first_imgThere isn’t anything quite like the experience of seeing Pearl Jam in the live setting. It is something akin to going to church, and last night’s show at Madison Square Garden was a testament to that assertion. With a completely sold-out Garden, the Seattle rockers took to the stage at approximately 8:30pm and delivered close to a 3-hour sermon that captivated everyone in attendance from beginning to end.The group opened the show by walking out to “It Happened Today”, an R.E.M./Eddie Vedder collaboration from the 2011 album Collapse Into Now. Once they got to rocking with “Go” and a vicious “Mind Your Manners,” it was clear that the crowd was hanging on to every single word coming out of Vedder’s mouth, and at times actually singing over the band! Twenty-five years into it, and the band is truly at the top of their game.“Release” was a cathartic experience in and of itself. One of the first songs that Vedder wrote with the rest of the band back in 1990, it resonates just as much as it did then and shows the undeniable connection between each band member. “Rats” and “Wishlist” both made appearances in the first set, while “The End” (possibly the original bust-out of the night), “Chloe Dancer”, and “Crown of Thorns” – a Mother Love Bone song – were all featured in the band’s 11-song encore – or second set, whatever you want to call it; either way it’s about as long as most other bands’ entire show.A surprise cover of the Doobie Brothers‘ “Taking It To The Streets > Whipping” was preceded by what Vedder, ever the storyteller, essentially called a dare from a friend and long-time fan that told him while Vedder is one of his favorite singers, he isn’t as good of a singer as “this other guy” aka former Doobie Michael McDonald. While Vedder explained “hey, we’re playing the Garden, this isn’t a time to fuck around”, he and the band acquiesced and decided to play the song.The second encore began with “Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town” off of 1993’s Vs., and continued the back and forth between the band and crowd. As the opening notes of “Alive” came from Mike McCready’s guitar, it left you wondering how much was left in the tank, not only for Pearl Jam but for the fans, as McCready shredded an absolutely blistering solo. And if “Alive” wasn’t the epitome of rock stardom played before a sold out show at the World’s Greatest Arena in the heart of New York City – with proposals taking place during the show, and stars such as John McEnroe and Phish’s Trey Anastasio in attendance taking in the spectacle – then let’s just politely agree to disagree.If this all wasn’t enough, Pearl Jam decides to follow that up with a cover of Neil Young‘s “Rockin’ In The Free World”, with the lights in the arena completely on and a mass of people giving all they had back to Vedder, McCready, Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament, Matt Cameron, and Boom Gaspar. Ending the evening on a mellow note with “Indifference” put the cap on the night, and sent us back onto the streets of New York ready to testify of the glory that is Pearl Jam. They return to the Garden this evening for what is sure to be another rocker of a show.“Taking It To The Street > Whipping”:“Release”:“Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town”:Setlist: Pearl Jam at Madison Square Garden, New York, NY – 5/1/2016It Happened Today  GoMind Your MannersCorduroyHail HailGiven to FlyLow LightReleaseEven FlowI Got IdIn HidingRatsDownWishlistJeremyDo the EvolutionWhy GoLukinRearviewmirrorEncore 1The End  Future Days  Off He GoesFootstepsChloe Dancer  Crown of Thorns  Unthought KnownTakin’ It to the Streets  WhippingBetter ManPorchEncore 2Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small TownLightning BoltBlackAliveRockin’ in the Free World  Indifferencelast_img read more

first_imgLooking at the world today, more and more applications are being published and pushed to clouds. The rate of growth for cloud native applications is in the double digits.  Unfortunately, there are still misperceptions about cloud computing.The most significant one is that all clouds are created equal.  People also seem to think that they save money by being in the public cloud – a painful experience if you have to move your data and discover that the public cloud infrastructure and services have locked you in. Another illusion is that their data is automatically safe and they don’t have to worry about backup or retention policies because “when I put it there, it’s always going to be there.”I see a future where EMC and our customers can deploy and manage all IT applications and services on any Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) stack easily and consistently with confidence that it meets all our business objectives.I even have a wish list for how we might get there.First, there is a paradox: elastic cloud infrastructure wants to be ephemeral, but the information that lives on that infrastructure needs to be