Rock group Kansas rescheduled to appear at The Lerner in June 2021

first_img By 95.3 MNC – August 22, 2020 0 257 CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews WhatsApp (Photo supplied/The Lerner Theatre) The Lerner Theatre has announced that the previously scheduled show, “Kansas – Point of Know Return Tour” has been rescheduled for 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 26, 2021.Tickets previously purchased for this re-scheduled concert will be honored on the new date.For ticket holders that are unable to attend the new date, refunds can be obtained through the Box Office by calling 574-293-4469 or emailing [email protected] details:• Who: The Lerner Theatre• What: Kansas – Point of Know Return Anniversary Tour• When: Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 8:00pm• Where: 410 S. Main St. Elkhart, Indiana 46516• Cost: $49.00, $59.00, $74.00, $99.00 plus fees• Contact information: or the Lerner Box Office: (574) 293-4469 Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Google+ Pinterest Facebook Pinterest Rock group Kansas rescheduled to appear at The Lerner in June 2021 Previous articleMan, 28, killed, another critically hurt after shooting in MishawakaNext articleStart of IU brings tightened rules on public gatherings in Bloomington 95.3 MNCNews/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel is your breaking news and weather station for northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan.last_img read more

Press release: UK and France to strengthen links in tech sector and artificial intelligence

first_imgThe UK tops the list in Europe for global tech investors, with its tech firms attracting more venture capital funding than any other European country in 2017. In December it was named by Oxford Insights as the best prepared country in the world for artificial intelligence (AI) implementation.France has made big strides in creating new tech businesses and encouraging entrepreneurs, with Paris’s newly built Station F, a former railway station hosting startups, multinationals and investors, symbolising the country’s ambitionMr Hancock met his French counterpart, Françoise Nyssen, at the UK France Summit hosted by the Prime Minister and the French President, Emmanuel Macron, at Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst. He said the digital conference will take place this year and foster cross-Channel collaboration between academics, industry and government.Its aim is to help both countries seize the economic and social benefits of fast-developing tech such as AI, and the conference will bring together experts on data, cyber security, digital government and digital skills to share their knowledge.The countries also reaffirmed their commitment and support for the principle of net neutrality, which promotes a free and open internet. They agreed a joint statement to make sure users can access websites without internet service providers favouring or blocking particular sites.This follows the launch this week of an Anglo-French alliance linking Imperial College London and the French National Centre for Scientific Research to strengthen relations in academic subjects underpinning AI, and the Franco-British AI Conference at the Alan Turing Institute on Tuesday.Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Secretary Matt Hancock said: Julian David, CEO of techUK, said: The UK and France are strengthening ties in technology and innovation. I’m looking forward to leading a cutting-edge digital conference this year which will see our world-leading experts in cyber security, digital skills, artificial intelligence, data and digital government share their talent and knowledge. Both countries benefit when our digital economies are strong and the event will deepen our bonds and foster cross-Channel collaboration between those at the forefront of modern technology. We welcome this deeper collaboration between two leading tech nations, France and the UK. For today’s digital entrepreneurs the world has no borders, only opportunities to grow their business. We have much to learn from each other as we bring advanced technologies like AI and collective intelligence into the everyday lives of small and growing businesses to improve productivity and growth. As a company that is proud of its European heritage, Atos welcomes the closer collaboration of British and French technologists. And as a global digital leader with a long and rich association with the UK and with ten thousand UK-based people focused on transforming our customers’ business through the best use of digital technology across the private and public sectors, we strongly believe in the mutual benefits that a closer working relationship will bring, particularly in the areas of AI, cyber security and data analytics, to forward-thinking organisations in both countries together with consumers. This will only serve to also strengthen the economies of both countries.center_img Stephen Kelly, CEO, Sage, said: Adrian Gregory, CEO of Atos UK&I said: This event is a significant step towards greater collaboration between the British and French tech sectors. Both countries share similar opportunities and challenges as we build our leading digital economies through technologies like artificial intelligence, Internet of Things and cyber security. International platforms for collaboration, such as the one announced by Matt Hancock today, provide valuable cross-border perspectives on many of the social, legal and ethical questions that will be raised as we continue to innovate.last_img read more

News story: Skills Minister calls on employers to join new T level panels

first_imgLeading businesses are being urged to grasp the opportunity of working with the government to develop prestigious new T Level qualifications.Skills Minister Anne Milton has called on industry experts from agriculture, environmental and animal care; business and administration; hair and beauty; creative and design; and catering and hospitality to join the influential T Level employer panels and help develop the outline content for new qualifications.T Levels are new courses, which will be on a par with A levels and provide young people with a genuine choice between technical and academic education post 16. The first subjects in digital, education and childcare, and construction will be taught from 2020.Skills Minister, Anne Milton said: T Level content is already being developed with the help of top firms like Rolls-Royce, IBM, Lloyds and Morphy Richards, among others.The Department for Education wants business representatives to step-up and help design the new qualifications in T Level routes which will be delivered from 2022: agriculture, environmental and animal care business and administration hair and beauty creative and design catering and hospitality T Levels are about giving greater choice to young people to get the skills they need to achieve good jobs. It is also about businesses – we know they are crying out for a skilled workforce and T Levels will create the next generation of talented employees for them. We are already working with top industry leaders and want even more to join us to make this a success for individuals, businesses and the economy. Businesses can apply to be part of the T Level qualification panels. The closing date for applications is 5pm Tuesday 8 May 2018.last_img read more

What Comes Next in the Infrastructure?

first_img[1] Gartner. Predicts 2014: Big Data (2013, November 20). Full report: In the digital economy, the race to deliver superior customer experience has disrupted entire industries, some even overnight. From transportation, to healthcare, to retail, the power to reshape economies is just a few clicks away on our smartphones or tablets. Contending with markets and customer expectations that are changing at a rate that dramatically outpaces their delivery systems has become the new normal for business. This disruption is driving enterprise IT to fundamentally transform itself from being an operations arm to becoming the innovation engine.Through 2017, 25% of big data implementations will fail to deliver business value as a result of performance problems due to inadequate network infrastructure.[1] What many of these organizations probably have in common is a mix of dependence on traditional infrastructure with a cost-center mentality to IT; a “bolt-on” approach to moving to a modernized, software-defined network infrastructure that serves as a transitional fix; and a lack of talent that is versed in modern data center technologies.IT now needs to think, organize and prioritize radically different.  A siloed approach to storage, network, and virtualization, apps, etc., just will not work.An entire generation of enterprise apps that deliver these disruptive business services has also arrived and they are designed to evolve rapidly with daily or weekly releases, scale up and down on-demand and leverage data to help companies make rapid business decisions. This dynamic nature puts tremendous pressure on IT to provide a flexible, secure and massively scalable infrastructure. Thus, IT needs to design and architect a data center that is both agnostic of infrastructure and platform and can deliver on-demand business services on premise, via SaaS or by a hybrid cloud.With next generation converged and hyper-converged infrastructure solutions that are responsive to dynamic workloads, IT will have standardized infrastructure building blocks that are operationally efficient, offer a full range of deployment models  and have powerful management and orchestration software built in, making them scalable, flexible, and fully automated.By moving from a siloed view to a systems view, IT can now quickly, simply and cheaply reallocate resources to focus on driving business innovation. Companies deploying converged infrastructure solutions are already seeing results like 96% less downtime, 71% more efficient data center management, 4.4x faster time to market and ultimately 4.6x more applications deployed a year.CIOs are dealing with an unprecedented amount of complexity in technology choices, security threats and business demands. To meet these needs they are focusing their IT organizations on driving business competitiveness and superior end user experience. They are increasingly looking for simplified infrastructure solutions that protect and run their mission-critical apps, providing flexibility to meet new demands by delivering the right tools for the right apps that ultimately accelerate the pace of innovation — all while dramatically reducing operating costs.As we go forward, converged and hyper-converged infrastructure will continue to deliver all the tools needed to support an application developer in a flexibly configured system – from platforms to environments such as SAP HANA, virtual desktops, big data stacks, and Cloud Foundry PaaS.IT stands at the threshold of even more exciting transformational technologies be it self-driving cars, sensing technologies or even virtual reality experiences. Working closely with our customers and partners, EMC and VCE are committed to delivering the most critical, game-changing, next generation infrastructure solutions that will help make these transformations a reality.last_img read more

