Tune In To Austin City Limits’ Free Webcast All Weekend Long!

first_imgThis weekend, Austin City Limits returns to Zilker Park in Austin, Texas, for the first of its two weekends running October 6th through 8th and October 13th through 15th. The huge festival is renowned around the country, with the event pulling huge names like Jay Z, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Gorillaz, Chance The Rapper, The Killers, and many more to fill out its lineup of over 110 acts. This year, once again, Red Bull TV will be webcasting select sets each day online for free, with the streaming service setting up three distinct channels to capture the musical going-ons each day of the weekend from 2 pm (CST) onward.Austin City Limits Offering Refunds Following Sunday’s Las Vegas Mass ShootingOn Friday, fans can look forward to catching sets by Ryan Adams, Vulfpeck, The Revivalists, and Foster The People, all four of which are helping shut down the first night of festivities, with Vulfpeck’s set starting at 7:05 pm (CST). On Saturday, performances from acts like Red Hot Chili Peppers, Spoon, Cut Copy, and RÜFÜS DU SOL will all be available for viewing online, while Sunday will see streams of Gorillaz, Portugal. The Man, Run The Jewels, The Head And The Heart, Vance Joy, and ZHU. You can look below to see Austin City Limits’ full live-stream schedule on Red Bull TV, and tune into the webcast here.ACL 2017 WEEKEND 1 LIVESTREAM SCHEDULE (ALL TIMES CENTRAL)FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6Channel 12:05pm – Asleep at the Wheel3:10pm – Mutemath4:15pm – Crystal Castles5:15pm – Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real6:15pm – Royal Blood7:20pm – Ryan Adams8:30pm – Foster the PeopleChannel 22:05pm – MISSIO3:05pm – Sandy (Alex G)5:05pm – Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness6:05pm – Hamilton Leithauser7:05pm –Vulfpeck8:05pm – The RevivalistsSATURDAY, OCTOBER 7Channel 12:05pm – MUNA2:55pm – A$AP Ferg4:00pm – Joseph5:00pm – LIVE6:05pm – Cut Copy7:10pm – Spoon8:15pm – Red Hot Chili PeppersChannel 22:05pm – Welles3:00pm – DREAMCAR4:00pm – Benjamin Booker5:05pm – Cody Jinks6:05pm – Angel Olsen7:05pm – Tove Lo8:05pm – The Black AngelsChannel 32:05pm – Xavier Omar2:50pm – Mobley3:35pm – Ought9:05pm – RÜFÜS DU SOLSUNDAY, OCTOBER 8Channel 12:05pm – Middle Kids3:15pm – Brothers Osborne4:20pm – Milky Chance5:25pm – The Growlers6:30pm – Run the Jewels7:35pm – Portugal.the ManChannel 22:05pm – Amy Shark2:50pm – Sam Dew3:50pm – Danny Brown4:50pm – DRAM5:50pm – Louis the Child6:50pm – First Aid Kit7:50pm– The Head and the Heart8:50pm – GorillazChannel 32:05pm – The Wild Now2:50pm – Twin Limb3:35pm – Deap Vally4:20pm – Rainbow Kitten Surprise5:20pm – Whitney8:05pm – Vance Joy9:05pm – ZHUlast_img read more

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Yerby Diversity Lecture highlights health care issues among urban youth of color

first_imgAdolescents and young adults of color are the least likely to have health insurance and have the least access to health care compared to other groups in the United States, Angela Diaz, M.P.H. ’02, told an HSPH audience during the Yerby Diversity Lecture in Public Health on April 5. Diaz directs the Mount Sinai Adolescents Health Center (MSAHC), which she has turned into the largest adolescent-specific health center in the United States. The center provides comprehensive medical treatments to more than 10,000 young adults up to age 24 each year, free of charge.With demographic trends predicting that Black, Latino, Asian and Native American youth will constitute about 56% of the adolescent population by 2050, it is critical that public health professionals pay attention to their unique needs, Diaz said. Patients at MSAHC, who are predominately urban kids of color, receive services that include treatment for physical, mental, and reproductive health, as well as health education and prevention.Diaz believes that offering these resources at an early age helps build a framework for healthy adolescence. This is particularly important in regards to sexual behavior, she said. A recent study led by Diaz found that 30% of high school students are having sex by 9th grade. By 12th grade that number rises to 65%. Early intervention helps kids learn to avoid risky behaviors and go on to lead healthier lives.Diaz is the Jean C. and James W. Crystal Professor of Pediatrics and Community Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She serves on an advisory panel for the National Institutes of Health Reproductive Sciences Branch.The Yerby Diversity Lecture in Public Health is an ongoing series that offers an opportunity to learn from prominent minority public health academics and professionals outside of the faculty at HSPH. Julio Frenk, dean of Harvard School of Public Health, gave opening remarks.—Aubrey LaMedicalast_img read more

