In 2017, much to the delight of his fans, future-funk favorite Manic Focus released his highly anticipated new album, Minds Rising. As a follow-up to the album, in 2018, Manic Focus has plans to release Minds Rising Remixed, a collection of reimaginings of Minds Rising‘s tracks from a diverse array of some of his favorite artists, including Liquid Stranger, Cofresi, SunSquabi, Edamame, Wick-it The Instigator, and more. Today, in anticipation of the upcoming Minds Rising Remixed, Manic Focus has released Emancipator’s remix of “Stochastic Resonance” featuring Statik, marking the second single released off the upcoming LP.Emancipator’s trippy take on Manic Focus’ “Stochastic Resonance” is a delight to listen to. Spacious and super vibey, the remix coasts along on its laidback groove while calling back to psychedelic 90s trip-hop. You can take a listen to the new remix below. If you’re a fan of what you’re hearing, you can catch both artists at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre in a few weeks, when Manic Focus opens for Emancipator on May 26th. See below for a full tracklist for Minds Rising, as well as a list of upcoming tour dates. For more information, head to Manic Focus’ website.Minds Rising Remixed Track List:1.) Drop In feat. Marvel Years & Chris Karns (SoDown Remix)2.) Putting All of My People On Feat. ProbCause (Liquid Stranger Remix)3.) Joy In The Noise feat. Psalm One (Daily Bread Remix)4.) Stochastic Resonance feat. Statik (Emancipator Remix)5.) Snap Like This feat. Artifakts & Erick Jesus Coomes (Wick – It The Instigator Remix)6.) Pushing feat. Psymbionic (Rave Boar Remix)7.) Rage Fits Perfect feat. The MFin’ Band (SunSquabi Remix)8.) Habit feat. Russ Liquid & The Rapper Chicks (Megan Hamilton Remix)9.) Stronger feat. Late Night Radio, Jennifer Hartswick, Adam Deitch (Cofresi Remix)10.) Timeless feat Carlile (Edamame Remix)11.) Sowing My Zone feat. Ryan Viser (GoodSex Remix)12.) Your X Now feat. Exmag & Borahm Lee (LWKY Remix)13.) *BONUS TRACK* – Pushing feat. Psymbionic (R34L Remix)View All TracksManic Focus 2018 Tour Dates:May 11 – Shaky Beats Festival – Atlanta, GAMay 26 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, COJune 7 – Bonnaroo – Manchester, TNJune 21-24 – Electric Forest – Rothbury, MIJune 28-July 1 – Electric Forest – Rothbury, MIAugust 11-12 – Moonrise Festival – Baltimore, MDAugust 17-18 – 515 Alive – Des Moines, IASeptember 6-9 – Dancefestopia – Kansas City, MOSeptember 20-22 – Resonance Festival – Thornville, OHView All Tour Dates
View Comments As previously speculated, Samantha Barks will lead the world premiere musical Amélie at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. The cast will also include Broadway alum (and former Broadway.com vlogger) Adam Chanler-Berat as Nino. Performances will begin on August 28 and run through October 4. Barks, who takes on the title role, appeared on stage and screen as Eponine in Les Miserables. Her additional credits include City of Angels, Cabaret, Oliver! and Chicago. Chanler-Berat heads to the west coast after starring in The Fortress of Solitude off-Broadway. He has also appeared on Broadway in Peter and the Starcatcher and Next to Normal.Based on the 2001 French film, Amélie features music by Daniel Messé, lyrics by Nathan Tysen and a book by Craig Lucas. It tells the story of a young girl who was home-schooled by her mother and cultivated a very active imagination. The show details her life in Paris as she helps those around her try to find love, and ultimately falls in love herself.Barks and Chanler-Berat will be joined by Randy Blair as Hipolito, Alison Cimmet as Amandine/Philomene, Carla Duren as Gina, John Hickok as Raphael/Bretodeaux, Alyse Alan Louise as Georgette/Fluffy/Sylvie and Paul Whitty as Joseph. The production will feature set and costume design by David Zinn, lighting design by Jane Cox, sound design by Kai Harada and projection design by Peter Nigrini. Sam Pinkleton will choreograph.
