Duane Betts is a virtuosic guitar player and the son of famed Allman Brothers Band member, Dickey Betts. Today, Duane has released his debut EP titled Sketches of American Music. The six-song collection highlights Betts’ talent for storytelling, offering up a wonderful fusion of vibrant tunes that are rich with life stories.As Duane Betts described in a press release,Sketches to me is not a beginning but an extension. I grew up with a guitar in my hand and I was surrounded by songs that were iconic. Music was always a focal point in my family and songwriting was the cornerstone. I have witnessed in many situations, playing with my father or the countless others, that the song is what ignites the connection. Now that I have this opportunity to play in my own outfit I can bring my songs as the jumping off point for that experience.Currently, Duane Betts is on tour with The Devon Allman Project, which see the singer-songwriter performing with Devon Allman, the son of his father’s Allman Brothers bandmate, Gregg Allman. During these performances, Duane opens with a 30-minute set, ahead of Devon Allman’s performance—both bands then reconvene for a special, joint 30-plus minute encore. Furthermore, Duane Betts will also be performing with his father for a number of shows during Dickey Betts’ highly anticipated comeback tour.You can listen to Duane Betts’ new album, Sketches of American Music, below. For more information about the album or Duane’s upcoming tour dates, head to Duane Betts’ website here.
How does AppSync fit into the XtremIO iCDM solution? Building on our scale-out performance foundation, XtremIO arrays leverage XtremIO Virtual Copy (XVC) technology. XVC abstracts the copy operations as unique in-memory metadata operations. XVC allows instant, high performance copies of any data set of almost any application, in nearly any quantity desired, entirely space-efficient, with data services like inline deduplication, compression and encryption, and with no impact on production or other copies’ SLAs. The AppSync iCDM Starter Bundle sits above the array to integrate with rich application workflow orchestration and automation, and to offer self-service to the application, development, and database teams. This is far more than just free software – this bundled offering enables XtremIO customers to take full advantage of AppSync’s powerful capabilities out-of-the-box as a fully supported capability of the array, including:Full support and maintenance for AppSync with supported XtremIO arraysUnlimited XtremIO Virtual Copies (and up to 20 simultaneously mounted copies)Unlimited refresh/restore operationsUnlimited number of hostsAll supported AppSync applicationsUnlimited effective capacityUnlimited monitoring & reportingAnd if customer needs grow beyond the initial scalability limits, it’s simple to upgrade to the full-scale AppSync version. Want to see XtremIO AppSync in action for creating and refreshing Oracle lifecycle copies? Check out our Oracle iCDM demo.With XtremIO’s newest AppSync data service for iCDM, customers should now ask themselves a powerful question:“With no more SLA or capacity risks, why not unleash our database, application, and development teams to make their own self-service copies?”For More information:IDC Customer Case Study on XtremIO iCDMOracle iCDM Dev/Test Copy & Refresh DemoiCDM InfographicXtremIO iCDM Data SheetEMC AppSync Data SheetEMC.com/XtremIO The heart of EMC XtremIO’s breakthrough workload consolidation and business process agility benefits is our integrated Copy Data Management (iCDM). As discussed in a separate blog, iCDM is the unique integration to consolidate both primary production data and its non-production copies on the same scale-out all-flash array. Today we announce our newest XtremIO data service: the free bundling of EMC AppSync services with every XtremIO array for powerful application and database integration, orchestration, and self-service. We believe no other array (and no other all-flash array) offers this!The EMC AppSync iCDM Starter Bundle software is a critical enabler in the iCDM stack for true application integration and orchestration for Oracle, SQL Server, Exchange, and VMware environments. The AppSync iCDM Starter Bundle is a full-featured standard AppSync solution that supports unlimited unmounted copies for data protection and up to 20 simultaneously mounted copies per array for test/dev and analytics. And of course all of our existing XtremIO customers are entitled to free downloads as well!
