Just a few weeks ago, the Wanee Festival brought the jam family together for a weekend-long celebration at the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL. Championed by Allman Brothers Band-family groups like Les Brers, Gov’t Mule, Widespread Panic (a la Jimmy Herring), and more, there was no shortage of great jams throughout the weekend.One set that took fans down a Grateful road was Billy & The Kids, the side-project group for Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann. With a lineup that includes Tom Hamilton on guitar, Reed Mathis on bass, and Aron Magner on the keys, the band always keeps things fresh for their Gratefully inspired performances. The group also had some extra help at Wanee, as Eric Krasno joined for the whole performance. Even Warren Haynes, the sit-in master, lent his hand to the classic Dead tune “Deal” to close out the set.Now, thanks to Kreutzmann himself, the band is offering a free download from this glorious set. Relive all 90 minutes of this fantastic set, including 10+ minute renditions of “Shakedown Street,” “Playin’ In The Band,” and so many more. Just head to Live Downloads to claim your mp3s!Setlist: Billy & The Kids at Wanee Festival, Live Oak, FL – 4/15/16:Set: Shakedown Street > Dear Prudence, Me And My Uncle, Cassidy > Playing In The Band, Scarlet Begonias, Stella Blue, Uncle John’s Band, Deal** with Warren Haynes[Photos courtesy of Ben Adams]
On September 3rd, 2017, we received the saddening news that Steely Dan guitarist and co-founder Walter Becker had passed away at the age of 67. The music world will long remember the innovative songs he wrote with longtime friend and lone surviving original member Donald Fagen. The New York band, formed in 1967 while the two were at Bard College, was well-known for being meticulous in their songwriting process in the studio, creating numerous brilliant albums over the years. Steely Dan’s prolific creativity earned the band a devoted cult following, several Grammy Awards (including “Album of the Year” for Two Against Nature in 2001), and an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001, in addition to selling tens of millions of albums sold worldwide.Another notch in the duo’s belt came back on October 29th, 2015, when the Empire State Building celebrated the 50th anniversary of it’s Master FM Antenna, which sits atop the world-famous skyscraper and anchors the iconic Manhattan skyline. Legendary lighting designer Marc Brickman—who also orchestrated an ESB light show for the Grateful Dead‘s Fare Thee Well show on July 4, 2015—fittingly choreographed the LED Tower Lights to the band’s 1978 hit “FM (No Static at All).” The song was written as the lead single for the film FM, which was about disc jockeys working at a popular radio station fighting to keep radio freeform. Take a look at pro-shot aerial footage of the memorable Empire State Building Steely Dan light show display below in all its glory:Steely Dan – “FM (No Static At All)” – Empire State Building Light Show[Video: Empire State Building]This was not the only time that Walter Becker was honored in high-profile fashion by the Big Apple. On Saturday, October 28th, 2018, the City of New York held a ceremony to officially rename a Queens city block in Becker’s honor. The street sign for Walter Becker Way is now posted on the corner of 112th Street and 72nd Drive. According to an early release about the re-naming that mirrored Becker’s sly sense of humor, “This represents the kind of street credibility that Becker truly would have appreciated!”Fans of Steely Dan can catch a very special late-night tribute their music in at Republic NOLA in New Orleans during Jazz Fest on Thursday, May 2nd (technically early-morning May 3rd). Led by musical director Joey Porter (The Motet), the lineup will feature Lyle Divinsky (The Motet), Nick Cassarino (The Nth Power), Nate Edgar (The Nth Power), Michelangelo Carubba (Turkuaz), Craig Brodhead (Turkuaz), Shira Elias (Turkuaz), Sammi Garett (Turkuaz), Josh Schwartz (Turkuaz), Greg Sanderson (Turkuaz), Chris Brouwers (Turkuaz), Nate Werth (Snarky Puppy, Ghost-Note), and Bryan McNamara.For more information on the New Orleans Steely Dan tribute, head here.You can grab your tickets here.
