Dead & Company Announce Fall Tour Webcasts

first_imgDead & Company are getting ready to head out on fall tour together in less than two weeks! The band has announced that they will be streaming every night of the Fall Tour live on You can also get the Unlimited Devotion Pass and access the full tour. The stream will be available to watch live or on demand in FullHD on your Mac, PC, AppleTV, iPhone, or Android device. Each night is also available a-la-carte or in two night passes for the weekend shows here.Dead & Company Added To Band Together Benefit Concert On November 9Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, veteran Jeff Chimenti, and firmly-welcomed newcomers John Mayer and Oteil Burbridge will embark on a 16-date tour this fall, starting with two nights at Madison Square Garden in New York City on November 12 & 14. From there, the band will make stops in Philadelphia, Boston, Washington DC, Hartford, Detroit, Columbus, Charlotte, Atlanta, Dallas, Austin, New Orleans, Orlando, and Sunrise, Florida to close out on December 8th. Without any multi-night runs scheduled beyond MSG and TD Garden, Dead & Company will head south of the border early next year (February 15-18) for their first-ever destination event, dubbed Playing In The Sand.Dead & Company 2017 Fall Tour DatesNovember 9 San Francisco, CA – Band TogetherNovember 12 New York, NY – Madison Square GardenNovember 14 New York, NY – Madison Square GardenNovember 16 Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo CenterNovember 17 Boston, MA – TD GardenNovember 19 Boston, MA – TD GardenNovember 21 Washington, DC – Verizon CenterNovember 22 Hartford, CT – XL CenterNovember 24 Detroit, MI – Little Caesars ArenaNovember 25 Columbus, OH – Nationwide ArenaNovember 28 Charlotte, NC – Spectrum CenterNovember 29 Atlanta, GA – Philips ArenaDecember 1 Dallas, TX – American Airlines CenterDecember 2 Austin, TX – Frank Erwin CenterDecember 5 New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King CenterDecember 7 Orlando, FL – Amway CenterDecember 8 Sunrise, FL – BB&T Centerlast_img read more

Simplifying the Modern Applications Journey with Dell Technologies Cloud Platform

