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STS9 Invites Victor Wooten To Sit-In And Covers Dr. Dre And Snoop For 4/20 Boston Show

STS9 Invites Victor Wooten To Sit-In And Covers Dr. Dre And Snoop For 4/20 Boston Show

first_imgSETLIST: STS9 | House Of Blues | Boston, MA | 4/20/17SET I: Be Nice, Vapors, Kaya, Vibyl, Frequencies 2 >> 3, Out Of This World>> Enceladus>> RentSET II: Click Lang Echo>> The Next Episode (Dr. Dre & Snoop)*>> Hidden Hand, Hidden Fist> Grow**, Sun, Moon & Stars>> ReEmergence^$, King Pharaoh’s Tomb, When The Dust SettlesENCORE: Moon SocketSHOW NOTES:* – Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre cover (from The Chronic 2001)** – with Victor Wooten^ – Sun, Moon & Stars teases from HB$ – Native End tease from Phipps in outro Last night, STS9 continued their tour with a stop at Boston’s House of Blues, across the street from the storied Fenway Park, to celebrate the “high holidays.” For their special 4/20 performance, the group certainly pulled out all the stops and showed some serious love to fans in Beantown, eager to see the band return for the first time to the city proper since November of 2015. During the first set, following “Frequencies Peace 2” which jammed through to “Frequencies Peace 3,” the group kicked off a non-stop jam sequence to the end, which housed the third live performance of “Enceladus,” a new song that was debuted at The Pageant in St. Louis exactly a week prior.For the second set, the band was still vibing high, throwing in a cover of Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg’s “The Next Episode” off The Chronic 2001, originally sampled from David McCallum’s “The Edge,” as a nod to the holiday. Following this, after “Hidden Hand, Hidden Fist” another special surprise was in store. Victor Wooten, the renowned bassist from Béla Fleck and the Flectones and the Victor Wooten Trio, emerged for the song “Grow,” during which STS9’s resident bass virtuoso, Alana Rocklin, threw down in a wicked bass battle. You can watch footage of this sick sit-in below courtesy of The STS9 Halftime Show. You can also check out the full setlist from STS9’s House of Blues show after the video, courtesy of The Church of STS9.[Photo courtesy of Joshua Huver of Must Have Media]last_img read more

Cage The Elephant Announces New Album, Shares First Single “Ready To Let Go” [Watch]

Cage The Elephant Announces New Album, Shares First Single “Ready To Let Go” [Watch]

first_imgCage The Elephant has announced their fifth full-length studio album, Social Cues, due out April 19th via RCA. The follow-up to 2015’s Tell Me I’m Pretty and 2017’s live record, Unpeeled, the new collection of songs features today’s release “Ready To Let Go” as well as a collaboration with Beck, “Night Running”.The Kentucky-bred rock band recorded Social Cues in Nashville at Battle Tapes Recording and Blackbird Studio as well as at Los Angeles’ The Village Recording Studio. The record was produced by John Hill, known for his work with Portugal. The Man and Florence + The Machine, mixed by Tom Elmhirst and mastered by Randy Merrill in New York.According to a press release, the majority of the album was written while frontman Matt Shultz was unraveling a breakup. In order make sense of the difficult experience, “he explored the hidden recesses of his psyche, creating characters to tell different parts of his personal story.”“It can be a vehicle to act out things that are hard to confront,” Schultz explains in a statement. “When I’m creating, I try to put myself in a reactive state of improvisational thought. I let images just arise in my mind and wait for it to evoke an emotional response and then when it does, I know I’m on to something. I was watching a lot of Fassbinder films, like World on a Wire and The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant. I was thinking about their beauty coupled with the graphic surrealism of Aronofsky.”Cage The Elephant – “Ready To Let Go”[Video: Cage The Elephant]Cage The Elephant will headline Shaky Knees festival in Atlanta on May 4th. More 2019 dates will be announced soon. For more information, head to the band’s website.Cage The Elephant – Social Cues – Tracklisting:Broken BoySocial CuesBlack MadonnaNight Running (Cage The Elephant, Beck)Skin and BonesReady To Let GoHouse of GlassLove’s the Only WayThe War is OverDance DanceWhat I’m BecomingTokyo SmokeGoodbyeView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

