Watch Fruition Perform “Boil Over” At Last Year’s Northwest String Summit [Pro-Shot]

first_imgThe Northwest String Summit at Horning’s Hideout in North Plains, Oregon, has become somewhat of a mecca for bluegrass musicians and fans alike, consistently bringing together big names and small across the bluegrass scene to join together in collaboration and celebration. One such regular at the festival is Fruition, the five-piece jamgrass outfit from Portland, Oregon, who will be returning to the bluegrass festival slated for July 13th through 16th this summer.Watch Greensky Bluegrass Tear Up “Reverend” At Last Year’s Northwest String Summit [Pro-Shot]The folks over at Jamgrass TV have just released a new pro-shot video of the Oregon band’s performance last year at the Northwest String Summit ahead of this year’s festival. In this latest video, Fruition goes into a fiery rendition of “Boil Over,” a song off their 2013 release Just One Of Them Nights. You can watch the group’s performance below as a way to get stoked on Fruition’s return to Horning’s Hideout this summer.Fruition Bares Their Hearts And Souls On A Monday Night In Bloomington [Videos/Full Audio]Just like in 2016, Fruition is slated to perform two sets across the duration of the Northwest String Summit, along with Greensky Bluegrass, Yonder Mountain String Band, Del McCoury Band, JJ Grey & Mofro, Elephant Revival, Todd Snider & Great American Taxi, Turkuaz, and more. The festival this year will also see a performance by a new all-woman group dubbed Sideboob, which features Fruition’s Mimi Naja along with Allie Kral of Yonder Mountain String Band and Katelyn and Laurie Shook, also known as the Shook Twins. You can head over to Northwest String Summit’s website to get more information about the festival as well as to purchase tickets, as we can tell already that you’re not going to want to miss out this year.Frution, “Boil Over,” Northwest String Summit 2016last_img read more

