Ringo Starr Reportedly Working On Next Solo Album

first_imgRingo Starr is back in the studio, according to a new report from Billboard which was confirmed by the drummer’s publicist over the weekend. The unnamed project will follow Starr’s fall 2017 release of his Give More Love solo album.Related: Watch The Beatles’ Surprise Rooftop Performance, Played On This Day In 1969Starr triggered the excitement about the possibility of more new music when he shared a photo of himself in the studio alongside Toto/All Starr Band guitarist Steve Lukather to his Twitter late last week. Starr’s publicity reps have since confirmed that he is indeed already hard at work on the next batch of solo tunes.Ringo won’t have too much time to write and record this year (unless the project is already secretly complete), as he and his All Starr Band are scheduled to begin their 2019 world tour later this week with an opening performance at Harrah’s Resort Southern California in Funner, CA on Thursday, March 21st. The tour is scheduled to continue until fall, with performances in Japan throughout the spring before returning to the U.S. for notable shows at New York City’s Pier 17 Rooftop, and the Woodstock 50th Anniversary weekend festivities in upstate New York.More recently, Ringo was named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II, and even appeared on a new single from Jenny Lewis for her own forthcoming album.Fans can head to Starr’s website for tickets and info to his 2019 world tour.[H/T Billboard]last_img read more

Dell EMC CloudIQ: Enabling Faster Time to Insight

first_img1 Based on an April 2020 Principled Technologies Report commissioned by Dell EMC, “Dell EMC CloudIQ streamlined the user experience in five cloud-based storage preventive management tasks”, compared to HPE InfoSight with an HPE Primera array vs. CloudIQ with a Dell EMC Unity array. Actual results may vary. Full report: http://facts.pt/m8a5u3v2 Based on a Dell internal survey of Trusted Advisors (Dell Technologies account team and Partners) conducted March 2020, comparing issue resolution with and without CloudIQ. Actual results may vary. Customers love Dell EMC CloudIQ because it delivers actionable insights by combining machine learning and human intelligence to deliver real-time performance and capacity analysis plus historical tracking all in a single-pane glass view.Data grows exponentially each year, with budgets and staffing not growing at the same rate the need for tools that can continue the transition to more autonomous infrastructure is becoming increasingly essential. Making the pivot from to a proactive management is taking that next step towards the autonomous data center. It’s only natural that CloudIQ would evolve to not only provide broader support, but also streamlining management of your data center. CloudIQ supports all major Dell EMC storage platforms, Connectrix switches, and VxBlock converged infrastructure, and we are excited to share that it will continue to expand across the Dell Technologies infrastructure portfolio for even broader data center insights. As we bring CloudIQ across the portfolio, you’ll also see Dell Technologies introduce new features and functionality that are designed to ease management and drive more automation in the data era.In the past year, the CloudIQ team has been hard at work with our product teams to enhance features and add new functionality to help users streamline administrative tasks and to simplify infrastructure management. Leveraging machine learning, CloudIQ helps anticipate customers’ problems turning predictive analytics into actionable insights, enabling algorithms to be continuously updated leveraging Dell EMC product and subject matter expertise. Data is collected on an on-going basis, combined with industry best practices to address the most potentially impactful issues. This provides IT administrators with intel they need to take quick action and more efficiently manage their data center environment.FASTER TIME TO INSIGHT WITH CLOUDIQCloudIQ provides streamlined functionality such as performance and capacity anomaly detection, performance impact analysis, and workload contention identification. With a simple and easy interface, detecting and troubleshooting issues is even easier with CloudIQ.Faster Time to Insight1With over 30,000 arrays CloudIQ connected, processing 30 billion data points per day and adoption growing at a rate of over 2,000 systems each month, CloudIQ is continuously getting smarter to better inform users by arming them with actionable insights.Reduce RiskCloudIQ makes daily storage administration tasks easier by helping you identify potential issues before they impact your environment. CloudIQ proactive health scores give you an at-a-glance view of issues across your environment, prioritizing them so for users surfacing the most imminent risk so quick appropriate action can be taken. Performance anomaly detection and impact analysis use machine learning to zero in on incidents that had an impact on the environment and need remediation. CloudIQ’s VMware integration enables end-to-end analysis of VM activity in the context of the storage systems they are managing, without having to access or view a separate portal.Plan AheadCloudIQ helps to stay ahead of business needs with capacity planning tools such as Capacity Full Prediction which allows you to plan for future budgetary needs. Capacity Anomaly Detection identifies a sudden surge of capacity utilization that could result in imminent Data Unavailability, helping to avoid 2am phone calls.Improve ProductivityCloudIQ helps you make the most of your resources, as both staff time and equipment can be optimized providing a single pane-of-glass view of your environment. You can enable CloudIQ across ALL major systems in the Dell EMC storage platforms, Connectrix switches, and VxBlock converged infrastructure. The breadth of support gives users broad oversight of data center health, with plans to extend support across all ISG portfolio products. The CloudIQ mobile app makes it even easier to check on your data center environment anywhere and anytime.For additional oversight you can grant your account team Trusted Advisor access to receive timely best practice recommendations and guidance to optimize your environment and prevent potential issues, often before you even know there is a problem. Trusted Advisors were asked to evaluate time to resolution for common scenarios with and without CloudIQ, and on average Trusted Advisors reported being able to resolve issues on average 3x faster using CloudIQ.2CloudIQ is available to customers with ProSupport credentials who are connected to our secure remote telemetry, at no additional cost.  To learn more about CloudIQ, please visit here.last_img read more

