PREMIERE: Listen To Pigeons Playing Ping Pong’s Groovy & Horn-Heavy New Single, “Doc”

first_imgOn October 20th, the Baltimore-bred funk-jam juggernaut Pigeons Playing Ping Pong will release their fourth studio album, Pizazz. Back in January, the group launched a Kickstarter to help fund the album, and in the months since, their fans have been eagerly awaiting news of the band’s latest project. Now, with the release of Pizazz on the horizon in less than two weeks time, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong has recently been giving fans a taste of what to expect from Pizazz, and thus far, it’s been everything we’ve wanted and more.Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Soar Through Colorado With 3 Sell-Outs In 3 Cities [Photos/Videos]Today, Live For Live Music is proud to premiere a brand-new single of Pigeons Playing Ping Pong’s Pizazz—a funky, horn-heavy number the band has dubbed “Doc.” The upbeat and rollicking song shows Pigeons at their finest, with the energy of Pigeons’ high-octane performances perfectly translated in the tune. Greg Ormont’s vocals are both pristine and playful, with his verses regularly accented by punchy, stand-out backing vocals. During the catchy instrumental breakdown in “Doc”, Jeremy Schon lays out a high-flying guitar solo that charges through to the song’s close, all of which is made all the finer by the group’s tight rhythm section of drummer Alex “Gator” Petropulos and bassist Ben Carrey.Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Release New Single “Somethin’ For Ya”As Ormont and Schon told Live For Live Music about this newly released single, “Doc is a legend. Back when we played weekly residencies at The 8×10 in Baltimore, we began to notice a familiar raspy voice shouting, “Piiggeeooons,” whenever we arrived. It quickly became a hometown tradition for us to be greeted by Doc, our offbeat yet upbeat homeless friend and lifelong supporter of Baltimore’s live music scene. Doc reminds us of our early years when we began planning musical themes and stretching our material with more improvisation, new songs, covers, mashups and wacky costumes. To this day, we still prepare musical themes for big runs like Halloween and New Year’s Eve and can’t help thinking back on those rowdy Baltimore nights. Doc’s a wildfire whose never-quit attitude deserved to be immortalized on Pizazz with blazing horns, scorching solos, and the love for ‘beats and funky psychedelia.’”Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Announce 3-Night New Year’s Eve RunYou can take a listen to the premiere of “Doc” below, with the single becoming widely available starting Friday, October 13th. Pizazz is currently available for pre-order on Pigeons Playing Ping Pong’s website here. Those of us still looking to get our Pigeons fix, the band is in the midst of an extensive fall tour in promotion of the album, and you can peep their upcoming dates below. Enjoy! <a href=””>Doc by Pigeons Playing Ping Pong</a>[Photo: Silky Shots]Upcoming Pigeons Playing Ping Pong 2017 Dates10/12 – Sandpoint, ID – The Hive10/13 – Seattle, WA – Nectar Lounge10/14 – Portland, OR – Star Theater10/15 – Bend, OR – Volcanic Theatre Pub10/19 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent10/20 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst Atrium10/21 – West Hollywood, CA – Troubadour10/22 – San Diego, CA – Casbah10/24 – Phoenix, AZ – Last Exit Live10/26 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada10/27 – Austin, TX – The Mohawk10/28 – Houston, TX – The White Oak10/31 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West11/1 – Chattanooga, TN – Revelry Room11/2 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In11/3 – Asheville, NC – Salvage Station11/4 – Richmond, VA – The National11/24 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel11/25 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live!11/30 – New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place12/1 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club12/2 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Putnam Den12/8 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Art12/9 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theater12/29 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom12/30 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom12/31 – Covington, KY – Madison Theater1/17 – 1/22 – Miami, FL / The Ocean – Jam Cruiselast_img read more

