Chonixx visits UG, promises a grand show tonight

first_imgJamaican reggae superstar, Jamar Mc Naughton, more popularly known as “Chronixx”, arrived in Guyana one day ahead of the GTT’s Smile Guyana Concert billed for the Guyana National Stadium this evening.A section of the GWLT on FridayThe reggae artiste, upon arrival, visited several radio stations in promotion of the show and received the most hospitable welcome. This was no different when he turned up at the University of Guyana to have an interactive session with students there.Screams and shouts for the artiste were thunderous in the George Walcott Lecture Theatre (GWLT) as the reggae singer made his way to the stage in the presence of heavy security.The initiative was planned by the telephone company, which saw over 800 students purchasing tickets for the show at discounted prices. The monies from the sale will go towards the Guyana Artists in Residence programme (AIR).However, at the educational institution on Friday, the artiste reminisced on his life growing up and the about turn it took. He started his career with huge challenges but added that with the inspiration he received from God, he was able to stay on the right path and face those hurdles.The Jamaican artiste interacting with the student of UG on FridayHe explained that while growing up, he learnt to share from the little resources that were available at the time. Further, he started that as an artiste, he performs out of love for mankind and trust in God at the same time.Chronixx went on to say that when he started his musical career, he dreamt big and never thought that he would have been one of the most loved reggae artistes.“I was born in a musical environment… I found that a lot of people were giving their opinions… for me I have learnt to overcome the fear of not having people approval and that was the first step of me releasing the music I really love.”He added that an artiste should not do something that he or she does not love. He noted that the youths of the world must find a way to rise above the opinion of the people. The Jamaican artiste encouraged the youths to stay positive and focused but more so live their dreams.Chronixx will headline the GTT’s Smile Guyana Concert this evening and he promises patrons a grand time. Also sharing the stage will be the Heatwaves Band and Guyana’s own Alabama. The most exciting part of the evening, however, is expected to be that time when the telephone giant gives away $1 million to one lucky patron.Two persons have already walked away with $1 million each, with a third was expected to be named in Linden last evening. Tickets for the GTT’s Smile Guyana Concert will be available at the venue at a cost of $3500 each for the general admission, $10,000 for stage front and $15,000 for the VVIP experience.last_img read more

Second chance

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsIt shouldn’t be difficult. Border enforcement and a path to legitimacy aren’t mutually exclusive ideals. Indeed, neither will work without the other. Clearly just trying to seal off the border hasn’t worked, or else there wouldn’t be some 12 million immigrants living illegally in the United States despite border enforcement enhancements in the past decade. And the carrot of earned citizenship must be balanced by the stick of enforcement. Congress must put aside its differences this time and enact immigration reform. It’s way past time, and the American people will no longer let the politicians get away with doing nothing. TONIGHT, when President George W. Bush addresses Americans from the Oval Office, he is expected to urge Congress to adopt immigration reform that protects our borders and builds a structure for hardworking illegal immigrants to become citizens. In so doing, he speaks for most Americans who fall somewhere in the middle of the highly polarized immigration debate. Bush’s address comes as the Senate tries to do what it couldn’t in April – come up with a bipartisan immigration reform package that fixes the broken system humanely, rationally and sensibly. Last week, Sens. Harry Reid, D-Nevada, and Bill Frist, R-Tennessee, announced that the Senate was expected to come up with legislation by Memorial Day. This is good news, though best to be taken with a grain of salt. In April, Senate leaders publicly announced that a bipartisan deal was all but wrapped up. It wasn’t, as it turned out, and as the Senate took its spring recess it appeared immigration reform might be over before it had really begun. Now lawmakers have a second chance. Their challenge is to come up with something that pleases both the law-and-order side of the debate, which has already been addressed in a bill adopted by the House last year, and the pro-immigration side. last_img read more

‘Real Madrid all about winning Champions League’

first_imgUEFA Champions League Real Madrid all about winning the Champions League – Kahn Chris Burton 04:37 5/26/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Real Madrid Champions League final Getty Images UEFA Champions League Real Madrid v Liverpool Real Madrid Liverpool The former Germany international, who is now a coach within the Blancos’ junior camps system, says European glory is the top priority at the Bernabeu Real Madrid are a club “all about winning the Champions League”, according to Oliver Kahn, with the Liga giants prioritising success in Europe.Already the most decorated club in continental competition, the Blancos are closing in on yet more history.Saturday will see them grace a third successive Champions League final, with Zinedine Zidane’s side having already emerged victorious in each of the last two seasons – becoming the first club to claim back-to-back crowns in the modern era. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Liverpool stand between them and a 13th European Cup triumph, with Kahn conceding that those in the Spanish capital are driven by the desire to keep completing that challenge.The former Germany international goalkeeper, who is now a coach with Madrid’s junior camps system, told SPOX: “At Real, only one thing counts.“I’ve been at Real Madrid over the last few months and I’ve been running through the training centre and what do you see in every corner? If you’re in the bathroom, what do you see? Everywhere is the Champions League trophy. It smells like that cup, it’s crystal clear that this club is all about winning the Champions League.”Madrid’s level of consistency in Europe is considered to be “madness” by Kahn, with the legendary keeper having managed to capture a famous trophy just once over the course of his iconic career – in 2001.He is, however, delighted to see the Blancos prospering in the present, with Zidane’s dominant outfit boasting a German engine in the form of World Cup winner Toni Kroos.Toni Kroos Real MadridThe 28-year-old midfielder can be expected to have another important role to play against Liverpool in Kiev, with Kahn impressed at how Madrid are able to keep key men focused and motivated.He added on the playmaking qualities of Kroos: “He shows his importance at Real Madrid again and again.“He gets a kick in the butt from time to time so that he does not fall into monotony and focus solely on spreading the ball around.“He is a very, very important factor and the heart of the team, both at Real Madrid and for the German national team at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more