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first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare One year ago St. Vincent launched the Ted & Clare Ziemer Society at St. Vincent Evansville Foundation. They have over 170 members who have contributed to their efforts (and they are just getting started)! The Ziemer Society is about having fun, while giving back and helping patients at St. Vincent. Each of the events support a philanthropic need at St. Vincent.JJ and Ava are patients of our Pediatric Feeding Program at St. Vincent Center for Children. JJ is from Chicago and Ava is from Columbus, Ohio. They were some of the first patients to use the new equipment funded by the Ted & Clare Ziemer Society in the feeding program’s sensory room. Children who receive sensory input prior to feeding treatments are better able to focus and participate in therapy.We invite you to support the pediatric patients at St. Vincent, network while having some fun?   Please join us for our next Ziemer Society event on Thursday, September 28 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the home of Rachel and Brian Spalding. The Pizza Revolution will be serving delicious wood fired pizza. Event proceeds will benefit Endoscopy patients at St. Vincent.To learn more and RSVP, please contact Adam Trinkel with St. Vincent Evansville Foundation at 812-485-4730 or [email protected]center_img last_img read more

ALO Teams Up With Steve Kimock On Prince Cover at Wavy Gravy’s 80th Birthday Party

first_imgCounterculture icon and peace activist Wavy Gravy celebrated his 80th birthday last night at Mill Valley, CA’s Sweetwater Music Hall. The party featured performances from Bay-area natives ALO, Steve Kimock and Friends, and the Doobie Decibel System Duo. With Wavy Gravy (born Hugh Nanton Romney) seated at the side of the stage, each act played a full set, with ALO’s set featuring sit-ins from bassist Bobby Vega and Kimock. The guitarist joined Zach Gill, Dan Lebowitz, Steve Adams, and David Brogan on the band’s original track “Barbeque” which segued into Prince “1999” and back into “Barbeque”. As always, ALO put their own unique spin on the song and provided the party atmosphere.Jam Cruise Shares Video Of ALO’s Funky Pool Deck Performance [Pro-Shot]All proceeds from the event benefited the Seva Foundation‘s blindness prevention programs around the world. Check out ALO w/ Steve Kimock below, courtesy of bmwmunk:[via Jambase]last_img read more

