It’s the *hammer* *fist* *door* *mushroom*. Or, if you don’t speak emoji, the hard knock life. The new star-studded remake of Annie hits movie theaters on December 19, and we now have that iconic orphans’ lament stuck in our heads. Take a listen to the first complete track from the film: Quvenzhané Wallis and company knocking out “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” complete with an updated beat. And, if you know your emoji, you can sing along! It’s quite possible that by the time Wallis is old enough to drive, emoji will be our official language. So study up while listening to showtunes! View Comments
CRICKET West Indies (CWI) member, Windward Islands Cricket Board (WICB), introduced term-limits for presidency at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) held via Zoom on Saturday, August 22, 2020. This constitution change of the newly renamed WICB (formerly the Windward Islands Cricket Board of Control) follows the public disclosure of the ‘Wehby report’ to stakeholders around the Caribbean, which had governance improvement recommendations for both CWI and the territorial boards (TBs).WICB president Dr Kishore Shallow said, “It was a productive meeting; we had a fruitful meeting with some significant strides as a board, none more important than the adoption of a revised constitution.”Dr Shallow further expressed, “Sincerest gratitude to Patrick Felix and Michael Findlay for conducting a prudent exercise to revise the constitution. My esteemed colleagues on the board also deserve commendations for being so forward-thinking with their positive reception to the proposed changes.”The directors from the four Member States – St Vincent & the Grenadines Cricket Association, Dominica Cricket Association, Grenada Cricket Association and Saint Lucia National Cricket Association – participated in the meeting, which was constitutionally due in May 2020. The meeting had been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.A critical outcome of the five-hour long meeting was the adoption of a proposed revised constitution. The revision was led by former WICB director, Saint Lucian Patrick Felix and current CWI Independent Director, HE Michael Findlay.Other items included a selection policy which was given precedence for selections of all Windward Islands teams as well as Developing a WICB Strategic Plan for 2021-2025.Treasurer Dougal James confirmed that the two Windwards bodies, WICB and Windwards Cricket Inc. (Volcanoes) are in the best financial state for at least the last five (5) years, with savings in both accounts and no outstanding payables.