The Main Squeeze | Fool’s Paradise | St. Augustine, FL | 4/1/17 SetlistMessage to the LonelySweatTwo StepsDr. FunkWWC (keys)In a funkOnly TimeReturn of the Mack (with antwaun Stanley)I’ll take Another[cover photo courtesy of Jeremy Scott Photography] The second annual Fool’s Paradise festival took place this past weekend in St. Augustine, and featured an incredible lineup of musical talent, including Lettuce, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, The Motet, and more. There were also plenty of special guest sit-ins and collaborations over the course of the two-day event. One particularly memorable sit-in was Vulfpeck’s Antwaun Stanley joining The Main Squeeze for the 1996 R&B hit “Return of the Mack” by Mark Morrison, with both Stanley and Corey Frye showing off their impressive vocal skills.The set consisted of tracks from their 2015’s Mind Your Head, including “Message to the Lonely” and “In A Funk,” as well as some older numbers, such as “Dr. Funk” from their First Drops EP and self-titled albums. Check out video from the performance with Antwaun Stanley, along with a few other stand-out jams, below:
At 10 a.m. on Wednesday, a group of anxious college students was huddled outside a basement classroom in Mudd Hall. They were wearing black robes resembling graduation gowns and holding a red gift bag and an old-looking boombox.Tapped · The Mortar Board recognized Adlai Wertman, a professor of clinical management and organization, with a tapping ceremony Tuesday. – Arya Harsono | Daily TrojanThese five students represented a portion of the university’s Mortar Board, which promotes and recognizes academic excellence at the university.One girl, not in a black robe, took the boombox and ran into the classroom. The group of black-robed students huddled together and one exclaimed excitedly that this will be the first “tapping” he will ever take part in.The group lined up as last-minute students darted into the classroom. They giggled as they passed the strange outfits of the Mortar Board members.“We look like Dementors,” one of the students said.Outside the classroom, the USC fight song rang out. It’s show time. The black robes waltzed into the classroom and stood in a line at the front, while the non-robed girl, Angeli Agrawal, turned off the music and stood up to read a speech.Agrawal had nominated Adlai Wertman, a professor of clinical management and organization, to be recognized by Mortar Board through a tapping ceremony, which is designed to be a surprise for the professor.Wertman put on his glasses and looked puzzled to the front of the classroom. He sat down and looked forward.He had no idea that he was this semester’s Mortar Board honoree. In fact, his first thought was that the group of students was presenting an assignment that all students were scheduled to present.“And then I noticed that none of these students are in the class,” he said.Wertman is no ordinary professor. Before coming to USC, he spent 18 years working on Wall Street. Wertman then left Wall Street to run a homeless agency on Skid Row and spent seven years as president and CEO of Chrysalis, a non profit in Los Angeles solely devoted to helping the homeless find employment.Wertman said he wants to encourage business students to make a difference.“Students who went to business school weren’t looking at careers in social enterprises, and people who wanted a career focused on helping others weren’t going to business school,” Wertman said.Wertman said USC was a good fit for motivating students to make a difference because of support from Marshall School of Business Dean James Ellis and the inclination USC students have to make a difference.“USC students naturally feel that they have a responsibility and role in society after graduation,” Wertman said.At USC, he founded the Society and Business Lab at Marshall — an organization dedicated to teaching students the importance of business from a social reform perspective.According to Wertman, everything he has accomplished in life — or just about — can be attributed to his good fortune.“I was born in the United States. I was born with parents who prioritized education. And I was born with an innate ability to learn and an ability to communicate,” he said. “The only thing I added to that was hard work.”As a result, Wertman felt it didn’t seem fair to just worry about maximizing income.“I felt it was my responsibility to use those gifts to help people who weren’t born as lucky as I was,” he said.For Wertman, receiving the Mortar Board honor confirmed that he’s doing his job and accomplishing his goals.“Since my goal is to teach and inspire students, I am really honored by being told that my students are acknowledging that I’m doing my job [and inspiring them],” Wertman said.
UPDATE – 13/05/2018 – A statement from the Spanish club published on Dexerto has explained that the source of the Weibo post announcing the expansion was from an unofficial account, and that this story is falseReal Madrid is the latest in a long line of top-tier traditional sport clubs entering the world of esports with its entry into FIFA.More specifically, Real Madrid announced on Chinese website Weibo that it was looking to sign a team to compete in FIFA Online 4 – a free-to-play take on FIFA that was made with the Asian market in mind. Built by EA Spearhead in South Korea, FIFA Online is available on both PC and Android and is published by familiar face Tencent.Here’s a translated version of the announcement made by Real Madrid:“Real Madrid e-sports team was formally established and will compete for the next season’s FIFAONLINE4 professional league FSL. This is the first attempt of Real Madrid in the field of e-sports. The club hopes to be able to expand the interaction channel between the club and Chinese fans through the establishment of e-sports teams. The White Legion’s Mei Lingge, let us look forward to Real Madrid’s success in the field of e-sports! Hala madrid!”Tencent is the organizer behind FIFA Online’s professional league in China, the FSL, and that’s the competition that Real Madrid is looking to compete in once its team is determined.Other major football clubs have ties in esports too, there’s definitely a trend forming. Just recently: Paris-Saint Germain partnered with LGD Gaming, Barcelona planned on entering a competition founded by Gerard Piqué, and 1. FC Köln partnered with SK Gaming.Esports Insider says: When you take into account that Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid’s star player, is on the cover for FIFA Online 4, it’s quite easy to see why the club chose this title. That, and its long history dominating La Liga. Football games are a natural, perhaps unadventurous, expansion for a traditional sports club looking to break into esports.