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Indie-pop impresario Jack Antonoff and his band Bleachers wow the crowd at a sold-out Anthem

Bleachers frontman and mastermind Jack Antonoff is a pop-music production ace with an impressive client list, but that doesn’t mean he’s more comfortable in the studio than onstage. Friday night at the Anthem, Antonoff confidently led his band — well, one of his bands — through a mostly rollicking 95-minute set. He and five nimble multi-instrumentalists galvanized a full house of listeners who were, the singer-guitarist exulted, “the most people we have ever played for.”
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Where to Eat and Drink on D.C.’s Southwest Waterfront

Anchored by the oldest fish market in the U.S. to the south and the new International Spy Museum to the north, D.C.’s Southwest Waterfront has boomed in recent years with a wealth of drinking and dining options that swing from casual places for happy hour beers or ice cream cones to high-brow options for A5 wagyu rolls or rooftop Champagne. The Anthem, a 6,000-seat live music venue, is open again and booked almost nightly, which drives traffic to bars and restaurants peppered throughout the Wharf development. The booming mixed-use project will soon welcome two anticipated openings: an all-day French option in Bistro du Jour, and a location of NYC Lebanese restaurant Ilili. Here are 17 places to stop in for a fancy meal or a quick drink.

One plan or two? Placer County weighs Medi-Cal model options

Placer County is considering a transition for the model used for its Medi-Cal managed care within the county. According to the staff report, the county is currently assigned to the regional model, in which the state contracts with two for-profit plans to administer Medi-Cal benefits. Placer has been under this model since 2013, as assigned by the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), with Anthem Blue Cross and California Health & Wellness as the managed care plans.

Rockin' The Blues rings in October

I & J Fountain Restaurant, 12221 W. Bell Road, will feature live music by Rockin’ The Blues, above, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1. Since earlier this year, Rockin' The Blues has played as a trio. They are: Sun City residents Guy Dobbins (drums) and Larry Kubiayk (bass), and Anthem resident Scott Severtson (guitar).

RI Philharmonic: The music returns!

Masked patrons lined up in front of Veterans Memorial Auditorium displaying their tickets and vaccination cards to attend the opening of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2021-22 season. “I am about to take up residence in Rhode Island for the first time with a new lease on life,” cancer survivor...

Mack marks 100 years of trucking leadership in Canada

Celebrating its 100th anniversary in Canada this year, Mack Trucks highlighted its trucking success and leadership by displaying the Class 8 Mack Anthem and Class 7 Mack MD7 models during ExpoCam 2021, Sept. 22-23 at Espace Saint-Hyacinthe, Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec. "Mack has all the necessary services and products to leverage its...

Mack Trucks Is Well-Positioned for Next 100 Years of Trucking Leadership in Canada

Celebrating its 100th anniversary in Canada this year, Mack Trucks demonstrated this week that it is well-positioned to support and grow its diverse customer base as a result of recent investments in technologies and services. Mack highlighted these investments with its Class 8 Mack Anthem® and Class 7 Mack® MD7 models during ExpoCam 2021, Sept. 22-23 at Espace Saint-Hyacinthe, Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec. “Mack has all the necessary services and products to leverage its leading uptime, fuel-efficiency and safety technologies to support further development of Canada and its diverse regions for the next 100 years,” said Jonathan Randall, Mack Trucks senior vice president of sales and commercial operations. “As the country focuses on infrastructure ambitions and a commitment to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050, our complete Class 6-8 product range and services can deliver advanced, clean technology solutions and exceptional total cost of ownership for our customers moving and building Canada.”

Losing Bidder for City Medicare Advantage Contract Files Suit

The health-care provider that was passed over for a Medicare Advantage program the city is shifting 250,000 retired employees to as of Jan. 1 has filed suit in State Supreme Court in Manhattan, claiming the winning bidder did not meet the selection criteria and that the award process was changed to its detriment.

Ransomware and Targeted Attacks in the Healthcare Sector

A recent report published by SonicWall indicates that ransomware has increased by 151% in the first half of 2021, compared with the same time period in 2020. With a reported 304.7 million attempted ransomware attacks, and some of the major attacks reported so far in 2021, it’s clear that there are no signs of ransomware slowing down any time soon.

OIG flags potential $5B overpaid to Medicare Advantage plans

A federal watchdog is again raising concerns about risk-adjusted payments in the Medicare Advantage program and whether insurers are gaming the system to make more money. The sicker a Medicare Advantage beneficiary, the more money an insurer will receive to take care of that member. The report highlights how some beneficiaries may appear sicker as a result of insurers conducting certain assessments, outside of a physician's office, to add a diagnosis to accrue the higher risk-adjusted payment.

‘Live The Game’ With Star Sports as they unveil the official anthem for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021

One of the most awaited tournaments of the year is upon us and teams from around the world are set to battle for the most coveted prize in the world, the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. Star Sports, India’s leading sports broadcaster, in association with ICC, launched the campaign anthem ‘Live the Game’ ahead of the marquee tournament. Highlighting cricket as a sport that transcends boundaries, with fans across the globe, the campaign embodies the joy, and togetherness it brings along with the fiercest competition in the world of Cricket.

Prime Healthcare hospitals cut ties with UnitedHealthcare, citing low reimbursement

Prime Healthcare's New Jersey hospitals announced this week they would terminate their contracts with major insurer UnitedHealthcare, citing significant underpayment compared to the rates of neighboring facilities, and lower reimbursement rates than those offered by Medicaid. The decision impacts Saint Clare's Health in Denville, Dover and Boonton, Saint Michael's Medical...