POSITIVE STROKE PLAYER POTCHEFSTROOM, S A (CMC): Wicket-keeper Shane Dowrich believes his transition to the one-day format will not be a difficult one, as he gears up for his first-ever 50-overs series with the West Indies side starting next week. The 25-year-old was a late inclusion in the 15-man squad for the Tri-Nations Series in Zimbabwe against the hosts and Sri Lanka, after veteran batsman Marlon Samuels pulled out. Dowrich has been impressive in his eight Tests to date since making his debut last year and said he was thrilled by the prospect of one-day cricket. “I’m very excited. Things seem to be going my way this year. I’ve been putting in a lot of work in the background, and it seems to be paying off,” the Barbadian said here during the one-week camp. “I’m excited about the one-day tour; it’s a new chapter for me. I haven’t really played a lot of one-day cricket but I think it is something to look forward, and it is something I am very interested in as well.” Dowrich is competent gloveman and a stylish lower-order batsman who has impressed with four half-centuries in 14 Test innings. A positive stroke-player, the right-hander has already gathered three first class hundreds, in averaging nearly 37. However, he said there would be tweaks needed for both his batting and glove work, in order to be successful in the one-day format. “For me, one-day cricket is about being smart. You have to look to bat 50 overs, but you still have to be positive in your intent and I’m a positive person, so I don’t think it will be a big transition for me, but just being selective and being able to pick gaps and that sort of stuff [will be important],” he pointed out. “In terms of the keeping, [I have to be] a little more explosive and mobile in terms of movement. That’s all I have to really work on going into the one-day series.” Dowrich made headlines recently as West Indies stunned Pakistan to win the third and final Test in Sharjah by five wickets recently. He stroked an upbeat, unbeaten 60 to help pull West Indies out of trouble at 67 for five, and steer them to their target of 154 on the final day. Dowrich said the victory – the only one of the nine-match tour for West Indies – had been a huge boost for the Caribbean side. “Obviously, the vibe is very good around the setup right now. After winning the game, the guys are chirpy and you can see it in terms of the practice sessions,” he noted. Reflecting on his role in the victory, he said vice-captain and fellow Barbadian Kraigg Brathwaite who finished not out on 60, had been an inspiration. West Indies will leave here at weekend and play their first game of the Tri-Nations Series against Sri Lanka next Wednesday in Harare. – S.F.
Advertisement Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement How the show will depict motherhood in Season 2:I think this season of the show is so much about that there’s so many different ways that you can be a mother and a father. The different approaches that people have to it, and what it really means. I’m not a mother myself, so I can’t really speak from that specific place, but I do have a mother. I think that for us, it’s about how you want to raise a child in this world, but the kind of world also that you want to bring them into. You want to make sure that there is a place for them and that there is freedom for them.How THE HANDMAID’S TALE is resonating with the audience:I never fully anticipated that, but I do think that the reasons that we were all attracted to the material, the reason that MGM was attracted, that Hulu was attracted, then Bruce, then me, then Warren, then the audience, then the people who give you the awards, are also the reasons why the audience is attracted to it. It does feel like the right moment for these stories. It does feel like it’s speaking to us as humans, like I said, not just in my country, but all over the world. And I think that it was time, in so many ways, for the stories to start to have a voice and start to be told. Did I anticipate there being this crazy storm of the costumes being used at actual, real life protests, or at actual legislature, of course not. But if we’ve given somebody a symbol for the resistance, I think that’s fantastic. I mean, it’s cooler than any TV show.On women solidarity and its role on the show:I think that one of the saddest things about Season 1 for me and Yvonne [Strahovski] was Serena not having solidarity with Offred or with any of the Handmaids. That was shown in any scene where I got play Offred, just not understanding how she could turn her back on her fellow women. Those scenes were very moving for me and for Yvonne. Without spoiling anything, yes, we do get into that more in Season 2 and start raising the question more and more, of why are you doing this? And not just Serena but the other wives as well, why are you turning against your fellow women? And we do bring it up, and I think it is really interesting to talk about.I personally have a lot of women in my life, and I’ve always worked with women, and work with even more women now, fortunately. My entire team is women except for my lawyers. I’ve been very fortunate in my female relationships, but I’ve seen it happen, of course. I’ve seen women turn on each other, and I think THE HANDMAID’S TALE is a great representation of the extreme of that.How society can prevent itself from following Gilead’s path:If you know, you have got to tell me. If I knew the answer to that, I wouldn’t be making a TV show. I don’t think there’s