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BIG Something & The Fritz Team Up For A Jam Throwdown [Gallery]

March 2, 2021 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: pllavecyf.

first_imgBIG Something and The Fritz convened last weekend, treating fans at the Charleston Pour House in Charleston, SC to an explosive display of jam rock music. The evening started with a set from The Fritz, the funky crew based out of Asheville, who even included a start/stop jam session where they would freeze in the style of the mannequin challenge! The night continued with BIG Something, another quickly-rising jam group out of NC. They worked covers of “Burning Down The House” and “Sympathy For The Devil” into their setlist. Woo woo! They also were joined by Fritz’s Jamar Woods on a rendition of “My Volcano,” bringing the house down with the great collaboration.Check out a full gallery from this exciting night of music, courtesy of Ellison White Photography, and the BIG Something setlist below.Setlist: BIG Something | Charleston Pour House | Charleston, SC | 11/26/16Burning Down The House (Talking Heads), Blue Dream, Megalodon, My Volcano* w/ Jamar Woods, Passenger, Tumbleweed, Song for Us, Sympathy for the Devil (Rolling Stones), UFOs are Real, Bbm Funk (B flat minor), Love Generator, Julia BrownE: Give It to Me Baby (Rick James), Pinky’s RideNotes: Entire show with Todd Pettit on percussion Load remaining imageslast_img read more

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Watch Preservation Hall Jazz Band’s Hour-Long Intimate Performance In Apogee Recording Studio [Pro-Shot]

March 2, 2021 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: pllavecyf.

first_imgOn Morning Becomes Eclectic on KCRW, an NPR member station in Santa Monica, California, last week, the infamous Preservation Hall Jazz Band came out to talk about their latest Cuban-inspired album, So It Is, and perform material for the intimate crowd gathered at Apogee Studio—formerly the private recording studio for the iconic producer and mixer Bob Clearwater. As an Apogee Session, Preservation Hall Jazz Band performed to a small audience of less than 200 people within the recording studio, treating them to tastes of their new album along with spirited renditions of their older numbers that come straight out of the heart of New Orleans.Preservation Hall Jazz Band And Jon Batiste Team Up For Joyful New Orleans Performance [Photos]After a little under an hour of live performances, including of songs “La Malanga,” “Convergence,” and “Santiago,” host of the show Garth Trinidad takes over and leads members of the band in a question-and-answer session, which features a lot of information about the band’s recent time in Cuba and its influence on both the individual members of the renowned group and on the sound of their latest album, So It Is, which was announced earlier in the year in February and formally released toward the end of April.Preservation Hall Jazz Band Announces New Album, Shares First Track [Listen]The episode was aired on public radio earlier in the week, while the full video of performance was recently released on KCRW’s website. You can watch the full hour-long performance here, or watch selected clips from their performance below, courtesy of NPR Music.“La Malanga”“Convergence”“Santiago”last_img read more

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Successful Hardware Strategies for a Software-Dominated World

February 27, 2021 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: pllavecyf.

