PREMIERE: Funk Outfit Flyjack Previews New Album With New Single “Motherlode”

first_imgFlyjack is an Austin-based funk and soul outfit consisting of Buck McKinney (Guitars, Vocals, Percussion), Brad Bradburn (Bass Vocals), Nigel Finely (Keyboards, Vocals), Andy Rumelt (Keyboards, Harmonica), Jeremy Portwood (Drums), Ari Dvorin (Sax) and Mike Shields (Trumpet). At the end of this month, on March 31st, the group will be releasing a brand-new album, New Day, which has been meticulously crafted over the last seventeen months.Flyjack’s album is a tribute to the grooves of the 60’s and 70’s, with seven of its tracks consisting of covers from the time. To deepen its authentic sound and fully capture that underground-funk vibe, the band utilized old-school gear from the 1970’s during the album’s recording. However, Flyjack’s New Day is not just a straight, traditional ode to that era; rather, the group has brought their own modern twist to New Day by presenting five of their own originals alongside the covers and using state-of-the-art recording and mixing during production.To get fans stoked for the release of New Day, Flyjack has been generous enough to share a new single off of the anticipated album, an immensely funky original number entitled “Motherlode.”A number of additional guest artists supplement the sound of the seven-piece ensemble on “Motherlode,” with Boombox Brass, Rudy Canales of Grupo Fantasma on congas, and Topaz McGarrigle of Golden Dawn Arkestra laying down a searing saxophone solo.Reminiscent of Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition,” both “Superstition” and “Motherlode” share similar themes, exploring the idea that when one stumbles into good fortune, he or she should be careful in assuming it will last. However, that’s not the only clear influence on the song, with guitarist Buck McKinney noting, “I was listening to a lot of Cornell Dupree at the time, and the beginning riff is a bit like the opening riff in his song ‘Teasin’,’ but backwards, with a different pattern at the end. There are two other parts that play off of that – a Wurlitzer pattern and a second guitar part – and the bass locks everything down to keep it moving.” You can listen to the Live For Live Music exclusive premiere of “Motherlode” off of Flyjack’s soon-to-be-released New Day below. If you’re diggin’ what you’re hearin’, you can pre-order the album or check the group’s touring schedule on Flyjack’s website.last_img read more

Modern, Mobile Missions Deploy Custom Data Protection Solutions

first_imgDiverse factors, such as a growing mobile workforce, emerging technologies (artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, etc.), increased field operations, and hybrid IT environments are all driving federal networks to the edge. And, as the definition of the edge expands, so does the attack surface.Mobile agencies are encountering new data protection challenges as they seek to ensure the right user can access the right data from the right device. This is especially important for defense and intelligence agencies, which require a heightened level of security to protect the hardware and software of devices – from hard drives in desktops and workstations, to laptops and mobile devices.How can the federal government facilitate data access across both classified and unclassified networks without compromising the user, data, or device?There is no simple answer. It often takes a unique approach to maximize mobility, while maintaining security. To meet the specific data protection requirements, our team at Dell Technologies OEM | Embedded & Edge Solutions collaborates with OEMs, federal agencies, and FSIs to design and engineer customized security solutions leveraging our Tier 1 infrastructure.Data Protection DevelopmentFor example, our customer, Hypori, was looking for a partner to provide the infrastructure for their Virtual Mobile Infrastructure solution, which secures mobile devices, including laptops and personal cell phones, wherever they are. Our teams worked together to determine how to best engineer and optimize Dell Technologies hardware to accommodate Hypori’s software, to ensure they were able to offer a solution that met the security needs of Federal agencies, and to help them bring the solution to market.As Hypori’s Chief Revenue Officer, Sebastian Shahvandi, put it, “Our software has plenty of requirements – the amount of memory, the speed of a processor, the amount of GPU, the storage necessary, etc. – so collaboration is key. Our engineers worked closely with the Dell Technologies engineers and developers to select the hardware products that would allow a seamless fit from a management server to our storage environment.”The end result? The Hypori solution is a virtual smartphone that offers military-grade security, enabling federal employees to connect to multiple network classifications from a single device. The software ensures even the most highly confidential environments are secure, while allowing employees to access the networks through their own devices (BYOD). By decoupling work environments with personal environments, agencies can ensure the privacy for both the private device and the various networks. Employees no longer need to separate work phones and personal phones; instead, they can consolidate to one device.From Theory to PracticeBut, even the best solutions don’t always see market success. Just like any off-the-shelf IT solution, it’s important to address a customized solution from not only a technical perspective, but also a pricing perspective. My advice to OEMs and FSIs is to select partners that can do both, so you can create the best products at the best price for agencies.Key Takeaway: CollaborationThe right customized data protection solution can help make mobile security a reality. For OEMs, agencies, and systems integrators, considering a customized approach similar to our partnership with Hypori – a deep, collaborative relationship is key.It is important that OEMs, SIs, and agencies can work together on both the technological design and the market factors. How will you distribute the product? Are agencies able to afford the solution? Who will manage deployment? How long will the base hardware model be manufactured? How will hardware lifecycles impact the security of the solution? These answers will be critical to the technology’s successful implementation.For more information about how to enhance your data protection capabilities to gain the tactical advantage, read this accompanying issue brief.last_img read more

