Greensky Bluegrass announced the lineup of performers for the 2019 installment of their Camp Greensky Music Festival on Friday. The multi-day festival will take place at the Hoxeyville Festival Grounds at Manistee National Forest in Wellston, Michigan for its second year on June 6th, 7th, and 8th, 2019.The 2019 edition of Greensky’s three-day music event will feature performances from Del & Dawg (Del McCoury and David Grisman), reggae artist Stephen Marley, frequent Greensky tourmate Billy Strings, Hiss Golden Messenger, Circles Around The Sun, and Ghost Light, just to name a few.Other artists listed on the event’s 2019 poster include the Rebirth Brass Band, Bombino, The Lil Smokies, Lindsay Lou, Joshua Davis, Domonic & Rachael Davis, and Seth Bernard. Greensky Bluegrass will also deliver headlining performances on all three nights of the event, along with the presumable addition of some special guests throughout the weekend. Last year’s event featured memorable sit-in performances from artists ranging from Marco Benevento to Phish’s Mike Gordon, so attendees should be ready for more epic live collaborations when the festival returns later this year.Fans who didn’t make it to last year’s inaugural event can check out the video below for the visually-stimulating festival recap.Camp Greensky – 2018 Recap [Video: Greensky Bluegrass]Fans can click here for information on tickets, which are on sale now.
Diagnosing Ebola in minutes Between 1976 and 2012, Ebola outbreaks claimed approximately 1,600 lives. But the most recent outbreak of 2013–14, which consumed the coast of West Africa and spread to the U.S. and Europe, claimed more than 11,000. Why was this Ebola outbreak so different?“If you look at what happened in this global catastrophe, it was completely preventable,” said Ashish Jha, M.D. ’97, M.P.H. ’04, the K.T. Li Professor of International Health, a practicing physician of internal medicine in the VA Boston Healthcare System, and director of the Harvard Global Health Institute. “We knew something like this was going to happen, we had systems in place to prevent it, and they all failed.”Jha spoke at the Harvard Ed Portal on Nov. 5 as part of the Faculty Speaker Series. The lecture featured material from Jha’s edX online course, PH557x, “Lessons from Ebola: Preventing the Next Pandemic,” which begins Dec. 3.To understand how the global health infrastructure failed, Jha said, it is important to first understand how the disease is spread.“Ebola is a disease you contract by caring for people with Ebola,” he said. “When a child gets sick, a parent’s instinct is to hold them; thus, parents get sick. Ebola is a caregivers’ disease and affects entire families.”The most recent outbreak is believed to have started with a 2-year-old child named Emile in Guinea, West Africa. Emile’s village, Meliandou, is located near the borders of Sierra Leone and Liberia, which allowed the virus to travel across borders and into cities quickly.Different parts of the world also had vastly different treatment options. Despite the best efforts of one of the only groups to treat the disease at the onset of the pandemic, Doctors Without Borders, Ebola killed 70 percent of those treated in Africa. Outside of Africa, in the same time period, Ebola killed 20 percent of those treated. The likelihood of death from Ebola was largely determined by where a person was infected and where they received treatment.In many ways, Jha said, “we got lucky. If this had been a different virus, it could have been dramatically worse.” For example, Jha noted, Ebola isn’t an airborne disease and it’s not that infectious. He argued that the death count could have been close to zero if the organizations involved had made different choices. “The countries didn’t have the proper resources,” Jha said. He highlighted that, while critical, it is not just about treating individual patients. “The World Health Organization [WHO] mostly downplayed the outbreak, and when the WHO said [Ebola] might be getting out of control, the leadership of the countries involved asked them not to do so. Why? Because of how it would look in the public eye.“It’s never just one entity that creates a situation like this, but multiple entities creating a terrible situation,” he said. “If the world had responded differently in June 2014, we would be talking about a thousand deaths rather than 11,000.”Last fall, it became clear to Jha and other leaders that the response had been a disaster. Julio Frenk, then dean of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, worked with Jha and Suerie Moon to pull together a task force. Their goal was to better understand what had happened and how to prevent it from happening again. The task force’s findings will be published in The Lancet on Nov. 23. (Moon is research director and co-chair of the Forum on Global Governance for Health at the Harvard Global Health Institute, among other positions. Frenk is currently the president of the University of Miami.)