Les Claypool Confirms Primus Will Offer Support On Slayer’s Final U.S. Tour [Listen]

first_imgOn a recent episode of comedian Bill Burr‘s weekly podcast, bassist Les Claypool let out a surprising secret. According to Claypool, Primus will be one of the support acts on the last leg of Slayer‘s final U.S. tour, which has yet to be announced.Claypool explains to Burr,There’s another thing too that’s kind of a secret but maybe I can tell you now… So it looks like we’re confirmed, we’re gonna play the last, the very last run supporting Slayer’s very last tour—Primus is… It’s starting at Madison Square Garden and ending at The Forum, that’s the rumor.Related: Did You Know: Primus’ Les Claypool Once Auditioned For Metallica [Watch]Claypool also had some fun discussing his high school years with Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett, and how some of his extracurricular activities got him into legal trouble. Claypool explains,Kirk was in my algebra class with Mr. Kelly. Kirk had this dirty white t-shirt with big thick pop bottle glasses and he sat behind me divvying up dimebags and looking at guitar magazines. I remember, cause I would always be singing these songs and he would be like ‘Hey, Claypool, hey man, you want to come sing for my band?’ And I was too bashful to sing. I can barely sing now. So when it came down to it I couldn’t do it.You can listen to the full episode of Bill Burr and Les Claypool’s chat below:Next up for Slayer is their North American spring tour, featuring support from Lamb of God, Amon Amarth, and Cannibal Corpse. The hard rockers will then head to Europe for a series of headlining shows and festival appearances before presumably returning to the U.S. for the yet to be announced tour with Primus. For a full list of Slayer’s upcoming tour dates and ticketing information, head to the band’s website.Currently, Primus has no scheduled tour dates.last_img read more

QDiscovery Enlists EMC For Its Performance And Data Defense

first_imgAt QDiscovery, we like to think of ourselves as the concierge of the e-discovery service market. Our team of 35 employees in New London, CT provides electronic data and document management solutions for law firms and corporate legal departments throughout the United States.We assist our customers with end-to-end discovery litigation support including presentations, document management and e-discovery to use in and out of the courtroom. We dedicate ourselves to the best possible customer experience by developing relationships that center on trust.That’s why it’s so important that we manage our data in a safe and secure environment, allowing information to be freely available when the client needs it. The QDiscovery data center houses up to 80TBs of legal documentation such as court papers, depositions or video surveillance footage. All of this can be requested on short notice to support a client’s case. We have some cases online that range from half a gigabyte to several terabytes. We can have up to 80 or 100 projects online at any given time.We began noticing performance issues in our system a few years ago. While we thought we had a storage issue, we quickly learned the problem was with the way we were backing up data. And the problem wasn’t so much in the size of the data as it was the millions of different types of files we were backing up.After a six-month engagement with EMC consultants, we selected a comprehensive storage and backup solution that includes the EMC VNX5400 with Data Encryption at Rest ([email protected]) and two EMC Data Domain DD2500 systems with EMC NetWorker software. So now our file storage is made up of the dual VNX systems at two co-locations – one in Connecticut and the other in Massachusetts. Our Data Domain systems back up and compress all our information, packing data into as little as one-thirtieth of the space it could otherwise require, using the industry’s leading solution for de-duplication.With this combination, we can process a wide variety of data faster than ever before. And for less money. Instead of having skilled attorneys waste billable hours sorting through documents in a linear fashion, we use our EMC infrastructure to quickly combine emails together for analysis, or look at similar documents to identify differences to locate the right file. Everything is geared towards making that evaluation go smoother, faster and with more consistency.And, while we initially engaged with EMC to fix our backup problem, the project exposed us to a wider range of technologies that have helped our business – such as our VNX storage array. EMC VNX, combined with Data Domain, solved our need for speed, and security. Every hard drive associated with VNX is encrypted. Whether data is being accessed from the laptop of one of our clients or it’s at rest in our data center, it’s safely encrypted. We found this to be a terrific solution.In addition to the hardware, the EMC consultancy service really brought it all together for us. They took the time to understand our challenges. They analyzed everything we shared and came back with a tailored solution that’s been rock solid ever since.The key to QDiscovery’s success is our customer satisfaction. But to make that happen, our solutions have to be reliable, secure and available. Our customers commonly ask us about our data center. Where is their information living? How safe is it? How quickly can they find the right data when they need it? Our relationship with EMC provides a positive answer to all those questions.last_img read more

