Primus Shares New Album “The Desaturating Seven” Inspired By Rainbow Goblins

first_imgPrimus is hitting the road this month in celebration of their new album The Desaturating Seven, which came out today via ATO Records. The new record marks the first since the band’s 2014 Primus & The Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble, the first original material since 2011’s Green Naugahyde, and their ninth LP together.The inspiration for The Desaturating Seven comes from a 1978 children’s book, The Rainbow Goblins. The book’s “vibrant and intense and eerie and somewhat creepy” artwork impressed bassist and frontman Les Claypool (while reading it to his children) to the point of making it into music. “I remember being incredibly impressed with the artwork and the storyline and the content and the message, and I thought, ‘Wow, this would make a great piece of music,’” Claypool told Rolling Stone in a recent interview. “As I’m getting older, I’m realizing I need to start knocking some of these things off my list. So we did the Willy Wonka soundtrack a couple years back, and this was a project I wanted to do.”He continued, “I would look at the artwork and read the lyrics, and it’s very difficult to sing about goblins and rainbows and not have it come off being a little cornball…So I was tiptoeing the line of not necessarily being literal, but referring to elements of the story and using it more as a metaphor, when I could.”Much like their Primus & The Chocolate Factory tour, Primus will reincarnate the book’s rainbow imagery on their upcoming tour, which will begin October 20 in San Antonio and extend through November 11 in Miami. The show will consist of two sets: the first set will sift through their entire catalog, and the second will play through The Desaturating Seven in its entirety. The album’s vinyl edition will also be produced in “seven-color green splatter format.” Head here to the band’s website for more information, and read the full interview on Rolling Stone.Primus “The Desaturating Seven” Tour DatesOctober 20 – San Antonio, TX @ Sunken GardensOctober 21 – Houston, TX @ White Oak LawnOctober 22 – Austin, TX @ ACL LiveOctober 24 – Nashville, TN @ War MemorialOctober 27 – Albany, NY @ Palace TheaterOctober 29 – Port Chester, NY @ Capitol TheaterOctober 31 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn SteelNovember 2 – Akron, OH @ Goodyear TheaterNovember 3 – Cincinnati, OH @ The Taft TheaterNovember 4 – Louisville, KY @ Palace TheaterNovember 5 – St. Louis, MO @ Peabody TheaterNovember 7 – Knoxville, TN @ Tennessee TheaterNovember 9 – Atlanta, GA @ TabernacleNovember 10 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock HotelNovember 11 – Miami, FL @ Fillmore MiamiNovember 13 – New Orleans, LA @ Civic TheatreDecember 29, 30 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wilternlast_img read more

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Parish cools takeover talk

first_img Press Association He told the Croydon Guardian: “There are always people who want to buy football clubs. “Sometimes people approach you and it gets out, sometimes people approach you and it doesn’t, but there is no imminent takeover. “We are talking to a number of people on a number of fronts. “I’ve always said that if somebody wanted to invest in the club and move it forward quicker than I or we (CPFC 2010) can then we would entertain it. “We look at all possibilities that are out there – and there are many – but people have been quite ahead of themselves on this one.” Crystal Palace co-chairman Steve Parish has denied a takeover of the Eagles is imminent – but admitted to being open to the possibility of a change of ownership at Selhurst Park. center_img It has been reported that American billionaire Josh Harris has begun talks to take control of the Barclays Premier League club, with a deal close. Parish, though, insists those suggesting a deal is imminent are jumping the gun. last_img read more

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Fast reaction: 3 takeaways from Syracuse’s 64-51 loss at Miami

