Dark Star Orchestra To Debut At Red Rocks With Keller Williams, Honor GD Red Rocks Show 40 Years Later

first_imgDark Star Orchestra has had a huge year thus far with the celebration of the Grateful Dead-inspired project’s 20th anniversary. Now, for 2018, the act has even bigger plans in the works with their debut at the iconic outdoor Colorado venue Red Rocks in July of 2018. On the anniversary of the Grateful Dead’s famed Red Rocks performance on July 8th, 1978, on July 8th, 2018, Dark Star Orchestra will take to Red Rocks to recreate that legendary Grateful Dead’s performance exactly 40 years later. As support, Dark Star Orchestra has tapped Keller Williams to join them for the evening.EXCLUSIVE: DSO’s Rob Barraco Talks Phil Lesh, New Projects, & Keeping The Dead AliveSpecial VIP packages through CID Entertainment will be offered for the event, with more information available here. Fan club pre-sale tickets are available now here, while tickets for the general public go on sale on Friday, December 1st, at 10 AM (MST) here.Grateful Dead, Red Rocks, 7/8/1978 [Photo: ontheDL Photography]last_img read more

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ND students participate in #hackINvTX Challenge

first_imgAlthough the name may give the initial impression of computer crime, Notre Dame students participating in the three-week #hackINvTX Challenge are working for the good of the Indiana and Texas governments. Each state has presented its residents with two challenges in the hackathon, which comes to a close next Monday.In the case of Indiana, participants are required to either “create a centralized, streamlined and secure platform for receiving, tracking and collaborating on permit applications” for the Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) or to “develop a method to register and create a checklist of available/needed services for [residents] visiting a One Stop Shop after a disaster” for the Department of Homeland Security, according to a government press release.The ongoing hackathon will allow “residents of both states to create applications that support and inspire entrepreneurship and digital government innovation, encourage government transparency and open data and promote interstate collaboration and competition,” the press release stated.Junior Liam Chan is part of a three-student team working on the permit application platform.“Currently, people submit permits, documents, updates and such through the IDEM. It’s basically a paper-based system, quite inefficient,” said Chan, an IT management major. “Our team is trying to streamline that process so that it’s no longer paper-based, so people can submit digital copies and such.”“For example, an application for a landfill that we saw at the office is seven binders full of paper. And that’s for one landfill. So you can imagine if you’re trying to build a factory downtown or even if you’re a farmer, and you get about 600 cattle that create waste. That’s something you need a permit for as well,” Chan said.The students are “working a lot on their own,” according to Don Ginocchio, who is SAP’s University Alliances Director assigned to Notre Dame. Ginocchio pointed out there are 10 faculty and staff mentors who have volunteered their time to help with the hackathon.One of the mentors, Matt Willmore, mobileND program manager, said, “It’s easy to look at a problem and just start coding and not really have an idea about where you’re going to end. But [mentors are] helping them to understand what’s the scope … and zero in on what to spend our time on.”However, Ginocchio admitted that the length of the hackathon is not entirely ideal for full-time students.“There’s always a challenge at Notre Dame, particularly something of this nature that’s spread out over three or four weeks, that other things like classwork and other priorities get in the way,” he said. “That’s true of any three-week effort, and I don’t think it’s unique to our situation. And actually, this is part of a series of hackathons. In the future, they’re going to try to do it over a shorter time frame — a day or two — so that people can really focus.”Chan mentioned his involvement in Bengal Bouts this month and Junior Parents Weekend starting Friday.“We’re definitely feeling the time constraint,” he said.Nonetheless, there was a general consensus the effort put into the hackathon was well worth it.“We hope that whether we take this project to the next stage, or a different team does or if the state finds a company to expand our solution, we wish them the best of luck and hope there are people who would benefit from this,” Chan said.Tags: Don Ginocchio, Government, hackathon, hacking, hackINvTX, indiana, innovation, Liam Chan, technologylast_img read more

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Youth teams under intense training ahead of upcoming CONCACAF tournaments

first_imgTRAINING for the various National youth teams will be intensified in the coming weeks as the countdown to their participation in key Caribbean Football Union (CFU) and CONCACAF youth tournaments in the July-September window draws closer.Guyana is scheduled to participate in six youth tournaments; CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Qualifiers (July 13-21) to be held in Guyana; preliminary Round of Men’s Under-23 Olympic Qualifier (home & away match) on July 17-21; CFU Girls’ Under-14 from August 1-12 (Group 5) to be held in the Dominican Republic; CONCACAF Under-15 Boys’ Championship from August 4-12 to be held at the IMG Academy, CONCACAF Under-17 Women’s Championship on August 21-25 and the Caribbean Football Union Boys’ Under-14 scheduled for September.Preparations, which began in May, saw teams engaged in a weekly schedule of training at the GFF National Training Centre, Providence.“The preparation is taking the form of two weekly sessions for all the youth teams, utilising weekdays from 16:00hrs to 18:00hrs and weekends, when available, for an additional two hours,” said Bryan Joseph, GFF’s Youth Development Officer.“We have been implementing or applying the new strategy relative to how we prepare national teams so we’re not doing short, compressed preparation anymore. We’re doing preparation over a longer period. While sessions do not increase, what increases is the period of time that we are actually spending in preparing the groups,” Joseph added.Commenting on the composition of the technical squad, Joseph said this is being led by the Technical Department; “We haven’t yet been able to confirm the staff for the various groups even though respective individuals have been identified and have been working with the various groups. There is some overlapping taking place but as we get closer to tournament date and encampment, we’ll finalise the respective staff.”Players are taken from the various Academy Training Centres (ATCs) as well as from scouting activities and those identified by the various Technical Development Officers (TDOs). Detailed lists of provisional squads will soon be available.For the CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Qualifiers, Guyana have been placed in Group A along with Bermuda, Antigua and Barbuda, Suriname and St Lucia. Matches are scheduled for the National Track and Field Centre, Leonora (Guyana) and Warner Park, St Kitts & Nevis.The match schedule for Guyana is as follows:July 13 – Guyana vs Bermuda – 18:00hrsJuly 19 – St. Lucia vs Guyana – 18:00hrsJuly 21 – Guyana vs Suriname – 16:00hrslast_img read more

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