Jack White recently started his first hiatus from the road in a very long time. Perhaps he’s bored already, having spent time crafting a lengthy response to TIDAL critics two days ago. Now, he’s released a poem defending the “sanctity of music.”To his defense, it does genuinely seem to be an artistic endeavor, despite the Third Man Records’ site posting a statement clarifying that the poem was not at all related to the TIDAL service. Though we’re sure the value of music is on White’s mind, all things considered.Read the poem below:Music is Sacredthose of you who stand for the sanctity of musicso that its soul can breatheand be heardso that it blooms in graveyardsechoes in hotel hallwaysawakens neighbors in the nightand fills peoples minds with fireshout it out loud with whatever microphone you haveor these stones will shout for you.jump in front of demons,and stand over cowards and those who would intendto rip out your lungs and dampen your desiretell the living and the deadwhat you know in your heart to be trueand what you know your earswill forever hearthat the melody of the human raceis a song that never ends.music is sacred.jack whiteIII
Smashing Pumpkins have announced their Rock Invasion 2 tour, which will serve as a sequel to the original Rock Invasion tour from 1993.Frontman Billy Corgan noted that the shows on this tour will be more rock-based than previous performances, coinciding with a return to the band’s rougher, early-1990s style . The previous Rock Invasion tour was in promotion of the band’s 1993 breakout album, Siamese Dream, which has since gone platinum four times over. The tour begins on April 23rd at The Louisville Palace in Kentucky, and from there the band will play shows throughout the Midwest and along the East Coast into early May.Related: Billy Corgan Reveals Plans For New Smashing Pumpkins Double Album“It’s been a good while since we’ve played a straight-up, bare-knuckle rock and roll show — one that avoids little in the way of raw power,” Billy Corgan said in a statement. “So note: this tour won’t be for those faint of heart and will certainly echo the dynamic modes in which we built our live reputation.”These dates join previously-announced headlining appearances at Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis, TN on May 1st, as well as Shaky Knees Music Festival in Atlanta, GA on May 2nd. After the Rock Invasion 2 run, Smashing Pumpkins will hit the road with Guns N’ Roses to open a series of shows for them on their upcoming stadium tour.Tickets for all of the new concert dates, except for April 29th at The Rust Belt in East Moline, IL, go on sale on Friday, March 6th at 10 a.m. local time through the band’s website and Live Nation. Scroll down to see a full list of tour dates.Smashing Pumpkins Rock Invasion 2 Tour DatesApril 23 – Louisville, KY @ The Louisville Palace presented by Cricket WirelessApril 25 – Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe LiveApril 26 – Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre at Old National CentreApril 28 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman AuditoriumApril 29 – East Moline, IL @ The Rust Belt*May 1 – Memphis, TN @ Beale Street Music Festival*May 2 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Music Festival*May 3 – Hollywood, FL @ Hard Rock LiveMay 5 – North Charleston, SC @ North Charleston Performing Arts CenterMay 6 – Columbia, SC @ Township AuditoriumMay 8 – Greensboro, NC @ Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts* Non-Live Nation showsView Dates
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by Alicia Freese April 28, 2013 vtdigger.org An omnibus drug bill designed to tackle prescription drug and methamphetamine abuse is making headway in the Senate.The House passed H.522 in March. Since then three Senate committees have further honed the legislation. On Friday, the Senate Health and Welfare Committee voted out the bill, and it is expected to make a stop in Senate Appropriations before it arrives on the Senate floor this week.The House proposal launches new initiatives to stem opioid and methamphetamine abuse. H.522 sets minimum standards for doctors to consult the Vermont Prescription Monitoring System in order to ensure patients are not doctor-shopping for opiates. It also creates a monitoring system for meth precursor drugs that can be purchased at pharmacies; establishes a pilot program for wider distribution of a drug that reverses opioid overdoses; and requires the commissioner of the Department of Health to develop a statewide program for the disposal of unused prescription medicine. In addition, H.522 places more regulations on the sale of