Listen To Greensky Bluegrass’s New Album, “Shouted, Written Down & Quoted” [Stream/Review]

first_imgGreensky Bluegrass have delivered a masterful set of songs that strike a near perfect balance between instrumentation and imagery on their latest release, Shouted, Written Down & Quoted. Combining the hard work and dogged persistence that any enterprise needs to succeed with an inescapable emotional resonance effortlessly created, Greensky has moved the bar higher yet again. Hundreds of shows a year have afforded each member a chance to hone their skills individually, which the have taken to full effect. That said, it is their progression as a unit, various stringed instruments rising and falling in an ego-less effort to serve the song that has become one of Greensky’s most important dynamics.Listen to the full album streaming below, and check out our full length review:Never ones to shy away from big themes, Greensky opens the album with “Miss September,” featuring mandolin player Paul Hoffman showing his introspective side pondering issues of trust while picking a ringing lead. Hoffman dutifully provides a percussive heart for the rest of the band to play off, which they adorn with a circling rhythm that is both rich and light all at once. Though Hoffman’s voice is one of the most emotive and entrancing in the bluegrass world to begin with, the addition of a slight echo gives the world-weary viewpoint of “Past My Prime,” a sense of resignation and significance whose subtlety is another sign of the progression of the band as a whole.“Run Or Die” has a disturbing effect on listeners, as the deep tones strike subliminal emotional chords in listeners that evoke a primal fight or flight impulse which is hard to deny. On “Room Without A Roof” guitarist Dave Bruzza‘s gruff vocals take and contemplative picking the tempo down and the tone infinitely more tender and confessional. The gentle but persistent ebb and flow of the instrumentation matches the lyrical promise made that “…forever I’ll be waitin’ here for you” perfectly.For a band known for conveying complex concepts and feelings, the topic of things unsaid is a intriguing one. On “Hold On,” they play against type with sharp, staccato notes that come and go from the ether illustrating the nervous worry at the heart of the composition, but the moments of united jamming and shared chorus prove hopeful and uplifting. Emotions are provoked by the band in so many separate ways, from tempo changes at key moments to ratchet or loosen tension, plaintive howls from the ever expressive Hoffman or the singing nature of drop steel guitarist Anders Beck.Beck’s long and expressive notes are at the heart of some of Greensky’s most memorable music moments past and and present. On “Living Over,” he seems to sing through his strings during the ostensibly instrumental breaks while banjo player Michael Bont counters with rolling plucked lines that seem to tumble endlessly from the heavens. Once again the willingness to share the focal point adds to the effect of the music as a whole. Luckily for both of them bassist Mike Devol holds down the center of each song with a tone so spellbinding it borders on supernatural.When Greensky leans more towards the traditional sound of bluegrass, the faster pace and stronger acoustic instruments naturally take the center stage, as on “Fixin’ To Ruin” and album closer “Take Cover.” If and when the band wants to go exploring in the psychedelic end of the spectrum, they have not just the tools, but the affinity to meld the two extremes to an engrossing whole. Somewhere in the center of their varied dimensions, the core of the band expands with each intake of inspiration and exhale of new creation.The music of Greensky Bluegrass may arrive on studio releases, but their true lives begin on the road, where these songs are sure to find fans eager to add them to the pantheon of favorites from albums past. Shouted, Written Down & Quoted is a snapshot into a band at its prime. One day long from now, Greensky fans will be pondering questions of favorite songs and albums, and once again Greensky has added rich musical fuel sure to stoke the fires of future debates.Want to win an exclusive private picnic concert from Greensky Bluegrass at Suwannee Hulaween? Enter the contest below…last_img read more

Much can be done to ease cancer burden in poorer nations

first_imgAlthough more than half of all new cancers and two-thirds of annual cancer deaths worldwide occur in low- and middle-income countries, with the cancer burden disproportionately affecting the poor, a new report offers upbeat, realistic recommendations on ways to alleviate the problem, according to a November 5, 2011 Lancet editorial.The report, Closing the Cancer Divide: A Blueprint to Expand Access in Low and Middle Income Countries, was released October 28 at a global conference at Harvard by the Global Task Force on Expanded Access to Cancer Care and Control in Developing Countries  (GTF.CCC). The Task Force was convened in November 2009 by Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and the Harvard Global Equity Initiative.last_img read more

