John Scofield Has Announced Plans For A New Album And Tour

first_imgBeloved jazz guitarist John Scofield has a new offering in the works! Titled Country For Old Men, the new release will see Scofield take a new approach and focus on more of a folk and country genre.Due out September 23rd via Verve/Impulse! Records, the new album will see Scofield cover legends like Merle Haggard, Dolly Parton, James Taylor and more. Steve Swallow, Larry Goldings and Bill Stewart round out the quartet that Scofield played with predominantly on the release.Scofield will tour in support of the album, performing in some major cities throughout September and October. Check out the full tour schedule below!John Scofield Fall Tour DatesSeptember 4 Chicago, IL—Chicago Jazz Fest*September 5 Detroit, MI—Detroit Jazz Fest^September 23 Boston, MA—Berklee Performance CenterSeptember 24 Ardmore, PA—Ardmore Music HallSeptember 25 Washington, DC—The Howard TheatreSeptember 27 New York, NY—The Blue NoteSeptember 28 New York, NY—The Blue NoteSeptember 29 New York, NY—The Blue NoteSeptember 30 New York, NY—The Blue NoteOctober 1 New York, NY—The Blue NoteOctober 2 New York, NY—The Blue NoteOctober 3 Indianapolis, IN—The Jazz Kitchen+October 4 Indianapolis, IN—The Jazz Kitchen+October 5 Evanston, IL—SPACE+October 6 Muncie, IN—Canan Commons+October 7 Bellefontaine, OH—The Holland Theatre+October 8 Cincinnati, OH—Live at The Ludlow Garage+(*) w/ Joe Lovano(^) w/ Brad Mehldau, Mark Guiliana(+) w/ Medeski, Swallow, StewartCountry For Old Men Tracklist1. Mr. Fool (Darrell Edwards / George Jones / Herbie Treece)2. I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry (Hank Williams)3. Bartender’s Blues (James Taylor)4. Wildwood Flower (Joseph Philbrick Webster)5. Wayfaring Stranger (Traditional)6. Mama Tried (Merle Haggard)7. Jolene (Dolly Parton)8. Faded Lov e (Bob Wills, John Lee Wills, Billy Jack Wills)9. Just A Girl I Used To Know (Jack Clement)10. Red River Valley (Traditional)11. You’re Still The One (Shania Twain / John Robert Lange)12. I’m An Old Cowhand (Johnny Mercer)last_img read more

BPOM approves emergency use of antiviral drugs to treat COVID-19 patients

first_imgMeanwhile drugmaker Gilead Sciences said in a statement that a five-day course of the remdesivir sped up recovery in moderately ill patients with pneumonia from COVID-19. The drug has reportedly been administered to United States President Donald Trump, who was announced COVID-19 positive last Friday.BPOM head Penny K Lukito expects that they EUA issuance will help accelerate access to those drugs for hospitals treating COVID-19 patients.“Hopefully, the drugs will help improve COVID-19 recovery rates and bring down the mortality rate from the pandemic,” Penny said in a statement on Tuesday.She said she hoped doctors and health workers would cooperate in monitoring the efficacy and safety of those drugs under pharmacovigilance.The World Health Organization defines pharmacovigilance (PV) as the science and activities relating to the detection, assessment, understanding and prevention of adverse effects or any other drug-related problem.All pharmacovigilance reports will be received by the BPOM and evaluated periodically.If there is an increasing trend of side effect, the BPOM will immediately communicate the risk and revoke the EUA, the statement further said.Since March, the BPOM periodically searches the internet to detect any disinformation regarding drugs claimed to cure COVID-19. It had found more than 46,000 links, including 2,645 links of people illegally selling what they claim are COVID-19 drugs.Upon such findings, the BPOM recommends that the Indonesian E-Commerce Association (IDEA) and Communications and Information Ministry take down those links. (iwa) Topics : Data from the Office of the Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister show that the government had previously given contractors the go-ahead to import COVID-19 medication such as remdesivir, favipiravir, oseltamivir and lopinavir-ritonavir, all of which will be distributed directly to hospitals treating coronavirus patients.The data show that, by the end of 2020, the government expects to secure 670,000 vials of remdesivir from foreign sources, but it also expects the drug to be manufactured in the country starting in November.In late September, Reuters reported that a late-stage study by Fujifilm Holdings Corps of its antiviral drug Avigan showed that it reduced recovery times for COVID-19 patients with nonsevere symptoms.The Phase 3 clinical study of 156 patients in Japan showed that those treated with Avigan improved after 11.9 days, versus 14.7 days for a placebo group. The Food and Drug Monitoring Agency (BPOM) has issued emergency use authorization (EUA) for two antiviral drugs, favipiravir and remdesivir, to treat COVID-19 patients.The BPOM also granted permits in September to several pharmaceutical companies to produce the drugs. PT Beta Pharmacon (Dexa Group) received a permit to produce favipiravir, locally sold under the Avigan brand. State-owned drug manufacturer PT Kimia Farma received the permit to produce a generic favipiravir product, tempo.co reported on Wednesday.Meanwhile, permits to produce remdesivir have been granted to PT Amarox Pharma Global, which is a subsidiary of India’s leading generic drug maker Hetero, as well as to state-owned pharmaceutical firm PT Indofarma and local private firm PT Dexa Medica.center_img Editor’s note: This article is part of a public campaign by the COVID-19 task force (Satgas COVID-19) to raise people’s awareness about the pandemic. #covid19taskforce #mothermessage #wearmask #keepyourdistance #washyourhand #socialdistance #avoidcrowd #usesoaplast_img read more

