On Friday, October 26th, Bob Weir and Wolf Bros continued their cross-country trek with a performance at Salt Lake City, Utah’s Eccles Theater. Bobby, drummer Jay Lane, and bassist Don Was kicked off the show with a first-set mix of Grateful Dead favorites (“Friend of the Devil”, “I Need A Miracle”, “Althea”, “West L.A. Fadeaway”), RatDog cuts (“Even So”, “October Queen”), and classic covers (“Good Morning, School Girl”, “Queen Jane Approximately”).Set two got significantly more interesting. After beginning with Little Feat‘s “Easy To Slip”, and Rob Wasserman‘s “Easy Answers”, Weir and company commenced their second “Dark Star” of the tour. As he’s made a habit of with Dead & Company, Bobby spread the “Dark Star” out amid interspersed song selections. This time, the first verse of “Dark Star” led into “Tennessee Jed”. “Jed” led back into a brief instrumental “Dark Star” interlude, which in turn shifted gears into “Cassidy”. From there, the band worked its way back into “Dark Star” for the song’s second verse before once again touching on “Cassidy” and, finally, landing in Bob Dylan‘s “All Along The Watchtower”. The band followed-up this complex segment with a heartfelt reading of The Beatles‘ “Dear Prudence” before finishing up with “Turn On Your Love Light” and encoring with their third Dylan song of the night, “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue”.You can watch a selection of fan-shot videos from Bob Weir and Wolf Bros’ Salt Lake City performance below:Bob Weir and Wolf Bros – “Good Morning, School Girl” [Sonny Boy Williamson cover][Video: malady]Bob Weir and Wolf Bros – “Friend of the Devil”[Video: malady]Bob Weir and Wolf Bros – “Althea” [Partial] Bob Weir and Wolf Bros – “Dear Prudence” [The Beatles cover, Partial] Bob Weir and Wolf Bros – “Tennessee Jed” [Partial] Bob Weir and Wolf Bros – “Dark Star” [Verse 1] View VideosBob Weir and Wolf Bros tour continues tonight, Saturday, October 27th, with a performance at Kiva Auditorium in Albuquerque, NM. For a full list of their upcoming dates, head to Weir’s website here.Setlist: Bob Weir and Wolf Bros | Eccles Theater | Salt Lake City, UT | 10/26/18Set One: Good Morning, School Girl, Friend of the Devil, I Need A Miracle, Queen Jane Approximately, Althea, Even So, October Queen, West L.A. FadeawaySet Two: Easy to Slip, Easy Answers, Dark Star (verse 1) > Tennessee Jed > Dark Star (instrumental) > Cassidy > Dark Star (verse 2) > Cassidy > All Along The Watchtower, Dear Prudence, Turn on Your Love LightEncore: It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
VMworld 2017 kicks off this week in Las Vegas. VMware’s premier thought leadership and education destination for technology professionals. Back in May at Dell EMC World, we proudly introduced XtremIO X2 – the second generation of Dell EMC’s XtremIO All-Flash storage system to help customers modernize their datacenters and transform IT.Just in time for VMworld, we are excited to announce the general availability of Dell EMC XtremIO X2. XtremIO X2 is the next generation of the Dell EMC’s purpose-built All-Flash array and provides even more performance, agility, and simplicity. For IT departments deploying a VMware infrastructure, XtremIO X2 automates, modernizes and simplifies management and monitoring with its VMware vSphere plug-in and VMware vRealize Orchestration for VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) environments.PERFORMANCEXtremIO X2 delivers extreme performance with consistent sub-millisecond latency as low as 200 microseconds while hosting up to 4,000 virtual desktops. X2 delivers 80% better response times than the previous generation, and this performance is unaffected by boot storms, antivirus scans, suspend/resume operations, application peak demands, user activity, or other demands on the storage array’s resources. With XtremIO, VM cloning for VMware is a control plane operation making it extremely fast by leveraging the hypervisor’s copy offload capabilities like VAAI Copy Offload or X-COPY. In fact, a single XtremIO X2 X-Brick can host up to 4,000 virtual desktops[i] — that’s 1000 desktops per RU resulting in up to 33% lower cost per desktop than the previous generation XtremIO.