What Is Stumping Small Businesses in Their IT Journeys

What Is Stumping Small Businesses in Their IT Journeys

first_imgMay is Small Business Month. Dell is celebrating with a four-part series discussing hot trends in small business. Stay tuned for next week’s piece or read the previous two pieces:How to Know When Your Small Business is Ready for a ServerVirtual Reality Revolutionizes Small Business LandscapeIn Dell’s 30+ year history, the small business landscape has changed dramatically. When Dell started our journey as a small business ourselves, the very way that small businesses conduct their business looked completely different.Small businesses are now reliant on technology, not just to support their business, but to run their businesses entirely.In our ongoing effort to support small businesses (not just during May – Small Business Month – but all year), we enlisted Laurie McCabe, analyst and co-founder at SMB Group, to explore the evolving challenges of IT for the small business community.McCabe’s piece entitled “Ready, Set, Grow: Getting the Tech Expertise Small Businesses Need” highlights that just figuring out which IT solutions their business needs is a top three concern for small business owners.“Technology has become a critical business necessity for small businesses. But to get the best outcomes from technology investments, these companies must sharpen their focus and understand what solutions can best help their business,” she notes.As the leader of North America small business at Dell, I oversee our two small business sales hubs in Nashville, TN and Round Rock, TX. I have seen firsthand how choosing the right IT solutions can be instrumental in the growth and success of a small business.Check out McCabe’s piece for greater insight into what’s stumping small businesses in their IT journey.And watch this video to hear how small business owner Rakia Reynolds relies on her Dell advisor to help tailor solutions, with the right products and services, for her business.last_img read more

Leona Lewis Set to Leave Broadway’s Cats this Fall

Leona Lewis Set to Leave Broadway’s Cats this Fall

first_imgLeona Lewis in ‘Cats'(Photo: Matthew Murphy) View Comments Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 30, 2017center_img Cats Leona Lewis can currently be seen at the Neil Simon Theatre as Grizabella in Cats, but soon, she must think of a new life (and she mustn’t give in). The Grammy nominee and X Factor winner recently took to Twitter to announce she will leave the revival in less than a month.Lewis will belt out her last “Memory” on October 9. “Time has flown by,” Lewis wrote. “I’ll miss my @CatsBroadway family like crazy!”No word yet on who will step into Grizabella’s paws following Lewis’ final bow.last_img read more

Vacation Dreams

Vacation Dreams

first_imgIt’s time to take my bike on a vacation.It’s been entirely too long since it’s been outside of the Pisgah National Forest, and we’re ready to be somewhere warm and dry. Not that it’s been all that cold here.I haven’t even bothered to scrape the caked dirt out from beneath the downtube since November. The derailleur still moves, and is somewhat new, so there’s a start. Maybe I’ll give it a good scrub and take it to the Southwest. We need a good roll in the sage.The stressful tide of events has been gathering speed for a good year now. It’s possible that there are still a few more miles to cover, but surely the worst of it is over? For all I know, this is the new status quo. Just in the same way that it’s never a “good” time to have a baby, I think it’s also never a “good” time to take a holiday. I think it’s best just to jump ship every once in a while between the storms. It’s the return that always sucks the most anyway. There’s always that week of post-vacation punishment where you are confronted with what was blown off before you left, what was coming due once back, and what you didn’t realize couldn’t live without you. Then there’s always a little pearl on top: the emergency that occurred, like a flood, fire, or robbery.But let’s not worry our heads about that when there are maps over which to pour! The Northwest is always a treat, but I guess that means the bike would be left behind for a snowboard. Then again, so many of my beloved friends are out there now that it could be an excellent way to spend a week frolicking whilst drinking beer from the back of a horse.California would be fun, but I might be tempted to visit family. I won’t even get into what could happen in that scenario.Maybe I need to start poking my homies here for some vacation assistance, but then it might become a dirt bike trip with the girls instead. We’ve already fantasized about it for two years now – prom dresses and dirt bikes on the Trans American Trail from Colorado to Oregon. Never mind the part between here and Colorado, which can be done on a shorter trip.But wait, that’s the wrong kind of bike. Maybe the Continental Divide? Ok, just a part of it. I can’t bear the thought of being away from my children for more than a week just yet.Although I just got invited on a paddling trip down the Colorado…how often does one catch the lottery?!Back to bikes…MEXICO! Where there’s a combination of bikes, sun and imbibing, combined with great food and cheap tequila. Hola!last_img read more

