Lawrence Goes Old-School In Their New Music Video For “Alibi”

first_imgThe soulful up-and-comers Lawrence have been on our radar for a while, and we’ve been watching them steadily blow up over the last year or so. We became enchanted by the two siblings, Clyde and Gracie Lawrence, at Bonnaroo, when their bubbly performance inspired Vulfpeck collaborator Antwaun Stanley to hop onto stage and join them for an unplanned vocal jam—earning the group our 2016 Bonnaroo award for “Best Club Stage Band.” Since then, we’ve seen Lawrence gaining a momentum that shows no signs of dissipating. They got signed to Warner Bros. records, have been touring extensively for their debut album Breakfast, and have been supporting artists like Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Jacob Collier, Vulfpeck, and Eric Krasno Band.Live For Live Music Presents The 2016 Bonnaroo Music Festival AwardsYesterday, Lawrence released a brand-new music video for their flirty song “Alibi” off Breakfast, the debut album they’ve been heavily promoting since its release last year. The video is an old-school throwback, and we’re all about it. You can check it out for yourself below, and keep an eye out for the group as they continue to build a name for themselves.last_img read more

Discover All the Benefits of a Dynamic IT Infrastructure

first_imgInfrastructure architecture is increasingly important in today’s digital economy. As transformational workloads drive demand for new technologies, an organization’s IT infrastructure needs to be able to adapt to accommodate evolving workloads, technologies, ecosystems and value propositions.Traditional IT architectures simply weren’t designed for modern business and service delivery needs—so Dell EMC has introduced the concept of kinetic infrastructureIntroducing kinetic infrastructureWe know that you can’t predict the future, but you can plan for it. It’s why we’ve created a dynamic IT infrastructure that instantly responds, adapts and evolves with shifting IT needs.Dell EMC kinetic infrastructure disaggregates compute, storage and networking resources into shared resource pools that are then available for on-demand allocation and re-allocation. High-speed, low-latency fabric connects the pools and intelligent management software configures the network to connect components and assign resources to where they are needed, when they are needed.Using kinetic infrastructure, your customers can dynamically adjust their IT resources as their business needs fluctuate—assigning the right resources for the right workload at the right time. Creating ‘on the fly’ hardware capacity in this way reduces over-provisioning and stranded resources while also optimizing performance and efficiency.> View these short-animated videos to see how it worksDell EMC PowerEdge MX: Agile ManagementDell EMC PowerEdge MX: Next-Gen NetworkingPowerEdge MX: IT unboundKinetic infrastructure is available with the new Dell EMC PowerEdge MX modular infrastructure.PowerEdge MX introduces the idea of ‘IT unbound’. A modular solution designed to grow and evolve with the modern software-defined data center, it allows organizations of all sizes to flexibly configure and optimize their IT infrastructure to run both traditional and transformational workloads for years to come.PowerEdge MX offers customers the benefits of modular design and then extends the flexibility of configuration down to the individual storage device. With its future-forward design, PowerEdge MX is prepared to one day support fully disaggregated components—down to memory-centric devices, such as storage class memory, GPUs and FPGAs – for true composability.The new components comprising the PowerEdge MX include the PowerEdge MX7000 chassis, two- and four-socket server sleds (the MX740c and MX840c) and the PowerEdge MX5016s storage sled.  The PowerEdge MX also provides next-generation 25GbE and 32G FC high-performance switching modules and a cost-effective scalable fabric architecture. The new MX9116n Fabric Switching Engine provides up to 500% more switch fabric capacity and up to 55% reduction in fabric switching latency versus legacy modular switches1. Comprehensive embedded systems management, Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise – Modular Edition, provides a single management point for compute, storage and networking.Flexible, agile, responsivePowerEdge MX kinetic infrastructure gives customers the tools to be able to allocate the stranded resources that they experience even with virtualization, while also enabling them to grow and expand over the next decade.As a Dell EMC partner, this is a fantastic selling point for you. Dell EMC kinetic infrastructure uses open source technology based on the Restful API, so you can help your customers to grow seamlessly, with fewer steps and easier deployments—while nurturing a trusted, long-term relationship. You can also add value via the provision of an ongoing consulting and services offer, either through Dell EMC or by deploying your own expertise.The final tick in the box is the fact that customers can now also capitalize on the promise of a ‘pay as you go’ model of IT. With Dell Financial Service’s Pay As You Grow offer organizations can reduce the required capital expenditure at the start of a project, while still taking advantage of the full solution from the outset. Meanwhile, you get the benefit of residual value and ongoing customer loyalty. It’s a win:win and it’s the way forward.> To discover more about how Dell EMC PowerEdge MX with kinetic infrastructure can transform your customers’ IT environments, read our blogs:> Kinetic Infrastructure is the Path to Full Composability> The Gen-Z journey: the road to true composability> What is Composability and Why It Matters to Your IT’s Efficiency Introduce customers to new PowerEdge MX with kinetic infrastructure that will adapt and grow with their business 1Based on Dell EMC internal analysis, November 2017 comparing to previous generation.last_img read more

