Tedeschi Trucks Band Concludes Chicago Run With ABB’s “Dreams” Debut [Video]

first_imgTedeschi Trucks Band concluded their Chicago Theatre run on Saturday night, spanning four nights across two weekends at the Chicago, IL venue.Related: Tedeschi Trucks Band Delivers Live In-Studio Set, Talks ‘SIGNS’ Between Chicago Shows [Watch]Tedeschi Trucks Band is gearing up to release a brand new album on February 15th, SIGNS, marking their fourth studio album and first release since 2016’s Let Me Get By. The recently-released single “Hard Case” came in the second slot of the night, following the opening Derek and the Dominos cover, “Anyday”, and before the band’s rendition of Charles Segar’s “Key to the Highway”. The remainder of the first set included TTB originals, “Bound for Glory”, “Right On Time”, “Midnight In Harlem”, and “Made Up My Mind”.In traditional Tedeschi Trucks Band fashion, the second set was made up primarily of covers, including The Coasters‘ “Let’s Go Get Stoned”, Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers‘ “How Blue Can You Get?”, Sleepy John Estes‘ “Leaving Trunk”, Allman Brothers Band‘s “Dreams”, and Dr. John‘s “I Walk on Gilded Splinters”.The band’s performance of “Dreams” marked the first-time-ever covering the Allman Brothers Band tune, satisfying fans far and wide. Of course, anytime hearing Derek Trucks return to his ABB roots is special, and so it comes with great appreciation that another tune has been added to the forever growing TTB songbook–just two days after the anniversary of Uncle Butch Trucks‘ untimely death.Tedeschi Trucks Band – “Dreams” – 1/26/19[Video: Norm Smyth]After the two set show, Tedeschi Trucks Band returned to the stage for a celebratory encore with an energetically-charged Sly & The Family Stone medley, “Sing A Simple Song / I Want To Take You Higher”.While this tour features a slightly different iteration of the band, with Brandon Boone filling in on bass duty and Gabe Dixon covering the keys, the band continues to charge through the new year with full steam ahead.In addition to their upcoming tour dates–including multi-night runs at the Saenger Theatre, Ryman Auditorium, Warner Theatre, and more–Tedeschi Trucks Band will celebrate the official release of SIGNS with a show at Brooklyn Academy of Music in Brooklyn, New York on Wednesday, February 20th. Tickets for the album release show at Brooklyn Academy of Music are on sale now. Every pair of tickets purchased for this show will come with a digital download of the new album.Setlist: Tedeschi Trucks Band | Chicago Theatre | Chicago, IL | 1/26/19I: Anyday, Hard Case, Key to the Highway, Bound For Glory, Right On Time, Midnight in Harlem, Made Up My MindII: Don’t Let Me Slide, Let’s Go Get Stoned, Joyful Noise, How Blue Can You Get?, Leaving Trunk, Dreams, I Walk On Gilded Splinters, Angel From Montgomery / Sugaree, The StormE: Sing A Simple Song / I Want To Take You Higherlast_img read more


The Spectacular State: Culture and National Identity in Uzbekistan

first_imgLaura L. Adams, a lecturer on sociology and co-director of the Program on Central Asia and the Caucasus, delivers an insightful look into nation building in Central Asia during the post-Soviet era.last_img


Zika epidemic forcing scientists to rethink assumptions about human biology

first_imgOn April 13, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) joined the World Health Organization (WHO) in confirming a link between Zika and the severe birth defect microcephaly. While officials at WHO also believe that there is enough evidence to conclude that the virus causes the autoimmune nervous disorder Guillain-Barré syndrome, the CDC is waiting for the results of additional studies.Last year, the Zika virus—a mosquito-borne pathogen first identified in 1947 and never before seen in the Western Hemisphere—erupted in Brazil and has since spread to more than 20 countries in the Americas.Eric Rubin, the Irene Heinz Given Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, spoke recently about the outbreak with Madeline Drexler, editor of Harvard Public Health and author of the book “Emerging Epidemics: The Menace of New Infections.”Zika, chikungunya, dengue, West Nile virus, Japanese encephalitis: All of these infections jumped to the Western Hemisphere in recent years from far-flung parts of the world and are now permanently established. What does that tell you? That mosquitoes are a great way to spread disease. When you transplant a disease into a new area with the right mosquito vector, it can spread like wildfire. In the case of both chikungunya and Zika, it’s probably that people have no natural immunity and that both of those infections are being transmitted by the same mosquito—Aedes aegypti, which is extremely well-entrenched in these areas. Read Full Storylast_img read more