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Big Fish in a web pond

first_imgJohn Fish ’21 started his YouTube channel as part of a technology communications class during his senior year of high school in Waterloo, Ontario. Coincidentally, it was up and running around the time he got into Harvard, so he arrived to campus with 1,000 followers.“I thought of documenting coming to Harvard, this mysterious process that so many people are interested in,” he recalled. “No one had done that before. It started as daily vlogs, which were pretty bad.”But today Fish is a bona fide YouTube star, a self-help motivational guru with a subscriber base of 500,000 and counting. In his room in Dunster House hangs a framed silver “play” button, a gift from the company when he hit 100,000 subscribers (he will get a gold one if he hits 1 million). A self-described “pseudo-celebrity,” Fish, who is concentrating in computer science, uses personal experiences to inform his content with the goal of helping people who will never set foot on Harvard’s campus.“I’m here because of privilege and luck,” he said. “Anything I can do to democratize that into sharing messages is meaningful to me. I never say. ‘This is what you should do.’ I’m 19 so the amount I know about the world is tiny. But I have such rich experiences and I can say, ‘Here’s what I’m trying.’ These ideas allow people to feel more comfortable in changing their lives.”That’s why his most popular videos are “Why My 4.0 at Harvard Was a Failure,” “A Day in the Life of a Harvard Computer Science Student” and “Reading a Book a Week is Changing My Life.” Fewer clicks, but just as powerful topics: “Mental Health Perspectives from a Harvard Student,” “How I’m Breaking Bad Habits and Forming Good Ones,” and “The Meaning of Life.”“People have this perception of Ivy League students, that they are invulnerable,” he said. “School stresses me out a ton, but mentors have eased that stress for me. I could talk to any one of a number of people, but so many people don’t have those people to talk to. If I can be someone who can help normalize it, that’s a good thing.”,“I’m here because of privilege and luck. Anything I can do to democratize that into sharing messages is meaningful to me.” — John Fish, pictured above Tom Dingman, former dean of freshmen who now serves as special adviser to College Dean Rakesh Khurana, met Fish during first-year second-semester dinners called Reflecting on Your Life.“John stands out as an unusually perceptive student, hungry to learn, but also humble and generous in his willingness to share with his peers and others,” Dingman said.Fish makes his videos largely by trial and error. He films in environments where he can easily control his surroundings and restrictions are few (i.e., his dorm). He works with a script, but always with the plan to veer off so the message sounds more natural. He sells daily planners called Growth Books on Amazon to pay College expenses, and while he acknowledges that metrics make advertisers happy, he gets validation from the direct messages sent by fans across the globe on social media.Said @Biffi: “You’re being a great help in my academic life, thank you … The insights from your videos are invaluable, the last one was awesome.”Another, @ryanestrella, commented on Instagram: “Your videos are helping me out while in a period where I am in dire need for advice and guidance!”Fish said Harvard has provided both the intellectual rigor and varied perspectives to improve himself and his videos.“My friends who attend school back home have courses dictated to them,” he said. “Here a lot of the most impactful classes I’ve taken — Zen Buddhism, and The Psychology of Success and Failure, for example — are a diversity of information and ideas I want to pursue. If I don’t expose myself, I might as well as have gone to another university. There are so many interesting, cool people here that it creates a level of comfort. You can take a risk and it won’t be weird because other people are taking risks too. You’re fitting in.”last_img read more

