Bob Weir Reunites The Campfire Band At MusicNOW Festival In Cincinnati [Setlist/Video]

first_imgBob Weir played his only announced Midwest performance of 2017 last night, with his reunited Campfire Band for the MusicNOW Festival at the Aronoff Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Featuring Aaron Dessner, Scott Devendorf, and Bryan Devendorf of The National, as well as Josh Kaufman, Weir brought his acoustically-oriented band to perform a mixture of tunes from the 2016 album Blue Mountain as well as an array of covers and Grateful Dead classics.It was an almost-identical cast that joined Weir on a brief Campfire Tour last October, with the exception of Aaron Dessner. Dessner was an original member of the Campfire Boys band, but a family emergency forced him to miss the tour and he was replaced by Steve Kimock and Jon Shaw. This show marked his live return to the band, at the Bryce Dessner-curated event.In addition to their originals, Bob Weir and the Campfire Boys played through Grateful Dead classics, including “Dark Star” (during the first and second set), “Eyes of the World”, and “Ripple”, along with covers of Bob Dylan, Son House, Little Feat, Buddy Holly, Kris Kristofferson, The Crickets, and more. They even welcomed vocalist Lisa Hannigan to the stage to perform “Lay My Lilly Down.”Thanks to Amy Vanaman, you can watch 13 minutes of Bob Weir and the Campfire Band in the video below, performing “Walkin’ Blues” by Son House and “Easy To Slip” By Little Feat: Edit this setlist | More Bob Weir setlists[Photo via Bob Weir Facebook]last_img read more

Former Paramilitaries Extradited to US Insist on Their Families Leaving Colombia

first_imgBy Dialogo June 19, 2009 Bogotá, June 18 (EFE).- The most important former paramilitary chiefs of Colombia extradited to the United States asserted to congresswoman Piedad Córdoba the need for their families to leave the Andean country, spokesperson of the parliamentary opposition said today in Bogotá. The senator’s press office reported that the former right-wing extremists warned her that they due to concerns for the safety of their families they might not be any longer able to disclose the activities and relations of the already dissolved Colombian United Self Defenses (AUC) . The legislator, who traveled to the United States to meet with the extradited former paramilitaries, received the petition during the second round of dialogue with some of them in prisons where they are confined since a year ago. During her stay of more than a week in that country, Córdoba met Salvatore Mancuso, AUC’s previous top chief, and Diego Fernando Murillo, Rodrigo Tovar, Carlos Mario Jiménez and Juan Carlos Sierra, among others. These five individuals are part of a group of fourteen former AUC commanders that were extradited to the United States three months ago, where they were prosecuted for drug trafficking, money laundering and terrorism financing. In the first instances of dialogue, the former right-wing extremists asked the legislator to intercede before the American embassy in Colombia for their families to obtain visas, allowing them to move to the United States. The petition was immediately rejected by Ambassador William Brownfield. A parliamentary source from Córdoba’s team told EFE that the former paramilitary shared with her their concerns over their families’ safety and security, which are receiving more and more threats due to the paramilitaries’ testimonies and statements to the Judicial authorities. Therefore, they requested the legislator’s assistance for their families could immigrate to anther country, the spokesperson added, and this relocation abroad is one of the conditions for the former AUC commanders to offer new testimony. Córdoba has received “new information regarding the relations and activities of the paramilitary in different regions of the country. This information would only be fully disclosed on confirmation that their families are safe outside the country,” stated the source. This weekend, the congresswoman will be back in Bogotá and will report on her meetings with the former paramilitaries at the Congressional sessions starting next July 20.last_img read more

Mexican President Announces Plan to Restore Peace

first_img Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto made a critical diagnosis over national public insecurity and introduced a plan to restore peace on December 17, including dividing Mexico into five operative regions, as well as creating a gendarmerie. “Mexicans want a peaceful country,” Peña Nieto said to his security cabinet, state governors, legislative and justice representatives, and human rights observers. The head of state set diminishing “homicides, kidnappings, and extortions,” as top priority, for which he promised to execute programs, efforts and budgets as necessary. “There will be no improvisation,” he claimed. “Our national territory will be subdivided into five operative regions,” he added, and ordered the heads of different security corps to analyze every single area. The president, who urged the establishment of an authentic state policy that functions based on shared responsibility away from party interests, also ordered the creation of a “national gendarmerie” with 10,000 elements. Peña Nieto’s plan includes six main lines to fight crime: policy planning with clear goals, crime prevention by means of social security plans (for which he would dedicate resources worth $8,800 million dollars in 2013), respect for human rights, coordination and transformation of security institutions, and the evaluation of objectives. In recent years, the capture and defeat of top criminals “caused a fragmentation process within criminal organizations that are currently operating with a different logic; we went from a scheme of vertical leadership to a horizontal one, which makes them more violent and dangerous,” said Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong, Secretary of Government (Interior) during the ceremony. In Mexico, the homicide rate is similar to other countries in the Americas, although “we rank as one of the first worldwide due to the homicide growth rate,” expressed Osorio Chong, who said that only eight out of 100 crimes are reported in Mexico; however, only 15% of that is resolved, and only one out of 100 is punished. Mexican Attorney General Jesús Murillo, assured that his institution “is dragging” a structure that bears no relation to the current reality, since it was built in “a disrupted way (…) causing an uncoordinated fragmentation that blocks and makes its execution and functioning outdated.” By Dialogo December 19, 2012last_img read more

