Radiohead’s New Album Is ‘A Work Of Art,’ According To Artistic Collaborator

first_imgWhile the beloved English alt-rock sensation confirmed the completion of recording their new album late last year, a new interview with Radiohead‘s art designer Stanley Donwood suggests it might not be as close as we thought. According to Donwood, the band’s 9th studio album is “a work of art,” but it is “not yet” finished, nor is there a time frame to expect its arrival.While it’s safe to bet there are new songs ready to be performed, considering Radiohead’s recent announcement of a 2016 world tour, Donwood told DIY, “there’s quite a lot [he] still [has] to do.” He continues, that his favorite work with the band thus far is “the one that’s non-one’s seen yet,” and that “it was made by the strong warm winds of Southern France.” We look forward to finding out exactly what that means.Check out the full tour schedule below, courtesy of the band’s official website:MAY 201620th Amsterdam, Heineken Music Hall21st Amsterdam, Heineken Music Hall23rd Paris, Le Zénith24th Paris, Le Zénith26th London, Roundhouse 27th London, Roundhouse28th London, RoundhouseJUNE 20161st Les Nuits Des Fourvieres, Lyon, France (just added)3rd Primavera Sound, Barcelona, Spain17th Secret Solstice, Reyjkavik, IcelandJULY 20162nd Openair St Gallen, Switzerland8th Nos Alive Festival, Lisbon, Portugal29-31st Osheaga Music And Arts Festival, Montreal, CanadaJULY 201626th New York City, Madison Square Garden27th New York City, Madison Square GardenAUGUST 20164th Los Angeles, Shrine Auditorium8th Los Angeles, Shrine AuditoriumAUGUST 201620th Summersonic Festival, Osaka, Japan21st Summersonic Festival, Tokyo, JapanSEPTEMBER 2016 11th Lollapalooza Festival, Berlin, GermanyOCTOBER 20163rd Mexico City, Palacio de los Deportes4th Mexico City, Palacio de los Deporteslast_img read more

Argentine Armed Forces Join the Fight Against Coronavirus

first_imgBy Eduardo Szklarz / Diálogo April 02, 2020 The Argentine Armed Forces have joined national prevention efforts against coronavirus to confront a potential infection peak. The Ministry of Defense ordered the creation of 14 Joint Emergency Zone Commands and 10 task forces nationwide.Service members will provide logistics support to security forces, conduct humanitarian assistance activities, distribute food, and provide health care to the population.“We have the entire capacity of the Armed Forces and their 90,000 men ready to take part, in different ways, in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic,” Argentine Minister of Defense Agustín Rossi told the press.On March 24, Rossi ordered all 15 military hospitals in the country to be ready to deal with a possible health emergency. Retired personnel up to 60 years old who are not in an at-risk group may be called to serve, the Defense Ministry said in a statement.Air Force and Army helicopters patrol the Buenos Aires metropolitan area, where 70 percent of the cases are concentrated, to alert security forces about violations of the mandatory quarantine the government decreed. While the majority of the population has complied with the president’s orders to stay home, many citizens have violated the order – a crime punishable by imprisonment.Army deploys hospitalThe Argentine Army set up a Mobile Military Hospital (HMR, in Spanish) in the town of Campo de Mayo, in Buenos Aires province, to increase health care services. The HMR has tents and units that provide first aid, surgery, and hospitalization. The Air Force will also deploy its HMR, which was fundamental with support efforts following the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.Argentine Navy personnel distribute food in the town of Ushuaia to ensure compliance with the government’s social distancing decree. (Photo: Argentine Navy)The Military Tailoring department, which usually makes uniforms, began to produce masks (which are scarce in pharmacies) and sheets for surgical centers. In addition, the Armed Forces Joint Pharmaceutical Lab doubled its production of alcohol-based gel, another scarce item, to 660 gallons a week.Since the pandemic was declared, service members have also been cooperating to bring home the nearly 30,000 Argentines that remain stranded abroad. On March 21, two Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft flew to Peru to repatriate 140 Argentine citizens and return 140 Peruvian nationals that were in Argentina.Navy delivers foodPersonnel of the Southern Naval Area delivered food to Ushuaia residents, on the southernmost tip of Argentina, in an operation organized by the 14th Emergency Zone Command. The military distributed 800 bags of food in community kitchens and houses to ensure social distancing, the Navy said in a statement.As a preventive measure against COVID-19, the ARA Islas Malvinas ship has anchored prior to entering Puerto Belgrano Naval Base. The crew, which just finished the Combined Naval Antarctic Patrol with the Chilean Navy, wants to make sure they are not a source of infection.Border areasThe Armed Forces are also providing logistics support to the Gendarmerie, which patrols border areas. The governor of Salta province, Gustavo Sáenz, urged President Alberto Fernández to also authorize service members to participate in monitoring the “nearly 30 illegal border crossings” on the Bolivian border to prevent the virus from entering.“The Gendarmerie does not have enough human resources due to the border’s length,” said Sáenz in a YouTube video. “Mr. President, we need the Army in the streets. We need the Army on the borders to ensure that no one enters the country.”last_img read more