John Scofield, Robert Glasper & More Took Miles Davis’s Voice And Made It Into An Awesome Song

first_imgRenowned jazz musician Robert Glasper is set to release his tribute to Miles Davis, titled Everything’s Beautiful, on May 27th. In anticipation, Glasper has shared one exciting cut from the new album; a track entitled “I’m Leaving You.”“I’m Leaving You” features work from John Scofield and Ledisi, and was entirely inspired by a recording of Davis saying a three-word phrase, “wait a minute.” The whole album blends Davis’s extensive body of work, including outtakes and master recordings, to put together something new and beautiful. Glasper explains his thought process behind “I’m Leaving You” in the premiere article featured in Essence.“I found a clip of Miles saying “wait a minute”—just that simple phrase—and it had so much of his classic swag in it, and it had such a rhythm, I decided to build that whole track around that and that’s how it started,” said Glasper. “After that it was a real group thing: (Ledisi) wrote the lyric, my man Black Milk took a Lenny White drum pattern and chopped it up for the beat, and that’s John Scofield—who is our direct link to Miles for this project, having been in his ’80s band. That brought it full circle. I love the R&B uplift this track gives the whole project!”Listen to “I’m Leaving You” below:Glasper commented on the whole album as well, saying “I like that this whole record has a smoky, late-night vibe that is consistent through almost all the tracks but that really just happened naturally. No one told anyone what tempo or mood to go for, so the track with Ledisi really stands out. You know she’s a super jazz geek anyway, and can sing the heads of almost any bop tune you want to name. I’ve seen her do it!”The full album features contributions from Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu, Hiatus Kaiyote, Bilal, Illa J and so many more, in celebration of what would have been Davis’s 90th birthday. You can read about it here.last_img read more

Dealer.com launches company-wide employee training and development

first_imgSource: August 31, 2009, BURLINGTON, VT– Dealer.com Dealer.com, the global leader of online marketing solutions for the automotive industry, today announced the launch of comprehensive employee training and development programs. Already renowned for keeping auto dealership clients two to four years ahead of the competition, the new training initiatives further ensure that Dealer.com team members lead the industry in knowledge and skills at all levels of the organization. The customized, unrivaled training programs are also designed to preserve the company’s unique culture and provide growth opportunities for all employees. This extensive investment in development benefits Dealer.com auto dealership customers of all sizes and types, by ensuring thought and service leadership throughout the organization.Central to the development initiative is uFuel, Dealer.com’s new online learning management system, selected and implemented over the last 14 months. The technologically innovative system was specifically designed to assess staff knowledge and skills at all levels of the organization, including executive. The analysis is then used to provide training to raise the overall knowledge level of the company and consistently provide the industry’s best service and technology. uFuel contains interactive simulations, measures success and knowledge gaps, and creates training programs for areas of improvement.All new employees also participate in an extensive training program, designed around the new uFuel standards of excellence. Based on this training, new Dealer.com employees achieve Pro-level certification. This training and certification ensures that all employees have extensive knowledge of the automotive industry, leading online marketing strategies and techniques, and dealership best practices. Further, all current employees are scheduled to reach Pro-level certification by the end of 2009. Recertification will then be required on an ongoing basis to reflect technology and industry changes.Dealer.com is also launching the innovative new Leadership Development Program in conjunction with a grant from the state of Vermont and a partnership with Champlain College business school. This exclusive, customized management training has been in development for the past 16 months. The inaugural program begins this fall and will include high-potential staff members who will engage in 52 weeks of MBA-level course work, tailored to maintain Dealer.com’s unique culture. The management program will develop the company’s future leaders internally and ensure the highest level of management quality throughout the organization.”We have the best and brightest employees in the industry and take pride in our strategic technology and marketing leadership. We have a proactive approach to providing training to make sure that every Dealer.com employee offers our customers the best industry knowledge and service,” commented Mike Lane, Dealer.com COO. “Our training and development programs are yet another initiative to keep our dealers ahead of the competition.”About Dealer.com (www.dealer.com(link is external))Dealer.com is the global leader in online marketing solutions for the automotive industry, providing award winning e-marketing solutions to OEMs, auto dealers and media companies.  More of the nation’s top 125 auto groups use Dealer.com for their online marketing than any other provider.  Recent national and international accolades include: The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, top ranking in The Net Promoter® Score Survey of customer satisfaction, Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 and the Web Marketing Association’s Automobile Standard of Excellence. In addition, Dealer.com was the 2008 top rated web provider on leading online rating websites, as well as the Gold Award winner from the Dealers’ choice awards for best dealer website solutions.last_img read more

