After an exciting performance at Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival that saw the band welcome former singer Donna Jean Godchaux, the Dead & Company crew made their way to Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati, OH for a great performance that saw an exciting band debut. The band has been firing on all cylinders of late, and their fourth show of the year continued that exciting trend.The group opened the show with Bob Weir taking lead on “Hell In A Bucket,” rocking the exciting tune and letting folks enjoy the ride. John Mayer got a turn on lead vocals with “Brown Eyed Women,” adding his cool take on the classic. A pair of “cowboy” songs followed, with “Me And My Uncle” segueing into “Big River.” The band stretched their legs a bit on “Sugaree,” and kept the jam going for a punchy “Jack Straw.” “Mississippi Half-Step” finished off a great first set.It was the second set where Dead & Company really let loose, starting with their first ever performance of “Box Of Rain.” The Phil Lesh-penned American Beauty song was on the band’s short list for new debuts this summer, and Mayer did the song justice with his lead vocals. From there, the band dove into familiar waters with the rockin’ “Viola Lee Blues,” which would ultimately frame the set. After a folky “Uncle John’s Band,” the group brought out a “China Cat Sunflower” > “I Know You Rider” combination.After the “China/Rider,”, the group descended into “Drums” and “Space,” going into distant atonal regions before returning to “Viola Lee Blues.” They brought the set down with an emotional “Stella Blue,” taking its time and truly delivering, before bursting into a celebratory “Sugar Magnolia.” After the “Sunshine Daydream” section and a brief pause, the band rocked one more time with a classic “U.S. Blues.” You can listen to full audio below, courtesy of taper Rob Krall.Check out the full setlist, below.Setlist: Dead & Company at Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH – 6/16/16Set 1: Hell In A Bucket (bw), Brown Eyed Women (jm), Me And My Uncle (bw)> Big River (bw), Sugaree (jm), Jam> Jack Straw (bw jm), Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo (jm)Set 2: Box Of Rain (jm)> Viola Lee Blues> Uncle John’s Band (bw jm)> China Cat Sunflower (bw)> I Know You Rider (jm bw)> Drums> Space> Viola Lee Blues, Stella Blue (bw), Sugar MagnoliaEncore: U.S. Blues (jm)Want to win tickets to see Dead & Company next Sunday, June 26th at Citi Field? Enter below![Image via GoldenGoddess1969/Instagram]
This has been a truly divisive election season, with candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump engaging in a glorified, seemingly-never-ending grudge match. Well, fortunately, on November 8th, the election will finally come to a close, as people across the nation will go out and vote for the candidate of their choice.Once you’ve voted, head on over to Brooklyn Bowl for a very special election-night performance by the Everyone Orchestra. The event, dubbed “Soundtrack to History”, will be presented by Magic Hat Brewing Company in conjunction with HeadCount, and will feature a who’s who of jam icons that will be musically interpreting the election results in real time. The results and the mood of the crowd will be used as a muse for improvisation that is unlike any show that has come before it.Matt Butler will of course conduct the band, with Steve Kimock, Marc Brownstein and Aron Magner of The Disco Biscuits, Vinnie Amico of moe., Jay Jennings and Chris Bullock of Snarky Puppy, Jeremy Salken of Big Gigantic, Natalie Cressman of Trey Anastasio Band, and former The Motet frontman Jans Ingber on the impressive bill. Several unannounced special guests slated to make an appearance as well.HeadCount founder and Co-Chair Marc Brownstein explained that “we’re giving fans a chance to have a shared musical experience on a night they may remember the rest of their lives. We’ve always wanted to do something like this and Everyone Orchestra is a perfect musical outlet to make it happen.” You can learn all about HeadCount in this recently-published feature on the important, bipartisan voter registration group.Sounds like an amazing way to spend election night! Tickets can be purchased at this link starting Friday, October 14th at 10am EDT.
