Railroad Earth Delights Milwaukee And Covers “Catfish John” [Photos]

first_imgLast night, Railroad Earth rocked Milwaukee’s Pabst Theater for a fun Friday night show. From the instant they took the stage, they played with heart and enthusiasm, beginning the night with “Like a Buddha” and not letting the energy down from that song on. Throughout the show, the band ebbed and flowed from Americana to bluegrass, from folk to rock-n-roll, with the ease of a greased wheel.The second set contained a great opening section that saw “Black Elk Speaks,” “Black Bear,” “Stillwater Getaway,” and “Blazin’ A Trail” all segue into one another flawlessly. The encore was a real treat. Covering a song well-known in the jam scene as performed by Jerry Garcia, the band rocked a “Catfish John” much to the crowd’s delight. The band displayed another great night of music and demonstrated that Railroad Earth continues to produce great live shows. You can check out photos from the show below, courtesy of Daniel Ojeda.Setlist: Railroad Earth | Pabst Theater | Milwaukee, WI | 3/24/2017Set One: Like a Buddha, Happy Song, Drag Him Down, For Love, All Alone, Any Road, Right in Tune, Where Songs Begin -> Fisherman’s BluesSet Two: Black Elk Speaks -> Black Bear -> Stillwater Getaway -> Blazin’ a Trail, Daddy-O, Goat, A Day in the Sand, Farewell to Isinglass -> Grandfather Mountain, Butterfly and the Tree, Long Way to GoEncore: Catfish John Load remaining imageslast_img read more

#TFD16 Wrap Up: How the OpenManage Team Met 12 IT Bloggers…

first_img…and lived to talk about itWe make no secret about the customer-focused design behind our PowerEdge servers. It’s a pretty simple approach; tell us what you need, and we’ll build it. Need servers with enough processing prowess to power deep learning? We’ve got you covered. Looking to stock your astrophysics lab with enough compute power to study black holes and unlock the secrets of the universe? Meet the R740.So when given the opportunity to talk shop and swap ideas with some of the biggest influencers in the industry, we couldn’t pass it up. Last week we had the pleasure to host a group of 12 bloggers, analysts, authors, and IT experts as part of Tech Field Day 16. We got to share our innovations in server automation and absorb some invaluable feedback on where the industry’s headed, how demands are evolving, and where our solutions have room to grow. Here’s where the conversation went, and what we learned along the way.Our day began with a look at our systems management portfolio from Kevin Noreen, our senior director of product management. He unpacked some of the challenges and frustrations that have crept into today’s IT infrastructure; the sluggishness of rolling out new services; the overwhelming complexity of the data center; and the disruptions and loss of revenue that results from frequent downtime. Kevin then went into how we’re focused on solving these issues by simplifying and automating the entire process with management tools that unite the PowerEdge portfolio.We then hit the ground running with in-depth demos of iDRAC9 and OpenManage mobile from Doug Iler and Manoj Malhotra. Our TFD guests were quick to live Tweet their thoughts on the updated web-based UI, remarking on its speed and simplicity – even joking that a tool this fast couldn’t possibly be iDRAC. When they got a hands-on look at OpenManage Mobile and its anytime/anywhere capabilities, some pointed out how great power (unfortunately) often comes with great responsibility.Our product manager for embedded management automation, Paul Rubin, then went deep into RESTful APIs, Redfish, and the unique challenges of customers he calls “the automators” – those migrating from vendor-specific consoles into the world of multi-vendor data centers who would benefit the most from automation. Paul covered how we’re working to pair the right tools with open, industry standards to bring simplicity to the most complex environments.Brian Doty, our sr. consultant on PowerEdge management was next up with an overview on our next-generation OpenManage Enterprise tool. An update on our popular OM Essentials, released in beta back in 2011, OM Enterprise provides full lifecycle management of Dell EMC servers, as well as monitoring of 3rd party storage, compute and networking. Like with our web-based iDRAC9, a lot of the social conversation focused on the improved interface and a bit of recognition for the empathy behind everything we do.Our final presentation from Ray Hebert sparked the day’s most engaging conversation, with our delegates sharing their views on where the industry is headed, and our experts giving their take on how we’re responding to the changing landscape. If you watch one video from Tech Field Day 16, make it this one.Overall, our influencers were open and honest with their feedback on what we’ve done right, and where we need to course correct. That shared knowledge and the willingness to listen and learn more is what made TFD16 such a monumental success.Share your questions, feedback, victories, and failures with us at @DellEMCservers and let’s keep this conversation going.last_img read more