Commentary: Pipeline purchase likely to leave Canadian taxpayers on the hook

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Fortune.com:The Canadian government’s decision to buy the Trans Mountain Pipeline and expansion project for 4.5 billion Canadian dollars has left many wondering: What is Prime Minister Justin Trudeau thinking?All around the world, decisions to drill new oil wells; frack for gas; mine new coal; and build pipelines, ports, and fossil-fueled power stations are attracting determined opposition from scores of ordinary citizens. People are mobilizing to protect local land, water, and air from pollutants and demand good governance in the face of opaque processes and corrupt corporate-government deals. They are increasingly invoking an emerging principle that connects these projects to climate change: In a world facing catastrophic global warming, new fossil fuel projects are morally wrong. To this moral message is added a prudential one: As the transition away from fossil fuels gathers pace, new fossil fuel projects become economically risky propositions.The Trans Mountain expansion project typifies all of these concerns. It has attracted vociferous opposition from a broad coalition in Canada, the U.S., and beyond. To the project’s proponent, Texan multinational Kinder Morgan, the multiplicity of concerns and the groups voicing them represent risks to the project’s profitability. So crippling were these risks that Kinder Morgan refused to proceed with the project unless it could offload them onto third parties.Enter Trudeau.The Trudeau government thinks it can manage these project risks and turn a profit, or at least break even, from the expanded pipeline. If the Canadian government profits, it will be at the expense of trampling on First Nations’ land rights and exposing communities to oil spills. (The recent Kinder Morgan spill in British Columbia was 48 times larger than first reported.) Even if the government successfully finds a buyer for the pipeline, it will more than likely need to sell it at a steep discount, leaving Canadian taxpayers on the hook.More: Justin Trudeau’s Pipeline Purchase Isn’t Just Hypocritical, It’s Bad Economics Commentary: Pipeline purchase likely to leave Canadian taxpayers on the hooklast_img read more

100 thank you’s and what I’ve learned

first_imgIt’s hard to believe that we are 100 episodes into The CUInsight Experience. The idea was simple; try to replicate (and record) the conversations I’ve had with thought leaders from around the credit union movement over the years and share them with all of you. It’s a great opportunity to pick their brains and see if there are a few nuggets we can all learn from. At the end of the 100th episode Jim Nussle asked me what I’ve taken away from these conversations. He put me on the spot and I’ve been thinking about it ever since. Here are my biggest life lessons from the past two years:Listen – This was the first thing that came to mind when Jim asked me the question. Almost every guest on the show talked about being a good listener or struggling to become a better listener. Trust – Many leaders on the show consider themselves “Type A” personalities. They advanced in their careers by doing the work. Countless people talked about how they had to learn to delegate and trust their team once they were in a position of leadership. You don’t accomplish great things alone.Share – One of the things I love most about the credit union movement is the willingness to share. Guest after guest spoke of the mentors and networks who helped them along the way. Many spoke of the importance at this point of their careers to give back to the next generation of leaders, their community, and the credit union system at home and abroad. Passion – Love what you do. And if you don’t, find something else to do. In every episode you can hear the passion in their voices. They love what they do and being a part of this credit union community. Most of us have no idea how we got here, but are grateful we did and can’t imagine working in another industry. People helping people is more than a catchy phrase with this group.Do – By putting people over profits, credit unions have the ability to change the world. I hear Jill’s and other guests’ words ringing in my ears. We have the ability to increase the financial capacity of our members and communities. We can live and share the cooperative principles that we are built on. We can create a more just and inclusive financial services experience and society. We can do good by doing what we do best.I’d like to end by thanking the amazing humans who were willing to come on the podcast and share their experiences with all of us. They were willing to be open, honest, and vulnerable at times so that we could learn from them. I would also like to thank all of you, our loyal listeners. Without you, I wouldn’t get to have this much fun doing what I do.To steal a quote from Brian Schools (episode #88) “be well and be kind.” We have one wrap-up episode to go for 2020 and then we’ll be back with new questions, more great guests, and new experiences for 2021.   2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Randall Smith Randall Smith is the co-founder of CUInsight.com, the host of The CUInsight Experience podcast, and a bit of a wanderlust.As one of the co-founders of CUInsight.com he … Web: www.CUInsight.com Detailslast_img read more

FDA releases software to help industry protect food supply

first_img The software program, called CARVER+Shock, was released on Jun 15 and is available for download on the FDA’s Web site, according to an FDA press release. The software was developed by the FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) along with several collaborators, including Sandia National Laboratories, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service, the Institute of Food Technologists, the National Center for Food Protection and Defense, state officials, and industry representatives. “FDA’s goal in developing the CARVER+Shock software is to maximize protection of the American food supply,” said David Acheson, MD, the FDA’s assistant commissioner for food protection, in the press release. Effect: What measurable losses in production would stem from an attack? Recuperability: How well could a system recover from an attack? “CARVER helps industry think like an attacker so that it can identify any weak spots and put countermeasures into place,” Kautter said. Accessibility: How easily could a terrorist access a target? Jun 15 FDA press releasehttp://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/2007/ucm108934.htm Vulnerability: How easily could an attack be accomplished? The software itself doesn’t pose a security risk because the questions don’t reveal classified company information, Kautter said. However, he added that the assessment results should be considered sensitive information. Recognizability: How easily could a terrorist identify a target? Also, the tool incorporates a seventh attribute, the psychological or “shock” effects of an attack, the FDA statement said. For example, the psychological impact might be greater if a large number of deaths resulted or if the target had special historical or cultural significance. Jun 15 FDA consumer updatehttp://www.fda.gov/consumer/updates/carvershock061107.html Before the CARVER+Shock software was released, food processors relied on face-to-face risk assessments with FDA and/or USDA representatives that typically took 2 to 3 days and required as many as 30 people to answer all the questions, Donald Kautter Jr., acting supervisor of the food defense oversight team at the FDA, said in an FDA consumer report on the new software. Jun 26, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released a new software tool to make it easier and quicker for food industry facilities to assess their risk of attacks involving biological, chemical, or radiological weapons. The computerized assessment generally takes less than a day and requires the participation of a small team from the food facility, the FDA report said. The program takes employees through more than 100 questions about their facilities and processes to identify vulnerable areas and project what type of attack would be the greatest threat. “What we’ve done is taken that face-to-face interaction and put it into a software program so that the questions and discussion are posed by the computer,” Kautter said in the report. “This will give more companies access to the tool.” The software is designed for use by all components of the food industry, from growers to retailers. “CARVER” is an acronym representing risk-assessment attributes that have been adapted from the US military: FDA CARVER+Shock software sitehttp://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm094560.htm See also: The new risk assessment tool is part of the FDA’s broader food protection strategy and follows the 2006 launch of the ALERT initiative, which is designed to raise industry awareness of food defense and preparedness issues, the FDA said. The CARVER+Shock software builds on the awareness by allowing a more formal and detailed risk assessment. Criticality: How would an attack impact public health and the economy?last_img read more