Lights, Camera, Action! The new OEM PowerEdge R740xd2 Makes its Debut

first_imgWhen we say that we listen to our customers, it’s not empty marketing hype. In fact, we generally do way more than listen – we follow through. Let me share a great example. A few months ago, a large OEM customer told the team that it needed a customized solution to bridge the gap between compute and storage. Unfortunately, none of our existing products fit the exact bill. We listened, got together all the right people within Dell EMC and effectively designed a brand-new product to meet the customer’s needs.Responding to customer needsAnd so, hot off the press, I’m delighted to present the PowerEdge R740xd2, one of my favorite products of all time! What’s so special about the latest addition to our server range? How does it address that customer’s needs and what other customers is this product likely to appeal to?Data never sleepsBefore I answer, look around! Data is everywhere. In the last few years, more data has been created than in the previous 5,000 years of humanity put together. It’s mind-blowing but apparently we now create more than 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every single day. Get this – every three days, the amount of data we produce is equivalent to the number of grains of sand on planet earth. By 2020, it’s estimated that for every person on earth, 1.7Mb of data will be produced every single second.Our world continues to transformWe’re all witnesses and players in this dynamic. Just think of our own lives. You don’t have to be old to remember when photos were hard copy and stored in albums that sat on the shelf in your living room. That was the case less than 20 years ago. Compare that to the present. Just think of the huge volume of photos taken now, all day, every day, via mobile phones. Not only has the volume increased dramatically – so too has the resolution. We used to watch DVDs – now it’s HD TV on demand. Instead of being a content consumer, many of us now create our own videos to post on YouTube. Video surveillance used to feature analog cameras – increasingly, the world is using IP digital cameras with different, higher resolutions and various aspect ratios.A continual loopThe list goes on but you get my point. The way that pictures and video are now being created, managed, distributed and viewed is causing a seismic shift in the industry. 3D rendering and video content creation, including acquisition, transcoding and distribution, are hungry and need huge amounts of server processing power. Multi-device consumption and ultra-high definition are driving increased demand and generating even more data, which, guess what, needs to be stored!Customer expectations are highMeanwhile, user experience has taken central stage – we expect delivery to be instantaneous, anywhere, anytime, on any device. The big take-away is these data-heavy workloads demand huge computing power plus vast, vast amounts of storage. Looking ahead, I believe that demand will ramp even higher with trends like AI, 5G networks, 8K, HDR,IPv6 protocols, virtual and augmented reality plus, of course, IoT.The bridge between compute and storageThe good news is that the PowerEdge R740xd2 has been designed to deal with this data deluge. It’s all about bringing compute closer to storage in order to deliver high performance results. Let me give a flavor of what you can expect.Up to 364TB of storagePicture, flexible storage and performance resources in a space-saving 2U rack server. Capacity wise, the PowerEdge R740xd2 can accommodate 24 x 3.5 inch front-serviceable, hot-swappable drives, delivering an amazing 364TB of storage with fast connection and response times. Of course, you can also add flash and 2S performance as your workload requirements evolve.Eliminate bottlenecksIn terms of power, this little beauty packs a punch, delivering two-socket performance with up to two Intel® Xeon® scalable processors and up to 44 cores. With fast networking options and up to 16 DIMMS of memory, you can kiss bottlenecks goodbye. And of course, a cyber-resilient architecture ensures your data stays safe and available.Inspired by our OEM customersTo all our OEM partners and customers in the video surveillance and media and entertainment markets – the PowerEdge R740xd2 is for you! During the test phase, OEM customers in these vertical industries told us they loved this product, describing it as “perfect for purpose”, “flexible”, “reliable”, “high quality”, and “rock solid.”And, of course, from our perspective, the PowerEdge 740xd2 rounds out our already extensive OEM server and storage portfolio, allowing us to address the needs of our video surveillance customers plus enter and disrupt new markets, like media and entertainment.What’s your reaction? I would love to hear your comments and questions. Remember, we’re listening and will continue to expand our portfolio to allow you get to market faster!Learn more about the PowerEdge R740Xd2 here. Learn more about Dell EMC OEM visit: our LinkedIn OEM & IoT Solutions Showcase page here.Keep in touch. Follow us on Twitter @dellemcoem and @ronatdelllast_img read more

