Chris Robinson Brotherhood Announces Forthcoming Hiatus, Departure Of Keyboardist Adam MacDougall

first_imgChris Robinson Brotherhood is undergoing some internal changes as they prepare for the forthcoming release of their next studio album, Servants of the Sun. According to a new report shared on Wednesday, the rock band has parted ways with longtime keyboardist Adam MacDougall, who had been with the group (along with the Black Crowes) since 2007. Chris Robinson Brotherhood will also spend the remainder of the year taking a break, presumably limiting the amount of live promotion behind the album.The announcement on Thursday also comes just days before the band is scheduled to perform at the official afterparty at the inaugural BeachLife Festival in Hermosa Beach, CA on Saturday.Related: Chris Robinson Brotherhood Recruits Jay Blakesberg To Direct New Video For “Chauffeur’s Daughter”A statement shared by the band to go with the lineup/hiatus announcement reads, “The CRB and Adam MacDougall have parted ways. It was a great run with Adam and we wish him the best. We are looking forward to releasing our new studio album, ‘Servants Of The Sun’, on June 14 and will continue to tour through the end of July. Following which, the band will take the remainder of 2019 off.”The announcement also arrived on the same day that the band took to their Facebook to reveal they’ve canceled their scheduled performance at New York City’s Webster Hall on October 9th. Following their appearance at BeachLife, CRB’s 2019 spring tour is scheduled to pick up again on May 16th in Kill Devil Hills, NC and continue until July 1st. The band hasn’t announced who will come on as MacDougall’s replacement for the upcoming run of shows. MacDougall is currently on tour with his other band, Circles Around The Sun, which also includes CRB guitarist Neal Casal.The report goes on to state that the band’s scheduled appearance at this year’s LOCKN’ “is unclear”, as the event appears on both the band’s website.Servants of the Sun is scheduled to arrive on June 14th via Robinson’s Silver Arrow Records. Fans can head to Chris Robinson Brotherhood’s website for tickets and tour information for their remaining upcoming performances.[H/T JamBase]last_img read more

Realize Digital Transformation from the Edge to the Core with SAP Leonardo and Dell EMC

first_img“The biggest threat to innovation is internal politics and an organizational culture, which does not accept failure and/or doesn’t accept ideas from outside, and/or cannot change.”—(Source: Gartner, Innovation Survey, July 2017)The Internet of Things (IoT) began moving toward mainstream adoption in 2016 for many industries, according to the findings of a survey by Gartner. The number of organizations adopting IoT grown 50 percent in 2016, reaching 43 percent of organizations overall. In total, 64 percent of organizations plan to eventually implement IoT.First SAP-certified IoT Edge DeviceTogether with the SAP IoT Team, and now with the new SAP Leonardo Team, Dell EMC is bringing both worlds together to introduce the first SAP-certified Dell EMC Leonardo IoT Gateway Edge Device at SAP Leonardo Live this week in Frankfurt, Germany.  SAP Leonardo is the newest digital innovation system by SAP offering design thinking methodology to help customers rapidly develop new capabilities and accelerate their digital transformation.Combining the Leonardo-certified Dell IoT Gateway with SAP Solutions, our joint customers are now able to integrate IoT Edge devices in minutes, not hours or days, and allows them to quickly design and deploy new business models. SAP Leonardo Edge PlatformDell EMC chose the SAP Leonardo Edge Platform because it offers a complete range of solutions to connect things with people and then process the information with real-time intelligence. The deployment of Edge Services is the Edge Platform component of the SAP Cloud Platform, a software package that extends the SAP Cloud Platform to the edge and provides services like:support for a wide variety of IoT protocol adaptersnative integration with SAP Cloud Platform and SAP backend systems like SAP S/4HANAdeployment and lifecycle management for edge servicessecure communication channels and isolationBecause this edge platform software stack can be deployed on the physical gateway or in the cloud. Functionality provided by the services can be made available where it is most suitable for the customers. This Edge Platform is implemented in java and extends the standardized OSGI platform which allows for deployment on virtually any hardware and operating system.SAP Leonardo – IoT Gateway Edge CertificationThe IoT service connects devices to the SAP Cloud Platform to provide scalable incorporation of IoT data and device management. The corresponding services provide a secure connection to remote devices using a broad range of IoT protocols and manage the device lifecycle from onboarding to decommissioning.The service collects and processes sensor data at scale already at the edge or in the cloud and stores it on the SAP Cloud Platform for use by other applications. Moreover, the service provides a multi-tenant architecture allowing role-based access to device data through easy-to-use APIs.The IoT Gateway provides adapters for network convergence and syntactic protocol normalization. It acts as a virtual gateway that brings devices and assets online, managing the connectivity with devices according to the specific communication protocol that the devices implement. The Gateway component is responsible for collecting data from a sensor and sending commands to the network on behalf of other Internet of Things Core Service modules.As early as 2015, Dell started investing in this market and producing its own Dell IoT Gateways.  Dell EMC now brings 30+ years of IT knowledge and 15 years of customizing Dell technology for OT environments through OEM and over 50 partners providing OT expertise.Certified Dell IoT Edge DevicesDell Edge Gateways tested and validated, pre-configured and pre-installed with SAP Leonardo Edge software.Dell Edge Gateway Series 3000Dell Edge Gateway Series 5000Dell Embedded PC 5000Simplifying and Accelerating the Digital Transformation Journey with SAPAs one of the earliest supporters of SAP HANA in-memory computing, Dell EMC continues to provide best-of-breed performance for SAP landscapes enabling customers to go from the Edge, through the Fog and up to the Cloud with everything pre-configured, pre-installed and certified/validated by SAP. For special requirements, Dell EMC offers Ready Nodes, Ready Bundles and Ready Systems – everything needed and expected from customers.To learn more about the Dell EMC infrastructure foundation for SAP Leonardo, visit Dell EMC at SAP Leonardo Live this week in Frankfurt.last_img read more

