Fans have been eagerly awaiting a new studio album from Dave Matthews Band, and the official announcement has finally arrived. As noted by the band in a Facebook post, Dave Matthews Band has plans to release a new album titled Come Tomorrow on June 8th via RCA Records. Come Tomorrow will be Dave Matthews Band’s ninth studio release, serving as a follow up to 2012’s Away From The World, the critically and commercially successful hit that debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200.As noted in the post, the album was created in studios across the United States and with several different producers, including John Alagia, Mark Batson, Rob Cavallo and Rob Evans. The album, which was crafted in between tours, also features artwork from Béatrice Coron, “who creates narrative allegories in silhouette to render archetypal stories.”Once released, Come Tomorrow will be available in CD, digital, and cassette formats. The band also notes that they’ll release a limited-edition white-vinyl 4 LP set exclusively through the DMB and Warehouse Official stores. You can pre-order Dave Matthews Band’s new album, due out on June 8th, here.Dave Matthews Band is also currently gearing up for their extensive 2018 summer tour, which kicks off on May 18th at The Woodlands, Texas’ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. The tour follows which follows a year-long hiatus for the band in 2017, save for a few special performances. Back in February, longtime violinist Boyd Tinsley left the band and will not be a part of the tour, though his involvement on the album is still unknown.For those who have a chance to catch Dave Matthews Band on the road this summer, people who purchase tickets before May 17th will receive their choice of a CD or digital download of Come Tomorrow. You can head to Dave Matthews Band’s website for more information. DAVE MATTHEWS BAND – SUMMER 2018 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR5/18 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman5/19 Dallas, TX Starplex Pavilion5/22 Austin, TX Austin360 Amphitheater5/26 Atlanta, GA Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood5/27 Orange Beach, AL The Wharf Amphitheater5/29 Brandon, MS Brandon Amphitheater5/30 Rogers, AR Walmart AMP – Arkansas Music Pavilion6/1 Burgettstown, PA KeyBank Pavilion6/2 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center6/5 Syracuse, NY Lakeview Amphitheater6/6 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre6/7 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center6/9 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live6/12 Gilford, NH Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion6/13 Gilford, NH Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion6/15 Camden, NJ BB&T Pavilion6/16 Camden, NJ BB&T Pavilion6/22 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center6/23 Hartford, CT Xfinity Theatre6/27 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Amphitheater6/29 Chicago, IL Huntington Bank Pavilion6/30 Chicago, IL Huntington Bank Pavilion7/1 Milwaukee, WI American Family Insurance Amphitheater7/6 Noblesville, IN Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center7/7 Noblesville, IN Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center7/10 Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage7/11 Ottawa, ON Ottawa Bluesfest7/13 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center7/14 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center7/17 Wantagh, NY Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater7/18 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center7/20 Raleigh, NC Coastal Credit Union Park at Walnut Creek7/21 Virginia Beach, VA Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach7/24 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion – Charlotte7/25 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre7/27 West Palm Beach, FL Coral Sky Amphitheatre at the S. Florida Fairgrounds7/28 West Palm Beach, FL Coral Sky Amphitheatre at the S. Florida Fairgrounds8/24 Denver, CO Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre8/25 Denver, CO Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre8/28 Bend, OR Les Schwab Amphitheater8/31 Quincy, WA Gorge Amphitheatre9/1 Quincy, WA Gorge Amphitheatre9/2 Quincy, WA Gorge Amphitheatre9/7 Stateline, NV Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys9/8 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View9/10 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood BowlView All Tour Dates
Simply the best! Adrienne Warren, who received a Tony nod this year for Shuffle Along, has been tapped to lead a workshop of a Tina Turner bio-musical, Tina. The legendary singer will attend the December 16 industry event, which will be performed by a cast of 14, the Daily Mail reports. Phyllida Lloyd (Mamma Mia!) will direct the project, which features a book by Olivier winner Katori Hall (The Mountaintop).Turner told the Mail that “one of the most surprising and wonderful discoveries for me in this process has been that my songs tell my story.” Some of her famous numbers include “Proud Mary,” “Nutbush City Limits,” “Private Dancer,” “What’s Love Got To Do With It,” and “Simply The Best.” No word yet on which tunes will make the cut; the musical is aiming to open in London 2018.Born Anna Mae Bullock in 1939 in Nutbush, Turner rose to fame in the 1960s alongside her husband Ike. She later revealed in her autobiography that she had suffered domestic abuse at his hands—they separated in 1976 and divorced two years later. Turner later made a massive comeback in the 1980s. The Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll has sold 180 million records worldwide and been honored with eleven Grammy Awards. Adrienne Warren (Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser) Adrienne Warren View Comments Star Files
