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Stunning Shots And Setlists From The Main Squeeze In The Midwest

first_imgNeo-soul rockers The Main Squeeze have spent the past two nights in the Midwest, hitting Concord Music Hall in Chicago on Thursday, 3/24 and The Vogue Theatre in Indianapolis, IN the following evening. The band always puts on an energetic show, and the two performances certainly did not disappoint.Thanks to Phierce Photo, we have setlists and photos from the two exciting performances. Check it out below:Setlist: The Main Squeeze at Concord Music Hall, Chicago, IL – 3/24/16Set: Ebaneezer, Mixed Up, Sweat, Two Steps, Ill Take Another, All In, Shot, Angelus (With Jeremiah on Bass, Rob on Keys), Spines>Drums, Trouble, In A Funk (Rob Keys solo, Smiley Key Bass), Tank X-ing, Melissa (Allman Brothers Cover), Where Do We Go Encore: Message to the Lonely Setlist: The Main Squeeze at The Vogue Theatre, Indianapolis, IN – 3/25/16Setlist: Where Do We Go, WWC, All In, Message to the Lonely, Tank Xing, Loud, Sweat, Shot, Two Steps, Can’t Hide Love, Trouble, Ebeneezer, Mama Told Me, I’ll Take AnotherEncore: Dr. Funk > Give It Away***Don’t miss The Main Squeeze when they headline L4LM’s KRAW?! party in New Orleans, LA on April 16th. The Tulane Crawfest after party will feature a set from The Main Squeeze with special guests Eric Benny Bloom (Lettuce) and Khris Royal (Rebelution), and support from Sexual Thunder! More information can be found here.***A full gallery of Phierce Photo‘s images can be seen below: Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Leverage AI for Competitive Advantage in the Enterprise

first_imgArtificial intelligence (AI). I’m sure by this point in the year, you’ve heard these two words more times than you can count, and have started to think about a world of self-driving cars and robot home assistants. But what does this mean for enterprises?That’s a question our team at Dell EMC hears from customers on a daily basis. These customers want to understand how they can leverage this technology that promises so much, but do so in a way that doesn’t require a steep learning curve that will grind their business activities to a halt.This is where the Ready Solutions from Dell EMC come in. To gain competitive advantage, enterprise organizations must collect, analyze, and manage large amounts of data – which is the heart of what is promised by machine learning and deep learning. In November, we announced new Ready Bundles for Machine and Deep Learning that will enable customers to enjoy easier adoption and derive faster benefits from machine and deep learning.A critical reason why these Ready Solutions will be able to offer such value to enterprises is Dell EMC’s commitment to working with leading technology vendors to deliver better solutions to our customers. In developing these Ready Solutions, we are working with several leading innovators including NVIDIA, Intel, Mellanox Technologies and Bright Computing. And we remain committed to looking for new ways to work with these technology leaders and with leading AI software companies to add additional value to our Ready Solutions, making it easier than ever for customers to gain value from machine and deep learning.A great example of our continued work with leading AI technology vendors is the latest update to our Dell EMC Deep Learning Ready Bundle with NVIDIA. We’ve worked with the teams at NVIDIA and Bright Computing so that this solution will be able to take advantage of NVIDIA’s latest Tesla V100 technology as well as Bright Computing’s new Bright Cluster Manager for Data Science.  This Ready Bundle approach will help our customers simplify their architecture within a deep learning environment – and all without necessarily having to acquire new software skills.AI is the future—don’t get left behindThe newest Dell EMC collaborations with both NVIDIA and with Bright Computing benefit machine and deep learning, data analytics, HPC, OpenStack private clouds, and hybrid clustered environments for multiple workloads that are changing the modern datacenter. But beyond bringing our customers the latest innovations, we want to ensure we help lift the roadblocks many customers face in deriving value from their AI, machine and deep learning investments.I hear many customers say that they simply don’t have the time or resources to develop the skills required to design, deploy and manage advanced AI solutions. A big part of the Dell EMC AI Ready Solutions will focus on helping our customers with consulting, deployment, education and support to jump-start their AI journey, solve common AI challenges and drive business outcomes. Specifically, the Dell EMC team has invested in AI expertise to help customers fill the skills gap and provide use case driven, tailored services to help them get the most out of their AI investment. Dell EMC’s consulting services provide a flexible, open and practical approach to AI, which enables our customers to choose the technologies and tools that work for them to drive successful business outcomes.To see these solutions in action or to simply learn more, come see us at booth #815 at NVIDIA GTC, the premier AI and deep learning event in San Jose, California.Editor’s Update 4/10/18: For more on the new AI Ready Solutions, check out this video from the conference, in which Shaikh describes the new AI Ready Solutions for Rich Brueckner of Inside HPC.last_img read more

