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AXS TV LAUNCHES 14 EPISODES OF ROCK LEGEND DARYL HALL’S HIT MUSIC SERIES LIVE FROM DARYL’S HOUSE

SERIES MAKES ITS NETWORK DEBUT ON SUNDAY, APRIL 19 AT 9 P.M. ET/6 P.M. PT

Highlighted Episodes Include Intimate Jam Sessions with Jason Mraz, Wyclef Jean, Fitz & The Tantrums, Train, Rob Thomas, & More

AXS TV announced today that the network is airing 14 episodes of the multi-award-winning music series Live From Daryl’s House—premiering on Sunday, April 19 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. AXS TV has curated a roster of the popular series’ episodes, highlighting an eclectic blend of artists that will appeal to the Network’s diverse audience.

Live From Daryl’s House was created in 2007 by Rock & Roll Hall Of Famer Daryl Hall, who wanted a show where he and his talented friends could hang out and rock out in a relaxed atmosphere. The Webby Award-winning program quickly took the music world and the Internet by storm with its unique format, as Hall welcomed a new artist into his domain each week to enjoy some local cuisine and conversation, as well as an unforgettable jam session. Since that time, Live From Daryl’s House has transformed into a nationally syndicated television series, attracting some of the biggest names in the industry and amassing a loyal following of fans eagerly anticipating the next new episode.

AXS TV has selected 14 eclectic episodes for this special event, packed with all-star appearances and powerhouse performances. Live From Daryl’s House kicks off its Network debut on April 19 with singer/songwriter/performer CeeLo Green, followed by episodes featuring folk hero Jason Mraz (Apr. 26); versatile vocalist Chris Daughtry (May 3); a Mother’s Day broadcast with singer/songwriter Grace Potter (May 10); hip hop pioneer Wyclef Jean (May 17); country superstar Darius Rucker (May 31); chart-topping pop-rockers Train (June 7); multi-talented musician Aloe Blacc (June 14); indie-pop stars Fitz & The Tantrums (June 21); singer/songwriter Gavin DeGraw (June 28); emo favorite Patrick Stump (July 12); bluesy breakout artist Elle King (July 19); GRAMMY®-winning songwriter Rob Thomas (July 26); and Utah alt-rockers Neon Trees (Aug. 2).

“Hey everybody, I am happy to say that the original at-home show is back on TV,” said Hall.

“I’m thrilled to be partnering with AXS TV, which in my opinion, is the best house on cable for Daryl,” commented Executive Producer Jonathan Wolfson.

“The launch of Live From Daryl’s House marks an evolution for AXS TV, as we actively seek to broaden our reach by putting a focus on the top artists of today,” said Sarah Weidman, Head of Original Programming, Development and Multi-Platform Content for AXS TV. “This is an incredible opportunity for music lovers of all ages to see an eclectic lineup of music legends and modern favorites put their skills on full display in a unique and intimate setting. The series joins a growing roster of both original and acquired content that gives viewers in-depth insight and unprecedented access to the entertainers they enjoy, and we look forward to sharing these exciting new additions with our audience next month.”   Live From Daryl’s House was created by Daryl Hall and is executive produced by his manager Jonathan Wolfson. The show is produced by Sound Off Productions. The series is distributed by Northstar Media.   For more information about Live From Daryl’s House, visit the show’s official website. AXS TV is available nationally in the United States and parts of Canada and the Caribbean. The Network is distributed via Spectrum, the AT&T TV platforms DirecTV and U-verse, DISH, Verizon, Suddenlink, select Comcast markets, SlingTV and Philo, among others.

About AXS TV

AXS TV is a leading music, entertainment, sports and lifestyle U.S. cable network controlled by Anthem Sports & Entertainment Inc., and originally founded by entrepreneur Mark Cuban. The network is currently available in 50 million homes and on digital platforms, including Philo, Sling TV and AT&T TV NOW. AXS TV’s programming appeals to an impassioned fanbase, delivering eclectic content in a wide variety of areas including music performances, celebrity interviews, documentaries, pop culture, combat sports, and professional wrestling. The channel is the home of IMPACT Wrestling, one of the world’s largest entertainment properties, and the English-language broadcasts of the top Hispanic MMA promotion Combate Americas; as well as original programming featuring legendary newsman Dan Rather and music icon Sammy Hagar, among many others.  For a list of providers and territories, visit axs.tv/subscribe.

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In COVID Fashion

With the recent outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic, the shortfall of supplies and equipment for healthcare workers was inevitable. In this time of uncertainty, New Yorkers as well members of a global society are dependent upon community outreach and government. Leaders like Michael Costillo, Christian Soriano and GAP have taken action by lending their resources to impact the scarcity in surgical mask industry.