precious metals and makes it easier to crack down on drug activity that takes place on abandoned property.The Senate left most of the bill untouched, but the Judiciary Committee made several additions, including a provision that would allow doctors to prescribe methadone to drug addicts. It also calls for a 90 percent reduction in methadone clinic wait lists for patients. The Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing, and General Affairs scaled back monitoring requirements for the sale of precious metals.Sen. Richard Sears, D-Bennington, chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said the two major changes address what he saw as a major deficiency in the House bill, which did little, in his view, to expand drug abuse treatment.The Judiciary Committee added a provision that would allow doctors to prescribe Methadone for addiction treatment in an attempt to allow patients to bypass lengthy waits for the states treatment clinics.Sears says he has high hopes for this part of the bill. This would mean that my constituents who are currently driving to Greenfield, Mass., to get treatment would be able to get it in Bennington, Sears said. And thats a huge change â ¦ I dont know of any others states that have moved in this direction.Sen. Dick Sears, D-Bennington.However Jackie Corbally, the chief of treatment for the division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs (ADAP) in the Department of Health, told VTDigger its unlikely the proposed change in state statute will result in a change for Sears constituents. Thats because, while its a straightforward process to prescribe methadone for pain, doctors are encumbered by a number of state and federal regulations that prevent them from prescribing it for addiction treatment.Lifting state regulations wouldnt free the physicians from obligations under federal law, Corbally explained.The Judiciary Committees revision also calls for a 90 percent reduction in the number of patients waiting for methadone clinic treatment.Corbally said the department expects to make significant headway on addressing the wait list problem, but the 90 percent target is optimistic.We are incredibly optimistic about what this bill will do to our system as a whole, Corbally said. We feel in combination with the hub and spoke initiative we will be able to significantly address the waiting lists.The Judiciary Committee also put a three-year expiration date on the requirement that pharmacies use a free database to track purchases of precursor drugs, which can be used to manufacture meth.The sunset provision is a nod toward concerns raised by the Vermont chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. The database allows both pharmacists and law enforcement to access data on drug purchases at a nationwide level.In a memo to the Judiciary Committee, the ACLU explains, That means all the data entered at your local drugstore when you buy behind-the-counter Sudafed is instantly available to any police officer or pharmacist using the system.Sears who supports expanding law enforcement access to the Vermont Prescription Monitoring System (VPMS) said he thinks its inconsistent to allow police warrantless access to the meth database without extending the same privilege to the VPMS.A lot of people are concerned about this huge database. Heres the real incongruity. Theyll know if Im buying Sudafed they being state police but were not giving state police access to who is buying OxyContin. So theres a concern here.Allen Gilbert, executive director of the ACLU, said the database, in addition to collecting information about drug sales, also holds onto peoples personal information, including their name, address, date of birth, and ID number.Gilbert concludes in the memo, I think its accurate to say that an increasing number of Vermonters are beginning to feel that every time the state encounters a new problem, a new database is built.The chair of the Health and Welfare Committee, Sen. Claire Ayer, D-Addison, said the House bill made really good improvements to the VPMS, and her committee didnt think any changes were necessary. The House version sets up minimum mandatory requirements for doctors to register with the database.The Economic Development Committee removed another new database from the bill. This one would have tracked the sales of precious metals, in an effort to crack down on addiction-fueled thefts. The committee also lifted some of the other regulatory requirements that the House version put on pawnbrokers.Under the Senate version, pawnbrokers are no longer required to get a license and they are subject to less rigorous bookkeeping requirements.
