On Monday, The Rolling Stones announced their highly hinted-at 13-date 2019 U.S. stadium tour. In addition to the announced dates, the rumor mill has been buzzing about the Rolling Stones making an appearance at next year’s New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. With the festival adding an extra day in 2019, many have speculated that the Stones will hit New Orleans on the annual festival’s second Thursday (May 2nd). As of now, no announcement has been made by the band or the festival to confirm this widely-held hunch. Or has it?Shortly after yesterday’s tour announcement, Mick Jagger posted a Facebook video in which he mentions all of the cities on the upcoming tour by name. However, there’s a city that Mick Jagger mentions at the 20-second mark of the video that’s not on The Rolling Stones official tour announce. You can hear Jagger sing “…Miami, Florida—Jacksonville and Houston—New Orleans and Glendale …”You heard that right…New Orleans! Listen to Mick Jagger’s potential Rolling Stones Jazz Fest leak below:Did Mick Jagger Spill The Beans About Jazz Fest?[Video: Mick Jagger]The Stones will kick off their upcoming tour at Miami Gardens, FL’s Hard Rock Stadium on April 20th, 2019, followed by a second Florida performance at Jacksonville’s TIAA Bank Field on April 24th. The band will then head west, with stops at Houston, TX’s NRG Stadium (4/28); Glendale, AZ’s State Farm Stadium (5/7); Pasadena, CA’s Rose Bowl (5/11); Santa Clara, CA’s Levi’s Stadium (5/18); Seattle, WA’s CenturyLink Field (5/22); and Denver, CO’s Broncos Stadium at Mile High (5/26).The Rolling Stones will then head back east with performances at Washington, D.C.’s FedExField on May 31st; Philadelphia, PA’s Lincoln Financial Field on June 4th; Foxboro, MA’s Gillette Stadium on June 8th; and East Rutherford, NJ’s MetLife Stadium on June 13th. As of press time, The Rolling Stones will wrap up their “No Filter” tour with a performance at Chicago, IL’s Soldier Field on June 21st.The Rolling Stones’ upcoming tour will mark the band’s first extended run of shows in the U.S. since 2015’s “Zip Code” tour, though they played Desert Trip in Indio, California, two Las Vegas arena gigs, and two private shows in 2016.As Mick Jagger noted in a statement, “It’s a thrill when we play stadiums in the States, the energy is always amazing!” Keith Richards added, “I’ve always loved playing the states. It’s a great crowd.”There will be a special fan pre-sale on Wednesday, November 28th at 10 a.m. local time here. Fans who would like access to the pre-sale need to enter their information here by 9 a.m. (EST) on Tuesday, November 27th, and will be emailed a code the day before the pre-sale begins.Tickets go on sale to the general public next Friday, November 30th at 10:00 a.m. local time. For more information on ticketing and The Rolling Stones’ upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website here.As for confirmation of The Rolling Stones at Jazz Fest, we’ll have to wait for the festival’s official lineup announcement next month.Rolling Stones No Filter U.S. Tour:April 20th, 2019 – Miami Gardens, FL @ Hard Rock StadiumApril 24th – Jacksonville, FL @ TIAA Bank FieldApril 28th – Houston, [email protected] NRG StadiumMay 7th – Glendale, AZ @ State Farm StadiumMay 11th – Pasadena, CA @ The Rose BowlMay 18th – Santa Clara, CA @ Levi’s StadiumMay 22nd – Seattle, WA @ CenturyLink FieldMay 26th – Denver, CO @ Broncos Stadium at Mile HighMay 31st – Washington, D.C. @ FedExFieldJune 4th – Philadelphia, PA @ Lincoln Financial FieldJune 8th – Foxborough, MA @ Gillette StadiumJune 13th – East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife StadiumJune 21st – Chicago, IL @ Soldier FieldView Announced Tour Dates[H/T Gambit]
Saint Mary’s Belles Against Violence Office (BAVO) held a panel regarding Title IX and the process of reporting sexual assault for both Saint Mary’s and Notre Dame campuses on Wednesday. Panelists included Saint Mary’s Title IX coordinator and college counsel Rich Nugent, Vice President for Student Affairs Karen Johnson and Notre Dame’s interim Title IX deputy coordinator for student respondent cases Annie Eaton.Susan Zhu Nugent said the Title IX process at Saint Mary’s has been improved this year. “This year, we are doing things differently,” Nugent said. “We are not doing investigations in house. We have engaged two local attorneys who have real excellent expertise in this area.” Nugent said Saint Mary’s students can report cases against Notre Dame students directly to the University, but he suggests they also notify the College to receive the full support and benefit of the resources offered. Johnson said this year the College has increased campus-wide training on the Title IX process and is in the processes of adding more training that includes LGBTQ-specific information.Eaton said the process at Notre Dame starts when she receives word of a case. She said she then reaches out to the complainant, and they discuss the situation. The complainant is then presented with all of the options and decides to proceed either with a legal case or with the University’s conduct process. She said the process then moves into investigations. Eaton said the University uses the same outside attorneys to investigate.