The addition of triple threat Big Grizmatik – the rare supergroup comprised of electronic giants Big Gigantic, Griz, and Gramatik – to this year’s Summer Camp Festival lineup had fans in for a real treat. To close out the three day festival in Chillicothe, IL, the live electro-funk producers threw down a raging set of epic proportions, drawing one of the largest crowds of the weekend to their party.The legendary George Clinton, who was on the grounds to play with Parliament Funkadelic earlier in the day, even joined in on the action, generating an enthusiastic “We Want The Funk” chant from the audience. With contagious energy and infectious beats, the squad played banger after banger from each of their own catalogues and beyond. It was the perfect closer to a memorable weekend, ending things on the highest of notes.Check out a recap of the sit-in from GRiZ himself.Setlist: Big Grizmatik at Summer Camp Music Festival, Chilicothe, IL – 5/29/16I Don’t Mind – GRiZ (Unreleased) C’mon – GRiZ x Big G (Unreleased) Get Em High – Big GIt’s Just a Ride – GramatikWe Want The Funk (with George Clinton)Before I Go – GRiZ (Unreleased) I Gotta Know – Big G (Unreleased) The Anthem – GRiZExpect Us – Gramatik Good Times Roll – GRiZ x Big GDLIMF – GrizmatikFunk With Me – Big G x SnailsCorporate Demons – Gramatik Talkin’ My Freedom – Grizmatik Feelin’ – Big G (Unreleased) Wicked – GRiZ (Unreleased)23 Flavors – Gramatik Wave (remix) – Big GWar Of The Currents – Gramatik Touch The Sky – Big GRather Be Free – GRiZ (Unreleased)Can’t Hold Us – Big GBluestep – GramatikEncore: Little Things – Big G[Photo via Big Gigantic Facebook]
MVP Health Care,Rejecting rate increases initially sought by health insurer MVP after departmental review, BISHCA Commissioner Steve Kimbell approved new rates but only after sending MVP back to sharpen their pencils and reduce their initial request.Kimbell said, ‘MVP’s initial rate filings reflected’inappropriately, we believe’the inherent uncertainty of reliance on high-deductible health care plans. MVP apparently misunderstood the impact of moving so aggressively toward these unpredictable product designs. Vermont businesses and individuals are not going to bear the full cost of this miscalculation.’ MVP had submitted significant rate increases for network-based insurance products, citing unforeseen performance results from new high-deductible products.A high deductible plan requires an insured person to pay a larger amount of his or her own money for care before insurance pays any part of medical bills. The new rates go into effect July 1, 2011.In recent years Vermont health insurance carriers have asked for large rate increases for individuals and small employer groups. ‘This is a trend that has to be fought, not just by the Department but by insurers and providers if we are to have any hope of success in our efforts to achieve real health reform effort in Vermont,’ Kimbell said. Source: Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities & Health Care Administration. May 24, 2011
Swansea midfielder Jonjo Shelvey has completed his move to Newcastle after signing a five-and-a-half-year deal. The 23-year-old England international put pen to paper for an undisclosed fee understood to be in the region of £12million after travelling to Tyneside for a medical and talks on Tuesday. Shelvey is the club’s second new signing in 24 hours following the arrival of Henri Saivet from Bordeaux, also on a long-term deal and for a fee understood to amount to around £5million. Press Association He said: “I’m very excited to be here. I’m so glad that it’s finally done. I drove up through the night to be here, so it’s been a manic 24 hours but it’s all been worth it to come here and play for this great club.” Shelvey has been in Newcastle’s sights for several years, but his move comes after he found himself a peripheral figure at the Liberty Stadium in recent weeks. He made his last appearance for the Swans, who are just two points better off than the relegation-threatened Magpies, in Sunday’s 3-2 FA Cup third-round defeat at League Two Oxford, after which he became involved in a row with a disgruntled fan as he left the pitch. Newcastle head coach Steve McClaren has been desperate to add players who know the Barclays Premier League to his squad after seeing summer signings Aleksandar Mitrovic and Florian Thauvin struggle to establish themselves in English football. McClaren said: “I’m delighted to welcome Jonjo to Newcastle United. He has great experience for a young English central midfielder and he is a current England international, so I’m certain he will be a great addition to the squad. “He is a player we have admired for some time and we’re very pleased that we’ve now been able to bring him here.” While Newcastle have concentrated their early activity on central midfield, there is little doubt that their main focus has to be addressing a crippling lack of goals – they have scored only 19 in their 20 league games to date, and six of those came on one afternoon against Norwich. To that end, they are maintaining an interest in Tottenham and England winger Andros Townsend and are hopeful progress can be made on that front, and are pursuing a series of striking targets. They received no encouragement whatsoever in their enquiries over Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette, but remain on the trail of Wolfsburg’s Bas Dost and are keeping close tabs on developments with former frontman Andy Carroll, now at West Ham, and West Brom’s Saido Berahino, another man they have watched for some time. However, their focus on QPR’s Charlie Austin appears to be dwindling with concerns over injuries and the apparent willingness of the player to remain where he is and run down his contract, making his capture less likely.
