Butch Trucks & The Freight Train stormed through New York City last night, making their debut at B.B. King’s in Times Square. The band, who consists of bassist Berry Oakley Jr., guitarist Vaylor Trucks, keys-master Bruce Katz, rising star guitarist and vocalist Heather Gillis, was joined by young guitarist Ben Sparaco, blues master Junior Mack, and 13-year-old Brandon “Taz” Niederauer. Led by the original Allman Brothers drummer, and with plenty of ABB blood on stage, the band kept it family-oriented with some covers and originals for a two-hour set. Toward the end of the night, Niederauer made his way over to the club straight from one of eight performances he’ll have this week at the Winter Garden Theatre, where he plays the lead role of Zack Mooneyham in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock The Musical. The teenager was excited to play with Trucks again, as they’d met four years ago at the Allman Brothers / Southern Rock-inspired Music Masters Camp called Roots Rock Revival. It was at that camp that Niederauer was introduced to many people who would lead the way for his musical career.Watch Niederauer jump in and rip Les McCann and Eddie Harris‘s “Compared To What”, then stick around for the ABB classic, “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed”, along with some more highlights from the show, courtesy of Scott Gibson:Compared To What feat. Brandon NiederauerIn Memory of Elizabeth Reed feat. Brandon NiederauerStatesboro Blues feat. Junior MackBruce Katz OriginalOphelia, feat. Astrid Trucks (Vaylor’s daughter, Butch’s granddaughter)Butch Trucks & The Freight Train will be hitting Fairfield, CT on Thursday night. Catch the band in a city near you!
Following their two-night return to The Mishawaka Amphitheatre, the jamtronica pioneers of Lotus announced a six-show November run on the East Coast, which will see the band roll through Charlottesville, Asheville, Atlanta (two nights), Richmond, and New York City.The Philadelphia quintet will kick things off at The Jefferson Theater in Charlottesville, Virginia, on November 7th, and then head to The Orange Peel in Asheville, North Carolina, on November 8th. From there, Lotus will play two nights at Terminal West in Atlanta, Georgia, on November 9th and 10th. The next night, on November 11th, the band will head to The National in Richmond, Virginia. Two weeks later, they’ll land at the PlayStation Theater in New York City on November 24th.Tickets are on sale now, including early-bird pricing for Asheville and two-show passes for Atlanta, here.Lotus Fall Tour11/07 – The Jefferson Theater, Charlottesville, VA – http://bit.ly/1107charlottesville11/08 – The Orange Peel, Asheville, NC – http://bit.ly/1108asheville11/09-10 – Terminal West, Atlanta, GA – http://bit.ly/LotusATL11/11 – The National, Richmond, VA – http://bit.ly/1111richmond11/24 – PlayStation Theater, New York, NY – http://bit.ly/1124newyorkView All Tour Dates[Artwork designed by Tom Bradel Design]
Norm J. Jones, who has had a long and distinguished career in academic diversity, compliance and inclusion, has been appointed the Associate Chief Diversity Officer and Deputy Director in the Office of the Assistant to the President for Institutional Diversity and Equity. Jones will begin his appointment on Nov. 5, 2013.In this newly created position at Harvard, Jones will work closely with human resources and diversity officers across the schools to administer and foster diversity and inclusion, equal opportunity and access programs, as well as training and workshops across the University.He will also deliver presentations and workshops, and will partner with other colleagues and community members.Jones has been involved in nearly every aspect of diversity, affirmative action, inclusion and compliance. In his current role as associate vice president of student development and dean of institutional diversity at Dickinson College in Pennsylvania, in addition to serving as the college’s chief diversity officer, he supervises the Women’s Center, offices of LGBTQ Services, Jewish Life, Community Services, and Student Conduct. He has also designed and implemented Title IX compliance training and education programs.“I am delighted that Norm will join our diversity and equity team,” said Lisa Coleman, chief diversity officer and special assistant to the president. “His expertise on all areas pertinent to diversity and inclusion, as well as his skills in leadership development, strategic planning, program management and community outreach will enable him to partner and collaborate with colleagues from across the University. At Dickinson, he has provided strong strategic leadership and direction in advancing the college’s diversity and inclusion efforts. He will be a valuable asset to the entire Harvard community,” she concluded.