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Where Change Meets Its Match: PowerEdge Servers with AMD EPYC Processors Have Arrived

first_imgThere are two common challenges I hear from our customers when I ask how they are managing their IT transformation:Pace of ChangeScope of ChangeBusinesses, regardless of their industry, need to be nimble in their strategy, efficient in the operations and responsive to their customers. It has become necessary for enterprises to innovate in all aspects of their business. Innovation is no longer confined to a limited group of people or restricted to some remote corner of the business. I see businesses, big and small, innovate in all aspects – build better products like Otto Motors, streamline operations and improve customer experience. The pace and scope of the change our customers experience is, paradoxically, relentless and constant. It is a testimony to our customers’ tenacity as they manage this change.Using the right technology to drive innovation further and faster has become a strategic priority. Take, for example, the retail industry. Retailers need to closely track their inventory, monitor the product velocity and continuously improve customer experience. The Internet of Things (IoT) is enabling these retailers to monitor, analyze and respond to a dynamic situation in an effective manner. Similar innovations are emerging across industries and verticals creating complex, dynamic and demanding workloads. Supporting these emerging innovations require robust yet flexible technology platforms. These technology platforms should also have high performance, be scalable and provide maximum ROI.To help businesses derive maximum value from these dual challenges of pace and scope of change, Dell EMC is expanding its formidable PowerEdge portfolio of servers with the PowerEdge R6415, PowerEdge R7415 and PowerEdge R7425. These three new PowerEdge servers, built with AMD EPYC™ processors, broaden our customers’ options in managing their IT transformation efforts effectively. Each PowerEdge server platform has been engineered and optimized to meet the complex computational and storage demands of the emerging and disruptive workloads such as:EDGE Computing Workloads – require server platforms that can not only handle the massive amounts of data created at the edge but have the performance density to manage these computations. The PowerEdge R6415 is a highly configurable, 1U single-socket server with up to 32 cores that offers the ultra-dense, scale-out computing capabilities needed for EDGE. With a support for up to 10 PCIe NVMe drives, the R6415 provides critical storage flexibility required for these workloads.Software Defined Storage (SDS) Workloads – have to manage exploding rates of data efficiently, securely and seamlessly across pooled resources. The PowerEdge R7415 is a 2U, single-socket with 128 PCIe lanes provides the bandwidth necessary for virtualization and supporting up to 24 NVMe drives for extreme storage requirements. The R7415 is the first AMD EPYC-based server platform certified as VMware vSAN Ready Node and offers up to 20% better TCO per four-node cluster for vSAN deployments at the edge. High-Performance Computing (HPC) Workloads – require server platforms not only with high performance but also the large bandwidth to move the results of the computations appropriately. The PowerEdge R7425 is a 2U, dual-socket has up to 64 cores and supports up to 4TB to provide the kind of accelerated computing that HPC workloads demand. It has been shown that the R7425 can deliver up to 25% superior performance for HPC workloads such as Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)Just as all the other servers of 14th generation of PowerEdge servers, these three servers provide enterprises additional advantages:Intelligent automation through the very versatile iDRAC9 and easy system management support through Quick Sync 2The protection provided by PowerEdge’s integrated security features such as the cyber resilient architectureWe know the pace and scope of change will remain key challenges for our customers as they manage their IT Transformations, but with these customer-inspired features aimed to tackle these critical workloads, we’re confident these three new servers expand the Dell EMC PowerEdge portfolio in supporting our customers’ IT infrastructure needs.We continue to actively listen to our customers and ensure they are able to make the most of their data through our solutions. Just as the pace and scope of change remains challenging for our customers, building the right solutions continue to be a responsibility for us. I’m looking forward to continuing the journey with them.Learn more about the complete PowerEdge portfolio at dellemc.com/Servers . Read the press release of these products and join the conversation at @DellEMCservers.last_img read more