Riding Gear “Ferda” Girls

Riding Gear “Ferda” Girls

first_imgFor the RoadieHands down my favorite pair of bibs is the Giro Base Liner Halter Bib Short (MSRP: $100 for the Chrono Sport, $150 for the Expert). It is so, so, SO much harder to discreetly pee on the side of the road when you’re a gal. This halter bib is such a game changer, especially if you’re like me and don’t necessarily want to pull a George Costanza every time you need to tinkle.If the idea of having something around your neck bothers you (understandably so), my other go-to is a pair of Starlight Custom Apparel Black Bibs. At $40, you really can’t get much more bang for your buck (and they’re based in Roanoke, Va., so go local!). Mostly known for their impressive fleet of paddling helmets, Sweet Protection is taking the deep dive into the world of mountain biking, and so far, I’m impressed. Their Hunter Shorts (MSRP: $129.99) are everything you’d ever want in a pair of baggies — lightweight, breathable, durable, all packaged together in a surprisingly flattering cut. There’s an adjustable waistline, too, which means you can really dial in your shorts to fit your unique shape. I will say that at 5’4, the shorts fell right at that awkward bend behind my knee whenever I was on the bike, which could be uncomfortable once the pit of sweaty despair descends upon us later this summer. Just something to keep in mind if you prefer an above-the-knee length for your shorts. On top, I’ve been digging the Pearl iZUMi Select Escape Texture Jersey (MSRP: $65). The fact that pink and/or baby blue aren’t even options gets Pearl iZUMi some serious brownie points, but the fit is really what does it for me. Relaxed but with an attractive cut, this jersey isn’t a full zip, which gives it more of a casual look. Even so, with two back pockets, this jersey can definitely hold its own on big days in the saddle. Ladies (and gents), hold up, sit down, and watch this HUMBLE. parody if you haven’t yet. If it’s lost on you, refresh yourself first with the original Kendrick Lamar version, so you can get the full appreciation.Like Mikayla Gatto, I’m sick and tired of the shrink-it-and-pink-it m.o. the outdoor industry takes when creating women’s active apparel. There is so much laden sexism tied up in that idea alone that, combined with the announcement of the first-ever International Women’s Mountain Bike Day (which is tomorrow!!!), I decided it was time to honor some of the brands who are getting it right (even if there is still some room for improvement). As for protection, the 2018 lineup of G-Form Pro-X elbow and knee pads are the best quality for the price (MSRP: $59.99 for knee, $49.99 for elbow). They’re incredibly light, easy to clean, and comfortable to wear for long rides (even up around the mid-thigh area). Even with the moisture-wicking material and the technical mesh in the back though, the only downside to these pads is that they’re hot. Maybe in 2019 G-Form will surprise us with a swanky mesh pad made for the sweltering summers of the South… Finally, you’d be hard-pressed to attend a group ride or a race in this region without seeing someone rocking a pair of Ridge Supply‘s iconic mountainscape socks (MSRP: $15). As one of those weirdos who likes to show off her socks (as opposed to wearing no-show-slipper-POS that fall off the heel every step you take), I love how Ridge Supply offers a variety of color schemes and designs that speak to any rider’s style. Plus, the socks are made from recycled resources in our backyard of Cedar Point, N.C. Hard not to love any of that. For the Gnar-lerinaGiro’s Roust 3/4 Jersey (MSRP: $70) is my new favorite top. I’m pretty pasty, and I tend to unintentionally shoulder check trees from time to time, so I appreciate the extra coverage for multiple reasons. The loose fit keeps it cool even when the sun’s out in full force, while the designs give just enough of a feminine touch that I feel like I’m not just wearing my boyfriend’s hand-me-downs.last_img read more