With MWC 2019 right around the corner, 5G promises richer experiences for consumers and opportunities for service providers. But this is no simple evolution from 4G. This is a massive transformation.5G demands new distributed architectures that leverage software-defined infrastructure to automate the delivery of mobile services, and new embedded intelligence and analytics-driven telemetry to ensure consistent service levels. This new dynamic changes the traditional Telco vendor ecosystem of bespoke single-purpose devices and software, and opens it to new entrants with multi-purpose, standards-based offers leveraging common APIs.This once-in-a-decade transformation of the mobile platform will manifest itself along 4 main vectors:Digital Transformation – monetization of data analytics and artificial intelligence. Whether we talk about autonomous vehicles, augmented reality or IoT, at the core of just about every 5G business case is the need to transport, aggregate, process and react to massive amounts of data collected from an exploding number of smart “things.” For the first time in any of the “G” evolutions, we are witnessing a use-case driven network upgrade focused on digital services as the foundation of future revenues.IT Transformation – modernizing infrastructure to support automated processes. New use-cases are great, but they cannot be realized by doing what has always been done – building proprietary, vertically integrated networks that are opaque to services and infrastructure operations. It’s a multi-cloud future where C-RAN, edge, telco and public clouds are fully integrated, and real-time telemetry and automation help build and manage real-time services.Workforce Transformation – providing the tools and skills for operations to take advantage of the new infrastructure capabilities. IT Transformation is only as successful as the workforce capable of taking advantage of it. Cloud native, horizontal 5G networks won’t be operated in the same way that proprietary, vertically integrated 4G networks were. Mobility and networking experience are no longer sufficient – operational “excellence” will integrate this domain knowledge with data science and computer science skill sets.Security Transformation – integrating natively into all services and processes, rather than as an overlay. These foundational shifts to the services, infrastructure and workforce cannot be done in isolation of a security transformation. Networking and security are evolving in tandem, and 5G is a beneficiary of that evolution. We see security as both an opportunity to monetize the 5G network with unique Security-as-a-Service offerings but also as a foundational overlay to all services, infrastructure and processes.Together, these new requirements include solutions that are:Open, standards based“Cloudified” – multi-cloudScalableSecureVirtualizedAutomatedEdge-enabledAll of these are well known and well understood concepts in the data center, where Dell Technologies has helped customers thrive for decades. From device to edge to core to cloud, capabilities must be omnipresent and ubiquitous – and Dell Technologies plays a critical role in all of those, with the most comprehensive portfolio of validated and customized solutions designed to support 5G and edge deployments.Partnering with Dell Technologies helps reduce time to market with next-generation platforms, consulting resources and global execution. This trusted partnership allows Dell Technologies to meet any customer’s needs, regardless of business evolution.The flexibility of deploy-anywhere edge computing brings enhanced optimization to IoT, EUC and SP edge through our purpose-built infrastructure solutions and tightly coupled software from VMware, giving increased visibility, manageability, deployment flexibility and global services and support to these data-rich environments.I encourage you to spend some time at the Dell Technologies and VMware booth – in Hall 3, Stand 3M11. Allow me to provide a quick overview of some of the opportunities for you.Participate in product demos and ask our expertsCheck out our VR drone demo and learn more about 50+ uses cases including network slicing, Project Dimension, virtual cloud networking, hardware acceleration, unified endpoint management, Telehealth and much moreDiscover the power of Dell and VMware Come and view our Super Screen which will display our validated suite of solutions that can accelerate your journey to 5G, while preparing you for edge-to-edge success in the futureInteract with our edge and IoT touchscreenExperience cities of the future in a 5G world as well as an IoT industry showcase where we’ll display solutions in key verticalsVisit our 5G Immersion RoomExperience 5G in action through product simulations that highlight incredible opportunities for your businessTour our Micro Modular Data CenterExperience the capabilities and deployment flexibility of these self-contained units designed with the security, environmental and performance capabilities to be placed in remote locations where real estate space is limitedCome see all of these edge, 5G and IoT capabilities in action and meet our experts at the MWC 2019 Barcelona Hall 3 Stand 3M11; or go here for an update on associated webinars, video series or to schedule an-in person meeting.We look forward to seeing you in Barcelona. 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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s top health official has revealed the math behind the state’s calculation that it is safe to lift remaining stay-at-home orders. He responded Tuesday to criticism that Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration wasn’t releasing key data affecting people’s lives and livelihoods. Officials used six formulas to project that every part of the state will top 15% capacity in its intensive care units in four weeks. Rajiv Bhatia, an affiliated professor of medicine at Stanford University, was among several infectious disease experts who said the state’s formulas generally appear reasonable but leave out many potential variables.
