Dave Dreiwitz To Sub In For Oteil Burbridge At Joe Russo’s Almost Dead February 2019 Shows

first_imgIn a thrilling turn of events on Monday, Grateful Dead tribute powerhouse Joe Russo’s Almost Dead announced bassist Dave Dreiwitz would indeed be joining them for a number of shows scheduled for the coming year. The statement shared by the band follows the initial announcement that Dead & Company bassist Oteil Burbridge would be filling in for Dreiwitz for four shows in February 2019.The 2019 performances, which Burbridge was initially scheduled to replace Dreiwitz, include shows at The Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA (2/14); The Pageant in St. Louis, MO (2/15-2/16); And The Sylvee in Madison, WI (2/17). Tickets already purchased for these four shows, which will now feature the usual JRAD lineup of Joe Russo, Tom Hamilton, Scott Metzger, Marco Benevento, and Dave Dreiwitz, remain valid for fans who purchased them with Burbridge under the initial billing. The band did not name any specific reasoning to Dreiwitz’s return to the lineup for the upcoming shows, aside from his schedule presumably now allowing for his participation in the run of winter performances.Dreiwitz spent this past weekend playing with his Ween bandmates at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York, where the rock band welcomed fans for a three-night run at the historic venue beginning on Friday night.JRAD also announced late last week that they will be one of the featured headlining performers at The Peach Festival in Scranton, Pennsylvania next summer. The band’s 2019 tour schedule will see them making notable stops at Mardi Gras World during the first weekend of New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in late April, and Colorado’s Red Rocks Ampitheatre on August 29th, just to name a few.Burbridge is currently scheduled to host a run of New Year’s Eve performances as Oteil & Friends at The Capitol Theatre on December 27th and 29th, followed by a show at New York City’s Brooklyn Bowl on December 30th and 31st with special guests Jen Hartswick and Natalie Cressman. Tickets for the upcoming shows can be purchased via his website.last_img read more

The Future Starts Here

first_imgData is growing at an exponential rate. The traditional siloed methods of managing and delivering storage cannot sustain this explosive data growth, as the associated operational costs will continue to rise at prohibitive rates. At the same time, public clouds have shown that by standardizing and virtualizing their infrastructure, it is possible to simplify, automate, and achieve extreme operational economics. While public clouds do solve some customer pain points, they introduce new constraints, such as requiring customers to move their data off-premises and forcing them to use “one-size fits all” for all their data storage needs.Given the transformations occurring in our industry, we asked enterprise customers what they wanted from their storage solutions, and a common set of concerns quickly came to the forefront. Customers want to lower their operational costs — especially in the presence of massive data growth — and they want to run their complex environments efficiently, without giving up their choice of IT infrastructure, the one that they believe best meets their business needs.Enterprise customers are also clear that they want to attain the economics of public cloud infrastructure without public cloud constraints. As a result of these customer conversations, the need for EMC ViPR became increasingly obvious.As the leader in the storage industry, we realized that we had to reexamine the way we manage and deliver storage in multi-vendor environments that consist of commodity and specialized storage arrays with both traditional and new interfaces. There are important lessons to be learned from the public cloud. I experienced them first-hand while building and running Microsoft Azure. To solve the hard storage problems and to remove the imposed public cloud constraints, we need to push the boundaries of innovation. Only then can we address the immediate problems that our customers are facing today, while simultaneously laying a foundation that will provide customers a path to a future with no compromises.ViPR’s design brings together what we heard from our customers and the lessons learned from the public cloud. EMC ViPR is our solution to what customers requested and — even more importantly — it lays the groundwork for the future. Being built as an open platform, ViPR allows others to innovate and enables us to work together as a community to fundamentally redefine how storage should be managed and delivered. As part of this community, we invite you to begin your software-defined storage journey by creating your own personal experience at ViPR Central.last_img read more

CDC requires face masks on airlines, public transportation

first_imgATLANTA (AP) — A new federal requirement for wearing face masks on airline flights and public transportation takes effect on Monday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an order that backs up one announced by President Joe Biden shortly after he took office. The CDC order says passengers on planes, trains, subways, buses, taxis and ride-shares must wear a mask over their nose and mouth. The order extends to waiting areas like airports and subway stations. The CDC is telling airline and transit crews to deny transportation to people who won’t mask up.last_img read more

