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first_imgAfter years of waiting–and a slew of James Murphy Facebook soliloquies about recording status and ticketing controversies—LCD Soundsystem has officially announced their new album, American Dream, and a substantial run of worldwide tour dates in its support. American Dream will be released on September 1st, 2017 via DFA/Columbia Records. It marks their first new studio release since 2010’s This Is Happening, and will include the previously released singles “call the police” and title track “american dream.” You can listen to “american dream” and “call the police” below:Watch LCD Soundsystem Perform Two New Songs On Saturday Night LiveIn addition to the official plans for their album, the Brooklyn band has announced a lengthy international tour behind the album, adding to their ongoing run at Brooklyn Steel (which was announced  last week with little notice and assured by Murphy to be “just some gigs“). The tour will see the band play extensively throughout the fall and winter following the album’s September release, This summer, they’ll headline festivals like Ottawa Bluesfest, Pitchfork Music Festival, and Forecastle Music Festival, in addition to their previously announced set at Fuji Rock Festival. You can see a full list of LCD tour dates below:LCD Soundsystem 2017 Tour Dates:06/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel06/20 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel06/21 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel06/23 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel06/24 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel07/12 – Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Bluesfest07/14 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival07/15 – Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival07/23 – Byron Bay, AU @ Splendour in the Grass07/28-30 – Niigata Prefecture, JP @ Fuji Rock Festival09/08 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega09/09 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega09/11 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso09/12 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso09/13 – Paris, FR @ L’Olympia09/14 – Paris, FR @ L’Olympia09/16 – Manchester, UK @ The Warehouse Project09/17 – Manchester, UK @ The Warehouse Project09/19 – Glasgow, UK @ Barrowland Ballroom09/22 – London, UK @ Alexandra Place10/17 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem10/21 – Atlanta, GA @ Roxy Theatre10/22 – Atlanta, GA @ Roxy Theatre10/25 – Miami, FL @ James L. Knight Center Theater10/27 – New Orleans, LA @ Voodoo Music Experience10/30 – Dallas, TX @ The Bomb Factory10/31 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater11/03 – Detroit, MO @ Masonic Temple11/09 – St. Paul, MN @ Roy Wilkins Auditorium11/11 – Broomfield, CO @ 1st Bank Center11/14 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium11/17 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium11/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium11/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium11/20 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium11/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium12/02 – Montreal, @ QC @ Bell Arena12/03 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre12/05 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore12/06 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore12/08 – Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena12/11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel12/12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel12/14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel12/15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel12/17 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel12/18 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel12/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel12/21 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel12/22 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel12/23 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steellast_img read more

first_img The plan, intended to replace the existing one published in 2005, aims to present “simpler and more precise definitions” of the six pandemic phases and groups them to emphasize planning and preparedness considerations. The draft also defines “post-peak” and “possible new wave” phases. The agency says it is revising its guidance to reflect scientific advances and increased practical experience in responding to human and avian influenza since 2005. Events have included the development of national antiviral stockpiles, the approval of some H5N1 vaccines, the launch of efforts to create an international H5N1 vaccine stockpile, advances in understanding of past pandemics, and more knowledge of possible control strategies, the WHO said in a July statement on the drafting process. The WHO is seeking comments on the draft and plans to publish the final version in December. Interested people can request a copy through the WHO Web site; to file comments, they must fill out a “declaration of interest” form. Comments must be submitted by Nov 3. Components of preparedness, responseThe guidance lays out five components of preparedness and response to describe actions in each phase of a pandemic: (1) planning and coordination, (2) situation monitoring and assessment, (3) communications, (4) reducing the spread of disease, and (5) ensuring continuity of healthcare provision. This list differs slightly from the list in the existing guidance: (1) planning and coordination, (2) situation monitoring and assessment, (3) prevention and containment, (4) health system response, and (5) communication. Oct 24, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) has drafted a revised pandemic influenza preparedness plan that updates the definitions of pandemic phases and puts more emphasis on the social and economic effects of a global epidemic, among other changes. The WHO plans to publish a collection of “supporting technical documents” with the final guidance, one of which will cover non–health sector preparedness. Others will cover disease-control measures, outbreak communications, surveillance, laboratory preparedness, and healthcare surge capacity. Tools such as checklists, training manuals, and a handbook for the public will also be published. Changes in the phase definitions are clearest for phases 1, 5, and 6, with lesser changes in the other phases. In the existing guidance, phase 1 is defined as a time when, though no new flu viruses have been found in humans, a flu virus that has caused human infection “may be present in animals,” but the risk of human infection is considered low. In the new draft, the phase 1 definition states simply: “No animal influenza virus known to have caused infection in humans has been identified in animals.” All of society should prepareAnother feature of the draft guidance is an emphasis on the principle that all of society, not just the health sector, should prepare for a pandemic. “In the absence of early and effective planning, societies may experience social and economic disruption, significant threats to the continuity of essential services, lower production levels, distribution difficulties and shortages,” it states. Similarly, the new phase 6 definition uses a specific geographic criterion, this one signaling intercontinental spread. Whereas the existing guidance defines this phase only as “increased and sustained transmission among the general population,” the draft defines it as featuring a virus that “has caused clusters of disease in at least two of the following geographical regions: Africa, Asia, Europe, Americas, and Oceania.” Phase 3 as defined in the current