Widespread Panic brought their show to Pensacola, FL last night for the first of their two-night stand at The Saenger Theatre. To end their first set, the southern gents dusted off “Coconut” from their 1988 album Space Wrangler. Having not played it since Panic En La Playa in January of 2015, a solid 130 shows have passed since the song’s last life.Among the rest of the night’s highlights included covers of Neil Young‘s “Vampire Blues”, Chuck Berry‘s “Let It Rock”, J.J. Cale‘s “Ride Me High”, and Talking Heads‘ “Heaven”. Panic fans were treated to knee-slapping versions of “Heaven, Ribs & Whiskey” and “Street Dogs For Breakfast”, as the night simmered into a “Mercy” extended jam that, with a break on the drums, led into a solid “Fixin’ To Die”. Second set ended with “Pigeons”, marking another stand-out song selection with remarkable placement. The sextet encored with another tour debut, “Vacation”.Thanks to YouTube user coloartist, you can watch the full performance of “Coconut” below:Widespread Panic return to The Saenger Theatre tonight for another sold-out show, then move on to St. Augustine, Florida, for two more nights that will close out the southern leg of this tour.Widespread Panic @ Saenger Theatre in Pensacola, FL 9/20/16:Set 1: Weight of the World, Pleas > Vampire Blues, Pickin’ Up The Pieces > Jam > You Got Yours, Let It Rock, Heroes, Rebirtha > Coconut* (71 mins)Set 2: Ride Me High > Tie Your Shoes > Heaven, Ribs & Whiskey, Street Dogs For Breakfast, Mercy > Drums > Fixin’ To Die, You Should Be Glad, Pigeons (102 mins)Encore: Vacation (11 mins)* LTP 1.25.15 Panic en la Playa (130 shows)[Setlist via PanicStream]
Xiao-Li Meng, Ph.D. ’90, the Whipple V.N. Jones Professor of Statistics and chair of the Department of Statistics, has been named dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) at Harvard University, effective Aug. 15.Meng succeeds Allan M. Brandt, the Amalie Moses Kass Professor of the History of Medicine and professor of the history of science, as permanent dean. Brandt stepped down in February to begin treatment for an illness. Richard J. Tarrant, Pope Professor of the Latin Language and Literature, served as interim dean of GSAS following Brandt’s departure.As Statistics Department chair since 2004, Meng has overseen a dramatic expansion of the department, as the number of undergraduate concentrators has grown from a single digit to more than 70, and the department’s core undergraduate courses have surged in popularity. He also has worked closely with alumni and alumnae to raise funds to establish the first endowed biennial distinguished teaching lecture series, junior faculty/teaching fellow awards (David Pickard Memorial Fund), and graduate student research awards (Art Dempster Fund) in statistics.Meng has been a leader in encouraging connections between disciplines at a time when the importance of statistical analysis has been broadly recognized, and as breakthroughs in fields ranging from genetics to astronomy have demanded more-sophisticated data crunching. He and his colleagues have conducted projects with faculty and students in biology, medicine, chemistry, engineering, economic and health policy — and even history and language, making statistics one of Harvard’s most interdisciplinary departments.“I am delighted to welcome Xiao-Li Meng as the new dean of the Graduate School,” said Michael D. Smith, dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS). “His passion for teaching and learning, his interdisciplinary application of the tools of statistical analysis to topics as varied as climate change, medicine, and astrophysics, and his innovative, entrepreneurial approach as a scholar and an educator — all of this gives him a uniquely creative vision for what graduate education ought to accomplish today and in the future. I expect that he will lead our graduate programs with the same dynamic curiosity that defined his tenure as Statistics chair, and that he’ll continue building on the excellent work of his predecessors, particularly Allan Brandt.”