2 Mar

Pretty Lights Performs Secret Set In The Streets Of New Orleans [Video]

first_imgLast week, Pretty Lights stunned fans with his announcement of a new direction, emphasizing more live band work with a new song called “Only Yesterday” featuring members of Lettuce, Break Science and more. Naturally, what does one do when they want a heavy dose of live music? Visit New Orleans, of course.That’s where Pretty Lights and the Analog Future Band found themselves last night, as they headlined the BUKU Music & Arts Festival. Not only did PL headline with the band, but he was scheduled to perform at the Joy Theater for a late night party featuring the Preservation Hall Jazz Band Horns.An additional secret after party took place on the streets of NOLA, as Pretty Lights shared the above photo with the caption “PLay a secret set in NOLA .” Fans could not have been happier to witness this intimate, late-night dance party.Check out some fan-shot footage of the secret set, courtesy of Cy Desormeaux on YouTube:The fans couldn’t have been happier.I just witnessed a secret pretty lights set in New Orleans and just met datsik. my life cannot be better.— Gaby Hidalgo (@gabyhidalg0) March 13, 2016Some enamored reactions from around the web:3 @PrettyLights sets in one night…and one of them under a bridge in New Orleans. Wow. Thank you Buku. pic.twitter.com/MjY8iZ40v7— Pal-Jacik (@Blaking_Bad) March 13, 2016 This is how close I was to @PrettyLights last night at the secret set. Unbelievable. pic.twitter.com/yTX8QVByGV— Nas Kabbani (@anaskabbani10) March 13, 2016Keep on rocking it, PL Fam.last_img read more

26 Sep

Tropical storm Sean threatens Bermuda

first_imgNewsRegional Tropical storm Sean threatens Bermuda by: – November 9, 2011 Share 11 Views   no discussions Tropical storm Sean 5-day forecast track. NHC/NOAA graphicMIAMI, USA — At 5:00 pm EDT on Tuesday, the centre of tropical storm Sean was located about 430 miles southwest of Bermuda, moving toward the west-northwest near 2 mph.According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, this general motion is expected to continue overnight Tuesday. A turn toward the northwest is forecast on Wednesday, with turns toward the north and then toward the northeast anticipated on Thursday.A tropical storm watch is in effect for Bermuda, which means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 50 mph, with higher gusts. Additional strengthening is possible over the next couple of days. Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 230 miles, mainly to the north of the centre.Tropical storm conditions are possible on Bermuda late Thursday or early Friday.By Caribbean News Now contributor Tweetcenter_img Share Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

19 Sep

Scholarship awardee Gavin Lewis continues to excel at academics and athletics in the USA

first_imgNOT much has been heard of young tennis player Gavin Lewis since he migrated to the United States of America (USA) to study on a tennis scholarship at the Coppin State University. During that time, however, the 20-year-old has been shining both academically and athletically.This coming January will mark two years since Gavin left Guyana, and while there have been few reports on just how he’s been doing since he left, it has been quite an interesting and accomplished two years for him.Guyana’s Gavin LewisGavin was awarded Most Valuable Player on the team, the Coppin’s Eagles, and a spot on the college’s Dean’s List after finishing his first year with a 3.5 GPA.He is considered one of Coppin’s leading men’s tennis student-athlete, crowning his 2016 season with a highly regarded doubles win against Howard University in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC).He was one of only three players from his school named as part of the (MEAC) Tennis All-Academic team, which recognises student-athletes with a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average.Gavin’s performance in the USA marks a continuation of his top end accomplishments when he was performing in tournament’s locally – the very reason he caught the eye of overseas-based Guyanese, Coppin State head coach Diwani Lewis.He was Guyana’s number one junior seed when he was given the scholarship in 2014. He had also performed remarkably in the senior tournaments.So outstanding was his performance back then that Diwani had been eyeing Gavin for a scholarship even before he was old enough to access one. So once he was old enough it was only a matter of formality to get him into the school’s sports programme.At Coppin, Gavin is studying for a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Journalism. Being a part of Coppin has afforded him several opportunities to improve his skills.Coppin is continuously involved in matches throughout the season, which gives him a lot of time to play and challenge himself.But it was not all fun for him when he first arrived. Gavin’s dad had passed away just prior to his leaving for his scholarship, and this really shook him up. He really had to push through his emotional pains to put his best foot forward for his new school.“My first year was pretty good. I didn’t expect to do as well as I did, given the situation I was in when I left for college,” Gavin said.last_img read more

