May 6, 2021
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first_imgGathering of the Vibes is a festival that will forever live in our hearts, and the memories still remain as some of the best ever. Back in 2008, Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi were billed to play, showcasing the fine combination of the Derek Trucks Band and Susan Tedeschi’s Soul Stew Revival. The couple, who had been married for seven years, played in their respective bands, but eventually merged in 2011 after years of joint performances.The magic from the early days in the couple’s collaborations are responsible for what would become the famed and glorified, multi-Grammy Award-winning 12-piece Tedeschi Trucks Band ensemble. While always welcoming original songs, the two have never been shy to throw in some invigorating covers, like “Get Out Of My Life, Woman” and “Hey Jude”. The 2008 set was nothing short of spectacular, and a fun moment to step back in time with.Enjoy their early day’s Gathering of the Vibes set, from August 3rd 2008, courtesy of Lunchbox16:last_img read more

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first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena — Folks caught a new sight at the Thunder Bay River in downtown Alpena on Monday.Bay City’s Appledore IV docked for two nights at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center just south of the Lady Michigan. The ship is a two-mast steel-hold schooner, originally created to sail around the world.Now, the ship is owned by BaySail, a nonprofit organization that aims to educate different ages on environmental education and sailing training for naval sea cadets. Since it’s foundation in 1998, over 44,000 young people have experienced one of the the educational programs provided by the nonprofit.“I’ve never sailed before so this is the first time for me and it’s been absolutely incredible,” said Naval Sea Cadet Kelsey Ampe.Naval Sea Cadets learn to sail the schooner without modern technology, utilizing old maritime techniques to navigate the rough waters of Lake Huron. In Alpena, four Naval Sea Cadets and their officer were able to stretch their legs on land. Ampe has enjoyed building not only her skills but a little community on board.“You see two different vibes when you’re in sea cadets,” said Ampe. “You see either closeness, togetherness, teamwork or you see the opposite which, thankfully we see more teamwork.”Cadets will use the time and skills from sailing aboard the Appledore IV as preparation for future careers on a vessel. The schooner is not new to Alpena’s waters. The ship last visited in 2016 with a different captain. As for new Captain Jesse Doucette, a return to Alpena will come very soon.“With our future voyages this summer, I really plan on making Alpena a good mid-voyage stop at least once or twice more.”No timetable is set for the next return at this time.For information on the schooner, visit https://www.baysailbaycity.org/ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious What’s Trending for June 18Next Classic Cars Roll into Town for ‘Back to the Bricks’ Tourlast_img read more

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first_imgBetway Ghana, has launched a talent search to discover the best of local talent. With Stephen Appiah as the search ambassador, many more Ghanaians are expected to participate.Opportunities to discover rising talent always bring about excitement, both to organisers and beneficiaries. Betway Ghana, one of the country’s most popular sports betting platforms, has announced the launch of their very own talent search programme.This brilliant initiative holds promise for many aspirational footballers across the country. The Betway Talent Search promises to give Ghanaians between the ages of 18 and 25 the chance to play in front of the top football scouts across the country, and the chance for them to be signed to a football club if they prove themselves.Entrants must bring a copy of their ID or Passport to one of the scheduled registration venues across Ghana.To add to the excitement, Ghana’s football legend Stephen Appiah will lead the seasoned team of football scouts which includes, Eben Sefah, Maxwell Konadu, David Accam and a few others. These scouts will be present during the try-outs and camping session.Stephen is excited about the Betway Talent Search and has expressed his hope that a talent, even more skilled than he was, be discovered during the search. He said, “The Betway Talent Search gives me the opportunity to touch base with the many talents whose cheers, support and hope has shaped us. It is now time to inspire them and I look forward to seeing each and every champion that will step up to the challenge at the try-outs,” he added. Footballers around the country are growing increasingly expectant and excited for the try-outs, particularly those in informal football clubs who have been training regularly for such a fine opportunity.Marketing Manager for Betway Ghana, Kwabena Oppong Nkrumah, said “the initiative was to inspire fresh, uncut Ghanaian football talent to pursue their dreams of becoming champions. The top sixteen (16) players would be camped, and this will give them an experience of what it means playing at top level football. They would get to understand grit, focus and perseverance both on and off the field.”The registration for the Betway Talent Search will be on the following dates:Takoradi•          Registration: 4th – 7th July 2017 at Spice FM Koforidua•          Registration: 11th – Friday 14th July 2017 at Green FMKumasi•          Registration: 18th – 21st July 2017 at Luv FM & KessBen FMAccra •          Registration: 25th – 28th July 2017 at Asempa FM & Citi FMThe first 500 entrants to apply for the initial round in each region will be accepted – so those looking to secure their spots should enter as soon as registrations open. Betway will contact the successful entrants, inviting them to the Betway Talent Search itself which will be held on the following days:•          Takoradi – Betway Talent Search: 8th July 2017•          Koforidua – Betway Talent Search: 15th July 2017•          Kumasi – Betway Talent Search: 22nd July 2017 •          Accra – Betway Talent Search 29th July 2017The Betway Talent Search sits alongside the Betway sponsorship of Ashanti Gold S.C as part of Betway’s commitment to driving interest and support in Ghanaian football.last_img read more