persistent. What if we allowed persistent data stores to be deployed on ephemeral infrastructure and provided value-added data (micro) services on top? What if we also deployed these data services as software? I think cloud customers would sleep better at night.Also, what if we had one open industry marketplace for platform-as-a-service (PaaS) microservices and software? Today, marketplaces and service registries are fragmented and isolated. When I go to the grocery store, I like to see the chocolate next to the peanut butter. But if I also see marshmallows and graham crackers, I could do a lot more with all those ingredients. Having an option where any independent software vendor can publish into a shared marketplace would have exponential benefit for everyone. And what if that marketplace included not just PaaS, but IaaS too?Possibly the most important item on my wish list is: what if the Cloud Foundry and OpenStack communities worked better together?  These open-source software communities are the industry heavy weights – OpenStack at the IaaS level and Cloud Foundry at the PaaS level. What if we worked together to provide a service catalog that does a better job of application workload placement?  In other words, get the right application to the right cloud at the right time.These are just few of the questions the industry needs to tackle.  If done successfully, I fundamentally believe we can change the world of IT.To help, EMC is opening a Cloud Foundry Dojo in Cambridge, Massachusetts during the summer of 2015 to train developers in paired programming and test-driven development.Answering these questions isn’t going to be easy, but it is an exciting time for our industry and we just might be able to make wishes come true.last_img read more

first_img Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Rehearsal, 2005 Exactly one decade ago, John Lithgow and Norbert Leo Butz were swindling ladies out of their money in the “naughty and irreverent” but still extremely “classy” musical Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Check out this early rehearsal footage of John Lithgow and Norbert Leo Butz performing “Great Big Stuff,” and see Butz reveal the secret “tender” love affair he’d been having with one of his co-stars. For the last 14 years, Broadway.com has been on the scene for some of the most exciting events in theater history: We’ve seen Broadway hopefuls become legends, unknown musicals become Tony-winning smash hits and so much more. Every Wednesday in January, we’re opening the Broadway.com vaults to take a little trip down memory lane. This week, we’re dusting off vintage videos of A Chorus Line, Spring Awakening, Little Women, The Phantom of the Opera and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Stay tuned for more rare clips next Wayback Wednesday! View Comments Little Women Opening Night, 2005 Let’s hop in the time machine and set the dial back 10 years, when Sutton Foster had only one Tony Award on her shelf and we had no idea what a Bunhead was. Step inside Little Women’s starry opening night party at Tavern on the Green and see Foster “shine as brightly as the sun” alongside her co-stars Megan McGinnis, Jenny Powers and Amy McAlexander. The Phantom of the Opera Movie Event, 2004 The Phaaaaantom of the Opera is here…inside the windows at Bloomingdale’s! Rewind back to 2004, when the movie adaptation of Phantom was just hitting the big screen, starring Gerard Butler, Emmy Rossum, Patrick Wilson and Minnie Driver. Broadway.com was on hand for the unveiling of the Phantom-themed Bloomie’s windows and to chat with the cast. Spring Awakening CD Signing, 2007 Way before Lea Michele joined the Glee club, John Gallagher Jr. was a Newsroom employee and Jonathan Groff was Looking for love on HBO, Broadway.com captured this adorable footage of the giddy Spring Awakening stars at their first-ever CD signing at the Virgin Megastore (which has since turned into a Forever 21). “To see all these people here waiting for us, this is like a really big moment for me right now,” Michele gushed. Lea, the feeling is mutual! A Chorus Line Cast Recording, 2006 What happens when you take the cast of A Chorus Line, blindfold them and put them on a bus to a ranch in the middle of nowhere? Find out in this Wayback video of the revival’s cast album recording session at George Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch in Nicasio, California. This blast-from-the-past video features interviews from Jeffrey Schecter, Charlotte d’Amboise and more.last_img read more

