first_imgBack in May, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong tore things up at their own festival, Domefest. The funky ensemble from Baltimore treated their flock to some sensational funky grooves, and also took the time out to hang with their beloved fans throughout the great weekend.While the full shows will soon be available on nugs.net, Pigeons have offered L4LM an exclusive teaser playlist capturing the band’s music from Domefest. Taken from shows on all three nights, May 19-21, the three-track playlist includes their classic tunes “Burning Up My Time” and “Schwanthem,” as well as the brand new debut “Fun In Funk.”Listen to the teaser Domefest playlist below!These guys put the fun in funk, indeed. Don’t miss them on the road this summer!last_img read more

first_img On Wednesday the player’s representative Willie McKay said he had contacted the Toffees, the club Barton supported as a boy, to say he would be willing to take a 50 per cent cut in reported wages of £70,000 a week to be able to play for them. Despite McKay’s claims manager Roberto Martinez liked the midfielder, Press Association Sport understands there is little likelihood of a deal going through. QPR midfielder Joey Barton has dismissed speculation – sparked by comments from his own agent – that he is keen on a move to Everton. Everton great Neville Southall has likened the player to Forrest Gump in that he “runs up and down all day”. Barton has taken that criticism in his stride but pointed out his preferred option was a return to Marseille where he spent last season on loan. “It’s well known who I support. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to work that out,” he wrote on Twitter. “Good football agents will always be looking to move players, that’s how they make money. “Recent rumours are slightly wide of the mark, everyone knows where I would like to end up, in France, playing in the Champions League for Olympique Marseille, nothing has changed my end. “If not, I am contracted to QPR and will give my all to help them regain their Premier League status. If something happens and both clubs decide differently then I will assess my options. “No matter what happens, I intend to enjoy my football and play with a smile on my face. Again, wherever that maybe. Careers are too short. “Hope that clears my situation up for everyone. Stop listening to all the tittle-tattle.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

first_img Press Association Pedro has been linked with a move to United, who are light on forwards following the departures of Robin van Persie and Radamel Falcao. Pedro is regarded as one of Spain’s best attacking forwards, but he faces the unenviable task of having to dislodge either Lionel Messi, Neymar or Luis Suarez to get into the Barcelona first-team. Busquets wants Pedro to stay at the Nou Camp, but understands why the 27-year-old is considering his options. “I have spoken with Pedro,” the midfielder told a press conference in San Francisco ahead of Barca’s friendly against United. “I think that as a team-mate and friend, I would like him to stay for a long time, but I understand that he has doubts. “He wants to play but there is a lot of competition. In our team we have the best players and it’s very difficult (to get into the team). “I hope he stays but the decision is his.” Pedro joined Barcelona’s youth team as a 17-year-old and then went on to enjoy success with the first team, winning the Primera Division five times and the Champions League on three occasions. The Tenerife-born player can operate across the front three, which is of interest to United manager Louis van Gaal, who wants to play 4-3-3 or 4-2-3-1 next season. center_img Manchester United target Pedro has “doubts” about his future at Barcelona, according to his team-mate Sergio Busquets. last_img read more

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Former India opener Virender Sehwag feels Mahendra Singh Dhoni was let off easily for his angry outburst on umpire Ulhas Gandhe and he should have been “banned for two to three games” to set a proper example.Dhoni was docked only 50 percent of his match fees for entering the field of play to confront Gandhe for backtracking on a waist high no-ball.He has been criticised by one and all but Sehwag is the first A list former India cricketer to demand suspension for his one-time teammate.”I feel Dhoni was let off easy and should have been banned for at least 2-3 games. Because if he did this, tomorrow another captain can do the same. Then what is the value of an umpire,” Sehwag, known for his straight talk, was quoted as saying by the ‘Cricbuzz’ website.Sehwag didn’t mince words when he said that a fitting punishment would have set a precedent.”I feel he should have been banned for a few games by IPL to set an example. He should have stayed outside and instead have talked to the fourth umpire with the walkie talkie,” Sehwag said.”I feel he shouldn’t have come to the ground when there are two CSK members already and they were equally inquisitive regarding the no-ball,” he opined.Dhoni’s passion whenever he wears the yellow CSK jersey is unmatched and at times his involvement for his franchise in the cash-rich league shows.In fact, Sehwag cheekily mentioned that he has never seen the Indian skipper so agitated when he led India.”Had he done this for the Indian team, I would have been happy. I have never seen him so angry during his captaincy days for the Indian team. So I feel he became a little too emotional for the Chennai team,” Sehwag said. last_img read more

first_imgSinn Féin’s Finance Spokesperson Deputy Pearse Doherty has criticised the Government over their failure to introduce legislation for the regulation of counselling and psychotherapy services.Deputy Pearse DohertyThe Donegal TD says the absence of regulation within the sector is putting already vulnerable patients in danger of exploitation.Deputy Doherty’s comments come after he recently raised the issue of the lack of adequate safeguards for people undergoing both counselling and psychotherapy with Health Minister Leo Varadkar in the Dáil. “Currently under the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005, neither those working as Psychotherapists or as Counsellors are regulated: this means that in effect training standards and qualifications of practitioners within the industry is extremely varied.”“In fact, there is much confusion amongst the general public about the functions and competencies of individuals working with the mental health services: confusion which is made all the worse by the huge range of titles used by industry professionals to define their specialisation.”“The professional associations in counselling and psychotherapy would generally favour the establishment of statutory regulation however there are no shared national educational standards for programmes of Higher Education in counselling and psychotherapy, with institutions offering programmes from Levels 6 to 9 as per the National Framework of Qualifications – meaning that the standards and qualification obtained by those pursuing different courses in psychotherapy and counselling can vary greatly.”“The absence of such regulation is extremely worrying as there is nothing in place stopping someone who has perhaps completed a few weeks’ study from gaining a diploma in a particular area and then going on to counsel vulnerable people with very serious ailments.” “The Government continues to claim that it is committed to introducing such legislation, yet the Minister revealed in the Dáil when I recently raised this matter with him that the matter remains at an ‘early stage of consideration’ and consultation with industry professionals and other stakeholders and – unsurprisingly – he failed to give a clear time frame as to when he expected legislation to be introduced.”“It’s extremely troubling to think that some of the most vulnerable people in our society are not being protected from possible exploitation by those ill-qualified to provide the care and help which they so desperately need.”“How can any government claim that it is committed to resolving such an atrocious situation and yet after more than four years in power fail to deliver the statutory instruments which are so desperately required?”DOHERTY BLASTS GOVT’S FAILURE TO REGULATE COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY SERVICES was last modified: June 30th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more