Inaugural Colossal Clusterfest To Combine Top Comedians & Musicians

first_imgA new event called the Colossal Clusterfest has just been announced, taking place from June 2nd through the 4th in San Francisco, CA. The event is organized by both Comedy Central and Superfly, bringing the comedy titans together with the masterminds of music festival events like Bonnaroo and more. The Colossal Clusterfest has just announced its initial lineup today, with comedians Jerry Seinfeld, Kevin Hart, Bill Burr and Sarah Silverman & Friends taking the top line of the billing.The lineup continues with Ice Cube, Tegan and Sara, Chromeo, Hannibal Buress, Broad City, Bob Odenkirk: No Singing!, Chris Hardwick, Lil Dicky, Fred Armisen, Princess feat. Maya Rudolph and Gretchen Lieberum, Vince Staples, Anthony Jeselnik, Reggie Watts, Tig Notaro, and more. There’s a Superjam on the lineup as well, dubbed Les Claypool’s Bastard Jazz, which is sure to be a jaw dropping performance. SNL’s Pete Davidson is on the lineup, as are Natasha Leggero, Moshe Kasher, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Ty Segall, Escort, Madaila, and more!The festival also boasts interactive art exhibits with It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, South Park, Seinfeld and more. For tickets and more information, head to the official Colossal Clusterfest website. You can see part of the lineup announcement below.last_img read more

Incubator of Innovation – Innovation at Harvard

first_imgMedicine, business, politics….You never know where the spark of innovation may originate at Harvard. George Whitesides, Woodford L. and Ann A. Flowers University Professor, and Joseph B. Lassiter III, MBA Class of 1954 Professor of Management Practice at Harvard Business School and Co-Faculty Chair of the Harvard innovation lab, reflect on Harvard’s role as in incubator of innovation.last_img

Vermont Electric Power Company Honored with Distinguished Project Award

first_imgVermont Electric Power Company Honoredwith theProject Management Institute’s 2008 Distinguished Project AwardDenver, Colorado, USA (Oct 30, 2008) Vermont Electric Power Company (VELCO), the nation’s first ever “transmission only” company, has been honored by Project Management Institute (PMI) for earning “The PMI Distinguished Project Award”, in recognition of VELCOs project management approach for the first project executed under VELCOs larger reliability program, the Northwest Vermont Reliability Project (NRP), a coordinated series of initiatives designed to provide reliable electrical transmission service to the state of Vermont and the New England Region. The PMI Distinguished Project Award rewards successful projects that have advanced project management concepts, techniques, practices or theories through the effective application of project management principles.VELCO and its Vermont distribution utility owners had determined that electricity load growth was beginning to overload an aging electrical infrastructure and so sought approval for the NRP as its solution. From the project’s inception, VELCO team members identified that this initiative would require the creation of a project management organization (PMO) to increase the level of project management capability across the organization. The value of this foresight is readily visible: instituting the PMO decreased costs by 35% even as the companys overall project work doubled.The project team collaborated with executive management to create an innovative process to engage stakeholders gain their expertise and inspire their continued participation throughout the project life-cycle. By completing this project, VELCO has created the foundation for efficiently organizing and structuring future projects and challenges.”The Northwest Vermont Reliability Project created an opportunity to apply the project management methodology,” said John Donleavy, president and CEO of VELCO. “This award is a great honor and VELCO thanks all of our Associates and Contractors who earned it by making the NRP’s 370 line project from West Rutland to New Haven a success. Their heartfelt commitment to continuous learning and hard work produces VELCO projects that conserve Vermont’s picturesque landscape, save precious customer dollars and maintain essential electric system reliability.””The success of an organization today depends on the ability of all of its parts to work cohesively to bring a return on investment,” said Mark Langley, executive vice president and chief operating officer of PMI. “VELCO’s PMO employed key project management processes to streamline operations within the company.”The PMI Distinguished Project Award was presented on 18 October during the PMI Awards Ceremony at PMI Global Congress 2008North America in Denver, Colorado.* * *About Vermont Electric Power Company (VELCO)Vermont Electric Power Company (VELCO) was formed in 1956 when local utilities joined together to create the nation’s first statewide, “transmission only” company in order to share access to clean hydro power and maintain the states transmission grid. VELCO’s current system includes 650 miles of transmission lines, 34 substations, equipment that enables interconnected operations with Hydro-Quebec, and fiber optic communication networks that monitor and control the electric system, as well as provide the backbone for most Vermonters’ high-speed data internet access. Today, the company is the country’s fastest growing transmission company with 144 associates that work every day to ensure continued access to reliable, climate friendly power technology. Their commitment allows VELCO to serve as Vermonts transmission reliability resource. VELCO: moving power, moving forward.About Project Management Institute (PMI)Project Management Institute ( is the leading advocate for the project management profession globally. Founded in 1969, PMI has more than 400,000 members and credential holders in 174 countries. PMIs Project Management Professional (PMP) credential is recognized as the only globally transferable credential in project management.# # #last_img read more

