Lettuce brought their jams to the House of Blues Boston for a proper funky New Year’s Eve celebration, ringing in the New Year with an exciting display of their psychedelic style. For the occasion, Lettuce recruited the frequent Vulfpeck collaborator Antwaun Stanley, who emerged for a handful of songs on New Year’s.Lettuce and Vulfpeck crossed paths at Lettuce’s debut festival, Fool’s Paradise, back in April of 2016. Though members of each band shared the stage during the Fool’s late night party, Lettuce took that ideal to the next level by covering a Vulfpeck classic with their singer. They debuted a cover of “Funky Duck”, a track off Vulfpeck’s Thrill of the Arts album, and had the crowd going wild for the celebration.You can see their collaboration in the videos below, but the sound quality unfortunately leaves something to be desired.More clips of the collaboration have emerged, which you can see below. Lettuce is hosting their second annual Fool’s Paradise in St. Augustine, FL this March 31 & April 1, and guess what, Antwaun Stanley will also be on site as an artist-at-large! Performing alongside Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, The Floozies, The Motet, Oteil Burbridge, and so many more, learn more about the event here.
Press Association The London club have vowed to fight any fine, which could be around £40million, but if QPR are relegated from the Premier League their very future could be under threat. QPR are expected to have made losses of around £60m last season, when they were promoted from the Championship, which would incur a fine of £40m from the Football League. Harvey insisted the Football League’s rules still applied to the club even if they had been promoted, and said it was theoretically possible they could be refused entry back into the second tier if they did not comply with a December 1 deadline to submit accounts or pay any fine. Asked if exclusion was the ‘nuclear option’, Harvey, speaking at the Soccerex conference in Manchester, said: “Theoretically that is the position, but I would hope there would be resolution long before that option even had to be considered. “We are satisfied we still have the ability under our regulations to charge them for a breach of our rules whilst they were in membership. “The one thing for certain is that most clubs [in the Premier League] will become a Football League club again. “Now QPR will of course be hoping it does not happen for some considerable number of seasons. But the chances are they will need to return to the Football League fold at some point in the future. Certainly, three of the current 20 clubs that are in the Premier League will be in the Football League next season.” Clubs who were in the Championship last season have until December 1 to submit their accounts for last season, with the Football League announcing any action a month later. Clubs who breach the rules – and have losses greater than £8m – and are still in the Championship or League One will have a transfer embargo imposed at least for the January window. Katrien Meire, chief executive of Charlton, said it was vital for the FFP rules that QPR were forced to comply. QPR risk being refused entry back into the Championship if the club refuse to comply with a huge expected fine for breaching financial fair play rules, Football League chief executive Shaun Harvey has warned. She told Press Association Sport: “It’s going to be a legal battle, which nobody is looking for. The Premier League together with the Football League should enforce this. “Everything at UEFA level was enforced, so if this will fail in the English competition then why would the other Championship clubs comply?” Asked if QPR should be excluded for refusing to comply, she said: “You can ban them but that might be worse from a legal perspective. I think they should deduct money from the parachute payments.” All money from FFP fines will go to charity after the Premier League blocked a move to redistribute it among the rest of the Championship. Harvey added: “It was the intention that those clubs that didn’t breach the regulations would share the fines but that principle did not find favour with the Premier League, which was disappointing because that was what the 24 member clubs wanted, but they agreed that the money would be distributed instead to charity.” In May, QPR chairman Tony Fernandes said the club would fight any fine. He said then: “”Will we fight the fine? What do you think? After all we’ve been through, it’s my middle name – ‘Fight It’ Fernandes. “My view has been consistent, that it is very unfair for a club that has been relegated as the wage difference between the Premier League and Championship is impossible. There should be a time period for clubs to rectify their salaries. “If we were in the Championship in two years with that wage bill it wouldn’t be right. I’m in favour of FFP but it is unfair for a club coming down.” QPR recorded losses of £65.4m during the 2012/13 season and are expected to have lost a similar figure last season.
Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “I have to find myself and find ways to get involved and not just be standing at the three-point line or standing far away from the basket,” Gasol said. “I have to find ways to keep myself active and involved.” That proved difficult as Gasol spent the first two weeks of the season battling a respiratory illness that affected his breathing. Though he said the symptoms have recently vanished, Gasol confirmed he has nursed a strained muscle in his left foot from the end of training camp. “It was sore a lot of times. But I don’t like to talk about things like that because they sound like excuses,” Gasol said. “I don’t like to make excuses when things go wrong.”Plenty of things have gone wrong.Gasol has appeared overwhelmed on defense, allowing New Orlean’s Anthony Davis (32 points) and Denver’s Timofey Mozgov (23 points) to have career nights. Gasol has also gone through a stretch where he’s shot below 50 percent in five of the past six games. It hasn’t helped that the Lakers have shown inconsistency with their three-point shooting in their wins (45.9 percent) and losses (36.6 percent). That makes Gasol’s job more difficult in striking the right balance between facilitating and scoring. All those issues have shadowed some positive developments. Gasol made two clutch free throws and blocked Kyle Korver’s potential game-winner two weeks ago against Atlanta. Though he only shot 1 of 10 against the Rockets, Gasol played a large part in holding Dwight Howard to an average 15 points and 14 rebounds“It’s going to take time for him. He hadn’t been in a situation where he’s been the main focus on a team since he was in Memphis,” Young said. “But he’s still Pau. He’s still good. It’s going to happen. He’s been in the league long enough to figure it out.”But the Lakers suggest that goes beyond Gasol.“He’s going to get double-teamed. He will pass first and look for you. We have to knock those shots down,” Hill said. “He’s not the quickest big man, so when he’s trying to guard, we have to help cracking down on his man.” D’Antoni has downplayed whether fielding six different starting lineups has negatively affected team chemistry. But after initially scoffing at Gasol’s preference to operate in the post last season, D’Antoni conceded he still needs to feature him better on offense. “We’re trying to get him to be able to get him in the low post a little bit more, get him to dive a little bit more and be able to deliver the ball a little bit more,” D’Antoni siad. “Once he does that, we know he’s very talented in both spots. He should be the focus of our offense all the time whether it’s inside, which should be a lot, and whether he catches the ball at the high post and makes other people better.”So far, the Lakers say they remain patient with that process. But Gasol sounds weary of how long that will take. After all, this marks the moment Gasol wanted when more responsibility fell on him.“Guys look up to me for help and advice and for leadership,” Gasol said. “I do have to be there for them. I have to be reliable and accountable for my teammates.” So far, that hasn’t happened.Gasol enters the Lakers’ (4-6) game tonight against the Memphis Grizzlies (3-5) at Staples Center averaging 13.4 points on only 39.4 shooting in 28.3 minutes. It’s hard to believe, but those numbers fare slightly worse than his career-lows last season, when he averaged 13.7 points on 46.6 percent shooting in 33.8 minutes amid a reduced role and various ailments that sidelined him for 33 games. “With Kobe out and Steve Nash out, it makes things more difficult,” Gasol said. “We have to fight through it. There’s nothing we can do other than bringing a positive mindset and bringing effort every night.’Lakers forwards Nick Young and Jordan Hill have noticed Gasol bringing that mindset by being more vocal during practice and film sessions. They also hear Gasol feeding them positive messages every day. But that hasn’t overshadowed the more concrete issues that have emerged as Gasol has tried to excel in a larger role. That sparks questions beyond whether Gasol bulking up this offseason will prove enough to square up against Memphis’ frontline that includes his brother, Marc, and forward Zach Randolph. This should’ve marked the time that Pau Gasol would no longer feel constrained in unleashing the full set of skills that once helped the Lakers secure two NBA championships. Dwight Howard’s departure to Houston paved the way for Gasol to assume his role in the post. An offseason procedure on his knees left him feeling refreshed. The Lakers invested in various castoffs on one-year contracts that boast athleticism and outside shooting, two key ingredients that help Gasol to facilitate the offense. With a prolonged training camp and a better understanding of his game, coach Mike D’Antoni no longer asks Gasol to stand behind the three-point line or run at a faster pace than his 33-year-old body allows. Long-term injuries to Kobe Bryant (left Achilles tendon) and Steve Nash (back) have also propelled Gasol into a role he has never assumed through 5 1/2 seasons with the Lakers.“Pau knows that he has to lead us,” D’Antoni said. “He has to be the guy to dominate the game.”