first_imgVermont Receives $9 Million Grant to Support State’s Youth in Transition EffortsWaterbury, Vt.- Governor Jim Douglas today announced that Vermont will receive over $9 million to support youth in transition through a Children’s Mental Health Initiative (CMHI) grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA).Governor Douglas said the six-year grant is meant to promote the development of integrated home and community-based services and supports for transition age youth (aged 16-22) with serious emotional disturbances, and their families.”Ensuring that young Vermonters have access to services that enable them to become self-sufficient, contributing members of society is of critical importance to my administration. I was very pleased to sign the Youth in Transition Act into law over a year ago, which provides key supports to at-risk transition-age youth until their 22nd birthday,” said Governor Jim Douglas. “This federal funding will be invaluable in our efforts as we continue to strengthen our support network for all transition age youth, particularly those with severe emotional disturbances currently served by the Agency of Human Services.”This CMHI grant will enable Vermont’s Act 264 State and Local Interagency Teams to build upon the successful Jump on Board for Success (JOBS) supported employment program, using it as a foundation for engaging transition-aged youth through teen centers, recovery centers, homeless youth programs, and at critical intervention points within the juvenile and criminal justice systems.”Our Agency is aggressively enhancing our efforts to best serve transition-age youth, including expanding Vermont youth capacity at Northlands Job Corps and coordinating the efforts of our Department for Children and Families’ Family Services Division and community partners to expand appropriate services,” said Cynthia D. LaWare, Secretary of AHS. “Through this grant, we will significantly increase community-based supports to ensure more transition age youth are actively and productively engaged in their communities and free from incarceration.”Vermont data indicates clear correlations between youth with disabilities (such as those with severe emotional disturbance) and lower rates of high school graduation, higher rates of incarceration and less access to higher education opportunities. To better serve these youth, the Agency of Human Services created a Youth in Transition Leadership Team in 2007 to design a comprehensive, one agency approach to integrate all AHS efforts to meet the needs of this population.###last_img read more

first_imgIreland moves forward with 70% by 2030 green energy goal FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renew Economy:Ireland has published the details of its long-awaited Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS) this week, finally unveiling details around how the country will look to increase its share of renewable energy capacity to 70% by 2030.Ireland’s Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton, made the announcement on Monday, revealing details of the first RESS auction which has received Government approval.The RESS follows on from Ireland’s Climate Action Plan, published in June, and sets out a pathway across every sector which will move the country to 70% renewable electricity by 2030.“Ireland is currently 86% reliant on fossil fuel. We must radically reduce this dependence and make the transition to cleaner, more renewable energy,” said Minister Bruton. “We are exiting from peat and coal to generate electricity and moving to clean, renewable sources of power, like wind and solar. The Renewable Energy Support Scheme is a flagship Government policy designed to deliver on our commitments to decarbonise our electricity grid, harness our natural resources and bring renewable energy into the heart of our communities.”The plan currently will see four (possibly five) auctions held between 2020 and 2027 to deliver on the targets which will open bidding to a variety of technologies. The first round will seek to procure 1,000 GWh of renewable energy power and will be launched by year’s end or early 2020. This will be followed by the second auction round with 3,000 GWh on offer in 2020, with further auctions scheduled for 2021, 2023, and 2025 to allocate 3,000 GWh, 4,000 GWh, and 2,500 GWh of capacity, respectively.Current expectations see onshore wind walking away with the majority of Round 1 capacity on offer – with solar accounting for a set 10% through a separate carve-out. [Joshua S. Hill]More: Ireland unveils plan for 70 per cent renewable energy by 2030last_img read more

MEXICO CITY – Mexicans were voting in local elections in 14 states on July 7 with one key governorship at stake after a campaign marred by violence against candidates. The governor’s seat in the state of Baja California, held by the conservative National Action Party (PAN) opposition for the past 24 years, was the biggest prize in the regional polls and its result could affect a national reforms pact. About 32 million voters cast ballots in 931 of the country’s 2,440 municipalities as well as for candidates in state legislatures in 14 of 32 federal entities. Soldiers were providing security in several states while the federal attorney general’s office deployed some 1,500 agents following a rash of violence that took the lives of at least six candidates, campaign