Meet the New Members of the Dell EMC PowerEdge Server Portfolio

first_img* Not available in all countries – please contact your account manager for more information.** The Dell EMC PowerEdge T340 supports up to 14TB. The launch of five new Dell EMC PowerEdge servers presents fantastic opportunities for your business – see how you can use them to help your customers solve their IT challenges…Are you up to speed with this month’s launch of the new exciting Dell EMC PowerEdge servers?The five new servers have all been purpose-designed to help meet organizations’ specific workload needs while also enabling IT Transformation – and there’s something to suit every typical customer segment.There are three brand new Dell EMC PowerEdge rack servers and two tower options for you to now introduce to your prospects and customers:PowerEdge R740xd2PowerEdge R340PowerEdge R240*PowerEdge T340*PowerEdge T140All these new products are now ready to ship – so it’s time for an end-of-year push to make sure all your customers are aware of their capabilities.Introducing our new enterprise content serverThe new Dell EMC PowerEdge R740xd2 is being marketed as ‘the enterprise content server’.  The R740xd2 offers a high-capacity design that is ideal for organizations with data-intensive workloads like media streaming, messaging and software-defined storage (SDS).The PowerEdge R740xd2 was developed to enable your customers to:Respond effectively to data growth;Simplify management across the data center;Help ensure uptime and data security.It offers large internal storage in a 2S/2U rack content server that’s purpose-built to support demanding, data-heavy workloads – everything from streaming media like video surveillance and content delivery networks to Exchange and SDS – all in a high-capacity space-saving design.Built from the ground up to enable IT Transformation and featuring the latest generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, the Dell EMC PowerEdge R740xd2 was developed to help enterprises compete in today’s fast-moving business environment.It includes automated intelligence to simplify management and enable rapid deployment of new servers and updates. Automating server administration in this way helps your customers to reduce the time required to manage mid-to-large scale environments.The PowerEdge R740xd2 helps deliver continuous reliability and uptime with enterprise-class drives and integrated security features – so your customers can use it to fortify their server operations.In short, this new server is the perfect choice for customers looking for:Cost-effective, high-capacity storage with two-socket server performanceAutomated administration that’s easy to manage with proactive and predictive support optionsHigh availability features (front-serviceable, hot-swappable drives) and built-in security to help protect critical dataSuperb new single-socket 1U rack solutionsFor organizations seeking single-socket solutions, the two new 1U rack servers now added to the PowerEdge portfolio are great options to start promoting.The Dell EMC PowerEdge R240 is the perfect choice for budget-conscious small businesses and service providers looking for an affordable and simple-to-use dense server that they can rely on for web hosting and remote tasks. Marketed as ‘compute made easy’, it offers your customers affordability, versatility and simplicity.Meanwhile, the Dell EMC PowerEdge R340 is an ideal entry-level option for medium-sized businesses that require an efficient, scalable, dense server to address productivity and maximum uptime. Combining efficiency and scalability with automation, it’s designed to accelerate business growth.Take a look at our new tower options tooThe all-new availability of two impressive tower format servers rounds out the expanded PowerEdge portfolio.The Dell EMC PowerEdge T140 is a great entry-level option for small business owners who need an affordable and simple-to-use server – it’s perfect for file and print management and point of sale activity. This server is specifically designed to support a growing business, making the IT infrastructure easy and worry-free while also keeping data safe and secure.For growing small or medium businesses with remote employees, the PowerEdge T340 provides high availability and storage – making it the ideal choice for collaboration and sharing needs. It enables your customers to run their operations reliably, manage their IT easily and to scale dynamically, so they can grow their business without limits.**These exciting new products are all now RTSThe addition of these new servers to the already impressive Dell EMC PowerEdge portfolio presents fantastic opportunities for you and your business.They’re all now RTS – so make sure you get up to speed and explore all the sales opportunities with customers looking for high-capacity and entry-level options.> Discover more – visit the Partner Portallast_img read more

ND celebrates Irish heritage

first_imgThe Irish identity of Notre Dame inspires campus-wide St. Patrick’s Day festivities each year, and preparations are already underway to pay tribute to the school’s cultural connections March 17. In commemoration of the holiday, the Department of Irish Language and the Institute of Irish of Studies are sponsoring a lecture about the history of St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland and North America today at 2 p.m. in Hayes-Healy Hall. Irish Language and Literature professor Brian O’Conchubhair said American St. Patrick’s Day celebrations are different from traditional Irish ones. The festivities in Ireland were expanded after the Celtic Tiger, a period of great economic growth in Ireland in the late 1990s, he said. “It used to be the case that the American celebrations were much larger events than the typical Mass, parade, dinner in Ireland, but that changed during the Celtic Tiger,” O’Conchubhair said.  “After the Celtic Tiger, St. Patrick’s Day became a weeklong festival aimed at celebrating Irish culture and attracting visitors to Ireland. “It is also Irish-language week where everyone is encouraged to use as much Irish as possible in daily transactions.” Over the years, the American celebration of St. Patrick’s Day has become less about the Irish culture and more about celebrating all cultures, O’Conchubhair said. “Now it is as much a multicultural, multiracial celebration of Americanism,” he said. “Historically, it [was] celebrated as a triumph of Irish into American culture, and now that triumph narrative has been adopted by other different ethnic groups.” Together with the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, the Department of Irish Language and Literature helps tie the University to its Irish identity, O’Conchubhair said. “Just look at the interest in the ND-Navy game in Dublin last September and captured in [the] coffee-table book ‘Notre Dame’s Happy Returns: Dublin, the Experience, the Game,’” O’Conchubhair said. “[Notre Dame] is in many ways the pulse of Irish America.”last_img read more