House Rules contestants sell Brisbane home after $200k reno

first_imgBen and Danielle Edgeworth were runners up in the TV series, House Rules. Picture: Tara Croser.THE Brisbane home of House Rules runners up Ben and Danielle Edgeworth has fetched more than double what the reality stars paid for it.The four-bedroom, two-bathroom property at 18 David Street was a runner-up on the 2015 series of the show and has just sold for $1.0825 million. Ben and Danielle Edgeworth have just sold their home in Morningside. Picture: Tara Croser.The house rules were simple — they wanted it styled “preppy eclectic” and with a mix of old and new pieces. The entry was to be quiet but showy, while they wanted to maintain a hint of “ski chalet” in the living room. The kitchen in the house at 18 David St, Morningside.And they wanted a dressing room “to die for”.Records show the couple paid $482,000 for the tired, brick house in 2011, but invested another $200,000 to revamp the floorplan after the show finished as they were unhappy with the end result.T More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoOne of the bathrooms in the house at 18 David St, Morningside.he had put it on the market with a price guide of between $1.075 million and $1.15 million.The couple is already on to another project, having bought a fixer-upper in the sought-after suburb of Bulimba for $820,000 in October.They also own another house in Morningside, which they paid $610,000 for in 2016. Inside the renovated home at 18 David St, Morningside.last_img read more

Pomeroon Oil Mill Challengers win inaugural 10/10 memorial title

first_imgA LARGE and boisterous crowd at the Teneze Ferme ground in Lower Pomeroon River, last Sunday, witnessed hosts Pomeroon Oil Mill Challengers Sports emerge winners in the inaugaral 10/10 George Alphonso memorial one-day tournament involving four teams.In the final, Pomeroon Oil Mill Challengers Sports were inserted to take first strike and managed 87-2 from their 10 overs.Captain Mukesh Singh with 28 (2×6, 2×4) along with Carlos Matthias’ unbeaten 23 (1×6, 1×4) were the principal scorersSpinners Chris Matthias and Usen Rose claimed one wicket each. In reply, Teneze Ferme ‘B’ found scoring difficult and never threatened the target.They eventually were all out for 54 in the 10th over to be defeated by 33 runs. Suresh Dindyal (15) was the only batsman to reach double figures. Medium pacers Gary France with 4-16 and Mukesh Singh 3-15 combined to earn their team the coveted trophy, medals and $60 000 while the runners-up received $40 000.Third-place winners Teneze Ferme ‘A’ also pocketed $30 000 during the presentation which was witnessed by the widow and children of the late George Alphonso Sr, who was a popular cricketer and supporter of the game in the Pomeroon.His daughter Kerenza Alphonso during her brief speech promised to have the competition played annually and to include more teams.Eagles Sports also participated. Former national umpire Dasroy Balgobin and Deva Dass were the officiating umpires.last_img read more