Retired Air Force Veteran Finds Peace On The Appalachian Trail

first_imgAs Adele Loar reached the summit of McAfee’s Knob she proudly posed for a picture displaying a flag for No Barriers USA. The 47-year-old retired Air Force Master Sgt. is hiking 2,190 miles, the entire distance of the Appalachian Trail, to raise money for No Barriers USA. This is an organization that helped “clear up her headspace”, as she put it, after being wounded in Iraq.Loar was a Special Agent assigned to the Strategic Counterintelligence Directorate in Baghdad, Iraq. Her team was tasked with gathering information from Iraqi Civilians to determine current threats. On February 20, 2006, while in route to a military base to deliver critical information the armored vehicle, Loar struck an improvised explosive device (IED). The blast pushed the SUV through a barrier and it fell 30-feet to the road below. The explosion did extensive damage to Loar’s body.  Two team members riding with her, OSI Special Agent Daniel J. Kuhlmeier and Army Sgt. Jessie Davila, were killed at impact.Loar’s injuries included loss of sight in her right eye, damage to her shoulder and a broken jaw. She is also diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury and suffers from survivor guilt.In the years following the event she struggled to maintain, often making commitments only to give up without finishing. Loar’s PTSD and survivor guilt were affecting her life and pushing her to quit.In 2014, No Barriers Warriors introduced Loar to backpacking that provides her with therapy in the form of hiking. This organization empowers veterans with disabilities to overcome barriers and unleash their full potential. Loar joined the Warriors to Summit program of No Barriers and climbed Mount Whitney in California with her team. Mount Whitney is the highest point in the contiguous United States with a summit height of 14,505 feet.“It took me over eight years to accept and be ok with surviving the attack.  Two great men died, who had children and I really felt like the wrong person survived.  Then it dawned on me, I was doing an injustice to the fallen, by not living.”  —Adele LoarNo Barriers USA was founded in 2003. It was designed to help adults and children with disabilities bring positive change to their lives. They do this by providing transformative educational experiences with a focus on taking people out of their comfort zones and exploring the world. In 2010, No Barriers added its Soldiers to Summits program now known as, No Barriers Warriors. This program helps disabled veterans overcome their physical and mental health challenges.Loar’s victory on Mount Whitney and the program at No Barriers inspired her to live a “no barriers life”. It was this inspiration that provided the courage and faith in her abilities to meet the challenges associated with hiking the Appalachian Trail.Loar says she wanted to hike the AT as a fundraiser for No Barriers and to just to celebrate being alive.“It took me over eight years to accept and be ok with surviving the attack.  Two great men died, who had children and I really felt like the wrong person survived.  Then it dawned on me, I was doing an injustice to the fallen, by not living.”Loar began hiking the AT last year, but had to leave the trail when her brother suffered a heart attack. She returned to the AT this May to finish what she started and hopes to have the journey completed sometime in September.“The Appalachian Trail is helping me find inner peace,” she said. “In the woods, I feel happy.  No one cares I’m half blind and I trip every other step, or I can’t remember where I’ve already walked.  Everyone is supportive out here. When you get to talk with people, you become part of the trail together.  Everyone wants everyone else to make it to Katahdin.”Each year thousands of disabled veterans return home from service and find greater challenges in their day to day lives than expected. The unseen disabilities are often as crippling as the physical disabilities. Thanks to organizations such as No Barriers USA, returning disabled veterans, like Loar, find help and encouragement that provides a path for strength and healing.Loar’s unstoppable forward motion, combined with a strong military past and her kind demeanor has earned her the trail name Storm.  This twenty-one year Air Force veteran may have returned from service with scars, but she is proving to herself and her country that she is still a valuable member of society and a true soldier.last_img read more