In the “other” category: Gayla’s Grits by Gayla’s Grits in LakelandGeorgia Peaches Black Tea by just add honey tea company in AtlantaKing Louie Collard Green Seasoning by King Louie Special Blend Seasoning in Fitzgerald In the meat and seafood category: Georgia Buffalo N.Y. Strip Steak by Georgia Buffalo, Inc. in TownsendHunter Pork Co. Pork Sausage by Hunter Cattle Company in BrookletSunset Farm Brand All Natural Bell Pepper & Onion Sausage by Sunset Farm Foods in Valdosta Judges have selected 25 products to compete in the final round of the 2013 Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest on March 11-12 at the Georgia Railroad Freight Depot in Atlanta. “Food entrepreneurs from every corner of the state submitted delicious and innovative Georgia products this year,” said Sharon P. Kane, Flavor of Georgia contest coordinator. “From the onion fields in south Georgia to in-town Atlanta, we received products that show off the best that the state has offer.” The Flavor of Georgia contest is a chance for food businesses to highlight their new products and get feedback from a panel of food industry professionals.Kane, a food business development specialist, and her colleagues at the Center for Agribusiness and Environmental Sciences at the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, have organized the annual contest since 2007. The 25 finalists were selected from a field of more than 100 products submitted in the contest’s eight categories. Finalists will bring their products to the final round of judging on March 11-12 as part of the Governor’s Annual Agriculture Awareness Week held across the street from the Georgia State Capital. Judges for this year’s final round of the Flavor of Georgia contest include food brokers, buyers, chefs and other food industry experts. They judge each entry on flavor, use of Georgia ingredients, Georgia theme, innovation, commercial appeal and originality in each category. Winners will receive a plaque presented by Governor Nathan Deal and Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black, a membership for Growing Georgia and bragging rights. All finalists earn the right to have their products stamped with the 2013 Flavor of Georgia logo. They also gain exposure to grocery buyers and food science professionals who judge the final round of the contest. Kane followed up with the 2011 winners and found that between 70 and 80 percent experienced increased interest in their products, sales and business contacts as a result of the contest. All of the 2013 Flavor of Georgia entries will be featured in the Flavor of Georgia Product Directory. More information about the contest is available is at www.flavorofgeorgia.caes.uga.edu. This contest is sponsored by the UGA CAES Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development in partnership with the Center of Innovation for Agribusiness, the Office of Governor Nathan Deal, Walton EMC, the Georgia Department of Agriculture, the Georgia Agribusiness Council and the UGA Department of Food Science and Technology. This year’s finalists include: In the dairy category:Applewood Smoked Gouda by Udderly Cool Dairy, LLC in RoopvilleTuscano Marinated Feta by The Capra Gia Cheese Co. in CarrolltonGeorgia Red by Flat Creek Farm & Dairy in Swainsboro In the snacks category: Savannah Fare Southern Praline Snackin’ Mix by Edibelles in SavannahBurke Bar by Byne Blueberry Farms in WaynesboroBlackhawk Farm to Table Bean & Jalapeno Salsa by Abby J’s Gourmet in ClarkesvilleIn the confections category: Sea Salt Caramel Bars by Heidi’s Heavenly Cookies, LLC in AlpharettaFlavors of the South Chocolate-Covered Caramels by M Chocolat in AlpharettaPeach Tea Bonbons by Chocolate South in AtlantaSwedish Chocolate Delights by Swedish Traditions in Tifton In the jams and jellies category: Peach Habanero Jam by Webbington’s in Stockbridge Apple Ginger Preserves by Hillside Orchard Farms in TigerSpiced Blueberry Peach Jam by MiDi Blueberry Farm in ByronIn the sauces category: My Sweet Hottie Homestyle Sweet & Sour Sauce by Chinese Southern Belle, LLC in SmyrnaAll Natural Vidalia Onion Steak Sauce by Braswell Food Company in StatesboroLazy Ray’s Ketchup & Mustard by Lazy Ray’s, LLC in CummingIn the barbecue and hot sauce category: Roasted Garlic B-B-Q Sauce by Williamson Bros. in MariettaClassic BBQ Sauce by Q Sauce, LLC in DaculaHotlanta Honey – Honey With a Sting! by Atlanta Bee Company in Atlanta
2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The process behind both the hiring of its successor CEO and the transition currently under way at DuPont Community Credit Union reflects the organization’s longstanding commitment to “organic” internal executive development, suggests President/CEO Gerald Hershey.Hershey will retire from the $1.1 billion Waynesboro, Va., credit union serving 80,000 members in March 2017, ending 17 years as its chief executive. The board announced in June that EVP/Chief Operations Officer Steve Elkins will succeed Hershey, and the intervening months have involved a steady transfer of leadership responsibilities.Hershey shared his intentions to retire with the board—which belongs to the Center for Credit Union Board Excellence—in October 2015 and formally announced his retirement plans in March 2016. Working with a consultant from C Myers, Phoenix, the board developed a hiring process through which Elkins was identified as the best candidate for the job, without an external search.“At the end of the day, the board structured a rigorous process, and the incumbent earned the position on his own merit and not simply as a recommendation from the outgoing CEO,” Hershey says. “If the board had seen the need for a change in direction, they would have gone outside to find a change agent. But they’ve seen results from our internal, organic executive development.” continue reading »