first_img Published on January 2, 2016 at 4:38 pm Facebook Twitter Google+ MIAMI — Syracuse (10-5, 0-2 Atlantic Coast) lost to No. 13 Miami (12-1, 1-0), 64-51, at the Bank United Center on Saturday. Here are three quick reactions from the Orange loss, in which Syracuse fell to 0-2 in conference play for the first time in 17 years.That’s defensiveMiami has the seventh most efficient offense in the country, per KenPom, but struggled to score mightily in the first half to Syracuse. The Hurricanes were held without a field goal for an 11:38 stretch, was 0-for-11 from 3 and made just five shots before the intermission.The offensive frustration climaxed on the last play of the first half when Tonye Jekiri missed a layup while taking contact. Angel Rodriguez’s rebound didn’t leave him with enough time to cut into the Syracuse lead, which had just been extended by a Malachi Ricahrdson layup.The script totally flipped in the second half. An eight-point SU halftime lead turned into a 13-point loss. Syracuse fell apart in a similar fashion as it did against Pittsburgh on Wednesday. Down the stretch, the Orange committed three straight fouls. The two possessions after ended with Syracuse misses in which fouls were committed on the rebound.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhen Trevor Cooney caught the ball in the backcourt for an over-and-back violation, he slammed the ball three times on the hardwood. Syracuse again stayed in the game, but gave it away late on the back of 18 turnovers.King Mali In games that Syracuse has lost this season, Richardson has shot just 2-of-27 from behind the arc. On Saturday, it was his offense that kept Syracuse alive. He scored a career-high 20 points and shot 5-of-6 from 3.He hit two big 3s in the first half that both came off of offensive rebounds. In the second half, with Syracuse down by five and in the midst of a comeback, he pulled up from a couple feet behind the 3-point line and drilled his fifth 3-pointer of the game.With the score tied, he got to the hole and was fouled and the Orange fans in attendance gave him a standing ovation heading back to the bench.His strong offense didn’t make up for the 2-of-16 performance from 3 that Syracuse shot without him.Silent GMichael Gbinije played easily his worst game of the season on Saturday. He shot 3-of-14, including 0-of-7 from the 3. He committed a career-high eight turnovers and was shut down all game.He had one highlight dunk in the first half to spur a 15-0 Orange run. But coming out of a timeout with Syracuse up 3, he air balled a 3-point attempt.When he gave the ball up to Ja’Quan Newton with four minutes left in the game, he flailed his arms in frustration as another player had to foul Newton to prevent a runaway layup. On the next possession, Richardson gave the ball away, and Gbinije committed an and-one foul on the other end of the court.Miami’s Angel Rodriguez hounded him defensively and his inability to lead the comeback put Syracuse 0-2 in the ACC. Commentslast_img read more

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Mallard’s Team of the Week — Kootenay Glacier Kings

first_imgCastlegar’s Grant Apostoliuk scored the other goa for the West Kootenay/Boundary zone winner.The Glacier Kings opened the tournament by blasting Kamloops 9-0. Cox pitched a shutout in goal for the Glacier Kings.The Glacier Kings then edged Vancouver 4-3 before advancing to the final with a 5-0 victory over a chippy Prince George team.Brent Mason of Nelson was in goal for both round robins wins.The team,  coached by former Nelson Senior Maple Leaf skipper Marsh Severyn, consisted of players from throughout the zone.Mallard’s Source for sports wanted to add a little more to the celebration by selecting the Glacier Kings Team of the Week.The squad includes, back row, L-R, Craig Pickerell (Nelson), Grant Apostoliuk (Castlegar), Mike Grace (Rossland), Dave DeLong (Castlegar), Norm Deverney(Nelson), Doug Thomson (Nelson), Don Soroke (Castlegar), Mike Ramsay (Rossland), Rod Guimont(Cranbrook) and coach Marsh Severyn.Front, Kim Weberg (Nelson) Ron Dominici (Trail), Brent Mason (Nelson), Ron Cox (Rossland) Frank Curiston (Cranbrook/Nelson), Rob Wasilykiw(Trail), Pat Severyn and Terry Thomas (Trail). The Kootenay Glacier Kings took the much tougher road, but it was all worth it after the local squad captured the BC Senior Games Men’s 55-plus Gold Medal Saturday in Kamloops.Rod Guimont of Cranbrook scored twice, his second tally of the highlight reel variety, to pace the Kings past Zone 9 Masters from North Central 5-3.The Glacier Kings, entering the final undefeated, trailed 3-1 in the game.However, Norm Deverney of Nelson narrowed the margin to a single goal before Guimont tied the game and put the Kings ahead for good with a simply spectacular goal.Mike Grace of Rossland added an insurance goal making a winner out of netminder Ron Cox of Rossland.last_img read more

