Marco Benevento Strolls Through Sacramento For California Tour Opener

first_imgWith pride and perhaps a little deliriousness, Marco Benevento shared with the Sacramento crowd that Wednesday night’s show was the band’s 14th in as many days.The spring tour began in Colorado, powered through the Pacific Northwest and maintained its potency into the California leg and its final four shows as Benevento, along with new bassist Karina Rykman and drummer Andy Borger, put on an intimate rager at Harlow’s Nightclub.The trio opened with the seven-piece ballad “The Story of Fred Short,” firing off a psych rock dance party that roped in distant bodies from the lounge area along the wall and set the tone for the night. The organic personality shift from an edgy punk rock intro, to the joyous sounds of “Walking With Tyrone,” to the blustering craving of “Live a Certain Life,” are a testament to Benevento’s evolution over the years from solely instrumentals to, now, vocal-heavy indie rock ‘n roll.Dressed like a pianist in a Tim Burton flick and embracing every aspect of the frontman persona, Benevento kept the mood light and the sparse crowd engaged. He even made the short leap from stage to floor and danced with the rug-cutters in the front while Rykman and Borger flashed their ever-evolving tightness with rib-sticking grooves.After putting the Fred Short story to rest, the setlist bounced around Benevento’s canon with older staples like “Greenpoint” and an improv-filled “Limbs of a Pine” set closer that was elevated sonically with original lyrics and physically with Benevento jumping all over the small stage.A head-banging cover of “Heartbeats” by The Knife was a reprieve from some of the his newer staples like “Dropkick,” the single off The Story of Fred Short, and Swfit’s “At the Show,” which was sprinkled between a half-dozen bows as the double encore and finale.Rykman’s influence on the band and its punk-like atmosphere is easy to pick up. With usual bassist Dave Dreiwitz occupied with Ween’s return to the road, she’s brought in a youthful edge and intensified the aftertaste to a Benevento performance as he’s embraced the weird over the last few years.She even took the lead on an unexpected and refreshing take on “Pepper” by Butthole Surfers – the first of their two encores. As part of the band’s all-white ensemble, Borger and Rykman wore matching shirts that read “WE’RE USING TIME FOR FUN” in black letters. With Benevento continuing to test the limits of the keys and find his own as the performance personality skyrockets to new heights, it’s clear that they are.[cover photo by @_erin_colleen]last_img read more

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OEM Solutions Enable Human Progress

first_imgThroughout my eighteen-year career at Dell Technologies, I’ve worked across multiple divisions and geographies, engaging with thousands of customers from global players to large Government departments and individual consumers. And now, as I lead our global OEM Solutions business, I am regularly asked by family and friends: what’s new, what’s different?Responding to customer needsFor me, what’s different about OEM is the way our technology becomes part of something bigger. We partner with our customers, who are often disruptors in their industries. Together, we combine our IP to bring innovation to market faster, co-designing solutions, that have changed and continue to change our world for the better. For example, our technology powers our OEM’s solutions, which they go on to use to diagnose and treat diseases, reduce energy costs, and make factories more efficient.Co-designing solutionsHow do we work together? We roll up our sleeves and become partners in the design process, making solutions that our OEM customers subsequently market and sell to their customer base. It’s a smart division of labor, where we both focus on our core expertise.OEM’s strong engineering capability is exactly what sets us apart. We offer ruggedized systems certified for challenging environments, long lifecycle products with managed product transitions plus incremental expertise through a range of partners. We not only modify these products but can even build an entirely new solution or fully customize existing platforms to meet the exact needs of our customers and partners.We help select the right compute power and customize the hardware platform to optimally run our customers’ IP. We test, certify, build, and ship it globally. Industries around the world rely on our expertise to accelerate their business and drive a positive impact on their communities worldwide. Faster detection of diseaseFor example, we provided our Dell Technologies product portfolio and best in class engineering services to Konica Minolta to develop a solution that can conduct deep tissue analysis and track minuscule changes in an individual’s mammogram over many years This will enable doctors to diagnose conditions such as breast and lung cancer sooner than before. Konica Minolta needed a powerful hardware platform that could process up to 300 images in a single scan and animate those images in mere minutes. By combining X-ray machines with advanced hardware and AI, doctors have access to new tools that ultimately protect lives. Our partnership story is told here.A force for goodOn the environmental front, we’ve collaborated with Doosan in South Korea to help turn the world on to cleaner and safer power. In India, our partnership with Qognify is making smart cities safer and more secure. In the UK, we’ve partnered with Hark to support their solution design to reduce energy expenditure and carbon emissions. Visit our OEM Solutions page for countless more examples of the impact we have driven with our customers around the world.The futureAs we continue into 2021, what lies ahead? Innovation continues to thrive particularly in vertical industries such as healthcare, transportation, industrial automation, and many more. To help these industries continue to evolve through technology, I’m excited about the potential of our recently launched OEM Engineered Solutions, which offers validated, turnkey customer solutions to end customers through Dell Technologies sales channels. We’re also building on the tremendous momentum we have with our channel partners to deliver capabilities that extend past our core strengths.Our OEM customers are optimistic about the road ahead and will never stop innovating which is exactly why I’m heading into this year feeling incredibly energized. I see Edge computing continuing to drive digital transformation, and Dell Technologies and our OEM customers and partners are well-positioned to take advantage of this trend. As processors become more powerful, storage becomes more affordable and network access improves, I am confident that we’ll discover new opportunities to change our world for the better.To all our OEM customers and partners, I look forward to working with you. Here’s to a great 2021!Follow Kyle on LinkedIn and Twitter to catch the latest updates for OEM Solutions.Learn more about how Dell Technologies is working to advance human progress here.Stay in touch. Follow us on Twitter @DellTechOEM and join our LinkedIn OEM Solutions Showcase page.last_img read more