first_imgYou’ve heard the sayings before “every company is a software company,” or “software is eating the world.” Common industry buzz terms, but it’s just speaking to the next evolution in application architectures, as organizations embrace cloud-native and containerized workloads.As we increasingly continue to both consume and develop applications and code, the question is how to build and deliver a superior digital experience, underpinned by those applications and your data? And how do we best support that journey?Last year, we launched Dell Technologies Cloud Platform (DTCP) to solve these challenges. It’s a turnkey experience for hybrid cloud that combines VMware Cloud Foundation and Dell EMC VxRail in a single solution with full stack integration. Tight VMware integration delivers automated lifecycle management, making upgrades easy and fast—only three clicks, 90 minutes for pre-check and fully integrated HW and SW stack upgrades.¹ The vision of DTCP was a simple and powerful solution to help modernize IT and rapidly scale VMware environments in support of a hybrid cloud operating model.To further deliver on that vision and as part of the broader Dell Technologies Cloud announcements today, I am excited to share with you several updates to DTCP. Today’s updates are aimed at enabling support for modern applications and a wider range of workloads, as well our smallest starting configuration allowing you to get going with a hybrid cloud deployment at an even lower cost.Evolving the IT admin role with support for Kubernetes at cloud scaleMost CIOs agree improving their application portfolio is a top priority, and that containers and cloud-native will have the biggest impact. However, the challenge is how to modernize the portfolio to include both cloud-native together with traditional applications?With DTCP now supporting VMware Cloud Foundation 4.0 and Tanzu, you now have a single platform for this journey. This latest release includes VMware Tanzu™ Kubernetes Grid—delivering Kubernetes integration with vSphere 7 and unifying containers with virtual machines as a first-class citizen. This update means DCTP now supports both modern, cloud native applications as well as traditional, virtual machine-based instances.In other words, DTCP is now an even better platform to build new digital experiences on.With the ability to use Kubernetes in the familiar environment of the vSphere Client, IT admins can now simultaneously keep all the mission-critical applications up and running, while driving innovation around modern applications. By addressing the cloud-native skills gap, this dramatically reduces the complexity of using Kubernetes and Kubernetes-based tooling for developers.Together with our 30 day synchronous release schedule in coordination with VMware, you can rest easy knowing your infrastructure is in a continuously validated state and secure. Getting started with hybrid cloud is now easier than everWe are also introducing a smaller consolidated architecture enabling DTCP to be deployed with a 4-node configuration (down from an 8-node starting point). This lowers the entry cost for hybrid cloud solutions even further. For this architecture, the management and user workload domains run together on a shared management domain. This is perfect for smaller environments for customers that want to get started with VMware SDDC, delivering a simple way to start small and grow their cloud deployment over time.New node types covering a wider range of workloadsEarlier this year we introduced subscription pricing for select configurations of DTCP. With the addition of a simple monthly pricing model that includes hardware, software and services—you now have more choice and flexibility in the way you consume cloud infrastructure. Today we are adding three new node configurations (for a total of six options) to cover an even wider range of workloads. The new node configurations include a low-cost general-purpose node, a storage-optimized node and an extra-large memory/storage node featuring 1.5 TB RAM and 61 TB All-Flash storage capacity for memory intensive applications.Accelerate IT transformation Taking advantage of the latest innovations, customers can now deliver a modern application experience in every cloud. Just like change was driven around consolidation and automation with the introduction of virtualization, we can now drive a new round of innovation for modern applications built on a single hybrid cloud platform for both virtualized monolithic and containerized microservices applications.For more information on modern applications and the benefits customers have realized from transitioning to a modern approach, download our eBook.¹ Disclaimer: Based on internal analysis using standard configuration, March 2020; times may vary based on configuration.last_img read more

Mack & Mabel, Starring Michael Ball, Aims for B’way

first_img View Comments Could Jerry Herman and Michael Stewart’s Mack & Mabel return to the Great White Way? As they say, time heals everything. According to The New York Post, the Chichester Festival Theatre production, which is currently playing through September 5, plans to transfer to the West End and maybe cross the pond to Broadway next season.The production, directed by Jonathan Church, stars Olivier winner Michael Ball and rising star Rebecca LaChance, who made her Broadway debut last year as the Carole King understudy in Beautiful. The new staging features an adapted book by Stewart’s sister, Francine Pascal, who is the author of the Sweet Valley High series.The show, which premiered on Broadway in 1974, follows the relationship between silent film director Mark Sennett and his star Mabel Normand. The score features such tunes as “I Won’t Send Roses” and “Time Heals Everything.” Though the original production closed in the fall of 1974 after 66 performances, it was nominated for eight Tony Awards in 1975, including Best Musical and nods for its stars Robert Preston and Bernadette Peters.Take a look at Ball, LaChance and the rest of the Mack & Mabel cast in action below.last_img read more

Paul Slade Smith to Step In for Kelsey Grammer in Finding Neverland

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 21, 2016 Paul Slade Smith Finding Neverland Believe! Paul Slade Smith will temporarily take over for Kelsey Grammer as Charles Frohman when the Emmy winner departs Finding Neverland on April 3. The Audience Choice Award-winning musical is playing at the Lunt-Funtanne Theatre.Smith has been playing Mr. Henshaw/Nana and understudying Grammer in the production. His previous performing credits include the national tours of Wicked and The Phantom of the Opera. As a playwright, Smith’s work Unnecessary Farce has received over 195 productions. His latest play, The Outsider, had its world premiere in June of last year at Peninsula Players Theatre and received an industry reading in New York City in early March, with a cast led by Grammer.Directed by Diane Paulus and featuring a score by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy and a book by James Graham, Finding Neverland follows the story of J.M. Barrie and his relationship with the family of widow Sylvia Llewelyn Davies. Llewelyn Davies’ children eventually became Barrie’s inspiration to write Peter Pan.The cast is currently led by Tony Yazbeck as Barrie and Laura Michelle Kelly as Llewelyn Davies. Alfie Boe will begin performances as Barrie on March 29.center_img Related Shows View Commentslast_img read more

