Sónar Festival Announces Massive Lineup Additions

first_imgSónar Festival in Barcelona is one of the most premier festivals in the world, showcasing a wide variety of international musical acts while incorporating a focus on art and technology, similar to SXSW. Previously announced headliners include The Chemical Brothers, Skrillex, Duran Duran and Die Antwoord, with several additional acts added today. The festival will take place June 18-20. So, who’s ready to book a flight to Barcelona?Sonar Festival 2015 Phase 3 Lineup Additions:A$AP Rocky, Squarepusher, Seth Troxler, Tiga live, RL Grime, Adam Beyer, Jamie Jones, Erol Alkan, Scuba, Black Coffee, Dj Tennis, Gramatik, Double Vision: Atom TM + Robin Fox, BOMBA ESTEREO, Kasper Bjørke, Xosar, ZEBRA KATZ, DJ Felix Dickinson, CaboSanRoque, MUMDANCE & Novelist feat. The Square, Viktor Flores, Dj Sliink, ¥€$Ø, Swindle, fernando lagreca, JupiterLion, Courtesy, D.J. Detweiler, Bosaina, Ossie, Torus, Brigitte Laverne, Niño de Elche vs Los voluble, Exoteric Continent, La Mverte, Mickey de Grand IV, Alejandro Paz and Noir Noir Full Lineup:More info/ticketslast_img read more

For Those Who Served: Local Patriot Guard escort Vietnam ‘Wall’

first_img Share By MARTHA McCLAIN  “It has taken me 30 years to forget my demons,” said John Hamlink, a Viet­nam War Veteran who was among local Patriot Guard Riders Wednesday who es­corted the traveling Healing Wall to the LZ: RGV – Wel­come Home South Texas Vietnam Veterans’ tribute this Saturday at the McAl­len Convention Center.The day-long event will provide education, informa­tion, resources and even fun to veterans and their fami­lies, many of whom are low income or live in poverty. The “LZ” in the title stands for landing zone, which was stamped on the orders received by soldiers sent to Vietnam.The wall that Hamlink and fellow motorcycle rid­ers escorted is a half-scale model of the original Wall in Washington D.C. that contains more than 58,000 names of the veterans whose lives were lost during the war. The Saturday cer­emony will honor all South Texas Vietnam Veterans who, upon return from their service, were not honored as heroes, but rather often heckled some 36 years ago as killers of innocent babies and helpless victims of war.Hamlink’s demons, many created during his three-year tour across Vietnam as a member of the Army 173rd Airborne Brigade from 1966-1968, are put to rest as he joins fellow Riders as they participate in all-too-frequent funerals of fallen American servicemen and women now fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. They have participated in about 50 such solemn events, riding Har­ley Davidson motorcycles decorated with US flags and other patriotic gear. Among those of recent memory, the Patriot Guard said, were of three active female service personnel from San Benito over the past several years who were brought home and laid to rest.“We do it out of respect for the families,” Hamlink said. The idea of war protest­ers insulting the families of war heroes who are trying to bury their loved ones is not a concept Hamlink and other Patriot Guard Riders toler­ate. He recalled one incident near La Joya where fanatic religious protesters threatened to appear at a local soldier’s funeral, prompting a strong response from the Patriot Guard Riders. The protesters left a message to the boy’s mother, Mrs. Cantu, that they were glad her son was dead, he said.For more on this story, pick up a copy of the Apr. 7 edition of the Port Isabel South Padre Press or check out our E-edition by clicking here. RelatedCommunities to honor Memorial DayBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press [email protected] Several events throughout the region will be held to mark Memorial Day this year. Local Boy Scouts will assist members of Port Isabel VFW Post No. 8791 in placing American flags at the gravesites of veterans at the Port Isabel City Cemetery, said…May 27, 2016In “News”Cities commemorate Memorial DayBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press [email protected] The sweltering heat of summer couldn’t dissuade Laguna Madre residents from honoring the men and women who lost their lives while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. Ceremonies were held in Port Isabel and Laguna Vista Monday to mark the somber day. In…June 3, 2016In “News”From the desk of the Laguna Vista city managerSpecial to the PRESS Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony The Town of Laguna Vista is making plans for its upcoming Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony on Monday, May 30 at 5pm to pay our respects to the men and women that have given their lives in defense of our country.…May 13, 2016In “News”last_img read more

