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Tech giant Intel decided to go all out in their efforts to fire up viewers for the season finale of America’s Greatest Makers, their TBS reality series, by commissioning YouTube sensation/noted pyromaniac Colin Furze for a literal smoking bass solo and a guitar that doesn’t get set on fire…it sets things ON fire! The series featured 24 teams competing for a million dollar grand prize that required them to incorporate Intel technology inside an invention that somehow aided society. The teams presented their creations to a panel of judges that included Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, who helped select the overall winning invention, Grush, a smart tooth brush that links with a mobile game app to help teach children to brush more thoroughly.With the finale drawing near, the show runners turned to viral video maker and gadgeteer extraordinaire Furze, who has turned everything he can get his hands on into some sort of firework laden spectacle of danger. While Furze has tricked out instruments in the past, it’s a wonder that he hasn’t indulged his pyromaniacal tendencies until now, but he was obviously savoring the opportunity. Sticking to the rules of the competition, he included circuitry manufactured by Intel, and even took the time to warm up for the flame throwing guitar by creating a bass guitar with a smoke machine and strobe lights.Check out his production process for the bass and guitar below:Smoking Strobe Bass BuildFlame Throwing Guitar BuildFinally, he put both instruments in the hands of people who could handle that sort of responsibility, took to the drum kit and produced one of the more dangerous jam sessions we’ve ever seen! Check out the carnage below!It’s something straight out of Mad Max: Fury Road! Let’s hope none of our favorite bands pick this up any time soon…
At Brooklyn Bowl this past Saturday, the venue threw a going away party for Peter Costello and his wife Amanda who are making a move from New York. Costello, who is Brooklyn Bowl’s production manager and has worked with Peter Shapiro dating all the way back to the Wetlands Preserve, also manages Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, and is essentially the guy that makes sure everything is running properly behind the scenes.Watch Scott Metzger Cover Grateful Dead, The Band In Rare Solo Set [Full Video]For the couple’s going away party, guitarist Scott Metzger’s group RANA were slated as the headliner for the evening. It was the band’s first full performance (outside of an unannounced set at Three’s Brewing on 9/28/2015) since 2011. The New Jersey rockers, made up of Metzger (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead / Wolf!), Matt Trowbridge on vocals/keys, Andrew Southern on bass/vocals, and Ryan Thornton on drums/vocals, put on a two-set show that featured a guest spot from James Casey (Trey Anastasio Band) on the tenor sax for “900 Numbers”, and Costello helping out on vocal duty during a cover of the Grateful Dead‘s “Viola Lee Blues”.Listen to the show in its entirety, courtesy of taper Eric McRoberts:Setlist: RANA at Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY – 6/18/16 Set One: I Waste It Livin Was Easy Not So Mopso Good Book -> Mandy Moore The Legend Of Zelda Silver Not Gold -> Ring In The Sand -> Poop Jazz Fits Gerald -> Ring In The Sand -> I’m Comin’ Correct What Deaner Was Talkin About -> For Some Time Minka Malinka Charm Bracelet Set Two: intro/crowd Smile Replacements Do I Have To Ask? One Dear Son -> We Will Not Be Lovers Ghetto Queen 900 Numbers * banter – Costello appreciation Viola Lee Blues @ 84th Precinct Carbombed Again Buy Sell Or Break Backstage Pass outro/Pete Shapiro video Matt Trowbridge – Keyboards & Vocals Scott Metzger – Guitar & Vocals Andrew Southern – Bass & Vocals Ryan Thornton – Drums * w/ James Casey – Tenor Saxophone @ w/ Peter Costello – Vocals
Medical historian Allan Brandt, dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, has authored the “Perspective” article in the 200th anniversary edition of the New England Journal of Medicine, published this January. Discussing the history of the Journal, Brandt tracks its seminal role in observing and investigating disease, reporting innovations in medicine, and educating the medical profession. Beyond that, he explains how the Journal became the zeitgeist of the field, documenting evolving opinions on issues such as gender equality and eugenics. Brandt elaborated on his remarks in a podcast, available here.“Given the breadth of the Journal‘s interests and contributors over these past two centuries, it serves today as a remarkable resource for understanding the profound changes that have occurred in medicine,” says Brandt, Amalie Moses Kass Professor of the History of Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine and professor of the history of science in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. “The Journal,” he continues, “is not just a window on clinical medicine and scientific advance; it serves as a basis for investigating the history of medicine in all its complexity: it reflects the relationships of culture, society, economy, and politics to medical knowledge, practice, and the organization of health care.” It offers a window on the rise of technology and of specialization, the evolution of medical education, and a reminder of the changing boundary between science and medicine, Brandt writes.During its tenure as the longest continuously published medical periodical in the world, the Journal chronicled how “medicine and health care moved from the social periphery to become dominant aspects of our science, culture, and economy,” Brandt writes. “The Journal unquestionably owes its success and stability to this monumental shift in the status, authority, and impact of biomedicine. But the Journal has also played a critical role in these developments. By combining a commitment to publishing papers of scrupulous scientific merit across wide-ranging domains, with a recognition of the central questions and values uniting the profession, the Journal has remained true to its founders’ vision.”
Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference (#WPC2016) is here again, and Dell is excited to be a Titanium sponsor! From July 10-14, our team will be in Toronto, Ontario, presenting, discussing, and showcasing the innovative technologies that benefit our customers. Here are some highlights you won’t want to miss:The Dell Booth #1015Electronic Plinko: Play to win prizes, including a virtual reality viewer and a laptop camera! Demonstrations galore: We’ll be showcasing some of our most exciting solutions, including Microsoft Analytics Platform System (APS) by Dell, the Dell Hybrid Cloud System for Microsoft, and more. We’re happy to answer any questions you might have.Booth Theater Presentations: Presentations from Dell and its partners will take place at the Dell booth throughout Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. All that knowledge, yours for the taking – plus you’ll receive a sports bag for attending. You can find the full booth presentation schedule below.Our experts will be presenting best practices and tips on topics such as big data, hybrid cloud, and security. Here’s a sample of what Dell will be presenting – be sure to work these into your conference agenda!Software Asset Management (SAM) Award Winner: Dell BrazilDell Brazil won the Software Asset Management (SAM) Award for Latin America and the Caribbean Region! Learn the secrets to their success at “Building Long Term Customer Engagement though SAM SQL & Cloud Opportunities.” The presentation will be given twice: Monday, July 11, 2:30 p.m., Room 707, South Building, and Tuesday, July 12, 1:00 p.m., Room 707, South Building </p><p>Future ready workforce with Dell client solutionsKarl Jakosalem, Field Marketing Manager, Dell Client SolutionsMonday, July 11, 11:30 a.m., Microsoft Partner TheaterThe way we work is evolving; work happens anytime, anywhere. Millennials expect technology to do more than just computing. New computer platforms with innovative solutions are making it all possible. Don’t miss this opportunity to attend the Dell future ready workforce presentation. Learn workforce transformation, why client refresh, Dell value proposition and end-user client portfolio. It’s never been a better time to work with Dell.Dell: The Future Ready EnterpriseSteve McMaster, Microsoft Global Alliance ManagerTuesday, July 12, 1:30 p.m., Microsoft Partner TheaterAre you embracing change or just responding to it? Are you a champion of innovation in your organization? When your organization is future ready, technology becomes an engine of value creation from the data center to your workforce. Join our session today and learn how our comprehensive solution portfolio helps you become – future ready.Simplifying Hybrid CloudPreetham Mukhatira and Jeff SwansegarDell Booth #1015Cloud computing is maturing in several ways – as a service delivery model, in rates of adoption, and in the way it’s being deployed and managed holistically. Shifting to a cloud operating model is a journey for both business and IT together. We will discuss Dell’s approach to simplifying cloud infrastructure, spanning your private, hybrid, and public cloud strategies. We will explore how customers and partners are driving new business opportunities using Dell engineered solutions, such as the Microsoft Cloud Platform and Dell Hybrid Cloud System for Microsoft, and Dell’s unique approach to hybrid cloud with financing, global services support, and partner ecosystems.Big Data Platform Advantage with Dell APSRajitha ThalluriDell Booth #1015In a digitally driven world, data analytics is the key to competitive advantage. With the Dell Analytics Platform System’s converged MPP architecture, in-memory analytics, and support for virtually all data types, the Dell Analytics Platform System greatly accelerates complex queries that join data from diverse sources. You can now get an out-of-the-box solution with high-speed parallel query processing, highly scalable data storage, integration with Hadoop, and high-speed data transfer. Best of all, Dell delivers an end-to-end big data solution—from the appliance and its hardware and software to services, support, and technical guidance.What is Dell Storage for Microsoft Storage Spaces?Craig RushDell Booth #1015Overview of Dell’s Microsoft Storage Spaces offerings including details and benefits of choosing an engineered, certified solution versus a do it yourself (DIY) solution. Discussion around Scale Out File Server (SOFS) and Converged Compute offering.If you are attending WPC, please stop by our Booth #1015 and say hello. And whether you’re onsite or not, you can follow along online! We’ll be covering the conference expo, keynotes, and more on Twitter: @DellAlliances, @DellChannel, and @DellOEM. Booth Theater ScheduleMonday, July 11 1:00 p.m. Future Ready Workforce with Dell Client Solutions1:30 p.m. Simplifying Hybrid Cloud2:00 p.m. Dell Preferred and Premier partner