Watch Holly Bowling Break Down Her Transcription Of Phish’s ‘It’s Ice’ For Piano

first_imgPianist Holly Bowling has taken the music of Phish to new heights, transcribing it for piano and performing these stripped-down versions for fans everywhere. Bowling turned heads with her performance of the full “Tahoe Tweezer,” and continues to impress with her unique interpretations of Phish’s improvisations.Of course, Phish’s music isn’t all improvised, and one of the more rigorous compositions by the band is their song “It’s Ice.” Bowling just released an intriguing video for Phish phans, where she talks about the transcription process and performs!Watch Bowling’s new video, streaming below.last_img

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Netherlands to raise bar for cross-border pension transfers

first_imgDuring a debate in the Dutch parliament last night, Koolmees said the issue was one of the reasons that had triggered the government amendment.However, the minister acknowledged that there could be legitimate reasons for cross-border value transfers, for example if multinational companies wanted to centralise pensions provision for their staff in a single country.Aon’s UnitedPensions vehicle, domiciled in Belgium, has been one of the most active cross-border pension offerings, having signed up clients including chemicals giant Dow and pharmaceuticals company AbbVie.According to Koolmees, the number of cross-border transfers of pensions had been limited so far, but he added that “the issue must remain a focal point to us all”.The details of the government amendment were unclear, however, as it had yet to set a minimum number of participants that must respond to a proposal for a cross-border transfer.In addition, the amendment did not include a reference to the role of a pension fund’s accountability body in approving a value transfer. The Dutch government wants to set additional conditions for pension funds moving assets out of the Netherlands to access more flexible regulatory environments abroad.In an amendment to the implementation bill for the EU directive IORP II, social affairs minister Wouter Koolmees stipulated that a two-thirds majority of participants and pensioners must approve a cross-border collective value transfer.The government also wanted to have the option of setting additional conditions through an implementation order if the cross-border transfer was aimed at accessing more flexible supervisory regime.Last month, Dutch MP Pieter Omtzigt raised concerns about cross-border transfers after it emerged that Aon Hewitt Netherlands’ pension scheme had seen its funding ratio improve by 11 percentage points following its move to Belgium. He claimed the move was “supervisory arbitrage”.last_img read more

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Leader Wilson expects nerves