17 Sep

New Zealand-native Skilton brings unique background to Syracuse as freshman

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Stephanie Skilton was in a league of her own.Growing up in Auckland, New Zealand, Skilton caught her first glimpse of soccer at the age of 4 when she watched her 8-year-old sister Erica play from the sidelines. Soon Skilton began playing in the more competitive boys’ league, where she was the only girl on the field.“I was a bit of a tomboy myself, so I was playing with the boys, roughing it,” Skilton said. “Boys can play a lot faster, and they’re a little more physical, so I tried to play with them as long as I could. That experience definitely helped me.”Skilton, a freshman, has made a resounding first impression at the college level as a starting forward for Syracuse (3-1). She isn’t the most vocal player, but her international soccer experience in New Zealand allowed her to lead by example. With her combination of size, strength and skill, Skilton possesses all the attributes to become a standout player for the Orange this season.Skilton wasted little time bursting onto the college scene and quickly proved her potential as a goal scorer. In SU’s first four games, the freshman forward tallied seven points and scored two game-winning goals against Hofstra and Colgate.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textStanding at 5 feet, 9 inches, Skilton is the second tallest player on the Orange roster. While playing at Papakura High School in Auckland, she was heavily recruited by the SU coaching staff because of her strong physique, which stood out on film.International experience also played a vital role in the recruiting process. Throughout high school, Skilton was a member of the New Zealand national teams, and played in the U-17 and U-20 world cups. There, she crafted her skills as a reliable striker.Head coach Phil Wheddon, who also coached U.S. players on the national stage, said that Skilton’s transition to American soccer was made easier because of her time spent playing at such a high level in New Zealand.“When you bring an international player in, there are differences – adjusting to culture is one of them,” Wheddon said. “Stephanie sees the game one step ahead, and that’s a tribute to her coaching in New Zealand.”Although preseason didn’t start until early August, Skilton arrived at Syracuse on June 29for the Summer Start program. In her free time, she trained with the strength and conditioning coaches to prepare for the upcoming season. In Wheddon’s eyes, Skilton has adjusted well to the American game, which features a faster, more physical style of play.She developed this skill by playing in the boys’ league at a young age, relying on her physicality to hold off defenders on the attack. Now, Skilton will use that experience to focus on adjusting to the rigors of college soccer.“The American game is far more athletic compared to other countries,” Wheddon said. “(Skilton) has made great strides in a short amount of time. She’s proving she’s a goal scorer.”Skilton is a dangerous player around the net because of her ability to finish scoring chances. On Friday against Albany, she showed that ability by recognizing a lob pass, soaring through the air and drilling a header past the left side of the goalie.“We know when the ball is at her feet or at her head, something dangerous is going to happen,” said assistant coach Neel Bhattacharjee, who is also the recruiting coordinator for SU. “She adds a terrific dimension to our attack.”As Skilton continues to develop her agility and quickness at the college level, she will become an invaluable part of the SU attack. Although she is quiet on the field, her physical play resonates much louder.“She’s not the most vocal, but as time has gone on, she’s become more comfortable and more confident,” Bhattacharjee said. “More of her voice is coming out, which is cool, because we love her accent.” Comments Published on September 4, 2013 at 12:03 amlast_img read more

16 Sep

Corcoran: Wisconsin duped us

first_imgThere was a football game Saturday night at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, but apparently Wisconsin’s invitation got lost in the mail.In a perfect storm of possibilities that snowballed into a disaster, the Badgers came out flat, finished miserably and got pummeled everywhere in between. But it wasn’t just a disappointing loss in the national spotlight. It was one of the worst losses in program history. In fact, it tied UW’s largest shutout defeat with the other being a 59-0 drubbing from 1979 against none other than the Buckeyes.And that’s saying something because the Badgers were awful for the better part of the last half century before the new millennium. In the time frame from 1960-1989 before Barry Alvarez took over as head coach in 1990 and resurrected the program, UW had just nine winning seasons of the 30 total. That includes the likes of a 1980 season where Wisconsin lost seven games and four of them came by way of shutouts by no less than 21 points.However, it’s one thing to have a disappointing game in a season and period where Wisconsin football was nonexistent and expected to underwhelm. It’s quite another to play in a high profile game where the Badgers were not only expected to do well, but win the game. Remember how Wisconsin entered Saturday night as a four-point favorite? It looks like those people setting the line need to be fired.But how were the people setting the odds or anyone who knew anything about football supposed to predict the outcome that actually occurred in the Big Ten Championship game? Wisconsin had won seven straight games coming into the title bout after losing its first conference game against Northwestern. They had dominated Nebraska in a 59-24 win at Camp Randall just three weeks before and were fresh off a 34-24 victory over Minnesota last weekend.Like the moves of Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones though, this Wisconsin team was deceptive. Sure, the Badgers won 10 games in the regular season, but they weren’t as good as those 10 wins might have led you to believe. UW couldn’t hold on against what turned out to be a mediocre team in LSU in the first game of the season. The Badgers had a scare in the first half of week two against Western Illinois. Then they fell to the Wildcats, and after that barely escaped Illinois. They went on to narrowly escape Iowa City with a win and came back in the second half last weekend to nudge Minnesota.But the common theme throughout this season is that Wisconsin had yet to face a well-rounded team before Saturday. Of the 12 games the Badgers played in the regular season, their opponents were either subpar or decent teams with missing parts.The last three weeks of the regular season mirror that exactly. First there was Nebraska which had a strong rushing attack but a woeful passing game led by Tommy  “Heave it to the Moon” Armstrong. Against Iowa, stopping the run didn’t prove as difficult, but the Hawkeyes’ passing attack gave Wisconsin fits. The regular season finale against the Gophers featured another quality running back in David Cobb, who went for 118 yards, but again very little in the line of a passing game.Wisconsin managed three wins in those three games, but there were flashes of ineptitude that should have pointed to the looming disaster that was Saturday night. Iowa’s Jake Rudock tore the Badgers’ defense to bits through the air with 311 yards and showed that Wisconsin, despite having what was at the time the number one overall defense in terms of yards allowed, was vulnerable.So, if a team could just pass and run the ball effectively in the same game, Wisconsin could be in trouble. And that’s exactly what happened against Ohio State. The Buckeyes started with the ball, mixed play calls with both runs and passes and scored a touchdown in a hurry. The Buckeyes then went on to repeat that formula on seven of their final 13 drives in the game.Wisconsin tried to come up with a solution to the problem but had little to no prior experience to work off of and failed miserably. Meanwhile, the offense had an early hole to try to climb out of and devolved back into the offense that came out to play against Northwestern minus 183 Melvin Gordon rushing yards.And it’s true that pretty much everything that could have possibly gone wrong, went wrong. But at some point Wisconsin’s luck was going to run out and it was going to meet its match. Unfortunately, that came on one of the biggest possible stages and in one of the most embarrassing fashions.But I’m not saying the Badgers were a team this season that is truly represented by a 59-0 loss. There were some well-played games and some solid comebacks from early deficits to earn the 10 wins. Maybe Wisconsin was even a good team this year.But it’s hard to think that now after the shellacking it got handed by the Buckeyes.Maybe it’s a good thing UW lost its first game of the season because then the Badgers wouldn’t have fooled us into thinking they were a National Champion, much less a Big Ten Champion.last_img read more