On Tuesday, Chris Robinson Brotherhood announced the coming release of their new studio album, Servants of the Sun, due out on June 14th via Silver Arrow Records.The new record marks the band’s sixth full-length release since their formation in 2011. While previous CRB records have taken a more exploratory, studio-centric approach, Servants of the Sun is “their most direct, bare bones, rock and roll offering since debut companion albums Big Moon Ritual and The Magic Door.”As Chris Robinson explains in a press release, “I let my head go to a Saturday night at The Fillmore, and said, ‘what’s the best set we could play?’ The record was conceived from that starting point. With our last couple of albums we made songs we knew we probably weren’t going to play live. This time around every one of these songs will fall into the live repertoire.”“The best thing about the CRB after all this time is that no matter what we’re going through, when there’s a new piece of music that everyone is interested in, the entire band gets in there and goes for it,” continues Robinson.The album captures Robinson and company hurtling between the fire and mania of Saturday night and the bruises and rain-on-the-bus-window reflection of the cold Sunday morning dawn. As the announcement notes, “Beyond the bullet holes, red-eyed angry angels, alchemy, praying mantises, hangovers, and all other manner of cosmic debris gone lyrically airborne—love is lost, new love is found, relationships are bent and broken by distance and time or by unrelenting proximity and timelessness. All the while, the line between autobiography and psychedelic fantasy is completely blurred.”“I like to write ‘scenes.’ I want you to be able to storyboard these lyrics into a visual, even the abstract part of them,” says Robinson. “We’re creating a world and we want people to come in. We’re doing it through language and this texture of music and melody. Sometimes it’s a celebration, sometimes its mourning. It can be anything once you get inside.”Below, you can listen to the first single from Servants of the Sun, “Comin’ Round The Mountain”:Chris Robinson Brotherhood – “Comin’ Round The Mountain”[Video: Chris Robinson Brotherhood]Check out a full tracklisting for Chris Robinson Brotherhood’s forthcoming album, Servants of the Sun, below. For a list of the band’s upcoming tour dates, head to their website here.Chris Robinson Brotherhood – Servants of the Sun – Tracklisting1. Some Earthly Delights2. Let It Fall3. Rare Birds4. Venus In Chrome5. Stars Fell On California6. Comin’ Round The Mountain7. The Chauffeur’s Daughter8. Dice Game9. Madder Rose Interlude10. A Smiling EpitaphView Tracklisting
Pauline M. Niese, age 98 of Batesville, died Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at St. Andrew’s Health Campus. Born August 31, 1920 in Franklin County Indiana, she is the daughter of Rose (Nee: Lecher) and Bernard Koetter. She married Louis Niese May 14, 1941 at St. Anne’s Church in Hamburg and he preceded her in death August 27, 1980. Pauline worked in housekeeping for Hillenbrand Industries 15 years and for many years was a personal care giver for area residents. She was a member of St. Louis Church and the Knights of St. John Ladies Auxiliary.Pauline liked to stay busy and with 10 kids that wasn’t difficult. She loved being outdoors and working in the large garden she raised. An excellent cook, her fried chicken on Sunday’s was a family staple. She liked playing cards and through the years belonged to several card clubs. Over her lifetime she has made countless quilts with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren having each received one. She also made one each year to be raffled off at the church picnic. One of her favorite quotes was “Families are like quilts, lives pieced together, stitched with smiles and tears, colored with memories and bound by love.” As large as her family was, she had a special relationship with each of her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. She loved holding them when they were little and as they grew, she spoiled them with treats. She kept an endless supply of Dum Dum suckers that they knew where to find.Pauline is survived by her daughters Pat Schrank of Oldenburg, Viola Billman of Sunman, Lucille Honnert of St. Mary’s; sons Virgil and Dale, both of Batesville, Jim of Brookville; 30 grandchildren; 75 great grandchildren and 8 great great grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she is also preceded in death by her daughters Ann Montag, Rose Niese and sons Joe and Clifford Niese; sisters Helen Messerschmidt, Eleanor Weisbach and brothers Roman and Omer Koetter.Visitation is Monday, August 19th, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home with a rosary service at 4 p.m. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 20th at St. Louis Church followed by burial in the church cemetery. The family requests memorials to the Batesville Food Pantry.
