Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee at Belly Up Aspen, Aspen, CO – 3/17/16Set 1: The Floor, Kabump -> No Diablo, Rocker Part 2, Atmosfarag > August, Soul Food I > Reelin’ in the YearsSet 2: Bright Lights, Big City, Wife Soup, Pipeline > Full Frontal -> Remind Me, Steppin’ Razor -> Nothing Too Fancy > Hangover > Nothing Too FancyEncore: Speak Up unfinished with Roundabout (Yes) teaseSetlist: Umphrey’s McGee at Belly Up Aspen, Aspen, CO – 3/18/16Set 1: Goonville > Gents > 2×2, Example 1, Intentions Clear > Smell the Mitten > Groove Holmes > Smell the Mitten, Syncopated Strangers, Push the PigSet 2: Der Bluten Kat > Mad Love > Der Bluten Kat, Attachments, Night Nurse > Cherub Rock, The Fuzz > The Triple WideEncore: Plunger > Glory > Plunger “Jimmy Stewart” with lyrics with Sweet Child O’ Mine (Guns N’ Roses) tease with (Don’t Fear) The Reaper (Blue Öyster Cult) teaseNotes:last Groove Holmes 01.20.2013 (324 shows)with Start Me Up (Rolling Stones) teases before Plunger Load remaining images Umphrey’s McGee knows a thing or two about how to rock and roll. The jam group have settled in nicely at the Belly Up Aspen, now two shows deep into the run. The band has mostly stayed with original music, though a handful of covers like Steely Dan’s “Reelin’ In The Years” and Dick Dale’s “Pipeline” slipped into the mix. The band also busted out a cover of Beastie Boys’ instrumental track “Groove Holmes” in the middle of set one, night two, played for the first time in over 300 shows!UM continues to bring some of the most energetic shows around, and with the Colorado crowd in attendance, the band is truly doing it right. Check out photos of the run below, courtesy of photographer Jake Plimack:
Netflix’s original series BoJack Horseman is a special show, with the critically acclaimed dark-comedy cartoon gaining fans worldwide for its expert navigation of tragedy and comedy through the missteps of the show’s deeply flawed hero. On September 8th, in conjunction with the release of the show’s fourth season, the soundtrack for BoJack Horseman will drop via Lakeshore. Today, fans got a taste of what’s in store for the show’s soundtrack with the release of a song of the album—a cover of America’s 1971 “A Horse With No Name.”For the version of “A Horse With No Name” on BoJack Horseman (Music From the Netflix Original Series), Patrick Carney, drummer for The Black Keys, teams with singer-songwriter Michelle Branch. Carney is no stranger to the show, as he previously provided the theme song for the animated series. For his collaboration with Branch, the duo offers a stripped-down and airy rendition of “A Horse With No Name” that still keeps in line with the melancholy aesthetic of the show.You can listen to their rendition of America’s “A Horse With No Name” below, courtesy of Lakeshore Records. [H/T Rolling Stone]
Liu Zhenya has a vision for revolutionizing not just how we produce energy, but also how we share it.Liu, former chairman and president of State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), the world’s largest utility company, is now the chairman of the Global Energy Interconnection (GEI) Development and Cooperation Organization, a United Nations- and SGCC-affiliated group. Speaking on Tuesday at Harvard Law School, Liu outlined a two-part program for energy independence — and interdependence.Promotional poster for the speech. Photo by Ke TangThe talk, “The Art of Energy Revolution: From Ultra-High-Voltage Power Grid to Global Energy Interconnection,” was sponsored by the Harvard-China Project, East Asian Legal Studies, and Harvard Global Institute.Since 2004, Liu has been working with colleagues on ultra-high-voltage (UHV) electricity transmission. Initially proposed to solve energy shortages in his rapidly growing country, such transmission is, in Liu’s words, “a key technology for ultra-large energy grids,” several of which are now functional in China. Highly efficient, the technology can transport more electricity over longer distances, effectively revolutionizing the practicality of green power and enabling outreach to underserved areas.“UHV tech has become a symbol of Chinese innovation,” noted Liu, speaking through a translator.This domestic breakthrough is only the first step, he said. Liu discussed the potential for UHV technologies — and new advances currently being worked on — to enable the next step: global energy interdependence. Such a grid would transmit power generated by solar, wind, and water around the world, allowing energy-ravenous cities to utilize currently inaccessible clean resources. (Liu noted that solar energy in 7.7 percent of the Sahara Desert could meet global energy needs.)It would also allow underdeveloped and developing nations to access the same resources and bypass the traditional carbon-heavy stages of burning coal, wood, or manure, effectively helping to balance income inequality on a global scale.Global energy interdependence holds promise to “push the world out of fossil-energy dependence and overcome resource shortages, environmental pollution, and climate change,” Liu said. “It will ultimately provide solutions to the problems of global energy development.”,A global grid, he continued, would be “jointly constructed and mutually beneficial to all.” Ultimately consisting of nine latitudinal and nine longitudinal lines that would span continents and oceans, he said this “smart grid” would be “the foundation that allows the distribution of clean energy sources, optimizes utilization, and fulfills the diversified needs of end users.”Of course, such a grid would face both technological and political challenges. It also would require extensive rebuilding of existing grids. Liu explained how even in North America different systems are used between the U.S. and Mexico and the U.S. and Canada. In addition, as noted in a post-talk Q&A, a global grid would likely stir fears of energy vulnerability.“Yes, there will be hackers,” answered Liu. “There are countries that don’t get along. But will the U.S. turn off the internet to Russia? No, because it’s to its advantage to keep it open. When you encounter these problems you can address them.”Economics should also help sway doubters, he said. Total investment related to power generation and power grids of GEI is approximately $38 trillion, including $27 trillion on power generation, and $390 billion on transnational and transcontinental power grids. The investment could stimulate the global economy to increase by an estimated 0.2 percent annually, and reduce the average electricity tariff by 2.8 cents/kWh, compared with the current level.Listing the energy goals of the Paris climate agreement, Liu said that a global grid “would promote world peace and harmony, because we could go from competing for fossil fuel sources to being cooperative.”
Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques are quickly becoming central to businesses’ digital transformation by augmenting, and in many cases supplanting, traditional data analytics techniques. These techniques bring proactive and prescriptive capabilities to a company’s data-driven decision-making process, giving companies that adopt them early a distinct competitive advantage. Those that adopt them late will be left behind.Intel recognizes that AI methods, most notably machine learning and deep learning, are now critical components of company workloads. To address the need to both train and, arguably more importantly, have AI models make decisions faster, Intel has put these workloads front and center with the new 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor line.2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors bring a host of new and improved capabilities, including the ability to deploy Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory, improved DRAM speeds, greater processing capability for traditional instruction sets such as single precision FP32, and new processing capability for deep learning workloads with the new Intel® Deep Learning Boost instruction set.Deep Learning Boost on 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable ProcessorsDeep learning is the process of developing models using artificial neural networks, which consist of many independent processing units, or neurons, connected in a dense graph. Neural networks have demonstrated astonishing ability to identify unknown or unforeseen patterns in all sorts of data and have been applied to domains ranging from image and video recognition and analysis, to audio and language transformation, to time-series data and anomaly detection analysis.The process of using neural networks for developing cutting-edge models is broken into two phases: training, where existing data is used to teach the neural network how to identify patterns; and inference, where the trained model is exposed to new data and expected to make appropriate decisions. And while the process of training neural networks has been the focus of hardware and software innovation for several years, it is in the inference where businesses are receiving benefit from their AI efforts.Inference has different hardware requirements than training. Training requires half-precision or single-precision floating point arithmetic and the ability to process many large vectors of similar data simultaneously. Inference has much lower total compute requirements, is focused more heavily on latency (time-to-decision), and can take advantage of lower-precision numerical formats such as 8-bit and 16-bit integers.The 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor line focuses primarily on this second (inference) phase with an entirely new capability known as Deep Learning Boost. Intel® Deep Learning Boost brings reduced precision arithmetic (8-bit and 16-bin integers) to Xeon’s 512-bit wide vector units (AVX512). This is a huge capability for reduced precision inference because Deep Learning Boost-enabled Intel® Xeon® processors can simultaneously process 64 8-bit integers (or 32 16-bit integers) in a single hardware instruction! Couple this with the ability to perform fused operations, such as Fused Multiply Add (FMA) on these wide low-precision vectors, and the throughput of the system goes up substantially.Dell EMC has been benchmarking the realizable performance improvements that Intel® Deep Learning Boost can bring the neural network inference. The figure above shows how much improvement your organization could realize by deploying 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors with Intel® Deep Learning Boost. While 1st Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors (codenamed “Skylake”) are capable of processing 258 images per second on the ResNet-50 inference benchmark in single-precision (FP32), and 389 image per second in reduced 8-bit integer precision, the new instructions that Deep Learning Boost brings to 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors can more than triple the throughput in 8-bit integer precision to 1278 images per second!Why This MattersWhat does this mean for your business? Each inference your AI model makes is an insight you didn’t have before, or a workload you’ve automated that removes a barrier to a decision. Each of those insights, each of those removed barriers can translate to a new sale, an additional upsell, or a faster investment decision. That is money in your company’s pockets.As companies undergo digital transformation, making use of AI – and deep learning specifically – will be critical to keeping your company competitive in a data-driven world. And while training AI models has been the talk of this early stage, the inference is going to be the way in which your business realizes the benefits of AI. Dell EMC PowerEdge servers powered by 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors with Intel® Deep Learning Boost can help your business realize the full potential of AI through higher performance model inference. And higher performance translates to better business.