Simplify Cloud DR with Dell EMC

first_imgWith the growing transition to cloud computing, many organizations are looking to leverage the value of cloud to enhance their disaster recovery (DR) plans. In the past, organizations have spent an enormous amount of money on DR sites (servers, backup and systems). And though they often felt that the ROI wasn’t great, options to reduce the cost were limited. In fact, DR testing and recoverability were often delayed and manual — a routine checklist choreographed as a pre-planned activity. Can disaster happen at an arranged time with defined events? Of course not. In fact, most organizations are not confident of recovering in a timely manner when disaster strikes anyway.For organizations exploring the cloud as a disaster recovery option, Dell EMC offers the Cloud as a deployment choice that can be fundamental to customers’ IT, Digital, Workforce, and Security Transformation journeys. Whether your data and applications reside on-premises or are moving into the public cloud, Dell EMC enables cloud protection across the entire protection portfolio while creating a new class of data protection cloud solutions and services – including backup to the cloud, backup in the cloud, long-term retention to cloud and DR to the cloud. Whether your data and applications reside on-premises or are moving to the cloud, Dell EMC’s cloud protection fits your use case.GEI Consultants Simplifies Disaster Recovery Here’s a look at GEI Consultants, Inc. (GEI), one of the nation’s leading engineering and science consulting firms, which is leveraging Dell EMC Cloud DR to back up applications running on 140 VMware virtual machines (VMs) across 33 offices to Dell EMC Data Domain backup appliances in a data center.Cloud DR and Amazon Web Service’s (AWS) eliminated the need for a second physical data center for replicating backups and has saved GEI the cost of physical data center expenses (rent, power, Internet, security, etc.). “Cloud DR is well aligned with GEI’s focus on the environment,” says Adam Schmitt, Network Operations Supervisor at GEI.“Cloud DR’s efficient orchestration of resources is magnificent,” Schmitt continues. “It automatically chooses the lowest-cost resource option for restores in Amazon EC2. Alternatively, we can select the type and networking of each instance.”Simple. Fast. Scalable.Cloud DR is also simple. GEI uses Dell EMC Data Protection Software to manage backups to the central data center and the cloud.Explains Schmitt, “With a few clicks, we can create and define our Cloud DR backup and restore jobs for our VMware environment using Data Protection Software. Failback is just as simple. We found there is minimal expertise needed to use Cloud DR.”“We have ten-terabyte servers that back up in in a few hours,” said Schmitt. “It used to take several days when we used Veeam just to seed the initial backup to the cloud. Now, we get it done in four hours or less. It’s like night and day.”Dell EMC Supports Disaster Recovery to Microsoft AzureDell EMC recently introduced support for DR to Microsoft Azure. Using the same UI and practices that Cloud DR leverages with AWS, customers can now protect, test, and failover from their on-premises VMware environment to Azure, and have an orchestrated failback into their on-premises VMware environment. Cloud DR supports orchestration of a single VM as well as multiple VMs using DR plans – similar to how it’s done for AWS.Integration with Cloud Snapshot ManagerThe latest release of Cloud DR also provides integration with Dell EMC’s Cloud Snapshot Manager (CSM) for in-cloud protection of customers’ workloads during the time they have recovered workloads within the public cloud. Customers can now specify tags in Cloud DR (including specifying them in advance within pre-created DR plans) that will be automatically set as AWS/Azure tags during a VM recovery.  CSM customers can then discover the failed over VMs and use these tags to automatically protect the workloads with an appropriate CSM tag based protection plan. Customers can also use these tags for any other scripting/automation they’d like in the cloud.Data Protection for VMware CloudWith Dell EMC for VMware Cloud™ on AWS, users are able to expand on-premises environments to the cloud. Just as VMware Cloud on AWS enables vAdmins to manage cloud resources with familiar VMware tools, Dell EMC seamlessly integrates cloud and on-premises data protection. This allows users to use the same data protection tools in the cloud that they already use on-premises, without needing to upskill.Data Protection for VMware Cloud™ on AWSThe latest enhancement to Dell EMC’s data protection for VMware Cloud adds disaster recovery to VMware Cloud on AWS. With this capability, organizations can failover on-demand to VMware Cloud on AWS in case of a disaster event – spin off and run VMs in their own VMware Cloud on AWS environment and vMotion the VMs back to on premises when the disaster event is resolved.SummaryCloud-based DR offers simplicity, faster recovery and lower costs, both in terms of infrastructure and administrative overhead. Leveraging the cloud as a deployment choice can provide a better value than traditional methods and provides a simplified, fully orchestrated DR solution for organizations of all sizes. With Dell EMC, you can transform your data center to enable greater operational efficiency, resiliency and scalability in both AWS and Azure. Whether you want to leverage cloud computing now or in the near future, only Dell EMC can help you transform your environment for the future, laying the technical foundation for the data center while modernizing your data protection for the cloud right along with it.Additional Resources:Video: Overview of Dell EMC Cloud Disaster Recovery Video: GEI Consultants Customer Success StoryWebinar: Simple and Cost-effective DR to VMware Cloud on AWSSolution brief: Cloud DR for AWS / Azure Solution BriefWhitepaper: Protecting Recovered Machines with Cloud Snapshot ManagerVideo: Extend Disaster Recovery to VMware Cloud Learn more: read more

Utilizing public relations to promote community service

first_imgEvery credit union does tremendous work in its community. The efforts are genuine and tied to the mission of credit unions – people helping people. While no credit union engaged in this type of activity is doing it with a goal of self-promotion, there can be some benefit to letting those outside the reach of the credit union know about your work.When credit unions get involved in their community, people benefit. From fundraising to service projects to providing financial education, community members are well served when credit unions are active. For example, a community experiences a natural disaster, such as a fire or a flood. Recovery and relief activities can include a credit union taking donations or coordinating efforts for financial assistance. When those functions are publicized, through media relations and social media promotion, the impact on the fundraising efforts can be strong, increasing the reach and potentially, the amount of money raised to help the community.Another example is when credit unions get involved in efforts to help during things like back to school. Many credit unions are tied to school systems, so it is a natural extension of their mission to help gather school supplies and backpacks for children in their community. When a credit union gets the word out beyond its membership, donations increase, and there is the potential to gain new members. Financial education, a driving principle of a credit union’s purpose, is a strong gateway to the community. When a credit union provides services such as budget planning, financial education and even things like reality fairs – experiencing real-world scenarios like poverty simulations and budgeting for everyday living – it is a way to reach people in the community who may have never heard about a credit union or know what the difference is in having a credit union membership.When a credit union’s community efforts strike a chord with people within that community, a door is opened. There is an opportunity to educate those who may not know what a credit union is, to talk about the benefits of becoming a member of a credit union, to highlight those services within the credit union that could possibly help serve the needs of potential members. Public relations and social media efforts provide simple tools to help get the word out to both your existing membership, as well as others in your community who might resonate with the activity you are promoting. Encouraging members to share your social media posts is a simple way to organically spread the word about your efforts. Working with your Association’s public relations resources can provide you with tools that can get the word out to local media to promote your programs.When credit unions take the time to tell their story, many people benefit. 52SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Patti Hazlett As Director of Corporate Communications for the Mountain West Credit Union Association, Patti oversees all aspects of public affairs and communications for the Association and member credit unions. She is … Web: Detailslast_img read more

Hurricane Iota powers up to a Category 4 as it threatens Central America

first_imgIt was already a record-breaking system, being the 30th named storm of this year’s extraordinarily busy Atlantic hurricane season. Such activity has focused attention on climate change, which scientists say is causing wetter, stronger and more destructive storms.In Honduras, compulsory evacuations began before the weekend and by Sunday evening 63,500 people were reported to be in 379 shelters just in the northern region, while the whole country was on high alert.Nicaraguan officials said that by late Sunday afternoon about 1,500 people, nearly half of them children, had been evacuated from low-lying areas in the country’s northeast, including all the inhabitants of Cayo Misquitos. Authorities said 83,000 people in that region were in danger.- Advertisement – Wind and rain were beginning to be felt Sunday night in Bilwi, a coastal Nicaraguan city where people crowded markets and hardware stores during the day in search of plastic sheeting, nails and other materials to reinforce their homes, just as they did when Hurricane Eta hit on Nov. 3.Several residents of Bilwi expressed concern that their homes would not stand up to Iota, so soon after Eta. Local television showed people being evacuated in wooden boats, carrying young children as well as dogs and chickens.Authorities warned that the risk was high because Iota would probably come ashore over areas where Eta’s torrential rains left the soil saturated with water and more prone to new landslides and floods.Eta already wreaked havoc. It hit Nicaragua as a Category 4 hurricane, killing at least 120 people as torrential rains caused flash floods and mudslides in parts of Central America and Mexico. Then it meandered across Cuba, the Florida Keys and around the Gulf of Mexico before slogging ashore again near Cedar Key, Florida, and dashing across Florida and the Carolinas.Iota was forecast to drop 8 to 16 inches (200 -400 millimeters) of rain in northern Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala and southern Belize, with as much as 30 inches (750 millimeters) in isolated spots. Costa Rica and Panama could also experience heavy rain and possible flooding, the hurricane center said.Eta was the 28th named storm of this year’s hurricane season, tying the 2005 record for named storms. Theta, the 29th, was far out in the eastern Atlantic Ocean, and became a remnant low Sunday.The official end of hurricane season is Nov. 30. – Advertisement – A fast-strengthening Hurricane Iota is sweeping over the western Caribbean and has become a very dangerous Category 4 storm early Monday as it heads for the same part of Central American battered by a similarly powerful Hurricane Eta just over a week ago.Forecasters said Iota continued to show signs of strengthening and could be a catastrophic Category 5 hurricane by the time it reaches Central America.- Advertisement – Evacuations were being conducted from low-lying areas in Nicaragua and Honduras near their shared border, which appeared to be Iota’s likely landfall. Winds and rain were already being felt on the Nicaraguan coast Sunday night.Iota became a hurricane early Sunday and rapidly gained power, and was expected to pass over or near Colombia’s Providencia island during the night. It became a dangerous Category 4 hurricane Monday morning, and the U.S. National Hurricane Center warned it would probably reach the Central America mainland late Monday.The hurricane center said Iota had maximum sustained winds of 145 mph (230 kph) in a 4 a.m. EST advisory. It was centered about 170 miles (275 kilometers) southeast of Cabo Gracias a Dios on the Nicaragua-Honduras border and moving westward at 10 mph (17 kph).- Advertisement –last_img read more

Lady Bulldogs Results At Ben Davis

first_imgBatesville traveled to the Ben Davis Invitational and cam e out 9th of nine teams. (Zionsville, Western Boone, Scecina, Muncie Burris, Jennings County, Martinsville, Ben Davis, East Central & Batesville).Zionsville Wins tourney and Western Boone take second.Batesville vs. BD VB (9-19)Batesville Vs. IS VB (9-19)Batesville vs. JC VB (9-19)Batesville vs. Z VB (9-19)Batesville welcomes Rushville on Tuesday September 22nd with at 5:00 pm JV start.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Chris Fox.last_img