Mourinho meets familiar foes Man Utd as Liverpool resume title hunt

first_imgCity’s victory over Arsenal means Liverpool cannot seal a first league title in 30 years against Everton on Sunday, much to the blue side of Merseyside’s relief.Jurgen Klopp’s men are just two wins away from the historic feat and victory at Goodison Park will allow them the chance to win the league on home soil when Crystal Palace visit Anfield on Wednesday.“You can feel it,” said Klopp of the excitement building around his side’s return. “I feel the intensity everywhere.”The match will take place in Liverpool despite fears over fans congregating outside both stadiums in the city. Goodison and Anfield are separated by less than a mile.Klopp has urged his supporters to be “the best stay at home fans in the world”.The earliest Liverpool could now be crowned champions is on Monday should the Reds win and City lose at home to Burnley.At the other end of the table, Norwich, Villa and Bournemouth sit in the relegation zone, but just three points separate second-bottom Villa from Brighton in 15th.Rock-bottom Norwich can ramp up the pressure on those above them even more should they close to within three points of safety in the first match of the weekend against Southampton.Friday (all times GMT)Norwich v Southampton (1700), Tottenham v Manchester United (1915)SaturdayWatford v Leicester (1130), Brighton v Arsenal (1400), West Ham v Wolves (1630), Bournemouth v Crystal Palace (1845)SundayNewcastle v Sheffield United (1300), Aston Villa v Chelsea (1515), Everton v Liverpool (1800)MondayManchester City v Brighton (1900)Share on: WhatsApp Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho comes up against a former pupil, Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford, on FridayLondon, United Kingdom | AFP |  Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho is hoping to exact revenge on former employers Manchester United, while Liverpool aim to move within one win of the title as the Premier League’s return kicks up a gear across a four-day weekend of action.The English top flight got its first taste of empty stands and strict hygiene protocols on Wednesday as Aston Villa’s goalless draw with Sheffield United and Manchester City’s 3-0 victory over Arsenal restarted the campaign.Despite the muted atmosphere, there remains plenty to play for at both ends of the table with the clash between Tottenham and United pivotal in the battle for Champions League qualification.Both sit outside the top four with nine games remaining. However, United’s position in fifth could be good enough to secure a return to the Champions League if Manchester City’s appeal against a two-season ban from European competition is unsuccessful.Spurs could prove to be the biggest winners of the three-month lockdown.Before the break, Mourinho claimed he could not wait for the season to finish as injuries to Harry Kane, Son Heung-min, Moussa Sissoko and Steven Bergwijn appeared to have ended their campaigns.All four are now fit again and victory would lift Tottenham to within one point of the club that sacked Mourinho in December 2018.“The reality is we are now in a better position to where we were before,” said Mourinho.“We got Harry and Sonny back, the players with the best stats in terms of scoring and assists. They give us this kind of attacking power.”United were the form side in the league prior to the lockdown.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men are unbeaten in 11 games but also benefited from the break as Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba return from long-term injuries.Rashford has made waves for his power off the field with a campaign to provide vulnerable children with food vouchers forcing a British government U-turn.But the England international is desperate to get back on more familiar ground after being sidelined by a back injury since January.“It’s been a long time, but I think I needed it,” Rashford told Sky Sports.“Within my body I definitely feel confident again and ready to play games. The timing has worked out well for me.”Solskjaer said Pogba is “raring to go” after an injury-ravaged season and could be paired with January signing Bruno Fernandes in the United midfield for the first time.– Liverpool excitement building –last_img read more

