Enrico Colantoni joins cast of Travelers

first_imgToronto-born Colantoni, 54, has a long IMDb credit list that includes American series Hope & Gloria, Just Shoot Me!, Veronica Mars and Person of Interest, and lead roles in CTV police drama Flashpoint and Global medical show Remedy.Another Toronto native, Stephen Lobo (Continuum) will have a recurring role on the drama and British-born, Canadian-raised Amanda Tapping (Stargate) will guest star and direct multiple episodes. Veteran Canadian actor Enrico Colantoni has joined the sci-fi drama Travelers.Showcase says Colantoni will play a mystery man who may or may not be a friend of the travellers, people from the future whose consciousness inhabits the bodies of present-day individuals to prevent coming catastrophes.The series stars a whole raft of Canadian actors, including Eric McCormack (Will & Grace), Jared Abrahamson (Hello Destroyer), Nesta Cooper (The Edge of Seventeen), Reilly Dolman (Percy Jackson & The Olympians), Patrick Gilmore (You Me Her) and MacKenzie Porter (Hell on Wheels). LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Season 2 of Travelers, a Showcase-Netflix co-production with Toronto’s Peacock Valley Entertainment, is now in production in Vancouver.It will air on Showcase in the fall.BY DEBRA YEO – TORONTO STAR Login/Register With:center_img Facebook Advertisement Twitter Advertisementlast_img read more

HAPPY NATIONAL CANADIAN FILM DAY

first_img Login/Register With: Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement National Canadian Film Day is here! Join in the largest film festival in the world, with over 1,700 screenings, catch a TV broadcast or stream online!Find a #CanFilmDay event near you with our Google Map: http://canadianfilmday.ca/mapWith over 1,700+ screenings across the nation and worldwide, you can also enjoy some great Canadian film in the comfort of your own home. Check out the full day of #CanFilmDay programming across four Hollywood Suite channels! Twitterlast_img

Five Dos and Donts For Writing Your Short Film

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement It’s tempting to take advantage of the freedom a short film provides by experimenting with narrative. By all means, go for it – don’t let parameters stifle your voice. But at the same time, if your end goal is to use the short as an example of your ability to tell a story, it befits you to make sure your script makes sense. Go too wild with experimentation, and you’ve lost the audience. The short film provides you a limited time to showcase your talent – whether it’s five minutes or twenty, keeping it simple will make the most of that time frame.Don’t treat it like a prologue for a featureThis one may be met with some flak, but hear me out. What this means is: keep your focus on the short at hand, for the sake of the short. Yes, if all goes well, the end goal will be a feature, and maybe this short is the starting off point.READ MORE Login/Register With: There are numerous ways to describe your short film: your “calling card,” your “big break,” your “foot in the door.” Needless to say, having a solid short film (or two or three) in your arsenal is key to moving on to longer-form storytelling.But the short needs a starting point, a blueprint. It needs a script. And just because it’s shorter in length than a feature screenplay doesn’t mean it’s any easier. In fact, writing a short comes with its own unique set of challenges that arguably make it just as trying as writing full-length. Inspired by ScreenCraft’s new Short Screenplay E-Course, we’ve collected some useful tips to help you navigate the often timultuous path that is writing your short film script.Do keep it simpleRestraint is key. Make it about a moment. Whether it’s a scene or a few scenes, avoiding unnecessary complication in your narrative is crucial. Keeping it simple and contained still allows plenty of room for a story with a beginning, middle, and end. Go back to basics: a character has a goal, someone or something is stopping her/him from achieving that goal. That’s a story. Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