“In his scholarship, his pedagogy, and his mentorship of graduate students and undergraduates alike, Xiao-Li Meng is a true innovator,” said President Drew Faust. “He has brought a remarkable energy and enthusiasm to his role as a leader in an increasingly critical field, one that helps shape new knowledge across Harvard’s diverse intellectual landscape. He will make an outstanding steward for our Graduate School and advocate for its students.”“Harvard has been a dream school for generations of students around the world. GSAS made my dream come true by providing me with full financial support when I was literally a village boy on the other side of the globe,” said Meng. “I am therefore deeply grateful to Dean Smith for providing me with this tremendous opportunity to work directly with him and the many other Harvard leaders, especially President Faust and Provost [Alan] Garber, and with our incomparable faculty, dedicated staff, exceptional students, and accomplished alumni to continue and enhance the Harvard legacy, including making the possibility of the Harvard dream realizable by many diverse students from every corner of the globe.”“I also look forward to continuing Allan Brandt’s legacy, of which I am a direct beneficiary,” said Meng, who recently returned to campus after co-teaching a study-abroad course in Shanghai this summer.“Like Allan, Xiao-Li recognizes and celebrates the ways in which graduate and undergraduate education work in tandem, with graduate students and undergraduates directly benefiting each other,” Smith said. “This is best exemplified in the Gen Ed course he developed with his graduate students.”The course Meng just co-taught in Shanghai was a summer-school variation of the Gen Ed course EMR 16, “Real-Life Statistics: Your Chance for Happiness (or Misery),” a course designed by him and a dozen graduate students (known as the “happy team”), partially via the Graduate Seminars in General Education program that Brandt established. The pioneering project of directly involving graduate students in designing undergraduate courses, and hence providing them with hands-on pedagogical training — together with Meng’s other innovations such as a yearlong required course on teaching and communication skills for all first-year Ph.D. students (STAT 303, “The Art and Practice of Teaching Statistics”) — contributed substantially to his department’s winning, in 2008, a $25,000 GSAS Dean’s Prize for Innovations in Graduate Education at Harvard.Meng is one of Harvard’s leading voices on pedagogical innovation, working to make the Department of Statistics a laboratory for educational experiments whose common theme involves the vital connections and mutually rewarding pathways between research and teaching. Ph.D. students in statistics have been among the winners of the Derek C. Bok Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Teaching in each year since the award was created in 2007.As part of his efforts to promote exceptional teaching and learning on campus, Meng has also served on the FAS Committee on Pedagogical Improvement (2004-10) and the FAS Task Force on Teaching and Career Development (2006-07). He is a recipient of numerous research and teaching awards, including the 2001 COPSS (Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies) Award for being “the outstanding statistician under the age of forty” and the 1997-1998 University of Chicago Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching.Born in Shanghai, Meng received a B.S. in mathematics (1982) and a diploma in graduate study of mathematical statistics (1986), both from Fudan University in Shanghai. He received his Ph.D. in statistics from Harvard in 1990. From 1991 to 2001, when he came to Harvard, Meng was assistant, associate, and then full professor in the Department of Statistics at the University of Chicago. He remains affiliated with the University of Chicago as a faculty member of its Center for Health Statistics.
