The Peach Festival, Live For Live Music Announce 2019 Media Partnership

first_imgLive For Live Music is thrilled to announce that we’ve teamed up with The Peach Music Festival as the official media partner for their 2019 event, set to take place on July 25th–28th at Montage Mountain in Scranton, PA.In the leadup to this year’s edition of The Peach Music Festival, Live For Live Music will be bringing you exclusive video content from previous years, live artist Q&As, unique interviews, new lineup addition announcements, and much more. The partnership will culminate with a number of exciting activations during the event in July, from free live webcasts to a Live For Live Music stage on the festival grounds.The media partnership kicked off today, March 18th, with the premiere of a portion of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead’s performance at The Peach 2018. You can watch the newly premiered pro-shot video below:Joe Russo’s Almost Dead – “Greatest Story Ever Told” > Jam > “Loser” – The Peach 2018<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Keep your eyes open for plenty of exciting content from The Peach Music Festival and Live For Live Music over the next few months. We’ll see you on the mountain!For more information about The Peach 2019, or to grab your tickets today, head here.last_img read more

Advanced Leadership Initiative releases 2017 Climate Change Deep Dive Report

first_imgThe Harvard University Advanced Leadership Initiative (ALI) has released its 2017 Climate Change Deep Dive Report. The report presents a summary of ideas from ALI’s Deep Dive event, a two-day intensive immersion with a focus on problem-solving and practical applications of knowledge.The 2017 Climate Change Deep Dive was chaired by Professor Forest Reinhardt of Harvard Business School, and included other faculty and speakers from the Harvard Business School, the Harvard Law School, the Harvard Kennedy School, the Harvard Paulson School of Engineering, and the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences.As part of the Deep Dive, ALI Fellows analyzed the latest findings on climate change, heard from environmental policy experts, and worked through case studies to develop a deeper understanding of potential solutions to global warming. During the Deep Dive, presenters highlighted potential changes to environmental policy in the United States under President Trump.At the close of the event, Professor Reinhardt led the fellows through a problem-solving discussion to synthesize their learning. ALI Fellows called for increased education around climate change for the broader public and for younger generations in particular. They also stressed a need for urgency and immediate action at the local level.For more information, read the complete report. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Teamwork Driving Transformation: The Power of One Unleashing the Power of Data

first_img“Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan.”Yes – it’s football season in the U.S. and I’m kicking off this post with a quote from legendary football coach Tom Landry…it’ll make sense in a moment.About a year ago, we took the next step in our Dell Technologies journey in bringing our PC and Infrastructure business under one roof as the Products and Operations organization.  The team’s mission well-represents our wider organization’s vision to be THE essential infrastructure provider edge, to core, to cloud – because this organization literally delivers the products, solutions and capabilities across each supported by the power of one of the most innovative and effective supply chains in the world.The creation of the P&O team gives us a unique perspective in the industry to look across the entirety of our Dell and Dell EMC portfolio.  And, it pushes us to deliver more holistic solutions for our customers modernizing IT to better meet the needs of their evolving workforce and take advantage of the new opportunities driven by data.Reflecting on the last year – it’s truly amazing what we’ve accomplished.  We’ve executed against our winning strategy to rev up the innovation engine across the entirety of our business, simplify our ISG portfolio to deliver the best products, and most importantly, embrace the power of teamwork in everything that we do in the spirit of winning.   As a result, we’re driving continued growth across our businesses in PCs, Workstations, Gaming, Servers, Storage, Networking, HCI and CI, Data Protection.   I love being a part of a winning team.When I think about what has been core to the team’s success over the last year – it’s hands down the hard work of the team working together, driven by a common purpose to succeed – to win.  We’ve laid out a strategy and day in, day out – we execute against it [i].  We often hear about “flawless” execution – but there is always a challenge – always an audible that forces you to change route.  But we keep our heads in the game – looking ahead – doing what we do best – no distractions, though some may try.There’s going to be times where not everything goes to plan – but it’s how resilient you are in those moments that define the success of a team.  Those moments make us stronger, smarter – we analyze, assess and apply new takeaways and knowledge to ensure our trajectory for success stays on track.I’ve been impressed by what’s possible through the power of one team this year.  We made a statement in Enterprise Storage with PowerMax – the world’s fastest storage array on the planet. We’re continuing to deliver innovation for the Mid-Range with SC Series and Unity enhancements, and most recently a powerful entry-level Storage solution with PowerVault.  We’re powering high-value Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning workloads with our PowerEdge portfolio, and we’re driving innovation in Multi-Cloud solutions that enable organizations to better manage and scale data both on- and off-premise across public AND private clouds.   And of course, there’s more to come.  In the PC business – we kicked off 2018 with 87+ awards at CES across our PC and gaming portfolio…but that was just the beginning. We’ve launched award-winning Workstations and Displays in just the last few weeks, and most recently 17 “Best of IFA” awards – and the innovation engine continues to crank.But the power of the collective P&O organization is how we work across the organization and across our aligned businesses to deliver unparalleled solutions for our customers.  Case in point – how we have integrated solutions with VMware to transform IT.   Just recently at VMworld we demonstrated the power of how Dell, Dell EMC and VMware are “better together” with solutions that scale across Software-Defined infrastructure to modernize IT from edge, to core, to cloud – while also modernizing PC provisioning in the workplace with Dell and Workspace ONE.  And we’ll continue to do more of this across the Dell Technologies family.It’s these integrated solutions that give organizations like Draper the ability to further modernize technology for their workforce and transform their IT infrastructure and solve some of the world’s toughest challenges, such as advancing technology in spacesuits to keep astronauts – and eventually firefighters and deep water divers – safe in the event of an emergency.But there’s always more to do.“If you sit back and spend too much time feeling good about what you did in the past, you’re going to come up short next time.”  New England fans know that Coach Bill Belichick isn’t a man of many words…but when he does provide insight, it’s worth listening to.  And he’s got a few rings to back those words up 😉This sentiment couldn’t be more true.  Just like any team – we look back at what went well, and ask where can we do better.  How do we perform with excellence despite the challenges and competition out in the field?  It’s what drives every member of this organization to advance innovation full speed ahead across our portfolio to ensure our customers can meet their IT needs today and tomorrow.So as we look ahead into the next year and what’s in store during what many are calling the “Data Era” – with even more data coming our way – creating more complexity for our customers but equal opportunity to take Digital Transformation head on…this team, the best team in the industry, says “Game On.” IDC WW Quarterly Enterprise Storage Systems Tracker, 2018Q2, September 6, 2018 – Vendor RevenueIDC WW Quarterly Purpose-Built Backup Appliance Tracker, 2018Q2, September 13, 2018 – Vendor RevenueIDC WW Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker, 2018Q1, June 21, 2018 – Vendor RevenueIDC WW Quarterly Converged Systems Tracker, 2018Q2, Sept. 25, 2018 – Vendor Revenue IDC WW Quarterly x86 Server Tracker, 2018Q2, Sept. 5, 2018 – Units & Vendor RevenueIDC WW Storage Software and Cloud Services QView, 2018Q2, Sept. 6, 2018 –   Vendor RevenueIDC Quarterly Personal Computing Device Tracker – PCD Final HistoricalIDC Quarterly Workstation Tracker – Final Historicallast_img read more

