Beloved soul rockers Tedeschi Trucks Band made their triumphant return to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival yesterday, hitting the storied event for the second year running. This year’s set was billed as a “Tedeschi Trucks Band & Friends” performances, and only recently did we find out who those friends would be; stellar blues rock guitarists Jimmie Vaughan (brother of Stevie Ray Vaughan) and Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top).The set opened with a slew of songs from the band’s catalog, starting with the title track of their 2016 release Made Up Mind. The opening portion of the set also featured covers of Derek and the Dominoes’ “Keep On Growing” and The Box Tops’ “The Letter,” gearing fans up for the excitement to come.The band then welcomed Jimmie Vaughan out for two songs, including takes on Louis Jordan’s “Let The Good Times Roll” and Allen Toussaint’s “I Like It Like That.” After a cover of Freddie King’s “Palace of the King,” the band then brought out Billy Gibbons for two more blues rock numbers. With Gibbons, they played Johnny Moore’s “How Blue Can You Get?” and ZZ Top’s “Going Down To Mexico.” The presence of lost legends was really felt during the set, with the Toussaint cover and a number of staples from B.B. King’s repertoire, including “Let The Good Times Roll” and “How Blue Can You Get?”Watch the latter song below: The show concluded with more great jams from Tedeschi Trucks, including “Bound for Glory” and this rockin’ version of “Midnight In Harlem.”You can check out the full setlist from the show below:Edit this setlist | More Tedeschi Trucks Band setlists
Reigning funk heavyweight champions Lettuce are known for pushing the boundaries of the genre, with a sound that has continued to evolve throughout the band’s career. Since their earliest days playing clubs in Massachusetts while attending Boston’s Berklee College of Music, there has always been something different about this collective of musical minds and their mission to create something completely unique, a sound of their own. This internal drive has effectively cast them apart from their contemporaries, all while paying homage to those that came before them.Hikitsugu! Lettuce Takes Over Japan: A Look Back [Videos]Coming off a successful tour in Japan–their most recent of several successful trips to the Asian country–the group has decided to relive their first outing to the Land of the Rising Sun. On May 4th at New Orleans’ Joy Theater, Lettuce will pay tribute to their 2004 album Live In Tokyo (recorded in 2003 during Lettuce’s first trip to the Far East) as part of their RageFest late-night throwdown during this year’s Jazz Fest. The event will see Lettuce play two sets (set one: Live In Tokyo; set two: Lettuce being Lettuce) in addition to performances by Marco Benevento and DJ Soul Sister. The show will also feature a special guest spot from Dave Matthews Band trumpeter Rashawn Ross, who happened to be along for the ride with Lettuce during their memorable Japanese debut (purchase tickets here).In addition to being the band’s first performances in Japan, this run keyboardist Neal Evans‘ first performances as a member of Lettuce, as he had been playing with guitarist Eric Krasno in Soulive at the time. Take a listen to a number like “Kron Dutch” and you will see the immediate impact Evans has on the band. Evans can take the lead or provide some background flourishes that add a whole other element to the multi-layered funk explosion that is Lettuce.And then you have cuts like “Nyack,” witnessing Ryan Zoidis going full beast-mode on sax, or Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff showing off his songwriting skills on “The Flu” as the group delves into some deep, dark psychedelic jazz. Over the course of the musical journey in its entirety, Lettuce makes their way through numbers from 2002’s Outta Here and other special treats for an auditory onslaught that causes jaws to need to be scraped off the floorTickets for the show are currently on-sale, and can be purchased here. For show updates and additional information, join the Facebook Event page. Take a look at the album’s full setlist below:Live In Tokyo SetlistIntroNyackBreak OutThe DumpKron DutchReunionThe Flu4 On 6SquadliveBreakout Reprise
It’s great to be a midrange storage customer. It’s a buyer’s market and there are literally dozens of vendors offering myriad data storage array choices to meet all kinds of workload needs. And if the wide variety of products wasn’t enough, vendors are also throwing in all kinds of extras to help lure customers to go with their product.It’s not enough to have the best product or even the lowest prices. Midrange storage buyers want assurances they’ll be getting the best customer experience and performance guarantees that will give them confidence they made the right purchase decision for their organization.Rather than play along with what other vendors offer, Dell EMC decided to go big with our new Future-Proof Storage Loyalty Program, offering stronger and longer guarantees, and unique benefits such as a free cloud-based solution to store snapshots forever; a great new way to protect your business.The Future-Proof Storage Loyalty Program gives customers a simple, cost-effective path to adopt new technologies and helps lower concerns about technology obsolescence.Looking for satisfaction and efficiency guarantees? Check. Those are in the program. Need worry-free migrations to new technology, coupled with hardware investment protection? Check. That too is in the program. Looking to try cloud storage in your midrange project? That’s free and you guessed it – in the program. And all of this is offered through our regular support agreements – no extra cost maintenance tiers or forced long-term support agreements.