#69: Dell EMC World Austin Data Protection Update

first_imgDell EMC World Austin provided the perfect opportunity to announce the latest enhancements to the Dell EMC market-leading portfolio of data protection software. Data domain Virtual Edition 3.0 along with Enhanced Cloud data protection and manageability and Prosupport One for Data Center highlighted the latest announcements.Alex Almeida (@alxjalmeida), Manager, Technical Marketing for Data protection reviews the high-level announcements this week on Dell EMC The Source Podcast.  For the latest Dell EMC Data Protection announcements be sure to follow @DellEMCProtectDidn’t get a chance to visit Austin? You can check out all the keynotes and select breakouts sessions in the “Live” library hereDon’t forget to mark your calendars for Dell EMC World Las Vegas, May 8th – 11tt, 2016 at The Las Vegas Venetian.The Source Podcast: Episode #69: Dell EMC World Austin Data Protection UpdateAudio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Don’t miss “Dell EMC The Source” app in the App Store. Be sure to subscribe to Dell EMC The Source Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher Radio or Google Play and visit the official blog at thesourceblog.emc.comEMC: The Source Podcast is hosted By Sam Marraccini (@SamMarraccini)last_img read more

Dell Joins Cross-Industry Coalition to Advance Women of Color in Tech

first_imgThis type of cross-industry collaboration is critical for our business success. Firstly, the technology sector is outgrowing our potential talent pool. Consider the numbers – there are 1.1 million computing-related job openings in U.S. expected by 2024. Yet only 45% of these jobs could be filled by U.S. students graduating with a computing bachelor’s degree by 2024.  Working together we can pool resources to invest in the organizations we all agree have the greatest specialty in the cultural, social and economic challenges at play.Secondly, diverse perspectives drive innovation. If you believe, as we do, in the critical role that innovative technology plays in transforming our world, we all benefit from broad participation in the technology workforce.Finally, every company will eventually become a tech company. Creating a tech talent pool doesn’t just help us, but it helps our customers too. These are the jobs of the future. Our Chairman and CEO, Michael Dell, describes our responsibility perfectly:“Technology continues to transform our world in unprecedented ways. Now more than ever, it’s imperative that we have diverse perspectives helping to shape our collective future, and that means as an industry we have a responsibility to address skills gaps and break down barriers to participation.”Philanthropic dollars are one of many ways Dell Technologies is putting its weight behind addressing the tech skills gap for women of color and other underrepresented groups.  Last month, we introduced the Dell ReStart program, which supports candidates eager to rejoin the workforce after stepping away from their careers. We recently joined Northeastern University’s ALIGN program, which provides a direct path for women and under-represented minorities to a Master’s of Science in Data Science, Computer Science, or Cyber Security. And today we pledged to join the HBCU Partnership Challenge,  a commitment to create strategic partnerships with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) to develop top under-represented minority talent.Our global teams are passionate about engaging in support of our future workforce. This month’s employee volunteer focus is around inspiring our future workforce through 1:1 mentorship. Learn more about the importance of mentorship in the below video featuring 15-year old STEM advocate, author and student, Quinn Langford. effort is a journey. We know we have more to do, but we believe that through commitment and collaboration, we may have a real shot at changing the numbers and bringing new and innovative perspectives to the tech table. Today, Pivotal Ventures, an investment and incubation company created by Melinda Gates and McKinsey & Company released new research on closing the gender gap in tech. The report analyzes philanthropic contributions from 32 leading tech companies. It reveals that only 5% of company’s philanthropy goes toward gender diversity in tech and even less (0.1%) goes toward women of color.The low investment has gotten the tech industry’s attention, and we’re responding by joining forces in a new initiative launched by Pivotal Ventures called the Reboot Representation Tech Coalition. The collaboration seeks to align philanthropic donations and to increase funding with the ultimate goal of doubling the number of underrepresented women of color graduating with computing degrees by 2025.Dell Technologies joins this effort as a founding member alongside Intel, Microsoft, Adobe, and Oath. Collectively, 12 tech companies have committed more than $12 million to this goal, which represents a 30x increase in funding.last_img read more

