On Friday, October 6, the “Mempho All-Stars” have announced an off-site, late-night performance at Minglewood Hall that will celebrate the music of the Grateful Dead. The “Mempho All-Stars Play Dead” will be supercharged by Oteil Burbridge (Dead & Company, Allman Brothers Band, ARU), Steve Kimock (RatDog, Phil Lesh & Friends), Robert Randolph, Eric Krasno (Soulive/Lettuce), Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, Jeff Sipe (Aquarium Rescue Unit), Wally Ingram (Timbuk 3, Stockholm Syndrome, David Lindley, Cheryl Crow), Ike Stubblefield, Peter Levin (Gregg Allman Band), Papa Mali (7 Walkers), Eric McFadden (P-Funk Allstars), DJ Logic, Leslie Mendelson, Lamar Williams Jr. (Les Brers), and MonoNeon.The “Mempho All-Stars Play Dead” will hit the stage at 12:30am to allow for festival-goers to make it after the final act, following DJ Logic & Friends who will be performing at 11:30PM for those looking to start the party early. Tickets start at $20 for Mempho Music Festival ticketholders, and increase to $30 for Mempho Music Festival non-ticketholders. All tickets are on-sale now here.A similar iteration of the “Mempho All-Stars” will perform the Saturday late-night party on October 7, 2017 at the festival grounds. The Super Jam will honor the fallen southern rock greats who passed away earlier this year, founding members of the Allman Brothers Band Gregg Allman and Butch Trucks, and Col. Bruce Hampton.Oteil Burbridge, Robert Randolph, John Popper, Eric Krasno, & More Set For Mempho All-Stars JamSponsored by Orion Federal Credit Union, the “Mempho All-Stars Play Dead” show will benefit the new “Learn To Rock” program, which aims to build bridges throughout the Memphis community by educating students about the city’s rich musical history. Through the “Learn To Rock” program, 2,000 tickets to MEMPHO will be distributed to music teachers and students throughout the greater Memphis region, including the Shelby County Schools, Memphis Music Initiative, City Leadership (Teach for America, Memphis Teacher Residency), and Soulsville Foundation (Stax Music Academy and Soulsville Charter School).Booker T & Steve Cropper To Lead Memphis Tributes At Mempho Music FestivalMEMPHO Music Festival will be honoring Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Steve Cropper and Booker T Jones’s legendary influence on Stax Records and Memphis music with a special tribute on October 7, 2017. First off, BOOKER T PRESENTS: A STAX REVUE & A JOURNEY THROUGH SOUL, BLUES and R&B will perform the main stage, followed by a performance from Steve Cropper & Friends, featuring Oteil Burbridge (Allman Brothers, Dead & Company), John Popper (Blues Traveler), Eddie Floyd (wrote “Knock on Wood” with Cropper), as well as legendary keyboardist Lester Snell (Isaac Hayes, Shaft, B3 organ), drummer and cousin to Al Jackson, Steve Potts, trombonist Victor Sawyer, and tenor sax player Jim Spake. The back-to-back sets will serve as a continuous tribute to Memphis’s roots in music, as led by the legends themselves.Learn more about next weekend’s festival here.
Latin Speaker Fanaye Yirga speaks at the 362nd Harvard Commencement Ceremony at Tercentenary Theatre on May 30, 2013.Each spring, the Harvard Commencement Office holds a competition to select an undergraduate speaker, a graduate student speaker, and a Latin speaker. (The latter is a graduating senior and typically a classics concentrator, though rogue classicists with a knack for the dead language are welcome to submit.) At Morning Exercises on May 30, the chosen three gave their addresses before an audience of tens of thousands gathered in Tercentenary Theatre.Read our story for more information on the speakers.