program2:30 p.m. Achieving Easy and Highly Secure Access to All of Your Windows Desktops and Apps from Anywhere3:00 p.m. Uncovering Services Opportunities within Azure AD and Office 365 Security3:30 p.m. The Internet of Things, Simplified4:00 p.m. Maximizing Profits and Growth with PartnerDirect4:30 p.m. How to Ensure a ZeroIMPACT Migration to Office 365Tuesday, July 12 2:00 p.m. Future Ready Workforce with Dell Client Solutions2:30 p.m. How to Ensure a ZeroIMPACT Migration to Office 3653:00 p.m. Big Data Platform Advantage with Dell APS3:30 p.m. Achieving Easy and Highly Secure Access to All of Your Windows Desktops and Apps from Anywhere4:00 p.m. Dell Preferred and Premier partner program4:30 p.m. Bringing the Internet of Things to EnergyWednesday, July 13 1:00 p.m. Uncovering Services Opportunities within Azure AD and Office 365 Security1:30 p.m. Achieving Easy and Highly Secure Access to All of Your Windows Desktops and Apps from Anywhere2:00 p.m. What is Dell Storage for Microsoft Storage Spaces?2:30 p.m. Future Ready Workforce with Dell Client Solutions3:00 p.m. Dell Preferred and Premier partner program3:30 p.m. IoT blueprint for Predictive Maintenance4:00 p.m. How to Ensure a ZeroIMPACT Migration to Office 365
By Stephanie SchupskaUniversity of GeorgiaFrom Washington to Texas and now in Alabama — it may seem as if mad cow disease is making a migration to Georgia. But that’s not how it works, says a University of Georgia expert.“We’re not dealing with something like your normal virus or bacteria that would be spread from animal to animal,” said Ronnie Silcox, an animal and dairy science professor in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “We’re dealing with something that’s spread through feed.”On March 13, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a positive bovine spongiform encephalopathy test result from a cow sampled on an Alabama farm.BSE, also known as mad cow disease, is a degenerative brain disease. “Cows will lose coordination,” Silcox said. “They act crazy. That’s where the term ‘mad cow’ came from.”The human variant, called Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, has been diagnosed in only 150 humans worldwide, none of whom were from the United States.The attending veterinarian said the Alabama cow may have been more than 10 years old. If so, it was old enough to be eating before a 1997 U.S. Food and Drug Administration ban on ruminant-to-ruminant feeding practices took effect.“We have such an incredibly low incidence of BSE in the United States,” Silcox said. “In Great Britain, where they’ve had the disease since the 1980s, their very rapid spread of the disease came from feeding meat and bone meal from infected cows to healthy cows.”On Wednesday, March 15, Japan reported its 23rd case of mad cow disease with a positive test on a 5-year-old Holstein bull. The country’s first case was discovered in 2001, and since then, Japan has tested every domestically slaughtered cow entering the market, according to the Associated Press.In 1997, the U.S. banned the practice of feeding meat and bone meal back to cattle. The feed ban, according to the USDA, has broken the cycle of BSE.The average age of a beef cow is 5 to 6, Silcox said. “Over 10 years is fairly old,” he said. After a cow consumes a BSE agent, it takes four to five years for the disease to develop.When the USDA suspected the Alabama cow could have BSE, they sent samples to the University of Georgia for a rapid test run. The test provided inconclusive results.“Under USDA testing protocols, surveillance samples are sent to contract laboratories for screening tests,” said USDA Chief Veterinary Officer John Clifford. “If the sample is found to be inconclusive on the screening test, it is then shipped to our National Veterinary Services Laboratories in Ames, Iowa, for an additional rapid test and two confirmatory tests. … USDA considers an animal positive for BSE if either of the two confirmatory tests returns a positive result.”Silcox and other cattle experts have been dealing with BSE in the U.S. since December 2003.“There’s been a lot of testing going on, and this is the third case that’s come up,” he said. “So it’s not a new issue. In all the testing USDA has done, we’ve only detected three cases. It’s more of an indication that we don’t have a high level of the disease.”The first infected animal was a Washington state dairy cow that was born in Canada. The second was found in June 2005 in a cow born and raised in Texas. The USDA is still trying to determine where the Alabama cow originated. It had been on its most recent farm for less than a year, Clifford said.(Stephanie Schupska is a news editor with the University ofGeorgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)