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Small Farm Businesses

first_imgA green thumb and hard work may be the keys to getting a small farm started, but it takes more to make that farm a successful business. University of Georgia Extension, Georgia Organics and the UGA Small Business Development Center have tools that can help beginning farmers turn their quality crops into a sustainable business. Farm business experts are holding a Starting a Small Farm Business workshop in Watkinsville on Feb. 11 as part of the Piedmont Beginning Farmers Development Partnership. The workshop will help new farmers pinpoint their target markets, identify the best outlets for their produce, learn book-keeping basics and learn about the importance of crafting a realistic business plan. The workshop is timed to help get new farmers ready for the 2014 growing and farmers market season. The $30 workshop will run from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Oconee County UGA Extension Office at 1420 Government Station Road in Watkinsville. Light refreshments will be served. For information about registering, call (706) 542-7436 or visit www.georgiasbdc.org/ce/athens.last_img read more

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NOFA-VT celebrates 40 years of organic farming

first_imgBurlington, VT August 2, 2011 Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT) Celebrates 40 Years of Organic Farming and Launches First Capital Campaign4’0 years ago in Putney, Vermont, a small group of farmers gathered to talk about how to market their crops, be better farmers, and share their techniques for growing wholesome, healthy food. That was the beginning of the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA). There are now 7 NOFA chapters in the Northeast. Since 1971, NOFA Vermont has facilitated the extraordinary growth in Vermont’s food landscape through educational programs, establishment of farmers’ markets and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), and development of an organic certification program, Vermont Organic Farmers.In celebration of 40 years of organic farming, NOFA Vermont is launching the Taking Root Capital Campaign, to raise $325,000 for the purchase of a new home in Richmond. A new office will increase NOFA Vermont’s capacity to serve as a networking hub and give us a stronger base from which to mentor beginner farmers, increase the acreage in organic production, nurture the growth of local and regional markets, and increase access to local and organic food for all Vermonters.NOFA-VT has increased the number of organic farmers and producers in Vermont from 17 in 1985 to 580 in 2010. Charlie Nardozzi, gardening expert of Ferrisburgh says, ‘NOFA-VT is one of the key organizations responsible for the revival of farming in Vermont. NOFA has helped not only preserve Vermont’s agricultural heritage, but is helping it grow into a new and vibrant era.’The 40th anniversary celebration is set for October 1st at High Meadows Farm in Wesminster West, near the site of NOFA-VT’s birthplace. Attendees will be able to participate in the launch of an online-auction to support the Taking Root Capital Campaign. ‘We look forward to getting many of the founders back together this fall, along with all our current members and friends, near the site where the original scheming took place,’ said Enid Wonnacott, NOFA-VT Executive Director. ‘We want to celebrate that vision and the learning community that was spawned and has grown for over 40 years.’About NOFA-VT NOFA Vermont is member-based organization working to grow local farms, healthy food, and strong communities in Vermont. Our members are farmers, gardeners, educators and food lovers of all sorts ‘ anyone who wants to help us create a future full of local food and local farms. Our programs include farmer and gardener technical assistance, farm to school support, organic certification, advocacy, an online apprentice and farm worker directory, an annual Winter Conference, and programs that work to ensure access to fresh, local food to all Vermonters, regardless of income. last_img read more

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Huntington Station Home Invasion Probed

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County police are investigating a violent home invasion in Huntington Station last week.Two men broke into an apartment on West Hills Road, where they assaulted a victim inside from whom they stole cash and a wallet at 10:45 p.m. Wednesday, according to a police spokeswoman.No arrests have been made in the case. No description was available of the suspects, who are still at large.Second Squad detectives are continuing the investigation.last_img read more

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Case study: Re-evaluated service contracts ensure most up-to-date and secure services

first_img continue reading » As credit unions and banks continue to upgrade their systems to protect themselves and their account holders from potential fraudulent card activity at the ATM, the expensive task of reissuing credit and debit cards – and upgrading hardware – can be challenging for just about any financial institution.This was the situation for Cross Valley Federal Credit Union of Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. With 23,000 members and 14 ATMs located across three counties, the expense of an overall upgrade to avoid potential card fraud liability was problematic. But Cross Valley CEO Traci Donahue and her team were committed to providing members with the most up-to-date, secure services and financial products possible.Timely phone call brings a solutionSoon after joining Cross Valley’s leadership team, Donahue received a call from Jim Griffis, regional director. During that call, she and Griffis discussed the benefits of conducting a review of the credit union’s vendor contracts. In a follow-up conversation, Kelly Flynn, national sales director for JMFA Contract Optimizer, specifically mentioned the potential savings and service improvements that could result from a review and renegotiation of the institution’s current credit and debit card brand contract.This information was timely given that the credit union had not yet updated its ATMs to interface with EMV technology or reissued EMV-compliant member cards. Plus, the idea piqued Donahue’s interest because she wasn’t aware that it was possible to negotiate better terms on existing card brand agreements. “When Kelly said there were some really great incentives available at the time, I knew right away this was something we should explore,” Donahue explained. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Plowz and Mowz offers free lawn service to healthcare workers