By now IT professionals have seen enough trade shows, listened to enough vendor briefings and read enough product releases to understand the changing direction of the enterprise data center for enabling cloud environments.IT leaders have evolved from deciding “if” they’re adopting an internal cloud strategy, to “how” they’re deploying and operationalizing their own private cloud configurations. The evolution toward a more agile delivery model for IT services has led them to realize that the legacy “do it yourself” approach to infrastructure deployment is becoming marginalized.“It was fun while it lasted, but IT departments can no longer sustain the increasing demands of their users. They are struggling to stay relevant to their business constituents, while being consumed with managing day-to-day activities associated with maintaining individual infrastructure components.ShareMarket differentiation has become more reliant on time-to-market for new and creative application-enabled features and services. Administration of the bespoke infrastructure silos deployed through years of project-based application rollouts has also deferred the movement toward infrastructure convergence.That is, until now.Strategy conversations with IT leaders have been changing. More and more frequently I’m hearing the same comments from IT leaders:“IT Leader: Our CIO and line of business leaders are going outside IT to public cloud providers for applications, development and testing, because it’s faster and easier than waiting for us to provide an internal capability, but can lack the compliance and control organizations require. “We’d like to build our own cloud platform, but my IT staff doesn’t have the time and budget available. I’m not sure how we’ll reprioritize the workload to build our own infrastructure. We have a backlog of projects for my staff to complete. And we don’t have the training or skill sets to do this in a reasonable amount of time – along with everything else we have to do.ShareThis dilemma is not an uncommon one. What options are available to the IT leader looking to adopt an innovative approach to lead them out of this situation? What’s the next step?Enter converged infrastructureVCE Vblock Systems provide converged infrastructures that are pre-integrated, pre-tested and pre-validated using Cisco compute and networking, EMC storage and data protection, and VMware virtualization software, and are proven to expedite customer private cloud deployments. In fact, as a result of VCE’s manufacturing processes and deployment expertise, VCE can deliver a production-ready Vblock System from thefactory with a specific configuration within 45 days from order. Following a fast (48-hour) deployment and installation cycle by VCE technicians, end users can quickly consume applications and services and reduce time to market.The Vblock System’s deterministic, tightly integrated architecture enables a highly reliable level of service and provides a streamlined approach to ongoing operations – this removes the time and resources required to stand up production-ready infrastructure while enabling IT to refocus their efforts on projects that drive business value and results. What used to take a dedicated support staff from various siloed infrastructure teams can now be managed with a Vblock System administrator, allowing the opportunity to optimize the operational expense associated with core infrastructure management.Results from industry surveys have shown a 30 to 50% reduction in operational expenditures associated with the ongoing management of a Vblock System over the “business as usual” approach required for separate server and storage implementations.[footnote]IDC White Paper: Convergence with Vblock Systems: A Value Measurement September 2013.[/footnote] The VCE release compatibility matrix (RCM) maintains tested and validated quality assurance, coupled with our world-class customer support service provides the emerging imperative of converged infrastructure to the enterprise.The evidence is in, the market has spoken and the results are documented. The key question becomes not if customers are moving to a converged infrastructure application platform, but how their converged infrastructure will evolve their organization, improve agility, simplify operations, reduce costs and elevate IT’s status within the enterprise.
As you drive down the entryway to the Andrews Visitor and Education Center, both sides of the drive are lined with large sweeps – or drifts, if you will – of hot-coral-colored roses. It seems every time I look at them, they are blooming, which can’t possibly be true.The roses I am referring to are ‘Coral Drift’ roses. If you love Knock Out roses, I promise you will relish growing Drift roses. In fact, they come from Conard-Pyle/Star Roses and Plants, the same folks who brought us the Knock Out roses.The Drift roses come in a variety of colors, ‘Red Drift,’ ‘Pink Drift’ (double pink), ‘Apricot Drift,’ ‘Coral Drift,’ ‘Peach Drift,’ ‘White Drift’ and ‘Popcorn Drift,’ which is a white-and-yellow blend. In addition to the entryway, we use Drift roses in the more formal Rose Garden, where they are combined with Knock Outs and a couple of floribundas, the yellow ‘Julia Child’ and the white-flowered ‘Iceberg.’So here I am, touting Drift roses in the hot, humid South. Please know that they were also chosen as Louisiana Super Plants. In Louisiana State University trials, the Drift series was generating about five bloom cycles, according to LSU horticulturist Allen Owings. These bloom cycles started in April and concluded in October. Here in Savannah, Georgia, our entryway was in full bloom the first week of March, and now faces a little challenge of spending a couple of hours below freezing. Regardless, the Drift roses will rebound with warm weather.You will love the low-growing, spreading habit of the Drift roses. They typically reach 2 to 3 feet tall with a spread of 3 to 4 feet. They produce flowers in dazzling clusters, and each blossom is about the diameter of a tennis ball, with some slightly smaller. You will treasure the fact that these are among the most disease-resistant roses for the landscape or mixed containers.Roses need six to eight hours of direct sun each day. Morning sun is essential, but a little afternoon shade is tolerated. Good air movement helps the dew and rain dry quickly, further enhancing inherent disease resistance, so space them 4 to 5 feet apart. Before you plant your roses, get the beds prepared by incorporating 3 to 4 inches of organic matter and tilling to a depth of 8 to 10 inches. The ideal soil pH for roses is between 6.0 and 6.5. Planting on raised beds further maximizes good drainage. By all means, finish your bed or planting with a good layer of mulch.Feed roses a slow-release or controlled-release fertilizer per formula recommendations. Apply it at the start of spring growth and again in midsummer. Prune Drift roses in late winter to early spring, just before new growth resumes. Typically the roses will triple in size after pruning, so plan on cutting back by two-thirds.In the landscape, your options seem to be endless. We are clustering them around palms, in front of evergreen shrubs like viburnums and in combination with grasses like bamboo muhly. Be bold – plant enough to make a landscape impact by using them with your favorite perennials and a few splashes of annuals. The Drift roses put a whole lot of fun into your spring gardening.Follow me on Twitter @CGBGgardenguru. Learn more about the University of Georgia’s Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm at www.coastalgeorgiabg.org/.