ECUADOR: Demining Efforts Get a Lift

first_imgBy Dialogo January 01, 2013 Ecuador’s demining program just got a boost of $500,000 in equipment from the United States via the Organization of American States’ Comprehensive Action Against Anti-personnel Mines. Combined with European donations in early 2012, Ecuador’s efforts to eradicate land mines on the border with Peru is on track for completion by 2017. “This half a million dollars just in equipment is very significant; it enables the Ecuadoreans to have more people working simultaneously on clearance operations,” Carl Case, general coordinator for the program, told Diálogo. The OAS program works jointly with the governments of Ecuador and Peru on the demining efforts. Case continued, “They have certainly increased in terms of efficiency and in terms of the output of land that is cleared.” Ecuador has between 70 and 100 demining workers on the border, while Peru has between 40 and 70 on their side of the border and another unit of 20 to 30 demining within the country, Case said. Although relatively few people have been injured and killed since the conflict between the two countries ended in 1995, the mines continue to present a hazard along the border and to the indigenous people who live there. The donated equipment includes an orbital sifting machine and rock crusher that are used in the difficult border terrain of rocky cliffs and riverbeds, where manual clearing is not possible. “The primary issue is that it’s part of the peace process and the confidence building that continues between Peru and Ecuador,” Case concluded. Sources: OAS, http://spanish.ecuador.usembassy.govlast_img read more

Ex-Nassau Pols Sentenced for Bribery Scam

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Two Democratic ex-Nassau County legislators and a former Town of North Hempstead official were sentenced Tuesday for their roles in a $400,000 bribery scheme involving an $80-millioin plan to redevelop New Cassel.Judge Alan Honorof sentenced 68-year-old ex-lawmaker Roger Corbin of Westbury to two to six years in prison after he was convicted of receiving a bribe and official misconduct. Fellow ex-legislator Patrick Williams, 66, of Uniondale, was sentenced to one year in jail for his conviction on conspiracy charges. And the former executive director of the Town of North Hempstead Community Development Agency, 73-year-old Neville Mullings of Westbury, was sentenced to nine months in jail for his official misconduct and conspiracy convictions.“These men were entrusted by the community to transform this property into a development that everyone in New Cassel could be proud of,” Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice said. “Instead, they put their personal interests before the community to line their own pockets.”The trio is slated to surrender to authorities to begin serving their sentences Thursday, but since they are reportedly appealing the convictions, that date could be postponed.Prosecutors have said the former officials manipulated a 2003 downtown revitalization plan that was the joint vision of the community, town and county to bring a supermarket, bank and new housing into the blighted neighborhood. Ten years after the first request for proposals for the project was released, the parcel still has not been fully developed.Corbin, who pleaded guilty four years ago to federal tax evasion and lying to investigators, was released from prison in November 2011 for those unrelated charges. Williams had previously pleaded guilty in 2002 to federal conspiracy charges and served six months home detention.last_img read more