WESTERN BUREAU:GREGORY DALEY says his all-inclusive approach contributed to the overwhelming manner in which he was returned as president of the St James Football Association.Daley was returned at Monday night’s election of officers, sending challenger Orville Powell to a crushing 82-16 loss.”The outcome here tonight speaks for itself. I believe that most of the things my challenger sought to address are all valid. However, it has to be about the approach. I choose to incorporate the clubs in my decision-making, and that is why the affiliates have given me another term to lead,” said Daley.”We try to make them part of the process of change. We understand the culture they work under and help each club, administratively, to become a lot more professional in their set-up and their development, and I believe that they appreciate how we deal with things,” he added.Daley noted infrastructural development and upkeep, coaching, refereeing, discipline of players on and off the field as important areas that will be getting major attention.”We must come to understand what is the best way to reach these clubs, all of which, attract players, mainly from inner-city communities. So for us to get the best out of them it cannot be an ‘I said so, so it must be done’ approach,” Daley said in a clear reference to Powell’s perceived style of leadership.It is the second time in nearly four months that the Montego Bay United owner was losing a football-related election.FAILED BIDPowell failed in his bid to garner enough affiliate support in his move to challenge Jamaica Football Federation President Captain Horace Burrell, in November 2015.The tempestuous St James FA election of officers brought out a well-known secret that Powell was a man not afraid of speaking his mind, and he wasted little opportunity in letting the nearly 100 affiliate members hear his voice, calling into question the constitutionality of how things panned out.Bruce Gaynor, the outgoing general secretary came in for special attention from a heated Powell, who slammed his approach to how the night’s activity was to go down, but by time the votes were cast, a dejected Powell quietly left the Montego Bay Cricket Club, which hosted the night’s affair.Powell’s impressive slate of candidates included former national goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts, Sandra Christie, Germaine Spencer, Edmund Sherriff and Kenneth Watson.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first SETI search, astronomers from around the world are going to tune into the stars, listening for aliens. Frank Drake named his first attempt in 1960 after the land of Oz: Project Ozma. Today’s searchers, looking at promising candidates with much better resolution, are once again paying tribute to L. Frank Baum’s children’s tale by calling their search “Project Dorothy.” Frank Drake is pleased, though disappointed at half a century of finding nothing. “Over the past 50 years our searches have not yet produced the discovery we all hope for,” he said. “This is understandable – in our vast and awesome universe it will take long, painstaking and comprehensive searches before we will have a good chance of success.” The story can be found at Space.com.Frank Drake is the only scientist in the world famous for what he has not found, and for his Drake Equation that calculates any answer from a series of unknowable unknowns. His celebrity shows there is still hope for those whose only skills are ignorance and talk. Remember when the Darwin funDOmentalists laughed and laughed at the Kansas school board for daring to allow alternatives to evolution with jokes about its members being wackos from the land of Oz (04/21/2005)? Well, the SETI devotees (usually the same crowd) have no protection from the hole they just opened up for themselves. Next they should start Project Wicked Witch, Project Scarecrow, and Project Munchkin. What Baum didn’t describe in detail was the religion of the munchkins. Before Toto revealed the semi-intelligent cause behind their Wizard’s tricks, the munchkins maintained a sacred ritual, pointing their dishes to the sky and calling for wisdom that never came.(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
24 February 2010 The Peter Mokaba Stadium is complete and the people of Polokwane, in South Africa’s Limpopo province, are excited to be part of history in the making as residents of one of the nine host cities of Africa’s first Fifa World Cup™. Known as Africa’s City of Stars, Polokwane is the smallest of the host cities for this year’s World Cup, and a visit allows one to experience the excitement for the event and the pride of locals. Jacob Ntuli, a 46-year-old bricklayer, is quick to comment when he overhears others talking about the World Cup. “We will welcome the people to watch our games at the stadium,” says Ntuli. ‘Place of Safety’ “Polokwane means ‘Place of Safety’ in Sotho, which is one of our 11 official languages. Yes, eleven, we are many different people, but we are all South African and we will welcome anyone from anywhere in the world to our city. It is a friendly city, and I wish there were even more matches here.” “Have you seen the stadium?” asks Precious Mbulani, a lady selling fruit on a street corner. “It is something very special because you can see it from far away, and on nights