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQ9dicRrL6sLet’s take a deeper look into these programs that our customers and partners can benefit from.Three-Year Satisfaction Guarantee*We’re so confident that our products will deliver on what we say they’ll provide, we’ll back this up with a long-term satisfaction guarantee. While some vendors may appear to have a similar program, ask them about the actual duration of their guarantee. Dell EMC is providing a three-year satisfaction guarantee, the longest in the industry. Our products will do what we say they will, or we’ll take it back.4:1 Storage Efficiency Guarantee*When moving to All-Flash storage, overall data efficiency is very important. You want maximum performance at minimal cost. Simply follow the best practices we recommend and we’ll back that up with a guarantee that we’ll reduce your storage capacity needs by 75%. We’ll make this offer without complex pre-assessments and restrictions as other vendors often do.Never-Worry Data Migrations Technology obsolescence is the top concern for some customers. With the rapid pace of technology innovations, getting stuck with old IT products is a potential liability. To dramatically change the game, we’re offering a simple plan to move to next generation Dell EMC technology, with seamless upgrades and built-in on-line data migration technology. For other vendors, this path often requires downtime or third-party products to facilitate data movement. With Dell EMC, we actually help remove the risk and worry.Hardware Investment Protection*We’ve talked about the rapid pace of IT infrastructure innovation. For many CTOs, technology obsolescence is a large liability. We understand that concern, and we’re announcing a solution to help our customers. With the hardware investment protection guarantee, we’re providing flexible credit that can be used towards newer technologies. This can used by our customers to continue with our midrange storage products, or they have the flexibility to use this credit for hyper-converged Infrastructure systems or almost anything else in the Dell EMC portfolio. This offers even greater choice, something that CTOs may not receive from other suppliers.All-Inclusive Software Applications*Business growth and IT needs are hard to determine at the onset of a storage project. Yet storage companies have traditionally required customers to either buy their storage software system up front, or offer complex line-item pricing. Customers want simplicity and everything they need over time to be included with the initial storage purchase. Everything you need to store, manage and protect data is included with your Dell EMC Unity or SC All-Flash purchase.Built-in Virtustream Storage Cloud* (for Dell EMC Unity at This Time)Snapshots provide fast, granular recovery intervals. As an alternative to tape or other data backup methods, customers are looking for the lowest possible cost to store their long-term snapshots and often the lowest cost option is the cloud. Now with the Built-in Cloud Storage Guarantee, Dell EMC Unity customers get “cloud in a box”. What could be easier – just automatically tier snapshots to their built-in Virtustream Storage Cloud for long-term snapshot retention. This is the most cost-effective way to create long-term system recovery points, and it’s all part of the Future-Proof program. Snapshots can live forever in the cloud.Today’s midrange storage customers require more than simply “good” products. They require full-featured, efficient products that are easy to purchase and configure, and provide key functionality to protect their data. To address the rapid pace of technology, which can render products obsolete, they also require innovative programs to ensure lasting value. We believe our new midrange storage products and programs will give our customers and partners added confidence to continue their IT Transformation efforts with Dell EMC as their most trusted supplier.Find out More: DellEMC.com/Future-ProofRead today’s companion blog: “New Products and Programs Will “Future-Proof” Your Dell EMC Midrange Storage Investments”[i] Customer must purchase a three year ProSupport agreement. Any refund would be prorated. Satisfaction is based on product compliance with product specifications.[ii] System must be setup according to best practices; 4:1 All Flash Storage Efficiency Agreement must be signed before purchase.[iii] Subject to terms and conditions of Dell EMC trade-in program.[iv] Includes all on-array and select off-array software needed to store, move, and manage data.[v] Free storage cloud capacity is limited to 20% of purchased storage capacity.
