3 Years Later, Fan Delivers Update On The Tattoo He Got In Order To Write A Disco Biscuits’ Setlist

first_imgSet 1: M.E.M.P.H.I.S.> Rockafella> Aquatic Ape [ending only], Hope [unfinished]> Svenghali [ending only]> Astronaut> Save The Robots [dyslexic]Set 2: Save The Robots [unfinished, dyslexic]> Astronaut [unfinished]> Spacebirdmatingcall> Air Song [inverted]> Spacebirdmatingcall [Cover Photo: Dave Vann],Setlist: The Disco Biscuits | Dominican Holidaze at Breathless Resort and Spa | Punta Cana, Dominican Republic | 12/3/2014 As reported back in December of 2014, at Dominican Holidaze in 2014, The Disco Biscuits struck an interesting deal with a fan. The Philadelphia-born jamtronica act agreed to play a dedicated fan’s setlist during the destination concert getaway, but under one condition—he had to get a tattoo of the setlist or artwork inspired by the setlist he wrote. Close to three years ago, we spoke to both this superfan and Biscuits’ bassist Marc Brownstein about this pact, and today, we’ve received an exciting follow-up about the status of the tattoo in question.In 2014, Brownstein laid out the simple terms of the deal, noting, “Last night was epic. The deal I made with the fan who wrote the set was this: He writes the set, we play the set to the best of our ability given time constraints etc., and he tattoos the setlist to his body.” Seems simple enough, however, the fan then weighed in, clarifying that he wouldn’t be getting the actual setlist tattooed on his body, rather he’d use the setlist as a guide to create “an actual detailed sketched tattoo.”Well, today, Live For Live Music received a long-awaited update on the status of his Biscuits setlist tattoo. While in 2014, he explained that he’d be getting a detailed sketched tattoo, in the end, he opted to get the straight setlist tattooed onto his upper thigh. In an email, he sent along a picture of his setlist tattoo and noted, “This isn’t newly done for the record. I never got to show many people that I was a man of my word, aside to Brownie and close friends.”You can check out the setlist that he wrote that the Disco Biscuits played at Dominican Holidaze on December 3rd, 2014, as well as a photo of his finished tattoo below.Setlist: The Disco Biscuits | Dominican Holidaze at Breathless Resort and Spa | Punta Cana, Dominican Republic | 12/3/2014last_img read more

Expanding the VCE Technology Alliance Program with Two New Certification Programs

first_imgBuilding on the success of the Vblock Ready certification program we launched in 2012, VCE is further expanding its Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) Program with two new certification programs: VCE Validation Ready and VCE Vision Ready.  The VCE Validation Ready Program is designed to help partners and their customers to test and validate their own software configurations on a dedicated test bed with VCE converged infrastructure solutions, while the VCE Vision Ready program is intended for certification of third-party software integrations with VCE Vision Intelligent Operations.The VCE Validation Ready test bed can be accessed directly or remotely from our testing and certification partner Superna. It can also be used to conduct Performance and Scalability testing or customer Proof of Concepts (POCs). This approach makes validations and certifications simpler, faster, and cheaper while also ensuring compatibility with VCE’s continually evolving technologies like the VCE Vision Intelligent Operations and those of our Independent Software Vendor (ISV) partners.The VCE Vision Ready Certification Program has been established to ensure third-party applications leverage VCE Vision Intelligent Operations to successfully manage and interoperate with Vblock Systems as a single converged infrastructure entity. As part of the certification process, various criteria are customized based on the candidate application’s use of specific APIs to accommodate for specialized deployments.TAP Partners that have already taken advantage of these new certification programs include:BMC SoftwareEMC Clinical Archiving by EMC Enterprise Content DivisionKaspersky LabPerceptive SoftwareSupernaTrend MicroBoth the VCE Vision Ready and VCE Validation Ready programs are not exclusively for VCE Technology Alliance Partners though. The VCE Vision Ready Program is for any developer interested in creating a VCE Vision Adapter using the VCE Vision API and the VCE Validation Ready Program and its remote test bed can be used by any VCE Partner (including channel partners, service providers and global systems integrators), and their customers and prospects.There are currently two fully certified VCE Vision Ready adapters available with the VCE Validation Ready test bed:CA/Nimsoft: CA + Superna Eyeglass Connect for Nimsoft to monitor compliance in real time.BMC: BMC + Superna Eyeglass Connect for BMC Atrium for the management of configuration and patch management in real time, including asset management, product catalog, and service dashboard, and for compliance with integration with BMC BladeLogic/BSA.For more information on the new certification programs, please visit: http://www.vce.com/partners/type/technology-alliance-partnerslast_img read more