“It became clear to us that no one else was going to do it,” Jha said. “No one else was going to do an honest assessment of what went wrong.”An important insight for Jha, he said, was the realization that “the university is a voice for civil society. There is no other obvious choice. Institutions and universities like Harvard have to be the independent voice of the citizenry. What is clear to me is that containing the next epidemic will require getting in front of the policymakers and for universities to take a leadership role.”The report is made up of contributions from practitioners and experts in the field. This approach allowed Jha, and the task force, to pull together diverse insights on what actually happened and how we might do better next time.The event spoke to the world’s continuous global health challenges, said Rob Lue, the faculty director of the Harvard Ed Portal and of HarvardX, professor of the practice of molecular and cellular biology, and the Richard L. Menschel Faculty Director of the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning.“How the world responded to the most recent Ebola crisis obviously shapes how we’ll respond to other outbreaks and pandemics in the future,” Lue said.“Professor Jha has a unique insight into what we learned, and what we can — and should — do differently going forward,” Lue continued. “His ability to look at the epidemic through international, national, and local lenses will be invaluable to our hospitals, our policymakers, and anyone interested in safeguarding themselves.”Register for Jha’s HarvardX course by clicking here. The course, which is free, begins Dec. 3. New test, successful in field trial, may prove game-changer for treatment, containment Related
Star Files Related Shows View Comments Hamilton from $149.00 Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Kids Have a Shot to See Hamilton20,000 NYC public school students will be in the room where it happens! The Rockefeller Foundation has donated $1.46 million to allow kids to see Wednesday matinees at Broadway hit Hamilton for just $10. Those attending through the scheme will even have a chance to interact with members of the cast! “It is a dream come true to have a program like this exist in connection to Hamilton,” said creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda in a statement. “I’m hopeful that the stories it will inspire in them will change our lives in ways we can’t even anticipate.”Boublil & Schönberg to Be Honored at Carnegie HallLegendary Les Miz and Miss Saigon scribes Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg will be celebrated on May 2, 2016 at a Carnegie Hall gala evening. A concert with the New York Pops is set to be followed by a dinner dance at the swanky Mandarin Oriental New York. No word yet on the event’s guest artists, but music director Steven Reineke assures us that they will be “incredible.”A Christmas Carol Heads Off-BroadwayChristmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a bah humbug or two! A new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol will play a limited holiday engagement December 16 through December 23 at the Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row. Co-directed by Adam (who will also play Scrooge) and Andrea Daveline, seven performers will bring 57 classic characters to life (or death) in the off-Broadway production.Laura Benanti Turns Evil in Supergirl’s Super StartSupergirl debuted to sky high ratings on October 26! The new CBS series, which stars Melissa Benoist in the title role, alongside Broadway faves Laura Benanti and Jeremy Jordan, landed a massive 12.94 million total viewers. It was this fall’s biggest premiere audience, both overall and in the all-important 18-49 demo. Check out a brand new trailer for the season below and—spoiler alert—turns out that Benanti will be tapping her dark side in future episodes… Laura Benanti
South Korean police are seeking an arrest warrant for the Chairman of Hanjin Group, Cho Yang-ho, Reuters reports citing police officials.Hanjin Group is a holding company comprising the defunct shipping company, Hanjin Shipping, and Korean Air airline.The arrest is being sought on the grounds of an alleged breach of trust.Namely, an investigation reportedly found that the funds of Korean Air have been used for private purposes by Cho, including renovation of his home. As informed, Cho denies the claims.Cho has presided over Hanjin Shipping during its demise, which has had a ripple effect on the container shipping business.To remind, the former South Korean shipping giant Hanjin Shipping was officially declared bankrupt by the Seoul Central District Court on February 17, less than six months after it first filed for court receivership, ending its 40-year history.A bankruptcy trustee was appointed to lead the sale of Hanjin’s remaining assets to pay off debts.Six of Hanjin’s former ships were sent to scrapyards, while the others were taken over by other carriers.World Maritime News Staff