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first_img26 October 2016The renewable energy industry is a two-fold opportunity: it offers cost- effective, environmentally friendly energy to consumers in Africa and it provides a new avenue of business for entrepreneurs. Five companies are at the forefront of making alternative energy viable on the continent.Solynta EnergySolynta Engineering Team in action! #solar#nigeria#lagos# pic.twitter.com/vcoDDeKIpo— Solynta Energy (@SolyntaEnergy) October 6, 2015Founded by Lagos entrepreneur Uvie Ugono in Nigeria in 2013, Solynta provides solar panel installations to Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa. Operating with little corporate support, the company focuses on installing systems onto schools, healthcare facilities and small businesses. The company also operates a number of solar “filling stations” around Nigeria that offers consumer education, repairs and pre-loaded solar panels.Off Grid ElectricOur customers rely on their mobile devices to make payments https://t.co/3SxVFpiE6c pic.twitter.com/K8YcDs2j7t— Off Grid Electric (@OffGridE) August 18, 2016This Tanzanian small-scale power supplier uses the M-Pesa mobile money service to provide solar power systems, including LED lighting systems, to rural areas. The self-sustaining solar system complete with panels and lithium battery can be installed for as little as US$6 (about R82). It has installed over 10 000 systems in rural Tanzania and Rwanda. The company raised over $25-million (about R344-million) in 2015 that goes towards providing systems, maintenance support and technical training.Ugesi GoldUgesi Gold and EnergyNet’s off-grid energy solution starts generating power at SA school https://t.co/T4tJXNVYIA pic.twitter.com/QHrR3u8jKf— Damilola Ade (@aadedamilola) February 17, 2016A South African energy start-up, Ugesi Gold provides solar battery charging stations, called SolarTurtles, in rural areas where users can charge solar battery packs which are then carried home. In February 2014 the project was proclaimed as a Climate Solver by the World Wildlife Fund that highlights the best technologies in reducing carbon emissions and support energy access while creating awareness of the value of innovation as a tool to tackle climate change.JuabarAnother great concept for #solar mobile phone charging kiosks in rural areas – this one Juabar from Tanzania #tech4D pic.twitter.com/mpOc6zurpO— Anna Lowe (@annawillcreate) January 29, 2016Juabars, Swahili for ‘sun bar’, are becoming a common sight in Tanzania in small towns and urban areas alike. Started in 2013, Juabar travelling solar-powered phone charging kiosks use 50W solar-PV systems to charge up to 20 mobile phones or small electronic appliances at once. The company charges $600 (about R8 200) for start-up equipment and aftersales technical support to entrepreneurs who want to offer charging services to the approximately 30-million mobile users in the country. The stations are also used as mini-hubs for the community “to interact with, learn about, and create their own solar energy solutions.”[email protected] empowers the sustainable economic development of BoP communities through clean energy services and products. #CleanSolcution pic.twitter.com/6D9AGbt4MF— GoodFestival 2016 (@GoodPowWow) October 22, 2016Operating in Kenya and Ethiopia, SolarKiosk converts traditional kiosk-stores with solar panels, enabling it to run on its own power and provide additional services to consumers, including battery charging, refrigeration and internet access. The converted kiosks provide a vital connection for rural communities to the rest of the world. The concept has been featured at the global ideas hub Tedx and won several international innovation awards.Source: AFKInsiderSouthAfrica.info reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SouthAfrica.info materiallast_img read more

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first_imgIT + Project Management: A Love Affair Tags:#Analysis#enterprise#Trends 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Related Posts Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo…center_img Employee participation and information overload are two of the most common concerns regarding enterprise 2.0 adoption, but Carl Frappaolo, writing at Information Architected, highlights a significantly greater concern: accuracy of information. The problems of cultivating collaboration and creating, finding and filtering information are secondary to the problem of ensuring that the information that both employees and the public access is up-to-date and factually accurate. Fortunately, read/write technologies can be a boon to the correction of error in the enterprise.Frappaolo makes a surprisingly relevant reference to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, comparing BP’s PR spin to incorrect information in enterprise content management:I keep my outrage and disgust about this entire situation in check – the point I want to raise here is this, if left unchecked and un-managed, garbage such as this could potentially be retrieved as “fact.” Content authentication and source identification are critical to a comprehensive ECM strategy.Internet and intranet sites alike have the potential to provide access to a wealth of content, but can contain “garbage” among the “jewels”, garbage as rank and lethal as the oil “spill” itself. (OK I snuck that in.)Consumers of content need to be diligent in filtering garbage from “fact”, or be assured, as is the case with our client going forward, that systems are in place to control publication. I am not advocating censorship, but ECM systems need to provide some approach to quality control, tailored to the scope and needs of individual situations. Fact checking, authority and credentials of authors, and/or providing clear and blatant identification of authorship are all steps that can be taken to at least let the reader decide what is content and what is “garbage”.But, in the work place, deliberate deception isn’t the the most common source of incorrect or misleading information – human error is. And mistakes are inevitable. In a true “read/write enterprise” employees are not only empowered to contribute information, but to draw attention to and correct false information. Unlike a binder on a dusty shelf, a corporate wiki can be instantly updated with correct information if an error, or need for clarification, is found. Also, the corporate intranet, employee manual and other formal documentation probably aren’t the enterprise’s only repositories of knowledge – employees’ minds often hold far more organizational information than any physical or digital information system. And employees transmit that information verbally, sometimes in trainings but often in informal ways. And when information travels through imperfect, noisy channels – like word of mouth or gossip – error creeps in. If a group of employees receive false information and spread it around, it can take days, weeks or even years for someone to realize the mistake and try to let the right employees know.When discussions are made public, searchable, and – as Frappaolo calls for – attributed, it becomes much easier to transmit information accurately and trace down the source of incorrect information. A correction can be mentioned in a discussion thread or appended to a document immediately, hopefully before false information becomes ingrained in an employees consciousness.For example, if an employee asks a procedural question on the company’s microblog, they can receive answers from people outside their immediate area and department – and managers can see how the question was answered and give a prompt and authoritative correction to any mistaken answers. In this case, errors can become useful learning experiences instead of of malevolent contagions.It may take years for organizational culture to make the shift from the proverbial water cooler to participatory digital media (and unfortunately, this paradigm may not translate well to news media), but the sooner it happens the sooner information can be codified and corrected.Photo by o b s k u r a Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… klint finleylast_img read more

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first_imgBy Jay Morse & Heidi Radunovich, PhDCreative Commons Licensing [Flickr, Insignificance, February 24, 2008]When cultural values (such as the importance of family) conflict with other demands, the resulting stress can lead to a mental health issue. Alamilla, Kim, and Lam examined ethnic identity, cultural change, and mental health in a group of 130 Latino/a students at a predominately European American university to determine what influence cultural change would have on symptoms of anxiety, hostility, and somatization (complaints about physical symptoms not caused by physical disease) [1].The 130 students of Latino background (74 women and 56 men), 31% were first generation, 59% were second generation, 5% were third generation, and 5% were fourth, fifth, or did not report generation status. The students were assessed to determine:Adherence to traditional Latino/a values such as an emphasis on family, respect, dignity, and cultural prideOrientation towards a traditional Latino value system compared with a traditional Anglo cultureEthnic/minority student stresses (e.g., social climate, interracial relationships, discrimination)Perceived racismPsychological symptomsThe results of the study indicated that the higher the perceived racism, the higher the levels of anxiety, hostility, and somatic symptoms, regardless of level of acculturation. Minority student stresses were also found to predict psychological symptoms. Interestingly, level of acculturation or type of values did not seem to predict adjustment. This means that, while level of acculturation and type of values might be important in some regards, sense of racism, or stressors relating to being a minority can have a much greater impact. As a therapist, it will be important to be aware of the role that these sorts of stressors can play for Latino clients.References[1] Alamilla, S. G., Kim, B. S. K., & Lam, N. A. (2010). Acculturation, enculturation, perceived racism, minority status stressors, and psychological symptomatology among Latino/as. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 32(1), 55-76. doi:10.1177/0739986309352770This post was written by Jay Morse & Heidi Radunovich, PhD, members of the MFLN Family evelopment (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn.last_img read more

