[Video: Fred Ramadan][Cover Photo: Joshua Timmermans via Widespread Panic’s Facebook page] In recent months, Widespread Panic has slowed from touring consistently, instead opting to play less frequent, multi-night runs in cities across the country. This weekend, the band made their annual return to St. Augustine Amphitheatre in St. Augustine, Florida for a three-night run, which wraps up tonight. Following Hurricane Irma and the destruction left in its wake, Widespread Panic’s shows in Florida this weekend were initially up for cancellation. Happily, St. Augustine was not as severely affected by the storm as other Florida cities and the performances were able to go on as planned. However, the band still took the opportunity to ask that fans help those affected by Hurricane Irma by donating non-perishable foods and money to Feeding Northeast Florida all weekend long. Donations can also be made here.Widespread Panic Returns To St. Augustine With Charitable Grace [Videos]On Friday night, Widespread used their setlist to spell out a message to their Floridian fans, with songs like “Climb To Safety,” “Proving Ground,” “Pickin’ Up The Pieces,” “Solid Rock” and “Chainsaw City” acknowledging the happenings of the intense previous week. Last night, the band put on a particularly high-energy performance, laying out fine renditions of a number of fan favorites across their hour-long first set and ninety-minute second set. During the first set, one standout moment was the group’s performance of “Jaded Tourist” following their well-loved cover of Bloodkin’s “Can’t Get High.” Last night’s performance of “Jaded Tourist” marks the first time Widespread has played the tune since they busted it out after close-to-six years and a 300+ show gap during their Red Rocks run this summer.For the second set, Widespread Panic was fully dialed in, kicking things off with “Sharon,” a song last played during their New Year’s Eve show last year. While the first set was less focused on cross-song jamming, the second set showed the group giving song transitions the proper treatment. A “Driving Song” sandwich housing “Porch Song”, “Happy”, and a jam based around the Allman Brothers Band’s “Mountain Jam” served as the crown jewel of the set two, which fell ahead of the final three songs of the set, “End Of The Show,” “Space Wrangler”, and “Red Hot Mama.” To close out the night in full, the group returned with “Tail Dragger” and “Flat Foot Flewzy,” with the encore clocking in at around fourteen minutes.You can check out the setlist and videos from Widespread Panic’s show in St. Augustine, Florida, last night below. Widespread returns to St. Augustine Amphitheatre tonight to close out their annual three-night run at the special venue.Setlist: Widespread Panic | St. Augustine Amphitheatre | St. Augustine, FL | 9/16/2017Set One: Disco > Heroes, One Arm Steve, Weak Brain, Narrow Mind, Can’t Get High, Jaded Tourist, Sleeping Man, Little Kin > Thought SausageSet Two: Sharon, All Time Low, Street Dogs For Breakfast > Vacation, Steven’s Cat, Driving Song > Porch Song > Happy > Driving Song, End of the Show, Space Wrangler, Red Hot MamaEncore: Tail Dragger, Flat Foot Flewzy“Sleeping Man”[Video: Fred Ramadan]“Happy” / “Mountain Jam”
[Video: ShakyShorty]After the band closed out set one with “Sugaree”, after a quick break, the group returned with yet another string of crowd-pleasers, starting off with the beloved and slinky “New Speedway Boogie”. By way of a powerful “Dark Star”, Dead & Company offered up two upbeat feel-good numbers—”Scarlet Begonias” and “Fire On The Mountain”—before landing in the traditional second set “Drums” and “Space”. To close out second set, the group covered Bob Dylan’s “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall” before “The Wheel” and crowd favorite “Not Fade Away”. To end the night in full, the band returned with “Casey Jones”.“New Speedway Boogie” On Friday evening, Dead & Company continued their fall tour following a brief Thanksgiving break with a show at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan. After the group’s day off for holiday, it’s clear the band came charged up, offering up a particularly lively performance that saw the band’s debut of “Deep Elem Blues”. “Deep Elem Blues” was hands-down the standout moment of first set—however, the entire stacked first set did well at revving up Motor City from the show-opening “Dancing In The Street” onward.“Dancing In The Street” [Video: ShakyShorty]“Casey Jones” “Fire On The Mountain” Dead & Company | Little Caesars Arena | Detroit, MI | 11/24/2017 | Photo: Phierce Photo [Video: ShakyShorty]You can check out a gorgeous gallery of photos from last night below, courtesy of Phierce Photos.Setlist: Dead & Company | Little Caesars Arena | Detroit, MI | 11/24/2017Set One: Dancing In The Street, Jack Straw, Brown-Eyed Women, Ramble On Rose, Deep Elem Blues, Beat It On Down The Line, SugareeSet Two: New Speedway Boogie, Dark Star, Scarlet Begonias, Fire On The Mountain, Drums, Space, A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall, The Wheel, Not Fade AwayEncore: Casey Jones “Deep Elem Blues” Load remaining images
