Within the wider jam sphere, few bands have captured the hearts of their fans like Dave Matthews Band and Phish. While there are many stylistic differences between the two, it’s no denying that the essence of each show is their musical offerings. With that in mind, it’s no surprise to learn that the two groups have collaborated many times over during their lengthy careers.One of the most renowned cross-overs between the two groups came during the first Phish hiatus in 2001, when guitarist Trey Anastasio caught up with the DMB at the Pacific Bell Park in San Francisco, CA on May 19th, 2001. The current home of the San Francisco Giants baseball team was an excellent host for the DMB show, especially when the group welcomed Anastasio for a performance of their original “Lie In Our Graves.” The near-18 minute version is downright smokin’, including a particularly glorious interchange between Anastasio and violinist Boyd Tinsley.Thanks to footage provided by justinc83, we have full video of this jam to share with you! Dig it.Let’s take a moment and thank both the DMB and Phish for their continued musical efforts! Fifteen years later and both bands are still at it. Amazing.
Health Ministry pharmaceutical and medical devices director general Engko Sosialine Magdalene previously said only ventilators made by ITB and Padjadjaran University had entered early clinical trials.“The Health Ministry must speed up the verification process,” Maman said. “I see indications of [cartel] practice in manipulating the system to prioritize imported products over domestic ones.”Research and Technology Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro added the pressure on the Health Ministry, urging its minister to relax the long clinical trial period stipulated in a regulation on manufacturing medical equipment as the government scrambles to fulfill nationwide demand.Bambang pointed as an example to the United States’ Food and Drugs Administration (FDA), which authorized the emergency use of unapproved medical equipment, including ventilators. Such a policy allowed ventilators made by non-pharmaceutical companies, such as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), to be used in treating patients during the pandemic.“We expected special treatment like the one given by the FDA,” Bambang said, adding that the Health Ministry should prioritize the authorization of the equipment.The House Commission VI overseeing trade and industries as well as Commission IX overseeing health and manpower have also urged the Health Ministry to relax medical equipment testing regulations and protocols during the health crisis.Read also: ICU ventilators: What they are, how they work and why it’s hard to make moreEngko responded by saying that the ministry had already relaxed some regulations. For example, it no longer requires developers to have the Good Manufacturing Practice for Medical Devices certification.She went on to say that the clinical trial on patients would also be done on only 30 ventilators made by a manufacturer, allowing the test to be completed in two days.The ministry has also increased the working hours of its officials to speed up the approval of such equipment.According to data from the Health Ministry, 8,413 ventilators are ready to be used in 2,867 hospitals across the country. Some provinces such as Central Kalimantan, North Maluku and Gorontalo, however, still lacked equipment.As of Tuesday, Indonesia has recorded 12,071 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 872 fatalities and 2,197 recoveries.Topics : The House of Representatives has slammed the Health Ministry for slowing down the development of ventilators done by the Research and Technology Ministry’s COVID-19 research consortium to help meet skyrocketing demand during the outbreak.Maman Abdurrahman, a member of House Commission VII overseeing research and technology, took issue with the Health Ministry’s slow process in approving the medical equipment’s development.As of Tuesday, only two out of 27 ventilators developed and proposed by domestic manufacturers had passed the Health Ministry’s health facility security center’s (BPFK) performance test. “We already have the devices; the prototypes are ready. […] However, we are hampering ourselves from saving our citizens from COVID-19 with administrative reasons,” the Golkar Party politician said during a meeting with the Health Ministry, Industry Ministry as well as Research and Technology Ministry on Tuesday.The BPFK had approved continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) ventilators developed by the University of Indonesia, as well as another one produced by West Java-based Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) and Padjadjaran University.The equipment would also need to pass the Health Ministry’s clinical test and acquire marketing authorization before they can be used in hospitals and other health facilities.Read also: PTDI, Indofarma, universities working on ventilator prototypes read more