Three Productions by Christopher B. Latro Will Receive World Premieres Off-Broadway

first_img The cast of Absolution will feature Becca Ballenger, Pedro Carmo, Katrina Ferguson and Ethan Saks. Set design will be by Lauren Mills, with costumes by Michael Alan Stein, lighting by Jamie Roderick and sound by Samuel Godin. The other productions will run at Theatre Row’s Beckett Theatre. The Frugal Repast will play a limited engagement April 2, 2015 through May 23. Devoted Dreams will begin performances on May 27, 2015 and run through July 4. Dark comedy Absolution will begin performances on December 1 and officially open on December 10 at St. Luke’s Theatre. It follows two bankers, their lovers, and the things they love the most: money, power and satisfaction. As their fast-paced games unfold, a spiral of ambition, love and betrayal unravels. Three productions by playwright Christopher B. Latro will receive their world premieres off-Broadway. All three plays—Absolution, The Frugal Repast and Devoted Dreams—will be directed by Anna Bamberger. View Commentslast_img read more

Sigourney Weaver & Kristine Nielsen Visit David Hyde Pierce at It Shoulda Been You

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 9, 2015 David Hyde Pierce isn’t just the director of the new musical It Shoulda Been You—he’s also the former star of Frasier, a Tony winner and the headliner of the 2013 Broadway comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, alongside Kristine Nielsen and Sigourney Weaver. Whoo, he’s one busy guy! His former co-stars said “I do” on April 3, when they stopped by to see the new wedding musical comedy at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Check out these Hot Shots of their visit, then see It Shoulda Been You, opening April 14! View Comments Related Shows It Shoulda Been You Star Files David Hyde Piercelast_img

