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Dennis Rodman Joins Pearl Jam On Stage At Wrigley Field [Watch]

first_imgThe show is still ongoing, but you can see the setlist as it updates below.Edit this setlist | More Pearl Jam setlists[Cover photo via jerrylesperance//Instagram] Pearl Jam is currently in the midst of their headlining performance at Chicago’s Wrigley Field, treating fans to a second great night of music from their incredible deep catalog. The band has been known to bring athletes on stage in years past, and even recently brought out some Red Sox alums for the show at Fenway Park. The show tonight takes the cake, however, as Pearl Jam brought out Chicago Bulls star Dennis Rodman during tonight’s show.Rodman came out during “Black, Red, Yellow,” pumping up the crowd during the song’s introduction and remaining on stage afterwards. You can watch it go down in the Instagram clip below.last_img read more

Ticketfly Launches A Secure Marketplace For Fans To Buy And Sell Tickets

first_img2016 was a historic year for the concert ticketing industry, especially with President Obama’s notable decision to enact the BOTS Act forbidding the use of bot software to purchase tickets. In that spirit, the ticket company Ticketfly has teamed with the company Lyte to operate a secure marketplace for fans to buy and sell tickets, fan-to-fan.“For many years I have mulled over how to best tackle the safe and secure resale of tickets for our clients and ticket buyers,” said Andrew Dreskin, Ticketfly’s CEO and co-founder, in a statement. “One that keeps the tickets in the hands of true fans, keeps control of the experience in the hands of our clients, ensures that the house is full for the artists, and renders obsolete scalpers who leach off the primary ecosystem. Lyte is that answer. We are delighted to be in business with these guys.”Ticketfly and Lyte will verify the exchange of tickets for sold out shows, thus working to reduce fraudulent ticket sales and keep tickets in the hands of actual fans. The partnership also serves to benefit artists by reducing the “no-show rate” of attendees, allowing musicians to play in front of more people for their performances. The Lyte/Ticketfly partnership will be launched at a handful of venues, including The Bomb Factory and Trees in Dallas Marathon Music Works in Nashville; Bimbo’s 365 Club in San Francisco; and Whitewater Music Amphitheatre outside of Austin.You can find out more about Lyte by heading to their official website.last_img read more