US-based Philly Shipyard reported a net income of USD 68 million for the full year 2017, compared to a net income of USD 38.7 million posted a year earlier.The shipyard’s 4Q 2017 net income also rose to USD 31.5 million from USD 19.3 million seen in the same quarter of 2016.Philly Shipyard achieved record high revenues and profits in 2017. Operating revenues and other income in 2017 ended at USD 615.8 million, compared to operating revenues and other income of USD 233.6 million in 2016. As explained, the main drivers of the record high revenues were the deliveries of three product tankers to Kinder Morgan, as well as continued progress on two containerships for Matson.In November 2017, the shipyard delivered the final vessel of a series of four product tankers to Kinder Morgan, as assignee of Philly Tankers. With this delivery, Philly Tankers divested all of its shipping assets and intends to initiates a liquidation process promptly, Philly Shipyard said.At the end of the fourth quarter of 2017, Philly Shipyard was building two containerships under contract with Matson. As informed, the boxships are 54% complete.Earlier this year, Philly Shipyard and shipping company TOTE announced they will not extend their letter of intent for a containership project.The shipbuilder said the delay has caused “a slowdown of various departments.” Following the breach of the contract, Philly Shipyard plans to temporarily cease certain operations and place some employees in a layoff status.“Philly Shipyard has reduced and will continue to adjust its workforce in line with its backlog,” according to Philly Shipyard.The shipbuilder also said it is exploring alternatives in order to secure contracts and financing for these vessels.As of December 31, 2017, Philly Shipyard had an order backlog of USD 187.7 million.
highlights AB de Villiers holds the record for fastest 50, 100 and 150.South Africa has never reached the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup.South Africa have lost their first three games in the World Cup for the first time. Speaking to ESPNCricinfo, Zondi said that the selection of AB de Villiers would have been unfair on the players who have been performing since his retirement and added he did not fulfil the criteria of not playing enough domestic or international cricket during that period.In a shock move in 2018, de Villiers announced on his Twitter page that he had announced his retirement. “After 114 Test matches, 228 ODI’s and 78 T20 Internationals, it is time for others to take over. I have had my turn, and to be honest, I am tired. This is a tough decision, I have thought long and hard about it and I’d like to retire while still playing decent cricket. After the fantastic series wins against India and Australia, now feels like the right time to step aside. It would not be right for me to pick and choose where, when and in what format I play for the Proteas. For me, in the green and gold, it must be everything or nothing. I will always be grateful to the coaches and staff of Cricket South Africa for their support through all these years. The most important thank you goes out to all of my teammates throughout my career, I wouldn’t be half the player that I am without the support throughout the years,” de Villiers said at that time.De Villiers will continue playing freelance Twenty20 cricket and will join Middlesex in the Twenty20 Blast in England while for Royal Challengers Bangalore, he smashed 442 runs at 44.20 in the recent IPL and is also planning a stint in the Big Bash League.Recently, de Villiers made some controversial statements by saying the IPL was better than the World Cup and he also opened up on how he was criticised for picking and choosing his matches. “I know I am sitting in India and busy playing in the IPL, so it’s easy to say. But I have played in quite a few (tournaments) now across the world. I think it’s better than the World Cup. I was labelled as a guy who is picking and choosing when I was playing and when not. So I got quite a lot of criticism from back home, which also played a role in me retiring. And it was difficult for me to then go ‘Hey, but I’ll still play the World Cup’. It’s that picking and choosing thing again, and it’s quite arrogant to do something like that. But as they say, you can’t have your bread buttered on both sides,” de Villiers said.South Africa is facing a dire situation in the World Cup. They may have to win all their remaining six matches in order to stay in contention for the semi-final but a loss in their next game against West Indies could spell the end of their campaign. New Delhi: South Africa are enduring a terrible time in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash. They lost their opening game to England by 104 runs and were humbled by both Bangladesh and India in their next two games. They are low on confidence and have not been helped by injuries to their key players, including their ace pacer Dale Steyn who has been ruled out of the tournament due to a shoulder injury. Fans of South Africa cricket have been vocal about the team’s performance on social media, with some calling for the return of AB de Villiers, their star batsman