Petro-Victory Energy strikes oil at the Vida exploration well in Brazil. (Credit: Shaun Undem from Pixabay) Petro-Victory Energy has made an oil discovery in the onshore part of the Espírito Santo Basin in Brazil following the drilling of the 1-VID-1-ES exploration well (Vida exploration well).The oil discovery was made in Block ES-T-487, where the company holds a 50% stake through its subsidiary Petro-Victory Energia. The company’s partner in the onshore Brazilian block is Imetame Energia, which holds the operating stake.According to Petro-Victory Energy, the Vida exploration well was drilled to a total depth of 1,890m at which it intersected 49m of net oil pay. The US-based oil and gas company said that the oil discovery surpassed its pre-drill forecast of 855,000 barrels of mean recoverable resource.Vida, which targeted the prospective sandstone reservoirs in the São Mateus Formation, marks the first exploration well for Petro-Victory Energy in Brazil.Petro-Victory Energy said that oil from the new discovery was recovered successfully to surface during fluid sampling from a sandstone reservoir at 1,600m. As per the company, preliminary observations of the oil sample indicated identical qualities to a nearby oil field.Vida exploration well to be placed into production in Q3 2020The Vida exploration well will be suspended and the company will examine the data from the new oil discovery for updating the recoverable oil resource and for determining an appropriate testing programme. The company also plans to procure a workover rig to carry out a detailed testing programme with a target to put the Vida well into production in the third quarter.Petro-Victory Energy expects the new oil discovery to substantially de-risk other Cretaceous age prospects on the ES-T-487 license and its other nearby licenses, ES-T-477, ES-T-373, ES-T-354. Included in these is the company’s next well, which is the Sintonia prospect located on ES-T-441.Petro-Victory CEO Richard Gonzalez said: “Making a significant oil discovery in our first Brazil exploration well is an excellent result for our shareholders. We will now work steadfastly to bring our Vida well online while preparation commences for the drilling of our second exploratory well, Sintonia.” The Vida exploration well was drilled to a total depth of 1,890m at which it intersected 49m of net oil pay
View post tag: Navy View post tag: Nominations View post tag: Defense May 11, 2012 View post tag: Flag View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval Training & Education Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta announced May 10 that the President has made the following nominations:Navy Capt. John D. Alexander has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Alexander is currently serving as commanding officer, the USS Abraham Lincoln, Everett, Wash.Navy Capt. Brian K. Antonio has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Antonio is currently serving as the executive assistant to the assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development and acquisition, Washington, D.C.Navy Capt. Bret C. Batchelder has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Batchelder is currently serving as director, Aviation Officer Career Management and Distribution, PERS 43, Naval Personnel Command, Millington, Tenn.Navy Capt. Ronald A. Boxall has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Boxall is currently serving as executive assistant to the deputy chief of naval operations for integration of capabilities and resources, N8, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.Navy Capt. Robert P. Burke has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Burke is currently serving as director, Submarine/Nuclear Power Distribution Division, PERS 42, Naval Personnel Command, Millington, Tenn.Navy Capt. Brian B. Brown has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Brown is currently serving as executive assistant to the director, oceanography, space and maritime domain awareness, N2/N6E, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Oceanographer of the Navy, Washington, D.C.Navy Capt. Luther B. Fuller III., has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Fuller is currently serving as commander, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, N.H.Navy Capt. David J. Hahn has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Hahn is currently serving as major program manager, Submarine Combat and Weapons Control Systems, PMS-425, Program Executive Office for Submarines, Washington, D.C.Navy Capt. John F. Kirby has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Kirby is currently serving as senior military assistant for public affairs, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington, D.C.Navy Capt. Alexander L. Krongard has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Krongard is currently serving as director, combating terrorism, National Security Council, Washington, D.C.Navy Capt. Andrew L. Lewis has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Lewis is currently serving as executive assistant to the director of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.Navy Capt. Bruce H. Lindsey has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Lindsey is currently serving as assistant chief of staff, force readiness, N40, Naval Air Forces, U.S. Pacific Fleet, San Diego, Calif.Navy Capt. Bruce F. Loveless has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Loveless is currently serving as commander, Joint Intelligence Operations Center Pacific, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.Navy Capt. Dee L. Mewbourne has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Mewbourne is currently serving as commanding officer, the USS Harry S. Truman, Norfolk, Va.Navy Capt. John P. Neagley has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Neagley is currently serving as major program manager for littoral combat ships, PMS-501, Program Executive Office for Littoral Combat Ships, Washington, D.C.Navy Capt. Patrick A. Piercey has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Piercey is currently serving as executive assistant to the assistant to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.Navy Capt. Markham K. Rich has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Rich is currently serving as chief of staff, Navy Region Southwest, San Diego, Calif. Navy Capt. Charles A. Richard has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Richard is currently serving as chief of staff, U.S. Strategic Command, Special Activities Atlantic, Norfolk, Va.Navy Capt. Paul A. Sohl has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Sohl is currently serving as commanding officer, Naval Test Wing Pacific, Pt. Mugu, Calif.Navy Capt. Cynthia M. Thebaud has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Thebaud is currently serving as branch head, Strategy and Policy Division, N511, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.Navy Capt. Brad Williamson has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Williamson is currently serving as executive assistant to the deputy commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk, Va.Navy Capt. Ricky L. Williamson has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). 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by Marley MorrisIn Edward Albee’s ‘The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?’ Martin (Will Robertson), an intelligent, wealthy New Yorker with a wife and son (Stevie and Billy, played respectively by Sarah Nerger and Tom Coates), falls in love with a goat. Somewhat surprisingly, however, this is perhaps not the most shocking revelation that Albee has in store for us, in what becomes a play that discusses most of the major taboos, including incest, pedophilia, and, of course, bestiality. It is clear from the start that Guy Levin’s production seeks to highlight the contrast between Martin’s secret and the otherwise normal, settled lives of his family. We watch as Martin’s pleasant home life is brutally destroyed by his inability to set firm boundaries on his idea of love. The stage – set up originally in the style of a tidy, unexceptional family home – is slowly torn apart by Stevie’s reaction to her husband’s sordid explanations, culminating in the final bloody tragedy of the play. And although on many occasions the situation is laughable – at one point Martin recounts his experience of going to a meeting equivalent to Alcoholics Anonymous, but for people who commit bestiality – it is rarely light-hearted; a strong feeling of discontent runs through the entire play. Robertson’s performance, however, is not one that lends much sympathy to Martin’s character. His speech is disjointed and faltering throughout, clearly in an attempt to show that Martin seems to be on a different plane of thinking when compared with his friend Ross’ (Max Seddon) steady realism. Although this works on some level, it can be a little frustrating for the audience (as well as Stevie), and it is hard not to feel that more could be done with the role. Seddon, too, is not quite able to pull off his character’s hard-headed nature, making his betrayal of Martin feel a little out of the blue. With Nerger, on the other hand, we see a much more believable performance: in particular, her scream of agony after being confronted with another detail of Martin’s secret, followed by the casual remark “go on”, works wonderfully. In fact, for the most part this production brings across the key ideas of the play successfully: we are not just treated to a barrage of taboos, but are asked to question whether certain kinds of love should be permitted or prohibited. The word play is also delivered nicely – when Martin describes the first time he met Sylvia, at the “top of a hill”, both Ross and Stevie separately correct it to “crest”, each in an inappropriately pedantic manner. Yet at times the pace of the production slows, and the rhythm of the dialogue can feel a little artificial. There are some scenes which could do with a little more energy, particularly in a play that is fairly static as a whole. Overall, however, the production is a successful one, which gives the audience a lot to be shocked at, as well as much to think about.The Goat runs at the OFS through November 3rd at 7:30 pm, with a 2:30 pm Saturday matinee.
HOBOKEN — Due to the forecast of heavy rain, the county & city moved the Hoboken WWI Centennial Commemoration to Wednesday, April 26, at noon.The ceremony will take place at the WWI memorial boulder at Pier A Park, by Sinatra Drive and First St.Participants will include Freeholder Anthony Romano, Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer, Hoboken Museum Director Bob Foster, the Hudson County Sheriff’s Color Guard, Hoboken High School band and chorus, and veterans Jack O’Brien and Vinnie Wassman.Hudson County was the site of one of the most visible government actions after declaring war on Germany on April 6, 1917, when the government moved to seize the German-owned shipping piers in Hoboken and convert them into the main port of embarkation for the US Expeditionary Forces. About 2 million troops passed through Hoboken on their way to fight the Germans, while German-Americans, who made up 26% of Hoboken’s population, were forced to register as “enemy aliens,” many losing jobs, businesses, and homes in the process.The Hoboken Museum is also hosting a WWI lecture series and reading discussion group, and will open an exhibit focused on WWI and New Jersey on August 6, which will remain on view through the end of the year. ×
25, of Florida, formerly of Bayonne, passed away suddenly on June 9. He is survived by his parents Russell George Sr. and Cindy Roper, step father Trey Roper, fiancé Krystal Fernandez, children and step children Victoria Faith, Celeste Grace, Jayson Anthony and Nicholas Anthony II. His siblings Russell George Jr, Valerie George, Traci Roper and Trevor Roper, grandparents John Szkapiak and Lillian Janowicz, and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral arrangements by MIGLIACCIO Funeral Home, 851 Kennedy Blvd.
It’s difficult to grasp the profound and abundant impact that the original Allman Brothers Band lineup from forty-five years ago has on music today, especially when a core chunk of those members didn’t make it past 1972. The few recordings that do remain of founding members Duane Allman, his younger brother, vocalist, and master of the organ Gregg Allman, bassist Berry Oakley, guitarist Dickey Betts, and drummers Butch Trucks and Jaimoe, remain just as transcendent today as when recorded.Just a few months after the legendary At Fillmore East was recorded in 1971, the young band headed over to A&R Studios in New York to perform a live radio concert. The August 26th recording is rarely thrown into rotation, though a mixed and mastered version will now be officially released through the band. Rolling Stone recently sat down with Butch Trucks to discuss the album, which will come out under the band’s label Peach Records. In addition to the flawless communication that a studio room grants between musicians in a circular formation, the time limit of a radio show forced the jam band to choose their setlist based on concision and detail, though some recordings still lasted 10, sometimes 20 minutes.Their rigs were cut down and the audience was no larger than 200 people. It was raw, organic Allman Brothers. The “fans that made it into A&R were, I would imagine, the ones who came to see us at the Fillmore East every time. And they were there to hear what we had to play, not to see how cute we were or how big our dicks were,” said Trucks.An interesting omission to the setlist was “Whipping Post,” which lasted at least 20-minutes at the Fillmore East recordings, and sometimes, definitely, way longer. “Once we started headlining at the Fillmore East, we were free to play all night, at least for the second set. ‘Whipping Post’ could get lengthy. So we decided, ‘Let’s go with some other stuff.’” And that’s when Duane Allman unexpectedly took the opportunity to honor R&B saxophonist King Curtis, who Allman had played with on many recording sessions and who was murdered on his doorstep less than two weeks prior.In the interview, Trucks explains how Duane molded the ABB stage-classic, Willie Cobb’s 1960 “You Don’t Love Me,” and inserted Curtis’ 1964 instrumental “Soul Serenade” toward the end as an epic tribute to his fallen friend. It is within this moment that the combination would stick for all future renditions of “You Don’t Love Me.” You can listen to the recording below:“That day, on the air, was the first time we knew we were doing a tribute or, actually, ‘You Don’t Love Me.’ I don’t recall a set list. But if we had one, ‘You Don’t Love Me’ wasn’t on it. Duane was at the microphone, talking about King Curtis. You can hear him: ‘Have you guys all heard ‘Soul Serenade’?’ He played a bit on guitar, then you could almost see a light bulb go off in his head. He stopped and start playing that riff [hums the opening lick of ‘You Don’t Love Me’].We knew what was coming then, although we didn’t now when or exactly how. Duane played ‘Soul Serenade’ a little slower than I was expecting. I was ready to kick into something more uptempo. But Duane was still so torn up by the fact that King was dead. It ripped him apart. When he came back from the funeral, that’s when Duane started talking about his own funeral. He really did,” said Trucks.Two months later Duane Allman passed away in a motorcycle accident at the age of 24. He had just gotten out of rehab for heroin addiction. When asked about the effects of drugs on Duane’s playing, Trucks responded with details of his final months:“It did for awhile. It was one of the few times I actually got in Duane’s face. But you have to know Duane to know how something like this could happen. You ever read Faust by Goethe? His Faust — all he wanted to do was experience everything life had to offer. Good and bad didn’t matter. His deal with Mephistopheles was, ‘The minute I tell you I am content where I am, that is the minute you can have my soul.’Duane Allman was very much Goethe’s Faust. He wanted to try everything. When I first met him, he was eating Black Beauties [diet pills with amphetamine and benzadrine] like they were going out of style — just wired out of his gourd, until the night he realized it was messing with his music. That’s the night he stopped. I saw him go through many periods where he would experiment with some drug — psychedelics, whatever — until he realized it was messing with his music. Duane had this laser-like focus, and it was his music. He was also living life to the fullest.I remember we were playing in San Francisco [in early October 1971]. Duane followed me back to my room, walked in, closed the door, looked me in the eye and went, ‘Butch, what the fuck is going on with you guys? Every time I start to play, you give me nothin’. When Dickey starts playing, you guys are kicking ass.’ I stared him in the eye and said, ‘Duane, you are so fucked up that you’re not giving me anything. How can I give you anything if you’re not giving me anything to play off of? That’s the way I play. I follow you, every single thing you do.’He stood there, it seemed like forever. It was one time when he knew I was right. Finally he turned around and walked out. It was almost right after that — he grabbed Berry, [roadies] Red Dog and Kim Payne and checked into rehab in Buffalo, New York. Then Duane walked into the common room there, saw Red Dog laying there out of it on methadone. Duane went nuclear: ‘We didn’t come here to get fucked up. We came here to get straight.’ They slipped out that night, back to Macon. But that was the last time Duane touched heroin — from that night in San Francisco, when I told him that shit was screwing with his music and he believed me. He was that strong as a human being.”Read more about Duane, the 1971 A&R Studio concert, and Trucks’ Les Brers supergroup in Rolling Stones’ exclusive interview.
When we last spoke to John Morgan Kimock, the drummer was gearing up to debut his exciting new project JMMY. Though Kimock is part of a number of bands, including that of Mike Gordon and K I M O C K, a project with his father Steve Kimock, JMMY is something totally unique. “JMMY is like an incubator for me to re-establish some of my core musicality that I feel like I didn’t get to work on as much as I would have liked to in the past.”After sharing the debut JMMY track “Low Lands” earlier this year, the collaboration between Kimock and Alex Luquet is pushing forward with a brand new music video. Titled “Telephone,” the new song and video takes a look at our generation’s obsession with phones. “The video came about with my bud Jason Gallagher just hearing the track, and putting it together with a library of telephone related footage that he had been collecting. He has a good eye for these types of audio/visual connections,” said Kimock.“I sort of see hints of the whole telephone addiction in there, which is starting to bubble up as an actual thing in today’s society.”We’re excited to premiere the new video! Produced by Todd Shied and directed by Jason Gallagher, watch “Telephone” streaming below.Kimock is keeping busy throughout the remainder of 2016, playing shows with all of his projects at different times. JMMY kicks off a run of shows throughout the Northeast this week, and the band will be joined by Justin Mazer (American Babies) for every show of the run! The drummer will also be touring with Mike Gordon and K I M O C K throughout October and November. Check out the full tour schedule below!JMMY DatesOctober 5 – Bishops Lounge Northampton MA w. Beau SasserOctober 6 – Burlington VT – TBAOctober 7 – The Funhouse Bethlehem PA w. DJ DiscreetOctober 8 – River St. Jazz Cafe w. Wayne KrantzMike Gordon Dates11/18 – Delmar Hall, St. Louis, MO11/19 – Majestic Theatre, Madison, WI11/20 – Park West, Chicago, IL11/22 – Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA11/23 – Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY11/25 – Higher Ground, Burlington, VT11/26 – The Egg, Albany, NY11/28 – Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA11/29 – Lincoln Theatre, Washington, DC12/01 – Orange Peel, Asheville, NC12/02 – Cannery Ballroom, Nashville, TN12/03 – Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, GA12/09 – The Sinclair, Cambridge, MA12/10 – The Sinclair, Cambridge, MA12/11 – The Sinclair, Cambridge, MAKIMOCK DatesOctober 26 – The HopMonk Sebastopol CAOctober 27 – Arcata Theatre Arcata CAOctober 28 – Rogue Theatre Grants Pass OROctober 29 – Aladdin Theatre Portland ORJan 12 – Club Quattro – Osaka JPJan 14 – Unit Tokyo JPJan 15 – Yokohama Bay Hall Yokohama JP
Tomorrow, May 20th, during President Donald Trump‘s diplomatic visit to Saudi Arabia, bro-country superstar Toby Keith will play a free show in the Saudi capital of Riyadh. An outspoken supporter of the embattled POTUS, Keith was one of the (very) few mainstream artists Trump was able to recruit for his inauguration celebration earlier this year.Toby Keith has built a massively successful country career on songs like “I Love This Bar,” “Whiskey Girl,” “Drunk Americans,” and “Beer For My Horses.” But for this empirically bizarre performance, there will be no bars, whiskey, drunk Americans, or even girls in sight (although there may, in fact, be some horses around somewhere). That’s right: In keeping with the Middle Eastern country’s strict adherence to a conservative interpretation of Islamic law, there will be no women allowed at the performance.Saudi Arabia adheres to a conservative interpretation of Islamic law: Alcohol is strictly prohibited, unrelated men and women are required to be segregated in public, and women are forbidden from doing a number of things that men can do, including driving a car and, apparently, going to see Toby Keith concerts.The Associated Press reports that in addition to the concert, Saudi Arabia has arranged for an extensive schedule of events for Trump’s two-day trip. The various public figures involved in the itinerary include Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir (who has previously been indicted as a war criminal by the International Criminal Court), Fox News anchor Bret Baier and, of course, nobody with a vagina.Of course, the barring of women from the performance is a symptom of the social climate in Saudi Arabia and not necessarily a reflection of Keith’s or Trump’s personal views (though POTUS’s history of sexist behavior is well-documented). That said, just the thought of a sweaty, sober, Trump-ified sausage fest in the sweltering Saudi Arabian heat headlined by Toby Keith makes Fyre Fest seem like Heaven on Earth.[via NBC][Cover photo via Reuters (Trump), Bio.com (Keith)]
Relix has announced another impressive lineup for its second annual Relix Live Music Conference, which is slated to bring an assortment of industry leaders to the Brooklyn Bowl in New York City on Tuesday, May 8 and Wednesday, May 9. This year’s event will expand on the concept for last year’s inaugural gathering with more speakers and an additional day of programming.Scheduled speakers include Rolling Stone’s David Fricke, The Bowery Presents’ Johnny Beach, YouTube’s Ted Kartzman, Atlantic Records’ Nick Harvey, Live for Live Music’s own Kunj Shah, and many more. Representatives from Live Nation, AEG Presents, Superfly, Red Light Management, Atlantic Records, Ben & Jerry’s, HeadCount, nugs.net and, of course, Relix will also be among the speakers.Much like the sold out 2017 event, the 2018 Relix Live Music Conference will feature panels and discussions that dive into topics related to the live music business. Attendees will have numerous opportunities to networks and learn from some of the most successful managers, agents, publicists, venue operators and festival organizers in the business.Tickets for the Relix Live Music Conference are now on sale. Additional speakers and a music lineup will be announced in the coming months.
The power of the Dell Technologies partner ecosystem is undeniable. Earlier this month at Global Partner Summit, you could actually feel the energy in the room as thousands of Dell Technologies partners came together to share ideas, align priorities and build even stronger partnerships. The theme of the event was “Defying Gravity” and by now you’ve heard the big announcements, but today I wanted to take a few minutes to go beyond the headlines; to double-click on the commitments we’ve made to our partner community. It’s important to me that you see and feel the great progress we’re making as a result of your feedback.Last year, you, our partners, said certain things were holding you down – they were your gravity. You asked us to improve predictability of engagement; speed up and improve accuracy of some core processes like deal registration, quotes and rebates; and break down silos across the Dell Technologies portfolio. This feedback shaped our three strategic imperatives, which remain intact today. While we’ve made enormous progress over the past year, we’re not slowing down. We’re heads-down on these imperatives because our goal is to be the very best in your eyes for today and decades to come.Strategic Imperative #1: Make it easier for partners to do more business with us.A year ago, we set some lofty goals designed to address the areas you said were most critical. So did we walk the talk? At GPS, Darren Sullivan shared our progress:For deal registration, we committed to getting an accurate response the first time, 95% of the time. We’ve surpassed that goal, currently with a mark of 96%. We’ve also improved our SLA by 75% Y/Y.For quoting, we committed to turning around 80% of all quotes within 4 hours. By the end of 2018, we beat that goal, turning around 84% of quotes within 4 hours.For rebate claiming and payments, we set a goal last year to improve our speed to pay by 30%. Again, we’ve exceeded the goal, increasing our speed by 32% Y/Y in 2018 and hitting our SLAs for rebate payment for the past three consecutive quarters.We heard from partners last week that they’re seeing and feeling the progress, but we know we have more work to do. To accelerate our progress, we’re investing in a cohesive digital ecosystem that we’re calling the Dell Digital Way. We take an agile approach with tight engagement of customers, partners, business leaders and IT to prioritize business needs and design the right solutions.So what does this mean for 2019?Over the next year we will take big steps to create a seamless end to end online experience with major improvements in deal registration, quoting, ordering and rebate management.In the second half of this year, we will enable an integrated self-service quoting and ordering experience for client, server and select storage solutions. This will be a big step forward in providing a seamless experience across our lines of business.When it comes to predictability of engagement, we’re working with Bill Scannell and Marius Haas to build on our culture of partnering. This all starts with effective and consistent joint account planning between our sales teams and partners. We’ve seen great momentum with our Partner Preferred Program and are expanding the number of eligible accounts.And of course, we’ll continue to double down on deal registration and rules of engagement that provide predictability throughout the sales cycle as well as Partner of Record Incumbency, which protects your past investments.While we know we have more work to do, we’re proud of the progress we’ve made. Earlier this year, partners gave us the greatest compliment… our highest partner net promoter score in history. But that doesn’t mean we’re done. Making it easier to do more business with us remains my #1 priority for the year.Strategic Imperative #2: Fast-track partners’ ability to deliver transformational solutionsThis is 100 percent about leverage – leveraging your skillset, leveraging this ecosystem and leveraging the power of Dell Technologies.First, we recognize that to meet today’s customer needs, you have to expand beyond traditional partner designations like service provider or systems integrator. We’re working to simplify those program tracks that pigeon-hole you.Second, we want to make it easier for you to tap into the power of this ecosystem, so you can supplement your expertise. Tools like Partner Finder and Cloud Partner Connect do just that.And third, we’re making it easier for you to leverage the Dell Technologies portfolio. Harnessing this power of these brands is what sets us apart from everyone else – it’s what makes our opportunity together boundless. This year, Cheryl Cook announced the next evolution of our program, now called the Dell Technologies Partner Program. While each business will continue their independent partner programs, the Dell Technologies Partner Program empowers partners to deliver transformational solutions that span the portfolio. Additionally, there are benefits to working across the portfolio:When partners transact through Dell Technologies, solutions from any business in the family of brands will count towards Dell Technologies Partner Program tier revenue credit.Partners can utilize MDF in conjunction with the Dell Technologies strategically aligned businesses.We will recognize related credentials and certifications earned from the strategically aligned businesses through Learning Investment Protection.Partners can download their new logos and begin showcasing the full family of brands today.Strategic Imperative #3: Embrace and monetize IoTAs we look ahead 3-5 years, things get really interesting. Products will become more specialized, multi-cloud environments will expand and artificial intelligence will become IT’s #1 customer. These trends are creating a demand for data, the likes of which we’ve never seen before. There are big changes coming, and they’re bringing even bigger opportunities. We’re committed to helping you embrace and monetize them.In 2018, we created Partner Technical Advisory Boards where some of our brightest technical minds come together to align our technology roadmap with your priorities. Our AI-enabled products and award-winning IoT Connected Bundles are just a few examples of solutions that were built based on partners’ feedback. We’re thinking through these industry changes and continuously innovating so you can confidently lead with Dell Technologies in every customer conversation.And here’s the thing – all this complexity means customers will need trusted partners now more than ever. We’re supporting Dell Technologies partners with new training and competencies. Of course partners will need a solid understanding of the technology, but even more importantly, you’ll need an understanding of customers’ businesses and verticals. We’re encouraging our entire partner ecosystem to continue building on their skills and specialties so that together, we can be THE go-to-resource for our customers.I was also reminded at Global Partner Summit that it’s not just about the business results. It’s also about being proud of the work we do together every day; building positive, trusting relationships; creating a strong, diverse global workforce; and harnessing the power of partnership to improve the communities we live in. I had the opportunity to co-host our Women’s Partner Network reception, speak with our partner advisory boards and personally hold conversations with hundreds of you. This event was designed specifically for our partner community and I am honored to have spent it with so many of you.Thank you to all of the partners who joined us in Las Vegas. If you were unable to make it this year, we hope to see you at one of our regional events or at GPS 2020. Until then, let’s seize the momentum, unleash the power and defy gravity. This tier revenue credit counts toward the Dell Technologies Partner Program and will not apply to the independent partner programs of VMware, Pivotal, RSA, Secureworks, Boomi. Availability varies by region. Dell Technologies Partner Program MDF can be used on conjunction with our SABs so as long as Dell Technologies ISG, CSG products, solutions, software and services are promoted with/in that initiative