As the leader of our global Converged Platforms sales team I spend the majority of my time on the road meeting and talking to customers to ensure I understand their concerns and challenges. Digital transformation is a constant theme that comes up in almost every conversation. Organizations everywhere rely on technology more than ever to provide new services and business value to their customers. There is a real sense of urgency behind this because if you don’t transform, your competitor will. It’s about disrupting yourself or getting disrupted by the competitor. Just look at the impact of Uber on the taxi industry or Netflix on the home entertainment market.This sense of urgency has been compounded by the advent of cloud native (born in the cloud) applications, which are driven by the megatrends of mobile and social media. IT teams, under pressure from the wider business to move fast and innovate quickly, have often used public cloud for their cloud native development projects. Others have adopted hyper-converged appliances created from industry standard servers, coupled with software defined storage. As a result the market for hyper-converged has exploded into life recently.Most vendors playing in the hyper-converged space have been focused on the low end play. The products they offer often fail to deliver on the key requirements: an ability to start small but scale up to webscale when the demand shoots up, and do it rapidly without impacting the performance of the infrastructure! This is at the heart of the problem often highlighted by customers who are experimenting with hyper-converged infrastructure.The Converged Platforms Division is well known for its ability to anticipate customers’ challenges and provide solutions. Yet again we were ahead of the curve and responded to our customers’ needs with the VCE VxRack family which consists of hyper-converged rack-scale engineered systems, with integrated networking, to achieve the scalability and management requirements of traditional and cloud native workloads. With a flexible, modular design, the VxRack family can meet the performance and efficiency requirements of modern data centers. Customers can start with a small deployment, and then flexibly scale out to support dynamic workloads and evolving business needs.The VxRack family supports the deployment of a variety of application workloads allowing IT to rapidly deliver new services while improving overall agility and efficiency. It also allows customers to reduce cost and risk by buying versus building an infrastructure platform that can run traditional business applications or deploy cloud-native applications.Recently our VxRack Node was put through its paces – IDC interviewed 10 organizations that are supporting various business operations with the EMC ScaleIO software-defined block storage in combination with VxRack. This IDC study calculated that that these organizations will realize business value worth an average of $1.74 million over five years. As a result, IDC projects that these organizations will achieve an average return on investment (ROI) of 505% and break even on their investment in eight months.Agility, unparalleled performance, scale as you grow, flexible configurations and unified management are some of the key benefits of VCE VxRack Family and it’s not surprising that VxRack is quickly being adopted into the datacenters around the world!Find out more about the VxRack Family
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 20-year-old man died after the car he was driving crashed into two houses in his hometown of North Amityville on Saturday night, seriously injuring his teenage passenger.Suffolk County police said Roger Castro was driving his Pontiac Bonneville southbound on Great Neck Road when he lost control of the car, drove off the road, hit a vacant house and then crashed into a second house with residents inside at 8:35 p.m.Castro was pronounced dead at the scene. His passenger, 15-year-old Edwin Cruz of North Amityville, was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital where he is listed in serious condition.One of the residents in the occupied house was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip for treatment of minor injuries.A Town of Babylon building inspector inspected both houses and the vehicle was impounded for a safety check.First Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information about this crash to call them at 631-854-8152.