Skangas performs STS LNG bunkering in port of Gothenburg

first_imgSkangas bunkered liquefied natural gas (LNG) to the tanker vessel Ternsund in the Port of Gothenburg, the first time Coralius operated in this port.Commenting on the operation Skangas noted that the increased number of LNG fueled vessels drive bunker demand.Gunnar Helmen, sales manager marine in Skangas, said the Swedish authorities “Transportstyrelsen” overlooked the operation as they are currently developing LNG guidelines for Swedish ports.“Soon, the fleet of LNG driven vessels only with Swedish shipowners will double. Up to now, we have bunkered LNG by trucks in the Port of Gothenburg. Our bunkering vessel is yet another manner to meet the demand,” he saidA ship-to-ship bunkering is often the preferred solution for transferring fuel, Skangas said, adding it offers a flexibility in transfer location and a swift operation.The receiving vessel, Ternsund, is an oil and chemical tanker build in 2016 for the shipping company Terntank. She has a LNG dual-fuel engine from Wärtsila. Currently she serves under time charter deal with Finnish North European Oil Trade (NEOT) distributing products from the Gothenburg area.Skangas expects the LNG demand for ships to increase significantly in next few years as responsible shipping companies are seeking cleaner fuel alternatives.last_img read more

Community combats prostitution

first_imgAuckland Now 7 May 2012A residential South Auckland patch notorious for street prostitution has been cleaned up as a result of community action. Frequent community patrols and a heavy police presence around Hunters Corner in Papatoetoe have frightened away would-be customers of prostitutes. Last year, residents complained they were prisoners in their own homes after being followed up their driveways by prostitutes and young children having to hear the sounds of people having sex outside. Residents also complained of seeing street workers “servicing” customers in broad daylight. Previous attempts to deter prostitutes – to no avail – included installing better lighting and council-contracted CCTV camera operators. Stephen Grey, the deputy chair of the Otara-Papatoetoe board, said community action has “visibly improved the problem to the point where it is barely noticeable”. “People have come up to me, some of whom take their children to swim lessons at 5am, and who were in the past confronted by sex workers early in the morning but they say now there are none,” he said. Grey said he is not aware of the prostitutes stepping up their trade elsewhere in the area. Despite the situation improving, Grey said the local board was still hoping the Manukau City Council Control of Street Prostitution Bill would be approved by a select committee in Parliament at the end of July. read more

International forum on Caribbean investment and development to be held this week

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Photo credit: smartcampaign.orgWASHINGTON, USA — The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Caribbean Central American Action (CCAA) will be hosting the “International Forum on Caribbean Investment and Development” (IFCID). This event will provide a platform for representatives of the public and private sectors and non-governmental organizations to address issues of trade and access to finance for doing business in the Caribbean.The event, a comprehensive conference on business and economic development in the Caribbean, will take place in Washington, DC, on June 9 and 10.Among the highlights of the two-day event: Bruce Golding, prime minister of Jamaica; investor and philanthropist Michael Lee-Chin of Portland Private Equity; Luis Alberto Moreno, president of the Inter-American Development Bank; and Dr W. Warren Smith, president of the Caribbean Development Bank.Special sessions will feature new developments in investing and financing, including a panel on Impact Investment, and a presentation on “Compete Caribbean,” a joint initiative of the IDB, the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), and the United Kingdom’s Department of International Development (DFID), to support private sector development and competitiveness in 15 Caribbean countries.A half-day event on June 10 will focus on issues specific to economic redevelopment and investment in Haiti.This event has become a focal point for the public and private sector representatives interested in being a part of a unique and comprehensive discussion on trending issues in trade, investment, and financing in the countries of the Caribbean.The event will include a matchmaking component that will bring together participants for meetings with policy and/or business leaders. There will also be opportunities to meet with banking and financial institutions to have direct discussions on financing options in the Caribbean.Caribbean News Now 13 Views   no discussions NewsRegional International forum on Caribbean investment and development to be held this week by: – June 6, 2011center_img Share Share Tweetlast_img read more