first_img “I got off to a really fast start and was trying to keep it going, and I sort of did through the turn, but the last four holes weren’t really what I wanted,” said McIlroy, who has finished second twice, third and eighth in five appearances in this event. ” But any time you shoot a score like that around St Andrews, you have to be happy. I got myself into contention going into tomorrow and my dad (his amateur partner) and I are going to get to play St Andrews on his 55th birthday tomorrow which will be a huge treat for both of us. “Shooting a 59 never really crossed my mind. What did cross my mind was wanting to beat my previous best score round here of 63 (in the first round of the 2010 Open).” McIlroy admitted to feeling “a little flat” on Thursday following his Ryder Cup heroics at Gleneagles, where he used a new driver but waited until this week to also switch his irons. “I thought there might have been a bit of too much hoopla to put them in last week, along with the new driver, so I delayed those for a week,” McIlroy added. Fleetwood matched McIlroy’s outward half of 30 and made it six birdies in a row on the 10th as he continued the excellent form which has produced three top-five finishes in his last five events. “You didn’t see any scores like that when we were waiting in the clubhouse to get out there when it was just so cold and damp and windy,” Fleetwood said. “I just got on a really good spell in the middle of the round and I kept it going. My putting was just on fire really. “They are courses that I love and I always like coming to Scotland. I’m always going to look forward to this event. It’s never a guarantee that you’re going to play well but it just so happens that I’ve had two good years in the last three. “It’s nice to put another good round in and be competing again on a Sunday here, especially around the Old Course. It’s just brilliant.” Press Association England’s Oliver Wilson will take a three-shot lead into the final round of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, but world number one Rory McIlroy is one of the Englishman’s nearest challengers. Wilson is ranked 792nd in the world and a lowly 102nd on the Challenge Tour rankings, but a win on Sunday would be worth almost £500,000 and a two-year exemption on the European Tour. ” I’ll be nervous,” admitted Wilson, who played on the 2008 Ryder Cup team. “It’s a big day for me. Last year I got off to a great start here and kind of fizzled out. “But the way I played the last two days, I left so many putts out there and I’m still at the top. So that gives me a lot of belief, but tomorrow will be a very different day. But that’s what we play golf for, to get in those situations and test yourself. I am looking forward to it. ” I’ve had the belief for a while, I’ve just needed a little bit of adrenaline to be honest. I’ve been flat all year for various reasons and to get the opportunity to come here and play is very nice and I guess I come to a tournament like this with a bit more dynamism.” McIlroy found himself nine shots off the lead after struggling to an opening 73 at Carnoustie, one of the three courses used for the pro-am event. But the four-time major winner bounced back with a 67 at Kingsbarns on Friday and carried on where he left off at St Andrews, a course he “hated” on his debut in 2005 but which is now a favourite and the place where he will defend the Open Championship next July. McIlroy, who was an approximate eight under par in beating Rickie Fowler 5&4 in the singles in Europe’s Ryder Cup victory last week, birdied five holes in a row from the third and also picked up a shot on the ninth to be out in 30 and move into the lead. That lead did not last long as Wilson chipped in for an eagle on the fifth and also birdied the sixth, but McIlroy responded with birdies on the 11th, 12th and 14th before dropping his only shot of the day on the 16th, where he needed two attempts to play out sideways from a fairway bunker. Wilson, who has finished runner-up nine times on the European Tour but lost his card in 2012, carded a third round of 65 at St Andrews to finish 15 under par. But on a day of low scoring following a one-hour delay due to heavy overnight rain, McIlroy shot a 64 and Tommy Fleetwood a 62 on the Old Course to finish 12 under alongside French duo Alexander Levy (68) and Raphael Jacquelin (69). last_img read more

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Barton: QPR are going down

first_imgJoey Barton has told the BBC he expects QPR to go down this season and that their relegation would be another reason he is unlikely to return to the club.Speaking to Football Focus, Barton said: “The likelihood is that unless there’s a massive turnaround in fortunes QPR will be in the Championship next year.“What position that puts them in financially, I don’t know. For me to be part of the side that stayed up and not be part of the side that went down, it would be difficult for me to go back.”Barton is currently on loan at Marseille and because of a number of problems following his move from Newcastle last year, QPR do not want him backThat is unlikely to change even with the arrival of Harry Redknapp as manager.YTo4OntzOjk6IndpZGdldF9pZCI7czoyMDoid3lzaWphLW5sLTEzNTI0NjE4NjkiO3M6NToibGlzdHMiO2E6MTp7aTowO3M6MToiMyI7fXM6MTA6Imxpc3RzX25hbWUiO2E6MTp7aTozO3M6MjI6Ildlc3QgTG9uZG9uIFNwb3J0IGxpc3QiO31zOjEyOiJhdXRvcmVnaXN0ZXIiO3M6MTc6Im5vdF9hdXRvX3JlZ2lzdGVyIjtzOjEyOiJsYWJlbHN3aXRoaW4iO3M6MTM6ImxhYmVsc193aXRoaW4iO3M6Njoic3VibWl0IjtzOjMzOiJTdWJzY3JpYmUgdG8gb3VyIGRhaWx5IG5ld3NsZXR0ZXIiO3M6Nzoic3VjY2VzcyI7czoyODM6IlRoYW5rIHlvdSEgUGxlYXNlIGNoZWNrIHlvdXIgaW5ib3ggaW4gb3JkZXIgdG8gY29uZmlybSB5b3VyIHN1YnNjcmlwdGlvbi4gSWYgeW91IGRvbid0IHNlZSBhbiBlLW1haWwgZnJvbSB1cywgY2hlY2sgeW91ciBzcGFtIGZvbGRlci4gSWYgeW91IHN0aWxsIGhhdmVuJ3QgcmVjZWl2ZWQgYSBjb25maXJtYXRpb24gbWVzc2FnZSwgcGxlYXNlIGUtbWFpbCBmZWVkYmFja0B3ZXN0bG9uZG9uc3BvcnQuY29tIGFuZCB0ZWxsIHVzIHlvdSB3aXNoIHRvIHN1YnNjcmliZSB0byBvdXIgbmV3c2xldHRlci4iO3M6MTI6ImN1c3RvbWZpZWxkcyI7YToxOntzOjU6ImVtYWlsIjthOjE6e3M6NToibGFiZWwiO3M6NToiRW1haWwiO319fQ== Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Is This Frog Marrow Really 10 Million Years Old?