By Faith PeppersUniversity of GeorgiaTo help celebrate National Food Safety Education Month, the University of Georgia Extension Service and Publix supermarkets are teaming up on three Saturdays in September to help shoppers serve safer food.”Many cases of foodborne illness are caused by improper handling of food between the grocery store and the table,” said Judy Harrison, a UGA Extension Service food safety expert.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate 76 million U.S. cases of foodborne illness each year. Of those, 325,000 are hospitalized, and 5,000 die.The food safety festivals will be at featured Atlanta-area Publix stores Sept. 11, 18 and 25. The program, provided by UGA Extension Service food safety specialists, aims to help prevent foodborne illness by teaching safe handling practices.The activities will include taste testing, quick-and-easy recipe ideas, games and prizes for adults and kids. Local 4-H’ers will offer food-safety demonstrations and advice on safe snacks and lunches.The Georgia 5 A Day Coalition will be promoting healthy eating. This is part of a national (www.5aday.com) nutrition program to get more people to eat five or more servings of fruits and vegetables each day. September is “National 5 A Day Month.”Only one out of five children eats the recommended five servings of fruits and vegetables a day, experts say. Fruits and vegetables provide essential vitamins, minerals, fiber and other substances, they say, that are important for good health.The events start at 10 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m., with a break from noon to 1:30 p.m., on these dates at these Publix stores: Sept. 11: Rose Creek Shopping Center, 4403 Towne Lake Parkway, Woodstock; and Towne Lake Center, 1430 Towne Lake Parkway, Woodstock.Sept. 18: Centre at Woodstock, 12165 Highway 92, Woodstock; and King Plaza, 885 Woodstock Road, Roswell.Sept. 25, the Centre at Panola, 3045 Panola Road, Lithonia; and Flat Shoals Crossing, 3649 Flakes Mill Road, Decatur.
By Dialogo July 03, 2012 A Guatemalan court has sentenced 36 people, considered members of the Mexican drug cartel Los Zetas, to between two and 158 years in prison, the judicial branch announced. The accused, several of them Mexican nationals, were found guilty of crimes such as kidnapping, murder, and narcotics trafficking, according to the details of the verdict against them. Among the crimes attributed to those convicted are those against three members of one family in the department of Petén (in northern Guatemala) and against a public prosecutor in Cobán, Alta Verapaz (in northern Guatemala), whose body was dismembered. Both acts took place in May 2011. Also included are an attack on a police patrol a year ago and threats against former president Álvaro Colom’s administration and against communications media in several departments of the country. The authorities did not specify how many of those convicted are foreigners, although they indicate in the verdict that there are several Mexican citizens, including Salvador Argüelles Briones, convicted of the murder of prosecutor Allan Sotwlinsky. According to the Guatemalan government, the Mexican cartel Los Zetas has been operating in nine of the country’s departments for five years.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The Season & LifeStat Double Album Release PartyBask in the glory of two young artists’ sheer joy as they both release their albums alongside friends and family. With Isaiah Dunmore, Dirty B, Scotty Mac, Young Smooth, Ice and Just B. Polo. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $10. 6 p.m. June 11.Tim McGraw, Billy Currington, Chase BryantTalented country western singer Tim McGraw is most famously known for his hit songs “My Best Friend,” “Live Like You Were Dying” and “Just To See You Smile,” but he also has acted in a number of movies, such as Flicka and Tommorowland. See him perform with upcoming stars Billy Currington, known for the single “Don’t It,” and Chase Bryant, who sings, “Take It On Back,” for a night of country pop and country rock not soon to be forgotten. Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Jones Beach State Park, Ocean Pkway, Wantagh. jonesbeach.com $10-$500 7 p.m. June 11.Tab Hunter ConfidentialThis new documentary, telling the story of matinee idol Tab Hunter from teenage stable boy to closeted Hollywood star of the 1950s, features Tab Hunter, John Waters, Clint Eastwood, Paul Newman, Portia de Rossi, George Takei, Debbie Reynolds, Robert Wagner, and dozens more. Q&A with Director Jeffrey Schwarz live via Skype to follow. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. CinemaArtsCentre.org $10 members, $15 public. 