After much speculation, the new mega festival that was rumored to feature the top classic rock acts, including Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, The Who, Roger Waters, and The Rolling Stones, has been confirmed! Titled Desert Trip, the festival will run from October 7-9, taking place at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, CA, notably the same grounds as Coachella. The event is being organized by Goldenvoice, the company behind Coachella.In fact, those six artists will be the only ones performing, with the Stones and Dylan on night one, McCartney and Neil Young on night two, and Roger Waters and The Who on night three. The Desert Trip is sure to feature some of the most iconic music of a generation, with anthemic rock music performed by each and every band on this billing.You can watch a brief promotional video for the festival below:Tickets will go on sale next Monday, May 9th at 10 AM Pacific, and more information can be found here.
Six Harvard University graduate students are among the 13 local graduate students who will spend the summer working in key state agencies as Rappaport Public Policy Fellows.Now in its 10th year, the fellowship is a unique program that gives talented young graduate students throughout greater Boston the opportunity to help public officials address key problems and, in doing so, to learn more about how public policy is created and implemented. The fellowship is funded and administered by Harvard Kennedy School’s (HKS) Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston, which strives to improve the governance of the region by strengthening connections between scholars, students, officials, and civic leaders.Rappaport Public Policy FellowsHARVARD KENNEDY SCHOOLLalita Booth, who is in the joint Master in Public Policy (MPP)/Master in Business Administration (MBA) program at HKS and Harvard Business School, will work at the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services.First-year MPP students Jennifer Vorse and Michael Zakaras will work in the office of Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino on the Circle of Promise Initiative, which seeks to break the cycle of poverty by linking ambitious efforts to turn around troubled schools in the city’s disadvantaged neighborhoods with other programs, assets, and resources in those neighborhoods.HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOLMichael Honigberg, who recently completed his first year at Harvard Medical School (HMS), will work for the Massachusetts Division of Health Care Finance and Policy in the Performance Measurement Group. His primary task will be to produce a descriptive report on healthcare systems integration.Ravi Parikh, who also finished his first year at HMS, will work for the Joint Committee on Health Care Policy and produce a report for the Massachusetts House of Representatives on pending legislation regarding the scope of practice of non-physician allied health professionals. He will also work on a project to analyze the effect of Massachusetts’ shift to global provider payments on single- or small group- practice physicians.GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ARTS & SCIENCESJeremy Levine, a second-year doctoral student in sociology, also will work for Mayor Menino on the Circle of Promise Initiative. Levine has analyzed local community development policies in Detroit, the impact of unequal access to public transportation, and transportation policy as a means of combating urban poverty.To read the full announcement.
Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane is hoping Jack Grealish’s involvement with the Under-21s will help to persuade him his future lies with the green shirt. Keane, who has combined his position as O’Neill’s number two with a similar job at Villa Park, is approaching the situation equally delicately, but is hoping Grealish eventually opts to represent the Republic. The 43-year-old said: “All I know is the manager has met with him and I speak with him. “He is a really good player – I think he is playing for the Under-21s tomorrow night and he will have a decision to make when he is ready. “But obviously, we are not putting him under pressure. We would love to have him on board – he is a really, really good player. “We know we haven’t got a massive group of players to pick from, so if he comes on board, it would be absolutely fantastic because I think he has got a chance of being a good player. ” Grealish has been included among a youthful squad for the Republic’s final Group Six fixture with only pride remaining at stake. King’s hopes of taking his team to the finals in the Czech Republic next summer were dashed back in March when they lost 2-1 to Montenegro at Tallaght Stadium in a game they simply had to win if they were to stand any chance of qualification. Indeed, they have tasted victory in only one of their four home matches, a 5-2 success against the bottom-of-the table Faroe Islands at the Showgrounds in Sligo in November which completed a double over the group’s minnows. Ireland lost 4-0 at home to the Germans, who head the group, in September last year and King will hope to see evidence that a new crop of players can serve their country well in the return. Press Association The 18-year-old Aston Villa midfielder is currently on duty with Noel King’s side in Germany, where they complete their European Under-21s Championships qualifying campaign in Halle on Friday. He currently finds himself at the centre of a tug of love between Ireland and England with senior boss Martin O’Neill insisting he will not put pressure on the youngster to make a swift decision.