Victor Wooten Trio, Band Of Heathens, Members of Leftover Salmon, Drunken Hearts & More Announce Stacked Colorado Show

first_img– SHOW INFO –Artists:  Victor Wooten Trio, Emmitt/Thorn Duo, Band of Heathens, The Drunken Hearts, Coral Creek, Brad Parsons BandVenue:    Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom / The Other Side (2635 Welton St. – Denver, CO 80205)Date:       Friday – March 24th, 2017Time:      7pm Doors / 8pm ShowAges:       16+Tickets:  Tier 1 – $20 / Tier 2 – $25 / Tier 3 – $30 (purchase here) Denver, CO’s Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom is teaming up with Live For Live Music and YarmonyGrass to announce a killer lineup for what is being dubbed The Drunken Hearted Medicine Show. The event will take place on Friday, March 24th, hosted by local favorites The Drunken Hearts, and will feature sets from the Victor Wooten Trio (ft. Dennis Chambers and Bob Franceschini), Band of Heathens, and the Drew Emmitt & Andy Thorn Duo (of Leftover Salmon).Getting To Know Brad Parsons Through His Newly Released Album, “Hold True” [Listen]Rounding out this stellar lineup is Coral Creek and Brad Parsons Band for what is certain to be a full slate of incredible performances in one single night. Cervantes will open up The Other Side for this all-star extravaganza, with a ticket allowing attendees to check out performances in both venues throughout the evening.A limited allotment of $20 Tier 1 tickets are currently on-sale for The Drunken Hearted Medicine Show and can be purchased here, before the next tier kicks in. For additional show information and updates, join the Facebook Event page.last_img read more

HKS Appoints Maj. Gen. William E. Rapp as director of National Security Fellows program

first_img Read Full Story Maj. Gen. William E. Rapp has been named military affairs lecturer and director of the National Security Fellows (NSF) program at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS).Rapp is currently Commandant of the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, a position he assumed in 2014. Prior to that appointment, Rapp served as Commanding General for National Support Element for the U.S. military in Afghanistan, as Commander of Cadets at the U.S. Military Academy, and as Commander of the northwestern division of the Army Corps of Engineers.“General Rapp is an accomplished and respected career military officer, whose addition to our faculty indicates the strong commitment we have as a school to our U.S. military students, their education, and our national security. HKS will benefit greatly from his deep and rich experience as a professional military educator and leader,” said Archon Fung, Ford Foundation Professor of Democracy and Citizenship and HKS Academic Dean.As director of the National Security Fellows program, Rapp will set the strategic direction for the program, which offers a 10-month postgraduate research fellowship for U.S. military officers and U.S. government civilian officials from the Intelligence Community who show promise of rising to the most challenging leadership positions in their organizations. Selection for this program is done by the respective military services and agencies.last_img read more

