PREMIERE: Raquel Rodriguez Is The Talk Of The Town In “The 310” [Video]

first_imgEclectic Soul singer born and raised in Los Angeles, Raquel Rodriguez is commanding the stage with club shows and festival performances across the country. With a potent blend of femme and aggression, Rodriguez serves up sassy, heartfelt vocals which have caught the ears of some of our favorite musicians – eventually touring, recording, and playing live with the likes of Anderson .Paak, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Goapele, Trombone Shorty, Jonny Lang, and countless others along the way of her journey.Clearly, Rodriguez is surrounding herself with a seriously solid crew, especially after the release of her The 310 EP – produced by Nigel Hall and Sam Brawner. She is currently in the studio working on The 310 – Part 2 and collaborating with drummer Adam Deitch and keyboardist Borahm Lee of Break Science.Live For Live Music is excited to share a new video for “Talk of This Town,” recorded live from Blue Dream Studios. Mixing elements of soul, funk, and jazz, Raquel Rodriguez and her sensational band are on full display in this new release – making us very excited for what’s to come.The “Talk of This Town” video comes with an exciting announcement that Raquel Rodriguez will perform at The Bootleg Theatre on Wednesday, July 12th in Los Angeles, CA ahead of a few other dates coming up this year. Fans won’t want to miss out on this hometown throwdown! Tickets available here. Head to Raquel Rodriguez’s website for more information.last_img read more

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Transforming Your Business Shouldn’t Have to Be Death-Defying

first_imgThe month of May, and specifically EMC World, has become a regular reflection point for me. As I head into my third EMC World this week, I reflect back to year one where – as the newly appointed head of what was then EMC’s Backup Recovery Systems division, my primary mission was to evolve our approach to backup and archive. Last year, at my second EMC World, we amped up our portfolio by adding replication and availability to the mix to provide customers with integrated solutions spanning the entire data protection continuum. Fast-forward once more as we head into EMC World 2015 having combined our data protection and storage businesses under one umbrella (called “Core Technologies” which I now lead…no pressure) to deliver even more value to our customers through deeper product integration and simplification across our portfolio.What a difference three years make. Not just at EMC, but at every company. The pace of change has accelerated to lightning speed, and those that don’t move with it, risk the same fate as our dodo bird and dinosaur brethren. Obsolescence in this case is not an “if,” but a “when.”At the forefront of this disruption are the mega trends of big data, cloud, mobile, and social – with IT caught in the epicenter. Increasingly, companies find themselves living in two worlds: They are being asked to do more with less, leveraging their current IT infrastructure (which is typically on-premise and geared to handle traditional workloads), and at the same time, innovate for the future and drive new growth (think next-generation, app-centric workloads enabled by cloud). It’s a balancing act for sure, and by no means an easy feat.Which brings me to my number one mission this year, and the focus of my cameo in today’s general session at EMC World – to help our customers tackle this challenge and keep them moving forward.At the risk of stealing my own thunder on today’s main stage, the path forward can be broken down into three interrelated steps: 1) simplify and automate storage, 2) ensure a path to the cloud, and 3) protect data everywhere, regardless of where it lives. Achieving each of these successfully is predicated on having the right technology in place. Technology that helps you pave the way from ‘Point A’ to ‘Point B’ seamlessly, and ultimately, transform your business.This is why we are taking great pains to transform ours. Within Core Technologies specifically, we are continuing to drive transformation across our portfolio through integrated, software-enabled storage and data protection that delivers simple, scalable, and trusted infrastructure to fast-track your journey forward. While we are doing this a number of ways, for brevity’s sake, I’ll put it into the context of the steps described above.Simplify and automate storageRecently, I penned the blog ‘Looking at Storage through a Different Lens’ which likened EMC’s various storage platforms to what I consider to be their camera model equivalents. The main point I tried to get across is that there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach when it comes to either of these domains. It’s about picking the right solution for the job.  Since most companies compensate for this by having multiple storage systems, which can create storage silos and drive up cost and complexity, simplifying and automating storage becomes paramount. This can be attained by using software to centralize, optimize, and manage service-level objectives and data services across your environment. Two ways we help you achieve this:XtremIO – The industry’s leading all-flash array (AFA) with unprecedented performance and scale with inline “always-on” data services, XtremIO is the fastest-selling storage array in EMC history. It allows you to run traditional apps more efficiently and scale-out as needed to keep up with data growth, eliminate storage sprawl, and deploy next-generation workloads more quickly.VMAX3 – This is not your father’s VMAX. We’ve separated the data services from the back-end storage to enable you to move active, mission-critical data to high-performance storage tiers and inactive data to low-cost, high-capacity tiers. You can also take advantage of these features on alternative storage platforms and the cloud.By driving out cost and complexity with these and our other storage solutions, customers can redirect resources for new, future-focused initiatives.Plot a path to the cloudNo doubt, the cloud can be a double-edged sword – full of both opportunity (greater innovation and agility, along with lower costs) and risk (more complexity, etc.). This can make the journey there muddy at best. Enabling the cloud as an integrated component of your infrastructure offers a clear path forward – allowing you to leverage it on workloads where it is best suited. With EMC’s acquisitions of TwinStrata, Spanning, and Maginatics last year, we’ve made it easier for you to unlock the value of cloud where it makes sense for your business and to protect your data wherever it resides.Protect data everywhereThis brings me to my last point. Data itself can be transformational, but not if it isn’t protected.  Between massive data growth, data mobility, and ever-changing workloads, this can be a challenge. Taking a holistic view of data protection across all workloads – whether on-premise, in a hybrid cloud, or in a public cloud – will ensure your data is protected regardless of where it lives, where it may move, and against whatever might happen. And as I mentioned earlier, EMC is uniquely suited to help you address this challenge with cloud-enabled solutions that span the entire data protection continuum.So, can these three steps make you a pro tightrope walker overnight – maintaining an effortless balance between managing the IT challenges of today with transforming for tomorrow? Maybe not… but it can make your job and the journey there a lot less death-defying.last_img read more