This post is co-authored by Tom Gillis, SVP and GM, VMware Networking & Security.Many years ago, Dell upended the PC industry with its direct-to-consumer model, before extending its disruption into enterprise IT. VMware revolutionized the industry with the introduction of the virtual machine, and soon after, hypervisors. Along our parallel timelines of innovation, we took that disruption to the network—VMware with NSX, Dell EMC with Open Networking.Dell EMC and VMware continue to disrupt, only now, we’re doing it together. Earlier this year at Dell Technologies World we announced close collaboration between Dell EMC and VMware at the edge, the core and in the cloud with closely integrated solutions to help customers embrace transformation across their organizations. Well, we were not finished and continued expanding this partnership with even more exciting solutions to help customers continue to modernize their networks for the cloud era.At VMworld 2019 we highlighted the now-shipping Dell EMC SD-WAN Edge powered by VMware. This is much more than just an appliance. With this comprehensive offering you get Dell EMC virtual cloud orchestration, a worldwide network of virtual cloud gateways and networking optimized hardware, powered by VMware’s industry-leading SD-WAN software. We’ve been working together for over a year to develop and optimize this edge access platform for the evolving bandwidth and management needs of customers living in a hybrid-cloud world. Sold, deployed and supported by Dell EMC, we offer customers a simple one-stop solution that will take the complexity out of the WAN and modernize the network edge.Also at VMworld, Dell EMC and VMware announced SmartFabric Director, the industry’s only fabric management platform developed by VMware and Dell EMC for core data centers. This extends our shared vision of a software-defined data center by simplifying the definition, creation and deployment of data center fabrics with intent-based auto-provisioning. SmartFabric Director tightly integrates with VMware vSphere and NSX-T to ensure the physical underlay fabric is correctly provisioned for the smooth functioning of application workloads in a VMware overlay environment. This is important for organizations that have embraced software-defined networking and are looking to ensure their physical underlay networks are finely tuned for that overlay environment.Powerful stuff, and it’s only the beginning—in future releases, expect to see even more features, like the ability to intelligently auto-discover applications, monitor and remediate hot spots and congestion across virtual and physical networks, and allow SmartFabric Director to be agnostic to the NOS, including support for the open-source SONiC (Software for Open Networking in the Cloud).For a quick and informative overview take a look at this ESG Labs First Look video:We talked about the edge and core. What about the cloud? Well, we continue to work together to strengthen our Dell Technologies Cloud platform with the most powerful, simple and flexible networking solutions available. Dell EMC PowerSwitch, SmartFabric Services and VMware Virtual Cloud Network solutions are raising the stakes when it comes to network automation, management, virtualization, security and much more. And we’re just getting started—together, Dell EMC and VMware are not just transforming customers’ IT, we’re also disrupting the entire industry. And there is a lot more innovation ahead.For more information check out DellEMC.com/Networking and vmware.com/products/networking-and-security.______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________About the co-authorTom Gillis is the SVP/GM of the Network and Security Business Unit at VMware. Tom’s background gives him a keen understanding about the direction of cloud, security and enterprise computing, making him an ideal leader to drive VMware’s networking and security strategy. Prior to joining VMware, Tom Gillis was CEO of Bracket Computing, a company he founded in December 2011. Gillis started Bracket with a vision to re-imagine enterprise computing. Before starting Bracket, Gillis was VP/GM of the Security Technology Group at Cisco Systems. This Technology Group included the business units responsible for Cisco’s entire Network and Content Security product portfolio, including firewalls, IPS, VPN, and email security and web security gateways. Prior to Cisco, Tom was VP of Marketing and part of the founding team of IronPort Systems which was acquired by Cisco in 2007. Before that, he held the position of VP/GM at iBEAM Broadcasting, an Internet startup that went public on NASDAQ. He has also worked at Silicon Graphics, the Boston Consulting Group, and Raytheon Corporation. Gillis received a BSEE from Tufts, an MSEE from Northwestern, and an MBA from Harvard.