and former captain back in the side. However, a report has emerged that is bound to send shockwaves in the South Africa team in the World Cup.According to a report on ESPNCricinfo, AB de Villiers, who had retired in May 2018, had apparently made an effort to come out of international retirement and make himself available for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Before the selection of the South Africa squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup in April 2019, de Villiers had approached head coach Ottis Gibson, skipper Faf du Plessis and convenor of selectors Linda Zondi expressing his desire to come out of retirement. However, the report said de Villiers’ suggestion was ‘not even considered’. For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
Jolene Anderson may have set UW’s all-time scoring record with her 18-point performance Wednesday night against Indiana, but for the senior, it was simply a matter of too little too late.Not for the game mind you, which the Badgers won 81-51, but for what should have been the highlight season of her career.Though she’ll probably hold the scoring record, as well as several others, for some time, the shockingly poor play of the Badgers in her final season will forever tarnish what would otherwise have been the cherry on top of an extraordinary career.Consider the man who Anderson surpassed with her 2,217th point, Wisconsin’s previous scoring champion, Alando Tucker. Tucker broke the mark last year, a season in which the team excelled, at one point earning a No. 1 national ranking and earning a No. 2 seed for the NCAA Tournament. Leading the Badgers to new heights only furthered the legend of Tucker and his scoring.Anderson, however, despite playing on a team that finished as the runner-up of the postseason NIT and didn’t lose anyone from a year ago, will have to pull off a miracle in the Big Ten Championship just to sneak in to the Big Dance and will instead be brought down by the performance of her team.It would be unfair to pin UW’s struggles this year entirely on Anderson, but as an All-American candidate she must certainly bear some brunt of the blame. Expectations might have been high, but they weren’t unrealistic. It wouldn’t have taken a Final Four appearance to satisfy fans, but a bottom four Big Ten finish doesn’t quite cut it, either.This isn’t Dan Marino never winning a Super Bowl or Charles Barkley never winning an NBA title mind you, this is one of the greatest players in the program’s history entering the season with a team picked to finish second in the conference and then going out and losing six of its first seven Big Ten games.Yes, the team has made improvements and, yes, a tournament bid is still a possibility, albeit an outside one. But it will take an incredible effort down the stretch to turn this season into something other than one of unfulfilled potential and dashed hopes.As it is, it?s hard enough for a female athlete to earn recognition at a school dominated by male sports. Sara Bauer was the Jolene Anderson of women’s hockey, with a couple of NCAA championship rings to boot, and she garnered about as much attention last season as a backup offensive lineman.Anderson crossed over, though, making herself known across campus, but her team couldn’t live up to the expectations she brought with her.Now there won’t be another Jolene Anderson for a long time. While freshmen Lin Zastrow and Tara Steinbauer have shown potential in their first year, neither one comes close to the 17.8 points per game Anderson averaged in the 2004-05 season on her way to winning Big Ten Freshman of the Year honors. The guard from Port Wing, Wis., may not be a once-in-a-lifetime player, but there isn’t one of her in every recruiting class and as her career winds down, it deserves attention.And that?s what makes it strange that Wednesday’s game should have been important for reasons that extend beyond Anderson. It makes sense that the program’s premier player would be the biggest storyline on Wednesday, but it shouldn’t have been the only one. Wisconsin should have been cementing its place atop the Big Ten last night, they should have made a case to jump another couple of spots in the polls, and the scoring record should have been a side note. Instead, Anderson was the story of the game.Forgive me then when I say the accomplishment and the recognition it brings with it, while very deserved, is less then satisfying.Mike is a sophomore majoring in political science. If you’d like to share your comments on Anderson or other people that have parody songs about them, he can be reached [email protected]