first_imgLiveScience reported finding intact bone marrow from fossils of frogs and salamanders.  Without blinking an eye, reporter Ker Than croaked that the marrow is ten million years old.  He compared it with the intact soft tissue and blood cells found in a T. rex specimen last year (see 02/22/2006, 06/03/2005, 03/24/2005), and said,The discovery raises hopes for finding soft tissue in other regions and from other animals, including mammals, [Maria] McNamara [University College, Dublin] says, because the amphibian bone marrow was discovered in an environment vastly different form the one in which the T. rex soft tissue was found.The article also surmises that many more examples of soft tissue and marrow may lie undetected in museum specimens.  See also the report on National Geographic News which says the marrow is organically preserved and even maintains the original color.Never question what the scientists say; that’s how symbiosis between the media and the Gurus of Knowledge is maintained.  It helps preserve the social order.  Imagine the chaos that might ensue if unbelievers started finding soft tissue in fossils from different environments all over the world; it might throw the whole evolutionary dating scheme into a cocked hat and start a revolution.  Enforced conformity may subvert freedom of thought, but it keeps the peace.(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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5 Tech Missteps That Are Killing Your Company’s Potential

first_imgHow OKR’s Completely Transformed Our Culture There are things you know you should do to make your life easier and prevent bigger problems. Maybe it’s meal planning to save money on crappy takeout. Maybe it’s buying better tires because you can see that the weather is changing for the worse. Or maybe it’s setting up two-factor authentication on your accounts so your business doesn’t get hacked.Technology mistakes cost businesses big, and they can also keep them from experiencing growth, staying relevant, and realizing their full potential. The upside? Some of the most common tech mistakes that businesses make are also the easiest to fix. If you’re still limping along with any of these misguided practices, it may be time for a change.You’re stuck on the ground.It’s great to have your feet firmly planted on the ground, right? Well, not always. If you’re talking about tech, it’s good to spend some time in the clouds. Large cloud providers provide benefits through infrastructure, data access from anywhere, and higher levels of service.David Wagner, CEO and president of cybersecurity company Zix, says cloud providers typically provide vigorous security, a priority for any organization that wants to remain competitive. When you move to the cloud, you can save money by kicking your dusty old servers to the curb while still commanding the strong security and technical expertise of cloud providers.Your single password is the name of your pet.If you’re skipping that pesky password update and two-factor authentication, you’ve saved yourself about 90 seconds of your life — while making your business a sitting duck. There’s no excuse for not having a more secure login process. Two-factor authentication requires you to use a password to login as usual, but goes one step further and forces you to confirm the login via a text message or phone call.So why all the fuss? Two words: security breach. When it comes to cyberattacks such as Heartbleed and WannaCry, no one is safe. From the everyday Joe to the largest businesses in the country, data breaches are ubiquitous. Fortunately, with Google Authenticator, Facebook Code Generator, LastPass, and other two-factor authentication and password management systems, it’s getting easier to protect your business. The implications of a breach are simply too significant to ignore the tools available to you.You’re the expert who knows everything.Technology is highly dynamic. That means that training within a company must continually evolve. If you don’t focus on keeping up, the amount of new