USS Carr Interdicts 1,250 Pounds of Cocaine During Operation Martillo

USS Carr Interdicts 1,250 Pounds of Cocaine During Operation Martillo

first_img Frigate USS Carr (FFG 52) retrieved 1,250 pounds of cocaine while being resupplied by an air drop at sea during Operation Martillo, on August 15. A long range P-3 patrol aircraft from the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol decreased altitude, passed close to the ship and dropped a single parachute attached to a sealed capsule which contained mission essential parts. As the container landed in the sea, Carr dispatched its rigid hull inflatable boat to retrieve the container. While Carr’s inflatable boat was retrieving the parts capsule, Carr’s embarked SH-60B helicopter identified a suspect small boat over the horizon. The ship was immediately directed to make best speed to intercept the suspect vessel. Carr’s embarked U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment boarded the vessel and seized 1,250 pounds of cocaine with an estimated street value of approximately $17 million. “Carr’s Sailors have performed brilliantly throughout deployment, demonstrating their ability to constantly flex to accomplish the task at hand. I am particularly proud of my First Division – they constantly amaze me with their dedication, determination, and knowledge,” said Cmdr. Patrick Kulakowski, commanding officer. Carr is homeported in Norfolk, Virginia, and is currently deployed to the Caribbean Sea in support of Operation Martillo and U.S. 4th Fleet. By Dialogo August 21, 2012last_img read more

Google launches face biometrics payment app

Google launches face biometrics payment app

first_imgGoogle has launched a new app called Hands Free that doesn’t require you to take your phone out of your pocket and uses face biomerics. The new system is available on Android and iOS devices and is currently being tested in San Francisco.Hands Free uses face biometrics and your phone’s location as two identifying factors to ensure it’s you making the payment.Let’s say you wanted to pick-up a Happy Meal at a participating McDonald’s location. First you’d tell the cashier that you want to pay with Google. Then the cashier asks for your initials. Presumably, at this point the Hands Free system has a list of all Hands Free-using phones within range of the McDonald’s Hands Free terminal. So when the cashier enters your initials, say M.H., they can see a list of people close by with those initials.Then it’s up to the cashier to find your face in the system, match it to your face in real life, and then “ring through” the payment. Google is also testing an automated version where a built-in camera matches your face against the photo on file. The company says any photos taken by Hands Free cameras in stores are deleted immediately. continue reading » 27SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Tropical Storm Hermine: Suffolk Issues State of Emergency as Concerns Grow

Tropical Storm Hermine: Suffolk Issues State of Emergency as Concerns Grow

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York With Tropical Storm Hermine threatening to batter Long Island for several days starting Sunday, officials on Long Island urged residents to prepare for the worst and to heed all warnings as the intensifying storm approaches. Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone issued a state of emergency Saturday afternoon as the county recommended voluntary evacuations of Fire Island. “Due to the impending storm, the Village of Ocean Beach would recommend everyone leave Fire Island safely,” Ocean Beach village police said. “Fire Island will have high winds and prolonged flooding conditions.” The village said residents could expect ferry disruptions associated with the storm. The last ferry to leave Ocean Beach Saturday night will be at 9:40 p.m. Fire Island Ferry, the company that serves the western communities, said service will resume Sunday morning with the potential of service being suspended in the afternoon. Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano did not say if he intends to issue a state of emergency but he warned residents that storm surges reminiscent of Tropical Storm Irene are possible and 50 mile-per-hour wind gusts could create dangerous conditions. Residents in low-lying and flood-prone areas should prepare emergency go-kits and make arrangements with family members or friends in the event of an evacuation, he said. “Be prepared to leave your home,” Mangano said at a press conference at Nassau’s Office of Emergency Management in Bethpage. “This is not something you go walk around in or go outside if it’s not absolutely necessary,” he added. Long Island and New York City are under currently under a tropical storm warning. The weather service said “life-threatening” storm surges could cause flooding and cause damage to buildings, docks, boardwalks and piers along the coast. Nassau County is readying its shelter at Nassau County Community College in preparation for potential evacuations. Mangano said the county will notify residents when and if the shelter opens. Residents living in vulnerable areas were urged to review evacuation routes on the county’s website and replenish supplies ahead of the storm. “Obviously there’s a threat to homeowners” in flood-prone areas, Mangano said. PSEG Long Island said it has 1,500 line and tree personnel prepared to battle the storm and is coordinating with with up to 700 out-of-state crews. Hermine has spawned thousands of power outages since it barreled into Florida as a hurricane before being downgraded soon after making landfall. The weather service is projecting tropical storm conditions until Wednesday.center_img Tropical Storm Hermine is currently churning off North Carolina’s outer banks and is projected to move east into the Atlantic before tracking northward. The massive storm is forecasted to stall in the Atlantic where it’s likely to intensify once it catches the Gulf Stream. Hermine will still be far south of the Island by Monday but the storm’s bands will start battering the shore in the afternoon. Even so, forecasters at the National Weather Service in Upton said Long Islanders will begin to feel the effects of the storm mid-day Sunday in the form of storm surges up to four feet along the coast. Along with 50 mph wind gusts and sustained winds of 35 to 45 mph, Hermine is forecasted to dump more than inch of rain on the Island. Rain should start to fall Sunday night and continue through at least Monday. Labor Day could see the heaviest rainfall, the weather service said. “This storm should be around for quite a while,” said Upton-based National Weather Service meteorologist Jonathan Wolfe. last_img read more

Will US visas be abolished at the end of 2020?

Will US visas be abolished at the end of 2020?

first_imgSource / photo: Croatian Chamber of Economy; N1; Vecernji list During the meeting, the need to lower the rate of rejected applications to at least three percent annually in order for Croatia to enter the visa-free program was emphasized. The rate of denied visas for Croatian citizens in the period from October 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019 was four percent, which is the lowest rate so far. The applications of Croatian citizens submitted in Serbia and BiH are mostly rejected, and the vast majority are people who could not prove that they have a secure source of funding, and who often have family members living in the USA and having companies or crafts. Such cases may indicate that the applicant’s plan is to go to the United States and find employment with relatives. These are mostly younger people who have graduated from college, ie young families. “Croatia is one of four EU members, along with Bulgaria, Romania and Cyprus, whose passport holders still need a visa to leave and stay in the United States. The need to lower the rejection rate to at least three percent was emphasized, and both sides agreed that we could achieve this goal as early as this time next year. This requires more active encouragement of the business community to apply for visas in the next ten months”, Said the Croatian Chamber of Commerce for Vecernji list. The US Embassy cites the successful steps taken by the Polish government as an example to Croatia in this process. Namely, Poland managed to reduce the rate of denied visas in 2017 from six to three percent through an action to encourage citizens to obtain a tourist visa for the United States. They mostly concentrated on groups of people having a great chance of getting visas. Such a strategy could work in Croatia as well, given that the real numbers of rejections are quite small – around 300 to 400.center_img Both sides agreed that we could achieve this goal at this time next year, and that it is necessary to more actively encourage the business community to apply for visas in the next ten months. “The visa waiver program depends, among other things, on the rejection rate being below three percent, calculated on September 30th for the previous 12 months. So that calculation for this year will be made next September. If Croatia completes all other documentation, it will take a few more months to complete the process. So the real possibility is that everything will end at the end of 2020. “, the Cohort explained to N1. “I believe that if the Croatian government and our embassy work hard and are focused, we can achieve that”, He concluded. Last week, the President of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, Luka Burilović, received the Ambassador of the United States of America to Croatia, Robert Kohorst, to discuss a possible visa exemption program for Croatian citizens.last_img read more