Thousands of friends, family and guests of the 2014 graduating class gathered in front of Doheny Library last Friday morning for the 131st Annual Commencement Ceremony.Trojan send-off · Keynote speaker Marc Benioff challenged the class of 2014 to give back to others and break down barriers — both literal and figurative — from the outside world. Benioff is a ‘SC alumnus and current CEO of the cloud computing website salesforce.com. – Joseph Chen | Daily TrojanWithstanding sweltering temperatures, the crowd stretched from the steps of Doheny back to Bovard Auditorium. President C.L. Max Nikias kicked off the ceremony by noting the tentative future that lie before the graduates.“The class of 2014 are graduating into times of uncertainty … but what is uncertainty?” Nikias said. “Uncertainty is the beginning of a great adventure.”Nikias stressed that no matter where life led the students, the USC family would be by their side.“The Trojans always seize destiny,” Nikias said. “Remember: You do not go forward alone, but with the global Trojan family.”Nearly 16,000 students earned diplomas on Friday, and Nikias also conferred six honorary degrees to preeminent leaders in his or her respective field, including entrepreneur and philanthropist Marc Benioff, CEO and founder of salesforce.com; USC trustee and founder of Public Storage B. Wayne Hughes; television executive producer and USC alumna Shonda L. Rhimes; Nobel laureate biologist and biochemist Phillip A. Sharp; mathematician and philanthropist James A. Simons and choreographer and dancer Twlya Tharp.Much of the ceremony took on a theme of service — stressing the importance of giving back to the surrounding community and the world at large.The Class of 2014 Valedictorian Jana Shapiro used her speech to reflect on the past four years, and stressed that the graduates should provide change and support no matter where life takes them.“Let’s cultivate a Trojan culture of action and spread it wherever we go,” Shapiro said.The ceremony’s keynote address was given by entrepreneur and philanthropist Mark Benioff, best known as the CEO and founder of the cloud computing website salesforce.com.Benioff, a USC alumnus and trustee, reflected that after graduating from the university he took a job at Oracle Corporation, but after ten years felt lost and frustrated with his life.“A decade went by and all of a sudden I felt kind of unmotivated, not energized, not very excited, not very inspired,” Benioff said.He took a trip to south India with a friend of his, and during his journey he engaged with a guru who imparted wisdom on Benioff that would dictate the rest of his life.“[She told us,] don’t forget to do something for others,” Benioff said. “I felt that I had found what I was looking for. She said that don’t forget — while we’re changing the world — don’t forget about others who are a little less well taken care of. “That piece of advice stuck with Benioff, and it was something he stressed for the class of 2014. Referencing the university’s fencing from the outside community, he closed his speech by encouraging the graduates not to isolate themselves from those in need.“We drove through some high fences and high gates [today] and we all know why — because only a few blocks from here are some of the most impoverished people in the world,” Benioff said. “Don’t let those walls be a metaphor for your own life — get out there and do something for others.”
On Saturday, USC’s football team will play at Boston College. And, to be blunt, on Saturday, USC’s football team will probably beat Boston College.But regardless of the outcome, something very important will happen Saturday night. The Boston College football team will honor former BC lacrosse player Welles Crowther, who was one of the approximately 3,000 people who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.If you had a chance to see the ESPN feature on Crowther, you know the story. If not, here goes:Crowther, who graduated from Boston College in 1999 and got a job in equities trading in the South World Trade Center tower, helped approximately a dozen people reach safety before the tower collapsed at 9:59 a.m. on Sept. 11, 2001, with him inside. His body was discovered six months after the tragic events.Crowther was known for always wearing a red bandana inside his lacrosse helmet at BC or in his pocket when he wasn’t playing, and was wearing it the day he died. This habit earned him the nickname “The Man in the Red Bandana.”To honor him near the 13-year anniversary of his death, the Boston College football team will wear custom cleats, socks, gloves and helmets with a red paisley pattern on them to represent Crowther’s iconic red bandana. BC’s live eagle mascot, named Welles, will make an appearance at the school’s pre-game fanfest, and the university will host Crowther’s family and celebrate Boston College’s mission of producing “men and women for others.”For a fleeting moment here at USC, we thought we knew something about heroes. When we heard the initial story about Josh Shaw spraining his ankles by jumping off a balcony in order to save his nephew from drowning, we all lauded his actions and insisted that it was the Trojan way. When we found out that he fabricated the heroic story, we were all crushed, and, unfortunately for us students, it reflected poorly on the entire university.But Crowther is a real hero, in every sense of the word, and he deserves to be honored for his brave deeds.I never thought I’d write a