first_imgHis business is also happy to help a greater cause. “Our mission has always been to help people and we wanted to take it a step further with healthcare workers,” said co-founder Wills Mahoney. “It’s just another lawn, you know, and we do the same quality work as we would for anyone else and it feels really good to give back to our community,” said Scheddin. Now because of the pandemic, the app is offering a free lawn mow to healthcare workers as a way to say thank you. If you’re a healthcare worker looking to take advantage of the offer, all you have to do is enter the code “HERO” in the coupon field at checkout on the Plowz & Mowz app. Plowz & Mowz is an app based out of Syracuse that made its way to Binghamton this past winter. “We know they’re working 12 plus hours, crazy shifts, and the last thing they probably want to do is mow their lawns. So we said, ‘Hey, let’s give them a free lawn mow,'” said Mahoney. Healthcare workers say it’s a small gesture that means a lot. “It takes like two hours plus to just mow and then all the extra stuff and that’s time we could spend with our family. So it’s nice to have someone else come to do that and it’s convenient to find it on an app,” said nurse Jamie Turcotte. “I’ve never had so much support in my life. Everyone is always like, ‘Thank you so much, nurses are great.’ Everything like that but the outpouring support from the community has been amazing.” “They’ve definitely helped me grow, pick up more accounts in the community,” said Lawn Works owner Justin Scheddin. The app is not only helping healthcare workers, it’s helping the small businesses it partners with. Lawn Works Landscaping out of Vestal provides services through Plowz & Mowz. “Every landscaping company right now is taking a hit during this time, so to be able to get them more work, we’re paying for it 100 percent, I’m sure it means a lot to them,” said Mahoney. Now another service is becoming free to healthcare workers…lawn mowing. (WBNG) — Throughout this pandemic, the community has stepping in to help those on the front lines, whether it’s buying them lunch or making mask donations. It offers landscaping services in the area, ranging from snow plowing to lawn mowing, meant to make life a little bit easier. You can also visit the Plowz & Mowz website by clicking here.last_img read more

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Turkey plans to reach the figure of 75 million tourists in 2020

first_imgSource / photo: Travel and Tour World; Pixabay TURKEY INTRODUCES NEW ACCOMMODATION TAXES DESPITE SECTOR DISSATISFACTION “With its diverse tourist offer, such as health and congress tourism and gastrotourism, Turkey has already practically reached its original goal for 2023, or two years earlier, which is to attract 50 million tourists.”, Says İbrahim Halil Korkmaz, president of the Istanbul Tourism Association (ISTTA), adding that the country has now expanded its goals by placing a stronger focus on religious tourism. To that end, the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism has planned a religious tour that passes through the country, and five centers for religious tourism have already been designated to lead the initiative, reports Travel and Tour World. TURKEY DISCOVERED NEW TOURIST STRATEGY FOR 2023. PROMOTION BUDGET INCREASED TO $ 220 MILLION Turkey is in a favorable position in terms of religious-tourist potential as a historical gathering place of civilizations, given the abundance of sights important for Muslims, but also followers of several different religious denominations, including Christians. Korkmaz said the goal now is to welcome 75 million tourists by the end of 2022, with expected revenues of $ 65 billion. He stressed the importance of turning the country into a hub for religious tourism in an attempt to achieve those goals, noting that the number of Muslim tourists in 2018 was 140 million, compared to 2000 when the figure was 25 million. The Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Turkey in its tourism strategy for 2023 year included, among other things, religious tourism in order to attract as many international tourists as possible, which is expected to exceed 50 million. RELATED NEWS:last_img read more

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