Cozea Naagon Gwaikolo, better known as CoZ, gained his top Rap Dog status when he featured alongside Hip-Co’s finest Luckay Buckay in the remix track “Rude Boy”. His lyrical style, not to mention his flow, gave the audience the notion that he would be LIB’s next top rap plague. He’s no ordinary up-coming musician who just walked into the music industry without a clue as to how music is made. This cat has been in the motion of rapping for quite a while, twelve years to be precise.Ironically, CoZ was able to show his versatile compositions in two tracks that visually showed two sides of the unique rapper, years before he was vastly recognized.His new debut album State of the Union, CoZ has tracks such as “Coco” ft Pitty D’ Best and “Africa” ft JB Soul Fresh that sounds off a man who is evidently torn between English and Colloqua, a lyrical style he creates consciously in his songs.“I’m doing this for Liberia so that everyone can understand it,” CoZ stated in a previous article.“On fire” produced by 231 of Kels Records, was a track that showed a more aggressive character rapping with a more hard-core touch.Then there was “free”, a song inspired by Hon. Kau Kidau Joseph who is a musical representation of the history of Liberia. Again featuring Buckay and entertainer King Kong, the track showed CoZ in a more sincere way, pleading to his audience about the worth of having mental freedom.Years later, CoZ now finds himself nestled in the music industry safely, having worked with almost all of Liberia’s leading Hip-Co artists.Though being a Hip-Hop artist in Liberia is a bit frustrating, due to the fact that colloqua is Liberia’s vernacular, while Hip-Hop is in standard English. CoZ has managed to no doubt keep his head above water by simply accepting what he cannot change, the fact that Liberia is Liberia.Joining with numerous Hip-Co artists such as Pitty d’Best, Nasseman and a few others, he has been able to use his experience to formulate a newer style and approach in his flows.With a wide audience and many eagerly anticipating his debut album, CoZ has a tour schedule planned to jump off starting Jan 25, 2014 at ELWA Junction through March 14, 2014 ending at Stella Maris. His fans and well wishers will have a chance to see him perform some of his greatest tracks like “Saturday” ft Sweetz, “Don’t You Cry” ft Scientific and “Fight” featuring Phaze live.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
FiveThirtyEight’s model calls Monday night’s NCAA men’s basketball championship game between Kentucky and Connecticut a tossup. If it’s as close as each team’s win probabilities are, the game will probably come down to free throws. If it does, advantage, UConn.The Huskies have hit 77.4 percent of their free throws this season, good for fifth out of the 351 teams in Division I. That’s the highest free-throw percentage ranking for a Final Four team since Michigan State ranked third in the nation in 2005. And if UConn shoots well at the line and beats Kentucky, the Huskies will have the highest free-throw percentage ranking of any champion since before the 1998 Final Four, the earliest for which stats are available. Kentucky is hitting 68.4 percent of its free throws, just 228th overall.Hitting lots of free throws is, not surprisingly, helpful for winning college basketball games, and in Storrs, Conn., free-throw shooting has become a key part of success. During the 2010-2011 season, current UConn associate coach Glen Miller found and shared a video of Steve Nash shooting from the free-throw line (Nash is a career 90.4 percent shooter in the NBA). That year, the Jim Calhoun-coached Huskies won the championship while finishing 11th nationally in free-throw shooting. UConn hit 82 percent of its free throws in the tournament. It was a big improvement from the Huskies’ No. 312 ranking the prior time they won the title under Calhoun, in 2004. (That was the lowest ranking in free-throw accuracy for a champion on record.)Last season, its first under coach Kevin Ollie, UConn ranked 31st. During his four years as a Husky in the 1990s, Ollie improved his accuracy from the line, going from 71.8 percent his freshman year to 80.6 percent in his senior year. And under Ollie, UConn has improved, too. All three players to shoot at least 80 free throws last year and this year for UConn have a higher percentage this season.Even if you don’t appreciate the aesthetic value of Shabazz Napier’s free-throw shooting as much our Grantland colleague Louisa Thomas does, you should appreciate its value to the Huskies. Napier has hit 86.9 percent of his free throws this season, up from 81.9 percent last year. He’s also taken 64 percent more foul shots. He’s been even better in the tournament, missing just twice on 31 tries.To approximate the importance of free-throw accuracy for the Huskies’ success, I checked a few simple what-if scenarios. If they’d shot free throws in each game this season at the rate they shot last year (74.3 percent), or the national average rate this season (69.8 percent), the Huskies would have lost two more games during the season and been forced into overtime in a third. A loss in that overtime game could have jeopardized their tournament berth.At the national average rate, UConn would have hit just 15 of 22 free throws in both its Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight games — instead of hitting 20 and 21, respectively. Both games would have gone into overtime, which would have jeopardized its Final Four berth. And if the Huskies had shot in each game at the same rate as their opponent in that game, they would have lost their Sweet Sixteen game against Iowa State.Of course, these are overly simplified scenarios; games probably wouldn’t have played out exactly the same way with different free-throw results. But that could cut both ways: Perhaps a team of Huskies who were weaker from the line would have done even worse because they wouldn’t have gotten to shoot the back end of one-and-ones, or because opponents would have fouled them more often and prevented more field goals. Then again, the record of recent Final Fours shows plenty of teams can succeed while laying lots of bricks from the free-throw line. One conclusion is clear: UConn almost certainly wouldn’t have gotten this far without Napier’s deadeye accuracy with the clock stopped, or without that Steve Nash video. 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WILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Thursday, February 7, 2019:#1) Instant Pot Cooking Class At Wilmington LibraryThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is hosting “Feasting With Your Instant Pot” at 7pm. The instant pot craze is here, are you onboard? For many of us, the instant pot is patiently waiting to be used. Whether yours is tucked away in a cupboard or still in the box, it’s time to take it out your electric pressure cooker and put it to use. Join chef Liz Barbour for a cooking class that will help take the mystery out of this amazing, time saving kitchen tool. Liz will demonstrate two recipes that you can recreate at home. Following her demonstration Liz will offer tasty samples for everyone to enjoy. Registration is full, but there are still spots available on the waiting list HERE.#2) Drop-In Meditation At Wilmington LibraryThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is hosting a meditation class at 12:30pm. Join technology librarian Brad McKenna for his weekly drop-in meditation sessions. It will be a mixture of silent and guided meditations. The Insight Timer app will be used so you can continue your practice at home. No registration required.#3) Wilmington Recreation Commission MeetingThe Wilmington Recreation Commission meets at 5pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.#4) Wilmington Finance Committee MeetingThe Wilmington Finance Committee meets at 7pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. Budgets for Planning & Conservation, Building Inspector, and Board of Appeals will be discussed. Rea the agenda HERE.#5) Tour Of Wilmington Town MuseumThe Town Museum (430 Salem Street) is open from 10am to 2pm. Come explore Wilmington’s history. Free admission.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Thursday, September 5, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Thursday, August 8, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday, August 13, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”
At the 86th Board of Directors meeting of India Exposition Mart Limited (IEML), Rakesh Kumar has been unanimously re-elected as Chairman for third consecutive term on November 2. On the occasion, the entire Board of IEML appreciated the milestones achieved by Rakesh Kumar during his previous tenure and further welcomed him for the third consecutive term. And,rakesh Kumar thanked the Board for showing continuous trust and confidence in him.He has served in various professional associations in the field of exhibitions and convention sector and also handicrafts exports. He is also the Executive Director of the Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH]. Not only this, Rakesh has also been the President of Indian Exhibition Industry Association [IEIA] and is also on the Board of various National and International Associations. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfDuring his past tenure of four years, he did commendable work not only for IEML but for the society of Gautam Budh Nagar, Uttar Pradesh. Through his vast vision, he commissioned 3MW solar rooftop project which is not only beneficial for IEML but as well for the society. To expand and cater the needs of major Exhibition Organisations of the Asia and World, Six additional halls have been built and also hard standing of 140000 SQM have been built during his tenure only.Beside above, IEML is also going to unveil the hotel project for the Exporters and Exhibitors of the IEML. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveKnown for his new ideas and innovative thoughts and by working on his own innovated ideas, Kumar launched the India International Hospitality Show [IHE] and also various new shows in collaboration with other organisation like Mega Trade Fair, Escalator and Elevator Expo, among others. During his tenure only, IEML succeeded to host IHGF-Delhi Fair duly declared as world’s largest handicrafts fair by Limca Book of World records and other biggest shows of Asia like Auto Expo, ELECRAMA, GES, Re-Invest Submit, COP-7 etc. In the field Social Welfare, Kumar is working very hard for upliftment of education in Government schools at preliminary level through primary school and mobile education van and also providing sanitation facilities at School level for boys and girls. This year, Rakesh Kumar has been felicitated with MICE Person of the year award by TRAVTOUR MICE and International Hospitality and Travel Award 2018. During his tenure IEML has been honoured as Best MICE Venue.
Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >> TORONTO — Costsaver has brought back Asia for a second year, with two new destinations added to the list after the program’s successful launch in 2019.The newly unveiled 2020-21 program also heralds the official unveiling of Costsaver’s new ultra-flexible ‘Mini Breaks’ for Asia, along with four new tours, expanding the total brand offering to 10 trips across eight countries.Building on Costsaver’s commitment to delivering value tours without compromise, the 2020/2021 series includes all the quality essentials that are the bedrock of the brand with even more optional experiences to allow clients to tailor their dream holiday, says the company. Costsaver is part of The Travel Corporation.“We were overwhelmed by the positive response to our launch into Asia,” said Janice Farnum, Director of Product for Asia. “Clients are loving the Costsaver way to travel that gives them everything they need for a great holiday and the tools to tailor it to perfection. It’s a refreshing way to explore Asia, and we’re so excited to introduce our new trips, showcasing even more of this stunning continent.”New for 2020/2021, Costsaver has added a 22-day Essence of South East Asia itinerary exploring Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. The trip includes hand selected 3 and 4-star hotels, transportation on comfortable air-conditioned coaches, internal flights and visits to some of the most iconic sights in each destination, such as a cruise through Halong Bay, an unforgettable trip to Angkor Wat and an eye-opening journey to Thailand’s Golden Triangle.More news: Le Boat has EBBs along with its new 2020 brochureTo allow clients the full flexibility to personalize their holiday, carefully curated optional experiences are available throughout the trip in addition to plenty of free time to explore the destinations their own way with the help of their Travel Director’s expertise.The new program also sees Costsaver clients exploring further south on the Asian continent into Malaysia & Singapore. The new 15-day Thai and Malaysian Odyssey is the first Costsaver trip to Malaysia and includes for the first time, a number of destinations in the Southern region of Thailand, such as the popular tropical hub of Krabi and an oceanside stay in the secluded beach town of Bang Saphan Noi.And in response to the popularity of its 2019 4-day Hong Kong Highlights trip, the brand has introduced a new category, ‘Mini Breaks,’ which includes an exciting new destination as part of its Amazing Singapore tour. This 4-day micro trip is the perfect embodiment of the new ‘Mini Breaks’ travel style which lets clients explore a single destination as a short standalone holiday or as an add-on to another itinerary.More news: Kory Sterling is TL Network Canada’s new Sales Manager CanadaCostsaver says it revised its China itinerary for 2020/2021 to include a 3-night cruise down the Yangtze River, seeing sites like The Goddess Stream of the Three Gorges, the monasteries and shrines of the 2000-year-old Ghost City and the other sites along the iconic riverway.The success of the 2019 season has shown the brand that travellers are craving a unique travel style which Costsaver provides, offering the ease and comfort of a guided holiday with the freedom and flexibility of individual travel at a great value price point, just like its tagline ‘value tours without compromise’ suggests, says Farnum.Optional experiences include a food tour in Vietnam, a cultural exchange with a hill tribe in Thailand and a Kung Fu show in China. Two new destinations with Costsaver’s 2020-21 Asia collection Posted by Tags: Asia, CostSaver Share Friday, July 19, 2019