MEET THE PEOPLE WHO GRIND OUT THE BEST MOVIE TRAILERS IN THE

first_imgAdvertisement Every artistic endeavor considered beautiful or haunting or mind-altering or maybe just cool was most likely a grind. Someone had to give Michelangelo notes on the Sistine Chapel. The same goes for movie masterpieces. Producers do math, directors herd attractive human cattle, actors tediously memorize words. Movie trailers, the lauded first glimpse of something that culminates decades of eager fanboy angst, aren’t much different.In 2005, two days after getting my undergraduate degree in film, I walked into Los Angeles’s Trailer Park, then housed in a little brick three-story building at Hollywood Boulevard and Ivar Avenue, a stone’s throw from where film legends press their palms into the concrete outside Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. (Trailer Park now stands directly across the street from the theater, a glowing motor lodge sign on top.) I had no experience and no ego—just a car. So I was tasked with driving freshly edited copies of shiny new trailers to marketing execs around L.A., an often dangerous, thankless job that technology has effectively eradicated.Trailer Park was a buzzing hive of weird, funny, angry, often stoned people—most deeply talented—who banded together for about 20 hours a day to somehow perfectly encapsulate two-hour films into two minutes and 30 seconds (and then 60 seconds, 30, 15, whatever your wandering mind has time for). There were teams of editors and assistant editors, pacing producers and nebbish writers, graphics folks and sound engineers. And lowly runners. Sometimes Tom Cruise would ride up in a blacked-out Ford Excursion to pick at cheese plates and stand over an editor’s shoulder as she cut new versions of a Mission: Impossible III trailer. This is the grind. Login/Register With: Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook Twitter No one was happier to see me than Jeff Gritton, then a towheaded 22-year-old runner who was getting the call to move upstairs and become an assistant editor. Now 35, you’ve almost certainly seen Gritton’s masterworks—he helped create the trailers for many of Pixar’s recent films, including stitching together an award-winning spot for Up and the theatrical trailer for last year’s Coco.“Sometimes we’ll start on a trailer before they’ve even started filming,” Gritton says. “We just break down the script. Then we’ll get dailies—literally everything they’ve shot, hours and hours.” The dailies are covered in ghostly watermarks and stamped with the producer’s and house’s name for security’s sake, making them nearly unwatchable and of no real use to pirates. Theoretically.last_img read more

Hope remains UN declaration will eventually impact daily life

first_imgAPTN National NewsThis weekend marked the one-year anniversary of Canada’s endorsement of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People.While there haven’t been many noticeable changes in the lives of Aboriginal people as a result, many see it as an important first step.APTN National News reporter Ossie Michelin has this story.last_img

Kahnawake votes on casino for a third time

first_imgAPTN National NewsThere was a dramatic scene in the Mohawk community of Kahnawake over the weekend.That’s where citizens were voting on whether to allow council to start and operate a casino.It’s the third time the community has voted on this.APTN’s Ossie Michelin now with the results.last_img

Tribunal begins hearing into complaint against Ottawa over discrimination against FN children

first_imgAPTN National NewsAfter years of legal wrangling a preliminary hearing started Tuesday in Ottawa looking into whether Canada discriminates against First Nation children living on reserves.That’s a claim advanced by the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society and the Assembly of First Nations.The allegation is that Ottawa shortchanges children on reserves when it comes to providing services.The result is more First Nation children are in care compared to off-reserve children.Both sides argued Tuesday over the ground rules for the hearing and about witnesses.APTN National News reporter Annette Francis has this story.last_img

