The five night run of Voodoo Dead ended last night at the Ardmore Music Hall, as the elite ensemble of Steve Kimock, Jeff Chimenti, Oteil Burbridge, Wally Ingram, Papa Mali and Jackie Greene united for a series of funky performances. The energy was electric as the band worked through mostly Grateful Dead music, with a few surprises along the way. After an opening set from the High & Mighty Brass Band, the Voodoo Dead crew got to work with an opening “Crazy Fingers,” before settling in with hits like “He’s Gone” and “Big Railroad Blues.” The band managed to work in a number of non-Grateful Dead covers as well, including The Beatles’ “Don’t Let Me Down” and “Eleanor Rigby,” as well as “One Way Out,” “After Midnight” and “In The Midnight Hour”Fortunately, thanks to LiquidSilverStreams, we can watch the full performance below. Check out the videos and the full setlist here!High & Mighty Brass Band:Set One:Set Two:Setlist: Voodoo Dead | Ardmore Music Hall | Ardmore, PA | 2/12/17I: Crazy Fingers, Big Railroad Blues, He’s Gone, One Way Out, Jack Straw, Don’t Let Me DownII: Help on the Way> Slipknot!> Hey Pocky Way (w/Low Rider and Iko teases), After Midnight> Eleanor Rigby> After Midnight, Shakedown Street, Deal, In the Midnight HourE: Stella Blue[Setlist via David Zaius/FOJC]
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala says the U.S. government is ending an arrangement that sent asylum-seekers who reached U.S. borders back to the Central American nation to seek protection there instead. The Guatemalan government said in a statement Friday it welcomed the decision to end the accord, known as a safe third country agreement. Only 20 of 939 Hondurans and El Salvadorans who have been turned back from the U.S. and flown to Guatemala decided to seek asylum there. With so many returning to their home countries instead, the policy instituted by former president Donald Trump became known as “deportation with a layover.”
Photo courtesy of Alexandra Van Den Heuvel Junior Julia Gately signs her oath to become an officer in the St. Joseph County Cyber Crimes Unit.Although a few other universities have programs of a similar nature, Notre Dame has the only program that swears in these students as officers for the Cyber Crimes Unit with full investigative privileges. They investigate a variety of cases including school threats, rape, theft, child pornography and murder using digital footprints to gather evidence.“Anytime someone’s been accused of a crime committed over the internet or using a digital device, we will get a search warrant, and then seize the item and download it using software digital forensics,” said Carolyn Kammeyer, a senior computing and digital technologies (CDT) minor. “We’re able to download all the data off that device and go looking for, based on the warrant and the scope of search, what he or she’s been accused of.”Mitch Kajzer, director of the Cyber Crimes Unit, oversees these students in their investigations but said the students handle most of the work on their own.“They are the primary investigator on that case, which means they handle the entire case and are trained to function alone as an investigator into any digital aspect of crimes that happen in St. Joseph County, mainly doing forensic analysis of electronic items — cell phones, computers, thumb drives and SD cards,” he said.Alexandra Van Den Heuvel, a senior information technology management major, said she particularly enjoys using real-life technical applications in her job as well as taking on the psychological role.“I’ve done two school threats, and I’ve really enjoyed trying to figure out what people’s resources are and if they’re willing and able to carry out the attack,” she said.When not working on current cases, the interns conduct their own independent research.“Last year, we were doing some drone research, and that’s definitely going to come up in law soon,” Kammeyer said.She said she also has to consider tough questions regarding where drones can fly and whether information obtained this way can be used to prosecute.Van Den Heuvel and other interns are also doing independent research into using the vital readings on heart rate monitors such as Fitbits and Apple Watches as evidence for whether an individual was raped. She said she believes college students can be an incredible asset to the unit.“One of the major benefits is that, as students, we understand the technologies that our generation is using to solve crimes, and I think that’s a very key part of it,” she said. “We understand Snapchat and Instagram better than our parents do, and those are the platforms where a lot of crimes are being carried out.”Kajzer also said the students’ ages allows them to be particularly helpful when working with technology.“They have been working with technology and digital items their entire lives, so they have that innate understanding of how various apps work,” he said.In addition to the new perspective and knowledge they bring, Kajzer said these interns also add the manpower needed to solve cases more effectively.“We’re able to take on more and more cases because we have the students. Without them here, digital forensics typically has a six-to-nine-month backlog to get results back for forensics,” Kajzer said. “But because of the students, our turnaround time is usually one day, so we get evidence to the investigators and to the prosecutors right away so they can make good, informed decisions.”Brooke Sabey, a junior CDT minor and internship participant, said she appreciates how unique the program is.“I think it’s really cool Notre Dame has this program,” she said. “We are the only school that has college students being actually sworn in as law enforcement.”In the future, the program leadership would like to expand and have more students as interns. Kammeyer said he hopes more students join the unit because the work they are doing is so important.“Knowing that you’re catching these people, and at the end of the day, you’re making the world a better place, even if it is just one case at a time,” he said.Tags: cyber crimes, Internships, NDPD Eight Notre Dame students are working as Digital Forensic Analysts at the St. Joseph County Cyber Crimes Unit in an ongoing internship. They work side by side with the Notre Dame Police Department to solve criminal cases in St. Joseph County and conduct independent forensic research.
