Today, Bruce Springsteen announced a brand-new limited-edition and numbered vinyl box set of dubbed The Album Collection Vol. 2. The compilation stands as a follow-up to 2014’s The Album Collection Vol. 1, which cataloged Springsteen’s live and studio output from 1973 to 1984. With this new collection, Springsteen offers a sampling of live performances and studio recordings from 1987 to 1996 over the course of 10 LPs.As explained by The Album’s webpage:All four of Bruce Springsteen’s studio albums from this period were certified gold, platinum or multi-platinum by the RIAA, with three reaching the Top 5 of the Billboard 200. The Vol. 2 collection follows the 2014 release of Bruce Springsteen: The Album Collection Vol. 1, 1973-1984, which included newly remastered editions of the first seven Bruce Springsteen studio albums.The Album Collection Vol. 2 contains a number of classic albums and live recordings from 1987 to 1996, all of which have been newly remastered for vinyl by renowned engineer Bob Ludwig and Springsteen’s longtime engineer Toby Scott. The set includes 1987’s Tunnel of Love, 1988’s Chimes of Freedom EP, 1992’s Human Touch and Lucky Town, 1993’s In Concert/MTV Plugged, and 1995’s The Ghost of Tom Joad. Notably, the collection will also include the first-ever vinyl pressing of 1996’s Blood Brothers EP. As noted in the box’s description, “All of this material comes in recreations of the original packaging, accompanied by a 60-page book featuring rarely seen photos, memorabilia and original press clippings from the period.”You can get Bruce Springsteen’s brand-new, expansive vinyl box set when it’s released on May 18th via Columbia/Legacy, with preorders beginning on March 30th.
From helping to launch a nutrition program in Tanzanian villages to learning how the World Health Organization (WHO) develops global policies, eight Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health students spent this past summer getting a taste of real-world public health. They all were awarded travel grants from the Maternal Health Task Force, part of the School’s Women and Health Initiative, to support internships in countries including Brazil, Nigeria, and Pakistan. They recently shared research findings and spoke about their experiences.Severe malnutrition is the third highest cause of death for children under five in Tanzania, and stunting (diminished growth in children) is estimated to be around 35 percent, according to Alexandra Bellows, S.M. ’17. She spent the summer in Tanzania working on a project that aims to prevent malnutrition in children and their mothers through better dietary diversity.Many rural women in Tanzania maintain small home farms, so Bellows and her fellow researchers at the Homestead Agriculture and Nutrition Initiative—a collaboration between Harvard Chan School, the Ifakara Health Institute, and Sokoine University of Agriculture, and part of the School’s Africa Health Partnership—wanted to see if the addition of new crops would improve their health and their children’s health.The program provided vegetable seeds at no cost to participating households and will monitor their health for one year. The hope is that women and children’s height, weight, body composition, and blood tests will show signs of better health at the end of the study period. Read Full Story
U.S. Rig Count is down 695 rigs from last year’s count of 946, with oil rigs down 595, gas rigs down 101, and miscellaneous rigs up 1 to 2. The U.S. Offshore Rig Count is unchanged at 12 and down 13 year-over-year. Canada Rig Count is up 10 rigs from last week to 42, with oil rigs up 4 to 10 and gas rigs up 6 to 32. Canada Rig Count is down 85 rigs from last year’s count of 127, with oil rigs down 75 and gas rigs down 10. U.S. Rig Count is down 2 rigs from last week to 251 with oil rigs up 1 to 181, gas rigs down 3 to 68, and miscellaneous rigs unchanged at 2. The U.S. offshore rig count has not changed for the third week in a row now, according to a Friday report by Baker Hughes. Baker Hughes Rig Count: Canada +10 rigs to 42 rigs Baker Hughes Rig Count: U.S. -2 to 251 rigs Header photo by SP Mac
A Football Association of Ireland statement said: “Martin O’Neill has reduced the Republic of Ireland squad to 30 players ahead of meeting Bosnia-Herzegovina in the UEFA 2016 European Championship qualifying play-off. “Rob Elliot, John O’Shea, Paul McShane, Alan Judge, and Shane Long will all be assessed by their respective clubs before reporting for international duty.” Sunderland defender O’Shea, who is suspended for the first leg in Zenica on Friday evening following his sending-off in Poland last month, has not played since damaging his hamstring in the derby triumph over the Magpies on October 25. Southampton striker Long, who scored the only goal in the qualifying win over Germany on October 8, suffered a foot injury in Warsaw three days later and has not seen action since. Goalkeeper Shay Given and forward David McGoldrick have already been ruled out by injury, while fellow frontman Jonathan Walters will also sit out the away game after collecting his third booking of the campaign against the Poles. O’Neill’s squad will begin preparations for the double-header in Abbotstown on Monday afternoon. Squad: David Forde (Millwall), Keiren Westwood (Sheffield Wednesday), Darren Randolph (West Ham), Rob Elliot (Newcastle), Richard Keogh (Derby), Marc Wilson (Stoke), Seamus Coleman (Everton), Cyrus Christie (Derby), John O’Shea (Sunderland), Alex Pearce (Derby), Shane Duffy (Blackburn ), Ciaran Clark (Aston Villa), Paul McShane (Reading), Stephen Ward (Burnley), Robbie Brady (Norwich), James McCarthy (Everton), Jeff Hendrick (Derby), Darron Gibson (Everton), Harry Arter (Bournemouth), Glenn Whelan (Stoke), Aiden McGeady (Everton), James McClean (West Brom), Alan Judge (Brentford), David Meyler (Hull), Jonathan Walters (Stoke), Wes Hoolahan (Norwich), Robbie Keane (LA Galaxy), Shane Long (Southampton), Daryl Murphy (Ipswich), Kevin Doyle (Colorado Rapids). The pair were among a group of five named in a reduced 30-man squad on Sunday evening who are to be assessed by their respective clubs before reporting for duty in Dublin. Newcastle goalkeeper Rob Elliot, who starred in Saturday’s 1-0 Barclays Premier League victory at Bournemouth despite nursing a thigh problem, Reading defender Paul McShane and Brentford midfielder Alan Judge are the others. Martin O’Neill has left the door ajar for injury doubts John O’Shea and Shane Long to prove their fitness ahead of the Republic of Ireland’s Euro 2016 play-off against Bosnia-Herzegovina. Press Association