first_imgSince the recent release of their album titled, Apparitions, Funk You has been hitting the road on a debut tour across the country. The band has been working for five years to get to this point, so to say they’re excited is an understatement. Starting in Augusta, GA reaching all the way to Colorado and hitting most everything in between, this tour is quite literally putting Funk You on the map.The tour features some great stops for the band along the way. Their first Denver play will be opening for The Motet’s side project, Juno What, at Cervantes. The band will also be performing a funky Phish after party with Dumpstaphunk at the Variety Playhouse on October 21st. They also end in the beautiful horsepens 40 in Steele, AL at the Cuko Rukko Music & Arts Festival.This year has already been special in many ways, and we’re excited to share some great moments at the band’s sold out Sweetwater 420 Fest after party and album release party at Aisle 5. Take an exclusive look at their original song titled “Funk You,” as well as their cover of Prince “1999”. Justin Hasting of Zoogma sat in on guitar for both of these songs. Check him out battling with Funk You’s guitarist, Evan Miller. Also joining Funk You is Amy Middleton Taylor of IRE and B Courtland Saxon on saxophone, both of whom appeared on the band’s new Apparitions album.Watch the two videos below! Funk You is really doing it right these days, so don’t miss them on tour in support of Apparitions. To check out the new album, head here. You can see the band’s full tour schedule, below.last_img read more

first_img“Our resources are mostly going down to New York City, currently, since they have a lot of cases down there,” said Polhamus. While staffing is being drained, so are supplies. But the Southern Tier is stepping in to help. For more on the coronavirus, click here. The Union Volunteer Emergency Squad says two of its workers are out on quarantine because of COVID-19 exposure. Another is out while experiencing symptoms. Now when responding to a scene, EMS workers are taking extra precautions. If you have any personal protection equipment to donate, call the station at (607)754-3414. It all starts at the dispatch center. The Union Volunteer Emergency Squad is specifically looking for N95 masks, gowns, gloves, and eyewear. “While we’re all out on the front lines, the least you can do is just stay home,” said Polhamus. “Our community has donated a ton of surgical masks, they are making them and donating them, which we cannot thank them enough, as well as donations of food have been coming in to our station,” said Polhamus. Since the coronavirus outbreak hit the Southern Tier, EMTs have had to make changes to their routines. So while EMT workers are out saving lives everyday, do your part to help save theirs. “When they call 9-1-1, it would be imperative for them to tell the dispatcher they’re experiencing flu-like symptoms or if they have been exposed to the coronavirus, whether if they have or their family member has,” said Union Volunteer Emergency Squad deputy director Amy Polhamus. (WBNG) — First responders put their lives on the line every day. But now is an unprecedented time, even for them. “So now we’re already down three employees and we’re working to fill those holes as well as trying to take care of our mental aspect of our providers,” said Polhamus. “Before we used to just put on gloves and safety glasses, now we’re putting on surgical masks, gloves,” said Polhamus.last_img read more

first_imgSouthampton boss Ronald Koeman has criticised England’s “crazy” Christmas schedule, claiming the traditional fixture pile-up only favours the biggest clubs. Southampton have reaped the benefits of Koeman’s consistent selection policy this season. The Saints have started less players (15) in the league so far than top four rivals Arsenal (18), Tottenham (21), Liverpool (21) and Manchester United (22). Koeman believes the fixture congestion at Christmas plays into the hands of those teams with bigger squads at their disposal. “Does it favour the big clubs? Yes. They can change players much easier than other teams in the Premier League,” Koeman said. “It is worst for the clubs who haven’t got 24 players at the same level. “You have to change your team and I don’t like to change my team. I believe if the team is doing well you can change one or two positions but I don’t believe in changing my team in six or seven positions.” If Southampton want to keep pace with the sides at the top of the table, they may need to bolster their options in the January transfer window. “Our transfer policy in January doesn’t depend on winning and losing over the next month,” Koeman said. “It depends on the players we have – for example we know that Sadio Mane has to play at the African Nations Cup, Maya Yoshida will play in the Asian Cup but we don’t need a lot of players. “I am happy with the players we have. It depends on injuries if you need someone but it’s too early to make conclusions about that.” The Saints, who are second in the Barclays Premier League, face Aston Villa on Monday ahead of a testing month that brings games against Manchester City, Arsenal, Manchester United, Everton and Chelsea. Koeman’s side also have to play four games in nine days over Christmas including league fixtures on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day before the FA Cup third round on the first weekend in January. Press Association “It’s difficult because I don’t have experience playing that number of games in such a short time,” Koeman said. “I always used to be on holiday during Christmas and now we have a lot of games to prepare for. “I told the players, ‘honestly, I don’t have that experience’, it’s difficult. “We have to play December 26 and then again on the 28th, January 1 and then January 3 for the FA Cup – it’s crazy. “It’s not crazy to play at Christmas because I understand – we had that in Holland and the people like that. “I’d like that as well if I like football and support Southampton – I can have my Christmas meal then go to the stadium and watch Southampton, I am happy. “The problem is you have one day off between two games and that’s crazy, that’s impossible. “That’s my problem with the schedule because if it’s the 26th and the 29th, no problem, but it’s Friday and Sunday. That’s crazy, one day off, crazy.” last_img read more