Vermont DOE releases ‘No Child Left Behind’ results

first_imgThe Vermont Department of Education released 2011 school accountability determinations as required by the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLBA) today.A school makes Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) by meeting targets set by the state as required by NCLBA. These targets increase every three years with the goal of 100 percent proficiency by 2014. The 2011 AYP targets reflect the final substantial increase before the goal reaches the expectation of 100% of students proficient.LIST OF ALL SCHOOL RESULTS ATTACHEDAs a consequence, the department has seen a significant increase in the number of schools that did not make AYP. Ninety-eight schools are identified for school improvement in one or more area. Twenty of those are new schools entering the first year of school improvement.Additionally, 118 schools did not make AYP for the first time. There are no formal consequences for those schools. If they don’t make it in the same area for a second time, they enter school improvement.  See the following table for a complete breakdown.‘Vermont did not choose to lower our standards in the face of these federal accountability requirements,’ said Commissioner Vilaseca, ‘therefore we continue to see more schools identified. Nationally, an estimated 82 percent of schools in the country will not make AYP this year.’A school that does not make AYP for two consecutive years in the same indicator enters School Improvement status, which requires schools to take specific actions designed to improve student achievement in the area(s) designated as not making AYP.A school must make adequate yearly progress for all students, as well as for students in several sub-groups if there are at least 40 students in the subgroup.   AYP determinations are made for sub-groups of students by race, socio-economic status, English language learners and students with disabilities.We recognize the important goal was to ensure that all students were prepared for college and careers in the 21st century,’ said Director of Research, Standards and Assessment Gail Taylor. ‘We are confident that as we work with other states to develop a strong assessment of the new Common Core Standards, reasonable modifications to the accountability system will allow us to retain high expectations for students but to demonstrate Vermont’s relatively strong performance amongst other states.’The development of a set of Common Standards in mathematics and literacy known as the Common Core and currently adopted by 43 states, including Vermont, as well as common assessments built on those standards is, in part, to ensure that all states hold students to common content and achievement standards.‘There is a challenge at this point as we transition in the future to new standards, new assessments and new accountability systems as to how to support schools that do not make AYP under the current system,’ said Deputy Commissioner Rae Ann Knopf. ‘The Department will work with schools during this transition period to tailor requirements as best we can within state and federal requirements.’AYP determinations are based on the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) assessments and the Vermont Alternate Assessment Portfolio given to Vermont public school students in grades three through eight and 11. The NECAP was administered in October 2010. This is the sixth year these exams have been given in the elementary and middle grades, and the fourth time they were given to students in grade 11.More information on school and district performance can be found on the department’s Web site athttp://education.vermont.gov/new/html/pgm_accountability.html#AYP(link is external).The complete press release packet can be found at http://education.vermont.gov/new/html/dept/press_releases.html#ayp(link is external). ###  AttachmentSize EDU-Summary_by_Public_School.pdf348.49 KBlast_img read more

Service Members from Around the World Joined the International Jungle Operations Course

first_imgBy Andréa Barretto/Diálogo January 27, 2019 The Amazon forest is a peculiar environment, which stands out from most military operational settings. As such, the Brazilian Army (EB, in Portuguese) has an educational and training unit dedicated to preparing its professionals to work in this region: the Jungle Warfare Training Center (CIGS, in Portuguese), headquartered in Manaus, the capital of Amazonas. Since 2016, CIGS offers its courses to foreigners who show increasing interest. “The most developed countries send troops to train on different types of terrain. They seek to keep their service members trained to work in various scenarios, with different characteristics,” said EB Lieutenant Colonel Alexandre Amorim de Andrade, head of CIGS’s education division. For instance, other countries’ armed forces conduct some courses in Alaska and the deserts of Africa. “The CIGS course is renowned worldwide. This training exercise teaches us to live and fight in the jungle, with a high level of physical and technical difficulty,” said Paraguayan Army Second Lieutenant Miguel Herminio Tosatto Acosta, platoon commander of the special troops, in reference to what led him to take the course. The service member was among the students who attended the last edition of the International Jungle Operations Course (CIOS, in Portuguese), conducted October 11-November 30, 2018. A total of 34 foreign service members signed up to attend CIOS 2018. Only 28 candidates from 14 countries, including Argentina, Bolivia, Guatemala, Mexico, Paraguay, and Uruguay were able to demonstrate the required physical aptitude. The rigorous requirements, in terms of candidates’ techniques and physical abilities, are tied to the concern for the service member’s individual safety and that of the group. Information on how to prepare before applying for the course is available on CIOS’s website. Some material is available eight months prior, including nutritional instructions, physical training plans, and videos demonstrating techniques used during CIOS. Applicants take a test in their country proctored by Brazilian military attachés or their own military organization. If they meet the preliminary requirements, they are invited to participate in CIOS’s deployment week. Over the course of three or four days, they undergo more tests, now inside CIGS’s facilities, an area of about 1,200 square kilometers within the Amazon forest. Should applicants pass this phase, they are admitted to the course. From theory to practice Before the three phases of the course kick off—life in the jungle, special techniques, and operations—future jungle warriors go through doctrinal interaction. This is an opportunity for them to learn about doctrines from the other participating nations’ armed forces. “We present the students some military problems for which they have to propose solutions according to their countries’ doctrine,” said Lt. Col. Amorim, who also coordinates the course. The Brazilian doctrine is explained when students operate in the jungle. For 2nd Lt. Tosatto Acosta, the cultural differences initially presented a challenge. “However, when the course started, the differences disappeared, and we became a single body, seeking to complete the mission.” Participants rest for one day before beginning the jungle phase. The objective of the first phase is to show students the characteristics of the operational environment in the Amazon. In one week, they learn how to find food and water, start a fire, build a shelter, avoid and treat tropical diseases, and find their bearings in the forest. Then comes the special techniques phase, the most challenging, according to 2nd Lt. Tosatto Acosta. “Exercises were one after the other, with few resting periods. This phase requires intense focus and physical endurance.” During this phase students learn and practice specific techniques and tactics for jungle combat, such as moving across longer distances in the forest—between 10 to 15 km—swimming in rivers, and using vessels and helicopters. Shooting modules installed in the jungle were a new aspect to CIOS 2018. The idea was to expose students to the difficulties of operating a weapon and shooting in an environment with scores of obstacles. Brotherhood The special techniques phase lasted 12 days. The remaining 15 days of the course were dedicated to the operations phase. During this phase, students are to apply what they learned and practiced during the course. “In this phase they can combine the different doctrines to plan and execute the missions. This combination is enriching and interesting,” said Lt. Col. Amorim. The number of nocturnal activities increased in the last edition, which in turn improved the operations phase. Until the 70s it was believed that service members should not travel in the jungle at night, Lt. Col. Amorim said. “With technological improvements and new techniques, tactics, and procedures we can successfully execute these operations. This is significant because it allows for greater secrecy to catch the enemy off-guard.” The 28 students who succeeded in the three phases participated in the 133rd Jungle Warrior Machete Granting Ceremony, on November 30, 2018. At the event, CIGS officers presented each of the new warriors with a machete, a jungle tool for survival and combat that for those service members, symbolizes knowledge, success, and brotherhood.last_img read more

Employment law: ‘Uncertainty will reign’

first_img continue reading » Uncertainty is the name of the game when it comes to changes the Trump Administration may make in employment law and how those changes will affect your credit union.“Uncertainty will reign for the next four years,” says Bret Yaw, an attorney with FordHarrison LLC.Yaw spoke about labor law issues credit unions will need to watch in the future during a breakout session at the CUNA Human Resources & Organizational Development Council Conference Thursday in Las Vegas.During the presidential campaign, President Trump didn’t clearly outline his position on employment issues, Yaw says. When he did, he sometimes changed his stance later on.President Trump also didn’t provide details about some issues he wanted his administration to address, although daughter Ivanka Trump did push for things like six-weeks of paid maternity leave, a child care tax benefit, and equal pay for women.Some say she may be influential, Yaw says. 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Roy Keane accuses Manchester United star Fred of ‘cheating’ against Manchester City

first_img Comment PLAY Read More Fred was below-par during Manchester United’s defeat at Old Trafford (Picture: Getty)Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane accused Fred of ‘cheating’ in the Red Devils’ 2-0 defeat to Manchester City.Pep Guardiola’s side took a huge step towards defending their Premier League title with a comprehensive win at Old Trafford.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side put up a spirited fight during the first half but City exploited tired legs after the interval, scoring through Bernardo Silva and Leroy Sane.Gary Neville claimed United gave their all during the defeat and couldn’t have produced much more against a talented City side.ADVERTISEMENT Roy Keane accuses Manchester United star Fred of ‘cheating’ against Manchester City Top articles Sean KearnsThursday 25 Apr 2019 8:02 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link128Shares About Connatix V67539 Roy Keane tore into Fred (Picture: SkySports)However, Keane, who was a pundit on the Sky Sports panel for the game, hit back at his former team-mate by highlightingAdvertisementAdvertisement‘What Fred has done is cheating by letting a man run off him for one of the goals,’ said Keane.‘City were very good but it was an easy night for them. They are sitting in the dressing room and can’t believe how comfortable it was.‘I don’t know what happened at half time. They never got going and City seemed sharper in the second half.‘Even the first goal, players not closing players down. We spoke about the basics but I reckon the City players couldn’t believe how easy it was in a derby game.‘You have to put demands on players and I think it was an easy night.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsThe only consolation for United on a difficult night at the Theatre of Dreams was the fact that top four rivals Arsenal were also defeated.The Gunners have their fate in their own hands and will secure a Champions League slot with three wins in their final three matches.United face Chelsea at the Theatre of Dreams on Sunday.MORE: Gary Neville names the best goalkeeper in the Premier League Skip Ad Read More Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Read More Read Morecenter_img 1 min. story by Metro Video Settings Skip Full Screen SPONSORED Coming Next 1/1 Read More / Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Prysmian taps into IBM Cloud

first_img“The important acquisition of General Cable required focus on the integration of processes and the digitalization of products. This represents our differentiation from our competitors,” says Stefano Brandinali, CIO and chief digital officer of Prysmian Group. “To tackle this challenging task we have chosen IBM as our global technology provider to help drive ongoing transformation within the organization. IBM brings its industry experience to support the development of a modern IT infrastructure based on IBM Cloud.” As part of this effort, Prysmian will migrate its SAP workloads to IBM Cloud to leverage higher value technology, including AI, IoT and human augmentation. The three-year agreement is designed to integrate Prysmian’s IT infrastructure with IBM Cloud and adopt a hybrid cloud strategy. With the acquisition of American cable manufacturing company, General Cable, in 2018, Prysmian has made it a priority to fully integrate the information systems of the two companies, to support digitization of processes and products. The agreement with IBM also includes services for the management of the global Prysmian IT environment. Italian cabling giant Prysmian has selected IBM Services to help expand and manage its global technological infrastructure. Under the agreement, IBM Services will also manage the integration of the existing legacy IT infrastructures and move Prysmian’s SAP S/4HANA, the company’s ERP platform, onto SAP certified physical and virtual appliances on IBM Cloud to further support its digital business transformation. With the new infrastructure in place Prysmian said it anticipates high levels of service in terms of availability and reliability, as well as enterprise-grade security. For this implementation, Prysmian will leverage the IBM Services data center and the IBM Cloud data center in Milan.last_img read more

Michael Laws gets smack warning

first_imgNZ Herald 27 July 2014Police have given former Wanganui mayor Michael Laws a formal warning after he was accused of smacking his child.The polarising ex-MP and talkback host was investigated after the alleged incident at Whanganui Hospital last year.A source told the Herald on Sunday a nurse said she saw Laws smack one of his children. The father-of-five and his three youngest children were at the hospital to visit the children’s mother, Leonie Brookhammer, who was recovering from a stroke.Police told the Herald on Sunday in January they were investigating, and this week police said the investigation into the 57-year-old had ended.“A thorough investigation was carried out and the man has now been issued with a formal warning,” a spokeswoman said. “We encourage families and community members that if they have concerns … to report it to police confident in the knowledge that their complaint will be investigated.” Laws yesterday denied receiving a formal warning from the police.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11299721last_img read more

George the star attraction

first_imgOrder Of St George is the star attraction at Down Royal on Friday evening as he bids to regain winning ways in the concluding Her Majesty’s Plate. Press Association The Galileo colt is the sole representative for Aidan O’Brien at the County Antrim circuit and taking a sizeable drop in class, he should make the journey north from Ballydoyle worthwhile. The Magners Berry Handicap gets proceedings under way, in which the Garvan Donnelly-trained Catwilldo will likely be all the rage to complete a quick-fire hat-trick. The five-year-old mare won as she liked at Bellewstown at the start of the month and followed up in good style at Navan a fortnight ago. She may well be capable of defying a small rise in the weights. There is not much good form to go in the Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Auction Maiden and any market support for newcomers from the respected stables of Ger Lyons (Roibeard) and Jessica Harrington (Ms Brinkleys) would be noteworthy. The Tom Mullins-trained Peace Mission has shown up well on each of her two starts to date and has a good opportunity to make it third-time lucky in the Not A Moment Too Soon Fillies Maiden, while Lake George, Mr Good Guy and Chaplin Boy are among those worth considering in a wide-open Magners Light Handicap. The Magners Irish Cider Fillies Handicap is another interesting heat, with John Oxx’s Colour Rhapsody open to more improvement than most. The Tipperary winner returned from almost a year off to finish fourth in last month’s Ulster Oaks and a small step forward would make her hard to beat. Monolight, a winner at Roscommon two and a half weeks ago, can defy top-weight in the Apple Orchard Handicap. center_img The three-year-old showed some useful form as a juvenile last season, highlighted by a wide-margin romp in testing conditions at Leopardstown. He did not make his seasonal reappearance until turning up in the Curragh Cup late last month and ran with plenty of promise, going down by just a short-head to stable companion Bondi Beach. last_img read more