Kyle Hollingsworth Hosts Annual Brew Fest In Denver w/ Eddie Roberts and Jason Hann [Video]

first_imgThe String Cheese Incident‘s keyboardist Kyle Hollingsworth hosted his annual Kyle’s Brew Fest at the Great Divide Brewery in Denver, CO yesterday, essentially acting as a pre-Red Rocks kick-off party. With over thirty breweries in attendance, making for some delicious tastings of various beers, ciders, and meads, the event also featured an opening set from Ryan Jalbert‘s (The Motet) JALBATROSS and was a benefit for Conscious Alliance.SCI’s Kyle Hollingsworth Shares New Funky Tune From The Sound LabKyle’s band and set featured members of The Motet, as well as sit-ins from fellow String Cheese brother Jason Hann, The New Mastersounds’ Eddie Roberts, and singer Tanya Shylock. The set featured some tracks from the keyboardist’s 2014 album Speed of Life, including “Here We Go”, “Falling Through The Cracks”, and “Peregrino”, amongst others, as well as new non-SCI Kyle tracks that have been shared via the band’s Sound Lab in “Tumbling” and Let Me In”.The group also worked in covers of The Beatles‘ “Taxman” which featured Eddie Roberts bringing that jazz-funk guitar into the mix, Tower of Power‘s “Don’t Change Horses” and a brief Talking Heads “Crosseyed and Painless” jam. The show ended with an encore of just Hollingsworth and Hann on a stripped down version of Cheese’s “Can’t Wait Another Day”. All in all, a fantastic pre-party to kick off a huge 3-night String Cheese Incident run at Red Rocks which begins tonight. Check out some video below from the performance! [all photos courtesy of Dylan Langille – ontheDL Photography]last_img read more

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Celebrating Change. Redefining Leadership

first_imgToday, we are pleased to announce that Dell EMC has been named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Content Management for the 13th consecutive time.I know that I speak on behalf of our entire extended team that this one feels extra special. Attaining leadership in a highly competitive industry such as Enterprise Content Management (ECM) requires great vision and execution. Sustaining leadership requires adaptability to change. Most market pundits believe that the pace of change is accelerating. Entire industries are getting reconfigured and disrupted at an unprecedented rate. The ECM industry is certainly going through a shift, with organizations looking to harness their content to drive their digital future.As the ECM industry has continued to evolve, Gartner has likewise updated its description to most accurately define the industry. The analyst firm terms enterprise content management as follows: ‘“ECM is a set of services and microservices, embodied either as an integrated product suite or as separate applications that share common APIs and repositories, to exploit diverse content types, and serve multiple constituencies and numerous use cases across an organization.” Such services include document management, records management, image-processing applications, such as document capture and storage, social content and collaboration, content workflow and package apps and integration.So it is a matter of much pride for us to be the “progressive incumbent” and to earn a Leader* position, which we believe validates the strength of our broad spectrum of management capabilities; our wide set of vertical and horizontal solutions; our cloud ECM strategy, featuring our LEAP content platform; and the satisfaction of our customer base.**Figure 1 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Content ManagementOur new set of applications for today’s digital enterprises, called Dell EMC LEAP, squarely addresses Gartner’s analysis of the industry and delivers on the Dell EMC promise of services and productivity apps that will enable new content-based interactions both inside and outside the enterprise. These offerings provide targeted solutions and take full advantage of major advances in security, mobility, cloud application delivery, collaboration and big-data analytics.Our LEAP apps are also designed to be interoperable with existing content repositories, but engineered to work “better together” with the Documentum and InfoArchive families of content and data management products. Repository independence allows content to be managed in place – without customers having to shuttle their content – unlike other solutions in the market. By themselves, Dell EMC LEAP apps and services are incredibly compelling. Combined with our traditional offerings, they are invaluable. And, they reinforce the need for change in the market.Change is inevitable. Change helps differentiate the leaders from the also-rans. The future belongs to those that not just embrace change but manifest it in the market. We look forward to continuing to be a change agent and a leader in the ECM industry, bringing our customers the proper balance of vision and execution to support their digital agenda.*According to the report, “Leaders” have the highest combined scores for Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision. They are doing well and are prepared for the future with a clearly articulated vision. In the context of ECM, they have strong channel partners, presence in multiple regions, consistent financial performance, broad platform support and good customer support. They are very strong in one or more technologies or vertical segments. Leaders deliver a suite that addresses the demand for direct delivery of the majority of core components, although these are not necessarily owned by them, tightly integrated, unique or best of breed in each area. In our assessments we looked for demonstrated enterprise deployments; integration with other business applications and content repositories; incorporation of social, cloud and mobile capabilities; and vertical-process and horizontal-solution focus. Leaders should drive market transformation.**This graphic was published by Gartner, Inc. as part of a larger research document and should be evaluated in the context of the entire document. The Gartner document is available upon request from EMC by clicking the graphic above. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.last_img read more