Thirty-four years ago, Georgia 4-H State Leader Tom Rodgers gave Diane Davies $300 and six months to create an environmental education program for children. She turned that $300 into a nationally recognized program that has served over 1 million children in Georgia’s public schools, private schools and home-schooled students.The Georgia 4-H community came together to honor that achievement last week with the rededication of the Rock Eagle 4-H Center’s Natural History Museum, now named for Davies. Learning from natureNow a retired 4-H specialist, Davies drew inspiration for the program from her childhood in the foothills and mountains of Pennsylvania and the connections she made between her schoolwork and time that she spent outside.“I thought that I had been given the greatest gift of my life – to be able to use the outdoors as a dynamic, living laboratory to teach math, science, language arts, social studies and history,” she said. “The children were hungry for this kind of experience, and the teachers understood the value and the importance of connecting children to the land, so they can learn from it.”The newly named Diane Davies Natural History Museum is one resource in the toolbox Georgia 4-H Environmental Education instructors use to teach children about the world around them. The museum was first housed in the Barkuloo-Rich Building at Rock Eagle, but soon outgrew the space.“We had several natural history exhibits in the building and displays in the adjoining classrooms,” remembered Davies. “But the ceilings were so low that we couldn’t plan for larger and more expansive exhibits.”Seeking funds in creative waysDavies and then Georgia 4-H State Leader Tom Rodgers garnered funds to build the current museum from a single donor, Days Inn of America co-founder Deen Day Smith. “The money was given as a challenge grant to challenge other donors to give,” she said. “Before the building was completed, I started working with a wide variety of donors to secure funding for the planned exhibits.”With her strong will and determination, Davies used creative and unconventional ways to gain support, like asking the Georgia Egg Commission to fund the dinosaur egg exhibit. “I approached them saying, kids are already interested in dinosaurs, this is one way you can get them interested in eggs,” she said. The commission funded the exhibit.To plan the exhibits, Davies sought the help of experts like Lloyd Logan and Josh Larem in the University of Georgia Zoology Department. “Lloyd had done some work for the Smithsonian Institute and other organizations on exhibit design. Many of the ideas for the initial exhibits, I sketched out on a napkin at the Taco Stand in Athens with Lloyd,” recalled Davis. “Later, I was able to hire a full-time exhibit designer who built most of the exhibits that are currently in the building.”From humble beginningsUGA Extension Associate Dean Beverly Sparks remembers the museum when it was still in its early phases of completion. “I toured the building with Diane when I was a young UGA entomologist,” she said. “Diane lit up when she told me what her vision was for the museum as she pointed at the blank walls.”Those blank walls are now covered with colorful graphics and life-like replicas of prehistoric dinosaurs like the mosasaur, sauropod, stryracosaurus and the albertosaurus. There are also exhibits dedicated to the Native Americans who once called Georgia home. The museum also contains exhibits of current Georgia wildlife like the golden and bald eagles, Georgia minerals like kaolin and granite, Georgia forestry, Georgia agricultural crops and both past and current tools used by Georgia farmers. The live animal exhibit includes a collection of native snakes, frogs and turtles, as well as insects like honeybees and scorpions.“I wanted all the (4-H Environmental Education program) resources, like the museum, to be a window to the world for the thousands and thousands of children we serve in this program. To see the enthusiasm for learning in their eyes, there is no greater reward than that,” Davies said.Georgia 4-H State Leader Arch Smith said the museum represents the environmental education program. “I don’t drive by the museum once when I don’t think about environmental education,” he said. “It’s the symbol for the 4-H EE program, which got its start here at Rock Eagle.”Used by children across the state, open to public, tooLocated at the Rock Eagle 4-H Center, the Diane Davies Natural History Museum is available for environmental education and summer camp students who visit the center. The museum is also open to the public on most third Sundays in conjunction with the center dining hall’s Sunday lunch.The Georgia 4-H Environmental Education Program serves more than 44,000 students annually at six locations across Georgia: Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, Wahsega 4-H Center in Dahlonega, Fortson 4-H Center in Hampton, Burton 4-H Center on Tybee Island, Jekyll Island 4-H Center on Jekyll Island and 4-H Tidelands Nature Center. For more on the Georgia 4-H program, go to www.Georgia4H.org.
