On Friday, it was “Fairies Wear Boots.” Saturday, “Sweet Leaf.” Sunday, “Children Of The Grave.” Last night, Widespread Panic continued their trend of covering a Black Sabbath tune in the encore, bringing out a wild debut version of “Electric Funeral” – in the middle of “Chilly Water” no less.Panic was on hand at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis, MN, playing to an enthusiastic crowd on a fall tour run that will ultimately land them in Colorado for three nights. With all eyes on the Halloween run, Panic continues to serve up fiery dishes of Southern-fried jam rock. The band has yet to repeat any songs on this tour as well, continuing to mine their deep catalog over the course of these four nights.“Let’s Get Down To Business” opened the show, before the classic Pops Staples cover “Hope In A Hopeless World” came next. The band touted out classics like “Heroes” and “Old Neighborhood,” included a great “Party At Your Mama’s House > Stop Breakin’ Down Blues” and ended the first set with “Conrad.”The band got to jamming in the second half, with “Steven’s Cat” opening and great segues like “Time Zones > Solid Rock” and a “Machine” that would ultimately lead into “Little Kin,” “Travelin’ Light,” “Barstools & Dreamers,” a mini “Drums” jam,” “Red Hot Mama” and “Fishwater.” Of course, you know the ending by now, as Panic brought out “Chilly Water” and segued into their debut of “Electric Funeral,” before returning to “Chilly Water” to end the set.In honor of the debut Black Sabbath cover, listen to the first three Sabbath tunes that the band played in Milwaukee below (though the “Fairies Wear Boots” video is actually from Austin).Fairies Wear BootsSweet LeafChildren Of The GraveYou can see the full setlist below, courtesy of PanicStream.Setlist: Widespread Panic at the Orpheum Theatre, Minneapolis, MN – 10/25/16Set 1 Let’s Get Down To Business, Hope In A Hopeless World, Heroes, Old Neighborhood, Makes Sense To Me, I’m Not Alone, Party At Your Mama’s House > Stop Breakin’ Down Blues, Conrad (60 mins)Set 2 Steven’s Cat, Wondering, Time Zones > Solid Rock, Machine > Little Kin > Travelin’ Light > Barstools & Dreamers > Mini-Drums > Fishwater > Red Hot Mama > Fishwater (80 mins)Encore Chilly Water > Electric Funeral > Chilly Water (16 mins)Notes [‘Electric Funeral’ first time played (Black Sabbath); 4th consecutive show featuring Black Sabbath in encore (Halloween theme?)]
Old Times Get an eyeful of this trio of stars! Oscar nominee Clive Owen, Olivier winner and two-time Tony nominee Eve Best and Olivier nominee Kelly Reilly met the press on August 26 at the American Airlines Theatre. The three British actors are getting ready to bow in Harold Pinter’s Old Times, directed by Douglas Hodge (who won a Tony Award for his turn in the 2010 revival of La Cage aux Folles). Old Times, which is about a married couple visited by an old friend, begins previews on September 17 with opening night slated for October 6 at the American Airlines Theatre. View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Nov. 29, 2015 Related Shows
Frederick Hayden, MD, an antiviral expert with the World Health Organization, told the CP that the study’s findings on the benefits of later antiviral treatment were compelling. “It’s clear from this experience now that there seems to be a benefit, even with later treatment,” he said. The Toronto-based researchers reviewed medical data from 327 adults who were hospitalized for laboratory-confirmed influenza between January 2005 and May 2006 to explore how antiviral medications influenced the patients’ treatment outcome. The study was funded by a grant from Hoffman-La Roche, the maker of the antiviral drug oseltamivir (Tamiflu), but the authors state the company had no role in designing, conducting, or reporting the study. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) classifies people aged 65 and older among the groups vulnerable to serious complications of influenza. In the United States each year, seasonal influenza is linked to about 200,000 hospitalizations and 36,000 deaths, according to a Nov 12 press release from the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), which publishes CID. The researchers found that antiviral medications reduced the risk of death by 79% (odds ratio, 0.21; 95% confidence interval, 0.06 to 0.80). The treatment did not reduce the length of hospital stay, however. The standard advice about antiviral treatment for flubased on previous studies involving relatively young, otherwise healthy adultsis that it must begin within 48 hours after onset of symptoms to be effective. But the new findings, published in the early online Dec 15 edition of Clinical Infectious Diseases (CID), suggest the virus may behave differently in an older, sicker population, giving antiviral medications a role later in the illness course. Thirty-two percent (106) of the patients were prescribed antiviral drugs; three received amantadine and 103 got oseltamivir. Of the 100 patients for whom more detailed oseltamivir treatment data was available, 71 were treated starting more than 48 hours after their flu symptoms began. The finding that antiviral treatment begun more than 48 hours after symptom onset was beneficial for older patients does not contradict other findings that for otherwise healthy adults the drugs are effective only when given sooner, the researchers write. A robust immune response in healthy patients quickly clears the virus from the body, and late antiviral treatment isn’t helpful. “However, patients with severe immunocompromise may not control viral replication for many days, and little is known about the time course of viral load in older patients at risk of influenza complications,” the authors report. CDC information on seasonal influenzahttp://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease.htm They conclude that their findings support the use of antiviral medications in hospitalized patients, but McGeer, in the IDSA press release, said the drugs should be prescribed only when patients really need them. “As with antibiotics, there is a risk for selection for antiviral resistance, and it is important to use the medications only where there is a clear