This Thursday, March 10th, The Maison on Frenchmen St. in New Orleans, LA is hosting a one-of-a-kind Killa 4 Dilla tribute. Some of our favorite musicians are gathering to celebrate the life and music of J Dilla, including Borahm Lee, Nigel Hall, Alvin Ford Jr., Ian Neville, Andrew Block, Eric “Benny” Bloom, Ryan Zoidis, [email protected] Peoples, DJ Otto, alongside very special guest Ivan Neville. It will undeniably be a night to remember. A portion of the proceeds with go to the J Dilla Foundation that helps fund inner city music programs.J Dilla’s Long Lost 2002 Album ‘The Diary’ Will Finally Be ReleasedDespite passing away far too young, Detroit native hip hop producer, J Dilla, is one of the most influential producers of all time. His career began working with big names like De La Soul, Pharcyde and Busta Rhymes, and was a member of A Tribe Called Quest‘s production trio, the Ummah. Dilla went on to produce with musical legends such as The Roots, Common, D’Angelo, Jill Scott, Janet Jackson, Macy Gray and Erykah Badu and many more. Come out, get down, and celebrate the great J Dilla this Thursday, March 10th at Maison. Tickets available HERE.For fans of these musicians, be sure to check out the lineups for Fool’s Paradise and NOLA Crawfish Fest. Fool’s Paradise is hosted by Lettuce, and will feature Ivan Neville as part of the Chris Robinson’s Soul Revue supergroup, as well as Borahm Lee with Break Science throwing it down late night style. Meanwhile, Crawfish Fest will include Nigel Hall, and Ivan Neville’s newest collaboration, the Neville Jacobs Project. Check out more about Fool’s Paradise (April 1-2; St. Augustine, FL) here, and NOLA Crawfish Fest (April 25-27; New Orleans, LA) here.
ORVC Weekly Report (December 3-8)Players of the Week.Girls Basketball: Elexah Roepke – South RipleyBoys Basketball: Damian Breeck – Switzerland CountyORVC Report(December 3-8)2018 (1)Courtesy of ORVC Recorder Travis Calvert.
PRESIDENT of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Drubahadur yesterday confirmed his resignation from the post because of personal reasons.The businessman who took over the board’s top post in 2013 dismissed public perception that internal wrangling has led to his decision.“There was no issue. I have no issues with the Board. The Board is still close to my heart. Anytime they need me whether personally or my expertise I will definitely be there,” he said.He added, “It was quite simple. My current job, and more recently I’ve acquired a new business venture, which I figure would need my input more than ever. It’s a new business, so one has to look at priority. For me, the Guyana Cricket Board is much bigger than I am.“The fact is, I would not be able, because of these ventures that I’m in now, to give that time that I previously did give. I thought it is in the best interest of Guyana’s cricket that I hand over the baton to someone else,” Drubahadur said.Speaking of his experience during the post, Drubahadur, who once served as the board’s assistant secretary, pointed out that dealing with the media generally was a whole new experience, but something he relished.“Because for one, I had to learn to temper my own public image out there; I had to deal with adverse situations a lot, especially dealing with the media generally. It was a whole new experience from what I was accustomed to, so yes, it was a situation that I relished,” he pointed out.Further the former president feels that the board is in a better shape now, despite the many challenges he had faced during his tenure.Meanwhile, the Guyana Cricket Board in a statement on Wednesday thanked Drubahadur for his service to the game.“The Guyana Cricket Board would like to thank its outgoing president Mr Drubahadur, who served the board for (4) four years as president. Mr Drubahadur tendered his resignation effective March 10, 2017, citing excessive business and familial commitment.An accountant by profession, the outgoing president also served on the WICB Finance Committee. In 2011, Mr Drubahadur joined the GCB as its assistant secretary and was elected in 2013 as the Board’s president during a turbulent period,” the statement reads.The executives and staff thank Mr Drubahadur for his leadership during the difficult period and realise his worthwhile contributions to the current success of Guyana’s cricket on and off the field of play.Mr Fizul Bacchus, current Vice-president of Administration will serve as the president until elections of the GCB are held.” read more
