Get Psyched For Fool’s Paradise With These Pump-Up Playlists

first_imgOn April 1 & 2, 2016, Lettuce, Purple Hat Productions, and Live for Live Music will host Fool’s Paradise, a funk-fueled destination beach event taking place in the heart of one of America’s most historic cities: St. Augustine, FL. For all the Funk Fools getting ready to meet us in St. Augustine, we’ve put together two playlists for your listening pleasures.Whether you’re sitting at a desk, driving down the highway, or en route to the festival itself, these tunes will surely help make the wait well worth the while. We’ve separated the playlist between two days, as to account for the uniquely diverse vibes expected from each day’s respective lineups. Friday’s playlist features the thundering funkitudes of Lettuce, GRiZ, Break Science, Goldfish, Marvel Years, and more. Take it for a spin:Saturday’s playlist features the undeniable soul drenching sounds of Lettuce, Vulfpeck, Chris Robinson, The Meters, Dumpstaphunk, The Nth Power, Neal Casal’s Circles Around The Sun, Brasstracks, and more. Get lost here:In case the sounds aren’t enough to get you excited, here are ten more reasons why you should attend Fool’s Paradise. Peep the full schedule below!last_img read more

ND freshmen take part in revamped Welcome Weekend

first_imgThe class of 2019 spent its first days at Notre Dame participating in events organized by the University and its 29 residence halls during this year’s Welcome Weekend, formerly known as Frosh-O. Over the course of the weekend, freshmen partook in a variety of activities alongside their classmates and older student ambassadors, which were designed to make the first-year students feel comfortable as they adjust to life away from home.Michael Yu | The Observer Freshman Andy Nelson said he felt a sense of belonging within the Notre Dame community when he pulled up to Morrisey Hall for the first time.“I just opened my car and everyone helped take my stuff to my dorm room,” Nelson said. “It helped me feel welcomed. Everyone had Morrisey T-shirts on and when I got mine, I just felt like part of the group.”Nelson said he enjoys the energy, community and faith that he has experienced at Notre Dame.“I went to a Catholic grade school and high school, so I’m kind of used to Catholic schooling,” Nelson said. “I liked how faith is an important part of school here at Notre Dame. Over Welcome Weekend, we had a lot of stuff centered around faith, like the opening Mass and the visit to the Grotto.”Welcome Weekend was led in the dorms by staffs consisting of current student ambassadors who worked to help the first year students move in and transition into their lives at Notre Dame.Junior Maggie Blake, Walsh Hall’s Welcome Weekend captain, said she thought this year’s Welcome Weekend was the best one yet. Blake said an event called “Ice Cream on Ice” was her favorite.“We did an event with Keenan where we went ice skating at Compton and ate ice cream,” Blake said. “It was so much fun. Everyone was having a blast and everyone skated, even the people who didn’t really know how to or went in not wanting to.”Blake said she wanted to highlight the sense of love and community within Walsh for the first year students.“I remember when I was I freshman, I was really nervous coming in,” Blake said. “Just coming to this place, where people love each other so much, made me feel way better.”Freshmen Kimberly Faust and Caroline Forlenza, roommates in Farley Hall, said their residence hall’s Welcome Weekend staff made them feel comfortable and excited to begin their time at Notre Dame.“They were really helpful just while moving us in and helping us organize our furniture,” Faust said. “I didn’t expect them to carry all our stuff for us.”Forlenza said she felt a sense of unity with her new classmates after the weekend.“When we were all at the Grotto, we were holding candles and they read aloud some of the concerns I’ve felt,” Forlenza said. “It was nice to hear that everyone’s feeling the same way.”Junior Jay Dawahare, the Welcome Week captain in Alumni Hall, said his favorite part of the weekend was teaching Alumni’s serenade songs to the first year students.“Every year we teach the Pups ‘My Heart Will Go On’ by Celine Dion,” Dawahare said. “The words are easy enough to teach, but the emotion behind the song and dance takes a skilled and passionate staff. Usually the Pups laugh at us at first, but by Sunday night you can see a few Pups serenading the women.”Dawahare said Welcome Weekend was a success, although he said he felt some of the changes this year have hindered the ambassadors’ abilities to welcome new students. Alumni Hall was unable to host its traditional Dawg Run across campus, according to Dawahare.“In general, there is too much emphasis on one individual, instead of the group,” Dawahare said. “Because a couple people might not want or be able to fully participate, they shut down the whole event. There are carts as an option for people unable or unwilling to run so they are able to ride alongside.”Dawahare said he presented Alumni Hall as a home and family to its new residents.“My goal was and still is to foster the sense of brotherhood and community that Alumni Hall is known for, and that has been integral to my experience at Notre Dame,” he said.Tags: Alumni Hall, Class of 2019, Frosh-O, Grotto, Welcome Weekendlast_img read more

Liverpool Looking to Seal Top-four Finish at Stamford Bridge

first_imgConte’s Chelsea, who are currently five points adrift of Tottenham Hotspur, are chasing fourth place in the Premier League standings.“This could be a good opportunity for us,” the Italian said. “As I said a lot of times in the last three games, if we want to keep the hope alive we have to win. We have to get three points.“Liverpool are a good team. It won’t be easy, but if we want to keep alive the hope, we have to try to win, to get three points on Sunday.”Chelsea will have left wing-back Marcos Alonso available to face Liverpool after the Spaniard served his three-match ban, while midfielder Danny Drinkwater – who has been left out for the last two games – also returns after a groin problem.However, both David Luiz and Ethan Ampadu are still out with injury.Liverpool, meanwhile, are still missing Joel Matip, Emre Can, Adam Lallana and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain with injury, while defender Joe Gomez is also a doubt after missing the trip to Rome.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Liverpool take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge live on Sunday afternoon knowing that a point will virtually seal a top-four finish in the Premier League.Jurgen Klopp’s side will arrive in west London in buoyant mood having progressed to the Champions League final against Real Madrid by getting the better of Roma 7-6 on aggregate in midweek. The Liverpool manager has likened the weekend clash with Chelsea to a Champions League semi-final.“Both games are very, very important,” said the German. “I have said it before. How I see, we have two semis again against Chelsea and Brighton.“There is no chance to think of anything else and then we have two weeks to prepare for this game. It is not for three, it sounds crazy to prepare for this game now.”In the end, we need to be ready for Chelsea, it is the same situation as Roma. It is clear we can make life easier for us if we get a result.“It is always a difficult place, but we will try to be 100 per cent ready.”Meanwhile, Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte thinks Sunday’s clash could be a good time to play Liverpool after their exertions in Rome on Wednesday night.last_img read more

Jerome Champagne bids to replace Fifa president Sepp Blatter

first_imgFormer Fifa deputy general secretary Jerome Champagne has launched his bid to succeed Sepp Blatter as the world governing body’s president.The Frenchman, who has been backed by Pele, announced his intentions to become football’s most powerful man at a news conference in London on Monday.”We need a different Fifa,” he said. “More democratic, more respected, which behaves better and which does more.”Fifa’s presidency election will be held in Zurich in June 2015.Champagne, 55, worked closely with Blatter between 2002 and 2005 before leaving Fifa in 2010.Since then he has been working as an international soccer consultant in troubled regions including Kosovo, Palestine and Israel and Cyprus. Blatter, who will be 78 in March, has been president since 1998. The Swiss has not yet said whether he will stand for a fifth term of office.Brazil legend Pele, a three-time World Cup winner, said he is supporting Champagne’s campaign.”I cannot stay away from a debate which is so important for the future of football and thus, I support Jerome Champagne and his vision,” he said in a videotape message shown at the news conference.Uefa president Michel Platini has also been discussed as a possible candidate, although the ex-France midfielder has not yet declared his intentions.last_img read more

Joshua Clottey and Canelo in talks for December fight sources have revealed that Ghana’s Joshua Clottey (38-4, 22KOs) – and not James Kirkland – is currently the frontrunner to face Mexican superstar Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (44-1-1, 31KOs) on a televised date in December.We reported a few weeks ago that Clottey could land a mega deal to fight Alvarez and Canelo’s team have confirmed that the Ghanaian who dominated Anthony Mundine in April, is one of the leading contenders.Clottey’s promoter, Joe DeGuardia, has disclosed that he’s had discussions with Golden Boy Promotions regarding an end of year fight with Canelo.”We’ve had talks. I think it’s a great fight and I hope it happens,” DeGuardia told big question, in the industry, is whether or not HBO will secure Canelo’s next return. The Mexican star’s last five fights were carried by Showtime, but multiple sources indicate that HBO is absolutely in the running for the December fight.”It will be a fantastic opportunity and I will readily take up the fight if my managers get it,” Clottey told recently. “Obviously I am very eager to be a world champion again and there is no doubt I will get the chance if I fight Canelo. I will grab the opportunity with both hands,” Clottey added via phone.last_img read more

Blame harsh economic conditions for player exodus – Kwesi Nyantakyi

first_imgPresident of the Ghana Football Association, Kwesi Nyantakyi, has highlighted the poor economic standards in the country as the major contributing factor to player exodus.Speaking to Asempa Sports, Nyantakyi, who was endorsed last week to spearhead football in the country for another four years believed this current issue of players leaving the shores of the country to play elsewhere was not limited to only Ghana.“Player exodus is everywhere. Even in South America especially Brazil. There are more Brazilian players in Europe but their game has not deteriorated,” he said.The FA President further went on to offer his thoughts on possible solutions to curbing the exodus.“To stop the exodus, you must pay competitive wages and salaries to retain players. What is the highest salary we pay a player? It is less than $2000 so if a contract comes for a player to go to Bangladesh and Vietnam for $5000, he will go.”“If he is denied, his family will cry foul.” In addition to this, Nyantakyi believed club owners could also play a part in curbing the exodus should they be able to raise money to pay the players appreciable salaries.“The exodus will see no end once economic conditions are unbearable. Unless club owners are able to raise money to retain players.”The league, currently on a two-week break, will resume on the September 6 for the penultimate and final round of matches. –Follow Kweku on Twitter: @nana_odum. Get more updates on Facebook/Twitter with the #JoySports hashtaglast_img read more