Terme Olimia and Terme Tuhelj recorded positive tourist results this year, so that in the first six months of 2017 Terme Olimia realized 138.484 overnight stays, which is one percent more than in the same period last year, and an interesting fact is that Terme Olimia was visited by 61.846 commercial In accordance with good tourist results, good financial results were achieved, so that in the first six months, 8,7 million revenues were generated, which is seven percent more than in 2016.Terme Tuhelj is also achieving very good results, and in the first six months of this year, 54.380 overnight stays were recorded, 21 percent more than in the same period last year, as well as a total of 64.808 commercial bathers. At the same time, HRK 3,3 million in revenue was generated, which is 16 percent more than in the first six months of 2016. It should be noted that the Water Planet Terme Tuhelj was visited by 64.808 commercial swimmers in the first six months of this year.Investment cycle of 10 million EurosExcellent both tourist and financial results, as well as confirmation of a good business concept, is certainly an obligation for sustainable long-term development because if we stagnate, we actually fall, because the competition does not sleep. Thus, in 2017 and 2018, a new investment cycle of 10 million Euros is planned, in order to raise the quality of products as well as to introduce new tourist attractions and offers. The largest share of the investment cycle relates to the renovation of the pool complex Termalija, and the new accommodation offer Glamping Olimia Adria Village, which offers a luxurious holiday in tents within the Natura camp and new slides in Termane Tuhelj. “In 2017 and 2018, we plan a thorough renovation of the thermal pool complex Termalija. The goal of the development plan of the renovation is to provide wellness and spa guests with a higher level of service, with top programs that we will upgrade and complete to be as attractive as possible to wellness guests and families with children. “Points out the director of marketing and sales of both spas, Vasja CertnikThe renovation will be developed in two phases and the work is planned to be completed by the end of 2018. The first, most comprehensive phase of the ten-million investment, which began in March, will be completed in December this year. In the first phase, 80% of the total investment funds were invested, in which the outdoor pool part was completely demolished, and a new pool area will be built, as well as the area around the pool. “With the renovation, we want to improve the Wellness Center Termalija and offer our guests the best and high quality services in the field of water experiences and relaxation programs. Programs and attractions will be aimed primarily at families with children. At the end of the project, the new Wellness Center Termalija with a more attractive and new offer will certainly push the boundaries in the field of water experiences and set new standards in this area. This will bring it closer to the well-known and award-winning Wellness Orhidelia center. ”Concludes Čertnik.
Radio DJ Stevie-Lee Defrancisas from Power 100 with mum Lydia Defrancisas on their land that they will build a house on. Picture: Zak SimmondsAFTER moving home to care for her mother, radio DJ Stevie-Lee Defranciscis is now preparing for construction to start on the pair’s dream home.The Power 100 host moved home to Townsville from Sydney to help her mother Lydia Defranciscis, who has a degenerative disease and is in a wheelchair.After being unable to find a home suitable for the two of them, the pair decided they would instead build a custom home that would be wheelchair friendly and allow them to have their own private space.They reached a dead end with many builders not able to build a two-storey home that was wheelchair friendly within their budget until they approached Ellis Developments, who were able to design a home perfectly suited to the duo.The mother and daughter are now eagerly waiting for construction to start on their house at the Fairways estate in Rosslea. The two-storey home will have four to five bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, double garage and swimming pool. “I left home at 18 to live in Sydney but I would come home every Christmas and Mum’s disease kept getting progressively worse so it was selfish of me really to keep living away from home and I think anyone would have done the same thing,” she said.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“I like the traditional colonial Queenslander look, but they usually have stairs and Mum can’t do that and there was really nothing on the market suitable so we decided to build instead. Ellis Developments just understood what was important to us and that we really wanted that indoor/outdoor living.”The mother and daughter duo are hoping to move in by Christmas. The top floor of the home will be Ms Defranciscis’s oasis with walk-in-wardrobe, soaking bathtub and Hollywood dresser. The bottom level gives Ms Defranciscis’s mother her own living space, bedroom and outdoor space.Ellis Developments CEO Stephen Ellis said they reverse engineered the house.“With Stevie-Lee we started with a blank bit of paper and her wish list,” he said. “Being a building designer is like being an interpreter. You have to listen to what people’s lives are and then interpret that into a layout that will allow them to live how they wish to. The trick is knowing how to do it within their budget.” Ellis Developments worked with an occupational therapist to review the house design and floorplan to ensure things such as bench heights and kitchen and bathroom appliances were mobility friendly.Even the swimming pool will be wheelchair friendly with ramp access. The home includes ramps, rails, adequate space for a wheelchair to turn, enough width and height in the garage for a wheelchair hoist, and light and fan switches locate within easy reach for someone in a wheelchair.