Conscious Giving Is Better Together

first_imgThere is no muscle memory to writing a check. We forget about it just as soon as it’s cashed and unfortunately, we’re often too busy to even notice. But the people suffering without food, water or decent shelter do notice and it’s time to put an end to unconscious giving.I started my conscious giving experience with Loaves & Fishes, an organization in Northern California that feeds folks in need. Conscious giving is the idea of being an active participant in service – not just giving money, but by actually doing something. It didn’t take long for me to realize the difficult tradeoffs the people coming to Loaves & Fishers were facing. Their own funds could cover their utility bills or warm meals – not both.That year, rather than do another round of typical team building events with my EMC team, we closed our office for the day and spent time helping to feed members of our community who were in need. Not only were we doing something good for others, but we were doing something good for ourselves. The experience helped us grow closer as colleagues – working together to make a meaningful impact.Shortly after it occurred to me that if an exercise as simple as donating a few hours could excite, invigorate and motivate a group of 60 employees, then why couldn’t we invite the participation of a larger constituency of our customers and partners?Later that summer I ran a fundraising event that involved 250 EMC employees and 375 current and prospective customers and it changed the way people saw our business in our territory.It demonstrated that we have a great business dynamic. Not because we give time and money ourselves, but because we looked to our stakeholders who are just as interested in doing good in their local communities to join the effort. Conscious giving is better together!This year, we’re going big with an employee-led initiative called EMC Gives Back. With a focus on two of the world’s most basic and greatest human needs – food and water – we are committed to making meaningful and lasting social impact and to encouraging participation from our customers and partners as well.To kick off our program, we’re partnering with charity: water a non-profit organization that brings clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. The charity: water model is founded on 100% of public donations going straight to the field, working with strong local partners on the ground to build and maintain water projects and proving water projects through reporting.If you’re attending EMC World from May 5 – 8, be sure to swing by the EMC Gives Back Experience in the EMC Village. Not only will you learn about how to get involved, but you’ll be able to take part in a Waterwalk, a short walk carrying two 40-pound jerry cans full of water, something that women and children in developing nations do for hours each day to obtain water from a clean water source.For every walk that an EMC World attendee completes, it will unlock a donation to fund clean water wells in Ethiopia. Additionally, on May 8th, charity: water CEO and Founder, Scott Harrison, will be delivering a heartfelt keynote about social entrepreneurship that is not to be missed.EMC Gives Back builds upon our company’s existing corporate social responsibility efforts. We are proud to have been recognized as #1 for social impact and global competitiveness among computer companies in Fortune’s Most Admired 2014.I look forward to seeing how the program evolves over time and I said it once already, but it is truly worth repeating – conscious giving is better together!last_img read more


Dell EMC Adds AMD EPYC™ Processors to the World’s Bestselling Server

first_imgFor the second quarter in a row, we’ve sold more Dell EMC PowerEdge servers than any other vendor in the world*. This is a historic milestone for us and we’re excited that you’ve made PowerEdge servers such an integral part of your digital transformation.In May, Dell EMC announced the next generation of PowerEdge servers. Today, we’re excited to be working with AMD with the release of their new EPYC™ processor designed specifically for the enterprise space.Scalable Business ArchitectureAs you begin your digital transformation in cloud, mobility, IoT, virtualization, and software defined deployments, you face workloads that are radically different from those you faced just five years ago. As you invest in the future of your data center, you require a server architecture with exceptional ability to support modern workloads and scale to unpredictable demands. New Dell EMC PowerEdge servers provide flexible configurations to support these new workloads. With the high PCIe lane count (128 lanes) of the new AMD EPYC and its ability to support up to 24 NVMe devices out of a single processor, we now offer some truly unique server innovation in software defined storage and big data/data analytics at an outstanding TCO.Intelligent AutomationAs your IT environment becomes more complex, automation is now more of a necessity than a luxury. A recent CIO report revealed ‘skills gaps’ being more pronounced than ever in their employees, primarily due to a steep learning curve. They want to spend less time administering their hardware and more time with innovative programs that drive new revenue streams. Our goal is to develop a “self-driving” server” offering automated deployment, updating, monitoring, and maintenance. We call this “intelligent automation.”  New PowerEdge servers are intelligent enough to determine how they should be configured, how to recognize when something is wrong, and how to proactively get support. Furthermore, they are intelligent enough to protect the entire system from threats, detect and prevent potential security violations, and restore the server to a known trusted state.Integrated SecurityThreats to customer data have never been higher. Malicious exploits come not only from outside the IT infrastructure but through malware spreading from inside. Your security needs to be built directly into the DNA of the hardware to give you a deep foundation for a trusted environment. That’s why we’ve integrate security into every aspect of the server lifecycle. This includes patented security features that ensure your server is secure from the time we build it to configuration, operation, and ultimately decommissioning. AMD EPYC complements the integrated security in PowerEdge servers by including Boot-Safe and Run-Safe technologies for a heightened level of encryption in virtualized and cloud environmentsDell EMC welcomes AMD’s re-entry into the enterprise space by making the EPYC processor a part of our PowerEdge server technology. We’re excited to make this technology available to you in the second half of 2017.*IDC declares a statistical tie in the worldwide server market when there is a difference of one percent or less in the share of revenues or shipments among two or more vendors. Based on Units.  Data from IDC Quarterly Server Tracker, 2017Q1last_img read more