BCA chief Riley lashes out at CWI over Pybus, Browne axing

first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) – Outspoken Cricket West Indies (CWI) director, Conde Riley, has slammed the regional governing body’s decision to axe the entire coaching staff of the men’s senior side ahead of the World Cup, and has warned that the sweeping personnel changes announced last week could “destabilise the whole process” heading into the ICC showpiece next month.In a controversial radio interview here which revealed fractures within the CWI directorate, Riley said while new CWI president Ricky Skerritt was free to implement changes, he was not in support of making them so close to a major tournament and especially after West Indies’ outstanding results against England in the recent home series.CWI last week removed interim head coach Richard Pybus and his support staff of Vasbert Drakes, Toby Radford and Esaun Crandon. Former West Indies batsman Floyd Reifer was named to replace Pybus, while Roddy Estwick, Corey Collymore and Rayon Griffith will serve as assistant coaches.“It is not about the termination of Vasbert Drakes so much, but more importantly where the team is at this time, having reclaimed the Wisden Trophy. England are number one in ODI cricket and we tied with them,” Riley told Observer Radio here in a telephone interview.“My own feelings are that the timing is off. I felt we should have gone off to the World Cup (without changing the coaches). I think the players were in a good space, Mr Pybus’s appointment was interim … we had put a succession planning system in place where we interviewed nine regional coaches and short-listed five and those were the people that we would look to, to take the team forward.”Pybus was a controversial appointment last January, with CWI director Enoch Lewis publicly accusing former CWI president Dave Cameron of “hand-picking” the Englishman for the position without consulting the board.However, Pybus then oversaw West Indies’ shock 2-1 over England in the three-Test series last February and then guided the Caribbean side to a 2-2 draw in the five-match ODI series.Skerritt, who toppled three-term incumbent Cameron at CWI elections last month, had warned prior to his assuming the top post that he was not in favour of the manner in which Pybus had been appointed.Riley, whose BCA publicly supported Cameron during the recent election campaign and snubbed an offer from Skerritt to address the local governing body, also hinted that Test and ODI captain Jason Holder was not in favour of the coaching changes.“I got the impression that he (Holder) was not for it,” said Riley, who only recently pledged his support to Skerritt.“He probably wanted to keep everything in place and you would know … that to change a whole coaching staff, impose a new selection panel and so on, it could destabilise the whole process going into a World Cup.“I have no difficulty with the president going in a new direction but my problem was the timing. I know that the captain was saying ‘leave it as it is and let’s go down to July after we go to the World Cup and India come to the Caribbean’ but you know how it is.”Riley added: “To destabilise a team … when many Caribbean people thought we had no chance against England … but this young team defied the odds. My position is and I will stand by my position and my board that this is wrong – the timing is wrong – and if the captain asked to leave the status quo as is, then I think (that’s what should have been done).“Yes, president Skerritt has the right, he’s the president, but just let it follow the process that we had in place before, where we would have the interim head coach and his staff, selection panel and then after the World Cup and India, we could move on.”Last January in a heated radio interview in Barbados, Riley famously clashed with Lewis over Pybus’s appointment. In defending Cameron then, Riley contended Pybus’s appointment had been ratified by a majority vote of the CWI board while Lewis claimed process had not been followed.CWI also last week replaced chairman of selectors, Courtney Browne and his panel, appointing Robert Haynes as interim chairman with director of cricket, Jimmy Adams, and Reifer also serving as selectors.Riley criticised that decision too, arguing Haynes was not in a position to properly execute the role.“How could Robert Haynes (be named chairman of selectors) – I have nothing against him, I know the man well – but he’s not been watching cricket,” Riley argued.last_img read more

Syracuse shut down by North Carolina’s Brittany Pickett in 5-1 loss

first_imgLeading off in the bottom of the first for Syracuse, Alicia Hansen stood in the batter’s box, facing off with North Carolina starting pitcher Brittany Pickett. She struck out swinging. So did Sammy Fernandez in the at bat immediately after. And Bryce Holmgren in the at bat after that.Syracuse’s bats were never able to turn it around. North Carolina (28-24, 15-7 Atlantic Coast) defeated the Orange (27-19, 8-12), 5-1, behind a seven strikeout, three-hit outing for Pickett, who also hit a three-run homerun in the game.“She’s just a great pitcher overall,” Holmgren said. “And she does a very good job of mixing speeds and mixing locations and so that’s just one of the reasons she’s effective.”Pickett is now 26-10 on the season with a 2.37 ERA and 192 strikeouts on the year. She has been a workhorse for the Tar Heels all year, pitching 274.2 innings. Holmgren said the Orange came into the game expecting her “to come and bring it.”Syracuse head coach Mike Bosch said Pickett’s command and movement are part of what makes her a high-quality pitcher, as well as the fact that she is a lefty. Bosch tried to encourage adjustments in SU’s approach in preparation for Pickett.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We tried to hit early in the count, tried to hit pitches that were flat,” Bosch said. “But again, hats off to her, she threw a good game.”The game was tight early, with Syracuse holding down a 1-0 lead into the fifth inning. SU pitcher Alexa Romero had pitched well up to that point, only allowing two hits. However, a three-run home run by Pickett broke the game open and forced Romero, who Bosch said was also nursing a blister on her finger, to exit the game.Romero felt she had to attack the zone while the game was still close.“When [games] are like 0-0, 1-0, 2-0, I really just go out there and pound the zone and get after it,” Romero said. “2-0, 1-0 games you can’t let up at all because they’ll get scores and they’ll hit off of you.”After Romero allowed five runs in the top of the fifth, Syracuse needed an answer in the bottom half. Hannah Dossett led off with a single. The next two Orange batters flew out. A two-out walk put two runners on for SU’s three-hitter, Bryce Holmgren. But she grounded to the shortstop to end the inning.Despite Syracuse’s lack of run support on offense, Holmgren was pleased the Orange seemed to adjust more to Pickett’s pitching by the end. Syracuse put the ball in play more frequently in the last three innings, striking out just once over that frame after striking out six times in the first four innings.Still, Bosch knew his team didn’t do enough.“I thought we could’ve made some better contact with balls but we’ll make some adjustments,” Bosch said. “See if we can do better with it tomorrow.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 27, 2018 at 8:08 pm Contact Eric: [email protected]last_img read more