Jam Cruise Announces Hosts For Brooklyn Comes Alive Jam Room

first_img[Video: TheFunkItBlog] Brooklyn Comes Alive and Jam Cruise have just announced the hosts of the first-ever land-based edition of the iconic Jam Room. Two special back-to-back sessions will take place starting at midnight at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Session One will be hosted by iconic The Meters bassist, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, and Jam Cruise lifer George Porter Jr.. Session Two will be hosted by the potent tag-team of bassist Karina Rykman and guitarist Craig Brodhead, who play with Marco Benevento and Turkuaz, respectively.In the Jam Room, Jam Cruise taps artists to play the role of host, acting as the anchor of an improv-heavy late-night set featuring a rotating cast of surprise musicians. With the intention of giving artists the chance to collaborate in an open and relaxed atmosphere, each Jam Room is chock full of surprises, with neither fans nor artists knowing who will show up or what will happen.Jam Cruise’s inaugural land-edition of the Jam Room is a great fit at Brooklyn Comes Alive. In 2018, Brooklyn Comes Alive will take over Williamsburg’s Brooklyn Bowl, Music Hall of Williamsburg and Rough Trade for an all-day musical marathon. Inspired by the vibrant musical communities of Brooklyn and New Orleans, Brooklyn Comes Alive brings together more than 50 artists, allowing them to carry out passion projects, play with their musical heroes, and collaborate in never-before-seen formations—much like Jam Cruise’s own focus on unique artist collaborations and communal camaraderie. For more information, ticketing, and to see the full list of performers scheduled for Brooklyn Comes Alive 2018, head to the festival’s website here.As for the upcoming Jam Room sessions at Brooklyn Comes Alive, while each performance is sure to host numerous surprises, it’s also likely that the individual hosts will be reflected in the sessions they lead. George Porter Jr. is one of the most visible bassists in the jam and funk scenes. As an original member of The Meters, he helped define the New Orleans-funk sound, though he has exhibited his true musical diversity by collaborating with everyone from Dead & Company to Phish‘s Page McConnell to Snoop Dogg to Widespread Panic and countless others.Craig Brodhead is a musical force within the fan-favorite Brooklyn-based funk act, Turkuaz. Shifting between guitar and keys, the man clad in white is well-versed in super jams, performing with a whos-who of famed artists in the Northeast and each year down at New Orleans Jazz Fest. Brodhead’s partner-in-crime at Brooklyn Comes Alive for this special jam session will be bassist Karina Rykman, the young, highly talented bassist in famed keyboardist Marco Benevento’s solo project. Despite her young age, Rykman has proved herself as one of the brightest up-and-comers in the scene, accomplishing what many artists twice or triple her age dream of, with collaborations with Robert Randolph, Eric Krasno, John Medeski, Billy Martin, Nels Cline, Jackie Greene, Joe Russo, and others under her belt.Brodhead spoke to L4LM about his participation in the jam room, explaining:If you’ve ever had the privilege of hanging in the jam room late into the night on jam cruise, you know there’s a lot to be learned from the experience. It gets weird in there. That doesn’t always mean good or bad, but one must always pass through the Door Of Weirdness to experience the truly great improvisational moments. I am truly honored to be joining forces at Brooklyn Comes Alive with the incomparable Karina Rykman for a very special Jam Room modeled on this experience and we’ll do our best to steer the ship and man the stations with the finest musicians Brooklyn will have on hand that evening!Rykman was also effusive in her excitement about hosting the Jam Room:Beyond stoked to co-host the Jam Room at BCA with my dude Craig Brodhead, and represent NYC!  This great confluence of players all coming together to create simultaneously is a spectacular thing, and I’m thrilled to be a part of it.Porter Jr. summed it up nicely, adding:I am looking forward to bringing the Magic of the Jam Cruise jam room to this year’s Brooklyn Comes Alive. It’s going to be funky and fun!George Porter Jr. and Karina Rykman will both be on hand at Brooklyn Comes Alive outside of leading their respective Jam Room sessions. George Porter Jr. has been tapped for a special tribute to set to Col. Bruce Hampton, Butch Trucks, and Gregg Allman, which will see the bassist teaming up with Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, Adam Smirnoff, Jeff Sipe, Peter Levin, and Elise Testone. Karina Rykman will bring her own solo project, the Karina Rykman Experiment, to the festival, which also features Adam November and Chris Corsico in addition to special guests Robert Walter and Dave Harrington. However, as for either bassist’s Jam Room sessions, the sky’s the limit as to who could show up to join in the collaborative fray.You can check out video from George Porter Jr.’s Jam Room session aboard Jam Cruise in 2014, which saw the bassist joined by Brooklyn Comes Alive alum Adam Deitch, who will bring his own Adam Deitch Quartet to BCA this year; Adam Deitch’s famed father, Bobby Deitch; guitarist Will Bernard; the Bonerama Horns; and others for this take on “Second Line” into “Iko Iko” and “I Feel Like Funkin’ It Up”. The fourth-annual Brooklyn Comes Alive will return to Brooklyn’s beloved Williamsburg neighborhood on September 29th for an all-day music marathon at Brooklyn Bowl, Music Hall of Williamsburg and Rough Trade. Inspired by the vibrant musical communities of Brooklyn and New Orleans, Brooklyn Comes Alive brings together more than 50 artists, allowing them to carry out passion projects, play with their musical heroes, and collaborate in never-before-seen formations. For more information, ticketing, and to see the full list of performers scheduled for Brooklyn Comes Alive 2018, head to the festival’s website here.last_img read more

Silent Killer

first_imgRadon is a deadly gas that may be lurking in your home. It’s the second leading cause of lung cancer behind smoking — the leading cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers. Each year approximately 21,000 deaths occur in the U.S. because of radon.January is National Radon Action Month and University of Georgia Cooperative Extension urges homeowners to take action and test their home. Delaying testing can cause you and your loved ones to continue to breathe dangerous levels of radon.Radon is invisible, tasteless and odorless, and the effects of exposure to radon take a long time to detect. Because of this, radon is often overlooked. Breathing high levels of radon over time can cause lung cancer.Radon is a naturally occurring gas that comes from the decay of uranium found in most rocks and soil. It enters your home through cracks in the foundation, the exposed soil in basements and crawlspaces, and well water. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, about one in 15 homes in the U.S. has a high radon level (over 4.0 picocuries, units of radioactivity, per liter).A carbon monoxide (CO) detector will not detect high levels of radon. It only detects the presence of carbon monoxide. The only way to know if your home has a high level of radon is to test for radon.This is an easy do-it-yourself project. Radon test kits are available from several sources, including local retailers, some county Extension offices and by ordering online from UGA Extension (www.UGAradon.org). Kits purchased online cost $13 and include the kit, shipping, lab analysis and results.If the radon level in your home is high, a radon reduction system can be installed. A radon reduction (or radon mitigation) system reduces high levels of indoor radon to acceptable levels. The system most frequently used is a vent pipe system and fan that pulls radon from beneath the house and vents it to the outside.Radon exposure from drinking water is primarily a concern in private wells. In Georgia, wells drilled into granitic crystalline rock aquifers, usually in the northern part of the state, are at risk of naturally occurring radon contamination. This is where the uranium that decays to radon can be found at higher levels.If you don’t know whether there is radon in your well water, have the water tested. The UGA Agricultural and Environmental Services Laboratories in Athens, Georgia, test water samples for the presence of radon. To get a water testing kit, contact your local UGA Extension office or call 1-800-ASK-UGA1.For more information on radon, visit www.ugaradon.org.last_img read more

UVM Medical Group at Fletcher Allen announces research award grants

first_imgThe University of Vermont Medical Group at Fletcher Allen announced the winners of four new Medical Group awards at the practice’s annual holiday reception held December 7, 2010. The awards, newly created to highlight Fletcher Allen’s academic mission and recognize the outstanding work of UVM/Fletcher Allen faculty, each carry a $1,500 cash award and $6,000 block grant related to the award’s focus.Allyson Bolduc, M.D., associate professor of family medicine, was named CME (Continuing Medical Education) Educator of the Year in recognition of her role of course director for the long-standing and highly successful Family Medicine Review Course from 2006 through 2009. Under Dr. Bolduc’s direction, attendance at the longest-running family medicine conference in the country grew by approximately 30 percent.Barry Heath, M.D., professor of pediatrics, director, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and chief, Division of Inpatient and Critical Care at Vermont Children’s Hospital, was named GME (Graduate Medical Education) Teacher of the Year for his unique and innovative teaching of medical residents and fellows. Dr. Heath is described by residents and fellows as an enthusiastic teacher who is patient with new learners and communicates well with the health care teamChristopher Huston, M.D., associate professor of infectious disease, was named Junior Researcher of the Year. This award honors a researcher who is less than 10 years out from graduation from residency or fellowship training. The author of 18 peer-reviewed publications, Dr. Huston’s research focuses on the molecular basis for the pathogenesis of invasive infection by an intestinal amoeba that is the second leading protozoan cause of death in the world.Hillel Panitch, M.D., professor of neurology, was named Senior Researcher of the Year. This award honors a researcher who is more than 10 years out from graduation from residency or fellowship training. Dr. Panitch, who passed away on December 23, 2010, served as director of the Multiple Sclerosis Center at Fletcher Allen for ten years. He made seminal research contributions in defining the pathophysiology and treatment of Multiple Sclerosis. His animal studies suggested that MS is an autoimmune disease; human studies confirmed this and revealed disease mechanisms that led to interventional therapies that are now the standard of care worldwide.Burlington, Vt. – The University of Vermontlast_img read more

Trauma Tuesday: Worn Wear, Black Friday Edition

first_imgPatagonia, the outdoor clothing and gear behemoth, continues to urge you to not buy their stuff. Their latest effort is aimed directly at the post-Thanksgiving shopping madness and is billed as the “antidote to Black Friday.”  Their new short film, Worn Wear – the above is just a short trailer for the 30 minute long movie, which is linked at the end – highlights the “stories we wear” and explores how our used gear can drum up memories, feelings, and emotions that other things can’t. I find this to be very true. I can relate the story of how I got any piece of outdoor gear I own and what adventures I had in it. The film takes a look at some of the most used, abused, and worn pieces of Patagonia clothing and how it is still being used 10, 20, and 30 years later.Learn more about Worn Wear here.I encourage you to watch the entire film, and practice restraint this holiday season. If not, enjoy the Black Friday stampede video below.last_img read more

4 password policies to improve credit union cybersecurity

first_imgGoogle made headlines recently with a new tool called Password Checkup. When installed inside the Chrome browser, the app alerts users when it detects passwords they are using may have been stolen. It works by cross-referencing user passwords against a database of compromised credentials that contains upwards of 4 billion entries.That number is enough to make you wonder if there are passwords out there that haven’t been compromised.The emergence of tools like this underscores the increasing need for – and frankly, the interest in – proactive cybersecurity defenses. More people are becoming aware of the potentially devastating repercussions of security breaches, and that includes credit union employees. Is your credit union supplying staff – the cooperative’s frontline security defense – with the education, awareness and best practices to keep cybercriminals at bay?Establishing simple-to-follow ground rules around passwords in the workplace is a good place to start. Building good passwords at work may also trickle over into employees’ personal lives, better securing them against identity theft, ransomware, phishing and other consumer-targeted cybercrime. Here are four password practices to consider enacting at your credit union.  1. Set enterprise-wide password policies.Centralize strong password requirements for everyone in your organization. Parameters should include things like minimum length, complexity requirements, how frequently passwords must be updated and boundaries around using the same credentials for multiple sites or apps. “Fine grained” password policies allow system administrators to specify multiple sets of rules for password policies, as well as different restrictions for different users – such as stricter policies for employees who access sensitive data. 2. Ensure employees never reuse passwords for multiple sites. You may have heard of credential stuffing, cyber attacks that are effective thanks to the common behavior of using the same password for multiple logins. In a credential stuffing attack, a cybercriminal uses automation to test passwords stolen from one site to gain fraudulent entry to other sites. If employee password information is compromised in a breach outside of your organization, your system is vulnerable if that same password is used at the office. To help employees avoid reusing passwords, see the next tip. 3. Deploy a password management tool. Reusing passwords is common because it’s nearly impossible to remember login data across all the digital platforms and sites we access regularly. A password management tool, such as LastPass, will help employees securely store and populate passwords so they don’t rely on the ones they can easily remember – which are, naturally, the weakest kind. Password managers also feature tools for generating more secure passwords that are longer, more complex and not as easily crackable. 4. Audit passwords regularly. Just one weak employee password can grant a cybercriminal entry, exposing your entire system to malicious attack. The National Institute of Standards and Technology recommends taking measures that prevent the reuse of passwords that have been previously exposed in a breach. Ask employees to conduct regular checks to ensure they aren’t using breached passwords. The website HaveIBeenPwned.com provides a downloadable resource of compromised passwords that can be used to cross-reference against passwords currently in use at your organization. (Important note: Never type a password into this page. Scroll down and download the breached passwords list.)The old adage has never been truer: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. These four password practices can significantly up your credit union’s cybersecurity game, not only because they make it harder for the bad guys to get in. But also because they strengthen your internal defenses by more richly engaging the frontline in your cyber defense strategy. 19SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Corey Skadburg Corey Skadburg is the Chief Operations Officer for BrightWise, which provides training courses that raise awareness about cybersecurity threats and engage employees to become the first line of defense. As … Web: www.bright-wise.com Detailslast_img read more

Chelsfield and Canary: a tale of two takeovers

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Turning employees into civil servants will not affect KPK’s independence: State Palace

first_imgThe State Palace has given an assurance that the change in the status of Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) employees to civil servants will not affect the antigraft body’s independence despite concerns from critics.President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s administration recently issued Government Regulation No. 41/2020 on the status changes, a regulation mandated by the controversial revision to the KPK Law, which stipulates that all previously independent employees of the agency would become civil servants, giving a two-year transition period to implement the change.Presidential expert staff member Dini Shanti Purwono said the regulation would not reduce the KPK’s independence, citing Article 3 of the revised law, which stipulates that the KPK would remain independent and free from any external powers. “The government has no intention to weaken the KPK in this case. On the contrary, this is a part of [our efforts] to strengthen Indonesia’s corruption eradication institution,” Dina said in a statement published Monday.She also said the status change would not reduce employees’ salaries. The regulation itself stipulates that all KPK employees will be paid like other civil servants, meaning they will receive benefits in addition to their primary salary.Critics, however, expressed fear the change would undermine the KPK’s ability to fight graft, with former KPK commissioner Laode M. Syarif saying that an independent anticorruption body also required its staff to be independent in order to fulfill their mandates.Read also: KPK Law revision violates democratic values: Ex-justice Laode, who served as commissioner from 2015 to 2019, also criticized the new wage system as the commission has long stressed the importance of a single salary system to ensure accountability.“With this regulation, [employees] can appear to have small salaries but receive benefits, meeting fees and other [additions] that are large and difficult to account for,” Laode said during Monday’s discussion with the Jentera School of Law.Meanwhile, Antigraft watchdog Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) researcher Kurnia Ramadhana argued the change in employee status would reduce the independence of graft busters as KPK investigators would become civil investigators (PPNS), which fall under the supervision of the National Police.He added that the change could also disrupt corruption investigations as, due to their civil servant status, the government could easily transfer KPK employees to other state institutions.In response to the criticisms, KPK commissioner Nurul Ghufron assured that his staff would remain independent despite the changes in wage system and status.“The independence of our employees as law enforcers is born from the spirit and understanding that the KPK is a law enforcement agency and independence is the main thing in enforcing the law,” Nurul said as quoted by kompas.com on Tuesday.In late June, KPK chairman Firli Bahuri made a request to the House of Representatives for Rp 928.8 billion (US$65.1 million) in additional funds for the KPK’s 2021 budget to, among other programs, support the employees’ transition to civil servants.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Alan Smith lays out what new Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta must do in the January transfer window

first_imgAdvertisement Alan Smith lays out what new Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta must do in the January transfer window Mikel Arteta could have a busy transfer window ahead (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal hero Alan Smith predicts a busy first January transfer window for new manage Mikel Arteta, with players coming and going from the Emirates.Arteta was confirmed as the new Gunners boss on Friday and he does not have long to get his plans together before the window opens on 1 January.Some players are expected to leave the club, with Mesut Ozil and Granit Xhaka both heavily linked with moves away, and Smith has backed Arteta to weed out ‘bad influences in the dressing room.’‘Anyone unwilling to follow will get very short shrift,’ Smith wrote for the Evening Standard. ‘They won’t get a look-in under the Spaniard.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘For that reason, we might see certain individuals being moved on, possibly in January, the summer at the latest. Unfortunately, there are some bad influences in that dressing room, only interested in themselves. They’ve got to be shifted fairly sharpish, if at all possible.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea 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 CityAs for arrivals at the Emirates, Smith still thinks Arteta needs to fix a problem that has bothered the Gunners for some years – defensive midfield.The former England international believes Arteta’s time at Manchester City will have seen him learn the huge benefits of having the likes of Fernandinho in a team and he will look to replicate it in north London.However, whether he can find someone of the required quality with the budget available is in question.‘As for the style of play, if Arteta wants to follow the Manchester City blueprint, he’ll seek to bring in a Fernandinho type,’ continued Smith. ‘Someone capable of both protecting the defence and quickly moving the ball forward from that pivotal slot at the base of midfield. Comment Fernandinho has been a rock for Manchester City in recent years (Picture: Getty Images)‘To be fair, that may require inspiration from the recruitment team, seeing as Arsenal’s budget just now might not stretch to an expensive ready-made answer.’Central defence is also an area Arteta will need to focus on, according to Smith, describing it as ‘a car-crash department in recent times.’However, he is hoping that problem can be solved from within without having to plunge into the transfer market.‘Rob Holding is another who could make vast leaps forward with the right tuition in a solid system,’ wrote Smith. ‘God knows, Arteta needs someone to make the grade in central defence.’The Arteta era begins on Saturday away at Everton in the Premier League although the former Toffees midfielder is unlikely to be on the touchline, leaving Freddie Ljungberg to take charge for one more match.MORE: Unai Emery speaks out on Arsenal’s decision to appoint Mikel ArtetaMORE: Mesut Ozil sends message to Mikel Arteta after being appointed new Arsenal head coach Phil HaighFriday 20 Dec 2019 3:42 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Advertisementlast_img read more