Only two weeks of play remain until winter break for the Wisconsin women’s hockey team, and the Badgers have been on a roll.Wisconsin (15-1-0) enters December on a 10-game win streak and doesn’t expect to let up this weekend at Minnesota State’s All Seasons Arena in Mankato.“When you play well, the momentum is good and you want to carry that over and play well the next weekend,” senior Brooke Ammerman said. “Obviously it can’t hurt. But everyday in practice, we bring it and coach reminds us to work hard.”The Badgers have carried over momentum week-to-week since they haven’t lost since Oct. 16, their only loss of the season.These next two weekends, the Badgers play teams in the lower half of the WCHA standings in Minnesota State and Bemidji State.“We have four games left, we have to take one of them at a time, play Friday night see how we do and come back on Saturday and not get ahead of ourselves,” head coach Mark Johnson said. “I think they have put themselves in a good position, and they are working hard at practice and that is the process.”The Minnesota State Mavericks (5-9-0) have struggled after winning their first three games of the season. They’ve won only one game in the WCHA and have gone 2-9 in their past 11 games.The Mavericks have been held to one goal or less in six of their past eight games, four of which have been shutouts. Also troubling the Mavericks is the fact they have a leading goal scorer in Kathleen Rogan who has only played in eight games all season due to injury. MSU’s scoring woes most likely won’t improve this weekend against Wisconsin goaltender Alex Rigsby. Rigsby leads the WCHA with a .942 save percentage.One edge Minnesota State has over Wisconsin is home ice advantage. The Mavericks play on a smaller rink than the Badgers, which can be a difficult adjustment for the traveling team. However, Wisconsin has already played on smaller surfaces twice this season and has outscored its opponents 17-6 in those series.“It is a different size ice sheet, similar to what we had going into Columbus against Ohio State where it is just smaller, so we will practice a couple of days to try to emulate that,” Johnson said. “But it comes down to kids coming out and playing hard and doing the little things we consistently talk about, and if we do that, that gives us the best chance to win.”Wisconsin has a history of playing well against Minnesota State, owning a 47-1-2 record against the Mavericks since the 1999-2000 season. MSU’s only victory during that time came two seasons ago, when Johnson, Hilary Knight, and Meghan Duggan were away with Team USA for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.Recent history also doesn’t bode well for the Mavericks this weekend. The Badgers have managed to improve each week and still managed to score six points last Sunday against St. Cloud, even with starting forward Carolyne Pr?vost out with a leg injury.“We want to sweep these last two series and have good weekends against both Bemidji and Mankato,” Ammerman said. “Bemidji will be really a good series. They are on a good run right now, so that will be two good games before the break, and hopefully we end on a high note.”
Former Dodgers owner Peter O’Malley will present a Pioneer Award to former National League president Bill White. O’Malley inherited the Dodgers from his father, Walter, in 1979, and sold the team to Rupert Murdoch and News Corporation in 1998. His two sons and two nephews are now among the San Diego Padres’ owners.Former Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda will present an eponymous award for managerial achievement to New York Mets manager Terry Collins. Collins managed the Mets to the 2015 World Series, eliminating the Dodgers in a five-game National League Division Series along the way.Former Dodgers international scouting director Bob Engle, who was recently hired by the Cincinnati Reds, is one of three recepients of the George Genovese Lifetime Achivement Award in Scouting.The gala, which is in its 13th year, will feature a memorabilia auction and dinner. The awards portion of the event will be televised on MLB Network on Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. with Matt Vasgersian, Eric Byrnes and Sam Ryan. Dodgers president Stan Kasten will present veteran coach Maury Wills with a lifetime achievement award at the Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation’s annual “In The Spirit of the Game” gala Saturday in Beverly Hills.Wills, 83, won the 1962 National League MVP award after he stole a franchise-record 104 bases. A five-time All-Star, Wills’ 490 stolen bases also rank first in Dodgers history.As a baserunning and bunting instructor in the Dodgers’ spring training camp, Wills has mentored leadoff hitters from Dee Gordon to Dave Roberts, who was recently named the Dodgers’ manager.Besides Kasten and Wills, the event will be very Dodger-centric. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… alex williams Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Tags:#cloud#cloud computing#news Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Microsoft is making two big bets for the new fiscal year: the cloud and the small business market.So it’s fitting that the company is creating a new division that will be chartered with offering cloud computing services for the small business sector. According to ChannelWeb, the division will include all of the SMB sales, technical, marketing and distribution resources under a single multibillion dollar division. It’s reputed to have as much resources it needs for its efforts.Microsoft face a heated battle in the SMB market, particularly against Google, which has been making noticeable inroads with Google Apps.According to CRN, the announcement came through an internal memo, that cited the growing competition in the SMB market. It will be officially announced to partners at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference next week in Washington, DC.CEO Steve Ballmer is making moves reminiscent of the mid-1990s when Bill Gates declared Microsoft an Internet company. Back then, Netscape served as Microsoft’s challenger in the browser market. The software company’s push led to Internet Explorer’s dominance. Today, Google is the challenger.But it’s a different battle today than in 1996. Google is as much a powerhouse as Microsoft. And Google has all kinds of arsenal behind it, including Android, a mobile operating system that is quickly gaining market share. As for Microsoft? They love this kind of competition. Get ready, this is going to be a war.
