The 6th annual Grateful Dead “Meet-Up At The Movies” is coming up quickly, hitting theaters nationwide this Wednesday, May 11th. For the uninitiated, “Meet-Up At The Movies” brings Deadheads together to watch film footage of the Grateful Dead, simulcast at movie theaters everywhere. This year will feature unreleased footage from a potent Dead show at Sullivan Stadium in Foxboro, MA, held on July 2nd 1989.1989 is certainly one of the prime years from the Dead’s later era, with Brent Mydland showcasing his skills on the keys throughout. In anticipation of this week’s showing, the Dead have shared footage of “Truckin’” from the performance. Premiering on EW, keep on truckin’ with this great video below:You can also watch previously-released clips of “He’s Gone” and “Tennessee Jed” by following the links. For more info about “Meet-Up At The Movies,” head here.
As the eyes of the world turn to the U.S. for Pope Francis’s first trip to the country, Notre Dame faculty will also be in the spotlight. During the papal visit, several faculty members will offer commentary and analysis for NBC, MSNBC and CBS television networks.According to a University press release, University President Fr. John Jenkins will appear on MSNBC’s “Hardball with Chris Matthews” to offer commentary and analysis about the pope’s visit, tentatively scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday. Jenkins will also attend the pope’s welcoming ceremony at the White House, concelebrate with Francis the canonization mass of Junipero Serra at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and attend the pope’s address to Congress, the press release stated.Professor Kathleen Sprows Cummings will provide coverage for NBC and MSNBC. Cummings is an associate professor of American studies and the William W. and Anna Jean Cushwa Director of the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism.“This [papal visit] is a chance to think about what the pope means to American Catholics and what the pope meant to American Catholics over the course of history,” Cummings said.Cummings will first broadcast from NBC studios in New York, offering commentary while the pope is in Cuba and travels to America. Then she will broadcast live from the rooftop over Saint Paul’s Cathedral in New York City before traveling to Philadelphia to offer live coverage during the pope’s visit there.Cummings said she will offer historical perspectives on the different places Francis is visiting, along with comparisons between Pope Francis’ visit and prior papal visits. She is also currently writing a book on the canonizations of American saints and will offer analysis on the canonization Mass of Junipero Serra.Cummings said she began to offer national commentary two-and-a-half years ago, when Anne Thompson, Notre Dame graduate and NBC News Chief Environmental Affairs correspondent, wanted a woman to comment on Pope Benedict’s resignation. Cummings said she was contacted by Thompson, a University trustee, to offer commentary on that issue and thus began her career as a television commentator.Cummings said her current coverage, which will have her away from campus for a week, is the longest consecutive time she has offered commentary for a major news network.“Notre Dame is the most prominent Catholic university in the United States. We, as a university, grapple with the questions that most interest the pope, like what it means to be a Catholic today. Notre Dame is a place where we’ve been asking those questions since we were founded in 1842,” Cummings said. “Fr. Ted Hesburgh used to say that Notre Dame is ‘the place where the church does it’s thinking,’ so it would make sense that two of the three major television networks are featuring Notre Dame faculty during the papal visit.”Cummings is not the only member of Notre Dame’s teaching faculty slated to appear on television during the papal visit. Professor Candida Moss, professor of New Testament and Early Christianity in the theology department, is CBS’s Papal News Commentator, offering commentary across the network. Moss is scheduled to appear on several CBS News shows, including “CBS This Morning” and “CBS Evening News,” as well as CBS Radio and CBSN, the 24-hour live streaming news service, she said in an email.“I tend to approach Francis’ words from the perspective of a Biblical scholar and a historian. I try to understand how he grounds his ideas biblically and doctrinally and also how to think about him in comparison to his predecessors and contemporaries,” Moss said.Moss said her commentary will include a mix of theology, history, politics and public affairs.“Generally, we spend our time analyzing about the significance and meaning of what Pope Francis has said so far. But the schedule is only a guide, and we don’t know exactly what he will say or do,” she said. “On Sunday night, he started going off-script in the cathedral in Havana. It was pretty exciting, and we had to scramble to translate what he was saying and decide what to say about it.”Moss said she began doing news coverage for CBS when Pope Benedict resigned, after a booker for “CBS This Morning” saw one of her documentaries and asked her to come on the show. Since then, she has made regular appearances on CNN, Fox and NBC but spends most of her time at CBS.“When they called and asked me to be their Papal News Commentator, it was a natural fit and something I was very excited about,” Moss wrote. “I think teaching at a Catholic university makes me aware of the expectations and excitement surrounding the Pope’s visit and conscious of the responsibility I have as a representative of Notre Dame.” Tags: candida moss, kathleen cummings, papal visit, Pope Francis