UWF defeats Lee in last regular season game at home

first_img West Florida will close out 2013-14 regular season on the road (Photo by Bill Stockland) UWF defeats Lee in last regular season game at home Sharecenter_img PENSACOLA, Fla.  – The University of West Florida men’s basketball team defeated Lee University in the last regular season game at home. The Argonauts defeated the Flames 80-68 and improve their record to 6-18 and 5-13 in the Gulf South Conference.The Argos were led by junior Terrence Townes (Danville, Va.) who scored 22 points on 8-for-17 shooting and knocked down two three pointers in 38 minutes of play.It was a tight first half between the Argos and Flames and Lee clung to a one point lead at halftime. However, West Florida found a rhythm in the second half and outscored their opponent 43-30 in the half. As a team the Argos shot 51.9% (28-of-54) and took advantage of the charity stripe by making 20-of-24 (83.3%) from the free throw line. The UWF defense held their conference opponent to 46.4% (26-of-56) shooting during the game and just 39.3% (11-of-28) in the second half. West Florida also saw excellent performances by seniors Nate Johnson (Lincolnshire, Ill.) and Ellis Young III (Merritt Island, Fla.). The pair each scored 19 points in the game while Johnson recorded his 12th double-double of the season after grabbing 10 rebounds. The Argos will close out the regular season on the road at Christian Brothers and No. 19 Delta State before traveling to Birmingham, Ala. for the Gulf South Conference Tournament Mar. 6-7. UWF will play CBU Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. CT and then DSU Mar. 1 at 4 p.m. CT.For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.#ARGOS#Newspaper Box ScoreLee vs West Florida02/24/14 7 pm CT at Pensacola, Fla. (UWF Field House)At Pensacola, Fla. (UWF Field House)WEST FLORIDA 80, LEE 68LEE (9-15 (5-13 GSC))Cory Billingsley 5-12 4-5 15; Bryce Copeland 5-8 1-2 13; Valentino Thomas4-6 2-4 11; Jamal Worthington 5-8 0-0 10; Jay Marquette 3-4 1-1 8; Chad Lee2-6 0-0 6; Tyquan Roberts 1-5 1-2 3; Muniru Bawa 1-3 0-0 2; Jervon Johnson0-0 0-0 0; Evan Forhetz 0-0 0-0 0; Brice Sharp 0-4 0-0 0. Totals 26-56 9-1468.WEST FLORIDA (6-18 (5-13 GSC))Terrence Townes 8-17 4-5 22; Nate Johnson 6-9 7-8 19; Ellis Young 6-10 7-919; Mario Stramaglia 3-4 0-0 8; Deangelo Legrier 3-3 0-0 6; Tyler Funk 2-62-2 6; Savon Bracey 0-1 0-0 0; Justin Williams 0-1 0-0 0; Jonathon Gac 0-30-0 0. Totals 28-54 20-24 80.Lee………………………   38   30  –   68West Florida………………   37   43  –   803-point goals–Lee 7-15 (Chad Lee 2-5; Bryce Copeland 2-3; Cory Billingsley1-3; Jay Marquette 1-1; Valentino Thomas 1-1; Brice Sharp 0-1; TyquanRoberts 0-1), West Florida 4-12 (Terrence Townes 2-5; Mario Stramaglia 2-3;Ellis Young 0-1; Tyler Funk 0-2; Justin Williams 0-1). Fouled out–Lee-None,West Florida-Nate Johnson; Deangelo Legrier. Rebounds–Lee 28 (TyquanRoberts 4; Muniru Bawa 4; Valentino Thomas 4), West Florida 32 (Nate Johnson10). Assists–Lee 10 (Brice Sharp 2; Jamal Worthington 2; Cory Billingsley2), West Florida 14 (Mario Stramaglia 5; Nate Johnson 5). Total fouls–Lee19, West Florida 18. Technical fouls–Lee-None, West Florida-None. A-265– www.GoArgos.com –Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Inter Milan eye surprise deal for Arsenal ace

first_img Shkodran Mustafi in action for Arsenal Inter Milan are preparing an audacious swoop for Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi.The Germany international joined the Gunners last season from Valencia as part of a deal that was worth around £35m.The 25-year-old enjoyed a solid debut campaign in England and he is expected to be a key part of Arsenal’s plans this season.But that, according to Sky Italia, has not put off Inter and they are working on a deal for Mustafi.The Italian club are looking to sign a new centre-back before the transfer window shuts and they are also keeping tabs on Manchester City’s Eliaquim Mangala.Mustafi, however, is believed to be their preferred option – but it could be difficult for them to prise him away from Arsenal this late in the transfer window. 1last_img read more