The Humans Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 15, 2017 Stephen Karam’s The Humans, starring Tony winners Jayne Houdyshell and Reed Birney, has recouped its $3.8 million investment; including the cost of the production’s recent move from the Helen Hayes to the Gerald Schoeneld Theatre. As recently reported, the 2016 Tony winner for Best Play is scheduled to conclude its run on January 15, 2017.The production, directed by Joe Mantello, began performances at the Helen Hayes Theatre on February 18 before moving to the larger Schoenfeld on August 9 following its Tony success. In the week ending September 18, the show celebrated its best week to date at the box office, reaching $670,967.After extending off-Broadway, The Humans garnered critical acclaim for Karam’s hauntingly familiar storytelling about a family riddled with tensions gathering together for Thanksgiving dinner. The production currently stars Houdyshell, Birney, Lauren Klein, Cassie Beck and Sarah Steele as the Blakes and Arian Moayed as Steele’s character’s bystanding significant other, all of whom try to find humor and heart as things go bump in the night. View Comments Sarah Steele, Arian Moayed and Jayne Houdyshell in ‘The Humans'(Photo: Brigitte Lacombe) Related Shows
The Narcotics Enforcement Bureau has an ongoing investigation into the trafficking network connected to the case. During a single week in 2012, the Federal Police arrested two foreigners who tried to travel to Lisbon with shipments of cocaine. On Feb. 2, a 48-year-old Spanish national appeared nervous as he waited in line to depart, leading authorities to search the passenger’s luggage, where they found 6,855 kilograms (15,112 pounds) of cocaine hidden in two protective laptop computer covers. The suspect confessed to authorities the drugs were en route from Peru to Brussels, Belgium. Less than 24 hours later, an approximately 40 year-old female native of Lithuania was arrested for possession of 6,640 kilograms (14,638 pounds) of cocaine that she was transporting from Peru to Europe. “These arrests have a very positive effect on the fight against crime,” Vieira says. “We’re going to strengthen enforcement with trained sniffer dogs in a few months.” But the main objective of the Federal Police is to disrupt international criminal networks. “We don’t want to just arrest the mule, which is the person carrying the drugs,” Vieira says. “We’re interested in going after the big dealers, striking at the organization and destabilizing its members.” The Federal Police also work with law enforcement agents from other countries to combat international drug trafficking. In December of last year, eight suspected narco-traffickers were arrested in connection with the seizure of 1,200 kilograms (2.645 pounds) of cocaine on the French island of Martinique. The arrests were the result of a cooperative effort between Brazil’s Federal Police and officers from England and France. By Dialogo March 21, 2012 PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil – The Federal Police in Rio Grande do Sul are taking steps to prevent Porto Alegre from becoming a new route in the international narcotics trade. Attempts to ship drugs through the capital city of Rio Grande do Sul intensified in June 2011, when TAP airlines started direct flights to Lisbon, Portugal. Since then, at least five suspects have been arrested with cocaine destined for Europe. The Federal Police have intensified surveillance to prevent a new narco-trafficking route from being established through Porto Alegre. “A new route is opening up through Peru, which isn’t a major producer but serves as a distribution channel to other countries,” says Officer Mário Luiz Vieira, chief of the Narcotics Bureau for the Rio Grande do Sul Federal Police. The first major bust came just two months after TAP started direct flights between Porto Alegre and Portugal. Eight suitcases loaded with cocaine were seized at Porto Alegre’s Salgado Filho International Airport on Aug. 16, 2011. The cocaine, which had a high purity level, was hidden inside the luggage’s lining. Police became suspicious of the three nervous-looking passengers, leading them to search their luggage. The two men, ages 28 and 34, are from the states of Maranhão and Rondônia, and the woman, 22, is from Santa Catarina. All three were arrested on narcotics-trafficking charges. The trio departed Porto Velho, the capital city of Rondônia, and made a stop in São Paulo before they were approached by authorities at the airport in Porto Alegre.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Normally, The Buzz (which is the column that you area reading, not the sound of your hair trimmer which you left on you idiot and are wasting all the batteries) is meant to entertain. Make you laugh. That kind of thing.Sometimes though, I think it’s also good to use this platform to spread the word about something terrible.Like a shortage of batteries, thanks to you, genius.But aside from that, here’s a story from the Las Vegas area.They tell the story better than I could (plus, I’d keep making jokes throughout it, and you’d get mad).In all seriousness, watch. You’ll be shocked.