China begins pulling back troops near site of India border clash, Indian sources say

first_imgChina began pulling back troops from along its contested border with India on Monday, Indian government sources said, following a clash between the two countries last month in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed.Troops fought for hours with rods and clubs on the night of June 15, with some falling to their deaths in the freezing waters of the Galwan river in the western Himalayas.China has yet to confirm whether it suffered casualties, but the Indian deaths are the highest along the border in more than five decades, a dramatic escalation that led to weeks of talks between senior military officials on how to ease tensions. On Monday the Chinese military was seen dismantling tents and structures at a site in the Galwan valley near to where the latest clash took place, said the Indian government sources, who declined to be identified as they are not authorized to speak to the media.Vehicles were seen withdrawing from the area, as well as at Hotsprings and Gogra – two other contested border zones – the sources said.In response to a question on whether China had moved back equipment in the Galwan valley, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said both sides were “taking effective measures to disengage and ease the situation on the border”.”We hope India will meet China halfway and take concrete measures to carry out what both sides agreed to, continue to closely communicate through diplomatic and military channels, and work together to cool down the situation at the border,” Zhao told a news conference.  Topics :last_img read more

Equinor Gets NPD Nod to Extend Åsgard A Production

first_imgEquinor has received an approval from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate for extended technical lifetime for the Åsgard A facility in the Norwegian Sea until 2027.It will extend the production twelve years longer than the original plan.Åsgard A plays a particularly important role in recovering as much as possible of the remaining liquid reserves in Smørbukk and Smørbukk Sør, as most of the gas injection wells on these fields are tied in to Åsgard A and will rely on the gas injection from Åsgard A through the 2020s.The licenses are also considering new drilling targets and wells linked to Åsgard A both in the shorter and longer term, and they will be important measures to promote improved recovery.Additional measures to improve recovery are also being planned. A project involving ‘low wellhead pressure’ is important, and has an expected start-up date in 2022, NPD said.Recovery of Trestakk as well as the ‘Blåbjørn’ discovery depends on an extended lifetime for Åsgard A.The technical lifetime for the Åsgard A facility was originally based on 20 years of operation, and expires in 2019.last_img read more

‘Pierro got it right’- Ambassador Henderson

first_img 33 Views   one comment Share Share Tweet Sharing is caring!center_img Share LocalNews ‘Pierro got it right’- Ambassador Henderson by: – July 9, 2012 Dominica’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Vince HendersonA former prime minister who died while in office has received accolades from one of his colleagues who is Dominica’s ambassador to the United Nations.Ambassador Vince Henderson, a guest on the Next Level radio program at the weekend, praised former prime minister Pierre Charles for his “heroism” with which he led the country. “Pierro” as he was affectionately called, came into office at a very difficult stage in the country’s history, when it’s sitting prime minister, Roosevelt Douglas died on October 1, 2000 and Mr. Charles, deputy leader of the Dominica Labour Party as he then was, was sworn in to replace him.“I used to think at one point that the man had lost his mind because I remember when he made the statement that it doesn’t matter whether we win this thing or not [general elections], he has to do what is right during the austerity program and he pushed it through till his death…He was correct, I mean every day I look at this thing”.Former prime minister, Pierre Charles. Photo credit: findagrave.comHenderson highlighted the current financial crisis which has plagued countries in the Caribbean region that have had to “follow the same thing; they had to move with the VAT, they had to do the austerity programs, they had to make structural adjustments,” as well Greece, Spain and Italy within the Euro zone.“So we see that what was done ten years ago by the leadership of Pierre Charles was in fact the right thing to do. Today the treasury of Dominica, the government of Dominica is in its best fiscal health that it ever has been. Now even before we got into this program, and we’ve had quite a bit of breathing space, so even while some of our neighbors are going through this very difficult times especially in meeting their recurring expenditure, we’re able to do that and still meet our PSIP, so that has shown clearly that what Pierre Charles struggled to achieve back then was then was in fact the right way to go and today we can see the benefits of that”.He noted that Mr. Charles “sacrificed himself” by remaining in Dominica while his siblings moved on to overseas territories.“Pierre Charles … sacrificed his own future, he left teacher’s college to join the struggle, he abandoned every opportunity …his entire family had moved to the states; brothers in St. Thomas, in St. Croix, in the US, he stayed back because he decided that he had to fight that struggle and when Labour lost, he stayed building the party at his own sacrifice”.According to him, it is almost as if Mr. Charles was “driven by a passion that was almost irrational”.Meanwhile, the other guests on that radio program, Tourism & Legal Affairs Minister, Ian Douglas, who supported Henderson’s claim that Charles was correct in his decisions, reminisced on “defending” those austerity measures in parliament. “Some budgets man, I don’t know how we defended them. I mean it took us strength; an inner strength to walk into parliament and stand and speak but we all bought into it, we identified with it and I mean that is what leadership was about and we understood that that was something that we had to do for Dominica”.Mr. Charles served as the deputy leader of the Dominica Labour Party and parliamentary representative for the Grand Bay constituency for a number of years.When he died on January 6th, 2004, he had been in office for four years.His wife, Justina Charles is currently Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth Affairs, having contested the Grand Bay seat at the 2009 general elections.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Panelo: Duterte order on VFA termination not ‘fake news’

