Watch Wilco Perform A Tiny Desk Concert On NPR

first_imgOne of the great series to come from NPR is the “Tiny Desk Concerts,” where renowned artists will cram into tiny spaces and regale viewers with some of their greatest creation. In the past, L4LM favorites like Trey Anastasio and Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings have made their marks on the series, but this time, it was Wilco’s time to shine.The band performed four songs in total, opening with “The Joke Explained” from the recently-released Star Wars album before heading into “Misunderstood,” “I’m Always in Love” and “Shot in the Arm.”Jeff Tweedy Promises A New Wilco Album In 2016Enjoy the video below, and head to NPR for the full story:last_img

Getting Lost at the Edge

first_imgIt’s hard to read any technology blog, research report, announcement or interview without seeing the word “edge.” It’s becoming almost as commonplace as “cloud,” and can be equally confusing. The concept isn’t necessarily new, however.Before the term “edge” caught fire, we had a long history of decentralizing applications and services—Content delivery networks (CDNs), DNS proxies and DDoS systems are all founded on the principle that the laws of large numbers (“too much” or “too many” of anything) require distribution for efficiency.I often see “edge” used in specific contexts, such as:A set of products: “Hey, look at our edge portfolio, specifically designed for the challenges YOU have at YOUR edge”A physical/geographic location: “YOUR facilities are not ready to enable the edge”Infrastructure transformation: “YOUR edge is dumb. We can make it SMART”A new business model or service offering: “Services and applications are moving to the edge”None of these statements are wrong, per se—which is why the conversations continue—but none of them are necessarily right, either. What do these statements actually tell us about what the edge is and what problems the edge can solve?First, in the interest of clarity, I think about “edge” in two different contexts:The access edge is a terminating point of one network (i.e., the SP) and another network (i.e., the enterprise). In this scenario, one network is using the other for access to content/services/applications. I would categorize SD-WAN and IoT as lead examples here.The network edge is an aggregation point within one network (i.e., the SP). In this scenario, the network is providing a platform for content/services/applications (including network functions) to be offered to others. I would categorize edge clouds (IaaS/PaaS) and data center transformations, such as Central Office Re-Architected as Data Centers (CORD) as initiatives here.Secondly, I think about “edge” in terms of use cases:Dynamic content – “too much” localized content consumption yields new delivery modelHighly interactive applications – “too many” paths yields decentralized aggregation pointsBig data business models – “too much” content yields distributed data processingSecurity – “too many” threat vectors yields localized enforcement pointsIoT – “too many” devices yields decentralized platformsAnd there are many more (“too much” bandwidth = distribution of NFV user planes), and nuanced (“too much” power consumption = centralized Radio Access Networks) use cases.Dell Technologies is focused on just about all of them, from joint innovation with component suppliers and solutions development with ISV partners, to industry-wide initiatives, and customer-specific architectures and engagements. The problem space is large, diverse and complex. So rather than trying to shoehorn everything into a single Dell Technologies edge strategy, we’re taking more of a market-centric approach to edge implementation.However, rather than share (as some of our competitors have done) a proposed list of investments we plan to make or things we plan to do, I submit for your reading pleasure a (non-exhaustive) list of things Dell Technologies is actually DOING related to the “edge:”Dell EMC is a leader in modular data centers (MDCs), allowing our customers to re-define where the “Edge” actually is, and putting IT where it needs to be, rather than in facilities built for where it needed to be in the past. Dell EMC delivers MDCs in different scale and form factors to best meet customer needs. These MDCs also include complete remote management capabilities.Dell EMC offers a broad range of Power Edge Servers and subset of these servers are also offered in ruggedized and short-depth form factors for edge deployments, such as the Dell EMC PowerEdge XR2.Dell EMC also enables accelerators based on FPGAs and GPUs that can be used to accelerate network services, analytics and customer applications at the edge.Dell has an entire range of Edge Gateways specifically focused on IoT.Dell is a founding member of EdgeX Foundry, focused on building a common, open framework for IoT edge computing.Dell EMC Networking has launched the Virtual Edge Platform (VEP), a family of Universal CPE focused on the Access Edge, ideally suited for SD-WAN applications.VMware has also acquired VeloCloud to extend its NSX technology with SD-WAN functionality. Dell EMC Networking has a long history of partnering with leading wireless providers, including Aerohive and Ruckus Networks.Dell EMC is a Platinum member of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), focused on delivering open reference architectures for the network (or carrier) edge.VMware has introduced their Virtual Cloud Network, providing a ubiquitous software layer from data center to cloud to edge.At Dell Technologies, “edge” is more than just a buzzword or a proposed investment, it’s part of our solutions-oriented approach. We’re ready to help you find out what problems the edge can solve for you.last_img read more

