Weezer Finally Covered Toto’s “Africa” So Maybe The Internet Can Find Peace Now

first_imgA small but vocal group of Weezer fans saw their dreams come true today when the band released a cover of Toto‘s “Africa”, thereby fulfilling the defining demand of the #WeezerCoverAfrica campaign.Since its emergence in late 2017, the #WeezerCoverAfrica saga has grown into a perfect storm of things that make the Internet tick. By combining Toto’s “Africa” with social media trolling, aggressive 14-year-olds, and a band that only ’90s kids will remember, the whole ordeal has been a delightful reminder of the transformative power of world wide web.It all started in December when a 14-year-old Weezer fan named Mary created a Twitter account called @WeezerAfrica in the hopes of convincing her favorite band to cover Toto’s beloved 1982 hit. For six months, her efforts were relentless yet unsuccessful, but everything changed last week when Weezer finally responded.In a supreme act of trolling, Rivers Cuomo and Co. unveiled a cover of Toto’s other beloved 1982 hit “Rosanna”, which they tweeted at the @WeezerAfrica account on Thursday. The reaction from the Internet-at-large was overwhelmingly positive, but the reaction from @WeezerAfrica and her legion #WeezerCoverAfrica was one of confusion. “#WeezerCoverAfrica turned into #WeeerCoveringRosanna ???,” the account tweeted, presumably while coming to terms with Weezer’s—and by extension, the universe’s—cruel ways.Alas, the story would not end there. After spending five days adrift in a dark world where Weezer was content to cover the wrong Toto song, the #WeezerCoverAfrica got exactly what it wanted this morning. On top of all that, the band used @WeezerAfrica’s first-ever tweet for their new single’s cover art.Give Weezer’s take on Africa a listen below. And remember, kids: it’s never too late to follow your dreams, or whatever.Weezer – “Africa” (Toto cover)last_img read more

The Power To Do More – At Your Fingertips

first_imgWe’ve all heard that a picture is worth a thousand words … so a video is worth a thousand pictures!  What if you could watch a “how-to video” when you needed help with a server, instantaneously, no matter where you were located?Now, with Dell’s industry-first Quick Resource Locator (QRL) application, you can. The QRL will revolutionize the way you use digital resources to learn about physical hardware. You just use your smartphone to scan a Quick Response (QR) code that we are including on the top of every 12th Generation PowerEdge server (see picture) and get direct access to all sorts of critical service information:Step-by-step videos, including overviews of system internals and externals, as well as detailed, concise, task-oriented videosReference materials, including searchable owner’s manual content, LCD diagnostics, and an electrical overviewYour service tag, so you can quickly gain access to your specific hardware configuration and warranty informationA direct link to Dell, to quickly get in touch with technical support and sales teamsOur Experience Design Group has developed the QRL to empower IT professionals with the information they need when they need it, making them more effective at managing their data center hardware, and giving them the power to do more!  IT professionals are expected to be experts in all areas of servicing these products and are often challenged with business-critical servicing situations. With that in mind, we have created a menu that is mapped onto the actual layout of the server, making it instinctively easy to navigate and view the most relevant videos (see image).There is an enormous amount of information available about these products on specific support websites and other sources, but it can be challenging to find the specific information needed under the pressure of a critical hardware failure. But with QRL, even while standing in the datacenter at the box, they can just scan the QR code and the information is immediately (and literally) at their fingertips! No longer will IT professionals have to search the internet for relevant information about hardware issues, or carry around an owner’s manual.All the QRL videos are all shot specifically for this application and precisely to meet the needs of an IT professional who is in the data center servicing a specific Dell product. And the full product owner’s manual has been translated into mobile format to allow simple drill down navigation, including the ability to open relevant figures in full screen mode. The manual content is also searchable to allow quick discovery of component detailsThe QRL is a learning tool too. It gives customers access to information about the full PowerEdge portfolio and our sales team will be able to use this application as an convenient tool to educate them. At the same time, just using this tool is a demonstration of our competitive advantage in usability and product design.This is just the first step. We are committed to continually improving our customer’s at-the-box experience through mobile content.  To see the QRL in action, check out the video:&nbsp;</p><p>last_img read more

