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

The annual conference of the HORECA Group was held in Zadar

first_imgThe fourth annual conference of the HORECA Group in Zadar brought together leading Croatian distributors and producers of beverages and beverages, to analyze trends and predict trends in the coming year, especially in the context of continuous tourism growth and current tax reform. The conference was organized by the HORECA Group, whose members are four domestic distributors Apfel doo from Makarska, Ba-com trgovina doo from Split, Bijelić Co doo from Osijek and Stridon promet doo from Zagreb.As part of the conference, which brought together more than a hundred participants from industry, representatives of companies in the field of distribution in the HoReCa channel and manufacturers and caterers, three panels were held with key topics for the future development of HoReCa channels in Croatia. Among the conclusions of the conference is the optimism of the participants, with moderate expectations of the positive effects of the Government’s tax reform on the sector and the growing problem with the lack of quality workforce in tourism and hospitality.Changes in consumer trends in the coffee industryThe first panel, entitled Hot Drinks: New Trends in the Coffee Distribution Market, concluded that a quality product is the key to success in the coffee market, and its quality also depends on the expertise of the barista who prepares it.”When we talk about consumer expectations, quality simply has no alternative and this is in our favor because we invest significant resources in the quality of the final beverage served to the guest in the facility. This is confirmed by the impressive figure of 1,6 billion Franck drinks consumed in the region annually. Along with quality, the backbone of our business strategy is innovation, and our development prepares novelties with which we will be the first to present ourselves to the market next year.”, Said Ivan Artuković on behalf of the Franck group.He introduced the conference participants to a number of interesting facts, so he discovered that Dalmatians prefer espresso, while Slavonians prefer products based on instant cappuccino.Hrvoje Stakor, Director of Sales for the Coca-Cola HBC Adria business unit, emphasized the importance of the synergy of quality marketing and a good product on the market, offering the Romerquelle brand as an example.Andrej Bele, General Manager of Atlantic Grupa’s strategic coffee area, spoke about the change in consumer trends: “Four or five years ago, the emphasis was on instant products, and today the biggest growth is recorded in coffee capsules. ‘To go’ consumption is also on the rise, and as a result of the accelerated lifestyle, it is no longer a trend but a normal way of consuming coffee.”Critique of Government Tax ReformThe effects of the tax reform and Croatia’s expected entry into the eurozone were the focus of the HoReCa channel panel – between cheaper loans and the approach of the euro. Marko Krajina, director of the Sberbank’s SME sector, said that historically low interest rates had not resulted in significantly higher demand for loans, but stressed that the introduction of the euro would drastically lower banks’ required reserves and make capital even more accessible to entrepreneurs.Martina Sopta, a professor at the Department of Business Economics at the Faculty of Economics in Zagreb, warned that the positive aspects of joining the eurozone would only be seen after a few years, but stressed that we should not be afraid of the introduction of the euro. Ivan Idžojtić said that he was generally optimistic about the Government’s reform moves in the field of tax policy because we are already very close to the flat tax model, while reducing the VAT rate by one percentage point next year is still a significant relief. He considers excessive public spending to be a much bigger problem, and only after its reduction will it be possible to talk about a comprehensive tax reform.Problems of professional staff in tourismAt the panel entitled Tourism: market challenges facing labor shortages and high taxes, the participants were addressed by the State Secretary of the Ministry of Tourism Tonči Glavina: “Man is the key to success in tourism. Vocational occupations are lucrative and conditions need to be created for young people to opt for such careers without hesitation. It is a misconception that everyone has to graduate from college to be successful, because today a good chef earns significantly more than the average manager. ”President of the Board of Badel 1862 Darko Knez commented on the need to develop top and authentic Croatian products that will be recognizable around the world, noting that drinks from the range of his company were present in European capitals and courts in the 19th century.Croatia deserves to have at least one top drink that will represent it in the world, just as Italy has lemoncello and Greece metaxa. I think that pelinkovac could take over that role. “A member of the Management Board of the Lošinj-based Jadranka Group, Goran Filipović, emphasized that his company is fighting against the problem of the outflow of professional staff with millions in investments in employee education, but also by improving their working and living conditions. He pointed out the example of a four-star hotel for employees, which Jadranka will soon open in Veli Lošinj as a positive example to employers in industry.last_img read more

National Questions: Florida Elementary School 6-year-old Baker Acted

first_imgA Florida law has come under national scrutiny after a 6-year-old girl was involuntarily committed to a mental health facility after an incident at a Jacksonville elementary school. The student’s mother says her child has special needs and hyperactivity disorder. Teachers called in a mental health expert when the child allegedly started to lash out at them. That expert made the decision to Baker Act the child for 72 hours. School officials say that all the proper protocols were followed, but the child’s mother says her child is not the same after her mental evaluation away from her mother.The Baker Act allows authorities to force a psychiatric evaluation on anyone considered to be a danger to themselves or others, but the girl’s mother says her child’s two-day internment did more harm than good. Manuel Bojorquez spoke to Nadia Falk’s mother about the impact the law had on her daughter.last_img read more

French Federation chief blocks path to Benzema return

first_img“It should also be said that we have a certain number of talented players in attack, and it is less of a problem than a few years ago.”The 29-year-old Real Madrid star has won 81 caps for his country but has not played since October 2015, when a scandal over a sex tape broke out with Benzema implicated.Benzema was one of a number of people accused of blackmailing his then international teammate Mathieu Valbuena — now with Turkish club Fenerbahce — over the tape.Benzema was placed under investigation for “complicity to and attempted blackmail”.After being left out of the France squad for Euro 2016, the striker accused the national coach Didier Deschamps of bowing “to pressure from a racist part of France”.But Deschamps has said that not selecting Benzema was better for the “balance” and “harmony” of his squad.“As long as Didier Deschamps is coach, I have no chance of getting back into the France team,” Benzema said in an interview with Canal Plus last month.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema has won 81 caps for his country but has not played since October 2015, when a scandal over a sex tape broke out with Benzema implicated © AFP/File / GABRIEL BOUYSPARIS, France, Dec 6 – The president of the French Football Federation (FFF) has effectively ruled out any prospect of a return to the national team for Karim Benzema ahead of next year’s World Cup.“You would need to be a bit blind or deaf to not understand that it will be difficult to select him, that seems unquestionable,” the FFF’s Noel Le Graet told RMC radio on Wednesday.last_img read more