7:30 p.m. June 11.Graham Parker & The RumourWith their latest album, Mystery Glue, Graham Parker & The Rumour show no signs of fatigue. For more than 40 years, their new wave/blues-rock style music has influenced some of today’s greatest artists, including Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello and Paul Weller. Known for their energetic live performances and “straight to the point” vocals, Graham Parker & The Rumour continue to deliver like it’s 1975. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $15-$45. 8 p.m. June 11.Marcia BallWith her sultry blues roots and distinctive piano style, Marcia Ball is most popularly known for her hits “That’s How It Goes,” “The Tattooed Lady” and “The Alligator Man.” Born in Texas and raised in Louisiana, Marcia Ball has created a genre all her own. Never really experienced the true, hot and muddy infectious trill of swamp rock? Oh, you must, dear friends. Oh, you must! YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $50-$55. 8 p.m. June 11.Scofflaws, Roots Foundation, Half Breeds, Soulitzik, Crisis CrayonsIf you can’t take a trip to the Caribbean islands this summer, then don’t miss this event! Long Island natives, The Scofflaws, will be bringing something new to calypso and reggae, with their own can’t-stop-skankin’-it-just-feels-too-damn-good vibes. Their tunes just absolutely suck you in, and before you know it, it’s 2 a.m., you’re covered in sweat, and you’ve just been dancin’ and groovin’ alongside complete strangers for the past four hours. Ska has traditional Jamaican roots mixed with American rhythm and blues. The Scofflaws are known for their irresistible songs “Nude Beach,” “Spider On My Bed” and “Backdoor Open,” among so many others. LI ska legends, really, and one of Zack Tirana’s local go-to, rock-out, jump-up, skank-it-up, raise-your-glass favorites! Long Island-based Crisis Crayons will be adding some Reggae-punk music into the mix. Roots Foundation will also be in hand to play such hits as “Wake Up,” “Beautiful Woman” and “Earth Crisis.” Expect the Half Breeds to add their own reggae beats with “Workin’,” “Somethin’ About Me” and “All That Jazz.” Soulitzik, also from LI, will be rockin’ out something different, with high-energy, mega-lightnin’, reggae-rock! 89 North Music Venue, 89 North Ocean Ave., Patchogue. 89northmusic.com $10. 5 p.m. June 12.Love & MercyMusic. Madness. Redemption. Salvation. This visionary new film captures the creative chaos and unimaginable beauty that so defined legendary Beach Boys songwriter Brian Wilson’s career. Set against the uber-catchy, timeless hits that transcend the white, sandy shores of California and ride the perfect waves, sparkling with joy and glimmering harmonies all with just the mere whisper of a few notes, that’s the music that poured out of the brilliant Brian Wilson’s apparently tortured spirit. Paul Dano and John Cusack paint an unconventional portrait of the man whose songs still move, still amaze, still inspire, still touch hearts. Not to be missed! Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. Check out CinemaArtsCentre.org for various times. $7 members, $12 public, $9 students w/ID. Through June 18.Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue featuring The Pimps Of JoytimeTrombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue are bringing Brooklyn natives The Pimps of Joytime to the Island for a concert that is sure to be packed solid with some good ol’ New Orleans soul. Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue will be performing their self-described “funk/rock/jazz/hip-hop”-style songs and their energizing stage act, while The Pimps Of Joytime will “Keep That Music Playin” during their set. Come see some of funk’s top performing groups as they make Friday night one to remember! The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $35. 8 p.m. June 12.Flo Rida joins a star-studded roster of performers at Summer Jam.BLI Summer JamChart-topping pop artists at this wild summer jam will include: Nick Jonas, once part of The Jonas Brothers, now the solo artist of Jealous and Chains, performing alongside Carly Rae Jepsen, singer of the madly addictive radio hit “Call Me Maybe,” and British-born Charli XCX of Break The Rules and Famous. Also included in the mix is Tove Lo, artist of Talking Body, who adds a synth-pop touch to this lineup. Groundbreaking artists, Echosmith, known for their song, “Bright,” and Cincinnati-based indie rock darlings Walk The Moon. The latter’s hits include “Shut Up And Dance” and “Anna Sun.” Also included is R5, known for “Smile,” and The Nick Tangorra Band, who performs “Juliet.” For a bit of pop mixed with R&B, don’t miss Natalie La Rose, known for her ear candy “Somebody.” Flo Rida is most known for his radio hits “Whistle” and “Low,” which mixes rap, hip hop and pop all in one. Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Jones Beach State Park, Ocean Pkway, Wantagh. jonesbeach.com $30-$999. 5 p.m. June 13.Peter CeteraFormer Chicago vocalist/bassist, Peter Cetera can be credited with writing some of the most recognizable songs inthe soft pop and easy listening genre. Following his departure from the band Chicago, Cetera’s hit single “Glory of Love” became No. 1 in the U.S. Billboard charts and was even used in the film, The Karate Kid Part II. He has since performed alongside Cher, David Gilmour of Pink Floyd, and even Madonna. Imagine all of them on one bill–well, that’s for another day! Here, Cetera be doing what he does best. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50-$69.50. 8 p.m. June 13.Sonny LandrethSlide-guitar specialist Sonny Landreth is one of the few live acts that you truly have to see in order to believe. Landreth has essentially developed a whole new way of playing the guitar. For example, sporting a slide on his pinky allows him to hold frets above the slide, which results in the simultaneous playing of different variations of chords. His masterful blues-folk techniques have even caught the attention and praise of Eric Clapton, resulting in their collaboration, as well as his performing alongside Jimmy Buffet and Peter Maffay. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $40-$45. 8 p.m. June 13.David Bromberg QuintetThe Godfather of Americana and a longtime pal of Bob Dylan will play songs from his latest album Only Slightly Mad. Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main St., Westhampton Beach. whbpac.org $40-$75. 8 p.m. June 13.SOFUSLocal jam band SOFUS possess of all the qualities necessary for an enjoyable performance: steady beats, catchy bass lines, melodic rhythms and relaxed vocals. What more could you ask for? SOFUS’s live performances only further the band’s genuine enjoyment of music, which transcends to audience members. Influenced from legendary acts including Pink Floyd, Parliament Funkadelic, and Grateful Dead, SOFUS brings funk, jazz, psychedelia and improvisation together in a contagious, explosive cocktail of all that is good and groovy in this world. The Vinyl Plane, Memphis Crawl, Funkin’ A, Nonstop to Ciaro and Iridesense. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $10, $12 DOS. 9 p.m. June 13.EternalCon 2015Anyone with an interest in comic books, collectibles, horror, gaming, sci-fi, or cosplay shouldn’t miss this self-proclaimed “large scale multimedia pop culture convention.” The mega-gathering of all that is superheros and dragons will feature a Cosplay Contest for those to show off their craftsmanship skills, a vehicle show, a parade, gaming tournaments, movie prop displays, and more! This year’s convention will have some very special guests, including a Mighty Morphin Power Rangers cast reunion, plus Nichelle Nichols, Marina Sirtis, Mick Foley and Chyna among others. Whether you’re looking to reminisce, or see the latest and greatest in all things pop culture, EternalCon will have events for anyone to enjoy! Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City. cradleofaviation.org $6-$40. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. June 13, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 14.Third Eye Blind fans are hoping to be serenaded with such classics as “How’s it Going to Be” and “Semi-Charmed Life.” (Photo credit: Third Eye Blind/Facebook)Third Eye Blind, Dashboard ConfessionalA highly-anticipated blast from the past is coming to Long Island as Third Eye Blind and Dashboard Confessional share the stage for their headlining summer tour. Fans can anticipate hearing both bands’ classic songs, like “Never Let You Go,” “Semi-Charmed Life,” “Vindicated” and “Hands Down.” The audience will also get to preview Third Eye Blind’s new album, Dopamine. Don’t miss the chance to gush over these emo/rock fan favorites! Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Jones Beach State Park, Ocean Pkway, Wantagh. jonesbeach.com $$25-$599 7 p.m. June 14.James CottonDespite his legendary musical style, audiences are going to feel anything but blue after this concert. Cotton has been described by the New York Daily News as “the greatest living blues harmonica player” and by Rolling Stone as “among the greats of all time” in the music industry. His set is expected to include many of his classic hits, such as “Cotton Mouth Man,” “Cotton Crop Blues” and “Dealin’ With the Devil.” YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $40-$45. 7 p.m. June 14.Less Than Jake & Reel Big FishSummertime is the best time to listen to ska music, and this concert is sure to leave not one audience member disappointed! Come see Less Than Jake perform such hits as “The Science of Selling Yourself Short” and “Look What Happened” with Reel Big Fish wowing the audience with their classics “Sell Out” and “Beer.” With special guest Ballyhoo! The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $22.50-$50. 7:30 p.m. June 15.Train, The Fray, Matt NathansonThe “Picasso at the Wheel” tour is continuing its North American leg by making its way to the island this week, with Train and Matt Nathanson co-headlining. Fans can expect to hear hits from all three groups, such as “Hey Soul Sister,” “Drops of Jupiter,” “How to Save a Life” and “Come on Get Higher” as the performers rock the sandy beaches and sunset waves along Jones Beach this summer. Don’t miss this triple threat of a concert! Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Jones Beach State Park, Ocean Pkway, Wantagh. jonesbeach.com $35-$600 7 p.m. June 16.SlayerSlayer has been shaking up the metal scene with its take-no-prisoners, pulse-pounding style of music since California natives Jeff Hannerman, Dave Lombardo and Kerry King formed the thrash metal band in the early ’80s. Singer Tom Araya is a force of nature. Their popularity soared with their 1986 album Reign in Blood, and the band has since gone on to grab two Grammy awards along with six nominations. You seriously do not want to miss this gig! The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $45.50-$89.50. 9 p.m. June 16 & 17.Royal StreetThese Providence, RI, hell-raisers know how to get the party started, and know how to rock! Marina City, Evird Yawateg, Here’s To You, The Tallest Trees In The Universe, The Narrows and Fawkes. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $10, $12 DOS. 6 p.m. June 17.Matt DaviesThe Pulitzer Prize- winning political cartoonist for Newsday will speak and sign his new children’s book, Ben Draws Trouble. When Ben loses his sketchbook his world is turned upside-down. Who will find it? And how will they react when they do!? Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Price of book. 7 p.m. June 17.Compiled by Kaitlin Gallagher, Nicholas Semelak, Kyla Stan, Gabby Sizemore & Zachary B. Tirana III
During the recent Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure Conference in Amsterdam, we interviewed Mr Jaap van Thiel de Vries, General Manager of Hydronamic at Boskalis, on the importance of investing in stakeholder engagement.The stakeholder engagement is one of four key enablers that were presented in the CEDA-IADC Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure guidebook.The guidebook, which was officially unveiled at the conference, has been designed as an authoritative guide to delivering dredging projects that enhance the natural and socio-economic systems.In it, the four key enablers vital to the industry were discussed: the issues of valuation of ecosystem benefits, the stakeholder engagement, adaptive management of dredging projects and the beneficial use of dredged materials.Here’s what Mr de Vries from Boskalis had to say on the importance of investing in stakeholder engagement and other dredging related topics during our conference in Amsterdam.
Dominion Post 8 Feb 2012Conservative lobby group Family First is using a report from a controversial academic to claim day care is detrimental to children.The group issued today the report that claims spending long periods of time in day care, and away from parents, is detrimental to a child’s long-term development.However, the study, by Dr Aric Sigman, hit the headlines last year in Britain, where it was questioned by experts. Dr Sigman is also behind a 2009 claim that Facebook and other social networking sites cause cancer. He was accused of “cherry-picking” evidence and ignoring that which did not support this theory.Writing in The Guardian last year, Dorothy Bishop, professor of developmental neuropsychology at Oxford, disputed his claims and questioned his credentials.“Sigman ignores or selectively reports evidence for this more nuanced position,” she wrote. “He justifies his one-sided approach to the evidence on the basis that “while open-mindedness has its place in academia, it is a luxury children can’t afford”.Family First commissioned its report, Who Cares, to look at the increasing number of children and infants spending time in early childhood education while their parents are at work.Advocates say staying at home with their children is a luxury that many parents can no longer afford.Hayley Whitaker, early childhood spokeswoman for the NZEI union, said parental policies in New Zealand were “abhorrent” compared to other countries.“We should be able to give people the choice to be at home with their children. They shouldn’t have to feel that they’re forced back into the workforce.”However, there was a lot of evidence to show high-quality early childhood education benefited children, she said.“Everything in moderation, really.”http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/education/6380025/Critics-dispute-Family-First-findings-on-day-care
MILAN, Ind. — the Feed my Sheep Food Pantry and Bridge of Hope Worship Center is open the second Monday of each month from 6-8 PM.The pantry is located off of State Road 129 in Milan.For more information please call 812-654-2350.
Birmingham-born Irishman Dan Martin has withdrawn from the Vuelta a Espana following a crash on Friday’s seventh stage. Martin, nephew of 1987 world champion Stephen Roche, wrote on Twitter: “Nothing broken, but the most painful crash (I’ve) ever had. “Sad to leave the Vuelta but can’t race with these bids flying round my head. “I hit a hole or rock in the road. Down I went.” Martin also criticised race officials for compromising on rider safety. He added: “Stunned at UCI (International Cycling Union) commisaires lack of compassion. Should concentrate on rider safety and less on UCI fundraising.” Press Association The Garmin-Sharp rider, who has enjoyed a strong season which included a Tour de France stage win and victory in one-day classic Liege-Bastogne-Liege, suffered a blow to the head and pulled out prior to Saturday’s eighth stage. He will now recuperate before leading Ireland’s bid for glory in the Road World Championships in Florence on September 28.