In late 2015, Turkuaz took their futuristic funk to the next level with the release of Digitonium. Today, the band goes yet another step further, premiering the video for their Digitonium track, “Doktor Jazz.” A visual mind-warp of distorted imagery, “Doktor Jazz” was directed by Brooklyn based artist Dani Brandwein, and shot in a motel room in Nashville, TN between shows on Turkuaz’s tour. Dave Brandwein shares, “While we were in line at a Walmart in suburban Tennessee outside Nashville with 8 gallons of milk, glow in the dark wigs and makeup, a full body silver jumpsuit, food coloring, tons of garbage bags and several handles of whiskey – it was clear that we stuck out like a sore thumb.” Director Dani Brandwein expands, “Dave had a very specific and clear concept of what he wanted. Everything you see in the video he pre-conceived. I found a sh*t hole motel in a real sketchy part of Nashville to help build on Dave’s disturbing, yet psychedelic world, and we holed up in there until the motel caught wind of what we were doing and kicked us out.”“It was funny,” says guitarist Craig Brodhead, “That whole sequence is kinda roaming around the motel room and making a mess. It was this sort of theatrical version of what we do all those nights on tour, night after night in these little dingy hotel rooms condensed into a few minutes.”We can’t help but wonder what Turkuaz gets into while they’re on tour. Our hotel stays tend to involve a little less milk. Vocalist Sammi Garett adds, “I was nervous about the milk. I love milk, but I wanted to get the pour perfect! I had been waiting for this moment where I got to pour gallons of milk all over myself and I wanted to get it right. I felt a little crazy when it was all over!” “I also felt a bit exposed having my man bits showing through the thin material of the silver suit,” explains Josh Schwartz, bari sax/vocalist, “but that just added to the titillation of the experience.”Without further ado, feast your eyes and ears on the new “Doktor Jazz” video!Turkuaz will be playing multiple festivals throughout the summer, including LOCKN’, Peach Music Festival, and Catskill Chill. See a full list of their tour dates here.
We have some exciting news for those interested in NAS (Network Attached Storage), which includes two products in our Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2012R2 based PowerVault NX lineup. We are upgrading our NX NAS appliances to allow our Windows NAS customers to take advantage of the improved performance, energy efficiency and manageability options of our powerful new line of PowerEdge 13th Generation servers.The NX3200 and NX3300 NAS appliances currently based on PowerEdge 12G server technology are now being upgraded to 13G hardware. They will inherit all the efficiency and performance features of the new server platforms, including the benefits of the new Haswell microarchitecture.Best of all, this time around we went a step further than just changing nuts and bolts under the hood. We added a cool new feature called RASR– Rapid Appliance Self Recovery Tool. RASR will allow the end user to restore the NAS appliance to its factory shipping state. RASR is using a bare metal restore process, where the operating system drives are rebuilt to the exact default factory image. This is especially useful in test environments where machines are re-imaged often, or if you are notorious for misplacing your system restore DVD.How else does this benefit our customers?More CPU cores: The NX3230 entry configuration and the NX3330 Optimum trim level will both move from four to six cores. For larger configurations, both the NX3230 and NX3330 will move from six to eight cores, providing additional CPU cycles for more demanding applications.PERC: The Dell PowerEdge RAID Controllers shipping with the NX3230 and NX3330 will now support 12G SAS and the new generation backplanes. In addition, the H730, which is part of our NX3230 default configuration, will double the cache from 512MB to 1GB to accelerate performance.Chassis Flexibility: We have now moved the NX3330 (gateway appliance) from a 2PCI to a 3PCI slot chassis which will provide our customers freedom to add additional IO cards.Memory: The new architecture for both the NX3230 and NX3330 will allow for higher memory clock speeds. The two units are shipping with 1600 MHz RAM configurations, compared to 1333MHz of the previous generation. In addition, we added a 64GB RAM option for the NX3330 Performance configuration, answering customer demand for a higher performing solution, especially in large home-share environments.Keep in mind that Windows Storage Server based NAS can be an extremely efficient, fast and feature rich platform when it comes to SMB file sharing. Especially if you have Microsoft admin expertise in-house, there will be a zero learning curve with Windows- based NAS products and a seamless integration with AD (Active Directory) or Microsoft based systems management.Finally, we have a new name for this portfolio of NX NAS appliances, which were previously known as the PowerVault series. Going forward, we will refer to them as Dell Storage NX NAS series of products as part of an update across our portfolio that is moving under a common “Dell Storage” naming. So, go online to check out the new Dell Storage platforms at dell.com/us/business/p/powervault-nx/pdTo learn more and stay updated, follow @Dell_Storage on Twitter.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark’s Parliament has voted to try a former immigration minister at the rarely used Court of Impeachment over a 2016 order aimed at separating asylum-seeking couples where one partner is under 18. In Tuesday’s vote, the 179-member Folketing overwhelmingly voted to try Inger Stoejberg, who served as integration minister in the previous government from June 2015 to 2019. The court will convene for the first time in 26 years. Stoejberg could face a fine or a maximum two years in prison. No date for a trial was announced. A parliament-appointed commission had said earlier that separating couples in asylum centers was “clearly illegal.”