Dell EMC CloudIQ: Enabling Faster Time to Insight

first_img1 Based on an April 2020 Principled Technologies Report commissioned by Dell EMC, “Dell EMC CloudIQ streamlined the user experience in five cloud-based storage preventive management tasks”, compared to HPE InfoSight with an HPE Primera array vs. CloudIQ with a Dell EMC Unity array. Actual results may vary. Full report: Based on a Dell internal survey of Trusted Advisors (Dell Technologies account team and Partners) conducted March 2020, comparing issue resolution with and without CloudIQ. Actual results may vary. Customers love Dell EMC CloudIQ because it delivers actionable insights by combining machine learning and human intelligence to deliver real-time performance and capacity analysis plus historical tracking all in a single-pane glass view.Data grows exponentially each year, with budgets and staffing not growing at the same rate the need for tools that can continue the transition to more autonomous infrastructure is becoming increasingly essential. Making the pivot from to a proactive management is taking that next step towards the autonomous data center. It’s only natural that CloudIQ would evolve to not only provide broader support, but also streamlining management of your data center. CloudIQ supports all major Dell EMC storage platforms, Connectrix switches, and VxBlock converged infrastructure, and we are excited to share that it will continue to expand across the Dell Technologies infrastructure portfolio for even broader data center insights. As we bring CloudIQ across the portfolio, you’ll also see Dell Technologies introduce new features and functionality that are designed to ease management and drive more automation in the data era.In the past year, the CloudIQ team has been hard at work with our product teams to enhance features and add new functionality to help users streamline administrative tasks and to simplify infrastructure management. Leveraging machine learning, CloudIQ helps anticipate customers’ problems turning predictive analytics into actionable insights, enabling algorithms to be continuously updated leveraging Dell EMC product and subject matter expertise. Data is collected on an on-going basis, combined with industry best practices to address the most potentially impactful issues. This provides IT administrators with intel they need to take quick action and more efficiently manage their data center environment.FASTER TIME TO INSIGHT WITH CLOUDIQCloudIQ provides streamlined functionality such as performance and capacity anomaly detection, performance impact analysis, and workload contention identification. With a simple and easy interface, detecting and troubleshooting issues is even easier with CloudIQ.Faster Time to Insight1With over 30,000 arrays CloudIQ connected, processing 30 billion data points per day and adoption growing at a rate of over 2,000 systems each month, CloudIQ is continuously getting smarter to better inform users by arming them with actionable insights.Reduce RiskCloudIQ makes daily storage administration tasks easier by helping you identify potential issues before they impact your environment. CloudIQ proactive health scores give you an at-a-glance view of issues across your environment, prioritizing them so for users surfacing the most imminent risk so quick appropriate action can be taken. Performance anomaly detection and impact analysis use machine learning to zero in on incidents that had an impact on the environment and need remediation. CloudIQ’s VMware integration enables end-to-end analysis of VM activity in the context of the storage systems they are managing, without having to access or view a separate portal.Plan AheadCloudIQ helps to stay ahead of business needs with capacity planning tools such as Capacity Full Prediction which allows you to plan for future budgetary needs. Capacity Anomaly Detection identifies a sudden surge of capacity utilization that could result in imminent Data Unavailability, helping to avoid 2am phone calls.Improve ProductivityCloudIQ helps you make the most of your resources, as both staff time and equipment can be optimized providing a single pane-of-glass view of your environment. You can enable CloudIQ across ALL major systems in the Dell EMC storage platforms, Connectrix switches, and VxBlock converged infrastructure. The breadth of support gives users broad oversight of data center health, with plans to extend support across all ISG portfolio products. The CloudIQ mobile app makes it even easier to check on your data center environment anywhere and anytime.For additional oversight you can grant your account team Trusted Advisor access to receive timely best practice recommendations and guidance to optimize your environment and prevent potential issues, often before you even know there is a problem. Trusted Advisors were asked to evaluate time to resolution for common scenarios with and without CloudIQ, and on average Trusted Advisors reported being able to resolve issues on average 3x faster using CloudIQ.2CloudIQ is available to customers with ProSupport credentials who are connected to our secure remote telemetry, at no additional cost.  To learn more about CloudIQ, please visit here.last_img read more