Flowers from seeds

first_imgStart with the seed package. The label will tell you when toplant and whether the seeds require light to germinate.Almost any container with bottom drainage holes will work — foamcups, egg cartons, tin cans. But plastic trays and pots fromgarden supply centers are easy to use.Most seeds can germinate in the sterilized peat or pine-barkgrowing media you can buy in stores. Or mix one part clean sandwith two parts peat moss.How to plantWhatever the mix, be sure it’s moist before you plant. Make smalldepressions for big seeds and tiny trenches for small seeds.Space them carefully.If the seeds need light to germinate, don’t cover them. Justpress them into the potting-mix surface. If they don’t requirelight, add just enough potting mix to cover them.Mix tiny, dust-like seed (begonias, petunias) with sand, spreadthem carefully with an old salt-shaker and leave them uncovered.For annuals, start seeds four to eight weeks before the date ofthe average last killing frost. Starting too early can leaveplants spindly.You can start perennials, on the other hand, in January. Or youmay need to start them indoors in June to transplant in earlyfall. Check your package label.What next?Keep seed pots and boxes moist but not wet with regular, finesprays of water. Place them in a glasshouse or a warm, shadedarea. In open, shaded areas, cover pots or seed boxes with clearplastic kitchen wrap to keep the soil surface from drying out.Remove all covers when seedlings emerge and reduce shade as theydevelop.Water new seedlings carefully. Small containers dry out fast.Keeping the soil soaking wet, though, will keep seedlings fromgrowing well and may kill them. Water them gently. Don’t wash theseeds out.After the seedlings have true leaves, add quarter- tohalf-strength fertilizer to the water once a week. Use completefertilizers with nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and traceelements.Be carefulToo much fertilizer will burn tender roots. Use a solublefertilizer and follow label directions for seedlings.Where poor ventilation results in high humidity, fungal diseasesare common. Fungicides don’t cure these diseases. They merelyslow their spread. Prevent seedling diseases by providingadequate space and ventilation, maintaining strict hygiene andnot overwatering.Once seeds have grown four to eight leaves, transplantindoor-grown seedlings into larger pots or the garden.Whether you sow indoors or out, you may have to thin seedlings ifyou planted too many seeds. If they stay overcrowded, they’ll beweak and spindly because they won’t get enough light. Don’t tryto pull out the extra seedlings. Cut off all but the strongest atthe soil level.Don’t let winter spoil itIf cold weather threatens, cover young seedlings at night withplastic buckets, cloth or other things that retain heat. As timegoes by, gradually remove the coverings if it doesn’t drop below45 degrees. This way, the seedlings become shorter, hardierplants.Consider how big your plants will grow and space them accordinglywhen you transplant. You may need to stake delphinium, foxgloveand any plant that starts out tall and leggy or has heavy flowers.Water seedlings in thoroughly at transplanting. You may want touse a dilute solution of liquid plant food to water them in. Ifyou do, don’t add granular fertilizer until the plants startgrowing strongly. Then apply 1 pound of nitrogen per 100 squarefeet of bed every two weeks.Water daily the first week or so. Then gradually cut back to onceor twice a week. By midsummer, once a week may be enough even indry weather.(Paul Thomas is an Extension Service horticulturist with theUniversity of Georgia College of Agricultural and EnvironmentalSciences.) Garden flowers fromseeds:Startwith best seedsDirectseeding in garden By Paul A. ThomasUniversity of GeorgiaGrowing plants from even the best new seeds isn’t easy. Butfollowing proper steps can lead to beautiful annuals andperennials for your garden.last_img read more

IBEW Local 300 Sponsors Thunder Road Race Car

first_imgSouth Burlington, Vt. (April 29, 2008) The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 300 will once again sponsor the 74 Racing Teams Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS.The car, driven by 25-year race veteran Jerry Lesage, competes in the Late Model Division at Thunder Road, a renowned short track speedway in Barre. Lesage carries a four-person pit crew that includes IBEW Local 300 member Paul Weston.The 74 Racing Team is very thankful for IBEW Local 300s support, said Weston. I have been a union member for 13 years and am enormously proud to promote our awesome work ethic and the many career opportunities in the electrical trades.Lesages vehicle will be on display May 3 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. as part of the Touch A Truck event at Sand Hill Park in Essex. His points-counting season opener at Thunder Road goes down May 11, with Thursday evening races continuing from June 12 through August.Race fans come from every walk of life and certainly appreciate the monumental contributions of union workers and businesses to our society, said IBEW Local 300 Business Manager George Clain. Just like race car drivers, Local 300 members continually put it all on the line to get the job done safely and efficiently.For a 2008 Thunder Road schedule, visit www.thunderroadspeedbowl.com(link is external).ABOUT THE IBEW LOCAL 300Based in South Burlington, the IBEW Local 300 serves 1,200-plus laborers throughout Vermont. The organization is part of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), which is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and represents approximately 750,000 members who work in a wide variety of fields, including utilities, construction, telecommunications, broadcasting, manufacturing, railroads and government. The IBEW has members in both the United States and Canada and stands out among the American unions in the AFL-CIO because of its size and highly skilled constituency.For more information, contact Marketing and Business Development Director Matt Lash at (802) 864-5864, [email protected](link sends e-mail) or www.ibewlocal300.org(link is external).last_img read more