Fruit SA in ‘world first’ ethical standard

first_img29 October 2012Fruit South Africa has finalised an ethical standard and audit process for the industry that will ensure that South African fruit is produced in line with internationally accepted labour and environmental standards.In a statement earlier this month, Fruit South Africa said the standard was aligned to South African law, was internationally recognised, and had the benefit promoting a single standard and audit to replace the numerous standards and audits with which producers must comply.The umbrella body for SA’s fruit producers’ assocations said the new standard was “a world first with regards to enabling mutual recognition of audits among international and local retailers”.Global Social Compliance ProgrammeIn order to achieve this, Fruit SA engaged with the Global Social Compliance Programme (GSCP), an organisation which aims to harmonise ethical requirements and avoid duplication of audits while ensuring that global standards are adhered to.Fruit SA used the GSCP reference code as the basis for the development of its own standard, and aligned this to South African law. The standard was then submitted to the GSCP “to undergo a process of equivalence validated by an independent international panel of experts”.According to Fruit SA, the GSCP is supported by various global retailers, including Tesco, M&S, Walmart, Ahold, Migros, COOP Switzerland, Delhaise, Carrefour, and South African retailer Pick n Pay.South Africa exports a large proportion of its fruit. According to Business Day, SA’s industry employs nearly half-million people, and sold its fruit to 70 countries in 2011, earning the country in the region of R12-billion.Sustainability Initiative of South AfricaThe Sustainability Initiative of South Africa (Siza) – incorporating Fruit SA’s ethical trade programme – will be the custodian of the new standard.Fruit SA said that Siza was a “multi-stakeholder platform”, with membership open to producers, exporters and stakeholders across the supply chain, that could in time be expanded beyond the fruit sector to represent the broader agricultural industry.“While the programme has been driven by the fruit industry, it is open to all agricultural industries in South Africa, and will look to work with the WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) in the future in providing the framework for a harmonised environmental standard with the same international recognition afforded by the GSCP.”Fruit SA stressed that Siza was “development-led rather than audit-led”, aiming to provide growers with the tools to be self-regulated.“As a locally developed, managed and funded programme that is aligned to international requirements, the Siza programme is recognised as a world first of its kind.”SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

The Last Taboo: Job Searching in the Digital Age

first_imgThe internet has revolutionized the job search, but it hasn’t really changed job seekers’ attitudes about privacy. People share many details of their lives on social media, but looking for a job remains intensely personal. In an age of oversharing, job searching could be described as the last taboo of the digital age.According to research by Indeed, two thirds of job seekers (65 percent) worry that their job search will become public. Indeed’s recent study, Privacy of Job Search, surveyed 10,000 job seekers in nine countries.A quarter of job seekers (24 percent) rank their job search as a topic they are least likely to share online. Only personal finances were equally off-limits. Just over half (52 percent) say their biggest concern was work colleagues finding out, far outweighing the fear of not getting a position (29 percent).Fear breeds extreme secrecy among job applicants: half don’t tell their significant other they are looking for a job. This secrecy triggers strong emotions. Two-thirds (64 percent) say they feel anxious when searching for a new job and a third even feel they are leading a double life.While most people are happy to share the good news when they land a new job, most prefer to keep their job-seeking journey secret. This has a practical side. Few would want their current employer to know they are looking.It is crucial that the recruitment industry understands and delivers to this human side of hiring. Here’s how to give job seekers what they want – a simple, fast and private experience:Have a privacy policy – Be careful with personal information. For example, anonymize candidates’ personal details, conceal names and emails (unless outreach occurs) and don’t share details.  Put yourself in the job seeker’s shoes – Be aware of the time demands of a job search. Try to avoid calling candidates back for multiple interviews, as it may put them in an awkward position with a current employer. If necessary, do all interviews on the same day. Give candidates a good experience, even if you don’t end up hiring them.School hiring managers in discretion – It’s a small world. Candidates may know others interviewing at your company. Respect their fear that word of their search could get back to their employer. Always respect confidentiality.last_img read more

Facebook Connect: Coming Soon to a Site Near You?