[ii] The graph below demonstrates 4,000 knowledge workers. You can also watch a video of this here as well.LoginVSI benchmark demonstrating 4,000 active Knowledge WorkersDATA STORAGE EFFICIENCYXtremIO’s always-on, real-time inline data reduction technology, including deduplication and compression, dramatically reduce the amount of data storage capacity required to support VDI environments. Data deduplication is always inline without affecting performance or consuming capacity. Thousands of virtual desktops can be deployed with only a few terabytes of flash. Customer data has shown dedupe rates of 10:1 or higher for full clones and 3:1 for linked clones (see below).What’s also exciting about our X2 announcement at VMWorld is we’ve proven it delivers 25% higher data reduction, 2X more copies per cluster for iCDM, while at the same time 4 X better rack density than the previous generation XtremIO platform.XtremIO X2 used capacity for 4,000 VMs (full clones)USER EXPERIENCEWith its massive I/O performance, virtual desktops running on XtremIO X2 respond instantly and consistently faster than those on physical desktops. This extreme performance ensures that every user is able to get their work done quickly and efficiently. No more receiving calls about slow response times to mission-critical applications. In fact, XtremIO X2 is 25% faster booting virtual desktops as shown in the results below running identical tests on both XtremIO X2 and the previous generation of XtremIO.[iii]INCREASED SCALEWith XtremIO X2, you can now scale-up as well as scale-out more flexibly. You can start with as few as 18 SSDs with 7TB capacity. Then as your VDI environment grows, you can simply add more SSDs (up to 138TB) to host more desktops on a single X-Brick. Once a single X-Brick reaches maximum desktop hosting capacity, you can then scale-out non-disruptively up to a total of 8 X-Bricks. Leveraging the embedded storage efficiency capabilities, X2 can scale to support up to 5.5PB of effective capacity. This new X2 capability dramatically improves and simplifies VDI deployments making online expansion completely transparent to both your IT applications and users, while also eliminating all storage planning complexity.XtremIO X2 Scale Up and Scale Out Up to 5.5PB Effective CapacityX2 has also been designed for higher density to pack more All-Flash capacity in a footprint that is 3X denser than the previous generation, a key improvement for many of our customers:“As a service provider, the more capacity we can fit into a smaller footprint, the better it is for our business,” said Brady Snodgrass, Storage Architect at First National Technology Solutions.” XtremIO X2’s significantly improved density — with the capability of packing up to 72 SSDs into each X-Brick, nearly 3x the previous model — is a big advantage.”SIMPLE STORAGE MANAGEMENTFinally, XtremIO X2 offers a new HTML 5 management interface making it even simpler for storage administrators to quickly provision and view overall system status. With X2 there are no applications to install and management is done via a common web browser. Key system metrics are front and center and displayed in an easy-to-read graphical dashboard. Overall system health, performance and capacity metrics and graphs are right at your fingertips for quick checkups while graphical views of the array hardware and interfaces provide simple visuals for overall system performance.XtremIO X2 HTML 5 DashboardXtremIO X2 management integration with VMware vSphere is just as exciting news for VMworld attendees. Dell EMC Appsync integrates with VMware to easily and natively protect and restore datastores, virtual machines or files within VMs. VSI integration with Appsync allows iCDM to be managed within vCenter directly. While point in time recovery is possible using RecoverPoint and VMware SRM. A great demonstration of XtremIO X2 with VMware vSphere and Site Recover Manager integration can be found here.If you’re already an XtremIO customer, hopefully I’ve piqued your interest in some of the new capabilities in performance, agility and ease-of use. If you’re not already an XtremIO customer, but run a heavy VMware infrastructure, it’s worth your while checking out how XtremIO X2 can deliver peak results to your organization. Check out a really great video or head on over to DellEMC.com to learn more about the new XtremIO X2.____________________________________________________________[i] Based on Dell EMC internal testing using the LoginVSI VDI workload generator (knowledge worker profile) benchmark test, July 2017.[ii] Based on Dell EMC internal analysis, July 2017. Actual cost will vary.[iii] Based on Dell EMC internal testing, July 2017. Actual performance will vary.