View Comments Waitress We’ve been waiting for this! Finally, we have a first listen of the track “She Used to Be Mine” from the Broadway-bound Waitress. Singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles composed the score for the show, which is playing at the American Repertory Theater through September 27, led by Tony winner Jessie Mueller. Bareilles will release a concept album entitled What’s Inside: Songs From Waitress later this fall; the below number is now available as a single. Waitress (casting and dates yet to be confirmed) will open on the Great White Way at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre next spring. Star Files Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 5, 2020 Sara Bareilles
MHI Vestas planning super-sized offshore wind turbine FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Recharge:MHI Vestas will by early next year at the latest unveil a new turbine platform that will compete with supersized models already announced by rivals GE and Siemens Gamesa, said CEO Philippe Kavafyan.Without specifying a nameplate capacity Kavafyan told Danish media the platform will be “very powerful” and a “leap rather than evolution” from the current V164/V174 machine that rates up to 10MW.That has started to be left behind by the 15MW and 13MW machines already under development by Siemens Gamesa and GE respectively, and Kavafyan said “now is the time to take the next step in size”.“Some months will pass before we present it. It will either be late this year or in the beginning of the next. We’re talking about turbines ready for commercial installation by the mid-2020s,” said the MHI Vestas CEO.The new platform will still be based on technology from wind OEM Vestas, co-owner of the manufacturer with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Kavafyan told EnergyWatch. That means it will be a geared machine in contrast to the direct-drive technology used by competitors. The V164 has led the move up in ratings in offshore wind and is currently the most powerful machine operating commercially with turbines of 9.5MW up and running.Recharge revealed today how developer Vineyard Wind, which originally had the V174 9.5MW lined up for its pioneering US project, is now considering a larger turbine from a competitor.[Andrew Lee]More: ‘Very powerful’: MHI Vestas poised for ‘leap’ beyond V164 with new offshore wind turbine
By Julieta Pelcastre/Diálogo October 12, 2016 Representatives of the Army of Guatemala and the Armed Forces of El Salvador met at the XVII Binational Meeting of Military Border Unit Commanders on August 24th and 25th to step up border security operations to keep gangs and transnational criminal groups from using the border between the two countries to perform illegal activities. “The goal is to cast a shared vision and develop a plan to promote coordination between military institutions and their countries’ security entities in order to fight gangs and illegal transnational groups,” Infantry Colonel Ismael Cifuentes Bustamante, director of Operations of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the National Defense of the Army of Guatemala, told Diálogo. “It is important to join forces in order to achieve positive results.” During the meeting, held during the Central American Armed Forces Conference, top military authorities determined the dates, schedules, and coordinates for the joint coordinated patrols of border areas. Military representatives from each country spoke about how they are teaming up with the national police and the different organizations in charge of security. “The main challenge is the permeability of the Guatemala-El Salvador border, a passageway used by gangs and drug traffickers to avoid the main checkpoints. In addition to using violence, criminal organizations also look for new ways to evade justice and get weapons in order to put up a tougher fight,” explained Col. Cifuentes. Gangs’ silent war The activity of the MS13 gang and its rival, Barrio 18, is concentrated in the countries known as the Northern Triangle of Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras. According to a report by the UN Refugee Agency published on July 1, 2016, these gangs have brought a silent war to the region. In 2012, the United States government designated MS13 as a transnational criminal organization. The drug trafficking groups in Guatemala are usually used as couriers or “mules” by Mexican criminal organizations. According to the website InSight Crime, some members of MS13 have fled the country and relocated to Honduras and Guatemala because of the crackdown by authorities in El Salvador. MS13 and Barrio 18 perpetrate a wide range of crimes such as drug trafficking, kidnapping, human trafficking, extortion, and