ND Theater NOW spotlights human experiences

first_imgND Theater NOW, a set of student-written and student-produced one-act plays, opens Thursday night in the Philbin Studio Theater at the Debartolo Performing Arts Center.“Beneath My Skin,” written by senior Zachary Wendeln, and “Out of Orbit,” written by senior Lucas García, were chosen by a playwriting committee consisting of Film, Theater and Television (FTT) professors last spring to be put on this fall.Both playwrights became involved in ND Theater NOW through Professor Anne García-Romero’s playwriting class, Wendeln said.“The play started as a response to prompts in the playwriting workshop; it was just a bunch of scenes that weren’t in any sort of time or plot order,” Wendeln said. “Once I decided to submit to ND Theater NOW, I started to fill in the blanks in terms of chronology.”Both playwrights have continued to edit and rewrite since casting and production began, Wendeln said.“The important part of ND Theater NOW is that it’s a new play process,” García said. “The actors and the director and the writer work together to sort of re-make the play … [“Out of Orbit”] has gone through five revisions.”Junior Anthony Murphy is directing and acting in “Out of Orbit,” he said.“Because it’s a student-written play and it’s a part of the new play process, both the actors and the production team have to be on their toes and flexible … ready for every hurdle that’s about to come,” Murphy said.“A really cool part about this whole process was that the playwright was on hand. Usually, you work with a play where the writer has been dead for 100 years, so you have to guess their intentions. Having Lucas there was such an important asset to the excellence of the show,” Murphy said.Both one-acts focus on LGBTQ issues, according to a university press release about the show.“This year, FTT student playwrights add their voices to the ongoing campus conversation about dignity and inclusion with the two new one-act plays about the struggles, consequences and rewards of coming out of the closet,” the press release stated.Each one-act piece approaches the topic differently, however.“[‘Beneath My Skin’] is about the main character and his sort of coming-out process … his journey of self-identification and how it impacts his relationships with others,” Wendeln said. “I hope that what people take away is that while the main character is gay, I think a lot of the struggles he and a lot of people in his life go through are just very human struggles as far as discovery of self, dealing with secrets, pain, heartbreak, first love.“… These are all themes and experiences that everyone has regardless of age or sexual orientation, and I hope that the audience can approach it from that side instead of just seeing it as a ‘gay’ play.”García said his one-act, “Out of Orbit,” focuses on family dynamics.“There’s a lot of things that get revealed,” García said. “There’s a lot of issues and family angst, but it’s really about how they learn to communicate with each other again. … It’s new for everybody.“I hope that people would take away that it is okay to be uncertain about things. It’s okay to say you don’t know, and it’s okay to make mistakes. The important thing is that you talk about it and that you make amends and that you try to be better, no matter what perspective you’re coming from.“The point is that you talk to each other. Because when you don’t talk to each other, then things don’t work anymore. And then everyone loses,” he said.Theater director Kevin Dreyer expressed his enthusiasm for both students’ shows in a university press release.“We’re deeply committed to providing a safe space for them to explore ideas and develop their artistic voices,” Dreyer said in the press release.Both student playwrights said ND Theater NOW is going to be a special night for campus, as the program includes things never seen before on a Notre Dame stage.“Come see the play,” García said. “It’s going to be an intense night of theater. Take a risk.”Tags: Beneath My Skin, FTT, ND Theater, ND Theatre NOW!, Out of Orbitlast_img read more

Let’s Get This Guy in Front of a Crowd! Fans Loved Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Moving Speech

first_img This year’s Tony Awards ceremony was dedicated to all those affected by the horrific tragedy at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, and your top speech-makers paid their respects to the victims. Love and strength were the central messages of the fan favorite acceptance speeches on Broadway’s biggest night in 2016. Check out your picks below! from $149.00 Hamilton Lin-Manuel Miranda(Photo: Theo Wargo/Getty Images) View Comments 3. Renée Elise Goldsberry, Featured Actress in a Musical—9%Renée Elise Goldsberry’s first Tony nom was followed up with a win, and fans were beyond satisfied with her heartfelt speech. Though the Schuyler sister works it in Broadway’s hottest ticket in town, she told the crowd that her most treasured blessing is her supportive family. “Hamilton has been one once-in-a-lifetime moment after another, and still the best moment of every day is going home at night to my husband. Alexis, I love you so much,” she said. “I have spent the last 10 years of my life, what some would consider the life blood of a woman’s career just trying to have children, and I get to testify in front of all of you that the lord gave me Benjamin and Brielle and then he still gave me this.” It’s all well-deserved, Renée!  2. Frank Langella, Leading Actor in a Play—12%The 2016 Tonys marked Langella’s fourth trip to the podium to accept the prestigious award. His masterful performance in The Father hits entirely too close to home, which he mentioned in his acceptance speech. “There really is no ‘late’ in an actor’s career. There’s just the journey, and there’s just now. So it’s rather ironic that I should be honored with this award for playing a man who’s losing his now. Who’s losing his reality, as my dear brother Andrew is at the moment,” Langella said. He went on to mention the events in Orlando, as opposed to thanking specific individuals for his Tony: “I found some words that I think will mean more to you than a litany of names,” he said. “When something bad happens, we have three choices: We let it define us. We let it destroy us. Or we let it strengthen us.” Langella’s words certainly gave strength during this difficult time. Bravo, Mr. Langella. 1. Lin-Manuel Miranda, Original Score—59%Lin-Manuel Miranda accepted his 2008 Tony for In the Heights and 2016 Grammy Award for Hamilton with a rap. For his first Tony of the night (he nabbed two, the other for Best Book), the star served up a sonnet. Like the muse for his game-changing musical, Miranda always wows with words, and this night was no exception. He started off by thanking his wife Vanessa Nadal; love was the central theme for Miranda, who touched on the attack in Orlando. “When senseless acts of tragedy remind us/That nothing here is promised, not one day,” he said. “And love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love cannot be killed or swept aside/I sing Vanessa’s symphony, Eliza tells her story/Now fill the world with music, love and pride.”  Related Showslast_img read more

