After years and years of anticipation, delays, and a variety of obstacles, the long-awaited Grateful Dead documentary Long Strange Trip will be made available to the public on May 26th via Amazon Prime Video. The film, produced by legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese and directed by Amir Bar-Lev, made its debut at the acclaimed Sundance Film Festival earlier this year to glowing reviews. Running nearly four hours in length, this sprawling look at the history of one of the most influential bands in American music history features in-depth interviews from roadies, band members and extended Dead family members, along with incredible unseen behind-the-scenes and live footage spanning from the band members’ childhood through the various rungs of their climb to success.Long Awaited Grateful Dead Documentary Will Soon Be Available On AmazonEarlier this week, Entertainment Weekly posted an exclusive clip from the movie, which features interspersed video interviews of Garcia (from the ’90s) and bassist Phil Lesh (in the present day) talking about the origin of the band’s name. As they explain in the clip, the band had been using the name The Warlocks, but after discovering another group with that name, they had to pick a new moniker. While brainstorming ideas, Jerry opened a dictionary to a random page, and written on the page, nestled in the small print, were the words “Grateful Dead.” You can check out the clip below, via EW:The movie is broken into six distinct parts, touching on Jerry Garcia’s well documented history of drug addiction, the complications of the band’s increased popularity in the 80s and the unique community that grew an unwieldy size by the early 90s. While the film’s scope is wider than any film about the band to date, it is less concerned with displaying a detailed chronology of The Grateful Dead and more focused on conveying the bands adventurous and idiosyncratic essence–how their music manifested as a truly communal artistic effort, and garnered a following closer to that of a religion than that of a rock and roll band. As clips, clues, and reviews continue to surface ahead of its public release, our level of excitement could not be higher for the long-awaited Long Strange Trip this May![h/t – Entertainment Weekly]
New Liverpool defender Kolo Toure hopes he can play a major part in helping the club regain its Champions League status. Toure continued: “I would like to be remembered as someone who did very well and that is why I am here. At the moment Liverpool are not in the top four but they have the history, the quality, the players and the mentality as well. “This club is a winning club and I want to be part of history here, that’s why I came – to try to build the team as far as we can, to be top four or to win a trophy. “We just want to win trophies and want to play in the Champions League as well. There are a lot of good teams out there but with the squad we’ve got, we have great players and a great mentality here, we can do very well this season.” Reds manager Brendan Rodgers has signed Toure to add more experience to his defence, a role Jamie Carragher was asked to perform having been reinstated in the second half of the season prior to his retirement. “Of course my experience is going to be important. I know Jamie Carragher was a really important player for this football club,” Toure added. “He’s retired now and Liverpool had to look for somebody who can replace him. I’m the one and it’s a big honour. He has been a fantastic player for England and this football club. He was a great leader. What I will try to do is not going to be easy, but I will do my best.” Fellow new signing Simon Mignolet is also confident the club can make the top four again. His first task may be to displace Jose Reina as first-choice goalkeeper but he knows the bigger picture is to regain Champions League status. Mignolet said: “For me it’s a big step forward. I spoke to the manager and he told me that it’s going to be a big step forward.” The Ivory Coast international played in the competition with Arsenal and Manchester City, although last season he was left out of the European squad by then manager Roberto Mancini. Having arrived at Anfield on a free transfer after his contract expired in Manchester he is looking to secure a return to Europe’s premier club competition. “Last season I didn’t play, I was out of the (Champions League) squad,” he said. “It has been a tough time but this season is going to be a great season for Liverpool. To be part of the team who can bring the club back to the Champions League would be amazing. That’s what I’m looking for.” Press Association
The Milo U-13 train made its stop at Sunyani for the ZONE 2 after thrilling and buzzing activities in Lawra for the ZONE 1 championship that hosted the Northern, Upper East and West, North East and the Savanna Regions.The championship did not fail to excite as the participating schools turned up in style to grace the 5th anniversary of the competition with Lawra hosting its maiden zonal competition.ZONE 2 kickoff with 16 participating schools from the Ashanti, Bono, Ahafo and the Bono East Regions competing for a place in the grand finale to be played in Kumasi.The participating schools were St. Joseph International, Amoawi Methodist Primary, Sepe Tinpom M/A -A, Sepe Tinpom M/A- B, Techimantia Methodist Primary, Boda R/C, Bebato Kuma Primary, Ateco Demonstration Primary, Abu Bonsra Primary, Nkonsia Primary, Buokrom Primary, Onyemsu D/A, Asuotiano Presby Primary, Anansu Primary, Brofoyedru D/A, and Dutch Presby Primary School.￼All semifinalists from this zone made the list of school to represent their respective Regions in the finals come June 2, 2019, at the Paa Joe Park in Kumasi.The first day of the competition drew about 600 kids from the non-participating schools for the SOCCER CLINIC; they were taken through fitness tests and drills by the ICON for the competition – Stephen Appiah at the Sunyani Senior High School Park.This is aimed at developing their skills on the ball, their movements and most importantly the teamwork which Nestlé hopes to foster among the kids.The actual competition took off on the second day, the kids showed great talents and potentials as competed in the field of play.Ashanti Region had 8 competing schools and was grouped into A and B with Bono having 4 while both Bono East and Ahafo were represented by 2 each – they had to play a round robbing game (home and away) with the most wins and goals to go through to the semis.A total of 14 games were played on the first day, organizers and spectators from the community were thrilled with the sheer quality of talents these kids displayed as there was no shortage of football skills and intelligence.After the first round of games was played, Amoawi Methodist Primary and Sepe Tinpom M/A-B were winners in their respective groups from the Ashanti Region and had to square it up for who represents the region. Amoawi were too strong for their compatriots on the day as they were 1-0 winners.They became the first to side from Zone 2 to book their place in the National finals.Boda R/C Primary followed after emerging as group leaders from the Bono Region after thrashing Abu Bonsra 4-1 in their group decider.St. Joseph International School proved to be too strong for their fellow regional rivals, Techimantia Methodist. The won 7-1 on aggregate to make it to the semis.The 4th slot went to Babato Kuma Primary from the Ahafo Region after beating Ateco Demo Primary 2-0 on aggregate to advancement to the National Finals.SEMI-FINALISTS After the pairing was done, it was Amoawi against St. Joseph – the final before the actual finals as it was tagged by spectators then Babato Kuma against Boda R/C in the second semi-final game.The first semi-final game was everything spectators wished for, great game, quality football techniques from the kids. They entertained the fans but it was St. Joseph who narrowly edged out their opponents with a lone goal scored in the second half by their wonder kid, Mark Aboagye.The winner of the second semis had to be decided through the shootout as Boda R/C and Babato Kuma played out a 1-1 draw game – but it’s was Boda that emerged as winners from the spot kicks with a 4-2 win.Then there came the finale of ZONE 2 to decided the Zonal champions.It was St. Joseph from the Ahafo Region and Boda from the Bono Region.With little or no surprise, it was St. Joseph International School that were crowned Zone 2 champions but there were made to sweat for it by Bada who defended gallantly. A super sub, Israel Kofi Sarfo decided the winner when he was introduced midway in the second half.￼AWARDSFair Play – Nsoatre Presby PrimaryBest Goalkeeper – Theophilus Adu Benpah of Amoawi MethodistGoal King and the overall best player went to Mark Aboagye of St. Joseph International School.