Load remaining images Photo: Keith Griner Last night, Dave Matthews Band continued their ongoing summer tour with their first of two nights at Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center in Noblesville, IN. The show featured a number of more infrequently-played songs, including the tour debuts of Before These Crowded Streets tracks “Pig” and “The Stone”, as well as a rare “Kill The Preacher” tease, a crowd-pleasing cover of Peter Gabriel‘s “Sledgehammer”, and just the third “Too Much” of the tour in the final slot of the two-song encore (following “The Space Between”). This show was broadcast via the recently launched, limited-time-only SiriusXM DMB Radio station as part of their “four July Friday Concerts” series.Dave Matthews Band returns to the stage in Noblesville tonight, Saturday, July 7th to close out their two-night stand. From there, they’ll head to Ontario for a pair of performances next week. From there, they will head to Saratoga Springs, NY for their customary run at Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Friday, July 13th and Saturday, July 14th. For a full list of Dave Matthews Band’s upcoming tour dates, head over to the band’s website.Below, you can view a full gallery of photos from Dave Matthews Band’s Friday, July 6th performance at Noblesville, IN’s Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center courtesy of Phierce Photo by Keith Griner.Setlist: Dave Matthews Band | Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center | Noblesville, IN | 7/6/18Set: Do You Remember, Pig, Satellite, Tripping Billies, Again and Again, Sledgehammer*, The Stone^, #41, The Song That Jane Likes, Louisiana Bayou, Samurai Cop, Funny The Way It Is, Recently, Crash Into Me, Kill the Preacher (tease) > Why I Am, She, You And Me, Jimi ThingEncore: The Space Between, Too Much*Peter Gabriel cover; ^ Tour debut;Dave Matthews Band | Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center | Noblesville, IN | 7/6/18 | Photos: Phierce Photo by Keith Griner
There are so many issues we could discuss to affect positive change in today’s world. At Dell, we want to use SXSW, where so many people intersect, to get people to the table. We want pressing public policy issues to be discussed. We want the conversation to be a starting point. That’s why when we laid out the plan for 2017’s upcoming SXSW in Austin, TX, we mapped out a different agenda. We are going to do more with this weekend than throw cocktail parties, network, or highlight our products (which are cutting-edge and consumer-driven – still had to be said!).How are we going to do this? Over the course of the next three days, we have taken some of the most relevant stakeholders, members of Congress, and honed experts to discuss a wide-range of public policy issues that are challenging society.Entrepreneurship is part of our DNA at Dell and we know that entrepreneurs and innovators are the engine that drives the world economy. We want to create a better climate for entrepreneurs to thrive – not just by bringing the best technologies to empower entrepreneurs in the new world of digital transformation – but also by working with leaders, policymakers and the public and private sectors on improving entrepreneurs’ access to four key elements of success: talent, capital, markets and technology.Instead of bringing entrepreneurs and innovators to D.C. to meet with policymakers, we think it’s best to bring the policymakers to SXSW to meet with the entrepreneurs and innovators. Rather than having discussions in suits in the halls of Congress, we are having discussions in jeans in Austin.We’re excited to be hosting a wide variety of events to tackle some of these issues – everything from panel discussions on how government, entrepreneurs and the tech industry can work together to solve policy challenges; a math competition with seventh and eighth grade student and members of Congress; an interactive policy hackathon (think American Idol meets Shark Tank); a “fishbowl” discussion on diversity and inclusion; and conversations with veterans who are innovating and starting companies.Our agenda is bold, diverse, and we hope inspiring. Topics we’re going to discuss include:How tech companies are fostering a culture of inclusion, and how government can further incentivize.What should government be doing to encourage women entrepreneurs? What should they stop doing to discourage women entrepreneurs?Advances in technology have radically impacted almost every aspect of our lives—except how we vote. What are the policy implications of using various forms of available technology to simultaneously increase voter turnout and the security of our voting system?The government has data on everything from which sewer lines are in use most to which restaurants violated the health code this year. Entrepreneurs everywhere could use this data to build their businesses and help the government accomplish its goals, so how can we put this data to collective use?What are the policies we need in place to support a digital economy? It accounts for one-third of the U.S. Economy or roughly $5.9 trillion.Why are younger generations less active in government