As of late, stylist/designer Armon Hayes created a protective mask for 360 Magazine’s Vaughn Lowery. Not your typical medical face mask, it was derived from Gucci fabric from a vintage belt bag with velcro stone wash denim straps. Designed out of necessity, fashionable protection is sweeping the market. The idea of a protective mask is becoming a part of our normalcy, inducing creativity during these turbulent times.

MIT Sloan Study of COVID-19

MIT Sloan study shows public health interventions in COVID-19 Pandemic could lead to faster economic recovery

The COVID-19 pandemic has raised critical questions about the impact of public health responses on the economy. An important issue for policymakers is whether current interventions like social distancing have economic costs. In a recent study by MIT Sloan School of Management Prof. Emil Verner, he analyzed the economic effects of the 1918 Flu Pandemic and found that public health interventions have no adverse effect on local economic outcomes. His study shows that cities that intervene earlier and more aggressively experience a relative increase in economic activity after the pandemic.

In normal times, nonpharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) like social distancing and quarantines are bad for the economy. They make it more difficult for economic activity to take place, like going to work. This leads to the notion of a tradeoff between public health interventions and the economy. Policymakers are in uncharted territory, with little guidance on what the expected economic fallout will be and how the crisis should be managed,” says Verner.

To address these issues, Verner and his colleagues studied the economic effects of the largest influenza pandemic in U.S. history, the 1918 Flu Pandemic. They looked at the severity of the pandemic as well as the speed and duration of NPIs, which resemble many of today’s NPIs, including school, theater, and church closures, public gathering bans, and restricted business hours. The team analyzed how the pandemic impacted manufacturing employment, manufacturing output, bank assets, consumer durables, and mortality.

Their study highlighted that areas that were more severely affected by the 1918 Flu Pandemic saw a sharp and persistent decline in real economic activity. The data showed an 18% reduction in state manufacturing output for a state at the mean level of exposure. Exposed areas also saw a rise in bank charge-offs, reflecting an increase in business and household defaults.

“The patterns are consistent with the notion that pandemics depress economic activity through reductions in both supply and demand. Importantly, we also found that the more affected areas of the country remain depressed relative to less exposed areas from 1919 through 1923,” he said.

Comparing the speed and duration of NPIs across cities, the researchers found that cities that intervened more aggressively performed better economically the year following the pandemic. Reacting 10 days earlier to the arrival of the pandemic in a city led to an increase in manufacturing employment by around 5% after the pandemic. Similarly, implementing NPIs for an additional 50 days increased manufacturing employment by 6.5%.

“It’s clear from this data that NPIs work and there is no evidence that they lead to a worse economy. They are the most beneficial way to protect our health and the health of our economy. We can’t go back and act more quickly in the COVID-19 pandemic, but we can apply this information now. Lifting restrictions too early could make the economy worse by leading to a resurgence of the virus in an even more destructive pandemic,” he said.

Verner added, “This isn’t a choice about saving lives or saving the economy. We won’t have a normal economy if we lift restrictions too early.”

Verner is a co-author of “Pandemics depress the economy, public health interventions do not: Evidence from the 1918 Flu” with Sergio Correia of the Federal Reserve Board, and Stephan Luck of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

The MIT Sloan School of Management is where smart, independent leaders come together to solve problems, create new organizations, and improve the world. Learn more at mitsloan.mit.edu

2020 Global Change Award Winners

Five innovations that will transform the fashion industry awarded €1 million by H&M Foundation 

From lab-grown cotton and creating fabrics from protein DNA, to tracking sustainable fibers by using blockchain technology, wastewater separation and converting carbon dioxide into sustainable polyester. These are the five winning innovations of the 2020 Global Change Award, named the Nobel Prize of sustainable fashion, is the non-profit H&M Foundation‘s fifth annual innovation challenge. Now, more than ever, H&M Foundation wants to continue to support long-term development, innovation and entrepreneurship for a sustainable future. The goal is to identify early-stage, disruptive ideas that can make fashion more sustainable, and to scale them to transform the entire fashion industry.

“In these uncertain times, when large parts of the world have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, H&M Foundation thinks it’s even more important to find and encourage ideas that can contribute to a more sustainable future for us and generations to come. We are fully committed in supporting our Global Change Award winners of 2020 through our financial grant and Innovation Accelerator Program so that they can keep working and accelerate the development of their innovations and move the needle forward in sustainable fashion.”