Reader Favorites: 20 Most Mentioned Destinations

first_imgNeed some ideas for your next vacation? Got plans for the weekend’s adventuring? Look no further than our top 20 list of the most mentioned destinations in B.R.O. We may cover these places frequently in the pages of the mag, but there’s definitely good reason for it. Take a Sunday drive and catch the early blooms of Spring along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Trek up on the A.T. and soak in the 360-degree views on Max Patch. Rope up and climb on at the area’s most quality and diverse rock climbing crags that are tucked away in the expansive cliff lines at the Red River Gorge in Kentucky.The options are endless, as are the adventures. Grab your bags and start packing. It’s time to hit the road.Click on the destination to read more about it.20 MOST MENTIONED DESTINATIONSBlue Ridge ParkwayAppalachian TrailGauley RiverNew River GorgeGreat Smoky Mountains National ParkShenandoah National ParkGreen RiverLinville GorgeCanaan ValleyMountains to Sea TrailOld RagMax PatchCold Mountain/Shining Rock WildernessDolly SodsGreat FallsMount MitchellMount RogersNantahala RiverRed River GorgeChattooga Riverlast_img read more

Open membership associations may lead to long-term growth

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » For many credit unions, the options to expand their field of membership (FOM) are limited and heavily regulated. Multiple-common bond credit unions, as a result, are increasingly turning to adding an open membership association to their charter. Historically, credit unions with an open membership association have received a great deal of scrutiny from the NCUA and bankers, being the subject of controversy from banks and credit unions, alike. However, armed with a clarifying memo issued by the NCUA in September 2013, credit unions obtained clear directions and guidelines to move forward with all the potential benefits that come with adding an open membership association.To determine the breadth and scope of possible benefits that come along with the addition of an open membership association, CUCollaboratefollowed the journey of three federal multiple common bond credit unions. All three credit unions added the American Consumer Council (ACC) to their respective charters, effective August 27th, 2010. The expected benefits of adding the ACC were to be able to grow the credit unions’ respective memberships in terms of individual members and savings accounts, while significantly increasing the credit unions’ total assets.When adding an association with the goal of growing membership, open membership associations can provide credit unions with the most value. With minimal qualifications to join an association, organizations such as the ACC remove or lessen the burden of credit union membership eligibility.last_img read more

Pier 1 Imports closing nearly half of stores as sales falter, Vestal location safe from closure

first_imgPier 1 tells 12 News that its Vestal location is not affected by closures. The company reported a net loss of $59 million for the quarter, which ended Nov. 30. Pier 1’s shares fell 17 percent to close at $5.18 Monday. Pier 1 also plans layoffs at its corporate headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas. The company didn’t say how many workers will be impacted. FORT WORTH, Texas (AP/WBNG) — Pier 1 Imports is closing nearly half its 942 stores as it struggles to draw consumers and compete online. center_img The company said Monday it is closing up to 450 stores and will also shutter distribution centers. Pier 1 said sales in its most recent quarter fell 13 percent to $358 million as store traffic fell. last_img read more