All parties appeal verdict in German far-right killing case

first_imgBERLIN (AP) — The prosecutors, defendants and co-plaintiffs have all said they will appeal against the verdicts in the case of the 2019 killing of a politician that sparked outrage in Germany and an attack on an asylum-seeker three years earlier. Stephan Ernst, a 47-year-old German with a long history of neo-Nazi views, was convicted last month of murdering a regional politician and member of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party who had advocated helping refugees. Ernst was sentenced to life in prison without the customary eligibility for release after 15 years, due to the severity of his crimes. But he was acquitted of the separate charges of stabbing and seriously wounding an Iraqi refugee in 2016.last_img read more

Students participate in annual boxing tournament to support Holy Cross Missions in Bangladesh

first_imgFor senior Pat Gordon, what started off as an activity to get his mind off things transformed into a passion. “My mother passed away in high school, and I was upset, looking for an outlet. I walked into a boxing gym and fell in love with it,” Gordon said. Observer File Photo A student receives medical attention during a break between rounds in the 2017 Bengal Bouts.Gordon said one of the things that most attracted him to Notre Dame was that it was one of the only schools with a boxing program. He said as soon as he arrived on campus as a freshman, he knew Bengal Bouts was something he wanted to be a major part of his college experience.According to its website, Bengal Bouts started as a boxing program organized 88 years ago by Knute Rockne. During its first year, Gordon said, the bouts raised $200, which was sent to Holy Cross Missions in Bangladesh as part of an emergency fund. However, he said, the money has grown too big — especially over the past 10 years — to be a mere rainy-day fund and now goes to supporting tribal parishes.“In Bangladesh, if you’re part of a tribe you’re in the vast minority,” he said. “The kids in the tribal parishes stay in a hostel … and the hostel provides their food, their clothing, their books and it’s about $15 a month for all of that.”Gordon said these kids’ parents make around $1 a day and can pay about $2 or $3 a month for their children’s education. This is where the money from Bengal Bouts helps, and last year alone the boxing program raised $175,000.Gordon went to Bangladesh for nine weeks last summer to see for himself the place the money raised from Bengal Bouts benefits. He went to Jalchatra, where he worked with the Garo tribe, lived with two Holy Cross priests and taught English classes.“I had from grade three up to grade 11, and a night class of adults,” he said. “It was a big variety of students because some of them only knew two or three English words and others were fairly close to fluent.”Gordon said there were three other Notre Dame students there with Bengal Bouts, and all four of them together would write lesson plans every night for their classes. Prior to the experience, he said, he had no experience teaching English as a second language.“It was challenging, but it was really rewarding,” Gordon said. “These kids, they don’t have a lot of disposable income, and our last day there we threw this big party — they got us gifts, they bought us shirts we could wear … different types of Bengali clothing.“We’re supposed to be the ones giving and yet they’re the ones who were giving to us.”Gordon won Bengal Bouts his sophomore year, was a captain his junior year and won heavyweight division junior year, but he said the best part of his experience with Bengal Bouts was going to Bangladesh.“I love boxing. I simply adore it — I can’t get enough of it,” he said. “I’m always going to be a proponent of this club and try to help it and progress it in any way that I can.”When Gordon first started with Bengal Bouts, he did it purely for the boxing, he said. Now, with his experience at Bangladesh and a first look at Holy Cross Missions, he found a deeper reason to supplement his athletic passion.“I can honestly say it’s the single best thing I’ve done with my life,” Gordon said. “I started boxing to grow myself as a person, now I do it to help others grow. If you lose, it’s important to remember that the real fight is 10,000 miles away in Bangladesh.”Tags: Bangladesh, Bengal Bouts, Boxing, Men’s Boxing, ND Boxinglast_img read more

Saint Michael’s dedicates the Pomerleau Alumni Center, college’s first ‘green’ building