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has set a target for the management of Shooting Stars Sports Club of Ibadan in the club’s campaign in the 2020/2021 football season.The governor, who spoke through Seun Fakorede, the State Commissioner for Youth and Sports, said the management must ensure the club got promoted from the Nigeria National League. “3SC must get promoted to the Nigeria Professional Football League,” Makinde said on Thursday evening during a ceremony held in honour of four retiring personnel of the club at their clubhouse.The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the four retiring personnel included Olubunmi Aina, popularly known as Mama Shooting.The rest are Ganiyu Bello, popularly known as Rondo; Moruf Oladejo, also known as Warrior; and Oluwasanjo Ojo.Makinde however commended the management for its efforts at sustaining the club.He said the people of the state as well as the club’s teeming fans expected nothing from the club other than promotion to the NPFL. The governor acknowledged the need for the ceremony, saying it was put together to appreciate and reward the retirees who gave their best for the development and glory of 3SC.He said: “We appreciate the retiring personnel for their good works and dedication to duty.“This is why we organised this sendforth.“More of such will be organised to reward hard working and committed personnel of 3SC in future.“As for the team, I and the sports-loving people of Oyo State expect nothing short of promotion from 3SC when the new NNL season begins. “And our administration will fully support the team in its aspiration to return to the elite division of Nigerian football league.”While giving his remarks, Rasheed Balogun, the 3SC General Manager, said a novelty match would be organised to honour and raise funds for the four retirees.Balogun said: “Sincerely, we value their commitment and service to this club, and we are going to organise a novelty match in their honour as soon it is safe to do so.“I’m assuring that all gate fees collected at the match will be given to them.”RelatedPosts JIFORM gets support from Oyo, NAPTIP for second annual summit Diaspora group says Seyi Makinde essay competition targeted at youths Makinde not spending Oyo’s money on party politics — CPS NAN reports that the retirees were presented cash rewards and 3SC jerseys at the event graced by club staff and supporters.Others at the event included former club players such as Edith Agoye, Mutiu Adepoju, Dimeji Lawal and Lateef Yusuf.Tags: Nigeria National LeaguenpflSeyi MakindeShooting Stars
This is placeholder text Advertisement When Antoine Mason walked across the stage at Niagara’s graduation in 2014, he knew he had a choice to make.The nation’s second-leading scorer could use his fifth year of eligibility to play for second-year head coach Chris Casey on a Purple Eagles team that just went 7-26. He could put up 25.6 points per game in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference again or he could have a more balanced role on a power-conference team that draws the eyes of more NBA scouts.But that’s not exactly how the decision was laid out.“He said he was going to play less minutes,” said Anthony Mason, referring to Casey’s plan for his son. “And he wanted him to score less, which made absolutely no sense to me or nobody else.”After being faced with the prospect of playing a lesser role on a team in which he was the best player, Mason made a decision to maximize his final year of eligibility.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textNow an Auburn Tiger, Mason knows playing in the Southeastern Conference will get him more NBA exposure, despite the fact he won’t be scoring in the mid-20s every game. He wants to prove to people, most importantly professional scouts, that he’s not simply a scorer and can adjust his game to fit into a better team.“He just saw me as a lesser minutes, lesser role, lesser points guy,” Mason said of Casey. “I thought me, being my last year, that’s not going to be my best decision.”Courtesy of Wade RackleyAntoine Mason was second in the nation last year with 25.6 points per game. He was told he wouldn’t see as much time if he was to stay a fifth year at Niagara, so Mason transferred to Auburn in order to get more exposure to NBA scouts.Mason’s 25.6 points per game was the second highest average in Division I, next to Creighton’s Doug McDermott’s 26.7 scoring average last year. But he didn’t really start playing serious competitive basketball until AAU in his junior year of high school, said Latifa Whitlock, Mason’s mother.Growing up watching his dad play for the New York Knicks, Antoine always had a ball in his hand but played “everything.” Whitlock didn’t want him to choose basketball just because of his father.But time on the T-ball diamonds and soccer fields were replaced by time on the hardwood, and scoring 28 points in a high school basketball game his sophomore year proved to Mason that it was his sport.“I felt like it came naturally,” Mason said of his scoring ability. “It was just easy for me.”That innate ability to put the ball in the basket was on display in his senior year at Niagara, which made it that much stranger when Casey told Mason he’d play less, need to score fewer points and have to take on a smaller role if he was to use his fifth year.Mason said Casey didn’t have a reason for the proposed plan, but that it was probably because he was a new coach. Whitlock said Casey wanting to give playing time to his first full crop of incoming recruits may have played into her son’s decision.Knowing he had one last shot to impress NBA scouts, Mason chose to head to Auburn and play for first-year head coach Bruce Pearl.Anthony Mason said if his son was transferring to a school that was coached any way like he was last year at Niagara, he wouldn’t even be coming back to college. But Pearl’s system will be good for Mason and force him to fit into an offense that doesn’t revolve around him.“I would expect him to be one of our leading scorers but I don’t anticipate that he will put up those types of numbers, not just because of the level, but the role he will play on our team,” Pearl said at Auburn’s media day. “We’re going to have more balance than they did at Niagara. He could score more for us but my teams have always been fairly balanced.”Mason said he’s been hearing the same questions from a couple people, “Can you play on this level?” “Are you going to be respected on this level?”The common perception that he’s simply a scorer needs to be thrown out the window, Mason said. He wants to prove that setting up teammates to score like he has makes him equally as valuable of an asset as putting up 25.6 points per game does.“I feel like I have better teammates (at Auburn), but I always feel like I’ve got to play my part as well,” Mason said. “If I can get my teammates involved and get them going, I don’t need a lot of shots.”Pearl knows Mason can play a more balanced game. Anthony Mason said his son has always been a well-rounded player.Now all that’s left is to prove to NBA scouts and everyone else is that he’s not just a scorer, but someone who can do it all on a bigger stage.Said Mason: “It’s going to be, ‘Oh, he can play at any type of level.’” Comments Published on November 13, 2014 at 1:09 am Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidman,Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.