Load remaining images Rising Ethno-fusion/Glitch-hop/Downtempo star CloZee stopped by Stella Blue’s in New Haven to play an intimate show with friends Rasp5 (trip-hop lyricist) and fellow producer Nocturnal Status before catching a plane back to France, capping off a busy and successful two-month tour across the country. Fans in the area were eager to catch show, her last scheduled in the northeast for the time being. Appreciating the intimacy and energy in the small venue, she brought a high energy set awhile also sharing moments with everyone in the crowd around her.CloZee will be playing shows in her native country of France until July 22nd, when she returns to the states for Camp Winnarainbow in CA.
“The most important thing is team success and we have the possibility to get into the playoffs and that’s really important for me as well.”Bobrovsky added that it would be unfair for the league to immediately start the Stanley Cup playoffs considering there are still 13 games remaining in the regular season. The Panthers are currently two points back of the Islanders for the second Eastern Conference Wild Card spot and three points back of the Toronto Maple Leafs for third place in the Atlantic Division.”I think it’s not really fair because we were right in the mix. We had the opportunity to beat them,” Bobrovsky said. “The season is 82 games and then you start the playoffs. You just kind of know where we were and to just grow right into the playoffs.” The first-year Panthers goalie doesn’t have the luxury of receiving shots from skaters during the self-isolation period. As a result, he’s focused on building strength, cardio and stretching.”I would say I have a good gym. I have bikes and all the equipment needed to be in shape,” Bobrovsky said. “It’s not an easy time, because we don’t know when we’re going to play and stuff like that.”Bobrovsky has also been helping the South Florida community during the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. On March 13, one day after the season was paused, he donated $100,000 to help BB&T Center part-time employees.MORE: Tracking teams’ stances on paying employeesHis next project is helping South Florida health workers get the necessary equipment, such as N95 masks, to fight the coronavirus. He’s working with the Florida Panthers Foundation as fellow Russians, Rangers forward Artemi Panarin and Islanders goalie Semyon Varlamov, are helping the efforts in New York.”I want to make sure the first responders have the right masks,” he said. “It’s good to support those people with high quality wants.”Physically, Bobrovsky said he’s feeling good. The Florida goaltender missed the final four games before the pause due to a lower-body injury.”I was close to coming back,” he said. “Now, it’s time to make sure that my body’s ready to go and build up from that.”MORE: Who could return from injury if season resumes?It has not been a smooth first season in Florida for Bobrovsky. After signing a seven-year deal last summer with the Panthers, he has a record of 23-19-6 record, a 3.23 goals-against average and a .900 save percentage. His GAA this season is on pace to be a career-worst and his career-low in save percentage is .899.Bobrovsky understands this has not been the personal season he envisioned, but he hopes the team’s goals can still be achieved.”The numbers are not there and it wasn’t an easy season for me. It was a new team, new coach, new surroundings,” he said. “Everything was new. From a team standpoint, we’re planning for the playoff and we’re only three points behind [in the division] so we’re right in the mix and it’s all in our hands. Florida Panthers goalie Sergei Bobrovsky has stuck to a rigid routine as he self-isolates with his wife.”Wake up and have breakfast. Work out and have lunch and then begin another workout. Then, watch a movie or something like that, just free time again.”
IRELAND’S biggest-selling newspaper has apologised to Gortahork film-maker Neasa Ni Chianain after claims it made in 2008 and 2009.The Sunday Independent claimed Ms Ni Chianain gave an unfair portrayal of poet Cathal O’Searcaigh in her documentary the Fairytale of Kathmandu.In the documentary the well-known film-maker reveals how O’Searcaigh was having sex with teenagers as young as sixteen when he visited Nepal. Yesterday the newspaper apologised unreservedly to Ms Ni Chianain for the articles.There was furore in 2008 when the details of Ms Ni Chainain’s documentary first appeared.The debate on the poet’s right to have sex with the young men caused huge debate across the country.Some claimed the men were above the legal age of consent while others accused the Irish-language poet of preying on the poor young men and offering them gifts of bicycles in return for sex.A source close to Ms NI Chainain said she was delighted by the newspaper’s apology.“Neasa has been through hell and back since making the documentary about Cathal. She could have so easily turned her back and decided to edit the controversial parts of the documentary out.“But she decided to leave them in and let the public make up their own mind about what they saw on film.“But when her intentions and her professionalism was called into question, she decided she had no choice but to seek an apology from the Sunday Independent.“It has been a long time in coming but thankfully it has now and that is all Neasa ever wanted,” said the friend.EndsGORTAHORK FILM-MAKER GETS APOLOGY OVER GAY POET FILM SLUR was last modified: December 20th, 2010 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)