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

FUSINA: Two-and-A-Half Years of Achievements Firmly Battling Crime

first_imgBy Kay Valle/Diálogo September 08, 2016 In 2014, the Government of Honduras created the Interinstitutional Security Force (FUSINA per its Spanish acronym) to counter the activities of common criminals, organized crime, and drug traffickers in the country. The force comprises elements from various parts of the national security forces. Most noteworthy among FUSINA’s activities are seizing drugs, money, weapons, real estate, and vehicles; arrests; extraditions; breaking up gangs; drug prevention programs; disabling clandestine airstrips; recovering territories; destroying drug laboratories; protecting the borders; and directly working to reduce the homicide rate. The activities of organized crime earned Honduras the title of the most violent not-at-war country in the world years ago. The country gained this reputation because, according to data from the University Institute on Democracy, Peace, and Security (IUDPAS per its Spanish acronym), its 10,441 homicides in 2012 translated to the world’s highest rate of murders per 100,000 inhabitants. The IUDPAS analysis linked the homicides to the activities of organized crime. Migdonia Ayestas, IUDPAS’s director, said that, “upon analyzing the homicides on a case-by-case basis, we discovered that the principal causes are due to revenge killings in the form of paid assassinations (sicarios), gang confrontations, and territorial disputes. All these causes stem from drug trafficking.” In 2013, the homicide rate dropped to 79 per 100,000 inhabitants. According to Ayestas, this drop was due to the strategies being implemented by the government, but she recommended that those strategies be improved upon in order to achieve a more significant drop. It was time for FUSINA to begin its operations. Planning and Coordinated Work Yield Results Since its inception, FUSINA’s results have been highly positive, in great measure due to its coordinated, interagency work. The force comprises members of the Armed Forces, National Police, the National Intelligence and Investigation Directorate, the Public Ministry, the Supreme Court of Justice, the National Migration Institute, and the Public Order Military Police. FUSINA’s commander, Infantry Colonel Selman David Arriaga Orellana, is of the opinion that the force’s achievements are due to the planning of police/military security operations aimed at preventing crime, as well as supporting the government in operations in conflict zones. “FUSINA’s work positively influences the fight against common and organized crime, which permits the rational use of state resources. Likewise, the work with the institutions that comprise it is carried out with high levels of trust and coordination and is undertaken with lots of professionalism and patriotic commitment,” stated Col. Arriaga. To meet the citizenry’s security expectations, FUSINA untiringly pursues activities that stem from crime-prevention and civilian-security operations. Through August 23rd, 2016, FUSINA’s operations have yielded the following results: Arrests with outstanding warrants: 2,183 Arrests for illegally transiting the country: 1,978 Arrests for drug trafficking: 806 Extraditions: 3 Kilograms of cocaine seized: 590 Kilograms of marijuana seized: 8,182 Kilograms of coca paste: 76 Drug laboratories destroyed: 2 Firearms seized: 1,741 (AK47, AR15, 9MM) Munitions seized: 20,459 (AK47, AR15) Pieces of property confiscated: 334 Criminal gangs broken up: 47 Seized currency: $1,453,930 Clandestine airstrips disabled: 19 Vehicles and motorcycles seized: 488 Vehicles and motorcycles recovered: 386 Empire of justice Referring to the results of FUSINA’s work, President Juan Orlando Hernaández said justice is slowly being restored to the country. Hernaández made his remarks during a presentation of FUSINA’s achievements at the Security Ministry. “With respect to security, significant steps have been taken that aim to improve living conditions for Hondurans,” he underscored. “We are already emerging from a dark period. The perception of impunity and corruption that existed is shrinking,” the president said. An IUDPAS poll on Civilian Perception of Insecurity and Victimization in Honduras shows encouraging results. It shows that the three institutions in which the Honduran population trusts the most are the Military Police of Public Order, with 54.3 percent; the Armed Forces, with 52 percent; and FUSINA, in third place with 50.2 percent. To ensure that the perceptions of the civilian population regarding security matters continue to improve, Col. .r Arriaga explained that FUSINA has several short-term goals in its plan. They include strengthening the National Police, the Prosecutor’s Office .and the Supreme Court of Justice. “Citizens should understand that FUSINA will respond to the trust the people already have placed in it, that we will continue taking on the challenge to train ourselves continuously and work within a legal framework, since there is government policy aimed at creating the bases for a peaceful society, with security standards demanded by a population that aspires as a country to insert itself successfully into a globalized and evermore competitive world,” concluded Col. Arriaga.last_img read more

Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury 2 live stream: How to watch the 2020 fight without cable

first_imgFury outboxed Wilder for most of their first fight, but was knocked down in the eighth round. Wilder was down on two scorecards heading into the 12th round and needed a knockout to win. He knocked Fury down for the count, but somehow Fury got back up to finish the round and earn the split draw.Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearSince then, both men have fought twice: Wilder had a first-round knockout of Dominic Breazeale in May and a seventh-round KO of Luis Ortiz, while Fury had a second-round TKO of Tom Schwarz in June, then defeated Otto Wallin via unanimous decision, even after a deep gash in his right eye made it questionable if he would be able to finish.Both fighters weighed in significantly heavier for this fight, as part of each team’s strategy.”You have the two — one of the two — best heavyweights in the world, and we’re putting it all on the line,” Wilder said at a Jan. 25 presser. “I don’t know if [Fury is] trying to throw people off the game, or come in and try to throw me off, but it’s exciting to hear and I’m looking forward to February 22nd,” he continued with a smirk.Fury echoed his desire to win, stating “Whether I’m a great puncher or not, I don’t believe anybody else can match me with heart and determination. I’m going to put my iron will on Deontay Wilder.”Here’s a complete guide to live-streaming Wilder vs. Fury 2, including the start time and how to purchase the pay-per-view.MORE: How much money will Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury make?Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury live streamLive stream (PPV): ESPN+, Fox Sports GoTV channel: ESPN, Fox Sports 1ESPN and FS1 will broadcast the preshow, the preliminary bouts, and the undercard. You can watch the prelims on ESPN or Fox even if you don’t have cable, with streaming services like Sling TV, Fubo, Hulu, DirecTV offering live TV packages available for purchase.Even if you sign up for one of the free trials listed below, keep in mind the main card is only on pay-per-view, which costs $79.99.Sling TV: Sling has ESPN, ESPN 2, and ESPN 3 in their Orange ($25/mo) and Orange + Blue ($40/mo) bundles. Free 7-day trial.Fubo: A 7-day free trial and $19.99 for the first month before jumping up to $44.99 a month. It includes a live feed of Fox Sports 1, which is showing the undercard. Free 7-day trial.Hulu: Over 50 live channels at $39.99/month, including ESPN and Fox Sports 1. Free 7-day trial.DirecTV: Over 65 live channels at $40/month. Free 7-day trial. Keep in mind you’ll need to purchase the pay-per-view separately to watch the main card.YouTube TV:  50 channels for $35/month, including five ESPN channels. Free 7-day trial.PlayStation Vue:  All four bundles starting at $49.99 from PlayStation Vue feature ESPN, and ESPN 2. Free 5-day trial.Main Card: You’ll need to purchase the PPV from ESPN+, Fox Sports Go or Sling TV. The PPV is $79.99. Boxing’s biggest fight in years is set for Saturday night in Las Vegas. Heavyweights Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury will have their rematch a little over a year from their first fight in December 2018, which was declared a split draw.Wilder is defending the WBC heavyweight championship against lineal champion Fury. Both fighters remain undefeated in their careers. Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearWhat time is the Wilder vs. Fury 2 fight?Start time: 7 p.m. ET | 4 p.m. PTMain event: 11 p.m. ET | 9 p.m. PT (approx.)Preshow beings at 7 p.m. ET, with the undercard at 7:30 p.m. ET. The pay-per-view main card is set to begin at 9 p.m. ET. Fury and Wilder will likely make their ring walks for the main event between 11 p.m. and midnight.Wilder vs. Fury 2 PPV price: How much does the fight cost?PPV price: $79.99The Wilder vs. Fury 2 fight costs $79.99 on pay-per-view. The fight can be purchased through ESPN+, Fox Sports Go, or via most major cable and satellite providers.last_img read more