Omega Optical Opens Doors At New World Headquarters

first_imgOmega Optical Opens Doors At New World HeadquartersOmega Optical has just moved into its new 30,000 square foot worldheadquarters and manufacturing facility on the Delta Campus inBrattleboro. The company, a leading worldwide supplier of opticalfilters for scientific research and instrumentation, is unifying itsoperation in a state-of-the art building while adding capacity andcapabilities to satisfy growth in a variety of markets.The new facility, designed from the ground-up specifically for themanufacture of optical filters, has provided the company with theopportunity to reengineer and plan every step of the manufacturing processfor efficient flow, with the resulting quality improvements andcost-savings. Omega has also seen the move as an opportunity to makemajor capital equipment improvements that will result in increasedcapacity and capabilities, the benefits of which will be passed on to itscustomers as well. Major equipment purchases have been made in the area ofcoating capacity, clean-room capable work and processing areas, and CNCmetal machining.With coating technology at the heart of the business, Omega has investedmost heavily in high volume coating systems and an automated manufacturingline to increase capacity. Several sputtering systems have been addedwith high capacity large format capability for high precision durablesurface coatings and high volume protected coatings. Another additionincludes a large capacity, high current, ion assist e-beam system, whichwill enhance coating performance as well as improving yields and capacity. The third major addition is an automated assembly line being used for thecompany’s patent-pending 3RD Millennium product line. This load-lockedsystem produces coatings with high uniformity, increasing yields whilelowering costs and speeding up delivery times. The new facility alsoincludes processing and work stations that are clean room capableenvironments. In addition, CNC metal machining has been brought online sothat filter mounting hardware, such as rings, holders, and sub-assemblies,can be rapidly customized.The emphasis of all of these changes according to Robert Johnson, OmegaPresident, has been to improve quality and performance, while loweringcost and speeding up the manufacturing cycle.” “Customer demands arehigh”, adds Ruth Gorham-Houle, VP Business Development and ClientServices, “and we have made these manufacturing changes proactively tomeet and exceed our customer’s expectations.” All of the upgrades inmanufacturing equipment are intended to complement and enhance the leadingtechnology position that Omega already occupies in the optical filterindustry.Omega Optical’s new facility is the first building on The Delta Campus, a137 acre parcel envisioned by Omega President Johnson to consist of aunique combination of business and residential uses. The Master Plan forthe Campus includes seven “high information technology” businesses, aneducational institution, and forty residential units. With the Omegabuilding complete Gordon Bristol, Delta Campus Project Manager, states,”Work now begins on promoting the Campus to other potential hightechnology tenants, as well as on the planning and construction of theresidential component of the project.” Bristol adds, “We believe thatthis unique concept and site will be an extremely attractive alternativefor companies looking to locate away from major metropolitan areas.””The beautiful view to the south down the Connecticut River Valley,”Johnson concludes, “is not just good for employees, in that we have abeautiful environment in which to work, but is a daily reminder of thepotential for Omega in our new facility. The horizon is wide and thefuture market potential for optical filters, like the view, is expansive.”For more information about Omega’s new facility contact Radka Jiraskova,International Marketing Associate, at [email protected](link sends e-mail). Formore information about the Delta Campus contact Gordon Bristol, ProjectManager Delta Campus, at [email protected](link sends e-mail).Since 1969 Omega Optical has built its technical reputation on definingthe state-of-the-art for optical interference filter performance,manufacturing optical filters for scientists and instrument manufacturersworldwide. From biotech to astronomy, fluorescence microscopy to colorimaging, environmental monitoring to semi-conductor manufacturing, OmegaOptical has supplied filters for the Hubble Space Telescope, the HumanGenome Project, and the filming of Star Wars.last_img read more

