The Strokes Play Ball Against Robots In “The Adults Are Talking” Music Video [Watch]

first_imgThe Strokes suit up and take to the baseball diamond in the rock band’s new video for “The Adults Are Talking”, which was shared this week. The song appeared on the veteran rock band’s Grammy-nominated studio album, The New Abnormal, which arrived earlier this year back on April 10th via Cult/RCA Records.Similar to their other song from The New Abnormal tracklisting in “Ode To The Mets”, the new video for “The Adults Are Talking” is heavily themed around baseball. This time around, members of the band square off against their robotic opponents in some kind of retro-meets-futuristic game of baseball, where they’re joined on the darkened field by Beck, who happens to make a cameo as their first base coach. The band doesn’t seem to have much success at first (they are musicians after all, not athletes) but somehow find their way home to win the game, and celebrate accordingly.Related: iii Points Announces 2021 Lineup: The Strokes, Wu-Tang Clan, Eric Prydz, MoreWatch the band’s new baseball-inspired video for “The Adults Are Talking” as directed by Roman Coppola below.The Strokes – “The Adults Are Talking”[Video: The Strokes]The band recently performed “The Adults Are Talking” along with “Bad Decisions” during their Halloween night appearance on Saturday Night Live earlier this fall.last_img read more

Vermont teen immunization rates increasing

first_imgVermont Business Magazine Vermont tops the nation in chicken pox vaccinations, according to newly published results from the 2015 National Immunization Survey for Teens(link is external) (NIS-Teen), but there is more work to be done to ensure all Vermont teens are protected against cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV). The annual telephone survey, conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that Vermont adolescents age 13 to 17 had the highest rate of varicella (chicken pox) immunization in the country. More than 96 percent of teens in Vermont were fully vaccinated, which is significantly higher than the national average (83 percent). Vermont teens also had higher than average vaccination rates for Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), meningococcal disease and HPV. The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends adolescents age 11 to 12 receive vaccines to prevent diseases, including one that protects against HPV-infection.HPV infection can result in certain types of cancers, most notably cervical cancer, but also cancers of the throat, tongue, tonsils, and genital and anal cancer, as well as genital warts. The HPV vaccine is the first highly effective vaccine to prevent multiple types of cancers.Administered as a three shot series over six months, the HPV vaccine has been recommended for girls since 2006 and for boys since 2011. In Vermont, nearly 69 percent of girls and 66 percent of boys have received at least one HPV shot.“This new data is encouraging,” said Dr. Erica Gibson of the University of Vermont Children’s Hospital and the Vermont Child Health Improvement Program. “We’re seeing that overall, Vermont is moving toward its goals for teen vaccinations. While the trends are good for the initial dose of the HPV vaccine, the challenge is to make sure teens get their additional shots to be fully protected by this safe and effective vaccine.”Many Vermont teens who start the vaccine series do not get back to the doctor’s office for the full course of shots. Since it was first recommended for them nine years ago, 54 percent of girls in Vermont had completed the full vaccination series. In just four years since being recommended for boys, their immunization rates for the series have risen to 40 percent.Closing the gap so that teens get the full series of shots is a priority for Vermont health officials and providers.“I’m pleased with the progress to date and the strong support of our health care partners,” said Christine Finley, immunization program manager with the Vermont Department of Health. “We need to continue to build on the work of parents, primary care providers and schools to protect teens.”Finley cited as an example the department’s work with the National Improvement Partnership Network collaborating with health care providers to improve systems that help deliver recommended immunizations to Vermonters. “My hope is that in the very near future, all teens will be able to realize the full potential of the HPV vaccine to prevent cancer.”To teens who may not have finished getting all the shots, Dr. Gibson offered reassurance. “Even if things get off track after you get the first dose, don’t worry. It’s never too late to go back and get your additional doses. It’s the easiest thing you can do to protect yourself against cancer.”For more information about the 2015 NIS-Teen study, visit: is external)(exit VDH)(link is external)To learn more about immunizations in Vermont, visit: is external)last_img read more

Brexit strategy

first_imgThe latest construction output release from the ONS told a familiar story of monthly declines set against longer-term growth. This indicates that the industry remains in fairly good health despite the increasing number of negative headlines on construction and the UK economy. The industry declined by 0.3% in February compared to January but grew by 0.3% compared to February last year. What interested me most in these figures is that the private housing sector remains the major constituent of growth within construction. In fact, in February it was the only sector that exhibited monthly growth and when compared to last year the level of output in new private housing increased by 10.6%. In the same period private commercial was the only other sector that grew and that was by a measly 0.4%.Given the ongoing housing crisis, it is perhaps no surprise that housing remains buoyant and there is no doubt that the existence of government schemes such as Help to Buy are providing a solid platform for growth in the sector. That is likely to remain the case for the next few years as the government continues to place housing at the top of the political agenda.What is concerning is the lack of growth in other sectors, in particular private commercial work. It seems that uncertainty around the upcoming EU referendum is hampering the amount of commercial activity. This makes sense as the sector is most exposed to the investment sentiment within the economy, and the outcome could fundamentally change the basis on which you made that decision. Might finance come from a country in the EU? That is obviously going to cause a decision to be delayed until more certainty exists. Might contractors be wary that trading terms could change with suppliers that they have priced into contracts? Or may the availability of labour supply change if workers employed from the EU are no longer able to work in the UK?  With issues of such importance it is obvious why the commercial sector is nervous. That said, it does suggest that a vote to remain may mean a glut of pent-up demand comes to the fore and the end of the year could be very busy indeed.Michael Dall is an economist at Barbour ABIlast_img read more