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Official Lettuce Documentary ‘Let Us Play’ Released Worldwide

first_imgAfter premiering in NYC and on Jam Cruise to widespread acclaim, Let Us Play, the official documentary from funk powerhouse Lettuce, is now available to purchase or rent on Vimeo.The 45-minute film, directed by Jay Sansone of Human Being Media and produced by Live for Live Music’s Kunj Shah, merges footage from live sets, recording sessions, interviews, and candid scenes from the road. Filmed over a six-month period, the footage chronicles the mechanics of improvisation and the artistry behind making a funk record. Viewers will get an in-depth diagnosis of the band, who they are as artists, how they work together and use their ridiculous expertise to come up with some of the funkiest music around.Watch the trailer below, and view the whole thing here! Lettuce will be headlining two nights at the inaugural Fool’s Paradise April 1st & 2nd along with Vulfpeck, GRiZ, Chris Robinson’s Soul Revue (ft. George Porter Jr., Eric Krasno, Nikki Glaspie & more), The Nth Power, and more.last_img read more

Mustapha Pledges Integrity, Justice as Watchwords in CAF

first_imgThe new President of the CAF Board of Appeal, A. U. Mustapha (SAN) has assured football stakeholders in the continent that his board will employ integrity and justice to all as watchwords during its tenure.Speaking in Abuja shortly after he was appointed to the position, the former Chairman of the NFF Electoral Committee said: “I want to first and foremost, thank the NFF President, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick, for making this possible. I never lobbied for the job and I never even knew that I was being considered. Perhaps, the big roles that AITEO continue to play in Nigerian football and at CAF level brought one to prominence. I thank Mr. Benedict Peters (President, AITEO) for his immense service to football.“For me, the approach to this new assignment will be simple: integrity will be at the front –burner. A lot of people who know me can vouch for me on this. More importantly, we will follow the rules dispassionately to deliver justice to all.” A distinguished legal practitioner of over two decades, A. U. Mustapha has excelled in various assignments in Nigerian Football as well as in using strategic thinking to run diverse businesses.A dynamic, articulate and pragmatic team player, he has attended reputable international institutions including the Harvard Business School (USA), Manchester Business School, Suffolk Law School (both in the United Kingdom) and the Business School Netherlands in The Hague. He has served in top positions in various businesses and in boards of corporate entities, as well as with the National Sports Commission (Chairman, National Appeals Committee), the NFF (Chairman, NFF Electoral Committee & Deputy Chairman, NFF Committee for Ethics and Fairplay) and the League (Member, Organising and Disciplinary Committee).“My father was the Chairman of Kwara State Football Association and we used to follow him to the stadium to watch matches, so you can say the love of the game is from the cradle!“I see every assignment as a call to service. I have enjoyed the experience all the way, but I will say the most challenging for me was conducting the 2010 NFF Elections, which has been adjudged as perhaps the most credible in NFF history. There were lots of intrigues and attempts were made to compromise us, with threats and invasion of privacy thrown into the bargain.“However, our unwavering commitment to a credible process prevailed to the extent that the FIFA observer offered me a job with FIFA, but a highly –placed Nigerian told him that my hands are full in Nigeria!”A. U. Mustapha was last Friday, at the 40th CAF General Assembly in Casablanca, named the new President of the CAF Board of Appeal.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Syracuse upsets No. 8 Florida State 90-89 in overtime

first_img LIVE TV COMMENT Last Updated: 3rd January, 2020 13:42 IST Syracuse Upsets No. 8 Florida State 90-89 In Overtime Emily Engstler hit the winning layup at the overtime buzzer and Syracuse upset previously unbeaten No. 8 Florida State 90-89 on Thursday night. Emily Engstler hit the winning layup at the overtime buzzer and Syracuse upset previously unbeaten No. 8 Florida State 90-89 on Thursday night.Engstler’s basket came off an inbound pass from Teisha Hyman. It answered a score by FSU’s Kiah Gallespie that put the Seminoles up 89-88 with sixth-tenths of a second left.Lewis paced the Orange (7-6, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) with 21 points and Gabrielle Cooper added 14. Engstler and Digna Strautmane each had 12 for the Orange.Gillispie led the Seminoles (13-1, 2-1) with 27 points and Nausia Woolfolk had 19.Strautmane sent the game to overtime with a 3-pointer with 3 seconds left. Her shot from the top of the key tied it 81-all. The shot was Strautmane’s second 3 in the final minute, after Syracuse had missed 14 straight from long range.BIG PICTUREFlorida State: FSU’s 13 consecutive wins to start the season were a program record. … The Seminoles were trying to get off to their first 3-0 start in ACC play since the 2008-09 season, which was the first of two consecutive seasons when they won co-ACC regular-season titles.Syracuse: Florida State was the fourth straight nationally ranked opponent for the Orange. Syracuse faced six ranked opponents before the turn of the calendar on Jan. 1, a program record.UP NEXTFlorida State: The Seminoles turn to in-state play with a visit to Miami on Sunday before hosting Georgia Tech on Jan. 9.Syracuse: The Orange get another home test on Sunday when Notre Dame comes to the Carrier Dome, then the team heads south for a trip to Miami on Jan. 12. FOLLOW US SUBSCRIBE TO UScenter_img Associated Press Television News Written By First Published: 3rd January, 2020 13:42 IST WATCH US LIVElast_img read more