The Coast Guard was looking for a boater and his father who went missing while headed to Vero Beach.55-year-old Peter cook, 81-year-old Gerald cook, and four of their dogs were aboard a 52-foot yellow steel vessel on Feb. 13 before they went missing.However, new details show that Peter Cook was facing drug and weapons charges in South Carolina in connection with a marijuana grow house bust in May 2018, as first reported in the TCPalm.Officials say Peter Cook was also an experienced sailor who worked as a lobsterman for many years.Peter Cook was released on bond a few days after his arrest two years ago.On Feb. 26, the Coast Guard suspended the search for the missing boaters.
He’s the 10th Serie A player confirmed positive and the sixth at Sampdoria.While Sampdoria said in a statement earlier Saturday that it would not announce any more updates about its players “to avoid news leaks and useless alarmism” since “all the lads are well,” Depaoli revealed his positive test on social media.Depaoli writes in Italian on Instagram, “Unfortunately I’ve tested positive for COVID-19. But I want to reassure you that I’m OK! This invisible monster is hitting us indiscriminately, but by adopting the correct measures and following medical advice, we can win our biggest match and return stronger than before.”The five other Sampdoria players who tested positive are: Manolo Gabbiadini, Omar Colley, Albin Ekdal, Antonino La Gumina and Morten Thorsby. The other Serie A players who tested positive are Daniele Rugani at Juventus and Fiorentina teammates Dušan Vlahović , Germán Pezzella, Patrick Cutrone. March 14, 2020 The Latest: Baseball Hall of Fame closing ___5:35 p.m.Spanish football club Alavés says two members of its coaching staff have tested positive for the coronavirus. The club says both unnamed coaches are without symptoms and in good health. The club added it will test the rest of the members of its team on Monday. Associated Press ___3 p.m.Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says his country still intends to host the Olympic Games in Tokyo as planned.Abe says there were no discussions about postponing or canceling the games during talks with U.S. President Donald Trump, who suggested this week that Japan should consider postponing the Olympics because of the spread of the coronavirus. Abe says Japan is continuing to “coordinate well” with the International Olympic Committee, adding: “We have to overcome the spread of the infection and want to hold the Olympics and Paralympics as planned.” The United Center ownership and the Chicago Bulls and Blackhawks say they will pay day-of-game employees through the end of their scheduled seasons.The NBA and NHL seasons have been suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic. Each team has seven home games left.In a statement attributed to Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz and Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf, the teams say their employees “are family, and we will navigate this unprecedented situation together.”___4:51 p.m. Major events postponed include the second world series event in Bermuda on April 18-19, and four World Cups in the United States, New Zealand, Brazil and Mexico.“World Triathlon will continue working during this time to try to reallocate the events after the 30th of April when possible, and will work with all stakeholders to undertake further actions if needed regarding the Olympic and Paralympic qualification rankings,” the ITU said.___3:50 pm.The Italian soccer players’ association says it is “saddened and outraged” that clubs are still calling on their players to attend training sessions. The league says the player participated in the Dragons’ March 7 game against the Roughnecks in Houston and a Feb. 29 game against the BattleHawks in St. Louis. He was asymptomatic at the time.The league says it’s alerting players, staff, vendors and partners associated with the Dragons, Roughnecks and BattleHawks and is monitoring the situation closely.Late Thursday, the XFL canceled the remainder of its season, which had five weeks left.___12:15 p.m. The Cooperstown, New York, shrine will provide updated information regarding this closure on each subsequent Sunday.___3:25 p.m.The Mexican soccer league announced that the rest of its matches this weekend will be played with no fans, a day after starting the weekend with two games in which fans were in attendance.While other leagues around the world suspended play, Liga MX insisted on going forward with its matches. Until now, the only change was banning pre-match handshakes due to the new coronavirus. Gobert, who was diagnosed with the virus while the team was in Oklahoma, was infected along with teammate Donovan Mitchell.___3:30 p.m.The XFL says an unidentified player with the Seattle Dragons has tested positive for coronavirus.The fledgling football league says the player reported his symptoms to team medical staff on Tuesday and has been in quarantine ever since. He was tested for COVID-19 and received the result Friday. The Olympic Games are scheduled to take place from July 24-Aug. 9, and the Paralympics Aug. 25-Sept. 6.Abe says the virus outbreak has not reached a point in Japan that requires him to declare a national emergency like the United States and parts of Europe.