Woman Arrested Following Traffic Stop, Charged With DWI Under Leandra’s Law

first_imgStock Image.JAMESTOWN – A City of Jamestown woman was arrested and charged for allegedly driving while under the influence of drugs following a traffic stop on Tuesday.Jamestown Police say Stephanie Dellahoy, 31, was pulled over in the area of E. 2nd and E. 5th Streets for an alleged traffic infraction just after 8 p.m.Officers allege that Dellahoy was found in possession of a quantity of methamphetamine and hydrocodone pills.Additionally, police said Dellahoy’s 4-year-old daughter and another 5-year-old child was in the vehicle at the time of the traffic stop. Dellahoy was taken into custody and charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, two counts of felony aggravated DWI Leandra’s Law, DWAI, two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and on other traffic infractions.Police did not report if the children remained in Dellahoy’s care. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window),Those Dellahoy’s are fuck uplast_img read more

Renewable-Energy Industry Sees Support on Both Sides of Partisan Divide

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg:With the administration of President Donald Trump moving to bail out coal plants and slap tariffs on solar imports, the renewable-energy industry is turning to a secret weapon for help: conservatives who actually support clean energy.The wind and solar industry sponsored a conservative conference on clean energy in Washington, hoping to tailor their message for the Trump administration. Job creation, traditional values and American energy independence replaced worries about climate change and global warming. “This is an a classic example of being able to take the the abundance that God has blessed my state and our country with and using it more efficiently,” Ohio Republican Senator Rob Portman told the Conservative Clean Energy Summit Thursday. “The Bible tells us that part of our responsibility is and continues to be good stewards of the great, green Earth.”He was addressing the crowd of roughly 300 who stood and placed their hands on their hearts as the Star Spangled Banner was sung, which was followed by a live rendition of “Proud to be an American.” Among the conference organizers was the Christian Coalition, the grass roots group founded by evangelist Pat Robertson in 1989.“When I think about energy or when I think about anything, I’m a conservative Republican and I want to make sure that it’s pro-life, that it’s pro family and that it’s pro-America,” said Tyler Duvelius, the Ohio state director of the Christian Coalition.The conference was sponsored in part by the American Wind Energy Association and Solar Energy Industries Association, two groups that worked closely with the Obama administration to advance climate regulations. Trump has moved to end those rules.And that’s not all. The Department of Energy has proposed reworking electricity markets, giving coal and nuclear plants a premium at the expense of solar, wind and gas plants. And the International Trade Commission is slated to hand Trump an opportunity to slap trade tariffs on imported solar panels, which the industry warns could cripple the domestic installation and component manufacturing industry.“They want tariffs, they want to double the price of solar panels, they want to take away choice for consumers across this country,” said Abigail Ross Hopper, the chief executive officer of the solar industry group.Tom Kiernan, the head of the wind group, noted in his remarks that the industry is asking Congress not to end its key tax credit early as lawmakers work on a broad rewrite of the nation’s tax code.“The wind industry is revitalizing farming and ranching communities,” Kiernan said, adding that it is also hiring veterans and helping improve national security. “The whole concept of ‘Made in America,’ that is very much in alignment with the wind industry.”More: Embattled Solar, Wind Industries Turn to Conservatives for Help Renewable-Energy Industry Sees Support on Both Sides of Partisan Dividelast_img read more