Mother of the Huddle’ perseveres

first_img“Mother of the Huddle” Helen Hiatt has watched over the LaFortune grocery store’s grounds since 1967, working her way from the old cigarette counter to the cash register over the past 44 years. “I came in on Monday morning and that afternoon I was working,” she said. “I sold cigarettes for 11-and-a-half years. And then when they quit selling cigarettes on campus I lost my job there, so I went back to that register [in the Huddle Mart] and I worked there for 25 years.” Hiatt said she became acquainted with many varsity football players as they frequented the Huddle after practice. “They’d come in and talk to me about their problems and different things, and they started calling me their second mother,” Hiatt said. “It continued on and I got to be ‘The Mother of the Huddle’ after so many years. And [former quarterbacks] Joe Theismann and Joe Montana and … the football players would come in.” University President Emeritus Father Theodore Hesburgh and Executive Vice President Emeritus Father Edmund Joyce used to joke with Hiatt about how long she had worked at the Huddle, she said. “So I worked 35 hours a week then and … in my 80s, I went down to 15 hours a week,” she said. “When I had my 85th birthday, the manager … got me a cake as big as three of those tables out there.” Hiatt said Notre Dame’s current students seem different than those in years past, but it is difficult to identify how. “But they’re still nice, they’re still wonderful to me,” she said. “The kids get by with more than they did when I was a kid. The parents are more lenient with them, I think.” Working at the Huddle has had its challenges, Hiatt said. She said that while most people she encounters have been kind, some managers, students and parents have given her a rough time. “My motto was, ‘Just keep your mouth shut. You’ll be here longer than they are,’” she said. “And that’s what it’s been like.” Despite some difficult moments, Hiatt said most people treated her well. “The people are nice to me,” she said. “I like to be around people and I like my work. If I don’t want to work, I can sit down and rest a little bit.” Retail associate Beverly Fillmore said she has worked with Hiatt on the Huddle staff for 27 years. “She will do just about everything she can possibly do for you,” Fillmore said. “She’s a wonderful woman and we call her ‘The Mother of the Huddle’ because she takes care of all of us here.” Hiatt, who is legally blind, said she hoped to continue working at the Huddle for as long as possible. She works most weekdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. stocking condiments and keeping the facilities clean. Hiatt said she will be 90 years old in June, but still loves to work. “This October, I’ll be here 45 years, if I make it that long, and I started on my 45th birthday,” Hiatt said. “I like the people and I enjoy my work and the bosses have been really nice to me. I don’t think I could have found anything any nicer and I enjoy coming in even now.”last_img read more

Weekend Pick: Boats and Brews Film Festival in Richmond, Virginia, Jan. 10

first_imgThere’s one big thing I’ve learned from all the kayaking trips I’ve been on: the post-paddle social hour may be just as fun as the rapids themselves. Come see what I mean this Saturday, January 10, at Hardywood Brewery in Richmond for the Boats and Brews Film Festival.Thanks to all the hard work of Coastals Paddling Club, the Film Festival has become an annual staple for Virginia paddlers. Only the best films could convince these river rats to gather on dry land, so there’s no doubt that the night will be a winner. Coastals is kicking it up a notch this year by partnering with Hardywood Brewery to add some delicious local beer to the mix. Boats and brews – an alliteration for the ages.Hardywood BreweryThe fantastic set of films that Coastals has chosen are set to hit the screen at 7 PM that evening, but show up early to enjoy Hardywood drinks, food courtesy of Richmond’s best food trucks, music from the Nobile Brothers, and boating exhibitors like Appomattox River Co., Riverside Outfitters, and the James River Outdoors Coalition. Word on the street is that some of these groups may even be giving out door prizes… as if you needed more incentive!All proceeds from the event will benefit the James River Outdoors Coalition. Plus, an additional throw-rope competition during the festival will help out the development of Charlottesville’s new Rivanna Whitewater Park!This is the perfect time to make new friends for all those spring river trips you know you’re dying to take, or to see what your water buddies look like in real clothes. Join your fellow paddlers at the Boats and Brews Film Festival to kick back with good drinks, great films, and even better people.last_img read more

Financial organizations fight patent trolls

first_img 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Roy UrricoFinancial services organizations are continuing to urge Congress to pass legislation that combats patent abuse. They’re claiming demand letters from so-called “patent trolls” signify a great and growing threat to financial service organizations.NAFCU, CUNA, the Independent Community Bankers of America, the American Bankers Association, the American Insurance Association, The Clearing House, Financial Services Roundtable, NACHA and The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies have asked Congress to adopt needed legislation to stop abusive practices from law firms representing patent assertion entities. continue reading »last_img read more

