This weekend, Jamiroquai will perform their first U.S. show in thirteen years at the 19th annual Coachella in Indio, California. Earlier this morning, the festival announced they would live stream Jamiroquai’s set, in addition to over 70+ other performers during the first weekend of the festival. Ahead of the big performance, Jay Kay and company will head to The Late Late Show With James Corden for a late-night national television guest spot on Thursday, April 12. Don’t miss it!In addition to marking their first U.S. shows in more than a decade, Jamiroquai’s Coachella performances are the first of four total confirmed American shows this year. In between Coachella sets (April 13 & 20), Jay Kay and company will head to San Francisco to perform the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on April 17. On September 8, the band will head to New York City to perform the Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, NY. Additionally, Suwannee Hulaween recently revealed the dates for their 2018 festival with a short animated video and snuck in a massive hint pointing to Jamiroquai as their 2018 headliner. In the clip, the band’s familiar silhouette symbol appears in the corner of the frame, suggesting that Jamiroquai will be performing at the sixth annual event.It’s been over a year since Jamiroquai announced their triumphant return after spending years outside the spotlight. In March of 2017, the group released Automaton, a follow up to 2010’s Rock Dust Light Star marking the band’s eighth studio album. To complement their new album, the funk favorites embarked on a global tour, hitting Tokyo and Seoul in addition to major cities across Europe. However, North American cities were conspicuously left off of Jamiroquai’s 2017 comeback tour, leading many to hope that 2018 will see the group hitting the U.S. Here we are, with four shows and a late-night television slot on the books, and it feels damn good.[H/T JamBase]
Roszdravnadzor, Russia’s healthcare watchdog, said it would check the quality and safety of the ventilators in the two hospitals, and the St Petersburg hospital said it would stop using the model in question for now. The manufacturer urged people to avoid rushing to conclusions.The model in question, the Aventa-M, was among those sent to the United States from Russia at the start of April to help it cope with the coronavirus pandemic, and is made by a firm that is under US sanctions.The Ural Instrument Engineering Plant (UPZ) in Chelyabinsk, 1,500 km (930 miles) east of Moscow, confirmed that the Aventa-M is one of its products and had been supplied to Saint George’s Hospital.”We have no official data about which devices were installed in the zone of the (St Petersburg) fire,” a spokeswoman added. Moscow has begun investigating the safety of a Russian-made medical ventilator, some of which have been sent to the United States, after six people died in hospital fires reported to involve two such machines.Five people died at Saint George’s Hospital in St Petersburg on Tuesday – including four in a coronavirus intensive care unit, according to a local lawyer. A source told the TASS news agency that the blaze erupted after a ventilator – used to help severely ill COVID-19 patients breathe – burst into flames in the ward.A similar fire – caused by the same model of ventilator, according to a law enforcement source speaking to TASS – killed one person in a hospital in Moscow on Saturday. Topics : Russia is relatively well stocked with ventilators, and has increased domestic production since the coronavirus outbreak.Data experts and some medics say many machines in use outside Russia’s big cities are old – but TASS said the ventilator in St Petersburg was new and had been installed this month.Radio-Electronic Technologies Concern (KRET), which controls UPZ, said its ventilators had passed all the necessary tests and had been used by medical facilities in Russia since 2012 without any safety concerns.”We’re looking at different scenarios: the state of the (electricity) network, the medical institutions’ engineering infrastructure, the medical equipment, and compliance with fire safety rules,” it said in a statement.”We call on the media and other interested parties not to rush to conclusions and wait for the results of official checks.”US firms and nationals have been barred from doing business with KRET since July 2014.Russia has reported 232,243 cases of the novel coronavirus and 2,116 deaths.
Bread of Life accepting grant from REMCGreensburg, IN—Decatur County REMC (DCREMC) recognized twelve local organizations Wednesday morning upon receiving Operation Roundup grant funds from the DCREMC Community Trust. DCREMC CEO, Brett Abplanalp, thanked each organization for their contributions and efforts throughout the community. “DCREMC is proud to support our communities. One of our cooperative principles is Concern for the Community, and our members demonstrate their commitment to giving back and making an impact through this program,” said Abplanalp.Each organization shared information about their purpose and the project or program in which the Operation Roundup funds will support. Organizations receiving funding this cycle include Delaware Community Volunteer Fire Department, Marion Township Volunteer Fire Department, Decatur County Fireman’s Association, New Directions of Decatur County, FLASH (Free Lunch All Summer, Hooray!), Greensburg Bread of Life, Greensburg High School, Decatur County Parks and Recreation Department, Decatur County 4 Kids, Inc. – Prevent Child Abuse, Girls Inc., Speranza House and Adams Township Volunteer Fire Department.Operation Roundup is a member-funded trust established to support local charitable organizations serving DCREMC members and communities.Delaware Community Volunteer Fire accepting grant from REMCWhen DCREMC members round up their bill to the next whole dollar each month, they are making a direct impact in their community. With DCREMC’s Operation Roundup, a little change can do a lot. Since the program was established in 1999, DCREMC has awarded 260 grants totaling over $489,000. Operation Roundup information and grant applications can be found on the DCREMC website. Non-profit organizations can apply for the next grant cycle by July 31.