UN chief urges global alliance to counter rise of neo-Nazis

first_imgUNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is urging global action to build an alliance against the growth and spread of neo-Nazism, white supremacy and the resurgence of xenophobia, anti-Semitism, and hate speech sparked partly by the COVID-19 pandemic. The U.N. chief also urged international action on Monday “to fight propaganda and disinformation.” And he called for stepped up education on Nazi actions during World War II, stressing that almost two-thirds of young Americans do not know that six million Jews were killed during the Holocaust. Guterres spoke at a service marking Wednesday’s 76th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.last_img read more


Alumnus examines technology in business

first_imgLloyd Adams, chief operating officer of SAP Americas’ Regulated Industries, spoke Friday at the Mendoza College of Business as part of the “Ten Years Hence Speaker Series: The Future of Energy.”The series aims to “explore issues, ideas and trends likely to affect business and society over the next decade,” according to Mendoza’s website description of the series. Adams speech discussed the technological advantage in examining the changing business world.“You really should stop and take pause, and wonder, where you’re going to go from here,” Adams said to begin his lecture.Although he focused on the increasing uses of technological advances in the business world, Adams also emphasized the importance of individual fulfillment in your career. Adams graduated from Notre Dame with a degree in marketing.He said to always stop and ensure that you are happy in that moment and that you are giving everything back you can.Adams began working for SAP 16 years ago. He attributed his continuance with the company to his leading role in the harnessing of big data to boost all spectrums of business.”In the last five years, more data has been created than ever before … which presents huge opportunity if approached right,” he said.“Cloud, big data, and networks are what companies are moving towards.”Analyzing the direction of these companies, Adams said we are “a world of real time engagement moving towards a segment of one.”Adams said SAP’s mission is to help organizations become best-run businesses and their passions are based on teamwork, integrity, accountability and professionalism.“Technology and innovation are driving the four most essential dimensions of business: customers, employees, resources and networks,” Adams said. “The ability to explore new possibilities has changed SAP as a company.”Due to the implementation of technology into the business world, companies are enabled to create previously unimaginable applications and to rethink new ways to run their businesses, Adams said.“Wherever you go, you’re going to have to embrace technology and try to harness your technological ability,” Adams said.He said we should not fear technology, but rather use it to improve our lives.Though his lecture focused on the increasing use of technology in business, Adams made sure to leave his audience with more than just background on what SAP does.“When looking three or five years hence, look to go somewhere where you would be proud to work at and someplace where you can change the game and bring it to the next level,” Adams said.Adams said he would recommend for students to really think about where it is you want to go with your life and career and not settle for the first job they are offered. ”Be deliberate,” Adams said. “Be selfish. Make sure where you’re going is some place you would want to get up on a stage and talk about.”Tags: Mendozalast_img read more


University abandons plans to establish joint college in China

first_imgThe University is no longer pursuing plans to establish a joint college with Zhejiang University (ZJU) in China, according to a letter addressed to faculty from J. Nicholas Entrikin, vice president and associate provost for internationalization, sent Monday morning.Eric Richelsen Although Notre Dame will continue to foster a relationship with ZJU through exchange programs and research projects, the two universities decided not to embark on the joint venture due to challenges that arose during the deliberation process, Entrikin said in the letter.“After many hopeful and positive conversations on both curricular and administrative matters related to the joint college, we were more easily able to discriminate and to delineate some of the key challenges as well as advantages in bringing together two very different approaches to higher education,” Entrikin said. “Thorough effort was expended in addressing these complexities, and at times the conversations showed exhilarating signs of progress.“In the end, however, some areas remained challenging for both universities, and we decided that broader cooperation would be a more effective means for achieving our common interests.”Entrikin and Jonathan Noble, acting executive director for the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies, wrote a white paper addressed to Notre Dame faculty members in October 2014 explaining the possible collaboration between the two schools.The white paper said the joint liberal arts college aimed to “advance Notre Dame’s global academic reputation; promote worldwide Notre Dame’s unique and successful blend of teaching, research and service and offer opportunities for Notre Dame faculty and students to gain valuable experience teaching and studying in China.”According to the original white paper proposal, the Notre Dame-ZJU joint liberal arts college would have opened the 2017-2018 academic year. The student body would have been composed of 70 percent Chinese students and 30 percent international students. The college’s faculty would have been composed of members from both universities, and graduating students would have received a joint degree from both Notre Dame and ZJU.Over the past two years, faculty advisory delegations from both universities have made multiple campus visits — to both South Bend and Haining — to examine the project, Entrikin said. The committee reached its final conclusion after the most recent visit to China, made by a delegation that included Entrikin, University President Fr. John Jenkins, Vice President for Mission Engagement and Church Affairs Fr. William Lies and several members of the Board of Trustees.Entrikin said both universities have “gained a more comprehensive mutual understanding” and have agreed to continue discussions about future forms of collaboration. This summer, the University will host eight ZJU rising seniors participating in Notre Dame International’s iSURE program, which allows international students to participate in engineering and science research on campus.Ultimately, Entrikin said the experience has helped the University plan and develop current and new international programs, especially those in China.“Our Zhejiang colleagues now better understand what it means to be an excellent Catholic university, and we now better understand the academic achievements and aspirations of one of China’s leading universities,” he said. “On the foundation of this newly acquired shared understanding, we may now begin to proceed rapidly in building substantial and innovative partnership programs that will benefit both of our academic communities.”Tags: China, joint college, Zhejiang partnership, zhejiang University, ZJUlast_img read more


