After months of speculation, Phish made their grand debut at LOCKN’ Festival. The anticipation was at an all time high, considering the rarity with which the band performs at festivals, let alone large scale “jam events.” When you consider that every band performed one after the other, Phish’s hour break felt like an eternity as fans filled into the main area. Couple that with the band’s absence from the road for a month, and that was a recipe for pure excitement.The band struggled a bit out of the gate, with some touch and go moments in “Wilson” and the intro to “DwD.” Once they got to jamming in “Disease,” all bets were off! The band fired through “Free” and turned the corner on “Wolfman’s” for some great first set jamming.A real highlight from the show was the jammed out “Tube” in set one, picking up from where they left off back in July at Chula Vista. Let Tube jam.Mike Gordon and Page McConnell each took turns singing lead on “555” and “It’s Ice,” but it was Trey Anastasio front and center for “Wingsuit” and “Simple.” They closed out the great first set with their new a cappella version of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity,” enthralling the crowd with pantomimed guitarring.After a well executed “Punch You In The Eye,” Phish delivered a jam heavy second set. The work between “Blaze On” to “Fuego” to “Ghost” to “Bathtub Gin” was Phish at their finest, weaving in and out of melodies in style. Interestingly the set focused mainly on longer songs, keeping the jams flowing without interruption.After a melodic “Number Line,” Phish closed the set with a classic: “You Enjoy Myself.” Bringing YEM out on night one was the final blow – there could be no denying that the band was locked in and loaded.Finally, they closed out with a rock and roll “Character Zero,” setting fans into the night with a smile on their faces. Best of all, Phish is set to do it all again on Sunday, but not before a bevy of talents all perform. Viva Lockn!Setlist: Phish at Lockn Festival, Arrington, VA 8/26/16Set 1: Wilson > Down with Disease, Free, Wolfman’s Brother, Tube > 555 > It’s Ice > Wingsuit, Simple, Space OdditySet 2: Punch You In the Eye > Blaze On > Fuego -> Ghost > Bathtub Gin > Backwards Down the Number Line, You Enjoy MyselfEncore: Character Zero
While Las Vegas is known for its bright lights, vibrant atmosphere and clattering casino sounds, I was most enamored and impressed with the energy and enthusiasm at my very first EMC World conference.I spent my first 120 days with the company drinking from the proverbial fire hose – getting to know the company’s employees, business units and products and services. However, I was equally inspired by the unvarnished conversations I had with the more than 70 CIOs attending EMC’s CIO Summit at EMC World.As a former EMC outsider and host of the Summit, I understand and empathize with the challenges and opportunities facing CIOs today. After all, I have walked a mile (or two) in their shoes as a CIO over the last 20 years. Sure, there was excitement around the latest product news during the conference, but a lot of our conversations revolved around how we, as CIOs, should approach the 3rd platform, defined by IDC as the next-generation compute platform comprised of mobile, cloud, big data and social media.While the panels and discussions delved into the practical and tactical, there were a few major themes that rose to the top for me.Now more than ever, CIOs are under pressure to get the most out of resources and rein in operational expenses. Like most of the CIO Summit attendees, EMC’s IT organization turned to virtualization, converged infrastructure, consolidation and cloud computing to tackle this challenge.Although return on investment (ROI) is always a critical measure, today’s CIOs must find ways to reduce disruption, increase IT effectiveness and improve an organization’s time-to-value. Behind the scenes, we are striving to be highly automated while embracing IT Service Management and offering IT as a Service.CIOs have always grappled with getting the most value from data. However, telemetry data generation is exponentially outpacing traditional data growth, so we must embrace new technologies and approaches to unlock the potential of Big Data analytics for speeding time-to-market and time-to-value.The 3rd platform is all about delivering a high quality experience for our data-driven mobile and social users. For CIOs, this means enabling users’ freedom and agility, while continuing to secure your company’s intellectual property. The future is still being written in this area, but it is sure to be a compelling topic in 2013 and 2014.Last, but not least, CIOs must navigate the organizational evolution that accompanies our journey to the 3rd platform. This includes advancing the skills and capabilities we have throughout the IT organization to meet the needs of tomorrow, as well as establishing executive-level rapport and relationships to dynamically evolve to meet the needs of the business.Ultimately, the CIO Summit at EMC World offered me an oasis from the hustle and bustle of Las Vegas to focus on what is on the mind of like-minded CIOs. It was also a pleasant reminder that I am not alone on this journey. Together, we can break the confines of traditional IT and share best practices to contemporize IT and drive real world and real-time business results.