ECCCC anniversary T20 festival billed for April 30

first_imgTHE Enmore Community Centre Cricket Club (ECCCC) will be hosting several T20 cricket matches as part of its anniversary celebration on Sunday April 30 at the Enmore Community Centre Ground, East Coast Demerara. Several past and present national players are expected to showcase their T20 skills in what promises to be an action-packed day.For the first time at this venue, hardball cricket will be played under artificial lights with 2016 T20 champions, Strathavon SC, ECCCC, Everest CC and East Coast Combined competing for the Lakeram Ramkelawan Memorial Cup and cash prizes.Players expected to highlight this event are Chatterpaul Hemraj, Sheik Mohamed, Imran Hassan,Shaheed Mohamed, Rohan Sarjoo,Eon Abel and others.The first game will commence at 09:30hrs, with the final being played under floodlights. Popular music system,along with food and drink bar will also be available.Meanwhile, activities will conclude on May 1 with the Enmore annual inter-block softball competition.Both events are sponsored by Rajin Auto Paint, Nexa Autocolour, R.Kissoon Construction Service, Motor Trend Auto Spares and Repairs, Radesh Furniture Establishment, D&E Tent Rental and Navindra Latchman, Cone Zone, Banks DIH and Young Takers Sound System.All funds will go towards the ECCCC cricket programme for 2017.Admission to the venue is free.last_img read more