Hospital denies throwing out old man and leaving him to die

first_img80-year-old Christopher Phillip died on the front lawn of a Trinidad hospital Following the posting of a disturbing video on social media which showed an 80-year-old man left to die outside the Port of Spain General Hospital, staff at the institution claim they followed all protocols and did everything to help the man.The elderly man, 80-year-old Christopher Phillip, suffered and died on the grounds of the hospital on Wednesday.The North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA) issued a statement to disclose that a full investigation has been launched into the circumstances surrounding the death of Phillip.“Preliminary reports indicate that Mr Phillip was brought into the hospital yesterday evening via ambulance and was seen at the Accident and Emergency Department. He was treated following all protocols of care and was later discharged.  Subsequently, Mr Phillip was seen lying on the floor outside the department and was assisted by members of staff back into the department to be seen a second time. Mr Phillip then left on his own accord. His body was later discovered on the front lawn of the hospital’s compound,”. The NWRHA stated.The NWRHA extended condolences to his relatives.“We would like to assure them and members of the public that every effort is being made to complete the investigation within the shortest timeframe.  The NWRHA remains committed to the provision of quality and compassionate health care to all”.Former Health Minister Dr Fuad Khan has called for an full investigation into the death of Phillip and is questioning whether protocol has changed at public health institutions since the September 2015 general elections.He said, “I am now asking whether the protocol has changed since 2015 where people are no longer receiving medical treatment at the hospital but being manhandled and thrown out and left to die.”Khan said the incident involving Phillip was clearly a case of medical negligence and brutality. “That is a case of medical negligence and the family should sue the system. That man died. And he didn’t die just so. He went for medical assistance and they missed something. That man could have suffered greater injury when he was manhandled by two security guards,” he said.Khan said the death of the elderly man should be investigated and action taken against those responsible.The video showed the final hours of the life of the elderly man as he lay writhing in pain on the grass outside the hospital’s Accident and Emergency Department.Phillip, who lived in Laventille, was apparently removed from the Port of Spain General Hospital and placed outside the compound where he soiled himself and died overnight.The six minute, 50 second long video was posted Facebook has been shared multiple times.It is unclear whether the man had received medical treatment.A conversation between two women indicated that Phillip was asked to leave the compound, but was unable to walk as he appeared to be in pain.“I witnessed this at the Port of Spain General hospital this afternoon. Two MTS security officers lifting a very sick gentleman and placing him on the ground in the carpark. The gentleman was unable to stand or walk but he was discharged and they were instructed to remove him,” one woman said.The women attempted to seek help Phillip who complained that his legs were paining.His pants were soiled with blood, the women said.One of the women left to get help, but returned seconds later saying that she was told by security that the man was discharged and could not be taken back inside the A&E Department. She was advised to call an ambulance from the hospital to take him back to the facility.“When I enquired about him being given some sort of medical care, I was told by the security he cannot be taken back inside unless an ambulance brings him, because he was discharged. This is total madness . What is our country coming to? This gentleman is 80 years old and this is how he was treated.,” she said.The man was never removed and he died at the entrance of the hospital on Wednesday.He was found lying face down on the grass near the walkway to the casualty department at daybreak.last_img read more

