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PHOTOS: Turkuaz At Terminal West In Atlanta, GA 12/7/17

first_imgLoad remaining images On Thursday, December 7th, Turkuaz made a stop at Terminal West in Atlanta, GA for a two-set “evening with” show as part of their ongoing Fall tour. Drawing from the conventions that have ignited their existence and using that spark to forge its own sword, Turkuaz is a band that will make anyone move to their familiar beat, yet stay intrigued by an ability to explore its own complex character comprised of nine striking personalities.Turkuaz will play Exit / In tonight in Nashville, and The Vogue in Indianapolis tomorrow before closing the year in Baltimore, MD at Rams Head Live with Pimps of Joytime. Following that celebration, the band will embark on a Winter 2018 headlining tour that starts in Detroit on January 9, crossing the country to end in with two shows in Los Angeles with Galactic on March 30 and San Francisco on March 31. Head to the band’s website for all ticketing information.Turkuaz Debuts New Disco-Infused Tune, “On The Run”, With An Insane Music VideoCheck out the photo gallery from last night’s concert below, courtesy of photographer Andrew Hutchins.Turkuaz Tour Dates:Dec 08 – Nashville, TN – Exit / In #Dec 09 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue #Dec 29 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club $Dec 30 – New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall $Dec 31 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live $Jan 09 – Detroit, MI – El ClubJan 10 – Columbus, OH – Skully’sJan 11 – Lexington, KY – Cosmic CharliesJan 12 – Asheville, NC – The Orange PeelJan 13 – Athens, GA – Georgia TheatreJan 16 – Miami, FL – Wynwood Yards (Jam Cruise Pre-Party)Jan 17 – Miami, FL – Jam CruiseJan 25 – Ithaca, NY – The HauntJan 26 – Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman TheaterJan 27 – Rochester, NY – AnthologyJan 28 – Toronto, ON – Velvet UndergroundJan 31 – Cohoes, NY – Cohoes Music HallFeb 01 – Killington, VT – Pickle BarrelFeb 02 – Burlington, VT – Higher GroundFeb 03 – Stratton, VT – Grizzly’sMar 14 – Telluride, CO – Club RedMar 15 – Frisco, CO – Barkley BallroomMar 16 – Fort Collins, CO – Aggie TheatreMar 17 – Steamboat Springs, CO – Gondola PlazaMar 20 – Park City, UT – O.P. RockwellMar 21 – Jackson Hole, WY – Pink Garter TheatreMar 22 – Bozeman, MT – RialtoMar 23 – Whitefish, MT – Remington BarMar 24 – Sandpoint, ID – The HiveMar 27 – Eugene, OR – HiFi Music Hall *Mar 28 – Chico, CA – Lost On MainMar 29 – Sacramento, CA – Harlow’sMar 30 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre %Mar 31 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre %# – w/ The Suffers$ – w/ Pimps of Joytime* – w/ Moon Hooch% – w/ GalacticTurkuaz | Terminal West | Atlanta, GA | 12/7/17 | Photos by Andrew Hutchinslast_img read more

The Marine Amphibious Division, the Brazilian Navy’s Infantry

first_imgBy Marcos Ommati/Diálogo March 20, 2017 According to the Brazilian Marine Basic Handbook, conducting an amphibious operation requires the mobilizing of all necessary personnel, as well as the availability of sea, land, and air resources. Over time, and due to its peculiarities, the goal was to set up resources that would specifically match these needs. This led to the emergence of individual means for transporting troops, disembarking tanks, transporting disembarking vessels and amphibious vehicles, among others. Major General César Lopes Loureiro is the commander of the Brazilian Marine Amphibious Division which belongs to the Fleet Marine Squad (FFE, per its Portuguese acronym). FFE recently celebrated its 60th anniversary, and Diálogo interviewed Maj. Gen. Loureiro the day before the FFE’s celebration on February 16th, in a ceremony held at the Amphibious Division Command at Ilha do Governador in Rio de Janeiro. The interview took place the same day he was informed of his promotion to lieutenant general, under which he will assume command of the Fleet Marine Squad in a few weeks.Diálogo: What does the Fleet Marine Squad’s 60th anniversary represent?Major General César Lopes Loureiro: I see the last 60 years as a period of consolidation of a process that started in 1957 in a very incipient way but with great resolve to forge ahead. At the time of its creation, the Fleet Marine Squad was not expected to reach more than 500 troops but today we are already 6,000 strong, with men that are well equipped, trained, and very willing to do their duty. At the end of the day, the last 60 years represent a complete evolution from an almost “romanticized” force, to one that has become extremely professional. These days, the marines are the only voluntary military members in Brazil, from the force’s basic soldiers to its general commander. Our soldiers have to pass a very competitive public exam to be a soldier and, once approved, they still have to pass internal exams to be promoted to corporals and sergeants. Our ranked officers also have to pass nationally held exams to be admitted as officers, so this is not mandatory military service, it is completely voluntary. Everyone in the Marine Corps (CFN, per its Portuguese acronym) is a volunteer – this is the corps’ main and most important characteristic. Over the last 60 years, we were able to build our reputation, professionalism, and