benefit,” she said. Anne Moscona, MD, an antiviral expert at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City, said the CID study findings have the potential to change how physicians manage flu patients, according to a report today by the Canadian Press (CP). “I think this could be a real advance,” Moscona told the CP. CDC information on antiviral treatment for fluhttp://www.cdc.gov/flu/professionals/antivirals/index.htm McGeer A, Green KA, Pleveshi A, et al. Antiviral therapy and outcomes of influenza requiring hospitalization in Ontario, Canada. Clin Infect Dis 2007;45(15 Dec) [Full text] The authors of the CID study say the rates of disease they found varied by medical facility and that the number of lab-confirmed flu cases was lower than what they had expected for the number of hospital admissions and population size. Nov 14, 2007 (CIDRAP News) Adults who are hospitalized with serious seasonal influenza infections are more likely to survive if they receive antiviral medications, and older patients may benefit even if treatment is delayed until more than 48 hours after their first symptoms, according to a new study by Canadian researchers. More physicians should be testing for influenza and prescribing antiviral treatment when they find it in hospital patients, she said in the CP report. McGeere said her team’s findings don’t diminish the importance of flu vaccination. “Considerable morbidity and mortality due to influenza remain. We needand people are working onbetter vaccines,” McGeer said. “Until we get them, we can help people by diagnosing and treating disease.” “Influenza causing hospital admission is more common than most people think,” said the study’s lead author, Allison McGeer, MD, in the IDSA press release. “We will save lives if we recognize and appropriately treat influenza in patients being admitted to the hospital.” Among the study group, 75% (245) of patients had an underlying chronic illness and 71% (216) had received their annual their annual flu vaccine. The median age of the patients was 77 years (range, 15 to 98). Moscona told the CP, “If we test more, we’ll identify more, and people will get more antivirals as opposed to antibiotics.” See also:
Pension funds would have to carry out “due diligence” in relation to environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) factors under amendments to a European Commission proposal that have been tabled by the politician leading the European Parliament’s response.According to Paul Tang, a Dutch national in the parliament’s socialists and democrats group, due diligence means “an ongoing process through which investors identify, avoid, mitigate, account for and communicate about how actual or potential adverse ESG factors and risks are integrated in investment decision-making and risk management systems”.Tang is the “rapporteur” on the Commission’s proposal for a regulation “on disclosures relating to sustainable investments and sustainability risks”, which is part of the implementation of its sustainable finance action plan. He is responsible for leading on the development of the parliament’s position on the Commission’s proposal within the committee on economic and monetary affairs (ECON).Under Tang’s version of the Commission’s proposal, investors would have to carry out due diligence in line with recommendations set out under the OECD’s “guidelines for multinational enterprises”. Tang’s proposed legislative text states that by carrying out due diligence in the prescribed way, investors would “not only be able to avoid negative impacts of their investments on society and the environment, but also avoid financial and reputational risks, respond to expectations of their clients and beneficiaries, and contribute to global goals on climate and sustainable development”.“In doing so, financial market participants will be obliged to move beyond a merely financial understanding of their investor duties,” the text added. The due diligence processes would have to be published on investors’ websites.More specific obligations – such as minimum standards – would be set out under so-called delegated acts to be adopted by the Commission, according to Tang’s proposal.Member consultation, executive pay Source: PVDAPaul Tang MEPThe member of the European Parliament (MEP) has also proposed that pension funds be required to actively consult beneficiaries when deciding what investments would be in their “best interests”.“Without prejudice to the discretion for trustees or responsible appointees for final choice of investment strategy, and in accordance with due diligence processes… the ‘best interest’ of beneficiaries is to be determined in active consultation with beneficiaries,” Tang wrote.Under Tang’s proposal, this requirement would be introduced by way of an amendment to the prudent person rule set out in IORP II, the revised EU pension fund directive that member states have until mid-January to implement.Proposed changes to pension fund regulations in the UK in relation to members’ views have caused concern at the country’s pension fund association. In the EU context, PensionsEurope and some other industry associations have been critical of calls for pension funds to be required to seek members’ views. The MEP has also proposed more demanding requirements in relation to the pay policies of financial market participants, saying they should be used “as a mechanism to avoid unwanted sustainability risks and to encourage sustainable investments”.Under his version of the regulation, executive directors of financial market participants would be required to “set out sustainable investment targets of minimum 50%” when establishing performance measurement criteria for variable pay.The targets could be based on achieving objectives in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.Under’s Tang’s version of the Commission’s legislative proposal, financial market participants would also face broader disclosure requirements.Other members of the European Parliament’s ECON committee have until 19 September to table their own amendments to the Commission’s proposal. The MEPs will then negotiate on the committee’s position, with a vote scheduled to take place on 5 November.