It’s OK with Downer, though. He already has most of them sold long before harvest. Mostof them, he said, will wind up on dinner plates in Webster County.Burtle said the key question for any farmer interested in growing freshwater shrimp isthe amount of shrimp they can produce. “Can you move from selling it to local freshmarkets,” he said, “and sell it wholesale?” He doesn’t know the future offreshwater shrimp farming in Georgia. But Burtle expects high interest in the appealingenterprise over the next few years. John Downer looks over his first “crop” of freshwater shrimp. Photo: Joe Courson Hundreds of miles from any coastline, John Downer is trying to make sure shrimp loversget all they want. The Webster County farmer is growing shrimp in fresh water in hishomemade tanks in southwest Georgia. “It should take between 160 and 170 days,”Downer said, looking forward to his first shrimp harvest.Growing freshwater shrimp has caused a new wave of interest as farmers look forsomething they can grow to make a profit. It looks simple enough from an equipment pointof view. But University of Georgia expert Gary Burtle tells farmers it takes a new way ofthinking.”You have to be a management-minded producer to get above-average yields,”said Burtle, an Extension Service aquaculture scientist with the UGA College ofAgricultural and Environmental Sciences. Production Promise May Be UnrealisticBurtle has been interested in growing shrimp for the past 20 years. Now, he has hisfirst shrimp-growing demonstration at the National Environmentally Sound ProductionAgriculture Lab in Tifton, Ga.The freshwater shrimp industry has been hyped with big promises of as much as 1,500pounds of shrimp per acre, Burtle said. But he tells farmers not to believe theadvertisements. His research shows Georgia farmers are more apt to make about 600 pounds.”Prices range from $7 to $10 per pound at the pond bank for live, large shrimp,”he said.Consumer acceptance of freshwater shrimp could be a determining factor, along withconsistent production at the farm, in deciding whether farmers make money growing shrimp.”Freshwater shrimp are very similar when they’re fresh — that is, to fresh saltwatershrimp,” Burtle said.Shrimp Farmers Must Be MarketersFarmers getting into the fresh shrimp business must keep in mind that most shrimp comefrom Latin America and Asia. American producers compete on the world market. Burtle saidfarmers have to do more than just grow the shrimp. They have to market what they grow, andthey have to promote freshwater shrimp. And many farmers don’t feel comfortable doingthat. They look like their ocean kin, and experts say farm-raised freshwater shrimp taste like them, too. Photo: Joe Courson
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension research trials of new tobacco varieties could help farmers reduce the level of black shank disease in their fields to 15 percent, according to Tony Barnes, Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension agent in Atkinson County, Georgia.If the research proves successful, Georgia tobacco farmers who plant these new varieties could save as much as $1,463 per acre as compared to farmers who grow varieties impacted by black shank disease.“We are seeing success in some of the newer varieties, but in a severe year, it doesn’t matter what the variety is, black shank will eat it up,” Barnes said. “We are getting better responses from these varieties, though.”Black shank is a fungus that turns the tobacco plant yellow as it slowly wilts and dies. The disease spreads through the field and to other fields through water and equipment. Chemical treatment programs must be applied to ensure older tobacco varieties withstand the disease, which can wipe out a crop under the right conditions, according to Barnes.UGA scientist Paul Bertrand, who studies tobacco diseases on the UGA Tifton campus, recommends growers plant varieties like CC-143, NC-925, NC-938, CC-1063 or GL-925 in fields with a history of black shank disease.“A farmer generally makes about $4,180 per acre. If the farmer takes a 50 percent loss due to black shank, which is not uncommon with some of our older varieties, the financial return is reduced to $2,090 per acre. That is just not profitable after input costs are calculated,” Barnes said.UGA Extension’s research goal is to reduce the loss from black shank disease to 15 percent. Farmers can sustainably produce tobacco with low levels of black shank disease, Barnes said.The weather plays a role in treatment applications in severe years. Since black shank moves upward through the tobacco plant, chemical applications must be made to the base of the roots. The roots must then absorb the treatment before it leaches out. If it rains, farmers can’t get into the field to apply the treatments, leaving their plants vulnerable.“There are varieties that are not resistant, but the growers like them because of how they grow and cook out. However, if they plant those varieties in a field that is infected with black shank, they’re probably going to lose a lot of their crop,” Barnes said.Barnes advises growers to stay out of fields with a history of black shank disease for at least two years, but preferably for four to six years. Additionally, UGA Extension experts advise growers to clean their tractors, equipment and trucks before moving from one field to another field to avoid spreading the fungus.In 2015, Atkinson County farmers cultivated 582 acres of tobacco. The county ranked ninth in Georgia for tobacco production, with a farm gate value of more than $2.4 million.Georgia-Florida Tobacco TourGeorgia tobacco farmers can learn more about black shank disease during the Georgia-Florida Tobacco Tour, which is set for June 12-14. The tour will visit the UGA Tifton campus, where participants will learn about tobacco research on Tuesday, June 13, and Wednesday, June 14. To learn more or to register for the event, visit https://t.uga.edu/3i1.