workers and their relatives in recent weeks. The latest victim was Aquiles González, a mayoral campaign manager of the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD) in the northern state of Zacatecas who was murdered on July 5. The old ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), which reclaimed the presidency in December after a 12-year absence, hopes to triumph in Baja California, home to the vital border town of Tijuana. President Enrique Peña Nieto made two big promises when he took office: Reducing the level of drug violence that left 70,000 dead during his predecessor’s six-year term, and keeping the PRI’s old undemocratic ways in the history books. Peña Nieto struck a Pact for Mexico with the PAN and the PRD that led to major education and telecommunication reforms, and he hopes to breathe new life into the energy sector and tax system. [AFP (Mexico), 07/07/2013; El Universal (Mexico), 08/07/2013] MEXICO CITY – Mexicans were voting in local elections in 14 states on July 7 with one key governorship at stake after a campaign marred by violence against candidates. The governor’s seat in the state of Baja California, held by the conservative National Action Party (PAN) opposition for the past 24 years, was the biggest prize in the regional polls and its result could affect a national reforms pact. About 32 million voters cast ballots in 931 of the country’s 2,440 municipalities as well as for candidates in state legislatures in 14 of 32 federal entities. Soldiers were providing security in several states while the federal attorney general’s office deployed some 1,500 agents following a rash of violence that took the lives of at least six candidates, campaign workers and their relatives in recent weeks. The latest victim was Aquiles González, a mayoral campaign manager of the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD) in the northern state of Zacatecas who was murdered on July 5. The old ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), which reclaimed the presidency in December after a 12-year absence, hopes to triumph in Baja California, home to the vital border town of Tijuana. President Enrique Peña Nieto made two big promises when he took office: Reducing the level of drug violence that left 70,000 dead during his predecessor’s six-year term, and keeping the PRI’s old undemocratic ways in the history books. Peña Nieto struck a Pact for Mexico with the PAN and the PRD that led to major education and telecommunication reforms, and he hopes to breathe new life into the energy sector and tax system. [AFP (Mexico), 07/07/2013; El Universal (Mexico), 08/07/2013] By Dialogo December 12, 2013 read more

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York “Think regionally.”An easy concept to grasp, but for Long Island, exceedingly difficult words to act upon.After decades’ worth of patchwork development strategies, the pendulum seems to be swinging back toward regional thought.First there was Suffolk County’s approval in July of their new Comprehensive Plan, an action followed last week by the County legislature approving the creation of a Regional Planning Alliance Program.These are substantive developments, but the question remains: When regional planning is conducted on Long Island, is it genuine?Not exactly. The Regional Planning Alliance Program is an achievement, but at the same time it is potentially a tool that can be used to undermine data-driven planning efforts.Over the last year, the philosophical shift to regionalism has been brought about by Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, who has championed massive-scale projects and bus-rapid transit, a proposal that Long Islanders aren’t exactly clamoring for. His intent is to bring about regional cohesion, going so far to forge regional alliances between Islip and Brookhaven.It is one thing to create an alliance between two townships that share a border, but another to bring together municipalities across the span of Long Island. Sometimes it seems as if Bellone is planning not to accommodate the future needs of the county, but rather to please New Age urbanists and developers.For example, his idea for the Route 110 Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system looks good in a trendy presentation but it may have little practical value, considering it doesn’t do much to actually sync up where Long Islanders work and travel. Is there demand to go between Stony Brook University and Patchogue by bus? How many people are clamoring to go between the SUNY campus and Patchogue Village? And what about those who live north and south of the Route 110 Corridor? Do residents of Amityville and Huntington actually work in Melville, the proposed service area of Bellone’s BRT?Despite the legitimate questions this approach raises—seven out of 10 town supervisors in Suffolk reportedly opposed the measure out of concern that the county was infringing on their zoning authority—the bill