Early in 2019, we are seeing businesses fully-engaged in modernizing IT for this digital era. This presents the potential for a “Perfect Storm” (good movie, by the way) for IT. What I mean is simply this, disruption is happening throughout IT (applications and infrastructure) and customers turn to Dell EMC to help them navigate this journey.Consider for a moment the transformations at SAP and Microsoft;Both organizations have invested in next-generation application and database platforms, embracing in-memory processing, real-time analytics, AI and machine learning.Couple that with end of support and maintenance plans for legacy SAP Business Suite and SQL Server 2008 – business and IT departments have decisions to make and work to do.Let’s use SAP to illustrate the implications. IT departments need to plan and execute a roadmap to adopt SAP S/4HANA, SAP’s next-generation Intelligent ERP that is core to the business transformation.Migrating to SAP HANA and S/4HANA while deploying the optimal infrastructure is easier said than done. CIOs and IT managers would love to simply redirect a chunk of their budgets to quickly enable next-generation SAP intelligent applications. But it’s really not that simple.Listening to customers has inspired Dell EMC to invest in solutions designed to address common themes important to IT organizations looking to sustain classic SAP deployments while migrating to SAP HANA and S/4HANA.Customers often face strained IT budgets and have to allocate valuable resources to spend time maintaining, monitoring and managing sprawling, complex SAP system landscapes. Historically, IT has run SAP production and non-production systems on siloed infrastructure, whether by design — to protect production performance — or ad hoc as new projects get added.Considering it is common to see four, six, or more SAP applications running – each with its own landscape of development, test and quality assurance – we built a solution designed for SAP landscape consolidation to reduce TCO while simplifying IT management and operations.Additionally, with organizations looking to mainstream and scale SAP HANA and S/4HANA, it is imperative to run SAP HANA just like any other database in the data center. It has to be capable of leveraging preferred infrastructure, existing processes and tools for reduced TCO and risk. Dell EMC invests in SAP HANA’s Certification Program for hardware designed to help customers’ fast track implementations with reduced risk.Increasingly we have been participating in customer discussions emerging (and may I add – “game changing”) data-driven use cases powered from edge to core to cloud with SAP Leonardo using AI, machine learning, block-chain and big data.We are busy in this area too!We are enabling a data management framework to complement the SAP Data Hub in pipelining, orchestrating, storing and protecting all data types. To this end, we now have SAP HANA certification for Dell EMC Isilon scale-out NAS storage at the core and SAP Leonardo Edge certified Dell Edge gateways for collecting, aggregating and managing data at the edge.We are also working with SAP and partners on industry and application use cases such transforming manufacturing with SAP S/4HANA and SAP HANA Blockchain Smart Contracts.For organizations looking to run SAP in a cloud operating model, Dell EMC’s modern infrastructure provides strong integration with VMware, providing a cloud-enabled infrastructure foundation ready to enable a unified applications and IT management experience. Additionally, if you are looking to host SAP ERP, Business Suite and S/4 HANA off-premises in a cloud, consider Virtustream a premium certified provider of SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud services.There are topics I did not get a chance to introduce such as automating SAP system copy / refresh with SAP Landscape Manager and Dell EMC storage, so I encourage you to check out Dell EMC for SAP for more information!
“The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.It’s common knowledge among Cheat Fest attendees, that no matter what, at some point, it’s going to rain. This year was more of the same, but to talk about it would be beating a dead horse. We’ll just leave last year’s recap here, in case you want a more in-depth look: “Cheat Fest: A Party in the Mud”.For 24 years, Friends of Cheat has hosted the Cheat River Festival in Albright, West Virginia. The annual fundraising event goes down on the banks of the Cheat River and attracts boaters from far and wide. The story of the Cheat River is a story of recovery. Thanks to the Friends Of Cheat, a once overly polluted river is able to flourish. The festival raises awareness and funds that allow the restoration project to continue.Cheat Fest feels more like a large family reunion than a festival. Everyone seems to know everyone. This is only our second year and we were surprised how many familiar faces and old friends we ran in to.One of the coolest things about this festival is how kid-friendly it is. The little-ones could paint a life-sized boat, tye-dye their own shirts, and participate in a number of different workshops including Timber Rattlesnakes, Backpacking 101, and more. There is plenty for adults as well! In addition to paddling, attendees can enjoy an excellent music lineup, top-notch vendors, yoga, food, art, and plenty of drinks.Speaking of backpacking 101 that was us! That’s right, we spent an hour under the Education Eddy tent handing out backpacking tip and tricks on Friday Evening. We shared stories and mishaps with beginner and expert backpackers alike.Up next we’re wrapping up our spring portion of the tour at Appalachian Trail Days in Damascus, Virginia. Come share the love of the white blaze and say hello before we shove off to Colorado!There is one way for this tour to be a reality, our sponsors! Sending a thank you shout out to our title sponsor Nite Ize, and all of our other awesome sponsors like Crazy Creek, National Geographic, Sea to Summit, Mountain House, Lowe Alpine, Old Town, Leki, HydraPak, UCO Gear and Wenzel. If you like the gear that keeps us groovin’ click here to enter for a chance to win our Grand Gear Giveaway!
