Load remaining images Tedeschi Trucks Band brought their 12-piece to the White River State Park, Indianapolis, IN for an epic night at the Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn, with opening support from the North Mississippi Allstars and Los Lobos. While the last few performances in their Wheels of Soul tour have included special guests, like Gregg Allman, Col. Bruce Hampton, Jimmy Herring, Luther and Cody Dickinson, and more, last night’s TTB performance kept it all in the family — though Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi both made their way to the Los Lobos stage before taking the stage on own. The band kept it tight with fan-favorites “Don’t Know What It Means” and “Let Me Get By” off the their most recent 2016 release, while keeping songs like “Midnight in Harlem” and “The Storm” fresh on deck. It wouldn’t be a Tedeschi-Trucks concert without throwing in some bluesy covers, like “The Letter,” “Goin’ Down to Mexico,” “I Pity the Fool,” and Derek’s own “Swamp Raga.” The night was capped with “Are You Ready,” by Sly & The Family Stone, and “Fire and Rain,” by James Taylor. Enjoy these photos from the night, courtesy of Phierce Photo.Setlist: Tedeschi Trucks Band at Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn, Indianapolis, IN – 7/27/16Laugh About ItDon’t Know What It MeansThe Letter (The Box Tops cover)Let Me Get ByRight on TimeGoin’ Down to Mexico (ZZ Top cover)Swamp Raga (The Derek Trucks Band cover)Midnight in HarlemBound for GloryColor of the Blues (George Jones cover)I Pity the Fool (Bobby “Blue” Bland cover)The StormEncore:Are You Ready (Sly & The Family Stone cover)Fire and Rain (James Taylor cover)[Setlist via setlist.fm]
John Fogerty has added an exciting new show to his 50 Year Trip tour featuring Tedeschi Trucks Band and Grace Potter, set to take place at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts on Sunday, August 18th. The show will fall on the final day of the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, at which Fogerty performed with Creedence Clearwater Revival on the same grounds back in 1969.The performance will come as part of Bethel Woods’ celebration of Woodstock’s 50th, which also includes performances by Ringo Starr, The Edgar Winter Band, and Blood, Sweat, & Tears on Friday, August 16th and Santana and The Doobie Brothers on Saturday, August 17th.Bethel Woods members will receive exclusive pre-sale access to tickets beginning today, June 4th. To learn more about becoming a member, head here.Tickets for John Fogerty, Tedeschi Trucks Band, and Grace Potter at Bethel Woods will go on sale to the general public this Friday, June 7th at 10 a.m. ET via Ticketmaster.Fogerty is also scheduled to perform at Michael Lang‘s Woodstock 50 event at Watkins Glen, though the fate of that festival remains uncertain amid legal, financial, and logistical drama.John Fogerty himself even spoke about the festival, which has been promoted as the “official” Woodstock 50th anniversary event—though tickets have still yet to go on sale. As he told Rolling Stone in early May, “I wouldn’t want to speculate. I’m just a guy who plays guitar and is ready to show up. It’s not my job to know about the selection of artists or permits. But it’s a shame. They postponed announcing the tickets, and I remember reading a while ago that they didn’t have some of the permits. That just blew my mind. You’d think it would be the first thing you’d do and not the last thing. You got the sense there was some shakiness to this whole thing. But the first Woodstock happened more by people wishing for it to happen than any effort of a great organization.”Now, however Woodstock 50 shakes out, Fogerty will get his chance to perform in honor of the half-century anniversary of the iconic festival.For a full list of upcoming John Fogerty tour dates, head here.
Why an integrated, enterprise approach to IoT surveillance is the way forwardMore cameras, more sensors, more intelligence―today’s advanced video surveillance systems do more than ever before to protect people and property, with applications far beyond perimeter monitoring and access control.However, as a recent IDC white paper points out, putting new surveillance technologies to work quickly gets complex. More devices, more data, and more connections mean more potential security risk and more integration and management challenges.With widespread digitization, surveillance moves from what was once an essentially self-contained function to one that spans the larger enterprise IT/IoT environment―with implications for infrastructure, security, data management, analytics, operations, software development, and workplace tools.More “things”In many ways, video surveillance via the first IP (Internet Protocol) cameras in the mid-90s was the original IoT use case, where digital cameras collected and centralized information about the physical world. Fast-forward twenty plus years to today. The ecosystem of digital IP cameras has extended outward to a web of interconnected “things” in surveillance, including not only more advanced imaging sensors but also other types of IoT sensors capable of detecting and digitizing information about the physical environment ranging from chemical signatures to temperature to pressure to sound to vibration. The growth of this market is continuing its upwards trajectory. By 2021, IDC predicts that annual shipments of fixed IP/network surveillance cameras will exceed 130 million and mobile surveillance cameras (e.g., drones, vehicles, body wear) will top 73 million.A more complete pictureThe ability to combine digital video data with other IoT-sensor surveillance data as well as with other data sources (e.g., employee records, building schematics, campus maps) and powerful analytics (e.g., telemetry, facial recognition, machine learning, artificial intelligence) enables a new kind of computer vision. Security officers gain a more immediate, complete, and accurate picture of situations as they unfold. The likelihood of useful machine-recommended responses grows. And investigators gain digital search and analysis tools that make inquiries into past incidents much faster and easier.More data One of the biggest challenges is storing, aggregating, analyzing, and protecting the massive amounts of data generated by a greater number of cameras with higher resolution, multiple modalities, and additional IoT sensors. Security departments are turning to IT organizations for expertise in how best to meet the demands of compute performance, storage, and backend analytics as well as with how to comply with the longer retention periods being set by regulatory bodies and institutional policies. New storage technologies and tiered storage approaches are needed to achieve efficiency and resiliency. And many enterprises are looking to hybrid or private cloud storage, especially for archiving video data, for the flexibility and scalability it offers.More vulnerabilitiesEach IP camera and IoT device in the surveillance network is a potential attack vector, making advanced security methods critical—from software-defined network micro-segmentation to edge compute security to over-the-air updates.More complexities, more opportunitiesThe buildout of advanced surveillance systems presents significant challenges in terms of hardware, software and network integration, deployment and onboarding of new devices over time, and ongoing management. But rather than addressing these challenges at the solution or even application level, organizations should tackle these challenges using a broader enterprise-wide lens—more specifically, by looking at how the solution can be leveraged to help drive future growth and transformation, including:Digital transformation: Determine how surveillance data and other enterprise and external data can be leveraged with advanced analytics, machine learning, and AI not just to address safety and security objectives but also to advance other objectives in areas such as product quality, customer experience, and market differentiation.IT/OT transformation: Achieve new agility and efficiencies through architectural and operational alignment of IT and OT investments.Workforce transformation: Address changes in roles and responsibilities and provide the right type of display and dashboard tools.Security transformation: Take a more proactive, built-in software-defined approach to secure enterprise data and systems to better handle the increased number of threat vectors.A more open, holistic, and integrated approach―from camera to core to cloudAccording to IDC, the best approach to deploying advanced surveillance systems and integrating them into the greater IT environment is with an open, integrated, and holistic platform.As the number one global infrastructure provider for surveillance solutions today, Dell Technologies has done just that with our new Dell Technologies IoT Solution for Surveillance platform. IoT Solution for Surveillance is an end-to-end surveillance platform built on Dell and Intel® technologies―with the customer’s choice of devices, software, and analytics―all validated in one of our three global Surveillance Validation Labs. The open architecture includes designed-in security and scalability that reduces risk, cost, and complexity while providing the flexibility to adapt to future innovations and needs.Dell Technologies IoT Solution for Surveillance combined with our expert strategic consulting services and backed by the Dell EMC Global Services and Support team equips organizations with the right solutions, skill sets, and services needed to meet their surveillance needs today while preparing for what’s coming tomorrow. If we can be sure of one thing, there will always be more.For more information, visit: www.dellemc.com/surveillance
4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr NAFCU and five other financial trades wrote lawmakers in support of legislation to repeal the Durbin amendment on debit interchange, which was introduced Tuesday by Rep. Randy Neugebauer, R-Texas, chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit.The legislation, H.R. 5465, signals growing support in the House Financial Services Committee for repealing the Durbin amendment, which is also being targeted for repeal by full committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas.In a joint letter to the House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, and Neugebauer, the signers emphasized that consumers are not being helped by the amendment and that credit unions and community banks are being hurt.“We support a well-regulated payment system based on laws that provide a framework for constant product improvement, but the Durbin amendment did not serve any traditional regulatory purpose – it simply enshrined into law a ‘permanent’ economic benefit for one well-heeled industry,” the signers wrote. “The bottom line is this amendment introduced price-fixing to a formerly functional and competitive marketplace and failed to keep the dubious promises made to sell it – ultimately hurting customers.” continue reading »
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A woman was fatally hit by a taxi cab in Port Jefferson Station over the weekend.Suffolk County police said Gail Oses was walking on Route 112 when she was struck by a southbound Crown Victoria operated by Lindy’s Taxi at 3:05 a.m. Sunday.The victim was taken to John T. Mather Memorial Hospital in Port Jefferson, where she was pronounced dead. The driver and his two passengers were not injured.Sixth Squad detectives impounded the vehicle and are continuing the investigation.
1 min. story Comment Full Screen Video Settings Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 27 Jul 2019 1:04 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.1kShares About Connatix V67539 Arsenal are closing in on the signing of Nicolas Pepe from Lille (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are closing in on a club-record £72million signing of Nicolas Pepe from Lille.The Gunners were reported to have been working with a heavily restricted summer budget having failed to qualify for the Champions League for a third successive season.However, according the BBC, Arsenal have agreed a fee with Lille, who are happy to receive payment via a number of structured installments.Arsenal were said to have drafted in super agent Jorge Mendes to help broker a deal and the transfer will now go through once an agreement with Pepe’s representatives has been reached.ADVERTISEMENT More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityNapoli emerged as Arsenal’s most serious rivals for the 24-year-old’s services but were beaten to the punch, as they were last summer when both Lucas Torreira and Bernd Leno chose north London over a move to southern Italy.AdvertisementAdvertisementManchester United were also reported to have been monitoring Pepe’s situation, but the BBC claims Ole Gunnar Solskjaer never had any interest in the versatile forward.Although the Norwegian is still keen to reinforce his attack before the start of the season, Solskjaer is more focused on finding a replacement for Romelu Lukaku than bolstering his squad with the addition of another winger. PLAY Manchester United’s transfer stance on Nicolas Pepe as Arsenal close in on club record deal Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been delighted with the progress of Daniel James (Picture: Getty)Daniel James, a £15m arrival from Swansea earlier this summer, made a positive impression on United’s pre-season tour of Australia and Asia and Solskajer was particularly encouraged by the bravery the diminutive winger displayed in the face of some hostile treatment.‘Dan is so quick and it’s not easy to time tackles against him,’ the United manager said.‘I can understand why players mistime tackles against him. He’s a brave little boy and he jumps, he’s taken a few knocks over the tour but as an old man I like to see tackles.‘There’s no rolling about, or diving or feigning. If he stays down he’s injured but he gets up when he’s just hurt.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Advertisement
China surpassed the United States in annual gross crude oil imports in 2017, importing 8.4 million barrels per day (b/d) compared with 7.9 million b/d for the US, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). In 2013, China had become the world’s largest net importer of total petroleum and other liquid fuels.As informed, new refinery capacity and strategic inventory stockpiling combined with declining domestic oil production were the major factors contributing to the recent increase in China’s crude oil imports.In 2017, 56% of China’s crude oil imports came from countries within the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), a decline from the peak of 67% in 2012. More so than other countries, Russia and Brazil increased their market shares of Chinese imports between those years.Russia surpassed Saudi Arabia as China’s largest source of foreign crude oil in 2016. OPEC countries and some non-OPEC countries, including Russia, agreed to reduce crude oil production through the end of 2018, which may have allowed other countries to increase their market shares in China in 2017, EIA said.Several factors are driving the increase in China’s crude oil imports, as explained by EIA. China had the largest decline in domestic petroleum and other liquids production among non-OPEC countries in 2016, and EIA estimates it will have had the second-largest decline in 2017.In contrast to declining domestic production, EIA estimates that growth in China’s consumption of petroleum and other liquid fuels in 2017 was the world’s largest for the ninth consecutive year, growing 0.4 million b/d (3%) to 13.2 million b/d. As China has built up inventories of strategic petroleum reserves, China’s crude oil imports have increased faster than their domestic consumption.In addition, China has reformed its refining sector by reducing restrictions on both imports and exports.What is more, China’s crude oil imports have increased because of higher refinery runs and expanding refinery capacity.Ongoing infrastructure expansions will likely contribute to further increases in China’s crude oil imports, EIA said.In January 2018, China and Russia began operating an expansion of the East Siberia-Pacific Ocean (ESPO) pipeline, doubling its delivery capacity to approximately 0.6 million b/d. According to trade press reports, as much as 1.4 million b/d of new refinery capacity is planned to open in China by the end of 2019. Given China’s expected decline in domestic crude oil production, imports will likely continue to increase over at least the next two years, EIA added.
Stuff co.nz 9 March 2014A judge has awarded $60,000 to the parents of a baby girl wrongly seized by welfare authorities.The young couple, from Dunedin, have told the Sunday Star-Times of their harrowing two-year battle to regain custody of the girl, who was taken by Child, Youth and Family at just 14 weeks because the agency wrongly suspected she’d been abused.In fact, the baby’s multiple fractures were the result of rickets, caused by a lack of Vitamin D.The pair were forced to go to court to prove they hadn’t abused the baby.The couple, who cannot be named because of Family Court suppressions, took their daughter to a doctor in 2011 after she began “vomiting and twitching”.The doctor suspected a bowel obstruction and arranged for the baby to be admitted to hospital. An MRI in hospital revealed the baby had a fractured skull, ribs and limbs.http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/9806866/60k-award-after-baby-wrongly-seized
Tweet Share Sharing is caring! EducationLocalNewsTertiaryTours WNTP and DSC Trail/Tour Guiding course receives high level of success by: – July 28, 2011 82 Views no discussions Share Promotion and Community Animator at the Waitukubuli National Trail Project Management Unit, Roselyn Paul The Promotion and Community Animator at the Waitukubuli National Trail Project Management Unit, Roselyn Paul has declared that the Tail/Tour Guiding Programme has received a sixty-seven percent success rate.“For the South District there were sixteen participants; fifteen successfully completed the course, fourteen passed, the pass mark was eighty percent and one was referred in one area. In the North there were fifteen participants and nine successfully passed, three were referred in one area of assessment, one was referred in two areas of assessment. There was a group from the East and North East with sixteen participants six have already passed; seven referred in one area only and one referred in two areas. Overall we have had a high level of success about 67 % success rate and by the time the others sit the exam we will have 90% success.The training programme which was done in collaboration with the Dominica State College saw the execution of a series of training programmes in trail/tour guiding in which forty-five (45) persons from across the island participated.While addressing the closing ceremony and handing of certificates for the basic level programme, Ms. Paul noted that the programme “gave participants the opportunity to acquire knowledge of our local history and folklore, communications skills and interpersonal skills with the right attitudes for improving tour guiding in Dominica. Participants were trained to operate as confident, cooperative and consumer focused tour guides at the entry level of the tourism industry.”Head of Product Development of the Discover Dominica Authority, Ms. Kathleen CuffyMeantime, Ms. Kathleen Cuffy, Head of Product Development at the Discover Dominica Authority, encouraged the trainees to find creative ways of trail guiding which will ensure that visitors return and tell others about their experiences.“Education is not just about the basics that you have learnt at the Training Programme, but use the information and experience to figure out creative ways in providing a unique experience along the trail. That is very important; don’t just go by what you have learnt today, be creative, take initiatives and do things that we know will entice visitors and most of all encourage them to spread the word of the Waitukubuli National Trail,” she said.Ms. Cuffy also highlighted the significance of ensuring that visitors have a good experience when they visit Dominica.“We know what word of mouth does, so if the experience is good they are sure to come back and to tell at least ten other persons” she said.Dominica Vibes News Share
Tweet 3 Views no discussions Share Sharing is caring! LocalNews DLP members pleased with Court ruling by: – January 11, 2012 Hon. Ambrose GeorgeMembers of the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) have been congratulating Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and Education Minister Petter Saint-Jean after their recent Court victory.The High Court of Justice ruled on Tuesday that Prime Minister Skerrit and Education Minister Saint-Jean legally contested the 2009 general elections.Information Minister Ambrose George told a public meeting in lagoon on Tuesday evening that the judgment sends a clear message to “the detractors of the government and Roosevelt Skerrit. This result of the case which was handed down is another mandate that you are giving to Roosevelt Skerrit to continue the governance of this country”.Public Works Minister Rayburn Blackmoore also added his voice in support of Tuesday’s judgment.Mr. Blackmoore said “it is not a victory about Roosevelt Skerrit or Peter St Jean. It is a victory for the people of Dominica and the DLP will continue to be served by the best prime minister in Dominica. We shall continue to represent all Dominicans, most importantly the down trodden”.Senator, Alvin Bernard The Minister of Environment Kenneth Darroux said he is hoping that the results of the matter will finally put to rest, all the allegations targeted at the defendants.“We are very happy that the court decision went in our favour so we can continue to govern the country without any interruption. As we have always said from the beginning, whichever way the decision went we would have abided by the decision. I hope this put to rest everything and that we can continue things as normal,” he said.Meantime Senator Alvin Bernard reminded supports to give God thanks for their victory at the Court on Tuesday. “Not withstanding what the critics might have told you all week long, we have decided that whatever the judge had decided today that we were going to give God thanks. We have to give God thanks for this victory but do not be mistaken ladies and gentlemen this is a journey. To God be the glory ladies and gentlemen,” he told the crowd.Dominica Vibes News Share Share