WNY News Now Stock Image.LIMESTONE – A 14-year-old Cattaraugus County girl is charged with assault after allegedly kicking a Sheriff’s Deputy during an incident this week.The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office says deputies were attempting to assist the teen in getting mental health treatment during a welfare check in the Town of Limestone on Tuesday morning.Deputies say the girl became combative and kicked a deputy and their patrol vehicle multiple times.The teen, deputies say, was taken to Olean General Hospital under the state’s mental health law for evaluation. The girl is charged with second-degree assault and resisting arrest.Deputies say she was issued an appearance ticket and the case has been turned over to the probation department for further court proceedings. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)
Inside 681 Jesmond Rd, Fig Tree Pocket.“Sometimes people came back four times,” Ms Harris said.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019“People are more thoughtful than they used to be, particularly in that price range.“They just don’t come through the house and walk up and make an offer.“They want to make sure it’s going to suit their lifestyle.”Ms Harris said six parties showed active interest in the property, and three written offers were received. The home at 681 Jesmond Rd, Fig Tree Pocket, sold for $1,140,950.POTENTIAL buyers are becoming more considered and inspecting properties up to five times before putting in an offer.RE/MAX Profile Real Estate agent Gayle Harris said there were 53 individual inspections of 681 Jesmond Rd at Fig Tree Pocket, but some of those were the same people coming back several times. The kitchen is modern.The home sold for $1,140,950.“It was bought by a couple looking for a family home,” Ms Harris said.The agent said the Jesmond Rd location was highly sought after.“If I had another four or five of those houses in that price bracket, we would sell them,” she said.“In an area like that, which is very family orientated, the market is strong.”
Facebook0Tweet0Pin0OLYMPIA, WA – The Port of Olympia Commission will hear the first overview of marine fueling facilities at their regular meeting on Aug. 13, 5:30 p.m., at the LOTT Clean Water Alliance Board Room, 500 Adams Street NE in downtown Olympia.“We received a petition of more than 800 signatures requesting the Port to open a marine fueling station in Budd Inlet,” said Jeff Davis, Commission President. “So we asked staff to take a hard look at what would be required to make such a project successful for residential and visiting boaters, the downtown community and Thurston County citizens. We also asked the Port’s Citizen Advisory Committee to develop a public participation plan to ensure that we have community involvement.“We invite everyone who is interested to come to the meeting on Monday the 13th, listen to the alternatives, and give us your feedback. We want to hear from you,” Davis said.The presentation is expected to include a summary of work to date on the Port’s Marine Fueling Facility Program, including a history of marine fueling facilities in the Budd Inlet area, various fuel dock alternatives and evaluations, and general program financing issues.