Couldn’t attend this event? No worries! Ramon Ray, editor of Smart Hustle Magazine, spoke with an “A-list” of business owners who were there to get their advice on the power of technology in their business, and he shares the highlights here: National Small Business Week is an annual event put on by the Small Business Administration (SBA) to celebrate the small business community. This year small business week will run from April 30-May 5, 2018.Dell is a huge proponent of small businesses. From our early days in Michael Dell’s dorm room, small business and entrepreneurship have been part of who we are.This year, we are venturing to Brooklyn, NY for a two-day EXTRAVAGANZA for small businesses.Can’t make it to NY? We will be livestreaming via www.youtube/dell and the Dell for Business Facebook page.The two-day event will feature games, products, giveaways, speakers, educational sessions, and more.Dell’s small business partners including Microsoft, McAfee, Intuit Quickbooks, Salesforce, Bumble Bizz, Cosmopolitan Magazine, and more will be taking part in programming to provide valuable insights for attendees and livestream viewers.Talks will range from funding options for small businesses to data security, productivity, and so much more! We will have experts, speakers, influencers, and local business owners on hand to talk about their business journey.Rob Walsh from 1010 Wins and “The Bottom Line for Small Business” podcast will join Dell to kick off our evening reception on Friday, May 4. The reception will include a happy hour with six contestants from the hit-show Shark Tank.On Saturday (May 5) join us early to meet with Bumble Bizz and see how this dating app is facilitating business connections in the digital age.We will close our Saturday evening (4-6 pm) with a Small Business Cinco de Mayo Party like no other!As you get ready to celebrate Small Business Week with us, here’s five fast fact you might not know about small business:There are 29 million small businesses in the US.Michael Dell originally incorporated his company as Dell Computer Corporation, doing business as PC’s LimitedSmall businesses make up 99.9 percent of businesses in the US.Dell’s Small Business advisor program allows small businesses of any size to have a free advisor to consult on their technology needs.Sixty-six percent of small businesses say they take a “do-it-yourself” approach to IT.
The “Maltese Falcon” is celebrating its 80th anniversary and is returning to theaters through Fathom Events for a limited engagement on Wednesday. Danny Huston, son of the film’s director, John Huston, says that it’s like a good book and you discover new things with every revisit. He says his father got to enjoy his own legacy during his long life — he died in 1987 at age 81 — but that he likely wouldn’t have believed that 80 years later the film would still be a topic of discussion. But, Huston laughed, “He would certainly be delighted.”
BERLIN (AP) — A German classical music foundation says it has found the rightful heirs of a Jewish woman who was forced by the Nazis to sell two scores by composer Franz Liszt before being deported to a concentration camp. Klassik Stiftung Weimar said Wednesday that researchers were able to trace relatives of Emma Frankenbacher living in Argentina, where her daughter and son-in-law had fled Nazi persecution in the 1930s. Frankenberger died at 67 in the Theresienstadt concentration camp. She was forced to sell the two handwritten manuscripts to a Liszt museum in 1937. The foundation said it has now reached an agreement with the heirs to buy the scores for the museum. It didn’t disclose the purchase price.
SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook has fired off a series of thinly veiled shots at Facebook and other social media companies. Cook is escalating an online privacy battle pitting the iPhone maker against digital services that depend on tracking people to help sell ads. In a video presentation at a tech conference Thursday, Cook said social networking services’ invasive and misleading tactics could lead to a social catastrophe. His remarks came as Apple prepares to roll out a privacy control in the early spring to prevent iPhone apps from secretly shadowing people. The feature has irked Facebook and other services that depend on such data surveillance to help sell ads.