Commander of Air Forces Southern Pays Official Visit to Chilean Air Force

first_imgBy Chilean Air Force September 01, 2016 U.S. Air Force Lieutenant General Mark C. Nowland received a decoration from the Commander in Chief of the Chilean Air Force, Air General Jorge Robles Mella. From August 18th-19th, Lt. Gen. Nowland, commander of Air Forces Southern, paid an official visit to the Chilean Air Force (FACh). Among the most noteworthy of Lt. Gen. Nowland’s activities was his meeting with Chilean Minister of Defense José Antonio Gómez, and Commander in Chief of the FACh, Air General Jorge Robles Mella, at the Ministry’s offices. The U.S. lieutenant general later met with the Chief of the Joint Staff, Aviation General Arturo Merino Núñez, with whom he discussed professional and aeronautical issues. He also paid a visit to the FACh Center of Aerospace Strategic Studies (CEEA), where he was welcomed by Aviation General Manuel Quiñones Sigala, executive director and head of Space, Technology, and Innovation Affairs, on behalf of all of its members. Afterwards, Lt. Gen. Nowland went to Los Cerrillos Air Base, where he was received with the appropriate military honors. In accordance with the programmed activities, the U.S. Air Force delegation toured an institutional exposition at the offices of the Commander in Chief. Later, the Commander in Chief of the Air Force awarded Lt. Gen. Nowland the “Chilean Grand Cross of Aeronautical Merit medal. This recognition was given to the foreign officer for his professionalism, hard work, and excellent relationship with that nation’s aeronautics sector. Lt. Gen. Nowland is the Commander of Air Forces Southern, which operate from the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona. This units comprises seven active-duty wings and one direct reporting unit for contingency operations. He also oversees 15 air units and a Reserve Component totaling over 360 airplanes and 20,300 personnel. U.S. Southern Command and Air Forces Southern conduct security, cooperation and provide air, space and cyberspace capabilities throughout the 31 countries that make up the System of Cooperation Among the American Air Forces.last_img read more

Compliance: Basics of disaster preparedness planning

first_imgAfter weeks of hurricanes, and now wildfires, it’s more important than ever for credit unions to be prepared for disasters. Federally insured credit unions are required to have disaster recovery and business resumption plans to address all types of disruptions.These disruptions can range from a power outage to a natural disaster physically destroying a credit union’s premises.Per NCUA, a disaster preparedness program should:Be commensurate with the institution’s complexity of operations;Minimize interruptions of service to members and maintain member confidence in times of emergency; andBe reviewed at least annually, and address changes in the credit union’s operations.NCUA’s Catastrophic Act Preparedness Guidelines (NCUA’s Part 749, Appendix B) provides recommendations for developing and maintaining a disaster recovery program with the oversight and approval of the board of directors. continue reading » 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