Training in Real-Time

first_imgBy Geraldine Cook/Diálogo June 05, 2017 The radar showed a vessel passing through two small Caribbean islands. However, heavy thunderstorms and no visibility caused the vessel to veer toward the rocks and potentially crash. Belize Coast Guard Petty Officer Class Three Daniel Sabido instructed Dominican Republic Navy Ensign Smailin A. Villanueva Almonte to look at the map to get the exact location of the vessel. The scenario seemed real, but it was part of an exercise in a classroom with six big screens and advanced computers displaying the maritime simulator, a teaching tool that simulates ships and maritime environments used at the Caribbean Military Maritime Training Centre (CMMTC), located at the Jamaican Defence Force (JDF) Coast Guard headquarters, HMJS Cagway, in Port Royal. Petty Officer Sabido and Ensign Villanueva were conducting a real-time maritime training scenario on the possible weather conditions they could face when navigating a vessel at sea. The CMMTC offers professional military and law enforcement maritime training to the Caribbean and Central American military forces. Petty Officer Sabido is a student at the nine-week Patrol Craft Commander course. “This course certifies me to train my unit back in Belize,” said Petty Officer Sabido. “Learning the rules of navigation, the dos and don’ts at sea is very important for us.” First Lt. Villanueva is taking the 21-week Bridge Watch Keeper course. “Being a better sailor or navigator is vital for me,” said 1st Lt. Villanueva. “This training helps us to improve our security in our nation.” The maritime simulator allows students to experience different navigator scenarios, that allow them to practice diverse weather and vessel conditions, according to Lieutenant Commander Alvin Gayle, commandant of the CMMTC, “It becomes effective as a tool to learn without damaging real property; they can learn without spending real fuel, there is also a cost-saving-benefit to it,” said Lt. Cmdr. Gayle, adding that the center has the capability “to teach pretty much every aspect of the coast guard life in Jamaica as well as in the Caribbean.” The center The CMMTC opened in June 2012 as one of the JDF’s centers of excellence under the auspices of a partnership agreement with the Canadian Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces. The courses it offers are directed to all ranks of the armed forces and last between one and 21 weeks in duration. So far, 411 students from 13 countries, including JDF Police and Customs Department have attended the center’s programs. The training emphasizes professional seamanship, maritime engineering, search and rescue, ship team proficiency, and port inspection divers. As part of their curriculum, students can take courses including Bridge Watch Keeper, Executive Officer, Bridge Resources Management, Small Ship Command, Naval Boarding Party, Advance Coxswain, and Patrol Craft Command. “We do a lot of patrol in the Caribbean,” said Barbados Coast Guard Sub-Lieutenant Jamal Crick, a student at the Bridge Watch Keeper course. “It’s very beneficial, as we learned a lot about navigation.” With this training, Sub-Lieut. Crick will acquire new navigation skills to potentially become an officer of the watch, who is primarily responsible for the navigation of the ship. He will learn visual pilotage, application of rules of road, meteorology, and bridge resource management. The CMMTC’s instructors are primarily from the JDF, and most of them are trained in the United States. There are also instructors from Canada, Colombia, and Chile, but center officials are looking to expand their faculty to include more international educators. “We are the largest center in the region, and we have a good capacity for growth,” said Lt. Cmdr. Gayle. In addition to its curricular courses, the CMMTC has a mobile training team that delivers special training as requested by any particular country. For example, the Barbados Coast Guard requested the Bridge Watch Keeper course, and the Royal Cayman Island Police Service solicited training on boarding techniques. “Our goal is to create more courses as requested by the region and as the need from the coast guard arises,” added Lt. Cmdr. Gayle. “We do pride ourselves in delivering excellent services, and we intend to maintain that tradition for as long as we can with our regional partners.” For example, as part of the center’s 2017 goal, a nine-week diving course has been added to the curriculum. It will train students in counternarcotics skills and techniques to detect and identify contraband concealed in the exteriors of the ships. Lt. Cmdr. Gayle told Diálogo the CMMTC is working to obtain accreditation with the maritime authorities of Jamaica. Adapting to current trends JDF Coast Guard Able Seaman Diana Drummond-Thomas, one of the female students at the CMMTC, is ready to take the next step in her career. “Whenever I am called, I can be ready and operate any vessel.” She is enrolled in the nine-week Patrol Craft Command course. As a junior non-commissioned officer, the course will allow her to train in night-vision missions to support counter-narcotics and counter-terrorism assignments. The center is also focused on training coast guard members to face security threats in the region. “We are covering the training that needs to be covered to face the security threats: antinarcotics missions at sea, intercepting high-asset values, search and rescue, operating on board platforms, etc.,” said Lt. Cmdr. Gayle. In addition to learning about navigation, CMMTC students also have the opportunity to immerse themselves in different cultures. “I see they [students] bring their culture with them,” said 1st Lt. Villanueva. “I have learned about Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, and all of the countries attending. With this course we can develop a better friendship between nations.” Petty Officer Sabido agrees. “We learn from other countries,” he said. “You never know when you will work with that country again, so it’s nice to frame that friendship with other nations.” “It’s better for us to have a combination of persons from various countries because at some point, we will end up working together,” finalized Sub-Lieut. Crick. “If we are partially trained the same way, we have an understanding of what is to be done.”last_img read more

