAA’s lead.The FAA, as the regulator in the state where the aircraft was designed, is expected to go first with some other regulators tipped to follow their own procedures.De Juniac said IATA was urging regulators to have a comprehensive, consistent and credible approach and the same timeline if possible.“The alignment would be much better otherwise it will create discrepancies and … utterly useless disruptions,’’ he said, adding there needed to be “full transparency on what has been done” to restore passenger confidence about the aircraft’s safe return to service.
Couple accused of $3,000 jewelry heistInvestigators have announced that a couple accused of shoplifting $3,000 worth of jewelry from a South Carolina Walmart has been captured. Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell announced Thursday night that Jennifer Schwartz Parker, 36, of Ladson and 35-year-old Floyd Wesley Craven of Erhardt were taken into custody by deputies with the York County Sheriff’s Office. “They will be brought to Orangeburg County as soon as they have been processed in York County for potential crimes in that jurisdiction,” Ravenell said.According to investigators, the two were caught on security video entering the Orangeburg Walmart the day after Christmas. A report states video surveillance showed the couple in the jewelry area of the store where the man forced open a display and was seen placing items into the woman’s purse. Agencies around the Lowcountry are investigating similar incidents, according to the sheriff’s office. [Source: Live5 News]Perspicacious crook makes a bold attemptAn Arkansas man found an interesting way to allude authorities on an unusual shoplifting spree, according to the Rogers Police. About 8 p.m., a man in what appears to be a Walmart shirt, cap and lanyard walked out of the Walnut Street Walmart with merchandise. Despite the Walmart gear, police said the man was not a Walmart employee.- Sponsor – According to a report, Loss Prevention Associate Rashaun Casey saw a man in Walmart who pulled a tote from the shelves. Casey told police the man seemed suspicious, so she followed him. Casey watched the man head to the laundry detergent aisle, where he put several items in the tote. He then headed to the grocery, where he selected several types of alcohol, cheeses, meats and TV dinners, which he placed in his cart with the tote.He then went through the registers without paying, she said. Casey told police she and a co-manager approached the man, who took off running into the parking lot about 8:20 p.m. The man appears to be a white male with a brown beard and no mustache, with a stocky build. Anyone with information on the man is asked to call Corporal Templin at the Rogers Police Department at 479.636.4141. [Source: News5 Online]Luxury jeweler wins default judgment, permanent injunction, and monetary awardThe United States District Court for the Southern District of New York has entered a default judgment in favor of American luxury jeweler David Yurman, awarding the company $1,550,000 in aggregate statutory damages against 31 defendants who operated infringing websites selling counterfeit David Yurman jewelry. The Court also issued a permanent injunction against the defendants, and any person acting with them, from manufacturing, distributing, advertising or selling any counterfeit David Yurman products. The judgment further requires the defendants to permanently transfer the domain names of the infringing websites to David Yurman.The defendants operated a network of websites designed to appear like authorized David Yurman websites by unlawfully using the company’s trademarks and copyrighted campaign images in a deliberate attempt to deceive consumers. Having designed the infringing websites to falsely convey an affiliation with David Yurman, the defendants offered for sale counterfeit David Yurman jewelry. “We are pleased with the judgment and will continue to take aggressive action to protect our consumers, our designs and our trademarks,” said Carol Pennelli, President, David Yurman. “We will not tolerate infringers and counterfeiters in the marketplace regardless of where they operate.” [Source: CISION PR Newswire]Elusive trio of burglars in custodyAccording to Ventura County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Sgt. Jason Roberts, “several cities within Ventura County,” as well as several others throughout the Los Angeles area have been the targets of burglars victimizing retail and commercial businesses after closing hours. In spite of multiple video surveillance records clearly indicating a repeated modus operandi that featured broken windows and riffled cash registers and safes, the suspects managed to avoid being either identified or apprehended by any law enforcement agency in the area.But on January 20th, nearly two hours after midnight, a Thousand Oaks Police Department patrol unit observed “a suspicious vehicle” as it pulled to a stop at the rear of a strip mall in which all the business at the facility were closed. When the suspect car’s headlights unexpectedly dimmed, the observant deputy realized that something illicit was about to transpire.As soon as the driver of the suspect vehicle took note of the marked patrol unit, “the vehicle quickly left the area,” only to be pulled to a halt a short distance away.Inside the car were Los Angeles residents Jimmy Bass, 22, Tori Jackson, 20, and DJ Green, 19. Bass and Jackson were determined to be on probation “for previous crimes.” A search of the vehicle was immediately conducted. Inside, deputies discovered “numerous tools, clothing, gloves, cash, masks, and property,” all of which linked the three young men to multiple commercial burglaries in other jurisdictions currently under investigation. Bass, Jackson, and Green were all transported