Costa Rica Establishes National Police Academy

first_imgBy Julieta Pelcastre/Diálogo October 31, 2018 Costa Rica passed a law in June 2018 to transform the National Police School into the Francisco José Orlich Bolmarcich National Police Academy to train national Public Security forces with a special emphasis on human rights. Four processes characterize its educational development: instruction, training, specialization, and research. “The transformation entails strengthening what already existed,” Public Force Commander Guillermo Valenciano, academic chief of the Costa Rican National Police Academy, told Diálogo. “Now [the law] brings forth the character of the new police institution as the country’s leading organization for police education.” Thanks to international cooperation agreements, the academy carries on with U.S. strategic cooperation in the police training of Costa Rican Public Force officers. Costa Rica and the United States are long-term strategic partners in a variety of academic and security activities. “We are developing academic process rules, improving our curriculum, adapting it to the real world, and [taking] a quantitative and qualitative leap in these processes,” Public Force Commissioner Eric Lacayo Rojas, director of the Costa Rican National Police Academy, told Diálogo. “Our projection is for six months [December 2018] to create the rules.” Comm. Lacayo said the curriculum would be based on a democratic, civil approach with respect to the guarantees, norms, and defense of human rights. Plans also include preventive security endorsed by the Costa Rican Ministry of Public Education. Collaboration between the Costa Rican and U.S. governments improved conditions of the academy’s Murciélago Police Training Center, with refurbished shooting ranges, the purchase of equipment, and a new instructor lounge and armory. Improvements resulted in increased capabilities for specialized academic courses. “Thanks to security cooperation, we exchange and build knowledge through instruction and training in different areas, not only with the U.S. government, but also with the Colombian National Police, each from their own experience,” Comm. Lacayo said. “Everything plays a part for better prepared security forces to fulfill their missions and confront current criminal threats. We try to anticipate criminal actions through instruction processes.” The academy’s comprehensive work will favor the creation of agreements and accords with public and private institutions and universities at the national and international level, linked to police training, instruction, and specialization; instructor and expert exchanges; and joint program development. The institution will also offer a range of security services to public and private entities. It will authorize and supervise public and private agencies that teach private security courses required by law. Investigation for security The police academy promotes academic research on citizen security and public order, among its other functions. “To establish research as an academic tool is like practicing lessons learned based on research,” Cmdr. Valenciano said. “Security forces work separately and don’t have the same procedures,” Comm. Lacayo added. “The academy will standardize policies and procedures to improve the training of security institutions in the country.”​​​​​​​ Steady flow of revisions The Costa Rican Public Force prepares and trains nonstop to prevent crimes, reduce crime rates, and increase the security of the population. “It’s important to keep the force up to date to maintain skills and capabilities in top shape and fulfill duties efficiently and successfully,” Comm. Lacayo said. The United States supports Costa Rican police officers with training and instruction, and assists the Ministry of Public Security through information exchange and strategic equipment donations to strengthen response capabilities of the Central American country’s security forces in land, sea, and air surveillance. In recent years, the United States assisted Costa Rica with riverine and interceptor patrol vessels, cargo aircraft and helicopters; armored vehicles; computing equipment; and virtual shooting ranges. “We count on a large umbrella to guarantee instruction processes. Integrating police training in our country is a priority for the Costa Rican government and Ministry of Public Security,” Comm. Lacayo concluded.last_img read more