Bar honors Rep. Kerner REP. DAVE KERNER, D-Palm Springs, center, was recently recognized by Bar leaders for his ongoing advocacy for the preservation of the judicial branch as a co-equal branch of government and his help to adequately fund the judiciary. Also pictured is Bar President-elect Ramón Abadin, left, and President Greg Coleman, right. February 1, 2015 Regular News
April 1, 2017 Regular News U. S. 11th Circuit to amend its rules Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §2071(b), notice and opportunity for comment is hereby given of proposed amendments to the Rules of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. The public comment period is from April 5 to May 5. A copy of the proposed amendments may be obtained on and after April 5 from the court’s website at www.ca11.uscourts.gov/rules/proposed-revisions. A copy may also be obtained without charge from the Office of the Clerk, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, 56 Forsyth St., N.W., Atlanta, GA 30303 (phone: 404-335-6100). Comments on the proposed amendments may be submitted in writing to the clerk at the above address, or electronically at www.ca11.uscourts.gov/rules/proposed-revisions, by May 5, 2017. U.S. 11th Circuit to amend its rules
Rubella epidemic in Japan traced to past female-only vaccination effortsJapan had 5,442 rubella cases in the first 4 months of this year, largely because past rubella vaccination programs did not target males, according to an article in today’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.The main aim of rubella vaccination is to prevent congenital rubella syndrome (CRS), which involves various birth defects in infants infected by their mothers, the article notes.Japan and several other countries that in the past targeted only girls and women for rubella vaccination have had large outbreaks among adolescent boys and young men.Rubella cases in Japan increased sharply in 2012, reaching 2,392. The increase has continued this year, with men between the ages of 20 and 39, who were not included in the initial rubella vaccination program, accounting for 68% of cases.Vaccination efforts targeting both boys and girls were strengthened starting in 2006, with the result that children under age 15 account for only 5.6% of the cases this year.The report says that countries using rubella vaccine should work to prevent outbreaks by aiming for high immunity in all age-groups and both sexes.Jun 14 MMWR articleCDC reports infection findings in tainted steroid outbreakThe US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported one more suspected infection linked to tainted injectable steroids produced by Main Street Family Pharmacy and said that skin wound tests have found bacteria and fungi in 4 of the 26 patients so far, according to an update yesterday. The number of affected states stayed at four.Most patients have had skin and soft-tissue infections following intramuscular injection of the contaminated methylprednisolone acetate. Two of the patients had Enterobacter cloacae andKlebsiella pneumoniae, one had an unidentified mixed bacterial infection, and one had a fungal finding highly suggestive of Aspergillus, according to the CDC. Further confirmation is under way.The CDC said that though bacteria and fungi have been isolated from unopened vials, it’s not possible to determine which infections are due to the contamination and which could be from other factors, such as improper handling or medication administration.CDC reminded clinicians to use individual containers of compounded or preservative-free medicine for single patients only and to promptly report any infections that might be related to a medication or device, even outside of a recognized outbreak.Jun 13 CDC outbreak updateViral pneumonia sickens 21 health workers at Chinese hospitalLocal health officials in China’s Anhui province said today that 21 healthcare workers from the same hospital in the city of Suzhou have been hospitalized with viral pneumonia, Xinhua, China’s state news agency reported.A statement from city health officials said all worked in the hospital’s respiratory care department, and none of the illnesses are critical. The first patient was a nurse who came down with a fever, cough, and headache on Jun 5. No new cases have been reported since Jun 11.The city’s disease control center is testing samples from the patients, though tests at another hospital’s lab indicate that the patients have viral pneumonia.A spokesperson from Anhui province’s health bureau told Xinhua that the illness is a common pneumonia and does not pose a public health threat.Jun 14 Xinhua storyDemocratic Republic of Congo reports yellow fever outbreakThe Democratic of Congo’s health ministry is launching a yellow fever vaccination campaign in response to an outbreak that has so far resulted in 51 suspected cases and 19 deaths in three of the country’s health zones, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today.So far six of the infections have been lab-confirmed. The index patient is a 16-year-old boy from the village of Kisengua in the northeast part of the country who got sick on Mar 1.The mass vaccination campaign starts Jun 20 and will target 503,426 people in the three health zones, the WHO said. The International Coordinating Group on Yellow Fever Provision will dispense 559,000 doses to the health ministry, which will coordinate the campaign with assistance of global health partners.The last report of yellow fever in the country was Jul 2010, according to previous WHO reports. The Republic of Congo, the DRC’s neighbor to the west, reported an outbreak in December 2012.Jun 14 WHO statement
WATERLOO, IOWA — Waterloo Industries has announced the promotion of two employees to key executive positions. Gary Marcus has been promoted to vice president, marketing and business development, and Deonna Fritz has been promoted to vice president, new product development. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Waterloo Industries manufactures tool storage products and is an operating unit of consumer products company Fortune Brands, Inc. Marcus joined Waterloo Industries as manager, marketing in August of 1999, and most recently served as director, marketing and business development. In his new role as vice president, marketing and business development, Marcus will be responsible for identifying and developing new business opportunities through global market research, analysis and strategic partnerships. He will report to Waterloo Industries President and COO Jerry Heinlen. Fritz began her career with Waterloo Industries in 1987 as an intern. Since then, she has earned several promotions to key marketing positions within the company. Her most recent position was director, sales – Sears Business Group. In her new role as vice president, new product development, Fritz will lead initiatives to identify and develop innovative new products, line extensions and differentiation strategies. Fritz will oversee the Design, Development and Product Management groups and will also report to Heinlen. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.