Rapper to perform at St.Mary’s

first_imgMembers of the Saint Mary’s community will raise the roof Thursday evening when rapper Sammy Adams makes his much-awaited debut at SMC Tostal in the O’Laughlin Auditorium.  Coming off a March 16 performance at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City, Adams will perform some of his favorite songs from his EP “Boston’s Boy” and his mixtapes “Party Records” and “Into the Wild.”  “It is sort of like there’s a song for everyone,” Adams said. “Our concerts are all about you guys. It’s my workspace. It’s my job to put on a good show. We’ve been working so hard on this next album and we’re all dying to get back on tour, so it’s going to be really fun.” Since garnering national attention with his song “I Hate College,” Adams has graduated from Trinity College in Connecticut, released three mixtapes, collaborated with several artists and performed on “Conan” with Conan O’Brien. “I wrote the second verse of ‘I Hate College’ in class, the first one I wrote on a piece of scrap paper,” Adams said. “My best friend stole [the rough draft] off my computer and went and played it at a frat and it wasn’t even mixed or done yet, but everyone loved it.”  A mostly self-produced artist, Adams landed at the top of iTunes’ hip-hop digital albums chart in 2010, outselling Lil’ Wayne and DJ Khaled with “Boston’s Boy.” Adams said his music is relatable and edgy because it is inspired by personal experiences. “It is my life. The journey, what we’ve been through, the places we’ve been, the people we’ve met, the stuff we’ve done,” he said. “It all sort of goes hand in hand. My writing is one hundred percent influenced by everything that happens on a daily basis.” Although music has been important to Adams since he was a child, he said he did not start producing his own songs until college.  “It’s pretty terrifying,” Adams said. “I was an independent kid trying to make a wave in such a big industry.” Adams said he loves electronic music and the idea of the DJ as “the new rock star.” “Being in college and loving that type of music and going to shows, there is a live aspect to the show,” he said. “It’s a big experiment to find all the ingredients that wouldn’t normally make up their own genre of music. “There’s really no feeling in the world like seeing kids lined up five hours early for your show or just seeing the excitement on people’s faces when you come out on stage. It’s really an amazing feeling that makes you want to make better music and makes you want to satisfy your fans.” Junior Student Activities Board secretary Elizabeth Kraig said she hopes Adams’ concert will bring a good vibe to campus. “It is a great way to get everyone excited for spring,” she said. “Plus, it’s an inexpensive event with a great performer.” Doors open at 7:30 p.m. The opener will perform at 8 p.m. and Adams will go on stage at 9 p.m. Tickets are $7 for students and can be purchased at the O’Laughlin Auditorium or by calling (574) 284-4626. Limit is one ticket per student ID and students may call or visit the box office with up to five student IDs.,Members of the Saint Mary’s community will raise the roof Thursday evening when rapper Sammy Adams makes his much-awaited debut at SMC Tostal in the O’Laughlin Auditorium.  Coming off a March 16 performance at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City, Adams will perform some of his favorite songs from his EP “Boston’s Boy” and his mixtapes “Party Records” and “Into the Wild.”  “It is sort of like there’s a song for everyone,” Adams said. “Our concerts are all about you guys. It’s my workspace. It’s my job to put on a good show. We’ve been working so hard on this next album and we’re all dying to get back on tour, so it’s going to be really fun.” Since garnering national attention with his song “I Hate College,” Adams has graduated from Trinity College in Connecticut, released three mixtapes, collaborated with several artists and performed on “Conan” with Conan O’Brien. “I wrote the second verse of ‘I Hate College’ in class, the first one I wrote on a piece of scrap paper,” Adams said. “My best friend stole [the rough draft] off my computer and went and played it at a frat and it wasn’t even mixed or done yet, but everyone loved it.”  A mostly self-produced artist, Adams landed at the top of iTunes’ hip-hop digital albums chart in 2010, outselling Lil’ Wayne and DJ Khaled with “Boston’s Boy.” Adams said his music is relatable and edgy because it is inspired by personal experiences. “It is my life. The journey, what we’ve been through, the places we’ve been, the people we’ve met, the stuff we’ve done,” he said. “It all sort of goes hand in hand. My writing is one hundred percent influenced by everything that happens on a daily basis.” Although music has been important to Adams since he was a child, he said he did not start producing his own songs until college.  “It’s pretty terrifying,” Adams said. “I was an independent kid trying to make a wave in such a big industry.” Adams said he loves electronic music and the idea of the DJ as “the new rock star.” “Being in college and loving that type of music and going to shows, there is a live aspect to the show,” he said. “It’s a big experiment to find all the ingredients that wouldn’t normally make up their own genre of music. “There’s really no feeling in the world like seeing kids lined up five hours early for your show or just seeing the excitement on people’s faces when you come out on stage. It’s really an amazing feeling that makes you want to make better music and makes you want to satisfy your fans.” Junior Student Activities Board secretary Elizabeth Kraig said she hopes Adams’ concert will bring a good vibe to campus. “It is a great way to get everyone excited for spring,” she said. “Plus, it’s an inexpensive event with a great performer.” Doors open at 7:30 p.m. The opener will perform at 8 p.m. and Adams will go on stage at 9 p.m. Tickets are $7 for students and can be purchased at the O’Laughlin Auditorium or by calling (574) 284-4626. Limit is one ticket per student ID and students may call or visit the box office with up to five student IDs.last_img read more