School districts are replacing 300 buses across Michigan

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — Michigan school districts are about to replace 300 older diesel buses with newer models powered by clean diesel and propane engines. This was made possible by grants awarded by the state’s Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy. Also known as E.G.L.E., their fuel transportation program has awarded more than $8.7 million in grants for Michigan schools.Iosco Regional Education Service Agency received over $759,000, the third most amount of money given to a school district. This will provide 11 clean diesel and 13 propane buses for schools including: Alcona, Oscoda, West Branch, Alpena, and Hillman among others.  Nick Assendelft works in public information for E.G.L.E., and he said that these new buses will lessen harmful effects on the environment, as well as children’s health.“These are going to be a cleaner running vehicle, same with propane. It’s going to be a cleaner running vehicle,” he said. “It’s also going to be healthier for everybody who is on the school bus routes. Homes along the routes, homes in the neighborhood, or even the communities that the buses are going through.”These new vehicles will provide a cleaner ride by reducing the emissions produced. “The new diesel engines are looking to reduce some of the emissions that you get from burning diesel fuel, such as oxide and nitrogen, but also green house gasses and particulate matter,” said Assendelft.In total, these new buses will operate in 36 counties.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: EGLEContinue ReadingPrevious Presque Isle Township Hall runs out of Democratic ballotsNext Democratic primary results in Northeast Michiganlast_img read more

Clippers take shooting guard C.J. Wilcox at No. 28 in NBA Draft

first_imgUnlike some of the players taken in the first round of Thursday’s NBA Draft, shooting guard C.J. Wilcox out of the University of Washington was stoked about the team that selected him No. 28 — the Clippers.Wilcox, of Pleasant Grove, Utah, was hanging out with family and friends in San Diego — his parents moved there about two years ago — when he got news that the Clippers were about to pick him.“Everybody was nervous until the pick happened,” he said. “We got the call a couple of minutes before and started celebrating before my name was even called. So it was a really surreal moment, but everybody’s excited and ready to get started.”Wilcox, who stayed through his senior year in college, is 6-foot-5 and a good shooter. As a senior, he averaged 18.3 points and 2.5 assists. He shot 45.3 percent from the field, 39.1 percent (90 of 230) from 3-point range. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “He’s a great shooter,” Rivers said. “You know I value shooting. You know, when you’re at 28, I don’t think you can afford to pick what needs you have. I have never thought that.”Rivers pointed to last season when he selected small forward Reggie Bullock even though that position was not a need at the time. And with shooting guards J.J. Redick and Jamal Crawford in the current fold, the Clippers didn’t necessarily need another one.“We have Jamal and J.J., but he’s the best player,” Rivers said. “I think you can always make it work whem you can get the best player. And I thought as far as shooting, in this league you need it; you can never have enough of it. I’m a big believer of it.“I thought he may have been the best shooter in the draft. If not No. 1, No. 2.”Wilcox holds the school record at Washington for made 3-pointers with 301, which is sixth in Pac-12 history. He is second all-time in scoring at UW with 1,880 points.There were several trades made on draft day, but none involved the Clippers.“The day was an interesting day,” Rivers said. “We were close to doing a couple of things, I’ll tell you that. And actually, a pick wasn’t involved. I think we would have ended up with another pick, actually, if we had done one deal.“Most deals fall apart. We didn’t have great confidence this morning when we woke up that the deal we thought we may get would happen.” Interestingly, when Rivers was asked if he could talk about who the other players were he might have picked before Wilcox, he stopped a reporter short.“No, because some are maybe still in play, so no would be the answer to that one,” he said. “You know, summertime I may tell you.”center_img Wilcox had already talked to Clippers coach Doc Rivers about what will be expected of him once the season commences.“I just talked to Doc not too long ago and defense was the first thing he brought up,” Wilcox said during a telephone interview with reporters at the Clippers’ headquarters in Playa Vista. “It’s something I’m definitely capable of doing, so you know, that comes first. Definitely, my ability to shoot the ball is going to help stretch the floor, you know, help Chris Paul and some of the other guys get going and make their jobs a little bit easier.“Kind of do my part, fill my role and go from there.”There were several players the Clippers might have picked ahead of Wilcox had they still been available. Rivers wouldn’t say specifically who they were. But the Clippers were thought to be interested in shooting guard Jordan Adams (UCLA), point guard Shabazz Napier (UConn), power forward Clint Capela (Switzerland) and shooting guard P.J. Hairston (Tex Legends, D-League). They went to Memphis (No. 22), Charlotte (No. 24), Houston (No. 25) and Miami (No. 26), respectively.However, Rivers seemed nothing but happy to get Wilcox, who was a fifth-year senior last season for the Huskies.last_img read more