Working with International Partners, US Coast Guard Offloads More than $411 Million Worth of Drugs

first_imgBy Marcos Ommati/Diálogo December 17, 2020 It doesn’t matter how many times you look at it: It’s always impressive to see 23,000 pounds of cocaine and nearly 8,800 pounds of marijuana. That’s the amount of drugs — with a street value of over $411 million, according to U.S. authorities — the crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter James offloaded on December 16, at Port Everglades, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.“This patrol highlights our crew’s continued commitment to protecting the American people from our adversaries,” said U.S. Coast Guard Captain Todd Vance, commanding officer of USCG James, during a press conference on the dock at Port Everglades. “Despite COVID, the James crew demonstrated supreme resilience, and the results of their exceptional performance are being showcased today.”Crew members of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter James offloaded approximately $411 million worth of drugs on December 16, 2020, at Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Photo: Steven McLoud/Diálogo)The drug busts were done with help from partner nations’ coast guards, including international crews from France, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. The drugs were interdicted in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean off the coasts of Mexico, Central and South America, including contraband seized and recovered during 20 interdictions of suspected drug smuggling vessels.“The [U.S.] Coast Guard’s strong international relationships, with key partners like the United Kingdom, France, and the Netherlands, along with our specialized capabilities and unmatched authorities, allow for a unity of effort to disrupt transnational criminal organizations, which threaten America and our partner nations,” asserted U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Karl Schultz.According to the U.S. Coast Guard Public Affairs Office, during at-sea interdictions, a suspicious vessel is initially detected and monitored by allied, military, or law enforcement personnel, coordinated by Joint Interagency Task Force South based in Key West, Florida. The law enforcement phase of counter-smuggling operations in the Eastern Pacific is conducted under the authority of the Coast Guard’s 11th District, headquartered in Alameda, California. The interdictions, including actual boardings, are led and conducted by members of the U.S. Coast Guard.“I am honored to be able to pay tribute to the successes of the team here today, and recognize the role the Royal Navy and U.K. National Crime Agency have played in this joint operation,” said Commodore Phil Nash, naval attaché at the United Kingdom Embassy in Washington. “Working seamlessly with U.S. and international colleagues, the presence of RFA [Royal Fleet Auxiliary] Argus has prevented the $54 million of drugs offloaded here from reaching the streets in the last few months; taken together with a wider effort this year by U.K. ships HMS Medway and RFA Mounts Bay, around $650 million of drugs have been stopped. This has been a genuine team effort — the key to success continues to be the close working relationship and collaboration between our nations.”Also at the event were Colonel Jarst de Jong and Captain Cédric Chetaille, naval attachés from the Netherlands and France respectively; Jean-Sébastien Conty, a political counselor of African and Western Hemisphere Affairs from the French Embassy in Washington; and Paul Jenkins, head of region for North America and the Caribbean at the National Crime Agency.last_img read more


CUNA to take, share video of NCUA’s new RBC discussions

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The Credit Union National Association requested and the National Credit Union Administration has agreed that CUNA and a limited number of others can set up video cameras to record the agency’s open meeting Thursday.That’s the much-anticipated session at which a revised risk-based capital (RBC) proposal will be unveiled. The video cameras are a significant change from the agency’s standard operating procedures for board meeting.Thursday, CUNA requested that the meeting be streamed live over the Internet, or if not possible, that the NCUA allow the ability to videotape the proceedings. The agency was not able to accommodate live-streaming for the January meeting, but said it would plan to do that for future meetings.CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle thanked the NCUA for agreeing to CUNA’s request to video record the important RBC discussions.  He noted that CUNA will post the video to the cuna.org website and announce through News Now when the recording is available. continue reading »last_img read more