and how can we change that? Two of the youngest members of Congress will talk about how to approach civic engagement for maximum result.What are the next steps in the transportation revolutions and how will policy adapt?What are some of the policy challenges that a home sharing world presents and how should Congress address these legislative issues?We must roll out broadband to rural areas in order to bring the benefits of tech to every person and sector of the economy. How can we create more public-private partnerships to address rural broadband access? Last year at SXSW this topic was raised during the government track – we listened and will report back.Diversity in tech, diversity in government and the policy implications of each.What role can and should the government play in preventing, responding to and mitigating cyber-attacks, and what level of cyber-attack constitutes and act or war?We are going to cover a lot of ground on a lot of issues with the right people at the table. We hope we elevate public policy discussion to a new level and we hope to see you there. If you can’t make it to Austin, you can follow us on social media at #GovEvolve, #DellExperience and #PolicyHack.yy
Notre Dame’s student government began its annual Race Relations Week on Thursday and is working with various groups across campus to host educational and cultural events through Tuesday.Junior Mita Ramani, student government’s director of diversity and inclusion, said in past years, Race Relations Week events often conflicted with other programming.“This year, we decided, ‘Let’s do something different,’” she said. “So, essentially, we reached out to a bunch of organizations on campus and were like, ‘What programming are you already having in November?’ We tried to find a time that included a lot of different groups.”The week kicked off with a Dia de los Muertos altar dedication, the SUB movie “Crazy Rich Asians” and a Latino Film Series showing of “Coco.” Other events include “Beautiful 2018 — Respect, Protect, Honor the Black Woman,” Asian Allure, Black Catholic History Month Mass and a screening of “Selma.” Additionally, Multicultural Student Programs and Services (MSPS) is sponsoring a talk by Megan Red Shirt-Shaw, an advocate for Native American rights.Iris Outlaw, director of MSPS, commended the efforts of student leaders in planning Race Relations Week.“It also shows the vested interest or commitment that student government has toward diversity and inclusion, which I think is important when we’re talking about creating an environment that is welcoming and embracing of all members of the community,” she said.Though many students may not see how race relations impact them, learning to have conversations about race and other sensitive topics is an important part of a college education, Outlaw said.“Being able to have challenging conversations and a form of civil discourse, this is an opportunity to have those when you have the safety net,” she said. “You’ve got faculty and administrators who are here, wanting to see you succeed and giving you the skill set to do such. But when you’re out in the real world, people will just step on you and keep on moving.”Ramani echoed these sentiments, saying it is often easy to ignore real-world issues while on campus.“We do go to Notre Dame. We live on an 80 percent Catholic, predominantly white, low minority, low marginalized group campus,” she said. “Sometimes it’s easy to just get absorbed into the bubble, even as a person of color myself. You forget what’s going on in the real world.”Overall, Ramani said, student government hopes to combat this lack of awareness and spark conversations through Race Relations Week.“Have these tough conversations about respecting other people’s cultures, being very aware of the way you speak to people,” she said. “[Talk] to your diverse friends and [ask] them if you’ve ever said something that has offended them, but they haven’t brought it up to you in the past because they feel uncomfortable because they’re your friend. Sometimes we get wrapped up when it’s like, ‘Oh, it’s just my friend,’ but it does matter. So sometimes having these tough conversations is the best way to spark dialogue that is really necessary, especially on this campus.”Tags: MSPS, Multicultural Student Programs and Services, Race relations, Race Relations Week, Student government
By Dialogo May 28, 2014 BOGOTÁ, Colombia – Colombian and U.S. naval units partnered to seize 2.3 metric tons of cocaine from a semi-submersible vessel and arrest the three-man crew off the South American country’s Pacific Coast, Colombian authorities said. The seizure prevented US$71 million in drugs from reaching the street, representing the first time since 1993 that Colombian authorities seized one of the vessels carrying narcotics while a crew manned it, according to the Colombian Navy. The fiberglass vessel, about 13.1 meters long and 1.99 meters wide, was intercepted 43 miles off the coast in the Eastern Pacific in an operation that involved the Colombian Navy, Coast Guard, an Army unit and the assistance of the U.S. Navy. The USS Ingraham, which was deployed in March for seven months to