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By Dialogo June 08, 2010 The Organization of American States (OAS) opened its fortieth ordinary general assembly in Lima, in the presence of thirty-three foreign ministers or representatives of its member states, come together to debate regional arms control and Honduras’s return to the organization. The general assembly was inaugurated by Peruvian president Alan García and OAS secretary-general José Miguel Insulza, the latter of whom expressed his gratitude for “the member states’ trust” in having re-elected him for another five years starting in 2010. Brazilian foreign minister Celson Amorim was one of the most prominent absentees, despite the fact that the OAS organizers had said that he would be present in Lima. The OAS secretary-general advocated in a speech for Honduras’s return to the Western Hemisphere community, maintaining that this “would make it possible to better address the human-rights situation in that country.” “Honduras continues to be suspended, and we continue to work for its restoration,” he noted, emphasizing that for many countries in the region, Honduras’s return is conditional on ousted president Manuel Zelaya’s return to his country, as a citizen and without legal problems, from his current exile in the Dominican Republic. Despite this, Insulza highlighted the fact that the Americas “are on their way to establishing themselves as one of the world’s two democratic regions.” With regard to arms control, which will be addressed as part of the assembly’s central theme, “Peace, Security, and Cooperation in the Americas,” Insulza recalled that “the Americas are the world’s first region free of nuclear arms.” The high-ranking official welcomed the Peruvian initiative to promote the topic of disarmament and emphasized that concern about “military spending is a significant part of the OAS’s agenda.” “For this reason there exist trust-building and security measures, complete registers of arms purchases, and annual reports,” among other measures, Insulza said, with García and the region’s foreign ministers in the audience. Despite the existence of arms-control treaties, Insulza lamented that only three countries have ratified them, for which reason he said that he “would like those agreements to be ratified by all countries and would like them to issue reports on their arms acquisitions every year.” President García defended his proposal to rein in military spending and urged greater transparency in a region “where poverty continues to demand greater investment, and arms turn into junk.” “If we are the most peaceful region in the world, for what purpose have we bought more arms? It’s a senseless race to see enemies where there aren’t any. We will continue plowing the sea until the people demand from their governments that they put an end to this race,” García commented. The ceremony concluded with a reception for the participating delegations, hosted by the Peruvian government. The general assembly will have its first plenary session at the ministerial level Monday, with another ministerial session Tuesday. The meeting was held under tight security, with 4,000 police personnel, according to the Peruvian interior minister, to prevent terrorist attacks. In addition, more than 500 journalists were accredited to cover the general assembly.
12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr In sales and marketing, have you ever wondered how to get customers to want something they don’t feel they need?As a consultant years ago, I often crossed paths with smart clients who had developed innovative products and services. They hired me because they had one major problem: they couldn’t get anyone to buy their products. When the consumer didn’t buy, they naturally concluded there was a problem with the product. Usually, however, they were wrong.It wasn’t that their products weren’t great; they just didn’t know how to market, how to sell, and how to get customers interested in something they don’t yet know they NEED. My role was really about helping them discover their customers’ unknown needs.Now, as a salesman, I often find myself using the same principle when I encounter prospects and clients that say they don’t want or need the products and services that I’m offering.A few weeks ago, I was performing some routine communications with financial institutions, asking them about their planning for the upcoming year and if they might be interested hearing more about a few products and services my company had recently built. One credit union CEO responded, “David, We are in pretty good shape right now and really not looking to make any vendor changes this year or in 2016. Thanks.” continue reading »