Suffolk County Conservative Party Chair Ed Walsh Charged With Fraud

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The Suffolk County Conservative Party chairman was arrested Wednesday for allegedly stealing about $80,000 in wages for hours he did not work at his job in the county sheriff’s office, authorities said.Edward Walsh, who leads the largest Conservative Party chapter in New York State, was charged at Central Islip federal court with scheme to defraud.“Mr. Walsh shook down county government for hours he never worked,” said George Venizelos, Assistant Director-in-Charge of the FBI’s New York office. “In reality, he was often on the ninth hole practicing his putting.”Federal prosecutors said the 48-year-old East Islip man, who worked as a high-level corrections officer in addition to his party chairmanship, falsely claimed to have worked hours at the Suffolk County Sheriff’s office while he was instead golfing or gambling at Foxwoods Casino, or performing work on behalf of the Suffolk County Conservative Party between 2011 and 2014.Walsh allegedly lied to FBI agents by claiming that he worked flex time or was on the telephone regarding his work at the Sheriff’s office even while at the golf course, according to investigators.Walsh’s boss, Suffolk County Sheriff Vincent DeMarco, who was elected to his position on the Conservative Party line, referred the findings of an internal investigation to the FBI, the sheriff said.“Protecting the integrity of the Sheriff’s Office and the reputation of the hardworking men and women of this office is a high priority,” DeMarco said. “Violation of the public trust by a sworn officer flies in the face of the oath of office and is inexcusable.”Suffolk County Legis. Kate Browning (WF-Shirley), chair of the public safety committee, said she asked the county Office Labor Relations to immediately dismiss Walsh.“As law enforcement officials we hold these employees to higher standards,” she said. “Mr. Walsh’s actions have tainted a Sheriff’s Department that I know to be staffed with good, hardworking officers that conduct themselves with the utmost integrity. The termination of Mr. Walsh will allow the department to move forward and begin to restore the trust of our residents.”Walsh’s Babylon-based attorney, William Wexler, was not immediately available for comment. Walsh is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday before Judge A. Kathleen Tomlinson.Michael Long, chairman of the state Conservative Party, told the Press: “We’ll let the justice system play out.”last_img read more

Is your branch a consumer Bermuda Triangle?

first_img 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » You’ve probably heard stories about the Bermuda Triangle; that spooky stretch of open water lying roughly between Miami, Puerto Rico and Bermuda. Whether you put any stock in paranormal tales of missing ships, planes and people is a matter of choice. What is certain is that, for whatever reason(s), people sometimes do go missing in the region, sometimes never to be heard of again.Does the same thing happen to consumers as they enter your bank or credit union branch facilities? After many years and hundreds of mystery shops (all part of marketing audits) I can safely say the entryway to many financial institutions is a Bermuda Triangle-like no man’s land where consumers are far too easily lost. This loss comes at a cost to your brand, your business and your bottom line.Think for a moment on how your branches are geared to greet consumers. Do you have:last_img read more

Pension fund for Dutch Space joins industry-wide metal scheme PME

first_imgHe said an increasing number of such companies had found a home at the industry-wide scheme “not only because it was mandatory but also on a voluntary basis”.Over the past six years, PME has seen its pension assets grow by €6.8bn to the current €34bn after 26 pension funds joined the scheme.PME said it was currently in talks with a number of other pension funds and their sponsors about joining. The pension fund of space technology firm Dutch Space has voluntarily joined PME, the €34bn industry-wide scheme for the metal and electro-technical engineering industries in the Netherlands.The €115m pension scheme of the space company will add 225 participants to PME’s population of approximately 630,000, affiliated with almost 1,300 companies.Commenting on the transfer, Pieter Pieterse van Wijck, chairman of the joining scheme, said it had found a “reliable and future-proof” pensions solution in PME.Hans van der Windt, general director at PME, pointed out that other high-tech companies such as Siemens, Canon and Océ had already joined the metal scheme.last_img read more

Osimhen dreams Premier League move, consults Ighalo

first_imgLille striker Victor Osimhen has admitted a desire for England move in the future, adding however that it has to be to a club where he will enjoy playing time. Osimhen who has since become a must play at Lille where he has so far scored 13 goals for the Ligue 1 side in 27 appearances described bench warming as a harrowing experience that should not be experienced by any player. “Of course, one day I’d like to play for a big club in England,” he told the Independent. “My priority is to play a lot of games. Signing for a big club as being on the bench is not exciting for me.” The former VfL Wolfsburg forward revealed that he has been chatting with compatriot and on-loan Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo about life in England’s top flight and sundry matters. “I’ve spoken to Odion [Ighalo] about it. He gave me very good advice; he’s a legend and a big brother. My goal is to play at one of the biggest clubs in the world but now I’m very happy in Lille.Advertisement Osimhen who has registered four goals for the super Eagles in nine appearances was eyeing increase in his goal tally both for country and club before rampaging coronavirus forced the clampdown on all sports activities across the globe. Victor Osimhen makes a pull out for the Super Eagles in one their matches The former under 17 and 20 ace had been named among players that would have scored at least one goal in the 2021 Nations cup qualifiers lined up before the lockdown. March 27th would have been a date of battle between Super Eagles and Leone stars of Sierra Leone at the Stephen Keshi Stadium Asaba, but for the Covid-19 induced lockdown which has forced the cancellation of most sports events including the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Read AlsoAiyegbeni tips Osimhen to become one of world’s best striker No fewer than seven big clubs including Real Madrid, Liverpool, Spurs, Manchester United and Barcelona have at one time or the other in the course of the now rested season shown interest in having the Nigerian in their fold. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayHow Traditional Wedding Outfits Look Around The WorldWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime10 Stunning Asian Actresses No Man Can Resist7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Look At Something Beautiful That Wasn’t Made By A Human Beingcenter_img Loading… last_img read more