Pros Know

first_imgBishop, Keller, Teel and Davis dish on their favorite pieces.Jeremiah BishopJeremiah Bishop has been on top of the cross country mountain bike world for almost a decade, and this year may be his strongest showing yet. The South’s reigning mountain bike king won the Trans-Epic Stage Race for a second year in a row, came in fifth at the Leadville 100 after flatting in the first five minutes, and fourth at the Olympic Test Race in London. He’s representing the U.S. at the Pan Am Games, and is a front-runner for the two-person Olympic mountain bike team for 2012.Favorite Piece of Gear: Cannondale Lefty Speed Carbon“I’ve raced bikes for 20 years, it’s a treat to ride on something so revolutionary. They took the best designs from the motocross world and created the stiffest, lightest, most active suspension on the market. It’s a 2.4-pound front shot that feels like a five-pound front fork.”$1300; Pat KellerPat Keller is the creek-boating phenom most famous for running big waterfalls and pushing the limits of the sport.Last summer, he ticked off a first known descent of Linville Falls, a triple-tier drop thought to be un-runnable. This year, Keller is healthy, hoping to take the top spot at the Green River Narrows Race, the most coveted creek boat race in the country.Favorite Piece of Gear: Astral Buoyancy Green Jacket Limited Edition“It’s a high flotation device that doesn’t limit my mobility when I’m paddling, but has all of the safety features you need when you’re on the water. It has a rescue harness, a tether, a pocket for a temporary breathing device, a pouch for a small rope—these are the things that will help get you out of a bad situation. Plus, the jackets look really cool. And they take the extra foam from the life jackets and turn it into pimpin’ dog beds.”$260; Massey TeelMassey Teel is the head guide for West Virginia’s Seneca Rocks Climbing School, one of the most respected rock institutions in the region. He typically spends more than 200 days a year on rock.Favorite Piece of Gear: Misty Mountain Cadillac Harness “The Caddy [built for multi-pitch and trad routes, it’s built wide and comfortable, like a Cadillac] is far and away the best harness I have ever owned.  It is extremely comfortable and dependable with simple features. I log over 200 days a year on the rocks, and I’m happy to spend every one of them in my Caddy.”$99.95; Jennifer Pharr DavisJennifer Pharr Davis set the overall Appalachian Trail speed record this summer, hiking the 2180-mile trail in 46 days, 11 hours, and 20 minutes, almost a full day faster than the previous record held by Andrew Thompson.Favorite Piece of Gear: Salomon Women’s XA 10+3 “I have struggled for years to find the perfect day pack. I hate carrying weight on my shoulders, but waist hips don’t always offer enough room for my rain jacket, first aid kit, and snacks. Finally, I found the Salomon Women’s XA 10+3 pack. The suspension system distributes the weight so that my shoulders don’t ache and the pack does not sway and shift, even on a run. It is my go-to bag for an easy day hike or long-distance run.”$90; salomon.comlast_img read more

FARC’s “Aldemar 30,” Dead in Combat

first_img During the development of joint operation “Marfil” on March 12, Colombian Army and Navy troops did away with “Aldemar 30”, leader of the FARC’s Oscar 32 Company, Libardo García Mobile Column when combat ensued in the village of Bajo Calima, Buenaventura. Elements from Riverine Combat, Marine Brigade No. 2 arrived in the area along with Army and Navy troops, confronted the Mobile Column members of the Oscar 32 Company, engaging in combat for hours. National Army and Navy troops at the South West Joint Command, found the camp in Quebrada Ordóñez where this terrorist was hidden, near the border between Valle del Cauca and Chocó departments. During the confrontation, the members of the terrorist group escaped into the jungle due to the pressure exerted by the military troops, leaving behind Aldermar’s body. In addition, 60 kilos of food supplies, logistics material and military uniforms were found in the clandestine hideout, with a capacity to lodge up to 30 terrorists. Moreover, plenty of war material was seized, including a 5.56 mm caliber M-16; a high precision sight 22 caliber Marlin rifle, seven magazines, 277 cartridges of different caliber and two fragmentation grenades. Two 15-volt batteries used for the activation of improvised explosive devices were also seized. “Aldemar 30”, aged 31, was third in command at the Oscar 32 Company, under “Reinaldo” or “Rey”, and he was presumed to have participated in terrorist actions against Public Forces units performing mobile patrols on Alejandro Cabal Pombo road, which communicates Buenaventura with Cali. By Dialogo March 14, 2013 Is it true? Because they always say that they took down these terrorists, but the truth is that they are still committing crimes, setting bombs and killing civilians and innocent people (boys, girls). At the Department of Putumayo is normal to see civilians die every day.last_img read more