information produced by the tech world would short-circuit your brain before you even had time to finish your morning coffee. The only way to stay on the cutting edge of the technological evolution is to routinely sharpen that blade.Give yourself and your staff as much training as possible, not only on new technologies, but on systems currently in use as well. According to some estimates, office workers fully grasp less than 20 percent of the features available in the software applications they use. That’s lost potential. Training takes time, but it leads to better, more streamlined workflows. It teaches staff how to automate repetitive tasks by using features they already have at their fingertips. When you accept that you and your business will be lifelong tech learners, you’ll stay one step ahead of the pack.You think you’re smarter than robots.More businesses every day are jumping on the artificial intelligence bandwagon, and for good reason. AI can help optimize business operations, sift through huge amounts of customer data, and capture information that can help you make better decisions. If you think you can do it better, you can’t. None of us can. The robotic takeover of the manual, repetitive, and number-crunching tasks of our businesses is inevitable.You can use this development to your advantage, or you can attempt to fight off the robot revolution. But honestly, you’d be better off joining forces. Businesses are already taking advantage of the benefits of AI with chatbots, personal shoppers, big data analysis, marketing research, and more. Take note of what your competitors are doing with AI, and follow suit.You think you’re immune to the ‘blue screen of death.’If you’ve ever lost a work presentation right before a big meeting, you understand the importance of data backup. But somehow, even though we’ve all been there at one time or another, a Carrier Access report found that a whopping 75 percent of small businesses still don’t have a disaster recovery plan in place. In fact, only 25 percent of small businesses are entirely confident that their data could be restored if it were destroyed or stolen.Businesses lose huge amounts of data every day because they either didn’t have reliable backup or failed to make sure it was running correctly. If you think it won’t happen to you, it will. Set up data backup for your business, verify that your mission-critical information is included in that backup, and perform tests periodically to make sure you can restore your data successfully.Outdated technology practices will keep your company mired in competitive quicksand. To return your business to solid ground, begin by addressing these five tech mistakes. Brad AndersonEditor In Chief at ReadWrite How to Get Started in China and Have Success China and America want the AI Prize Title: Who … Related Posts Tags:#AI#artificial intelligence#cloud apps#cloud based computing#cybersecurity#security breach#tech training What Nobody Teaches You About Getting Your Star… Brad is the editor overseeing contributed content at ReadWrite.com. He previously worked as an editor at PayPal and Crunchbase. You can reach him at brad at readwrite.com. last_img read more

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Panathinaikos Beats Kalloni, 4-0

first_imgATHENS — Panathinaikos easily defeated visiting Kalloni 4-0 in the Greek league for its second straight win to open the season.Nikos Karelis opened the scoring in the eighth minute from a cross by Zeca, and Marcus Berg made it 2-0 in the 31st when he pounced on a back pass to the goalkeeper.Stathis Tavlaridis added the in the 57th when Kalloni’s defense failed to clear a corner and Mladen Petric closed the scoring in the 80th, tapping in a cross from Nikos Kaltsas.Also, Giannena beat PAOK 3-1, Panetolikos won 2-0 at Asteras and Panionios beat host Iraklis 1-0. Platanias hosted Atromitos on Aug. 31.Panathinaikos is tied with defending champion Olympiacos with six points after two rounds. Olympiacos won 2-0 at Levadiakos on Aug. 29.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img