“H&M Foundation continues to support entrepreneurs and innovators for long-term sustainability. Every year I am amazed by the ideas submitted to the Global Change Award. The innovations are in themselves challenging the way we think about fashion. We are moving away from the old, linear ways of thinking, and move faster towards a planet positive and sustainable model. The winning innovations will help our industry reinvent itself and hopefully also inspire even more great minds out there,” says Karl-Johan Persson, board member of H&M Foundation.

This year, the Global Change Award Expert Panel selected five winning innovations out of 5,893 entries from 175 countries, during the period August-October 2019.

The Global Change Award winners 2020:  

€300,000 – Incredible Cotton by GALY (US/Brazil).

Using biotechnology to create lab-grown cotton. See short film HERE.

€250,000 – Feature Fibres by Werewool (US).

Creating fabrics from protein DNA with natural colors, stretch, and other features. See short film HERE.

€150,000 – Zero Sludge by SeaChange Technologies (US).

Separating and cleaning wastewater to eliminate toxic sludge in landfills. See short film HERE.

€150,000 – Airwear by Fairbrics (France).

Converting greenhouse gas into sustainable polyester. See short film HERE.

In addition to the €1 million grant, H&M Foundation enrolls the winners in a one-year Innovation Accelerator Program. The program, run in cooperation with Accenture and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, is designed to connect the winners with the fashion industry and speed up the process of bringing their innovations to the market.

“Winning the Global Change Award validates the recognition and belief in our vision as a company and open new doors for partnerships, technology and call to action for the entire industry. We are going to work hard to make our vision come true and we believe this award is one of the most important steps for this accomplishment”, says Luciano Bueno, Founder and CEO of GALY.

Since the start in 2015, the innovation challenge has seen over 20,000 entries from more than 200 countries and territories. During these five years, the Foundation has granted €5 million in 25 sustainable innovations, many of which have become global commercial products and services, working with some of the largest brands in fashion.

Donation to COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund 

In addition to the work related to Global Change Award, the H&M Foundation have donated USD 500,000 to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for World Health Organization (WHO) launched by United Nations Foundation. Learn more HERE.

About the Global Change Award

Global Change Award was initiated in 2015 by the non-profit H&M Foundation. By catalyzing early-stage innovations that can accelerate the shift from a linear to circular fashion industry, the aim is to protect the planet and our living conditions. Each year five winning teams share a grant of €1 million and get access to a one-year Innovation Accelerator Program provided by the H&M Foundation, in collaboration with Accenture and KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Neither H&M Foundation nor H&M Group takes any equity or intellectual property rights in the innovations. The H&M Foundation is a non-profit global foundation, privately funded by the Stefan Persson family, founders and main owners of H&M Group. Its overall aim is to accelerate the progress needed to reach the UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Learn more at globalchangeaward.com.

Case Western Reserve University × Free Class

Amid outbreak, Case Western Reserve launches free MOOC: Supporting Entrepreneurship in a Global Crisis

Builds on Beyond Silicon Valley—a free online course taken by 175,000+ students from 190 countries—and offers new content to guide and inspire entrepreneurs during challenging economic times ahead

In the wake of global economic disruption caused by the coronavirus outbreak, the Veale Institute for Entrepreneurship in conjunction with the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University is re-launching and updating its massive open online course (MOOC), now called Beyond Silicon Valley: Supporting Entrepreneurship in a Global Crisis.

With new, additional content that responds to the fluid and unique challenges faced by established and fledgling entrepreneurs during this unprecedented economic time, the course will address how startups can survive this developing crisis by drawing on resources from governments, universities, foundations and nonprofit organizations.

“I have already seen initial action being taken in many communities to begin to provide assistance, and I believe it’s incredibly important that we come together to share ideas,” said Michael Goldberg, executive director Veale Institute for Entrepreneurship

“Entrepreneurship is a force that transcends any economic moment—good or bad—and is practiced by people all over the world with a diverse range of backgrounds,” said Goldberg, an associate professor of design and innovation at the university’s Weatherhead School. “We’ll discuss mentoring programs, grants, university support and other opportunities unique to each community.”

Students can register for the course at case.edu/entrepreneurship/beyond-silicon-valley

Launching Monday, March 30, this special cohort of Beyond Silicon Valley will include weekly or twice-weekly live discussions held via Zoom, where students can engage with thought leaders on a range of topics on supporting entrepreneurs in the crisis.  To preview the course, the university has prepared an introductory video for potential students.

The first live Zoom session will focus on the role of government in helping entrepreneurs. The new cohort will draw on lessons in core course videos (with subtitles available in 16 languages), assignments, discussion forums and quizzes. As the course progresses, Goldberg will host weekly sessions on topics covered in the course, with experts and entrepreneurs who can reflect on the crisis—and how the various support mechanisms can help entrepreneurs survive and eventually grow.