Golf OutingGuild Hall hosts its annual Maidstone Club Golf Outing on Thursday, October 11, from 11 AM to 8 PM. Golf at the historic, oceanfront Maidstone Club in East Hampton. The outing begins with registration and practice. At noon, lunch will be served on the Clubhouse veranda overlooking the ocean, followed by a 1 PM shotgun start to the tournament. Afterward, golfers enjoy cocktails on the Clubhouse veranda, followed by dinner and awards. For more information, contact Kristen Lee Curcie at [email protected] or 631-324-0806 ext. 24.Hamptons Ride And WineHamptons Ride and Wine, founded by i-tri board member and professional triathlete Sarah Piampiano, will offer a choice of a 25-mile or 60-mile group ride followed by a picnic lunch and wine tasting at Channing Daughters Winery in Bridgehampton on Saturday, October 13. The event is open to all. The group ride begins at 8:30 AM. For tickets, log onto www.itrigirls.org.Jelly StrongThe Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead presents Jelly Strong “Think Pink” Weekend on Saturday, October 13 and Sunday, October 14, from 10 AM to 5 PM in honor of Jelly the River Otter, who successfully overcame breast cancer. Guests who wear pink will receive 20 percent off admission. Keychains and buttons will be sold featuring Jelly, with proceeds being donated to the North Fork Breast Health Coalition. You can visit Jelly, along with her son Stark, at the Otter Falls exhibit.Pet Philanthropy CirclePet Philanthropy Circle presents its Pet Hero Awards sixth anniversary ceremony on Friday, October 19, at Gotham Hall in New York City. Join honorary chair Naomi Judd along with co-hosts David Frei and Jewel Morris. Terri, Bindi, and Robert Irwin will be receiving the Inaugural Humanitarian Family of the Year Award for their tireless commitment to saving animals across the globe. The Pet Hero Awards showcase outstanding contributions inspiring everyone to become involved in defending the rights of animals. Visit www.PetCircle.org/Tickets.Shelter Island 5KThe 19th Annual Shelter Island 5K Run/Walk, a USA track and field certified course, will be held on Saturday, October 20, at 11 AM. The race is held in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and supports the North Fork Breast Health Coalition, the Coalition for Women’s Breast Health at Southampton Hospital, and Lucia’s Angels. All proceeds go directly to patient care via these local breast health organizations. The beautiful and scenic 5K course starts on a tree-lined street with stunning fall foliage and finishes along the beautiful Crescent Beach. Visit www.shelterislandrun.com for more info.Real Men Wear PinkThis year’s Real Men Wear Pink cocktail party will be held at The Clubhouse at 175 Daniels Hole Road in East Hampton on Saturday, October 20, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. In loving memory of Teresa Montant, Cecilia Avallone Babinski, and Karin Anderson, the event features cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, raffles, and a silent auction. Money raised will benefit The Coalition for Women’s Cancers, Lucia’s Angels, and the Stony Brook Southampton Hospital’s Ellen Hermanson Foundation.Tickets are $100. Contact 631-324-0803.Sag Wag N’ WalkThe Sag Harbor Volunteer Ambulance Corps presents the Sag Wag N’ Walk dog walk on Sunday, October 21, at 9 AM at Havens Beach in Sag Harbor. Pre-register by emailing [email protected] The cost is $20; day of registration is $25. There will be pooch activities following the walk at Havens Beach.Girls Night OutGurney’s Montauk presents its annual Girls Night Out benefit on November 16. The event benefits The Coalition for Women’s Cancers at Southampton Hospital. Enjoy wine and cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, raffles, spa pampering, dancing, psychic readings, and more. Tickets start at $45. Visit www.gurneysresorts.com.Long Island Sound ChorusThe Long Island Sound Chorus will host its 2018 Membership Drive for three consecutive Wednesdays from October 10 through October 24 from 7 to 10 PM. Free vocal lessons will be given. The chorus meets at Anderson Warner Hall in Hampton Bays. For more information, call Thea at 631-267-6502 or visit www.longislandsoundchorus.org. Share
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