Roger Waters Announces New Album “Is This The Life We Really Want?” With Teaser Video

first_imgRoger Waters has been hinting at a new album for some time now, even recently posting a photo with Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich together in the studio. Today he confirms new music with an official announcement. Dubbed Is This the Life We Really Want?, the upcoming project comes 25 years after the Pink Floyd bassist’s most recent solo album, Amused To Death(1992).The announcement came strong with a video on his Facebook page, with a sample of the new music over a video that eventually displays the album title Is This the Life We Really Want?. With no other details, Rogers promises the album is “coming soon.” The album title seems to hint that there will be some political dialogue, as Rogers has been an outspoken voice against political corruption for decades – even recently sharing official footage of the “Pigs (Three Different Ones)” performance on Inauguration Day with the caption “A note from Roger: The resistance begins today.” Get a taste of what to expect from the new album below:Waters is currently preparing for his upcoming Us And Them North American tour, which kicks off end of May and extends through late October. The tour is named after the iconic song on 1973 Pink Floyd album Dark Side Of The Moon, on which Waters recently reflected in an interview with NPR. Waters says, “I was listening to [the song] the other day. There’s a line which goes, ‘With, without, and who’ll deny that’s what the fighting’s all about?’ And the answer to the question is this: Almost everyone. Almost everyone will deny that ‘with/without’ is what the fighting’s all about. My contention is that it is. That’s why my new tour is going to be called ‘Us and Them.’ It’s specifically about that line.”Waters promises a mixture of Pink Floyd songs, solo material, and songs from the upcoming album! Check out the full tour schedule below.Roger Waters Tour DatesMay 26, Kansas City, MO Sprint CenterMay 28, Louisville, KY KFC Yum! CenterMay 30, St. Louis, MO Scottrade CenterJune 1, Tulsa, OK BOK CenterJune 3, Denver, CO Pepsi CenterJune 7, San Jose, CA SAP Center at San JoseJune 12, Sacramento, CA Golden 1 CenterJune 14, Phoenix, AZ Gila River ArenaJune 16, Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile ArenaJune 20, Los Angeles, CA STAPLES CenterJune 21, Los Angeles, CA STAPLES CenterJune 24, Seattle, WA Tacoma DomeJuly 3, Dallas, TX American Airlines CenterTBD San Antonio, TX AT&T CenterJuly 6, Houston, TX Toyota CenterJuly 11, Tampa, FL Amalie ArenaJuly 13, Miami, FL American Airlines ArenaJuly 16, Atlanta, GA Infinite Energy CenterJuly 18, Greensboro, NC Greensboro ColiseumJuly 20, Columbus, OH Nationwide ArenaJuly 22, Chicago, IL United CenterJuly 23, Chicago, IL United CenterJuly 26, St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy CenterAugust 2, Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn HillsAugust 4, Washington, DC Verizon CenterAugust 8, Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo CenterAugust 9, Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo CenterSept. 7, Newark, NJ Prudential CenterSept. 11, Brooklyn, NY Barclays CenterSept. 12, Brooklyn, NY Barclays CenterSept. 15, Uniondale, NY Nassau ColiseumSept. 19, Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints ArenaSept. 27, Boston, MA TD GardenSept. 28, Boston, MA TD GardenOct. 2, Toronto, ON Air Canada CentreOct. 3, Toronto, ON Air Canada CentreOct. 6, Quebec City, QC Videotron CentreOct. 10, Ottawa, ON Canadian Tire CentreOct. 16, Montreal, QC Bell CentreTBD Winnipeg, MB MTS CentreOct. 24, Edmonton, AB Rogers PlaceOct. 28, Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena,Waters promises a mixture of Pink Floyd songs, solo material, and songs from the upcoming album! Check out the full tour schedule below.Roger Waters Tour DatesMay 26, Kansas City, MO Sprint CenterMay 28, Louisville, KY KFC Yum! CenterMay 30, St. Louis, MO Scottrade CenterJune 1, Tulsa, OK BOK CenterJune 3, Denver, CO Pepsi CenterJune 7, San Jose, CA SAP Center at San JoseJune 12, Sacramento, CA Golden 1 CenterJune 14, Phoenix, AZ Gila River ArenaJune 16, Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile ArenaJune 20, Los Angeles, CA STAPLES CenterJune 21, Los Angeles, CA STAPLES CenterJune 24, Seattle, WA Tacoma DomeJuly 3, Dallas, TX American Airlines CenterTBD San Antonio, TX AT&T CenterJuly 6, Houston, TX Toyota CenterJuly 11, Tampa, FL Amalie ArenaJuly 13, Miami, FL American Airlines ArenaJuly 16, Atlanta, GA Infinite Energy CenterJuly 18, Greensboro, NC Greensboro ColiseumJuly 20, Columbus, OH Nationwide ArenaJuly 22, Chicago, IL United CenterJuly 23, Chicago, IL United CenterJuly 26, St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy CenterAugust 2, Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn HillsAugust 4, Washington, DC Verizon CenterAugust 8, Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo CenterAugust 9, Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo CenterSept. 7, Newark, NJ Prudential CenterSept. 11, Brooklyn, NY Barclays CenterSept. 12, Brooklyn, NY Barclays CenterSept. 15, Uniondale, NY Nassau ColiseumSept. 19, Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints ArenaSept. 27, Boston, MA TD GardenSept. 28, Boston, MA TD GardenOct. 2, Toronto, ON Air Canada CentreOct. 3, Toronto, ON Air Canada CentreOct. 6, Quebec City, QC Videotron CentreOct. 10, Ottawa, ON Canadian Tire CentreOct. 16, Montreal, QC Bell CentreTBD Winnipeg, MB MTS CentreOct. 24, Edmonton, AB Rogers PlaceOct. 28, Vancouver, BC Rogers Arenalast_img read more

