After Phish plays Chicago’s Wrigley Field on Saturday, June 25th, Pink Talking Fish will continue sharin’ in the (Weekapaug) groove just a 10-minute walk down the road at the Vic Theatre. The phenomenon that is PTF has taken its hold on the jam scene, with the bands unique take on seamlessly weaving in and out of Pink Floyd, Talking Heads, and Phish songs (purchase tickets HERE).With Phish playing their second baseball stadium of historical significance, Pink Talking Fish founder/bassist Eric Gould discussed his excitement to join in the revelry surrounding these shows, “Phish performing at Wrigley is something very special. I attended their show at Fenway Park (back in 2009) and it was way beyond your typical venue for music. Wrigley and Fenway are the last two classic parks of their kind in America and there is a unique energy involved. That energy carries off into the night with the people beyond the event and we are honored to offer an outlet for that excitement to continue.”This also marks the second time that PTF will be performing in The Windy City, after elites of the jam scene perform. Last summer, the band took part in the massive celebration that was the Grateful Dead’s 50th Anniversary Fare Thee Well performances at Soldier Field with three sold-out shows at Reggie’s. Gould went on to say, “Chicago became a city of music lovers last year for Fare Thee Well. PTF built our own slice of fun in the middle of it and it was an amazing time for the musicians and the audience who joined in the adventure. Coming back to Chicago for this incredible event that is Phish playing Wrigley Field feels like a homecoming from last year’s chapter in our story.”‘Pink Talking Fish Are Dead’ Concept Proves To Be An Absolute Hit In ChicagoGould, along with Richard James on keyboards, Zack Burwick on drums and Dave Brunyak on guitar, have also incorporated tributes to recently passed icons David Bowie and Prince into their setlists, making for some memorable performances (listen to full audio from one of the performances HERE). The group is constantly pushing the boundaries of where they can take the music of all these legendary artists, and doing so with style and grace. The Vic Theatre performance is sure to be a continuation of the party that will be experienced at Wrigley. You can purchase tickets for Pink Talking Fish’s post-Phish Wrigley show at the Vic Theatre HERE, and find the whole venue’s calendar HERE. You can also enter the contest below for a chance to win a pair of tickets!
Husband-and-wife duo Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi recently engaged in an interview on Q104.3‘s Out of the Box with Jonathan Clarke.Tedeschi Trucks Band is currently promoting their latest studio album, SIGNS, which has experienced a dramatic change in meaning since its release in February. The band lost their forever keyboardist/flutist Kofi Burbridge on February 15th, the day that the album–which was dedicated to several of their mentors that have recently passed: Leon Russell, Col. Bruce Hampton, Butch Trucks, and Gregg Allman–officially released.Trucks recalls his time on the road with Kofi. He explains,Twenty years on the road together (with the Derek Trucks Band and then Tedeschi Trucks Band). Kofi was just somebody that everybody loved. He was the best musician on stage — any stage he walked on, but he never made anyone feel that way. He was a sweet, sweet man.He would go out before every show and go mingle with the audience or go to the parking lot. He was at home anywhere.Tedeschi added her thoughts on Kofi. She shares,Leonardo Di Vinci and Kofi had something in common, which was you sleep for 15 minute naps and you never really go to sleep. He would be up with our bus driver, while he was driving all night, talking to him, keeping him awake.Fans can listen to full-audio of Derek and Susan’s recent radio interview below:Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Q104.3 Interview (2019)[Audio: Q1043 New York]Tedeschi Trucks Band is currently touring throughout Europe in support of their recent SIGNS release. For ticketing information and a full list of the band’s upcoming tour dates, head to Tedeschi Trucks Band’s website.
Simplicity. That’s the overwhelming need I’ve heard across conversations with customers, partners and analysts over the past several months which was echoed last week during Dell Technologies World Experience. And it’s no wonder – responding to COVID forced organizations to scale infrastructure overnight and accelerate their digital transformation. This rapid adoption of new technologies has uncovered a lot of complexity in how organizations budget for, consume and manage IT, and it has also led to increased interest in on-demand consumption models. In the past year alone, we’ve seen nearly 50% year-over-year growth in the customer base for our flexible consumption and as-a-Service offerings as of the most recent quarter. That’s why I couldn’t be more excited about our announcement of Project APEX, which brings together our as-a-Service and cloud strategy, offerings and go-to-market under a single effort to radically simplify how our customers consume and deliver IT services.Project APEX builds upon a rich history of giving customers the flexibility and freedom to scale their IT to their business requirements and budgets. In other words, we’ve been on this journey to delivering on-demand IT for decades – we’ve been offering flexible payment solutions through Dell Financial Services for 23 years and managed utility services for 15 years. And last year, we launched Dell Technologies On Demand (DTOD), the industry’s broadest end-to-end portfolio of flexible consumption and as-a-Service solutions aimed at providing organizations the flexibility of cloud with the performance and security of on-prem infrastructure. Since then, we’ve worked continuously to expand DTOD offerings and further simplify the as-a-Service experience for our customers. And we’ve helped our customers and partners fund their critical technology needs through the Payment Flexibility Program, which we are now extending through January 29, 2021.*At Dell Technologies World, we introduced Pre-Approved Pricing for Flex On Demand, making it simpler and faster to order our most popular configurations with a pay-as-you-use pricing model. These configurations include everything organizations need to get started – hardware, system software, essential deployment and support services – and offer baseline pricing, based on real-world numbers, so customers can align the best financial option with their objectives.In addition, we’ve extended Flex On Demand to cover Dell EMC PowerEdge servers powered by AMD as well as Dell EMC PowerFlex software-defined storage, rounding out its availability on our Power portfolio, including PowerScale and PowerStore. Flex On Demand is also available through our Dell Tech partners, and we are enhancing their ability to earn program benefits with Flex On Demand by increasing our partner incentives. Dell Tech partners can earn a 20% incentive for Flex On Demand on the committed contact value (CCV) of storage, HCI, CI, and Data Protection solutions and a 10 percent front-end incentive on servers. These new incentives are available globally in all locations Flex On Demand is available.**We’re helping organizations across the globe better predict and manage costs while gaining the agility and flexibility to scale capacity up or down. For example, a large multinational institution we work with to service their enterprise-scale private cloud implementation and storage as-a-service managed utility is seeing incredible results – they’ve achieved 50% more compute power at eight percent less cost, while reducing time to provision date by more than 90%. We’re helping a U.S. state’s department of IT shift to an as-a-Service model, transforming how their infrastructure is managed and consumed so they can avoid overprovisioning storage and compute resources while quickly delivering IT services to stakeholders across the state.We are making huge strides in our journey to delivering cloud-like, as-a-Service experiences across the full Dell Technologies portfolio. We’ve drastically simplified our customers’ ability to get on-premises cloud resources up and running quickly with the introduction of instance-based offerings for Dell Technologies Cloud Platform. We’re delivering a truly consistent self-service experience for cloud and as-a-Service workloads through a single web interface with Dell Technologies Cloud Console. All of these exciting announcements will propel our vision for Project APEX, bringing together the simplicity, choice and consistency organizations need to deliver IT as a Service and be ready for what’s next.* Payment solutions provided to qualified commercial customers by Dell Financial Services (DFS) or through Dell Technologies group companies and/or through Dell’s authorized business partners (together with DFS “Dell”). Offers valid through January 29, 2021. Offers may not be available or may vary by country. Offers may be changed without notice and are subject to product availability, eligibility, credit approval and execution of documentation provided by and acceptable to Dell or Dell’s authorized business partners. In Spain, services are provided by Dell Bank International d.a.c branch in Spain and in remainder of the EU by Dell Bank International d.a.c, trading as Dell Financial Services which is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland. ** Restrictions apply in certain countries and limitation related to Public end users. Engage your Dell Channel Account Manager or Dell Flex on Demand Specialist. More details on DTOD and Flex On Demand may be found on the DTOD Knowledge Center.
Wendy Oduor, Miss Kenya USA and a 2014 Saint Mary’s alumna, spoke to the importance of relationship-building and mental health in her keynote speech at the annual Martin Luther King dinner Wednesday night in Rice Commons.Miss Kenya USA is an annual pageant held in Houston, Texas. According to its website, the organization pairs contestants with organizations working to combat inequalities Kenya and the U.S.Though she holds degrees in biology and psychology, Oudor currently works in fashion in New York City. After graduation, Oduor spent time at home working in the medical industry before making the decision to apply to the Parsons School of Design in Manhattan.“My acceptance to Parsons was a green light from God,” Oduor said.Taking this sign, Oduor packed her bags and moved to the Big Apple.Oduor attributes her four years at Saint Mary’s as the foundation for what she has accomplished today.“If you were to ask me four years ago, I would have told you that my degree from Saint Mary’s was a waste because I was not directly using the biology or psychology — but today, I know that it is so much more than that,” she said.She said returning to campus and speaking to a new generation of Belles was a meaningful experience for her.“Being back on campus is so surreal, it is a truly humbling experience,” Oduor said. “The fact that I am able to be here tonight is a testament that God is a man of his words.”Oduor said she urges current Saint Mary’s students to curate relationships, whether it be the girl you pass in the hall or your future bridesmaid.“It is so important to make time for relationships,” Oduor said. “It doesn’t matter how close you are or not, [if] you don’t know what they are going to be doing one year [or] five years from now and how that could benefit you.”Odour said this mindset helped her maintain a years-long relationship with Interim President Nancy Nekvasil, a longstanding Saint Mary’s biology professor.After losing her brother to suicide during her senior year, Oduor became an outspoken mental health advocate.”I use a lot of the psychology that I learned at Saint Mary’s in the work that I do surrounding mental health advocacy,” she said. ”Acknowledging the grief allowed me to heal and move forward and establish where I am today.”In addition to speaking at social events, Oduor utilizes Instagram as a platform to share stories and engage with her followers about mental health. She hosts weekly Mental Health Monday livestreams to spread awareness of the issue.Oduor said she places a high value on finding and pursuing ones’ passions.“It is God’s version of my vision. I would not have been able to heal if I did not find my purpose and allow God to work through me,” she said. “Passion is for you, purpose is for others. God gives us the tools to turn our passions into our purpose.”Tags: Martin Luther king dinner, Miss Kenya USA
A daughter fueled by faith, a mother driven by delusion, and a family secret that sounds the bell between them. Tony winner Michele Pawk is to star in the world premiere of 17 Orchard Point, directed by Stella Powell-Jones. Also starring and written by Stephanie DiMaggio and co-written by Anton Dudley (Substitution, Getting Home), the dark comedy will have a limited off-Broadway run April 25 through May 24. Opening night is set for May 4 at The Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row. Scenic Design is by John McDermott, costume design is by Tilly Grimes, lighting design is by Daisy Long and sound design is by Elisheba Ittoop. Related Shows 17 Orchard Point Pawk received a Tony award for Hollywood Arms. Other Broadway credits include: Hairspray, Losing Louie, Mamma Mia, Chicago, Seussical, Cabaret, Triumph Of Love, Crazy For You and Mail. DiMaggio appeared on Broadway in A Free Man Of Color, along with numerous off-Broadway credits. The new play follows two generations of women battling to claim their home and history. Lydia (Pawk) lives by her motto, “leave your baggage at the door, or it will end up on your face.” A decade after fleeing Cleveland for one long night out in Vegas, leaving the family’s apartment building under the management of her daughter Vera (DiMaggio), Lydia returns to find a lifetime of “baggage” waiting for her inside. View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on May 24, 2014
On the Blogs: A ‘Wink and a Nod’ in Regulatory Allowance That Saw Coal as Too Big to Fail FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Patrick McGinley for TheConversation.com:A self-bonding corporation’s promise to reclaim is little more than an IOU backed by company assets.Companies reorganizing under federal bankruptcy laws will continue to mine and market coal, hoping to shed mountains of debt and eventually emerge from bankruptcy. It remains to be seen whether they will be able to obtain conventional surety bonds after they reorganize, or whether bankruptcy courts will direct the companies to use their remaining assets to partially fulfill their self-bonding obligations.One thing is clear, however. Against the backdrop of a century of coal company bankruptcies and attendant environmental damage, regulators ignored a looming coal market collapse with a wink and a nod. Properly administered, SMCRA’s reclamation bonding requirements should have required secure financial guarantees collectible upon bankruptcy.Unfortunately, coal regulators viewed America’s leading coal companies like Wall Street’s mismanaged banks – too big to fail. As a result, American taxpayers may have to pick up an enormous reclamation tab for coal producers.Full item: Will taxpayers foot the cleanup bill for bankrupt coal companies?
Woidt said that Saturday’s mild weather helped make the event a success. Organizers said they hope to continue holding the event each winter to help fight cabin fever and show off Broome County’s parks. “We’ve been having people come up to us all day and learning about ice fishing, asking us to help them out with things, so definitely a lot of newcomers to the sport,” he said. COLESVILLE (WBNG) — After a more than ten year hiatus, a winter celebration made a comeback in the Southern Tier Saturday. “We couldn’t have asked for a better day,” she said. “Colesville used to have an event like this, they would just have a big winter day at Cole Park,” Director of Broome County Parks and Recreation Liz Woidt said. “We were like hey, let’s make it a Broome County event.” One of those ice fisherman was Karl Schnabl from Endicott. The Broome County Parks Department teamed up with Broome County Executive Jason Garnar to make that idea a reality, now called Winterfest. “We brought back this tradition and there’s a ton of people out — what a great turnout, people are ice fishing, kids are sledding, we’ve got the zoo,” he said.
Sweden’s AP7 plans to introduce factor investing into its portfolio for the first time as part of a risk-reduction exercise.The national pension fund that provides the default option in Sweden’s Premium Pension System (PPM) will also lower the gearing on its equity portfolio.The SEK430bn (€41.4bn) pension fund said: “As a step in implementing the new strategic portfolio, which was decided in 2016, AP7 is now starting to invest in factor premiums.”The goal, it said, was to invest 10% of the fund in these strategies over the next few years. “At the same time, the normal level of leverage is being reduced to 25%,” it said. This is reduction from the previous normal level of 35%.However, the actual level of gearing was to be set even lower, at 15% percent, AP7 said, due to its previous assessment of market valuations.At the end of December, the pension fund’s actual level of gearing was around 25%, according to its 2017 annual report.Since 2010, a central part of AP7’s management strategy for its SEK396bn equity fund – which accounts for the vast majority of its overall assets – has been passive exposure to a global index with leverage of 50%. AP7’s default option pension product, known as AP7 Såfa, is a lifecycle fund combining AP7’s equity and bond funds.In 2015, AP7’s board opted to halve the actual level of gearing to 25% because stockmarket valuations were considered high. In December 2016, when presenting a new strategic portfolio to be implemented by 2020, it reduced the normal leverage to 35% from 50% in order to increase the room for manoeuvre associated with the change.The first step in introducing other risks then began in 2017, and involved increased exposure to emerging markets and private equity, AP7 said.The pension fund said the new management strategy was aimed, in particular, at reducing risk through diversification.“Another central part of the strategy is to systematically apply more dynamic risk-taking, where the fund’s overall risk level is adjusted to extreme market valuations,” it said.In February the pension fund put out a tender for advice on “active alpha” procurement, in part of its move to add risk-factor investments to its portfolio.
Nudgee Place is just one block away from being snapped up, after strong buyer demand has seen the community almost completed within just a couple of years.A development in Nudgee is just one block away from being snapped up, after strong buyer demand has seen the community almost completed within just a couple of years. NEXT GENERATION SUBURB CREATES BUYER BUZZ Konnect Group director and marketing agent Alexander Klibschon said the development was made up of two sites, what were once semirural properties, one a hobby farm, one a horse property“It took just one year for all 29 blocks, ranging in size from 418sq m to 1.2ha, in the first stage to sell and settle.“Sales and marketing commenced mid-2016 and 100 per cent were sold and settled by June 2017,” Mr Klibschon said.The second and final stage is just one block away from being completely sold and settled.“Sixty-six blocks, ranging in size from 405sq m to 3023sq m, went on sale in April 2017,” he said.“Sixty-five have sold and settled and just one is left for sale.” More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours agoFamilies have seen great value in Nudgee Place.Mr Klibschon said house and land packages started from the low $600,000’s and the highest house and land sale was $1,245,000, which was well under construction with completion due before Christmas.“Demand has been overwhelming as it represented phenomenal value.” >>FOLLOW EMILY BLACK ON FACEBOOK<< Mr Klibschon said both sites backed on to Nundah Creek and were surrounded by protected environmental zones and green open space.“Development involved rehabilitation and rejuvenation of 1.6ha of land for green space,” he said.“One hectare of turf was planted as well as over 74,000 natives, tubestock and mature.“Both stages have larger rural lots within them, maintaining a connection between smaller lot residential housing with surrounding larger rural use blocks.”Mr Klibschon attributed the community’s success to the proximity of Brisbane’s CBD, the fact that it had easy access to Gateway Motorway and was a short drive to Brisbane Airport.“It was also the proximity to major employment hubs — the airport and Port of Brisbane (AKA Australia TradeCoast), as well as having Australian Catholic University, Banyo Retail Centre, Nudgee Beach and local parks,” he said.“Roughly 75 per cent of sales to owner occupiers, mix of first home buyers, second and third home buyers, downsizers.”
For illustration purposes only (Image courtesy of GTT)French LNG containment specialist GTT has won a new order from South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries for the design of the tanks of a 174,400-cbm liquefied natural gas carrier.Samsung Heavy will build the LNG carrier on behalf of the Japanese shipping giant Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK).GTT’s Mark III Flex membrane containment system has been selected to equip the vessel, GTT said in a statement.The vessel’s delivery is scheduled for the first quarter of 2021.NYK said earlier this month that the vessel will be chartered to Total Gas & Power Chartering, a unit of France’s Total.The LNG carrier will be equipped with a WinGD-made dual-fuel slow-speed diesel engine that can operate on marine gas oil or boil off gas stored in the cargo tank.