The English Premier League (EPL) has steadily evolved in recent years into undisputably the most high-profile and popular football league in the world. It is widely regarded as the most competitive and exciting football league on the planet. In a kind of mysterious phenomenon, fans from all across the globe have adopted teams from the EPL as their own, an index not just of the marketing of the league outside of England, but an effect of the cosmopolitan spread of the player pool in the EPL. There has been expressed amazement at the fact that so many foreigners including many Jamaicans, who despite being domiciled almost 5,000 miles away from these teams, clubs and players, are such ardent and passionate fans of these ‘foreign teams’ with which we have absolutely no logistical connection. We wear the jerseys, we sport the stickers, we sing the songs, and we venture on season by season; fixture by fixture on emotional rides with our teams, as we follow them religiously. My personal connection with my EPL club of choice – Liverpool FC, is perhaps typical of all Jamaican EPL fans. The simple fact of the matter is that Liverpool Football Club were the first which I was exposed to, and got to know. I saw Liverpool playing and winning titles while being a toddler, even before even entering high school or even being aware of the existence of local football clubs. My formative and impressionable years as a young fan were punctuated with images of the great Liverpool teams of the late ’70s and early ’80s and into the early ’90s, with icons such as Kenny Dalglish, Ian Rush, Graeme Souness, Kevin Keegan, Bruce Grobbelaar, the Jamaican John Barnes, and Peter Beardsley, just to name a few. One remembers vividly the weekly big league football features on the then Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation. The style and success of Liverpool left an indelible mark on my psyche and significantly advanced my appreciation and early understanding of the game. Liverpool was the dominant team of that era. They won the last of their then record 18 league titles in the 1989-1990 season. The Reds of Anfield are still the most successful English team in elite European completion. Liverpool won the last of five European titles in 2005. For context, Manchester United have won three, Chelsea one, and current pretenders Arsenal and Manchester City are merely dreaming of this level of European success Those Liverpool teams were conspicuously different from the other English teams of the day. With the possible exception of Tottenham Hotspurs with the influence of Argentineans Osvaldo Ardiles and Ricky Villa, the Liverpool teams of the ’80s were the only teams in England to play the attractive passing game. Most of the other top teams played the then typical ‘English long ball’, while Liverpool played with flair, skill and style – and they were winners. It was virtually impossible not to fall in love with Liverpool FC. I was a Liverpool fan then and remain a Liverpool fan today, and I will be a Liverpool fan forever. There have been many skids and slips between the last time Liverpool lifted the league title and now. The arrival of colourful German manager Jurgen Klopp has given Liverpudlians renewed hope of breaking the 26 year league title drought. This is the title we really want, but it will not be easy. The English Premier League remains the most difficult league in the world to win. My real wish for 2017 is that Liverpool football club will break the spell and win league title number 19. If Klopp delivers great! If not, we push on and go again. One thing for sure I will never jump off the Liverpool wagon or switch to support another club. I made the decision a long time ago, that I will ‘NEVER WALK ALONE’. ‘SCOUSER FOR LIFE’. GREAT LIVERPOOL read more
Print Friendly Version The defense started the game with back-to-back stops, but a 46-yard touchdown run by sophomore Braeden Hartwig, gave the offense a 12-4 lead near the end of the first-quarter. The offense went into halftime with a 40-20 lead after the defense earned six points off a pair of field goals by Danny Donley and Hunter White during the second set of special teams competition. On the opening drive of the second quarter, senior Devin Cates made back-to-back catches to put the offense deep in the defense’s territory. Grant Kraemer then connected with Steven Doran for 27-yard touchdown pass to put the offense up 24-9. DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University football team’s offense came out on top for the third-straight year, besting the defense 51-27, in the Bulldogs annual spring game Saturday afternoon at Drake Stadium.The team was split into offensive and defensive squads in which the defense earned points for touchdowns, turnovers, stops and safeties. Meanwhile the offense could score via traditional means and was awarded a point for each first down and play of 20 or more yards. The contest consisted of four five-minute quarters with a hurry-up situation added on to the first three quarters. Following the hurry-up situations, special teams competition took place where points could be earned for either team. Donley drilled a 32-yard field goal on the final play of the game to give the offense its 51-27 victory.The spring game marks the completion of the Bulldogs’ spring practices. the squad will resume offseason workouts for the remainder of the semester before rejoining with the start of preseason practice in August. The team opens its 2018 schedule on Sept. 1 against William Jewell at Drake Stadium. The defensive line set the tone during the second half as they came up with several sacks to help keep the offense out of the end zone in the final two quarters. The offense took advantage of the second hurry-up situation as Alex Bray capped of the great drive with a seven-yard touchdown pass to Charlie Schulte. During the first hurry-up situation, Noah Larson intercepted a pass to halt the driving offense and cut the defense’s deficit, 14-9 at the end of the opening quarter. read more