Bringing out classroom instruments isn’t anything new for the Tonight Show. It’s always funny to see who Jimmy Fallon will welcome into the musical skit. Last night’s showing brought heavy metal band Metallica to the stage for an epic performance of their 1991 hit “Enter Sandman.” James Hetfield on lead vocals, also sporting a small horn, Lars Ulrich making use of a tiny bongo drum, Jimmy Fallon and the entire Roots crew squeezed themselves into the Music Room – sporting Metallica, Tonight Show, and Roots t-shirts for the acoustic jam.Watch the classroom instrument performance of “Enter Sandman” below:Last night’s episode came after some surprising news from Napster, announcing that Metallica’s new album Hardwired…To Self-Destruct will become available on the streaming service later this week. Previous relationships between Metallica and Napster stirred a landmark case for the music industry, when a song by Metallica was illegally downloaded and saw radio time ahead of its official release. The case was ugly, but has evidently been settled on better terms. Read more here.Metallica’s new album, Hardwired…To Self-Destruct, is being rolled via various platforms this week, with the official release set for this Friday, November 18th.
It has been well documented that that We Got It from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service is supposed to be the final album from hip-hop legends A Tribe Called Quest, especially after Phife Dawg passed away earlier this year while secretly working on the album. Q-Tip had previously stated it in a Facebook post recently, as well. But…and it’s a big ‘but,’ it appears that may not be the case anymore.Social Consciousness And Racial Inequality Are Front And Center On A Tribe Called Quest’s Surprise Comeback Album [Review]In an interview with Annie Mac at BBC Radio 1, Tip states, “Stay tuned for any other incarnation because we don’t intend on stopping….That was Phife’s M.O.: ‘This time we gotta do it and keep going.’ And now he’s left us with the equation of how do we do it, but we’re going to need it, and we’re going to continue.”Now, a pending world tour is apparently in the works and being planned, but comments made in this interview would certainly appear to be a hint at something different than tour dates. With friends and collaborators such as Busta Rhymes, André 3000, Consequence, and more making appearances on the album, it’s anybody guess what this new “incarnation” could turn into. But this has certainly piqued our interests. Listen to the interview below:[via SPIN]
Sudafrika verspricht seinen Besuchern die Erfahrung ihres Lebens. Das Land zieht Reisende aus allen Ecken der Welt an mit seinen gastfreundlichen Menschen, herrlichem Wetter, spektakularer Landschaft, reicher Kultur, Natur und Wildtiere, sowie Hotels und Restaurants von Weltklasse.Die Tiere alleine sind Grund genug fur einen Besuch. Eines der ersten Wildtiernaturschutzgebieten der Welt war Sudafrika’s Kruger Park, der uber ein Jahrhundert alt ist. Heutzutage ist es nur Teil einer breiten Naturschutzzone, die sich uber private und offentliche Wildparks und uber Landesgrenzen hinaus in die benachbarten Lander Mozambik und Zimbabwe erstreckt.Eine Autostunde entfernt von Asphaltdschungeln wie Pretoria und Johannesburg konnen Sie Lowen, Elefanten, Buffel und hunderte weiterer Arten in ihrer naturlichen Umgebung beobachten. Vogelliebhaber finden hier eine unschlagbare Kombination aus Artenvielfalt und kundenfreundlichem Vogeltourismus.Es gibt aber auch andere Grunde fur einen Urlaub: Wie beispielsweise goldene Strande, einige der weltbesten Surfgebiete, spektakulare Landschaften von Bergen bis Wusten, Ökosysteme, die nirgends sonst auf der Welt zu finden sind, eine Moglichkeit, die afrikanische Kultur aus erster Hand zu erleben – und eines der preiswertesten Urlaubsziele, das Sie finden konnen.Erforschen Sie die ganze Welt in einem Land!Kulturelle ErfahrungenBei Touren durch die Gemeinden erleben Sie das echte Sudafrika. Kulturerbestatten wie Apartheid Museum und Robben Island bieten Ihnen einen Einblick in die gewalttatige Vergangenheit Sudafrika’s – und in das Wunder unserer Versohnung. Und vergessen Sie nicht, wo alles begann: Die Wiege der Menschheit. WeiterlesenErfahren Sie Natur und WildnisNichts ist mit dem afrikanischen Busch vergleichbar, und es gibt keinen besseren Ort auf der Welt fur Großwild. Neben seinen bekannten Nationalparks bietet Sudafrika eine Fulle an privaten Schutzgebieten, alle ausgezeichnet fur die Wild- und Vogelbeobachtung geeignet. Und das alles gegen einen Hintergrund von unvergleichnichem botanischen Reichtum. WeiterlesenSonne, Brandung und Wale beobachtenVon den wilden sandigen Westkuste zu den subtropischen Ufern von Maputaland gibt es einen Strand fur