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Fiji deports university leader in blow to regional relations

first_imgWELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Fiji has deported the leader of the University of the South Pacific and his wife in a move that threatens to tear apart regional relationships. Vice-Chancellor Pal Ahluwalia says about 15 government agents surrounded their house at night and gave them minutes to pack before they were hastily deported to Australia. Ahluwalia says he’s been uncovering corruption at the university, but other administrators say there have been management lapses under his leadership. Fiji’s government has only cited violations of an immigration law that says foreigners cannot breach the peace and good government of Fiji. The University of the South Pacific is jointly owned by 12 countries and serves 28,000 students over a geographic area three times the size of Europe.last_img read more

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GlassND builds community

first_imgThe Graduate LGBTQ and Ally Student Society at Notre Dame (GlassND) has been working to foster a greater sense of community and inclusion in the University’s graduate school, Tony Cunningham, Quality of Life Chairperson for the Graduate Student Union (GSU), said.GlassND was formed through the efforts of the Graduate Student Union as they aimed to fully address the graduate student community’s needs, Cunningham said.“Part of this position [Quality of Life Chairperson] is to work with some groups that were not receiving as much attention as other groups, one of them being the LGBTQ community within the graduate school,” he said. “In the 2012-2013 school year, we held the first two events explicitly for graduate LGBTQ community members and ally members.”Cunningham said that GlassND works closely with the University’s Gender Relations Center (GRC) for events and programming. “The GRC does a lot of programming, like ally training, and they do an excellent job with that,” Cunningham said.GlassND has transitioned this year from educational activities to community-building and social activities, Cunningham said. They held a Happy Hour & Trivia Night at Legends on Monday.“That [was] our big marquee event for the semester, but we’ve also been doing smaller stuff, like getting together to watch movies or going out and just establishing the social network, so that people don’t feel ostracized or alone when they’re here,” he said. “One of the hardest parts, people tell me, is that they just feel alone, that they don’t have someone to confide in or talk to, so we’re trying to build a community that they can feel open and safe with.” Cunningham said GlassND is currently subgroup of the GSU, not an official club. He said GlassND is looking to increase its membership and involvement before it begins the process to become a group recognized by the University.GlassND hopes to serve as a welcoming entity for prospective graduate students at the University, Cunningham said.“At the moment, especially for LGBTQ students that are investigating [the University], they hear the long-standing rumors about how Notre Dame is with LGBTQ members,” he said. “What we’d like to do is provide the structure so that they have a group to come and join. Another pro of being an official, recognized group would be a structured community that people could reach out to and look to for support, not just when they’re looking to apply here, but also once they are here.”Cunningham said that the graduate school and administration has been very supportive of the group’s efforts. “I work really closely with the administration and the people in the graduate school, and they’ve been absolutely fantastic as we’ve gotten things off the ground,” he said. Tags: GlassND, graduate schoollast_img read more