View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. John Travolta for Gypsy?John Travolta has revealed that fellow entertainment icon Barbra Streisand wants him in the remake of Gypsy…and that Lady Gaga’s name is still in the frame! “I think she always visualized Gaga as Louise and maybe me as Herbie,” Travolta told EXTRA. Last we heard about Streisand’s long-gestating film project was that Universal Pictures had hired Oscar-nominated screenwriter Richard LaGravenese to pen the musical adaptation. Here’s hoping it truly is Rose’s turn (again) sometime soon!Obama Will Return to HamiltonPresident Obama is going back to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton! The cast will perform an extra show for a Democratic National Committee fundraiser on November 2 attended by the President and the First Lady. Of course, the Obamas were in the original room where it happened back in 2009, when Miranda performed part of an early incarnation of the musical at the White House.Mary Poppins Team to Take on WillowsFollowing in the footsteps of the successful Royal Opera House production of The Wind in the Willows, School of Rock’s Julian Fellowes will turn his talents to a new musical theater adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s classic. Co-created by Fellowes’ Mary Poppins collaborators George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, the production will open in the U.K.’s Plymouth in the fall of 2016 before heading to London’s West End. Directed by Rachel Kavanaugh, with design by Peter McKintosh and lighting design by Howard Harrison, this incarnation of the wild tale about the thrill-seeking, lovable menace Mr. Toad, will feature a company of over fifty. We say, “poop-poop!”Laura Osnes & Corey Cott Head to BirdlandBroadway faves Laura Osnes and Corey Cott have been tapped to be the inaugural guests for the new theater-based live talk show, Show Biz After Hours With Frank DiLella, at Birdland. The talented pair will discuss their latest project, The Bandstand, with NY1 theater journalist DiLella at the Big Apple hotspot on October 26. The Bandstand is scheduled to run through November 8 at Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey.Miscast Will Pay Tribute to Marisa TomeiMarisa Tomei is set to be honored at MCC Theater’s annual Miscast gala on April 4, 2016 at The Hammerstein Ballroom. The actress won an Oscar for My Cousin Vinny and will next be seen on Empire; she most recently appeared on Broadway in The Realistic Joneses, and performed at MCC in their inaugural season production of Alan Bowne’s Beirut. The all-star lineup of performers for Miscast, where big Main Stem names perform songs from roles in which they would never be cast, will be announced later. However, just because it’s Friday and well, why not, we’ll leave you with Jeremy Jordan and Jonathan Groff screlting (can men screlt?!) “Let Me Star” at the event back in 2013. Have a great weekend!