CUNA and state credit union leagues are on the ground this week at the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Legislative Summit in Chicago to demonstrate the credit union difference to more than 5,000 attendees. During the four-day summit, CUNA and the leagues will be advocating with state lawmakers on an array of topics, including taxation and data security.“It’ll be a very busy and exciting week here in Chicago, and it’s an important way for CUNA and the state credit union leagues to highlight what we do interdependently in terms of state government advocacy,” said Ryan Donovan, CUNA’s chief advocacy officer.If two-thirds of states in attendance approve policies that come out of NCSL’s 8 standing committees, the policies become part of the NCSL’s efforts to fight pre-emption of state laws by federal laws.CUNA will be participating in meetings and sessions of the NCSL’s Communications, Financial Services and Interstate Commerce committees, as well as the State and Local Taxation task force. CUNA’s goal during the meetings is to ensure no policies that come out of NCSL would harm credit unions. continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
continue reading » 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr CUNA supports proposed changes to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) rule, but expressed concerns about the impact of the rule itself, and offered several suggestions to ease the regulatory burden on credit unions. CUNA is particularly concerned with the lack of information about what collected data will be made public, and in what format it will be made available.“We support the CFPB’s efforts to fix known issues with the 2015 HMDA Final Rule,” CUNA’s letter reads. “However, the CFPB can and should go much further in addressing known issues with this rule.”To fix the HMDA rule, CUNA suggested the CFPB:Delay the effective date of the HMDA final rule for at least one year or until CFPB has articulated which data points will be made public and in what format (with input from the public under notice and comment procedures);Conduct a study regarding the impact on consumer privacy resulting from information made publicly available under HMDA and the potential for identity theft;
4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Naomi Anderson Naomi Anderson is Vice President of Prepaid for LSC. In her current role, her team manages the day to day program support, customer service functions and implementations as well as … Web: Lsc.net Details Reach out to credit union members during the stressful tax season to ease anxiety and help build financially savvy members. There are a handful of times throughout the year when the general public is stressing out over money, none more universal than tax season. Put four simple elements into practice in 2020 to help members prepare for April 15:Go Digital:Use digital channels, like social media and email, to offer tax preparation tips. Create a weekly “Tax Tip” and provide the steps necessary to be prepared each week. Share the tips with an email campaign that focuses on easing financial stress. Create video for social media with tax tips to increase social engagement and remind members of the value of credit union membership.Partnerships: Does your credit union partner with services or vendors who can help in tax preparation? Compile a list of your recommended partners who can step in to help. By promoting partnerships, members are reminded of the value of the credit union and see it as a true financial partner. Create a visually appealing document to email members and offer it as a resource in your branches.Events: Host a tax preparation themed financial literacy event in-branch to hold member’s hands through the preliminary steps. Offer a preparation checklist and host a Q&A on best tax preparation practices to ensure members are duly prepared. Highlight the partnerships available to ease tax stress, too! Events create an opportunity to upsell a credit union’s financial advisors or wealth management offerings to members.Financial Guidance:According to the Fed’s Survey of Household Economics and Decisionmaking (SHED) Report of May 2018, 26% of people are finding it difficult to get by or are just getting by financially. Now more than ever is the right time to promote credit union financial advisors and wealth management products and services. Before tax returns roll in, sit down with members and offer suggestions for improving 2020 financially. You can offer advice on: creating budgets, savings accounts, and investing for retirement. Present safe financial management tools that support savings, like Prepaid cards by LSC, to establish trust and provide value for every credit union member. When credit unions offer a wide range of products and services, loyalty is nurtured and members see the value of membership.As we all know, the tax man cometh. Every year, this season invokes stress and worry for millions of Americans. It also creates an opportunity for credit unions to engage with membership in a valuable way by alleviating stress and helping to plan for a sound financial future.