U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command Hosts Planners for Continuing Promise 2015

first_imgThe mission has an enhanced focus. Building on relationships created in previous years, participants will consider each visit a subject-matter expert exchange, working together to increase the capacities of countries and communities to provide for themselves. By Dialogo December 11, 2014 Continuing Promise, a U.S. Southern Command training mission introduced in 2007, focuses on providing medical, engineering and veterinary humanitarian assistance activities in select countries to strengthen partnerships and improve cooperation on many levels among partner nations, interagency organizations and nongovernmental organizations. This year’s Continuing Promise mission will include hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), a military sealift command ship, for the fourth year. As in previous years, hundreds of surgeries will be performed aboard Comfort, and thousands of patients will be treated ashore. The multinational members of the planning staff worked with information gathered through pre-deployment site surveys in which U.S. and partner nation planners relied on local professionals to describe the needs of their communities to develop the specific plans for each mission stop. Participants will share best practices with the host nation partners, and will work with local doctors, nurses and dentists when providing care and with host nation engineers and specialists during subject-matter expert exchanges and activities. As in previous years, hundreds of surgeries will be performed aboard Comfort, and thousands of patients will be treated ashore. This year’s Continuing Promise mission will include hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), a military sealift command ship, for the fourth year. U.S. Military, non-government agency planners and prospective participants in the upcoming Continuing Promise 2015 humanitarian assistance deployment worked on the details of the operation during a mission planning conference hosted on Dec. 2-5 by U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/4th Fleet. From early April through September, Continuing Promise will provide medical and dental care, preventive medicine and veterinary consulting, and construction projects in 11 countries. The mission will return to Belize, Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, and, for the first time, visit Dominica and Honduras. center_img Continuing Promise, a U.S. Southern Command training mission introduced in 2007, focuses on providing medical, engineering and veterinary humanitarian assistance activities in select countries to strengthen partnerships and improve cooperation on many levels among partner nations, interagency organizations and nongovernmental organizations. Continuing Promise participants will work alongside local government officials and medical professionals from the host nation to meet the day-to-day needs of communities and to prepare to respond together in disaster relief. From early April through September, Continuing Promise will provide medical and dental care, preventive medicine and veterinary consulting, and construction projects in 11 countries. The mission will return to Belize, Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, and, for the first time, visit Dominica and Honduras. Continuing Promise participants will work alongside local government officials and medical professionals from the host nation to meet the day-to-day needs of communities and to prepare to respond together in disaster relief. Excellent piece of news! Do you have the program or the travel route? I have information on the countries it will travel to, but not the route. Thank you very much I would have liked them to come back to Ecuador. We have so many poor people who need them but because of the government they won’t be coming back The mission has an enhanced focus. Building on relationships created in previous years, participants will consider each visit a subject-matter expert exchange, working together to increase the capacities of countries and communities to provide for themselves. The multinational members of the planning staff worked with information gathered through pre-deployment site surveys in which U.S. and partner nation planners relied on local professionals to describe the needs of their communities to develop the specific plans for each mission stop. Participants will share best practices with the host nation partners, and will work with local doctors, nurses and dentists when providing care and with host nation engineers and specialists during subject-matter expert exchanges and activities. U.S. Military, non-government agency planners and prospective participants in the upcoming Continuing Promise 2015 humanitarian assistance deployment worked on the details of the operation during a mission planning conference hosted on Dec. 2-5 by U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/4th Fleet. last_img read more