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat started his four-day visit to Pune district on Thursday.Mr. Bhagwat is scheduled to hold a series a meetings with RSS pracharaks, branch heads and cadre at Talegaon-Dabhade in Maval Taluk on November 10 and 11 at the Indrayani Mangal Karyalaya and Ram Manohar Lohia hall, respectively.The RSS chief is expected to address a rally there after his meetings, said sources. He will address another rally in Kothrud in Pune on November 12.
The BJP’s massive win in Uttar Pradesh has paved the way for the first reshuffle of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s Council of Ministers as three Ministers have won the Lok Sabha election creating vacancies in the State Cabinet. Also, a vacancy was created after disgruntled Minister and Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party leader O.P. Rajbhar was sacked by the Chief Minister for his outburst against his senior NDA partner, the BJP.Rewarding leadersThe ruling party is likely to reward its leaders for their hard work during the election campaigning which resulted in it winning 62 seats, BJP sources said. This would be the first Cabinet reshuffle since Mr. Adityanath was sworn in as the Chief Minister in March 2017. He indicated during an interview that a Cabinet reshuffling was very much on the cards and he was likely to take a decision soon. “We will do it (Cabinet expansion). We will do everything as and when time comes. We will do everything in the interest of the State,” the Chief Minister had said.Four Cabinet Ministers in the U.P. government were in the poll fray. Of them, three won and one lost. With the monsoon session of the Assembly likely in the next couple of months, it is to be seen whether the reshuffle takes place before or after it.
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on Wednesday issued a veiled rebuke to senior Congressman Sushilkumar Shinde over his remarks on the possible merger of the Congress and the NCP. Mr. Pawar said he was well aware of the situation of his own party, while implicitly rebuffing suggestions of a merger.Mr. Shinde, at a campaign rally in Solapur on Tuesday, had said both the Congress and the NCP belonged to the same ideological tree and that both parties were “tired”, while expressing hope that the two Congresses would come together in the future.“Since I am from the NCP, I am well aware of my party’s situation. Perhaps Sushilkumar Shinde was referring to the condition of his own party… but he cannot speak about the NCP,” said Mr. Pawar in Jalgaon, in a riposte to Mr. Shinde’s comment that the NCP was “exhausted” just like the Congress.With the State going to the polls in a little over 10 days, Mr. Shinde’s remarks was music to the ears of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which pounced on it to underscore the defeatist mentality in the Congress-NCP alliance before the electoral contest. ‘Cong. has no identity’Mr. Shinde’s statements illustrated the truth about the Congress, said former Leader of Opposition in the Assmebly, Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil. Mr. Vikhe-Patil, who joined the BJP, said the Congress in Maharashtra had no identity left of its own. “It has hitched its wagon to the NCP’s fortunes and is dictated by them,” said Mr. Vikhe-Patil, a bitter adversary of Mr. Pawar and the NCP.BJP State chief Chandrakant Patil said, regardless of whether or not the Congress and the NCP had grown weary, the scions of the top leadership of both these parties were no longer interested in remaining with them. “It would not be surprising if the younger generation of the Pawar family joined the BJP in the future,” said Mr. Patil.Meanwhile, senior Congress and NCP leaders issued rebuttals over Mr. Shinde’s statements of a possible merger between the two parties. Stating that both the Congress and the NCP were contesting the elections in a spirit of unity, Maharashtra Pradesh Congress chief Balasaheb Thorat said there was no talk of any merger between the two. “Both parties are in a coalition and are fighting as separate political entities. However, both are working together with a common aim to win more than 175 seats in the forthcoming polls,” Mr. Thorat said.Hitting out at Chandrakant Patil, senior NCP leader Ajit Pawar accused the BJP State chief of deliberately trying to drive a wedge between the Congress and the NCP. “The remarks about a merger may be his [Mr. Shinde’s] personal opinion and as a senior leader he is entitled to it… however, as of now we are contesting as two different political parties with the sole aim of overthrowing the BJP-Sena government,” said Mr. Pawar. He had no wish to add to the confusion of Congress and NCP workers by making any further statements, he said.
In an effort to increase its reach into the sustainable industries market, Los Angeles-based EBITDA Media has acquired a stake in Sustainable Life Media, a b-to-b e-newsletter, online community, research and event company.Terms of the deal were not disclosed.EBITDA Media was founded in 2006 by William F. Cobert, a former president and CEO of Canon Communications. Cobert was replaced at Canon by Apprise Media CEO Charlie McCurdy. Apprise acquired Canon in 2005 for $200 million.EBITDA Media owns Green Media Enterprises, a media company that produced the Green East and Green West expos and conferences. The company is backed by private equity media buyout firm Veronis Suhler Stevenson.