jeden Anlass. Beobachten Sie den Sonnenaufgang uber dem Atlantik oder dem Indischen Ozean, arbeiten Sie an der perfekten Sonnenbraune, oder werden Sie aktiv – Sudafrika hat einige der besten Surf-, Windsurfing- und Tauchangebote der Welt. Und dann sind da noch die Wale … WeiterlesenAbenteuerlandSudafrika verfugt uber 3.000 km Kustenlinie mit atemberaubenden Bergen – oft Seite and Seite. Die unterschiedlichen Terrains des Landes in Verbindung mit einem idealen Klima fur Aktivitaten im Freien, machen es zu einem reichen Jadggrund fur Adrenalinjunkies. WeiterlesenGolfer ParadiesFur Golfenthusiasten ist Sudafrika eine wunderbares Reiseziel – und dass ist noch untertrieben. Das Land bietet das ideale Klima, um draussen auf dem Fairway unter der strahlenden afrikanischen Sonne unterwegs zu sein, und ist mit einem großzugigen Angebot an Golfplatzen gesegnet. WeiterlesenKunst und KunsthandwerkVon Arbeiten auf dem Straßenpflaster und in den Markten der Großstadte bis in die Tiefen landlicher Enklaven, Sudafrikaner passen sich jedem Medium an und stellen eine beachtliche Bandbreite an Kunsthandwerk her. WeiterlesenWelterbestattenWußten Sie dass der Tafelberg mehr Pflanzenarten als die Britischen Inseln aufweist? Oder dass der Drakensberg gleichzeitig die hochste Bergkette in Afrika sudlich des Kilimanjaro hat sowie die reichhaltigste Ansammlung von Felsenkunst des Kontinents? Sudafrika ist Heimat von acht Unesco Welterbestatten, Orte von “außerordentlichem Wert fur die Menscheit”. WeiterlesenSAinfo reporter, mit Material von South African Tourism
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Two technologies developed through Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) and soybean checkoff collaborations have won 2016 R&D 100 Awards. Both technologies, Soy-PK Resin and Bio-YIELD bioreactor, leverage the natural properties of soybeans to increase the sustainability and improve health in modern industries. Winners were announced late last week at the R&D 100 Awards Conference in Washington, D.C.“I can’t fully express how honored we feel as an organization to win R&D 100 Awards for our research and development efforts,” said Nathan Eckel, OSC Research Committee chair and soybean farmer from Wood County. “Research and development for soy-based products has been a priority for our organization for decades and we are proud to see our technologies recognized both nationally and internationally.”Since the early 1990s, OSC has engaged in public and private collaborations that encourage rapid commercialization of new commercial and industrial uses of soybeans. For over 50 years, the R&D 100 Awards — dubbed the “Oscars of Invention” — is the place where the research and development community come together each year to recognize the top technology innovations around the world.This year’s awards mark the sixth and seventh R&D 100 Awards that OSC has received since 2007. Soy-PK ResinSoy-PK offers a safe alternative to epoxy resins containing bisphenol-A (BPA). BPA represents a health hazard, especially in food contact applications — BPA-based polycarbonate plastic bottles have been banned for infant feeding usage and California relisted BPA as a hazardous chemical in May 2015.The Soy-PK Resin offers a practical and readily implementable drop-in replacement for BPA-containing epoxy coatings in metal beer, beverage, and food can coatings. The Soy-PK Resin offers a viable option to displace a significant amount of fossil-based BPA-containing epoxy resins with a renewable-source raw material, greatly improving industry’s environmental footprint. Other team members include Battelle and Redwood Innovations.For more information about the Soy-PK resin, OSC’s role in its development, and/or licensing, please contact Mr. Barry McGraw, Director, Ohio Soybean Council ([email protected]; 614-310-1804). Bio-YIELD bioreactor3Bar Biologics Bio-YIELD bioreactor is a patent-pending device that enables farmers to grow their own beneficial microbes, enabling increased crop yield with reduced chemical inputs. This approach addresses one of the most significant sustainability challenges of our time: to increase agricultural production while reducing use of resources and impact on climate.The Bio-YIELD bioreactor uses a disposable inoculant system that delivers fresher, more viable microbes versus competitor processes. The system opens the commercialization potential of numerous beneficial, naturally occurring microbes that have been proven in research over the past two decades but never before available commercially in a viable state.For more information about Bio-YIELD please contact Mr. Bruce Caldwell, Founder and CEO, 3Bar Biologics ([email protected]; 614-271-9388).