CPI dishes out EMV advice

first_imgby: Tina OremThere’s always more to learn, which is why Docia Myer, who is vice president of financial sales for Littleton, Colo.-based card manufacturer CPI, stood before a crowd of credit union executives at the 2015 CSCU Solutions conference on Thursday and explained in intricate detail how EMV cards work. That highly technical tutoring and the questions that followed offered these six worthy lessons for credit unions navigating EMV migration:1. Which chip you choose might save you a little money.There are three types of EMV chips in the United States: six-pin, eight-pin and dual interface, Myer explained. Six- and eight-pin chips get their names based on the number of contact points they have. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

2020 New York Primary Election

first_imgResults will be posted here as they become available. Polls throughout the state close at 9 p.m. (WBNG) — Tuesday is Primary Election night for New York State. 12 News will cover federal, state and local primaries in its 5, 5:30, 6, 10 and 11 p.m. newscasts. Results do not include absentee ballots. Therefore, all results are unofficial.last_img

The Masters: Rory McIlroy has no concerns over where golf is going and expects Augusta National to pass test | Golf News

first_img “But I don’t mind this. This is nice. It feels like everything this year, it’s more subdued, it’s more relaxed. That’s the feel for me, anyway.“Obviously Bryson is going to be feeling a little different because the attention is on him and deservedly so coming off the back of a major win and basically disrupting the game of golf over the last few months. It’s a big story, and I’m just as intrigued as everyone else to see how that unfolds.” Rory McIlroy on Augusta National: “I still think this golf course provides enough of a challenge to challenge the best players in the world”; watch The Masters live on Sky Sports’ dedicated channel from Thursday to Sunday with Featured Group coverage from 12.30pm on Thursday Last Updated: 11/11/20 6:16am McIlroy, who is once again chasing a career Grand Slam this week, admits he has not been at his best playing with no crowds since the restart, but was encouraged by his performance last time when he tied for 17th place at the ZoZo Championship.“Look, the game feels pretty good,” added the Northern Irishman. “Before the world changed in March, I was playing pretty good. I got to No 1 in the world, was playing pretty consistent golf, and then after we came back out of the lockdown, there’s been really good stuff in there, but there’s been some lacklustre stuff, too, lapses of concentration. You know, sometimes feeling like you’re out there and it doesn’t really count. McIlroy tied for eighth place at the US Open in September McIlroy tied for eighth place at the US Open in September