Student body president Catherine Soler said student government is working with the University to make football pep rallies “shorter but more exciting” due to some student dissatisfaction with last year’s rallies.Student body vice president Andrew Bell said student government worked with Game Day Operations, the Athletic Department, football team representatives and Hall Presidents’ Council co-chairs Alexa Doyle and Mike Oliver.“Our discussion focused on the fact that while all alumni, prospective students and members of the Notre Dame community are welcome to the pep rallies, the students and the football team should be the heart of every rally,” Bell said.Soler added: “We hope everyone is excited for pep rally season. It’s a collaborative process, so while the students and the players are the focus, everyone can have a good time.”Soler said first-year Irish football coach Brian Kelly told her he is also excited about improving the pep rallies. She said Kelly want students more involved in creating successful pep rallies.“We hope that students will see that the pep rally format is different,” Bell said. “Some people were disappointed with pep rallies last year but we hope that they will come to the rallies next year and feel engaged and want to be involved.”“The biggest changes Soler and Bell are introducing are new venues and new traditions to enhance the energy and overall experience of pep rallies.“This is the first time that Notre Dame is actively seeking guest speakers for pep rallies,” Soler said. “We want big, exciting people to come and be a part of the experience.”The first pep rally will be the Dillon Hall pep rally on South Quad. “We’re very excited to be back at Dillon, upholding the longstanding tradition,” Bell said, “Last year’s reception and atmosphere were great, but there are ways that it can improve.”Bell said improvements for the Dillon pep rally would include better visibility, sound quality and a shorter length.The second pep rally will be outdoors at Irish Green for the Michigan game. Students voiced concerns about the Irish Green pep rallies after disappointment from this past year.“All of us, including the athletic department, acknowledge that it needs change, but the outdoor pep rally is conducive to a really great atmosphere, similar to the USC pep rally from last year,” Soler said.She said because of the size of the game and expected crowd attending the pep rally, organizers want to emphasize the students and players.“The pep rally will be focused around the players’ theme for the week to give the public a better glimpse at what the players are experiencing,” Soler said. “It’s time to start new traditions with the Kelly era.”One such new tradition, Bell said, will be a student body entrance onto Irish Green. “Each dorm will have its own walkover, but they will all meet somewhere like the flagpole on South Quad,” Bell said. “Then everyone will walk down to the pep rally together.”For the Stanford game, the pep rally will take place for the first time in Purcell Pavilion, reminiscent of the Joyce Center rallies from two years ago.“We all look back and love the old JACC pep rallies, but they weren’t perfect and students were upset about that,” Bell said.While the exact details of how everyone will be situated for the Purcell Pavilion rally are not yet determined, Bell said, there won’t be players sitting in the middle of an empty basketball court and students just sitting around it.Just like last year, there will be a students-only pep rally at Stepan Center for the away game at Boston College. “Next year, Coach Kelly and the entire football team will be there,” Soler said. “We’re excited to have the full support of the team at the pep rally.”Bell said the format for the Stepan rally wouldn’t change much from last year and will include a rowdy atmosphere, loud marching band and the football team.“We expect that it will be packed,” Bell said. “Stepan didn’t fill up last year, but everyone that went had a great time.”Soler and Bell have only planned the first four pep rallies to be able to take into account student feedback after each one before meeting with their group to plan the rest of the season. “We’re students too, and we went to last year’s pep rallies and see that they need to be improved,” Bell said. “We feel like we are getting the opportunity to discover the best location, length and format to figure out exactly how to get correct focus on the students and the team.”