Valamar has announced a new investment cycle of HRK 793 million for next year

first_imgExcellent financial indicators are the basis for new investments, and Valamar announced that the new investment cycle for 2019 will amount to around HRK 793 million. “We expect a successful and timely opening of all this year’s investment projects and we are satisfied with the business at the beginning of the season during the Easter holidays. Demand is satisfactory, especially for the accommodation facilities in which we have invested, but we expect a challenging tourist season given the global trends and increased competitiveness of individual destinations, especially in the Mediterranean., pointed out Željko Kukurin, President of the Management Board of Valamar Riviera, adding that new investments are an important driver of growth and positive expectations from the upcoming season and which are a continuation of the investment strategy in Croatian tourism in which Valamar has invested over 5 billion kuna. Valamar Riviera dd in the Leading Market of the Zagreb Stock Exchange Among the largest investment projects, two new high-category facilities stand out, Istra Premium Camping Resort 5 * and Valamar Collection Marea Suites 5 *, which open in June and which have a particularly good reception on the market. By the way, Valamar has created about 400 new jobs this year, and in the 2019 season it will employ more than 7.000 employees from Istria and Kvarner to Dubrovnik. Valamar was rated as the best employer in tourism and the only tourist company that, according to independent research, entered the top 20 employers in Croatia. It guarantees its employees a minimum net income in the amount of HRK 5.000 to HRK 7.500 for a full monthly fund of hours, special prizes in the season and the 13th salary and Christmas bonus.center_img Valamar Girandella Resort According to the published business results in the first quarter of 2019, Valamar Riviera generated 53 million in total revenues in the first quarter of this year, and generated 7 million kuna more in sales revenues than in the first quarter of 2018. In April, the Valamar Riviera share was listed on the Leading Market of the Zagreb Stock Exchange, which is the highest and most demanding stock exchange quotation on the Zagreb Stock Exchange.last_img read more