As the world scrambles to slow the spread of COVID-19, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Indonesia is working to ensure that refugees, one of the most vulnerable populations to the virus, are not left behind. UNHCR representative to Indonesia Ann Maymann said she was closely observing the developments in Indonesia and the country’s response to the virus, which has infected more than 2,000 people in Indonesia and killed 191.“The well-being of refugees, the persons of concern, are at the center of our prevention and response efforts. Together with our partners, we are coordinating closely with the Indonesian government to ensure that refugees are included in the COVID-19 national response system,” Maymann said on Saturday. She said that, under the Indonesian government’s protocol, refugees had access to COVID-19-related services, including testing and treatment provided by the Health Ministry.The refugee groups in the country, she said, had been informed of such protocol, which covers information on prevention measures, symptoms, necessary action and where to look for help.By January this year, there were 13,623 refugees spread across Indonesia, including Medan, North Sumatra; Pekanbaru, Riau; and Bogor, West Java, according to UNHCR data.Read also: International refugees in Indonesia explainedIndonesia is home to among the fewest refugees in the world, as most refugees that enter seek resettlement elsewhere. As a nonparty to the 1951 Refugee Convention, Indonesia is not obligated to receive or take care of refugees. However, Indonesia issued in 2016 a presidential decree that provides legal certainty and standards for government agencies to coordinate and collaborate on the handling of refugees – a move that was lauded by the international community.Article 26 of the decree stipulates that basic necessities such as clean water, food, clothing, health care, hygiene and religious facilities should be sought from international organizations.Despite the low number of refugees compared to that of other countries, refugees in Indonesia are vulnerable, with many living in crammed rooms and tents with no access to electricity and running water.Read also: Refugees in Jakarta near breaking pointIn a bid to prevent the spread of the virus among the refugees, UNHCR’s Indonesia office has been working with various partners and local governments to distribute sanitation kits including face masks and disinfectants.“UNHCR Indonesia provides cash assistance to those most vulnerable and at risk in this current situation to promote improved health and sanitation. With additional funding, the UNHCR aims to also expand this cash assistance to more refugee families,” Maymann said. She said that many refugees in Indonesia had skills and resources they could offer in the time of crisis.Some of the refugee women in Medan, supported by partner Mapanbumi, have produced washable face masks that will be distributed to vulnerable Indonesians and those who continue to work outside their homes in order to support themselves and their families. The women aim to produce 1,000 masks for people in Medan.“The pandemic is a global challenge that must be addressed through national and international solidarity and cooperation. It also serves as a reminder that, in order to effectively address a public health emergency, everyone – including refugees – should be treated in a nondiscriminatory manner,” Maymann said.After Indonesia implemented travel and transit restrictions for foreign visitors, the number of refugees arriving in Indonesia reduced.Read also: Indonesia to bar foreigners from entering in bid to curb imported cases“The number of newly arrived refugees who approached the UNHCR office in Indonesia remains relatively low and the UNHCR continues to follow-up with the government’s counterparts to ensure that the restrictions do not negatively impact asylum access for refugees who are seeking protection in Indonesia,” Maymann said. Refugee camps abroad, meanwhile, are on high alert as most facilities lack the capacity for testing or supportive treatment.The International Organization for Migration (IOM) reported Thursday that 23 migrants at the Ritsona camp tested positive for COVID-19. The refugee camp, the first in Greece to be hit by the disease and hosting hundreds of people, was immediately quarantined, Reuters reported.Topics :
Keown and Anelka were part of the same squad (Picture: Popperfoto via Getty)‘He helped me a lot to adapt to English football, along with Tony Adams and Steve Bould. ‘Of course it was war every time I played against him when I was facing Arsenal.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalAs for the best player he played with, Anelka is in no doubt.‘Only one player I can say as an answer to this question. Ronaldo – El Phenomeno,’ he added.Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 23 Jun 2020 10:23 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.4kShares Nicolas Anelka names ‘fast, strong and dirty’ Arsenal hero as his ‘toughest’ opponent Anelka named Keown as the toughest defender he faced (Picture: Getty)Nicolas Anelka has named former Arsenal centre-back Martin Keown as the ‘toughest’ defender he faced during his career. The former Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester City, Chelsea and Real Madrid striker had stints in France, England, Spain, Turkey, Italy, China and India during a glittering career and faced some of the top defenders on the planet. He burst onto the scene as a teenager with Arsenal, winning the Premier League alongside Keown in the 1997/98 season. Keown would not hold back in training and Anelka found him the toughest opponent to play against when they crossed paths later in their careers.ADVERTISEMENT‘I think Martin Keown was the toughest,’ Anelka told Bolton Wanderer’s website in a Q&A. ‘He was fast, strong and dirty. AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I liked playing against him in training because I knew it was just like a game situation. Advertisement Advertisement Comment