Expelled teen now back in school of choice

first_img “I’m so happy she’s back. It was so sad when she was gone,” said senior Lita Hernandez, who has known Danielle since seventh grade. “She had no right to leave. She’s not a dangerous person.” Zolozabal caught up Brinkman on the music they’ve been singing in choir. “I missed her a lot,” said Zolozabal, who has shared choir classes with Brinkman for six years. “It was really odd. I felt alone.” Looking back, Superintendent Maria Ott said she’s not sure whether she would make the same decision again, but the seriousness of the offense –possession of a knife — required reassigning Brinkman to another school. Following state education code, possession of a dangerous object is grounds for expulsion, according to Ott. The county board members voted 4-3 to overturn the district’s decision, but Ott said the split decision is not a compelling reason for the district to change its policy or procedures regarding student discipline. Board member Albert Chang said he disagrees with the county’s decision. Student discipline depends on the seriousness of the offense, not academic record, he said. “I still think the district did the right thing by expelling a student. I support our decision,” he said. “If you look at who the county board members are, they aren’t elected. They’re political appointees … (They don’t) necessarily stand for what our district stands for. Our district stands for safety for our students.” Board member Judy Nieh said the district always looks for ways to improve, and this case brings an opportunity to let students know that if they accidentally bring something dangerous to school they have the option of telling an administrator or a teacher. Esther Chou can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2513, or by e-mail at [email protected] local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week When school started in the fall, she enrolled at Nogales High School, another comprehensive high school in the district, with the expectation that she could return to Rowland at the start of the second semester in late January. Her parents, Keith and Anita Brinkman, said it was an accident and Danielle — who has a good academic and discipline record — didn’t deserve the severe punishment. Last week, the Los Angeles County Board of Education overturned the school district’s expulsion decision, allowing Brinkman to return to Rowland High School sooner. For the Brinkmans, who have appeared on television news and the radio, Danielle’s return to Rowland High School was the happy ending they had hoped for. “This is where I’ve been. This is where I’m supposed to go,” Danielle said. “I’m happy it’s over. I can go back to school, get on with my life.” Keith and Anita Brinkman were elated, snapping photos commemorating their daughter’s first day back. ROWLAND HEIGHTS — Although classes started several weeks ago, Monday was the first day of school for Rowland High School senior Danielle Brinkman. Brinkman greeted her friends before her first class of the day. “I woke up late today,” she told Kim Zolozabal, a friend from the school choir. “I got up at 5.” Brinkman, 17, was expelled for bringing a folding pocket knife to school in June. She uses the knife at her job at Albertson’s supermarket and accidentally brought it to school after leaving it in the pocket of her pants.last_img read more