Newcastle could turn to Coloccini

first_imgCaptain Fabricio Coloccini is the surprise name at the head of the betting to replace Alan Pardew as Newcastle boss should he complete a switch to Crystal Palace. Pardew’s departure to Palace appears imminent, with United on Monday night giving the London club permission to speak to the 53-year-old. Having been at the helm for four years, Pardew is part of the furniture at St James’ Park, albeit despite never really being a fan favourite. From the off, Pardew was viewed simply as another member of owner Ashley’s so-called Cockney Mafia, although positive early results – he presided over a 3-1 victory against Liverpool in his first game at the helm on December 11, 2010 – and a comfortable 12th-place finish eased his passage through a difficult period after striker Andy Carroll was sold to the Reds for £35million weeks later despite the manager’s repeated insistence that the player was going nowhere. There was much to celebrate the following season when Pardew led the Magpies into fifth place and back into Europe, although the Europa League with the toll it took upon the domestic campaign under club’s strict financial constraints proved a competition too far. Only a January spending spree helped to avert disaster, if by not very much, during the 2012-13 campaign, and a positive start to last season soon dissolved after star man Yohan Cabaye was sold, by the soon-to-depart director of football Kinnear, to Paris St Germain. As the only public face of the club, Pardew often bore the brunt of fans’ frustrations, inviting some of it himself following his infamous touchline clash with Hull midfielder David Meyler and unsavoury spat with Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini. The discontent came to a head on May 3 this year when he was roundly booed by large sections of the home crowd at St James’ Park, a campaign which has been maintained by a vocal minority largely ever since. Consequently his exit would leave a large void and on Tuesday morning Argentina defender Coloccini was the early favourite to fill it in what would likely be a player-manager role. A popular figure on the terraces, Coloccini has made over 200 appearances for United since joining them from Deportivo La Coruna in 2008. The 32-year-old has no coaching experience and would be a left-field appointment, but owner Mike Ashley – a billionaire businessman – has never been afraid to make controversial decisions. Some of those include sacking Kevin Keegan and twice hiring Joe Kinnear, and although Coloccini getting the job would not be divisive, it would be unexpected. Other names in the betting include the likes of the out-of-work Tony Pulis and Tim Sherwood, while Hull boss Steve Bruce is also on the list. Bruce was a boyhood Newcastle fan and is well respected for the work that he has done at Hull, but as a former Sunderland manager may have a job convincing the fans he is still a black and white. Another random pick for Ashley would be Ally McCoist. The Scot has just left Rangers – the club Ashley has a stake in – but is lacking in top-level experience. Pardew’s departure would bring an end to his eventful reign on Tyneside a little more than four years after he was controversially parachuted in, much to the dismay of many fans, as Chris Hughton’s replacement. Press Associationlast_img read more