FILE PHOTO: Uganda CranesKampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Cranes skipper Denis Onyango has said the team has the quality to get to the later stages of the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon).Onyango, one of the experienced players on the Ugandan team said their target is to make it out of the group stage into the knock out round.Uganda will battle against hosts Egypt, Zimbabwe and the Democratic Republic of Congo in Group A of the tournament which kicks off on Friday in Cairo. The tournament which brings together 24 teams for the first time will run June 21st to July 19th.Onyango said although the team does not have star players like Mohammad Salah for Egypt, they will play as a unit to be able to get the get the results.“We shall need to work as a complete team. To get as far as we can, we need to get the best use of the team quality. We have camped for a long time in Abu Dhabi and virtually all the players know each other well. Against DR Congo, we need that first victory because it always pushes us further,” he added.In the international friendly games played in the United Arab Emirates the Crans drew goalless with lowly ranked Asian side Turkmenistan before stopping 2015 Afcon champions Ivory Coast 1-0.Head coach Sebastien Desabre also made it clear that his team is ready to compete at the 2019 AFCON finals. “We have good organisation, cohesion and quality in the team basing on values of working together,” he added.Group A: Uganda, Egypt, Zimbabwe, DR Congo Group B: Nigeria, Guinea, Madagascar, BurundiGroup C: Senegal, Algeria, Kenya, TanzaniaGroup D: Ivory Coast, South Africa, Namibia, MoroccoGroup E: Tunisia, Mali, Mauritania, AngolaGroup F: Cameroon, Ghana, Benin, Guinea Bissau*****URNShare on: WhatsApp
Pattaya United’s next game is away at Chainat FC on Sunday, May 1 with kick-off scheduled for 6 p.m.In AIS League Two East (Bangkok Region), Inter Pattaya continued their winning ways by sinking the Naval Fleet with a 1-0 win at the Navy Stadium in Sattahip. Inter did not break stride despite changing coaches over the holiday period and new head coach Bertrand Crasson would be happy with the welcome victory. The win keeps the pressure on division leaders Samutprakan United, with Inter second on goal difference.Dolphin supporters celebrate the team’s first league win of the season. (Photo courtesy Pattaya United FC)Another of Pattaya’s footballing representatives, Pattaya FC, lost 4-2 to Look Issan which leaves them currently 8th in the 11 team league. Pattaya FC chased for most of the game despite being level at 2-2 at one point, however they could not keep up with their opponents and Look Issan pulled away for the win. Pattaya FC’s next game is away to Kasen Bundit University on the 30th April.There is also Pattaya City FC, which plays in the AIS League Two Eastern Division and who lost 2-1 to neighbors Chonburi FC at the weekend but stayed 4th in the 12 team table. After a short hiatus for the Songkran holiday break, Pattaya’s professional football clubs dried off and headed back to competitive action last weekend.Pattaya United were away to Army United on Sunday in the top flight Premier League and managed to attain a 2-1 victory in Bangkok in a huge ‘need to win’ encounter. The Dolphins went into the match languishing at the foot of the table but opened the scoring through Brazilian Junior Negao in the 31st minute and wrapped up the valuable three points with a goal in the 85th from Lebanese striker Soony Saad. Army United were able to stay in the game in the first half via a penalty in the 42nd minute. Pattaya United had the better of the exchanges during the match but could not capitalize until Saad’s late winner.Pattaya United striker Soony Saad (10) is congratulated by teammate Júnior Negrão (9) after scoring the winning goal against Army United FC in Bangkok, Sunday, April 24. (Photo courtesy Pattaya United FC)With their first win of the season the Dolphins moved off the bottom of the league standings and out of relegation zone but the Pattaya team will be looking for more similar performances as they continue the battle to stay in the top tier of Thai football.