[Videos: Jimmy Kimmel Live]See below for a full list of upcoming dates. For more information, head to the band’s website.A Perfect Circle 2018 Tour Dates:05/12 – Somerset, WI @ Northern Invasion05/15 – Omaha, NE @ Baxter Arena05/16 – Columbia, MO @ Mizzou Arena05/18 – Columbus, OH @ Rock on the Range05/22 – Birmingham, AL @ Legacy Arena at the BJCC05/25 – Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma05/26 – Dallas, TX @ BFD at Starplex Pavilion06/01 – Nürburgring, DE @ Rock Am Ring06/02 – Nuremberg, DE @ Rock Im Park06/05 – Stockholm, SE @ Fryshuset06/06 – Oslo, NO @ Spektrum06/08 – Aarhus, DK @ Northridge Festival06/09 – Helsinki, FL @ Sideways Festival06/12 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Apollo Manchester06/13 – London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton06/14 – London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton06/17 – Berlin, DE @ Zitadelle06/20 – Zurich, CH @ Halle 62206/23 – Esch-Sur-Aizette, LU @ Rockhal06/24 – Dessel, BE @ Graspop06/26 – Paris, FR @ Olympia06/28 – Madrid, ES @ Download Festival Madrid06/29 – Barcelona, ES @ Be Prog! My Friend Festival07/01 – Verona, IT @ Rock The Castle10/20 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Maverik Center10/22 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheater10/24 – Austin, TX @ Austin 360 Amphitheatre10/29 – Atlanta, GA @ Fox Theatre10/30 – Orlando, FL @ CFE Arena11/01 – Charlotte, NC @ Bojangles Coliseum11/02 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena11/06 – New York, NY @ The Theater at Madison Square Garden11/17 – Anaheim, CA @ The Theatre at Honda Center11/18 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas11/20 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre12/02 – Glasgow, UK @ Scotland Glasgow Academy12/03 – Manchester, UK @ Victoria Warehouse12/05 – London, UK @ Wembley Arena Pavilion12/07 – Antwerp, BE @ Lotto Arena12/13 – Hamburg, DE @ Sporthalle Hamburg12/15 – Krakow, PL @ Tauron Arena Krakow12/16 – Vienna, AT @ Wiener Stadhalle12/18 – Milan, IT @ Mediolanum Forum12/19 – Rome, IT @ PalalottomaticaView All Tour Dates Following the release of their new album Eat The Elephant last week, A Perfect Circle are in full promotion mode. The alternative rock supergroup wrapped up the first leg of their tour with a rare television appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live Monday night, where they delivered live renditions of “TalkTalk” and “So Long, And Thanks for All the Fish” from the new album. A follow-up to 2004’s eMOTIVe, Eat The Elephant marks the group’s fourth original album to date. After being largely inactive between 2013 and 2017, the return of A Perfect Circle was initiated last spring and will continue with large tours this spring and summer.A Perfect Circle features Maynard James Keenan (Tool, Puscifer), Billy Howerdel (Ashes Divide), James Iha (Tinted Windows, ex-Smashing Pumpkins), Jeff Friedl (Puscifer, The Beta Machine) and Matt McJunkins (Eagles of Death Metal, The Beta Machine). Watch A Perfect Circle perform “TalkTalk” and “So Long, And Thanks for All the Fish” below:
For 70 years, April 7 has marked the recognition of World Health Day. It has always served as an opportunity to shine a light on the critical aspects of global health. This year, it goes without saying, that we as global citizens are facing, and uniting to fight, the unprecedented impact of COVID-19.Our nurses, healthcare workers and first responders are working tirelessly on the frontlines of COVID-19. And let’s not forget that, in the midst of a pandemic, this critical community is still performing their usual heroics of delivering babies, performing emergency surgeries and providing much-needed emotional support amid fear and uncertainty.On behalf of Dell Technologies, we cannot say “thank you” enough. We are inspired by your commitment and