Men’s basketball: Outright title on the line for No. 6 Wisconsin against Minnesota

first_imgDespite clinching a share of the Big Ten regular season championship Sunday with a 68-61 win over Michigan State, the No. 6 Wisconsin men’s basketball team isn’t dwelling on it.The message is clear: What happened Sunday is in the past.The Badgers (26-3, 14-2 Big Ten) are now turning their attention to a larger prize, the outright Big Ten championship. They can clinch the championship with a win in either of their final two regular season games against Minnesota – which they face Thursday in Minneapolis – or Ohio State Sunday.Wisconsin currently sits 1.5 games ahead of second-place Maryland, who owns the tiebreaker after its upset of UW on Feb. 24. The Terrapins have just one regular season game left, which is at Nebraska Sunday.A Wisconsin win Thursday would not only give the title of best team in the conference to the Badgers, but would give it the number one seed in the Big Ten tournament that begins next Wednesday.“Now, we obviously want to win [the Big Ten] outright,” senior guard Josh Gasser said. “These next two games are really important, and then we want to get that one seed for the Big Ten tourney, and we know it’s ahead. Right now we’ve done a pretty good job of achieving our goals, but we have a lot more ahead of us.”Minnesota (17-12, 6-10 Big Ten) is coming off a 96-90 overtime victory over Michigan State last Thursday, but prior to that lost three straight games including a 63-53 loss to Wisconsin at the Kohl Center.Andre Hollins leads the Gophers, averaging a team-high 14.7 points with 4.0 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game. Hollins has scored in double figures in 12 of Minnesota’s 16 Big Ten games this season. But one of those games in which Hollins failed to score 10 or more points came against Wisconsin. On Feb. 21 in Madison, Hollins scored just two points, going 1-for-8 from the floor and 0-for-3 from three.In spite of Hollins’ performance against Wisconsin last time, the Badgers have a taller task Thursday. Wisconsin has not fared well in Minneapolis as of late, despite owning the overall series in recent seasons. The Badgers have won seven of the last nine meetings with the Gophers but have lost their last two contests at Minnesota.In 2013, Wisconsin fell to Minnesota 58-53 in overtime, and last season the Gophers dropped the ninth-ranked Badgers in Williams Arena 81-68 . It’s a loss that Gasser remembers more than a year later.“We played at Minnesota last year, and they kicked our butt so we have to go down there and get some revenge down there,” Gasser said. “They’re going to bring it; they’re going to be amped up and ready to go.”While the Gophers sit at 6-10 in conference and in 10th place in the 14-team Big Ten, the Badgers won’t casually travel to Minnesota expecting their 15th conference victory and the outright Big Ten regular season championship. The Gophers were picked to finish sixth in the Big Ten this season and have four of their five starters back from last season, so the experience and talent is there.Before going on a three-game losing streak, Minnesota rattled off three straight wins against Nebraska, Purdue and Iowa. Both Purdue (3) and Iowa (4) are currently in the top five of the Big Ten standings.“They’re a good team,” senior forward Frank Kaminsky, who scored a season-high 31 points against Michigan State, said. “They came into the Kohl Center, and they played well. We played well too, but it’s not going to be as easy going to their place.”Thursday’s game will tip-off at 6 p.m. from Williams Arena in Minneapolis. The game will be televised on ESPN.Wisconsin (26-3, 14-2 Big Ten)Big Ten: 14-2, 1st place, 1.5 games ahead of MarylandLast Game: Defeated Michigan State at home, 68-61Probable Starters: G – Bronson Koenig (6-4, 7.6 ppg), G – Josh Gasser (6-4, 7.1 ppg), F – Sam Dekker (6-9, 12.9 ppg), F – Nigel Hayes (6-8, 12.1 ppg), F – Frank Kaminksy (7-0, 18.1 ppg)Key Reserves: G – Zak Showalter, F – Duje Dukan, F – Vitto BrownMinnesota (17-12, 6-10 Big Ten)Big Ten: 6-10, 10th placeLast Game: Defeated Michigan State at home in overtime, 96-90Probable Starters: G – Nate Mason (6-1, 9.6 ppg), G – Andre Hollins (6-2, 14.7 ppg), F – Joey King (6-9, 9.1 ppg), F – Charles Buggs (6-9, 3.8 ppg) F – Maurice Walker (6-10, 11.7 ppg)Key Reserves: G – Carlos Morris, G – DeAndre Mathieu, C – Bakary KonateGame VitalsWho: No. 6 Wisconsin at MinnesotaWhen: Thursday, Mar. 5, 6 p.m.Where: Williams Arena (14,625); Minneapolis, MinnesotaTV: ESPN (Rece Davis and Fran Fraschilla)last_img read more