the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility in the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific, provided maritime and aerial assistance. The frigate, which carries a crew of 200, was deployed in support of Operation MARTILLO, a multinational operation that seeks to disrupt transnational criminal organizations by limiting their ability to use Central America as a transit zone. The semi-submersible had been traveling from Sanquianga, a national park in the department of Nariño, on the Pacific Coast near the border with Ecuador. When agents seized the vessel, they discovered the drug shipment and turned the three men – two Colombians and an Ecuadoran – over to U.S. authorities. The bust was significant because normally crews throw the illicit shipment into the water before authorities arrive. It was the first semi-submersible the Colombian authorities have confiscated this year, according to the Colombian military. Colombia, one of the three principal South American producers of cocaine, seized more than 166 metric tons of cocaine last year, dealing a significant blow to criminal groups, including the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), which has financed its illegal activities through narco-trafficking proceeds. Those illicit shipments often are sent via semi-submersibles that travel near the surface and are capable of carrying tons of cocaine. Since 1993, the Colombian authorities said they have intercepted 83 of the vessels, according to press reports. The seizure comes amid ongoing peace talks aimed at finding a solution to Colombia’s 50-year conflict with the FARC. Hope was raised earlier this month that those talks could help reduce the production of crops that fuel the illegal drug trade. On May 16, the Colombian government and leaders from the guerrilla group said they reached an accord on how to combat drug trafficking as part of peace talks that are ongoing in Cuba. According to press accounts, farmers who are now growing coca and marijuana will be assisted in switching to other crops. In a televised address, President Juan Manuel Santos said, “Imagine a Colombia without coca,” the plant that produces the raw material turned into cocaine. “That is within our grasp if we implement these accords,” he added.
As Christmas decorations begin to fill the aisles and ads flood our news feeds, we embark on another holiday season. From holiday exchanges to presents for the kids, purchases are being made at an escalated rate. Even the most stubborn scrooge finds themselves frivolously spending during the holidays. Whether your members are early bird Black Friday shoppers or those who run through Target aisles on Christmas Eve, it’s easy to forget budgets and overspend. As a credit union, it’s important to keep your members in mind during the festive season and offer them the tools to keep their assets in line.Picture these all-too-familiar scenarios and how your credit union can offer members a solution.SET IT BEFORE YOU SPEND IT. Thanksgiving feast has just been put away and the turkey platter is replaced with plans for a successful Black Friday shopping trip. Everyone in the family has been studying the holiday ads and have their favorite gifts already in mind. The anticipation is finally over and they hit the stores to take advantage of the year’s biggest sales. Their cart fills up quickly and around every corner is another can’t miss deal. Your member overspends and finds themselves riding home in panic and shame. They spend the rest of the season working longer hours trying to make up for the breach in budget. Now imagine if such a member had proper daily card limits in place or notification alerts to inform them budgets had been exceeded. Be sure that members know about your credit union card services and guide them to set reasonable budgets that will keep their holiday spirits high. continue reading » 32SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Denise Wymore Denise started her credit union career over 30 years ago as a Teller for Pacific NW Federal Credit Union in Portland, Oregon. She moved up and around the org. chart … Web: www.nacuso.org Details I can say with pride that I owned the very first iPhone. The iPhone One! And I paid somewhere around $600.00 for the thing. Remember when they came out with the second generation at a much lower price and early adopters complained so Steve gave us back a hundred bucks, in the form of an Apple Store gift card? Clever, Mr. Jobs. I remain fiercely loyal to Apple, in spite of some glitches over the years. Last month my 4 year old MacBook started to act up, spinning colored wheel more often than I like to see, the keyboard was acting funny, the machine would sometimes get super hot. I made an appointment with a Genius at the ONLY Apple Store in all of New Mexico. The wait is on average four days. To their credit the Genius took one look at the keyboard and said, “Well that’s not right.” My precious laptop had to go in the hospital for an entirely rebuilt keyboard and new battery – he said the battery was “swelling” but Apple was going to pay for it. This was very unexpected and really helped to