By Dialogo March 28, 2013 The Colombian Police seized 7.7 tons of marihuana, valued at $7.6 million, that belonged to a section of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), in the Cauca department, Colombian authorities reported on March 26. The drug seizure was conducted on the afternoon of March 25 inside two trucks that were circulating between Tuluá and Buga municipalities. Three people were arrested during the operation, according to a Police statement. According to the investigation, the marihuana had been sent to Bogotá from Caloto municipality, where it was hidden inside the vehicles by FARC’s 6th Front. Police says that so far this year, over 80 tons of marihuana have been seized in various counter drug operations. On March 25, authorities had reported the seizure of 1.6 tons of marihuana valued at $5.5 million, hidden inside a shipment of fish, on a road that joins southern Colombia with Bogotá.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County lawmakers rejected a bill on Tuesday that would have required the three-member Suffolk Off-Track Better Corp. board to get the Brookhaven town board’s approval before the OTB builds a planned mini-casino in Medford.Seven county legislators voted for the proposal, while 10 members of the 18-member panel voted against it during a meeting in Riverhead. Opposing lawmakers said revenue and jobs that the facility would create outweigh neighbors’ fears of increased traffic and crime. Those favoring the bill said that New York State law requires host municipalities to pass resolutions supporting plans to build such facilities—but the state Gaming Commission, which regulates gambling facilities, denied that assertion.“There needs to be a local process,” said Majority Leader Robert Calarco (D-Patchogue), who proposed the bill. He noted that he is not opposed to building the facility. But he took issue with the OTB moving forward despite the Brookhaven town board having passed a nonbinding resolution opposing the Medford location.The fight comes as the Nassau Off-Track Betting Corp. searches for a location for an equivalent facility—1,000 video lottery terminals (VLT), aka slot machines—after the agency bowed to public opposition and scrapped plans to build a gaming parlor in the shuttered Fortunoff in Westbury. Before the Westbury plan imploded, the Democratic minority in the GOP-controlled Nassau County Legislature had proposed a bill to replace the OTB board, but Presiding Officer Norma Gonsalves (R-East Meadow) refused to consider it for a vote. Calarco’s proposal stopped short of firing the Suffolk OTB board.In Suffolk, the OTB bought a 31-acre vacant lot—the site of a former movie theater—for $10 million on the Long Island Expressway service road. The agency plans to build an estimated $40-million, nearly 100,000-square-foot parlor. It is currently in the traffic-study phase and hopes to get state approval to open by next year. The facility would have one-fifth as many games as Resort World Casino at Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens, the only so-called racino on geographic Long Island.Last week New York State Assemb. Michael Fitzpatrick (R-Smithtown) proposed a bill that would rescind authorization for Nassau and Suffolk OTBs to build such facilities—authorization that voters had granted in a 2013 referendum. Hundreds of residents also recently spoke out against the plan at a meeting held by Medford civic groups that oppose OTB’s project.“OTB has put the cart before the horse,” MaryAnn Johnston, president of the Affiliated Brookhaven Civic Organizations, wrote in a letter urging lawmakers to vote for Calarco’s bill. “OTB lacks the basic approvals to move the VLT project forward.”OTB officials maintain that they are following the law and that the issues neighbors say the gaming parlor may cause in their community would be mitigated by security measures.“We are going to do our level best to minimize any problems in any area,” said Phil Nolan, president of the Suffolk OTB, which is emerging from bankruptcy. “We are trying to be as good neighborly as we can.”Lee Park, a spokesman for the state Gaming Commission, said that the Suffolk OTB is not subject to local zoning laws since the proposed VLT facility is treated as an OTB branch under state law, not a full-fledged casino, such as those upstate that do require host municipalities to pass resolutions supporting them.Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory (D-Amityville), a former Suffolk OTB worker, urged lawmakers to oppose Calarco’s bill. As an alternative, he proposed creating a citizens’ advisory committee on the Medford plan to ensure that their concerns are addressed.“Whether you like it or not, we’re in the casino business,” said Legis. Thomas Barraga (R-West Islip), who voted against the bill after noting that multiple Atlantic City casinos have recently closed because nearby states such as New York have begun opening their own—indicating that New Yorkers prefer gambling close to home.“The hard reality is that this is going to be built,” he said. To a mix of cheers and boos, he added: “And there’s a high probability it will be built in Medford.”
ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr It’s 2019, and your credit union’s procedures and policies are more important than ever to ensure security compliance and meet industry standards. As a vendor or procurement manager, your department may face the challenge of improving your organization’s technology vendor and supplier management best practices and procedures.Regulatory Challenges and ResourcesThe pressure of adhering to vendor management industry best practices stems from many areas. Fraud is a big concern within supplier management, and such corruption as kickbacks and bribes are a significant risk. Ensuring that your organization is using the best value supplier and products can also be difficult—working with weak or underperforming vendors is another ongoing risk.To provide guidance on better vendor management and financial control, many federal, state and local government agencies have published procedures and policies for fair vendor management and procurement. For example, the United States Government Accountability Office recently issued updated guidance and improvement practices. The Office of the Comptroller General of the United States also issued guidance for management to implement controls for oversight and establish internal control standards in the Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government in September 2014. The publication discusses establishing an effective internal control system that includes risk assessment, monitoring and reporting processes. When applied to third parties, these control processes aim to prevent such issues as unauthorized modifications to software or accepting inaccurate or fraudulent information from vendors. continue reading »
Topics : Belgian virologist Marc Van Ranst said the Belgian case was a woman who had contracted COVID-19 for the first time in March and then again with a different coronavirus strain in June. Further cases of re-infection were likely to surface, he said.Van Ranst told Reuters TV the woman, in her 50s, had very few antibodies after the first infection, although they might have limited the sickness. Re-infection cases were probably limited exceptions, he said, although it was too soon to tell and many were likely to surface in coming weeks.He added that the new coronavirus appeared more stable than the influenza virus, but it was changing.”Viruses mutate and that means that a potential vaccine is not going to be a vaccine that will last forever, for 10 years, probably not even five years. Just as for flu, this will have to be redesigned quite regularly,” he said. Two European patients are confirmed to have been re-infected with COVID-19, raising concerns about people’s immunity to the coronavirus as the world struggles to tame the pandemic.The cases, in Belgium and the Netherlands, follow a report this week by researchers in Hong Kong about a man there who had contracted a different strain of the virus four and a half months after being declared recovered – the first such second infection to be documented.That has raised fears about the efficacy of potential vaccines against the virus, which has killed hundreds of thousands of people, though experts say there would need to be many more cases of re-infection for these to be justified. Van Ranst, who sits on some Belgian COVID-19 committees, said vaccine designers would not be surprised.”We would have loved the virus to be more stable than it is, but you can’t force nature.”Genetic testingThe National Institute for Public Health in the Netherlands said it had also observed a Dutch case of re-infection with a different strain of the virus.”It is clear there has been a first and a second infection with a substantial quantity of virus. Enough to be able to determine the genetic code of the virus, that is what showed they were indeed different,” said Marion Koopmans, a leading virologist in the Netherlands and a member of the World Health Organization’s scientific advisory group.She added the elderly Dutch patient had a weakened immune system, which explained the patient’s situation. “People are worried and ask if re-infection is ‘standard’. I don’t think it is,” she added.WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris told a UN briefing in Geneva regarding the Hong Kong case that, while there were anecdotal reports of re-infections, it was important to have clear documentation.Some experts say it is likely that such cases are starting to emerge because of greater testing worldwide, rather than because the virus may be spreading differently.Still, Dr David Strain, a clinical senior lecturer at the University of Exeter and chair of the British Medical Association’s medical academic staff committee, said the cases were worrying for at least two reasons.”The first is that it suggests that previous infection is not protective. The second is that it raises the possibility that vaccinations may not provide the hope that we have been waiting for.”