After Vineyard Wind and Avangrid Renewables announced they filed an offer in response to the Request for Proposals by Massachusetts utilities, Bay State Wind (a joint venture between Ørsted and Eversource) and Deepwater Wind informed they proposed to deliver electricity generated by their offshore wind projects to Massachusetts consumers under the 83C solicitation.Bay State Wind proposed its project located some 25 miles off New Bedford that would comprise a 55MW battery storage solution, which, according to the company, would be the largest ever deployed in conjunction with a wind farm.Image: Bay State WindDeepwater Wind is bidding with its Revolution Wind offshore wind farm, which will, in partnership with the National Grid, include an offshore transmission backbone that will support not just Revolution Wind, but also future offshore wind farms. In addition, the developer has teamed up with FirstLight Power to use its Northfield Mountain hydroelectric pumped storage in Northfield to enable delivering clean energy to Massachusetts utilities during peak hours of demand on the regional electric grid.Under the 83C proposal, Revolution Wind could be built at various sizes up to 400MW in its first phase. The developer previously proposed an initial 144MW phase of Revolution Wind under the state’s earlier 83D solicitation. The project will be built in Deepwater Wind’s federal lease site southwest of Martha’s Vineyard. If approved, local construction work on Revolution Wind would begin in 2022, with the project in operations in 2023. Survey work is already underway at Deepwater Wind’s lease area.Image source: Deepwater WindVineyard Wind and Avangrid Renewables submitted a proposal to deliver power generated by its 800MW offshore wind farm some 14 miles from Martha’s Vineyard, shortly after they applied for federal and state construction permits with the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities’ Energy Facilities Siting Board for the construction of the wind farm.Image source: Vineyard WindThe five utilities looking for up to 800MW of power generated by offshore wind include Fitchburg Gas & Electric Light Company (Unitil), Massachusetts Electric Company (National Grid), Nantucket Electric Company (National Grid) NSTAR Electric Company (Eversource Energy), and Western Massachusetts Electric Company (Eversource Energy). They are carrying out the procurement process in coordination with the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER).Utilities and state regulators are expected to make a decision on the 83C solicitation in April 2018.
The Frenchman is, however, still a doubt for Manchester United’s 2020-21 Premier League opener against Crystal Palace next weekend, as his fitness is slightly behind where it needs to be, according to manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Loading… Paul Pogba has returned to training after recovering from COVID-19 following his positive test 15 days ago prior to joining the French national team for international duty.Advertisement “Paul’s had a couple of training sessions so he’s lost out on a few sessions because of the virus, of course.“But Paul is quick to get fit. Of course, he worked really hard to get back after lockdown last time and played the majority of the games.“Hopefully, he’ll be ready for next weekend. I am not 100 percent sure, though.”Pogba missed most of the 2019-20 season through injuries, but the 27-year-old World Cup winner was sensational alongside fellow midfielder and new boy Bruno Fernandes as Man United went 6W-3D-0L in nine games — and finished third — following the resumption of the season. Promoted ContentWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made9 Celebrities Who Look Older Than They Really Are5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Best Cars Of All Time9 Best Movie Robots Of All TimeSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That ExistTarantino Wants To End His Career With This Movie? Read Also: Neymar, Puma seal endorsement deal – reportsWith just one season remaining on his current contract at Old Trafford, this promises to be another newsworthy season for Pogba.Negotiations are expected to begin shortly, but foreign clubs can begin making their official offers come January.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享