Arnold Saltzman: A Man of War and Peace

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York On a rainy day in Sands Point, Arnold Saltzman—the 96-year-old former roving ambassador, esteemed art collector, successful businessman and generous benefactor— was discussing the weakness of American government, the savagery of German expressionism and the pleasure of his favorite poetry. He was sitting in his spacious study that publishing magnate Max Schuster had built in the 1920s and lined with book shelves. Saltzman and his wife Joan bought the property almost 40 years ago, kept Schuster’s library but razed the rest and redesigned their new house around it.Gazing at the Sound, its horizon hidden in mist, Saltzman heard his wife talking in the kitchen with their housekeeper and his eyes sparkled.“I can look at my wife’s face every day and smile,” he says. They just celebrated their 75th anniversary. Their courtship had lasted three months. Now they have three children and five grandkids.Saltzman sat a little stiffly that morning because he’d hurt his back in a recent fall. “Most of my parts don’t work very well,” he says and draws his hand to his chin. “But this part works perfectly,” he adds, with a nod. “I remember everything! And I can still think strategically, which is a great comfort.”Saltzman’s father had left Russia for America when he was five and settled in Brooklyn, where Arnold  was born in 1916. Saltzman’s elementary school had 48 kids in one classroom. After graduating from Columbia University when he was 20, he went to work for the Roosevelt administration during the Depression and later enlisted in the Navy.Over the years Joan and Arnold Saltzman have both left their mark on our region. Their names are on a new reading room at the Port Washington library, the Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center at Hofstra, where he’s trustee emeritus, and the Arnold and Joan Saltzman Fine Arts Building at the Nassau County Museum, where he was the founding president, and recently showed some Marc Chagall paintings from his private collection for an exhibit. Perhaps most fitting, considering that Saltzman served five U.S. presidents as an envoy on diplomatic missions, his moniker adorns the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia.“Anything that can fight war and promote peace I’m for!” says Saltzman, a lifelong Democrat, who still believes that Hubert Humphrey “was the greatest American of our century…If he had succeeded, we would have had a much better country!”President Richard Nixon, Saltzman says with a wry smile, wanted “no part” of him because he’d opposed the Vietnam War. “I’d been a pain in the neck to him,” Saltzman says.For his work as an envoy for President Johnson, he helped negotiate the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty in the 1960s, which may not get the attention it deserves today considering the smoldering conflicts around the globe but it’s an achievement still worth taking note of, as George Perkovich, director of the nuclear policy program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C., tells the Press, it is “a great success in humankind’s history of seeking to use law to constrain instruments of destruction… The treaty enjoys nearly universal adherence,” adds Perkovich, noting that only Israel, India, Pakistan, and now, North Korea are the exceptions. “The treaty has encouraged many states that otherwise had the capability to acquire nuclear weapons to forbear from doing so. It has facilitated the peaceful use of nuclear energy around the world. Few international agreements have done so much.”Saltzman says that the Cold War was a much simpler time than the war on terrorism, because the “mutual deterrence” between the America and the Soviet Union kept both sides from using their nuclear weapons. “There is no such thing now,” he says with regret.But having played a hand in postponing Armageddon might be enough for most people to rest on their laurels, but not Saltzman.In 1992, when he was only 76, he began helping Kyrgyzstan, a small impoverished former Soviet republic in Asia, turn its mineral resources into wealth because it had given his privately held company, Windsor Production Corporation, which still has an office in Manhattan that he regularly visits, the negotiating rights. Saltzman was “familiar with the region,” the New York Times reported, and the prospect excited him he said, because “it’s better than taking a vacation.”Over the years Saltzman has spoken all over the country. After he’d gone to a Michigan church in 1971 and addressed the congregation for two hours, without notes, on the topic, “What is rich?,” the pastor sent him a thank-you note: “You have made me rethink what in fact it does mean to be rich and to know that even in one’s seeming poverty one is rich beyond words.”You could say the same thing about Saltzman today. May his example inspire others for years to come.last_img read more