Photo courtesy of Christina Dunn and Peter McCullough Christina Dunn, ’07, and Peter McCullough, ’06, opened a business together, DressStrong, Inc. DressStrong, Inc., sells DressWeights, which are small weights that can be attached to the inside of a garment to keep it weighted down.Dunn has been living in New York City for 10 years and McCullough lives in New Jersey. Both have full-time jobs along with their work on DressStrong and both are graduates of Notre Dame. Dunn has degrees in business and Spanish and McCullough studied mechanical engineering.Their idea for DressWeights came about simply after an experience that Dunn had while wearing a dress at a barbeque on a city rooftop.“I had a crazy Marilyn Monroe moment, but it wasn’t fun, it was embarrassing,” Dunn said. “I either had to sit or actually hold my dress down, neither of which were conducive to the situation.”She said she then brought the problem to McCullough, who offered a practical solution.He gave her adhesive lead golf weights used to change a player’s swing and suggested she attach them to her hemline to keep her dress down. It worked, but it wasn’t a complete solution. The weights were expensive, lead was dangerous and they were clearly designed for clubs, not clothing material. Dunn and McCullough decided there needed to be a better option that was, above all, convenient, suited to women’s clothing, safe and eco-friendly, they said.“The process took a lot of time, effort and dedication,” McCullough said. “We worked hard to design DressWeights and then find a manufacturer we were comfortable with. There were difficulties and frustrations … and a lot of tweaks to the product design, but we really hit an inflection point now.”Some failed versions included the lead tape weights, which were hazardous, and wheel weights, which had an adhesive that was too strong. Eventually, the two settled on steel, which was perfectly small and weighted, attachable with an adhesive that could “maintain the flow and design of the dresses” so that women’s style wouldn’t be dictated by anything other than their choices, Dunn said.“We want women to feel empowered when they’re dressed up no matter where they are and regardless of weather conditions,” Dunn said. “We researched other ways women usually deal with this problem but there was nothing convenient. Some sew in weights to their hems, but there are plenty of people who don’t have luxury time to do this. Time is a valuable commodity and we can provide an option that saves people that time.”Currently, DressWeights are sold online at the website dressstrong.com, Amazon and Etsy. The product was released on Cyber Monday of 2017 and benefitted from a social media boost around the release. Dunn and McCullough work with Marianne Dunn, ’04, Christina Dunn’s older sister and McCullough’s wife, who helps with the business outreach and company support, and their younger sister Faith Dunn, who handles similar responsibilities including social media management and engagement.The company celebrated its one-year anniversary of the official incorporation of DressStrong this September and was helped with the trademark and patent by Jodi Clifford at the Notre Dame IP and Entrepreneurship Clinic.“Jodi and her students were integrally helpful with the [intellectual property] work, patent and trademark,” said McCullough. “It’s usually an expensive and more complicated process but she and the students with her assisted in streamlining everything very professionally and communicatively.”DressWeights are also safe for the environment, McCullough said.“Being eco-friendly was a priority from the beginning,” McCullough said. “We wanted to design to fit the need and be environmentally conscious — the weights are recyclable and reusable, you can get multiple wears out of them.”Dunn and McCullough said that they are looking to expand, especially marketing toward the bridal industry. They have received good feedback from people who appreciate the product whether they’re part of or attending weddings.“We want to build on our Amazon influence and get into big-box retailers,” Dunn said. “We’ve done the research about where women want to see DressWeights offered and we’re going to make sure DressWeights are accessible to our customers in those places.”Tags: Christina Dunn, DressStrong, DressWeights, Peter McCullough Windy days can be the enemy of those walking around a city or campus in a dress — a wayward breeze could cause a serious wardrobe malfunction. Christina Dunn, ’07, and Peter McCullough, ’06, engineered and manufactured a solution to this problem.Dunn and McCullough started DressStrong, Inc., a business that sells DressWeights. DressWeights are a small, adhesive weight that are easily attachable to the internal lining of skirts or dresses to prevent them from flying up.
TGIF, Broadway.com readers! Before we get to work on our Oscar party planning (which is obviously going to include an awesome Frozen ice cream cake), let’s revisit all the crazy stuff we’ve learned over the last seven days. Behold, the Lessons of the Week!Lesli Margherita Has an Annie Burn BookIn what may be her best vlog yet, the Matilda star gives us a tour of her childhood bedroom and reads diary passages that skewer her old community theater co-stars. Let’s just say we’re glad we’re on the queen’s good side.Drugs Are Hidden Backstage at BridgesDerek Klena says it’s a prop, but we definitely spotted a giant bag of weed backstage at The Bridges of Madison County. No wonder Hunter Foster has so many snacks in his dressing room.Anna Kendrick Craves Cheese and BeerThe Into the Woods film star admitted she’d gladly dump her next singing role to be able to eat cheese and beer again. Oh Anna, you’ve