Check Out Alice Ripley in Sugar! Teaser Trailer

first_img View Comments We already know Alice Ripley’s a kickass rock star. Why is she trying to hide it? Take a look below at the teaser trailer for Sugar!, starring the Tony winner. In the film, Ripley plays Leslie, a piano teacher who moonlights as the front-woman of an all-women rock band. Tensions rise as her husband—a conservative Republican running for Senate—and their college-bound daughter discover her secret. Meanwhile, she’s having an affair with a young bartender. Looks like you’re not the only Tony-winning on-screen cougar, Vicki Clark. The film is slated for a 2015 release. Take a look below!last_img read more

Less Violence in El Salvador Due to Truce, Says Funes

first_img During the UN General Assembly, on September 25, Salvadoran President Mauricio Funes, highlighted that the decrease of violence in his country is due to a truce between gangs, and is seeking assistance from the United States to end drug trafficking. ‘‘El Salvador has now caught the sights of the region, multilateral organizations, and countries that historically have kept a solid relationship with my country. This is because of the phenomenon we have been experiencing for over six months, which has resulted in a drastic decrease in violence,” stated Funes. The head of state recalled that El Salvador “was the second most violent country in the Americas until a few months ago,” with an average of 15 murders per day due to crime and gang disputes. ‘‘This September, the average has been 3.8 murders per day. Other areas of crime are steadily decreasing as well,” he said. Funes attributed the decrease in homicide rates to a ‘‘public safety policy that is bringing positive results,” and to a recent ‘‘non-aggression pact between rival gangs.” Despite this progress, the Salvadoran president indicated the need to confront drug trafficking, which is wreaking havoc throughout Central America; and added that to do it successfully, the region needs support from the United States. ‘‘With Central America united, along with Mexico and Colombia, we have agreed upon joint policies to fight this battle. We need the support not only from the U.S. government, but also from the American people,” he added. By Dialogo September 27, 2012last_img read more

4 reasons you should get a dog

first_imgDogs are awesome and we all know this is true (except maybe cat people). Sure, dogs can seem like a lot of work, but they make life so much better! Still not convinced? Here are four reasons that may just give you the push you need to find a furry best pal.They’ll make you more active: Who among us has ever said, “I’m too active. I need to slow down.” Put your hand down, Larry. Nobody has ever said that. We all need to be a little more active, and what better way to do it than by taking your new buddy for a walk? Your new dog (let’s call him Douglas) will love to get out and play. You’ll be the one taking Douglas on walks, on trips to the dog park, and occasional outings to PetSmart. See? You’re looking more active already.They can help you relax: Anyone who’s ever owned a dog knows how much they can improve your mood. After a long day, it always feels good to come home to a smiling face and a wagging tail. Studies show dogs can have positive effects on physical and mental health. I don’t know about you, but that seems like a plus to me.They love you even though you’re a jerk sometimes: This one’s not scientific. Sometimes you’re a jerk, and if you’re being a jerk to a fellow human, it may take them a while to get over it. Your dog will recover as soon as your scratch him behind the ears. Advantage: DogYou always have a friend: Unless your dog is the type to go on random vacations without you, he’s usually around when you need him. Your Spouse away on business? You’ll never be lonely as long you’ve got Douglas by your side. 35SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Detailslast_img read more

What does it take to redesign a credit union website?