Indonesia passes mutual assistance treaty with Switzerland into law

first_imgThe House of Representatives passed a bill on the ratification of a treaty on mutual legal assistance (MLA) with Switzerland in a plenary meeting on Tuesday, in what officials commend as a progressive legal breakthrough against money laundering practices in the country.Speaking after the plenary, Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna Laoly said the government would begin the necessary procedures to collect data and track assets in Switzerland that resulted from criminal acts.Yasonna said the government would put together an asset-tracing team comprising members of the National Police’s criminal investigations department (Bareskrim), the Attorney General’s Office, the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) and the Foreign Ministry. “The PPATK will also encourage law enforcement agencies to increase [the frequency of] financial investigations and impose articles on money laundering, so that they can pursue and return assets resulting from criminal offenses that have been taken abroad, especially to Switzerland,” he said.The new law has the potential to open up a Pandora’s box of legal cases because it applies retroactively, observers say, allowing the government to recover illegal assets stored overseas before the law was put into effect.“So, all fiscal crimes, money laundering or whatever happened before this agreement was signed, can still be traced,” Yasonna said.Based on the government’s ambitious tax amnesty in 2016, Switzerland was one of five main tax haven countries in which wealthy Indonesians kept their money safe.A number of legal cases also linked to assets parked in Switzerland include the 2005 Bank Mandiri corruption scandal, the 2008 Bank Century bailout case and the Supersemar Foundation case on misused state funds.Ahmad Sahroni, a lawmaker from the House Commission III overseeing legal affairs, urged the government to use the treaty to process newer cases as well.“The government has to keep in mind the latest money-laundering practices carried out by perpetrators in Indonesia, as it is likely that they have moved on to other countries and Switzerland is no longer the destination to hide their assets, accounts or money,” the Nasdem Party lawmaker said.Furthermore, Ahmad noted that the MLA agreement required other related issues to also be resolved, such as provisions on data privacy.“This is one of the important issues submitted by Switzerland as a condition of the agreement. So, after it is ratified, we should immediately improve Indonesia’s regulations on personal data protection.”Meanwhile, Wawan Sujatmiko from Transparency International Indonesia said the government still needed to prove it had the goodwill to enforce its existing anticorruption, antimoney-laundering and tax evasion laws.“The government must show some seriousness in investigating tax evasion so that perpetrators can be brought [to justice] and the court’s ruling can be used as a means to repatriate taxes, assets and money parked abroad,” Wawan said.Based on past experiences, with the 2006 Asian Agri tax scandal as one notable example, Wawan said the government should focus on companies and individuals suspected of embezzlement or tax evasion.“Furthermore, global scandals such as the Panama Papers and Paradise Papers, which also mention a number of corporate entities or individual Indonesian citizens, can be an entry point for Indonesian law enforcement agencies to uncover tax crimes,” he said.The Panama Papers and the Paradise Papers are two instances of leaks of millions of law firm documents that reveal how various countries have become favored destinations for setting up shell companies for tax evasion.The leaks name a number of affluent Indonesian businesspeople as well as current and former government officials.For the past decade, after many years of unregulated monetary flows, the government began to crack down on tax evaders and money launderers in an attempt to shore up more tax revenue.Many are believed to be keeping some of their funds in offshore financial centers out of concerns of inflation, a rupiah depreciation, political uncertainty and high taxes on financial income.The state has estimated that more than Rp 11.4 quadrillion (US$782 billion) in assets have been stashed abroad.Besides the tax amnesty, Jakarta has relied on MLA schemes with other countries.The 10th such deal signed into law, the MLA treaty with Switzerland has been under negotiation since 2007 but stalled and was only resumed in 2015. The resulting agreement was signed on Feb. 4 last year.Indonesia has signed MLA treaties with ASEAN member states, Australia, Hong Kong, China, South Korea, India and the United Arab Emirates.Yasonna assured that the government was working to have similar agreements with other countries, including Serbia, with the support of whom local authorities had been able to capture longtime fugitive Maria Pauline Lumowa, despite no formal extradition and MLA agreements between the two nations.Maria fled the country in 2003 just before she was named a suspect for allegedly stealing billions of rupiah from state-owned lender Bank Negara Indonesia (BNI) in a loan scam.– Ghina Ghaliya contributed to this storyTopics : “We will also work together with the Swiss authorities to access the available data,” he said. “With this legal framework, we are finally doing it.”Financial Transaction Reports and Analysis Center (PPATK) chairman Dian Ediana Rae separately said the treaty’s ratification was a progressive breakthrough in the enforcement of the antimoney-laundering law.“With the ratification of the agreement, Indonesia has a strong legal foundation to run legal cooperation initiatives such as asset-tracing for corruption, financial crimes, tax crimes, banking-related crimes, corporate crimes and money laundering,” Dian told The Jakarta Post.Under the agreement, bank secrecy can no longer be invoked to impede the process of information exchanges, which would allow the PPATK to coordinate with Switzerland’s financial intelligence units (FIUs) to track, block and recover illicit assets.last_img read more

Gary Neville slams ‘selfish’ and ‘greedy’ Mohamed Salah during Liverpool’s victory over Arsenal