Weekend Pick: Horse Pens 40 Bouldering Competition in Steele, Alabama, Nov. 22

first_imgHorse Pens 40Image courtesy of Triple Crown Bouldering SeriesChase the sun during this cold snap and head down South to Steele, Alabama for the Horse Pens 40 Bouldering Competition, the third installment in the Triple Crown Bouldering Series. Saturday, November 22, will feature one of the most popular bouldering competitions nationwide at Horse Pens 40, the area’s top bouldering field and a favorite of Southeastern climbers.The annual Triple Crown Bouldering Series typically occurs in three parts – first at Hound Ears in Boone, North Carolina; and second at Little Rock City, or Stone Fort, in Chattanooga, Tennessee; before hitting Steele for the final leg of the competition. This year, the event has tacked on a fourth segment at Rumbling Bald in North Carolina to finish out the series.Horse Pens 40, now the penultimate piece of the Triple (Quadruple) Crown, begins at 9 AM Saturday morning with pre-registration and last-minute sign ups available on both the evening before and the morning of. Registered participants and spectators will meet at the Horse Pens 40 Campsite, just seconds from the boulders! Climbers have until 4 PM to climb and document their ten best problems, each assigned a particular point value based on difficulty. Finally, end the day surrounded by your fellow climbers with warm food, free beer, and tons of swag at the evening Awards Ceremony.Horse Pens 40Image courtesy of Triple Crown Bouldering SeriesAll boulder problems in the area are graded on the V scale, which on a worldwide scale currently ranges from V0 to V16. Climbers fall into categories based on gender and climbing grade: “Novice” includes men and women climbing V0 to V2, “Intermediate” looks to men from V3 to V5 and women from V3 to V4, “Advanced” holds men from V6 to V8 and women from V5 to V6, and the elite “Open” category applies to men on V9 or higher and women on V7 or higher. The top three climbers in each category win some seriously cool prizes, and all other competitors can walk away with plenty of equally solid door prizes, raffle items, and giveaways.Climbers can compete at Horse Pens 40 for $50, and spectators can attend for $20. Registration remains open until the event is full, up to the very morning of the competition! Each leg of the Triple Crown Bouldering Series serves to bring top-notch climbing opportunities and a healthy competitive atmosphere to boulderers of all levels, pure beginners and hard experts alike. The day may leave your muscles tired, your fingertips raw, and your stomach growling… but all these things will make your time on the rock even more fulfilling! Get psyched on climbing, for the first time or the millionth, at the Horse Pens 40 Bouldering Competition.last_img read more

U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command Hosts Planners for Continuing Promise 2015

first_imgThe mission has an enhanced focus. Building on relationships created in previous years, participants will consider each visit a subject-matter expert exchange, working together to increase the capacities of countries and communities to provide for themselves. By Dialogo December 11, 2014 Continuing Promise, a U.S. Southern Command training mission introduced in 2007, focuses on providing medical, engineering and veterinary humanitarian assistance activities in select countries to strengthen partnerships and improve cooperation on many levels among partner nations, interagency organizations and nongovernmental organizations. This year’s Continuing Promise mission will include hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), a military sealift command ship, for the fourth year. As in previous years, hundreds of surgeries will be performed aboard Comfort, and thousands of patients will be treated ashore. The multinational members of the planning staff worked with information gathered through pre-deployment site surveys in which U.S. and partner nation planners relied on local professionals to describe the needs of their communities to develop the specific plans for each mission stop. Participants will share best practices with the host nation partners, and will work with local doctors, nurses and dentists when providing care and with host nation engineers and specialists during subject-matter expert exchanges and activities. As in previous years, hundreds of surgeries will be performed aboard Comfort, and thousands of patients will be treated ashore. This year’s Continuing Promise mission will include hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), a military sealift command ship, for the fourth year. U.S. Military, non-government agency planners and prospective participants in the upcoming Continuing Promise 2015 humanitarian assistance deployment worked on the details of the operation during a mission planning conference hosted on Dec. 2-5 by U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/4th Fleet. From early April through September, Continuing Promise will provide medical and dental care, preventive medicine and veterinary consulting, and construction projects in 11 countries. The mission will return to Belize, Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, and, for the first time, visit Dominica and Honduras. center_img Continuing Promise, a U.S. Southern Command training mission introduced in 2007, focuses on providing medical, engineering and veterinary humanitarian assistance activities in select countries to strengthen partnerships and improve cooperation on many levels among partner nations, interagency organizations and nongovernmental organizations. Continuing Promise participants will work alongside local government officials and medical professionals from the host nation to meet the day-to-day needs of communities and to prepare to respond together in disaster relief. From early April through September, Continuing Promise will provide medical and dental care, preventive medicine and veterinary consulting, and construction projects in 11 countries. The mission will return to Belize, Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, and, for the first time, visit Dominica and Honduras. Continuing Promise participants will work alongside local government officials and medical professionals from the host nation to meet the day-to-day needs of communities and to prepare to respond together in disaster relief. Excellent piece of news! Do you have the program or the travel route? I have information on the countries it will travel to, but not the route. Thank you very much I would have liked them to come back to Ecuador. We have so many poor people who need them but because of the government they won’t be coming back The mission has an enhanced focus. Building on relationships created in previous years, participants will consider each visit a subject-matter expert exchange, working together to increase the capacities of countries and communities to provide for themselves. The multinational members of the planning staff worked with information gathered through pre-deployment site surveys in which U.S. and partner nation planners relied on local professionals to describe the needs of their communities to develop the specific plans for each mission stop. Participants will share best practices with the host nation partners, and will work with local doctors, nurses and dentists when providing care and with host nation engineers and specialists during subject-matter expert exchanges and activities. U.S. Military, non-government agency planners and prospective participants in the upcoming Continuing Promise 2015 humanitarian assistance deployment worked on the details of the operation during a mission planning conference hosted on Dec. 2-5 by U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/4th Fleet. last_img read more

Alex Iwobi urges Unai Emery to keep Mesut Ozil in Arsenal team after BATE Borisov win

first_img Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Comment Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Read More Skip Read More by Metro Video Settings Read More More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityIt was only Ozil’s second start since the turn of the year and Iwobi has urged Emery to stick with the German ahead of Arsenal’s clash with Southampton this weekend.Asked about Ozil’s return to the side, Iwobi replied: ‘We know what Mesut’s like, we see him in training every day. He’s world class.‘You know we’ll create a lot of chances with him in the side so we just have to hope that we put our chances away and we’re able to score three goals from it, like today.‘So hopefully he continues to play. Full Screen About Connatix V67539 Mesut Ozil made a rare start for Arsenal against BATE Borisov (Picture: Getty)Alex Iwobi hopes Mesut Ozil keeps his place in Arsenal’s starting XI after Unai Emery recalled the midfielder for the side’s victory over BATE Borisov.Arsenal had to overturn a 1-0 deficit from the first leg in Belarus and got off to the perfect start on Thursday evening as Zakhar Volkov turned Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s cross into his own net in the 4th minute.Goals from Shkodran Mustafi and Sokratis Papastathopoulos either side of the break sealed a comfortable 3-1 aggregate win as the Gunners booked their place in the Europa League last 16.Ozil was not even included in Arsenal’s squad for the first leg but produced an assured performance alongside Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Aubameyang and Iwobi at the Emirates.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Skip Ad 1/1 Mesut Ozil made his second start of 2019 (Picture: Getty)‘It’s about trying to create space and makes the right runs.‘I know if I make a run he’ll be able to find me because he’s got the vision to spot it, so I just have to make it easier and try to make a run so that he can play the ball for me.’center_img Read More Manchester United captain Harry Maguire / Advertisement Read More Emery’s side booked their place in the Europa League last 16 (Picture: Getty)Emery believes Mesut Ozil showed his ‘quality’ and ‘experience’ against the Belarusian outfit.‘Well I said to him carry on, be available like today, like the last two weeks,’ the Spaniard said after the final whistle.‘Today I am happy, it was like what we want from him.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesOn whether Ozil’s showing is what he expects from the midfielder week in, week out, Emery responded: ‘Be available, carry on. Today he showed us he wants.‘If he is available like the last two weeks, his experience like today is good and his quality and capacity. His combinations are good.’MORE: Jurgen Klopp picks out Manchester United trio ahead of clash Liverpool clash Coming Next Metro Sport ReporterThursday 21 Feb 2019 9:49 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link618Shares Top articles Alex Iwobi urges Unai Emery to keep Mesut Ozil in Arsenal team after BATE Borisov win 1 min. story SPONSORED Advertisement PLAY last_img read more

MacArtney Winches Hornsea Project One Contract

first_imgMacArtney has won a contract to deliver electrical cable winches which will pull array cables and export cables from the seabed onto the substation decks of DONG Energy’s 1.2GW Hornsea Project One wind farm off the Yorkshire coast.Hornsea Project One is equipped with three offshore substations. The scope of supply covers three MacArtney 160 kN electrical cable pulling winches including three comprehensive spare parts packages for each of the three winches.The power cables are to be pulled through a total of 15 J-tubes onto each substation for connection. The actual winch is rotatable for direct 360 degrees operation and the pull is generated through 250 m Ø32 Dyneema rope.MacArtney will also provide additional equipment consisting of a DNV approved password-secured ‘capacity reduction mode’ which enables cable installers to use smaller sheave blocks to install the inter array cables. In addition, the supply includes an integrated data logger with an extra large 15.4 inch HMI, and 360 degrees rotation for optimised operation, which reduces the costs of reversible units and sheave blocks. Additionally, Dyneema ropes have been chosen for reasons of simplified operation, the company said.The scope is designed and manufactured according to DNV/GL 2.22 certification, to CE marking, and to LOLER.”We are happy to be part of this project. We believe in setting the bar high and the project reflects both good team work and long-standing competences when it comes to project management, designing, engineering, and constructing appliances required by the offshore wind sector,” said Søren Hartvigsen, Technical Director of MacArtney Manufacturing.last_img read more

Calls for Len Brown to resign

first_imgOneNews 16 March 2014Auckland Mayor Len Brown says he will remain as mayor because the ratepayers want him to be.Speaking on TVNZ’s Q A programme Mr Brown said that most Aucklanders want him to move on from last year’s affair scandal and get on with the job of being their mayor.“Most people are over it and they want me to get on with the job and that’s what I’m doing,” he said.However, Family First NZ’s national director, Bob McCoskrie, says it’s time for Mr Brown to go.“For many Aucklanders, his actions have brought the office of the Mayor in to disrepute. He no longer has the respect or the confidence of many people to be seen as a major community leader.”He says there needs to be another election for mayor in Auckland.“Aucklanders should have another opportunity to have their say on whether they accept his leadership,” says Mr McCoskrie.Mr McCoskrie says that if information about Mr Brown’s affair was known prior to the election the outcome could have been significantly different.“To resign and then stand for re-election would be the most appropriate action for Mr Brown to take if he wishes to remain as Mayor.”http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/calls-len-brown-resign-5866264last_img read more

I’m terminally ill and the debate on euthanasia scares me

first_imgSydney Morning Herald 17 January 2017Family First Comment: “Recognising the full scope of human dignity, we stopped capital punishment a long time ago. Now bringing in legislation that allows a group of experts to determine who can “legally” die, seems a retrograde move. Intellectually, that worries me. And once the legislation has been approved, experience tells us that it is likely to grow exponentially. I can imagine a time when particularly frail and vulnerable people will succumb to the thought that it might be best for their families and for society in general for them to let go and die – they will agree to something because they think they ought to. That scares me.”It scares us all.The NSW community is about to debate physician-assisted death or voluntary euthanasia. No doubt one of the key ideas will be the notion that we ought to have a “free choice” when it comes to the manner of our death. This is coupled with the different understandings that people have about what it means to die with dignity. These are vitally important conversations. However, it often feels to me that the voices who want physician-assisted dying are given extra amplification by celebrities, and that, because they talk about dying with dignity, they somehow must be right. But the past four years have confirmed for me everything that my two ethics degrees have taught me: that human dignity is so inherent that it is expressed even in extreme vulnerability and not just in the good times.The debate worries and scares me on several levels. Fortunately we just don’t go around killing each other any more, so the notion that it’s a person’s “free choice” to die just doesn’t make sense.  Recognising the full scope of human dignity, we stopped capital punishment a long time ago. Now bringing in legislation that allows a group of experts to determine who can “legally” die, seems a retrograde move. Intellectually, that worries me. And once the legislation has been approved, experience tells us that it is likely to grow exponentially. I can imagine a time when particularly frail and vulnerable people will succumb to the thought that it might be best for their families and for society in general for them to let go and die – they will agree to something because they think they ought to. That scares me.I have always been an extremely private person, so the thought that my increasingly frail body will need intimate help does not thrill me. But just as I cared for and loved my friend in all her messiness and fragility, I will have to let others care for and love me in the same way. There is nothing undignified about that. So my experience of being a primary carer tells me that as I’m dying, the presence of people who have the emotional capacity to sit with me during long hours, who have the strength to continually stroke my arm, to bring me cups of water in the night, to tell me that they love me and to stay with me even if it seems that I am no longer present to them is of beyond measure. I’m sure that I will know their voices, and that I will know their touch. So as the doctors relieve my physical pain, I trust that my family and friends will abide with me so that just as I have lived, so will I die, with integrity and grace.“In 2012 my father was diagnosed with end stage stomach cancer. He was scared of the process of dying, but the people from palliative care reassured him that he would not suffer. He did suffer. I still feel guilty that I could not help him.Since that time three bills seeking to legalise assisted dying (in NSW, Tasmania and South Australia) have been rejected by state parliaments. To hear politicians blithely debating euthanasia laws is particularly galling, having experienced the painful end of this process.”READ MORE: http://www.smh.com.au/comment/im-terminally-ill-and-the-debate-on-euthanasia-scares-me-20170117-gtt0kn.htmllast_img read more