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Students gather at Grotto to remember Fr. Hesburgh

first_imgWell after midnight in below-freezing cold, students stood in still silence around a glowing “TED” spelled out in candles at the Grotto to mourn the loss of Fr. Theodore “Ted” Hesburgh.Hesburgh died at 11:30 p.m. Thursday at the age of 97.“The Grotto is the only place to go at a time like right now,” senior Greg Denis said.More than 100 students gathered at the Grotto, standing, kneeling and huddled in groups praying. Every candle available was lit. The memory of Hesburgh provided warmth to the student body, freshman Emily Casey said.“It’s a testament to the Notre Dame community that there are so many people here at two in the morning on a Thursday night,” Casey said. “It doesn’t matter the weather or time of night, if something happens, the Notre Dame community is going to pull together and deal with this as a community.“I thought it was beautiful to see so many people out here for him. We were expecting some people but not as many.” Michael Yu | The Observer Candles illuminate The Grotto in memory of Fr. Theodore Hesburgh, who died Thursday at 97.Students standing arm-in-arm quietly and somberly broke into singing the Alma Mater.“When we came, people were starting to sing the Alma Mater, so we were able to join in,” freshman Therese McCarry said. “I think that was very special because everyone was coming together. People kept coming, lighting candles, saying prayers.”People reacted differently to the news of Hesburgh’s death, but all sought the comfort of the Notre Dame community at the Grotto, Brennah Toomey said.“It was a quieting of my mind,” Toomey said. “I felt at peace. Just seeing the word ‘TED’ written out in the candles was just beautiful.”Sophomore James Burke said he felt it was necessary to drop what he was doing to head to the Grotto.“I was studying at the time, and I heard that people were coming down to the Grotto,” Burke said. “I wanted to pay my respects and be part of that.”It was the most important thing to do at the time, sophomore Ben Evans said.“It’s a sign of respect for a guy who did so much for our community and University,” Evans said.A number of people were in tears and sought hugs from fellow students upon hearing the news, freshman McKenzie Brummond said.“I broke into tears when I found out,” Brummond said. “It kind of hit me like a train.”“I can already feel that the Notre Dame community is different without Fr. Hesburgh here. This will have such an impact on everyone who is even connected to the University.”McCarry said she felt sadness as well, knowing that a great man had died.“I wish I could have met him — very important person,” McCarry said. “I think I’m very aware of how this will affect everyone in the Notre Dame community. Not just students, but alums, teachers, everyone.”Sophomore Nick Lindstrom said he went to the Grotto to commemorate Hesburgh’s life and legacy.“Well, it’s tough because it’s not a sad thing,” Lindstrom said. “He lived such an amazing life and such a long life, I just wanted to come down and celebrate that.”Lindstrom said he met Hesburgh briefly during his first year at Notre Dame.“It was fall semester when I was still trying to figure out what I was doing here,” Lindstrom said. “I was walking up to the library, and I looked outside, and I said, ‘Hey, he looks familiar,’ and sure enough it was Father Hesburgh. So I walked up, and I was like, ‘I have to hold the door for this man.’ So I held the door for him, and he turned to me and said, ‘Thank you son.’ That was the only interaction I had and will only have with him, but that was enough for me.”It was fitting for the Notre Dame community to be at the Grotto remembering Hesburgh, Brummond said, because it was a gesture Hesburgh would have wanted to see.“It’s really inspiring to see everyone here because Fr. Hesburgh played such an instrumental role in building this community,” Brummond said. “So it’s amazing to see how loved he is by the community he really contributed to.”Some in the Notre Dame community knew Hesburgh’s health was wavering, so his death was not a complete surprise, Brummond said.“I’m in Fr. Malloy’s seminar, and he touched on Fr. Hesburgh’s state of health recently,” Brummond said. “I kind of knew it would be coming, but it came a little bit sooner than I expected.”Casey said she “knew Father Hesburgh’s death was coming,” but the loss still caught her off guard.“I don’t think you can ever prepare for anyone to go,” Casey said. “Especially someone who is so iconic. He is Notre Dame. You don’t imagine Notre Dame without him.”Female students particularly expressed their gratitude to Hesburgh, McCarry said, because female students were admitted during his tenure as University president in 1972.“When we were walking to the Grotto, I said, ‘We wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for Fr. Hesburgh. We’re here because of him,’” McCarry said. “I love Notre Dame, I love being here, and I couldn’t imagine being anywhere else, so I’m just really thankful because if it weren’t for him, I wouldn’t have this experience.”Casey echoed this sentiment.“Especially as a girl here at Notre Dame, I’m really appreciative of everything Fr. Hesburgh has done,” Casey said.Some were sorrowful at not being able to thank him for this historic change to the University, Brummond said.“[Women] really owe a lot to him,” Brummond said. “I just really wish I would have had the chance to thank him for the opportunity to even be here.”Fourth-year architecture student Caitlyn O’Malley said she felt remorse that she never got to meet Hesburgh.“I missed my one opportunity, and I’m never going to stop regretting it,” O’Malley said.  “He’s the reason I’m here.”Sophomore Nathan Luong said Hesburgh has had a role in all students’ lives at Notre Dame, whether they knew it or not.“He had a big impact here and for all of us students here, he affected our lives in one way or the other,” Luong said.Hesburgh was the most important person to Notre Dame’s community, O’Malley said.“He represents everything this University stands for,” O’Malley said. “He’s just one of those men. You don’t get many opportunities in your life to meet people like that. He’s just one of those people that stands out. We’re always going to remember the impact he had.”Freshman Patrick Keough said Hesburgh was more than just a man for Notre Dame.“He’s a symbol of the University,” Keough said. “He has led this University for many, many years and done amazing, terrific things for it.”Despite never meeting him, McCarry said Hesburgh’s fame and accomplishments will continue to be pervasive.“Very few people can have that kind of effect on others,” McCarry said. “He is a very special and important person.”Hesburgh was truly one of a kind, Denis said.“He’s a special man,” Denis said. “Not many people will ever come like that. He’s going to be missed on this campus and around the world.”Tags: Fr. Theodore Hesburgh, Grottolast_img read more

