While Turkuaz gears up for a forthcoming fall tour presented by Live for Live Music, the 9-piece funk army prepares to release their forthcoming album, Digitonium, out on Friday, October 2nd. In the meantime, we have a sneak peak via a new single off the album, “Percy Thrills, the Moondog.”“The idea for ‘Percy Thrills, the Moondog’ was born out of a live improv set we once did, and was later fleshed out and turned into a real song in the studio while making this album, Digitonium” says lead singer David Brandwein. “It’s a fun and upbeat tune with lots of interesting sounds going on. You may even hear some dogs barking (not real ones, though). Lyrically, the song sits nicely in the middle of this record, which is our first foray into the world of concept albums. The concept may come and go occasionally (stopping miles short of a funk opera), but it does see it’s way through both musically and lyrically in a way we’re all really happy with. See if you can pick some of it up once you hear the whole record. But for now, enjoy an afternoon with Percy.”Digitonium is now available for pre-order through iTunes. Anyone who pre-orders will receive an instant download of new tune, “The Generator.” Digitonium will be released on Friday, Oct. 2nd.Turkuaz Fall Tour:
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreProcter & Gamble and global health organization Population Services International (PSI) are providing 10 million liters of safe drinking water to help prevent cholera in Zimbabwe. Developed by P&G, PŪRTM Purifier of Water is a powdered water clarification and disinfectant technology that comes in small, easy-to-use packets. Using some of the same ingredients as municipal water systems, the PŪR water purification packets remove pollutants and cysts as well as kills viruses and bacteria, including the bacteria that cause cholera. More than one-thousand people have died from the current cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe. PSI has the staff, infrastructure and resources to distribute the PŪR packets in partnership with the non-profit group, AmeriCares. The packets will be distributed for free to those living in areas with high cholera outbreaks in and around Harare, Beitbridge and Mudzi, Zimbabwe. Approximately 10,000 families with 40-60,000 people will benefit with the use of PŪR packets to meet their water treatment needs for three months. “P&G is grateful for the work of our safe drinking water partners, PSI and AmeriCares, during this holiday season to make PŪR available to the people of Zimbabwe and to help address this deadly cholera outbreak,” said Greg Allgood, Director, Children’s Safe Drinking Water at P&G. “PSI will provide the equivalent of 300 tanker trucks of purified water treated with the PŪR packets in order to help prevent thousands of cases of cholera.” The Children’s Safe Drinking Water (CSDW) program is a signature program of P&G’s Live, Learn and Thrive global cause, which reached more than 60 million children in need around the world just last year. Since its launch in 2003, P&G has worked with partners to provide more than 1.3 billion liters of clean drinking water to people in over 40 countries. PSI is a critical partner in these efforts and provides PŪR in 10 countries. In 2008, PSI received commendation from the Congolese government for providing PŪR to save lives during a cholera outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Related Story: Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program Provides One Billionth Liter of Clean Water The Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program celebrated the creation of its one billionth liter of clean drinking water in April, 2008, at a rural clinic in Nigeria, using a packet of water clarification and disinfectant developed by Procter & Gamble. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore
Matt Loede Related TopicsGregg WilliamsHue JacksonRay Horton Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. When news broke Friday about the Browns making a change at the defensive coordinator spot, many were surprised by it as Ray Horton was removed for the second time with the organization from the position.The team has brought in Gregg Williams to be the teams’ new leader of the defense, and Sunday coach Hue Jackson spoke to the media about the move.“This is really about my vision. It is about what I am trying to create here in Cleveland and how I see it and what I think it is going to take for us to get there,” Jackson said. “This isn’t just Ray. I know it looks like that. I know it looks like he gets caught up in it and however you guys want to say that, but it is not about that. It is bigger to me than that.”The Browns defense ranked 31st overall this season, allowing 392.4 yards per game. They were 30th in the league allowing 28.3 points per game, numbers that are not going to win many games for any franchise. Jackson was asked if Horton was basically the scapegoat for a team that won just one game this season, more so since no other coach has yet to be let go.“I am disappointed that everybody is making it that way. If anybody, the finger is pointed back at me,” Jackson said. “It is not pointed at Ray. At the end of the day, the whole buck stops with me. I get it. I know what it looks like and what the perception is, but that is not what it is. This is my decision. This is through my time of thinking through what I think is going to be best for us moving forward for our football team and where I want to take it and what I thought we needed to do to get there.”Williams joins the Browns after being the Los Angeles Rams’ defensive coordinator, but after head coach Jeff Fisher was let go during the season, he along with other Rams coaches were allowed to move on from the team.The 58-year-old is probably best known for his involvement with “Bountygate,” as the defensive coordinator of the New Orleans Saints, he was accused of putting bounties on opposing players during his time there.He brings an attacking style of defense to a Browns team that simply couldn’t match up with other offenses in 2016.“His system gives us a chance, and what he has done is adapt many different schemes that he has been a part of and that he knows to the talent that is there,” Jackson said “We all know we are going to have an opportunity to improve our football team as we move forward through free agency and the draft, and I think that is very important. He is going to bring us the type of defense that I am looking for as we move forward here.”Jackson did speak about “Bountygate,” and he said he and Williams have spoken about it to make sure that those types of illegal issues don’t come to the Browns culture.“Oh, we have had conversations about it, but I think that is behind him,” Jackson said. “Obviously, he has already paid the price for that. I think that is behind him as well. We will not be having a Bountygate situation in Cleveland. We are here to try to do the best job we can of winning football games and putting the best football team that we can out on the football field.”For now, Jackson didn’t give a final answer on if any other changes were coming to the staff in anyway.“I am still looking at everything to be very honest with you. I am not done [evaluating],” Jackson said.“This is a thorough evaluation of our staff. I am going to do this brick by brick in how we have to do this and put this thing together.”
Soccer BY PETERSON TSERAHA The South Bougainville MP’s Football Cup ended on a high note in Tonu, Siwai, south Bougainville last Friday in front of a 1000-plus spectators. The tournament that kicked off on Monday saw 24 teams from all corners of south Bougainville converging on Tonu High School sports oval for the opening ceremony. Present at the opening were Bougainville Football Federation president Justine Helele, South Bougainville Football president and also second secretary for South Bougainville MP Timothy Masiu; Chris Nawa, Minister for Education Thomas Mauroko Pataaku, Minister for Post Referendum Dialogue and Consultation Albert Punghau and the host organizing committee. BFF president Justine Helele thanked Masiu, who is also Minister for Communications in the National Government for his continuous support for soccer in the region. He also thanked the major sponsors National Gaming Control Board, DataCo, Digitec PNG, Lynchar Investments, Jomik Trading, regional member Joe Lera, Masiu, Willie Masiu and Thomas Pataaku, John Vianney Kepas and police minister Willie Masiu. “I would like to take this opportunity to thank the South Bougainville MP and Minister for Communications and ICT in the National Government Timothy Masiu for his continuous support for soccer in South Bougainville,” Helele said. The games were played in four locations in Siwai, the women played in Konga while the others were held in Tonu, the main place and in Hurai and Kainake villages. The men’s finals saw Akoa from Buin go head on in a very tight and tough match with the reigning champions Junior KK and team comprising of youths from the Siwai Youth Soccer Academy. The final saw Junior KK come out victors with 1-nil scoreline in a penalty shoot-out. Junior KK walked away with the K10,000 prize money. In the women’s division, Maiama from the Mountains of Wisai in Konnou faced off with Motuna from Siwai. The match went into extra time after a nil-all deadlock at regulation time. Maiama went on to score to win the women’s division grand final. It was a very memorable event for South Bougainville because it is only through sports especially soccer that people from all over south Bougainville meet.