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The Delta Saints Rock Out In New Live Video For ‘Dust’ [Premiere]

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

first_imgNashville band The Delta Saints recently released a special edition of their album Bones with Loud & Proud Records, packaging the acclaimed 2015 release with six bonus tracks, including three b-sides and three live versions of album tracks, that were recorded during the filming of live performance music videos at Downtown Presbyterian Church in Nashville. The Delta Saints have been garnering praise for a sound that is all their own, but with hints of My Morning Jacket, The Black Keys and The White Stripes thrown in for good measure. They even received an stellar endorsement from the legendary Chrissie Hynde, who was a guest on Bravo’s “Watch What Happen Live” last year and told a caller that she saw The Delta Saints play Akron, OH, that they are a “great band” and suggested that people buy Bones –  watch HERE. With the new special edition of Bones, the band has been releasing accompanying videos in support of the new release. Singer Ben Ringel tells us about the third and final video in the series, for the song “Dust.” Says Ringel, “Dust is the third and final chapter of our Live at 5th & Church video series… our videographer Tim Duggan had a vision for us all standing back up against a wall and having the cameras just moving left and right, really just trying to catch the right moments. We tracked the song live so what you’re hearing and seeing was played in real time, which made Tim’s job a bit tricky.”Watch the premiere of “Dust,” streaming below.Ringel tells us more about “Dust,” saying “The story for Dust came about after a conversation that I had with my grandfather about his childhood. He was a young boy living on his family’s farm in Kansas during the dust bowl. They used to sit and watch the mid-day sky turn black from mountains of dust being moved across the plains. I imagine back then it was a bit of a harrowing religious experience that no one could explain.” The down-home nature of the song shines through with every note.The Delta Saints have spent the last nine years playing festivals and selling out headline shows in the U.S. and across Europe, averaging about 200 shows per year, organically growing their audience all the while. They have performed at several festivals in the U.S. including Summer Camp, Harvest, The Ride, Summerfest, Wakarusa and The Simple Man Cruise. After just returning from a European tour, the band will hit the road throughout the U.S. with a major summer tour, beginning on August 17th. Check out the band’s full tour schedule below, and head here for more information about the group! Purchase the Bones special edition through iTunes now.The Delta Saints U.S. Tour ScheduleAug 17 – Pour House in Raleigh, NC Aug 18 – Clementine Café in Harrisonburg, VA Aug 19 – Mercury Lounge in New York, NY Aug 20 – Milkboy in Philadelphia, PA Aug 21 – The Hamilton in Washington, DC Aug 22 – Club Café in Pittsburgh, PA Aug 24 – Rumba Café in Columbus, OH Aug 25 – Beat Kitchen in Chicago, IL Aug 26 – Duck Room @ Blueberry Hill in University City, MO Aug 27 – Jackpot Music Hall in Lawrence, KS Aug 31 – Black Sheep in Colorado Springs, CO Sep 01 – Marquis Theatre in Denver, CO Sep 03 – New Belgium Tour De Fat in Fort Collins, CO Sep 09 – Black Swamp Arts Festival in Bowling Green, OHSep 10 – Zanzabar in Louisville, KYlast_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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Finding a shared future

January 26, 2021 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: ekyaaglzf.