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SAO seeks senate input on new first year course

first_imgWednesday evening, representatives from the design team for the new first year course that will replace the physical education requirement delivered a presentation to Student Senate.Executive assistant to the Office of the President Mirella Riley said the primary goal of the new first year course is to give students a way to transition to college life.“It will be an opportunity to have the integration of the residential life, the academic life and it will provide a holistic approach to the education of first year students as they come in,” Riley said. “It will provide a number of methods to deliver content.“But really the idea is that there will be discussions of those sections that will be facilitated by an instructor, and that it will also build a sense of community for the students.”Riley said while the course is a certain thing, planning is still in the early stages and the design team is therefore looking for student input to help shape the course.In response to questions from some of the senators in attendance, Maureen Dawson, assistant dean in First Year of Studies, said the course would expand on the resources students receive during orientation weekend.“These courses are really common throughout the country,” Dawson said. “Ours will be different in that it’s not to help students meet academic standards; it’s really to give students the opportunity to discover themselves, see how they fit in at the University and take a very holistic approach to developing mind, body and spirit.”Dawson said students in the course will have one professor per semester, and the class’s format will include online modules.Riley said the design team is still in the early stages of deciding the name of the course, its grading system and the campus organizations that will be involved in its design. Riley asked Senators for their input over the next several weeks.Student Activities Office (SAO) program director Paul Manrique said while there are not many undergraduate students on the design team, because the team is small, student representatives will still have a say in the course’s formation.Sophomore Jake Wittenberg was elected to be the Senate’s representative to the design team, which also includes faculty and administrators.The Senate also unanimously passed a resolution amending the Student Government Constitution, moving the start date for class councils from April 1 to May 1. In his introduction of the resolution, junior class president Zach Waterson said changing the date would allow class council members more time to plan events.“In the second semester, April is the best month to plan events for your respective classes,” Waterson said. “… it’s right before finals, and also you have the whole year to figure out what kinds of events work for your class.“But unfortunately right now, the term ends on April 1 and a whole new council begins on April 1, so we don’t really have the opportunity to take advantage of that. This amendment pushes the transition back a month to May 1 to give the class council the academic year to finish planning those events.”While class council positions now start May 1, other student government positions will still begin April 1.Tags: Class Council, Jake Wittenberg, Maureen Dawson, Merilla Riley, Paul Manrique, student senate, Zach Watermanlast_img read more

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Breen-Phillips rector dies

first_imgSister Mary McNamara, rector of Breen-Phillips Hall, died Wednesday afternoon from complications resulting from a recent stroke, according to an email sent to students from vice president for student affairs Erin Hoffmann Harding. She was 67.Sister McNamara was a native of Cleveland and has served as rector of Breen-Phillips Hall since 2012.“Our deepest condolences and prayers are with the residents of Breen-Phillips Hall, fellow rectors and other members of the Residential Life team, as well as with Sister Mary’s religious community, extended family, campus colleagues and friends,” Hoffmann Harding said in the email.A memorial service for Sister McNamara will be held in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart in the coming days.Hoffmann Harding said the University Counseling Center (UCC) and Campus Ministry resources are both available to members of the Notre Dame community.Tags: Breen-Phillips Hall, rector, Sr. Mary Catherine McNamaralast_img read more

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Fridays on the Fly: Fly Fishing Video Round Up

first_imgEveryone needs a little inspiration from time to time, even if it comes in the form of a short video rather than a real life experience. Luckily, the world of fly fishing is ripe with top-notch, high production quality videos, many of which are capable of inspiring viewers to get out on the water and experience the real thing.With this goal in mind, we’ve curated a list of some of our favorite fly fishing films currently floating around the internet. Enjoy, but don’t blame us when your end of week work plans are completely derailed by the call of the nearest trout stream.Backcountry Browns in Middle Tennessee.“The backcountry of New Zealand holds a special place in the heart of all Kiwis. “Going bush” is a national past-time, and Kiwi fly fishers like nothing better than the sun on their backpack, the cold touch of a mountain stream and the opportunity to sight fishing to giant trout in pristine settings.”“While we are waiting for the fresh Salmon season to get started we decided to go target some brookies at la réserve faunique du Saint-Maurice. Good times and great fly fishing vibes in the wild.”“This is as much about the insurmountable distance between the camera and the subject as it is about the indefinable draw of fly fishing.”“A fragment of Mel Krieger’s “Patagonia – 40 years fly fishing in ARGENTINA – this is for us the most motional and beautiful few thoughts about fly fishing describing the very essence of being a fly fisherman…”last_img read more

