Watch Slash Surprise Young Guitarist Brandon ‘Taz’ Niederauer At ‘School Of Rock The Musical’ Rehearsal

first_imgBrandon “Taz” Niederauer is increasingly a well-known name in the music world. The young guitar prodigy has earned fans far and wide since he was in the single-digit years, gaining an enviable sit-in history with names such as Col. Bruce Hampton, Gregg Allman, Butch Trucks, and more. As the longest-running cast member for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock: The Musical, for over two years, Taz treated audiences to his energized and advanced guitar stylings as the character “Zach.” Though Taz’s tenure with the musical came to a close this weekend, as the young guitarist looks to the future to pursue his own musical career (and freshman year of high school), he will always be remembered for the special moments he helped create during his time with the production.Kraz And Taz: A Look At Eric Krasno and Brandon Niederauer’s Greatest CollaborationsOne special moment last year was during a rehearsal for the Broadway production when none other than guitar icon Slash surprised the pre-teen cast. The young cast had already begun playing “Sweet Child O’ Mine” when the Guns N’ Roses guitarist arrived, hopping onstage with his signature sunburst Les Paul to play along. Taz looks noticeably excited to be playing along with the legend and can be seen watching Slash’s hands to see how he fingers the familiar solos. Slash then stuck around to run through “Paradise City” and met the excited cast. As Slash told Rolling Stone, “It was really cool to meet such an enthusiastic and talented bunch of young rock ‘n’ rollers. They were great kids as well as players.”Watch how it all went down below. You can also catch Taz Niederauer when he performs with the legendary Eric Krasno and his band this Friday, August 4th, at New York City’s The Cutting Room for a special Phish Baker’s Dozen late night. Check out more information about the show below![via Rolling Stone]SHOW DETAILSWho: KRAZ & TAZ – The Eric Krasno Band w/ The Brandon Niederauer “TAZ” BandWhere: The Cutting RoomWhen: Friday, August 4th, 2017Doors: 11:30pm doors, show at 12:00am (technically early morning 8/5)Tickets: $20 advance / $25 day of showPurchase tix here: http://bit.ly/2pPwoeulast_img read more


Keeping the talent pipeline strong in today’s climate

first_img 55SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Alicia Chaney Alicia Chaney is the campus program manager at CUNA Mutual Group. Web: https://www.cunamutual.com Details As HR professionals, we know the importance of recruiting – finding the best, most diverse pool of talent we can for our organizations is a top priority. As the pandemic hit, many of us in human resources across the industry were poised to ramp up our recruiting season – touring colleges or attending summer conferences. Needless to say, recruiting season looks different for all of us this year.And, even if we’re not hiring at the same rates or recruiting as much, our focus on identifying and fostering talent in our industry cannot slow down. That means growing our talent pipeline and particularly growing the diversity of that pipeline. We know that diverse teams make stronger business decisions. If we are to serve members in the best way possible, to help people through the crisis, then we must create pathways for diverse, talented workforces across our industry.Here’s what we’re learning: Stay committed to feeding the pipeline.Once COVID-19 hit, CUNA Mutual Group didn’t know how we would move forward with our Internship Program.  We were expecting more than 55 interns on June 1, so our HR Recruiting Team developed an approach that would accommodate all 2020 interns. The purpose of our internship program is to inspire diversity by casting our net to a broad talent pool, so we can be more innovative, more inclusive–and demonstrate who we are as a company.While there was much unknown, and we weren’t experienced in running an all-virtual program, we believed it was the right thing to keep the internship program alive through the pandemic. We decided to take the chance.We were able to keep 95% of our interns this year. Those who couldn’t join were offered a guaranteed fall 2020 or summer 2021 internship. If you’ve got a chance to build that pipeline, take it – even if it feels unknown or like you’re taking a chance, stay with it. It will be a rewarding experience. Don’t just identify talent – provide opportunities to develop.Identifying talent is one important step. Just as important is the next step – providing opportunities for growth and development. Our internship program has created the opportunity for real career development.  We spark connections through our mentorship program, inspire through our Inspirational Thursday’s with executive leaders and develop through our resume building workshop hosted by a recruiter. Here is your chance to start. Maybe you have one or two interns. Maybe you have entry level staff learning the industry. Maybe you are just now considering how to start. Wherever you are, it’s all our responsibility to keep the talent pipeline strong, to create opportunities for diverse talent in our industry – so we can better serve our members.last_img read more