The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Tags:#Analysis#NYT#social networks#web marshall kirkpatrick Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Russian investment firm Digital Sky Technologies will buy $100 million in Facebook stocks from the company’s employees, Facebook announced today. Most casual Facebook users will probably look at that news and shrug. Why should we care?The news is interesting for two reasons. First, for pure sport. In the long term, though, this could be an announcement that unleashes a wave of innovation across the web over the next few years.The Sport of Employee Stock SalesToday’s news is fun from a purely voyeuristic perspective. Facebook employees have twenty business days to make a decision: will they hold on to all the stock in the company they were granted when they were hired, hoping that it will become even more valuable in the future? Or will they take at least some money off the table now and gamble that they won’t regret it later? Some will no doubt sell all the stock they own and leave the company. How much confidence do Facebook employees have in the future of the company and its ability to make money? As one of the biggest employers of the Web 2.0 era, Facebook could be the bubble that breaks hearts like all those big companies ten years ago – filled with paper millionaires, some of whom didn’t get out in time before everything was shown to be financially worthless. Or it could be the paradigm buster that proves things are really different today, that near universal reach online can be turned into profit. Things are changing drastically at Facebook, the company is intent on pushing more communication between users into the light of public visibility. That may be the path to greater profitability or it may cause an implosion and mass exodus. This stock sale comes at a key turning point in Facebook’s history.There’s a group of young people in Palo Alto that now have to decide whether to pull the trigger or to hold their cards for later. VentureBeat’s Eric Eldon, who watches the business of Facebook closely, says to employees don’t do it! Many friends, family and more cynical press will surely argue that employees should sell their stock while they’ve got the chance. What would you do? It’s fun to think about from that perspective.Escaping the Golden HandcuffsIt’s not an acquisition by an even bigger company, but the availability of $100 million for employee stocks is likely to make at least a few Facebook employees rich and feeling footloose. Some will no doubt leave the company and found new internet startups. Facebook employs many of the brightest innovators in social media and the prospect of those people starting new social networks, new communication technologies and new social media services is an exciting one. Many of them no doubt have lots of pent up ideas, but have felt trapped at Facebook because they’ve been waiting for their stock to be worth something and in demand. (The rest of the industry’s gain in innovation may be Facebook’s loss, too.)We may not see a “Facebook Mafia” yet the way Silicon Valley saw PayPal alumni spread out and start or invest in companies like YouTube, LinkedIn, Yelp and others – but this could be a smaller version of the same dynamic. It could also be a small enough pile of money that the real Facebook Mafia either will or will not emerge later when a bigger windfall comes employees’ way.Those are the two angles of interest that we see in what’s otherwise just two company’s business announcement. Related Posts Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification
The news today from Amazon Web Services (AWS) which is now importing VMware virtual machines. The news reinforces how the cloud is far less about data centers and public clouds than about one extended network that allows for data to flow without distinction between the two.According to a post on the AWS blog, VMware images can now be imported into AWS. That means a data center can essentially be imported into AWS.The cloud is becoming far more than AWS or a data center built on VMware technology. It’s now an infrastructure that supports a data fabric more than anything else. That data is like dust, blanketing the entire network, seeping everywhere. The virtualized data network is changing the definition of cloud computing. The network is flattening. That allows for data to pass from on-premise systems to cloud environments. CPUs can be moved to where they are needed, based on the network load.According to Amazon’s Jeff Barr:“VM Import lets you bring existing VMware images (VMDK files) to Amazon EC2. You can import “system disks” containing bootable operating system images as well as data disks that are not meant to be booted.This new feature opens the door to a number of migration