Hoax bomb threat causes alarm at ‘Super’

first_imgAfter vendors evacuated, authorities swept the market for several hours but did not find any bomb. Market-in-charge Maria Dolores Trabasas told police she received a text message from the mobile number 09951952194, which supposedly warned of bomb blast that will hit the market. ILOILO City – A bomb threat that came in a text message on Saturday evening rattled Iloilo Terminal Market, popularly known as “Super.”  “Gud eve concerned lang ko dira sa mga tawo nga nagsulod sa super may info ako nabatian nga may bomba kuno nga ginbutang dira sa sulod sang mercado taga bukid knu ang nabutang sang one lang kuno nga hapon la man cguro may madula sa imu kon ipalab ot mu ine nga mensahe sa mga pulis nga naga duty,” the text message read.  center_img IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN They later ruled out the threat to be a hoax./PNlast_img read more

Bale expected to train with Wales

first_img His club manager Andre Villas-Boas said the Welshman is unlikely to be fit for their Premier League opener against Crystal Palace, but he is currently part of Coleman’s plans for Wednesday’s friendly meeting with the Republic of Ireland. A Football Association of Wales spokesman confirmed to Press Association Sport that Bale reported to the team hotel ahead of a training session in Newport on Monday afternoon. But it is understood Bale is concerned about risking his fitness against the Republic with a potential big-money move on the horizon. Aside from deciding to what extent Bale can be involved in his plans this week, Coleman also has injury concerns over Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey (ankle) and West Ham defender James Collins (knee). Press Association The Tottenham winger’s future remains in the balance as Real Madrid attempt to complete a world-record deal to take the 24-year-old to the Bernabeu, while reports have suggested Manchester United are set to enter the race. Bale has not played for Spurs in nearly a month and is currently nursing a foot injury. center_img Gareth Bale looks set to take some part in training with Wales on Monday afternoon after reporting for duty with Chris Coleman’s squad.last_img read more

LEADING OFF: Hitters slumping, cutdown day, Scherzer’s exit

first_img A look at what’s happening around the majors on Thursday:OFF BASEStar hitters Christian Yelich, Gary Sanchez, Hunter Pence and others are slumping badly in a season where hitters across the majors are struggling to find base hits. The league-wide batting average entering Wednesday’s games was .232, down from .252 last year. It’s the lowest mark ever, below the .237 average posted in 1968, despite the addition of the designated hitter to the NL.CUT DAYCuts are coming for players around the majors as teams trim their active rosters from 30 players to 28, per plans agreed to by MLB and the union before the start of this virus-shortened 60-game season. The sides decided Tuesday that rosters will remain at 28 through the World Series, instead of dropping to 26 on Aug. 20 as initially planned.STRUGGLING SCHERZERThe Nationals will see how Max Scherzer is feeling, a day after the three-time Cy Young Award winner exited a start after just one inning because of trouble with his right hamstring.Scherzer threw 27 pitches against the Mets and labored, his fastball in the low 90s mph. He said his hamstring problem first showed up a week ago, went away, then showed up again Tuesday when he was sprinting.The Nationals already are missing World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg, who has a nerve issue in his pitching hand.NICE STARTKenta Maeda (2-0, 1.64 ERA) will try to remain unbeaten since being traded from the Dodgers to Minnesota in the offseason. The 32-year-old right-hander has helped the Twins open up quick this year. He pitches at PNC Park, with Pirates rookie JT Brubaker making his first major league start.CATCH-UP CARDSThe Cardinals expect to have another workout at Busch Stadium while getting ready to resume their virus-interrupted season. St. Louis hasn’t played since June 29 — at 2-3, its next game is scheduled for Friday night at home against the Cubs.Quarantined in Milwaukee earlier this week after 13 positive COVID-19 tests in their traveling party — All-Stars Yadier Molina and Paul DeJong among them — the Cardinals returned to St. Louis on Wednesday and held a light workout.Image credits: AP Last Updated: 6th August, 2020 07:11 IST LEADING OFF: Hitters Slumping, Cutdown Day, Scherzer’s Exit Star hitters Christian Yelich, Gary Sanchez, Hunter Pence and others are slumping badly in a season where hitters across the majors are struggling to find base hits Associated Press Television News COMMENT First Published: 6th August, 2020 07:11 IST FOLLOW UScenter_img LIVE TV Written By WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO USlast_img read more

Kotoko to terminate Kjetil Zachariassen’s contract

first_imgAsante Kotoko say they will no longer work with their Norwegian head coach, Kjetil Zachariassen, 4 months after his appointment.Even though the club is yet to officially announce the decision, highly placed sources in the club have told Citi Sports that their relationship with Zachariassen has come to an end and he will be notified of the development.Club sources say that the decision to part ways with Zachariassen was reached after he failed to get the club into the CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup group stages.The two qualifying campaigns ended in failure after defeats to Etoile Du Sahel in the Champions League and San Pedro in the Confederation Cup and per the targets and objectives stated in Zachariassen’s contract, once he could not meet the demands of the job, his exit was always bound to happen.After the loss to San Pedro, fans of the club wanted to see the departure of the coach and so, he could not come back to Ghana after the team’s management said that it could not guarantee his safety due to the reactions of the fans to the defeat.It is expected that the news of Zachariassen’s sacking will be made public on Wednesday.last_img read more