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Mallard’s Team of the Week — Nelson U16 Selects

first_imgNot much rust on those boots.The Nelson Youth Soccer U16 Girls came out of the starting gates a blazing to capture the gold medal at the Kelowna Icebreaker Tournament over the Easter weekend.The Selects finished the tournament with a 4-0 round-robin record, out scoring the opponents 12-0 during the round robin before knocking off Vernon United 2-1 in the Championship Final. Staff at Mallard’s Source for sports would like to add to the Championship Weekend with Team of the Week honours.Members of the team include, Bella Guderyan, Anna Milde, Julia Burkart, Emily Taylor, Jodi Surina, Mimi Lockhurst, Lucy Fox, Ali D’Odorico, Ashley Hall, Sophia Arcuri, Hanna Quinn, Allison Bendis and Shianne Michalchuk. Coach of the team is Paul Burkart.last_img read more

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Up-cycling for a better community

first_imgSAfmarine’s container classroom for Vissershoek Primary School in the Western Cape. The ‘sport in a box’ Piketberg container project, which was shortlisted as one of 12 contenders in the running for the 2011/2012 AfriSam/SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture.(Images: Tsai Design Studio)MEDIA CONTACTS • Debbie OwenMedia Manager, SAfmarine+27 21 788 9962RELATED ARTICLES• Education at the movies• Board game makes Aids education fun• SA education project wins top award• A winning open education systemCadine Pillay The term ‘up-cycling’ is often used to describe the conversion of unused items into tools of value that benefit communities. In the case of Copenhagen-based shipping company Safmarine, formed in 1946 in Cape Town, decommissioned shipping containers come in handy with efforts to uplift and improve the quality of education in disadvantaged communities across the country.Containers became popular as multi-purpose tools in the 1990s, rapidly gaining popularity as cost-effective alternatives for infrastructure such as day care centres, school classrooms and even libraries in some communities. One of the latest innovative transformations of a container is into a sports centre for the community of Piketberg, 120km north of Cape Town in the Western Cape.The centre – also referred to as “Sport in a box” – forms part of the Containers in the Community initiative, pioneered by Safmarine in 1991. Through the programme the company has donated more than 8 000 containers to more than 3 000 projects, most of them education-orientated, nationally.A team effortThe sports centre is a collaborative effort between Safmarine, Tsai Design Studio, which designed the facility, and marketing company Star South Fruits. It provides a safe after-school environment for more than 100 children in the area, thanks to the efforts of NGO Stars in their Eyes Foundation, which approached Safmarine.Stars in their Eyes is run jointly by Dutch fresh produce company Cool Fresh International and the Western Cape’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport. Each participating disadvantaged community is twinned with a Dutch football club to give local coaches training in football techniques and life skills, which are then passed on to the youngsters.“The foundation innovatively combines the joy of football with the alleviation of social problems,” said Johan van Niekerk, marketing director of Star South Fruits.“The programme was initiated by Freedom Fruit, an international fresh produce brand established by Cool Fresh International.”Among the centre’s key design elements is a grandstand seating facility for spectators. This runs along one of the container’s long sides and is sheltered by corrugated iron sheeting to provide shade for the audience and the centre. Another innovative element is the advertising space on the opposite side of the container that can be used by local businesses to help generate income for the centre. Alternatively, this space can be converted into a screen for local children to watch movies.Safmarine has, over the past few years, started working with socially responsive industrial designers to come up with design ideas that are sustainable and environmentally sound.The current average investment per project is around R500 000 (US $60 500), but this amount will vary according to the size and scale of the project.Winning design ideasWhile Containers in the Community has won numerous shipping industry awards in the past, it has more recently caught the attention of the design community.‘Sport in a box’ is one of 12 contenders in the running for the 2011/2012 AfriSam/SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture. The winner will be announced in October 2012.According to AfriSam, a construction materials company, the awards are aimed at recognising outstanding achievement in sustainable architecture. Their partner in the initiative, SAIA, the South African Institute of Architects, is the industry authority. The awards programme supports SAIA’s goals of recognising and promoting excellence in architecture, and creating public awareness and debate on architectural issues.“We are delighted that Safmarine’s shipping containers, which spend many years at sea carrying cargo from one end of the globe to the other, are increasingly becoming a source of inspiration for talented architects and designers around the world,” said Safmarine’s Debbie Owen.“The recent contribution made by the design and architectural community in helping us to creatively and sustainably convert these boxes, has been an important one and recognition – such as with the shortlisting for the Afrisam/SAIA Sustainable Architecture Award – is important as the shipping container, and its contribution to our society, is now being viewed in a more holistic manner.”Community designersBesides acquiring the services of talented designers, Containers in the Community also puts the challenge to members of the community. In 2011 Safmarine and food and clothing retailer Woolworths launched a design competition where contestants were required to create a classroom for the grade R pupils of Vissershok Primary School near Durbanville, also in the Western Cape, using a container.A concept by Marshaan Brink, a pupil at Stellenberg High School, took top honours, and he had the opportunity to work with professional designers and architects and see his idea come to life. Brink was present when the brightly painted classroom was handed over to the pupils.Containers in the Community projects have also been implemented in Brazil, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Liberia and Tanzania.last_img read more