first_imgIn ceremonies including the Board of Trustees, Saint Michael’s College will dedicate the $2 million Antonio and Rita Pomerleau Alumni Center on Saturday, Oct. 3, at 12:30 p.m. in the new center, located on Route 15, but entered from Lime Kiln Road, in Colchester. The multi-use building is the first deliberately environmentally friendly, 21st Century structure on the Saint Michael’s campus. Made possible through the generosity of The Tony B. and Rita M. Pomerleau Foundation and over 1,000 alumni contributions, the Alumni Center is a multi-use facility housing alumni and development offices and public meeting spaces.“This building will be a tangible way to keep our alumni close to the college,” said President John J. Neuhauser.The building will house a reception room devoted to the former Trinity College, founded by the Sisters of Mercy, to provide a meeting place for alumnae of that college, and to symbolize the historic connection between the two colleges.Antonio PomerleauMr. Pomerleau, 91, a Burlington real estate developer well known for his generosity in Vermont, served on the Saint Michael’s College Board of Trustees in the 1970s, and was awarded an honorary Saint Michael’s doctoral degree in 1994. Two of his sons and a granddaughter graduated from the college, and his son Ernie Pomerleau, SMC class of 1969, currently serves on the college’s Board of Trustees. Tony Pomerleau expressed appreciation for what Saint Michael’s gave his children, and for the college’s commitment to higher education in the Catholic tradition.“St. Mike’s is a great college, and they’re doing a great job,” Mr. Pomerleau said to a student reporter for The Defender, Saint Michael’s student newspaper. “I figured I’ll help.”Building DesignCollege architect James P. Farrington, AIA, associate director of facilities/college architect, was the principal designer of the Pomerleau Center. “I’m very excited,” he said, about the energy efficiency of the building and the Greek Revival design for the structure.The brick building is connected to and has proportions and details similar to Prevel Hall. It is set back from Route 15, between the President’s Residence and the Holcomb Observatory. The 6,500-square-foot structure contains five first floor offices, The Trinity Conference Room, and six upstairs offices. A nicely proportioned function room provides space for dinners, socials, alumni board meetings, and other gatherings, and a handsome fireplace room provides a kind of living room for the building.The College’s First LEED “Green” BuildingThe major thrust of the building, as determined by President Neuhauser, is that it be environmentally friendly, as advanced as technology will allow, and certified as a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design ) building. The plan incorporates recycled lumber, water conservation structures, regionally available materials, and other features that can give LEED points.The building envelop is “super air tight with high R value,” Architect Farrington said. Every office has a large insulated glass window to provide good day-time lighting, less use of electric lighting, and little heat loss.Wiemann Lamphere Architects of Colchester, Vt., worked with Farrington to complete construction documents. Pizzagalli Construction of Vermont built the Pomerleau Alumni Center. The team is working on final details for securing LEED certification.“Making this building truly green, points the way to whatever else we might do in the 21st century,” President Neuhauser said.At Saint Michael’s College, www.smcvt.edu(link is external), Learn What Matters. Saint Michael’s is a distinctive Catholic liberal arts college that provides education with a social conscience, producing graduates with the intellectual tools to lead a successful, purposeful life that will contribute to peace and justice in our world. Founded in 1904 by the Society of St. Edmund and headed by President John J. Neuhauser, Saint Michael’s is identified by the Princeton Review as one of the nation’s Best 371 Colleges. It is one of 270 colleges and universities nationwide, and one of only 20 Catholic colleges, with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter. Saint Michael’s has 1,900 undergraduate students, some 500 graduate students and 100 international students. Saint Michael’s students and professors have received Rhodes, Woodrow Wilson, Pickering, Guggenheim, Fulbright, and other grants. The college is one of the nation’s Best Liberal Arts Colleges as listed in the 2009 U.S. News & World Report rankings. Saint Michael’s is located just outside Burlington, Vermont, one of America’s top college towns.-30-last_img read more

Best Beginner Bike Rides

first_imgAre you an aspiring cyclist ready to take pedaling from the casual to competitive? Whether you’re into fat tires or skinny wheels, find your edge at one of these beginner-friendly races.Rollin’ Round the River, Wilkesboro, N.C. • September 15If you’re looking to increase your mileage, this relaxed cycling tour of the upper Yadkin River valley is a great place to start. The casual roll has distances for all abilities—from a family friendly 10-mile ride on the Yadkin River Greenway to a fast-paced 50-miler that takes a spin through the quiet agricultural community of Happy Valley. All rides (20- and 30-mile options also available) are flat and easy to follow with out-and-back routes, so novice cyclists can get comfortable going the distance. bmcc.usSorry Honey, I’ve Gotta Work Late Mountain Bike Series, Richmond, Va. • September 12, 19, 26  You’re in luck if Wednesday is liver and lima beans night at your house. Skip dinner and head to Forest Hill Park for some post-work big wheel racing. Richmond’s urban singletrack is mellow and flowy, so even if you’re new to racing you won’t be too far from the pack. Plus, the loop-course races only last about 45 minutes, so the rides are more than attainable for newbies. Cyclocross races will also be taking place. runriderace.com Northern Neck River Ride, Kilmarnock, Va. • September 29Tour the quiet peninsula on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay that sits between the Rappahannock and Potomac Rivers, as the flat waterfront terrain offers an ideal opportunity for beginners to stretch out. Riders will depart from the Windmill Marine Resort and weave through the scenic back roads of the Northern Neck. Whether it’s the 100-miler, metric century, one-third century, or laid back family route, cyclists will pedal through small towns built during colonial times and relaxed coastal communities that will be feeling the breeze of early fall. riverride.org  Georgia BikeFest, Columbus, Ga. • October 12-14 You’ll find rides for the whole family at this annual bike gala in downtown Columbus. There are both long and short route options offered each day on the gentle roads of the area’s rolling hills—with the main event being a fully supported century on Saturday. After long days of pedaling, cyclists can sleep under the stars at campsites along the Chattahoochee River. brag.orgTour de Pig, Lexington, N.C. • October 13 This is how you ride in true Southern style. The Tour de Pig is part of Lexington’s annual Barbeque Festival, so expect to have a plate of award-winning pulled pork waiting for you at the finish line. Before it’s time to dig in, earn your ‘cue by pedaling around the rolling roads of the Carolina Piedmont. Four different supported routes all take off from Davidson County Community College and include distances of 100K, 50K, 35K, and 20K. barbecuefestival.com    Gran Fondo of the Alleghenies, Warren, Pa. • October 13 Wind through the remote corridors of Pennsylvania’s Allegheny National Forest at the height of foliage season. This colorful fall ride is perfect for cycling beginners looking to build mileage without a ton of elevation gain. The rural ride starting from the small town of Sheffield includes routes of 30, 60, and 100 miles with the longest route only gaining 3,500 feet. warrenadventures.com Six Hour Grind on the Greenway, Ft. Mill, S.C. • October 13Casual mountain bikers looking to make the leap into endurance racing have a friendly option just south of Charlotte, N.C. At Grind on the Greenway, new racers can go solo or grab a partner and complete as many nine-mile laps as possible in six hours on the singletrack of the 2,300-acre Anne Springs Close Greenway park. Each lap carries a manageable elevation gain of 805 feet, so you won’t break the aerobic bank as you navigate the twisty Piedmont woods. charlottemtnbike.comBack to the beach in CarolinarunLong-distance running relays continue to be the latest rage. A new option takes adventurous striders from the North Carolina Triangle on a 200-mile slog to the beach. The Tuna Run 200 will feature teams of seven to 12 runners making the long haul from Lake Benson Park near Raleigh to the boardwalk of Atlantic Beach. The runners will switch off through 36 different legs of rural terrain between the Piedmont and the coast, where a celebration of tuna and cold beer awaits. tunarun200.comrideIf you didn’t exhaust your vacation days this summer, tune up your road rig and spend a week pedaling from the peaks to the sandy beaches. Cycle North Carolina is organizing a Mountains to Coast Fall Ride that will take cyclists from Brevard to Carolina Beach through a week of riding from September 29 to October 6. Along the way, the chosen route will find riders stopping in Lake Lure, Shelby, Matthews, Rockingham, Lumberton, and White Lake. cnc.ncsports.orglast_img read more

First Turns Ski Package Giveaway

first_imgThis contest is closed! Check out the others here!Rules and Regulations: Package must be redeemed within 1 year of winning date. Entries must be received by mail or through the www.blueridgeoutdoors.com contest sign-up page by 12:00 Midnight EST on December 1st, 2014. One entry per person. One winner per household. Sweepstakes open only to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older. Void wherever prohibited by law. Families and employees of Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine and participating sponsors are not eligible. No liability is assumed for lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, non-delivered or misdirected mail, or misdirected e-mail, garbled, mistranscribed, faulty or incomplete telephone transmissions, for technical hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connection, or failed, incomplete or delayed computer transmission or any human error which may occur in the receipt of processing of the entries in this Sweepstakes. By entering the sweepstakes, entrants agree that Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine reserve the right to contact entrants multiple times with special information and offers. Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine reserves the right, at their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. Winners agree that Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine and participating sponsors, their subsidiaries, affiliates, agents and promotion agencies shall not be liable for injuries or losses of any kind resulting from acceptance of or use of prizes. No substitutions or redemption of cash, or transfer of prize permitted. Any taxes associated with winning any of the prizes detailed below will be paid by the winner. Winners agree to allow sponsors to use their name and pictures for purposes of promotion. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. All Federal, State and local laws and regulations apply. Selection of winner will be chosen at random at the Blue Ridge Outdoors office on or before December 1st, 6:00 PM EST 2014. Winners will be contacted by the information they provided in the contest sign-up field and have 7 days to claim their prize before another winner will be picked. Odds of winning will be determined by the total number of eligible entries received.last_img read more

Ex-Massapequa Mom Covered Up Husband’s Rape of Daughter, Cops Say

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A former Long Island woman has been accused of repeatedly hindering a Nassau County police investigation into allegations that her husband raped her 11-year-old daughter by fleeing the state last fall.U.S. Marshals apprehended Alexis Davis, 31, formerly of Massapequa, at her home in Georgia over the weekend after her 30-year-old husband, Dwayne Richards, was nabbed in January in Florida, authorities said.A state agency notified Special Victims Squad detectives in October that the child had been the victim of sexual assault, police said. Investigators asked Davis repeatedly to bring the child in for a DNA comparison sample, which Davis refused, police said.“When she eventually did produce a child for the test it was not the victim in question,” police said in a news release. Davis then fled with the victim to Georgia.Detectives had determined that Richards, Davis’ husband at the time, had raped the victim in early 2013, but Davis continued to hinder the investigation by refusing to reveal the suspect’s location, while also allowing him access to the child, police said.Richards was eventually charged with first-degree rape and predatory sexual assault of a child.Davis will be arraigned Monday on a charge of hindering a prosecution at Nassau County Court in Mineola.The victim is now staying with relatives out of state.last_img read more

The Digital Revolution: Prepare for the millennials!

first_imgAs a generation who has been raised online begins its financial journey, digital demands on financial services will begin exploding.by: Nate WentzlaffThe credit union industry is the middle of a digital revolution.  As technological innovations continue, members will shift toward digital channels to interact with their credit union.  Basic transactions continue to take place though online and mobile banking channels where members can take control of their financial needs.  Depositing checks, transferring money, and paying bills can all be accomplished through this channel.  Members no longer need to rely on the branch for basic transactions.  The main drivers of digitization are the millennials who were born at the advent of the internet.  Their lives have been surrounded by the interconnected digital world.  Consequently, they will demand a digital credit union that meets all of their financial needs when (and where) they need them.Online/Mobile BankingOnline and mobile banking has revolutionized how the world banks by opening endless opportunities for innovation.  For example, the camera was imbedded into the smartphone to give customers the ability to take pictures.  Now, the camera has turned into a self-service bank teller.  Credit union members can reach into their pocket and complete transactions that previously needed a physical branch.  For most millennials, going to the branch is seen as a chore.  Branches are usually over-crowded at the time members can make it in.  Waiting in line to deposit a $100 check is yesterday’s problem.  Now, it is as simple as taking a picture and depositing the check through a mobile app.  The online/mobile platform has arrived just in time to meet millennial membership demand. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Way cleared for China to share H5N1 samples

first_imgSep 11, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – US officials have resolved what they’re calling a lapse in communication that has contributed to China’s delay in sending promised poultry samples of H5N1 avian influenza virus to the United States.Early last week, a Chinese agricultural official told news services that Beijing was still working out a protocol for sharing poultry H5N1 samples with the international community, even though the government had promised in March to provide up to 20 samples for analysis in World Health Organization (WHO)-affiliated laboratories.After the announcement, the newspaper China Daily reported that the agriculture ministry had blamed a US lab for the delay, saying the lab did not complete required import procedures. A WHO representative, however, told Agence France-Presse last week that logistical arrangements were already in place.Kathy Harben, a spokesperson on global issues for the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), told the Associated Press (AP) Sep 8 that the samples were delayed because China and the CDC had problems agreeing whether the samples should be classified as diagnosed or undiagnosed.Packing and handling procedures are the same for both, but Harben said the CDC preferred the samples be shipped as “undiagnosed” because the forms and approval process for such samples take less time. She said the approval process for “diagnosed” samples, the classification preferred by the Chinese agriculture ministry, could take weeks.China and the CDC agreed to have the samples shipped as “diagnosed,” Harben told the AP, and said she expected that the CDC would receive the samples by the end of September.Harben told CIDRAP News today that officials are still working out details about what samples are coming. “We’ll know more later,” she said.The CDC routinely works with China’s health ministry whenever it receives human H5N1 samples; however, Harben said receiving poultry samples is rare and has been somewhat more difficult because CDC officials are making arrangements with a different branch of government, the agriculture ministry.China has not shared avian flu virus samples from poultry since late 2004, according to recent news reports. Poultry H5N1 viruses, especially those from China, are needed to develop vaccines and drugs.last_img read more