Jobs That Pay, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Champion Modular, Inc., a custom producer of homes and commercial structures, will purchase and reopen a vacant manufacturing facility in Susquehanna Township, Juniata County, and create 246 new jobs.“Champion is not only reopening a site that closed in May 2016 and putting it back to good use, but it also hopes to hire many of workers who lost their jobs when the previous company filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy and ceased operations,” said Governor Wolf. “On behalf of the commonwealth and the local communities affected by this project, I applaud Champion for its decision to expand operations in Juniata County and thank it for its outstanding contribution to the region’s economic well-being.”In order to develop a manufacturing site, as well as a technical center for engineering, design, sales, and support services for the company’s locations in other states, Champion will purchase and renovate a 120,000-square-foot facility previously operated by Innovative Building Systems’ Excel Homes at 10642 South Susquehanna Trail, Liverpool, Juniata County. The company has committed to investing $4,830,000 in the project, which will include the purchase and renovation of the site, new equipment procurement, and acquisition of IBS’s intellectual property. Champion has committed to the creation of 246 new, full-time jobs over the next three years.“Champion was drawn to this opportunity by the strength of the Excel Homes brand and the capability of the Excel workforce to build custom homes with unparalleled quality,” said Champion CEO and President Keith Anderson. “We look forward to building on that tradition of excellence to meet the needs and expectations of builders and developers in Pennsylvania and surrounding states.”Champion received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development that includes a $300,000 Pennsylvania First Program grant, $492,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon creation of the new jobs, and $81,000 in WEDnetPA funding for employee training.The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania.Founded in 1953, Champion Modular, Inc. specializes in a wide variety of manufactured, modular, and park model homes, as well as modular buildings for the multi-family, hospitality, senior, and workforce housing sectors. Champion started as a single manufacturing facility in rural Michigan and grew to offer factory-built housing and other structures throughout the U.S., U.K., and western Canada. The company operates 28 manufacturing facilities throughout North America and Europe, and employs more than 4,200 people worldwide.For more information on Champion, visit www.championhomes.com.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED visit dced.pa.gov.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Governor Wolf Announces 246 New Jobs with Champion Modular Manufacturing Facility in Juniata County November 02, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
The kitchen has feature timber panels.The property has an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area, a separate media room, laundry and double lockup garage on the ground floor. “We put in stacker doors the full width of the back of the house so you can look from kitchen and living (area) straight to the outdoor living area and backyard,” Mr Thomas said. Upstairs, the master suite has a walk-in wardrobe, a private balcony and an ensuite with a separate toilet. The open-plan living area at 24a Cutts St, MargateBeing a cabinet maker, Mr Thomas did all the joinery himself. “I put in soft-close everything throughout the house, as well as timber feature panels and two-pack cabinetry in the kitchen,” he said. “The kitchen is probably my favourite room. “I enjoyed designing the island bench and extending the butler’s pantry to make it nice and large. More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019“And I got to pick all the sink wear I wanted as well.“I also love the media room. It’s all set up for a projector, with speaker cables, a power point in the ceiling and HDMI cables.” The outdoor entertainment space overlooks the backyard.The three remaining bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and there is a study nook and rumpus area. “We designed the upstairs area so the study was right near the play area, so I could do invoicing and watch our daughter, Amelie, at the same time,” Mr Thomas said. The main bathroom has a freestanding tub and the toilet is behind a sliding door. The home at 24a Cutts St, Margate is on the market for offers over $699,000CAMERON and Amy Thomas built their Margate home with functionality and quality in mind. The recently completed two-storey property at 24a Cutts St has modern features and gadgets throughout, including iPhone-compatible ducted airconditioning, a butler’s pantry and a wired media room.