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Take another look at what Trump’s done

first_imgA recent letter laments the lack of media coverage for what its writer refers to as Trump’s “accomplishments”. The letter exhorts us to “have our country’s best interest at heart.”A Google search for “Daily 202 priorities” finds a Washington Post analysis reporting several governmental actions. When were they announced? ”Underscoring how politically unpopular these moves are, most were rolled out on the Fridays before Christmas and New Year’s Eve to minimize media coverage and public notice.”Summarizing the article: Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion 1) Key regulations on fracking were rescinded, leading to potential for environmental damage.2) Rules designed to prevent another Deepwater Horizon spill weakened.3) Interior Department rolled back a policy protecting migratory birds.4) Mining leases for Ivanka Trump’s landlord reinstated.5) New Medicare guidelines let nursing homes off the hook when patients suffer.6) Expect “deeper cuts in the 2019 budget, part of an effort to … pay for the new tax law… One possible casualty, a pay raise that federal employees historically have received”.7) “Several important government offices that enforce laws and ensure public safety have been decimated by neglect …”center_img 8) Trump’s government has reneged on a federal commitment to fund a major infrastructure project.9) All members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (advising the government since 1995) have been fired (by form letter delivered via FedEx).10) The Justice Department wants a citizenship question added to the 2020 census questionnaire. Per Arturo Vargas, member of the National Advisory Committee of the Census, “This is a recipe for sabotaging the census.”This would seem to be the “other side of the coin” with regard to Trump’s so-called “accomplishments.” And to deliberately time their announcement for limited media coverage? Well, what does that say about taking our country’s best interest to heart?Jerry BoehmAlbanyMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFeds: Albany man sentenced for role in romance scamEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censuslast_img read more

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Time-out: IDX halts trading as shares plunge 5%

first_imgThe bourse halts stock trading for 30 minutes if its main gauge falls more than 5 percent. If the index falls more than 10 percent after the first suspension is lifted, the bourse will halt trading for another 30 minutes, according to a new IDX policy issued on Tuesday in light of the market rout.Trading will be stopped for the whole session if the JCI continues to fall further than 15 percent. The suspension can last for more than one day with the approval or instruction of the Financial Services Authority (OJK).Employees pass near the screen of stock movements in the Indonesia Stock Exchange building, Jakarta, Monday (2/3/2019). (Antara/Galih Pradipta)The decline follows an already steep Asian stock market drop. Japan tumbled 4.4 percent, a three-year low level, Australia nosedived to three-year low 7.4 percent, Seoul fell 4.8 percent to 4.5-year low. The MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 4.7 percent. The government unveiled a Rp 10.3 trillion (US$717.87 million) fiscal stimulus package to support the tourism industry and boost consumer spending to counter the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak. A second stimulus package is underway.Bank Indonesia has recorded a foreign outflow of about Rp 31.76 trillion (US$2.19 billion) worth of government bonds and Rp 4.87 trillion worth of stocks so far this year as foreign investors flock to safe-haven assets such as the United States’ 10-year Treasury Note.Topics : Stock trading on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) was suspended on Thursday at 3:33 p.m. as the nation’s chief stock index nosedived by more than 5 percent amid a worldwide market rout following the World Health Organization’s (WHO) designation of COVID-19 as a pandemic.The Jakarta Composite Index (JCI), the main gauge of the local stock exchange, tumbled 5 percent to 4,895, a level unseen in almost four years, bringing the year-to-date (ytd) decline of the index to more than 21 percent. The drop makes for a bear market, which is defined by a drop in share prices of more than 20 percent from a recent high.“Stocks have been halted for 30 minutes, but because this has occurred 30 minutes prior to the close of trading, trading is technically closed now. Today has closed; it’s all done,” said Fakhri Hilmi, deputy commissioner for capital market supervision at the Financial Services Authority (OJK).center_img Euro Stoxx 50 futures plunged 8.3 percent to their lowest levels since mid 2016, following the US’ S&P 500 4.89 percent fall, nearing bear market territory. The Dow Jones yesterday plunged 5.9 percent to 23,553 on Wednesday, marking a bear market.“Emotional factors still dominate for the time being,” CSA Institute analyst Aria Santoso said on Feb. 29, just as the stock market began volatile movements. “The government stimulus program takes time for investors to comprehend as worries and panic continue to cloud the market and investors do not think logically.”Read also: Disappearing act: Market braces for volatile March after $2.4b vanishes in a weeklast_img read more

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Is Arsenal vs Southampton on TV? Channel, live stream, kick-off time, odds, team news and head-to-head

first_img Head-to-head in last five meetings 16 Dec 2018 – Southampton 3-2 Arsenal – Premier League08 Apr 2018 – Arsenal 3-2 Southampton – Premier League10 Dec 2017 – Southampton 1-1 Arsenal – Premier League10 May 2017 – Southampton 0-2 Arsenal – Premier League28 Jan 2017 – Southampton 0-5 Arsenal – FA Cup Arsenal have been inconsistent of late (Picture: AFP)What are the odds? (Courtesy of Betfair)1/2 Arsenal18/5 Draw6/1 SouthamptonTeam newsArsenal could see Laurent Koscielny return, despite picking up a knock in Thursday’s Europe League clash with BATE.Alexander Lacazette is available after suspension, but Ainsley Maitland-Niles remains out through illness.Hector Bellerin, Danny Welbeck and Rob Holding are all still out.Michael Obafemi is available again for Southampton, as is Stuart Armstrong.More: FootballChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer MORE: Gareth Bale prefers Real Madrid stay to Manchester United or Chelsea switchMORE: Pep Guardiola ready to keep faith in Arijanet Muric ahead of Ederson for Carabao Cup final Unai Emery wants to move back into the top four (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal continue their hunt for a top four place as they host Southampton in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.The Gunners go into the game in fifth, one point behind Manchester United and will be hoping the Red Devils slip up against Liverpool on Sunday.Rio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starThe Saints have slipped back into the relegation zone, but can climb into 17th spot with a draw in north London, or go one place better with three points.Southampton beat Arsenal earlier this season, winning 3-2 in a thriller at St Mary’s in December.ADVERTISEMENT Southampton have slipped back into the bottom three (Picture: Getty Images)When is Arsenal vs Southampton?The match is on Sunday 24 February with kick-off at 2.05pm at the Emirates.AdvertisementAdvertisementIs Arsenal vs Southampton on TV and is there a live stream?Unfortunately not, the Manchester United vs Liverpool match is on at the same time and being broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event and Premier League. Advertisementcenter_img Is Arsenal vs Southampton on TV? Channel, live stream, kick-off time, odds, team news and head-to-head Advertisement Comment Phil HaighSunday 24 Feb 2019 10:19 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy linklast_img read more

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Granit Xhaka desperate to complete Hertha Berlin transfer in next 72 hours

first_imgGranit Xhaka is desperate to leave Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Granit Xhaka wants to leave Arsenal in the next 72 hours as he targets a move to Bundesliga club Hertha Berlin.The Swiss midfielder has made it clear to the Gunners that he wants to leave the club after a disastrous campaign in north London.Xhaka joined the club in a £34m deal from Borussia Monchengladbach in 2016 but he’s failed to live up to expectations, despite being made club captain last summer.The midfielder told supporters to ‘f**k off’ after he was jeered following his substitution in a 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace in October and the incident has convinced Xhaka that he has no future at the club.ADVERTISEMENT Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 31 Dec 2019 3:08 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.8kShares Comment Xhaka doesn’t see a future for himself at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Hertha Berlin have made a loan bid with an obligation to buy Xhaka at the end of the season for a fee of around £25m and the Bundesliga club are hopeful that Arsenal will accept.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe Times claim Xhaka is desperate to complete the move by Friday because the club are set to embark on a winter training trip that weekend and the midfielder wants to be part of the travelling party.Xhaka was left out of Arsenal’s squad for the defeat to Chelsea with the club claiming that he was ill.Arteta is keen on keeping Xhaka but the club have nevertheless been searching for a replacement.MORE: John Hartson calls out Steven Gerrard for disrespecting Neil Lennon after Rangers beat Celtic Advertisement Advertisement Granit Xhaka desperate to complete Hertha Berlin transfer in next 72 hourslast_img read more

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Gov. Wolf to Join Legislators, Advocates in Recognition of Gun Violence Awareness Day

first_img Press Release,  Public Safety Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today will join legislators and advocates in the Capitol rotunda for a rally and press conference in recognition of Gun Violence Awareness Day. Friday, June 7 is National Gun Violence Awareness Day.“The time has come to end gun violence in Pennsylvania,” Gov. Wolf said. “We need to end mass shootings; we need to end homicide shootings; and we need to end suicides by gun. We’ve made progress over the past year at developing common sense measures to reduce gun violence, such as stopping domestic abusers from accessing guns during the time they are most likely to kill their victims.”The rally, sponsored by Sen. Art Haywood, brought together legislators and advocates to raise awareness on gun violence. Those attending are encouraged to wear orange in a show of support. Additional events and rallies are planned across the commonwealth through June 9.“This was the fifth Gun Violence Awareness Day,” Sen. Haywood said. “The first had 13 people in attendance and now there are hundreds across the state. This is the first unanimous consent after four prior efforts. I thank the Pennsylvania Senate for unanimous consent.”Speakers at the rally in addition to Gov. Wolf and Sen. Haywood will include Sen. Jay Costa, Sen. Vincent Hughes, Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell, Rep. Jennifer O’Mara, and gun violence advocacy groups Moms Demand Action and CeaseFirePA.Gov. Wolf has shown consistent support for commonsense gun violence reduction legislation, including universal background checks. He first called on the General Assembly to pass a package of domestic violence bills in October 2017, including Act 79’s domestic violence gun safety protections. One year later, he signed Act 79, the first law in 14 years to address gun violence. He has also consistently called for more action to reduce gun violence.“Think of how many families we can impact, how many mothers would have their sons and daughters come home, how many children would have their parents, if we continue to work together to end gun violence in Pennsylvania,” Gov. Wolf said. “I’m so proud to be here today with all of you as we continue to fight for this important cause. By working together, we can reduce crime, protect our citizens, and give communities more peace of mind.” June 05, 2019 Gov. Wolf to Join Legislators, Advocates in Recognition of Gun Violence Awareness Daycenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Flood-free Brisbane home perfect for community-minded family

first_img30 Wyndarra Street, Kenmore.While their property was not flooded during the 2011 floods, Mrs Clifford said others down the road were affected.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019She said the devastation had brought the community and neighbours even closer together.“Everyone helped everyone,” she said.“I was heavily pregnant and made lunches for many people,” she said. “We had dogs here and people coming and going, checking on each other.”At the time, the couple had come back from Perth to renovate the home before selling it. However, the floods hit the street. She said the neighbours were excited to see them thinking they were returning to live at the property.“We just love it here,” Mrs Clifford said. “It’s a lovely leafy area.” The 3D Diakrit floor plan of 30 Wyndarra St, Kenmore.She said the outdoor area was her favourite part of the home.“We spent a lot of time out there,” she said.“We had an outdoor kitchen built and it’s all stainless steel with a granite benchtop.“We could cook and eat outside when it was warmer weather.”The property is in a quiet cul-de-sac and has a heated saltwater in-ground pool. The fully fenced yard comes with a cute cubby house. The property goes to auction on Saturday at 10am. 30 Wyndarra Street, Kenmore.Nicholas and Kate Clifford are moving to be closer to the city.They bought their four-bedroom, two-bathroom home at 30 Wyndarra St in 2007 and after living in the home for several years moved to Perth in 2013.While they were in Perth their property was tenanted.center_img 30 Wyndarra Street, Kenmore.The mother-of-three said it was their first family home and described it as neat and renovated.Mrs Clifford hopes somebody who loves the property and fits in with the Kenmore community will buy the home. read more

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