first_imgOver the last couple of years, we have witnessed a massive transformation in the telecom industry with a shift away from proprietary, expensive IT equipment in favour of standard, cost-efficient computing blocks.Software and Cloud ruleThanks to these open standards, multiple virtual machines and multiple operating systems could be managed on a single, physical IT platform, which enabled software virtualisation. Now, enterprises could quickly update and upgrade networking functions without the need for expensive hardware swaps. This delivered increased flexibility, speed to market, agility and cost-reduction – all critical factors in an increasingly competitive, global market.Today, this software trend continues apace. Business leaders are increasingly asking their IT teams to revamp existing solutions in favour of software-and cloud-centric approaches with virtualisation initiatives like software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualisation (NFV) proving particularly popular.A hardware strategy is still requiredI believe that all these developments are hugely positive. However, it’s not an “either/or” scenario. In my book, hardware and software need to be part of a single over-arching strategy with hardware regarded as a critically important component in its own right. As the world swings towards disaggregated white boxes, I believe that more than ever, Network Equipment Providers (NEPs) and System Integrators (SIs) need a hardware approach that will deliver value while still supporting their customers’ NFV initiatives.NFV is not all about softwareAfter all, a true NFV solution needs a hardware ecosystem, featuring servers, storage, switches and networking. Due to bandwidth, latency and security issues, not everything can and will go to the Cloud. With 5G, and the proliferation of mobile phone and IoT devices together with the growth of high content delivery services, edge computing and IoT Edge Gateways will become increasingly important, particularly for analysis. This all points back to the importance of having the right hardware approach to set you up for success over the longer-term.Best practicesWhen you have questions, who better to ask than the people directly at the coal face? And so, together with Intel, we commissioned AvidThink to conduct research and speak with leading telecom providers to understand current best practices in hardware strategy and likely future trends. Hot off the press, the report makes for interesting reading.Three NEP solutionsFrom the core to the edge, the report confirms that NEPs need a strategy for handling hardware integration for Communication Service Providers (CSPs) and enterprises. In general, providers indicate that they will consume NEP solutions in one of three ways:As tightly-integrated software and hardware stacks — even if the underlying platform is x86-based. This does not preclude the NEP from creating integrated bundles and, in some cases, these appliances could have built-in elements of hardware acceleration.As pure software solutions, independent of the underlying hardware in a fully disaggregated scheme. This model sees CSPs deciding on the NFV infrastructure first and expecting the NEP software to execute seamlessly on the platform of choice.In a hybrid approach, where the NEP provides soft-integration or pre-integration stacks with their software functions pre-certified on a specific supplier’s hardware platform.All the indicators are that all three formats will persist for some time and across all locations: data center, mobile edge, and enterprise WAN edge with different locations likely to favor one format over powered by Intel® Xeon® Scalable processorHybrid – the best of both worldsHowever, according to the report, the consensus is that a hybrid or soft-integration approach can reduce risk and provide benefits to all members in the value chain. In this configuration, NEPs would offer pre-integrated or pre-certified solution stacks to their customers. These are different from the branded, tightly-integrated appliances that were typical in many NEP solutions.Instead, the hybrid format would see the NEP work with one or more hardware partners to ensure that their software solutions work well on specific platforms. These platforms could be uCPEs, single servers, or a full rack of servers.Faster time to market and reduced riskIt’s true that in the past, system integrators performed similar tasks, putting together solutions by loading, integrating, and testing software on server platforms. However, and here’s the important point, this new hybrid approach involves moving these activities upstream in the value chain.This research report shows that if you’re a NEP being pushed to become a purely software vendor, taking a hybrid strategy will deliver faster time to market, reduced risk during deployment, faster troubleshooting, and optimized performance.Be future-readyAdopting this strategy can also prepare you for the goal of delivering a fully disaggregated platform. A hybrid approach, coupled with the right hardware partner, ensures that you can provide end users with time savings, convenience, and the peace of mind that comes with a pre-integrated, pre-certified software and hardware stack.As the world marches toward software-defined infrastructure and the industry ideal of disaggregation, it’s important to remember that these functions are still dependent on specific hardware platforms. I believe that a hybrid model that is future ready, open and democratized represents the best of both worlds.What’s your take on the market and the best hardware strategy? Do you have insights to share? We would love to hear your comments and questions.Learn more about the research! Read the full report here.Learn more about Dell EMC OEM Telecom Solutions at: our LinkedIn OEM & IoT Solutions Showcase page here.Keep in touch. Follow us on Twitter @dellemcoemlast_img read more

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After Boston: Running Again After Tragedy

December 30, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: pllavecyf.