humbled to be able to play a role, working with our customers, partners and team members to support those fighting to contain and treat the virus. Here are a few examples of how we are lending our support through our technology, donations and the contributions of our team members.Equipping the front lines with technologyHospitals and medical facilities globally are working through increasing technology needs to serve the influx of patients they’re caring for. We are partnering with those customers at every step, from advising which solutions can best support mobile patient care, to expediting the critical orders hospitals need right now to equip their facilities.Our IT infrastructure donation to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in China played a critical role in upgrading the computing power of the Hubei CDC. This has substantially enhanced the centers’ ability to provide public health services for over 60 million people in Hubei province.To support the largest public health hospital in Brazil, SP Hospital das Clínicas, we donated mobile solutions to enable 3,500 physicians, nurses and support staff to collaborate in real time as they open additional treatment areas to accommodate growing cases of COVID-19.Understanding the virus and mitigating the spreadOur advanced computing clusters are being used to understand how diseases like COVID-19 are spreading and how to better track them. These powerful data solutions are accelerating insights on the disease, including prevention methods, treatment options and where resources are most needed.One of our longest healthcare partners is the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). TGen is conducting population-level genomic analysis to help public health organizations rapidly identify which strains of COVID-19 are circulating more than others, what might be causing local outbreaks and how fast the genome is mutating and changing. TGen’s access to Dell Technologies’ Zenith Supercomputer is helping researchers understand how and when mutations occur – ultimately helping to develop and identify targeted drugs and treatments for COVID-19.Meanwhile, the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) gave about 100 researchers remote access to two supercomputers built on Dell Technologies, Frontera and Stampede2. Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin are using the technology to better understand how the disease is spreading and evaluate the impact of social distancing measures.Working with the i2b2 tranSMART Foundation, we are enabling the Foundation’s open source platforms, which mobilize critical health data to the scientific and clinical research community. Timely, comprehensive data on COVID-19 patients across the globe is helping to broker research on prevention and cures, including identifying “hot spots” for where medical resources are most needed.Leveraging the innovative power of our team to help Across the Dell Technologies family, we are constantly looking for technology solutions to help alleviate pressure on the front lines.Our Boomi team got together to innovate and find ways to help our communities at this time, coming up with Answers on Demand, a free question and answer ‘bot’ which sits on an organization’s website and handles the influx of questions they are fielding. For healthcare clinics and organizations, it means questions like “should I come into the clinic if I feel unwell?” or “what is telehealth?” can now be answered automatically, leaving them free to focus on serving patients.Now more than ever, we each have a role to play, with technology helping us to adjust to “the new normal.” Staying at home and following health guidelines minimizes spread and reduces the pressure on our healthcare system. Our team members are doing their part by leveraging existing remote workplace solutions, staying connected by using video conferencing for meetings and even finding ways to support mental health, such as hosting virtual meditation sessions and leading virtual team yoga classes.I am so proud of the collective strength of the Dell Technologies community – and humanity itself – to come together and support one another. From our first responders to small businesses to school systems, every member of our community is working through unique challenges associated with the virus. We are here to help you navigate those.When so much is uncertain, one thing is: it’s amazing what we can do for each other and our customers, when we do it together.