___1:40 p.m.Super Rugby organizers have decided to suspend the competition indefinitely after the weekend’s games because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Pac-12 Conference has canceled all spring sports and championships following a meeting of conference executives and athletic directors.The conference also announced that all organized team activities are not allowed until at least March 29, when that decision will be revisited.The smaller Southland Conference also announced a similar move.The moves follow Thursday’s decision by the NCAA to cancel the Division I men’s and women’s basketball tournaments as well as all remaining winter and spring championships.___ The mixed doubles and seniors events were to take place in Kelowna, British Columbia, from April 18-25.The women’s world championships in Prince George, British Columbia, were canceled on Thursday.___5:45 p.m.Sampdoria midfielder Fabio Depaoli has announced he’s tested positive for COVID-19. But Mexico’s first division reversed course and decided to play in empty stadiums after consulting with the government.The headliner match of the weekend is a Mexico City derby at Estadio Azteca between league leader Cruz Azul and third-place Club America. Attendance was expected to be around 60,000.Mexico played some matches in empty stadiums during the 2009 outbreak of the H1N1 flu.___4:15 p.m. The Barcelona star added: “We are worried by what is happening and we want to help by putting ourselves in the place of those who are having the most difficulties, either because they or their families or friends are directly affected, or because they are working on the frontline in hospitals.”Spain is tightening controls on movement and closing shops as it struggles to stem a peak in virus infections that has surpassed 5,000 people. ___5 p.m.The International Triathlon Union has suspended all of its competitions and activities from Monday to the end of April. 10:45 a.m.Two more Fiorentina players have tested positive for COVID-19 as well as a club physiotherapist.The top-tier Italian league soccer team tweets that defender and club captain Germán Pezzella, forward Patrick Cutrone and physiotherapist Stefano Dainelli “are in good health at their homes in Florence.” They were tested after “showing some symptoms.”The club had already announced on Friday that 20-year-old striker Dušan Vlahović tested positive.With Cutrone and Pezzella added to the list with Vlahović, there are now nine Serie A players who have tested positive. The others are Daniele Rugani of Juventus plus five Sampdoria players: Manolo Gabbiadini, Omar Colley, Albin Ekdal, Antonino La Gumina and Morten Thorsby. 6:05 p.m.The men’s curling world championships in Scotland have been canceled, along with the mixed and senior events in Canada, because of the COVID-19 pandemic.The World Curling Federation said that with hundreds of athletes and staff needing to travel to each tournament, “it is no longer possible to run these international events.”The WCF says it acted on the advice of the Scottish government in canceling the men’s tournament, which had been scheduled for Glasgow from March 28 to April 5.“We believe that in the current unprecedented situation this is the only responsible course of action to take,” said Billy Garrett, Director of Sport and Events at Glasgow Life. The Pro Football Hall of Fame is closing temporarily because of the coronavirus pandemic.The museum in Canton, Ohio says it will be closed to the public from Monday through March 27. The Hall says it “will continue to closely monitor the situation and maintain ongoing communication with state and local health officials.”___2:35 p.m.Utah Jazz forward Rudy Gobert has donated more than $500,000 to support health services in the U.S. and France and employees of the team impacted by the coronavirus. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the coronavirus outbreak’s effect on sports around the world (all times local):5:30 p.m.The Baseball Hall of Fame said it will close to the public beginning Sunday at 5 p.m. because of the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement, the players’ association notes that “some clubs” are bringing in players to train in small groups, “or, even worse, for daily checks of their temperature.”Italy is the European country hit worst by the virus, where the number of virus cases climbed to over nearly 20,000, with more than 1,000 deaths. The government in Rome has ordered an unprecedented lockdown, ordering businesses to close and restricting people’s movement.The lockdown has suspended all sports in the country through at least April 3.The players’ association says that forcing players to leave their homes “is a shamefully irresponsible act,” adding that if it’s being done just to receive a refusal by the players in order to cut salary payments “it means that we’re scraping the bottom of the barrel of dignity.”The players’ association has been at odds with clubs over the virus for weeks, first arguing for the games to be stopped before the government-issued suspension on Monday. 