guidance—the phase the WHO puts us in now—is described as “human infections with a new subtype, but no human-to-human spread, or at most rare instances of spread to a close contact.” In the draft, this changes to: “An animal or hybrid animal-human influenza virus has caused sporadic cases or small clusters of disease in people but has not resulted in human-to-human transmission sufficient to cause community level outbreaks.” Also, practical experience in pandemic planning and in responding to avian flu outbreaks in the past 3 years has led to “a greater recognition that pandemic preparedness planning requires the involvement of both health and non-health sectors,” the agency said. For example, it says, “If the electricity and water sectors are not able to maintain services, there will be grave implications for the ability of the health sector to function.” However, “It is important to stress that the phases do not represent an epidemiological prediction,” the document states. It is possible, in other words, to have early specific threats that do not lead to a pandemic; it is also possible for the first outbreaks of a pandemic to occur in such a way as to skip some intermediate phases. Many of the recommended activities within the various components are the same or similar between the existing and draft guidance, but some differ. For example, for containment efforts during phase 4, the draft advises affected countries to “engage in rapid containment operations in collaboration with WHO and the international community,” among other steps. The corresponding section in the existing document does not mention rapid containment operations, saying only that countries should “implement appropriate interventions identified during contingency planning, and consider any new guidance provided by WHO.” The guidance links the various phases to various responses by countries. However, it says the decision on when to start production of a pandemic vaccine will not be dictated by the phase: “The decision to recommend a switch to pandemic vaccine production will be made independently of phase changes. The ability to act promptly in such situations will depend entirely on access to viruses shared through the WHO Global Influenza Surveillance Network (GISN), highlighting the paramount importance of international cooperation in this area.” The guidance says that “non-health” sectors of society should plan for the likely impacts on businesses, schools, and other organizations; establish policies to be used during a pandemic; allocate resources to protect employees and customers; and educate employees. For phase 5, the draft guidance uses a more specific geographic criterion than the existing document. The existing guidance speaks of larger case clusters but ones still confined to a localized area, suggesting that the virus is not yet fully transmissible. The draft document defines phase 5 as featuring a virus that “has established human-to-human transmission in two or more non-contiguous countries in one geographical region.” A phase is not a predictionEach phase is linked to an “estimated probability of a pandemic” in the draft guidance, unlike in the current version. The probability is listed as “uncertain” for phases 1, 2, and 3, and rises for the remaining steps. The draft guidance for the first three phases incorporates the WHO’s existing recommendations on several topics: actions by individuals and households; actions at the societal level, including international travel measures; antivirals and other pharmaceuticals; and vaccines. The draft also defines three more phases after phase 6, none of which is numbered: the “post-peak period” (cases in most countries have dropped from peak levels), a “possible new wave” (flu activity is rising again), and the “post-pandemic period” (cases have returned to the normal range for seasonal flu). The vaccine section notes that the WHO currently makes no recommendations “either supporting or opposing the stockpiling of new influenza vaccines by a country for use either prior to a pandemic or during its early stages [prepandemic vaccines]. A well-matched pandemic vaccine will only be available after the pandemic influenza virus is identified.” While granting that the socioeconomic effects of a pandemic may be major, the WHO says it will measure pandemic severity on the basis of direct health impacts: “Societal and economic effects may be highly variable and dependent upon multiple factors (including the effects of the media and the underlying state of preparedness). WHO will instead assess pandemic severity based on primarily measurable effects on health.” Pandemic phasesThe draft guidance has six main pandemic phases, like the 2005 version. “However, the grouping and description of pandemic phases have been revised to be simpler, more precise and based upon verifiable phenomena rather than inference,” the document states.last_img read more

first_img“We’ve taken preventive measures. Alhamdulillah [thank God] the situation is now under control,” Sabrar said.Read also: Military personnel allegedly attack a police headquarters in North Sumatra, injuring sixSabrar also said the assault did not represent the actions of the TNI.”As an institution, it is our duty to maintain solidarity and synergy,” he said.Sabrar explained that the incident started on Thursday afternoon when several police officers were controlling traffic on the trans-Sumatra road at Silangkitang village in North Tapanuli, following a truck accident in the area.A minibus carrying military personnel from Yonif 123/Rajawali forced its way through the police barricade. The police officers responded by trying to stop the minibus and a dispute ensued.”Our personnel were in a hurry so they drove against the traffic, that was the cause of the misunderstanding. Hearsay about the dispute then provoked other personnel, resulting in the attack on the police station,” said Sabrar, adding that he had reported the assault to his superiors.He also claimed that he had instructed the perpetrators to apologize to the victims and repair any damage from the attack on the Pahae Julu Police station.North Sumatra Police chief Insp. Gen. Martuani Sormin Siregar said he hoped no such incident would recur in the future, and that both personnel of the National Police and the TNI could strengthen their solidarity. “Such an incident should never happen again in the future. I hope we can strengthen the solidarity between the TNI and the National Police. We may have different uniforms but we both serve Indonesia,” Murtani said. (nal) Topics : Bukit Barisan Military Command (Kodam) 1 has removed Capt. Ridwan, company commander of Infantry Battalion (Yonif) 123/Rajawali, from his post following an attack on Pahae Julu Police station in North Tapanuli regency, North Sumatra.Commander of Bukit Barisan Kodam 1 Maj. Gen. Sabrar Fadhilah said the decision to remove Ridwan from his position showed the Indonesian Military’s (TNI) commitment to punishing its members who commit crimes or breach discipline.”Do not doubt [our commitment], we will definitely enforce disciplinary sanctions on our military personnel who are found guilty [of misbehavior],” Sabrar said during his visit to Pahae Julu Police headquarters on Sunday.center_img Sabrar said Second Sgt. Salahuddin Hasibuan would replace Ridwan in the position of commander of Yonif 123/Rajawali.During his visit, Sabrar also handed over aid to seven victims of the assault, which comprised six police officers and one civilian.”I’m sorry for the incident. I apologize, I hope such an incident will never happen again,” he said.He said Bukit Barisan Kodam 1 and the North Sumatra Police had cooperated to make sure that the assault would not cause further trouble.last_img read more