A call to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) “to lay down arms and join the political process” was issued in Brussels by the chief diplomat of the European Union (EU), Catherine Ashton. Ashton was in Washington on November 27 participating in meetings between the European Union and the U.S. Government, and following her return to Europe, she referred to what she characterized as the “brutal murder” by the FARC of four individuals kidnapped by the group and demanded the “immediate and unconditional liberation of all hostages still in captivity.” “I call on the FARC to lay down arms and join the political process of reform and modernisation of Colombia,” Ashton said in a statement, in which she affirmed that “Colombia can count upon the EU’s support.” “I (…) express my deepest sympathy and solidarity with the families of the victims, and the Colombian government and people,” the chief European diplomat, Catherine Ashton, said. By Dialogo December 02, 2011
By Andréa Barretto/Diálogo December 08, 2016 The Brazilian Ministry of Defense made available four Air Force (FAB) airplanes to be used in the investigation in the case of the November 29th crash that killed members of the Chapecoense Football Association team. The airplane, chartered by the team from Santa Catarina in the south of Brazil, crashed in Colombia, five minutes away from the city of Medellin. The team was on its way to play in the South American Cup finals. Fuel shortage may have doomed the plane, Freddy Bonilla, the National Secretary of Air Safety of Colombia, told the press one day after the accident. Colombian authorities responsible for the case investigation, are analyzing the possibility that since the aircraft ran out of fuel, engines stopped and there was a power outage. Seventy-one people were killed in the accident, including footballers, club staff, journalists, and crew. Five people survived. In a press statement, released the day of the accident, the Brazilian Ministry of Defense and FAB announced that two C-130 Hercules FAB aircraft were ready to help in the rescue and transfer of the Brazilian victims of the plane crash. Two aircraft were also made available to transport the families of the victims and military rescue teams. On the night of the 29th, the first of these aircraft, a C-99 airplane, left Brasília with 24 people on board. Among them were representatives of the ministries of Foreign Affairs, Sports, and Health; members of the Federal Police; the Mayor of Chapeco, the city which lent the team its name, and city officials. The C-99 aircraft arrived in Medellín on November 30th, around 1:30 AM local time. On Thursday, December 1st, a third C-130 Hercules aircraft was mobilized by FAB. The planes that were to transfer the victims’ bodies from Colombia to Brazil waited at the Manaus Air Force Base for the mission to begin. They departed toward Medellín in the early afternoon of December 2nd. On board the plane were eight crew members and two members of the Aeronautical Accidents Investigation and Prevention Center (CENIPA), an organization that belongs to the Aeronautics Command whose main objective is planning, managing, controlling, and performing the activities related to the prevention and investigation of aeronautical accidents. CENIPA representatives were invited by the Colombian Air Accidents Investigation Group to travel to Medellín. “Each technician participated in the investigation process as a professional assigned by the Brazilian government, so as to follow the works conducted by Colombian local authorities and help, whenever requested,” according to the Press Office of the Aeronautics Social Communication Center. Preparing for emergencies – “Life is what matters” The journey from Medellín to Chapecó, where the wake for the soccer team victims of the plane crash took place, lasted more than 10 hours, with a stopover in Manaus for the compulsory entry procedure in Brazil. C-130 Hercules aircraft landed in the city in Santa Catarina the morning of December 3rd. Working cases such as the plane crash is not new to FAB. The Air Force has airplanes, helicopters, and pilots prepared for moments such as this. It also has squadrons of soldiers trained in search and rescue. “FAB has five squadrons on a 24-hour alert. Of those, the 2nd/10th Aviation Group is the only one to perform search, which consists of searching the crash site, whether on land or in water. For that purpose the C-105 Amazonas aircraft is used”, said Lieutenant Colonel Jorge Marcelo Martins da Silva, commander of the 2nd/10th Aviation Group, also known as the Pelican Squadron. “The other four squadrons are equipped with helicopters used mainly to rescue or salvage all people involved in the accident,” added Lt. Col. Martins. The Pelican Squadron is headquartered in Campo Grande, midwestern Brazil, and