when the lights are on it is very beautiful. I wish I could watch a game at the Peter Mokaba Stadium, but it gives me pride to know that the best players will be so close to my home.” Ronald Le Grange, an importer waiting for a shipment at Polokwane International Airport, agrees with Precious. “To think that Polokwane will be part of this once in a lifetime World Cup is astonishing. It’s a great time to be South African, and a great time to be in Polokwane. “I have bought tickets for Argentina’s match against Greece for my family, and I can’t wait to enjoy the atmosphere at the Peter Mokaba Stadium,” says Le Grange.Four group stage matches Polokwane will host four group stage matches at the World Cup, with Algeria taking on Slovenia, France coming up against Mexico, Greece facing Argentina, and Paraguay playing against New Zealand. Fifty-three-year-old Sergio Santos is a contractor working in the city on a few government projects. “Polokwane has become like a second home to me. Seeing as I will be here during the World Cup, I have applied for the game between France and Mexico. “I will take a look at the other three games later on if there are still tickets, because saying you went to see a World Cup game is quite something, but saying that you attended four would make the nicest person jealous,” says Santos.‘My uncle helped build this’ Ten-year-old Petros Moloi says his uncle was one of the workers who built this stadium, “and he is very proud of it. Now that it is finished, the World Cup can come to Polokwane and he can watch a game. I love the stadium because it is so big and it makes me feel very small, but important because it is in Polokwane. “My teacher says the World Cup is something we will only see once, so we must remember for a long time and help to make it special for people from other countries,” says Moloi. Saul Pietersen runs a small cafe in Polokwane, and he is hoping that the extra business will make up for tickets that he bought for the match between Algeria and Slovenia. “I bought tickets for my brother and I when we did not know who would be playing in Polokwane. When the draw was done we saw it was Algeria and Slovenia, and I’m glad it is an African team that I can support. “The business from tourists will bring more profit and the tickets will be paid off quickly,” says Pietersen. “Maybe I should give discounts to Algerian and Slovenian fans who will be at the stadium with me!” Source: 2010 Fifa World Cup South Africa Organising Committee
Starting on 6 February, the annual Investing in African Mining Indaba is again taking place in Cape Town. It gives South Africa an opportunity to position itself as a viable investment destination that is always open for business.The 2017 Investing in African Mining Indaba takes place from 6-9 February in Cape Town. (Image: Brand South Africa)Brand South Africa reporterTo the more than 6,000 people from mining houses, investment firms, governments and other professionals attending the annual Investing in African Mining Indaba, commonly referred to as the Mining Indaba, South Africa’s message is clear: we are open for business.It is also an opportunity for South Africa to position itself as a competitive destination, attractive for investment.Hosted in Cape Town from 6 to 9 February, this year’s theme is “Leveraging the next wave of growth: How can you invest in African mining to make long-term profits?”.South Africa’s messageSouth Africa is a dynamic and stable economy with solid economic fundamentals.Our prudent fiscal management and monetary policies have created macroeconomic stability.The country’s sound financial system, highly regulated banking sector and world-class infrastructure supports investment.South Africa is a competitive business and investment destination.In the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Index, South Africa has improved in 10 out of 12 pillars.South Africa stands at 35 out of 50 countries in the Anholt-Gfk Nation Brand Index.South Africa is implementing a nine-point plan towards economic recovery and growth.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
Golf’s greatest names hailed Jordan Spieth’s dramatic triumph at the British Open at Royal Birkdale on Sunday as the new champion savoured his victory by swigging from the Claret Jug trophy.Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player, the three surviving members of the ‘grand slam club’ who have won all four majors, saluted the 23-year-old American who will join them if he comes out on top at next month’s US PGA Championship.”Jordan, we are all so happy watching you win the greatest trophy in golf,” nine-times major winner Player said in a social media address to the new champion.”The example you showed to the young pros who will follow in your footsteps is one they will never forget. The courage, the patience, the fortitude. You are a family man, a gentleman and we love you,” the South African said.Nicklaus, the record 18-times major winner, paid tribute to Spieth’s “guts and determination” while Woods, who’s won 14 major titles, posted on Twitter: “What an incredible way to come back and win.”Few would argue with that after Spieth played the final five holes in five under par to see off the challenge of runner-up Matt Kuchar and secure his third major to set alongside his 2015 Masters