column about an alumnus of the school we were about to play (and hopefully demolish) the next day. So far I’ve stuck to USC football — it’s what I know best. But I wanted to share the story of Welles Crowther’s heroism with USC students who might not have heard it before or who might wonder why the maroon and gold Eagles were wearing bright red paisley patterns on their helmets this Saturday.I’d say that our football fans are generally pleasant and respectful (alumni, at least), but USC students are often quite uninformed and obnoxious. (Yes, clamoring about how many Heisman trophies USC has won while walking past opposing fans on the way to the Coliseum and then leaving after just one quarter is about as obnoxious as it gets.)Football fans can be so atrocious to each other, and students especially turn to tearing the other team down. I’ll admit I participated in a few anti-Stanford chants last Saturday (But not the “’SC rejects’” one because, if we’re being honest, that’s just a preposterous claim.)I know that I sound really unspirited right now and people might just crumple up this column, throw it at their TV when BC scores its first touchdown this weekend, and continue to find ways to make fun of the Eagles.But think back to our first home game, when we held a moment of silence for former Trojan track star and American soldier Louis Zamperini, who passed away this summer. Think of how proud we all are to have alumni like Zamperini and Neil Armstrong and how people look past their anti-USC sentiments to respect them as well.It’s times like that when sports fans can come together to celebrate something larger than the football game at hand. And the anniversary of Sept. 11 is just the occasion to do that.If you’re heading to Boston for the game or if you’re watching the game at home, maybe you could dig up a red bandana and don it to honor Crowther and the rest of the Americans who lost their lives on Sept. 11.I hope that by writing this I stop at least a handful of USC students from turning to their friends this Saturday and ignorantly asking, “Why are they wearing those stupid uniforms?”Save that question for Oregon. Aubrey Kragen is a senior majoring in communication. She is also the sports editor of the Daily Trojan. Her column, “Release the Kragen,” runs Fridays.
The USC women’s water polo team finally played its first home game of 2015. For the first time this season, the Women of Troy opened up their home slate of games at the Uytengsu Aquatics Center with a scrimmage against the U.S. Women’s National Team.The No. 3-ranked Women of Troy (2-0) matched up against some of the best players in the world in what would be a tune-up for a tough upcoming road schedule.After two blowout wins to open up the season at the UCLA Invite, starting with a 33-5 thrashing of Cal State Bakersfield and then a 24-3 beatdown of Cal Baptist, the water polo team hoped to use this scrimmage as an opportunity to get some of the younger and less experienced players to be more comfortable in a highly competitive atmosphere. With a challenging MPSF conference schedule looming, the Women of Troy needed all the practice and experience they could get.Youth has been the story for this new Women of Troy squad, as there are 13 freshmen listed on the roster and two more transfers. Although led by senior captains and All-Americans Monica Vavic and Eike Daube, there have been at least eight newcomers who have already contributed early on in the season. Freshman goalie Victória Chamorro won the starting spot in the cage and has proven to be a force when it comes to blocking shots, totaling nine saves in just two games. Sydney Blubaugh and Brianna Daboub, local products from Mater Dei High School, are two other freshmen who have seen significant playing time as a two-meter and driver. Ultimately, the Women of Troy hoped to gain more experience and confidence from their scrimmage against team USA. The team also though that it would be a great way to gauge how they would fare against much tougher competition.The friendly against the national team would be the lone home game in a span of seven weeks on the schedule for the Women of Troy, who must now gear up for three consecutive weekend road trips to continue NCAA action.After starting the season off in Westwood at the UCLA Invite, the Women of Troy will first head down to San Diego for the UCSD Triton Invitational on Saturday, Feb. 7, facing the Pioneers of Cal State East Bay at 8:30 a.m. A week later on Saturday, Feb. 13, the team will then make the trek down to Riverside for the Lancer Invitational, where they face Cal Baptist at 4 p.m. and Redlands at 5:15 p.m. USC will then play two matches on Valentine’s Day — the first against Pomona-Pitzer at 11:30 a.m. and the second against Occidental College at 2 p.m.Finally, the last of the string of away games will be at the UCI Invitational in Irvine on Saturday, Feb. 21. The Women of Troy won’t be back home for another month when MPSF foe and current No. 1-ranked Stanford comes to Troy in a nationally televised game at 6 p.m.