first_imgDear Mountain Mama,Running has always been my solace. To escape everyday stress, process loss, or deal with drama, I laced up my running shoes. Each time my foot struck the trail, I relaxed a bit more. With every exhale, a sense of calm and clarity replaced chaos. As my body found its rhythm, I experienced joy. Some runs I even felt invincible.But Boston changed all that. This week my legs felt as heavy as my heart. My mind turned over the bombs, the stolen lives, the injured runners, and then it rested on the dead-too-soon- eight-year old. What type of person does this? I feel like running has lost the sense of innocence. How do I find the courage to lace up my shoes?Yours, Gutted by BostonDear Gutted,Of course you’re mourning, Gutted by Boston. We all are. The running community is close-knit. The loss of one runner ripples through the souls of all of us. We think of those poor runners and spectators who came out expecting to celebrate physical accomplishments, and we shed tears for them and their families.Boston is also a very personal loss to all of us. First our government buildings, and then our airports and even our schools were tarnished by acts of violence. And now our most cherished marathon has been turned into something else. Races are where we go to be our very best selves. We go to push ourselves to do something and be someone that even we may not yet realize is possible. Now instead of hopes and dreams, Boston conjures up sad, horrible, scary, devastating, and ugly images.It’s impossible to even begin to imagine what kind of monster would be motivated to do something so sinister. The killers who set off the bombs have caused enough harm. To give those monsters the chance to replace the feel-good associations of running with nightmares is unacceptable.While we are powerless to undo the events that unfolded at Boston, we alone are responsible for our thoughts. We must not give that power to dark and evil people.Of course thoughts of Boston will stay in our minds. We will shake our heads, not able to process the enormity of what happened. Our hearts will remain heavy with loss.But when are thoughts turn to the events that unfolded at Boston, let’s also remember just how amazing runners are. Let’s remember how inspiring, encouraging, supportive, modest, decent, and hardworking the community is. When I ran this week, my thoughts turned to Boston. I pleaded with the universe to somehow make right out of the madness.And then I remembered the kindest act another runner once bestowed upon me. I’ve never told anyone this story, but I’ll tell you now, Gutted by Boston. My hope is in telling it that with the sadness you might also find the courage marvel at random kind acts others sometimes bestow upon us when we are at our most vulnerable.Years ago when I worked at a big corporate law firm and was billing eighty plus hour weeks, I dreamed of one thing. I wanted to qualify for Boston. That meant running a marathon in 3:40, roughly 8:20 minute miles. I carefully planned my training schedule and taped it above my bed.The week before my marathon, the closing of a multi-million dollar merger forced me to work into the wee early morning hours.  Needless to say, my taper had not happened the way I had hoped. I hadn’t slept or got in my last few runs or eaten the way I had planned. Nor had I pooped. Not once, not all week.I fiber-loaded, but still nothing moved. My pants felt uncomfortably snug. All I could think about was clearing my intestines, one nice big toilet-filling expulsion.The morning of the race I toed the start line completely clogged. I hoped that things stayed put just a while longer, three hours and forty minutes longer to be precise.At first they did. I was hitting my splits. As I passed the thirteen-mile marker, I started to think that I just might quality for Boston.But a half mile later I felt that uncomfortable sensation, a tidal wave rippling through my intestines, quickly downward. I tried to shortening my stride. With every footstep, the pressure intensified. I realized I had to find a bathroom immediately. I panicked, looking around the paved streets, the concrete sidewalks, and the locked towering office buildings. I scooted off the course, down an alley, in an attempt to preserve some dignity.A male voice called after me, “I’ll cover you with my coat.”“No, I’m not peeing. It’s more.”“I know, I’ve been exactly where you are right now.”With his back turned to me, he held is coat to offer some semblance of privacy. Inches away I made the most gruesome sounds. And then a week of backed-up bowel movements rushed out. The whole time this kind stranger stoically held his coat between us.When I was finished, he offered me napkins. I couldn’t meet his gaze as I took them from his hands. Then he held out a bag for me to dispose of the napkins and encouraged me to finish my run.I wanted nothing more than to disappear in the shadows of the buildings. But when I looked that kind man in the eyes, I felt inspired. That was the first and only marathon I’ve ever finished. My time was exactly four hours.That man offered me comfort during a time when most others would have chastised me or looked the other way. At my most human and embarrassed moment, another runner possessed the grace to help.Gutted by Boston, we must look for the light during this time of darkness. We must search for our own uplifting and funny and human running stories. The best we can do is to share those stories and that love now. Gutted, lace up your shoes and run toward the light!Best,Mountain MamaGot a question for Mountain Mama? Send it herelast_img read more

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4th Fleet Commander Hosts Maritime Staff Talks with Peruvian Navy

December 20, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: pllavecyf.

