Celebrate The 4th Of July With This Patriotic Playlist Curated By Members Of JRAD, TAB, Disco Biscuits

first_imgWe asked some of our favorite musicians for a song that says patriotism from any perspective. What we got back is pretty special. You can listen to the full playlist on Spotify below, plus check out the listing of which artists nominated which songs.Enjoy the tunes, and happy 4th of July everybody! Jen Hartswick (Trey Anastasio Band): “American Patrol” – Glenn MillerScott Metzger (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead): “This Land Is Your Land” – Sharon Jones and The Dap-KingsRuss Lawton (Trey Anastasio Band): “Freedom” – Jimi HendrixOliver Wood (Wood Brothers): “Flag Decal” – John PrineDave Watts (The Motet): “Living in America” James BrownDuane Betts: “Back in the U.S.A.” – Chuck BerryMarco Benevento (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead): “Fireworks” – Marco BeneventoTom Hamilton (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead/Ghost Light): “Monsters/Suicide/America” – SteppenwolfNeal Casal (Chris Robinson Brotherhood/Circles Around The Sun/Hard Working Americans): “Purple Mountain Jamboree” – Hard Working AmericansPaul Barrere (Little Feat): “America The Beautiful” – Ray CharlesJordan Fairless (Spafford): “Wheels” – CAKEAron Magner (The Disco Biscuits): “Freedom 76” – Weenlast_img read more

News from MesosCon: libStorage Delivers Native Storage to Container Platforms

first_imgBreaking from MesosCon: EMC announces pioneering open source initiative—libStorage. Promoting storage to a first-class citizen, libStorage provides a platform-agnostic framework that enables storage provisioning, orchestration and control across a rapidly changing open source and container-driven ecosystem.Containers are hot and getting hotter—but they’re not without their challenges. Container and open source platforms are each addressing storage challenges independently and building a healthy ecosystem around storage is critical. As a result, sustainability is in question as additional methods of bringing storage into these platforms emerge. EMC has introduced libStorage to move the needle.So why libStorage and why now?To enable the highest level of choice for users, platforms have the opportunity to embrace an open and comprehensive storage orchestration framework. This drives the maturity of the ecosystem forward where customers have a reliable and supportable standardized method to get storage to containers and applications, while reducing the number of moving parts.Today, capabilities and strengths differ in the container ecosystem—so users may have any combination of Cloud Foundry, Docker, Mesos and Kubernetes in their environments and expect to run different types of applications in each platform. libStorage defines a common framework and storage model to deliver resources to containers and consumers of containers—and ultimately, one common level of functionality to be exposed and supported through all container platforms.So what does all this mean? EMC is making storage a first-class citizen by creating an ideal architecture that embeds libStorage client and server components to enable container runtimes to communicate directly with storage platforms. This design requires minimal operational dependencies and provides volume management for container runtimes, simplifying and automating a once complex and time-consuming task. This new architecture will allow every storage vendor to immediately become relevant in the container world. Pursuing the completely native libStorage route where the plumbing between container and storage platforms is invisible is possible by adopting libStorage in the control plane of storage platforms.But don’t just take our word for it. Rancher Labs has the scoop on libStorage, and CEO and Co-Founder Sheng Liang had this to say: “As with any new technology, containers create new challenges for users even as they solve existing ones. libStorage solves one of the most critical issues of containers in the context of storage: communication—knocking down a major hurdle for users and enabling them to more efficiently extract more value, more quickly, from multiple container platforms.”Furthering EMC’s commitment to open source, libStorage is the latest in a series of open source innovations led by EMC’s Community Onramp for Developer Enablement, known as EMC {code}. EMC {code} was founded in 2014 with the mission to support 3rd Platform development and open source communities through contributions to critical open source projects, engagement and technical solution leadership. The team is dedicated to assuring continued relevance and affinity for EMC’s software and physical infrastructure products.EMC {code} is showcasing libStorage at MesosCon, booth # P1 – stop by and check it out. libStorage is available on GitHub: https://github.com/emccode/libstoragelast_img read more

