With their funky festival just days away, Lettuce is building up some serious anticipation for what is sure to be a great event. In preparation for the Lettuce-hosted Fool’s Paradise festivities, which run from April 1-2 in St. Augustine, FL, the band’s guitarist Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff hit the SiriusXM Jam On studios to spin some of his favorite tunes.The guest DJ set, which premieres this Saturday, March 19th at 4 PM Eastern, will see Shmeeans throw down some of his favorite tunes, and talk about other artists that have inspired him. It’s sure to be a great listen for any fan of the funk, and it will run a handful of times over the next week.Be sure to tune in to SiriusXM Jam On, channel 29, and listen up! You can find out more about the station here, and more info about Lettuce’s festival Fool’s Paradise, which features GRiZ, Vulfpeck, Chris Robinson’s Soul Revue, The Nth Power and more, can be found here.Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff’s Guest DJ ScheduleSaturday 3/19 @ 4PM ETSunday 3/20 @ NOON ETMonday 3/21 @ 9AM ETTuesday 3/22 @ 1PM ETWednesday 3/23 @ 5PM ETThursday 3/24 @ 11AM ET
“Now that transportation is becoming easier, people have more options off-campus,” Soler said. “South Bend is becoming more of a college town than it ever was before.” BeND primarily asks students to be conscious of how they are presenting themselves and the University, to act respectfully toward the community, and to make more of an effort to become part of that community themselves. “The program asks students to be mindful and respectful … and be willing to be engaged in South Bend,” Soler said. “It will give them more of an opportunity to experience the positives of South Bend… Students can take the characteristics of Notre Dame students that everyone admires and bring them into the community.” “We hope the community opens up to us, at least gives us a chance to show who we really are,” he said. Some of the measures already enacted under BeND include the distribution of “good neighbor guides” to off-campus students through the Senior Class Council, promotion of the Transpo program, a voluntary listserv for RAs to pass along information to on-campus students and cooperative efforts with the Office of Drug and Alcohol Education to help distribute more educational materials and tips to students. While the program began before the recent arrests off-campus occurred, Soler said she hopes the educational aspect of BeND will help ease tensions between students and police by fully informing students of their rights and how to deal with law enforcement appropriately and respectfully while off campus. She said the general improvement in community relations will carry over to dealings with the police. “There is no official connection but there are many shared goals,” Bell said. While there are no community or Notre Dame administration leaders directly involved in the efforts, student government plans to present BeND to the Community/Campus Advisory Coalition as well as the other various community meetings it takes part in. “We all hear about how the Notre Dame experience stays with you long after graduation, but part of that is we represent Notre Dame on campus and off campus, even when we’re home over the summer,” Bell said. “The same way it stays with us long after we leave then, it stays with us long after we leave campus.” As part of an ongoing effort to improve relations with the community outside the Notre Dame campus, student government administration has launched the “BeND campaign.” As for the community’s role in the process, Nick Ruof, chief of staff, just hopes community members are receptive to the efforts and initiatives undertaken by students. “It didn’t start with recent incidences and it won’t end with recent incidences,” student body vice president Andrew Bell said. “The aim of it is for us, as students, to take ownership for how we act rather than be reactive to situations that occur.” “While this is not a reaction to any one incident, we feel this is building a foundation for long term positive relations in the community, which hopefully will help diffuse some of what is happening and prevent more of that in the future,” Soler said. Soler said community relations are more important than ever as the city grows to include more off-campus attractions for students, increasing interactions between students, residents and business owners. “BeND is our cohesive effort to improve relations, promote off-campus initiatives and encourage students to be an active and respectful member of the surrounding community,” student body president Catherine Soler said. “This is not a marketing plan. It’s not simply an awareness campaign. It’s really multifaceted,” Soler said. “We want BeND to be branded on everything we do. This is really going to be the platform for all of our efforts to be good neighbors, to reach out to the community and to really just enhance the experience of a Notre Dame student both on and off campus.”
The chairman of the swimming section of the club, Oloyede Obatoyinbo, said he was elated about the development which is a big boost to the talent development drive of the club.Prizes were given to some of the swimmers who excelled at the Germany event as a way of appreciating their efforts.A young male swimmer, 11-year-old AbdulJabar Adama who won 11 individual gold medals and one relay silver was the best performer at the event.12-year-old Kayo Adeniji, also a male, received the overall second prize for winning four gold, four silver and two bronze medals at the event. Adeniji also won one relay gold and a relay silver at the tournament.Two swimmers – a female, Maria Perner,(14), and nine-year-old Kolashope Obatoyinbo – were joint third. Perner won four gold, three and two silver medals while Obatoyinbo won same number of medals at the international swimming fiesta. Club’s swimming section chairman, Obatoyimbo said the club was proud of producing future champions for Nigeria.“The way we are grooming swimmers here gives me hope that very soon, Nigeria will be competing keenly at continental and global stage.“We are so proud of these young swimmers and will continue to encourage them to attain higher heights,” Obatoyimbo noted.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Swimming Section of Ikoyi Club 1938 witnessed a glamorous Sunday as the club staged a reception party in honour of the victorious swimming team that emerged winners of this year’s Neptun-Nehein Swimfest in Arnsberg, Germany.It was an amazing day for the swimmers who maintained the country’s number one position at the Swimfet meet. Nigerian team emerged champions back-to-back-to-back between 2017 and 2019.The young swimmers from the club amassed 42 gold, 48 silver and 27 bronze medals to beat other swimmers from 11 countries from various parts of the world to the number one position.
On the International Day of Charity, marked annually on 5 September, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on people everywhere to volunteer and act charitably in the face of human suffering.“At a time when the need for humanitarian assistance has never been higher and when there are more refugees and displaced people than at any time since the end of the Second World War, charities play an increasingly vital role in meeting human need,” the UN chief said in a message.The International Day coincided with the anniversary of the death of Mother Teresa, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 for her work to overcome poverty. The UN chief recalled that upon receiving the prize, she famously gave the money that came with it to some of the poorest people in India.He said such expressions of solidarity help us in our shared quest to live together in harmony and build a peaceful and sustainable future for all.“United Nations development and humanitarian agencies also rely on donations from the public as well as the generosity of governments to continue their lifesaving work in response to development challenges, natural disasters, armed conflicts and other emergencies,” Mr. Ban added.He also highlighted that the resources, knowledge and ingenuity of philanthropic and volunteer organizations will be invaluable partners in implementing the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which will be adopted by UN Member States at the end of month.Ban Ki-moon said this is in line with the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, a series of bold measures adopted by UN Member States in the Ethiopian capital this past July to overhaul global finance practices and generate investments for tackling a range of economic, social and environmental challenges.