Vermont jam band Twiddle is currently out on the road, treating fans to their jam-heavy performing style. Fans who made it out to the Old Rock House in St. Louis, MO got a taste of some of the band’s finest, as the band played two sets, each with only four songs. Every song played, excluding the encore rendition of The Beatles’ “Rocky Raccoon,” easily passed with ten-minute mark, with jams stretching into the 20-minute territory on “Dr. Remidis Melodium.”With such a great performance thrown down in St. Louis, you know this band is itching to get back to Colorado tonight! The band will play four nights in the colorful state, including tonight and tomorrow night at the Ogden Theatre in Denver, CO. They will then move to Durango & Grand Junction in Colorado, before continuing a tour that stretches through the Western U.S.. You can find tickets and more information about the band’s tour on their website.Listen to the extra-jammy performance from Twiddle, streaming below courtesy of taper Otterman.The full setlist can be seen below, thanks to uTwiddle.net.Setlist: Twiddle at The Old Rock House, St. Louis, MO – 9/28/16Set 1: Jamflowman, Indigo Trigger > Earth Mama, Zazu’s FlightSet 2: Syncopated Healing, Dr. Remidi’s Melodium, Honeyburste, Brown Chicken Brown CowEncore: Rocky RaccoonShow Notes: This show was a part of the 2016 Fall Tour. The Kitchen Dwellers opened the show. “Brown Chicken Brown Cow” contained a “Shakedown Street” (Grateful Dead) jam.
Emmy Award-winning screenwriter and producer Agnes Nixon will visit Harvard on Dec. 6 as the Harvard Foundation’s artist in residence. The artist in residence program is sponsored by the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations and is supported by the Office for the Arts Learning From Performers program.Creator of the beloved soap operas “All My Children” and “One Life to Live,” Nixon was revolutionary in founding a whole new genre of television and was the first to integrate soap operas with persons of different ethnic and cultural backgrounds. The highlight of her Harvard visit will be an open-to-the-public session in which students, in an “Actor’s Studio”-style format, will interview the television pioneer before a live audience on Dec. 6 at 4 p.m. in the Farkas Hall theater. The Harvard community and friends are invited to attend.“The students and faculty of the Harvard Foundation are honored to have Ms. Nixon come to Harvard University where her work is greatly admired and respected,” said S. Allen Counter, director of the Harvard Foundation and professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School. “As a revolutionary force in television, Ms. Nixon not only defined a genre, but also helped to enact important social change in the entertainment industry by introducing social issues and characters of all cultural and ethnic backgrounds into her shows. We look forward to having Ms. Nixon share her artistic experiences and outstanding accomplishments with the Harvard community.”
A new national poll of 18- to 29-year-olds by the Institute of Politics (IOP) at Harvard Kennedy School found that two-thirds of young Americans are more fearful than hopeful about the nation’s future.At this point, 11 months before the midterm congressional elections, likely young voters cited a preference for Democratic control of Congress, 65 to 33 percent.The fall poll, the IOP’s 34th major public opinion survey since 2000, also found a decline in President Trump’s approval ratings, heightened concern about the state of race relations in the country, and increased support for stricter gun control laws.“American political institutions are at a tipping point,” said John Della Volpe, polling director at the IOP. “Millennials are now the largest generation in the electorate. This poll and the Virginia election show that they are becoming more motivated — and I believe the fear that exists today about our future will soon be turned into the fuel that will reform our government. The only question is whether this comes from inside or outside the traditional party structure.”The poll of 2,037 young adults, which was organized with undergraduate students from the Harvard Public Opinion Project, was conducted between Oct. 31 and Nov. 10. The margin of error for is +/- 3.05 percentage points at the 95 percent confidence level.Key findings include:Only 14 percent of young Americans believe the nation is generally headed in the right direction. Fear outpaced hope for the future, 67 to 31 percent.President Trump’s job approval rating fell 7 points to 25 since spring, down 12 points among young Republicans and eight points among Independents.Seventy-nine percent of young Americans expressed concern about the state of race relations. The respondents said they preferred Democratic control of Congress, 2 to 1.Despite Democratic advantages, only 34 of respondents agreed that the party cares about people like them; 21 percent believe the same is true for Republican Party.
IT Transformation and Digital Transformation are at the heart of everything we are doing at DELL EMC, but what are the differences? What role does Dev Ops play? What’s the connection between agility, containers and microservices? Find out this week on Dell EMC The Source Podcast with Brian Verkley (@BVerkley). Be sure to check out Brian’s multiple presentations within the Code and Modern Ops tracks within the Dell EMC World Breakout Sessions (May 8th – 11th, 2017) and find out how Brian checks in when he is due for a haircut, only on Dell EMC The Source.The Source Podcast: Episode #79: DevOps, the key to an agile businessAudio Playerhttp://traffic.libsyn.com/thesource/EMC_The_Source_Episode_79_audio.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Don’t miss “Dell EMC The Source” app in the App Store. Be sure to subscribe to Dell EMC The Source Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher Radio or Google Play and visit the official blog at thesourceblog.emc.comEMC: The Source Podcast is hosted By Sam Marraccini (@SamMarraccini)Accelerate Application Delivery with DevOps
Closets and drawers are being thrown open today as students make room, all in anticipation for the unveiling of the 2013 iteration of The Shirt. Irish coach Brian Kelly will reveal The Shirt for the 2013 football season at approximately 5:45 p.m. as part of The Shirt Unveiling Ceremony, which will begin at 4:30 p.m. today. The Shirt Committee 2013 president Dan Ogg said a big part of the event is, alongside the Blue-Gold Game, building excitement for the upcoming football season. “It’s just an exciting thing to get the school excited for football season all over again,” Ogg said. Ogg said the Unveiling Ceremony will include performances by student groups and appearances by players, and will culminate with the actual unveiling by Kelly. The committee would like to see students at the unveiling ceremony, with the student discount, as well as fans in the South Bend community and visitors who are on campus for the Blue-Gold Game, Ogg said. According to The Shirt Project’s website, The Shirt Project began in 1990 as a way to raise funds for the Student Union Board’s activities and to show unity in the student body for the home football game against Michigan on Sept. 15, 1990. A statement released by The Shirt Project said the unveiling ceremony began as a press conference in 2002. The statement said the event has progressed from simply dressing mannequins in The Shirt, to having students unveil The Shirt, to now including key members of the Notre Dame football program. Recent unveilings have drawn upwards of 5,000 fans, according to the statement. The committee tries to give the unveiling ceremony as much publicity as possible because The Shirt Project receives a larger portion of the profit from the sales at the unveiling ceremony, Ogg said. He said The Shirt Committee is anticipating increased sales this year in light of the football team’s success last season. “In terms of pre-sales, as of [Sunday] we had 2,025 units sold online through the bookstore, compared to last year’s pre-sales of 1,195,” Ogg said. “In terms of alumni sales this year, we have sold an additional 4,000 plus units.” Half the profits of The Shirt sales go to The Shirt Charity fund, which helps students pay medical bills, Ogg said. He said the rest of the profits are used to support student organizations. Ogg said every year the committee works to create a design that will please the student body, alumni and all other fans. “Although we have 10,000 students who will wear the Shirt in the stadium, the fact [is] that over 160,000 are sold,” he said. “The majority of the sales go to the general fan base and alumni. So it’s just kind of trying to find that balance between what students will like and what different generations will find appealing, as well.” Ogg said the committee also strives to keep the Shirt design timeless. “If you look back at all the shirts over the years, it’s not like it highlights anything specific from that year,” he said. “It’s always a timeless shirt, no matter what the phrasing is, no matter what the images are.” Ogg said the committee begins discussing shirt designs over winter break, with the committee designers creating numerous designs. “All of us will mention what we liked, what we didn’t like, and what we’d like to see expanded on,” he said. “So the designers really have to get all our feedback and put their own twist to the Shirt design.” After the Shirt design is chosen by the committee in late January, Ogg said the month of Feb. is spent getting approvals from players and University officials. “The final design is completed by late February,” Ogg said. “That’s when we start getting into the heavy marketing and planning the unveiling ceremony.” Ogg said working on The Shirt committee requires dedication, but the effort is validated by the end result. “It’s a lot of time, and it’s a lot of work, but it’s definitely worth it when the final project is unveiled.”
The Observer | Kathryne Robinson Students participate in the annual Social Pledge Signing Wednesday. The annual event, sponsored by the Gender Relations Center, aims to foster inclusion as part of StaND Against Hate WeekSara Agostinelli, assistant director of LGBTQ student initiatives for the GRC, said she believes the Social Pledge Signing was an outlet for students to establish goals of inclusion for the Notre Dame community.“Our hope is that this week is not just a week of education and awareness but it is about moving into action and helping students think beyond one week and more about their entire Notre Dame experience,” she said.StaND Against Hate week has been taking place for several years. This year, the GRC co-sponsored the week with other campus organizations such as Student Government, the Center for Social Concerns, PrismND and Notre Dame Right to Life. Agostinelli said students who attended yesterday’s signing were enthusiastic about becoming engaged and committed to their campus community. “Students were really committed to it and wanted to be involved,” Agostinelli said. “They wanted to show their solidarity. It’s the education and awareness and the opportunity to learn from their peers that’s important for the event.”A primary goal for StaND Against Hate week is to make Notre Dame a safe and welcoming home for all students.“Whether they live on or off campus, this is their community and we want all students to feel valued, welcomed and celebrated,” Agostinelli said. Student organizer Kaleem Minor, a sophomore, noted the importance of educating students on issues of hate. T-shirts provided at the signing included facts about hate in America.“We want to illuminate the issues that plague America, which consequently plague our campus,” Minor said. “We want students to think about these issues and be aware of them. By handing these shirts out, we hope to get students engaged in conversation about something they might not be educated on.”Agostinelli hopes that the Social Pledge Signing and the week as a whole will have a lasting effect on students and their attitudes towards hate. “I hope that this is a good reminder to students,” she said. “I know the University is really committed to the spirit of inclusion. The pledge is something that is visible, and putting it in front of students is always helpful. I also hope that this shows students how many of their peers also value this spirit.”The signing also provided the opportunity to promote the week’s other events, which are discussion-based and aim to engage students in meaningful conversation.Freshman Elena Esteve, who signed the pledge, noted the importance of hate issues, both on and off campus, and commended student groups and the GRC for their dedication to inclusion.“There are many important facts that people do not know about hate issues, and it’s excellent that these organizations are drawing attention to it through the pledge,” she said.Tags: Fieldhouse Mall, Gender Relations Center, inclusion, Social Pledge Signing, StaND Against Hate Week On Wednesday, community members signed a pledge indicating their intention to create a more inclusive Notre Dame as part of the Gender Relation Center’s (GRC) annual Social Pledge Signing on Fieldhouse Mall. The signing was part of StaND Against Hate Week. The event was designed to encourage the spirit of inclusion across different ethnic, racial, sexual and socioeconomic backgrounds. Students, staff, faculty and alumni were able to sign the poster, which will be hung in the LaFortune Student Center as a visual representation of Notre Dame’s commitment to this issue.
Small flies or gnats in the kitchen are probably fruit flies. Fruit flies can be a problem year-round, but are especially common during late summer and fall because they are attracted to ripe or fermenting fruits and vegetables.Tomatoes, melons, squash, grapes and other perishable items brought in from the garden are often the cause of an infestation indoors. Fruit flies are also attracted to rotting bananas, potatoes, onions and other unrefrigerated produce.The best way to avoid problems with fruit flies is to eliminate sources of attraction. Produce that has ripened should be eaten, discarded or refrigerated. Cracked or damaged portions of fruits and vegetables should be cut away and discarded in the event that eggs or larvae are present in the affected area. A single, rotting potato or onion forgotten at the back of a pantry or fruit juice spillage under a refrigerator can breed thousands of fruit flies, as can a recycling bin stored in the basement that’s never emptied or cleaned. People who can their own fruits and vegetables or make wine, cider or beer should ensure that the containers used are well sealed; otherwise, fruit flies will lay their eggs under the lid, and the tiny larvae will enter the container upon hatching. Windows and doors should be equipped with tight-fitting (16-mesh) screens to prevent adult fruit flies from entering from outdoors.Once a structure is infested with fruit flies, all potential breeding areas must be located and eliminated. Unless the breeding sites are removed or cleaned, the problem will continue no matter how often insecticides are applied to control the adults. Finding the source(s) of attraction and breeding can be very challenging and often will require thought and persistence. Potential breeding sites that are inaccessible (e.g., garbage disposals and drains) can be inspected, just tape a clear, plastic, food storage bag over the opening to the site overnight. If flies are breeding in these areas, the adults will emerge and be caught in the bag. After the source of attraction and breeding is eliminated, a pyrethrum-based, aerosol insecticide may be used to kill any remaining adult flies in the area. Always read and follow label directions to ensure the safe use of any pesticide.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Nassau County police are investigating an armed home invasion in which a woman was sexually assaulted in Valley Stream on Monday, authorities said.A 34-year-old man was leaving his East Hawthorne Avenue home shortly after 7 a.m. when two men demanding his gold chain forced him back inside, bound him with duct tape and sexually assaulted a 36-year-old woman who was also inside the home, police said.One suspect was armed with a handgun and the other had a duffle bag containing a rifle, according to police. After the assailants ransacked the home and stole cash and jewelry, they fled the scene on foot.The suspects were described as black men wearing black hooded sweatshirts, black jeans and black boots. The first suspect was described as 6-feet tall with a slim build. The second suspect was described as 5-feet, 7-inches tall with a medium build and wearing a mask.Fifth Squad detectives ask that anyone with information regarding this case to call the Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.
Maintaining effective member communications is an essential element of every credit union’s operations.What could be better than conveniently reaching members on their mobile phones, and doing so in the most cost-effective manner?An automated telephone dialing system (ATDS) and the utilization of so-called “robocalls” (and “robotexts”) offer great promise. Using an automated communications system is a relatively nonintrusive and inexpensive element of an overall communications strategy.Mobile telephones serve as the primary communication method for many of your members and as an essential tool for the credit union’s collections, marketing, and account services departments.Unfortunately, recent Federal Communications Commission (FCC) guidance has cast doubt over the current methods of using an ATDS. continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
CUNA highlighted several credit unions and leagues emphasizing the critical importance of a narrow definition of an automated telephone dialing system (ATDS) in its reply comments to a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) petition Thursday. CUNA filed its original comments last week in response to the petition, which was issued by the FCC in light of a decision by the Ninth Circuit Court.CUNA is concerned that an overly broad definition of an autodialer, and other provisions in July 2015 changes to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), creates uncertainty over credit unions’ ability to contact members with important account information.The Ninth Circuit Court decided in Marks vs. Crunch San Diego, LLC that an ATDS need only have the capacity to dial stored numbers as a list to qualify as an autodialer, and autodialer activity is limited under the TCPA. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »