Larry Coryell, Legendary Guitarist And The “Godfather Of Fusion,” Dies At Age 73

first_imgWe’re sad to report that legendary fusion guitarist Larry Coryell has passed away in an NYC hotel room at the age of 73. Coryell had a remarkable impact on jazz music, such that he was known as the “Godfather Of Fusion” for his longstanding work in the field. More than 50 years after his first recordings, Coryell was still very active, and had plans to tour this summer with his band, The Eleventh House.Coryell adeptly predicted the rise of jazz fusion music in the 1960’s, contributing to the rise of the groovy genre before many others would catch up. His work brought jazz in the public eye, merging it with all sorts of influences to great effect. In turn, countless guitarists cite Coryell as an influence, and he was even sampled by progressive hip hop artists like J Dilla and DJ Shadow.Renowned fusion guitarist John Scofield penned the following tribute to both Coryell and Clyde Stubblefield, who passed away over the weekend as well:To get a glimpse into Coryell’s style, we present to you the album Spaces, which features the guitarist paired with Chick Corea, John McLaughlin, Miroslav Vitouš and Billy Cobham.Rest in peace, Godfather of Fusion.last_img read more

OIT encourages online security

first_imgStudents can best protect themselves while shopping online by paying attention to who they are purchasing from, said David Seidl, Information Security Program Manager for Notre Dame’s Office of Information Technology (OIT). As part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, OIT is working to inform students of the dangers that can come from breaches in cyber security, including online shopping. Seidl said the two biggest areas where online shoppers neglect to protect themselves are in checking the credibility of the site they purchase from and the form of payment they use to buy their merchandise. “People will go to one website and get linked over to some fly-by-night site that’s not something like an Amazon,” he said. In order to prevent being scammed, Seidl said students can visit resellerratings.com, a website with ratings on different online retailers. “Resellerrattings.com generally gives you a star-based rating scheme. If you see it has 500 and has been in business for 10 years, then the website is probably okay,” he said. Another general rule of thumb to keep in mind is to think about the type of deal the website is offering. “One of the giveaways is that if something is too good to be true, it probably isn’t [true],” Seidl said. Another area where online shoppers run into problems is in the way they chose to pay for their purchases. Seidl said the best way to pay for merchandise purchased online is with a one-time use credit card number. “The basic concept is that you are able to go to a credit card companies website and click on a function that can generate a one-time use number,” he said. “The number is no longer valid after the purchase.” As opposed to giving a credit card number, where there is the possibility for someone to steal it and use it until the card expires, a one-time use number will be invalid after the transaction is completed, Seidl said. If, however, an online purchaser must choose between using a credit card or a debit card, Seidl said to opt for the credit card. Aside from potentially giving a website complete access to one’s checking account, there are also more safeguards put into place for credit card theft. “Credit cards have more protections by law so potential issues for you are much smaller,” he said. In addition to offering advice about online shopping, OIT is also hosting a number of speakers Tuesday at the Notre Dame Conference Center in McKenna Hall to advise on different topics related to cyber security. The first portion of the day features two speakers, who will address topics aimed at technologically oriented students and professionals. During the afternoon, events will be geared toward a wider audience, with speakers focusing on securing one’s mobile phone and tips for parents to protect their students online. A complete listing of the day’s events can be found on OIT’s website.last_img read more

PREMIUMResidents’ participation vital in Jambi peatland restoration: BRG

Topics : Google Jambi BRG PeatlandRestorationAgency peatland peatland-restoration forest-fires-2019 forest-fires forest-fires-in-Indonesia Log in with your social account Facebook Forgot Password ? LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here The Peatland Restoration Agency (BRG) has called on the public to support its efforts to restore peatland areas in the province of Jambi, where land clearing and fires cause trillions of rupiah in environmental damage and impact people’s livelihoods.BRG official Myrna A. Safitri said the agency needed help from locals for its program to gradually restore peatlands amid limited funding provided by the government.“Peat areas that have been damaged over the past few decades cannot be repaired in one or two years. But, with the support of the local community, we are optimistic that the damaged areas can be restored,” she said on Wednesday.Since 2017, the agency had been focusing on the regencies of West Tanjung Jabung, East Tanjung Jabung and Muarojambi in Jambi, as those three were particularly prone to forest and land fires. Those regencies also saw lots of lan… Linkedin read more

IMCA Late Model point season ends Sunday, Aug. 31

first_imgVINTON, Iowa – IMCA Late Models will end their 2014 weekly point season this Sunday, Aug. 31. The national champion, as well as local track and Allstar Performance state champions, will be announced as soon as all race reports from the weekend of Aug. 29-31 are received and bonus points are calculated. Unofficial standings will be calculated after home office staff return from the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s Sept. 1-6. Promoters have until noon on Monday, Sept. 29 to notify IMCA of any changes that affect their track’s top 15 Late Model standings.The point season for all other IMCA divisions continues through Sunday, Sept. 28.last_img

TENNIS: Djokovic rules Paris Masters

first_imgWorld number one Novak Djokovic won his 600th ATP match on Sunday as he defeated Canadian seventh seed Milos Raonic 6-2, 6-3 to win the Paris Masters for the second straight year, AFP reports.The 27-year-old Serb also extended his advantage over Roger Federer in the race for the year-ending number one spot while Raonic could take consolation that his run to the final booked his place at the World Tour Finals in London.Djokovic comfortably defended the crown he won last year, when he defeated David Ferrer, and where he recorded his maiden title in the France capital in 2009.The Belgrade native also extends his indoor winning streak to 27 matches with his last defeat back in Paris two years ago.“This week has been incredible and my first tournament since becoming a father 10 days ago so I dedicate this victory to my wife and son,” said Djokovic, whose wife Jelena gave birth to baby boy Stefan on the eve of the Paris tournament.“Congratulations to Milos, I’m very happy for him that he qualified for London but today I played the best tennis I’ve played all week. “It’s not easy against a player with such a big serve, but I played an exceptional match and I’m very happy to win this trophy. Like I said, it’s my first tournament since becoming a dad and it’s been a great pleasure to play here,” added Djokovic.Djokovic paved the way to win the first set early on as he raced into a 3-0 lead and never looked back.Raonic appeared nervous and edgy but had chances to break the Djokovic serve at 0-30 when 3-1 down and again at 4-2 down when he squandered three break points.An injury time-out taken by the seven-time Grand Slam winner showed no signs of slowing down the champion and he again broke early in the second set to put a stranglehold on the match at 3-0 up in the second set.The Montenegro-born Raonic, who was in his second Masters final after losing in 2013 against Rafael Nadal in Montreal, saw his big serve tamed by Djokovic and he was never able to tighten up the contest. “It’s been an incredible week for me,” said Raonic. “Congratulations to Novak for his win and also the new addition to his family, now I’m going to focus on London and I’m going to fight hard over there,” added the Canadian.Djokovic’s 600th win puts him fifth on the all-time list of active players behind leader Federer on 991, Nadal on 706, Leyton Hewitt who rests on 611 and David Ferrer who has 602 ATP victories.last_img read more