Leonard Cohen Passes Away At 82

first_imgOne of the most revered singer-songwriters of the 20th century, Leonard Cohen, has passed away at the age of 82. Cohen, who just released his latest album, You Want It Darker, recently spoke about being ready to die in an interview with The New Yorker:“I don’t think I’ll be able to finish those songs. Maybe, who knows? And maybe I’ll get a second wind, I don’t know. But I don’t dare attach myself to a spiritual strategy. I don’t dare do that. I’ve got some work to do. Take care of business. I am ready to die. I hope it’s not too uncomfortable. That’s about it for me.”Best known for penning the songs “Suzanne,” “Bird On The Wire,” and the oft-covered “Hallelujah,” (from 1984’s Various Positions) which has seen everybody from Jeff Buckley to Willie Nelson and Bob Dylan play their own renditions, Cohen’s, at times, haunting lyrics have been heard by millions all over the world.Rest in peace, Leonard Cohen.From Leonard Cohen’s Facebook page:“Hallelujah”:last_img read more

GOA says GFF made late request for funding

first_imgBy Rawle ToneyTHE Guyana Football Federation (GFF) on Thursday evening, via press release, announced that they will not be participating in the July 17-21 CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifiers in Jamaica. But that news didn’t sit well the country’s ‘ballers’ who were in full preparation mode to represent the ‘592’ in Tokyo, Japan in 2020.The federation’s president Wayne Forde said, “The GFF has taken a decision to direct its resources to the preparation of our players for the CONCACAF Nations League, which kicks off in September.”While the move is understandable, many are unhappy with the GFF’s untimely declaration of their intention, especially taking into consideration that since Guyana qualified for the Gold Cup and following the Nations League draw in Las Vegas in March, the Michael Johnson-coached Senior Men’s National team would have required not only special attention, but almost unlimited funding.In fact, when contacted last evening, president of the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) Juman-Yassin told Chronicle Sport that the GFF sent a letter for funding, only this week, and at the time, the Olympic Association was not in a position to honour the request.“We just took on the funding of the Rugby team for their Olympic Qualifier (in the Cayman Islands), so we were not in a position to help the GFF. But they came to us very late. Just this week they sent us a letter, I think it was Monday, but we couldn’t had helped,” said Yassin.Meanwhile Forde reminded his cynics that under his GFF Executive committee, Guyana has “participated in every international tournament,” but doubled down on their positon, adding, “However, with six Nations League qualification games ahead of us, we are forced to make difficult but necessary financial decisions.”last_img read more