first_img“If he (Duterte) has not given theinstruction yet to ES, it does not mean the (information) I shared with mediais untrue. It only means ES has not yet gotten the directive from PRRD,” headded.  “What (Lorenzana) meant is(Medialdea) has yet to receive the instruction. That is what (Medialdea) alsotold me last night — that he has not received the instruction yet from PRRD.There is no inconsistency,” Panelo said. “I was quoting PRRD (President RodrigoR. Duterte) of what he told me,” Panelo said in a short message to the media.“There was no inconsistency in the President’s stance on the VFA.” Panelo insisted that Duterte hasinstructed Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea to inform Foreign AffairsSecretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. of his latest order to notify the US about therevocation of the 22-year-old VFA. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo insists that there is an official order from President Rodrigo Duterte to send a formal notice to the United States for the termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement. ABS-CBN NEWS MANILA – Presidential SpokespersonSalvador Panelo insisted that there is an official order from President RodrigoDuterte to send a formal notice to the United States for the termination of theVisiting Forces Agreement (VFA).center_img President Duterte has earlier orderedthe termination of VFA due to US senators demand the release from detention ofopposition senator Leila De Lima; US Senate resolution condemning drug war;amendment to US budget barring entry of Philippine officials linked to De Lima’sarrest; and cancellation of Sen. Ronald Dela Rosa’s US visa. Ratified by the Philippine Senate in1999, the VFA allowed US troops to train and advise the Philippine military indisaster response and anti-terrorist operations, but banned US forces fromparticipating in combat operations. Under the two-decade military pactbetween the Philippines and the US, the VFA can be terminated via a writtennotice from either of the countries. Expiration will come 180 days from thetime either party notifies the other./PN Panelo came up with a statement onSaturday night after Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana branded as “fake news”the President’s fresh directive, which was released by the Palace spokespersonon Friday.last_img read more

Spots open for ‘Becoming an Outdoors-Woman’

first_imgWest Lafayette, In. — The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has 25 spots open for “Becoming an Outdoors-Woman” May 4 through 6 at Ross Camp in West Lafayette.The program is intended for women 18 and up to learn outdoor skills in a relaxed, low-pressure environment. Shoot clay targets, paddle a canoe, catch a trophy bass, become a campfire gourmet cook, make a fur hat, spot rare wild birds, or learn to track deer.Get more information online here.last_img

Felix foot-perfect on fencing debut

first_img Mullins landed this race 12 months ago with Arvika Ligeonniere and said of the Graham Wylie-owned Felix Yonger: “He seems to be a very well balanced horse. He got in close to the first ditch and landed steeply. He could have easily turned over. “He put up a bit of a splint and it got too late to run him last season. We kept him for a novice this season and we’ll probably leave him off now. We’ll get him out early again in the autumn.” Mullins did have Supreme Novices’ Hurdle winner Champagne Fever in at the five-day stage but did not declare him. He said of the grey, who disappointed at Punchestown after his Supreme win, said: “They were saying all week that it was drying out at Punchestown and they were missing the rain, so we’ve decided to let him off for the summer. “He actually schooled here on this day last year and can he jump – he flew around. Nothing came to light after his last run here. A few of mine were just a bit below par early that week.” Felix Yonger returned from 379 days off the track to make a winning debut over fences in the Punchestown For Events Beginners Chase at the Kildare track. The Willie Mullins-trained seven-year-old was second to Simonsig in the Neptune Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham last year but had not been since since his run at Punchestown the following month. Sent off the 9-10 favourite in the absence of Sizing Rio, Ruby Walsh’s mount took up the running before three out and safely negotiated the last for a straightforward length and three-quarters victory over White Star Line. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Darren Bravo sent home for calling WICB president an `idiot’

first_imgSportsMAX` has been reliably informed that West Indies number three batsman has been sent home ahead of an ODI tri-series in Zimbabwe.The West Indies are to play against Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka.Darren Bravo, this morning, lashed out at West Indies Cricket Board President Dave Cameron, calling him an “idiot”, denying that he ever had an A retainer contract from the West Indies Cricket Board.The 27-year-old number three bat recently declined a retainer contract from the WICB valued at US$100,000, the lowest of the tiers. West Indies retainer contracts range from A-plus to C. An A-plus contract carries a value of US$150,000; A US$135,000, B-plus US$125,000; B, US$115,000 and C US$100,000.Cameron, addressing the issue on the SportsMax Zone on Thursday, said Bravo initially had an A contract but was offered a C contract because his batting average had been in decline over the past two years.The 27-year-old right-hander, whose career average is 40, played nine Tests in 2015, scoring 644 runs at an average of 35.77, while in 2016 he has averaged 31.88 from eight Tests, having scored 445 runs.Reacting to Cameron’s statements Bravo lashed out on Twitter. “You have been failing 4 d last 4 yrs. Y don’t u resign and FYI I’ve neva been given an A contract. Big idiot @dave51.”last_img

ICC World Cup Jason Holder has no regrets about gambling on Russell’s fitness

first_img Southampton: Andre Russell’s troublesome knee flaring up time and again but West Indies skipper Jason Holder insists that “match-winner” Andre Russell’s fitness is a gamble worth taking. The West Indies all-rounder once again pulled up a knee injury during their eight-wicket defeat to England in a World Cup match here on Friday and he went off the field after bowling to Jonny Bairstow.The 31-year-old had earlier also left the ground during West Indies’ game against Australia on June 6. “It’s been difficult so far for him. We have been trying our best to keep him on the park, but it is proving difficult,” admitted Holder.Holder desperately wants Russell, who is a match-winner on his day, to be a part of West Indies paying XI during crucial World Cup matches.  “Going forward, we have to persist. He is here for a reason. We think he can be a match-winner for us. We have just got to cope with him. We have got to do everything we possibly can with him to keep him on the park,” the captain said. The West Indies have suffered their second defeat in four games but Holder is confident of his team making the semifinals of the World Cup. “I think it would be very foolish not to be confident (we can reach the semis). There’s still a lot of cricket to be played in this tournament. We have only played four games. There is a hell of a lot of cricket left to be played,” said Holder. He said the players would have to come up with a disciplined performance against Bangladesh in their next match in Taunton on Monday. “We have just got to be disciplined and make sure we come against Bangladesh firstly in our next game and make sure we beat Bangladesh. Holder admitted that England simply outplayed them. “We needed to make early inroads here. But we felt we had a really good chance at the halfway stage even though we felt we were still a few runs short. “Having said that, the way we have been bowling, we have been backing ourselves to get new-ball wickets. It didn’t happen for us today, well played England,” he said. highlights West Indies have lost two of four league games. Jason Holder is leading the side for first time in World Cup. Andre Russell is currently suffering from knee injury. center_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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