first_imgBy DVIDS/Edited by Diálogo Staff October 09, 2020 Rear Admiral Don Gabrielson, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. Fourth Fleet, hosted leaders from the Peruvian Navy for the annual U.S.-Peru Maritime Staff Talks (MST) on September 23.MSTs support U.S. global strategy by building and strengthening working relationships between the U.S. and partner nations and improving interoperability through face-to-face meetings. Due to COVID-19, this year’s MST occurred virtually via the All Partner Access Network (APAN) and the Combined Enterprise Regional Information Exchange System (CENTRIXS).Representatives from the Peruvian Navy, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and the U.S. Coast Guard participated in the event.Rear Adm. Gabrielson led the U.S. delegation along with Brigadier General Phillip Frietze, commander of U.S. Marine Corps Forces South, and Rear Admiral Brian Penoyer, commander of the Eleventh U.S. Coast Guard District. Rear Admiral Rodolfo Sablich, deputy of the Peruvian Navy General Staff; Rear Admiral Jose Antonio Regalado, commander of the Marine Corps; Rear Admiral Jorge Martín Zegarra, naval attaché in Washington D.C.; and Rear Admiral Werner Meier Von Schierenbeck, commander of Coast Guard Operations, led the Peruvian delegation.MST topics included discussion of the multinational maritime exercise UNITAS LXII (62), which will occur in September 2021. Peru will host UNITAS LXII to celebrate the bicentennial of the Peruvian Navy. The two delegations also made initial preparations for the Silent Forces Exercise (SIFOREX), a biennial, bilateral anti-submarine warfare (ASW) exercise hosted by the Peruvian Navy. As with every MST this year, the U.S. and Peruvian delegation shared health crisis management lessons learned from each country’s respective experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.“The United States and Peru have enjoyed a close relationship at sea since 1920, when the U.S. naval mission to Peru began. Our current range of topics and the ease of discussion underscore a mature, special friendship, with subjects covering the spectrum of naval operations. We especially appreciate learning from the Peruvian Navy’s experience during the pandemic. It’s inspiring hearing their personal and professional stories of leadership and service. We have much to look forward to in 2021, especially helping Peru celebrate their Navy’s 200th anniversary.” said Rear Adm. Gabrielson.last_img read more

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Mobile app vulnerabilities persist: HPE report

December 18, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: pllavecyf.

first_imgMobile applications’ frequent use of personally identifiable information presents significant vulnerabilities as sensitive information is transmitted, according to the Palo Alto, Calif.-based Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Cyber Risk Report 2016.As the number of connected mobile devices increases, criminals have been diversifying malware to target the most popular mobile operating platforms. The number of Android threats, forms of malware and potentially unwanted applications grew to more than 10,000 daily, reaching a total year over year increase of 153%. Apple iOS represented the greatest growth rate, with a malware sample increase of more than 230%. continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img

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Ridge Man Accused of Raping Home Invasion Victim

December 16, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: pllavecyf.

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A teenager has been accused of raping a victim at gunpoint during a home invasion in his hometown of Ridge last month, Suffolk County authorities said.The case was one of four armed home invasions in as many weeks that detectives are investigating.In the first case, 17-year-old Raiquon Davis and 29-year-old Steven Calderon allegedly broke into a house on Independence Court in Ridge, where they stole a wallet, cell phone and ID at 6 a.m. Monday, Sept. 21, police said. Davis allegedly raped a victim during the home invasion, although authorities said he claims the sex was consensual.Davis, who was arrested at 1 p.m. the same day and indicted two days later, pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree rape, attempted rape, criminal sex act, burglary and robbery Oct. 5 at Suffolk County court. Calderon, who was arrested shortly before 11 a.m. the same morning, was charged with robbery and burglary. Judge Fernando Comacho ordered both men held without bail.Nearly three hours later and 11 miles away from the first home invasion, a victim answered a knock at the door of their Halsey Street home in Port Jefferson Station when the suspect flashed a gun, assaulted one of the victims and stole cash from those inside before they suspect fled, police said. The nature of the injuries the victim suffered was unclear and there was neither an arrest nor description of the suspect.Two weeks later, a man broke into a home on Corey Place in Huntington Station, where the victim had an altercation with the suspect, who threatened the victim with a gun at 7:40 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, police said. The victim, who did not actually see a gun, was not injured. Police neither arrested the suspect nor had a description of him.Then, at 2:27 a.m. Monday, Oct. 12, John Gonzalez allegedly forced his way through the front door of a Grant Avenue home in Brentwood, where he struck the victim with a baseball bat, police said. The victim was treated at Southside Hospital in Bay Shore. Gonzalez was charged with burglary. His bail was set at $100,000 cash or $300,000 bond.last_img read more

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One-bedroom apartments on the Gold Coast back in fashion

October 6, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: pllavecyf.