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Supporting your members throughout COVID-19: Best practices for your credit union

first_imgThis weekend brought a new level of uncertainty and concern around the coronavirus (aka “COVID-19”) and its potential impact on the economy and business continuity. While our members are in the midst of making difficult decisions about whether to travel, go to work, or stock up on supplies and groceries, it is important for them to feel confident that their credit union is supporting their overall health and financial safety.As the situation unfolds over, here are a few helpful tips and reminders to ensure your credit union is well-prepared to deal with COVID-19. We’ll also be sharing some ideas for payments-related offers and campaigns you can run to help support your members financially during this difficult time shortly.Encourage Members to Leverage Your Digital & Mobile ToolsAs CDC guidelines mandate increased “social distancing,” now is the time to encourage your members to utilize their self-service banking channels. If you’re one of 87 percent of credit unions that offer banking services to their members through a mobile app, remind members that they are empowered with tools to support their daily financial lives, whether it’s making payments, viewing transaction activity, or finding a CO-OP ATM. 1 continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Daffodil Daze volunteers find way to ‘Extend the Joy’ during pandemic

first_img“We just had a small group and we went, we did it on Monday. It happened to be a sunny beautiful day. We picked, I think, 2,400 daffodils, approximately that,” said volunteer Denice Peckins. CANDOR (WBNG) — As the weeks have gone on, the Zamoiski family and the Daffodil Daze volunteers realized residents wouldn’t be able to come out and see the thousands of beautiful flowers that were planted. Even still, the Zamoiskis and volunteers are looking for ways to still donate to health care workers if possible. “We owe our health care workers so much and they’re sacrificing so much. It would be nice if we could share some joy with them too,” said Ahart. After chatting with Joy’s daughter Nancy, who’s in Vermont, a group got together. “At the Open Hearts Dinner we have flowers here to give away with our drive-thru. There’s also flowers going to the food pantry to be given out with food boxes,” said Peckins. Their thoughts then turned to how the donation program in honor of Joy Zamoiski, Operation Extend the Joy, could continue. “I think we have been able to see the really best in people in this time of difficulty and I think, coming back to Joy Zamoiski, that’s exactly what she represented. You make the best of it, always,” said Ahart. “We were just trying to figure out, OK here’s all these thousands of daffodils. You know the Daffodil Daze, the festival was canceled, but the Share the Joy afterwards is the part that’s really important in memory of her mom,” says Daffodil Daze Volunteer Denise Ahart. Putting in lots of hard work to simply bring the community happiness in a tough time, something Joy Zamoiski would be proud of. Typically these flowers are taken to hospitals and nursing homes in the community. This year, that had to be adjusted a bit.last_img read more

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Matrix recruits Drivers Jonas man

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COVID-19: Batam quarantines dozens of sailors from Myanmar, Philippines

first_imgDozens of seafarers wishing to enter Batam, Riau Islands, have been required to undergo a 14-day quarantine as Indonesia has suspended its visa-free policy and has mandated the isolation period to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country.The sailors who have come from Myanmar and the Philippines are now in self-quarantine and are being periodically monitored by officers from the Batam Port Health Office (KKP).Romer Simanungkalit, the head of the Batam KKP’s quarantine control and epidemiology surveillance department, said that the new policy had been imposed to carry out Law and Human Rights Ministerial Regulation No.8/2020 on the temporary suspension of visa-free and visa-on-arrival travel. “We have yet to receive information regarding Singaporeans or Malaysians being quarantined,” he added.International ferry ports in Batam have not entirely suspended their operations, he said. Some operators have kept routes open from Malaysia and Singapore, but they mostly carry the citizens of those countries or Indonesians returning to Batam.Chairul Mirza, the head of the immigration checkpoint at the Batam Immigration Office, said that Batam used to open its doors to more than 5,000 people a day. However, since the Singaporean government issued travel restrictions, later followed by Malaysia, the number has decreased by 90 percent to about 1,000 people a day.“With the 14-day quarantine requirement in place, I assume that the number will be lower. However, we [the officials] in Batam are ready to implement any measures to curb the spread of COVID-19,” Mirza said.Foreigners who want to visit Batam or other regions in Indonesia must apply for a visa through the Indonesian mission in their respective countries. They are also required to provide a document declaring their willingness to undergo a 14-day quarantine upon entering Indonesia.“The quarantine itself is the domain of the KKP. They will manage the process,” Mirza said. (asp)Topics : “We have asked the sailors [from Myanmar and the Philippines] to self-quarantine. We will monitor them before they enter Batam,” he said.According to Romer, the sailors must undergo the quarantine before they continue their trip, whether to Batam, Jakarta or other destinations in Indonesia.“Quarantine is required. It’s not voluntary. Since the new policy was put in place, we have only quarantined sailors from Myanmar and the Philippines so far,” Romer added.  The arrivals of Singaporeans and Malaysians, who are the main visitors to Batam, have fallen as their countries have imposed similar restrictions on movement to those Indonesia has implemented, according to Romer.last_img read more

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Gov. Wolf: Charter School Reform Benefits Students and Taxpayers in Northwestern Pennsylvania

first_img August 29, 2019 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Education,  Press Release Erie, PA – Governor Tom Wolf joined school district superintendents and education stakeholders in Erie County today to discuss how his three-part plan will ensure charter schools better serve students and taxpayers. Pennsylvania’s flawed and outdated charter school law is known as one of the worst in the nation.“Pennsylvania’s charter school law is failing students, teachers, school districts and taxpayers,” said Gov. Wolf. “Some charter schools, especially some cyber charter schools, are underperforming and the state and school districts need more tools to hold charters accountable and increase educational quality.“We must take action. My plan will level the playing field for all taxpayer-funded public schools, strengthen the accountability and transparency of charter and cyber charter schools, and better serve all students.”Despite costing taxpayers $1.8 billion last year, brick-and-mortar charter and cyber charter schools, and for-profit companies that manage many of them, are not held to the same ethical and transparency standards of traditional public schools.Governor Tom Wolf is taking executive action, overhauling regulations, and will propose legislation to comprehensively reform the law. The proposal promotes innovation and choice, while ensuring that charter schools are providing a high-quality education and meeting the same standards Pennsylvanians expect from traditional public schools.Executive ActionsAt the direction of the governor, the Department of Education is developing new regulations for charter schools. The regulations will include:Providing school districts with the tools to hold charter schools accountable to provide a quality education.Requiring more transparency with charter school admission and enrollment policies to prevent discrimination.Holding charter schools and the for-profit management companies to the same transparency standards as public schools.Establishing the same ethical standards for charter school Board of Trustees and management companies that apply to public schools.Requiring regular financial audits and public contract bidding.Establishing requirements for charters to document costs to prevent school districts and taxpayers from being overcharged.The department will also establish a fee-for-service model to recoup the costs for thousands of hours of currently free services to charter schools for reviewing applications, processing millions of payments, and providing legal and administrative support.Comprehensive Charter School Reform LegislationIn addition to executive action, the governor will propose comprehensive charter school reform legislation containing the regulatory changes and would:Establish performance standards that hold charter schools accountable for the educational outcomes of students and a moratorium on new cyber charter schoolsCap student enrollment in low performing cyber charter schools until outcomes improve.Require charter management companies be subject to the Right to Know Act, State Ethics Act, and post employee salaries on PDE’s website, similar to requirements already in place for public school districts.Create fair, predictable, and equitable funding for school districts, including in the areas of special education funding and cyber charter tuition payments.Establish a charter school funding commission to make recommendations on additional charter school funding reforms.A recent report from Stanford University found overwhelmingly negative results from Pennsylvania’s cyber schools and urged the commonwealth to enact reforms.“There are high-quality charter schools in Pennsylvania, but there are also poor performing charter schools,” said Gov. Wolf. “We can hold all charters to the same standards as traditional public schools and strengthen education in classrooms across the commonwealth. That’s good for every child, family, and taxpayer in Pennsylvania.”The governor was joined at Grandview Elementary School in the Millcreek Township School District by Superintendent William Hall, Erie School District Superintendent Brian Polito, and other school officials and education stakeholders.The governor’s push for charter school reform has received support from many education community leaders including the Pennsylvania School Boards Association, Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials, Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators, Education Voters of Pennsylvania, Research for Action, American Federation of Teachers Pennsylvania, and Pennsylvania State Education Association, as well as numerous superintendents and school board members.Comments about the proposed charter school reforms can be submitted to: Office of the Secretary, 333 Market Street, 10th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17126.center_img Gov. Wolf: Charter School Reform Benefits Students and Taxpayers in Northwestern Pennsylvanialast_img read more

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