Watch’s Triumphant Set-Opening “Box Of Rain” From LOCKN’ 2017 [Pro-Shot]

first_imgOn Sunday, August 27th, LOCKN’ Music Festival wrapped up with one of the most anticipated sets of the weekend. Affectionately known as, the Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh teamed with the jam band heavyweights of moe. for a special guest-filled set, that also featured a rotating cast of musicians including The Revivalists’ frontman David Shaw, saxophonist Rob Ingraham, and trumpeter Michael Girardot, as well as Grahame Lesh (Midnight North), vocalist Nicki Bluhm, and Grateful Dead guitarist/vocalist Bob Weir.The set took on a special meaning that weekend because, ahead of LOCKN’, moe. had announced an indefinite hiatus, canceling their performances from August onward, save the special LOCKN’ set. The hiatus was spurred by moe.’s bassist, Rob Derhak, who at the time was seeking (successful!) treatment for oropharyngeal cancer. Though Derhak was sadly unable to make the LOCKN’ performance, the moe. bassist was there both in spirit and in the form of a tiny robot, which buzzed around on stage and ensured that Rob could be there on-stage for moe.’s collaboration with Phil Lesh on Sunday night. Appropriately nicknamed the “rob.ot,” the tiny robot had a picture of Derhak taped to it and was equipped with a camera, so Rob could stream the group’s emotionally charged set from the comfort of his home.The set opened with the Grateful Dead classic “Box Of Rain”, kicking off the set in celebratory style. While the beginning of the number saw some technical difficulties with Lesh experiencing feedback problems, the song settled into itself, triumphantly marking the start of a truly special show. Today, Relix has released video of’s take on “Box of Rain” at LOCKN’ 2017. The video was released in celebration of moe. and Phil Lesh’s recently announced, collaborative run at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, California, from June 29th to July 1st, as part of moe.’s upcoming summer tour. You can check out the video for yourself below, and hear full audio of the set here. [H/T JamBase]last_img read more

U.S. grants visa to journalist and Nieman fellow

first_imgThe U.S. State Department has reversed its decision to deny a visa to leading Colombian journalist Hollman Morris. He is now free to travel to the United States, where he will begin a yearlong fellowship at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University.Reacting to the news, Nieman Foundation Curator Bob Giles said “We’re very pleased that the situation has been resolved this way. Many concerned individuals worked together to support Hollman during the past month and we’re looking forward to having him join us at Harvard. His valuable expertise and insights will be a welcome addition to our new class of Nieman Fellows.”Read more herelast_img

IRENA’s La Camera touts renewables as cleanest, most resilient means of power production

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Platts:The renewable power sector has grown its share of the market globally during the coronavirus pandemic, while oil, natural gas and coal have all declined, the director general of the International Renewable Energy Agency said June 24.Even as oil prices slumped amid the pandemic, the share of renewables in production of electricity has grown in all parts of the world, Francesco La Camera said in a webinar co-sponsored by the Financial Times.“We have heard voices saying the COVID-19 was going to destroy the direction of renewable energy and we have said from the beginning this was just going in another direction,” he said. “The past five months have taught us that renewables have been proven as the most resilient way to produce energy. So, they are not only the cleanest but also the most resilient way to produce energy.”The increasing share of renewables in the power mix underscored the need for battery storage development, according to Bruno Brunetti, head of global power planning at S&P Global Platts Analytics, in New York. “As more conventional generating capacity is retired, especially in the US and Europe, we believe more batteries will be needed to boost flexibility and supplement renewables for peaking capacity,” Brunetti said.Global renewables capacity — solar and wind — will increase by about 162 GW in 2020, about 6% lower than projected in February, Platts Analysts forecast. Capacity additions in 2021-25 were seen staying even with 2019 levels, or up by an average 168 GW each year, it estimated.Solar and wind will account for about 9% of the global power generation mix in 2020, Brunetti said.[Claudia Carpenter]More: Renewables building power market share during COVID-19: IRENA IRENA’s La Camera touts renewables as cleanest, most resilient means of power productionlast_img read more

SOUTHCOM Supports English Education for Nicaraguan Military

first_img Hi friend.Your topic selection is so fantastic. Really every person impressed by your topic.Thank you………………………………………………………………………………………………….[url=] Struts2 JQuery [/url] By Dialogo March 21, 2012 The Nicaraguan Army received new English and computer laboratories from the U.S. defense attaché, Colonel Edward M. Bonfoey, the Nicaraguan Army’s Public and Foreign Relations Directorate announced in late February. The laboratories will operate at “Héroe Nacional Sargento Primero Andrés Castro” National Sergeants’ School, with the objective of enriching the learning experience of Nicaraguan Army officers. Col. Bonfoey stressed that it is an honor to cooperate with the Nicaraguan Army by facilitating equipment that makes it possible to maintain the peace-keeping program. For his part, the head of the Central American country’s Joint General Staff, Major General Oscar Balladares Cardoza, who presided over the ceremony, expressed his thanks for the delivery of the laboratories, which will serve to support learning English for international communication, from which Nicaraguan Army officers will benefit. Brigadier generals, senior officers, members of the Military Council, and U.S. Military Group officials were among those present at the ceremony. last_img read more

A vision for new hire utopia in the branch

first_img 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Chad Davis Chad Davis is Industry Sr Solutions Marketing Manger, F5 Networks, which is the leader in app security and multi-cloud management. He can be reached at [email protected] Web: Details The first day on a new job should be an exciting opportunity, but too often it begins with uncertainty and confusion (Where do I park? Who should I ask for when I arrive?) followed by seemingly endless, mind-numbing paperwork. Let’s compare that traditional experience—something most everyone has been through—to what onboarding could be. First, the standard approach: Top candidates receive, negotiate and accept job offers and then don’t hear from their recruiting or hiring managers for weeks. They have to follow up to find out any details about their first day. When they arrive, they are ushered to a conference room where they spend hours filling out forms, thumbing through policy manuals and watching training videos. Their workstation may not be ready, they’re on their own to figure out lunch, and their manager may be too busy to welcome them until the end of an exhausting day. Now let’s envision a better start: New employees receive an email from the recruiter within days of accepting job offers, with a warm welcome, an agenda for the first day, an introduction to the organization and maybe even their new team, and links to required documents in paperless format with instructions on how to complete them electronically at their convenience. When they arrive for their first day, new hires are treated as VIPs, greeted at the front door by their recruiter, manager, and/or new colleagues, who present them with a personalized gift of company swag. After a quick tour, they spend the morning (or day) learning about the organization and have lunch with their supervisors. When their initial orientation is completed, they are guided to meet their team and learn about how their training will proceed. In short, suggests a new ebook from Kronos, “Improved Best Practices for Onboarding,What you need to know to create a more effective new-hire strategy in financial services,” employers can design a new-hire strategy to “simplify the process for your HR team while delighting your new hires with a more positive experience.” The goal in re-envisioning onboarding is to enhance retention of new employees and to improve training and coaching so that they are more productive more quickly. The benefits of developing a more effective onboarding process could show up in:reduced turnover, with a corresponding decline in recruiting and training costs;improved service delivery and related financial results through a faster transition from new hire to trainee to proficient employee; andpositive buzz from new employees that offers an advantage in a competitive hiring market.As the Kronos guide sums it up, “a good onboarding plan gives new hires clear direction from the start on their responsibilities and goals, provides solid training to set them up for success early, encourages engagement with their manager and coworkers, and monitors for trends to keep them on the right track.”‘Gifted’ new employeesUnion Bank & Trust, Lincoln, Neb., upgraded its onboarding program with the aim “to make it more of an experience for new employees than just showing up and getting paperwork shoved at them,” HRIS & Benefits Coordinator Katie Davis says.In fact, a lot of that paperwork is behind them by the time they officially launch their careers with UB&T. In their “preboarding” phase, new staff members have the opportunity on their own time to review and sign required documents online through an automated paperless DocuSign system. Now when they arrive for their first day, new employees are greeted with a personalized gift bag that includes a UB&T branded pen, tumbler and tee shirt to wear when volunteering in the community for their company. Their first-day orientation includes viewing a short video on the bank’s 100-year history that also introduces its CEO and a PowerPoint presentation reviewing the documents they have signed previously.Other onboarding enhancements are a new employee checklist for managers to keep everyone on track with all the first-day and first-week introductions, Davis notes. For example, managers line up colleagues to have lunch with their new team member every day for their first week on the job.   Proactive, positive, productiveUB&T’s example demonstrates many of the elements at the core of revamping the onboarding process: automating the paper trail, planning a positive first day and first week for new employees, and lightening the load for HR and hiring managers with a handy checklist for scheduling and implementing each step in welcoming and training new employees—not just for the first day, but for the three to six months required for new hires to develop their skills, competencies and confidence to fully handle their responsibilities and get comfortable in their work environment. Our new ebook sets out onboarding essentials from the first day (make sure the tour includes pointing out where the rest rooms are!) through the next six months (a final HR check-in to make sure employees are settled in and to seek their feedback on the process). An additional advantage of establishing a formal onboarding program is that HR and hiring managers can more easily assess the effectiveness of its elements and monitor outcomes. Ongoing evaluation with the aim of fine-tuning the new-hire strategy brings this process full circle. Monitor turnover rates, especially among employees in the first six months. Establish your metrics for proficiency and then measure how long it takes new employees to get there. Set up regular check-ins with the HR team, trainers and managers to ensure completion of onboarding steps and discuss any useful modifications in the process. Effective onboarding can and should be a positive experience for new employees and their managers and coworkers as their newest colleagues become productive contributors. Perhaps the best evidence that the process is working is that it will be needed less often as those new hires become long-term, impactful members of the team.  last_img read more

Johnson City Liquor hosts virtual wine tastings

first_img“Hopefully before long we will all be able to do this again in person and in the meantime, I am thrilled that you are coming in every weekend and taking the recommendations I’ve offered and are purchasing a few wines to share with us virtually so thank you,” said Lauren Hering from Johnson City Liquor. Every Sunday from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. the tasting is held on the store’s Facebook page with a Facebook live. Participants can see which wines will be tasted in advance and can have them ready to go for the event. Today’s wine was a bourbon barreled Chardonnay, and the event had over 100 people from all over the area participating in the wine tasting. Next Sunday’s tasting will feature Spanish wines. JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) – On Sunday, Johnson City Liquor and Wine continued their virtual wine tastings. These virtual tastings have been going on every Sunday since the beginning of the pandemic.last_img read more

South Africa’s Eskom moving towards greener energy production

first_img“The problems of CO2 emissions are not in the developing world. They are in the developed world. I think that the people that are causing a lot of CO2 emissions are known to the world, in certain instances they have not adhered to agreements that have been reached in the past where in fact we in the developing world have been very diligent.” Said Eskom Power Station CEO Brian MolefeA possible solution to the question of cost of compliance has been suggested, and reinforced by Molefe. Obtaining offsets from the world bank against capital expenditure to reach and agreed to carbon emission reduction.The two power stations under construction in South Africa, Medupi and Kusile,are leading the charge away from old and inefficient technology.South Africa and the African continents requirements of providing electricity are going to be key for the growth of the continent. If this doesn’t happen, at the expense of managing those carbon footprints we may have a bit of a crisis on our hands.last_img read more

Former Black Stars’ skipper now a Political tool in Ghana

first_img Promoted Content7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World8 Addictive And Fun Coffee FactsWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Top 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?What Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World The 34-year-old striker arrived in Parliament to witness the fourth State of the Nation Address of the President. Neatly dressed in a black suit, Gyan entered the House in the company of some members of his entourage.Advertisement The former Sunderland and Al Ain forward has been in the country for some weeks now, having suffered an injury. Gyan had been on a good run of form after joining NorthEast United FC in the Indian Super League. He netted five goals in his first eight games for the side and provided one assist, before being sidelined through injury. Read Also:Why Indian outfit snubbed Obafemi Martins for Gyan Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo is expected to speak about the gains and other plans for the sports industry at the State of the Nation Address. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Former Black Stars captain, Asamoah Gyan, has now become a political tool in Ghana. The former Under-23 player has been spotted in Parliament for Ghana’s  President Akufo-Addo’s State of the Nation Address (SONA). Loading… last_img read more

Bulldogs Fall Short Against Pirates

first_imgThe base paths were crowded today for both offenses in a high-scoring game where Greensburg came out on top against Batesville, 7-6.In the first inning, Greensburg got their offense started when Toby Brogan doubled on a 1-1 count, scoring one run.After Batesville scored one run in the top of the third, Greensburg answered with one of their own. The Bulldogs scored when Trey Peters singled on a 2-1 count, scoring one run. Greensburg then answered when David Blankman doubled on a 0-1 count, scoring one run.Greensburg pulled away for good with two runs in the fourth inning. In the fourth Cam Adams singled on a 1-1 count, scoring one run and Blankman singled on a 1-1 count, scoring one run.Adams took the win for Greensburg. He surrendered one run on one hit over three innings, striking out three and walking one.Nate Eckstein took the loss for the Bulldogs. He allowed three hits and two runs over two innings, walking one.Cade Reynolds started the game for Greensburg. He allowed five hits and five runs over four innings, striking out three. Casey Werner started the game for Batesville. He lasted two innings, allowing four hits and four runs while striking out twoBatesville socked one home run on the day as Sam Voegele went yard in the seventh inning.Brayden Linkel, Peters, Seth Gausman, Voegele, Trey Heidlage and Caleb Raab each collected one hit to lead the Bulldogs.After the loss, the Bulldogs are 6-9 overall and 3-4 in the EIAC. Batesville will take on Milan on Tuesday.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Justin Tucker.last_img read more

Virat Kohli & Co. Congratulate ISRO On Chandrayaan-2 Launch

first_imgNew Delhi: India captain Virat Kohli led the way as cricketers congratulated the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for the successful launch of its second lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 on Monday.”Another historic and proud moment for the nation as the #Chandrayaan 2 is launched Jai Hind (sic.)” tweeted Kohli.India’s Test star Cheteshwar Pujara also extended his wishes to the ISRO team. “Congratulations team @ISRO, this is a very proud and historical moment for India! #Chandrayaan2 (sic.),” Pujara tweeted.Spinner Kuldeep Yadav said, “Historic and proud moment for the nation as #Chandrayaan 2 is launched (sic.)”Hailing ISRO for the successful launch, former cricketer Virender Sehwag tweeted, “Many congratulations to Team #Chandrayaan2 @isro for the successful and seamless launch!”India’s second lunar mission was on track as its ‘Bahubali’ GSLV rocket successfully put the moon spacecraft — Chandrayaan-2 — into the orbit in a copy book style on Monday afternoon.From here, it will be a long, over a one-and-a-half-month journey for Chandrayaan-2 as it will traverse the 384,400 km that separate Earth and its sole satellite.The 43.4 metre tall, 640 tonne rocket, nicknamed ‘Bahubali’, carried the 3.8-tonne Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft, which will carry out India’s second mission to its closest celestial neighbour. IANSAlso Read: ICC ODI Rankings: Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah Retain Top Spotslast_img read more