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Children vs. Climate Crisis: “How Dare You”

first_imgThis week, the 74th United Nations General Assembly is taking place in New York. While world leaders are gathering to discuss some of the biggest challenges facing the world, young people are speaking out and challenging those in charge to address climate change. If the petition is successful, the UN would classify the climate crisis as a children’s rights crisis. It would also mean that the five countries listed would have to work with other nations to forge binding emissions’ reduction targets. A new lawsuit is potentially a game-changer for environmental issues. Today, 16 children announced they filed a complaint with the UN against major polluters on the grounds that failure to curb carbon emissions and the effects of climate change violate their rights under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. The group consists of 16-year-old Swedish-environmental-activist Greta Thunberg, who is credited with starting Fridays for the Future, American Alexandria Villasenor and Carl Smith, and 13 others from around the world. The complaint names Argentina, Brazil, France, Germany, and Turkey— five of the world’s major carbon polluters. “This is all wrong, I shouldn’t be up here,” Thunberg said, addressing the General Assembly. “I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean. You have stolen my dreams, my childhood with your empty words. We will not let you get away with this. Right here, right now is where we draw the line.”last_img read more

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Kamala Harris backs Biden, while Jesse Jackson campaigns for Sanders

first_imgBelow is a summary of Sunday’s events. From attacker to backer Harris, who has taken Biden to task over his civil rights record, planned to campaign with him on Monday in Detroit, which has a large African-American population. “There is no one better prepared than Joe to steer our nation through these turbulent times, and restore truth, honor, and decency to the Oval Office,” said Harris, a first-term senator from California and the state’s former attorney general. One of the most talked-about moments of Harris’ campaign was her blistering attack on Biden during a June presidential debate. She called his remarks about working with segregationist senators hurtful and questioned Biden’s 1970s opposition to school busing.  Democratic presidential contenders Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders touted dueling endorsements on Sunday, with onetime Biden rival Kamala Harris supporting the former vice president, while civil rights leader Jesse Jackson campaigned for Sanders.The backing of Harris, a black US senator and former 2020 presidential candidate who clashed with Biden during the party’s early debates, could give him a boost as he and Sanders battle for voters before the next round of nominating contests in six states on Tuesday. Biden, the Democratic front-runner, campaigned in Mississippi, and the more liberal Sanders was in Michigan, both seeking the party’s nomination to challenge Republican President Donald Trump in November’s election.  Still, black voters have backed Biden overwhelmingly, propelling him to big victories in South Carolina’s Feb. 29 presidential primary and on Super Tuesday last week. They will be crucial in Michigan, where they make up almost 14% of the population and as much as 80% of some areas of Detroit. A number of Harris backers switched their support to Biden after she dropped out of the race in December. She had struggled to build support and raise money.Even before she endorsed him, Biden said he would consider Harris as a potential vice presidential running mate. Biden has received a number of high-profile endorsements from establishment Democrats and former rivals in the 2020 Democratic race, former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Like Harris, they are more moderate Democrats. ‘Taste for justice’Sanders garnered his own endorsement on Sunday from the Rev. Jesse Jackson, a well-known civil rights leader, especially among older African Americans. Jackson described black Americans as those most left behind socially and economically and that the progressive path laid out by Sanders offered the best chance for them to catch up. At a rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Sanders introduced Jackson, 78, and said Barack Obama was able to become the first black US president in 2008 because of the achievements of Jackson, who ran for the presidency twice in the 1980s.center_img Topics :last_img read more

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Unai Emery explains why Mesut Ozil isn’t in Arsenal Europa Leauge squad to face BATE Borisov

first_img Comment Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 13 Feb 2019 4:57 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link540Shares Mesut Ozil took a full part in Arsenal’s training session on Tuesday (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery insists Mesut Ozil was left out of the Arsenal squad which flew to Belarus on Wednesday because he has not sufficiently recovered from the illness which ruled him out Saturday’s win over Huddersfield.The former Real Madrid playmaker missed Arsenal’s first away league win since November with a sickness bug, but took full part in Tuesday’s training session and was expected to be in contention to make his first team return.Ozil has featured just twice since Boxing Day and will play no part in Arsenal Europa League clash against BATE Borisov tomorrow having been left behind in London by his manager.AdvertisementAdvertisementMore: 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 City‘We are here with the players who I think are OK to play,’ said Emery. ‘The players not in the squad is because Ramsey has not trained with us, Sokratis has started to train but not enough, Mesut is the same.ADVERTISEMENT‘Aubameyang started Monday and I think he is OK for the match.’January signing Denis Saurez has made two brief substitute appearances since his January move from Barcelona and is in line to make his full debut although Emery believes his compatriot still needs more time to adapt to his new surroundings.He said: ‘I am thinking about the best performance for tomorrow. I think his adaptation is good, but he needs time. Advertisement Denis Saurez is in line to make his full debut for Arsenal against BATE in the Europa League (Picture: Getty)‘He is OK to start, but he can also be on the bench. He needs to earn, little by little. To get minutes.’Arsenal eased to a comfortable victory against BATE in last season’s competition but Emery believes tomorrow night’s opposition have improved markedly since then as evidenced by their recent performances against Chelsea.He added: ‘Last year Arsenal won here 4-2. This year when they played in the groups, for example against Chelsea, they lost 1-0 but had chances to score and draw.‘Now they are not in competition in the league, but they prepared in pre-season. It’s a very organised team. Their motivation I think is going to be very high. I respect them.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement Unai Emery explains why Mesut Ozil isn’t in Arsenal Europa Leauge squad to face BATE Borisovlast_img read more

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Bridgewater: How pension investors can apply All-Weather principles