View Comments Before Cirque du Soleil moves in next spring, Broadway’s Lyric Theatre, which recently played host to On the Town, will have an aristocratic tenant. Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games is set to play a limited engagement November 7 through January 3, 2016. Opening night is scheduled for November 10.Flatley himself will appear—and make his Broadway debut—in the production in what will serve as his swan song as a performer. The Irish dancer is the force behind the internationally-recognizable brands Riverdance and Lord of the Dance. Directed and choreographed by Flatley, Lord Of The Dance: Dangerous Games will feature Flatley in a special appearance at the end of each evening performance as well as star his protégés Morgan Comer, James Keegan and Cathal Keaney in the title role of the “Lord of the Dance.”The production, which will showcase a troupe of Irish Dance’s most accomplished performers, is an updated staging of Flatley’s original shows Lord Of The Dance, Feet of Flames and Celtic Tiger. Dangerous Games features holographic-effect projections, along with new costumes, choreography and music by Gerard Fahy.Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games had its world premiere at the London Palladium, before heading on a 200-plus date tour across 15 countries. It was recently announced that it will return to the West End later this year for a holiday engagement. Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 3, 2016
View Comments An entirely new cast has been tapped for the previously reported return of Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan’s adaptation of 1984 to the West End. George Orwell’s dystopian masterpiece is scheduled to play June 14 through September 3 at the Playhouse Theatre. Opening night is set for June 28.The company will include Rosie Ede (Side by Side by Sondheim) as Mrs. Parsons, Andrew Gower (Monroe) as Winston, Joshua Higgott (Oresteia) as Syme, Richard Katz (Romeo and Juliet) as Charrington, Anthony O’Donnell (The Captain of Kopenick) as Parsons, Daniel Rabin (Pericles) as Martin, Catrin Stewart (Romeo and Juliet) as Julia and Angus Wright (Oresteia) as O’Brien alongside Eve Benioff Salama, Cleopatra Dickens, Amber Fernee and India Fowler who will alternate the role of Child. Rounding out the company will be Ingrid Schiller, Gerard Gilroy and Thom Petty.April, 1984. 13:00. Comrade 6079, Winston Smith, thinks a thought, starts a diary and falls in love. But Big Brother is always watching. The definitive book of the 20th century is re-examined in a radical, award-winning adaptation exploring surveillance, identity and why Orwell’s vision of the future is as relevant now as ever. ‘1984’
“Freedom and Choice” is the theme of the fourth annual Milton Friedman Day observance to be held Friday, July 30, from 5-7 pm at the Sheraton Burlington Conference Center.The speaker is Bill Sayre of Bristol, a former student of Nobel Prize winning economist Milton Friedman at the University of Chicago. Sayre, an economist and businessman, is the former chair of Associated Industries of Vermont and a regular commentator on True North Radio.The event, part of the Sheraton Economic Series, honors what would be the 98th birthday of Professor Friedman, a one time resident of Ely, Vermont. It is hosted by the Sheraton Burlington, sponsored by the Ethan Allen Institute, and cosponsored by Vermont Business Magazine , the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce, Vermont Economy Newsletter, and Vermont Tiger.“In an era when we seem to be afflicted with ever more government mandating ever more choices for citizens, it’s useful – and indeed inspirational – to review the life and thought of Milton Friedman, a true apostle of liberty”, said EAI vice president John McClaughry.”The Sheraton Economic Series is open to the public. There is no admission charge or reservation required.