first_imgGo ahead, celebrate a Badger football victory — it’s much needed across the UW campus.Despite sitting just above UW in the Big Ten standings, it turned out the Hoosiers were the far worse team and IU’s offensive and defensive capabilities dwindled as the second half began Saturday.But don’t let this Hoosier beating fool you — the Badgers have a lot to work on and will again be tested this week by their archrivals, the Golden Gophers of Minnesota.That’s right, the same Minnesota team that went 1-11 a year ago now has a better record than Wisconsin and seems to be speeding up rather than slowing down.Oh, and that abysmal Gopher team last year only lost to Wisconsin by seven points, so winning at home is by no means a sure thing four days from now.But by this point in the season, with the Badgers locked into a sub-.500 record in Big Ten play, maybe the upcoming rivalry game is of little importance in comparison to other aspects of the team.With the chances of Wisconsin making a bowl game still looming in the realm of uncertainty, the Badgers absolutely need to win their next two games in order to keep their postseason hopes alive.Right now though, it shouldn’t be the most important thing on the coaches’ minds.Now is the time for the coaching staff to decide what’s more pressing at the moment: Going to a mediocre bowl game this year, or letting the underclassmen get a chance to show what they’ll bring to the table next season.Why not let Zach Brown and John Clay get the majority of the carries? Will the drop off be that significant from what we’ve seen from P.J. Hill this season?In Big Ten play, Hill has only rushed for over 100 yards twice, both in the past two weeks. Clay has been the more productive of the two, averaging 5.7 yards per carry — that’s a higher percentage than Hill has had in his entire UW career.Maybe the coaching staff putting in the younger players would essentially mean giving up on a lost season. Well, maybe after losing its first four Big Ten games and barely reaching the .500 mark overall with a veteran team is a pretty good sign that things aren’t the way they should be.Yes, there were a few mishaps before the second quarter came to a close in Bloomington.Junior quarterback Dustin Sherer threw an interception, while redshirt freshman Mario Goins and sophomore David Gilreath each had a turnover on special teams to give Indiana great field position multiple times during the first half.But those three players, all of whom will probably be in starting roles next season, have been gaining the experience needed to lead the team next year — that’s the direction the coaching staff should be heading in. But it doesn’t look like that will be the case as the season comes to a close.For now, it seems most Badger fans can hope that the football team wins out and goes to the Motor City Bowl. For this particular program, that’s not something to be proud of.Forget about Detroit. It’s time for the Badgers to salvage what they can out of this season and let the young talent play. If they do well, then all is great. If they don’t, at least they can get their first-game jitters out of the way in a virtually meaningless season.When picked by experts all around the country to finish toward the top of the Big Ten, it’s remarkable to realize that even the lowliest of bowl games is not yet set in stone but rather a mere possibility with only two games remaining.So about that 55-20 victory on Saturday. If that’s any indication of things to come, then Cal Poly won’t be too much of a struggle in the Badgers’ last week of play.Or maybe it will — UW football has already underachieved; maybe it will reach its all-time low in the coming weeks.Regardless, whether or not the coaches let the young players or the veterans deal with the adversity is the real question going into the last weeks of 2008 Badger football.Jonah is a sophomore hoping to major in journalism. Have your own thoughts on the football team? Is it time for the underclassmen to take over? He can be reached at [email protected]last_img read more