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Prime Minister Calls on Parents to Desist from Keeping Children out of School

first_img Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, is imploring parents engaged in the practice of withholding their children from school on some weekdays, to involve them in economic activities to generate household income, to desist from doing so.“You’re not doing the child a favour (and) you’re certainly not supporting their full potential development by depriving them of one or two days of education,” Mr. Holness said as he launched activities for Workers’ Week and Labour Day at the Office of the Prime Minister on Tuesday (May 1).While noting that “there is nothing wrong with parents ensuring that children understand the value of work”, he contended that when this interrupts the youngsters’ education, and goes further to involve them in illicit activities, such as scamming, the illegal sex trade and human trafficking, “then that is not (something) any country can be proud of”.Mr. Holness pointed out that the Administration has provided the resources necessary to ensure that children can remain in school for the full five days per week, “and I encourage all parents, no matter how you are struggling, to take advantage of the support that the Government gives through the Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH) and other means”.“There is no excuse for parents to take their children out of school to support them in any form of economic activity during the school period. We need to now step up on our campaign (to mandate that) every child must be in school when school is in,” he emphasised.Workers’ Week and Labour Day 2018 are being observed under the theme ‘Ramp it Up… Fix it Up’.Activities will focus on constructing ramps in schools to enable physically challenged persons to access these buildings, and installing additional facilities at health centres to enhance the environment for medical staff and clients.Labour Day will be observed on Wednesday, May 23. Story Highlights Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, is imploring parents engaged in the practice of withholding their children from school on some weekdays, to involve them in economic activities to generate household income, to desist from doing so. While noting that “there is nothing wrong with parents ensuring that children understand the value of work”, he contended that when this interrupts the youngsters’ education, and goes further to involve them in illicit activities, such as scamming, the illegal sex trade and human trafficking, “then that is not (something) any country can be proud of”. “You’re not doing the child a favour (and) you’re certainly not supporting their full potential development by depriving them of one or two days of education,” Mr. Holness said as he launched activities for Workers’ Week and Labour Day at the Office of the Prime Minister on Tuesday (May 1). last_img read more

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Mayawati slams Congress over Srinagar visit says only gives BJP a chance

first_imgDays after a 12-member Opposition delegation was sent back from Srinagar airport, BSP chief Mayawati slammed the leaders for the visit, saying it only gave BJP “a chance to do politics.” She said that it will take time for things to normalise in Kashmir and that the delegation of Opposition leaders, led by Rahul Gandhi should have put more thought to it before leaving for Srinagar. In a series of tweets, the BSP supremo also defended her party’s stance of backing the Central government on the abrogation of Article 370 that granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details “As it is known that Baba Saheb Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar was always in favour of uniting the nation and that is why he was never in favour of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir. For this special reason, BSP MP in Rajya Sabha supported the abrogation of Article 370,” she tweeted.”However after 69 years of Indian constitution and abrogation of Article 370, it will take some time for things to get normal. It will be better if we wait, this has also been acknowledged by the Court. In such a situation the delegation of Congress leaders going to Kashmir is like giving BJP central government and the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir a chance to do politics over the issue. It would have been right if these things were thought before going there,” she added. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday Rahul Gandhi and the opposition leaders were sent back from Srinagar airport on Saturday. The leaders slammed the government for denying them entry, with a CPM politburo statement calling it “daylight robbery of rights” guaranteed by the Constitution. In a video put out by the Congress, Rahul can be seen negotiating with officials to allow the delegation to leave the airport to assess the situation in the valley. ” The Governor has said that I am invited. Toh ab main aaya hoon. Phir aap keh rahein hai ki main nahi aa sakte hain (So I have now come here and you are telling that I cannot come.) And the government is saying that everything is okay here, everything is normal. If everything is normal, why are we not allowed out?” he can be seen telling in the video. When asked at a media briefing why the delegation was not allowed to enter to Srinagar city, state government spokesperson Rohit Kansal read out Friday’s tweet by the J&K Department of Information and Public Relations: “… Attempts should not be made by senior political leaders to disturb the gradual restoration of normal life. Political leaders are requested to cooperate and not visit Srinagar…”(Input from The Indian Express)last_img read more

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