Food allergies

first_imgSending your child to school can be especially stressful if your child has a food allergy. Don’t worry; you and your child are not alone. Approximately 6 million children under the age of 18 in the U.S. have a food allergy. To relieve some of the stress and to help keep your child safe, parents should plan ahead to help school personnel learn how to protect your child. Although most teachers have had children in their class with a food allergy before, it’s important to communicate with your child’s teacher and the school staff about your child’s specific nutritional concerns. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension offers these steps you can take and resources to share with your child’s teacher and school personnel. Visit the Food Allergy Network website and download Managing Food Allergies in the School Setting: Guidance for Parents at Work with your child’s physician to customize a plan for managing your child’s allergy, and share the plan and a photo of your child with the school. A free, customizable template for a food allergy action plan can be found on the Food Allergy Network website at. Work with school personnel to develop a written plan that meets your child’s needs in the cafeteria, in the classroom, on the playground and during other school activities. Tell the principal and your child’s teacher about free on-line resources at to teach educators how to prepare for food allergy incidents and anaphylaxis. Talk to your child’s teacher about food in the classroom and about the importance of thorough hand washing and cleaning of surfaces to remove food allergens. Hand sanitizers do not remove food allergens.Talk to the school nurse about your child’s allergy and share the link to a free, on-line food allergy toolkit for school nurses at Properly label and provide your child’s medications to the school and replace them when they expire or after use. Provide the school with emergency contact information. Check to make sure training is provided for bus drivers, teachers, coaches and school foodservice personnel. Educate your child about their allergy as appropriate for their developmental level. Make sure they know the following rules for managing their allergy: Do not trade food with other kids. Don’t be afraid to ask about the ingredients in the cafeteria food. Do not eat anything that has unknown ingredients or ingredients that you know will cause you to have an allergic reaction.Tell an adult if you eat something you think may have contained an ingredient to which you are allergic. center_img Activities to help your child learn more about their food allergy and how to cope with it can be found at read more

CVPS reorganizes board, adds three Vermonters

first_imgCentral Vermont Public ServiceCVPS reorganizes board, adds three VermontersRUTLAND Continuing a previously announced plan to restore itself to a financially stable position, Central Vermont Public Service (NYSE-CV) has announced a restructuring of its board of directors.The restructuring of the board is an important component of our overall goal of returning CVPS to a strong financial position, CVPS Board Chair Frederic H. Bertrand said. Each existing board member has served the company well, but we ve narrowed our focus to the core Vermont business through the sale of Catamount Energy Corp., and we are reorganizing the board to add more Vermont insights and expertise. To maximize board continuity and leadership, the restructuring will occur gradually and incrementally, though some changes will be immediate.Beginning this year, the Board will reduce each Director s pay by 10.5 percent. The company plans to reduce the size of the board starting next year, but will initially grow by one seat this year, to 12 members, with stronger Vermont roots.As part of the reorganization, the board has accepted the resignations of Timothy Cobb of South Carolina and George MacKenzie Jr. of Pennsylvania, effective after the May 2 annual meeting. The term of Bertrand, former CEO and chairman of National Life of Vermont, expires in May. He is restricted by the CVPS bylaws to serving only one more year on the board.Three Vermonters are proposed for the board, William Stenger, Bill Sayre and Douglas Wacek, to fill two open seats and the newly created 12th seat on the board. Stenger, 57, is president of Jay Peak Resort and a resident of Newport, Vt. Wacek, 54, is the president and CEO of the Union Mutual Insurance Group in Montpelier, Vermont. He is a certified public accountant and a resident of Burlington, Vt. Sayre, 55, is president of Duncan Hermanson Corp., a real estate investment company with holdings in Vermont and New York. He is a resident of Bristol, Vt.Bertrand currently serves as chairman of the board and its Executive Committee, but said he does not plan to run for re-election as board chair. The board is extremely appreciative of the dedicated and valued counsel that Tim Cobb and George MacKenzie have provided over the years, Bertrand said. Looking ahead, I believe Bill Stenger, Doug Wacek and Bill Sayre will bring strong Vermont values and intelligence to the board. Mary Alice McKenzie, chair of the board s Corporate Governance Committee, agreed: We are very fortunate to have found three people with their financial experience and proven track records as business leaders, she said.Besides the board restructuring, CVPS s plans to restore its financial strength include: Securing a $25 million revolving credit facility in October 2005; $2.7 million in 2006 budget cuts, including a 10 percent cut in Young’s salary and a 5 percent reduction in other officers’ salaries, which will help offset rising fuel and medical costs; Efforts to improve communication with Vermont regulators and find common ground on customer and company needs. CVPS, founded in 1929, is Vermont s largest electric utility, serving about 151,000 customers.last_img read more