Cheaper, cleaner electricity imports put pressure on Poland’s high-cost coal-fired power generators

first_imgCheaper, cleaner electricity imports put pressure on Poland’s high-cost coal-fired power generators FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:Poland is on track to import a record amount of electricity this year as power traders buy cheaper and cleaner electricity from neighboring countries, reducing demand for the mostly coal-fired energy produced by state-run utilities.Poland’s power imports soared by 24.6% to 8.1 TWh in the first nine months of the year compared with the same period in 2018, data from power grid operator PSE shows. Although still a small part of the country’s total energy requirements, the rise is being driven by a surge in wholesale electricity prices in Poland, where 80% of power generated comes from burning coal, as carbon emission costs and coal prices increase.The majority of Poland’s electricity imports this year came from Sweden and Germany, where average wholesale prices in the first half of the year were 175 zlotys ($44.71) and 165 zlotys per MWh respectively compared to 229 zlotys in Poland.While the increase in imports helps Poland meet rising demand for power – total consumption between January and July was 98.7 TWh, according to PSE data – and is welcomed by the European Union, it adds to pressure on Poland’s state-run utilities which produce power mostly from coal and lignite.Poland’s biggest energy group PGE reported a fall in power production in its lignite and hard coal power plants of 12% and 19% respectively in the first half of 2019, citing the increase in imports, with the trend expected to continue for the rest of 2019.“This is not a comfortable situation for Polish utilities,” said Robert Maj, an analyst at Ipopema Securities.More: Poland’s cleaner power imports pile pressure on coal energylast_img read more

Cab Driver Dead After Oakdale Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 92-year-old taxi driver died after he crashed his cab into a home in Oakdale on Thursday morning.Suffolk County police said Joseph Saccente of West Sayville was driving a taxi northbound on Shore Road when his cab drove across lawns of multiple homes, struck multiple mailboxes and then hit a house shortly after 7 a.m.The victim, who worked for Colonial Taxi, was taken to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, where he was pronounced dead. The preliminary investigation indicates that he may have suffered a medical emergency prior to the crash, police said.Fifth Squad detectives impounded the vehicle and ask anyone with information on this crash to call them at 631-854-8552.last_img read more

Community involvement is the best PR

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Two examples and an Bill PrichardCO-OP Financial Services recently made available the white paper, “Best Practices: Public Relations for Credit Unions.” The paper reviewed the work of six public relations professionals at credit unions from Virginia to Alaska. A number of topics emerged in our discussion with these “practitioners,” but perhaps the one best practice they have unanimously adopted is community involvement. It’s the best public relations of all.The opportunities for credit unions to be involved in their communities are as broad and diverse as the nation.One example is $2.4 billion Redwood Credit Union of Santa Rosa, Calif., which has had a strong relationship with the Redwood Empire Food Bank, also of Santa Rosa.“Our partnership provides us mutually beneficial media opportunities, too,” says Robin McKenzie, SVP/marketing and communications. “For example, we recently got called to be the featured company at the food bank when they were contacted by KGO-TV, a San Francisco ABC affiliate, who wanted to do a live broadcast there during Thanksgiving. continue reading »last_img read more