first_imgGuide to Performing Bulk Email Verification The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos rick turoczy 1 Facebook Connect – the service that allows developers to access Facebook data from outside of the Facebook chrome – has been met with both cautious optimism and healthy skepticism. And with good reason. The service holds the potential to revolutionize the way we interact with social sites the Web over. At the same time, it gives Facebook access to a great deal of information about how users interact with other social sites. To date, the sites allowed to use Facebook Connect have been few and far between. But that may soon change, given today’s announcement that Facebook is accepting more developer submissions.Like its chief competitor Google Friend Connect and more recent entrant Yahoo! Open Strategy, Facebook Connect offers developers access to a number of baked-in features that can both save development time and enhance the Facebook experience for users by leveraging data that already exists within Facebook. ReadWriteWeb’s Sarah Perez explained the offering this way:“Through the seamless Facebook Connect integration, sites can access your Facebook account details and friend graph and move that data back and forth between their site and Facebook. For example, people commenting on a blog using the Moveable Type platform will be able to login via Facebook Connect.”How long until we see more sites?Another similarity between Facebook Connect and Google Friend Connect? Both services have put developers in a “hurry up and wait” stance, as the features have only been accessible to a select few.This announcement, however, promises to increase the number of sites leveraging the platform, so long as those sites comply with Facebook Connect policies. But how many sites and when those sites will be live with Facebook Connect are anyone’s guess.Like the Apple App Store, Android Market, and other controlled offerings, the exclusivity surrounding Facebook Connect carries with it a certain amount of prestige. No doubt there are any number of developers who have already applied and are champing at the bit to be included in the next round of approved sites.While it will be interesting to see how many developers choose to submit sites for inclusion, it will be even more interesting to see whom Facebook chooses to approve. Related Posts center_img Tags:#Facebook#NYT#web Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

Data Centers: Project Natick — An Idea That’s Under Water

first_imgWhat if you put a data center under water?  Sounds crazy?  That’s what Microsoft is trying to do.Microsoft has started up a project that they’ve nicknamed Project Natick where they will investigate the operational efficiencies of data centers located under oceans, seas, or rivers.  The idea is that some amount of energy could be extracted from the waves of the water to power the facility and that the waters would dissipate any heat given off from the center.Microsoft explains on the project website that “Project Natick is focused on a cloud future that can help better serve customers in areas which are near large bodies of water.  Half of the world’s population lives within 200 km of the ocean, so placing data centers offshore increases the proximity of the data center to the population, dramatically reducing latency and providing better responsiveness.  The vision of operating containerized data centers offshore near major population centers anticipates a highly interactive future requiring data resources located close to users. Deepwater deployment offers ready access to cooling, renewable power sources, and a controlled environment.”Ben Cutler, the project manager for the Microsoft’s underwater data center said that “when I first heard about this I thought, ‘Water…electricity, why would you do that?’  But as you think more about it, it actually makes a lot of sense.”Tom Dowdall, a climate campaigner at Greenpeace, said that “experimental underwater data centres could be more sustainable if connected to offshore wind power, but Microsoft must focus more on investing in new renewable energy now. Microsoft is far behind Apple, Google and Facebook in sourcing renewable energy for existing data centers.”last_img read more

Hardware Assisted Virtualization to Mitigate Security Risks

first_imgIn this podcast Intel’s Malcolm Harkins and HP’s Manny Novoa chat about the latest issues in security technologies, notably the emergence of hardware assisted virtualization.With the emergence of software virtualization technologies, allowing for multiple OS’s to be run on a single system, Manny and Malcom postulate security risks at the software layer. They discuss how hardware assisted virtualization can establish the management of platform controls and protection of keys at the hardware level, reducing the risk of virtualization systems being maliciously compromised.They also discuss coping with zero-day threats and the benefits of automated management of PC fleetslast_img read more

I found a Kick’n Tool for Validating SCS configuration.

first_imgRecently I was out deploying vPro I ran into a situation that I needed to validate the SCS configuration & ensure that I was seeing the right data in the ISV console that I was working on. I also remember hearing from Matt about a nice little utility call AMT SCS console.exe that would do the trick. I downloaded the SCS zip file @ http://softwarecommunity.intel.com/articles/eng/1025.htm. Which I believe is posted on the tools wiki. I opened up the zip & installed the AMTConsole.exe & did a direct connection to the SCS.. Powerful yes, good validation tool – yes. I recommend this very highly if you are interested in deeper troubleshooting than the standard tools out there.last_img read more