The Dean Ween Group played a phenomenal show opening for The Claypool Lennon Delirium last Saturday night, June 18th. The band immediately got the crowd going with a jammy opener of “Dickie Betts,” followed by the Motorhead-esque “It’s Gonna Be a Long Night” from Ween’s Quebec. The band made it a point to perform the Grateful Dead classic “Stella Blue,” dedicating it to the legendary theatre in which they were performing. The set continued with a sloppy and silly rendition of “I Saw Gener Cryin’ In His Sleep” as well as a hilarious performance of “Fingerbangin’.”The Claypool Lennon Delirium Transcends Universes At The Capitol TheatreLes Claypool joined the band on stage for a captivating collaboration on the Ween favorite “The Mollusk,” which was no doubt one of the highlights of the entire evening. Then the group closed out their set with a jaw-dropping lengthy performance of the Ween tune “The Rift” from Shinola Vol. 1.Listen to audio from the full set, below.Setlist: The Dean Ween Group at The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY – 6/18/16Set: Intro, Dickie Betts, It’s Gonna Be A Long Night, Garry, Stella Blue, I Saw Gener Cryin’ In His Sleep, Fingerbangin’, Mercedes Benz, The Mollusk*, The Rift* = w/ Les Claypool
Teaching through a computer gameTo do this Aggarwal and his UGA colleagues developed a Windows-based computer game with funding from the USDA Marketing Service. It’s not likely to be a hit with the Game-boy crowd, but producemanagers who are new to the job should love it.”We wanted to provide an entertaining approach to learning aboutfresh produce retailing,” he said. In the “peach” game, the player (produce manager) assumes therole of a retailer who is striving to minimize inventory withoutrunning out of an item. It also teaches the keys to inventorymanagement, how to deal with delays in produce delivery anddetermining shelf life. The peach game is based on a similar game developed at theMassachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). “Consumer demand can be random and there are obstacles along theway,” said Aggarwal. “If they order too much for the demand, they have to clearancethe produce. The store loses money,” said Deepak Aggarwal, anagricultural engineer with the UGA College of Agricultural andEnvironmental Sciences. “Or if they order too late for aparticular holiday season, such as greens for New Year’s Day,they miss the demand completely.”Retail produce managers need proper training to understand thelinks involved in the supply chain, he said. Prussia introduced the game at the Food Distribution ResearchSociety meeting last year in Miami, Fl., and found a new market. Selling the idea to the industry”The next step is to pitch the game at the corporate level tosupermarket chains,” said Stan Prussia, a CAES agriculturalengineer who helped develop the game. “For the game to be useful,we need them to support the project and implement it in theirstaff training programs.” The peach games teaches the same principles. It uses peaches asthe primary product, but the concepts would work for any fruit orvegetable. Players either earn or lose money based on thedecisions they make as fictitious produce managers. By Sharon OmahenUniversity of GeorgiaHave you ever bought a bunch of ripe bananas for your family andfound that nobody’s in the mood for bananas? Wasted. Well,imagine how hard it is for supermarket produce managers toconsistently guess what and how much their consumers want withoutwaste. A new University of Georgia computer game shows the way. He said these obstacles teach producer managers how to deal withunexpected events and how and when to discount produce. Ultimately, decisions made by produce managers determine thequality and the availability of fresh produce for your family atyour grocery store. www.griffin.uga.edu/ageng/programs/peachgame.exe. Stellasoftware is also required to run the peach game and can beobtained at www.hps-inc.com. Advice from a proEm-Orn Savage, produce manager of Kroger’s in Griffin, Ga., hashelped the UGA team by playing the game and giving the teamfeedback.”I don’t represent a typical player, though,” she said. “I don’twant to cut myself too short and I just try and play safely so Idon’t run out.”She sees the new peach computer game as a tool that would beuseful to produce managers who are new in their jobs.”The key is to keep a close eye on your inventory and you won’tgo wrong,” Savage said. “Teachers from California, Ohio and Maryland showed interest inthe game as a teaching tool for their business classes,” he said. “And food science students here at UGA have played the game andsay it helps them better understand the complexities of the fooddelivery system.”The peach game can be downloaded from UGA at
Educators at VINS (Vermont Institute of Natural Science)recently won two of the three annual awards given by the New EnglandEnvironmental Education Alliance.Jenna Guarino, director of VINS’s Environmental Citizenship program, wasrecognized with the 2003 Non-formal Environmental Educator Award andVINS’s Community Mapping Program received the Maria Pirie EnvironmentalProgram Award.Guarino was cited as the education professional working outside the formalclassroom setting who has made “continuous and enduring contributions toenvironmental education.” Guarino’s Environmental Citizenship (EC) programhelps secondary students learn to balance the needs of humans and wildlifethrough hands-on classroom activities, outdoor fieldwork, and communityprojects.Nearly 100 teachers have participated in EC workshops, enabling theprogram to reach by extension over 35,000 students. In 2003, the programsRiver Stewards Initiative received a three-year, $92,000 grant from theUpper Valley Community Foundation’s Wellborn Ecology Fund to expand aneducational unit on Atlantic Salmon to include native trout, water-qualityprotocols, streambank restoration, and an equipment lending library.VINS’s Community Mapping Program, a partnership with the Orton FamilyFoundation, was cited by the New England Environmental Education Allianceas an outstanding environmental education program that is “innovative andcreative, easily replicated, has a strong evaluation component, andresults in demonstrated action by participants.” The Community MappingProgram focuses on middle- and high-school students who, together withcommunity partners such as conservation commissions, conduct fieldwork anduse sophisticated tools including Geographic Information Systems (GIS) toexplore their communities and address specific local needs. The CommunityMapping Program has received multi-year grants from the Upper ValleyCommunity Foundation’s Wellborn Ecology Fund and the Ward M. and Mariam C.Canaday Foundation, among other funding sources. For more information,visit the Community Mapping Program website at www.communitymap.org(link is external).VINS (Vermont Institute of Natural Science) is a nonprofit, membershiporganization located in Woodstock, Vermont, which has regional offices inMontpelier and Manchester. It will open its new VINS Nature Center nearQuechee Gorge in the spring of 2004. Founded in 1972, VINS’s mission is toprotect Vermont’s natural heritage through education and research. VINS’seducational programs serve more than 20,000 adults and 35,000 studentseach year. VINS is a leading research center for the study of migratorysongbirds, common loons, peregrine falcons, and other threatened orendangered species. VINS also maintains one of North America’s mostimpressive collections of live raptors – hawks, eagles, falcons, and owls- and has treated and released thousands of injured wild birds of allspecies. For information on membership and programs, visit the VINS website, www.vinsweb.org(link is external).
The Vermont Fine Furniture & Woodworking Festival ended their 7th annual show in late September with success and the 2011 event planning is already underway. The Vermont Wood Manufacturers Association (VWMA), which manages the event every year, was just notified that they received a 2011 Top Ten Fall Event designation by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce. The show is already accepting 2011 exhibitor applications and woodworkers are eagerly signing up to get their favorite booth. Fifty Vermont woodworking craftsmen exhibited at the 2010 event and demonstrated to all attending that Vermont is the place to buy quality, Vermont made wood products. Wood in every form and species was on display and for sale, making it undeniable to all that ‘you name it, they can do it.’ The camaraderie amongst woodworkers was also evident to the visitors and tourists, seeing woodworkers network and catch up, as for some this is their annual meeting. There was something for everyone; a wooden bowl or spoon for an upcoming wedding present, a santa carving for the holidays, an heirloom bed for the generations to come, and much more.As Festival goers savored some Cabot cheddar cheese and listened to the music of the local Woodstock High School musicians, they also had their chance to offer public opinion on several items. All voted on their favorite booth display and their favorite demonstrator. The winning public vote for best booth was Brian Bright Studio Furniture of Randolph Center, VT. Bright entered a piece called ‘Changing Times’, which drew in a lot of interest from the public. Bright received a Masters of Fine Arts, Woodworking and Furniture Design in 2004 from the Rochester Institute of Technology, School for American Crafts. Bright ‘merges contemporary artistic style with traditional woodworking technique to create meticulously crafted and highly unique heirloom quality furniture and furnishings’. Bright is currently an instructor for Burlington Colleges’ Craftsmanship and Design: Woodworking and Fine Furniture program and at The Vermont Woodworking School in Cambridge, VT. You can view more about Bright at www.brightstudiofurniture.com(link is external).Favorite demonstrator was awarded to Ted Fink of TJF Turnings, LLC of Shelburne, VT. Fink designs, manufactures, and sells turned wooden bowls and lidded boxes. He has been a demonstrator for the Woodworking Festival for the past several years and attracts great attention showing off lathe turning techniques. One of his more popular items is his Ultimate Ice Cream Bowl, which he makes to keep your hands warm while you enjoy your favorite flavor of ice cream. Fink is a member of VWMA, the Vermont Crafts Council, and the Woodchuck Turners of Northern Vermont. You can find more about Fink at www.tjfturnings.com(link is external).Winners Announced for Vermont Woodworking Design CompetitionsWOODSTOCK, VT- At the recent VT Fine Furniture & Woodworking Festival the finest wood craftsmen in Vermont exhibited their design entries in the Vermont Woodworking Design Competition. The entries were displayed not only for the judges, but for the public to give them an opportunity to see, first hand, the broad scope of work designed and created by the state’s many artisans. The panel of prestigious judges included Mark Schofield of Fine Woodworking Magazine, Philip Lowe of the Furniture Institute of Massachusetts, and local Vermont state architect John Ostrum. Judges enjoyed the day with their clipboards on hand, making notes that would help them decide who would walk away with the 1st place awards in the various categories offered. Five professional categories were offered, in addition to two student categories: 17 and under and 18+, to include high school students and those that were a part of a woodworking school. Pieces were judged based upon the quality of the craftsmanship and the innovativeness of the design. The Competition was open only to those pieces that are designed and made in Vermont, by Vermont woodworkers.First Place prizes were awarded in each of the categories to the following woodworkers: production furniture to Brent Karner of ClearLake Furniture for the Serenity TV Stand; custom or studio furniture to Doug Clarner of Clarner Woodworks for his Thread Leaf Sideboard; production woodenware to Mark Yuengling of ClearLake Furniture for his Endgrain Cutting Boards; custom woodenware to David Hurwitz Originals for his Floor Lamp (Stained glass by Phil Godenschwager & LED lighting by Jason Orzell of LED Dynamics), and carvings and sculpture to Jim Maas of Birds in Wood for The Duck Hunter.In the high school level student category first place was awarded to Michael Zoesch of Burr & Burton Academy for his Victor box, and Kevin Coughlin took the 18+ student award for his Mahogany Guitar Case. Coughlin was enrolled in Burlington Colleges’ Associates Degree in Fine Furniture Making program, which is implemented at the Vermont Woodworking School, and was the first student to receive the Associates of Arts degree in Craftsmanship and Design with a concentration in Woodworking and Fine Furniture Making. Students learn the fundamentals of woodworking, and fine tune their skills by participating in skills-based classes and workshops offered by members of the Guild of Vermont Furniture Makers. To view more about the woodworking certificates and programs offered at Burlington College please visit http://www.burlington.edu/academics/index1.php?page=95(link is external).www.vermontwoodfestival.org(link is external).
25SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Tim Garrity Tim has over ten years of professional IT experience including six years in the financial services industry. In Tim’s previous role, he was heavily involved in Disaster Recovery planning … Web: tracesecurity.com Details As technology becomes more intertwined with our daily lives, it provides convenience but also increases our exposure to threats and risks. There are numerous threats that can put your sensitive data at risk. Your credit union may be faced with physical threats such as theft or dumpster diving, cyber threats that include malware and phishing, and threats to the human element like social engineering or rogue employees.Common Threats Your Credit Union May Face and Opportunities for ImprovementSocial EngineeringThe “human element” is often a company’s downfall when it comes to preventing social engineering attacks. Social engineers aim to seek confidential information or credentials and access to sensitive areas or equipment.In-person social engineering often will involve in-depth planning with custom equipment, signage, uniforms, and an elaborate back story. The social engineer may be knowledgeable about credit union operations, including locations and hours of operation. They may name drop to make the story sound more convincing (“I’ve worked with
Governor Wolf Issues Statement on DEP Pipeline Permit Bar February 08, 2019 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Energy, Environment, Press Release, Statement Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today released the following statement in response to the Department of Environmental Protection’s suspension of review of all clean water permit applications and other pending approvals associated with the Energy Transfer, L.P. (ET) and subsidiaries until further notice due to non-compliance:“The Department of Environmental Protection has acted swiftly and decisively to hold this operator accountable to the conditions of its permits. The permit bar by the Department of Environmental Protection is the latest step my Administration has taken to ensure pipeline operators and builders are accountable for the work they do in Pennsylvania. There has been a failure by Energy Transfer and its subsidiaries to respect our laws and our communities. This is not how we strive to do business in Pennsylvania, and it will not be tolerated.”The permit bar will affect the in-service date for the Revolution pipeline, which is currently not in service, and the Mariner East 2 pipeline. There are 27 approvals currently under review by DEP for Mariner East 2. The Revolution pipeline will remain closed until full compliance has been achieved.In addition to the permit bar, the governor called on the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) to continue to hold Energy Transfer (ET) and its subsidiaries accountable to stringent safety requirements which the PUC is charged with enforcing. The governor noted that the budget he proposed earlier this week funds four new gas safety inspectors at the Public Utility Commission’s Pipeline Safety Division to increase the PUC’s capacity to hold pipeline operators accountable and ensure all safety requirements are strictly enforced.”“Today, I am calling upon the Public Utility Commission to compel ET to address lapses in communication by immediately providing county and municipal agencies responsible for public safety along the Mariner East Project route any and all information required under state and federal law to enable the preparation of robust emergency preparedness and communication plans. I have directed the Pennsylvania’s Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) to coordinate with county and local leadership to assist with review of emergency management plans, and this engagement has already begun.”“I am also calling upon the PUC to require that a remaining life study of Mariner East 1 be completed and reviewed by independent experts. Such a study should thoroughly evaluate the safety of the existing pipeline and prepare a plan to implement the findings of that study as soon as possible.State agencies have provided unprecedented oversight over the Mariner East Project, issuing more than 80 violations and levying nearly $13 million in penalties. The Department of Environmental Protection has also implemented significant new processes as a result of the experience gained on a project of unprecedented scope and impact including:Improved coordination with the PUC and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC);Improved internal coordination and implementation through the establishment of a Regional Pipeline Permitting Coordination Office;And the development of new permit conditions and policy guidelines for future pipeline development projects including more than 100 special permit conditions.Finally, the governor has called on the General Assembly to address gaps in existing law which have tied the hands of the Executive and independent agencies charged with protecting public health, safety and the environment, calling for the speedy passage of the following legislation to protect the public:No state agency currently has authority to review intrastate pipeline routes, which can result in pipeline companies deciding to site through densely populated high-consequence areas. Many states have passed legislation providing an enhanced role in siting decisions to their utility or public service commission. Legislation should provide the Public Utility Commission with authority to regulate siting and routing of intrastate pipelines in Pennsylvania.Currently, pipeline operators are not required to provide information to schools which are in close proximity to a pipeline, including how to respond to a leak. Legislation should require this information for schools within 1,000 feet of a pipeline.Related legislation should require public utility facilities transporting natural gas or natural gas liquids to meet with the county emergency coordinator entrusted to respond in the event of natural gas release and provide vital emergency response and evacuation information.In order to respond to a potential leak, automatic or remote shutoff valves are critical. Legislation should require the installation of such valves in high consequence areas in compliance with federal requirements for transmission line valves.
Germany’s occupational pension fund association, aba, has bemoaned the UK vote to leave the European Union, saying that, although the precise implications for occupational pension provision in Germany were not yet foreseeable, the Brexit decision meant “nothing good”.In an update on 28 June, aba chief executive Klaus Stiefermann writes: “The capital markets are reacting negatively, a large part of German occupational pension fund assets are invested through London, and the British were always at our side when it came to reining in regulatory delusions and excess. “And there’s a fair amount of that going on again.”His comments echo the response of the Dutch Pensions Federation, which lamented the “loss of an ally” but said it is too early to say whether the British would leave the pan-European association PensionsEurope. In another reaction from a national industry association, Denmark’s Forsikring & Pension (F&P) said keeping a good trading relationship with the UK was a priority for the country.,WebsitesWe are not responsible for the content of external sitesLink to aba newsletter (in German)
The Mobile Bay National Estuary Program (MBENP) last week released to the public the Draft Update of their Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP) for 2019-2023 for a 45-day comment period. Developed by over 300 community leaders, this CCMP update will be the roadmap for protecting and restoring what people value most about living in coastal Alabama over the next four years.The final document will be implemented by the MBNEP Management Conference including federal, state and local officials and agencies, industries, businesses, academia, and citizen groups.The MBNEP, like the other 27 National Estuary Programs, operates through the development and implementation of a CCMP, which serves as a “blueprint” for management of coastal and estuarine resources.A CCMP is developed based on local input and supporting local priorities to protect water quality, sustain living resources, manage coastal habitats, reduce human impacts, and build citizen stewardship. It is developed through a consensus-building and collaborative decision-making process by the MBNEP Management Conference.Conference partners commit to roles implementing CCMP goals, objectives, and recommended activities to protect and restore the water quality and ecological integrity of Mobile Bay and its watersheds.
Representative Jud McMillin (R-Brookville) will co-host a a breakfast in Switzerland County on Saturday with another area lawmaker.Area first responders are invited to attend a breakfast hosted by two lawmakers on Saturday.Jud McMillin (R-Brookville) and Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) will co-host the event that features an in-depth look on how the revised criminal code impacts police officers, firefighters, prosecutors and all emergency personnel.The legislators will also be available to speak about other laws that impact the professions.Rep. Frye said, “In 2014, the General Assembly completely rewrote the Indiana Criminal Code so there are a lot of changes there. Representative McMillin is a co-author of that legislation.”The breakfast will be held at Jeff-Craig Fire Department, 610 Ferry Street in Vevay at 8:00 a.m.All emergency responders are encouraged to attend.
Batesville, IN—Two local companies partnered to help a local domestic violence shelter in need. Safe Passage Operations Manager Donna Huffmaster knew the shelter’s freezer was on its last leg. She called Gehring, Inc., to order a large 48 cubic foot freezer, but Gehring’s later learned the supplier had suspended all shipping, due to the Coronavirus. As fate would have it, the freezer died Friday, April 3, and the nonprofit lost most of the food inside. Due to the size of the freezer, it would be difficult to pick up the freezer in a regular pick-up truck. Gehring’s contacted Ted Amberger, fleet supervisor for Hill-Rom and Ted went right to work and confirmed he could get a company semi to pick up the freezer on the way back from Indianapolis and deliver to Safe Passage.As promised, Monday afternoon, Jeff Lamping pulled up the Hill-Rom semi in front of Gehring’s with the freezer inside. With a forklift, the freezer was delivered to Safe Passage and installed by Gehring’s at the shelter.Executive Director Jane Yorn commented, “These are just a few examples of many wonderful businesses and individuals who regularly reach out and provide support. We are truly thankful for the support, particularly in this time of need.”Safe Passage staff and clients, in turn, are truly thankful to not just Hill-Rom but Gehring’s as well. Deemed an essential business/service and in full operation providing critical needs, Safe Passage has had tremendous support from the public and organizations during this health crisis. The following day some 42 rolls of toilet paper, 14 hand soaps, and disposable gloves were dropped off at the local shelter, and that’s just in one day! Restaurant meals have also been donated for shelter clients.