Inuk woman says she is being harassed at Nunavut mine site

first_img(The isolated Mary River mine camp shown here in 2014, sits 900 kilometres north of Iqaluit. Photo courtesy: Baffinland Iron Mine Corp)Kathleen MartensAPTN NewsAn Inuk heavy equipment operator says she is being sexually harassed at a Nunavut mine.Billie Jo Barnes shared a copy with APTN News of her handwritten allegations about life at the Mary River Mine.“I have not been physically assaulted just physically intimidated where a guy came towards me and one other who blocked my way so I could pass him in the hallway,” Barnes said.She also alleged that non-Indigenous male co-workers have made lewd comments and used offensive terminology to describe Inuit workers like her.She says one described the Inuktitut language as “gibberish.”“It feels like it’s me fighting people who cover up for each other and I feel I am the bad one and made to feel like I’m crazy,” she said.Barnes is at a remote, fly-in camp where workers sleep in tents and work 12-hour shifts.She said she is relying on her internet connection to stay in contact with her husband and sons, who, she said, are encouraging and supporting her in her fight for better treatment.“Since I complained the men gather and talk about me and say the ‘little bitch’ won’t be happy till someone is fired.”The large open-pit iron mine is located about 900 kilometres northwest of Iqaluit and is being run by the Baffinland Iron Mine Corp., of Oakville, Ont.The private company says it takes the accusations “very seriously” but won’t comment publicly.“As per company policy, we do not discuss these types of matters externally,” spokesman Jason Leite said in an email.Iqaluit Mayor Madeleine Redfern posted on Twitter that she was aware of the accusations and had notified the company.”I reported this to senior management and they responded immediately,” she said. “They say they take such breaches seriously and (are) looking into it immediately.”The situation concerns Janet Brewster of Iqaluit, who testified in February about violence against women at the Nunavut hearing of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.“Meanwhile at Baffinland #maryrivermine supervisors are branding #Inuit women as ‘cock stars’ placing them at higher risk for sexual assault and exploitation, rather than inspiring a safe workplace for them,” Brewster posted on Twitter.Jamie Kneen of MiningWatch Canada wasn’t surprised by the allegation.He said racial and sexual harassment made it difficult to attract more Inuit and women into the mine’s workforce.“It’s very disturbing,” he said.However, he was pleased to see the company respond immediately.“That’s what you hope for; that they would say, ‘Holy shit, we’ve got to deal with this.’”Barnes said she was taking some comfort from the #metoo movement that has recently exposed bad and criminal behaviour against women in several arenas.She said she has been moved to a different workplace at the site and is still waiting to hear from the company’s human resources personnel.“Right now, I’m just afraid of the backlash from the men here,” she said.Barnes said there are only a few other females in non-traditional roles there.Most work as cleaners or dishwashers.She said she started the job in March and filed her complaint in April – first verbally and then in writing.“I am afraid to lose my job and the reaction from the men here,” she said.Kneen said there was no union protection for employees at the mine so it was up to the company to do the right thing.“It’s up to management to have those policies in place and make sure there’s no repercussions for reporting,” he said.He said steps should be taken to protect the complainant and correct the attitudes of her co-workers.“It’s up to the company … and it’s up to fellow workers to say, ‘This is not how we treat women.’”The sexualization of Indigenous women contributes to this attitude/behaviour. In case you’re wondering why we don’t like the ‘sexy Pocahontas’ trope. It has scary real life impacts. https://t.co/yvYwZTf1CK— Jessica Penney (@JessicaPenney_) June 19, 2018The sexualization of Indigenous women contributes to this attitude/behaviour. In case you’re wondering why we don’t like the ‘sexy Pocahontas’ trope. It has scary real life impacts.kmartens@aptn.ca@katmartelast_img read more

Investors lining up to get piece of Trans Mountain pipeline project

first_imgChris StewartAPTN NewsIndigenous investors are lining up to get financially involved in the multi-billion dollar Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.The $4.5 billion dollars project, purchased by the federal government, is currently on hold.The pipeline, if built, will see a large increase in the amount of bitumen flowing from the Alberta tar sands to the B.C. coast.Two consortiums have announced an interesting in buying all, or part of the pipeline and now a third group has joined the discussion.The Alberta based Iron Coalition wants to buy at least a 50 per cent stake in the pipeline.The coalition says that 30 Indigenous and Metis organizations in Alberta want to invest.cstewart@aptn.ca@aptnchrislast_img

Hexo says shareholder comments not undisclosed news behind stock rise

first_imgTORONTO – Marijuana company Hexo Corp. says it is not aware of any undisclosed news or change to its operations that would account for recent volatility in its stock market activity.The Quebec-based company made the statement at the request of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada, the national self-regulatory organization that oversees all investment dealers and their trading in Canada’s debt and equity markets.Hexo’s shares gained nearly 10 per cent at $7.79 in midday trading and are up by about 32 per cent over the past few days.Chief executive Sebastien St-Louis says there is no formal strategic review process at this time and attributed the stock activity to comments Thursday from shareholders.Riposte, an activist investor that is Hexo’s second-largest shareholder, urged the company formerly known as Hydropothecary to launch a review of its strategic alternatives including a possible sale of the company.The New York-based investment firm said Hexo’s contract with the SAQ, Quebec’s liquor agency, and its joint venture with Molson Coors Brewing Co. as key advantages that are not reflected in its stock price.Companies in this story: (TSX:HEXO)last_img read more