MP Pension had an equity stake of DKK26.2m in Vale and corporate bonds amounting to DKK5.7m linked to its subsidiary Samarco Mineracao. Source: TV NBR An aerial view of the Brumadinho dam collapseThe disaster at Vale’s dams in Brumadinho drew attention to the dangers of tailings, or waste, dams all over the world. In the immediate aftermath, a group of investors led by the Church of England Pensions Board and the Swedish AP Funds’ Council of Ethics came together to form the Mining and Tailings Safety Initiative .The group said it made a request for dam-by-dam disclosure, supported by 100 investors with $12.5trn (€11.2trn) in assets under management. It contacted 655 companies, gathering information about global tailings facilities and asking them to disclose whether they operated waste dams.Adam Matthews, director of ethics and engagement at the Church of England Pensions Board and co-lead of the initiative, said: “It is clear there has been insufficient attention paid by the investment community and tailings have in effect been treated as an externality. These disclosures begin to change that understanding. The Danish pension fund for academics is selling off its stake in Brazilian mining company Vale, after holding the stock in “quarantine” since the end of January.MP Pension said it had been in talks with the company since the collapse of a tailings dam in January caused the deaths of 169 people in Brumadinho, Brazil.The DKK114bn (€15.3bn) fund said it had sought to address issues related to Vale’s mining activities in the Moatize mine in Mozambique, but talks had since failed. As a result, the fund planned to sell its DKK31.9m worth of investments in the company.Anders Schelde, MP Pension’s CIO, said: “In recent months, MP Pension has strengthened its efforts to influence the company through dialogue, but it has not led to the desired improvements, so now they are coming onto our exclusion list.” “Not disclosing is unacceptable and poses a very real risk to our investment”John Howchin, AP Funds Council on Ethics“We now know who has a facility, where it is, and we are beginning to understand the risks associated with individual dams.”While 453 companies contacted did not respond to the disclosure request, 202 of the firms did respond, including 29 of the 50 largest mining companies in the world. This resulted in information being made public about thousands of facilities.John Howchin, secretary-general of the AP Funds’ Council on Ethics, said: “Not disclosing is unacceptable and poses a very real risk to our investment. We are now working with partners to develop a global tailings database that can standardise independent reporting and monitoring of tailings.”
Rio Ferdinand will never be content with his massive medal collection. Ferdinand is about to embark on his 12th season at Manchester United, knowing his testimonial against Sevilla on August 9 will be the first game of the David Moyes era to be played at Old Trafford. With six Premier League titles, a Champions League and two League Cups to look back on after 432 appearances for the Red Devils, Ferdinand has every reason to be satisfied with himself. He is not though – not when he shares the same dressing room as Ryan Giggs. “I’m not happy with what I have won, not when I can look around at people in the changing room and know they have got more than me,” he said. “You always aim for the people above. That is what I did the day I walked through the door. I looked around and saw people with three, four, five titles and thought ‘I want to have that’. You set yourself targets all the time. I am never going to sit in that changing room and think ‘I am happy with what I have done’.” With Paul Scholes now retired, Ferdinand only trails Giggs in the medal stakes. Yet there are plenty just behind, including Nemanja Vidic, Patrice Evra, Wayne Rooney and Michael Carrick, who have all been involved in the last five title-winning campaigns. Even Jonny Evans has three, underlining the vast disparity in trophies between the United players and their new manager. Yet rather than intimidate Moyes, Ferdinand feels it will be an advantage to the Scot, who must navigate a particularly difficult start to the campaign whilst getting to grips with what many view as the impossible task of replacing Sir Alex Ferguson. “The new manager is going to want to put his own imprint on the team. That is what you would expect as players. We are open-minded to that,” he said. “But hopefully the fact he has got people in there who know how to get the job done will give him a little bit of time. The team can be on auto-pilot, with the manager just tinkering with things to make sure it is done in the right way. “If we need to change tactics, that is when the manager comes into his own, with whatever training methods he wants to use. In terms of going out on a Saturday and getting games won, a lot of us have been doing it for years. That is why we have been here for so long and won so many things.” Press Association
– Lennox Daniels strengthens teamTHE Guyana Amateur Boxing Association (GBA) has stepped up preparation for the Caribbean Schoolboys and Junior Tournament with the holding of weekend encampment of Under-16 and Juniors. The encampment commenced on Friday, June 14, approximately two months before the regional tournament.GABA president Steve Ninvalle disclosed yesterday that boxers are being housed at the National Gymnasium and are being prepared by a battery of coaches inclusive of the vastly experienced Lennox Daniels.Daniels joins Sebert Blake, Clive Atwell, Winston Pompey and Clifton Moore as those responsible for whipping the team into shape. The Caribbean Schoolboys and Junior tournament is scheduled for the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall from August 16 to 18.The tournament started in Guyana in 2016 and Guyana has won the title ever since. However, with invitations for this year’s tournament being sent out to powerhouses Panama, Puerto Rico and The Dominican Republic, the local association has seen it prudent to raise the level of preparation of the locals.“We are happy that Mr. Daniels could have taken time out of his busy schedule to give back to the sport. He contacted us expressing his willingness to assist in Guyana retaining the Caribbean title. He has a wealth of knowledge and is an asset.We would also like to extend gratitude to Mr. (Clive) Atwell, (Winston) Pompey, (Sebert) Blake and (Clifton) Moore for making the sacrifice and putting the preparation of the youths before many of their personal responsibilities and obligations, ” Ninvalle said.The GABA head added that the association has secured the service of a sports psychologist to work along with the locals.“So far, those encamped have been screened by a doctor and were afforded their first session with a sports psychologist. Our intention is for the psychologist to have weekly interaction with the squad with the hope of having the best physically and mentally fit team represent Guyana.”Ninvalle used the occasion to thank Director of Sport Christopher Jones for allowing the use of the Gymnasium for the encampment which runs until August 18.