to Ventura County Jail, where they were booked on conspiracy to commit burglary. They remain in custody on a no-bail hold pending investigation into other suspected crimes outside of Ventura County. [Source: Crime Voice]Shoplifter punches LPA to assist 2 women accomplicesRyan Norton of New Haven, Connecticut was arrested and charged with robbery, larceny, conspiracy to commit larceny, and assault for an incident that took place on Oct. 5, 2018, at the Boston Post Road Target, said Milford Police Officer Joseph Dempsey. Norton is accused of assisting two women who were allegedly shoplifting at the Target at 1191 Boston Post Road, in Milford, by pushing the loss prevention associate to the ground then punching him several times, Dempsey said. The LP associate suffered minor physical injuries at the time of the incident, he added. Norton was released on a promise to appear ticket and is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 26. [Source: Daily Voice]Retail Jobs Grew Nearly 15,000 in January Over DecemberJanuary saw a surprising month-over-month gain of 17,400 jobs in sporting goods, hobby and book stores, a category that has been volatile with mostly negative job numbers, along with increases of 2,900 jobs at food and beverage stores, 2,600 at furniture stores and 1,500 at electronics and appliance stores. There were losses of 12,100 jobs at general merchandise stores, which includes department stores, and 2,700 at health and personal care product stores. Economy-wide, average hourly earnings in January were up 3 cents over December to $27.56 and up 85 cents from a year ago, a year-over-year increase of 3.2 percent. The Labor Department said unemployment was 4 percent, up from 3.9 percent in December. [Source: BusinessWire] Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox. Sign up now
LexisNexus recently conducted survey of white-collar workers in five countries (the United States, China, South Africa, United Kingdom and Australia) on the subject of information overload. According to the press release, the survey found most professionals have had an increase in information they must process since the economic downturn and that between 1/3 and 1/2 of all information they receive each day is irrelevant to their job. Also, 51% of workers spend half their work days managing and processing information rather than using that information to do their jobs. We asked last week about what enterprise 2.0 tools you use in your organizations. This week, we’d like to know how well those tools are working out for you.Digital painting by Dylan RoscoverThe survey found that Chinese employers do the most to help employees with information overload. The most common solutions requested by employees are information management training and specialized tools designed for professionals in their fields.A story by Stuff New Zealand says LexisNexus identified three main causes of information anxiety:A surfeit of informationThe lack of relevanceThe inability of organisational systems to deal with the information wellThe third is exactly the sort of thing that enterprise 2.0 technologies are supposed to address, and many attempt to address the first and second as well. But one of the most common complaints about all the new tools enterprises are adopting is that they add “just one more thing” for workers to pay attention to.We saw that many of you have implemented enterprise 2.0 technologies such as internal blogs, wikis and social networking. Are these things helping or hurting? I know there are many complexity to this question that a simple poll can’t address, such as implementation, corporate culture and the particular technologies. I’m just hoping to get a reading on how well this stuff is helping our readership overall.If there’s a particular technology you’re using that helps, please do share that in the comments. And vendors: please take this as an opportunity to learn and not to pitch solutions. Tags:#enterprise#Products IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Related Posts 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now klint finley Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…
Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid Related Posts klint finley How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Tags:#hack#Tools MapQuest, owned by AOL, has taken backseat to newer mapping services like Google Maps and Bing Maps of late. But the venerable driving directions site added some exciting new data to its open API: bike routing information. Users and developers will now be able to access routes optimized for biking through MapQuest’s Open Directions Service.When users or developers request a bike optimized route, MapQuest:Avoids roads where bicycle access in OpenStreetMap is set to falseAvoids all limited access highwaysFavors bike specific paths (road segments that have bicycle access only – no auto or pedestrian)Favors walkways with no auto accessApplies various weights to roads based on the maxspeed tag (ex. favors routes where maxspeed Bike routing commands have been added to the Open Directions Service Developer’s Guide.MapQuest began using OpenStreetMap data last summer and started a $1 million investment fund for open source mapping. Hat tip to Programmable Web 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Why You Love Online Quizzes
He could not out-pedal the law.Moberly police say they tracked down a wanted man after he tried to get away from them on a bicycle.An officer says the low-speed chase started a little after midnight Tuesday on Burkhart Street. Tony Howell allegedly pedaled thru a couple yards, then tried to run for it across Rollins Street, but was caught near Bertley St.Howell had five active warrants, including one for not registering as a sex offender in Howard County.