Is BitTorrent The Future Of Book Publishing? Tim Ferriss Is Banking On It

first_imgRelated Posts If you walk into your local Barnes & Noble looking for a copy of Timothy Ferriss‘s new book, good luck. Even though he’s a New York Times best selling author, the giant book retailer refuses to sell The 4-Hour Chef, the latest in his series of self-help books. Ferriss isn’t worried. He’s banking on the power of digital distribution to make up for any losses in print sales. Ironically, one of his most effective tools may end up being something most content creators have grown to fear, if not outright despise: BitTorrent.After publishing two wildly successful books via traditional means, Ferriss decided to try something different. In August, he signed on with Amazon’s new publishing arm to release the follow-up to his 2010 health and fitness guide, The 4-Hour Body. That ruffled the feathers of not just traditional publishers, but also brick-and-mortar retailers like Barnes and Noble, who object to the e-bookstore exclusivity Amazon requires of its authors. That’s why you won’t find Ferriss’s latest opus down the street at Barnes & Noble. As fast as e-books are growing, the lack of a presence in the nation’s largest physical book retailer is a still serious handicap. To combat it, Ferriss struck a deal with BitTorrent earlier this month to distribute an exclusive bundle of content and, he hopes, sell a few extra books. “We were both eager to do something to demonstrate that the same type of tools that disrupted music and film can be harnessed to benefit the content creators in publishing,” says Ferriss. How BitTorrent Is Moving Beyond PiracyBut wait. BitTorrent? Aren’t they the bad guys?To be sure, forging a partnership with the company behind the same-peer-to-peer filesharing technology that fuels rampant piracy would be unthinkable for most major publishers. In fact, they’re sometimes known to sue BitTorrent users for downloading e-books. But the San Francisco-based company is working hard to rebrand itself as a legitimate partner for content creators, and there’s no better way to do that than by partnering with established creators like Ferriss.For Ferriss, BitTorrent is just an incredibly efficient way to distribute content to a large number of users. And BitTorrent has plenty of them. When asked why he wanted to enter into this partnership, the first words out of Ferriss’s mouth were “one hundred and sixty million users.” It’s hard to argue with that. Here’s how it works: To coincide with the launch of his book, Ferriss put together a folder of additional, exclusive content: a 62-page PDF previewing the book, behind-the-scenes photos, videos and early, hand-marked notes. It’s pretty meaty, but doesn’t come anywhere close to spoiling the 672-page book he’s trying to sell.  5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… It’s not just that this content bundle is available for free to Bit Torrent users. It’s that Ferriss’s face – along with a link to download the bundle torrent and buy the book – is on Bit Torrent’s homepage, from which hundreds of thousands of users download the file-sharing client every day. BitTorrent has been experimenting with this type of featured content for about two years. The list of artists it has partnered with includes increasingly higher profile names like The Counting Crows, DJ Shadow and Pretty Lights, an American DJ and producer. BitTorrent has also worked directly with the Internet Archive to make more than one petabyte of public-domain content available via the P2P network. It’s all part of the company’s effort not to just to distance itself from piracy, but to figure out how it can be a bigger part of the legitimate future of digital distribution. “If you look at what BitTorrent really is, it’s quite simply the best way to move ones and zeros across the Internet,” says Matt Mason, the company’s Executive Director of Marketing. That makes it a valuable tool for creators, but also helps the company figure out its own strategy moving forward. “The reason we’re doing all of this is to try and figure out what to build next,” says Mason. That is, if these experiments work, the company can develop tools to help publishers and artists launch their own promotional campagns and take even better advantage of the platform. Is This Experiment Working?So does partnering with BitTorrent work? The early numbers look promising, even if they’re not all the kind of hard dollar figures media executives want to see. The payoff is less direct that that, but it can still be huge. Pretty Lights, for example, may or may not have sold more records as a result of publishing his BitTorrent bundle of free music and video of a live performance. But after his bundle soared to the top of Pirate Bay’s download chart, the DJ saw a 700% increase in traffic to his website, collected 100,000 email addresses and, probably not entirely by coincidence, sold out two concerts at the Red Rocks amphitheater in Colorado. For Ferriss, it’s still too early to tell. But the initial numbers aren’t bad. In the first week of the campaign, his bundle has been downloaded 211,000 times, BitTorrent told ReadWrite. More than 85,000 people have clicked through to the book’s listing on Amazon (no word on how many ordered it), while 27,000 people viewed the book’s trailer on YouTube. Even if the book only sold 100 extra copies, Ferris says, the promotion would have been worth it to him, because the amount of setup time required was so minimal. He expects to sell far more copies than that, but the real value comes in experimenting with new distribution channels. He is “not overly concerned” about the prospect of his e-book itself being shared on BitTorrent, which he views as a valuable promotional tool. “One of many reasons to embrace new technologies or new applications of existing technologies is the benefit that you get of being first,” says Ferriss. If nothing else, such a paradoxical-seeming partnership has a way of garnering more media coverage than a typical book launch. “It’s a wide open field for people to play in,” Ferriss says. “Very few people have taken advantage of this so I would absolutely recommend it.” 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Tags:#BitTorrent#ebooks#New Media#piracy#publishing john paul titlowlast_img read more