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Jobs figures tariff exemptions push Toronto US markets into positive

first_imgNorth American markets rallied Friday on strong U.S. jobs figures and a Canadian reprieve from U.S. President Donald Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum.The much-anticipated job figures showed U.S. employers added 313,000 jobs in February, while the hourly wage grew a low-than-expected 2.6 per cent compared to a year ago.The hiring showed continued strength in the economy while the wage growth — lower than the 2.9 per cent reported a month ago — tempered inflation fears, said Manulife Asset Management portfolio manager Cavan Yie.“The jobs data was very very positive, and in combination with that, the wage or inflation data was also positive in that it was lower than expected. So we’re not seeing the same level of wage growth that we saw in the previous month.“The markets sold off several weeks ago on the fears of higher-than-expected inflation, and what that meant for company margins and the fed potentially raising more than expected this year,” said Yie.The job numbers, along with Trump indefinitely exempting Canada and Mexico from the metal tariffs, helped U.S. markets recover from recent losses.Canada also posted positive jobs numbers Friday. The economy added 15,400 net new jobs last month and the unemployment rate edged down to 5.8 per cent — but the gains were due to a surge in part-time work that offset a heavy decline in full-time positions.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 440.53 points to 25,335.74. The S&P 500 index was up 47.60 points to 2,786.57 and the Nasdaq composite index was up 132.86 points to a record close of 7,560.81.The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 39.11 points to 15,577.81, led by energy and materials.The Canadian dollar closed at 77.88 cents US, up 0.52 of a US cent. The loonie got a boost after Canadian industries learned they would be exempt from the tariffs, said Yie.“There was a huge relief rally in the loonie, reflecting Canada’s exemption from aluminum and steel tariffs. The loonie had taken quite a dive in the face of those comment initially as Canada as well all know is a major steel exporter to the U.S.”The April crude contract closed up US$1.92 to US$62.04 per barrel and the April natural gas contract was down two cents at US$2.73 per mmBTU.The April gold contract ended up US$2.30 to US$1,324 an ounce and the May copper contract was up six cents to US$3.14 a pound.-With a file from Associate Presslast_img read more

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Canada needs a digital ID system bankers association says

first_imgTORONTO — The Canadian Bankers Association says Canada must create a digital identification system, potentially utilizing technology such as blockchain, biometrics and document review over a live video connection.The association’s chief executive says moving away from a paper-based, face to face process towards a modern identification system of this kind is needed to “unlock the full potential” of the digital revolution that is underway.Neil Parmenter added in his speech in Toronto today that the need for digital identification “will only grow more urgent” as Ottawa explores the possibilities of open banking, the payments system is modernized and blockchain and artificial intelligence move into “new frontiers.”The Department of Finance last week officially launched its public consultation on the merits of open banking, a framework that would allow consumers and businesses to permit third parties such as fintechs to access their financial data to provide innovative services.Parmenter says the CBA is calling for a “federated” model of digital identification which would create linkages between federal and provincial systems, which hold information such as social insurance and drivers’ licences, respectively.He says this digital identification system, which the CBA previously outlined in a white paper, could make it possible to authenticate an individual’s identity electronically using multiple digital reference points from different systems.“Instantly verifying who someone is using multiple digital reference points is more secure than relying on a photocopy of a drivers’ licence,” Parmenter told the Economic Club of Canada. “Because this digital network is connected, yet decentralized, the risk of compromising the system is reduced by eliminating ‘honeypots’ of data that hackers tend to target.” The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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