EX-HIGHLAND DJ DENIES CONSPIRACY THEORY OVER QUITTING STATION

first_imgA FORMER DJ on Highland Radio has denied claims he quit the station because he was involved in a rival bid for the license for north Donegal.Carndonagh man Stephen Lynch is taking a constructive dismissal case against the radio station over the circumstances of losing his job in May 2013.Mr Lynch was giving evidence yesterday at the hearing at the Silver Tassie Hotel in Letterkenny at an Employment Appeals Tribunal. He told how he was left devastated when his role as an advertising sales rep – which was used to supplement his income – was put under pressure in the weeks before his father died in October 2012.The father of three told the tribunal panel that he had been involved in radio since the age of 12, working on pirate stations before landing a role on Highland in 2004.He had reached an agreement with then manager Charlie Collins to sell advertising in Inishowen in the mornings, for which he was paid commission, before taking up his afternoon show.However he said the atmosphere at Highland changed significantly when it was bought by the Galway-based Rabbitte family in 2008. A 10 per cent pay cut followed as the recession kicked in.Pressure grew on sales staff to deliver more revenue, but in the middle of 2012 his father had a relapse in his battle with cancer.Mr Lynch said Mr Collins was very understanding of the situation. The Carndonagh man said that as his father got worse, he would spend the mornings helping his mother and his father before driving to the station in Letterkenny to do his show.He would return to Carn to help them in the afternoons.He accepted his advertising sales in 2012 – at €70,000 – was down from €79,000 the previous year. However he said ad sales manager John Clancy – son-in-law of owner Gerry Rabbitte – didn’t understand the market.He said Inishowen was being hit hard by the downturn with the building trade gone and this was having a serious affect on the rest of the economy.At one meeting he was asked to chase advertisers from 2009 but Mr Lynch said at least eight of them had closed.“He (Mr Clancy) was chipping and chipping away at me and I finally broke,” said Mr Lynch. When his father died on October 11, 2012, he alleged one of the station production staff Linda McGroarty had asked him to drive his pool car to Buncrana so it could be used by Oisin Kelly. Mr Lynch’s wife Helena had been delivered the car instead.He said he was given a week’s annual leave but a week after returning Mr Collins had met him to tell him the station was planning to take his pool car off him – which he used Monday to Friday for sales work and travelling to the station. This was implemented in January 2015 when Mr Clancy reduced his advertising client list from 60 to 70 to just 15.This, he claimed, severely curtailed his ability to earn commission to supplement his €390 DJ wages.He quit the station in April, formally resigning on May 3.He said he had asked for a pay rise for his DJ work but was offered just €50 extra which wasn’t enough.“The wages they left me with wasn’t enough after they stripped away my sales,” said Mr Lynch.“I could not make ends meet. I was driving a 1997 car; the amount of money on fuel was high. I couldn’t make ends meet. I loved the show – it was going well and was successful but I had no choice but to go and they knew it.“John Clancy had an issue with me and I knew that,” he alleged in his evidence.“It was a choice between Highland and a roof over my head and I chose the roof over my head for my family. There was no way I could pay all my bills and drive 85 miles a day on that wage.“I had many sleepless nights over Highland and worring about what was going to happen. My wife Helena is very supportive and a great listener which was just as well as I did a lot of complaining at the time.“I would never had taken on a mortgage if I had known this was going to happen. I felt I was well liked at Highland. I got on with them all – they are a good bunch. I neer thought I would be sitting here today chatting about Highland Radio in a negative light.”He said he spent the next months applying for jobs but with no success. He had considered moving to England and applied – but was rejected – for positions with British Airways and Virgin Media.He did eventually get part-time work at the surgery in Carndonagh – where he had left a full time job to join Highland.Solicitor for Highland Radio Alistair Purdy put it to Mr Lynch that the timing of his resignation was no coincidence.Mr Lynch, he said, had left formally on May 3 and Mr Collins left a month later and both men had appeared in a radio licence application at the end of September.But Mr Lynch’s solicitor Ciaran Mac Lochlainn interjected: “This serves a purpose to label this as a conspiracy theory. It’s not.”For his part Mr Lynch said: “I was out of work and if there was a chance of work I would have been there (at the proposed new station).”He said he was unaware of Mr Collins’ role in the license bid application until June.Earlier Mr Collins said Mr Lynch was the second most popular presenter on Highland, filling all his advertising slots.“And there was never any bother getting sponsorship for it,” said Mr Collins.He said the loss of advertising revenue left Mr Lynch on just €390 a week. The station had offered an extra €50 – some way short of Mr Lynch’s average earnings, including ad commission, of €611 per week.EX-HIGHLAND DJ DENIES CONSPIRACY THEORY OVER QUITTING STATION was last modified: July 7th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Employment Appeals TribunalHighland RadioSteven Lynchlast_img read more