If you’ve ever been to the Huddle during the weekday lunch rush, you’ve probably seen Helen Hiatt restocking napkins with a smile on her face. The 89-year-old Hiatt is considered the “mother of the Huddle” and is arguably the best-loved employee at the LaFortune Student Center’s grocery store. Hiatt has watched over the Huddle since 1967, working her way from the old cigarette counter to the cash register over the past 44 years, during which she became acquainted with many varsity football players, including former quarterbacks Joe Theismann and Joe Montana, as they frequented the Huddle after practice. “They’d come in and talk to me about their problems and different things, and they started calling me their second mother,” Hiatt said. “It continued on and I got to be ‘The Mother of the Huddle’ after so many years.” ND Minute recently caught up with Hiatt, who shared her experience working at the Huddle and explained why she still loves her job.
Cycling can be a tough sport to break into. (Check out my recent article in Blue Ridge Outdoors, Cycling’s Secret Handshake) Development for many years has been a misused word, often referring to cherry picking already blossomed talent and providing high level racing opportunities to those few.Grassroots level programs are the foundation for growing a broader base in cycling. How can we encourage young kids to try cycling? How can we provide a safe, spectator friendly environment for everyone? Here in Virginia, a mountain bike series was created to address just that.The Virginia High School Mountain Bike Series (VAHSMTB) originally began as a launchpad for high school aged students but has since grown to include middle school and even upper elementary students!The 2014 season just kicked off in Richmond, VA setting record level attendance with over 130 kids competing for top honors. With Elementary School, Middle School, Junior Varsity, and Varsity events for boys and girls there is something for everybody.How To Enter a VAHSMTB EventThe VAHSMTB Series is NOT a closed series – all public and private school students are invited to attend! The series is limited to five events held in Richmond, Roanoke, Charlottesville, Harrisonburg and St George VA.If you are a first time racer, simply show up to any of the venues on race day with a bike and a helmet, purchase a number and go! For you seasoned bike racers, early online registration is also available. All event information and the “How To’s” of the sport can be found on the VAHSMTB website.A Growth ModelHigh School cycling has grown tremendously in the United States because of programs similar to VAHSMTB. In mainstreaming the sport, and connecting events to schools, more and more junior aged kids are finding that cycling is the sport for them. After four years of growing success, VAHSMTB will be taking another giant leap forward in the fall of 2014, joining many other states in the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA.)With help from professional bike racers, like Jeremiah Bishop, and a dedicated team of volunteers, we hope to expand the series into other areas of the state to encourage even more students to race.Richmond Brief Recap – Race 1 – April 1st 2014With many new schools and new students participating in the season opener held at Forest Hill Park in Richmond, over 130 racers took part. Many of the races were closely decided by inches in final sprints to the finishing banner. Taking the boys Varsity Tuesday night race was 14 year old standout, Adam Croft, while women’s Varsity champion Mason Hopkins added to her list of accomplishments. In the JV category, Ryan Cullen and Ellie Girardi stood atop the podium. Winning the boys and girl elementary divisions were Robert Berry and Autumn Bartels respectively.The next race is in Roanoke, VA, on April 12.Young juniors can get their feet wet in the elementary division.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York After rapid-fire debriefing his crew, Captain Dusty Cook smiled while reminding “Fat Albert Airlines” passengers they may experience turbulence and then took off into stormy skies above Republic Airport in East Farmingdale.Minutes into the flight, the plane pitched, turning two crew members upside down, with their feet facing the ceiling as they clung to the nearest stationary object to keep from hurtling through the cabin. Above the roar of the engines, passengers heard the crew talking over the intercom with the cadence of racetrack announcers. Some strapped in their seats grew uneasy as the plane started rolling.