Just a couple months ago, funk fools descended on the St. Augustine Amphitheatre for the first-ever Fool’s Paradise. Hosted by Lettuce, the festival featured sets from GRiZ, Nth Power, Chris Robinson’s Soul Revue and, of course, Vulfpeck.The funk darlings brought out some special guests throughout their main stage set, including collaborating vocalist Antwaun Stanley and festival artist-at-large, Snarky Puppy keyboardist Cory Henry. The collaborations culminated in an all-star jam on the song “I Wish” by Stevie Wonder, letting loose for a crazy session for all to witness. As Vulfpeck continues to gain popularity, funk faithfuls can claim they saw it first at Fool’s Paradise 2016.Fortunately, the L4LM hosted festival has some exciting pro-shot footage of this jam to share. You can watch it all go down below, courtesy of John Peckham and Fool’s Paradise.More footage of audio of Vulfpeck’s two sets at Fool’s Paradise can be found here! Enjoy it, Funk Fools.
VESTAL (WBNG) — Binghamton University has responded to the death of 30-year-old Dominic Davy, a professor on the campus. A statement from Binghamton University can be read below: The campus is saddened to learn of the death of Dominic Davy, a doctoral student in the College of Community and Public Affairs (CCPA) and adjunct lecturer at Binghamton University.“Our hearts go out to the family and friends of this young father and veteran whose students have called him selfless and inspirational,” said President Harvey Stenger. “His loss is a loss for our entire campus community.”For those in need of counseling services, the University Counseling Center (UCC), along with the Dean of Students Office and CARE Team, can offer support. To reach someone after hours or for emergencies, students should call 911 or the UCC after-hours counselor by calling 607-777-2772 and selecting #2.During business hours, students who would like to speak to someone should reach out to the UCC by calling 607-777-2772 or the Dean of Students Office and CARE Team by calling 607-777-2804.Faculty and staff seeking assistance should contact the Employee Assistance Program at 607-777-6655 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. An off-campus coordinator can be reached after hours by calling the 24-hour EAP call line at 1-800-822-0244.The Binghamton University Interfaith Council is also available to students, faculty and staff via email at [email protected] The university says it is planning a public Zoom event for those mourning the loss of Davy. Details for the event will available later, the university says. Davy was found dead along the Susquehanna River in Owego Monday morning. He was reported missing to the Endicott Police Department on April 10.
The virtual reveal and launch of the Top 10 finalists for the Jamaica Festival 2020 song finals, saw big names such as Buju Banton, two-time festival song winner Toots and the Maytals, Freddie McGregor, LUST, Papa Michigan, along with Shuga and TV host Sakina Deer, the only two women among the group. Additionally, Jamaicans around the world have been encouraged to join in voting for their favourite festival song, for the first time ever. Jamaica’s Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange earlier announced that this year’s Grand Gala, Jamaica’s annual independence celebration, will be held virtually due to COVID-19. The massive promotion behind this year’s festival song competition is due to the scaling down of other independence and emancipation day celebrations this year. A number of popular reggae entertainers have joined to reignite Jamaica and its diaspora, through the 2020 Jamaica Festival song contest. Voting for the festival song competition began on Sunday, July 12 and ends on Sunday, July 26. The public will decide the winner of the competition by text-to-vote.
12 Jun 2014 Moore seeking more success in Irish Boys England Golf is sending a squad of four internationals to compete in the Irish Boys Open Championship at Thurles Golf Club in Tipperary on 24th – 27th June. Bradley Moore (Kedleston Park, Derbyshire, image © Leaderboard Photography) is arguably the most experienced, having been capped at under 16 and boys levels as well as having already represented England Golf in overseas events. He will be accompanied by three under 16 internationals, Harry Hall (West Cornwall), Jamie Li (Bath, Somerset) and Jonathan Thomson (Lindrick, Yorkshire). Hall, 16, has been an under 16 cap for the past two years. In 2013, he finished eighth in the North of England under 16 Championship and ninth in the Junior Champion of Champions. In this year’s West of England Stroke Play he finished equal 13th. Li, 17, lost a playoff for the Carris Trophy, the English Boys under 18 Championship, last year prior to making his under 16 debut for England. He also finished tied fourth in the Daily Telegraph Junior Championship while this year he was joint sixth in the McEvoy Trophy and equal seventh in the Fairhaven Trophy. Moore, 16, who became an under 16 cap in 2011 after winning the English Boys under 14 Championship for the Reid Trophy, stepped up to a boy international last year. In 2013, he won the McEvoy Trophy, the Midland Boys Qualifying and the Midland Schools Championship. He also finished joint runner-up in the McGregor Trophy, the English Boys under 16 Championship, but won the European Young Masters in Germany, reached the semi-finals of the British Boys and tied fourth in the Daily Telegraph Junior Championship. This year, he finished runner-up in the McEvoy Trophy and topped the Midland Boys Qualifying again. Thomson, 18, was an under 16 cap in 2012, a year in which he won the North of England under 16 Championship and helped Yorkshire win the English Boys County Championship. Last year, he finished third in the Fairhaven Trophy, eighth in the Canadian Junior Challenge and was again a member of the Yorkshire team in the Boys County Finals. This year, he has finished joint third in the Darwin Salver, tied seventh in the Fairhaven Trophy and has just returned from the German Boys Open where he finished tied 12th. The Irish Boys, comprising 120 competitors, is played over 72 holes of stroke play. There will be a cut after 54 with the leading 50 players and ties competing over the final round.