Stuff co.nz 8 December 2018Family First Comment: “You were the one that saw her as a diagnosis and all we saw was our new precious daughter.” she said. #ChooseLifeA US mum has written a powerful open letter to the doctor who said “sorry” after diagnosing her baby daughter with Down syndrome.Texas mum Amber Rojas, who gave birth to daughter Amadeus in July, wrote on Instagram she would never forget the comment but had since forgiven the doctor.“Dear Doctor, You may not remember me or my daughter but I will never forget you, but I forgive you,” she wrote. “You were the one who told me all the things she wouldn’t do; but you never told me the things she could. You were the one that told me my daughter couldn’t nurse because of her low tone and because of her heart defect, but what you don’t know is that she exclusively breastfeed for four solid months. I even had to bring her to work with me because she didn’t want anything else.”The doctor had also expressed concerns about Amadeus’ ability to gain weight, causing stress and anxiety for the family.“You were the one that diagnosed her with Failure to Thrive and expressed your concerns of her gaining weight, but what you don’t know is that she is now one of the bigger babies in our birth class and in two weeks is turning 1,” Amber wrote. “You were the one who made the decision to give her a [nasogastric tube] because of your concerns and her weight gain causing a horrible oral aversion to the point that she couldn’t even put her own hands in her mouth.”Fortunately, Amadeus overcame the oral aversion and was able to eat on her own. But regardless, Amber admitted the doctor still made her feel guilty about her parenting ability.Amadeus has since learned to feed herself, she wrote.She wrote about the guilt she felt when the doctor implied the mother of five would not be able to look after Amadeus.“You were the one that made me feel I wasn’t good enough to handle a special needs baby being a mother of five, but what you didn’t know is that she was put here for OUR special needs.”One of her most painful memories was when her doctor apologised for the Down syndrome diagnosis. “You were the one that saw her as a diagnosis and all we saw was our new precious daughter.” she said.“Not once did you stop to congratulate me on my new born. So I forgive you. I forgive you because you didn’t know her. You didn’t know me and you didn’t know what We were capable of.”https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/parenting/baby/109199386/Mums-powerful-open-letter-to-doctor-who-said-sorry-after-diagnosing-baby-with-Down-syndrome “You were the one that delivered my daughter’s diagnosis. You were the one that patted me on the shoulder and told me you were ‘sorry!’ Sorry that my daughter was diagnosed with T21, but what you didn’t tell me was that her diagnosis and our story would save lives.”But Rojas decided to forgive the doctor regardless.
“I think what that research also told us is that acceptability of nudity on screen in some contexts is increasing, but the acceptability of, I guess what we might call sexual media content, is still very much context-dependent and it’s very much dependent on whether there’s good classifications that are being given, whether there’s good warnings, and the information that’s been given about the programme, too,” she told TVNZ1’s Breakfast this morning.Ms Mofit said there’s very limited research about nudity on television.READ MORE: https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/majority-kiwis-think-adults-only-time-band-tv-should-pushed-later-research-findsKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox. NZ Herald 24 July 2019Family First Comment: And to think they needed to pay for research to figure this out! The amount of sex and nudity on our screens has been labelled as ‘pervasive’ by the Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) who have cautioned that it may be having a harmful effect on children.Their findings come at the conclusion of a literature review that looked at local and international studies on the impact of onscreen sex and nudity on young people.They found that a large number of studies concluded that exposure to this adult-orientated material was having an impact on the attitudes and behaviours of kids.Some of the findings are alarming. They concluded that exposure to sexual media can affect “attitudes to sexual behaviour,” and can also negatively impact their views on an “appropriate body image”. These in turn led to risky behaviours around sex, such as more frequent casual sex and having sex earlier.The BSA also found that exposure to pornographic images had a negative effect on children and that exposure to sexual media had a normalising effect, shaping attitudes and perceptions of “sexual reality”.Another key finding was the role culture played. The BSA learned that children of different cultures were impacted differently and were influenced in their attitudes and behaviours to sex and nudity by role models on TV and other media who were similar in gender and ethnicity.READ MORE: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?objectid=12252233&ref=twitterMajority of Kiwis think ‘adults only’ time band on TV should be pushed later, research findsTVNZ One News 24 July 2019The majority of Kiwis feel the ‘adults only’ time band on TV should be pushed later, from a start time of 8.30pm to 9.30pm, new research released today by the Broadcasting Standards Authority has revealed.In a survey of 500 adults, many also expressed concerns inappropriate nudity on screen could cause children to copy negative behaviour. It also found nudity was more accepted if it was depicted in a positive manner. Broadcasting Standards Authority CEO Belinda Moffit said the Authority discovered that context was important in adults’ acceptance of nudity on TV screens.