and US Open triumphs.Spieth’s friends Rickie Fowler and Justin Thomas posted pictures on Snapchat of him drinking from his new trophy.Two years ago, he had also swigged from the Jug in celebration of Zach Johnson’s triumph at St Andrews — but this time Spieth was toasting himself.advertisementAsked by Thomas how drinking from the trophy tasted, Spieth turned to the camera, lowered the Jug and said “fantastic”.Spieth’s celebrations will probably continue until at least Thursday, when he celebrates his 24th birthday.There was more good news for him on Tuesday when the new world rankings saw him rise a place to number two behind Dustin Johnson on the back of his latest triumph.The next few weeks will be dominated by talk of whether golf’s brightest young star can emulate his 2015 feat of triumphing at successive majors by winning next month’s USPGA at Quail Hollow.If he does, Spieth will join golf’s Famous Five — Gene Sarazen and Ben Hogan are the other winners of each major — at a younger age than the rest, having already become the youngest American to win the British Open.Yet brilliant as that triumph was, Spieth knows that luck was on his side during his erratic final round that came so close to disaster on the 13th where he escaped with a bogey after almost losing his ball.His usual driving accuracy was missing, with statistics released on Monday showing he was only the 24th most accurate player in hitting fairways, behind even the leading amateur, Britain’s Alfie Plant, with an average of just 42.9 percent.Spieth’s driving average of 316 yards at the par-five 15th and 17th holes was 13 yards shorter than McIlroy and 18 behind Dustin Johnson, while the new champion proved only third best at hitting greens in regulation with an average of 69.4 percent.None of these statistics, though, measured the size of his heart. As Zach Johnson tweeted: “(Kuchar) didn’t lose it, (Spieth) bowed up & won it.”
Max Allegri praised his players after beating SPAL but wants them to emulate Cristiano Ronaldo who thinks ahead of the next moveGoals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Mario Mandzukic were enough to wrap up three points for the current defending Champions.“It wasn’t easy, as we had only 20 points in the last 10 games after a break for international duty,” the Coach told Football Italia.“We struggled more in the first half than the second, whereas we changed a few things with Douglas Costa behind Ronaldo and Mandzukic, so that helped the team both on and off the ball.“Douglas Costa had a bit of a rough period due to injuries and other issues, but he put in a good performance this evening, above all in terms of personality.Fiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“Rodrigo Bentancur has improved a great deal, although he still needs a little step forward when on the ball, as he has to pick the right pass. Timing is very important in these situations to find your teammate in a good position.“Miralem Pjanic and Bentancur had to stay fairly static in midfield, otherwise we’d risk SPAL going on the counter-attack.“Ronaldo moves and thinks so quickly, he saw Douglas Costa coming out the corner of his eye and pulled the pass back. We need to all improve in that sense, being able to think ahead to the next move.“I do look at the characteristics of the opponents, but I make my choices above all based on motivation and determination. Every now and then, a spell on the bench is good for players, especially if they play all the time and can get a bit sleepy.“It’s a very competitive squad. Daniele Rugani is a very good defender, but we have five excellent defenders. Medhi Benatia played against Milan because it was his kind of game, he had to get the crosses in the box.”
Cedric Soares has rubbished talks of an in-house fight at Inter Milan and revealed that he is learning a lot from manager Luciano Spalletti.The Portuguese start to life at Inter since joining from Southampton has been marred by the club’s poor form having slumped to three defeats in a row.Coupled with the speculations surrounding the futures Ivan Perisic and Mauro Icardi, as well as Spalletti. But the former Saints defender is backing the Nerazzurri to bounce back.However, Cedric went on to confirm that he is enjoying life at Milan despite the poor run of results.“Despite the results I’ve had so far, it’s been a good experience,” he told Football Italia.“We can reverse this negative trend and Spalletti’s teaching me a lot, as are my teammates.“I know what to do on the field, but I have to get used to the team’s mechanisms and movements.”Capello calls Lukaku “a modern striker” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The former Italian manager believes Romelu Lukaku is perfectly suited for Antonio Conte’s Internazionale Milan in the Serie A.Cedric Soares plays down talk of divisions at #Inter & reveals Coach Luciano Spalletti is ‘teaching me a lot’ https://t.co/ARdkqi3Lze #FCIM pic.twitter.com/CIspWaroQO— footballitalia (@footballitalia) February 7, 2019The Portugal international is equally gave some insight on his set-piece abilities.“It’s something you learn when you’re very young,” he explained.“You just have to start training well and be confident, in addition to having a good teacher.“I have many friends in Milan and it’s like I have a family here. I feel at home.”