Warriors’ president Bob Myers addresses D’Angelo Russell trade rumors

first_imgBob Myers on D’Angelo Russell: “We didn’t sign him with the intention of trading him” pic.twitter.com/ST9YNg6XTm— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) July 15, 2019″We didn’t sign him with the intention of just trading him,” Myers told reporters. “We haven’t even seen him play in our uniform yet and a lot of people have us already trading him.”That’s not how we’re viewing it. Let’s just see what we have. Let’s see what he is. Let’s see how he fits. Part of our job in the front office and the coaching staff and organization is how does it all work.” Related News “We’re just happy that we got a young player that has a lot of upside in our opinion.”Russell became an All-Star for the first time last season and averaged career highs in points (21.1) and assists (7.0) per game. He signed a four-year, $117 million deal earlier this month. Golden State isn’t planning on moving D’Angelo Russell just yet.Warriors president Bob Myers addressed rumors Monday that the team wants to trade the 23-year-old guard in the near future. According to Myers, this is not the case at all. Russell, who was acquired in a sign-and-trade with the Nets, is expected to start in the Warriors’ backcourt alongside Stephen Curry in 2019-20. Klay Thompson will likely miss most of the year recovering from a torn ACL he suffered in Game 6 of the Finals.There is speculation that Russell will hit the trading block once Thompson is back in good shape, but Myers insists Golden State is focusing on the present.”So much of our sport is what are you doing next,” Myers said. “We’ve got to figure out what we’re doing now. And that applies to a guy like D’Angelo in that there’s speculation that we’re moving him when we haven’t even seen him play.center_img NBA free agency news: Cavaliers waive JR Smith 76ers sign Ben Simmons to max five-year extensionlast_img read more


BiH ‘Dragons’ are 14th in the World And Above England, France, and Serbia

first_imgThe BiH Football Team has moved up another place on FIFA’s rankings. Currently, the BiH ‘Dragons’ are at 14th place with 995 points.The BiH team is making history with every new improvement.After being in 15th place in the world in June, which is the best ranking for the BiH team since it became a member of FIFA, today they are in 14th place.It is interesting that right under BiH is England with fewer points. The best team continues to be Spain, the winners of the World and European championships.Germany is in second place, while Columbia is in third place, followed by Argentina, the Netherlands, Italy and Portugal. Croatia fell by 4 points and is now in 8th place.Between Brazil in 9th place and BiH in 14th place, there is Belgium, Greece, Uruguay, and the Ivory Coast.Montenegro is in 28th place, Serbia in 41st place, and Slovenia is at 45th place.(Source: klix.ba)last_img read more