and disaster recovery scenarios. For example, you could use VM Import to migrate from your on-premises data center to Amazon EC2.”But there are some questions that come out of this. For instance, when is Amazon going to allow the full export of data?All Barr would say on Twitter is that AWS will listen to its customers.In the meantime, here’s what the new service means.You can start importing 32- and 64-bit Windows Server 2008 SP2 images right now. Amazon supports the Standard, Enterprise and Datacenter editions.Barr says AWS is working to add support for other versions of Windows, including Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 R2. It will support several Linux distributions including CentOS, RHEL and SUSE. Images can be imported into the Amazon Virtual Private Cloud.This is just another example that shows how a company can move out of the so-called private cloud, a term that is becoming far less relevant than ever before.Instead, what we see is a world where the cloud extends beyond data centers into services like AWS. This will be a dominating trend in the next year. The data center will be fully connected to the cloud.The significant issues to emerge will center around storage and networking. But we will save that topic for another day. alex williams 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#cloud#news#Virtualization
What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts AI: How it’s Impacting Surveillance Data Storage Andrey Kudievskiy is the founder and CEO of Distillery, a full-service software design and development company that works with enterprises and startups to create new products and fundamentally improve existing ones. Follow the Puck Tags:#automation#CALMS#Cultural Change#development#Devops#IT structure#Methodology#operations#Organizational Change Modern technologies allow businesses to deliver products and services faster and more efficiently with each passing day. Speed and efficiency are the key drivers of success in today’s business environment, which is why companies that have embraced DevOps as a business methodology are dominant. (Think Amazon, Netflix, and Target.) Organizations that have fully implemented DevOps are able to dramatically reduce the time it takes to deliver products to market while simultaneously lessening development costs.That’s not the only reason the DevOps market is projected to surge 19% by 2020 and reach an estimated $12.85 billion by 2025.Consider this: Employee job satisfaction is a major predictor of organizational success. As a business approach, DevOps can curtail problems with employee satisfaction. Software developers don’t like broken/slow environments and hate spending their time figuring out why they can’t deploy code with one push of a button.DevOps leads to happier, more productive employees while reducing organizational risks, improving customer satisfaction, and allowing for faster recovery times.Dispelling DevOps MythsBefore we explore why a DevOps implementation is such a competitive advantage, let’s be clear about what DevOps isn’t.DevOps is not automation. However, automating as much as possible is one of the primary principles of DevOps. Likewise, it’s not a replacement for the deeply technical and specialized skills in your organization. Eliminating the stovepipes of specialization does not mean firing your Linux and Oracle experts.DevOps does require deep cultural and organizational change. That typically means altering behavior — a lot. It means overhauling decades’ worth of practices that are deeply ingrained in your team.You have to tell the veterans of your organization who are accustomed to running things in a certain way that much of what they know and do every day is obsolete.It’s not easy to change your IT organizational structure. We can put developers and operations people together in a room and tell them to get it done, but those two groups of people won’t magically morph into a DevOps organization. They might as well be from different planets.Keep Calm and Rely on CALMSCALMS is a conceptual framework for the integration of development and operations, quality and security teams, and systems and functions within an organization. It’s often used as a maturity model, helping managers evaluate whether their organizations are ready for DevOps — and if not, what needs to change.If you work in operations, “doing DevOps” and making use of some development techniques doesn’t automatically translate to success.It’s critical to note that simply implementing software practices inside an ops silo isn’t sufficient. Cultural and procedural changes around CALMS implementation in your organization are required.The five pillars of the framework are:· Culture: There is a culture of shared responsibility.· Automation: Team members seek ways to automate as many tasks as possible and are comfortable with the idea of continuous delivery.· Lean: Team members can visualize work in progress, limit batch sizes, and manage queue lengths.· Measurement: Data is constantly being collected, and there is also technology that can provide visibility into all this data and the systems that house it.· Sharing: Easy-to-navigate channels allow teams in both development and operations to communicate. It’s incredibly important to eliminate any silos that exist between development teams responsible for disparate functions.Eliminating divisions helps organizations achieve the end-to-end accountability necessary to create effective software solutions. Within DevOps, an effective method of building internal trust involves bringing together team members to develop software and proactively respond to new issues in production with assistance from operations.Harnessing the Power of DevOpsIf you’re a decision maker at your organization who wants to harness the power of DevOps, here are five tips for a successful implementation:1. Choose the right development methodology.The underlying philosophy of DevOps is shorter, more focused work cycles that lead to superior outcomes. More agile development approaches like Scrum or Kanban can empower developers to define goals, prioritize tasks, and identify procedural problems. You can use a combination of both methodologies to optimize your approach based on your particular business objectives.2. Implement CI and CD strategies.Continuous integration, or CI, is a strategy for frequently and automatically testing against a code branch. Continuous delivery, or CD, automates the process of getting code into production after testing and approval (if needed).The code is held in a repository like Git or SVN for safekeeping and version control. But those repositories aren’t limited to code. Automated methods of configuring and deploying infrastructure have breathed life into the concept of “infrastructure as code.”Using infrastructure as code means that you can incorporate it into other DevOps processes, such as deployment or testing. One of the benefits of infrastructure as code is how it allows your systems to remain evergreen by making it easy to keep everything updated with new packages or versions.3. Consider using the cloud.For some organizations, DevOps relies on a cloud infrastructure that allows practitioners to provision and request resources. A prerequisite of DevOps is the ability to consume resources as you go and to detach the infrastructure for the central service.That cloud doesn’t need to be Amazon Web Services, though. It can be built as an internal private cloud. Enterprises working to embrace DevOps often struggle with legacy infrastructure, which sometimes does not interface well with cutting-edge tools. In most cases, however, such a transition is a requirement for successful DevOps adoption.4. Adjust and iterate.How well IT performs depends on certain DevOps practices, such as continuous delivery as well as using version control. The more time DevOps practices are given (and the more they are improved upon), the better they perform. And improved IT performance means there’s also a greater likelihood of improving performance across the entire organization. In fact, 46% of organizations with high-performing IT departments see improved ROI on technology.Moreover, these organizations are more likely to be at the forefront of digital transformation and invest in advanced technologies like artificial intelligence, predictive analytics, and customer experience tools.5. Focus on cultural change.Organizational culture is one of the strongest predictors of both IT performance and the overall success of an organization. High-trust organizations encourage an open flow of information, collaboration across departments, the ability to learn from mistakes and failures, and sharing responsibilities.These cultural practices and norms are core elements of DevOps, with DevOps practices frequently correlating with peak organizational performance. Job satisfaction involves doing work that’s challenging and meaningful, empowering us to exercise our skills and judgment. It’s also clear that job satisfaction encourages employees to bring their best selves to work, which leads to more innovation everywhere.To be clear, DevOps is a methodology that focuses on people rather than technology. Numerous studies have shown that healthy organizations — companies that have satisfied team members — are more productive than their competitors. A successful DevOps implementation will undoubtedly give you a competitive advantage. Moreover, it will create the type of internal mindset that will be necessary for success as technological change continues to disrupt commerce in the coming years. Andrey KudievskiyCEO of Distillery Reasons to Outsource General Counsel Services f…