“In a time when most teaching and learning is being shifted online as a necessity—and as the global economy is facing new and unprecedented challenges,” said Goldberg, who often advocates for online and remote learning as a contributor for Forbes.  “There’s an opportunity to gather students together, from all walks of life, to learn about entrepreneurship,”

Beyond Silicon Valley was created with generous support from the Burton D. Morgan Foundation. 

Case Western Reserve University is one of the country’s leading private research institutions. Located in Cleveland, we offer a unique combination of forward-thinking educational opportunities in an inspiring cultural setting. Our leading-edge faculty engage in teaching and research in a collaborative, hands-on environment. Our nationally recognized programs include arts and sciences, dental medicine, engineering, law, management, medicine, nursing and social work. About 5,100 undergraduate and 6,200 graduate students comprise our student body. Visit case.edu to see how Case Western Reserve thinks beyond the possible.

Pirelli Cancels 2021 Calendar

PIRELLI CANCELS PLANNED 2021 PIRELLI CALENDAR

100,000 EURO DONATED TO INITIATIVES AGAINST CORONAVIRUS

Pirelli, in light of the present Covid-19 emergency, has decided to cancel the production and launch of the 2021 Pirelli Calendar. In the context of other initiatives already undertaken by the company, “The Cal” project will donate 100,000 euros to the fight against and research into Coronavirus. “The production of the Pirelli Calendar has been stopped before, in 1967 and then from 1975 to 1983. The unprecedented Covid-19 emergency has forced us to do so again today. We will return to the project when the time is right, together with the people who today were working on it with us”, said the Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of Pirelli, Marco Tronchetti Provera.

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JP Cooper × Live Stream

TUNE IN TO JP COOPER’S LIVE STREAM PERFORMANCE MONDAY MARCH 23RD

Making the most of self-quarantine, British singer-songwriter JP Cooper will be performing on Instagram Live this Monday, March 23rd.

TUNE IN HERE

JP Cooper recently released ‘Bits and Pieces’, ‘The Reason Why’, ‘Sing It With Me’, and ‘In These Arms’ in anticipation of more new music this year. Last year, the personal reflections in Cooper’s debut album We Were Raised Under Grey Skies introduced him as a deeply affecting, soulful songwriter, and these latest singles find Cooper expanding his sound, imbuing his distinctive vocals and infectious hooks with modern energy.

In addition, he has had two UK Top Ten singles to his name: the Jonas Blue smash ‘Perfect Strangers’, which he co-wrote, and the inescapable radio hit ‘September Song’ (which has had over 600 million streams worldwide). JP has since notched up an incredible 10 million single units worldwide, a whopping 9.4 million monthly Spotify listeners and an extraordinary 2.4 billion streams.

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Glass Animals – Quarantine Covers

DAVE BAYLEY OF GLASS ANIMALS COVERS “HEART-SHAPED BOX” BY NIRVANA ON INSTAGRAM

WATCH HERE

Glass Animals are bringing fans ‘Quarantine Covers’ Episodes where they’re covering fan-requested songs and going through the gear used to record. While locked in his studio under quarantine, lead singer Dave Bayley of Glass Animals covered Nirvana’s “Heart-Shaped Box” for Episode 1. Watch HERE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fL2NDcGym4) .

Glass Animals’ brand new single “Your Love (Déjà vu)” is out now and is a tantalizing first hint of what is to come from Glass Animals’ upcoming third studio album. Listen HERE

2020 already promises to be a momentous year for Glass Animals—the universally-adored British four-piece fronted by Dave Bayley with his bandmates and childhood friends, Joe Seaward, Ed Irwin-Singer and Drew Macfarlane. As well as producing both ZABA and How To Be A Human Being, Dave has produced “Your Love (Déjà vu)” and in the past worked with a number of artists outside of the band, including 6lack, Khalid, Joey Bada$$, DJ Dahi, Flume and MorMor. The tone for Glass Animals was set when they dropped bombshell release “Tokyo Drifting” feat. Denzel Curry at the close of last year and celebrated by playing a packed-out, surprise secret show in a tiny venue in Oxford.

It was an important moment for Glass Animals, their first headline show playing together since drummer Joe Seaward’s cycling accident in 2018. The success and reaction to the show fortified the band to announce an extensive but incredibly intimate run of shows around the world this spring—playing some of the spaces they played when they first started out, reminding themselves of what they have and what they nearly lost, and crucially, a big thank you to the fans who supported them throughout.

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