Google funds projects to find, fight new pathogens

first_imgOct 21, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – The philanthropic arm of the Internet search company Google today announced it is awarding more than $14 million for various projects aiming to prevent the next pandemic by detecting new pathogens and disease outbreaks in Africa and Southeast Asia.The awards by are going to six different initiatives aiming to “identify hot spots where new diseases may emerge, detect new pathogens circulating in animal and human populations, and respond to disease outbreaks before they become global crises,” the company said in a news release.”Business as usual won’t stop the next AIDS or SARS,” Dr. Larry Brilliant, executive director, said in the news release. “The teams we’re funding today are on the frontiers of digital and genetic early detection technology. We hope that their work, with partners across environmental, animal, and human health boundaries, will help solve centuries-old problems and save millions of lives.”The statement said three of the grants are for efforts to use mapping and weather and climate data to help predict where and when disease outbreaks will occur:The Woods Hole Research Center in Falmouth, Mass., will receive $2 million to support satellite mapping of forests to improve monitoring of forest loss and settlement expansion in tropical countries.Columbia University International Research Institute for Climate and Society will get $900,000 to improve the use of forecasts, rainfall data, and other climate information in East Africa and to link weather and climate experts to health specialists.University Corporation for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo., is awarded $900,000 to develop a system for using weather projections to inform and target responses to disease threats in West Africa.”For Rift Valley fever and malaria, long-term weather forecasts and deforestation maps can show us where to look for outbreaks, up to six months in advance,” said Frank Rijsberman, director of the grant program for other three grants, the company said, are for projects designed to detect early signals of possible epidemics through blood sampling, molecular diagnostics, mining of digital data, and other surveillance efforts:The Global Viral Forecasting Initiative (GVFI) will receive $5.5 million for collecting and analyzing blood samples from humans and animals in hot spots in Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, China, Malaysia, Lao PDR, and Madagascar. The grant will be matched by the Skoll Foundation. Dr. Nathan Wolfe, GVFI’s founder and director, said the project’s aim is to monitor the movement of viruses from animals into people.Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, New York City, is awarded $2.5 million to support research to speed the discovery of new pathogens and promote rapid regional responses to outbreaks by establishing molecular diagnostics in hot spot countries, including Sierra Leone and Bangladesh. Columbia’s Dr. Ian Lipkin and colleagues already have discovered more than 75 viruses.Children’s Hospital Corp., in Boston, will receive $3 million to combine the online disease-detection efforts of HealthMap with ProMED-mail’s global network of human, animal, and ecosystem health specialists who report disease outbreaks. The project will assess emerging-disease reporting systems, expand networks in Africa and Southeast Asia, and develop news tools to improve outbreak detection.See also: Oct 21 Google release 21 CIDRAP News story describing HealthMap and other nontraditional disease-monitoring initiatives: “More efforts look outside the box for outbreak signals”last_img read more