In a major scuffle between BJP and Congress legislators in the Gujarat Assembly, MLAs exchanged blows while mikes were flung as the House plunged into chaos.After the ugly scenes in the House, Speaker Rajendra Trivedi suspended Congress legislators Amrish Der and Pratp Dudhat for three years while another Opposition party member Baldevji Thakor was suspended for one year.The zero hour on Wednesday witnessed fierce arguments, as members started hurling expletives at each other; while Mr. Dudhat hit BJP MLA Jagdish Panchal with his belt as both were engaged in exchanging blows and slaps.As they came to blows, other members from both sides rushed to the well where they all jostled with one another before the Speaker adjourned the proceedings.Asaram Bapu caseThe ruckus erupted during discussion over tabling the report of Justice D.K. Trivedi Commission in the Asaram Bapu case pertaining to the unnatural death of two children studying in the ashram in 2008.Senior Congress legislator Vikram Madam tried to raise a question and participate in the issue but was repeatedly shouted down by the members from treasury benches.He was forcefully taken out by marshals when he tried to pull out a mike from the table.Later, Mr. Der attacked BJP MLAs. In return, BJP MLAs collectively thrashed him inside the House.Trade chargesFollowing the adjournment, leaders of both parties traded allegations and charges. “Our members were not allowed to speak in the House and when they tried, they were provoked by the ruling party members,” said Leader of the Opposition Paresh Dhanani.He said BJP legislator Mr. Panchal used expletives at Congress members, prompting the scuffle.However, the ruling party leaders dismissed the Opposition leader’s charges and alleged that Congress members indulged in violence in the House.“The opposition party members started the ruckus and resorted to violence in the House. It is a black day for democracy,” said Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel.
OTTAWA — First Nations leaders are mourning the death of a former Ontario chief.Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald says the Chiefs of Ontario are extending their deepest condolences to the family and friends of former Grassy Narrows chief Simon Fobister.Archibald says Fobister was a strong and outspoken leader for the northern Ontario community, adding he played an instrumental role in advocating for proper health care for a community that has been beset by the impacts of mercury posioning.Fobister fought to convince the federal government to build a treatment centre in Grassy Narrows, arguing it was critical for them to get the medical help they need closer to home.The facility has not been built yet but the office of Indigenous Services Minister Seamus O’Regan says it remains steadfast in its commitment to proceed with the project.Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde also expressed his condolences, calling Fobister an advocate for the health of his people, their traditional territories and the rights of all First Nations.The Canadian Press
Leicester City manager Claude Puel has blasted his side for their naivete in their 4-3 defeat to Wolves at the Molineux on Saturday.Leicester responded in the second half and equalized 2-2 after having gone two goals down in the first half.Diogo Jota scored his second goal of the game to restore Wolves’ lead 13 minutes after Leicester had equalized, but Wes Morgan helped the visitors pull level again.The foxes pushed for the fourth goal to complete their comeback, only to have their hard work undone by Diogo Jota’s 93rd-minute winner, and Puel was left disappointed with his side’s game management.“It was an unbelievable game,” Puel told Sky Sports.“I think we have a lot of different feelings in this game, we started with poor intentions and conceded two early goals.Solskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.“It was crazy, we come back into the game with good quality and good chances. We lacked quality in our play but we came back with a fantastic spirit in the second half.“We came back with desire, aggression and put Wolves under pressure. We pressed well, continued our intensity.“But after the good feeling of coming back, we needed to waste some time. We didn’t manage the game at the end, we were naive in our goals and our management at the end.“The game is finished [at 3-3] – we needed to keep our position without trying to score another goal because there was a lot of tiredness.“It was a fantastic feeling [to come back] and of course it is a big disappointment at the end.”