murder. “Border operations against organized criminals have been ramped up over the last five years, and coordination in this effort has extended to the navies of the two countries to protect the territorial waters and even airspace, not just in Guatemala but in all of Central America,” explained Col. Cifuentes. In Guatemala, 356 gang members were arrested during the first six months of 2016, and 381 gang members were arrested during the same period of 2015, according to the Criminal Investigation Division of the National Civil Police of Guatemala. Cooperation key to reducing crime Thanks to the work of the Special Reaction Force (FER, per its Spanish acronym), which is made up of 600 soldiers and 400 elite police officers, El Salvador has managed to reduce its crime rate by more than 50 percent in April and May 2016, as reported by the Salvadoran Ministry of Security. FER began operations in April, with the mission of arresting gang leaders and dismantling their structure. Based on lessons learned, senior officers of the Guatemalan Army and the Salvadoran Armed Forces reached several agreements. “In addition to harmonizing communication technology, it is important to continue increasing operational coordination, and each country must refine the legal details to be able to react in a timely manner and come down hard on crime,” commented Col. Cifuentes. By working together and exchanging information, the Guatemalan Army and the Salvadoran Armed Forces have strengthened their friendship and cooperation ties. “We communicate in an open, ongoing and direct way that allows us to act quickly when needed, always protecting human rights and civil liberties,” said Col. Cifuentes. For the security plan to work more effectively, there is a need to strengthen the preventive, investigative, and criminal areas, said Jose Misael Rivas Soriano, dean of Juridical and Social Sciences of the New University San Salvador. “Criminals will never attempt to cross the border if they are not sure of being able to do so. The joint patrols should be reinforced with more security elements in order to affect these criminal structures more strongly,” concluded Rivas.
Bitcoin was once viewed as a promising alternative to the US dollar and other fiat currencies that are controlled by federal governments or national banks. Bitcoin was appealing and newsworthy because it offers near real-time transfer of value (compared to 1-3 days for a bank settlement), anonymity, and virtually free transactions versus credit card merchant charges of 1-3%.Bitcoin: The good old daysIn its first few years starting from when Bitcoins were first minted (or mined in Bitcoin parlance) in January 2009, the currency had limited practical use, limited to transfer between Bitcoin miners and a few computer geeks. Bitcoin ATMs, which allowed individuals to insert dollars in exchange for a piece of paper – the digital representation of a Bitcoin wallet – began to appear. Robocoin, the first ATM vendor of its kind, installed early Bitcoin ATMs in Vancouver and Austin, starting in October 2013. This allowed non-miners to exchange real currency for Bitcoin currency and participate in the promise of a global currency that knew no international boundaries, had no exchange fees, and could be used universally around the world.It could be argued that December 2014 was the peak of merchant acceptance of Bitcoin, a major component of that promise. Bitpay, a startup that enabled merchants, including brick and mortar stores, to accept Bitcoin, purchased the rights to rename the St. Petersburg Bowl, an annual NCAA college football postseason game played in St. Petersburg, Florida, to the Bitcoin Bowl. Leading up to the game, Bitpay enabled many local merchants in downtown St. Petersburg and around the stadium to accept Bitcoin. Several Bitcoin ATM vendors also stepped in and installed Bitcoin ATMs. continue reading » 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
President Donald Trump early Thursday morning signed a spending bill to keep the government open until December 11, according to a tweet from White House spokesman Judd Deere. The President signed the bill upon returning to the White House from campaign stops in Minnesota. Trump did not sign the bill before the midnight deadline to keep the government open, but no federal operations were expected to be affected by the shutdown that lasted less than an hour.The bill breezed through the Senate on Wednesday after having been approved by the House last week and had been sent for Trump’s signature just after 6 p.m. The President had left the White House for campaign stops about three-and-a-half hours before that vote. continue reading » The White House ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion I would like