Following the tragic death of longtime keyboardist Isaiah “Ikey” Owens two weeks ago, Jack White has recruited Queen of the Stone Age’s Dean Fertita to fill the role. Fertita will assist the band on keyboard and piano for all of White’s forthcoming dates, beginning in Istanbul on November 7th.A statement from Third Man Records read:“Although it is impossible to replace Ikey, the incredibly talented Dean Fertita will be joining the band to play piano and keyboard for all of Jack’s currently announced tour dates.”White’s European tour runs through November 19, then resumes in Nashville in January, followed by a stint at Madison Square Garden on January 30.The two have previously collaborated on White’s other project the Dead Weather, of which Owens was also a member. Check out a Dead Weather Glastonbury performance below.
Credit: NQV MediaSeeing Is Believing is the latest shorts collection to be released by New Queer Visions. Following the format of the label’s previous releases, this new release brings together six shorts from across the world, showcasing film-making talent and telling stories that are under-represented in the mainstream.The shorts collection opens with Adult by Jamieson Pearce, which tells the story of a woman who is grieving the loss of her son who was a porn actor. The hard-hitting film shows the woman going to a video store and buying one of her son’s films before returning home to watch it. She can’t reconcile the man she sees on the TV with the son she’s lost and it’s a surprisingly emotional start.Credit: NQV MediaAs always with collections of shorts, the six films here are a bit of a mixed bag. After opening strong with Adult, it’s the turn of director Anthony Schatteman with his film Hello Stranger. The short centres on a single father who balances caring for his young son with his secret life as a drag queen. It’s an interesting exploration of identity and how people feel constrained to societal norms.Wes Hurley and Nathan M. Miller’s autobiographical Little Potato tells a compelling story about a Russian boy who grew up gay in America after his mother was chosen as a mail order bride. The short shows you a side of life that you often don’t get to see and the story is very engaging, if not a little heartbreaking in parts.Elsewhere in the collection Tavo Ruiz explores burgeoning sexuality between two schoolfriends in the coming-of-age tale Juan Gabriel is Dead and Hakim Mastour’s Le Convive tells the story of a man prepared to go through with a sham marriage to hide his sexuality, despite being in love, and living, with a man for three years.Credit: NQV MediaSeeing is Believing comes to an end with Contestant #4 from Jared Joven and Kaj Palanca. It’s a rather sweet tale of a young boy who befriends an older man, only to discover the man used to be a cross-dresser when he was younger. That sparks a fascination that takes their relationship to a different place as they become confidantes rather than simply acquaintances.New Queer Visions always put a lot of thought into curating their shorts. Not every single one is going to hit the mark with everyone but what they do so well is represent a wide range of different parts of the LGBTQ community. There are no stinkers here but some of the shorts stand out above the others, particularly Adult and Le Convive.Cast: Various Directors: Jamieson Pearce, Anthony Schatteman, Wes Hurley, Tavo Ruiz, Hakim Mastour, Jared Joven, Kaj Palanca Writers: Various Certificate: 18 Duration: 94 mins Released by: NQV Media Release date: 6th April 2020 Buy New Queer Visions: Seeing Is Believing
Kitack Lim has won re-election for a second four-year term as secretary general of the International Maritime Organization.The former president of Busan Port Authority, Lim has served as the Republic of Korea’s deputy permanent representative to IMO from 2006 to 2009 and was chairman of the sub-committee on flag state implementation (FSI) from 2002 to 2004.During his first term, Lim has achieved what he himself considers the “IMO’s biggest impact in its 60-year history,” the IMO’s new rules that cut ships’ emissions of sulphur by 2020 either by reducing its content in marine fuel from 3.5% to 0.5% from 2020 or by requiring ships to remove it from exhaust fumes.In 2006, Mr. Lim was appointed Director General of the Maritime Safety Bureau of the Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (MLTM) and then as a Senior Maritime Attaché at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in London and led all IMO work for the Republic of Korea, serving as an Alternate Permanent Representative to IMO up to August 2009. Following that, he was re-appointed Director General for Maritime Safety Bureau (MLTM).In March 2011, Mr. Lim was appointed Commissioner of the Korean Maritime Safety Tribunal (KMST). In July 2012, he assumed the position of President of Busan Port Authority, until January 2016 when he took up his appointment as Secretary-General of IMO.Sea News, November 26 Author: Baibhav Mishra
There’s no shortage of talent nor ambition when it comes to Dalton Coker’s budding singing career. The 16-year old from Jacksboro is working his way toward his big break with plenty of enthusiasm. Two years ago as an eighth grader, Coker auditioned in Nashville for The Voice. Yesterday afternoon at Knoxville he auditioned for America’s Got Talent.He arrived at the Knoxville Convention Center around 8:30 am Thursday morning. He auditioned around 2 pm.The upside is his almost seven hour wait to sing his version of Sam Smith’s “Lay Me Down” is over. The downside is his wait to learn if he made the cut is four months away.He told WLAF that, “If you play your own instrument, you can have music with your song. If you don’t you, must sing a cappella.” He sang a cappella.The Campbell County High sophomore has been singing since he was five. He credited his elementary school music teacher John Edwards as one of his early influences. The Children’s Band and the Wiggles played a role in getting him more interested in singing, Coker said with a laugh.Coker sings all genres from rap to rock and doesn’t have a favorite singer. But some of those he said, were “up there” are Nathan Sharp, Sam Smith, Cyndi Lauper and Ed Sheeran.His plans range from a singing career to moving to New York City and auditioning on Broadway or perhaps going on to college and majoring in voice.The WLAF staff hopes Coker will perform a number of Christmas songs on air this holiday season. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 11/16/2018-6AM-PHOTOS COURTESY OF MISTY COKER)Share this:FacebookTwitter
See also:Smith hails players after crucial Brentford winBrentford announce season ticket price freezeBrentford to hire chief scout Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Brentford 3 Bolton 1Lasse Vibe scored twice as Brentford pulled comfortably clear of the relegation zone with another resounding win.AdChoices广告Nico Yennaris scored the Bees’ other goal in a first-half blitzing of the Championship’s bottom side, who pulled a goal back in the second half courtesy of Zach Clough’s penalty.Yennaris opened the scoring on 17 minutes with his second goal in as many matches.The former Arsenal youngster, who scored his first Brentford goal in Saturday’s 3-0 win at Nottingham Forest, fired in from close range after Alan Judge’s pull-back had been scuffed towards him by Ryan Woods.Striker Vibe, who also netted at the weekend, then scored twice before half-time to effectively kill the game.The Dane followed up his own cross from the right, darting into the middle and eventually slotting home after Bolton had failed to clear the ball.And Vibe struck again when he headed in Judge’s right-wing cross nine minutes before the interval.Brentford eased up and Bolton improved after the break, and Liam Trotter missed a good chance when he fired wide after Alan McCormack had lost possession.McCormack then gave away a penalty by tripping Kaiyne Wollery, and Clough netted from the spot.And Clough was denied an injury-time goal when Yoann Barbet somehow managed to back-heel the ball off the line.Following an alarming recent slump, back-to-back wins have left Brentford virtually safe from relegation, in 14th place with 49 points. Brentford: Button, Colin, Dean, Barbet, Bidwell, McCormack, Yennaris, Woods, Judge, Saunders, (Canos 69), Vibe (Hogan 82).