Bates finds employment

first_img Bates finds employment Bates finds employment March 15, 2006 Regular Newscenter_img Wheelchair-reliant lawyer who could not take a job with state has been hired by an Orlando business Jan Pudlow Senior Editor Aaron Bates, the young lawyer with muscular dystrophy who needs a personal care attendant in order to accept a job, finally got both.On March 6, 25-year-old Bates began his new job in Orlando at Mirabilis Venture, Inc., a mergers and acquisitions corporation. “It’s a very good job. Really, in all honesty, it’s unbelievable! And paying for an attendant makes it a great job, as far as I’m concerned,” said Bates.Bates’ plight was featured in the January 15 Bar News, as well as the Orlando Sentinel. His dilemma: The personal care attendant — to help him dress, bathe, and get in and out of his motorized wheelchair — was provided by the state Division of Rehabilitation throughout his education, but stopped once he landed a job as an assistant state attorney in the Fifth Judicial Circuit. Therefore, he could not accept the $40,000-a-year job, because an attendant costs about $35,000 a year, so he had to return to Alabama to live with his parents. D r. Robert Pollack, a physician on the board of directors of Mirabilis, found that benefits catch-22 absurd and first suggested Mirabilis offer Bates a grant to pay for a personal care attendant.“When asked if his background as a doctor compelled him to do it, he said, ‘It’s my background as a human being that compelled me to do it,’” relayed Joe Robinson, chief of staff to Frank Amodeo, a portfolio strategist at Mirabilis.The next thing Bates knew, he was on his way to Orlando for a six-hour interview and landed a job as a litigator.“We instantly saw an incredibly talented human being,” said Robinson, who provided this quote from Amodeo: “The perseverance that got Aaron through law school and through his (disability) issue is deeply imbedded in his character, and he will be a great asset to Mirabilis Venture.”After training with Amodeo, a lawyer, Bates will move to Jacksonville to work with Charles McBurney, at one of Mirabilis’ associated law firms.As happy as Bates is to be able to put his law degree to good use, he said he will continue to fight for changes in the law — F.S. §413.402 — to allow individuals such as himself to qualify for personal care attendants, a benefit currently available only for those who’ve suffered spinal cord injuries.“It took a private company to step in and fill the gap,” Bates said. “But anyone else who comes behind me will have the same obstacles.”One such person is well-known to Bates: His sister Christian Bates has the same medical condition and is currently a student at the University of Mobile.“I plan to fight the issue extremely hard,” Aaron Bates said. “Now, not having the pressure of being without a job, and able to go to work, I will have more freedom to pursue options and not worry about a backlash from the government.”Tallahassee lawyer Steve Uhlfelder, who volunteered to lobby for change, said: “We may have provided a short-term solution for Aaron with this new and exciting job. However, we need to keep working this year and with future legislators to find a solution for Aaron and others like him with this very tragic problem.”Bates’ dilemma captured the attention of many lawyers at The Florida Bar who wanted to help in some way, and he was discussed by the Board of Governors.Bar President Alan Bookman, President-elect Hank Coxe, and President-elect Designate Frank Angones wrote Bates a letter of support: “The Florida Bar is most fortunate to have as a member a new lawyer who has personally demonstrated that perseverance and commitment can overcome even the most daunting of challenges. Thank you for raising the bar and serving as a terrific example for others.”last_img read more