Longtime Dave Matthews Band Violinist Boyd Tinsley Announces Break From Band

first_imgWhile the Dave Matthews Band will be resuming touring operations this May after a hiatus in 2017, it appears longtime violinist Boyd Tinsley will not be part of the DMB equation for the time being.In a series of posts yesterday, Tinsley announced that he had been “wrestling with a decision” regarding his career and decided he needs to take a break from the touring with the band to focus on his family and his health. You can read the series of posts below via Tinsley’s Twitter: Boyd Tinsley has been a Dave Matthews Band mainstay for more than a quarter of a century, first joining the band as a featured guest on an early demo for “Tripping Billies” in 1991 before signing on full-time in April of 1992 ahead of their 1993 debut, Remember Two Things. In addition to violin and some backup vocals, Tinsley has been a key contributor to the band’s songwriting process and has co-writing credits for several of the band’s songs, including “So Much To Say”, the band’s only GRAMMY-winner.As of the time of publication, the band has yet to comment on Tinsley’s announcement. It remains unclear how this new development will affect the band’s scheduled tour and, more immediately, their pre-Super Bowl performance in St. Paul this evening, “The Night Before.”[Cover photo: Rodrigo Simas/Dave Matthews Band Instagram]last_img read more

Robert Flaherty film re-discovered at Houghton Library

first_img Read Full Story A film by pioneering director Robert J. Flaherty — which film historians believed to have been lost — was rediscovered at Harvard’s Houghton Library. The short film “Oidhche Sheanchais” (“A Night of Storytelling”) was created by Flaherty in 1935 during the production of his now-classic film “Man of Aran.” The nitrate print of “Oidhche Sheanchais” was identified by Houghton curators during a cataloging update, and is the only copy known to exist.“Oidhche Sheanchais” captures Seáinín Tom Ó Dioráin, a famed seanchaí (storyteller), telling an ancient tale as the cast of “Man of Aran” looks on. The film was commissioned by the Irish Free State, which offered a modest budget to Flaherty for the production of an Irish language “talkie,” which would enshrine a vital element of the national heritage on film. “Oidhche Sheanchais” is Flaherty’s first work in direct sound and the first “talkie” in the Irish language. It was filmed in the same London studio where the “Man of Aran” cast had already gathered for the recording of post-synch sound.Robert J. Flaherty (1884-1951), considered by many to be the “father of documentary film,” produced the first commercially successful feature-length documentary film “Nanook of the North” (1922) after spending more than two years in Canada’s Hudson Bay region, where he lived and filmed its indigenous people. He contributed to the development of docufiction — a technique he deployed by casting local Aran Islands occupants to portray fictionalized roles and dramatic recreations in “Man of Aran.”last_img read more

Enabling 5G Use Cases at the Edge

first_imgThe industry really can’t stop talking about the edge. In the interest of not starting a classic “edge” conversation with a definition, let’s focus very specifically about its role as a new business model for 5G. From a Telco perspective, 5G enables a whole range of new applications and services that will open the doors to new revenue streams and provide a path to differentiation.Aligning business outcomes to vertical industry requirements to operating models to technology enablers has become the foundation for how Dell Technologies is discussing the edge with our Telco customers and partners globally. For Telco, the “edge” is both a network architecture optimization intended to improve experiences over cellular, but also a key control point for the development of differentiated services.We talk about the edge as an enabler for 5G data-driven business models – real-time processing of data from “things” and devices, when the decisions need to be made quickly before the data loses relevance; but we also need to discuss how 5G is an enabler for the edge – bringing a disaggregated, cloud-native user-plane to allow applications and services to connect in closer proximity (and lower latency) to the “things” and devices. 5G and edge are symbiotes, even as both 5G and edge computing have use cases that are independent of each other.While there are a lot of unknowns still as to what the edge will look like (Physically, obviously. Virtually, it will materialize as containers on bare metal), one thing for sure is there are no two identical edge deployments. Many questions need to be answered when designing the edge including: what are the use cases that are going to justify the investment — operations-first (driven by network function) or business-first (driven by enterprise use-case)? What are the unique vertical industry requirements? How impactful will the edge be to service experience? How significant will operational savings be?Every situation is different –infrastructure at the edge is going to have to be very flexible to support a variety of use cases. The homogeneous infrastructure deployment model of public cloud – built with common building-blocks scaled within a rack, then within a row, then within the data center – gives way to a heterogenous infrastructure model at the edge. A key to success is to have a flexible set of deployment capabilities that can be customized to support the specific edge requirements including:Ability to use multiple accelerators in a shared platform. This requires a heterogenous infrastructure with industry-standard servers and storage-class memory powered by x86 and accelerated with GPUs, FPGAs, or Smart NICs. This capability will enable edge deployments to meet the complex requirements to support video streaming or edge transcoding or any other functionality that drive various acceleration requirement at the edge.Infrastructure with flexible form factors to fit in a variety of environments, use-cases, and performance requirements. Infrastructure deployed outside a controlled environment needs to be hardened for harsh or rugged environments. It needs to be in a dense form factor and short-depth to optimize for space constraints. The telco network edge is still defined as front-facing, short-depth, DC-powered, NEBS-certified, but that’s just one of many telco deployment models.Aligning to the architectures of the 5G Cloud Native and Virtualized Network functions is key, such as converging user plane functionality from the vEPC with RAN Central Unit (CU) and potentially with the RAN Distributed Unit (DU). This helps to simplify the overall network architecture, reduce the cost of deployment and enhance the customer experience by centralizing the 5G radios while distributing the vEPC functionality.Ability to easily perform remote management and automation, especially in lights-out, unmanned facilities. And to provide a set of APIs that allow that automation system to be integrated into service orchestration systems.This week, Dell Technologies announced a portfolio of solutions that support edge environments. The new PowerEdge XE2420 is specifically designed for the above requirements. Namely, the new Dell EMC PowerEdge XE2420 server:Delivers performance and seamless scaling with a low-latency, high-performing short-depth system with high configuration flexibility.Supports up to four accelerators and 92 terabytes of storage, bringing dense compute and storage to space-constrained environments.Brings simplified remote management, streaming telemetry and automation capabilities via iDRAC9, including support for Redfish.Ensures reliability in the harshest edge environments including being able to operate in harsh, non-datacenter environments and more rugged Telco Network Edge requirements.In addition to the PowerEdge XE2420, we’ve also refreshed the rugged PowerEdge XR2, a 1U, single-socket, shorter depth server that’s certified for telecom applications outside controlled environments. And we’re rolling out new Dell EMC Modular Data Center Micro 415, that provides a hardened, rugged edge data center with integrated power and cooling in an enclosure that fits in a parking space.We also continue to expand our set of ecosystem partners who validate, certify, integrate with, and leverage Dell Technologies’ infrastructure capabilities in both the telco core and edge. But more on that later…last_img read more

After Midnight’s Fantasia Barrino Passes the Torch to Patti LaBelle

first_img Star Files View Comments After Midnight Show Closed This production ended its run on June 29, 2014 There might have been some “Stormy Weather” in New York City on June 3, but that didn’t stop the cast of After Midnight from welcoming their new special guest star Patti LaBelle back to Broadway! The legendary singer, who is currently in rehearsal, will succeed Fantasia Barrino in the toe-tapping jazz revue beginning June 10. Directed by Warren Carlyle, the Tony-nominated tuner features the songs of Duke Ellington and his contemporaries, played by the Jazz at Lincoln Center All Stars Orchestra. Check out these sweet shots of Barrino welcoming LaBelle to the show, then see After Midnight at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre! Related Shows Fantasia Barrinolast_img read more

Odds & Ends: Watch Ethan Hawke’s Fifty Shades of Shakespeare & More

first_img View Comments Jessie Mueller, James Snyder & More Head to Broadway at Birdland There’s an exciting lineup to look forward to at Broadway at Birdland this season. On September 15 Jessie Mueller, Chita Rivera (who will also return to the venue later in the year), Rosie O’Donnell, Andrew Lippa, Margo Siebert, Anika Larsen and more will join forces for An Evening of Song, benefiting the Art Attack Foundation. Other highlights include Jamie DeRoy teaming up with Great White favorites Stephanie J. Block and Bryce Pinkham, among others, on September 22 for an Actors Fund benefit. Plus don’t miss Broadway.com vlogger and If/Then’s James Snyder on September 29 in his one-man-show Fate, Reason and Other Friends. RSC Announces 2015 Summer Season The Royal Shakespeare Company has announced its 2015 summer season. Highlights include Broadway vet Antony Sher in Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre March 26, 2015 through May 2. Also, legendary director Trevor Nunn will helm Henry Goodman in Volpone by Ben Jonson at the Swan Theatre, July 3, 2015 through September 12. Benedict Cumberbatch is not the only reason to start booking flights across the Pond next year! First Look at Ethan Hawke Starring Opposite Fifty Shades’ Dakota Johnson in Cymbeline Broadway alum Ethan Hawke is going back to Shakespeare in the recently unveiled first trailer for Cymbeline, below. Also starring Tony nominee Delroy Lindo, Ed Harris, Gossip Girl’s Penn Badgley and Fifty Shades of Grey’s Dakota Johnson, it would seem that director Michael Almereyda has somewhat channeled Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet in this adaptation. Oh, and today’s fun fact? Cymbeline is the play where the Bard invented the name Imogen (Johnson plays her). No idea why your reporter would know that… Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.last_img read more

UVM narrows presidential search field to five finalists

first_imgUniversity of Vermont,The University of Vermont Presidential Search Committee has identified five finalists for the position of president. John Bramley is the interim president. He took over from Dan Fogel, who resigned last July. The final candidates have been invited to campus for interviews beginning January 19 to become the 26th president of the University of Vermont. According to a university statement, the unanimous consensus of the Search Committee is that the qualifications of these individuals are outstanding and that each has the potential to be an exceptional President. The final candidates are highly accomplished and successful leaders and scholars in higher education. All have impressive records of achievement in their current and past roles, and all have had to manage very difficult and complex problems and issues at their current institutions, the statement said.Candidates will meet with Governance Leadership, Faculty Panel, Deans, Chairs of the Presidential Commissions, and senior leaders. In addition, there will be an open forum for each candidate followed by an informal reception.Presidential CandidatesSabah Randhawa, Ph.D.Oregon State UniversityMeredith Hay, Ph.D.University of ArizonaE. Thomas Sullivan, J.D.University of MinnesotaRobert Palazzo, Ph.D.Renssalaer Polytechnic InstituteThomas Apple, Ph.D.University of Delaware Open ForumsLive Webcasts begin January 19 [View Live Webcast]Forums will be held from 3:30-5:00 p.m. at the Davis Center and Live Webcasts will be available for those who may wish to view on their computers. The Open Forums will also be recorded and posted on this website.Sabah Randhawa, Ph.D. Thursday, January 19, 3:30-5:00 p.m. Davis Ctr – Livak BallroomMeredith Hay, Ph.D. Monday, January 23, 3:30-5:00 p.m. Davis Ctr – Sugar Maple BallroomE. Thomas Sullivan, J.D. Wednesday, January 25, 3:30-5:00 p.m. Davis Ctr – Sugar Maple BallroomRobert Palazzo, Ph.D. Thursday, January 26, 3:30-5:00 p.m. Davis Ctr – Livak BallroomThomas Apple, Ph.D. Monday, January 30, 3:30-5:00 p.m. Davis Ctr – Livak Ballroomlast_img read more

Colombian Drug Trafficker “Fritanga” Extradited to U.S.

first_img Colombian police turned over drug trafficker Camilo Torres Martínez, alias “Fritanga,” to U.S. authorities on April 25 to face narco-trafficking and money-laundering charges in the state of Florida. By Dialogo April 29, 2013 Alias “Fritanga” was arrested by Colombian Police in July 2012 while he was celebrating his marriage in Múcura Island, in the northern coast of Colombia. The extradition of Torres was approved by the Colombian Supreme Court, which ratified charges pressed in the United States. The arrest was made in front of 150 guests, among them famous soap opera actors and entertainment celebrities. “Following instructions by the National Government, drug trafficker ‘Fritanga’ was handed over to agents from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Office (DEA),” the Police said in a statement. According to the United Nations, Colombia is the main cocaine producer worldwide, with 345 tons in 2011.last_img read more

CUNA-backed stabilization fund rebates on NCUA agenda

first_img 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » The NCUA board will discuss the process of getting rebates to credit unions from the closure of the Temporary Corporate Credit Union Stabilization fund today. NCUA closed the fund Oct. 1 of last year, and said rebates are expected in 2018.“NCUA’s decision to close the stabilization fund and start issuing refunds was a victory for credit unions and we look forward to hearing the board’s thoughts,” said CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle. “CUNA was the only national trade association advocating for refunds to begin in 2018, and more than 90% of credit unions who commented on NCUA’s proposal supported our position. Credit unions look forward to getting their money back and putting it to work for their members.”NCUA merged the stabilization fund with the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund last year. While CUNA supported the plan, it expressed concerns about the rise in the Normal Operating Level, saying it was too high.center_img NCUA headquarterslast_img read more

Hainan Airlines will soon introduce flights from China to Croatia?

first_imgHainan Airlines could soon connect China and Croatia with a direct flight.According to the SeeBiz.eu portal, the Croatian delegation in Hainan held talks with the provincial government on a direct flight Hainan Airlines for Croatia. The talks on the Croatian side were attended by the President of the CSEBA Presidency Mario Rendulić and the Croatian Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China Nebojša Koharović.”We have updated the talks on the direct flight of Hainan Airlines from China to Croatia, most likely to Zagreb. The introduction of a direct flight would certainly greatly increase the number of Chinese tourists in Croatia. It is quite certain that the increased interest of the provincial as well as the central government can be attributed to the good news about the work on the Peljesac Bridge, which was given to the Chinese CRBC. ” said the President of the Presidency of CSEBA Mario Rendulić, for SeeBiz.eu. Ambassador Koharović and CSEBA proposed to the Chinese side a joint organization of tourism workshops. They also proposed the establishment of a special office for the exchange of goods and greater promotion of Croatia on this tropical island, for which, just like Croatia, the most important sector of the economy is tourism.By the way, Hainan Airlines has been flying from Beijing to Belgrade, via Prague, since September last year. On the other hand, the new Franjo Tuđman Airport has significantly increased its capacity, and can now have 5 million passengers a year.IN A FEW YEARS, CHINA WILL PROVIDE 100 MILLION TOURISTSA conference was held in Venice earlier this year “EU-China Tourist Year”, which marks the beginning of the joint cooperation between China and the countries of the European Union in the field of tourism through 2018, the Ministry of Tourism reports.The opening of the joint tourist year, which will provide new opportunities for investment and growth in tourism and the presentation of mutual cultures and values, was accompanied by the first EU-China Summit on Tourism, which brought together top officials of the European Commission and EU officials. China. The main goal of the “EU-China Tourism Year” is to jointly attract more Chinese tourists to Europe by promoting trans-European products and helping European operators to penetrate the Chinese market.Also, in the last few years, we have witnessed the entry of capital from Chinese investors, both in Europe and in Croatia, and it is precisely Peljesac Bridge will be built by one of the Chinese companies. Also, recently Uniline and Atlas opened offices in China, and also the Croatian Chamber of Commerce opened an office in China, more precisely in Shanghai. China is home to 20 percent of the world’s population, 2,6 times more people than the EU as a whole, and their standard and economy are constantly growing. Therein lies the huge potential for the placement of quality products and services that Croatia undoubtedly has, and also when we talk about tourism. That is why the Croatian Chamber of Commerce will work on strengthening the image and brand of Croatia and Croatian products within the new office, the Chamber points out.If we want to take a step forward, it is certainly that the direct airline is the only way, and this is exactly what CSEBA has been working on intensively for a couple of years in cooperation with MINT and CNTB. By the way, last year, a record tourist year, we recorded as much as a 53% increase in arrivals from the Chinese market, which is the largest growth of all markets.What is very important for our tourism is how Chinese tourists “discovered” Europe, so last year over 6 million Chinese tourists visited European destinations, making Europe the second most important market for Chinese tourists. Interestingly, as many as 46 percent of tourists come from eastern China, from the cities of Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou and Shenzhen. Also, tourist spending by Chinese tourists during travel increased by 36 percent last year, CSEBA points out.The most popular months when Chinese tourists come to Croatia are late spring (May and June) and early autumn (September and October), which shows that unlike European visitors where the peak is in the summer months, Chinese tourists do not like to enjoy the “sun and sea” . Chinese tourists want an active vacation, lots of sightseeing, authentic experiences, natural and historical environment, and they are especially focused on UNESCO protected sites.Source: SeeBiz.eu / CSEBA / HrTurizam.hrRelated news:EU-CHINA TOURIST YEAR CONFERENCE HELDCROATIAN-CHINESE ECONOMIC FORUM: CHINA WILL PROVIDE 100 MILLION TOURISTS IN A FEW YEARSGREAT NEWS FOR CROATIAN TOURISM! UNILINE OPENS OFFICE IN CHINA AND SOUTH KOREA.last_img read more

Slight recovery in labor demand

first_imgInterestingly, advertisements published in July required less of all levels of education compared to the year before, except for low-skilled and skilled workers for whom demand increased year-on-year. Source: Institute of Economics, Zagreb However, due to a slightly stronger decline over the past two months, the average value of the index in the first seven months of this year is lower by 0,5 percent compared to the same period last year. Lower demand for work in the first seven months of 2019 compared to 2018 may reflect slightly weaker indicators in tourism this year, since among the published online ads still occupy the largest share of occupations belonging to the tourism sector, according to the analysis of the Economic Institute Zagreb. After the weakening of labor demand in May and June, the OVI index in July points to a recovery given the index’s growth of 1,9 percent compared to July 2018. The most sought-after occupations in the past month were salesman, waiter, chefAs in July last year, the most sought-after occupations in the past month were salesman, waiter, chef, driver and warehouseman, which accounted for over 35 percent of the total ads posted. In July, the demand for work in central Croatia also fell slightly (accounting for 60 percent of all published advertisements), while the demand for work in other regions increased compared to July 2018. The largest positive contribution to the growth in the number of advertisements on an annual basis was made by advertisements for the professions of salesmen and waiters, while the most negative contribution was made by advertisements for the profession of computer scientist. In just under 2 percent of ads, it is indicated that the employment of foreigners is desirable, mostly for the professions of programmers and computer scientists. last_img read more