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Elephant Revival Announces Hiatus, Cancels All Shows Except Red Rocks & Select Festival Sets

Elephant Revival Announces Hiatus, Cancels All Shows Except Red Rocks & Select Festival Sets

first_imgElephant Revival came together in 2006, and over the past decade, the group has built a name for itself as one of the premier transcendental folk and bluegrass acts. In late September of last year, it was announced that violinist and vocalist Bridget Law would be leaving the group. Today, sadly, Elephant Revival publically announced that they’d be going on hiatus following the group’s annual Red Rocks performance on May 20th. The group also paired this announcement with the news that they’d be canceling all of their upcoming shows, save for a select number of previously scheduled festival sets.In the band’s Facebook post about the breakup, the group cited that:The band has been dealing with some family matters that have led us to reassess and realize that, while we’ve all been putting so much energy into Elephant Revival, we need some time to reconnect with our loved ones and focus on personal growth.Outside of being a beloved staple of the music festival circuit and top-tier Colorado band, Elephant Revival has always been vocal about advocating for causes they believe in. The Nederland-based outfit also noted that “we will continue to advocate for public lands and other causes dear to our hearts.” The band then expressed how proud they are of their ongoing Trail Revival project, which restores trails on Colorado public lands, and reiterated that their annual Trail Revival will happen again this year and will probably fall around the second annual Colorado Public Lands Day on May 19th (one day before their Red Rocks performance).We wish all the members of Elephant Revival nothing but the best in whatever new endeavors lie ahead. We’ll see you all at Red Rocks on May 20th. You can read the full post from Elephant Revival below:[Cover photo: Rex-A-Vision]last_img read more

What Is The VCE Customer Experience?

What Is The VCE Customer Experience?

first_imgAs one of the EMC Federation companies, I am proud that VCE is taking part in this year’s Total Customer Experience Global Celebration, October 5-9. Our goal is to recognize our customers, partners and employees, and show our continued commitment to delivering a Total Customer Experience (TCE) that helps organizations take on the cloud era and achieve the better business outcomes faster.It’s All About ONEThat experience begins and ends with the simplicity of ONE. VCE engineers, manufactures, manages, supports and sustains our converged infrastructure products and solutions as one. Customers don’t have to deal with a tangled web of IT infrastructure. Instead, they get new levels of speed, availability, and flexibility to meet the demands of modern IT. Here is how one analyst sums up the VCE experience:“The quality of the VCE experience and the company’s solutions are reasons for its financial success, but also consider that repeat customers account for about 60% of the company’s sales,” wrote Charles King, president and principal analyst at Pund-IT Inc. “In other words, after initially buying and deploying VCE’s converged solutions, a strong majority of company clients come back for more.” – VCE’s Industry Analyst Day: A Year of Evolution and Growth, June 10, 2015Elements of the VCE ExperienceSo, what are the elements of the VCE experience? Right from the start, VCE designs systems that include state-of-the-art technologies from Cisco, EMC, and VMware. The designs follow strict architectural standards to match manufacturer specifications. Then, we build them as one, ready to run applications.VCE’s TCE really becomes visible once the systems are on premise. Simplicity is further enhanced with providing “single-call” support for the systems and the components. That covers all components and how they integrate together. Problems get fixed quicker, with less time required by support. Every time I meet with customers and prospects, they always tell me how important this aspect of the VCE experience is.“The VCE Support model has greatly exceeded our expectations,” said Rick Brandl, IT Director, Hunter Fan Company. “Having a single line of support to handle all three aspects of our infrastructure is tremendous, saving countless hours we can now spend on activities to help the business grow.”Click here to read how Hunter Fans prepares for business growth with VblockVCE Vblock®, VxBlock™ and VxRack™ Systems also are managed with one object view of the converged infrastructure using VCE Vision™ Intelligent Operations Software. The net result is a data center that’s easier to keep healthy, stable, optimized and secure.And all systems are sustained as one with a robust lifecycle assurance via our Release Certification Matrix (RCM), which ensures components maintain interoperability. Customers really enjoy this because it reduces their costs by 50%, and cuts the risk of downtime associated with updates.Our TCE is never idle because we’re always innovating to keep up with customers’ needs. During the past year, the simplicity of the VCE Experience was extended to transformative new products and solutions. These include hyper-converged use cases with VCE VxRack Systems, converged solutions, and scale-out data centers with VCE Vscale™ Architecture.The bottom line for VCE is that TCE is what we live by —it’s the unique customer experience that defines VCE.last_img read more