“The investigators are not there to form an opinion about that case,” Eaton said. “They simply ask the facts. They collect evidence. … After that process is complete, they transcribe the interviews and they send it back to the deputy Title IX coordinator.”She said once the University receives the report, the complainant again has the power to choose how to proceed. If the complainant chooses not to move forward, the case moves to associate vice presidents for review. If the perpetrator is a repeat offender or is found to be a threat to the larger community, Eaton said, the school may take action against the offender without the complainant playing a role. The complainant has up to six months to decide whether or not to move forward with a conduct case. “Going through any kind of sexual trauma is difficult,” Eaton said. “Sometimes students are ready, sometimes [they] aren’t. So we give that time limit for a student to still be able to change their mind to move forward. “Even if the student experienced something a year ago but never [reported], and a year later decided they are ready, they can still do that. They can still do it four years later. As long as the respondent is still a student, we can move forward with the conduct process,” she said.Johnson said Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s work closely with these issues and are in communication with one another. She said her job is handling the appeals processes, helping with support and clarification of information and ensuring that students are treated respectfully and professionally throughout the process. Nugent said the College will not involve law enforcement or contact the parents of the student unless she specifically requests it. “One of the most important things for someone who has been sexually assaulted is to give them back the ability to make decisions,” Nugent said. “The only exception to that is possibly in that case where we hear the same name multiple times.”Johnson said the College has reached the compliant level of the Title IX process and is working on exceeding that level.“We’ve been growing and growing, and we’re not done growing,” she said. “We have a long way to go, and we have a lot of things to do. … We’ve been doing this for 10 years, but we can do it for 50 years, and we’ll still miss some things.”Nugent said the College is not content with where they are on the process, and it will continue to improve. He said the students’ well-being and access to resources is his top priority.Tags: BAVO, Belles Against Violence Office, sexual assault, Title IX
DALLAS – Exxon Mobil Corp. posted the fifth highest quarterly profit for any public company in history on Thursday, and with oil prices above $70 a barrel it could still be the company’s weakest quarter for the year. Exxon Mobil’s first quarter was lower than its record fourth quarter, when the world’s largest oil company reported the highest profits ever for any publicly traded company. And the earnings, which rose 7 percent to more than $8 billion, still fell short of analysts’ estimates. But in what is sure to spur the growing furor over outsized energy industry earnings, Exxon Mobil’s massive profits may further increase in 2006 as the company benefits from rising crude-oil prices and production, analysts say. “This is only the beginning,” said Fadel Gheit, analyst for Oppenheimer & Co. “Let me tell you, it gets better after that. Oil prices will add huge amounts to earnings, at least a billion dollars.” In January, Exxon posted the highest quarterly profits of any public company in history: $10.71 billion for the fourth quarter of 2005 and $36.13 billion for the full year. Howard Silverblatt, a senior index analyst for Standard & Poor’s, said Exxon’s latest profit figure places fifth historically among all public companies’ quarterly earnings. Exxon also holds the first, second and fourth spots; Royal Dutch Shell PLC has the third spot. In the first quarter, net income rose to $8.4 billion, or $1.37 per share, from $7.86 billion, or $1.22 per share, a year earlier. Roughly three-quarters of that profit came from the company’s upstream division, which produces oil and natural gas. Analysts polled by Thomson Financial had expected a higher profit of $1.47 per share for the latest quarter. Analysts and company executives identified two major factors in the company’s coming up a dime short: higher taxes on oil and gas produced abroad and reduced income from its refining business, which spent heavily on maintenance in the aftermath of last year’s hurricanes.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventThe earnings report comes amid consumer outcry in the United States about soaring gasoline prices, which average $2.91 a gallon nationwide, 68 cents higher than a year ago. It also lands as Washington lawmakers are looking to appease consumers with various proposals to make big oil companies pay more taxes or provide consumers with some other relief. But everyone acknowledges that little can be done in the short term to bring down prices. “If we had a silver bullet, we would be proposing it to Washington right now,” said Ken Cohen, the company’s vice president of public affairs. Exxon Mobil is investing a growing portion of its profits in new oil and gas production, he said, and is sympathetic to the added energy-price burden on consumers. Still, he said consumers and members of Congress need to “take a deep pause and a deep breath” because market forces will eventually bring supply and demand back into balance. He said Congress could help matters in the longer term by removing barriers to domestic drilling. The increasing public scrutiny of Exxon comes less than a month after the news that the company handed its former chairman and chief executive officer, Lee Raymond, a retirement package that adds up to $400 million when all pension payoffs and stock options are included. The huge compensation sparked headlines across the country and calls in Washington to justify it.