Problems Purchasing Propane

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Russ QuinnDTN Staff ReporterOMAHA (DTN) — As if the 2019 growing season didn’t have enough weather challenges, corn harvest has come to a complete halt for some farmers as propane for crop drying has been hard to secure. Increased demand nationwide due to extremely cold weather is limiting supplies available for drying crops.While extremely frustrating for these who have seen corn harvest stifled, the good news is more-seasonable temperatures are expected to return to most of the country. This, in turn, should lower demand for propane and make more available to the market; but it will take some time.A BAD COMBINATIONDTN Oil Markets Reporter Alton Wallace said, “A bad combination of crop drying and extremely low temperatures over a good portion of the nation in recent weeks has caused propane demand to outstrip supply.” DTN wrote about this last week as these issues first emerged. (See https://www.dtnpf.com/…)The lack of propane supplies for crop drying is more evident the farther north you move in the Midwest. This region faced a double whammy with crops that were wet and locations farther away from the pipelines that supply the product.“For those in more northern areas, they are at the end of the line and it is more expensive to get the product to these places,” Wallace said.PROPANE PRICES LOWER THAN LAST YEARThe increase in demand has not affected the price of propane, at least not yet, although some local areas have seen increases. The propane price at the Conway, Kansas, Hub that stores approximately one-third of the nation’s propane, finished Thursday at 52.75 cents per gallon, which is actually lower than a year earlier.Wallace said he believes the market is looking ahead to the coming weeks when temperatures across the Midwest are forecast to return to more-seasonable levels. This will lessen demand at terminals and, hopefully, there will be more supply available for farmers drying crops, he said.DTN Senior Ag Meteorologist Bryce Anderson said this November had a historic cold snap — the coldest in a century in many areas east of the Rockies. In many instances, temperatures were 20 to 30 degrees lower than normal.“What made this one stand out is the fact that this Artic cold plummeted all the way south to the Gulf Coast with its harsh impact,” Anderson said.Anderson said the temperature pattern shows a more moderate trend through the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Seasonal levels will seem almost warm after this cold wave, he added.GRAIN DRYERS WAITMatt Undlin, a farmer from Lansford, North Dakota, told DTN his corn harvest could be stalled for the rest of November due to lack of propane to dry down his crop. His retailer said they were 10 semi-loads behind and priority will be given to hospitals, churches, schools, businesses and residences. If any propane is left, it will be made available for crop drying, he said.In addition, they were limiting residents to 100-gallon maximum fills and they were not going to be refilling anyone if the tank was at 30% or more.“We were expecting it to happen but it still sucks,” Undlin said.If that isn’t enough, the lack of supply has caused Undlin’s local propane prices to climb. Price was $1.30/gallon Tuesday and Wednesday it was $2.00/gallon and could climb to $2.50/gallon in the coming days, he said.Undlin said he is only about 10% done with his corn harvest. They planted the crop around normal planting dates, but the corn’s moisture is still 22% to 26%. One positive is yields, which have been roughly about 10% above normal, he said.December is usually extremely cold in north-central North Dakota with high temperatures around zero Fahrenheit — too cold to dry crops. Undlin hopes he can get enough corn harvested to fulfill his contracts; some of his corn may be bagged, while some may just have to stay in the field.The same situation is also present farther east. Roxi Thompson, who farms near Harmony, Minnesota, could not get propane last week to continue harvesting corn.Thompson said Thursday they called their supplier to tell them they would need more supply. It doesn’t appear they will be able obtain more propane anytime soon and it could be up to four weeks before more gas is available, she said. Thompson had received some propane on Monday of this week.“This is serious for us because we still have 700 acres of corn standing in the field, with winter weather on the way,” Thompson said. “For a farmer, the worst feeling in the world is to be unable to do the work they know must be done.”A southern Wisconsin farmer who asked to remain anonymous said he too has not been able to get propane this week as he tries to continue corn harvest. A growing season with 422% above-normal precipitation delayed crops and his corn’s moisture level ranged from 22% to 30%.“We have snow (this week) but our wet tanks are full,” the southern Wisconsin farmer said.He wanted to point out his propane dealer has been great during this ordeal and has done everything possible to obtain propane. More propane was scheduled to arrive at this Wisconsin farm today (Friday) and corn drying will begin again.EXTREME PROPANE DEMANDRoger Leider, executive director of the Minnesota Propane Association, said there is plenty of propane supply in the nation. The pressing issue is the extreme demand. He reported wholesalers in the state are seeing 150% of normal demand at this time of year.Retailers in the state have made priority lists, which include animal confinement facilities and home heating first, while grain drying falls in line second. He has heard from some less-than-happy farmers who want to dry corn, but usually an explanation of the current situation will satisfy them, he said.Leider warned the rest of November will be challenging to keep propane available for everyone who wants it. There are no quick fixes to get large amounts of the product shipped from Conway, Kansas, to Minnesota.“Inventory levels in the state are going to be way down during the month,” Leider said. “I figured it would take 700 semi-loads just to get us back to standard levels and this is on top of the 250 loads we use a day here.”Hopefully, by the end of the month more supply will be available in the state; but even then this recovery period may stretch into December, he said. Leider said the good news is the supply of propane looks to be ample and the price shouldn’t increase much, short of more extremely low temperatures.Russ Quinn can be reached at [email protected] him on Twitter @RussQuinnDTN(ES/CZ)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more


Live In A Crowded Place? Your Wi-Fi Is Fast But Your Cell Service Is Slow [Infographic]

first_imgRole of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement nick statt When it comes to Wi-Fi and mobile broadband service, population makes a big difference. According to a new report from WeFi, a mobile broadband solution and network management company, the higher the population a state has, the better that state’s Wi-Fi speeds – but the slower the cellular broadband speeds. (Ironically, states with very low population densities also suffer from slow cellular speeds – probably for completely different reasons.)The infographic below lays out the report’s conclusions on who in the U.S. gets the fastest and slowest Wi-Fi and mobile broadband speeds – and exactly what they use all that bandwidth to do.For example, it turns out that Instagram is the biggest social-network data hog, easily beating out Google+ and Facebook and trailing only multimedia-heavy ESPN in terms of overall data downloaded.   Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#broadband#cellular#Facebook#Google#Instagram#Wi-Fi center_img The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Related Posts What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …last_img read more