While recognising the importance of branding to market local products, Business Director Dominic Gaskin has identified the oil sector as a driving force for name recognition here in Guyana.Business Director Dominic GaskinHe shared these remarks earlier this week, noting that for a long while, the country was suffering from a deficiency to create reputable products that are demanded internationally. He measured that this response will increase as the booming oil sector expands and urged manufacturers to capitalise.“What I’d like to emphasise is the importance of name recognition in any competitive environment and the fact that Guyana, for a very long time, has suffered from a lack of name recognition until recently. The discoveries of oil have put Guyana on the map and…this will only increase in the coming year,” Gaskin said.According to him, the thrust in economic growth should be used to transform the sustainable sectors and create value-added products and services. These can be developed alongside the production of natural resources.“What we want to ensure is that this rapid economic growth is accompanied by accelerated economic development and development that focuses on developing our more sustainable sectors, such as agriculture and agro processing, tourism and other value-added goods and services that can bring in export earnings long after the last drop of oil has been produced”.These initiatives are also set to drive the export revenue uphill, an area which has been dwindling. The Private Sector Commission (PSC) had noted in its annual report that Guyana has imported US$1.8 billion in goods for 2018, but has exported only US$1.3 billion for the same period. That figure represents a 4.4 per cent reduction compared to 2017, when US$1.437 billion was earned.Meanwhile, the Business Director insisted that now is the time to utilise the attention from the oil industry to maximum potential in the manufacturing sector. This week would have seen the establishment of a workshop on geographical indications, coaching stakeholders to use their location as a branding tool.“We need to do everything to maintain and to exploit that name recognition…We can make our products and services more exclusive and more desirable. The overseas markets do place a premium on geographical indications and it’s more of a social thing. People feel that they’re contributing to something that’s more familiar or exclusive or unique and they don’t mind paying that extra money for such products,” he affirmed.United Kingdom-based oil company Tullow announced the discovery of oil last month in commercial quantities at the Jethro-1 exploration well in the Orinduik Block, becoming the second oil company to announce an oil find offshore Guyana.This is the first discovery in the Orinduik Block, which is located in close proximity to the Stabroek Block – where United States oil giant ExxonMobil has already made 13 lucrative oil discoveries.The Orinduik oil block is just a few kilometres from Exxon’s discoveries in the Liza and Payara fields. read more
The Humboldt State men’s basketball team, powered by a 30-point effort from senior Justin Everett, defeated Pacific Union, 107-87, Tuesday evening in Lumberjack Arena to begin its season 1-0.“It was good to be home and playing in front of our fans,” Humboldt head coach Steve Kinder said. “We didn’t do what we set out to do defensively, but credit Pacific Union for having shot makers. They certainly have some guys that play extremely well and they are well-coached. I felt like we outscored them … read more
klint finley IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Related Posts Supply Chain Planning:Terra TechnologySupply Chain Execution:LogilityEnterprise Resource Planning:LawsonCustomer Relationship Management: OracleTrade Promotion Management:DemandTecNew Product Development & Introduction: OracleBusiness Intelligence:SASDemand Data Analytics:Shiloh TechnologiesConsulting:Booz & CompanyOutsourcing/IT Integration:InfosysThere was also a big list of editor picks.CGT Research Advisory Board Member and Cognizant Vice President Steven Skinner comments on the results of the BI rankings:ERP vendors have lined up specific BI tools and are now being considered top “BI” vendors. Who would have imagined SAP, years ago, being ranked the top BI vendor in 2010? In turn, the BI and platform vendors have links to ERP and focused on industry-specific solutions to make them more immediately relevant. Plus, SAS continues to run an independent path, coordinating with key partners such as Teradata for in-memory analytics, but also maintaining its role as the de facto standard for analytics. 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Tags:#enterprise#Products Supply Chain Planning:SAPSupply Chain Execution: SAPEnterprise Resource Planning: SAPCustomer Relationship Management:MicrosoftTrade Promotion Management:OracleNew Product Development & Introduction: MicrosoftBusiness Intelligence: SAPDemand Data Analytics:The Nielsen CompanyConsulting:IBMOutsourcing/IT Integration: IBMImpressively, SAP scored either 1st or 2nd in seven categories.The vendors with the highest average customer experience ranking, without regard for the total number of votes, were: Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Each year Consumer Goods Technology, a trade publication for consumer goods companies, polls subscribers to identify which IT service providers provide the most value across 10 categories. It’s recently released its 2011 results. To determine scores, “Participants were asked to identify the solution or service provider they currently use in each applicable category and rank the customer experience received using their chosen provider on a scale of 1 to 5 (1 being extremely dissatisfied and 5 being extremely satisfied).” The rankings were determined by both the sheer number of votes for a particular vendor weighted against its customer experience ranking. CGT also recognized the companies with the highest average customer experience rating.Here are the top vendors in each category, based on the adjusted ranking: Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… read more