The Latest: Mountain West delays football season, joins MAC

first_imgThe Mountain West’s decision comes less than a week after it announced plans to play an eight-game conference football season and allow its members to pursue two nonconference games.Now the 12-team Mountain West, which includes Boise State, Air Force and San Diego State, joins the Mid-American Conference as leagues from the highest tier of NCAA Division I football to bail on the fall season and hope to make a go of it in the spring.___The University of Virginia says no student-athletes tested positive for the coronavirus last week. The school has had four positive results since fall programs returned to preseason training.The school says a total of 238 athletes were tested for COVID-19. There have been no positive results since a report was issued on July 24. ___The Hockey Hall of Fame has postponed its 2020 induction because of the pandemic. The ceremony was to have taken place Nov. 16 in Toronto.The 2020 class was announced in June and featured forward Jarome Iginla, winger Marian Hossa, defensemen Kevin Lowe and Doug Wilson, Canadian women’s goaltender Kim St. Pierre and longtime general manager Ken Holland.The Hall said Monday it will discuss rescheduling plans on Oct. 29. Chairman Lanny McDonald said the most likely scenario is to have the ceremony in November 2021, either by waiving the 2021 election or combining the 2020 and 2021 classes. He said a virtual induction ceremony was ruled out.___ “This is just right thing to do for everyone involved,” Selig said.___The Women’s Rugby Europe Championship is scheduled to be finished off in October so European qualifying for the 2021 Women’s Rugby World Cup can start in December.Rugby Europe announced the dates for the two remaining matches: Spain vs. Russia on the weekend of Oct. 24, and Spain vs. Netherlands on Oct. 31.The winner among those three will join Scotland, Ireland, and Italy in qualifying for the 2021 World Cup in New Zealand. ___The season-ending Tour of Guangxi in China has been finally canceled.The Chinese government last month canceled all international sports to the end of the year, and organizers of the cycling race made their exit from the calendar official on Monday. The men’s race was postponed from October, overlapping the Giro d’Italia, to November, towards the end of the Spanish Vuelta.The one-day women’s race on Nov. 10 was also off.The UCI also has taken the women’s Tour of Chongming Island in China, which was postponed from May to Oct. 23-25, off the calendar without a public word. The Latest: Mountain West delays football season, joins MAC None of those that tested positive required hospitalization, and those with the positive results were instructed to self-isolate for 10 days or until they did not register a fever for three consecutive days. Those deemed to have been in close contact also were asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.___Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey has weighed in on the powerhouse league’s situation regarding a decision on the football season.Sankey posted on Twitter he doesn’t know if college football can be played during the COVID-19 pandemic. He said the best advice he has received since the pandemic started was to be patient in making decisions. “This is all new & you’ll gain better information each day,” Sankey posted.“We know concerns remain,” Sankey said. “We have never had a FB season in a COVID-19 environment. Can we play? I don’t know. We haven’t stopped trying. We support, educate and care for student-athletes every day, and will continue to do so…every day.” Associated Press North Alabama has switched, until at least Friday, to a model in which players can voluntarily continue physical conditioning in groups of 12 or fewer. Team and position meetings will be held in person with social distancing and masks mandatory.North Alabama moved to FCS in 2018 after winning three straight Division II national championships from 1993-95.___UTEP has postponed the start of preseason football practice after four players tested positive for the coronavirus. School officials say all four players were asymptomatic and placed in a 14-day quarantine. School medical staff also recommended the entire team and coaching staff also go into a five-day quarantine before everyone is tested again on Wednesday.center_img ___The College of Charleston is suspending all sports competition for the fall because of the coronavirus pandemic.The South Carolina school, a member of the Division I Colonial Athletic Association, said Monday the move would affect full-time fall sports like men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross-country and volleyball. It also would affect teams with year-round schedules like men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s tennis, equestrian and sailing. Those teams would not compete during the fall.The school said all athletes would continue training in anticipation of spring competition. Its winter and spring sports teams are still on track to compete when those seasons are scheduled.Charleston athletic director Matt Roberts said the school suspended fall sports for the safety and well-being of its athletes, coaches and staffers. Old Dominion is canceling its fall sports season because of the coronavirus pandemic.President John Broderick made the announcement Monday, saying he knows student-athletes and fans will be disappointed, but playing “posed too great a risk.” The decision was made with input from athletic director Wood Selig, medical and health experts and state and local officials, he said.Old Dominion, under first-year coach Ricky Rahne, joins the 12-team Mid-American Conference and Connecticut as Football Bowl Subdivision schools that have decided not to compete in football. Field hockey, men’s and women’s soccer and the Monarchs’ first volleyball team also won’t compete.Selig said he hopes that fall sports can be played in the spring if it’s safe and has NCAA approval. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Mountain West has become the second FBS conference to postpone its football season, punting on the fall with an eye toward playing in the spring. August 10, 2020 European qualifying will be played on the weekends of Dec. 5, 12, and 19. The winner qualifies directly, and the runner-up goes to a repechage. The schedule will be announced after the Women’s Europe Championship is finished.___North Alabama has suspended football practices until at least Friday after team leaders expressed concerns about COVID-19.The FCS school said the Lions’ leadership council voiced those concerns to the coaching staff Saturday.North Alabama said in a statement Monday the school will “make every attempt to structure a meaningful football experience for this fall while remaining focused on health and safety.” Results of those tests will be determined when practice will begin, the school said.“I am fully supportive of the recommendations of our sports medicine personnel and team doctors,” coach Dana Dimel said. “We can’t wait to resume preparations for our fall season, but safety comes first.”The Miners play in Conference USA.___More AP sports: and read more