No A-Roid, Yanks Beat Bucs, 2-1

first_imgBRADENTON, Fla.— Esmil Rogers, trying to cement a spot on the New York Yankees’ pitching staff, tossed two scoreless innings March 5 in a 2-1 victory against the Pittsburgh Pirates.Rogers gave up just a double by Korean rookie Jung Ho Kang and also struck out one. If he makes the team, Rogers could be used as a long reliever and spot starter.First baseman Garrett Jones had two hits, including an RBI double in the fifth inning. Tyler Austin put the Yankees ahead with a towering solo home run in the eighth inning.Left-hander Francisco Liriano and right-hander Charlie Morton each tossed two scoreless innings for the Pirates.Liriano, the Pirates’ likely opening-day starter, gave up two hits, walked one and struck out two. Morton, who is recovering from offseason hip surgery, allowed two hits, walked two and struck out one.Alex Rodriguez did not make the trip with the Yankees.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more


2015 Masters World Cup campaign commences

first_imgAustralia’s Masters squads commence their 2015 World Cup campaign this weekend when the contingent trains together in Sydney. The six squads will train over the weekend with all squad members looking to impress in their first camp in the lead up to the World Cup in April/May next year at C.Ex Coffs International Stadium, Coffs Harbour. There has been strong interest in all the squads due to the World Cup being on home soil in 2015, with the last World Cup held in Australia being 15 years ago. Australia will be looking to retain the Masters World Cup trophy that they won at the 2011 World Cup in Edinburgh, Scotland.Touch Football Australia wishes all squad members the best of luck for the training camp this weekend. To keep up-to-date with all the latest news and information from the Masters Training Camp, please stay tuned to the Touch Football Australia social media pages and website:Website – www.touchfootball.com.auFacebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustralia Twitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus Instagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustralia Related LinksMasters Training Camplast_img read more


Delhi govt discontinues road try test for recalibrated fare metres

first_imgNEW DELHI: In a major relief to auto-rickshaw drivers, the Delhi government on Wednesday announced to discontinue the practice of ‘road try test’ after recalibration of auto fare meters. The announcement was made by the Delhi Consumer Affairs and Legal Metrology Department Minister, Imran Hussain following directions from the Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal.Hussain said that the Chief Minister had directed him to hold consultation meeting with all stake-holders to simplify the procedure for re-calibration of auto fare meters. This initiative of Kejriwal government will benefit the auto rickshaw drivers as well as the commuters, as recalibration will be done faster, which will also save cost and time. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe Delhi government had recently revised the auto fares. This has necessitated re-calibration of auto fare meters after upgradation of their software. The re-calibration of auto fare meters is about to start shortly. Hussain also noted that the Auto Rickshaw drivers were also complaining about charging of exorbitant prices by Manufacturers, Repairers and Dealers of Auto Rickshaw fare meters for up gradation of software. The Minister announced that for providing relief and succour to Auto Rickshaw drivers, an advisory has been issued to the Manufacturers, Repairers and Dealers of Auto Rickshaw fare meters for not charging more than Rs 400 per meter plus applicable GST for undertaking software upgradation post revision of auto fares. Previously, after re-calibration and initial verification by Weights & Measures Department (now renamed Legal Metro logy) in its laboratory at Wazirpur, the Auto Rickshaw drivers had to go for the road try test at Rewla Khanpur, Najafgarh. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsThe Auto Rickshaw drivers were demanding that road try test at the far away location at Najafgarh was inconvenient to them and it was also causing loss of a day’s earning. They were requesting for making the re-calibration process smooth and convenient and for conducting at central location. The Department has so far been testing the Auto/Taxi Fare Meter with the help of electronic pulse generating machine in the lab situated at Taxi Meter Unit which checks the auto/taxi fare meter on the basis of pulse generated for distance travelled and calculates fare. Thereafter the meters were being tested on road through Road Try Test at Rewla Khanpur. From now on wards, the Auto Rickshaw drivers will not go for the Road Try Test at Rewla Khanpur and the verification certificate of Auto Fare Meter Testing will be issued after testing at Wazirpur Laboratory only.last_img read more