The Kelly Brush Century Ride raised a record amount and drew the largest turnout in the six year history of the annual event held in Middlebury, Vermont. The 100-mile ride held on Sept. 10, raised over $275,000 for spinal cord injury prevention, adaptive sports and ski racing safety. A total of 721 riders participated in the scenic ride through the Champlain Valley. ‘With blue skies and comfortable temperatures, we could not have ordered a better day for the Kelly Brush Ride,’ said Charlie Brush, president of the Kelly Brush Foundation. ‘I’d like to send out a huge thank you to all who rode and raised money. Thanks to the efforts of our many supporters, the foundation will be able to do more than ever to help people face the challenges of paralysis through the love of sport and improve ski racing safety.’ The largest fundraising ride in the state, the Kelly Brush Century Ride is also one of the best attended rides in the Northeast for handcyclists. This year 24 participants rode the course on handcycles. The 100-mile ride raises money to support the Kelly Brush Foundation’s multi-faceted mission including: improving ski racing safety, enhancing the quality of life for those with SCI through adaptive sports equipment grants, advancing scientific research on SCI and supporting the U.S. Adaptive Ski Team. For every $5,000 raised, the foundation donates adaptive sports equipment in the name of the team or individual who raised the money. In addition, funds raised support ski racing safety grants awarded to clubs and racing organizations across the country for safety equipment such as netting to line race courses and protective gear for racers. The Kelly Brush Century Ride was started by the Middlebury College Ski Team as a way to raise money to buy an adaptive mono-ski for team member Kelly Brush, who was paralyzed as the result of a ski racing crash. Brush and her family later founded a non-profit, and the ride was opened to the public. The Kelly Brush Century Ride is made possible thanks to the generosity of participants and sponsors including: VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations, Shearer Audi, Sugarbush Resort, Earthlogic and many others. About the foundation: The Kelly Brush Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving ski racing safety, enhancing the quality of life for those with spinal cord injury(SCI) through providing adaptive sports equipment, advancing scientific research on SCI and supporting the U.S. Adaptive Ski Team. Kelly Brush, together with her family, started the foundation in 2006 after she sustained a severe spinal cord injury while racing in NCAA Div. 1 competition as a member of the Middlebury College Ski Team in Vermont. The Kelly Brush Foundation affirms Kelly’s ongoing commitment to live life on her own terms and better the lives of others living with SCI. www.kellybrushfoundation.org(link is external) IMAGE CAPTIONS:Kelly Brush, on right, lines up with other handcyclists and bicyclists at the start of the sixth annual Kelly Brush Century Ride. The ride, which started and finished in Middlebury, Vt., drew 721 participants, the highest in the event’s history, and raised a record amount for the foundation.Bicyclists in the Kelly Brush Century Ride pedal past a cornfield with Camel’s Hump in the background. The ride, which started and finished in Middlebury, Vt., drew 721 participants, the highest in the event’s history, and raised a record amount for the foundation. BURLINGTON, Vt. (Sept. 15, 2011)
By By U.S. Air Force Captain Holli Nelson, West Virginia National Guard February 15, 2018 Under the State Partnership Program, West Virginia is Peru’s partner for joint military efforts.
In accordance with the agreement between the Management Board of Valamar Riviera and the social partners, Valamar Riviera employees will be paid Christmas bonuses and gifts in kind for 2017.In accordance with the practice of previous years, Christmas bonuses are paid in cash, and this year’s Christmas will cover 18% more employees compared to 2016, or more than 4.300 employees. The amount of the Christmas bonus is determined by the number of working hours in the company and the net amounts range from 400 to 1.700 kuna. “The success of Valamar is the success of all our employees and together with the unions we continue a quality and positive dialogue to improve the conditions of all employees, taking care to adequately reward as many employees as possible. As one of the largest and most desirable employers in Croatia, Valamar Riviera continuously stimulates and rewards its employees not only at the end, but also throughout the year. ” stand out from Valamar.Also, it was agreed to pay gifts in kind (gift voucher of HRK 400 for local stores where Valamar Riviera operates) which will receive 16% more employees than last year, and – according to current practice – a gift will be paid to a child under 15 years of age in the amount of HRK 600, which included about 930 employees.