first_img50/38 Enderley Ave, Surfers Paradise — a one-bedroom apartment — has a $219,000 price tag. Picture: property prices were also bringing one-bedroom apartments back into focus for owner-occupiers and investors.“These days, properties are much more expensive and often people can’t afford the luxury of a second bedroom, or investors don’t want to tie up their capital in a two-bedder.“The one-bedroom apartment is a realistic way for young couples or young buyers to get a foothold in the property market, especially if they are willing to settle for less room in theearly years.“And a small mortgage gives them the opportunity to build equity in their home, allowing them to move on to something bigger a few years down the track.” A one-bedroom apartment at 3262 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise is on the market at $279,000. Picture: Bell said one-bedroom apartments could be snapped up in the heart of Surfers Paradise for the price of a parking garage in Sydney.“You can still buy a one-bedroom apartment on the Gold Coast for less than $200,000,” Mr Bell said.“Quite often these are in older buildings, but they represent an entry-point to the market for some buyers and a lifestyle solution for others.” What a view! A one-bedroom apartment at 3262 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise is on the market at $279,000. Picture: from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa18 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoMr Bell said changing demographics were driving the trend.“The 2016 Census found that almost one in four Australians now live in single-person households,” he said.“More people are choosing not to get married or to remain childless, while others might choose to live alone after a breakup.“There are also the empty-nesters who are looking to downsize to a low-maintenance yet well-located lifestyle that also allows them to free up equity in the family home.” This one-bedroom apartment at 3197 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise is on the market at $159,000. Picture: apartments are back in vogue thanks to demographic shifts and rising property prices, according to Ray White Surfers Paradise Group CEO Andrew Bell.Mr Bell said the growth of one-person households, the upsurge in downsizing and the search for housing affordability were all factors in the resurgence of one-bedders.And these “property pocket rockets” can also be the ticket to achieving the real estate holy grail of location, location, location. 50/38 Enderley Ave, Surfers Paradise has a $219,000 price tag. Picture: read more

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Bourbon Sets Up FLOATGEN Mooring System

September 28, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: pllavecyf.

first_imgBourbon has completed the mooring installation of the first floating wind turbine in France for Ecole Centrale de Nantes (ECN) as part of the European project FLOATGEN at the SEM-REV experimental test site, off Le Croisic.FLOATGEN is a wind turbine with concrete float designed by Ideol and currently under construction at Saint-Nazaire port by Bouygues Travaux Publics. Its installation is scheduled for the end of 2017.The innovative mooring system using synthetic mooring lines was designed and developed by Ideol team. An anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessel with a WROV, were required for its installation.Responsible for the overall management of the project’s implementation, Bourbon performed the engineering, the operations preparation and the execution of the mooring system installation.“The Bourbon team is extremely proud of this successful operation, which confirms once again our ability to deliver integrated projects, our expertise in offshore engineering services and our adaptability to demanding environments for the entire energy sector,” comments Patrick Belenfant, Bourbon’s senior vice president Subsea Services.“One of the FLOATGEN project challenges was to install an innovative mooring system that needs to meet the production conditions criteria of the floating wind turbine. This demonstrates the value of an experimental site to test innovative technological developments, their implementation and project management when in production. Competent and dedicated teams from Bourbon, Ideol and Centrale Nantes have highly contributed to the success of the operation,” adds Christian Berhault, Head of SEM-REV at Centrale Nantes.last_img read more

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Drug Trafficking fuels Mali conflict

September 27, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: pllavecyf.

first_imgDrug trafficking is a major problem fuelling the conflict in Mali and impeding the peace process, the country’s foreign minister said on Thursday on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.Abdoulaye Diop, Mali’s foreign minister, told reporters that the drug trafficking menace is a major concern for his country.The minister said that drug trafficking went hand-in-hand with terror attacks as the two big impediments to implementing the peace agreement.Stability has remained very elusive for Mali three months after reaching a peace deal designed to end decades of conflict.Jihadist groups linked to al-Qaeda seized control of Mali’s vast arid north from March 2012 to January 2013 when they were pushed back by forces from France.Parts of the remote north however still remain out of the control of the army or the UN military mission as the country struggles to restore peace.There were hopes of a return to stability in May when northern-based loyalist militias signed a peace deal with Tuareg rebels in the area but the deal remains fragile.last_img read more

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