Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Announce Webcasts For Upcoming Boulder Run

first_imgPigeons Playing Ping Pong are currently in the midst of a lengthy 2018 fall tour. The run continues tonight, Thursday, October 18th, and tomorrow, Friday, October 19th with the band’s return to the Boulder Theater in Boulder, CO. Thankfully for everyone who won’t be able to make it, the band has announced that they will webcast both Boulder shows via Nugs.tv. The pay-per-view webcasts will be available both individually and as a discounted two-night package.After Pigeons Playing Ping Pong hits Boulder, the band will head east for a special four-night Halloween run dubbed “Red Hot Sgt. Peppers,” which will honor the music of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Beatles. Pigeons Playing Ping Pong will bring their “Red Hot Sgt. Peppers”-themed show to The National in Richmond, VA on Halloween night and reprise the party the next night, November 1st, at Neighborhood Theater in Charlotte, NC and the succeeding two evenings at Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, GA (11/2 and 11/3).To purchase your Boulder webcast, head here. For a full list of Pigeons Playing Ping Pong’s upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website here.[H/T JamBase]last_img read more

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Simplified Converged Infrastructure Operations: 10 Things to Know About VxBlock Central

first_imgSource: IDC Worldwide Quarterly Converged Systems Tracker, 2Q18 The demand for increased automation and clouds where converged infrastructure (CI) plays a vital role create an opportunity for partners. Customers want more value from their CI investment and are looking to improve management, simplify operations and provide a path to a cloud operating model. The introduction of VxBlock Central software can help partners deliver the solution customers want.VxBlock Central brings enhanced system-level awareness, automation and analytics to VxBlock Systems, and significant sales opportunities for partners.Ready to make the most of this product introduction and the converged opportunity? Here are 10 key things to know about the new solution for converged management and automation of VxBlock Systems.The #1 Converged Systems leader continues to innovate. VxBlock Central is all new, leveraging the best of Vision Intelligent Operations and adding additional functionality that improves management and automation—all from the industry’s Converged Systems leader.1Simplify customers’ ability to consume storage. By automating hardware expansions and other tasks via Dell EMC-developed workflows, VxBlock Central makes it easier for customers to consume—and buy—more storage.Improve operational efficiency. VxBlock Central simplifies and automates processes for deploying and implementing infrastructure changes in new and existing VxBlock System deployments.Enable proactive visibility into operations. A single unified interface gives IT visibility into system hardware and software components, including a dashboard that provides 24×7 real-time CI alerts, inventory, health and Release Certification Matrix (RCM) compliance guidance.Analytics help improve capacity and performance. By enabling users to understand the state of the infrastructure and analyze deviations from its known good state, VxBlock Central gives IT the tools to improve capacity and performance.Flexible tiered packages. Customers can choose from three VxBlock Central packages—basic, advanced and advanced plus—designed to deliver the right experience for their business.A path to private and multi-cloud operations. It’s easy to extend the VxBlock Central infrastructure with additional vRealize software to automate service delivery and management.Break the physical boundaries of traditional converged infrastructure. Dell EMC gives businesses simplicity and flexibility to meet all their application data services needs with the next-generation, all-in-one engineered VxBlock 1000—one of the fastest, easiest ways to modernize infrastructure.Bringing it all together. As a worldwide leader in converged infrastructure,1 Dell EMC brings together best-of-breed technologies from VMware, Cisco and Dell EMC to simplify IT and accelerate innovation.On November 6, it begins. Invite your customers and prospects to the online Converged Management and Automation launch video broadcast and to a customer workshop session immediately after the broadcast. You can also replay the video at a later date and time for your customer workshop event.It’s time to take this powerful converged message to market and begin talking to customers about VxBlock Central. You can start by accessing the complete library of assets for VxBlock.last_img read more

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Learning leadership from watching tv?

first_imgWhile my son is excited about Supergirl starting up again this fall, I look forward to Sunday nights when I can watch Madam Secretary.The show stars Téa Leoni as Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord, who drives international diplomacy, battles office politics and circumvents protocol as she negotiates global and domestic issues, both at the White House and at home.To do what is often a very tough job, McCord demonstrates over and over that she is smart, able to inspire and motivate her team and tireless in her pursuit of a better world.A slide show on the CBS website describes 11 key leadership traits you can observe in McCord’s actions. Which of these do you already successfully practice? Which of these do you need to practice? continue reading » 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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PODCAST: The importance of volunteerism

first_imgGrowing up on a ranch in South Dakota instilled a strong work ethic in Jean Peterson, first vice chair of the board at $135 million asset Aberdeen (S.D.) Federal Credit Union.She’s still working hard today, whether it’s at her day job as a financial controller for an agricultural cooperative, as vice chair of CUNA’s Volunteer Leadership Committee, or on the Aberdeen Federal board.In this episode of the CUNA News Podcast, Peterson describes her biggest challenge as a board member, her efforts in creating an associate board member program, and her work with the CUNA Volunteer  Leadership Committee, where she’s busy building an army of volunteer advocates. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