Facebook51Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Olympia Community SchoolJoanna Gibson joins the Olympia Community School teaching a fourth/fifth grade class. Photo courtesy Olympia Community SchoolThurston County’s oldest alternative secular elementary school will be all about “the new” this September – gleaming new child-friendly facilities, a newly added fifth grade, and now a new, highly skilled teacher.Joanna Gibson will join the Olympia Community School (OCS) to teach the school’s small fourth/fifth grade class. Gibson joins OCS from teaching fifth grade at Bordeaux Elementary in Shelton. She also taught at Lincoln Options in Olympia, the Montessori School of Northern Virginia, and the Twin Oaks homeschooling cooperative, also in Virginia. She holds a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Trinity Washington University in Washington, D.C., and an undergraduate degree from St. Mary’s College of Maryland.OCS students began the school year in a brand new building. Photo courtesy: Olympia Community School“We are thrilled to have Joanna join OCS,” said Jane Zerbe, OCS board president. “She is wonderfully suited to do what we do here – inspire, motivate, and challenge our kids. She will empower our students by nurturing their natural curiosity and desire to learn, their belief in themselves, and their ability to participate fully in their community with respect for self, others, and the earth.”“I’m excited to be joining OCS for many reasons,” Gibson said. “One big one is my ability to work one-on-one with each child when needed. My class will be small. In my experience, that is critical to effective teaching.”OCS class sizes never exceed 14 students to one teacher, which is significantly fewer than in public schools, where the number of students can be nearly double. Students at OCS enjoy a wide variety of activities and small class sizes. Photo courtesy: Olympia Community SchoolThe decision to add a fifth grade and become a complete elementary school is a natural progression “We are thriving. More parents are recognizing the value of an alternative elementary education,” Zerbe said.Founded in 1973, Olympia Community School offers two-year kindergarten beginning at age 4 through fifth grades to meet the demand for quality alternative education.The expansion is an exciting opportunity for the community, and OCS plans to host a Grand Opening event, as well as ongoing tours of their new facility. Enrollment for the 2016/17 school year is nearly full, interested parents should contact the school at [email protected] or call 360.866.8047.
Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#apps#mobile#news What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … sarah perez Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Multiple mobile payments companies are teaming up to offer expanded direct carrier billing options to Verizon Wireless customers here in the U.S. BilltoMobile, a Verizon partner since March 2010, has signed an agreement with BOKU, a mobile payments company that already provides merchants access to 2 billion consumers worldwide on 230 carriers, including AT&T, Vodafone, Globe and others. Also now on board is Zong, another international mobile payments company known for its integration with Facebook Credits, and more recently, its launch of a carrier billing program for Android developers.BilltoMobile operates a payment gateway that’s tied directly with Verizon’s billing platform here in the U.S., as well as AT&T’s. The new agreement allows BOKU and Zong to access that gateway, in order to provide services to Verizon customers.For Verizon end users, this simply means more options for carrier billing.What’s Carrier Billing?Carrier billing is a term that refers to the ability for mobile purchases, such as the purchase of virtual goods, services or other content, to be paid for via a mobile subscriber’s carrier bill. Merchants often work with mobile payment providers, such as BilltoMobile, to process those transactions, as opposed to working directly with the carrier itself.Direct mobile billing isn’t even limited to mobile phones. With services like BilltoMobile, BOKU, Zong and others, you can actually pay for online purchases via carrier billing from your desktop Web browser, too.BilltoMobile Deal Not Exclusive to BOKUCurrently, the San Jose-based BilltoMobile serves 65% of all U.S. wireless subscribers. Its key investor, Danal Co., Ltd. from Seoul, South Korea, has a long history in this market, having integrated direct mobile billing with 10,000+ merchants worldwide to date. Danal Co. has processed $4 billion in e-commerce mobile transactions since its first carrier partnership back in 2000.BOKU, a San Francisco-based mobile payments startup founded in 2009, doesn’t have an exclusive on this Verizon deal. Zong, a BOKU competitor, has also established a relationship with BilltoMobile. Any other company that wants to bill to Verizon would need to go through BilltoMobile, too.Carrier billing has yet to really take off in the U.S. due to lack of availability, support, and consumer education, but is already popular in many parts of the world. In recent months, Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile, have all launched or expanded their carrier billing efforts. And with more partnerships like the one announced today, it looks like it will become more of a standard way to pay for purchases in the months ahead. Related Posts The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology
Philadelphia-based developer Onion Flats has been mentioned in GBA at least twice before in connection with TED, a 1,130-sq.-ft. single-family home that was selected as one of three residential projects to win a spot in “From the Ground Up: Innovative Green Homes,” a competition co-presented by Syracuse University’s School of Architecture, the Syracuse Center of Excellence, and nonprofit housing and community groups Home HeadQuarters and the Near West Side Initiative.Fifty-two teams submitted project proposals for the competition, which were evaluated for their design, sustainability, and affordability. Construction costs were capped at $150,000. All three winning projects were built in Syracuse’s Near Westside neighborhood.Using PV to achieve NZEMore recently, Onion Flats, founded in 1997 by brothers Tim and Pat McDonald, has been focused on a project of markedly larger scale, although still with energy efficiency at the forefront. Last month, the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority selected the firm to lead the redevelopment of a city-owned property close to the Schuylkill River, in the East Falls neighborhood. This project will be mixed-use: 126 rental units, 8,700 square feet of retail space, and an open area called “River Terrace.” Its performance goal, however, is to meet the Passivhaus standard, as an Inhabitat post noted, and to operate at net zero energy with the help of a photovoltaic system.“I feel like this is an opportunity to do what we’ve been trying to do for a long time, to really kick it up in scale and do something that will not just impact a neighborhood but the city as a whole,” McDonald told PlanPhilly, a local news source affiliated with PennPraxis, the clinical arm of the School of Design of the University of Pennsylvania.Onion Flats now has until June to enter into a full redevelopment agreement, which will include a final sales price for the city-owned property, notes Newsworks, the online outlet of radio station WHYY. If construction begins in early 2013, as anticipated, the project could be completed in spring 2014.We’ll have more on this as the project progresses.
Junior left fielder Ronnie Dawson (4) takes a swing during a game against Bethune-Cookman.Credit: Giustino Bovenzi | Lantern reporterOhio State senior pitcher John Havird couldn’t have pitched much better than he did Friday in the second game of the day against Maryland, but a costly late error tied the game, and the Buckeyes would eventually fall 2-1 in the bottom of the 10th inning. Havird threw a career-high eight innings, allowing no hits and striking out seven, but after hitting his second batter during the first at-bat in the bottom of the ninth, the senior was pulled. Senior left-handed reliever Michael Horejsei retired his only batter on a pop fly, but the struggles immediately began after redshirt sophomore closer Yianni Pavlopoulos took to the mound.After a groundout to short, Pavlopoulos struck out Maryland junior designated hitter Nick Cieri, but Cieri reached first on the wild pitch. Sophomore first baseman Kevin Biondic then hit a hard groundball to third baseman Nick Sergakis. The senior could not come up with the ball cleanly and airmailed the throw to first into the stands, scoring the runner from third.With one out in the bottom of the 10th inning, sophomore center fielder Zach Jancarski singled up the middle for the first Maryland hit of the game. He would later steal second base and score off another single up the middle by junior right fielder Madison Nickens to give the Terrapins the 2-1 win.The game was scoreless until the bottom of the seventh inning when OSU freshman designated hitter Brady Cherry lifted a sacrifice fly to left field, scoring Sergakis. With the way Havird was pitching, the 1-0 lead seemed like it might have been enough to come out victorious, but the rally erased the lefty’s third win of the year. Game 1The first game of the doubleheader on Friday saw Maryland take an early two-run lead and keep OSU off the board to win by a final score of 3-0.After the Buckeyes went down in order to lead off the first inning, Nickens led off the bottom of the first with a walk. Freshman second baseman Nick Dunn singled to follow the free pass, and both runners would advance a base after an error by OSU senior shortstop Craig Nennig. After a strikeout, Cieri singled to left, scoring Nickens. A passed ball by OSU junior catcher Jalen Washington would score the Terrapins’ second run of the inning.The following four innings saw the score remain at 2-0 until Maryland freshman left fielder Marty Costes hit a solo home run to center field. Both starters pitched complete games in the matinee. OSU junior starting pitcher Tanner Tully went eight innings, surrendering three runs (two earned) on three hits, two walks and eight strikeouts. His counterpart, Maryland sophomore Taylor Bloom, tossed nine innings of shutout baseball, allowing only three hits and one walk while striking out five. With rain and snow looming, the Buckeyes and Terrapins will take a day off Saturday, with plans to finish out the series Sunday. The finale is scheduled to take place at 1 p.m. with junior right-hander Mike Shawaryn set to take the bump for Maryland and redshirt sophomore Adam Niemeyer starting for OSU.