Vermont treasurer cautions US debt ceiling impasse could impact state’s credit rating

first_imgWhile federal negotiations continue on raising the U.S. debt ceiling, Vermont’s State Treasurer is cautioning that the seeming impasse could negatively impact Vermont’s hard-earned Triple-A bond credit rating.                 ‘Yesterday, we learned from Moody’s Investor Services that even the highest-rated states, including Vermont, would have their ratings reviewed next week in light of the continued U.S. debt ceiling debate,’ said State Treasurer Beth Pearce. ‘However, I’m confident Vermont’s track record of fiscal responsibility will serve us well in any rating review. Vermont has the highest credit rating in New England, one of the highest ratings in the country, a strong cash position and healthy reserves.’                 Pearce said such disappointing news concerns her because the State’s high bond rating enables Vermont to borrow funds for critical infrastructure needs at very low rates and save taxpayers millions of dollars in interest payments. On July 13, Moody’s placed the U.S. government’s debt ratings on review for possible downgrade. Moody’s informed the Treasurer’s Office that it also was concerned that states would be negatively impacted by disruptions caused by the failure to raise the U.S. debt ceiling.                 State and federal governments sell bonds to investors to borrow money to make investments in areas such as public infrastructure. In Vermont, money raised by a bond sale funds a wide range of capital purposes, including State building construction and maintenance, health and public safety, and pollution control projects. The higher such bonds are rated, the more creditworthy a rating agency evaluates the bond issuer to be. Vermont bonds are rated Triple-A by Moody’s and Fitch Ratings and Double-A+ by the Standard & Poor’s Ratings Service.                 ‘The debate in Washington is a painful reminder that even though Vermont is fiscally sound and we are responsibly managing our finances through this economic downturn, we also are affected by national public policy decisions. It would be regrettable if all of the hard work and sacrifice that State government, employees and taxpayers have made to earn Vermont’s excellent ratings is put at risk due to events beyond our control,’ said Pearce.                 Vermont’s next general obligation bond sale is not scheduled until mid-October and Pearce said the State has sufficient cash balances and receipts to delay that sale even further if necessary.                 ‘We are fortunate that we can get through any short- or even medium-term bond market disruption,’ explained Pearce. ‘Many states are not in such an advantageous position. If a resolution to the debt ceiling issue is not forthcoming, debt markets will be volatile. States and municipalities with lower credit ratings may have difficulty accessing the market at affordable interest rates, if at all. I remain hopeful, however, that a resolution will take place before the deadline.’                 The Treasurer’s Office has worked closely with State officials to review rating agency concerns and to develop contingency plans. Vermont has sufficient liquid cash reserves to manage delays in receipt of federal funds, and all of its existing debt is fixed rate and long term, which protects it from both rising interest rates and ‘rollover’ risk.last_img read more

New bank, a missed opportunity for credit unions?

first_img“We need loans.” It’s the common plea among credit unions, with no other details except that loans are needed from anyone that can fog a mirror. Your margin is down by competing on rate against other financial institutions, and loyalty is almost nonexistent because once you get that loan, you’re moving in for the next kill.But what if you could drive up loan yield AND gain loyalty, without having to promise your firstborn for a little extra padding in your marketing budget? Start with this question:What group in my community isn’t being properly served by a financial institution?The first answer may be the underbanked. It’s a noble option, and one you should certainly consider. However if your credit union is risk adverse, there are other niches you can carve out. continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