first_imgIf the pace of nominal GDP growth were to increase more rapidly than that of interest rates, for example, then cash flows and debt serviceability would improve faster than the interest rate cost of funding.“So actually, things are getting better, not tighter,” Prince said. Although interest rates are expected to rise from their current historic low level, the impact of higher rates on investors’ portfolios will hinge on the underlying dynamics of any increases, according to Bridgewater Associates’ Bob Prince.In an exclusive interview with IPE, to be published in full in December, the Bridgewater co-CIO discussed the importance of policy and economic dynamics in assessing the impact of interest rate increases.He also noted that the low level of rates since the financial crisis had left the US Federal Reserve with limited ability to respond to a downturn if growth falters.Although aggressive tightening of monetary policy that constricted liquidity would hurt the returns of most assets, Prince said, “a rise in interest rates is not necessarily going to be a tightening of policy”. Bob Prince, Bridgewater AssociatesIn the interview, Prince discussed some lingering misconceptions about risk-balanced asset allocation strategies, and described how Bridgewater worked with clients to apply the principles used in its flagship All Weather fund across its portfolios.Prince eschewed the ‘risk parity’ moniker often applied to the All Weather strategy.“I can only speak for what we do and the basic concept of a balanced diversified asset mix,” he said. “We balance a portfolio’s exposure to growth and inflation, so that you neutralise those forces from the economic cycle.”“If you think in terms of causal influences on cashflows, most every asset in the world can be described according to its exposures to four things,” he continued. “You have growth assets and inflation assets, then you have discount rates and risk premiums, and that’s really all there is. That’s the reality of the world.”Conceptually, an investor could re-assign property exposure from a single real assets bucket into ‘all-weather’ buckets structured for exposure to rising or falling inflation.“Any investor can take this template and apply it to their portfolio to improve the diversification and the return-to-risk ratio of their portfolio,” Prince said.The full interview will appear in the forthcoming Multi-Asset Special Report, distributed with the December issue of IPE.last_img read more

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43rd Annual EMS Week

first_imgBatesville, Ind. — This week is the 43rd Annual Emergency Medical Services Week.EMS workers have become an integral, life-saving part of the team of first responders. EMS practitioners play a vital role in saving lives in the event of heart attacks, drug overdoses, strokes, falls, difficulty breathing and accidents.Mobile integrated technology has made EMS workers an important part of the continuum of care needed when seconds count.EMS Week was first designated by President Gerald Ford and intended to bring the professionals and community together to honor their skills and dedication.last_img read more

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Experts: ‘When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors’

first_imgBatesville, Ind. — Officials from FEMA and the National Weather Service want residents to be aware of the risks posed by lightning producing thunderstorms.Government statistics show there are more than 25 million cloud-to-ground lightning strikes annually and over the last 30 years there have been average of 51 fatalities every year. Investigations indicate only 10 percent of strike victims die but 90 percent are left with serious ongoing disabilities.Meteorologists say when “Thunder Roars, Go Indoors”!!!Most lightning strikes occur just before or after thunderstormsStrikes have been reported as far away as 25 miles from the thunderstormA lightning discharge can raise the surrounding air temperature by 50,000 degrees and carry up to 100,000,000 voltsThe odds of being a lightning strike victim in United States is 1 in 700,000.Experts say when lightning is a threat the safest place to be is in a large enclosed structure with plumbing and electrical wiring- the plumbing and wiring will eventually direct the energy to the ground.It is not safe to be on elevated areas, stay away from trees, stay away from things that conduct electricity and never lay flat on the ground. Buildings with open areas like picnic shelters, pole barns or outdoor theaters are not considered safe.last_img read more

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IMCA Hawkeye Dirt Tour pole starters earn Justice Brothers/Gillund awards

first_imgEDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – New awards for drivers following the IMCA Hawkeye Dirt Tour will be courtesy of Justice Brothers and Gillund Enterprises.The Eden Prairie, Minn., company and 21-year IMCA sponsor gives car care packages to pole starters at each of the nine Modified tour events.Opening night for the eighth annual series is Monday, May 29 at Benton County Speedway.Gillund Enterprises distributes Justice Brothers Car Care products manufactured for high-performance, com­mercial vehicles, agricultural and industrial applications.“We are proud to be a sponsor of the Hawkeye Dirt Tour,” said Gillund Enterprises General Manager Paul Gillund. “Justice Brothers Car Care Products has over 75 years of experience in the racing industry. JB supplies the utmost in quality of lubricants, cleaners and additives to help every race team achieve their goals. Put your trust in the leader, use Justice Brothers Products, America’s brand for quality.”Information about the JB brand is available at the www.justicebrothers.com website and on Facebook. Justice Brothers products are sold at Theisen’s Farm and Fleet, Norby’s Fleet Supply, Bomgaar’s Fleet Stores, Mills Fleet Farm and at select Arnold Motor Supply stores throughout the Midwest.“For two decades, Gillund Enterprises has provided packages of Justice Brothers car care products at Deery Brothers Summer Series events,” noted IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “While our Late Model racers will still receive some of those packages, the bulk of their support will now include the Modified racers of the Arnold Motor Supply Hawkeye Dirt Tour.”last_img read more

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