Rock N Roll Resort is going “Low Key” for their 6th annual festival, announcing the artists for festivities in Kerhonkson, NY from March 25-27. The festival recently revealed the artists on the initial lineup, announcing Max Creek, Depth Quartet, West End Blend, Mister F, Formula 5, and so many more!The full lineup includes Roxy Roca, Hayley Jane & The Primates, Mr. Breakdown, The Kind Buds, Broccoli Samurai, The Medicinal Purpose, Fat Bradley, The Other Brothers, Cousin Earth, Chromatropic, Teddy Midnight, Space Bacon and more! With Honeycomb as the master of ceremonies, this looks to be one great party!Tickets and more information can be found on the festival’s website. Check out the full lineup below:
Wouldn’t it be nice if managing your IT infrastructure was as simple as using an app on a mobile device?? Whether it’s Google Home or the Amazon Echo, teching out your home is as simple as a voice activated command. We don’t spend too much time thinking about where our phone contacts or music preferences reside. We trust that the cloud will deliver it to at the touch of a button. We even get prompted by our devices when we take a picture to save it to the cloud. It’s disaster recovery gone mainstream!We long for the same simplicity at work. Technology complexity can make it challenging and time consuming to get different components working together. When it finally works well it could be time to upgrade or phase out something. The process starts again. It’s an endless cycle.This year at Microsoft Ignite, Dell EMC is announcing some exciting new advancements to Dell EMC XC Series powered by Nutanix to simplify ecosystem complexity. HCI promises IT simplicity, and we’re continuing to innovate and make advancements that continue to carry out this promise.Enhanced Data Protection for XC Series DeploymentsSimplified management console: First up is the XC Series Data Protection Management Console, which is a big step towards the simple life. This latest advancement in the XC Series ecosystem is huge when integrating Dell EMC Data Protection Solutions like Avamar and Data Domain with the XC Series. Launched as an application from within Prism, the XC Series’ central management interface, the XC Series Data Protection Management Console offers users one click access to monitor and manage the back-up of multiple XC Series clusters. Sharing a common look and feel with Prism, this new addition will prove to be very intuitive for anyone.Simplified lifecycle management: We know your time is valuable, so we’ve streamlined processes at every stage. Customers will receive solution level engagement from Dell EMC team members throughout the entire lifecycle…one quote, one order, one deployment to schedule, and one support number to call. Once deployed, new built in automation features, like VM detection, mean that you’ll spend less time managing backups and more time moving your business forward. Imagine automatically being asked if you want to create a backup when you create a new VM.Simplified and integrated data protection: Let’s also address cloud storage, considering that it’s on everyone’s mind. The Data Domain piece of the overall XC Series data protection solution includes native cloud tiering. You don’t have to worry about the cost or complexity of adding a virtual appliance or cloud gateway. It also automates cloud storage and ensures that only new unique data is sent and stored to the cloud, saving you on backup times and cloud storage costs.Simple life for data protection – check.Microsoft Hyper-V 2016 and Azure Become Even SimplerImagine a world where your current expertise in Microsoft including Hyper-V could be combined effectively with a trusted HCI solution – one that is modern, affordable, scalable and has the flexibility to support Microsoft Hyper-V and additional industry leading hypervisors.New XC Series advances support the newest version of Nutanix 5.5, which builds on existing Hyper-V capabilities, including SCOM integration, by adding support for Hyper-V 2016. In keeping with the overall strategy of simplicity (one-click), the software includes unique capability to upgrade to Hyper-V extremely simply for customers still on older Hyper-V versions.Plus, we recognize Microsoft’s Azure cloud is important to many customers. To simplify a hybrid cloud environment with XC Series on premises working with Azure Cloud, we are introducing the XC Series Azure Log Analytics Solution. It provides integration of XC Series into customers’ OMS-based data center automation tools, enabling insights such as trend analysis and behavioral anomaly detection.Dell EMC has been approved by Microsoft to deliver Azure through the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) for both direct and indirect (channel) worldwide. Our trusted partners and we, Dell EMC, can facilitate purchases and on-going support.Simpler life for Microsoft environments – check.XC Series is extending the turnkey HCI experience across the full data center ecosystem, enabling you to completely and simply include this HCI solution into your environment using technologies you chose. Availability for these advancements is planned for Q4 of this year. If you’re at Microsoft Ignite this week, please drop by our booth (#459) and talk with our experts! We hope to see you here.