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first_imgAt first glance, Somdev Devvarman seems to be an average guy. He loves his Tshirts, denim and flipflops. He also has his share of girl problems-finding one being the biggest. But the similarity ends there, as he has been found to be dangerous- calculative, dogged, blinkered and merciless. His weapon of choice: The Babolat Pure Drive. His latest victims: Australia’s Greg Jones at the CWG and Uzbek’s Denis Istomin at the 2010 Asian Games, feats that lead to his automatic entry to the Chennai and Australian Open. Hop on as we unravel this tennis steed like no one has ever done before.On successSomdev DevvarmanThere isn’t any specific formula for success. Take for example, my performance last year. People have been asking me if I did anything differently to win the CWG and Asian Games Gold. My answer is No. It’s not so much what I’ve done differently; it’s just that all the hard work I’ve put in over the years is finally coming together. This definitely feels good but there is still a long way to go. The idea is to continue training and pushing yourself to the limit to get better.On failureEveryone wants to be successful, but only a few realise that failure is as important. You have to be very lucky to hit the big time at the very beginning of your career. So an occasional rock bottom is necessary, because it is what makes success alluring, as we tend to strive even harder once we are down. Having said that, it’s best to take each day as it comes and keep working towards your goals.advertisementOn fame and moneyIt might sound clichd, but I have never been motivated by money and fame. My motivation to play tennis has been my love for the game and nothing else. Tennis is my profession and the money that comes in is definitely appreciated. But it’s not the driving factor. I also firmly believe that things like fame are very temporary.On balancingWith so much of travelling, my personal life can get quite tricky. But it’s a life I’ve chosen. Dating, and hanging out have taken a backseat for the moment and I’m OK with it. Right now, my career is more important than anything else. It’s all about setting your priorities right. One needs to do what is important and necessary at a particular time.On Indian TennisThe facilities in India are getting better, but there is still room for improvement. Moreover, I don’t think any talent can reach the top by staying in one place for a long time. You need exposure to other training techniques and styles. So it’s important to travel, to play tournaments and to interact with other players. It gives you perspective and it plays a very important role in your growth as a player as well as a person.On six-pack absThe six-pack phenomenon seems to be catching up in India. But for me, sporting a six-pack is not the ultimate sign of fitness. Fitness is more than just having a goodlooking physique. It means being free from illnesses, having the stamina to play longer under harsh conditions and being able to do that day in and day out, week after week for the whole year. But if sporting a six pack is your thing, go for it. Any kind of motivation that helps you lead a fit life is great.On technologyTechnology and development have made it easier for us to travel, keep in touch. Thanks to our growing economy, it is now easy for us to go abroad for studies or work, thereby making it possible for us to have friends across the globe and also observe other cultures. However, just because we are thinking global doesn’t mean we are in conflict with our value system. Respecting our elders, treating people right, making an honest living are an integral part of our value system and can be kept intact no matter where we are.On Indian foodI love Indian food and I eat it at every chance I get! Don’t believe anyone who says that Indian food is unhealthy. It’s a myth. There is obviously something right with it-just look at our wrestlers for proof. Every country has its share of healthy and not-so-healthy foods. The trick is to find the nutritious ones. On having a role modelI look up to tennis greats like Pete Sampras, Roger Federer, Raphael Nadal and many more. The way they conduct themselves on and off the court are such great examples to follow. I’ve interacted with Andy Roddick very closely, and it’s a real eye-opener to train with a guy who’s been in the top 10 for so many years. It is important to have a role model, as it helps you to get a direction of what you want to make of yourself or where you want to be..advertisementlast_img read more

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