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CFPB alters CUAC charter, extends terms, opens applications

first_imgThe Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced Thursday amendments to its advisory committee charters, which include the Credit Union Advisory Council (CUAC). The CFPB also announced it will begin accepting applications for new council members for 45 days beginning with a notice to be published in the Federal Register.According to the CFPB’s release, the councils will “expand their focus to broad policy matters and increase the frequency of in-person meetings from two times a year to three times a year.”CUNA strongly supports the CUAC, and has supported legislation to codify its existence. During recent engagement between CFPB Director Kathy Kraninger and stakeholders, CUNA, leagues and credit unions called for the CFPB to preserve the CUAC, and to extend members’ terms in order to provide stability. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Delaware County man evades deputies for 3 days before arrest

first_imgThe Delaware County sheriff’s office says 40-year-old Willem A. Joosse was charged with criminal mischief in the 3rd degree. Joosse was also charged with two counts of criminal mischief in the 4th degree, one count of endangering the welfare of a child and one count of harassment in the 2nd degree. They say Joosse was found at his residence on March 30 in the town of Stamford. The sheriff’s office noted that Joosse traveled to the New York City area following the dispute. Joosse was arraigned in the Town of Stamford Court where h was issued a temporary order of protection. He was released on his own recognizance in compliance with the bail reform law pending reappearance in court at a later date. The sheriff’s office says New York State Police were dispatched to a domestic dispute in the town of Stamford March 27 for a domestic dispute. They say they were alerted that an “intoxicated suspect” had left the scene before they arrived.center_img (WBNG) — Authorities in Delaware County say a man evaded law enforcement for three days before being charged with a felony. Authorities say Joosse gave unwanted physical contact to a victim and damaged the victim’s phone so they could not call 911 with a child present.last_img read more

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European pension fund tenders $500m equity mandate using IPE-Quest

first_imgAn undisclosed pension fund based in Europe has tendered a $500m (€399m) developed-world equity mandate using IPE-Quest.According to QN1467, the client’s preference is for a segregated account in the form of a single investor fund.The mandate calls for the MSCI World Developed index as a benchmark, with tracking error ranging between 3% and 8%.Fund managers must have an absolute minimum track record of two years, and preferably five. They should also have at least $2bn in assets under management (AUM) for the mandate itself and $20bn in AUM as a company.The client has said that track record and minimum AUMs limits are “fairly strict”.Interested parties should state performance, gross of fees, until the end of September.The closing date for applications is 20 November.For full information, please go to http://www.ipe-quest.com/search.htmlast_img read more

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NAPF loses DC policy head to UK Financial Conduct Authority

first_imgWilson told IPE: “I’m really excited about joining FCA and contributing to their growing programme of work on pensions. The current reforms make this a particularly important time for pension regulation and supervision.”In addition to his work at the NAPF, Wilson was a long-standing member of Haringey Council in London, losing his seat as councillor and leader of the Liberal Democrat opposition at the elections in May 2014.While in office, he was also a member of Hanringey’s pensions committee, responsible for supervision of the local authority pension scheme.Before joining the NAPF in 2008, Wilson spent three years as policy adviser on pension matters at the Association of British Insurers (ABI) and four years working in policy at charity Help the Aged.Graham Vidler, director of external affairs at the NAPF, praised Wilson’s work at the organisation.“Richard has been a valued member of our team and will be missed,” he said. “Our members have particularly appreciated his expertise in the run-up to the pension freedom reforms. We wish him every success in his new role.”The NAPF is currently recruiting for Wilson’s replacement. The UK’s National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) is losing one of its policy team to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).Richard Wilson, who has been with the industry group since 2008, confirmed to IPE he would be joining the FCA in July as pensions technical specialist.In his time as defined contribution (DC) policy lead at the NAPF, Wilson has overseen its work on the introduction of auto-enrolment and managed the Pension Quality Mark initiative, a certificate for DC funds to demonstrate they meet certain standards of governance and communication.His departure will come months after the largest reforms to DC pensions in a lifetime, with members from this month on allowed to draw down the entirety of their pot from 55 onwards.last_img read more

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Canada’s Trudeau retains power in polls

first_imgThe vote showed a divided country withthe defeated Conservatives winning the popular vote, while a separatist BlocQuebecois made big strides in the mainly French-speaking province of Quebec. Liberal leader and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau wave to supporters after the federal election at the Palais des Congres in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on Oct. 22. REUTERS/CARLO ALLEGRI Trudeau, who took power in 2015 as acharismatic figure promising “sunny ways,” saw his popularity drop over oldphotos of him in blackface and his handling of a corporate corruption case. Hewill now have to rely on the New Democratic Party to push through keylegislation.  The Liberals had won or were leadingin 156 out of 338 seats on Monday’s vote, according to Elections Canada. Thatput the Liberals far short of the 170 seats needed for a second straightmajority government.center_img MONTREAL – Canadian Prime MinisterJustin Trudeau’s Liberals held onto power after a closely fought election butwere reduced to a minority government that will need the support in Parliamentof a smaller left-leaning party. Ahead of the vote, opinion pollsshowed a tight race between Trudeau and his main rival, Conservative leaderAndrew Scheer.(Reuters)last_img read more

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Stray bullets fall from sky during fireworks, Broward man hospitalized

first_imgA man was rushed to the hospital after being struck by a stray bullet in Lauderhill on Thursday.Police say the unidentified man, in his 20s, was lighting fire works with his family when a stray bullet fell from the sky and struck him in the leg.He was transported to Broward Health Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.Authorities across South Florida spent the days leading up to Fourth of July urging people to not shoot into the air.No other information is available at this time.last_img read more

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