is capable of attending emergencies throughout the country. The other units are distributed in different Brazilian regions. “We have a search-and-rescue system interconnected to the air traffic control system, which monitors all flying aircraft. When there is a crash, the closest squadron is immediately commissioned,” reported Lt Col Martins. In a crash with characteristics similar to the one with the Chapecoense soccer team, FAB would probably use helicopters to transport the team and perform the rescue, according to the Pelican Squadron commander. “We would possibly perform the rescue with helicopters that would land on the site because, apparently, there were conditions for the aircraft to land. If landing wasn’t possible, the military staff would have to go down using some technique, such as rappelling, manual winch, or even parachuting, depending on the case.” In 2016, the Pelican Squadron alone was commissioned seven times. “Those were situations with little repercussion on the media. However, it doesn’t matter if it is a high- or low-profile accident. We always address the situation similarly, with the same professionalism and commitment. Life is what matters,” said Lt Col Martins. “Our squadron’s motto is ‘so that others can live.’ This motto involves feelings of selflessness, self-sacrifice, persistence. After all, we are driven by the idea that we will do whatever is possible to save other people’s lives,” concluded the FAB military authority.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York I used to worry about whether our kids were learning anything in school. But these days, I think it’s time to worry about the rest of us.It seems to me that, after years of education, most of us are actually quite ignorant—particularly about the world around us and how it works.Take basic science, for instance. It’s clear that almost everything I learned in school is wrong.Were you taught, as I was, that the inside of an atom was like a tiny solar system? That the nucleus in the center of the atom was like our sun? And the electrons whirling around the nucleus were like the planets in orbit around the sun (including Pluto, which we all learned was a planet back then)?Sorry, but none of that is true any more. It seems that electrons don’t move around in orbits; they’re actually part of concentric shells that surround the nucleus. And electrons are always jumping back and forth, from one shell to the next shell.That would be like the Earth and Mars deciding to bounce around and switch places all of a sudden. And you might find yourself looking up one day to see an extra moon in the sky. Or a big red planet between us and the sun.We were also taught that nothing—absolutely nothing—travels faster than the speed of light. It’s one of the basic, immutable laws of the universe.Well, not exactly. Now it seems that some atomic particles can suddenly disappear from one place and instantaneously re-appear someplace else, even thousands of miles away. The particle just blinks out of existence in one place and blinks into existence in another. We’ve gone way beyond the speed of light here.Then there’s my brain. I was taught that the one inviolable rule about the brain was that you were stuck with the brain you had when you reached, say, 21. You could never, ever grow more brain cells or create more neurons.Wrong. Brains, it turns out, are smarter than we thought—they are completely capable of growing new neurons as long as we live.And you heavy drinkers out there who were told that drinking destroys your brain cells—well, yes, it does. But new studies have shown that, after you stop drinking, the neurons grow right back—and so do lots of new brain cells!Feeling ignorant yet? And we haven’t even started talking about teaching ordinary people some basic survival skills: like operating the remote that came with your new TV, trying to understand the IRS tax code, figuring out which cell-phone company has the best deal, or translating that letter from Medicare to find out what your ear examination actually cost.And have you even attempted to understand our cutting-edge technology—like 3D computer printers? Well, if you haven’t kept up with the news, they can now print replacement bones and tissue if you’ve had an accident. This is obviously black magic and voodoo to most of us.Not to mention those millions of our fellow Americans whose primary science textbook seems to be the Bible. Enough said.One thing more: I recently came across a report that says physicists at the University of Rochester have coaxed light into moving backwards—and, weirdly enough, to do so faster than light itself.As far as I’m concerned, that’s the last straw.I think we should demand that Congress develop a new education plan for confused people over the age of 21, like me.Let’s call it: “Leave No Adult Behind.”