been hanging out with Meryl Streep too much. Broadway stars love beer and dairy!The Cold Doesn’t Bother Jessie MuellerWhat kind of masochistic Today show producer made Beautiful star Jessie Mueller sing outside in 20-degree weather wearing a short-sleeved dress? Come over to Broadway.com HQ, Jessie. We’ve got plenty of blankets and hot cocoa. (And beer. And cheese.)James Franco Is a Steinbeck ThugOf Mice and Men star James Franco gave literacy some serious street cred on John Steinbeck’s birthday—he snapped a photo with two handfuls of the legendary author’s books while dressed like a gangster. It’s hard out there for a bookworm.Idina Menzel’s Son Can’t “Let It Go”Add Walker Diggs to the endless list of kiddos obsessed with the Frozen hit “Let It Go.” While singing the song in the bathtub, he even corrected his mom on the lyrics. Which begs the question, why doesn’t Idina Menzel know the lyrics to her own song yet? Girl, get to work!B’way Stars Gotta Wake Up on ThursdayFor Phantom, Mamma Mia! and Cinderella, Thursdays are now officially matinee days. Sorry stars, looks like you’re going to have to dial back those epic beer and cheese parties you always have on Wednesday night. (Oh, Anna Kendrick, you didn’t know about those?)Jon Hamm Is a Friend Of the DevilMad Men star Jon Hamm made a new pal this week—Tyrone the Puppet, the headliner of the new off-Broadway show Hand to God. Oh, and did we mention this furry guy also happens to be possessed by Satan? Yum, deviled Hamm…Don’t Rain on Lea Michele’s ParadeLea Michele must be reading The Secret, because she’s wished herself right into Funny Girl on Broadway. Pick up her new album I’m Playing Fanny Brice, Damnit and her forthcoming memoir Funny Girl…Literally, both hitting store shelves soon.Sylvester Stallone Plays RoughAfter the first performance of Rocky on Broadway, Sylvester Stallone taught Paul Rudd’s nine-year-old son to throw a punch that could “break someone’s jaw.” Remind us to bring a taser to the Tony Awards, just in case things get ugly. View Comments
The Vermont Chamber of Commerce is heading to Shanghai from March 30-April 2 to promote Vermont at one of Chinas largest travel industry and consumer shows. The China World Travel Fair (WTF) targets Chinese tour operators, travel agents, and consumers, presenting opportunities for Vermont to enter China’s rapidly growing outbound travel market. Over 40,000 travel agents, tour operators and consumers visited the show last year. Shanghai is China’s biggest and most affluent city, with a population of over 16 million.China boasts a population of over 1.3 billion. A full 30 million Chinese took vacations beyond China last year, a number that is expected to swell to over 100 million Chinese individuals traveling by 2015. With many Chinese enjoying rapidly increasing incomes, and freedom to travel abroad, China is widely expected to emerge as one of the world’s leading outbound markets within the next decade.The Vermont Chamber will participate in the WTFs Visit USA Pavilion, sponsored by the US Commercial Office in Shanghai. Vermont Chamber Asia Division Director Chris Barbieri stated, China is a colossal market, just waiting to by tapped by Vermonts travel and tourism industry. Chinese travelers are rapidly becoming be a force in international travel, and we must be positioned to capture our share of that market segment.In addition to participating in the Visit USA Pavilion, all exhibitors will be invited to an America Night Reception hosted by the US Consulate General. Other attendees at the reception will include Shanghai Municipal Tourism Bureau officials, key tour operators, and the media. The Commercial Service Office will also provide matchmaking meetings with key local tour operators. Finally, all Visit USA Pavilion participants will participate in a seminar presented by the visa section of the U.S. Consulate to discuss how the visa process impacts the United States as a travel destination.The Vermont Chamber has maintained international trade offices in Shanghai and Taipei for a number of years. In support of Vermont’s presence at China World Travel Fair, the Vermont Chamber Shanghai office has facilitated the Mandarin Chinese reproduction of Vermont travel information for distribution at the WTF, as well as at other venues in China. ###
Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf signed the following bills:House Bill 318, which makes amendments to the Telemarketer Registration act to allow business telephone subscribers to sign up, remove a five-year time limit for enrollment in the do-not-call-list, prohibit telephone solicitation on legal holidays and create a legal procedure for the use of robocalls. Under the new law, robocalls must include a method for the recipient to opt out of telephone solicitation calls that is clearly stated at the beginning of the call. Additionally, a robocall leaving a voicemail must provide a toll-free telephone number that the recipient can call to opt-out of further calls.House Bill 1557, which removes the current one-year cessation limit and requires temporary cessation of coal refuse disposal areas to conform to federal regulations under the federal Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 197; requires new coal refuse disposal areas to have a water contamination prevention system and allow for revegetation and prevention of erosion; and allows for the Department of Environmental Protection to promulgate regulations to provide for the connection of coal refuse or related material to the coal refuse disposal area.The governor will allow House Bill 1170 to become law without his signature. October 04, 2019 Governor Wolf Signs Multiple Bills SHARE Email Facebook Twitter