Vermont updates Irene damage estimates, could cost state $100 million

first_imgOctober 31, 2011December 2, 2011NoteWorst case scenario Total: $563,995,527State share: $240,641,357Total: $571,826,505State share: $99,453,330Big shift in state share reflects Congressional action on FHWA ER program.Best case scenario Total:  $488,995,527State share: $96,944,533Total: $496,826,505State share: $88,133,788State share decrease mainly reflects changes to EMAC costs.Line-by-line changes:Row Notes & Changes1-2Worst case represents $250 million in total damages to Federal ‘Aid Highway System.  Best case represents $175 million in total damages.1-4No change to current estimate.5-7Adjusted FEMA/FHWA eligibility information for personnel, equipment, and commodities requested via Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC). In the worst case scenario, these changes has decreased state share to $10.1 million; in the best case, these change decrease the state share to $3.1 million.5$4.6M is FEMA eligible due to supporting State Emergency Operation Plan.6$2.6M National Guard work is not FEMA or FHWA eligible7$7.1M Maine and New Hampshire DOT assistance is FHWA ER eligible for 100% reimbursable in the best case and not reimbursable in the worst case.8Added Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Emergency Watershed Program (EWP) to assist towns in need of stream bank stabilization, and debris and sediment removal along rivers and streams.9No change.10Public Assistance estimate increase to $145.7M from $140.0M.11No change.12FEMA has determined the deductible on the insurance policy is not eligible. Increase of state share by $225,000.13No change.14-15Updated estimates from FEMA.16Summary of State costs assume to be FEMA eligible.17Summary of State costs assume not to be FEMA eligible.18No change.  Vermont Agency of Administration 12.5.2011 AttachmentSize Irene_Worst_Case_SummaryScenarios_December_2011.pdf106.22 KB Irene_Best_Case_SummaryScenarios_December_2011.pdf107.91 KBcenter_img Today Secretary of Administration Jeb Spaulding and Irene Recovery Officer Neale Lunderville released updated information, damage, and cost estimates for Tropical Storm Irene.  This update reflects Congressional waivers of the $100 million cap and 180-day emergency work limit for the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Emergency Relief (ER) program, as well as a compilation of smaller changes. Both the best and worst case models show the waivers for FHWA and the anticipated 90% cost share for FEMA Public Assistance.  The principal differences between the models are the low and high range of damage estimates to the Federal-Aid Highway System ($175-250 million range), and an unresolved question about reimbursement for certain Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) costs. Both scenarios add new information and cost estimates as outline below. ‘We continue to monitor estimates daily and will update these figures every three to four weeks,’ said Secretary Spaulding. The bottom line change from the last update to now (See also attachments): last_img read more

Duke’s Florida utility looks to add 750MW of new solar in the state by 2024

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享WLRN:Four months after Florida Power & Light received approval for a similar program, Duke Energy Florida is asking regulators to sign off on a $1 billion plan that would add 10 solar-power plants in the state.Duke filed a proposal last week at the state Public Service Commission for what it has dubbed the “Clean Energy Connection” program, which would start operating two of the proposed plants in January 2022, four in January 2023 and four in January 2024.The plan comes amid a broader push by major utilities in Florida to expand the use of solar energy, as solar has become more cost-efficient and as utilities look to reduce carbon emissions.But the Duke plan and the FPL program approved in March are different from other solar projects because of their financial structures. Under the Duke program, customers would be able to voluntarily pay more on their electric bills to help finance the projects and would receive credits that would result in them getting a “payback” in about seven years. Duke said the program would respond to customers who want to help boost renewable energy and might not want to have rooftop solar panels.The plan calls for building 10 74.9-megawatt solar plants, with each costing slightly more than $100 million. The filing said Duke has not chosen sites for the plants.The Public Service Commission in March approved FPL’s “SolarTogether” program, which is similar to the Duke proposal but is expected to add 20 solar plants. The SolarTogether proposal, however, drew opposition from the state Office of Public Counsel, which represents consumers in utility issues.[Jim Saunders]More: Duke seeks approval of major solar expansion Duke’s Florida utility looks to add 750MW of new solar in the state by 2024last_img read more