3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr There was a time in my career as the VP/IT at a large credit union where each time a new “threat” came out I was asked to write a policy or find a technology to mitigate the threat. First came internet threats so we get a firewall, then came virus/Trojans so we bought anti-virus software and later came data leaks so we purchased data loss prevention tools (DLP). The acronyms are as endless as the number of tools/strategies credit union’s have protecting the infrastructure – DMZ, IDS, IPS, etc. When it comes to IT Security strategies, its my opinion that this can expose your credit union to unnecessary threats/risks. Not so much because they won’t get the job done – there is just too much to keep a strong handle (monitoring, patching, etc.) on at all times!At a recent Ongoing Operations Client Advisory board meeting several of our Credit Union CTO/CIO’s mentioned the challenges they were having maintaining and meeting NCUA compliance. One $500m credit union mentioned that despite a large Technology team, they were spending 8 continue reading »
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A driver was arrested for fleeing the scene after hitting a 60-year-old man who died after being struck by two vehicles in Hempstead on Thursday morning, Nassau County police said.Jose Nelson Cruz, 29, of Amityville, was charged with leaving the scene of a fatal crash and driving without a license.The victim, Miguel Vasquez Guillen, was running across Washington Street at the corner of Burr Avenue when he was hit by a southbound Jeep that stopped and was then hit again by a southbound Dodge Sprint that fled shortly after 7 a.m., police said.Cruz, who was driving the Dodge, was arrested after he crashed into a tree and Long Island Rail Road fencing shortly later, police said.Cruz will be arraigned Friday at First District Court in Hempstead.
Press Release, Public Safety After meeting with leaders in Philadelphia and Harrisburg, Governor Tom Wolf announced several actions to improve law enforcement relations with the community and strengthen training and accountability.“Today, I am taking steps to address concerns about community relations with law enforcement as well as strengthen accountability of our agencies,” Gov. Wolf said. “This effort will commence immediately.”Gov. Wolf outlined multiple actions directed at meaningful reforms, many based on the 21st Century Policing Task Force, created in 2015 under President Obama in response to the Ferguson, Mo., death of black teen Michael Brown that set off weeks of protests.Highlights of the recommendations include:Creation of a Deputy Inspector General within the Pennsylvania Office of State Inspector General (OSIG) focused on deterring, detecting, preventing, and eradicating fraud, waste, misconduct, and abuse amongst law enforcement agencies under the Governor’s jurisdiction.Creation of a Pennsylvania State Law Enforcement Advisory Commission that reviews allegations of misconduct by law enforcement personnel under the governor’s jurisdiction.Providing technical assistance to municipalities from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) to encourage the creation of local citizen advisory boards.Creation of a Racial and Ethnic Disparities Subcommittee under the Criminal Justice Advisory Committee (CJAC) at PCCD.Reviewing Training and Education of Officers. All training academies for law enforcement must review current use of force training standards for law enforcement and form a workgroup to develop model training standards to ensure that all officers receive the best instruction in their interactions with the public. Departments should be striving to obtain state and or national accreditation. Accreditation is a key component in assisting departments in evaluation and improvement of their standards and practices.Enhancing Officer Safety and Wellness. Enhancing current mental health initiatives and offering targeted mental health supports for officers to deal with trauma and reduce stigma for getting help.Supporting Legislative Reforms. The governor will work with the legislature on reforms, including legislation proposed that provides for improved access to police videos, an oversight board for officer training and continuing education, a special prosecutor in deadly force cases, interdepartmental law enforcement hiring reform and PTSD evaluation for police officers.Earlier this week, members of the Police Reform Working Group, which includes state and local elected officials, the chief defender of the Defender Association of Philadelphia, as well as several attorneys, put forward proposals to address growing frustration with racism, oppression and rooting out law enforcement misconduct.“We’ve addressed criminal justice reform on a bipartisan basis, and that’s what we’ll need to fix these longstanding inequities,” Gov. Wolf said. “And as we go forward, we need to address the looming, systemic failings that have created this situation.”The governor also committed to addressing longstanding inequalities against people of color.“I’m going to continue to fight for more education funding and for help for minority-owned businesses. These fights do not have an end point, and we won’t know when we’ve won, but we have to keep going to make our commonwealth fairer and more equal for everyone.”Ver esta página en español. June 04, 2020 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Gov. Wolf Takes Action to Address Law Enforcement Reform and Accountability