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Watch Snarky Puppy’s Shaun Martin Sit-In With The Main Squeeze In NOLA

first_imgLast week, The Main Squeeze was posted up in the Big Easy, joining the other hundreds of musicians who flocked to the city for New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. On May 3rd, the band took to Blue Nile, to celebrate the festival and the city. During their performance, as is the Jazz Fest way, a special guest came out and joined them — Shaun Martin of Snarky Puppy — sitting in on keys for part of their performance.The Main Squeeze,Spafford, Aqueous, And More To Play First Ever Canyon Jam At The MishawakaToday, The Main Squeeze just released a video of this collaboration via their “Squeeze Cam,” giving us folks a chance to see part of their performance from the stage looking out at the crowd. You can check out the video of Shaun Martin’s sit-in below.last_img read more

Senate bestows emeritus status on former leadership

first_imgStudent senate voted to bestow emeritus status on the former student body leadership Wednesday.Former student body president Rebecca Blais, former student body vice president Sibonay Shewit and former chief of staff Prathm Juneja all received the status by unanimous decisions.Student body president and junior Gates McGavick presented a resolution highlighting the achievements of Blais.“Rebecca committed herself to ameliorating the issues of sexual assault on campus through her work on the committee of sexual assault and prevention, her discussion with administrators to release climate data, her current work on Callisto and her dedication to the safety of all the University,” McGavick said.Parliamentarian and freshman Halena Hadi read the resolution regarding Shewit’s efforts as student body vice president.“Sibonay faithfully and dutifully chaired one of the most active senates ever by fostering relationships with each senator, bestowing on them a mindful integration of the mission and character of the University of Notre Dame,” Hadi said.Hadi also presented the resolution on Juneja’s work in student government.“Prathm utilized his role in student government to connect the Notre Dame community with the South Bend community, especially as it pertained to civic engagement and voting to enhance conversations on voting rights, diversity and inclusion,” Hadi said.The senators passed an order adding the position of diversity council chair as a non-voting member of senate.Diversity council represents all the clubs on campus for underrepresented students.“[Underrepresented means] students that are here at the University and are here to stay and are part of the Notre Dame family, but it’s really easy for them to feel like the adopted cousin,” diversity council chair and junior Alyssa Ngo said.The current members of senate, despite representing all of the students on campus, might not do the best job of giving voice to the underrepresented because of their own lack of diversity, Ngo said.“If you think about the diversity statistics at Notre Dame, and then see if that number matches the people in this room, I think it’s quite clear that it doesn’t,” Ngo said.Ngo said she hopes to improve the relationship between the department of diversity and inclusion in student government and the diversity council.“Kaleem Minor — who is the vice chair of diversity council right now — he served as the first-ever director [of the department of diversity and inclusion],” Ngo said. “He felt that the relationship wasn’t that great. … They were two groups with the same goal … but they didn’t come together to plan anything.”The senators passed the order, making Ngo a non-voting member of senate for this year, with one abstention and one opposition.Junior Michael Conlon presented to student senate regarding upcoming events for the unveiling of The Shirt.Conlon, head of external relations for The Shirt Project, announced that former Irish football player Jaylon Smith will be a guest speaker for the ceremony on April 20.“He ended up getting drafted in the second round by the Dallas Cowboys and had a really successful rookie year,” Conlon said. “He came back from injury and played really well in the NFL.”The senators also passed resolutions changing the names and descriptions of two student government departments.The department of campus technology changed to the department of campus technology and innovation, and the department of university policy changed to the department of university affairs.“This is just a technicality to update job descriptions and also the name of the department to make it more encompassing of the roles of the director,” junior Corey Gayheart, student body vice president, said.Tags: Jaylon Smith, Senate, student senate, The Shirt Projectlast_img read more

Overstepping bounds with eye black rules

first_imgWho knew that freedom of speech doesn’t extend to facial accessories?OK, so the Bill of Rights doesn’t guarantee one’s ability to provide shoutouts during college football games by writing messages on eye black ­— those small, dark strips you see your favorite players wearing just above their cheekbones. And as history has shown, if the NCAA can deprive collegiate athletics of fun, it will do so at the first opportunity.The NCAA Football Rules Committee proposed last week to ban college football players from putting any words, logos or symbols on their eye black, according to the Associated Press. It’s so long to hometowns, family members and mantras. The tributes were fun while they lasted.This applies to USC, of course, because our own Reggie Bush is credited with starting the movement. Once the running back scribbled the “619” area code on his eye black to represent San Diego, everyone wanted to make a statement.Rey Maualuga honored his late father in writing. Mark Sanchez could have filled a rolodex with the names he displayed after a season. Allen Bradford wrote “I promise” on his eye black to remind him of the guarantee he made to his father that he would make it to the NFL and provide a better life for the two of them.Only the NCAA could look at all of these examples and somehow be offended.Sure, eye black can also be a platform for controversial speech. Florida quarterback Tim Tebow used his face as a billboard for Bible verses this past season. And Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor wore eye black with a message supporting current quarterback and former convict Michael Vick, one of the sport’s most indefensible characters.Advocates of the rule have cited a fear of what this practice could turn into, but is anyone really expecting a player to come trotting on the field with a four letter word written on his face or, better yet, an advertisement for BulkBeefJerky.com?Former USC head coach Pete Carroll told the Los Angeles Times last September that he and the school’s equipment managers monitored the players’ messages and held the right to prevent any message from making it to the field. But apparently institutional control isn’t good enough for the NCAA.What’s really sad about the proposed rule is that it provides yet another avenue for the NCAA to sap players’ joy from the game of football. Carroll’s team was special because it beat other teams and had fun doing it.In the modern-day landscape of collegiate athletics, athletes have dwindling opportunities for self-expression. It’s easy to see why so many of them would embrace the chance to show appreciation or make a statement given how regimented their daily lives have became.Some will argue that writing on eye black is the latest development in the generation of me-first athletes. But is anyone really offended by a short statement that will largely go unseen except on television? Until Tebow came along, writing on eye black was usually personal.It’s really unfortunate that the NCAA sees fit to inject itself into the matter. If I weren’t graduating in May, I would protest by wearing eye black with my column name written on it whenever I went to the press box. But I guess I also don’t have the bone structure to pull off that look.And I encourage anyone to look back into the eye black archives if they believe the practice isn’t entertaining. I couldn’t help but smile whenever I saw Brian Cushing with “FEEL ME” plastered across his face. And the most memorable recollection I have of USC’s 69-0 drubbing of Washington State in 2008 in Pullman, Wash., is USC wide receiver Ronald Johnson using his eye black to support Barack Obama’s campaign.But somewhere at the NCAA headquaters in Indianapolis, there’s a group of curmudgeons who don’t see the humor. Maybe they’d lighten up if someone would just throw a shout-out their way via eye black every once in a while.Feel me?Apparently not.“Tackling Dummy” runs Thursdays. To comment on this article visit dailytrojan.com or e-mail Michael at [email protected]last_img read more

Mumbai to witness NBA’s first ever games on Indian soil in October

first_img 11 months ago Swara Bhasker loses shoes at Ganpati darshan in Mumbai, shares video FOLLOW US First Published: 12th September, 2019 14:21 IST 11 months ago Mumbai: 50,000 cops on ground for Ganesh immersion processions Written By LIVE TV 1 year ago PM Modi lays Foundation stones for 3 new Metro Lines in Mumbai WATCH US LIVE COMMENTcenter_img 11 months ago Mumbai fatal potholes, mounting accidents and apathy from civic bodies Last Updated: 12th September, 2019 15:46 IST Mumbai To Witness NBA’s First Ever Games On Indian Soil In October Indiana Pacers and Sacramento Kings will be playing two matches in Mumbai in the first week of October. It will be the first time that NBA hosts games in India SUBSCRIBE TO US 11 months ago Rishi Kapoor’s first tweet after coming to Mumbai gets a big thumbs-up Devarshi mankad National Basketball Association (NBA) will be bringing two of their teams – Indiana Pacers and Sacramento Kings to play in Mumbai on October 4 and 5 at the National Sports Club of India (NSCI) in Mumbai. The initial announcement was made by  NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum and NBA India Managing Director Yannick Colaco in Mumbai on December 2018. This will mark the first games the NBA has played in India and the first games staged in the country by a North American sports league.On Thursday, NBA India announced that the games will be played in front of 3,000 boys and girls from more than 70 schools under the Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA program.READ : First Ever NBA Game In India To See 3000 Students Being Invited”Proud to be playing in India”At the time of the announcement, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said, “Our inaugural NBA India Games will help further untap the enormous basketball potential in a country with a thriving sports culture and a growing, young and engaged population. We thank the Kings and Pacers organizations for participating in this historic event”. Vivek Ranadive, Mumbai-born owner of Sacramento Kings, had said, “The Sacramento Kings are proud to be playing in the first NBA games ever held in India. As an Indian-American, it is an honor to help bring this historic moment to the country where I was raised. The sport is experiencing tremendous growth in India and we are excited about continuing to expand the NBA’s reach to fans across the globe. The world wants to watch basketball and India is a fastgrowing new frontier.”READ : Ashes: Squads For The Final Test Match Announced By Both TeamsNBA IndiaNBA India has invested heavily in order to develop basketball in India, starting various grass root level campaigns in India. Alongside the two matches, the league e and its partners will conduct interactive fan activities, Jr. NBA youth basketball programming and NBA Cares community outreach events that will bring the NBA experience to fans in Mumbai. The global league has also opened an office in Mumbai in 2011 and an NBA India academy was opened in 2017 in New Delhi for bright prospects from throughout India. NBA India has helped multiple academy players to develop in the sport, with 17-year-old Riyanshu Negi being one of the hottest prospects. He has been a part of the academy since 2017 has worked with the coaches to develop his game. READ : Senior Basketballer Schools 10-year Old Grandson In Free-throw Challenge, Netizens Very ImpressedREAD : Michael Schumacher Update: Formula 1 Legend In Paris For Cell Therapy WE RECOMMENDlast_img read more