still passed. The County Legislature is following the same regional theme of quasi-cohesion. The Regional Planning Alliance Program seeks to, as Long Island Business News’ David Winzelberg wrote, “incentivize multi-governmental collaboration on developments that affect a wider area than the town or village in which it’s located.” The reason for the strong opposition? The bill requires the towns’ participation in the program in order for projects to be eligible for “designated county resources.”The Towns, including Islip and Brookhaven which are working together on the Ronkonkoma Hub project, say that the County is infringing upon their local right to control zoning. Brookhaven Town Supervisor Ed Romaine, a level-headed veteran policymaker, said he “opposes this legislation as an infringement on its zoning and land use powers and the county’s intention to withhold viable funding…unless the town permits the county oversight…is wholly inappropriate.”Their pushback isn’t exactly surprising. Towns on Long Island do not take too kindly to other levels of government coming in and telling them what they have to do. This program is no exception.The county claims the measure is merely offering “assistance” to save the towns both time and money for large projects, while providing a newly established list of consultants who would be pre-approved by the County Department of Public Works.The pressing concern isn’t so much about the sovereignty of Suffolk’s 10 townships as it is about the role for the residents. Is this newly crafted program a mechanism that is designed just to expedite the development process? There is a huge need for inter-municipal cooperation, but should the goal be making the development process easier for builders or smarter for the community?If you ask the Long Island Builders Institute, or the developers themselves, they’d say that the red tape is too costly, Long Island is a horrible place to build, and not worth their time and money. Ask Bellone, with his grand visions of projects tied together by mass transit, and he would agree. After all, there is a brain drain to plug.Environmentalists would give a resounding no. Developers already get density increases in zoning decisions, they’re allowed to play fast and loose with zoning variances in their development proposals, and they are so politically connected that they can push their projects along and ride roughshod over significant environmental concerns.Here’s the truth. Both sides are right—and wrong.For Long Island to improve its long-term prospects, the townships must not fear this new regional alliance but embrace the notion of increased communication between towns and county government about important projects. The public should accept the reality that our region has problems that require regional solutions and not fight every idea tooth and nail. They have to see beyond their backyard fence.But policymakers cannot allow this new alliance to merely exist as a tool for developers. There is a reason why mega-projects like Jerry Wolkoff’s Heartland Town Square have resided in planning purgatory for so long. Many of them just aren’t that good, despite the hype, and they don’t address our region’s true needs.While well-intentioned, the new regional alliance proposal lacked specific details to assuage all concerns. As an editorial by the Riverhead Times-Review put it, one legislator went so far as to say during the vote that “something stinks.” Something just doesn’t seem quite right, especially considering that many of the town supervisors, and the public for that matter, did not find out about the measure until the last minute. For an alliance that seeks to aid the planning process, which is fueled by data and driven by the public and stakeholders, this marked lack of transparency isn’t a good start.More troubling is the bill’s supporters’ insistence that projects need speedier approvals. As reported by the Long Island Press, “Proponents urged the Legislature to pass the bill as soon as possible to accelerate a billion dollars’ worth of projects already approved but awaiting funds to start work.” All too often, when the word “accelerate” is associated with development, the end result is higher density urban sprawl that the region is unprepared for—and can’t sustain environmentally.Politics and special interests cannot continue to mire the process.If anything, this regional alliance is the opportunity to take a step back, and honestly look at Long Island, assess our regional needs objectively, and implement workable solutions on the local level. Regional planning isn’t about heavy-handed mandates from the mountaintop, but rather, thoughtful, detached analysis that has a beneficial community impact.Our problems do not stop at the town line or the county border. It’s time we stopped acting like they did. But while we’re talking about the big picture, let’s not give the Island away to the development lobby while we look the other way.Rich Murdocco writes about Long Island’s land use and real estate development issues. He received his Master’s in Public Policy at Stony Brook University, where he studied regional planning under Dr. Lee Koppelman, Long Island’s veteran master planner. Murdocco is a regular contributor to the Long Island Press. More of his views can be found on www.TheFoggiestIdea.org or follow him on Twitter @TheFoggiestIdea.last_img read more