Mothers and Babies Perinatal Network holds flu shot clinics

first_img“Babies are more likely to have complications such as pneumonia which can result in hospitalization and even death,” said Reome-Nedlick. Clinics like the one at Mothers and Babies look to reduce that risk. “Just introducing something as simple as touching a grocery cart they can be exposed to the flu virus,” she said. The Health Department telling 12 News that this can lead to serious complications and even death in infants. That’s why Mothers and Babies Perinatal Network is partnering with Lourdes Hospital to offer flu shot clinics, the first one taking place today. “By protecting yourself against the flu and avoiding getting the flu yourself you won’t be able to pass it on to other people in the community,” Reome-Nedlick said. “For a kid who’s a six month old and was just born they don’t have that immunity to fight off the virus,” said Nicole Shipos, Clinical Nurse Leader at Southern Tier Occupational Health. “We’ve seen a rise of the flu becoming more prevalent here in the Southern Tier and decided this would be a good opportunity to help protect as much of the public as we can,” said Mothers and Babies Office Manager Dawn Wesko. center_img “Us getting the flu shot can prevent the transmission to somebody who is more susceptible to the disease,” she said. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Broome County Health Department officials say it’s not too late to get a flu shot. “Even though we’re almost in February it’s still a good time to get your flu vaccine,” said Broome County Public Health Representative Chelsea Reome-Nedlick. “Flu is still circulating widely in Broome County and New York State,” she said. Shipos says simple things like trips to the grocery store are enough to put little ones at risk. If you don’t get the flu shot to protect yourself, officials say do it to protect others who may be more vulnerable. Health care professionals say babies are particularly vulnerable when it comes to getting the flu. The second clinic will be held at Mothers and Babies Perinatal Network Headquarters 457 State Street in Binghamton.last_img read more

Market rallies, but property disappoints

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Drenched in sweat, stigma, frontline nurse shares struggle treating COVID-19 patients

first_imgFor D, a 25-year-old nurse who works at Wisma Atlet Kemayoran temporary COVID-19 hospital in Central Jakarta, treating patients with coronavirus has been an uphill struggle.D said every day she had to face a lot of challenges, from bearing the discomfort of wearing a hazmat suit to being harassed by frustrated patients.”Every day we have to wear a thick hazmat suit, several layers of gloves, a face mask and face shield for eight hours. We cannot eat, drink or urinate, imagine that,” she told kompas.com recently.D, who has been assigned at the Wisma Atlet Kemayoran since May, said many fellow nurses opted to wear adult diapers but she chose not to eat and drink prior to her shift so she did not have to go to the bathroom.Every day when she takes off her personal protective equipment (PPE), all her clothes are drenched in sweat and her fingers are wrinkled.”But as time went by I got used to it,” she said.Uncomfortable PPE is not the only challenge D and other frontline workers have to overcome, patients often swear at her and other nurses when told they are not allowed to go home yet because they are still testing positive.”One of the patients told us ‘you don’t understand how we feel, we want to go home. Why do the test results always come back positive?’, she blamed us for the test result. It was upsetting to hear since we are also tired after treating many patients,” D said.D’s struggle does not end at the hospital, D and other nurses still have to face stigma and discrimination from the public due to their job.”One day I wanted to buy a drink at a small shop behind Wisma Atlet, but the clerk refused to serve me because she was afraid of getting infected,” D said.Another time, she said, a restaurant owner refused to serve one of her fellow nurses after seeing that she was wearing a shirt with the hospital name.Moreover, D said it was discouraging to hear people talking about conspiracy theories, saying that the coronavirus does not exist and that hospitals were just trying to make money.”I experienced it first hand. How could we possibly try to make a profit [out of the pandemic]? [When I am on duty] I have to struggle to take each breath to treat strangers, so such things are very upsetting [to hear],” she said.D also said she felt disheartened to see a lot of people starting to visit shopping malls and gathering at restaurants without following health protocols.”I am disappointed, it seems they don’t appreciate our warning to stay at home,” she said.Despite the struggle, D said there were also heartwarming moments when patients appreciate the nurses’ hard work.”Sometimes, patients send food to towers 2 and 3 of the hospital, where we are staying. Such a simple act really makes us happy because it means there are people who appreciate our work,” she said. (nal)Topics :last_img read more

Food and drink report 2018

first_img••• The Grocer may use your contact data to keep you informed of its products and services by email. You can withdraw your marketing consent at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in such email or by sending an email to dataprivacy@wrbm.com . More information on our processing can be found in our Privacy Notice . By submitting this form, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Privacy Notice .,Source  Company: Bray LeinoFormat: PDFLength: 6 pagesType: White Papercenter_img Bray Leino surveyed 1,400 consumers in London, Wales and the North East on a range of behaviours and attitudes to food and drink. What is influencing their buying decisions? What are they buying more and less of? How do they feel Brexit will impact price and quality? What are the regional differences and what does this all tell us about how food and drink brands should approach their brand-building activity?Download this free white paper to find out nowlast_img read more