the force that we have today.Diálogo: You were just notified by Brazilian Navy commander, Admiral Eduardo Bacellar Leal Ferreira, that you will surrender command of the Amphibious Division in order to assume command of the FFE, thereby replacing Brigadier General Alexandre. What was your greatest challenge during this year as commander of the Amphibious Division?Maj. Gen. Loureiro: I think my greatest challenge was to keep the tradition that the Amphibious Division represents. As I said before, this progress was achieved with great effort and difficulty, in addition to a lot of investment and commitment from various generations of Marines, from the soldiers to the generals. So, when you take on the command of an Amphibious Division such as this, the greatest challenge is to preserve its legacy and live up to the responsibility of maintaining this high level of training, in addition to keeping the troops constantly ready.Diálogo: The 37th edition of Operation Dragão [Dragon] was conducted at the end of 2016. Can you explain to us in more detail what this operation consists of?Maj. Gen. Loureiro: Operation Dragão is an amphibious assault landing operation, which is one of the tasks required of us by the Navy’s basic doctrine. In fact, this is the only professional force that is able to do it, since it is an extremely complex operation involving ships, marines, aircraft – both fixed and rotary wing – naval fire support, communications, internal maneuvers, and sea maneuvers. We could say that, of all Navy-related operations, this is the most complex. For more than 10 years the Navy has not conducted this type of operation for various reasons, which includes lack of materials, financial reasons, other decisions that had to be complied with, and other commitments that had been undertaken. But last year we started again with its 37th edition. We overcame the challenge of spending more than 10 years not doing it. The operation was a success and the idea now is that we will conduct Operation Dragão every year.Diálogo: Does it exclusively involve the Brazilian Marine Corps?Maj. Gen. Loureiro: No. Operation Dragão is conducted only by the Brazilian Navy but with many countries observing. It is such a major operation that it attracts the attention of other countries’ forces. For example, we had the Americans, the Namibians, and the Chileans present.Diálogo: Can you give us examples of other multinational operations?Maj. Gen. Loureiro: In 2013, we conducted Operation Felino with Portuguese-speaking countries in Itaoca, in the state of Espírito Santo. In 2014 we performed Operation Bold Alligator with the U.S. Marine Corps, which included a ship from the U.S. Navy. In 2015, Operation Fraterno was conducted with the Argentinean Navy, including their marines.Diálogo: We must not forget Operation UNITAS in 2015 when Brazil was the host country.Maj. Gen. Loureiro: Exactly. That was the first time Brazil hosted it, and that was also an operation with positive repercussions, with the participation not only of the Brazilian Navy but also from representatives of the navies of the United States, Canada, and Chile. In 2016, we did not conduct any multinational operations, mainly due to scheduling restrictions. The Navy had a major role to play in guaranteeing the security of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. But our intention is to return to some of these operations in 2017.Diálogo: How does the Amphibious Division participate in the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH)?Maj. Gen. Loureiro: The Amphibious Division comprises the infantry units of the Brazilian Marine Corps. I like to say that the Amphibious Division concentrates the Marine Corps’ combatant power. That being said, all these operational groups created for peacekeeping missions, whether in Brazil or abroad, are formed around the units of the Amphibious Division. So, the Amphibious Division participates in these operations through some of its military force and its units. In fact, it is the 3rd Infantry Battalion that right now comprises the MINUSTAH contingent in Haiti, and that goes to show the level of our participation. The majority of troops in Haiti right now are Amphibious Division personnel, in which the operational group’s power is centered.Diálogo: Recently the Brazilian Navy announced that the São Paulo aircraft carrier will be decommissioned. What impact will this have on the Brazilian Marine Corps?Maj. Gen. Loureiro: Having aircraft landing ships available to the Navy is of critical importance, because their presence allows us to carry out a series of Navy-related tasks, and other missions in which this type of vessel has a major role. So, it is really a pity that we are now decommissioning the ship. But the decision was based on the country’s current economic juncture: a study showed that the cost-benefit equation was not at all favorable. The fact is that the São Paulo carrier served us very well for over 15 years. During the initial years, it played an excellent role in revitalizing naval aviation. What we have to do now in the Navy, during this period before the acquisition of a new asset, is continue to carry on the required exercises by using other means and assets. This can be done with simulators on the ground, by employing the Naval Air Base, the participation of partner