Shah can be seen in the film The Hundred-Foot Journey; he has appeared on stage in shows including Hansel and Gretel, The Comedy of Errors and The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other. Kumar’s stage credits include Tartuffe, Commercial Road and The Snow Queen. Kuppan, having previously appeared in East is East at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, has also performed in Rafta Rafta, Arabian Nights, and An August Bank Holiday Lark. Clarke’s stage credits include Pigeons, Privacy and Break the Floorboards. Atwal’s theater credits include All Our Daughters, Small Fish Big Cheese and Don Juan in Love. Karim has appeared on stage in Skane and Mogadishu. Additional cast members include Sally Bankes as Auntie Annie, Rani Moorthy as Mrs. Shah, Hassani Shapi as Mr. Shah/Doctor and ensemble members Pamela Bennett, Deepal Parmar, Ash Rizi and Karl Seth. Horrocks’s stage credits include Annie Get Your Gun, The Good Soul of Szechuan, Aunt Dan and Lemon, Cabaret and The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, which earned her an Olivier nod. She went on to star in the film adaptation; other screen credits include Absolutely Fabulous. Din, who may be best known for his performance in Sammy and Rosie Get Laid, was last seen on stage in Bunty Berman Presents (which he also wrote) off-Broadway. His additional writing credits include Last Dance at Dum Dum, Notes on Falling Leaves and All the Way Home. East is East explores the clash of cultures between a multi-cultural family growing up in 1970s Salford. In the play, Pakistani chip-shop owner George Khan (Din) is determined to strictly raise his children in a Muslim household. His wife, Ella (Horrocks) becomes divided between her marriage and the free will of her children. The production will feature design by Tom Scutt, lighting by Richard Howell and sound and music by Alex Baranowski. View Comments The cast is now set for the West End revival of Ayub Khan Din’s East is East. Joining the previously announced stage and screen star Jane Horrocks as Ella Khan will be Amit Shah as Abdul, Ashley Kumar as Tariq, Darren Kuppan as Maneer, Nathan Clarke as Saleem, Taj Atwal as Meenah and Michael Karim as Sajit. Din will also star as George Khan in the production of his semi-autobiographical play. Directed by Sam Yates, the Trafalgar Transformed production will begin performances on October 4 and run through January 3, 2015. Press night is scheduled for October 15.
‘Roman Holiday’ Will this new tuner be easy to love? Roman Holiday—The Cole Porter Musical is aiming for Broadway in the fall of 2017. The show will premiere as part of SHN’s 2016-2017 season and is scheduled to play a limited engagement May 24, 2017 through June 28 at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Theatre.Based on the classic 1953 film that starred Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck, Roman Holiday—The Cole Porter Musical will feature Cole Porter classics such as “Night and Day,” “Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye” and “Easy to Love.” The book will be by Kathy Speer, Terry Grossman and Paul Blake.In the midst of a whirlwind tour of European capitals, a young princess yearns to experience life—to explore the world beyond diplomatic dinners and Royal balls. Enter an American reporter, who, almost overnight, goes from covering the royal family to covering up her great escape. And in the span of 24 unforgettable hours, they discover the magic of Rome, the promise of love, and a secret they will share forever. View Comments
Sarah Steele in ‘Speech & Debate’ View Comments Tony winner Stephen Karam’s Speech & Debate is heading to the screen, and it’s mandatory viewing for anyone who’s showed up to a Broadway convention in cosplay, rebelled against a drama teacher or ran a musical theater blog. Take a look at the trailer below which features appearances from stars Austin McKenzie (Deaf West’s Spring Awakening) and Liam James, as well as Roger Bart, Skyler Astin, Darren Criss and Lin-Manuel Miranda as a Genie. The standout superstar, however is Sarah Steele, who reprises her off-Broadway performance as teenage drama queen Diwata. Watch below to see her rap Hamilton, spew blood, rock a Miss Saigon tee, and execute Spencer Liff choreography in a nude bodysuit. The film will premiere in select theaters and on demand on April 7.
Even in a world of remote-monitoring stations and farm technology, farmers haven’t found anything better than the human eye to identify emerging crop problems.Insect scouting — sending people into a field of crops to spot early signs of pest problems — is both a tradition and an art form, and University of Georgia Cooperative Extension is committed to making sure Georgia has enough trained scouts to survey the state’s fields.This June, UGA Extension entomologists hosted two insect scouting schools at the Tifton Campus Conference Center and the Southeast Georgia Research and Education Center in Midville, Georgia.“Over 2 million acres of Georgia were planted with cotton, peanuts and soybeans this year,” said Phillip Roberts, UGA Extension entomologist. “These types of trainings and demonstrations are a great resource for scouts to learn pest identification and for growers to learn pest management before they cause crop loss.”UGA Extension has offered insect scouting schools annually for the past four years. The free event encourages participants from all backgrounds and positions to attend and receive the crucial trainings.An estimated 130 scouts, county Extension agents, growers and Georgia Farm Bureau staff members attended lectures on insect anatomy, biology, monitoring and damage as well as plant anatomy and pathology for peanuts, cotton and soybeans. After the lectures, participants headed into the field to learn scouting procedures and practice insect identification.“The Georgia Farm Bureau always enjoys opportunities to meet with UGA specialists and learn more about current production practices,” said Raynor Churchwell, Georgia Farm Bureau agricultural programs specialist. “Having a good understanding of crop production issues helps us better represent farmers in the legislative and regulatory arenas. UGA Extension does an exceptional job hosting these hands-on demonstrations and educational opportunities for producers and industry representatives.”More information on insect identification and management can be found on the UGA cotton and peanut commodity blogs at www.ugacotton.com and site.extension.uga.edu/peanutent/.
An avalanche sent three snowboarders tumbling down the mountainside at Maroon Bowl outside of Aspen Highland ski area this past week. Fortunately, all three survived, only to be charged by a moose shortly after rescuing themselves.According to the Aspen Times, the three boarders had been filming higher up the ridge that day and decided to make their way back down. One victim said they made the poor choice to all three go down the slope at once, instead of following the one-at-a-time protocol.The avalanche started 300 feet above the men and swept them hundreds of feet down the mountain. Once they stopped toppling down the slope, one man was partially buried, one was buried up to his chest, and the other was pinned against a tree and suffered from broken ribs.The two non-injured men carefully slid and crawled through the snow while pushing their injured friend on his board to safety. Once they reached Maroon Bowl Road, one of the men left for the T-Lazy-7 Ranch to get help. Meanwhile, the other two men sat awaiting their friend to return with support.However, these two men’s troubles weren’t over yet. While waiting for help, a moose charged at them three times. The men managed to stand their ground against one of the largest animals found in the U.S.Shortly after, the T-Lazy-7 squad arrived and helped the three men to their car where they then drove themselves to the Aspen Valley Hospital. The area the men had been skiing in had been experiencing avalanches that week due to multiple nights above freezing.Read more here.
by: Dan BergerWhile many of my blog posts focus on C-suite executives becoming better leaders, all CEOs and managers would agree that those in our organizations who might not have a leadership position still contribute a great deal to the business.Individual contributors, as Joseph Folkman calls them in a Forbes article, can still stand out as great performers, rather than just average or good contributors. What makes an individual a great performer? Folkman, a Forbes contributor and behavior statistician, lists nine behaviors that distinguish the best performers from average performers. Here are a few from his list:Setting higher goals and standards. The best individual performers push themselves to higher levels of performance and stretch goals beyond what others think is possible to accomplish.Working together. Instead of working alone to be noticed, the best performers achieve their objectives by working with others. continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Fee transparency, inertia, and friends and family are three of the biggest determinants in whether a member joins a new credit union or engages with another financial institution, according to new research from Chicago-based Yes Marketing.The firm’s survey of 1,000 financial services customers found that 43% of respondents first heard about their current financial services provider from family or friends, and 57% said the thing that most influenced their trust in that financial institution was whether it provided comprehensive, up-front information about fees, rates and services.“More than 40% of customers selected their last financial services company based on the recommendation of family and friends,” the report said. “Additionally, more than half (53%) say they chose not to use a company because of negative feedback from family/friends.”Competitive rates and fees were the biggest draw to a new financial services provider for 42% of the respondents; 22% said it was the variety of services available. Only 13% of the respondents said the institution’s ability to protect member information would influence them to use a financial services provider they’ve never used before, and only 10% said the same for branch and ATM proximity. Five percent or fewer said the mobile app, customer service reputation and the convenience of the enrollment process were the most significant factors for them.
The residence, complete with a spa, is hot property.The short-term rental website revealed the property from each country that appeared on users’ booking wishlists the most frequently in 2017.Topping the list for Australia, the Gold Coast residence is a “luxurious loft-style villa”, with room for 10 people, set on a sprawling four ha property and can be rented for $129 per night. You can book this Surfers Paradise penthouse on Airbnb for $550 per night.Some homeowners are facing the prospect of being able to fetch more money for a central Gold Coast property in a single night during the Commonwealth Games than what can be made in a week with a traditional permanent tenancy. How would you like to wake up to this view? It’s currently fully booked.The villa had over 500 views in the last week and has scored a five-out-of-five star listing out of 179 reviews.It’s listed in good company — the most popular listing in the UK was a Victorian castle, a sea cottage was Denmark’s ‘most wishlisted’, and a lakeside villa topped the travel bucket list in Switzerland.The top gong comes as the Gold Coast Bulletin reported an Airbnb boom, tipped to contract the tight long-term rental market further as fewer properties are available. This Mount Nathan Airbnb listing is the most popular in Australia.A STUNNING outlook over the lush green hinterland, a 25m lap pool set up for dive in movies, sunset views from the spa and you can bring your dog (or horse!).A luxury hinterland villa in Mount Nathan has been named Australia’s most ‘wishlisted’ Airbnb, beating out capital city hot spots. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North1 hour ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa21 hours agoThe Gold Coast Hinterland proved more popular than any other location in Australia.There’s a “soothing, hot, outdoor spa” with open fireplace, a pool house pavilion with LG internet TV screen and entertaining area, and all the mod-cons of Wi Fi, heating and airconditioning.The host, former financial planner and Vanuatu expat, Kerri-Lea, is an equine enthusiast and there are horses on the property.“This family plays polocrosse, has horses and stables with daily commitments,” according to the listing. “The family home is the main house.” The villa is described as “loft-style”. It comfortably accommodates 10 people. Everything you need is there.Guests are invited to join in functions that may be held on the property at the time of booking, or can enjoy the privacy of their villa.They can also visit nearby award-winning Mount Nathan Winery, the Gold Coast’s theme parks, between a six to 10 minute drive away, or drive to our famous beaches in less than 30 minutes.