“If you get airsick, it’s not a big deal, we’re gonna give you airsick bags,” Cook had warned. “It is not a point of pride if you don’t use it. It’s actually pretty cool because you get to take a picture when we’re all done.”Of course, this wasn’t a commercial jetliner, like one flown by Jet Blue. Quite the opposite. The U.S. Navy Blue Angels were back in town taking local journalists along on practice runs for the 11th annual 2014 Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach—10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sunday May 24-25.Fat Albert, named for Bill Cosby’s 1970s cartoon, is a four-engine turboprop Lockheed C-130 Hercules, the tactical workhorse traveling the nation backing up the elite squadron of F/A-18 Hornets that woo crowds with their signature diamond-formation trickery.Fans filled the airport to get a sneak peak of these stars of the show a day early, unsurprisingly for an Island rich in aviation history—Charles Lindbergh’s first non-stop trans-Atlantic flight from Roosevelt Field, local Grumman workers building the Apollo Lunar Module that landed the first men on the moon, among many other records.Aside from the Blue Angels, the line-up includes fellow military demonstration units such as two parachute teams—the Army Golden Knights Parachute Team and the Navy Leap Frogs, which promote the SEALs—as well as the MV-22 Osprey, a so-called “tiltrotor” aircraft that takes off vertically like a helicopter and swivels its engines horizontally to fly long-range like a standard prop plane. Civilian pilots also perform, including the GIECO Skytypers, the Red Bull Air Force and John Klatt Airshows’ new partnership with Screamin’ Sasquatch Jet Waco Aerobatic Team, plus many more.Another reporter for the Press had previously joined Klatt, among the nation’s top stunt-plane acrobats, for a more one-on-one fly-along as a preview of a prior air-show. The barf bag came in hand that day, but on the far-less-loopy day this reporter took flight, just one New York City TV news personality lost their breakfast—although it could have been more if the weather didn’t cut practice short.If only the skies would clear up Saturday like they’re forecast to do on Sunday, maybe attendance will break the high of 400,000 spectators. Now boarding!
20SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr One of the questions we are often asked about disaster recovery is: How does Ongoing Operations prepare a credit union for a disaster recovery test?Normally, we find with credit unions that they are required by the NCUA to do disaster recovery tests. However, this requirement is normally rolled into everything else that your credit union is doing with DR, so your credit union is not truly prepared for the test.One of the services that Ongoing Operations provides is setting up a systematic process to prepare for this test. The process starts off with an Ongoing Operations vCIO engaging your credit union and setting you up with what’s called the server matrix. This matrix asks three main questions: continue reading »
41SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details If you want to turn an entry-level employee into a leader, you’ll need to guide them down the right path. Here are four strategies you can try to turn your young employees into the leaders of tomorrow.Give them new experiences: If your desire is to grow employees, you need to provide them with experiences that are outside their norm. Extra training or formal education can be good ways to help them grow, but you can also find ways to give them leadership duties that will teach them to manage people and tasks.Give them problems to solve: Often your employees will come to you for help, and it may be best to not give it to them right away. Sometimes you can actually help an employee grow by giving them a chance to figure out things on their own. You can point them down the right path, but by letting them stay in control, you’ll help them learn to figure out what they need and how to get it.Give them networking opportunities: Networking not only produces valuable contacts, but will also teach your employees people skills that they will use every day. If your employee becomes a great networker, this will benefit not only the employee, but the company as well.Give them trust: One way you can teach an employee that you trust them, is by instilling an ownership mentality. Do this by letting them make decisions on their own without having to run every little thing by you. Once they realize you trust them, they’ll begin to feel confident in their decision-making skills.
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