Record tourist year: 102 million overnight stays last year

first_imgAccording to the eVisitor system, which contains tourist traffic generated in commercial and non-commercial facilities and nautical charter (eCrew system) from January to the end of December 2017, there were 18,5 million arrivals (+13 percent) and 102 million overnight stays (+12 percent). These are certainly historical tourist results for Croatia-Minister of Tourism Gari Cappelli and Director of the Main Office of the Croatian National Tourist Board Kristjan Staničić are satisfied with these results, and in 2018 they announce a stronger development of year-round tourism based on sustainable development and destination management.”Tourism results in 2017, and especially during the pre- and post-season, are the best indicator of how key positive strides can be made in the short term. That is why our intention in 2018 is to continue with improvements in order to further position Croatia as a year-round destination, thus enabling more competitive business of entrepreneurs in tourism, further investments, better conditions for tourism workers and further stimulate the entire Croatian economy. With key legislative changes, and through other programs and activities of the Ministry of Tourism and the Croatian National Tourist Board, I believe that 2018 will be very successful and that we will create new foundations for further development of Croatian tourism”Minister Cappelli pointed out.During 2018, the Croatian Tourist Board will carry out a series of activities aimed at even more efficient promotion in various markets around the world, and improving cooperation with partners in foreign emitting markets, said CNTB Director Kristjan Staničić and stressed the importance of maintaining positive trends in this. years ” The emphasis will be on further expanding the program and introducing new airlines. I am sure that the Croatian tourism sector, which is getting richer and more competitive every year, will once again make its immeasurable contribution. Namely, today Croatia is a very interesting and popular destination, both for tourists and businesses, and in order to maintain their interest we must maintain a positive atmosphere and growth trends.” concluded director Staničić and added that the Croatian tourist offer, this year, will be presented at 26 tourist ones.Of this number, there will be appearances at 9 specialized fairs that include nautical, congress and camping offer, while a new visual concept and a new creative solution of the CNTB stand will be presented for the first time at ITB Berlin in March. In order to achieve even better results in certain markets, it is planned to expand the current network of representative offices with new offices in China – Shanghai, South Korea – Seoul, USA – Los Angeles and Italy – Rome.Photo: MINTA record year in arrivals and overnight staysIn the period from January to December, foreign tourists made 16,5 million arrivals (+14 percent) and 89,8 million overnight stays (+12 percent), while domestic tourists made 12 million overnight stays and grew by 14 percent. . In the period from January to the end of December, most overnight stays were realized in Wife (28 million overnight stays), Split-Dalmatia County (19 million overnight stays) and in Kvarner (18,6 million overnight stays). They are followed by Zadar County (13,7 million overnight stays), Dubrovnik-Neretva County with 8,5 million overnight stays, Šibenik-Knin County with 7,1 million overnight stays, Lika-Senj County with 3,2 million overnight stays and Zagreb with 2,3 million overnight stays .2 million overnight stays (+15 percent) were realized on the continent, and the highest number of overnight stays was realized in Karlovac County (576 thousand overnight stays), Krapina-Zagorje County (322 thousand overnight stays) and Osijek-Baranja County (188 thousand overnight stays).Germany remains the main emitting market During the twelve months, most overnight stays were realized by tourists from Germany (20,7 million overnight stays), Slovenian (10,1 million overnight stays), Austria (7,6 million overnight stays), Poland (6,3 million overnight stays) and the Czech Republic (5,4 million overnight stays). Outside European countries, most overnight stays were made by guests from United States of America (1,4 million overnight stays), Australia (667 thousand overnight stays), South Korea (533 thousand overnight stays), Canada (415 thousand overnight stays) and Kine (237 thousand overnight stays).Top destinations per night are Dubrovnik, Rovinj, Porec, Medulin and Umag. Out of the total number of overnight stays, most of them were realized in household facilities (35 million overnight stays), hotels (25 million overnight stays) and camps (19 million overnight stays), while 3,2 million overnight stays were realized in nautical charter during twelve months.Related list:TOURISM REVENUES INCREASE 10 PERCENTlast_img read more

Carlo Ancelotti ‘disappointed’ by Arsenal decision to hire Mikel Arteta

first_img Comment Arteta is set to land the Arsenal job (Picture: Getty)According to Italian journalist Fabio Santini, talking to 7 Gold’s Il Processo show, Ancelotti had agreed in principle to take over at the Emirates only for Arsenal chiefs to pull back and instead appoint Arteta.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTHe was left ‘disappointed’ by the decision because the Premier League giants were his ‘first choice’ for a new job following his sacking by Serie A side Napoli.It will be Ancelotti’s second spell in English football after a successful two-year stint with Chelsea where he won the Premier League and the FA Cup.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityHe has delivered league titles in England, Italy, Germany and France and is a three-times Champions League winner, lifting Europe’s biggest trophy twice with AC Milan and once with Real Madrid.Arteta, meanwhile, will take charge of a club for the first time.He has served under Pep Guardiola as Manchester City assistant manager since 2016 but is set to return to Arsenal – the club he captained during a five-year stint as a player.Will Mikel Arteta be successful at Arsenal?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your results Advertisement Ancelotti is expected to take charge at Everton (Picture: AFP via Getty Images)Carlo Ancelotti was reportedly ‘disappointed’ to miss out on the Arsenal job to Mikel Arteta after holding what he believed to be successful talks with the Gunners.The former Chelsea, Real Madrid and AC Milan manager is now set to take over as Everton’s full-time manager and both he and Arteta could be in their respective dugouts for the Premier League meeting between the two clubs this weekend.However, Ancelotti was hoping to find himself in the away dressing room at Goodison Park on Saturday lunchtime rather than coaching the home side. Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 18 Dec 2019 3:02 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.5kShares Advertisement Carlo Ancelotti ‘disappointed’ by Arsenal decision to hire Mikel Artetalast_img read more