Native American Alumni Board working to award first-ever scholarship

first_imgThe Native American Alumni Board is looking to award its first-ever scholarship in 2020 thanks to generous donations from alumni and others in the Notre Dame community.The scholarship fund is one of a few initiatives the board and the University have undertaken in order to foster a more inclusive environment for Native students and show reverence for Native culture.Theresa Tulsiak | The Observer The scholarship fund has raised $7,964.79, which is very close to the $10,000 needed to sustain the scholarship, said Anthony Holt, chair of the alumni board and a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians.“These specific scholarship funds require $10,000 of deposited money before the scholarship can be awarded — that can come through any number of donations,” Holt said. “The University puts the money into investment funds [so] as it comes in it’s gaining money.”Holt said the market value of the $7,964 is actually much higher, amounting to around $11,000.The Native American Alumni Board started working with the Office of Financial Aid in 2011. In 2012, the board officially learned the scholarship had been approved and that it could start taking donations in October 2012.“We already had a number of Native American alumni and others who had basically donated money,” he said.Charitable days of donation at the University, such as Notre Dame Day, also help to fundraise for the scholarship.“ND Day has been really helpful for us year after year,” Holt said. “It’s a great day of fundraising for us that we hope will maintain attention towards our alumni board and the work that’s been done.”Holt said the undergraduate work of architecture students in Navajo Nation has greatly impacted the amount of donations the scholarship has received. The projects gained even more visibility through the What Would You Fight For series, which aims to showcase the work and impact of community members.Deswood Etsitty, director of alumni relations for the board, was essential in realizing the partnership, which gave Notre Dame architecture students real-world experience while helping a school fund a new gymnasium.The Native American Alumni Board is overseen by the Notre Dame Alumni Diversity Council. The board began around 2005 and Holt said it is the youngest and smallest of the multicultural alumni boards.The board has been working closely with the Office of Financial Aid to ensure the scholarship will be sustainable in the future and will be awarded to students with the most need.“The financial aid office wants to ensure that the market value stays over $10,000 for the first couple of years until it can gain more market value,” Holt said. “Initially, the scholarships awarded will be small, in the $500 range, but this can help take care of books and smaller essential things. The office has a pool of applicable candidates, typically students who have financial need and are Native students.”Holt feels the scholarship is a way to acknowledge both the history of the Pokagon Potawatomi in the area and the Native students who attend the University.“We are on the Pokagon Potawatomi’s traditional land and it’s important to maintain the acknowledgement of that history,” he said. “This scholarship is an acknowledgement there are still Native students coming to Notre Dame and there are things the board and the University are doing to encourage students to come to Notre Dame. We do have Natives here in the student population and the alumni population and we do care about this community.”But cultural specialist and Pokagon tribe activist Jefferson Ballew IV said he feels the University is still doing little for the Pokagon Potawatomi. He spoke of the early days of the University, and the transference of land between Peter Pokagon, Leopold Pokagon’s grandson, and Fr. Stephen Badin.“Peter gave it all to Fr. Badin so [the Pokagons] wouldn’t have been forcibly removed from their homeland,” Ballew IV said.Ballew IV said the University offered the Pokagon Potawatomi food, clothing and education in exchange for the land, but Notre Dame was “supposed to be doing that work anyway.”“That kind of charitable work is nothing extraordinary,” he said. “Those are things that the Catholic Church already does — where is the above and beyond? The sacrifice? The atonement? None of that was given to us.”Holt believes there are many at Notre Dame who are working to make the University “a positive place for students.”“Folks out there within the Notre Dame community are improving relationships with the Native American community and [University President] Fr. [John] Jenkins has been a huge part of furthering this positive momentum and fostering necessary conversations,” Holt said.Tags: native, native american alumni board, Native Americans, Pokagon Potawatomi, scholarshiplast_img read more

Southport booming with couples and families choosing to move to the suburb

first_imgMore from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North10 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago40 Korong St, Southport.Mr Paradise said the purchasers, a couple from Nerang, were impressed with the architecturally-designed home.“It’s got clean lines and is very modern and it’s centrally located in the TSS (The Southport School) precinct which is a highly sought-after area.”“Korong St is also a very quiet street.” 40 Korong St, Southport changed hands for $1.75 million.A COUPLE from Nerang are moving to Southport after buying a modern two-level home for $1.75 million.Ray White Prestige Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise agent Jackson Paradise said the sale of 40 Korong St set a new record for a dry block in Southport.“The area is going through huge changes with more and more people, particularly families wanting to move to the area,” Mr Paradise said.“It’s centrally located to everything, has the shops, new development and the quality of schools here is some of the best on the Coast.”The median house price in Southport according to CoreLogic is $545,000. It’s down 0.9 per cent over the past three months but up 5.7 per cent over the past 12 months. 40 Korong St, Southport.The four-bedroom two-storey property features spacious indoor and outdoor living areas, an upstairs children’s retreat or study area and a large modern kitchen.The buyers also sold their home at 66 Tunbridge Drive, Nerang through Jackson Paradise.It fetched $970,000. “It was on the market for eight days,” Mr Paradise said.“It’s a very good result for the street and the buyer.”last_img read more

Duterte warns of martial law if NPA attacks continue

first_imgMANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte wouldbe “obligated” to declare martial law if declaremartial law should communist rebels will continue their deadly attacks on statetroops with the country still in the middle of the battle against coronavirusdisease 2019.Duterte’s threat came following several clashes between government forces andthe New People’s Army the past few days following the end of the unilateralceasefire last week.“‘Pag nagpatuloy kayo (New People’sArmy) ng lawlessness ninyo, patay dito, patay doon, and it’shappening all over the Philippines, maybe I will declare martial law,” Dutertesaid in his recorded public address on Friday.“Kayong mga NPA (New People’s Army) ang numero uno. Hinaharang ninyo iyong mga tulong parasa mga tao, pati iyong supply ngpagkain nila,” an incensed Duterte said. He promised to ‘finish’ the communist group members before his terms ends intwo years as he tasked the Armed Forces of the Philippines to be ready.“I am warning everybody and putting notice saarmed forces and the police, I might declare martial law,” Duterte said. “Ang utos ko sa kanila, patayin kayo… Lahat na. Tapusin na natin ito sa panahon ko.”“Pinagpapapatay niyo ang sundalo at pulisna walang ginawa kundisamahan ang nagdedeliver ng pera. Pagka inutos ko sa kanila, lahatna, tapusin na natin ito sa panahon ko. Two more years. Magtago na kayo, putanginang legal front,” he added. “‘Pag nagpatuloy kayo (New People’s Army) ng lawlessness ninyo – patay dito, patay doon – maybe I will declare martial law,” warns President Rodrigo Duterte. Interior secretary Eduardo Año,meanwhile, said the Task Force to End Armed Conflict is ready tofollow Duterte’s order to finish off the communist group.“Nagbigay na ng utos ang Pangulo na kailangang bantayan ang seguridad attuloy-tuloy ang trabaho ng Task Force to End Armed Conflict,” said Año during avirtual press conference in Malacañang./PNlast_img read more