Today, Radiohead will make their return to Glastonbury Festival with a headlining set at the Pyramid Stage. The highly-awaited performance marks the return globally-renowned British band’s return to the UK’s most famous festival, a performance which was announced in October with a photo of the band’s bear logo emblazoned on the grass on the empty festival grounds:Radiohead have become somewhat synonymous with Glastonbury over the years. They have headlined the event twice before (in 1997 and 2003), with both sets considered to be all-time classic Glastonbury performances. They also performed a secret set at the festival’s Park Stage in 2011 when road testing the material from their album The King Of Limbs. Thom Yorke has even been known to pop up at the festival’s many smaller venues and cafes to perform DJ sets as well. The band clearly feel comfortable at Glastonbury, today’s performance promises to be a triumphant return after their last performance on the Pyramid Stage fourteen years ago.Thanks to BBC TV and BBC Radio, even those of us not in attendance will be able to enjoy the performance in real time. For those tuning in from the UK, you can watch live video of the show on BBC TV. For everyone else, you can listen to the audio stream of the concert via BBC Radio, beginning at 4:30 pm Eastern Time. You can catch the stream here. As the radio stream description explains: “Gideon Coe begins a summer of festival coverage with Radiohead live from the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival. This will be the band’s third time headlining Glastonbury, following historic stints in 1997 and 2003. Listeners will be able to experience all the excitement and build up to the set and reactions afterwards. There will also be live music from Anderson Paak and the Free Nationals, Sleaford Mods and Angel Olson will be joining Gideon for a chat in the studio after her performance on the Park Stage earlier in the evening.”The performance also comes on the same day that the band releases their new box set OKNOTOK in honor of the 20th anniversary of their critically acclaimed album OK Computer. In addition to the remastered tracks from the original album, the special edition will also include three previously unreleased tracks—“I Promise,” “Lift,” and “Man Of War”—and eight B-sides.[h/t – Pitchfork]
Jun 24, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – Only about 36% of people suffering from asthma received an influenza shot in the 2005-06 flu season, despite their increased risk for flu complications, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).In the first estimate of national flu vaccination coverage in asthma patients, the CDC found that vaccination rates were well below national public health targets for all age-groups, according to an article in the Jun 20 issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).The CDC has recommended flu shots for asthma patients ever since 1964, given their risk for complications, the report notes. It says about 22.9 million Americans, including 6.8 million children and 16.1 million adults, were reported to have asthma in 2006.The agency used the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), an ongoing, in-person interview survey of US civilians, to gather data on flu immunization in people with asthma. The 2005-06 flu season marked the first time the NHIS was able to yield an estimate of coverage in people with asthma when there was no shortage of flu vaccine.Of 15,295 participants (aged 2 years and older) in the NHIS, 1,248 had asthma and answered questions about vaccinations. Of these 1,248, 36.2% had received a shot during the flu season, as compared with 23.9% for those with no asthma.For the asthma patients, immunization was most common in the older groups: 48.6% for those aged 50 to 64 and 75.7% for those 65 and older. The coverage for asthma patients of all ages fell well short of the government’s “Healthy People 2010” goals for flu immunization: 60% for people aged 18 to 64 with high-risk conditions and 90% for everyone aged 65 and up.Vaccination coverage varied significantly with healthcare affiliation and insurance coverage. Those who had a “usual place for healthcare” had a coverage rate of 38.7%, versus only 10.4% for those without a regular provider. Similarly, vaccination coverage was 39.9% for those with health insurance, versus 14.5% for those without insurance. Coverage also varied according to income level, but did not differ significantly by race, ethnicity, or history of an asthma exacerbation within the preceding year.Although coverage was higher for asthma patients who had had more healthcare visits in the preceding year, even those with 10 or more visits had only a 50.8% vaccination rate.The findings “emphasize the need for measures to uniformly increase influenza vaccination rates among persons with asthma,” the CDC says. The agency recommends such interventions as automated reminders, standing orders, multi-component educational programs, reduction of travel distance or out-of-pocket vaccine costs, and provider performance feedback.One limitation of the survey is that it did not cover whether children being vaccinated for the first time received a second dose, as recommended by the CDC.CDC. Influenza vaccination coverage among persons with asthma—United States, 2005-06 influenza season. MMWR 2008 Jun 20;57(24):653-6 [Full text]
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has ruled out any chance of Steven Gerrard playing for the club again. Press Association But the manager said that was not a likely prospect, although he is happy to honour the agreement Gerrard had with former manager Brendan Rodgers to train at the club’s Melwood base while he is home. “I spoke with Stevie. One phone call and a few messages. He is a very nice guy I must say,” said Klopp, who has yet to meet Gerrard in person. “He’s a Liverpool legend, of course, but his contract as I know is in the USA “But now his break starts and I told him ‘When you are here of course you can come whenever you want, you can train with us if you think it is good for you. “Of course our doors are always open for him, that is clear. But nothing else. “Do you think he should play at this moment or next year. No? Why did you ask me? “Stevie has a contract with LA Galaxy, he loves this club and he is a legend and when his contract has ended we can talk about different stuff. “We will find for sure something for Stevie when he comes back and whatever he wants to do we will help him but not at this moment – we are in the middle of the season. “Everything is fine, perfect between LFC and Stevie, but I don’t know him until now and I’m looking forward to the moment we meet each other and we’ll talk about his ideas for the future, maybe, if he has some. “The door is always open. Of course.” Klopp has taken his strongest-possible side to Russia for the Europa League match against Rubin Kazan with the inclusion of youngsters, including the likes of Pedro Chirivella, Cameron Brannagan and back-up goalkeeper Ryan Fulton – kept to a minimum, although defender Connor Randall would also have travelled had he not picked up an injury in training yesterday. Klopp’s policy is different to those of predecessor Brendan Rodgers, who on the club’s only other European trip this season left six senior players at home when they flew to Bordeaux in September. Liverpool, who have had three successive 1-1 draws in Europe this season, at the very least have to avoid defeat in Kazan if they are to avoid a tricky conclusion to their Group B campaign. They currently trail leaders Sion (on seven points) by three and are ahead of Kazan by only a point with Bordeaux to follow in their final home game ahead a trip to Switzerland in December. Klopp was asked by a local journalist what he thought of the capital city of the Republic of Tatarstan. “We are not here for a visit. I hope you will see that tomorrow,” he added. “We know it will be hard tomorrow and that is why the Europa League is a very big challenge. “We are here to do our best and if we need to work hard for 95, 96 minutes then we shall do this.” Klopp is eminently quotable and he was reminded of one of his oft-repeated phrases about wanting to play “heavy metal” football at former club Borussia Dortmund when asked how he would describe Liverpool’s musical style. “The problem in my life is I say too many sh*t things,” said the German, reducing his audience to laughter. “I don’t know, we have to work to create a new kind of music but we are in a good way.” Rubin manager Valeriy Chaly has watched his opponents win their last two matches – plus drawing at home to Southampton after their 1-1 stalemate in their encounter at Anfield – and is expecting a more confident side. “I watched the game between Chelsea and Liverpool are improving with each match,” he said. “Liverpool played an aggressively, tightly compact in all areas of the field. “This is the style of Jurgen Klopp. Aggressive tough football.” However, the German would be happy to welcome him back in another capacity once his contract with Los Angeles Galaxy is over. A report suggested there was a prospect the 35-year-old midfielder, currently in the Major League Soccer off-season, could don the red shirt again after a conversation with Klopp about training with the squad now he is back in England.
In May, Everton announced they had penned a five-year sponsorship deal with SportPesa to succeed Thai brewing company Chang.“We’re pleased to have secured the biggest commercial partnership deal in the club’s history with an ambitious and growing, global company,” Everton chief executive Robert Elstone said at the time.“From the outset we have been impressed by SportPesa and the company’s plans for the future. Over the coming months and years we will be working closely to realise our ambitions together.”“We are thrilled to have secured an alignment with Everton, a club weaved prominently throughout the tapestry of world football,” added Ivo Bozukov, director of global strategy for SportPesa.SportPesa, which is looking to increase its visibility through the Premier League, is further strengthening its ties with the city of Liverpool by moving its European headquarters there.The Kenyan company were Hull City’s shirt sponsors last season, but the Tigers were relegated from the top flight at the end of the 2016-17 campaign. SportPesa also has partnerships with Arsenal and Southampton.Share on: WhatsApp Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | AFP | Wayne Rooney marked his first game back in an Everton jersey with a goal in a friendly against Kenya’s Gor Mahia in Tanzania on Thursday.England’s record goalscorer was making his first appearance since he rejoined his boyhood club from Manchester United last week on a free transfer after 13 years at Old Trafford.And Rooney delighted the crowd by scoring a superb goal from long range to help the Toffees win 2-1 in what was the first match for a Premier League side in East Africa.Youngster Kieran Dowell scored their winner.Everton are touring the region as part of their preparations for the upcoming Premier League season after signing a deal with Kenyan betting firm SportPesa to become the club’s new shirt sponsor.The Toffees received a warm welcome after arriving in Dar es Salaam on Wednesday with large numbers of Tanzanian football fans eager to greet Rooney and his new team-mates.