Manic Focus recently released a full-length album Minds Rising. The LP is an infectious encapsulation of Manic Focus’ roots in funk, soul, new-era hip hop, and electronic music. The album is an artful curation of the burgeoning Chicago music landscape and beyond, featuring appearances from cutting-edge hip hop artists, vocalists, producers, and musicians from across the country, including the percussive genius of Adam Deitch (Lettuce, Break Science), powerful vocals of Jennifer Hartswick (Trey Anastasio Band), and meticulous production of Late Night Radio, who all join forces on the album’s soulful lead single, “Stronger.”ProbCause lays down heavy bars on the trap anthem “Putting All Of My People On.” Russ Liquid backs “Habit” with a funky New Orleans style three-piece horn section, while emerging hip hop group the RapperChicks deliver witty, earth-shattering verses and a captivating chorus to round out the track. Brooklyn based musicians Exmag and Borahm Lee (Lowtemp Music, Break Science) harmonize on “Your X Now” to bring space jazz rhythms and twinkling piano elements to Manic Focus’ stellar composition. Other collaborations include features from future bass producer Psymbionic on “Pushing,” rising Chicago stars Statik on “Stochastic Resonance,” Carlile on “Timeless,” and the razor sharp lyricism of Chicago rapper Psalm One on “Joy In the Noise.” Stream the new music below:
12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The American love affair with mobile devices is blooming into a meaningful long-term relationship. Nearly half of all Google searches between June and November 2014 originated from mobile devices, according to marketing news website ClickZ. And last year the volume of auto loan, mortgage, and credit card applications made through smartphones and tablets soared more than 60 percent, reports Javelin Research & Strategy.When consumers access your marketing website from a mobile device, are they seeing a page that immediately and intuitively adapts to the screen they’re viewing it on? Will your site frustrate them with text running off the screen, causing them to scroll in order to navigate, or a tiny, shrunken version of your webpage that requires them to zoom?If your financial institution has been dragging its feet about upgrading to a mobile-responsive website, you’ll soon find yourself standing at the back of the crowd while mobile-enamored consumers marry their financial futures to some other bank or credit union. If you needed more inspiration to commit, Google—the 800-pound gorilla of search engines—is playing matchmaker. continue reading »
The Ministry of Youth and Sports has banned five players and three technicians, including officials from all sporting activities either directly or indirectly in Liberia for two years beginning January 25, 2016 to January 25, 2018.The Ministry leveled the suspension owing to the “unwholesome conduct” exhibited during matches at the just ended 2015/2016 National County Sports Meet.A release from the Ministry announced the affected players as Alex Doe (jersey #11), Alex Denessi (jersey #17), Mircus Weah (jersey #1), Kofie Brown (jersey #13) and Emmanuel Quoineh (jersey #24) all of Sinoe County football team. Sinoe County’s Development Superintendent Sneh Johnson and Technical Director Dell Desmond were also banned. The release said it was established that Sinoe County players and officials invaded the playing pitch and rained mayhem on the team of match officials and some personnel during the match between Grand Bassa County and Sinoe County at the Doris Williams Sports Stadium in Buchanan on December 15, 2015.The Organizing Committee found the group guilty of Article XXI: Cautions and expulsion section Section 24.5, which states “Any player (s) and coach (es) caught fighting within the game vicinity before, during and immediately after the game shall be suspended and fined, as deem necessary,” it said.The Ministry has also banished Bong County football team trainer Timothy Kromah for two years for an unwholesome conduct exhibited during the Bong County versus Grand Bassa County semi-finals played January 15, at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.It was further established that Kromah invaded the field while the game was in progress and smacked the referee in the face which constituted a violation of the rules and guideline governing the competition, precisely article XXII, section 24.5.“This action becomes expedient as a way of deterring others who may harbor similar stance in the future to undermine the sanity of the competition which seeks to promote national peace and reconciliation; provide opportunities for small businesses to increase income; create temporary employment for young athletes to demonstrate their talents and provide additional opportunities for sports development.Meanwhile, four counties have been fined US$8,500 for nonparticipation (forfeit).The Youth and Sports Ministry said Sinoe, Lofa and Rivercess counties have each been fined US$2,000 for not participating in the volley game.Bong County was fined US$2,500 for refusing to play the 3rd place match with Lofa County.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Lawyers said many of the relationships appeared to have deteriorated as the detainees’ legal cause has suffered setbacks in Congress and the courts, and as Justice Department officials have begun efforts to limit lawyers’ access to detainees, raising new concerns among the detainees about their lawyers’ effectiveness. “Every lawyer is afraid, every time they go down there, that their clients won’t see them,” said Mark P. Denbeaux, a professor at Seton Hall University School of Law who represents two Guantanamo detainees. “And it’s getting worse, because it’s pretty hard to say we’re offering them anything.” The situation is awkward for the lawyers, who have become a considerable force, not only in the courts but also in legislative, diplomatic and public debates about detention policies. Tense relationships or outright resistance from their clients could undercut their credibility and complicate their legal work. The Justice Department, in a recent court filing, asked a federal appeals court to limit the number of times lawyers challenging detention could visit detainees and to allow officials to read lawyers’ mail to detainees. Some of the lawyers said that court fight would be likely to further weaken their ties to some detainees because it raised questions about whether their communications would be confidential and whether they would be able to continue to see their clients. Some detainees are clearly cooperating with their lawyers and are engaged in regular dialogue with them. In interviews, some lawyers denied there were problems in their relationships with detainees or declined to discuss the difficulties, saying such information would embolden the government. But other lawyers estimated that a third or more of the detainees who have worked with lawyers in cases challenging their detention are now resisting cooperating with them. Many of the detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, are no longer cooperating with their lawyers, adding a largely invisible struggle between the lawyers and their own clients to the legal battle over the Bush administration’s detention policies. Some detainees refuse to see their lawyers, while others decline mail from their lawyers or refuse to provide them information on their cases, according to court documents, writings of some of the detainees and recent interviews. The detainees’ resistance appears to have been fueled by frustration over their long detention and suspicion about whether their lawyers are working for the government, as well as anti-American sentiment, some of the documents and interviews show. “Your role is to polish Bush’s shoes and make the picture look good,” a Yemeni detainee, Adnan Farhan Abdullatif, 31, wrote his lawyer in February. Some of the lawyers accuse Guantanamo officials of feeding the detainees’ suspicions regarding their lawyers, a charge Pentagon officials deny. Of 10 detainees publicly identified by military prosecutors as targets of possible war-crimes charges, many, if not most, have either refused U.S. lawyers entirely or are uncooperative. Some of those detainees face possible life sentences.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
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Hello and welcome to the coverage of Day 1 of the second Test between India and England at Vizag. (LIVE Scorecard)India 1st Innings:16.55 IST: And that will be stumps for the day and India 317/4 with Kohli unbeaten on 151. India dominated the opening day of the second Test with two hundreds from Kohli and Pujara. Thanks for tuning in and do join back tomorrow for an action-packed day two with Kohli looking good for his double ton. 16.45 IST: Out. Anderson strikes with the new ball by sending back Rahane for 23 caught behind. India four down.England have taken the second new ball with two overs left for the day. Anderson to bowl with two slips in place.16.39 IST: Virat Kohli brings up his 150 with two overs left for the day. IND 313/3 16.34 IST: Four overs left for the day, Anderson back into the attack as England look for a wicket. Kohli on 147. 16.28 IST: India bring up their 300 runs with Kohli 143 not out. Can India see off the day without losing another day? 16.23 IST: Kohli and Rahane bring up the 50-run partnership. IND 298/3 Stats: The highest first day Test score in India has been 417 runs in 2009/10 in Kanpur involving the hosts and Sri Lanka. 16.11 IST: Kohli survives after England opt for the DRS. The Indian skipper going for the reverse sweep misses hitting on the knee roll and review showed the ball not hitting the leg stump for the on-field decision to be over turned.15.55 IST: Four. Tad short from Moeen Ali and Rahane punches down the covers on the backfoot. Excellent placement! advertisement15.52 IST: Four. Poor bowling from Stokes straying down the leg and Kohli helping it to wide fine leg. Kohli with that boundary moves on to 127.Most Test 100s by Indian captains11 S Gavaskar9 M Azharuddin7 S Tendulkar/Virat Kohli#IndvEng&; Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) November 17, 201615.42 IST: A maiden over from Stokes with a minimum of 17 overs left for the day. IND 264/3 (Kohli batting on 121, Rahane on 2) Virat Kohli at Vizag…in ODIs118 v Aus 2010117 v WI 201199 v WI 201365 v NZ 2016in Tests101* v Eng 2016#IndvEng&; Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) November 17, 2016Bowling change. Ben Stokes replaces James Anderson. 15.38 IST: Four. A flighted one from Rashid and Kohli puts it to backward boundary. IND 264/3 15.27 IST: Ajinkya Rahane joins Kohli at the crease, who’s batting on 113. While Rahane in the few balls that he faced looked troubled playing the spinners and also had a close shave going for the cut shot.15.17 IST: Anderson to Pujara, OUT!! Finally a breakthrough for England as Anderson gets Pujara’s wicket, ending a solid 226-run stand. Ind 248/314.58 IST: Anderson to Kohli, gets there! Virat Kohli scores 14th hundred in his 50th Test match. This is his 7th ton in his 19th match as captain of the Indian Test side. Ind 231/2 Test match No. 50. Test century No.14 @imVkohli @Paytm Test Cricket #INDvENG pic.twitter.com/deqXgzTW3l BCCI (@BCCI) November 17, 2016And now 100 for @imVkohli! They like celebrating centuries in the Vizag stands… ???? #INDvENG pic.twitter.com/zYzuyvbBO9 England Cricket (@englandcricket) November 17, 201614.47 IST: Rashid to Pujara, SIX!! What a way to get to your Test ton! No nerves or anything, he gets a gift from Rashid, it is short on middle, Pujara camps back and pulls it high and handsome over mid-wicket for a maximum. 200-RUN STAND COMES UP AS WELL. Ind 225/2 in 59.2 ovs. [email protected] celebrates as he brings up his 10th Test century @Paytm Test Cricket #INDvENG pic.twitter.com/J3hvSycvxY BCCI (@BCCI) November 17, 2016A fine 100 for Cheteshwar Pujara. He goes to a 10th Test ton with a maximum off Rashid. India 226-2 #INDvENG pic.twitter.com/BGqe6rFtRP England Cricket (@englandcricket) November 17, 201614.33 IST: Play commences after tea with Pujara three short of a hundred. Kohli is batting on 91. 14.13 IST: Tea has been taken with India 210/2. Pujara 97*, Kohli 91*. Stand: 188 runs.That’s how dominating India has been, a local dog has ensured a break here. It was in fact the first ball after lunch was the how the entire session went for England. It was a nicely clipped boundary for Kohli and the runs just kept flowing for India right throughout. They racked up 118 runs in the session without losing a wicket and have run England ragged in the field. Both of them have had their style of play. Kohli has drive well through the off side while Pujara has used his feet superbly to score at a good rate. At Tea on Day 1 #TeamIndia are 210/2 with an unbeaten partnership of 188 runs between Virat and Pujara #INDvENG pic.twitter.com/6odOjylAJOadvertisement BCCI (@BCCI) November 17, 2016There’s a dog on the field and Stuart Broad shoos him away. The ground staff rush behind him but the dog keeps on running and off the field. Oh dear, he’s back on the field again and he is looking simply unstoppable. The kids are enjoying this completely. The umpires decide to take the TEA BREAK!13.58 IST: Rashid to Pujara, FOUR! Boundaries simply continue to flow! Pujara comes forward and takes it on the full to drive it through coves for a four. Pujara moves into the nervous nineties. Ind 203/213.40 IST: Ansari to Pujara, FOUR! Pujara steps forward this time and takes it on the full, smacks it hard through mid off and gets a boundary now to end the over. Good over for India! 2nd Test. 48.6: Z Ansari to C Pujara (78), 4 runs, 170/2 https://t.co/5a1eoAM8XG #IndvEng @Paytm BCCI (@BCCI) November 17, 201613.40 IST: Ansari to Pujara, SIX! Poor ball, punished! Half tracker on off, Pujara goes onto his back foot and pulls it over mid-wicket. The ball lands in the stands where the kids are cheering out loudly. 2nd Test. 48.5: Z Ansari to C Pujara (74), 6 runs, 166/2 https://t.co/5a1eoAM8XG #IndvEng @Paytm BCCI (@BCCI) November 17, 201613.27 IST: Demonetisation has forced Andhra Cricket Association to open the gates of the stadium for all on all days due to the poor ticket sales for this match. The crowd today includes about 5,000 school children who have been brought from different parts of the city. Ind 154/2 in 47 ovs13.23 IST: Pujara and Kohli’s partnership – 126 runs off 240 balls. Ind 148/2 in 45 ovs13.09 IST: Stokes to Kohli, DROPPED! Back of a length outside off, comes in, Kohli goes for the pull but does not keep it down. The ball travels off the top edge to deep fine leg. Adil Rashid stationed there fails to get under it and drops it. Cook, Stokes, Root none are impressed. How costly will it be? Ind 133/2 13.04 IST: NOT OUT! Ball-tracker show the impact was outside the off-stump to the on-field umpire’s decision stays. Ind 132/213.03 IST: Moeen to Pujara, huge shout for leg-before but the umpire turns it down. England have taken a review. 12.53 IST: Stokes to Pujara, FOUR!! Pujara drives through the covers to bring up his 11th half-century in style. Ind 125/2 in 39 ovs FIFTY! @cheteshwar1 brings up his 11th Test half century @Paytm Test Cricket #INDvENG pic.twitter.com/MLeX4Mpvgb BCCI (@BCCI) November 17, 201612.40 IST: Ben Stokes to Kohli, FIFTY! Bowls it on middle, Kohli clips it through mid-wicket for a single. The loud noise ensures all know it is yet another fifty for Virat. He does not celebrate it much, just raises his bat to acknowledge the applause from the kids in. Ind 111/2FIFTY! @imVkohli brings up his 13 Test half century @Paytm Test Cricket #INDvENG pic.twitter.com/Vthh5gNRax BCCI (@BCCI) November 17, 201612.23 IST: Rashid to Kohli, FOUR!! Hundred up for India 12.12 IST: Anderson to Kohli, FOUR! Perfect start for India! Bowls it on middle, Kohli will be delighted with the first ball, he clips it through mid-wicket for a boundary. Nice way to get going after Lunch! Ind 96/2 in 28.1 ovsadvertisementVirat Kohli in his 50th Test: His key landmarks so far11.32 IST: India 92/2 (28 overs) at lunch vs England. Cheteshwar Pujara 37*, Virat Kohli 35*, James Anderson 1/19, Stuart Broad 1/21. At Lunch on Day 1 #TeamIndia are 92/2 (Kohli 35*, Pujara 37*). Follow the game here – https://t.co/5a1eoB3JPe #INDvENG pic.twitter.com/UwblFblJ2m BCCI (@BCCI) November 17, 2016That’s a good start for India in the 2nd Test. England despite losing the toss had the best of the first half hour as they got India 2 down for 22. Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara then joined forces to steady India with a fine unbeaten stand. They have had their nervy moments with the running between the wickets but thankfully for India, there was no harm done.Both of them will hope to continue their good work and ensure that they build the platform for a big first innings score. England will be happy with their work and will hope to take wickets at regular intervals since it will get tougher to bat as the game goes on. Join us in a while for the second session.(AP Photo) 11.32 IST: A Rashid to Kohli, Full outside off, driven firmly through covers for a single. That will be LUNCH ON DAY 1! 11.10 IST: Stuart Broad is back in the attack for his second spell. Ind 80/2 in 22 ovs10.56 IST: Ansari to Kohli, FOUR!! On middle and leg, Kohli uses his feet and lofts it over the mid on region. The ball races away to the fence in no time. Brings up the Fifty-run partnership between Kohli and Pujara.10.52 IST: Rashid to Kohli, NOT OUT! Pujara survives! Tossed up on middle and leg, Kohli flicks it to mid-wicket and calls for the run. Pujara takes a start but hesitates and then rushes towards the striker’s end where Root throws the ball. Bairstow whips off the bails and appeals for a run out. Replays Pujara just made it in, thanks to his dive. Single taken in the end. Ind 66/2 in 17.1 ovs 10.45 IST: Ansari to Pujara, FOUR! Excellent footwork. Pujara uses his feet, takes it on the full and uses his wrists to beat the mid on fielder for a boundary. 10.33 IST: Z Ansari to Pujara, no run, gets in line and turns it towards the on side. First hour of play comes to an end with India 45/2 in 13 ovs. Pujara 9*, Kohli 16*A lively opening hour in Vizag – a wicket each for Broady & Jimmy and India are 45-2 #INDvENG pic.twitter.com/CwfvahGTpY England Cricket (@englandcricket) November 17, 201610.25 IST: The first over of spin from Zafar Ansari fetches three runs as Ind reach 39/2 in 11 ovs10.15 IST: Anderson to Kohli, FOUR! Not in control! Shorter length outside off, Kohli goes for the pull but does not connect well. He gets a top edge that flies over the fine leg fence. Anderson is not impressed. 2nd Test. 8.4: J Anderson to V Kohli (8), 4 runs, 36/2 https://t.co/5a1eoAM8XG #IndvEng @Paytm BCCI (@BCCI) November 17, 201610.15 IST: Anderson to V Kohli, FOUR! Nice! Fuller outside off, Kohli is not worried and goes for his drive. He gets it through covers with a slightly open face of the bat for a boundary. 2nd Test. 8.2: J Anderson to V Kohli (4), 4 runs, 32/2 https://t.co/5a1eoAM8XG #IndvEng @Paytm BCCI (@BCCI) November 17, 201610.08 IST: Anderson bowls a maiden with Kohli on strike. Ind 28/2 in 7 ovs10.00 IST: Broad to Pujara, FOUR! Nicely done! Strays it on middle and leg, Pujara clips it down to the fine leg fence for a boundary. Pujara goes past 3000 runs in Test cricket. 2nd Test. 5.3: S Broad to C Pujara (6), 4 runs, 26/2 https://t.co/5a1eoAM8XG #IndvEng @Paytm BCCI (@BCCI) November 17, 20169.58 IST: Anderson to Vijay, OUT!! Well done, Anderson! Bowls it short and on an angle on the body. Vijay looks to fend at first taking the bottom hand off the bat. The ball goes off the gloves towards Stokes at third slip who takes an easy catch. Anderson is pumped up and why not. That is a superb start for India. Ind 22/2 in 5 ovsWICKET! Jimmy’s back alright – Vijay fends a vicious bouncer to Stokes & India are 22-2 ?? #INDvENGLive: https://t.co/u1h9LWMIkX pic.twitter.com/A6o8RsMCtW England Cricket (@englandcricket) November 17, 20169.55 IST: Anderson to Vijay, FOUR!! Creams another one through the covers for his fourth boundary. Vijay goes past 3000 runs in Test cricket. Ind 22/1 9.51 IST: Broad to Vijay, FOUR! Vijay on the charge! Full outside off, Vijay times his push and caresses it down the ground through mid on for another boundary. He is timing them superbly. 9.50 IST: Broad to Vijay, FOUR!! Fuller outside off, Vijay comes forward and creams it through covers for a majestic boundary. Beautifully done! 9.41 IST: Broad to L Rahul, OUT! KL RAHUL DEPARTS! Broad gets the length right, bowls it outside off, on a length, Rahul plays at it after leaving similar ones before. The ball gets the outside edge which carries through to third slip where Stokes takes the catch. Not a good start for India and not a good welcome for Rahul too. Ind 6/1 in 1.5 ovs WICKET! Get in! Stokes takes a fine catch in the slips off Broad to dismiss Rahul. India 6-1 #INDvENGLive: https://t.co/u1h9LWMIkX pic.twitter.com/7WHQocl1g5 England Cricket (@englandcricket) November 17, 20169.32 IST: J Anderson to Vijay, FOUR! Poor start for Anderson! Sprays it on the pads, Vijay gets it fine down to the long leg fence. He is looking for the outswinger but the line is wrong from Jimmy. India 6/0 in 1 over9.31 IST: J Anderson to Vijay, Begins with a length ball on middle and leg, Vijay fails to clip it through. He looks for a single but is sent back in time. 9.30 IST: England’s leading wicket-taker in Tests returns and has the new ball in his hands. Vijay to face the first ball for India. TOSS:9.15 IST: James Anderson is back in the playing XI for England, Chris Woakes sits out. Virat Kohli calls correctly & India will bat first in the 2nd Test. One change for England – Jimmy is back for Chris Woakes #INDvENG pic.twitter.com/Uonv96HL2L England Cricket (@englandcricket) November 17, 20169.00 IST: Virat Kohli wins the toss, India will bat first against England. Jayant Yadav replaces Amit Mishra, KL Rahul is back in the side in place of Gautam Gambhir. IND XI: M Vijay, L Rahul, C Pujara, V Kohli, A Rahane, R Ashwin, W Saha, R Jadeja, J Yadav, U Yadav, M Shami BCCI (@BCCI) November 17, 2016ENG XI: A Cook, H Hameed, J Root, B Duckett, M Ali, B Stokes, J Bairstow, Z Ansari, A Rashid, S Broad, J Anderson BCCI (@BCCI) November 17, 2016Preview:India will look to apply themselves better when the hosts will take on a confident England in the second Test match at the ACA-VDCA cricket stadium tomorrow.India who looked nearly invincible on the home pitches with the ingenuity of spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, accuracy of Ravindra Jadeja and experience of leg-spinner Amit Mishra, were cornered and were forced to play for the draw in the opening Test.India’s batting line-up failed to rise to the challenge when they needed 310 at a run-rate of just over five on a fifth-day track.While Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara came up with a century each in the first innings, Gautam Gambhir and Ajinkya Rahane failed to respond.But the Virat Kohli-led side can take good things from this as, despite losing early wickets, he along with lower-order batsmen Ashwin, stumper Wriddhiman Saha and Jadeja took India out of the woods and managed a draw.KL RAHUL RETURNSThe latest addition of in-form opener Lokesh Rahul, who was sidelined from the first Test squad due to an injury, will also give a big boost to the team confidence as Gambhir, who replaced an injured Shikhar Dhawan in the New Zealand series, failed to gave the hosts the start they wanted in both the innings against England.The bowling department, which has been firmly put in its place by Kohli against New Zealand, also looked a bit lost against England as it failed to put the pressure on the English opening duo of Alastair Cook and Haseeb Hameed.
AUBURN, AL – NOVEMBER 30: A member of Auburn Tigers cheer team waves a flag during their game against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Jordan-Hare Stadium on November 30, 2013 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Auburn’s football team will be sporting new helmets this season. They’re not very different than the helmets they’ve sported in the past. The design is the same, but the finish is different – it’s metallic. A photo of the helmets came out in early August, but now we’ve got a video of the helmet. It looks great. Really good look at the metallic finish to the new facemask and helmet stripes for Auburn football @PhilHecken pic.twitter.com/ScoUwEq1dA— Clint Richardson® (@Clintau24) September 1, 2015Looks good, Tigers. Auburn opens its season Sept. 5 against Louisville.
COLLEGE PARK, MD – OCTOBER 03: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines (L) jogs off the fiedl with his brother Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh (R) following halftime of the Michigan and Maryland Terrapins game at Byrd Stadium on October 3, 2015 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)Like many teams, Jim Harbaugh’s Michigan Wolverines listen to music during practice. Harbaugh’s inclusions in the playlist include many of the rock staples you’d expect from a 51 year old football coach. You have some AC/DC, some KISS, both very standard. The playlist also includes Jim Harbaugh’s favorite song, which doesn’t strike us as something you’d play to get players pumped for practice.What music does Jim Harbaugh play at #Michigan practices? pic.twitter.com/VzNpp6l3IH— Ben Fidelman (@bfidelman) September 6, 2015 Gordon Lightfoot’s song does have plenty of references to the Midwest. The shipwreck motif is a bit strange, but we probably shouldn’t question Harbaugh’s methods. The man rebuilt Stanford, he can play some Lightfoot if he wants.
Advertisement Advertisement European Union Film Festival: What with the abundance of free screenings at the European Union Film Festival at the Royal in the next two weeks, moviegoers are bound to find something that suits their tastes. Nevertheless, it can be a challenge to determine where to start amid the many sensitively wrought dramas from the Balkans, intergenerational family stories from Scandinavia and crowd-pleasers that hit big with local audiences but remain woefully obscure in other lands. Here are three Canadian premieres in this week’s slate worth taking a chance on.Irreplaceable (France): This rural-set drama pairs the promising young director Thomas Lilti with one of France’s biggest stars, Francois Cluzet — the Intouchables actor plays a country doctor coping with his own ailing health. It plays Nov. 12.The First, The Last (Belgium): Belgian actor and director Bouli Lanners stars opposite Albert Dupontel in an offbeat crime story as shaggy, sad sack bounty hunters who get in a heap of trouble while searching for a rich guy’s stolen cellphone — the winner of two big prizes at the Berlin festival last year, it plays Nov. 13. Twitter Remainder (UK): This year’s most intriguing offering at the EUFF — at least for viewers who’ve read the film’s brilliant source novel by Tom McCarthy — is this enigmatic British effort about a strange young man with memory problems who obsessively recreates a fragment of his past. Video artist Omer Fast’s debut feature plays Nov. 17.The EUFF continues to Nov. 24. Advertisement
The B.C. Summer games are set for July 19th-22nd. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Northern Strikers will be well-represented at this year’s B.C. Summer Games after seven of the association’s player were selected to compete.Early this afternoon the U-15 Boys soccer team was announced with Lee West, Harrison Sewell, Liam McGarvey, and Sam Hafner all making the Zone 8 team. Dylan Buziak was also named to the team as an alternate player.The boys will be joining Kenzie Beech and Isabella Ziebart who were named to the U-15 Girls team last week.