Funk fans everywhere are still reeling in the unfortunate passing of keyboardist Bernie Worrell, best known for his work with both Talking Heads and Parliament Funkadelic. Worrell’s work is extremely influential to funk music, as his synthesizer playing remains some of the most groundbreaking work in the genre. Not to mention how instrumental P-Funk was in developing the funk genre itself.Considering P-Funk’s role in music history, it’s no surprise that the band is featured in a new Smithsonian exhibit. Unfortunately, however, the new exhibit mostly spotlights Bootsy Collins and George Clinton, all but leaving out the Wizard of Woo from the display. One fan started a Change.org petition to get that changed, as obviously Worrell’s contributions to P-Funk were crucial. Worrell’s widow has even offered to donate one of his outfits from the P-Funk era for inclusion.Bootsy Collins sent out a message to fans encouraging them to support the new petition. Check out his post below. You can access the Change.org petition here. Fans of Bernie Worrell should also check out this all-star tribute to him, taking place as a late night party after the new Bear Creek Bayou Festival in New Orleans, LA on October 1st.
Zinedine Zidane informs Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Real Madrid’s summer transfer plans Metro Sport ReporterSunday 29 Mar 2020 11:39 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.6kShares Comment Advertisement Aubameyang has been linked with a summer exit (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are thought to be considering cashing in for £50million and know if they don’t sell him this summer, they risk losing him for free next year.Zidane would consider signing him if a deal for Haaland – who only joined Dortmund in January – or Mane, who Liverpool would be reluctant to sell, was unattainable and Aubameyand may prove to be an easier transfer to get over the line.Should Arsenal sell Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Aubameyang is on Zidane’s radar (Picture: Soccrates/Getty)Zinedine Zidane has told Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang that he is a transfer target for Real Madrid this summer, but the Gabon international is reportedly not the Spanish giants’ priority. Zidane is in the market to sign a replacement for Luka Jovic, who has disappointed in his first season in Madrid, scoring just two goals. Jovic has emerged as a summer target for Arsenal and Chelsea, with Mikel Arteta keen on the Serbia forward, and Aubameyang could end up going in the opposite direction. However, Aubameyang – who is out of contract at the end of next season – is not Zidane’s top transfer target, according to the Express.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTRead the latest updates: Coronavirus news liveThe Real Madrid manager would prefer to add Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland to his squad, while Liverpool forward Sadio Mane is considered to be more of a priority than Aubameyang.Aubameyang’s contract situation has seen him attract attention from Barcelona and Manchester United as well, and his impressive 20-goal return in all competitions this season makes him an attractive proposition. Advertisement
FIFTY young aspiring female footballers are set to benefit from a football training programme, the Guyana Girls Academy (GGA), a new football program created by Guyanese-American coach Colin Wilson.The GGA inaugural camp will take place from July 25th – July 28th in Georgetown, from 09:30hrs to 17:00hrs each day. The four-day camp is for girls’ ages 7 to 11 years old.According to Wilson, the idea behind the programme is to create a football academy that develops, trains, and educate girls to compete at a collegiate, professional, and international level, as well as to ignite a strong women’s football culture that will continuously fuel the Guyana Women’s National Team programme.The camp will show young girls the technical, tactical, physical, and mental aspects of the game. Each participant will receive a camp uniform. Parents are encouraged to register this month to reserve their place at the camp.The GGA is working with the support and collaboration of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) and the National Sports Commission (NSC).Wilson played competitive football for ten years. He has been involved in coaching for nine years and was a certified referee for five years.He currently holds a United States Soccer Federation National C Coaching License and a United States Soccer Federation National Youth License. Wilson also holds a National Soccer Coaches of Association of America Advanced National Diploma and Level 2 Goalkeeper Diploma.Otis James, one of the coordinators here, is urging parents to register their children. He said the programme is a first and it would be a great opportunity for the young females.Persons interested in getting their children involve could contact James on 668-2014.
The ongoing Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into operations of the Georgetown Mayor and City Council (M&CC) has brought many startling revelations to light and according to Minister of State Joseph Harmon, Government is not deaf to these disclosures.Minister of State, Joseph HarmonThe Minister of State told reporters at this week’s post-Cabinet press briefing on Friday that while Central Government recognises that local democracy through Local Government Elections brought into place the management of the city, because of the strategic location of the city, they cannot be oblivious to the things that are taking place there.On this note, Harmon posited that his Administration is concerned with some of the revelations coming out the Inquiry.“So yes we are recognising the matters that are coming out of the CoI but as you know, the COI is still a matter that is ongoing and that while you may be expressing concerns about what is coming out, it is the recommendations coming out of that CoI that the Government will have to take actions on,” he stated.However, Minister Harmon explained they will have to await the completion of the CoI and the recommendations of the Commissioner, retired Justice Cecil Kennard, before actions can be taken. He explained that the Terms of Reference of some of these commission of inquiries permit the Commissioner, if they find that it is in the public’s interest, to make preliminary recommendations if they find that actions needed to be taken even before the CoI has completed its work. “[But] we have no recommendation of such, so we may have to await the findings of Justice Kennard and what his Commission determines in this matter,” Minister Harmon said.Justice Kennard, the former Chairman of the Police Complaints Authority (PCA), was sworn in back in September as the Chairman and sole Commissioner to conduct an inquiry into the operation of the city government.Among some of the exposures during the public hearings, which commenced on September 24, 2018, and is being held at the Critchlow Labour College, Woolford Avenue, was that a plot of riverfront land, reportedly not the property of City Hall, was leased to a shipping company by Town Clerk Royston King since April 5, 2016, at the cost of $625,000 per year.It was also heard that the Town Clerk allegedly collected monies from nine specific drivers of the Route 44 (Industry) route. The drivers paid a rental of $3000 each to occupy a stretch of the roadway that spans from the Avenue of the Republic to Hinck Street. Consequently, some 45 drivers were left to fend for themselves as the area remains occupied by the said drivers.Only recently, it was also reported by sections of the media that King also purchased a property located at Happy Acres, East Coast Demerara, for $30 million. This was confirmed by his Attorney Andrew Pollard to be true.King has been sent on leave pending the outcome of this CoI.Moreover, the hearings also revealed that the Georgetown municipality is deeply indebted to contractors as well as to its staff. Apart from not remitting employees’ union dues and National Insurance Scheme (NIS) deductions, it was disclosed that City Hall has not been handing over its employees’ pension deductions and is in arrears on its fire and motor insurance policies to the tune of $24 million.The hearings are expected to conclude on October 31, after which the Commissioner will make certain recommendations based on his findings and hand over same to Government for actions to be taken.Over the years, City Hall has complained about lack of funds, which is a mere contradiction to its excessive spending. Concerns were raised over this issue, and it was noted that while the building is in need of repairs, millions of dollars have been squandered excessively.