3 signs you might be the office bad apple

first_img 23SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Wendy Moody Wendy Moody is a Senior Editor with CUInsight.com. Wendy works with the editorial team to help edit the content including current news, press releases, jobs and events. She keeps … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details At any organization, a bad employee can bring the entire office down quickly. Bad apples can decrease productivity, threaten a company’s reputation, or severely lower office morale for other employees. Sometimes it’s easy to spot bad seeds in the workplace, but what if that bad apple is you? Here are three clear signs you’re the office bad apple.NegativityIt may take some careful reflection, but your negativity may be bringing down the entire office. Just one person’s sour attitude can affect everyone else, and if that person is you then it’s time to make some changes. If you’re dragging everyone else down then others will notice things may be better off without you.ApathyWhen others are passionate about their work and you just don’t seem to care, you may be the office bad apple. Your indifference will cause you to lack any motivation about the tasks you’ve been assigned. You will struggle to meet goals and achieve workplace success if you’re apathetic about your role in the company.Know-it-all attitudeEmployees that act like know-it-alls are difficult because they typically think they are above office policies and procedures. If you feel you know more than your boss and project an arrogant attitude, there’s a good chance you may be the office bad apple. Although you may not agree with others’ opinions, in order to secure your place in the company and be agreeable to others, it’s important you keep your attitude in check.last_img read more

Arsenal to submit improved £22m transfer bid for Kieran Tierney

first_imgArsenal are ready to bid £22m (Picture: Getty)Tierney is thought to be keen on joining Arsenal and could be Celtic’s record transfer sale if he leaves for more than £19.7m.Moussa Dembele’s exit last summer to Lyon stands as Celtic’s biggest sale in their club history.While Unai Emery is thought to have just £45m to spend this summer, there are now conflicting reports about the size of Arsenal’s transfer budget.MORE: Arsenal have up to £70m to spend on transfer target Wilfried ZahaMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Celtic want £25m for Tierney (Picture: Getty)Napoli’s interest has forced Arsenal to accelerate talks, but the Londoners will be boosted by Celtic’s latest signing.AdvertisementAdvertisementBoli Bolingoli-Mbombo has arrived from Rapid Vienna as Tierney’s potential replacement and Arsenal have convinced Monreal to cancel his contract with the club. Comment Napoli have shown an interest in Tierney (Picture: Getty)Arsenal will lodge a £22million bid for Kieran Tierney in the next 48 hours, according to reports.Celtic turned down Arsenal’s opening bid of £15m and value the full-back at £25m.Unai Emery has identified Tierney as the perfect option to take over from Nacho Monreal at left-back, however, the emergence of Napoli’s interest in the Scotsman has prompted a response from Arsenal.Arsenal were preparing a £19m offer, but the Daily Record now claim the Gunners believe £22m is the figure Celtic will accept.ADVERTISEMENT Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 3 Jul 2019 11:30 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link473Sharescenter_img Arsenal to submit improved £22m transfer bid for Kieran Tierney Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

BLOG: PennDOT, Turnpike 70 mph Zones Expand with Eye on Safety

first_img May 04, 2016 The Turnpike speed limit has been 70 mph on a 97-mile stretch in south-central Pennsylvania between the Blue Mountain and Morgantown interchanges since the summer of 2014. All remaining sections of the PA Turnpike system that are now posted at 65 mph — including Turnpike extensions in southwestern PA — will be signed for 70 mph this week. Areas of the PA Turnpike now posted at 55 mph will remain at 55 mph.Combined with the 201 combined miles of Turnpike and PennDOT roadways already at 70 mph since July 2014, this move makes 997 total 70 mph miles of roadway in the state.That being said, with the summer travel season fast approaching, let’s all drive safely on every Pennsylvania roadway. By: Leslie S. Richards, Secretary of Transportation Infrastructure,  The Blog,  Transportation We made a major announcement this week, alongside the Turnpike Commission: 70 mph speed limits have been added to 396 additional miles of the Turnpike and 400 additional miles of certain PennDOT highways.Taking this step followed thorough analysis on geometry, engineering, crash data, regional factors and preliminary results from pilot locations. And moving forward we’ll continue monitoring our original pilot locations along with these new 70 mph sections, keeping safety top of mind.Drivers should also know that this boost for traffic flow wasn’t just made possible by Act 89, the state’s transportation funding plan. Each road seeing the 70 mph speed was designed to handle that speed or higher.As with any type of weather and with any roadway speed, I urge all motorists to treat posted speed limits as speed maximums, not minimums – that’s the case whether the limit is 35 mph or 70 mph.This applies especially in work zones where men and women may be working just inches away from traffic. Obey the speed limits posted for these work zones – these people all deserve to get home safely.Here are the PennDOT roadways being posted with the new limit over the next few days (including current pilot areas):I-79 from I-90 in Erie County south to a point just north of the PA 228 interchange in Butler County (97 miles)I-79 from I-70 in Washington County south to the West Virginia border (33 miles)I-80 from the Ohio State border east to a point near mile marker 190 in Clinton County (190 miles)I-80 from a point near mile marker 195 in Union County to a point near mile marker 247 in Columbia County (52 miles)US 15 from the interchange with PA 14 in Lycoming County north to the New York State border (49 miles)I-99 from Exit No. 68 in Centre County south to a point near mile marker 34 in Blair County (34 miles)I-99 from Exit No. 28 in Blair County south to mile marker 0 (PA Turnpike) in Bedford County (28 miles)I-380 from I-84 in Lackawanna County south to Exit No. 3 in Monroe County (21 miles) BLOG: PennDOT, Turnpike 70 mph Zones Expand with Eye on Safety Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Indiana’s new outdoor recreation five-year plan is available

first_imgStatewide—The latest in a long line of five-year plans to help determine the future public outdoor recreation needs of all Indiana residents and plan for that future is available from the Department of Natural Resources.Just as similar organizations in other states, the Indiana DNR is required to create a comprehensive state-level outdoor recreation plan every five years. This planning process keeps Indiana eligible to obtain funds from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) that DNR then re-grants to park boards in counties, townships, cities, and towns.The new 140-page Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP), which covers 2016-2020 and includes the 2021-2025 Indiana Trails Plan, can be downloaded here. The site also includes information on how the study is done.For more information, contact DNR Outdoor Recreation’s Greg Beilfuss at 317-232-4071 or gbeilfuss@dnr.IN.gov.last_img read more

Flooding reported in Franklin County

first_imgFranklin County, IN— Franklin County officials are reporting several flooded areas due to rain overnight.  They would like to remind citizens to use caution on low lying bridges and roads.  Yellow Bank Road is reported to have flooding on slabs.  Pine Creek Road has elevated water as Pine Creek crosses and the creek is moving at a higher rate of speed than normal.  Also, the slab bridge on Pine Creek Road just north of Walnut Fork Road has water running over it.  The National Weather Service says the Flash Flood Watch remains in effect until 8 pm this evening for Franklin, Ripley, Dearborn, and Ohio Counties.  As always use caution and Turn Around, Don’t Drown.last_img

Clarke hopes Odemwingie saga peters out

first_img Press Association Odemwingie replaced two-goal hero Romelu Lukaku who took his goal tally to 12 goals – all in the Barclays Premier League – this season. The 31-year-old received a mixed reception with boos intermingling with the applause that greeted Lukaku’s exit from the action. Clarke, when asked about the response of the Baggies fans to the Nigeria international, said: “I never noticed it as I was too nervous about throwing away a two-goal lead. But with his first touch he had a shot that went just wide. He got good applause for that, and I think the supporters would have been happy to see that go in.” West Brom head coach Steve Clarke hopes a line can be drawn under the Peter Odemwingie saga after the striker made his comeback as a late substitute in the 2-1 home success over Sunderland.center_img He added: “The Odemwingie thing meant I could never affect what the supporters are going to do. He’s part of my squad and we’re going to use him. “He was always going to come back in at some stage. For me it’s finished, the incident happened but that seems like a long time ago now. We have to move on and so should everyone else.” Clarke hailed another man-of-the-match performance from Lukaku, who is on a season-long loan from Chelsea. He scored the opening goal from the penalty spot and charged down a clearance from Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet for his second. Clarke said: “Lukaku is in a really rich vein of form. You could see that with his second goal, when you’re playing that well you get a little bit of luck. Physically, he’s a great specimen, but he has quick feet for a big man. It’s been good for us, good for Rom, and probably good for Chelsea as well.” Lukaku insists he can cope with the pressure of being an £18million player – his fee when he joined Chelsea from Anderlecht. He said: “I don’t feel pressure. People ask ‘why did he cost that much’ but that’s just football. Wayne Rooney got bought for more than me and in the first year at Manchester United, he didn’t have an easy year. “I am reading his book at the moment. I am a very big fan of his book. It is very good for a player my age because he went to a big club at the same age as me and I can learn from that.” last_img read more