For the next three days, Biograd na Moru is a nautical center, all thanks to the Biograd Boat Show, which has long been positioned as the largest sea fair in Central Europe.Biograd Boat Show, organized and hosted by Ilirija dd, a tourist company from Biograd na Moru with more than 60 years of existence and activity in tourism and catering, as the largest Croatian and Central European fair at sea celebrates its 20 years of existence. In the previous nineteen years, it has established itself as a top nautical event, defining the city of Biograd na Moru and Zadar County as an unavoidable nautical center, and the fair itself as a congress of the nautical industry and tourism in Croatia. shipowners, manufacturers of ship and nautical equipment and diving tourism.The Biograd Boat Show is visited by 15.000 visitors every year, and more than 300 exhibitors exhibit about 300 vessels, over 1500 charter vessels, about 100 used vessels, as well as a large offer of marine equipment, engines, electronics and electricity for ships.More than forty years ago, Ilirija proved itself with a pioneering and visionary endeavor – the construction of the first nautical tourism port of the Kornati Hotel Port, from which the development of nautical and charter tourism in the Croatian part of the Adriatic Sea began. Illyria proudly bears the title of a pioneer of nautical tourism. From that period until today, Biograd na Moru has become a center of nautical tourism on the Adriatic, which is annually visited by over 60.000 sailors from around the world.In the meantime, there is no need to worry about it. ”This year, the National Association of Shipbuilders (NMMA) from the USA will present itself at Biograd B2B, which in addition to ship manufacturers also represents manufacturers of equipment and marine engines, as well as similar associations from Great Britain, Italy and Norway, which will further strengthen the international character. fair which, in addition to leading European representatives of the nautical industry from this year, will also include exhibitors from North America.In the last two years, Ilirija has been intensively developing the “Biograd B2B” platform, which aims to strengthen the business character of the fair, stronger interaction between business visitors and exhibitors, and strengthen its business activities and business networking that do not require exhibition space. Biograd B2B includes a rich congress program held in cooperation with the Croatian Chamber of Commerce. In addition to congress events, the Biograd Boat Show is recognized as a fair that intensively encourages business networking and meetings, but also a fair with a rich entertainment program such as B2B Bash party, which will be held on Friday, October 19.10.2018, XNUMX.See the full program of the event in the attachment: BBS 2018 PROGRAMHGK Nautical DaysThe goal of the 2nd HGK Nautical Day is to take advantage of the large representation of exhibitors, vessels and equipment of the nautical sector in one place before the end of the nautical season and to educate, communicate and collect information on key topics affecting maritime and nautical tourism. The concept of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce Nautical Days includes, in addition to the sessions of professional nautical associations and communities of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, numerous professional presentations.The participants will be addressed by the Vice President of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce for Agriculture and Tourism Dragan Kovacevic te Secretary of State in the Ministry of Tourism Tonči Glavina. State Secretary for the Sea from the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure Maja Markovčić Kostelac will present new legislation for nautical tourism and maritime affairs, while the director of the Main Office of the Croatian National Tourist Board Kristjan Staničić present the results of the nautical season 2018 and the promotion of nautical tourism in 2019.Side dish: Program 2. Nautical days of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce