Limerick’s Rubberbandits confirmed for Electric Picnic

first_imgEmail Rubberbandits will play Electric PicnicLIMERICK’S Rubberbandits have confirmed a slot at this year’s Electric Picnic. The duo BlindBoy Boatclub and Mr Chrome along with Willie O’DJ will rock the Comedy Tent in what Rubberbandits are calling a “snakey post Edinburgh gig”.Their 2010 appearance at the Picnic was cited as the top pick of the event in a poll of Festival goers that year. Rubberbandits have released a video for new song ‘Fellas’. An ode to male sexual exploration, the lyrics to Fellas are the most explicit yet from the Limerick duo but the video has won over many fans and was retweeted by Dara O’Briain, Russell Brand, Frankie Boyle and Panti Bliss.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The duo’s Continental Fistfight show is currently running at Edinburgh Festival Fringe until August 25.The video can be found and on Previous articleVomiting bugNext articleGarda looking for masked nursing home burglar Eric Fitzgeraldhttp://www.limerickpost.ieEric writes for the Entertainment Pages of Limerick Post Newspaper and edits the music blog where you can watch and listen to music happening in the city and beyond. WhatsApp New Limerick festival to rival Edinburgh Twitter Advertisement Linkedin Steve makes magical return to Electric Picnic Facebookcenter_img TAGSEdinburghFellasFrankie BoyleRubberbanditsRussell Brand Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Munster announce the signing of Haley from Sale Sharks Limerick Post Show | Willie O’Dea on Limerick and Rubberbandits NewsLimerick’s Rubberbandits confirmed for Electric PicnicBy Eric Fitzgerald – August 5, 2014 811 Why should I not have the right to vote for whom I want? Van Graan rings the changes for Edinburgh knockout game last_img read more

SMC symposium to examine health care justice

first_imgIn an effort to raise awareness about underrepresented societal issues at the College, the Justice Education Program will host a symposium on health care justice featuring speeches from advocates and practitioners this Thursday at Rice Commons.The Justice Education Program’s student advisory committee organized this event to inform students about health care disparities in the United States, committee member and junior Maranda Pennington said.Lauren Weldon Pennington said she encourages people to attend Thursday’s talks to gain valuable and applicable information about a pertinent topic.“If more people are aware of the injustices that occur in our society, more can be done to fix them,” Pennington said. “Health care injustices are even more important because a lot of times it can lead to life-or-death situations. Also, it is so important for individuals to know resources and preventive measures so they can lead healthy lives.”Sophomore Morgan Matthews, a member of the advisory committee, said the symposium will provide people with the opportunity to hear from skilled presenters with various experiences.“Students need to take advantage of the chance to hear this information from professionals,” Matthews said. “These people know what they’re talking about. They can reassure us that there are answers to our questions.”Students can take away relevant advice from each talk as they increase their understanding of a universal issue, Matthews said.“Everybody deals with health care,” Matthews said. “It’s a topic that pertains to all citizens, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation or background. It’s good to know about, especially as college students, who will need to use this information as we grow older.”Matthews said students should consider planning for their futures as they absorb this new information.“Right now, we can hear from primary sources about this important topic,” Matthews said. “One day, you’ll have to worry about yourself and your family. People should recognize that it’s not something that you can keep putting off or delaying. A discussion of health care is necessary not only as we grow older but also now, at this age.”The symposium will demonstrate that connections exist between justice and health, two topics that people may not normally associate, Matthews said.“When you look at the inequalities in health, you realize that you want to do something about [it],” Matthews said. “You want to make that change. You want to work toward improving those conditions.”The symposium contributes to the community aspect of Saint Mary’s, Matthews said, because knowledgeable students can unite as they work on this issue.“Students should realize what exactly they are getting themselves into,” Matthews said. “Health care is often debated, and we want students to be informed when they approach this topic.”The Justice Education Program’s student advisory committee centered this year’s symposium around health care because it finds value in informing students of problems they may encounter in real life, Matthews said.“Through giving people this convenient way to learn more about health, we can lay out the facts and prepare them,” Matthews said. “Experts are ready to talk, and students should be ready to listen. Things are changing, and we need to be prepared.”Tags: Health care, Justice Education Program, SMClast_img read more

USG holds banquet for student groups

first_imgThe Undergraduate Student Government External Affairs team hosted their bi-annual Council of Presidents at the Ronald Tutor Campus Center Ballroom Wednesday. This networking event brought more than a hundred USC organizations together to give them a chance to open communications with USG and each other.Lexi Orozco, director of external affairs, proceeded to give an introductory speech.“On behalf of myself, my associate Ian Scott, and president Rini Sampath, we want to thank you for taking your time to come out here and be recognized for your contributions to USC,” Orozco said. “We’re hoping that this event, at the beginning of the year, can form connections and collaborations that will bring different clubs together.”Daphne Blakey, president of the Recreational Club Council, said that the event was a great way to streamline the networking process between recognized student organizations.“It’s cool to meet other leaders to find out what’s going on on campus so we can probably working together,” Blakey said.Ian Scott, assistant director of external affairs, noted that the attendance of this event was far better than one that USG initially put on in the fall.“Last year, we did the [Council of the Presidents] in fall at the end of the semester, [and] now we are hosting the event in the beginning of the year,” Scott said. “We want to have a comfortable environment for all USC club organizations. When we hosted the event in fall, not a lot of club representatives showed up. Now we changed the time to spring so organizations can have a better sense of what USG is, where we have open arms to help whenever they need it.”USG President Rini Sampath wants the connection between club organizations and USG to be strong not only for the benefit for of the club now, but in the future.“Take a moment to look around and the students in the room. My hope for all of you to know the individuals around you,” Sampath said. ”It’s more fun to live in the moment. You may never know the people you get to meet and the impact they will have on your lives.”The event also helped recognized student organizations get into contact with each other while enjoying Pasta Roma. Abha Nath, president of Engineers Without Borders, who hopes to collaborate with the Trojan Youth Soccer League following the event.“We hope to work with the Trojan Youth Soccer League in terms of management and finance,” said Nath.Claire Chatinover, president of Chalk the Block, hopes to collaborate with Elise Green, co-captain of the women’s lacrosse team, to bring awareness of her club and inspire troubled children around USC.“We hope to work and bring our clubs together. We want to help each other out,” Chatinover said.Green was also excited to collaborate with other groups.“Although we are a branch of the Recreational Club Council, we are excited to work independently with other groups,” Green said.Overall, Scott was pleased with the outcome.“When I first started at USG, The room used to be empty with chairs, now we’re bringing in more tables and chairs to accommodate more students. I think social media and the marketing team did a great job,” Scott said.Correction: A previous version of this article identified Lexi Orozco as co-assistant director of external affairs and Ian Scott as co-associate director. Orozco is the director of external affairs and Scott the assistant director. The Daily Trojan regrets the errors.last_img read more

Ulster get Payne boost for Saracens encounter

first_imgMeanwhile, Gary Ringrose gets his first European start for Leinster in tomorrows clash with Bath in the RDS.Luke McGrath, Peter Dooley, James Tracy, Tadhg Furlong and Ross Molony all also make their first European starts. Payne will start at full-back having recovered from the foot injury he sustained at the World Cup.Andrew Trimble returns on the wing.Ulster are the only Irish side who can still make the quarter finalslast_img