Big men play to big potential

first_imgThe Badgers’ offensive line played well, paving the way for 179 rushing yards and not allowing quarterback Scott Tolzien to be sacked.[/media-credit]Against Ohio State, Wisconsin was physical on the ground, efficient through the air and complete in all phases of the game. John Clay and James White combined for 179 yards and three touchdowns, Scott Tolzien connected on 13 of his 16 passes, was never sacked and the offense turned the ball over only once.Need a uniting factor? Try the offensive line.Not only did Tolzien remain upright for the duration of the game, he was also barely even pressured. The running game thrived because of the giant holes created up front, allowing Clay and White to find success on the ground.“The running game was pretty impressive,” UW running backs coach John Settle said. “It was something that we needed as an offense. It was something that we hadn’t done consistently in the past, and it was great to be able to come out and establish the run early, to get John started early and to give him an opportunity to be physical. Then to bring James in as a changeup and make some people miss, it excited the crowd.”Indeed, the crowd was amped, pumped and electrified. So many different words have been used since Saturday night’s upset of the No. 1 Buckeyes to describe the Camp Randall atmosphere, but truth be told, the offensive line was the biggest reason for the Badgers’ success.OSU’s best defensive player, defensive end Cameron Heyward, was limited to four tackles. His only tackle for loss resulted in UW losing just a single yard, and his name was barely heard all game. Heading into this weekend’s showdown with the No. 15 Iowa Hawkeyes, Wisconsin will face yet another stalwart in defensive end Adrian Clayborn.“Everyone knows he’s a great player and top draft pick for next year and he’s really strong,” left tackle Gabe Carimi, who will matchup against Clayborn, said. “I’m getting my gameplan to go attack Adrian Clayborn. It’s going to be a lot like defending Heyward for O-State. They’re a lot of the same, maybe Clayborn’s a little stronger.”Against Clayborn last year, Carimi had anything but an enjoyable time. Nursing an injured left shoulder, the Badgers’ standout left tackle was limited to essentially one arm. Consequently, Clayborn recorded six tackles – two for loss – and one four-yard sack. Wisconsin managed only 87 rushing yards, and lost its homecoming game 20-10.“Oh it was real bad,” Carimi said. “I got shot up before the game and we didn’t shoot it up early enough, so I was still feeling shoulder pain and I landed on my shoulder right away on the first play on the first series. That was pretty painful, and I’m looking forward to getting another [chance] this year.”With the Badgers now back in the Big Ten title picture heading into Iowa City, the Ohio State game almost becomes an afterthought. Beat the Hawkeyes, hope for some Michigan State losses and Wisconsin could find itself atop the conference. Yet, it’s 1-0 as always for Bret Bielema’s squad, and that starts with the weekly preparation.“I think it’s important to let Iowa be Iowa and let that game be itself and prepare for it the way that you would prepare every week,” left guard John Moffitt said. “We didn’t do anything supernatural to prepare for Ohio State. We weren’t throwing out any trick plays or trying to trick anybody, so we just prepared the way we prepared.“Then, on the field, we played the football that we play. I think that was clear for everyone to see, and that’s how you win. So we just need to repeat that, which we do every week, and I think that’s a formula to success.”Schematically, the Hawkeyes present almost a mirror image of the Badgers. Both teams do what they do, do it well and don’t do much else. For Wisconsin, of course, that’s running the ball. The Badgers are the Big Ten’s second best rushing offense, behind only Michigan, with 232.7 yards per game. Iowa, meanwhile, is the Big Ten’s top rushing defense, allowing only 83.8 yards per game.“They don’t do a lot of stuff,” center Peter Konz said of Iowa. “They don’t over-blitz you, they don’t do too many complicated things as far as shifting guys and stuff. They really just come at you and just use the guys they have.”Knowing pretty much exactly what they’re going up against at Kinnick Stadium Saturday afternoon either plays into Wisconsin’s favor, or it increases the possibility of a letdown game after Saturday night’s physically, mentally and emotionally taxing performance. The key for the Badgers will be replicating the powerful, efficient and careful approach they took against Ohio State, something that wasn’t lost in the post-victory mayhem.“I think you have to recognize the situation for what it is,” Carimi said. “A lot of people will think of a letdown week, and [we] just know that the same way you attacked the last week, you attack this week. There’s not going to be any difference. You’re going to come in and practice hard. Tuesday, we had a great Tuesday practice and we’re going to come hard Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and prepare to win.”last_img read more