first_imgSuperintendent Michael A. MacDonald said contact tracing will take place the next two days. The decision was made after the Delaware County Health Department notified the district of a positive COVID-19 case involving a staff member. Additionally, the district said the move impacts all programs at DCMO BOCES. For more information, click here. WALTON (WBNG) — The Walton Central School District will learn remotely Monday, Dec. 7 and Tuesday, Dec. 8.last_img

first_imgThe International Gastronomy and Tourism Festival Adriatic Gastro Show is being held in Split for the fifth time. Considering that it hosts the most famous names from the field of gastronomy, winemaking, all forms of tourism and companies in the field of catering, but also is known as the largest and highest quality HORECA fair in the region, Adriatic Gastro Show is the right place for a panel on rural tourism Split-Dalmatia counties. Organized by the Split Chamber of Commerce, the panel will be held to present the potential of rural tourism and discuss the strengthening of this underdeveloped segment of tourism, which provides opportunities to enrich the tourist offer and extend the season. Anyone interested in attending this panel can apply HERE. An international panel discussion entitled “Rural Tourism 365 of the Split-Dalmatia County” will be held on February 8 in Split as part of the Adriatic Gastro Show at the Spaladium Arena. The panel will be attended by representatives of the Ministry of Tourism, the Agency for Payments in Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development, the tourist boards of Istria, Sinj and Imotski, the travel agency Novasol, the Croatian Association for Tourism and Rural Development “Selo Members Club”, LAG Adrion and the Italian consulting company SL&A Turismo e Territori.last_img read more

first_imgTurnbull showeredFormer Chelsea shot-stopper Ross Turnbull, currently Hartlepool’s goalkeeping coach, heaped praise on Young after the teenager was called up to an England training camp earlier on this term.‘At the moment, it’s all potential with Brad,’ Turnbull said.‘Whenever anyone asks me about him I always say that if his work ethic and willingness to learn continues as it is then he will give himself the best opportunity to go and have a career as a professional footballer.‘That’s got to be his goal. He’s on the right path at the moment but it’s still early days and this is just some good recognition for the work he’s been doing.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors‘I have spoken to him and told him this is a reward for the effort he puts in every day because I have worked with him for more than 16 months now and he’s been great.‘This is an added incentive for him now. He’s got in a training camp so he can go there and do himself justice and push himself towards getting in a squad, playing friendlies and competitive international games.‘It’s one step at a time, of course, but I will be there pushing him every step of the way. I’m not happy with a training camp – can he go and get in a squad? I won’t be settling for anything less.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Jude Bellingham urged to ignore transfer interest from Manchester United and ChelseaMORE: Manchester United to offer Dean Henderson huge new contract amid Chelsea interest Metro Sport ReporterSunday 15 Mar 2020 3:57 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link10kShares Comment Chelsea agree deal to sign Manchester United and Arsenal target Brad Young Young could be managed by Frank Lampard in the near future (Picture: Getty)The Sun claims Young has been on trial with with Chelsea over the last two weeks and a provisional fee has been agreed ahead of a move to Stamford Bridge. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTYoung has bounced back impressively after being released by Sunderland when he was younger.center_img Chelsea have agreed a fee for Hartlepool wonderkid Brad YoungChelsea are on the cusp of signing Brad Young from Hartlepool, according to reports.Young’s outstanding performances for Hartlepool’s academy sides have caught the attention of Premier League giants Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea and he was rewarded with an England youth call-up earlier this season.The 17-year-old goalkeeper, who stands at 6ft 4in, signed his first professional contract with Hartlepool last summer but the National League outfit are now prepared to part with him for a six-figure fee. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more