The WRC (World Rally Championship) arrives in Croatia in 2019 or 2020

first_imgAt its 103rd session, the Government of the Republic of Croatia approved the candidacy for the organization of the World Rally Championship (WRC) in the Republic of Croatia in 2019 and 2020, which is the first precondition for the globally popular WRC to be held for the first time in Croatia. .Namely, the FIA ​​and WRC Promotor condition the bringing of one WRC station with the active participation of state institutions in the project on several levels, of course to ensure quality performance and organization at the level required by the whole event. The WRC delegation recently spent three days in Croatia, and in addition to agreeing and scanning the potential route of the race, they also held a meeting with the Government of the Republic of Croatia.By the way, Croatia was approved for the WRC in 2018, but Turkey was faster, so in almost a week it obtained all the necessary permits and state guarantees and signed a contract with the WRC promoter for the end of September, which Croatian organizers hoped for. But now all the prerequisites for the day’s agreement are on the table, and the organizers want the WRC in Croatia to be organized in April, May, early June, late September or October 2019 or 2020.The World Rally Championship is watched by more than 700 million spectators annually, of which four million spectators watched 2016 annual WRC races along the track in 13, while the Media World Rally Championship is watched by 1350 accredited journalists, more than 12.000 hours of TV programs are produced. The WRC program is broadcast in 155 countries around the world.In the meantime, there is no need to worry about it. ”Cost-effectiveness studies prepared by the Faculty of Economics and Tourism from Pula, headed by prof. dr. sc. Robert Zenzerović, Cooperative for Ethical Financing from Zagreb and an abbreviated study Department of Economics and Sports Management of the Faculty of Kinesiology in Zagreb headed by Dr. sc. Sanela Škorić et al. Matom Bartoluciem from the Faculty of Economics in Zagreb, and based on data from other WRC races in the world, proves that this is a project of great benefit to the Republic of Croatia. In the most conservative calculations, the generated consumption would amount to 22 million euros. The direct profit for the state, only through VAT, is at least four million euros, while the indirect profit of the project through media effects is a huge 41 millioneuros.Official WRC data in Portugal are almost unbelievable. In 2016, the WRC race was watched live by 910.000 spectators (50% were foreigners; half of them from neighboring Spain). The direct impact on the Portuguese economy was a staggering € 67,6 million while the indirect effects were € 61,7 million. In terms of tourism, Portugal realizes more than 1.5 million overnight stays a year from the WRC alone!The WRC would definitely start in Istria and Kvarner, and the organizers want to organize the WRC in Croatia every few years. The Šibenik-Knin County Tourist Board has already expressed interest, while the organizers wish to one day bring the WRC to and from Slavonia, more precisely to Vukovar, Vinkovci and Osijek. According to the first information, the race would start in the Pula Arena, and after four days and 1.000 kilometers in Istria, it would end in Poreč, but the real negotiations are just beginning.In any case, the arrival of the WRC would be a great promotion of Croatia, and another global spectacle in Croatia.last_img read more

Robert Trump, president’s brother who shunned the spotlight, dies

first_img“He will be greatly missed, but we will meet again. His memory will live on in my heart forever. Robert, I love you. Rest in peace,” Trump said.Robert Trump, who at 71 was younger than the 74-year-old president, was a business executive and real estate developer. Unlike his reality TV star brother, Robert Trump shunned the limelight.President Trump made an emotional visit to see his ailing brother on Friday at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center before going to his golf club at Bedminster, New Jersey, for the weekend.The president was expected to attend the funeral, an aide said. He has a busy travel schedule in coming days with plans to visit four battleground states as part of his re-election campaign. Robert Trump, the younger brother of US President Donald Trump and a business executive who avoided the spotlight, died on Saturday night, a day after the president visited him in a New York hospital.President Trump announced the death in a statement.”It is with heavy heart I share that my wonderful brother, Robert, peacefully passed away tonight. He was not just my brother, he was my best friend,” the president said. The cause of death was not revealed. Trump told reporters on Friday that his brother was “having a hard time” with an undisclosed illness. A person familiar with the situation said the brother had been on blood thinners.ABC News had reported that Robert Trump was hospitalized in the intensive care unit at Mount Sinai hospital in New York for more than a week in June.That month, Robert Trump won a temporary restraining order against his and the president’s niece, Mary Trump, to stop her from publishing a tell-all book that offered an unflattering look of the president and his family.A state supreme court judge in Poughkeepsie, New York, later denied a request to stop publication and canceled the temporary restraining order.Robert Trump had said the book, “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man,” would violate a confidentiality agreement tied to the estate of his father Fred Trump Sr, who died in 1999.The New York Post reported in March that Robert Trump had married his second wife, Ann Marie Pallan, and that they lived in a country home on Long Island.Two of Donald Trump’s children expressed sadness about their uncle’s death.”Robert Trump was an incredible man – strong, kind and loyal to the core. Anyone who encountered him felt his warmth immediately. He will be deeply missed by our entire family,” said Eric Trump in a tweet.”Uncle Robert, we love you. You are in our hearts and prayers, always,” tweeted Ivanka Trump.Topics :last_img read more