first_imgSouth Bend Mayor Stephen Luecke clearly recalls meeting with University President Emeritus Fr. Edward “Monk” Malloy on campus about 15 years ago when he first stepped into the role of mayor of South Bend. It was the first of many meetings between Luecke and University officials that would define a decade and a half of collaborations on projects such as Innovation Park and Eddy Street Commons. It was the new mayor’s first access to a relationship with Notre Dame that would be sometimes challenging and often rewarding. “There were some bumps in the road from time to time,” Luecke said, specifically noting debate about whether to pass an ordinance to ban off-campus student parties in 2007. “But that provided some other opportunities for discussion that led to positive relations and finding ways to work through issues and understand different points of view.” Luecke, who has been mayor of South Bend since 1997, announced in December that he would not run for reelection next year. He is the longest-serving mayor in South Bend’s history. The mayor has led South Bend through inaugurations of two University presidents, two presidential visits to Notre Dame — Barack Obama in 2009 and George W. Bush in 2001 — and numerous debates over the years about the town-gown relationship. Luecke’s 14th-floor office in the County-City Building offers a sweeping view of the city, with the tower of Le Mans Hall at Saint Mary’s just visible to the north. He doesn’t interact with University officials on a daily basis, but collaboration is frequent, Luecke said in an interview in his downtown South Bend office. “Over the years, the relationship has strengthened and developed,” he said. With a change of city leadership coming, the University will be closely watching coming elections, said Tim Sexton, Notre Dame’s assistant vice president for Public Affairs. “The primary election, scheduled for May 3, will be very interesting,” said Sexton, who acts as the University’s point person for communication with the city. Several joint ventures, such as work with the Robinson Community Learning Center, Innovation Park and the Northeast Neighborhood Revitalization Organization, give the University reason to quickly begin a relationship with the incoming mayor, Sexton said. “There will be a learning curve, regardless of who is elected mayor, there are simply too many exciting projects and initiatives occurring for a person to wrap their hands around everything,” he said. Luecke said research facilities Innovation Park and Ignition Park stand out as one of the most prominent projects he has tackled as mayor. The University and the city first started collaborating in 2004 on the research parks to bring business to the local economy. Innovation Park is funded by multiple sources, including federal, state and local governments, the University and private donors. The Park, which opened in the fall of 2009, offers office and lab space for research ventures and start-up companies. Sexton said it is currently about 60 to 65 percent occupied with 30 tenants. Companies that develop successfully in Innovation Park can move to Ignition Park, the city’s partner research facility. Luecke recently announced that a company based in Innovation Park will graduate to Ignition Park. “We know that we won’t capture every company that succeeds and grows from Innovation Park, but if we get a few, that’s great,” Luecke said. “It is certainly our goal to capture as many companies as possible.” Luecke also notably worked with the University on building Eddy Street Commons — a project that initially sparked fears in some about Notre Dame expansion into the Northeast Neighborhood. “There were certainly some tensions at times, and worries by some neighbors that the University is expanding and going to eat up neighborhood,” Luecke said. After conversations among city officials, the University and neighborhood residents about the scope of the Commons, the city and University moved forward on developing the center of restaurants, retail and apartment complexes, which opened in 2009. The University also partnered with the city, the South Bend Clinic, Memorial Hospital of South Bend and Saint Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in the Northeast Neighborhood Revitalization Organization (NNRO) to further develop the Northeast Neighborhood, just south of Notre Dame’s campus. The NNRO works to rehabilitate homes in the neighborhood. Many house Notre Dame faculty, and about 30 percent are subsidized for moderate-income families, Luecke said. “I think that worked well in terms of satisfying some concerns resident had,” Luecke said. After 15 years, Luecke said he is ready to step down from his role. “I couldn’t really commit the energy to it for another four years,” Luecke said. “As much as I love the job, it’s a draining job.” He hasn’t yet decided what to do after he finishes his last term as mayor of South Bend, but without a campaign to split his focus, he hopes to spend the rest of his time finishing several initiatives and preparing the office for new leadership. “It’s exciting, but a little anxiety producing,” Luecke said. Governing a city that houses a major university was educational, he said. “There are challenges associated with having strong university presence,” he said, “like the town gown relationships, developing partnerships, finding common ground as university and a community. “But I think we did a great job of finding a shared future vision.”last_img read more

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No. 5 Syracuse sets program record with 2-0 shutout win over No. 21 Albany

September 16, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: dywkshhfy.

first_imgALBANY — Borg van der Velde smacked her shin guards six times. Three times before the opening whistle and three after. The wood of her stick against the padding echoed through Alumni Turf as she cheered on her teammates.Those six hits were the most action van der Velde experienced in Syracuse’s program-record seventh-consecutive shutout. The No. 5 Orange (7-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) capped its road trip with a 2-0 victory over No. 21 Albany (2-3) Sunday afternoon. The win broke the previous Syracuse record of six shutouts during the 1997 season.“It means nothing,” Syracuse head coach Ange Bradley said. “I would like to be the second women’s team to win a national championship.”SU’s defense struck early, forcing turnovers and controlling possession in its half of the field. Albany struggled to convert passes as midfielders Laura Hurff and Erin Gillingham disrupted passing lanes on the outside and prevented opposing midfielders from threading the ball inside.“Our focus is our five-meter hash,” Hurff said. “Our goal is to protect (that) at all costs.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textRoos Weers scored less than two minutes in on a penalty corner to give SU a 1-0 lead. As the game progressed, Albany began to gain its composure. The Great Danes defense pressured the Orange’s offense and forced multiple turnovers. On offense, SU’s method is to “break the spine.” The team wants to force the ball to the middle of the field rather than trying to advance along the sidelines. Against Albany, the Orange defense did the exact opposite. It acted as a shield around the spine.Albany finished with just one shot the entire game. The Great Danes attempted its lone penalty corner in the 23rd minute. Kelsey Bridell inserted the ball for Albany, but Gillingham collapsed immediately, stealing the ball and preventing a shot.“That’s our house,” Hurff said. “That’s our shell. And we’re going to do whatever we can to protect it.”After Weers added another goal on a penalty corner, Albany made one final push in the closing minutes. Bridell wove between the SU backs on the right side of the corner, before crossing the ball through the arc. But van der Velde dove in the way to clear the ball.Besides her one dive, van der Velde spent most of her day directing Syracuse’s backs and midfielders, as has been her role throughout the seven shutouts. The Orange remains the only team in the country that hasn’t conceded a goal.“It’s a nice start,” Bradley said. “But it’s where you finish.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 10, 2017 at 4:22 pm Contact Matt: [email protected]last_img read more

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