Red Hat Looks Beyond Linux For Its Next Decade Of Growth

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#cloud#KVM#Linux#Open Source#OpenShift#OpenStack#Paul Cormier#Red Hat#Red Hat Enterprise Linux#RHEL Cloud Hosting for WordPress: Why Everyone is Mo… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Serverless Backups: Viable Data Protection for …center_img Matt Asay How Intelligent Data Addresses the Chasm in Cloud Ten years ago, Red Hat went “all in” on the enterprise. While the open-source software vendor had been selling distributions and support for Linux since 1993, it wasn’t until 2003 that Red Hat completely dedicated its brand to the enterprise. While the move made Red Hat some enemies, it has also proved profitable, allowing the company to commit fully to open source without also committing itself to poverty. In his opening Red Hat Summit keynote, Red Hat Executive VP Paul Cormier suggested that “Today’s problems can’t be solved by one company,” requiring open-source communities to tackle thorny infrastructure problems. In a ReadWrite interview this week at the event, however, Cormier made it clear that Red Hat definitely doesn’t see itself as a passive bystander to this open development.ReadWrite: Red Hat’s first 10+ years were largely spent making Linux a default enterprise standard; something safe for enterprise consumption. What will Red Hat spend the next 10 years doing?Cormier: You’ll remember that roughly 10 years ago we stopped shipping consumer-oriented Red Hat Linux, introducing Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL, previously Red Hat Advanced Server). The reason? We found that our split personality on Linux – shipping Linux distributions for both enterprise and personal use – didn’t “make Linux safe for the enterprise,” to use your terminology. The first five years of our history saw Bob Young selling Red Hat CDs out of the trunk of his car at flea markets. Those first few years weren’t really about making Linux part of the enterprise.Our next 10 years will be spent building out other essential infrastructure for the enterprise, while continuing to improve RHEL. A significant part of this involves our hybrid cloud initiative. We’ve been talking about cloud for a long time, and while Amazon would have us believe that enterprises are moving their workloads to the public cloud tomorrow, it’s simply not going to happen. This shift will take a 10 years or longer. I’ve been in technology for decades: the enterprise moves slowly.ReadWrite: So what is Red Hat building for this enterprise of the future?Cormier: The infrastructure we’re building has several components. OpenStack is one cog in the wheel, as is Linux. I see OpenShift, another piece, as how you “cloudify” middleware, something we get asked to do all the time as enterprises want us to move more JBoss services to the cloud.But this won’t happen overnight. After all, when we acquired JBoss, enterprises tended to use it in development, not production. Now they use it in serious production deployments. We’ve invested hundreds of millions of dollars to get it to this stage. We will continue to invest to ensure that enterprises have the choice of running on a completely open platform, with the option to run the same app across bare metal, public cloud, hybrid cloud, etc. So you need to be able to support workloads across these different targets. That’s what we’re building. ReadWrite: Okay, but how does this differ from others’ cloud strategies?Cormier: The problem with the other PaaS providers is that if you build on any of the other PaaS solutions, whether it comes from Google or someone else, you’re not getting the application out of their network. Ever. The app is only going to run on their network. Customers don’t want this. They want to own the future of their application. Red Hat gives customers this ability by providing a consistent platform across different deployment targets.ReadWrite: As strong as Red Hat is within enterprise computing, you haven’t really made a dent in the developer community. Given the importance of developers to enterprise IT adoption today, how will Red Hat evolve to embrace developers?Cormier: Over the last 10 or 11 years we’ve had three pivotal moments as regards developers. The move to RHEL was the first. Next came JBoss, which was initiated by developer demand. Our customers started asking us, “How do I not go to .Net?” We acquired JBoss, building out our entire stack, and spending hundreds of millions of dollars in the process.We did this for one reason: we wanted a strong community for developers: built for, and by, developers. We didn’t acquire it and lock it up. Here at Red Hat, development always goes back to the community. It’s in our DNA.Red Hat Executive VP and President, Products and Technologies Paul CormierThe third pivotal moment is OpenShift, starting with OpenShift Online. We did this purely for the developer. Atypically for Red Hat, we didn’t even have a business model for it when we introduced it. We just knew we needed it for our developer community. Later, customers started asking us for an enterprise version.I don’t think people appreciate just how much of a fundamental change OpenShift is for Red Hat: it has introduced a new business model for us. This is a big deal for us. It has required that we introduce a new accounting model and a range of other things.Importantly, OpenShift is helping us reach a new developer audience. If you look at the OpenShift Application Gallery, you’ll see developers that we simply weren’t reaching through RHEL or JBoss. Going forward, we want to give the developer a consistent platform whether they want it in the cloud, on a traditional middleware platform, etc. ReadWrite: How does OpenStack factor into all this?Cormier: OpenStack is Linux all over again. Look at how Linux started. In the early days there were 15-plus distributions and applications didn’t work across them. Even end-users like large banks were building their own Linux distributions. RHEL normalized all this and made Linux consummable by the masses. KVM came along and we melded it into the operating system.OpenStack is doing the same thing. There are a lot of common needs/elements between OpenStack and the operating system. We’re making the cloud consistent by merging the different pieces into one platform. We’re going to bring OpenStack into the enterprise just as we did with Linux, by committing to be truly open.There are two ways to displace proprietary incumbents, either through commoditization or innovation. We’re doing both.last_img read more

Stolen bandaid on a gunshot wound Rahul

first_imgNew Delhi: The Congress on Tuesday accused the government of pushing the economy towards bankruptcy and an economic emergency and termed the decision of taking Rs 1.76 lakh crore from the Reserve Bank of India as “catastrophic”. Several Congress leaders, including Rahul Gandhi and Anand Sharma, mounted the attack against the move, a day after the RBI approved the transfer of a whopping Rs 1.76 lakh crore dividend and surplus reserves to the government to provide fresh impetus to the economy without widening the fiscal deficit. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details”When you strip the RBI of its reserves you’re leaving the Reserve Bank vulnerable to a series of disasters. The contingency fund is for emergency situations, not to cover up for the government’s economic failures,” the Congress said on its Twitter handle. Rahul Gandhi said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman are “clueless” about solving the “self-created economic disaster” and accused them of “stealing money” from the bank. “Stealing from RBI won’t work — it’s like stealing a Band-Aid from the dispensary and sticking it on a gunshot wound,” he said, using the hashtag “RBILooted”. Sharma demanded a white paper from the government on the state of the Indian economy within a week. Meanwhile, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury alleged that the government had “appropriated” 99 percent of the profits of India’s central banking institution since 2014.last_img read more