Lindo Creek CoIThe Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the June 2008 massacre at Lindo Creek heard that a then 15-year-old member of the notorious Rondell “Fine Man” Rawlins gang told Police investigators that the gang was responsible for murdering the eight men at their mining camp.When Special Superintendent of Police Trevor Reid took to the stand on Tuesday, he testified that he was the one who took the caution statement from then 15-year-old gang member, Dwayne ‘Small Friend” Williams. Despite failing to produce the original statement to the CoI, Reid was allowed to read a photocopy after positively identifying it.Special Superintendent of Police, Trevor Reid reading Dwayne Williams’ statementWilliams, who is now 25 years old and currently on remand for several murders, in July 2008 told investigators that they (the gang) had escaped the Police in the Ituni area where Otis “Mud Up” Fifee was killed.The statement related that after escaping, they walked along the creek after which they made a raft to cross the Berbice River. After crossing, the gang consisting of Williams, Cecil “Magic” Ramcharran, Robin “Chung Boy” Chung and leader Rondel Rawlins stumbled upon the Arokium’s mining camp at Lindo Creek where they encountered miners Cecil Arokium, Dax Arokium, Compton Speirs, Horace Drakes, Clifton Wong, Lancelot Lee, Bonny Harry and Nigel Torres.“We hold on pon them (the eight miners) and Magic tie them up. We cook a chowmein and we stay deh till next morning. The morning time we mek tea and give them (the miners) to drink, the nighttime rain bin falling. We bin fuh beat out the said night, but we didn’t worry,” the statement said.“When night done, the next day then night come back again, rain start falling again. About 12 o’clock time me bin sleeping me hear shots start buss. When me look me see them man (the miners) what them tie up, them shoot up them man…them pull down them blue tarpaulin from one ah dem camp and “Magic” throw gasoline pon them and light them afire,” Williams related to the Police.Williams’ statement also revealed that following the incident at Lindo Creek, the gang left the site and whilst walking they encountered another Joint Services Checkpoint which they eluded. He further related that the following night Chung, Rawlins and Ramcharran left him behind after which he was captured while hitching a ride out of the Lindo Creek area.“Me keep on walking all the time and me see one grader with a trailer, me ask the man fuh give me a drop, he give me and when we a come a truck stick up the road, the grader man give them a pull up. The grader man go way and the truck man give me one drop out. The man stop by one shop and buy channa and drink then another man come over and ask what this fine man does do with you then he say ‘nobody don’t move Police in plain clothes.’ The Police hold on pon me, me story done deh, them put me in a cell and night time the soldier come and bring me this side (Georgetown CID Headquarters),” Reid testified.Lieutenant Colonel Lloyd Souvenir during his testimonyAlso during his testimony, Reid told the Commission that based on his investigative experience, he felt that the investigation by the Office for Professional Responsibility was incomplete and needed much more work to be done.Reid also testified that he never visited the Lindo Creek area and was also tasked with compiling the case file to be forwarded to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions. Additionally, he further related that a post-mortem examination was conducted on the bodies of the eight men by a Jamaican Pathologist at the Georgetown Public Hospital but never saw the report.Encounter with “Chung Boy” and “Magic”Lieutenant Colonel Lloyd Souvenir also testified that he was a part of the Joint Services Taskforce stationed at Kwakwani and on June 16, 2008, they engaged the men in the Goat Farm area.“During the evening we were doing foot patrol in the area just off the trail and we saw three armed men. We concealed ourselves and called on them to halt because this is the Joint Services the men fired at us, we returned fire. One of the men run away and keep firing at us but because of the angle he run from us it was difficult to keep engaging him and we went forward to the other two. They were motionless on the ground we disarmed them… we loaded the men onto the vehicle, we restocked the ammunition of the remaining ranks and we headed to Kwakwani,” he testified.After disarming the men, they were taken from the site to Kawkwani where they were identified at “Chung Boy” and “Magic”. They also found a series of ammunition and two AK47s belonging to the Guyana Defence Force, among other items, which included credit cards and frequent flyer cards belonging to then assassinated Agriculture Minister Satyadeo Saw.The items were found in haversacks the men were carrying.Additionally, Souvenir said he would have accompanied a team of officers that included then head of OPR, Heeralall Makanlall, to the Lindo Creek site. He said when they got there, the camp was destroyed with everything scattered.“There was a group of human bones with flesh falling off. It was nauseating and I started to throw up and went into a corner and allowed the Police to do their investigation,” Souvenir said.Sometime between June 12, 2008 and June 24, 2008, miners Cecil Arokium, Dax Arokium, Compton Speirs, Horace Drakes, Clifton Wong, Lancelot Lee, Bonny Harry and Nigel Torres were shot and killed, and their bodies burnt at the Upper Berbice River mining camp, which was being operated by Leonard Arokium.The CoI was established to inquire into the circumstances surrounding the killings of eight miners, and to report its findings and recommendations to President David Granger.