LAG of Eastern Istria: Education on the occasion of announcing the competition Competitiveness of the tourist economy and trends in rural tourism

first_img17: 00-18: 00Address:  Presentation of the tender of the Ministry of Tourism “Competitiveness of the tourism industry” and shifts 6.2. “Support for investment in starting non-agricultural activities in rural areas”· Introduction to the conditions of the competition· Introduction to the tender documentation and forms for the tender “Competitiveness of the tourism industry”Terrra Consulting: Ankica Bračić Ladika LAG “Eastern Istria” in cooperation with the Tourist Board of the City of Labin, the Tourist Board of the Municipality of Kršan, the Tourist Board of the Municipality of Raša and the City of Labin on Monday, March 5, 2018. organizes training on the occasion of announcing the tender Competitiveness of the tourism industry, Submeasure 6.2. and trends in rural tourism. The workshop will take place at the Labin City Library starting at 17:00 p.m.The Ministry of Tourism will co-finance projects improving family accommodation, improving the offer of small family hotels, and raising the competitiveness of Croatian tourism through the tender Competitiveness of the Tourist Economy, for which small businesses (companies outside the public sector, crafts and cooperatives) which provides catering and / or tourist services). Objective of sub-measure 6.2. is to encourage the development of rural tourism but also the sustainable development of rural areas. Presentation of the tender of the Ministry of Tourism and Submeasure 6.2. will hold Ankica Bračić Ladika from the company Terra Consulting.The second topic of the workshop is The importance of telling stories in tourism, and it will be presented by the editor and founder of the internet portal dedicated to tourism. HrTurizam.hr Goran Rihelj. The following topics will be discussed: the importance of storytelling in tourism; how to be a successful host in family accommodation, what is the formula of successful hosts, a complete tourism product, tourism of the 21st century, which is the best marketing tool for hosts in family accommodation, how to be a host in family accommodation and not a real estate agent, hosts as ambassadors of Croatian tourism.The first man of family tourism in Croatia, long-term president of the Family Accommodation Association at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, bearer of family tradition in tourism as a member of the third generation, ambassador of Croatian tourism and much more – all this Nedeljko Pinezic. Family accommodation is much more than renting accommodation, and find out what the challenges, potentials and future are from a man who has dedicated his entire life to family tourism and its improvement.The LAG of Eastern Istria points out that due to better organization, they invite everyone to apply for education by phone 052 / 851-173; 099 357 6998 or by email: [email protected] until Monday, March 5, 2018 by 15 p.m. The workshop is free for all participants.Education program HrTurizam.hr: Goran Rihelj 18: 00-19: 00Address: The importance of storytelling in tourism· The importance of storytelling in tourism;· How to be a successful host in family accommodation;· What is the formula of successful hosts;· Rounded tourist product· 21st century tourism· The best marketing tools for hosts in family accommodation· How to be a host in family accommodation and not a real estate rental agent· Hosts as ambassadors of Croatian tourismcenter_img 19:00 – 20:00Title: Family micro entrepreneurship and tourism· What is micro-entrepreneurship;· Family micro-entrepreneurship in tourism on the example of the highest quality tourist destinations· World trends in family, “private” accommodation· Trends in family accommodation in Croatia· For which types of accommodation the demand will grow· In which types of accommodation will fall, and in which will prices rise· What does “fall after climb” mean· Offer specialization and niche marketing·Quanarius doo, Nedeljko Pinezic Place: Polyvalent Hall of the Labin City Library, Rudarska 1, Labin 52 220Time: Monday, March 5, 2018 at 17:00 p.m.last_img read more

Follow live: Syracuse crushes Middle Tennessee State , 75-50, advances to Sweet 16

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Published on March 20, 2016 at 6:04 pm Contact Jon: [email protected] | @jmettuslast_img