to comment on a Feb. 18 story that The Gazette carried in the sports section on page B7. The story was written by Christy Cabrera Chirinos of the Sun Sentinel, which is located in Coral Gables, Fla. The headline read as follows: “Syracuse hangs on against Florida State.” First of all, the game was played between Syracuse University and the University of Miami — not between Syracuse University and Florida State as the headline indicates.Secondly, one would think that our local paper would provide an article of interest to followers of a high-profile, local college basketball team, rather than offer us a slanted, inaccurate coverage of our team. I would suggest in the future, use an article from a more local newspaper.Paul H. EatonEsperanceMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusLocal movie theater operators react to green lightFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Schenectady County warns of possible COVID-19 exposure at Schenectady restaurant, Rotterdam barEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists
Mass audiences Attention from politicians was certainly not welcomed by players, particularly as they set up a fund to generate funds for Britain’s National Health Service (NHS).Hancock was accused of “deflecting” underfunding of the NHS by Crystal Palace winger Andros Townsend, while Newcastle’s Danny Rose said players’ health was being put at risk to boost the national mood.However, the pressure from government for free-to-air matches could yet have long-lasting benefits for the English top-flight.For the first time since the inception of the Premier League in 1992, the BBC will show four live games before the end of the season.Amazon and a Sky freeview channel will also bring more live games to a wider audience.Cricket and golf are among the sports to have suffered consequences of disappearing behind a paywall in the UK.”It is important that as many people as possible can access our games,” said Premier League chief executive Richard Masters.By being beamed back to the masses on its return, the Premier League could ensure absence makes the heart grow fonder and increase its already massive following. Topics : Yet, on Wednesday, Premier League stars will return to live action with the government reveling in its role to ensure 33 of the remaining 92 games of the season will be shown on free-to-air platforms.Prime Minister Boris Johnson told parliament last month that the return of live sport to television “could provide a much-needed boost to national morale”.On the day June 17 was set as the date for the Premier League’s return, Oliver Dowden, Secretary of State for Sport, said football had a “special place in our national life.” The green light for the Premier League’s return owes much to a political will for the national game to lift spirits in the country hardest hit by coronavirus in Europe.Suspected and confirmed deaths from coronavirus in Britain passed 50,000 according to analysis from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) this week.Restrictions on personal freedoms remain in place, while plans to reopen schools to all pupils in England have been shelved until September. Furlough fury However, the Premier League has not enjoyed such political backing throughout the course of the pandemic.In the early weeks of April as clubs scrambled to respond to a sudden drop in revenue, Liverpool and Tottenham were among the top-flight teams that signaled their intent to use the government’s furlough scheme for non-playing staff.The scheme, designed to protect jobs once lockdowns are lifted, has seen the government cover the cost of 80 percent of wages up to a maximum of 2,500 ($3,100) a month per employee.Yet, the sight of last season’s two Champions League finalists using tax payers’ money without cutting the wages of players provoked a furious reaction.Conservative MP Julian Knight accused the Premier League of a “moral vacuum.”At a daily news briefing at the height of the crisis, even Health Secretary Matt Hancock told Premier League players to “take a pay cut and play their part”.Both clubs bowed to the public pressure and quickly reversed their decision to use the scheme.”When the furlough scheme and the discussions around player salaries and taking pay cuts arose, my feeling was that was opportunistic on the part of government and actually very cynical,” Professor Simon Chadwick, Director of Eurasian Sport at Emlyon business school told AFP.”Within weeks the government had flipped again and suddenly this is important for national well-being, social cohesion and national identity, providing a diversion from the pandemic.”This was the government using football to achieve its own ends, rather than of football itself, or fans and the population.”