Mumbai: The Reserve Bank’s contingency fund, useful in fighting any exigency, has plunged to Rs 1.96 lakh crore as of June 30, after the Rs 52,000 crore excess payout to the government, says the central bank’s annual report for FY19. The RBI board has decided to transfer the excess reserves to government based on the Bimal Jalan committee report on the appropriate economic capital framework. In the annual report, the central bank makes it clear that as of June 30, 2019 it “stands as a central bank with one of the highest levels of financial resilience globally.” Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalAfter the payout to the government, “the balance in the contingency fund as of June 30, 2019 was Rs 1,96,344 crore compared to Rs 2,32,108 crore as of June 30, 2018,” the annual report said. It can be noted that the excess capital amount of Rs 52,000 crore had undershot market expectations of over Rs 1 lakh crore, and had been arrived at after arriving at a level for the reserves. As per the committee, the surplus distribution policy targets having the capital reserves buffer in the range of 5.5-6.5 percent of the entire balance sheet. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostAccording to people in the know, the committee had deliberated a lot before arriving at the level, and the 5.5 percent level will be sufficient to take care in the event of the 10 top banks going down and yet allow the RBI to play the role of the lender of last resort. Apart from the Rs 52,000 crore, the RBI had also paid a surplus from its profit worth Rs 1,23,000 crore to the government, which is virtually double the size of the average of recent payouts. Sources had on Wednesday explained that the higher amount was due to the gains of Rs 56,000 crore from the massive open market operations, Rs 21,000 crore from the changes in accounting norms of its forex operations, while there was also an advantage of zero provisions, which helped. The annual report published Thursday says the RBI computed exchange gains/losses using weighted average cost method resulting in an impact of Rs 21,464 crore. It also said income from domestic sources increased 132.07 percent to Rs 1,18,078 crore from Rs 50,880 crore in the previous fiscal. It was mainly because of the coupon income following an increase in the portfolio of rupee securities, net income on interest under liquidity adjustment facility/marginal standing facility operations due to increase in net liquidity injection to the banking system and also write back of excess risk provision from the contingency fund. A table on expenditure explained that the overall provisions plummeted more than 99.5 percent to Rs 64 crore from a high Rs 14,190 crore in the year-ago period as the buffer has demarcated at much lower but comfortable level. read more
Earlier this week in New York, Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research hosted the Angel Ball 2018 which raises money for blood cancer research.Darryl DMC McDaniels performs onstage at the 2018 Angel BallCredit/Copyright: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Gabrielle’s Angel FoundationThe gala, which took place at Cipriani Wall Street, honored Dottie Herman, Douglas Elliman CEO; Monte Lipman, Founder and Chairman of Republic Records, Avery Lipman, Founder and President of Republic Records; and Harvey Spevak, Executive Chairman & Managing Partner, Equinox.The black-tie benefit hosted by Grammy-nominated songwriter Denise Rich and her daughters Daniella Rich Kilstock and Ilona Rich Schachter, is an evening to honor the memory of Gabrielle Rich Aouad and benefits Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research, which funds the best and brightest early career scientists whose research focuses on finding less toxic treatments for patients with leukemia, lymphoma and other related blood cancers.Queer Eye host Karamo Brown emceed the evening, which featured an unforgettable line-up of performances – including an acoustic set by Ashlee Simpson-Ross and Evan Ross; Grammy nominated artist, Julia Michaels who performed her hits Issues and Heaven. At the end of the night, guests took the dance floor for performances by Darryl “DMC” McDaniels and the legendary Morris Day and The Time performed. They then danced the night away to DJ KISS.Other guests included: Nina Agdal, Michael Strahan, Jeff Gordon & Ingrid Vandebosch, Star Jones, Selenis Leyva, Bregie Heinen, Alina Baikova, DJ Cassidy, Jack Brinkley-Cook, Stalking Gia, TJ Holmes, Cheyenne Maya Carty, Ramona Singer, Sonja Morgan, Dorina Medley, Jill Zarin, Sofia Resing, Slick Rick, Andrew Warren, Danielle Bernstein, Lois Robbins and others.Artist Fer De Silva was on-hand living painting his iconic “hearts” and also created an interactive installation for the guests to enjoy, sponsored by ALECIA. The evening featured a live auction hosted by Simon de Pury – and featured a not-yet-released 2019 Porsche 911 Speedster; a stunning bracelet by Lorraine Schwartz; the opportunity to throw the ceremonial First Pitch at Yankee Stadium and more.Sponsors for the event include celebrity jeweler Lorraine Schwartz, Porsche Cars North America, ALECIA, Casa Noble Tequila and Pomp & Whimsy. Event décor was provided by Birch Event Designs. read more