12:45 p.m.The Edinburgh Marathon has been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.The race was due to take place on May 24, but organizers have announced it will be postponed.Race director Neil Kilgour said a new date for the marathon in the Scottish capital is expected to be announced on Monday, ___ SANZAAR, the southern hemisphere rugby body that runs Super Rugby, says Saturday the tournament will be off for the “foreseeable future.” The decision was prompted by the New Zealand government’s directive that people entering from trips overseas, including returning New Zealand citizens, would have to self-isolate for 14 days from Monday.That would make Super Rugby untenable, with the tournament featuring teams from five nations, including five from New Zealand, and involving regular travel between countries. Teams from Australia, Japan, South Africa and Argentina also compete in the competition, which runs from January through to June. ___ Gobert became the first NBA player to be stricken with the virus, which led to the league suspending play for at least 30 days.His donation was announced by the Jazz, who said some of the money will go to COVID 19-related social services relief in Utah, Oklahoma City and within the French health care system.The pledge includes $200,000 in aid for part-time employees at Utah’s Vivint Smart Home Arena. They can’t work while game and other events are on hold.Gobert said he’s humbled by “the tireless efforts and care of people around the globe for those affected by COVID-19, especially my own communities of Utah and France.”He called the donations a “small token that reflect my appreciation and support for all those impacted and are the first of many steps I will take to try and make a positive difference.” Spain has stopped all sports competitions for the next two weeks. ___5:10 p.m.Lionel Messi has joined a call in Spain by sports figures, who are supporting a public awareness campaign by government authorities and healthcare workers asking the nation’s population to remain indoors to fight the spread of the coronavirus. “It is the moment to act responsibly and to stay home,” Messi wrote on Instagram on Saturday. Serie A is suspended until at least April 3 as part of a nationwide lockdown in Italy intended to contain the virus.Most people quickly recover from the global virus after experiencing only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6
2019 FIBA World Cup Qualifiers (African section)Group A: Guinea, Chad, Cameroon and Tunisia.Group B: Mali, Uganda, Rwanda and NIGERIA.Group C: Angola, DR Congo, Egypt and Morocco.Group D: Senegal, Mozambique, Ivory Coast and Central African Republic.RelatedFIBA African Qualifiers: D’Tigers Drawn With Senegal, Ivory Coast And Others In Second RoundJuly 5, 2018In “Africa”Lagos Picked As Host For FIBA World Cup QualifiersJuly 22, 2018In “BasketBall”2019 FIBA World Cup Draws: D’Tigers To Face Argentina or Canada Group StageMarch 15, 2019In “BasketBall” The Republic of Chad have been confirmed as replacement for South Africa after their men basketball team withdrew from Group A of the 2019 FIBA World Cup Qualifiers (African section).After taking South Africa’s spot, Chad will now do battle with Guinea, Cameroon and Tunisia in the group.16 teams have been pooled into four groups with five teams expected to represent Africa at the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China. Qualifiers will start later this month.
This week at the Regent Theater: Alice through the looking glass (see trailer below).Schedule: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 2 and 7 p.m.Other movies:Some like it hot – Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon – Thursday, July 14.The Goonies – fund raiser for Sumner County Young Professionals – Wednesday, July 22, 7 p.m.Alice through the looking glass rated: PG-13 (for fantasy action/peril and some language). Time: 1 hour 48 minutes.Movie Synopsis: In Disney’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” an all-new spectacular adventure featuring the unforgettable characters from Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories, Alice returns to the whimsical world of Underland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter. Directed by James Bobin, who brings his own unique vision to the spectacular world Tim Burton created on screen in 2010 with “Alice in Wonderland,” the film is written by Linda Woolverton based on characters created by Lewis Carroll and produced by Joe Roth, Suzanne Todd and Jennifer Todd and Tim Burton with John G. Scotti serving as executive producer. Rotten Tomatoes rating (movie critics collective approval ratings): 29%. Audience review: 57% liked it. Criticâ€™s consensus: Alice Through the Looking Glass is just as visually impressive as its predecessor, but that isn’t enough to cover for an underwhelming story that fails to live up to its classic characters.For more information on great movies being played visit the Wellington Regent website at https://www.facebook.com/wellington.regent?fref=tsComing soon: Teenage Ninja Turtles – June 24.