The kits will be used by their respective municipal health offices to test OFWs, LSIs and constituents. A total of 1,625 LSIs, particularly sugar migrants, and 188 OFWs have returned in this province after being stranded in different parts of the country due to travel restrictions imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19.Each municipality in this province has one virus quarantine facility.Cadiao, meanwhile, distributed 50 rapid diagnostic test kits each to all the mayors after the meeting. “We have purchased P15 million worth of test kits,” the governor stressed. This was announced by Gov. Rhodora Cadiao during a meeting with the League of Municipalities in the Philippines-Antique chapter and the Antique Inter-Agency Task force on COVID-19 at the Binirayan Gymnasium here on May 29. The repatriates, however, should prove first that they do not exhibit signs and symptoms of the virus such as fever and dry cough before they will be allowed to do so. Another batch of Antiqueño overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) return home on May 31 after being stranded in Metro Manila due to travel restrictions imposed to suppress the spread of coronavirus disease 2019. Gov. Rhodora Cadiao said OFWs and locally stranded individuals are allowed to finish their mandatory 14-day isolation in their homes starting today if they do not show symptoms of the virus. PDRRMO-ANTIQUE “The Barangay Health Emergency Response Team (BHERT) would also monitor them daily,” he added. Provincial health officer Dr. Leoncio Abiera, for his part, said those who will undergo home quarantine should make sure that they stay inside their rooms to avoid spreading COVID-19 to their family members. SAN JOSE, Antique – Antiqueño overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and locally stranded individuals (LSIs) who were repatriated and are currently undergoing mandatory 14-day isolation at coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) quarantine centers in their respective towns would be allowed to complete their isolation in their own houses starting today. She added that the fund for the purchase of the test kits was taken from the Bayanihan Grant provided by the national government.(With a report from PNA/PN)
RelatedPosts Igali praises Team Nigeria’s performance in Rome tournament Team Nigeria wins 11 medals at African Track Championship Tokyo 2020: Team Nigeria to participate in 11 sports Team Nigeria at the ongoing African Track Cycling Championship in Cairo, Egypt have won one gold, one silver and a bronze. The championship, organised by the African Cycling Confederation, began on Thursday and will end on Sunday. According to the competition’s website, Grace Ayuba won gold in the junior category from the scratch 7.5km event. Former world number five on track cycling in the junior category, Mary Samuel, led the Nigeria team to win silver in team pursuit women elite. Others in the team are Tawakalt Yekeem, Ese Ukpesersye and Rita Oven. Team Nigeria also won a bronze in the team sprint women elite as the championship continues.Tags: Africa Track ChampionshipsAfrican Cycling ConfederationGrace AyubaTeam Nigeria
Press Association Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has been asked for “his observations” following his recent comments about referee Lee Mason, the Football Association has confirmed. An FA spokesman said: “We have contacted Brendan Rodgers to seek his observations in relation to his post-match comments made following the game at Manchester City.” Rodgers has until January 2 to respond to the FA’s request. The FA will then consider whether any further action is necessary. Rodgers could be warned as to his future conduct or hit with a financial penalty if found guilty of any charge. Rodgers has insisted his remarks were not intended as an attack on Mason’s integrity. The Northern Irishman feels he was making a valid point about where Mason is from and indicated, as he met the press to preview Sunday’s game at Chelsea, that he would stress that to the FA. He said: “I was only speaking honestly after the game. “I think the FA and the Referees’ Association know perfectly well I am someone who engages in supporting the referees. Rodgers questioned the decision to appoint Mason to his side’s Boxing Day Barclays Premier League defeat at Manchester City because he is from the Greater Manchester area. The Reds boss had been frustrated by a number of decisions made by Bolton official Mason and his assistants during the 2-1 loss at the Etihad Stadium. “I am not on that berates referees at all after games, I always respect them. I ask my staff to be respectful. “In terms of geography, I certainly wasn’t questioning the integrity of referees. “It was more the logic of it in terms of having a referee from that part of the world refereeing a game in Manchester. “I wouldn’t suspect that Mike Dean, from the Wirral, has refereed many games for Liverpool over the years.” Dean, incidentally, was dropped from officiating at the 2006 FA Cup final between Liverpool and West Ham for geographical reasons. Rodgers, formerly manager of Watford, Reading and Swansea, believes he has maintained high standards of behaviour throughout his career and his post-match comments were delivered in a calm, considered manner. He said: “I think if you