first_imgAdvertisement Gary Neville slams ‘selfish’ and ‘greedy’ Mohamed Salah during Liverpool’s victory over Arsenal 🗣 “It’s an amazing feeling, I just wish it could be in a full stadium”Diogo Jota reacts to scoring on his Premier League debut pic.twitter.com/si5zy7HozC— Football Daily (@footballdaily) September 28, 2020 Metro Sport ReporterMonday 28 Sep 2020 11:41 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.5kShares Jota in fact appeared set to score minutes before he opened his Liverpool account but Salah nicked the ball off his team-mate in the box before losing possession.AdvertisementAdvertisementCommentating on the Premier League clash for Sky Sports, former Manchester United and England defender Neville said: ‘That is the selfish part of his game.‘He’s thought, “you’re not having a goal already” and taken it off of him. It was Jota’s ball. Gary Neville was critical of Mohamed Salah during Liverpool’s victory over Arsenal (Pictures: Getty)Gary Neville was critical of Mohamed Salah over a ‘selfish’ and ‘greedy’ decision during Liverpool’s Premier League victory over Arsenal.Jurgen Klopp’s side maintained their perfect start to the season with a 3-1 win over Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal on Monday evening.Alexandre Lacazette gave the Gunners the lead but goals from Sadio Mane and Andy Robertson saw Liverpool lead at the break.The Reds initially failed to put the game to bed during a tense second half but new signing Diogo Jota drilled home late on to secure the three points.ADVERTISEMENT by Metro Full Screen Comment Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE About Connatix V67539 Coming Next Read More / Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling 1/1center_img 1 min. story Klopp speaks after his Liverpool side beat Arsenal 3-1To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 8:20FullscreenKlopp speaks after his Liverpool side beat Arsenal 3-1https://metro.co.uk/video/klopp-speaks-liverpool-beat-arsenal-3-1-2258962/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.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 CityFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Jurgen Klopp argues with Roy Keane after Liverpool’s victory over ArsenalMORE: Man Utd make approach for Ismaila Sarr as Jadon Sancho transfer hopes fade Skip Ad SPONSORED Read More Read More Read More Skip Top articles Salah denied Diogo Jota a goal-scoring opportunity during the 3-1 win (Picture: Getty)‘His greed is one of his great strengths but he should have left it for his mate. He was never going to get there.‘He [Jota] would have had a goal if it wasn’t for Salah. You can’t do that. As great a player as he is, he knows that’s not a great look.’Salah and Klopp will be thankful that the incident did not prove costly, with Jota slotting home shortly after to ensure Liverpool have taken full points from their first three games of the season. PLAY Jota, who joined the Reds earlier in the month from Premier League rivals Wolves, said after the match: ‘It is an amazing feeling.‘I just wish it could be with a full stadium but I am happy to seal the win for the team and get the result.‘In football sometimes you score, sometimes you miss and you have to believe you are going to score and fortunately I did.‘The first one is always the hardest one, to keep on going is the is the most important think. I have one, I want more.’ Video Settings Read More Advertisementlast_img read more

Lame Excuse: Only growing cannabis for university fees, Officer

first_imgMan says he was only growing enough cannabis to pay for science degreeStuff co.nz 28 September 2016Family First Comment: This will be the new norm if we go ‘soft’ on dope lawsA man with a sophisticated cannabis-growing operation capable of earning $100,000 a year claimed he was preparing for when cannabis was legalised and that he only wanted to earn enough to study science at university.Hanno Samper’s growing operation at Kereru, about 30 kilometres west of Hastings, was searched by police in February. They discovered a sophisticated growing operation with 146 plants grown indoors and outside, and a purpose-built area for the production of cannabis oil.Police estimated that the 26-year-old retirement home chef was capable of making $101,000 to $114,000 a year out of the operation, which Samper admitted was in its third year.Samper pleaded guilty to charges of cultivating cannabis, producing cannabis oil and selling cannabis and was sentenced in Hastings District Court on Wednesday.Lawyer Bill Calver said Samper had only intended to grow one cycle of crop this year and wanted only around $15-$20,000 in order to pay for a bachelor of science degree at Massey University.READ MORE: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/84743315/man-says-he-was-only-growing-enough-cannabis-to-pay-for-science-degreeKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Kelly A. Ferreira

first_imgKelly A. Ferreira 47, of Milan passed away Wednesday June 28, 2017 at her home. Kelly was born Saturday February 28, 1970 in Akron, Ohio the daughter of Robert and Cheryl (Royer) Merz. She married Kelly Ray Ferreira February 3, 2001 and he survives. Kelly worked at the Milan Elementary School in the cafeteria.   She enjoyed being outdoors and spending all of her time with her two daughters and husband.Her survivors include husband: Kelly Ferreira of Milan; daughters: Abby and Maci Ferreira both at home; brother: Michael Merz of GA; sisters: Tammy Merz of Akron, OH and Terri Parks of Columbus, OH; mother and father-in-law: Byron (Patsy) Wilber of Sunman, many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents.Funeral services will be 10AM Monday July 3, 2017 at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home with Pastor Doug Norman officiating.  Burial will follow in New Craven Cemetery south of Milan.  Visitation will be 1-4PM Sunday July 2, also at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Family.  Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan entrusted with arrangements.  Go to www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more