To cut debt, Americans are downsizing or even eliminating summer vacation plans

first_imgThe U.S. travel industry won’t like it, but only 44% of Americans are taking a vacation this summer, and “the vast majority are not planning on going into debt over it,” according to a new survey.Simultaneously, the credit card sector won’t like the fact that 80% of U.S. adults who plan to take a vacation this summer will pay for some or all of it with personal savings “Most Americans want nothing to do with debt these days,” says Matt Schulz, senior industry analyst. “With the Great Recession still fresh in their minds, people are watching their budgets more closely and making sure they’re not overspending, even if it means scaling back on vacations – or skipping them entirely. If they can’t pay for the trip quickly, they just won’t take it.”It’s possible that people are realizing that adding to their debt is simply not smart, says Kevin Gallegos, vice president of Phoenix operations for Freedom Financial Network. “The average U.S. household that carries monthly credit card debt owes more than $15,000,” he notes. “Interest and fees mount up quickly. If people are looking at long-term goals – such as putting a child through college or retiring someday – they may realize that going into more debt for a vacation is counter-productive.” continue reading » 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Changes at the credit reporting agencies and what it may mean for credit unions

first_imgHello, compliance compadres! As you are well aware, the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and its requirements govern the furnishing of information to the credit reporting agencies (“CRAs”). The FCRA subjects data furnishers to various duties, such as, but not limited to the following: the duty to provide accurate information; the duty to provide notice of dispute; the duty to provide notice of delinquency of accounts and the duty to provide notice of negative information to members. See, 15 U.S.C. § 1681s-2(a).Recently, I have spoken to a few members about pending changes at the big three credit reporting agencies (Transunion, Equifax, and Experian) that are aimed at improving the accuracy of consumer credit reports and better enabling consumers to dispute and correct incorrect credit information. The changes are a result of increased regulatory supervision and a 2015 consumer protection settlement with state attorneys general. Today, I will provide you with some insight into the regulatory and litigation background that and what that may mean for credit unions.BackgroundThe CFPB has reported that consumers continue to complain about the credit reporting industry in high numbers. The Bureau reports handling approximately 185,700 credit reporting complaints as of February 1, 2017. continue reading » 17SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more


first_imgMy father grew up in Latrobe, which is about 30 minutes outside of Pittsburgh and he earned his degree from Duquesne University in Da Burgh.Growing up, I had no choice but to root for the Pittsburgh Steelers. And it wasn’t hard. In the 70’s, they were dominant. They won 4 Super Bowls. They were “the” team.My father had a collection of beer steins that commemorated each championship.  I used to look at those steins as a kid – they had all the scores of each game during the season. In my mind, I’d play the season, going game by game.But one thing always confused me.The 1979 mug. Pittsburgh won the Super Bowl that year, but one score seemed off from the back of the mug.My Dad no longer has this mug. But I found another one via my Google Machine.San Diego 35, Pittsburgh 7.How could the greatest team ever, lose a game like that? If San Diego was so good, why didn’t they win the Super Bowl?This really got under my skin. Seriously, I’m 45, and I’m still thinking about it. But it gets worse. The box score from that game shows that the Steelers were crushed.Bradshaw threw 5 picks! Franco Harris was stopped, cold. The Super Steelers were slaughtered.But fast forward to the end of the season, and they were champions.Here are a few thoughts…Even in the best of times, we’ll hit rough patches. Some really rough ones. I think the good organizations get up off the ground, dust themselves off, and start grinding again.There is no such thing as perfection. The Steelers were champs. But they lost 4 times that year. Mistakes will happen. Learn from them, move on, and start the grind again.It is best not to judge someone week by week. It is better to just long-term. There will be ups, and downs. But take a step back and see how you are progressing. That can humble you when things seem to be perfect, and gets you to keep your chin up when times are down. 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Anthony Demangone Anthony Demangone is executive vice president and chief operating officer at the National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU). Demangone oversees day-to-day operations and manages the association’s education, membership, … Web: Detailslast_img read more

Facebook wielded user data to reward, punish rivals, emails show

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Facebook Inc. wielded user data like a bargaining chip, providing access when that sharing might encourage people to spend more time on the social network — and imposing strict limits on partners in cases where it saw a potential competitive threat, emails show.A trove of internal correspondence, published online Wednesday by U.K. lawmakers, provide insight into the ways Facebook executives including Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg treated information posted by users like a commodity that could be harnessed in service of business goals.In early 2013, Twitter Inc. launched the Vine video-sharing service, which drew on a Facebook tool that let Vine users connect to their Facebook friends. Alerted to the possible competitive threat by an engineer who recommended cutting off Vine’s access to Facebook data, Zuckerberg replied succinctly: “Yup, go for it.”last_img read more

PREMIUMLengthy AGO investigation blamed for ARV shortage

first_imgLOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Linkedin A shortage of antiretroviral (ARV) drugs in dozens of cities and regencies across the country has raised public concerns, prompting a civil society group to demand that the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) speed up its investigation into alleged corruption in the government’s procurement of the drug.Indonesia AIDS Coalition (IAC) director Aditya Wardhana criticized the AGO, saying it had not done enough to settle the case after more than a year of investigating.“The attorney general [office] must be firmer. It should find out whether corruption was found in this case,” Aditya told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday.If there was evidence of corruption, he added, the AGO should name a suspect and continue with the legal process.“Even if the AGO found no evidence [of corruption], the office should at least issue an SP3 [investigation terminati… Log in with your social account Facebook Google Topics : Forgot Password ? HIV HIV-AIDS ARV antiretroviral-therapy health-ministry procurements AGO graft graft-allegation corruption kimia-farma Indofarmalast_img read more