look at my record since I have been a manager, I have never had any indiscretions whatsoever. “I never get involved in that way of working, I don’t play games. “I am sure that is something they will look at but I will always fight my corner. “That is the type I am, and always will be, but I respect the authorities. We will see what happens.” Rodgers was certainly not willing to backtrack on any of his complaints about the decisions he had issues with. Liverpool’s primary source of frustration was an incorrect offside call in the first half when Raheem Sterling was clean through. Luis Suarez was also denied a free-kick on the edge of the area and a penalty after clashes with Joleon Lescott later in the game. Rodgers said: “I think it was continuous throughout the game – the decision-making being poor. I think there was evidence of that. “I have to speak on behalf of the supporters of this club – this club is an emotional investment for many millions of people throughout the world. As the manager I represent them. “I am sure wherever they were throughout the world they would have been asking questions on the decision-making. I repeat, I didn’t think it was so good. “My team was brilliant, confident, creative and consistent in their attitude in the game but we had no help whatsoever.” City’s victory knocked Liverpool from the top of the table down to fourth. But the Reds more than matched the title favourites and threatened their 100 per cent home record more than any other side this season. Philippe Coutinho gave them a 24th-minute lead before Vincent Kompany and Alvaro Negredo replied before half-time. Aside from the controversies, Liverpool had other chances to respond, most notably when Joe Hart saved well from Coutinho and Sterling blazed over from close range. Rodgers said: “We went toe-to-toe with one of the best teams in Europe. We take great confidence from that. “When you miss the chances we missed, and play as well as we did, it is disappointing not to get a result. “That was a big statement from us.” The task is now to maintain those standards against another title challenger at Stamford Bridge. Rodgers said: “At this moment in time we are just focusing on the next game and that is all we have done during the course of this calendar year. “That has served us well. Let’s see where it takes us.”
Steve Bruce felt two controversial decisions cost his Hull side the chance of easing their relegation worries at Swansea. Hull remain three points above the Barclays Premier League drop zone after losing 3-1 at the Liberty Stadium, but Tigers boss Bruce was upset with the nature of Swansea’s second goal from Bafetimbi Gomis and the 53rd minute red card shown to Tigers midfielder David Meyler. “We were nowhere near good enough in the first half but two big decisions have gone against us,” Bruce said. Press Association “We did that in the second half, we showed far more urgency but you don’t usually get something out of a game when you go down to 10 men.” Swansea manager Garry Monk confirmed Naughton had gone to hospital to have his swollen ankle assessed. “We hope it’s not a serious injury and Naughton is the only negative on the day,” Monk said. “It was a genuine 50-50 ball for both players to have and my initial reaction was that it was bad challenge. “I don’t think there was any malice from the player but you always run that risk when your foot goes over the ball.” Swansea’s win took them to within a point of their best Premier League points total of 47 with seven games of the season remaining and Monk said beating that mark continues to drive his players on. “Everyone has said we’re not fighting relegation, we’re not fighting for Europe – what are we fighting for?” Monk said. “But we’ve got our own targets and our plan is to surpass that points total. “I warned the players at half-time that Hull were fighting for their lives and they would throw caution to the wind but the commitment and desire was there from my team and ultimately we go that deserved third goal.” “Gomis’ goal is a fantastic piece of individual skill but he is five yards offside. “When the ball comes back into the box we’ve had a collision between two of our players because they are worried about Gomis’ whereabouts.” Gomis’ acrobatic scissors kick gave Swansea a 2-0 cushion close to half-time but Paul McShane pulled one back five minutes after the break and Bruce felt his side could get something from the game. But Meyler was sent off three minutes later for clattering into Swansea full-back Kyle Naughton, who took no further part in the game and was later sent to hospital for x-rays on his damaged ankle. “I’m sure half of you press lads will say it’s harsh and the other half will say it deserves a red card,” Bruce said. “I’ve now seen it six times from three angles and three of them I think it’s a perfectly decent challenge and the other three he takes part of the ball but his leg collides with the player. “The referee’s given the decision by what he sees, and from his angle he might see it as reckless, but you may as well say in these grey areas you’re not allowed to tackle on the floor. “We all want our team to fight and compete because that’s what the Premier League is, and I’m ranting and raving at my team at half-time to make sure there are a few challenges and we make a fist of it.