Cheerful facemasks are helping to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus in Bulgaria thanks to a small company in the capital Sofia.The masks are printed with owls, dinosaurs, llamas and monkeys and will soon find their way to hundreds of doctors and policemen who are struggling to get their hands on the protective gear. They’re being made by the Angel Baby company, which normally produces sleeping bags for infants and is known for its social responsibility campaigns. “The idea came to us spontaneously as we got calls from friends asking us to sew them masks,” co-owner Desislava Yankova told AFP.”We stopped our usual production of baby sleeping bags for a week and we hope to be able to make about 3,000 masks to send to hospitals and police stations around the country,” she added.Angel Baby’s previous campaigns have included the “Sleeping bag on a mission” — for every baby sleeping bag sold they donated one to a maternity ward, with more than 6,000 bags given away so far.They are also giving away the masks for free but warning users that they have not been medically certified, so must be washed daily and ironed at high temperatures.The company says that the masks given to police and doctors are not intended for use by those in direct contact with coronavirus patients but for others who deal with large numbers of people on a daily basis. Topics :
July 21, 2016 DNC, The Blog Do you know what July is? It’s National Hot Dog month – the best time of the year! It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of this all-American treat. Here’s a picture of me ordering one at the Little League World Series last year when I went to cheer on Pennsylvania’s very own Red Land Little Leaguers.As visitors pour into Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention, I’m encouraging everyone to get a real taste of Philadelphia. Of course there are a number of great fine dining options to check out, but I’d recommend getting a soft pretzel, cheesesteak, and of course, a hot dog at one of the hundreds of incredible street vendors in the city.Where are the best dogs in town, you may ask? As you can watch in the video below, I’d recommend the hot dog stand on the corner of Sansom and Broad street. When I was running for governor, I’d sneak out of the campaign office and run down the street to this hot dog cart for a quick lunch.And the answer to your most burning question – what does the governor of Pennsylvania put on his hot dog?The answer is simple – sauerkraut and mustard.Oh, and in case anyone was wondering. A hot dog is a sandwich, and a good one too. By: Governor Tom Wolf SHARE TWEET Read more blog posts on the Democratic National Convention.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Governor Wolf’s Guide to the Best Hot Dog in Philly SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
The 2023 deadline set by the German government to assess the impact of its occupational pension reform is too ambitious, according to speakers at an industry conference.At the end of 2023, five full years from the time the government’s Betriebsrentenstärkungsgesetz (BRSG) comes into force, the government will assess the state of play in occupational pensions. However, panellists at a Willis Towers Watson conference in Frankfurt last week expressed concerns about the 2023 timeline.If the government was not satisfied with the situation it could move to make workplace pensions mandatory, according to Thomas Jasper, head of retirement for Western Europe at Willis Towers Watson.The BRSG, coming into force next year, aims to expand occupational pensions coverage, in particular in small and medium-sized enterprises and among those on low income. One of the law’s main impacts will be the introduction of defined contribution (DC) schemes, if agreed to by trade unions and employers. The German government has previously stated that there were alternatives if occupational pension coverage did not expand as a result of the new reform law. The alternatives would be to introduce a mandatory occupational pension system or oblige employers to auto-enrol staff into a workplace plan.Dirk Jargstorff, head of retirement provision at Robert Bosch Group, urged employers to make use as much as possible of the options introduced by the BRSG. If not, they risked being forced to do something they didn’t want to do, he said.Thorsten Linnmann, responsible for human resources and global pensions at Lanxess, a chemicals company, said 2023 was “definitely” too short a timeframe to judge the success or otherwise of the DC model introduced by the BRSG.Many employers and other people in the pensions industry were still struggling to get their heads round all the facets of the new law and its implications, but it was their duty to break this down for employees, he said.This was a task for the weeks, months and years ahead, and “I hope, not only until 2023,” said Linnmann.Overall he saw the DC model as a positive step and likely to help boost pensions coverage. However, with Lanxess having introduced a new plan earlier this year, the company had little appetite to start over again, he said – at least at the moment.The majority (58%) of delegates at the conference only expected a substantial take-up of the DC model from 2020 onwards. A third envisaged this happening starting in 2019, while only 9% anticipated this happening next year.According to calculations presented by Willis Towers Watson’s Jasper, the BRSG could increase workplace pensions coverage by 25 percentage points, from 40% of employees to 65%.However, he too questioned whether the five years to the end of 2023 would be enough to measure the effect of the reform law. This was a message that needed to be jointly communicated to the government, he said.Willis Towers Watson is to launch a new index to track the effect of the BRSG. The German Pensions Index will capture the development of the German occupational pensions landscape over the coming years starting from the end of 2017. It will monitor the use of different types of plans, opting out models, salary sacrifice, matching arrangements, and more. Bosch re-assessing bAV Riester Technology giant Bosch could decide to re-introduce a state-subsidised Riester pension plan as an occupational offering given that the BRSG has made this more attractive, according to Jargstorff.Bosch used to offer employees a Riester pension savings option more than 10 years ago. Jargstoff said that a comprehensive analysis recently carried out by the company in light of the BRSG had shown that it was an option worth re-examining.The results of the company’s analysis were “at least in their unambiguity, surprising”, he said. However, he emphasised that the company had yet to come to a final decision about offering a Riester.Riester plans have primarily been used by private individuals rather than being offered by employers, but the BRSG has made workplace Riester, or “bAV Riester”, more attractive.From next year, payouts will not be subject to social security payments, as was already the case for privately adopted Riester contracts. In addition, the basic allowance has been increased from €154 to €175.