nation navies in these joint operations, allowing the use of other countries’ platforms, especially the United States and the United Kingdom. This would be a way to maintain the qualifications, both of the pilots and the marines who operate jointly with the airborne, and even the heliborne aviation divison. We can maintain this momentum and have it as a Navy objective, so one of our priorities is to obtain a new and equivalent system; the Brazilian Navy will certainly consider this a priority.Diálogo: What is the most important thing you will take with you when you leave the Amphibious Division Command?Maj. Gen. Loureiro: The feeling of accomplishment because I had a great opportunity at the end of my professional career to take on a command like this. It was extremely gratifying. Even though I was only 20 years old, I still remember when I presented myself at my first unit to serve as a second lieutenant. I came here to the Amphibious Division and I was welcomed by a general who was the commander. I eventually ended at the Riachuelo Battalion where I spent five years. I never imagined that one day I would be the commander of the Amphibious Division. The fact that this happened was a huge professional achievement. That is why I think what will remain with me is the feeling of joy and of accomplishment for heading this command, which, despite all the tribulations and difficulties, really was something extremely gratifying. I know I will have to leave soon to take on another job, but I will fondly remember and sorely miss this one.last_img read more

Lakers uniforms beg question: What’s ‘the purple and gold’ without the purple? It’s coming

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error On the whole, the first year of the Nike contract is requiring a bit of an adjustment period. Teams are naturally at the mercy of the Swoosh’s timeline.“I don’t think in future years there will be a purple embargo until Thanksgiving,” Harris said.“I think over time everyone will bcome comfortable with what we’re doing. One of the things I like, which makes it somewhat self-correcting, is limiting the quantity of colors a team can have.”Starting with Monday’s designated road game against the Clippers, the Lakers will begin wearing purple and will continue to do so both home and away.“It’s going to blow everybody’s mind,” Maples said. “Purple on purple, with guys matching shoes and all the accessories. Purple headbands, purple sleeves. It’s going to be very purple.”In January the Lakers will add the black “City Edition” look, designed by former star Kobe Bryant, to their rotation. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThe Lakers have worn their gold uniforms 11 times in their first 19 games, including in five of their eight road games.The look that for decades signaled that the Lakers were playing at home, mirroring the bright lights of Hollywood, has become the workhorse of the team’s sartorial rotation. A classic combination that only rarely left Staples Center has already traveled this year to places like Phoenix, Washington and, strangest of all, Boston.Lopez summed up playing in traditional home gold against a backdrop of Celtic traditional road green at the Boston Garden in one word: “Bizarre.”While Nike grapples with their new jerseys ripping with alarming frequency, the Lakers and the rest of the league are adjusting to other quirks of the on-court apparel contract.The reported $1 billion deal bought the sportswear giant a lot of freedom, including the ability to do away with traditional home and away uniforms. Those have been replaced by “Icon” jerseys (primarily gold),  “Statement” jerseys (primarily purple) and a “City Edition” uniform that will be rolled out over the course of the season. All of this change challenges the very core of what a uniform represents.For television viewers, uniforms have historically served as the first visual cue of who was at home and who was away. Now, teams like Portland and San Antonio play in black when they’re at home.“Whatever happened to the days where the home teams were in the light-colored uniforms and the visitors were in the dark?” lamented longtime Lakers color analyst Stu Lantz.They’re gone.Maples gets it. He’s a baseball fan.“If the Dodgers are in gray, (Clayton) Kershaw’s in gray, they’re on the road,” he said. “Kershaw’s in white, they’re at the Stadium. Period. It would be crazy to see them in white somewhere else.”That’s what fans of 30 NBA teams are trying to process.“I know only because I’m there,” said Lantz, who played for the Lakers from 1974-76. “So I know who the home team is. But it’s still just weird to see.”Can the nba go back to whites at home and colored away? The clips only wear the blue jersey. Do the lakers wear purple anymore? The celtics always wear green. And then some uniforms aren’t even teams color schemes.— Crudmeister General (@Crudemeisters) November 23, 2017When Nike first secured the contract for NBA uniforms, Lopez’s interest was piqued.He owns a vast and diverse collection of NBA jerseys. He’s a fan of the old school Denver Nuggets skyline look, loves the Bulls’ jerseys with “Chicago” in cursive script and is even a sucker for the cartoonish Toronto Raptors jerseys of the 1990s.He could curate a museum of NBA threads.