Fr. Hesburgh commemorated with U.S. ‘Forever’ stamp

Fr. Hesburgh commemorated with U.S. ‘Forever’ stamp

first_imgRosie LoVoi | The Observer Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice speaks at a ceremony unveiling University President Emeritus Fr. Theodore Hesburgh’s stamp on Friday in the Purcell Pavilion.“When we see that ‘God, country, Notre Dame’ — he lived it,” Phelps said. “God, yes — he was a priest his whole life. Country — and what he did with that civil rights act. Back then it was for African-Americans, but as we talk years later, it was for all cultures, all colors of skin and all religions coming into this country. And finally, you talk about ‘God, country, Notre Dame?’ He was president for 35 years, and what you see today was his vision to reality.”Of these three pillars, Jenkins said Hesburgh always identified most strongly with the first.“Fr. Ted often said the defining moment of his life, his most important calling, was his ordination as a priest,” he said. “He celebrated Mass every day, he loved the church [and] he preached the gospel, but he never saw his priesthood as devoted exclusively to those who were Roman Catholic.”Hesburgh thought of his mission as a priest as uniting people around the world, Jenkins said.“He would often point out that the ancient Latin word for priest is ‘pontifex’ — bridge builder,” Jenkins said. “As a priest, Fr. Ted devoted his life to building bridges. Bridges between people who were estranged, bridges between men and women and God, bridges between nations [and] bridges between faiths.”This mission, Brennan said, led Hesburgh to serve as a leader on a global scale.“Fr. Hesburgh was a leader on a broad stage,” she said. “He served the global community. He fought to advance humanitarian causes, to include the people who found themselves most marginalized. He worked to open the arms of civil society to the people who needed it most.”Hesburgh’s selection as the subject of a stamp is not only the University’s proudest connection with the Postal Service, Jenkins said, but also something Hesburgh would be proud of.“Notre Dame has a long, proud history with the postal service, but we were never prouder than we are today,” he said. “Thousands — if not tens of thousands — of worthy candidates are submitted each year to the postal service to be considered for the honor accorded Fr. Hesburgh. … Fr. Ted was proud of this nation. He loved it, and he spent endless hours in service to it, to make it a better place. He would be so tremendously proud that the United States has given him the tremendous honor of recognizing him on this stamp.”Hesburgh’s years of impactful service and his lasting legacy regarding female education made him the best candidate for a stamp, Brennan, the first female to hold her position, said.“Popes and presidents called on Fr. Hesburgh to be their voice and to provide leadership on the tough issues facing peoples and governments,” she said. “ … We also honor him because his legacy of service to humanity is still felt today in so many ways. Fr. Hesburgh was a leading national voice for equality in education, and because he led Notre Dame’s transition to coeducation, many other universities and colleges followed suit. Those opportunities for millions of women weren’t as available just a generation prior. It’s hard to believe today that this had to be fought for, but it did.”Of all Hesburgh’s accomplishments as President of the University, Phelps said, integrating women into the Notre Dame community was the one of which he was proudest.“ … One time when I was with him, and I said to him, ‘What is your greatest accomplishment while you were here as president for 35 years?’ he said, ‘When we went coed,” Phelps said.One of the beneficiaries of Hesburgh’s work to integrate Notre Dame was 66th Secretary of State of the United States Condoleezza Rice, who graduated from the University’s graduate program in 1975. Rice said Hesburgh was a “transformational figure” in the world and at Notre Dame.“ … Fr. Ted transformed students’ lives because he cared so much for them,” she said. “When you’d walk across this campus and there was a light in the administration building at the top of the Golden Dome, people would say, ‘Fr. Ted’s working late tonight.’ That’s how the students thought of him. And it wasn’t just the generation of students that knew him. When I was here for his memorial service, more than a year ago, I was told of the students that lined the way for his funeral bier — students who had never known him, but to them, too, he was Fr. Ted.”Perhaps more than Hesburgh’s ability to be transformational, Rice said, is his transcendence.“And today it is not just his transformational character that we celebrate,” Rice said. “We celebrate his transcendence. For more than a century and a half, the U.S. postal service has honored Americans who are transcendent,” she said. “Americans who transcended the places they were born, the titles that they held, the work that they did, transcended the time in which they lived to be a part of a timeless transmission of the values that we so admire. Values of faith, and justice, and belief in equality and not just the ability to tolerate those who are different, but to really admire and embrace them. That transcendence is also a part of Fr. Hesburgh’s heritage because it is who we was. When you looked at him you knew that this was a very special man.”People will be able to notice this quality when they look at the new stamp, Brennan said.“You’ll see a likeness that exudes the warmth and openness Fr. Hesburgh was known for,” Brennan said. “The smile is subtle and the eyes are fixed ahead, capturing his benevolence and his determination. You’ll notice the words on the stamp — it reads, ‘Fr. Ted Hesburgh.’ This isn’t his formal given name. It’s the name he preferred. It’s the one given to him by the community he served. You’ll also notice the words ‘Forever’ and ‘USA.’ That’s our way of saying Fr. Hesburgh represents the very best of America, and will do so always.”Jenkins said everyone should try to emulate this ideal representation of America in the midst of a divisive political climate.“We face many challenges to day in our nation,” he said. “There are deep divisions. There unfortunately are dark forces at work — racists, anti-semitic and hateful chants, violent clashes. I think if there’s one thing Fr. Ted would say to us today it would be this: ‘Let us all be bridge builders. Let us work for justice, let us yearn for true peace.’ And as we consider his image on this stamp, let it call each of us to that.”Hesburgh’s visions for Notre Dame and the world, Rice said, will be immortalized not only by this stamp, but also by the people he affected.“ … Fr. Ted is someone who didn’t just see the world as it is. He saw the world as it should be,” she said. “And that transcendent message will live on in this stamp as it lives on in the lives of those that he transformed in this wonderful, wonderful community of Notre Dame.”Tags: commemorative stamp, Fr. Ted Hesburgh, legacy, stamp, U.S. Postal Service After he stamped his place in the history books of both Notre Dame and the U.S. through years of service to the University and his country, the U.S. Postal Service honored University President Emeritus Fr. Theodore Hesburgh with a 49-cent Forever stamp bearing his image.The Postal Service unveiled the stamp at a ceremony celebrating Hesburgh on Friday in the Purcell Pavilion with speakers including University President Fr. John Jenkins, Postmaster General of the U. S. Postal Service Megan Brennan and former Secretary of State and Notre Dame alumna Condoleezza Rice.Hesburgh, the longest-tenured University president with 35 years in the position, served four popes and nine American presidents, was the first priest to be appointed a United States ambassador and was awarded the Medal of Freedom and Congressional Gold Medal, according to a video remembering Hesburgh’s legacy that was shown during the ceremony.“It’s a privilege to celebrate and commemorate the life of Fr. Hesburgh,” Brennan said. “To an organization like the Postal Service, which is dedicated to public service, Fr. Hesburgh epitomizes the ideal of service to others, to community and country. … Today we are honoring a man who believed strongly and acted courageously and righteously for worthy causes, for equality, civil rights, compassion, virtues and community.”Former men’s basketball coach Digger Phelps, the emcee of the event — who served as a member of the citizen’s stamp advisory committee for 22 years — said Hesburgh was emblematic of the words displayed above the entrance to the Basilica of the Sacred Heart: God, Country, Notre Dame.last_img read more

Darren Criss Stars in ‘Already Home’ Music Video by A Great Big World

Darren Criss Stars in ‘Already Home’ Music Video by A Great Big World

first_imgLong distance relationships can be tough, but when you’re that far away from Darren Criss? The agony! The Broadway alum and Glee cutie stars opposite Gossip Girl’s Jessica Szohr in the new music video for “Already Home” by A Great Big World (a duo consisting of Ian Axel and Chad Vaccarino). The tune tells the story of a couple trying to make a long distance relationship work when on opposite coasts. Take a look at the split screen-laden music video featuring Criss below!  Darren Criss Star Filescenter_img View Commentslast_img read more

The millennial homebuyer journey – is your credit union ready?

The millennial homebuyer journey – is your credit union ready?

first_imgWhen looking for a place to call home, where is the first place people tend to start their search? In years past, it was the real estate section of their local newspaper, or homebuyers would put their trust in the hands of an agent to show them the ropes. However, in the age of the intelligent search, mobile, and on-demand technology, that has all changed, especially for the millennial homebuyer!The National Association of Realtors® reports that 90% of all homebuyers search online for their home. For 42% of that group, the internet was their first step in the homebuying process — before contacting an agent. And now that tech-savvy Millennials represent the primary home-purchasing segment of the population (Millennials accounted for 84% of closed home loans in January 2017), the percentage of prospective homebuyers conducting online research is only going to increase. Therefore, a strong digital strategy is critical for mortgage lenders to capture this new generation of homebuyers.As more and more millennials turn to the internet for help in the homebuying process, and search on-the-go from their mobile devices, appearing in local search results has become critical for lenders. On top of this, search engines are filtering results more before consumers even get a chance to see them. All consumers are increasingly using the information that’s presented to them directly — without ever choosing between links. continue reading » 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Become a holder of quality and logo “100% Papuk – From above that remembers the sea”

Become a holder of quality and logo “100% Papuk – From above that remembers the sea”

first_imgThe subject of this call is to express interest in acquiring the right to use the 100% Papuk logo and the slogan “From above which remembers the sea (hereinafter: the logo and slogan)”, the purpose of which is to unite manufacturers and offer quality products and services from the narrower protected area, the area of ​​influence and the transition area of ​​the Papuk Nature Park for the purpose of insurance recognizability of quality products and services on the market. Related news: ARCHAEOLOGICAL DISCOVERY ON PAPUK: The skeleton of a man was found in Ružica town, who was most likely killed / / / PAPUK NATURE PARK PRESENTS A NEW VISUAL IDENTITY “100% PAPUK” The logo is a sign of trust, quality, geographical origin, sustainable and environmentally friendly management, nature protection and tradition with which the user of logos and slogans, who has acquired the right to use them, provides products and services on the market. As well as quality, origin, sustainable and environmentally friendly management, and respect for tradition in accordance with the requirements. If you are engaged in the production of food products, souvenirs or you are a service provider in the protected area of ​​Papuk Nature Park, Papuk Geopark, Orahovica and Kutjevo and the municipalities of Voćin, Čačinci, Kaptol, Velika and Brestovac, respond to the Public Call of Papuk Nature Park and fully add a guarantee for an authentic home-made product from the slipper area to your products free of charge. The new visual identity “100% Papuk” and the slogan “From above that remembers the sea” was created with the intention of even greater encouragement of local producers to use logos that will certainly help them in marketing their products, says Alen Jurenac, director of JU PP Papuk. : “The goal is to achieve mutual cooperation and connection of local producers from the Park area with catering facilities, enable better product placement, improve promotion and thus help them create conditions for expanding production and markets.” Encouraging the local population to produce food and souvenirs is the goal of the project and the visual identity of the Papuk Nature Park “100% PAPUK” and the slogan “From above that remembers the sea”, which was presented last year. Papuk Nature Park is the first UNESCO geopark in the Republic of Croatia, and it has maintained the same status this year after the evaluation of UNESCO. As the portal reports Tourist stories, this week an important archeological discovery was found on Papuk, which is the most significant find on Ružica town so far. Photo: PP Papuk Now PP Papuk has announced Public Call to express interest in sthe flow of the right to use the 100% Papuk logo and the slogan “From above that remembers the sea”, which is intended for all service providers and producers in the narrower protected area of ​​the Papuk Nature Park. See more details about the public call HERE last_img read more

Japan and judo – an unbreakable bond

Japan and judo – an unbreakable bond

first_imgWhen the Tokyo Olympics eventually open a year late, one of the hottest tickets in town will be for judo. Invented in Japan and first introduced at Tokyo 1964, judo is coming home. Judo, Japan and the Olympics have an inextricable bond. The sport was created in the late 19th century by the revered Jigoro Kano, who would become Japan’s — and Asia’s — first International Olympic Committee member.Kano, whose portrait gazes down benevolently at every dojo, was the driving force behind Japan first taking part in the Olympics in 1912, travelling to Stockholm as team captain and meeting Olympics founding father Baron Pierre de Courbertin. He is still held in reverence today by judoka all around the world, especially at Tokyo’s Kodokan, the home of the sport, which attracts wide-eyed judo enthusiasts from all over the world for its famous winter training — open to all prepared to start at 5:00 am. He was also instrumental in Tokyo being awarded the Games in 1940 — an Olympics that never took place due to Japanese aggression in China and the outbreak of World War II.De Courbertin believed Kano’s judo philosophy and the Olympic ideal were perfect bedfellows. Kano named the martial art “judo” meaning “the gentle way” and saw it as a means of developing both the body and the mind.Kano was way ahead of his time in terms of inclusivity. He encouraged women to take up the sport and at first did not charge for classes, believing everyone regardless of rank, wealth or social class should have the opportunity to enjoy judo. Judo’s founder is also closely linked with the development of sport in Japan. He believed that “nothing is more important in this world than education” and oversaw the introduction of physical education as part of the school curriculum. Topics : ‘Work together’ Modern sporting Japan relies on judo for a fair share of its Olympic medals and will be hoping for a large haul in Tokyo. Judo is top of the list in terms of Japanese Olympic success, with 39 golds — ahead of wrestling with 32 and gymnastics with 31.Japan is also by far the most successful nation when it comes to Olympic judo. Its 39 golds equals the next four best countries combined — France (14 golds), South Korea (11), China (eight) and Cuba (six).Before the one-year Olympic postponement due to coronavirus, the Japanese team was in dominant form, topping the medal table at the 2019 World Championship held in Tokyo with 15 medals including four golds.World champions Joshiro Maruyama and Shohei Ono are hotly tipped in the men’s competition while Japan also boasts women’s world champions in Uta Abe and Akira Sone.To mark judo’s importance for Japan ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, AFP is publishing a series of multimedia stories looking at the sport and its deep cultural roots in the country.AFP journalists have visited Kano’s hometown to meet members of his sake-brewing extended family, interviewed female champions past and present to gauge the standing of women’s judo in Japan and profiled the extraordinary Ueno dynasty, where three daughters won Olympic or world championship Gold.Other stories include a look at the niche world of judo therapy to treat ailments and an ancient judo uniform factory that still weaves its own materials.The series is not limited to Japan. There is also a profile of a Bali-based self-styled “judo missionary”, who has spent his life travelling in some 20 countries to teach judo and who offers a salutary message for the coronavirus era.The key tenets of judo, says 75-year-old Tsuneo Sengoku, are patience and compassion, both needed during this time of lockdown and disease.”It’s time to exercise grand master Kano’s spirit of Jita-Kyoei [mutual prosperity for oneself and others],” he said. “I want to call on people to hang on and work together.”last_img read more

Furnished, renovated granny flat for just $39,990 — but there’s a catch

Furnished, renovated granny flat for just $39,990 — but there’s a catch

first_imgGuests will be greeted by this magnificent entrance. The lounge/kitchen area — views not included.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours agoThe air-conditioned, one-bedroom, one-bathroom renovated granny flat is being pitched as the perfect alternative for won’t-leave-home children or accommodation for an elderly relative.“Kids borrow some land off your parents, Granny’s borrow it off your kids! Act now and secure your own independence!” said the realestate.com.au listing details using more than its fair share of exclamation marks.The 25.5sq m relocatable home has been described as freshly painted with new floor coverings, plus a full kitchen and separate bathroom. This Woolloongabba-based flat has had its listing price slashed to under $40,000, but there’s a catch.THIS renovated one-bedroom flat in Woolloongabba has had it’s price slashed by $10,000 to just $39,990, but there’s a catch.It can’t stay where it is.Sorry bargain hunter — you’ve clicked here hoping to jag the sale of the century, but this is one case where location, location, location is about where you decide to park the home.center_img To be road-safe compliant, the lounge should probably come with a seat belt“You need do nothing other than move in!” said the listing.Of course, once you hand over your dough, there’s the little matter of transport.“Please note that this beauty will need to be transported to your destination at your expense via crane and truck. Prices depended on final destination, but starts at around 1K,” according to the details.Follow Kieran Clair on Twitter at @kieranclair last_img read more

Bay State Wind to Build New Bedford Offshore Wind Training Center

Bay State Wind to Build New Bedford Offshore Wind Training Center

first_imgMayor of New Bedford, Jon Mitchell, at Bay State Wind’s conference. Source: Bay State WindBay State Wind has revealed plans to build and operate an offshore wind training center in New Bedford in Massachusetts, US.The training center will be used to prepare the US workforce to operate and maintain offshore wind projects for the years to come, Bay State Wind said.The developer has also established a partnership with the Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA), the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), and the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental, and Reinforcing Iron Workers Union (Ironworkers) for the proposed Bay State Wind offshore wind project and for the construction of the training center.“Offshore wind has tremendous potential to create and sustain quality, union jobs, and the announcement today by Bay State Wind is just another example of that,” said Kim Glas, Executive Director at the BlueGreen Alliance.“We’re excited to see the partnership between Bay State Wind and the Utility Workers, IBEW, and the Ironworkers, which will ensure the jobs created by this project pay fair wages, have strong benefits, and ensure health and safety protections for workers on the job.”Bay State Wind, a 50-50 partnership between Ørsted and Eversource, is proposing to build an offshore wind farm some 15 miles off Martha’s Vineyard.The project has been designated as a covered project under Title 41 of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST-41), representing the first and only offshore wind project, and one of only 38 infrastructure projects nationally, to receive the FAST-41 status.Most recently, the developer completed eight surveys for the project, including geophysical, geotechnical, visual, benthic and avian assessments, which are necessary for the complete and sufficient Construction & Operations Plan.last_img read more

Jared E. Brown

Jared E. Brown

first_imgJared E. Brown, 36, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Friday, June 2, 2017 in Cincinnati, Ohio.He was born July 10, 1980 in Lawrenceburg, IN, son of Sandra J. Brown and the late Wayne Brown Sr.Jared worked as a laborer for Hurst & Associates Construction.He was an avid sports fan. He was a South Dearborn football player, golfer and wrestler, where he went to semi state. He loved to compete and watch Jeopardy. Jared loved all animals, especially dogs. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.Surviving are his mother, Sandra J. Brown of Aurora, IN; brothers, W. Douglas Brown, Jr. of Aurora, IN, Eric (Rhonda) Brown of Aurora, IN, Nicholas J. Brown of Bentonville, AR; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends.He was preceded in death by his father, Wayne Brown, Sr.Friends will be received Thursday, June 8, 2017, 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, 219 Mechanic Street, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at the funeral home immediately following at 7:30 pm.Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more