Cicely Tyson paved way for Black actors to follow footsteps

first_imgLOS ANGELES (AP) — Cicely Tyson was a Black actor who knocked down doors so other women of color could walk through them. She strategically selected powerful roles to elevate how Black actors were perceived. Tyson showed dignified grace in films such as “Sounder” and on TV with “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman.” Viola Davis, Kerry Washington and Zendaya are among those inspired to follow the Tony and Emmy-winning actor’s footsteps. Davis says Tyson made her feel “valued in a world where there is still a cloak of invisibility for us dark chocolate girls.” Tyson died Thursday at age 96. Her death comes just days after the release of her memoir “Just As I Am.”last_img

Bluestem Brands, Owner Of Warren’s Blair, Files For Bankruptcy

first_imgWARREN – Bluestem Brands, the owner of a Warren based apparel manufacturing company, announced Monday it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.The corporate group owns Warren Pennsylvania’s Blair Corporation, a men’s and women’s apparel factory and store.Bluestem’s bankruptcy petition calls for 125 million in financing from an unnamed outside bidder who plans to buy and restructure the company.“We are using Chapter 11 to maximize the value of our business and have entered into a stalking horse purchase agreement with a syndicate of term-loan lenders, which provides us a clear path to strengthen our business for continued success,” said Brice Cazenave, Bluestem’s CEO in a statement. “We will emerge from Chapter 11 as a stronger company, with a clear brand focus and the opportunity to realize the full potential of the company.” According to the press release, the company does not expect call or distribution center operations to be interrupted throughout the process.Chapter 11 bankruptcy is a reorganization plan frequently used by large companies, allowing them to stay active while repaying creditors.Bluestem Brands is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. The company also owns Fingerhut.com and several other brands. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Coronavirus wipes $5 trillion off global stocks as it spreads to new countries

first_imgGlobal stock markets have plummeted to their worst week since the 2008 financial crash, with $5 trillion wiped off global stocks as the coronavirus takes hold in new territories and sparks fresh concerns about a global pandemic.In Asia, Japan’s Nikkei dropped 3.67% on Friday, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index fell 2.4% and mainland China’s Shanghai composite index was down 3.71%.European markets followed suit, with London’s FTSE 100 opening 3.3% down, while Germany’s DAX fell 3.6% and in France, the CAC 40 was down 3.1%. Italy’s FTSE MIB was down 2.3% on Friday.The Stoxx 600, the pan-European index, is on course for its biggest weekly drop since the 2008 financial crisis. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

Golden Globe Nominations Are Out

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Alejandro González Iñárritu’s “Birdman” led the way Wednesday with seven Golden Globe nominations, followed closely by “Boyhood” and “The Imitation Game,” each with five.“Birdman” scored nominations for Best Comedy or Musical, Director and several acting categories.Earning nominations for Best Drama were “Boyhood,” “Foxcatcher,” “The Imitation Game,” Selma,” and “The Theory of Everything.”As for television, perennial nominees “The Good Wife,” and “Downtown Abbey,” were once again nominated for Best Drama, joined by newcomer “The Affair,” “Game of Thrones,” and Netflix’s “House of Cards.”Joining Netflix in the Internet streaming wars was Amazon, which earned a nod for “Transparent” in the Best Comedy on TV category. Netflix is also represented in that category for its widely popular comedy, “Orange is the New Black.” Its political thriller “House of Cards,” was nominated for Best Drama. This is Amazon’s first nomination. The one glaring omission appears to be ABC’s critically acclaimed comedy “Modern Family,” which has dominated previous competitions.The Golden Globes, hosted by comedians Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, will air on Sunday, Jan. 11 at 8 p.m.Check out the full list of nominees:BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMABOYHOODFOXCATCHERTHE IMITATION GAMESELMATHE THEORY OF EVERYTHINGBEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMAJENNIFER ANISTON: CAKEFELICITY JONES: THE THEORY OF EVERYTHINGJULIANNE MOORE: STILL ALICEROSAMUND PIKE: GONE GIRLREESE WITHERSPOON: WILDBEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMASTEVE CARELL: FOXCATCHERBENEDICT CUMBERBATCH: THE IMITATION GAMEJAKE GYLLENHAAL: NIGHTCRAWLERDAVID OYELOWO: SELMAEDDIE REDMAYNE: THE THEORY OF EVERYTHINGBEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICALBIRDMANTHE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTELINTO THE WOODSPRIDEST. VINCENTBEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICALAMY ADAMS: BIG EYESEMILY BLUNT : INTO THE WOODSHELEN MIRREN: THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEYJULIANNE MOORE: MAPS TO THE STARSQUVENZHANÉ WALLIS: ANNIEBEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICALRALPH FIENNES: THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTELMICHAEL KEATON : BIRDMANBILL MURRAY: ST. VINCENTJOAQUIN PHOENIX: INHERENT VICECHRISTOPH WALTZ: BIG EYESBEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILMBIG HERO 6THE BOOK OF LIFETHE BOXTROLLSHOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2THE LEGO MOVIEBEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILMFORCE MAJEURE TURIST (SWEDEN)GETT: THE TRIAL OF VIVIANE (ISRAEL)Arte France Cinéma; Music Box FilmsPhoenix film investments; Music Box FilmsTANGERINES MANDARIINID (ESTONIA)BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTUREPATRICIA ARQUETTE: BOYHOODJESSICA CHASTAIN: A MOST VIOLENT YEARKEIRA KNIGHTLEY: THE IMITATION GAMEEMMA STONE: BIRDMANMERYL STREEP: INTO THE WOODSBEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTUREROBERT DUVALL: THE JUDGEETHAN HAWKE: BOYHOODEDWARD NORTON: BIRDMANMARK RUFFALO: FOXCATCHERJ.K. SIMMONS: WHIPLASHBEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTUREWES ANDERSON: THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTELAVA DUVERNAY: SELMADAVID FINCHER: GONE GIRLALEJANDRO GONZÁLEZ,IÑÁRRITU: BIRDMANRICHARD LINKLATER: BOYHOODBEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTUREWES ANDERSON: THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTELGILLIAN FLYNN: GONE GIRLALEJANDRO GONZÁLEZ, IÑÁRRITU,NICOLÁS GIACOBONE, ALEXANDER DINELARIS, ARMANDO BO: BIRDMANRICHARD LINKLATER: BOYHOODGRAHAM MOORE: THE IMITATION GAMEBEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTUREALEXANDRE DESPLAT: THE IMITATION GAMEJÓHANN JÓHANNSSON: THE THEORY OF EVERYTHINGTRENT REZNOR,ATTICUS ROSS: GONE GIRLANTONIO SANCHEZ: BIRDMANHANS ZIMMER: INTERSTELLARBEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE“BIG EYES” — BIG EYESMusic by: Lana Del ReyLyrics by: Lana Del Rey“GLORY” — SELMAMusic by: John Legend, CommonLyrics by: John Legend, Common“MERCY IS” — NOAHMusic by: Patti Smith, Lenny KayeLyrics by: Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye“OPPORTUNITY” — ANNIEMusic by: Greg Kurstin, Sia Furler, Will GluckLyrics by: Greg Kurstin, Sia Furler, Will Gluck“YELLOW FLICKER BEAT” — THE HUNGER GAMES:MOCKINGJAY – PART 1Music by: LordeLyrics by: LordeBEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMATHE AFFAIR / SHOWTIMEDOWNTON ABBEY / PBSGAME OF THRONES / HBOTHE GOOD WIFE / CBSHOUSE OF CARDS / NETFLIXBEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMACLAIRE DANES: HOMELANDVIOLA DAVIS: HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDERJULIANNA MARGULIES: THE GOOD WIFERUTH WILSON: THE AFFAIRROBIN WRIGHT: HOUSE OF CARDSBEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMACLIVE OWEN: THE KNICKLIEV SCHREIBER: RAY DONOVANKEVIN SPACEY: HOUSE OF CARDSJAMES SPADER : THE BLACKLISTDOMINIC WEST: THE AFFAIRBEST TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICALGIRLS / HBOJANE THE VIRGIN / THE CWORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK / NETFLIXSILICON VALLEY / HBOTRANSPARENT / AMAZONBEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES –COMEDY OR MUSICALLENA DUNHAM: GIRLSEDIE FALCO: NURSE JACKIEJULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS: VEEPGINA RODRIGUEZ : JANE THE VIRGINTAYLOR SCHILLING: ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACKBEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICALLOUIS C. K.: LOUIEDON CHEADLE: HOUSE OF LIESRICKY GERVAIS: DEREKWILLIAM H. MACY : SHAMELESSJEFFREY TAMBOR: TRANSPARENTBEST MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISIONFARGO / FXTHE MISSING / STARZTHE NORMAL HEART / HBOOLIVE KITTERIDGE / HBOTRUE DETECTIVE / HBOBEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISIONMAGGIE GYLLENHAAL: THE HONORABLE WOMANJESSICA LANGE: AMERICAN HORROR STORY:FREAK SHOWFRANCES MCDORMAND: OLIVE KITTERIDGEFRANCES O’CONNOR: THE MISSINGALLISON TOLMAN: FARGOBEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISIONMARTIN FREEMAN: FARGOWOODY HARRELSON: TRUE DETECTIVEMATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY : TRUE DETECTIVEMARK RUFFALO: THE NORMAL HEARTBILLY BOB THORNTON: FARGOBEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISIONUZO ADUBA: ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACKKATHY BATES: AMERICAN HORROR STORY:FREAK SHOWJOANNE FROGGATT: DOWNTON ABBEYALLISON JANNEY: MOMMICHELLE MONAGHAN: TRUE DETECTIVEBEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISIONMATT BOMER : THE NORMAL HEARTALAN CUMMING: THE GOOD WIFECOLIN HANKS: FARGOBILL MURRAY: OLIVE KITTERIDGEJON VOIGHT: RAY DONOVANlast_img read more

Cap & Reg appoints new finance director

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Zimbabwe summons US envoy over George Floyd comments

first_imgZimbabwe summoned its US ambassador on Monday over remarks by a senior American official accusing the southern African country of stirring anti-racism protests over the death of George Floyd, the government said.In a Sunday interview with ABC news, US national security advisor Robert O’Brien referred to Zimbabwe and China as “foreign adversaries” using social media to stoke unrest and “sow discord”.The United States has been rocked by days of sometimes violent protests after Floyd, an African-American, died while a white police officer knelt on his neck, ignoring complaints he could not breathe. Zimbabwe’s foreign ministry spokesman James Manzou said US ambassador Brian Nichols had been called in to explain O’Brien’s remarks.”As I am speaking to you now he is in a meeting with my minister,” Manzou told AFP in the capital Harare on Monday.Government spokesman Nick Mangwana said Zimbabwe did not consider itself “America’s adversary”.”We prefer having friends and allies to having unhelpful adversity with any other nation including the USA,” Mangwana tweeted late Sunday. Zimbabwe-US relations have been tense since the Washington imposed sanctions against former president Robert Mugabe and members of his inner circle in 2002 over rights abuses.Those sanctions were extended in March of this year, with Washington citing President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s failure to implement reforms as well as his violent crackdowns on opposition since he took power in 2017.A senior Zimbabwean official quoted by the state-owned Herald newspaper denied O’Brien’s accusations.”Anyone who has seen the genesis of recent events, from the tragic death of Mr Floyd to the subsequent protests, will realise that any accusations of Zimbabwean involvement at any stage is farcical,” the unnamed official said.Topics :last_img read more

Over 50,000 people in Bogor affected by drought

first_imgAdam stated that his agency had identified the affected districts, which are Citeureup, Jasinga, Tenjo, Cariu, Ciampea, Cigudeg, Klapanunggal, Jonggol and Gunungputri.He added that BPBD Bogor had dispatched four 5,000-liter water tanks to distribute clean water to the areas.He also urged regional administrations to notify the BPBD immediately if there was a drought in their respective areas.“Please report to us immediately in case of drought so we can assist with a clean water supply. And please do not forget to attach the number of affected residents so we can match the supply with the people who need it,” he said.Meanwhile, the Bogor administration recorded at least 302 hectares of land in the area faced the threat of crop failure.“As many as 164 hectares in Jonggol and 138 hectares in Sukamakmur are threatened by crop failure,” Horticulture and Plantation Agency head Siti Nurianty said. (dpk)Topics : As many as 54,194 people have been affected by a drought in Bogor, West Java, the Bogor Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD Bogor) has said.“The number was calculated [based on the population] of 31 villages that were affected by the drought across nine districts,” BPBD Bogor Emergency Department Head M. Adam Hamdani said on Friday as quoted by tempo.co.last_img read more

Offshore Wind Boosts Siemens Gamesa Numbers

first_imgSiemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has reported a 76% increase in offshore wind turbine volume in the first quarter of the fiscal year 2019 with the sale of 609MWe.The offshore segment contributed to a 7% rise year-on-year of the company’s total wind turbine volume, which amounted to 2,129MWe.In the period of October-November, Siemens Gamesa saw a EUR 2.262 million revenue, a 6% increase year-on-year, again driven by the offshore business and by service.Net profit amounted to EUR 18 million, contrasting with the EUR 35 million loss reported in the same period of the previous fiscal year. The net cash position stood at EUR 165 million.EBIT before PPA and integration and restructuring costs equaled EUR 138 million, a 4% increase YoY, while reported EBIT was EUR 40 million, a 13% increase YoY.The EBIT margin was 6.1%, in line with the same period of last year, said to be due to lower prices in the order book in 2018 and lower sales activity in onshore wind turbines, partly offset by synergies, productivity boosts and strong activity in the offshore and service businesses.The company logged orders worth EUR 11.5 billion in the last twelve months, which represents a 3% increase YoY, while order intake in the first quarter amounted to EUR 2.5 billion. The order book stands at EUR 23 billion, an 8% increase YoY, of which EUR 15.7 billion are orders to be filled after FY 2019.Siemens Gamesa anticipates that installations worldwide will reach 72GW per year by 2025, 5% compound growth, with the offshore wind business to rise even faster by attaining 27% annual growth, from 2GW of installations in 2018 to 12GW in 2025.last_img read more

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