12 Joan St, Southport.Poised on a 506sq m elevated block the three-bedroom home features polished timber flooring and modern kitchen in its cottage design. “It was a really popular house, the space is one of the big drawcards,” Mr Willcox said.“We had over 40 inspections in 28 days for this property.“There is plenty of room to entertain, as not only is there one, but two outdoor alfresco entertaining areas.“You can potter around in the outdoor shed, and grow your own vegetables from your gardens.” 12 Joan St, Southport.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North7 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoJesse Wilcox from Lambert Willcox said the home sold above the reserve and brought the owner to tears.“It sold well above the sellers expectations and it was a special moment when it sold,” Mr Willcox said. 12 Joan St, Southport. 12 Joan St, Southport.THIS Southport cottage didn’t last long at auction cracking under the hammer for $586,000 in 15 minutes. The auction attracted five bidders who battled it out to secure the fully-restored cottage at 12 Joan St.
Kylie Burger and her husband are selling their home at 68 Victoria Street, Balmoral which is architecturally designed to help cater for their son’s special needs.There are challenges with any architectural brief, but when it comes to designing homes for disabled or elderly residents, a clever approach can bring stunning results.Twohill and James Architects’ director, Emma James, said more and more owners were factoring in special needs and the ageing population as part of new house construction.“There’s this whole idea of intergenerational living and inherent flexibility in houses these days,” she said.Ms James said, in many cases, solutions enhanced the value of a house. She said, for example, rooms that were visually connected were important if a family member needed constant supervision. “You might also make corridors wider to facilitate the movements of wheelchairs,” she said.“You might want to have flush thresholds to the outdoor spaces which is actually nice design anyway, blurring the lines between indoor and outside.”Ms James said when done right, homes that appeal to ageing or disabled residents will appeal to a wider range of buyers too.“If they’re (owners) actually considering these things, surely there’s enough other people considering them as well.”Kylie Burger and her husband, Ruan, are selling their home at 68 Victoria Street, Balmoral. The kitchen’s sliding safety screen and metal curtains add to the homes high-end architectural feel.Rather than window blinds with hanging cords, Mrs Burger chose window film to filter light with printed art and quotes adding to the bespoke feel.“It’s a beautiful soft feeling like an old time movie screen,” she said. 68 Victoria Street, Balmoral is beautiful from the outside and striking from the inside.Their home’s stunning ‘industrial glam’ design conveys high-end with the sort of eye-catching details buyers love.What many haven’t realised is some of the home’s bespoke elements cater to the needs of the couple’s seven-year-old son, Kyan, whose genetic condition presents physical and mental challenges.Mrs Burger said considerations such as main living on one level and compartmentalised but visually connected safe spaces are part of the home’s general appeal.“Instead of a traditional garage, we wanted a carport because we wanted to use that as a kind of outdoor play area,” Mrs Burger said. “It’s not a good day if you’re stuck inside and there’s nothing for Kyan to do.” More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor1 hour agoIn addition, there are beautiful elements that make the home more robust. “The door handles we imported from France — they’re a fine cut of handle but they’re in steel.”One standout feature is the sliding kitchen safety screen. Mrs Burger said they wanted something that was aesthetically pleasing and childproof.“It’s made out of perforated metal and, with the old exposed tracks at the top, it’s very industrial.“It gives you that safety from boiling water, sharp objects and glasses.”Another item was durable mesh metal curtains which stand up to punishment.“They’re aluminium and made in Spain — they give a beautiful filtered light effect.” Windows have printed films to filter light and add to the bespoke feel.It has created a home that works for their family, but is also a great place for visitors to discover. “You need more than one visit to take everything in,” Mrs Burger said. “I like the fact you have to slowly peel the layers away.” The five-bedroom home is listed through Darcy Lord of Place.It will be auctioned on September 2 at 2pm. Mr Lord said significant time and energy had been put into creating the home.Follow Kieran Clair on Twitter at @kieranclair or Facebook at Kieran Clair — journo Mrs Burger said the homes multiple layers of interest mean there’s always something new for visitors to discover.