Photo: Phierce Photo Load remaining images The Avett Brothers spent two great nights at the Murat Theatre in Indianapolis, treating Midwest fans to back-to-back performances at the classic venue. The Avetts have been on a roll since their recent album release True Sadness, even joining guitarist Warren Haynes in a tribute to Jerry Garcia and his music.Keeping the setlists fresh through both nights, the Avett Brothers never fail to delight their audiences. Fortunately, Phierce Photo was on hand to capture images from the performances. Check them out, as well as the full setlists, below.
It is remarkable to reflect on just since September 7, 2016. In the span of 365 days, we combined EMC’s leading Storage, Data Protection, Converged Infrastructure, Enterprise Services and Support with Dell’s leading Servers, Open Networking, Global Supply Chain, Services and Support to create the powerhouse that is Dell EMC.Broadly across Dell Technologies – we essentially combined an impressive seven companies to become the largest privately-controlled technology company. In this time, we’ve exceeded many of our own expectations, leading the market in the most important tech segments:#1 in all-flash storage for 12 consecutive quarters#1 in Storage: High-End, Mid-Range and Unstructured#1 in hybrid flash arrays#1 in data protection appliances#1 worldwide in server shipments#1 worldwide in Converged Infrastructure#1 worldwide in Open Networking#1 worldwide in public and private cloud IT infrastructure#1 Mission-Critical Public CloudThis truly has been a year of innovation at Dell EMC. Our competition predicted disruption and a slowdown in product delivery, but I’m proud to say we’ve delivered a constant stream of major product releases throughout the year, including:14G Dell EMC PowerEdge servers;A complete refresh of high-end (VMax All Flash, XtremIO X2 ), midrange (Unity, SC) and unstructured storage platforms (Isilon, ECS);An all new Data Domain, which continues to lead the market, and a turnkey Integrated Data Protection Appliance;Expansion of our Data Protection capabilities to the cloud, along with native support for VMware Cloud on AWS;New Software-Defined Storage (ScaleIO and Elastic Cloud Storage) delivered on Dell EMC PowerEdge servers; and,A new OS10 operating system powering our Open Networking solutions.To add to that impressive list, Dell EMC VxRail, jointly engineered with VMware, is one of the fastest growing products in our history, with more than 14,000 nodes sold since the launch in March 2016 ‒ exceeding 145 petabytes of storage and 150,000 cores ‒ to more than 2,000 customers in dozens of industries across 97 countries.And if that all wasn’t enough – we’ve executed on a multi-cloud strategy across Dell Technologies to provide our customers with the choices they’ve been asking for. That could be a VMware-powered Enterprise Hybrid Cloud all the way through to the new VMware Cloud on AWS. Or, they could choose Virtustream for mission-critical applications, or Pivotal-powered Native Hybrid Cloud for cloud native applications. And for customers looking at Microsoft for their cloud strategy, we offer the Dell EMC Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack. All of these options can take advantage of Dell EMC’s new cloud-like consumption models, giving our customers incredible flexibility in achieving their IT transformation goals.As businesses consider their digital future, the harsh reality is that technology has evolved faster than many organizations’ IT infrastructures have been able to keep pace with. Organizations can’t rip and replace their IT infrastructure, as legacy systems and applications still are often viewed as the bread and butter of a company’s day-to-day operations.But a swift and thoughtful modernization is becoming increasingly urgent. The enterprise must quickly modernize, automate and transform to stay competitive and relevant. Enterprises must transform their legacy IT infrastructure into a private cloud (with connections to public clouds and SaaS providers) creating a modern, automated platform for their existing applications, while simultaneously building an IT infrastructure to support next-gen ‘cloud native’ applications that will ultimately drive their digital transformation. And the benefits of an IT transformation span beyond innovation to efficiencies that help improve everything from the environment to the bottom line.Dell EMC recently commissioned Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) to conduct data-driven research to identify the various stages of IT Transformation, overall progress globally among organizations, and the outcomes resulting from transformation maturity. Only 5 percent of the organizations participating scored highly enough to reach a level of transformation maturity – with 41 percent in the “Emerging” phase and 42 percent in the “Evolving” phase. However, those who had reached a Transformed status reported the best results across many key performance indicators (KPIs), including: increased IT agility and responsiveness, enhanced IT spending efficiency, higher levels of funding for new projects and innovation, higher levels of internal stakeholder satisfaction, and improved business outcomes and optimism.This is where the collective power of Dell EMC can be fully harnessed for IT Transformation.As I look ahead to the next 365 days, I am inspired by the possibilities that we broadly as Dell Technologies will empower enterprise organizations to fully realize as part of the Internet of Everything through our innovative end-to-end IT solutions, partnerships, expertise, and of course, our unwavering commitment to our customers.
The Ghana Football Association have revealed that they are yet to fully ascertain the details of Ghana’s kit sponsorship deal with Puma following a renewal of the deal.Ghana’s contract with the German kit manufacturer expired before AFCON 2019 but the various national teams are still kitted by Puma.Negotiations for the deal were handled by the Dr Kofi Amoah led Normalization Committee but key details of the deal including its value and also it duration remain unknown.GFA President Kurt Okraku explained that his administration is still in the process of settling down and thus have not had the privilege of fully perusing the Puma contract.“We took over on the 25th and received formal handing over notes on the 26th of November.“We are currently going over all the papers and we know that we have a new relationship with Puma.“Once we go through and we are sure we can speak to the specifics,” he told journalists gathered at a Meet the Press session at the Information Ministry.
Former Liverpool and Real Madrid striker Michael Owen has agreed with Finn Harps goalkeeper Ciaran Gallagher’s assessment that he is a better goalkeeper than Simon Mignolet.Gallagher who recently signed back for Finn Harps after a brief spell at bitter rivals Derry City made the claim on social networking site Twitter.Mignolet has come in for some severe criticism due to his lacklustre performances over the last number of months. The Finn Harps No.1 is a lifelong Liverpool supporter, and like many of the club’s supporters is growing impatient with the Belgian shot-stopper poor performances.Gallagher claims that the former European Footballer of the year responded to a tweet in which he proclaimed he was a better keeper than Simon Mignolet.Owen tweets Gallagher back saying ‘Can’t argue with that @ciarangall1.’Gallagher took to Facebook and posted a screenshot of the tweet (pictured above) with a caption that read. ‘His response when I tweeted saying I’m a better keeper than Mignolet! He knows the Craic’.However, the original tweet by Gallagher is nowhere to be seen and Owen looks like he was just responding to Gallagher’s five-a-side team selection.It was a nice try from Gallagher, however he could be in hot water with Ollie Horgan.Gallagher makes no secret of the fact he’s attempting to engineer a move away from Finn Park to Anfield in January.If the talented and affable shot-stopper doesn’t make the move to Liverpool in January, he’s probably earned himself extra running in pre-season next month. 🙂 FORMER EUROPEAN FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR THINKS FINN HARPS KEEPER IS BETTER THAN SIMON MIGNOLET was last modified: December 4th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Ciaran GallagherFinn Harps FCMichael OwennewsSimon MignoletSportTwitter