solidify my loyalty. Are we “making things right” for our members when something goes terribly wrong? How should I show my gratitude for this unexpected gesture? This was only 2 days before I was supposed to fly to the University of Georgia to teach marketing at the Southeast Regional Credit Union School (SRCUS). What’s a girl to do? Buy the brand new state-of-the-art iPad Pro with keyboard and pencil ($2500.00). I asked them to please transfer the files I needed from my MacBook to the new iPadPro and they could be off with it – unfortunately, I had not upgraded my operating system on the old laptop so the two would not talk to each other. AND to top it all off, their internet connection (Verizon) was being super slow that day so it took over 2 hours to update. Ugh. As I was traveling to Georgia with my fancy new iPad I noticed my iPhone SE (remember the cute small one?) started rebooting frequently. If I launched an app, screen would go dark, apple logo appeared, it was rebooting. I Googled this condition – death to the iPhone I’m afraid. Is this part of the Apple business model I wondered – planned obsolescence? And in fact, in 2017 Apple was slapped with a class action lawsuit after the tech giant admitted it slowed down older iPhones. Wikipedia defines planned obsolescence as “in industrial design and economics is a policy of planning or designing a product with an artificially limited useful life, so it will become obsolete (that is unfashionable or no longer functional) after a certain period of time.” Apple wants you to buy the latest and greatest phone, iPad, laptop, which is why they relentlessly pursue innovations that others hope to merely follow. They have had an amazing run at being first to market with so many products we cannot live without. We are hostages. So now I have a new iPhone, the 8. It’s bigger than my cute little SE and it’s a real smart aleck. It’s “too helpful” if you ask me. I went to search for a photo the other day and it now groups my pictures in little albums that IT thinks I will like. It will suggest actions like “you should text John” or “you should share this photo.” And I know this is based on my activity – but I don’t appreciate the intrusion. I’ll text John when I feel like it and I’ll share a photo if I want to. Stop telling me what to do!!!! I think it’s super important that we listen to our members to find out what is important to them rather than “pushing” products and services on them to make our sales goals. We are humans, not a smart phone, which means we ARE smarter……My favorite “smart” thing my phone has done lately was when the caller ID said “Robo Call”…I almost sent it to voicemail and flagged the number, I thought about answering it and yelling at it….instead, curious, I just answered. A person said “May I speak to Denise please.” I said “Are you a robot?” She said, “No, this is the Apple Store I wanted to let you know your MacBook is ready to be picked up.” “Well, I said, your new iPhone isn’t very smart because it thinks YOU are a robot.”I feel like I got the last laugh on that one.
“Given that this crisis has hit some people hard financially, we want to make sure everyone has access to pet food. No one should have to be faced with a decision of whether they can feed their animals or not.” she said in a press release. “The biggest things are small bags of dry food for cats and dogs small cans of wet food and cat litter” she said. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The Broome County Humane Society says that economic impact of the coronavirus crisis has some pet owners struggling to take care of their animals. “We come out and collect some information such as how many animals you have in your home, your name, and then we distribute the appropriate amount of food,” she said. Democratic New York State Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo announced on Friday, March 27 that she would be teaming up with the Humane Society for the effort. If you need to pick up food you can do so by stopping by the Broome County Humane Society Tuesday through Saturday from 12 to 3 p.m. Ondria says that while they have received many donations so far, there are a few items that are needed more than others. Broome County Humane Society, 167 Conklin Avenue, BinghamtonCreature Comforts, 1250 Upper Front Street, BinghamtonEndicott Agway, 116 Jennings Street, EndicottHarpursville Farm & Garden, 75 Maple Street, HarpursvilleRoss Park Zoo Education Center, 60 Morgan Road, Binghamton “It’s a huge factor in turning animals over, so if somebody has lost their job and they’re unable to feed them or provide them vet care they start looking into long term options,” said Shelter Manager Amberly Ondria. Now Ondria says with shelters across the state limited to only the most urgent cases, the Humane Society is doing all they can to assist people in caring for their animals. This includes creating a food pantry to assist anyone who needs help obtaining supplies to care for their pet. If you would like to donate you can do so by stopping by one of the following locations during their normal business hours: For more coverage of the coronavirus, click here.