one answer to it, but I do think there has to be a voice for people who have not had it for a very long time. That can be women, that can be men, that can be people of different races and creeds. I think there’s definitely a sense of people feeling like they haven’t been listened to, and so I think giving everyone a voice is a good starting place.How the violence of Gilead is handled for audiences:I think we temper hard-to-watch aspects of the show so many times with other things. It’s so romantic and beautiful and elegant and sad, all at the same time. I was watching an episode the other day that was literally making me laugh out loud. So we temper it a lot of times, but if we were to shy away from the reality of this world, of Gilead, that wouldn’t work either. So I think as long as we try to, it’s never gratuitous and as long as we are truthful and telling the story, then we’re doing what we’re supposed to be doing.On makeup playing a huge role in her actingThe choice to not wear makeup is in the book, they don’t have makeup, obviously. But I will say for Burton LeBlanc, who is the head of our makeup department, there is makeup. But it’s not beauty makeup. There’s not makeup that makes you look better, there can be makeup that makes you look worse. Burton does an incredible job with that kind of makeup. I go to the makeup trailer every morning. I find the makeup that Burton does for me is really helpful, because he can make me look more tired, he can make me look more distressed, or like I’ve been crying, and that actually helps me do my job. Facebook The second season of Bravo’s critically adored, politically charged drama THE HANDMAID’S TALE is back for Season 2 beginning Sunday, April 29 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The series has sparked debate about current social issues, and continues to be a harrowing cautionary tale about female subjugation under the totalitarian regime.Series lead star Elisabeth Moss (Offred/June) talks about how the show has had an impact on our society’s future, and how we currently see the world around us. Twitter read more
TORONTO — Nominees for the 2019 Juno Awards will be revealed this morning with superstars like Drake and Shawn Mendes expected to be in the running.Other contenders likely to grab nods at Canada’s biggest music night could include rock favourites Arkells, rising Indigenous singer Jeremy Dutcher and acclaimed songstress Charlotte Day Wilson.Organizers are also expected to shed some light on plans for hosting duties at this year’s broadcast in London, Ont. Login/Register With: Facebook Shawn Mendes performs at the Jingle Ball at the Allstate Arena on Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018, in Rosemont, Ill. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP) Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Already the Junos have announced hometown act Loud Luxury as performers. The DJ duo rose to prominence last year with their international dance hit “Body.”Special honourees include Corey Hart, the 1980s pop heartthrob known for his hits “Sunglasses at Night” and “Never Surrender.” He will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.And music producer David Foster will be recognized with the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award for his philanthropic work at a industry gala dinner.The Juno Awards will air live March 17 on CBC-TV.——By David Friend | The Canadian Press – Follow @dfriend on Twitter. Twitter read more
August 30, 2002 Arcosanti hostsanother dance workshop conducted by the Philadelphia-based dance troop,the Groupe Motion. [Photo: SA & text: T] The workshop outlinereads: “A week of dance and movement improvisation exploring techniquesand structures of expanding awareness of space, movement vocabulary andcommunication.”[Photo: SA & text: T] The group ran intoPaolo Soleri literally on the path. [Photo: SA & text: T] The week-longworkshop was culminated in the weekend performance by the members ofthe dance company and the workshop participants. [Photo & text: T] The performancefeatured their intriguing and sponteneous movements gliding on bothlive and recorded music. [Photo & text: T] read more
Discovery Networks International-owned free-to-air channels, Quest and Quest Red, have launched on the Freesat platform in the UK.Male-skewing factual channel Quest and female-focused Quest Red are available on channel numbers 167 and 168 respectively on the Freesat EPG.“We’re thrilled that these two great channels are coming to Freesat – our customers love entertainment, and with a huge variety of programmes on offer, there’s something to suit everyone,” said Freesat managing director, Alistair Thom.“By launching on Freesat, Quest and Quest Red are immediately available to an additional two million households in the UK that now have a chance to watch our wide range of programmes for the very first time,” said Martin Heaton Cooper, SVP chief operating officer, Discovery Networks UK and Ireland.“The partnership with Freesat is yet another important step in our goal to reach all viewers across every screen.”Alistair Thom, managing director at Freesat said: “We’re thrilled that these two great channels are coming to Freesat – our customers love entertainment, and with a huge variety of programmes on offer, there’s something to suit everyone.”Quest first launched in 2009 while Quest Red went live earlier this year as Discovery’s second free-to-air channel, billed as ‘the home of irresistibly real TV’. read more