CDD Rule: Beware of events that may trigger beneficial ownership reviews

first_img continue reading » 17SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr I have exciting news to share; on Friday I became a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist through ACAMS. This is a great milestone for me and nothing could commemorate this accomplishment better than a BSA blog.  Enjoy!As the Customer Due Diligence (CDD) rule’s implementation date gets closer, we have seen an increase in questions regarding the types of events that may lead a credit union to review the beneficial ownership information of an existing account. So we thought it would be helpful to go over the rule’s requirements and give examples of potential triggering events. Before we dig in, remember that the definition of a beneficial owner includes two prongs—ownership and control—so when talking about updating information on beneficial owners, we are referring to both prongs.The 5th pillar of BSA compliance established by the final rule requires that credit unions include in their anti-money laundering (AML) programs, CDD procedures for the purpose of developing a member risk profile and conducting ongoing monitoring of these relationships. See, 81 Fed. Reg. 29449. Before you sound the alarm at your credit union, it is important to know that the final CDD rule does not impose a categorical requirement to regularly update the beneficial ownership information on an existing account. See, 81 Fed. Reg. 29421. However, as part of the on-going monitoring, credit unions may encounter some events that could lead the credit union to believe that there has been a fundamental change to the ownership of the account and hence trigger a review of beneficial owners. See, 81 Fed. Reg. 29399.last_img read more

Mexican president sticks to no-war approach after shocking cartel video

first_imgMexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Monday he would maintain a less confrontational approach to battling drug gangs even after one of Mexico’s most powerful cartels showcased its firepower in a video that stunned Mexicans.A video purportedly shot by the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG), showing dozens of armed gang members in bullet proof vests in front of armored cars painted in military-style camouflage, went viral on social media on Friday.Lopez Obrador said he would not repeat the mistakes of previous administrations that failed to contain cartel violence, which surged after former President Felipe Calderon launched a military-led crackdown on the gangs in late 2006. “Violence cannot be confronted with violence, fire cannot be extinguished with fire, evil cannot be confronted with evil,” he said. “Evil must be confronted with good.”Lopez Obrador said his government would face down gangs with intelligence rather than force, focusing on poverty and other root causes of crime.”We are not going to declare war,” he said.With homicides reaching record levels, the president has come under growing scrutiny over his security policy, dubbed by Lopez Obrador as one of “hugs, not bullets.”Many analysts argue his approach has emboldened criminal groups. Murders in Mexico in the first six months of the year hit an all-time high, data showed on Monday.  Topics :last_img read more

Allen aces Arlington foes for checkers at Grams Memorial

first_imgBrett Allen led every time around the track in winning Arlington Raceway’s Dan Grams Memorial main event for IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars. (Photo by Sarah Moriarty) Allen led every lap of the Dan Grams Memorial at Arlington Raceway. When the $500 perfect attendance bonus and late contributions to the purse were figured in, the checkers were good for $1,450. ARLINGTON, Minn. (July 13) – If he could have picked the night to get his first IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car victory of the season, Brett Allen would have selected Saturday.  After drawing the outside pole start, Allen flew down the backstretch and never looked back, working through lapped traffic in what proved to be a caution-free race.center_img Michael Stien worked up from his third row start but settled for second, ahead of Jesse Cripe, hard charger Neil Stevens and Javen Ostermann. Feature results – 1. Brett Allen; 2. Michael Stien; 3. Jesse Cripe; 4. Neil Stevens; 5. Javen Ostermann; 6. Billy Johnson; 7. Brandon Allen; 8. Trevor Serbus; 9. Jeremy Schultz; 10. Dave Becker; 11. Nathan Showalter.last_img read more

Wenger to accept FIFA role

first_imgRelatedPosts Runarsson joins Arsenal on four-year deal Arsenal, Wolves want Michael Olise Akpom pens Middlesbrough loan deal Arsene Wenger will reportedly accept a technical director role at FIFA as the former Arsenal boss continues to wait for the right managerial project to come along.The Frenchman has been out of work since leaving the Emirates in May 2018 after 22 years at club, during which he won ten major trophies.Since leaving Arsenal, Wenger has been approached with a number of managerial opportunities but has so far declined all of them.According to ESPN, the technical role at FIFA is not completely defined, but it will be an important one in which Wenger’s voice will be heard and opinions considered.However, the former Gunners boss has emphasised that his main priority remains finding a job in club football soon.Wenger recently admitted in an interview that it was a dream of his to manage a country at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.Tags: ArsenalArsene WengerFIFAlast_img read more