The FLASC team of the University of Malta has officially launched the scaled offshore floating platform prototype with integrated energy storage at an event that gathered government officials and senior members of the various stakeholders involved in the project.Project FLASC (Floating Liquid-piston Accumulator using Seawater under Compression) is a novel energy storage technology concept which features a dual-vessel compressed air energy storage system suitable for integration with offshore renewable energy sources.The scale version of the FLASC prototype has already been deployed for trials in the Maltese Grand Harbour. There, it will be operated in order to monitor and validate the system’s thermodynamic performance and to project future full-scale implementation methodologies.Also, the current prototype serves as a proof-of-concept for a novel method for Tension Leg Platform (TLP) deployment that is faster and safer than existing methods, according to the University of Malta.Present at the launch, held on May 18, 2018, were Malta’s Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation Silvio Schembri, and the Executive Chairman of the Malta Council for Science and Technology Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando, along with various stakeholders.The FLASC prototype launch event (Photo: DOI/Reuben Piscopo) During the event, Schembri talked about the great opportunities the sea offers for innovation, referring to the European Union ‘Blue Growth Strategy’ that acknowledges the vast opportunities which European waters offer for growth in conjunction with new maritime technologies that are being developed in fields such as renewable energy, aquaculture and biotechnology.This goes in line with FLASC technology application areas, as it can be used to store energy generated by offshore renewable technologies such as wave and tidal energy systems, large floating wind turbines, solar PV, along with applications for the liquefaction of natural gas, water injection in oil wells and water desalination.“It is through innovation built on new skills that Malta can enhance work opportunities and become more competitive in the region,” said Schembri.The system lifetime is of the same order as that of contemporary wind turbines. The energy is not stored in batteries, yet it capable of providing a stepped energy output and ramp regulation, according to the FLASC team.It is also said to be cost-competitive with Li-ion batteries, although without the reliance on hazardous chemicals or having the recycling costs associated with battery storage options.
BACOLOD City – The local government unit herewill regulate the use of provincial car passes (PCP) in and out of the citystarting April 22. Leonardia’s directive also exempts governmentemployees, medical/health or hospital workers, other frontliners, and employeesof essential businesses residing outside of Bacolod City who need to report forwork in the City, as well as workers who live in the city here and whohave to work out-of-town. The odd-even scheme requires that cars withplates ending in odd numbers (1, 3, 5, 7, or 9) shall be permitted entry/exiton Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 4 a.m. to 10 p.m. only,while cars with plates ending in even numbers (0, 2, 4, 6, or 8) shall bepermitted on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays on the same aforesaid time.No PCPs shall be honored on Sundays, except for granting courtesy of unhamperedpassage to elected/appointive government officials of Negros Occidental and itscomponent local government units. Mayor Evelio Leonardia issued over the weekendExecutive Order (EO) No. 31 enforcing an odd-even coding scheme to bearers ofPCP to control the number of vehicles entering and exiting the city. “Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson and I personally discussed and agreed on the essenceand features of this EO. I see this as a show of unity and respect thatwill be mutually beneficial for us,” Leonardia said. Special exemption was also granted toresidents outside of the capital city who would need to purchase medicines, orto go for medical check-up, laboratory procedures and dialysis treatments./PN Other exemptions also cover the movement ofessential cargoes needed by the city and by those who live outside of Bacolod,which cargoes are free to come and go through check-up points seven days aweek.
Liverpool have stunned Virgil van Dijk with a decision to stall on new contract talks, it has been revealed. Table toppers Liverpool earned a 2-0 victory over Manchester united en route the top De Telegraaf says Liverpool and Van Dijk’s camp are no longer discussing new terms. Liverpool have pulled back from negotiations after their finances have been hit hard by the coronavirus suspension. The terms demanded by Van Dijk cannot be matched by the Reds at this stage.Advertisement read also:Van Dijk set to pen mega new Liverpool contract For the moment, the two parties are now no longer in contact. And watching developments closely are PSG, where it’s mooted Van Dijk will be assured a €300,000-a-week package will be waiting for him should he agitate for a Liverpool transfer this summer. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading…