Today, to celebrate the end of an incredible New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival music marathon, Pretty Lights has a very special celebration in store for the masses gathered in the Big Easy this afternoon. The pioneering electronic artist will host a parade through the streets of New Orleans today, ending under a bridge for a pop-up performance. The spectacle will begin at Bullet’s Sports Bar at 2441 AP Tureaud Ave. promptly at 4:30 pm, and will feature horns, a second line, and all the joyous pageantry that makes New Orleans such a magical city.The parade will head down Tureaud, and then down N Roman St before cutting across Bayou Rd and ending up under the I-10 overpass for a party with Pretty Lights providing the music. You can view the parade route below.Safe to say, with Pretty Lights at the helm and the spirit of Jazz Fest rising to its apex on the final day of the 10-day celebration, this will be quite the spectacle!Happy Jazz Fest, everybody![Cover photo via Live Edits Lab]
This guest post was written by Sundi Balu, Chief Information Officer – Global Enterprise & Services and International, TelstraSimply offering cloud solutions is no longer a free pass to market leadership in Asia. With a third of global IT spending going to cloud-related investments, it’s quite safe to say that cloud adoption is the “new normal” for enterprises, rather than something exceptional. Many businesses will be rightly asking: how can I differentiate my organisation through the cloud?My answer: we need to move from “one cloud fits all” to an “unlimited cloud”. Rather than simply relying on a single vendor or type of cloud infrastructure, businesses need to give themselves the ability to rapidly shift between different clouds based on how they grow, scale, and pivot their operations. This has big implications for Asian businesses, because it tackles the cross-border disparity in regulation, skills, and consumer demands that otherwise hamstrings their technology and growth strategy.Keep it Simple, CIOMany CIOs will have read “unlimited clouds” with a look of terror on their faces. One cloud is complex enough to successfully operate, after all – why multiply that pain? The reason is simple: business agility. Asian enterprises operate in markets where their commercial viability depends on how fast and well they can adapt to changes in consumer demand, competition, regulation, and a whole host of other factors. Multiply that across numerous interlinked country markets, and the business is faced with a situation where there can never be a “one size fits all” approach to sales, marketing, or product development strategy. Why should that be the case for your cloud environment?An “unlimited cloud” model allows businesses to move between clouds based on what they need in any given market, at any time. Let’s take cross-border regulation and data residency as an example. Data sovereignty requirements differ across countries and over time – so what happens if one country suddenly demands that all data be hosted locally but a business is operating solely on public cloud? In this case, the business’ ability to adapt is going to determine whether it retains its licence to operate in that particular country or not.A business employing an “unlimited” model, however, can shift its affected data into a locally hosted private cloud, while potentially keeping core applications themselves in a public or hybrid setup to maintain uptime for customers. That’s exactly what we, at Telstra, are already doing, acting as “cloud brokers” for a number of our customers. The cloud broker turns the pain of migrating between these different clouds into a fully-managed, fully-orchestrated service, operating as part of a one-stop cloud shop in which network, storage, and compute are all integrated to work in any manner of configurations. As a result, we allow CIOs to focus on higher-value priorities like the company’s digital innovation strategy or service development roadmap.“Unlimited clouds” may seem complex, but when it’s delivered as a fully-managed offering it gives CIOs the time and ability to deliver the right services where and when they’re needed.The building-blocks of cloudsTelstra now offers everything from colocation to fully public cloud within that “unlimited” model. But in order for this model to work, it also needs to encompass a whole range of organisations and their highly varied levels of talent and skills maturity.The vagaries of talent across Asia make it impossible to support a “one cloud fits all” approach. Countries like Singapore, Australia, and Japan understandably have the most mature talent pools, yet emerging markets like Indonesia may be the ones which need cloud infrastructure most urgently to support business growth. In many Asian markets, relatively low staffing costs and close public-private sector ties have caused businesses to be less than enthusiastic about the upskilling and compliance costs of moving to the cloud. Yet as consumer demographics shift into “mobile-first, social-always” product and service consumption, these businesses need to be able to adapt – based on real-time information and insights that only the cloud can support – faster and at greater scale than ever before.The solution is in how the cloud is built, particularly for hybrid and private cloud. One of our technology partners is VCE, the market leader in converged infrastructure – a delivery model where network, storage, and compute infrastructure come as fully-integrated systems that can be deployed in any organisation within weeks instead of months. VCE’s converged infrastructure systems, called Vblocks, have helped businesses deploy new services more than four times faster and develop five times more applications while cutting “lights-on” cost economics by almost a third.Vblocks form one of the core building-blocks of our private clouds and hybrid cloud solutions because of their standardised simplicity. I think of them, and converged infrastructure systems generally, as the cloud version of the prefab units being used to construct the Shenzhen-Zhongshan Bridge in record time. Converged infrastructure allows enterprises, and the cloud brokers guiding them, to not only deploy clouds incredibly quickly but also move between them with ease because of their standardisation and high degree of inbuilt systems compatibility.Asia’s businesses are more connected, and face more market complexity than ever before. In a region that’s characterised by its heterogeneity, CIOs need not just one cloud but “unlimited clouds” that bolster them to take on their highest priorities: getting capabilities to market as fast as possible, in a way that can constantly adapt to changing consumer preferences. When built on converged infrastructure, “unlimited clouds” can get Asian enterprises past many of the issues around talent, regulation, and systems complexity that they’ve traditionally faced.Watch the interview which Anthony Elvey, VCE’s Managing Director for Asia Pacific and Japan, recently conducted with Sundi on this topic here.
Three credit union-specific regulatory relief provisions, as well as more than a dozen other relief items that benefit credit unions, are contained in a bill introduced by Senate Banking Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) Tuesday.The much-anticipated bill is expected to be marked up by the Senate Banking Committee on May 21.“Several Title I provisions within Chairman Shelby’s draft legislation align with regulatory relief changes that CUNA has long advocated for on behalf of our members,” said CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle when the bill was unveiled. “CUNA has repeatedly called on Congress to provide regulatory relief, and I thank Chairman Shelby and his staff for the many Title I provisions that will benefit credit unions and their members.”The credit union-specific provisions in the bill are:Allowing privately insured credit unions to become members of the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) system;Granting credit unions under $1 billion in assets parity with like-sized banks by allowing less restrictive access to the FHLB system; and continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion It’s been a busy hurricane season for sure. I have heard news commentators talking and have read countless articles in major news outlets writing about how unprecedented this is (especially with several earthquakes and fires at the same time — all unprecedented I’m sure).But this year, we hit another doom-and-gloom milestone: Hurricane Ophelia in the Azores. It is the 10th consecutive hurricane to develop from a simple tropical depression in a row. According to an article in The Miami Herald, citing Colorado State University meteorologist Phil Klotzbach, the last time a season produced 10 consecutive hurricanes was in 1893, a period when tracking hurricanes largely relied on ships and barometric readings.Climate change, yeah, that must be the culprit. But those darn carbon gases and waskily wepublicans/conservatives that are destroying our ozone apparently did not exist in 1893. What gives?How do we not know if 10, 15 or even 20 consecutive hurricanes formed in the years prior to 1893? And if they did, what was the alleged cause of those hurricanes — including the banner year of 1893? From what you and I have been told to believe, it’s carbon-based fuels that are the alleged culprits. Well, what caused the climate to do such pernicious things then? Maybe there were some climate deniers alive then; maybe there were some closet Republican/conservatives around then; maybe there were secret carbon-producing factories in the 18th and 19th centuries; maybe the climate change cause is natural.Sounds like a real pernicious plan cooked up by some really twisted people. Oh well, off to the beach to get burned by the sun.John GentileDuanesburgMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationLocal movie theater operators react to green lightEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusSchenectady County warns of possible COVID-19 exposure at Schenectady restaurant, Rotterdam bar
Dusty Baker, the former Reds manager, was recently hired to manage the Washington Nationals. In an Indianapolis Star article written by Bob Nightengale for USA Today Sports, it was reported that Baker was not the Nationals first choice. He simply was willing to manage for their paltry price 0f 3.5 million for 2 years.Bud Black was offered the job but turned it down after learning what they were willing to pay. The Nationals are selling the deal they offered Baker as a great hire. What it really turned out to be is that Dusty (wanting back into baseball) was willing to work for peanuts (in comparison to today’s salary schedule). If you really read between the lines, Washington wanted a manager but were not willing to pay for one. Dusty will do a good job and fortunately, for the Nationals, he wanted back in baseball at any price.
Written By LIVE TV 9 months ago Arizona Cardinals player Josh Shaw bet against his OWN team and lost, suspended by NFL WE RECOMMEND Thanksgiving weekend bears historic significance in the lives of Americans. What makes things more interesting for sports lovers in the USA is the connection between Thanksgiving weekend and the National Football League (NFL). This year’s Thanksgiving weekend saw a huge bunch of Americans tune in for a record viewership time on their respective devices to watch NFL and college football from all across the States.Also Read | Arizona Cardinals Player Josh Shaw Bet Against His OWN Team And Lost, Suspended By NFLAlso Read | Dallas Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones Says Jason Garrett Will Coach In The NFL Next YearNFL and college football registers a record number of viewers across the USA Also Read | Cardinals’ Josh Shaw Suspended For Betting On NFL GamesA report in The Sportsman revealed that USA watched a staggering 44 billion minutes of college and NFL football over the Thanksgiving weekend. In the Canadian Football League (where games are played on Canadian Thanksgiving), there is a total of two games in the Thanksgiving Day Classic. Out of all the current NFL franchises in the league, the only team to have not played even a single game on Thanksgiving day is Jacksonville Jaguars. The Detroit Lions (79) and Dallas Cowboys (51) have played the most number of matches on Thanksgiving day in the NFL. The Lions played their 80th straight Thanksgiving day game over the weekend, while the Cowboys played their 41st consecutive match. Meanwhile, the Buccaneers, Texans and Bengals also have just one Thanksgiving appearance each.Also Read | Following Tragedy, Chris Smith’s Release Is Explained By Cleveland Browns Coach FreddieTop attacking players in the NFL from Matchweek 13 Daniel Arambur Also Read | Lamar Jackson Smashes NFL Records, Rushes For 95 Yards In Ravens’ 45-6 Win Over Rams Last Updated: 5th December, 2019 21:09 IST NFL, College Football Watched By Every Child, Adult For 2+ Hours On Thanksgiving Weekend The National Football League (NFL) and college football registered 44 billion minutes of viewership across the United States America on Thanksgiving weekend. First Published: 5th December, 2019 21:09 IST COMMENT WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US 9 months ago Lamar Jackson smashes NFL records, rushes for 95 yards in Ravens’ 45-6 win over Rams FOLLOW US 9 months ago Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says Jason Garrett will coach in the NFL next year 9 months ago Cardinals’ Josh Shaw suspended for betting on NFL games 9 months ago Following tragedy, Chris Smith’s release is explained by Cleveland Browns coach Freddie
There submerged ‘Rival’ is expected to be removed from Ramelton.As the 90 feet mussel dredger, ‘Rival’ became submerged again at Ramelton pier at the weekend, Donegal County Council is now expected to have it removed and sold for scrap as public concerns about public safety and pollution intensify.The Tirconail Tribune report that council staff have been working to refloat the boat this week and the task is proving difficult since it is believed the bulkheads of the vessel are not functioning and water is continuing to pour into the holds.‘Rival’ is registered in Westport under ‘Inch Island Shellfish Company’ and is owned by the Brown family. It had a former value in the region of €300,000. It is now believed it is worth around £4000 in scrappage value. Cllr. Ian McGarvey said that the Council was now actively engaged in a process to resolve the problem.He says that when the issues of ownership are worked out the Council will hire a tug to bring the vessel to Derry where it will be broken up and sold for scrap.The ninety feet mussel dredger has been anchored permanently at the Quay in Ramelton for the past three years amid denials from a leading bank that they were effectively in ownership of the vessel.It is understood the Council is also concerned about the status of another vessel that has remained grounded across the river for a number of years.It is believed the legal status of this boat’s ownership is now being investigated before any further action can be taken. The process to scrap the boat is well underway, says Cllr.McGarvey and he expects the formalities of the transfer of ownership to be resolved in the New Year.“Following concerns about spillage of oil based products and waste materials from the submerged boat the vessel has been refloated and made ready for removal at the earliest possible convenience,” he said.In mid April the boat became deeply submerged on the high tides giving rise to serious concerns about pollution from diesel and lubricants on board.The boat was then refloated but this was not seen as a permanent solution because it was reported that the damage beneath the water line was beyond repair.At the weekend the boat sank again and local community leaders in Ramelton expressed their anger and frustration that the picturesque landscape was being visually destroyed by ‘half sunken wrecks’. One source said that the landscape at the Quay in Ramelton was one of it’s most precious heritage inheritances and they could not allow the place to become a dumping ground for half submerged fishing boats and rusting wrecks.Last April a spokesman for the Brown family said the situation is out of their hands. They say the boat is deeply indebted: is prevented from fishing to earn its keep and unable to pay off very substantial debts because it has been forced out of action for a number of years.It has also emerged that there were outstanding bank loans the family is unable to meet.Vandals have caused serious damage on board the boat and it has come under attack on a number of occasions: windows and mooring ropes have been wrecked and in the past couple of weeks more serious damage has taken place. The Brown family told the Tribune that the boat had been boarded by vandals, pumps, engines and generators were either stolen or put out of action and the vessel is now effectively worthless.Adding to the complexity of the issue is the fact that the vessel is so deeply indebted to the bank that the owners are unable toget any further funding to make it seaworthy.In its current state ‘Rival’ cannot get a fishery licence and is nowhere close to being seaworthyAt one point the boat was worth €300,000… but not now. Cecil Brown told us that in its present condition the boat is ‘worthless’.He said that it could cost in excess of €100,000 to bring it back up to comply with the Dept of the Marine regulations.“AIB is not the owner of the vessel in question and any question or queries relating to its upkeep and maintenance should be directed to the vessel’s owners,’’ was their response of the Bank to our queries.At the same time the Brown’s say they are powerless to do anything about the situation since they are effectively mortgaged to the hilt and are locked into a position that until the boat can go back fishing they cannot pay the costs of essential repairs.‘We might be the registered owners but in effect we do not have any control of the situation because the matter is out of our hands due to financial reasons,’ admitted Cecil Brown.The vessel was registered in Ireland in 2007. The boat which was originally Dutch built is over 29 metres in length with a weight of 122 tonnes. It has been based in Ramelton for a number of years where catches were landed.It is believed the vessel was purchased by the Brown family who then spent €200,000 to bring it up to the safety standards recognised by the Dept of the Marine and to comply with fishery regulations in Ireland.SUBMERGED BOATS TO BE REMOVED FROM RAMELTON was last modified: December 23rd, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:boatsRameltonRival