UNIT SOUZOU Brings Taiko Theatrics to Artist and Lecture Series

first_imgFacebook1Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by South Puget Sound Community CollegeSouth Puget Sound Community College welcomes Portland-based taiko company UNIT SOUZOU as part of the college’s 2014-15 Artist and Lecture Series. UNIT SOUZOU will be on campus Thursday, May 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts.UNIT SOUZOU (pronounced SOH-ZOH), is the brain child of taiko veterans Michelle Fujii and Toru Watanabe. The co-directors share more than 20 years of experience, and have brought a fusion of traditional taiko and Japanese folk dance to UNIT SOUZOU. The performance is sponsored by the college’s Tomodachi club. The group will present their theatrically groundbreaking and imaginative work, “Insatiable.” This event is supported by The Japan Foundation.The South Puget Sound Community College Artist and Lecture Series brings a diverse group of distinguished scholars, activists and artists under a common theme: “Reflections.” Our presenters are recognized nationally or internationally for their work. Our hope is that they will initiate courageous and purposeful discussion within our community concerning critical and contemporary issues.Tickets for UNIT SOUZOU are $10 for general admission, (which includes a $3 Washington Center service fee), and the event is free to all SPSCC staff, faculty and students. Tickets are available online at OlyTix.org or by calling The Washington Center for the Performing Arts box office at (360) 753-8586. For more information about the Artist and Lecture Series at South Puget Sound Community College, visit www.spscc.edu/ALSeries.last_img read more

ICC to review aggressive Bangladesh celebration footage against India at the U19 World Cup

first_imgAdvertisement 5qoNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs2lw1tbs7Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E8x07( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 6ovgWould you ever consider trying this?😱3u7g4Can your students do this? 🌚v9tRoller skating! Powered by Firework The young rivalry between India and Bangladesh has garnered a lot of attention in the last few years. Be it the group-stage game of the 2016 ICC T20 World Cup or the Asia Cup final and even last year’s Nidahas Trophy clash among these two teams, witnessed tempers flying from both camps at the senior level. And yesterday’s U19 World Cup final between the Boys in Blues and the young Bangla Tigers was no exception as well. Following their historic victory in an ICC tournament, some Bangladeshi players got carried away and celebrated in a “dirty” manner according to Priyam Garg the Indian captain; while team manager Anil Patel stated that the ICC has taken a serious view of the aggressive celebrations by the Bangladeshis. Advertisement Picture Credit: Cricket CountryAfter their three-wicket win over India in the final, some Bangladeshi players were spotted rushing towards the pitch with an aggressive attitude. Tension loomed between the two  young teams before it was defused by the coaching staff and on-field officials.Even during the game, the Bangladesh players were belligerent towards their Indian counterparts, as pacer Shoriful Islam was seen sledging the Indian batsmen after each delivery.Advertisement “We don’t know what actually happened, everybody was in a shock, absolutely, but we don’t know what happened exactly. The ICC officials are going to watch the footage of the last few minutes and they are going to let us know.” Patel said in an interview on Sunday.He then went on to claim that the match referee Graeme Labrooy met with him and expressed his regret about the whole incident.Advertisement “The referee came to me. He was sorry about the incident. He clarified the ICC is going to take very seriously what has happened during the match and the last session. They are going to witness the footage and they will tell us in the morning (Monday).”Meanwhile, Indian skipper Priyam Garg said that their (Bangladesh) reaction was “dirty”; while his opposite number Akbar Ali apologised for the “unfortunate incident”.“What happened, it should not [have] happened. I don’t know what exactly happened. I didn’t ask what was going on. But, you know, in the final, emotion can come out, and sometimes the boys were getting pumped, and emotions were coming through. As a youngster, it shouldn’t happen. In any position, in any manner, we have to show the respect to the opponent, we should have respect for the game.” Ali stated. You may also like:U-19 World Cup Final Review: Young guns put Bangladesh on the cricketing map with ecstatic winShoaib Akhtar slams Pakistan U19s and praises Indian team after semifinal showdown Advertisementlast_img read more

Smokies’ head coach to stay in Trail

first_img“We’re happy to have Bill carry on in his role as our head coach and general manager,” said Smoke Eaters president Tom Gawryletz. “We were one of the hardest-working teams in the BCHL this season and I’m excited about the core of players eligible to return under Bill’s guidance next year.”Per club policy, contract terms will not be disclosed. The Trail Smoke Eaters announced today that head coach and general manager Bill Birks has accepted a contract extension.Birks joined the Smoke Eaters as an assistant coach for the 2010-11 season and was named head coach and general manager in May of 2011.This past season, Birks led the Smoke Eaters to a 26-28-0-2 overall record, more than doubling the previous season’s win total. Trail’s goal differential also improved over 2011-12 by a figure of +86 and three Smoke Eaters (Scott Davidson, Brent Baltus and Garrett McMullen) earned NCAA Division I scholarships.last_img read more