“I love all that stuff,” Lopez said. “I was interested from the very beginning when Nike said they were going to do this, just because it’s such a different look. Such a change from the norm.”He is fascinated by the aesthetics.“At the same time,” he added, “it’s unfortunate that being the Lakers we haven’t worn our purple jerseys yet.”The awkward moratorium has finally ended, although for those expecting the Lakers’ new purple pigment to perfectly match its predecessors, Maples offered a disclaimer.“It is,” he warned, “a little different.” Not only were they not wearing purple, some fans felt they weren’t actually wearing gold, either.“We started hearing early on that the gold looked too yellow,” said Tim Harris, the Lakers president of business operations and chief operating officer.It was considered serious enough that the Lakers took the question to Nike, which determined the shade was identical to what the franchise wore in the early 2000s. Lakers gear had gradually taken on a more golden hue under Adidas, Harris said.When he looked closely at the new Nike duds, Harris decided the problem wasn’t with the uniforms, but the accessories.“To me, the tights looked yellow,” Harris said, “and I thought maybe if we can apply a contrast to this it will show more gold.”The Lakers ditched the monochromatic look championed by Nike, and starting on Nov. 17 against Phoenix switched back to white leggings with their gold uniforms.“It’s less like a highlighter,” Harris said.Two nights later, they replaced the gold socks with white ones, leaving Maples with racks of gold – or, rather, yellow – leggings and socks and sleeves for which he has no use.Coach Luke Walton said he does not weigh in on matters of on-court fashion, but did lodge a personal objection to the gold uniforms.“If I was playing I would not like to be in yellow,” he said. “Because when you’re pale and white, yellow does not look good on you.”center_img They also have uniforms called “Classics” (a throwback to the Minneapolis Lakers powder blue) and “Association” (primarily white). The Lakers often send a notice out on social media indicating what uniform they will be wearing prior to tipoff — such as the white jersey prior to their game at Sacramento on Wednesday night. “It’s all scripted out,” said Lakers equipment manager Carlos Maples. He maintains a spreadsheet of which uniform the Lakers will wear for each of their 82 games.Mercifully, the Lakers will be able to don purple beginning Monday against the Clippers. Teams were prohibited from wearing their so-called “Statement” jerseys until after Thanksgiving.“Everybody’s dying to wear the purple ones,” Maples said. “They’re probably our prettiest uniform.”They’re also just, well, not gold.“We’re excited to wear a different color,” Brewer admitted.They are ready to go, hanging in a corner closet of the equipment room at the Lakers’ El Segundo practice facility.There, Maples pulled open a sliding door last week to reveal tubs of uniforms and accessories.Printed labels identified the contents of each carton: “Purple leggings,” “White socks,” “Yellow sleeves.”He cringed when he pointed out the last of those.“I’m going to make them change it,” he said. “We are gold, not yellow. It’s ‘the purple and gold.’ Not yellow.”That, the Lakers have learned, is open to interpretation. PreviousLakers forward Kyle Kuzma will soon by changing into his team’s purple uniform. (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ powder blue uniforms that pay tribute to their Minneapolis roots, as worn here by guard Jordan Clarkson, have played to mixed reviews. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)The powder blue ‘MPLS’ look the Lakers have worn at times this season has sparked some comparisons to Denver Nuggets uniforms. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsSome long-time Lakers fans were taken aback when the Lakers wore all gold against the Celtics in Boston on Nov. 8. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma swings from the rim after dunking against the Boston Celtics during the third quarter of Boston’s 107-96 win in an NBA in Boston Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma sports the Lakers’ standard gold uniform, complete with the Nike swoosh.(Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Lakers center Brook Lopez, wearing the all-white look, dunks during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 107-102. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma will soon by changing into his team’s purple uniform. (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ powder blue uniforms that pay tribute to their Minneapolis roots, as worn here by guard Jordan Clarkson, have played to mixed reviews. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)NextShow Caption1 of 7The Lakers’ powder blue uniforms that pay tribute to their Minneapolis roots, as worn here by guard Jordan Clarkson, have played to mixed reviews. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ExpandBrook Lopez walked into the Lakers locker room before a recent game, took a look at the sunny jersey that hung under his nameplate and sighed.“We just keep wearing yellow,” he said. “It’s like our one set.”Nearly a quarter of the way into the season “the purple and gold” has mostly just been “the gold.”“I feel like we wear it every game, to be honest,” swingman Corey Brewer said.last_img read more