first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Derik Krauss Derik is a cofounder of BloomCU, an award-winning website design agency for credit unions. His agency’s design work has received recognition from CUNA (Diamond Award), TheFinancialBrand.com, and others. He … Web: bloomCU.com Details So. You’ve decided to redo your credit union website design. Or maybe you’re still just thinking about it. Either way, it’s probably a good idea to know what you’re getting into. The truth is, each journey is different, because every credit union has slightly different needs and goals. However, there are some universal parts of the process that are pretty much true across the board. In this post, we’ll outline what it takes to redesign your site, from start to finish. Phase 1: Getting StartedUnderstanding your brandAny good website redesign starts with a conversation, either with your in-house team or with an agency. First, you should discuss your brand. What makes your credit union unique? What are your members like? Who do you want to reach with your website? If you know the answers to these questions, then you’ll have a much better idea of how you want your site to look and feel later on in the process. Understanding your goals The second thing you need to understand before you start is your goals. What’s important to your credit union right now? Do you want more loan applications and member sign-ups? Are you hoping to reduce the burden of your support team? Do you want to be known as a tech-savvy financial institution? All of the above? Outline these goals first, and then determine which ones could be aided by aspects of your site. For example, a great FAQs section could help your support team, and cool features like chatbots could be great for attracting tech-savvy millennials. Phase 2: The nitty-gritty Almost all websites incorporate some combination of images, copy, and design/layout. These will likely be the major components of your redesign, though you may invest in some amazing extras as well, like animations or background video. A chatbot example on Lifecu.orgHow will your new design look? Perhaps you are doing a very basic redesign and just basing it off a template you’ve purchased, which you will populate with new images and copy. Or perhaps you are choosing to create a truly stunning design, one that feels modern, sleek, and forward-thinking. Depending on your resources and goals, you will have the chance to decide which changes are most important, and prioritize them. In this phase, we always recommend design choices that a.) are consistent with your brand and b.) are backed by data. As it turns out, there’s a lot of information out there that can help advise you on where to invest your money in your new design. How will you implement your new design? After you’ve decided what you need your site to look like, you’ll need to make it come alive. Having pretty wireframes and mockups isn’t enough, you need a design that is fully functional, and hopefully, mobile-friendly. This requires development work (programming). Often, your development team, or the agency you are working with, will implement your design on a separate, private “dev” site, which can be seamlessly switched over to your actual web location when you’re ready to launch. That way, you aren’t doing intense overhauls while your members are trying to use your old site. How will you populate your new design? Once you have a new design and layout, you will need to populate it, primarily with images and copy. Some of these resources may be from your old site, or you may take the opportunity to make more growth-driven gains by writing copy that converts and collecting more authentic images. Phase 3: The transitionAs we mentioned above, typically you’ll be working on your new site on a separate domain while your old site runs “business as usual.” However, when it comes time to launch, you’ll need to make sure you’re ready for a smooth transition. You’ll want to determine that your current site host can handle your newer, fresher site, and if not, you’ll need to pick a new host. Celebrating your new site Before your new site launches, you may want to do a countdown on social media or on your old site, so that your members are prepared for what to expect. Once it’s up, you may want to write a blog post that gives a “tour” of the new features and changes. Testing your new site After your site is launched, we recommend tracking its success—the key to growth-driven design! Review the numbers on your original goals (such as number of loan applications) and see what has changed/improved. Then, don’t be afraid to keep experimenting with everything on your credit union website design, from your homepage content to your calls to action. Even if you don’t have the resources to do a full redesign every year, you can make small wins that add up big through continued experimentation and testing.last_img read more

East Farmingdale Crash Leaves Driver Dead

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 34-year-old West Babylon man was killed when the vehicle he was driving crashed into a tractor trailer and overturned in East Farmingdale on Wednesday morning.Suffolk County police said Joshua Hoffman was driving a Saturn westbound on Route 109 when his vehicle struck an eastbound Mack Truck that was making a left onto Bi-County Boulevard at 5 a.m.The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The truck driver, 43-year-old William Gustafson of Lititz, Penn., was not injured.Motor Carrier Safety Section officers performed a safety check on the truck.First Squad detectives impounded the Saturn and are continuing the investigation.last_img read more

Cops Release Photo of Suspected Hempstead Home Invasion Gunman

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Nassau County police have released a photo of a suspected gunman wanted for a Hempstead home invasion that investigators hope the public can help identify.Authorities said the man in the photo forced his way into a victim’s apartment at 100 Terrace Avenue, flashed a handgun and demanded cash at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 17.The assailant allegedly stole $90 cash from the victim’s wallet before fleeing the scene.The suspect is described as a 6-foot, 2-inch tall black man with dread locks in his mid-20s weighing 200 pounds.Third Squad detectives ask anyone with information that can help identify the suspect to call Crime Stoppers at 1800-244-TIPS (8477). All callers will remain anonymous.last_img read more

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