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Sponsored Content Brought To You By NY Auto GiantThe winter months bring out the ruggedness of your soul. This isn’t the time to take it easy. This is no time to lounge on a beach, soaking up rays. Mother Nature sprays the Northeast in a bountiful playground of snow—so let’s not waste it?!This Travel Diary will take you out of the New York region into Pennsylvania. The Pocono Mountains are a short drive away, but are a world unto themselves, adorned in majestic beauty.We suggest you hop in a car and meander over to the historic Victorian township called Jim Thorpe, located in the Lehigh River Gorge region, known to ski aficionados as the “Switzerland of America.” Jim Thorpe, named for the Native American Hero of the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm, is a town replete with seasoned history, outstanding views, and tons of activities for the avid adventurer—from hiking and skiing to antiquing and dining, this destination is a ticket to winter splendor.Yet, in traveling eastward to explore the inns and outs of this beautifully restored township, the cozy bed and breakfasts and the restaurants that are housed in this 19th century downtown, there should be nothing that says “roughing it” about your ride.A brand new 2015 Toyota Camry from NY Auto Giant is just what the doctor ordered for this amazing adventure!Drive up in the classically redesigned 2015 Toyota Camry. This vehicle is the pinnacle of quiet luxury, with brand new upgrades bringing it right up to the future, such as XSE and Hybrid options, new multimedia features and a new, sporty design. When you step into a 2015 Camry, the adventure starts as soon as your foot hits the gas, and continues onto the highway, increasing with every mile.In this way, the car is an essential part of your experience. It’s not just a means to get you there, but takes the wanderlust that burns in your soul along for the ride.Once you arrive at the Lehigh River Gorge, you can explore the Old Jail Museum to listen to the lore of the notorious Maggie Maguires, head to the Mauch Chunk Museum and Cultural Center, check out a working model of the famed Switchback Railroad, or take in the sights from the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway. The Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary is a must-visit, too (they’ve got exotic frogs, bats and other “secret critters” there sure to dazzle the whole family)!Magical butterflies and exotic amphibians await all those who venture to Thorpe, Pa. on their NY Auto Giant-equipped trip! (Photos: Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary Facebook Page)For some outdoor adventure, you can mountain bike along the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway trail, hike, or horseback ride. Are you up for some serious adventure? This bucket list-type of adventure that seems tailor-made to top every single person on your friends lists when you post the pictures to Facebook?At the Skytop Lodge in the Pocono Mountains, you can drive a team of Siberian Huskies through the snow-packed trails on a dog sledding adventure. Is paintball your thing? Head on down to Skirmish, the world’s largest paintball facility, where late in the winter they host their annual, epic Stalingrad battle.Thirsty? Every Friday between 4-6 p.m., Franklin Hill Vineyards‘ wine shop hosts a truly indulgent happy hour. Try a creative cocktail concocted with the local wines or simply sample whatever tastes suit you. http://www.franklinhillvineyards.com/event/friday-free-happy-hour/Hungry? Head on down to Alice’s Pantry for a charmingly kitchy and downright delicious experience. Cozy up to the roaring fireplace with a freshly brewed espresso and sample some of the fresh baked breads and hearty soups. Got a sweet tooth? I have five words for you: Banana Peanut Butter ice cream.Click here to learn more about NY Auto GiantFor some Italian fare, head over to Tony Stella’s Encore where you’ll find superior service, a lively atmosphere, complete with lounge singer and pianist, and fantastically imaginative food and drink, like the absinthe cocktails and tomato basil soup. Come for the food, stay for the entertainment, the attentive waiting on your hand-and-foot service, and delectable entrees.Are you still reading? You haven’t packed up the car yet?! In that case, why don’t you give Thabita Lee at Huntington Toyota, Peter Zorzy or Atlantic Toyota, Michael Rizzuto at Millennium Toyota, or Anthony Tocante of Advantage Toyota a call? Ask them to get you into a 2015 Toyota Camry, and let your adventure begin.
Apr 9, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – N-95 respirators are regarded as a key tool for protecting people from airborne influenza viruses in the event of a pandemic, but a recent study suggests that without special instruction, most people are likely to wear the devices incorrectly, limiting their effectiveness.To gauge the public’s current knowledge of how to use N-95 respirators, the researchers randomly questioned 538 people in New Orleans about their experience with the devices during hurricane clean-up and asked them to demonstrate putting on a respirator. Conducted by occupational safety experts from the Centers for Disease Control and prevention, the study appears in an early online edition of Emerging Infectious Diseases.N-95 respirators, designed to stop at least 95% of small airborne particles, are used, among other purposes, to prevent the transmission of communicable diseases in healthcare settings and to reduce exposure to mold during flood cleanups. Donning a respirator improperly is likely to promote the leakage of unfiltered through gaps between the respirator and the skin, the authors note.Among those interviewed for the study, 42% (233) had used a certified respirator for mold clean-up after Hurricane Katrina and 35% (192) had used N-95 models.The respirators used in the study included written and pictorial instructions, but the volunteers were not given any additional instructions before putting them on, the report says.In watching participants don the respirators, investigators found that only 24% (129 of 538) wore the devices properly. The most common errors were not tightening the nose clip (71%), incorrectly placing the straps (52%), and wearing the respirator upside down (22%).Factors associated with properly wearing an N-95 respirator included male gender, Caucasian race, and being a homeowner. Proper donning technique was also associated with having had previous experience with respirators, including owning them and undergoing fit testing.The researchers concluded that educational efforts, particularly in the workplace, could increase the public’s knowledge of proper N-95 respirator use and that labeling on the respirators (as opposed to separate instructions in the package) could promote proper donning technique.”A unique opportunity exists to enhance protection of the public through interventions, such as educational campaigns, training sessions, and respirator design modifications, aimed at improving the public’s ability to don a respirator correctly,” the authors write.The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has stockpiled 20 million N-95 respirators for use during an influenza pandemic and plans to add 87 million more by the end of September, according to information on the HHS Web site.Cummings KJ, Cox-Ganser J, Riggs, MA, et al. Respirator donning in post-hurricane New Orleans. Emerg Infect Dis 2007 May (early online release);13(5): [Full text]
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has increased the COVID-19 testing target to 20,000 samples per day as new cases mount in several regions of the archipelago.He has called on all stakeholders to make plans to achieve the new testing target.“I’m thankful that the previous target of 10,000 samples per day has been surpassed. I expect the next target to be 20,000 samples per day. We must start planning [to meet that target],” he said in his opening speech at a virtual limited Cabinet meeting on Thursday. According to a report published by the national COVID-19 task force on Wednesday, the total number of tests has reached 11,970 per day.The President also urged the national COVID-19 task force, the Indonesian Military (TNI) and the National Police to focus on mitigating the spread of the virus in the country’s three hardest-hit regions: East Java, South Sulawesi and South Kalimantan.“Please make them [a priority] so that we can further flatten the infection curve,” he added.As of Wednesday, East Java had reported 5,318 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 429 deaths; South Sulawesi had reported 1,668 confirmed cases and 75 deaths; and South Kalimantan had reported 1,033 confirmed cases and 90 deaths.Surabaya in East Java has been designated a “black zone” as the region had recorded 2,803 confirmed cases and 256 fatalities linked to the disease as of Wednesday, making it the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak in the province.Topics :