The Latest Environmentalist blasts new pesticide guidelines

first_imgLOS ANGELES — The Latest on California’s recommended new restrictions on a widely used pesticide blamed for harming the brains of babies.(all times local):11:15 a.m.An environmental group is blasting new recommendations by California regulators to curb a widely used pesticide blamed for harming the brains of babies.The Pesticide Action Network says the state’s recommended rules for chlorpyrifos (klohr-PY’-rih-fohs) are voluntary and have no weight behind them.Spokesman Paul Towers says the state is passing the buck to local officials when it should take the pesticide off the market.The Dow Chemical Co. pesticide currently used on about 60 different crops — including grapes, almonds and oranges — has increasingly come under fire from regulators, lawmakers and courts.The state’s action is a temporary measure while it works to draw up regulations limiting use of the chemical. Those regulations may not be in place for more than two years.___9:31 a.m.California regulators are recommending new restrictions on a widely used pesticide blamed for harming babies’ brains.The Department of Pesticide Regulation is issuing temporary guidelines Thursday for chlorpyrifos (klohr-PY’-rih-fohs) while it considers long-term regulations.The department is calling for a ban on using the chemical in crop dusting, discontinuing its use on most crops and increasing buffer zones around where it’s applied.The pesticide is currently used on about 60 different crops, including grapes, almonds and oranges.The action comes as the Dow Chemical Co. pesticide is increasingly under fire.A federal appeals court in August ruled the Trump administration endangered public health by keeping the pesticide on the market despite extensive evidence showing harm to babies.Hawaii passed legislation in June to ban its use.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Laurentian Bank Q4 net income down 13 misses analyst estimates

first_imgCompanies in this story: (TSX:LB) The Canadian Press MONTREAL — Laurentian Bank of Canada’s fourth-quarter net income dropped by 13 per cent from the previous year to $50.8 million, on lower revenues and loan volumes, and missed analyst estimates.The Montreal-based company’s net income amounted to $1.13 per diluted share during the three months ended Oct. 31, down from $1.42 during the same period a year ago. Analysts had expected earnings of $1.26 per share, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.On an adjusted basis, the Montreal-based bank reported net income of $54.3 million, down 18 per cent from $66.5 million.Other factors weighing on Laurentian’s results include a $5.9 million gain on the sale of its investment in Verico Financial Group during the same quarter one year ago, as well as an increase in provisions for credit losses or money set aside for bad loans.For the full 2018 financial year, Laurentian reported net income of $224.6 million, up nine per cent from $206.5 million during 2017.“Our 2018 results reflect our actions to strengthen the Group’s financial foundation, including maintaining healthy liquidity levels and our investments in people, processes and technology,” said Laurentian’s president and chief executive officer Francois Desjardins in a statement. “This positions us well to deliver our strategic objectives.”last_img read more

Lululemon profits increase to 944 million in Q3 despite Ivivva closures

first_imgThe Canadian Press VANCOUVER — Lululemon Athletica Inc. says it earned $94.4 million in its third quarter, up from the $72.3 million it made the year before.The Vancouver-based apparel company says its earnings per diluted share amounted to 71 cents per share, compared to 43 cents per share in the third quarter of 2017.According to Thomson Reuters Eikon, Lululemon beat analyst expectations, which suggested the company would report a $92.5 million profit.Lululemon says its total net revenue increased by 21 per cent to $747.7 million and was primarily fuelled by the opening of 38 new stores across Asia, Europe, Canada and Australia.The increase in net revenue was partially offset by a decrease of $9.3 million, caused by the foreign exchange rate and the closure of 48 of its Ivivva brand stores.Meanwhile the company’s e-commerce efforts netted it $476.9 million, compared to $425.1 million the year before.last_img read more

Survey of manufacturing executives shows lower economic optimism for 2019

first_imgTORONTO — A new survey shows business optimism for the year ahead among Canadian manufacturer executives is lower than it was a year ago as trade issues weigh.The survey, conducted by RK Insights, showed that 30 per cent of the 501 respondents were optimistic about business prospects for 2019, down from 44 per cent who were a year earlier.It showed that 18 per cent of the senior executives were concerned about business prospects for the year ahead, but that 51 per cent were cautiously optimistic in a similar level to last year.The survey, conducted in August and Sept. before a new North American trade deal was signed, showed an increase in concerns about the effects of U.S. President Donald Trump’s trade policies.Sixty-five per cent of respondents were very concerned about U.S. protectionism, up from 54 per cent last year, while 61 per cent were very concerned about Trump’s impact on bilateral relations, up from 45 per cent.The survey, conducted on behalf of Plant Magazine, has a margin of error of about four per cent, 19 times out of 20.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Fiat Chrysler reaches settlement in emissions cheating cases

first_imgWASHINGTON — Fiat Chrysler will pay a $305 million fine to the U.S. government over emissions cheating allegations.The settlement was announced Thursday by the Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency.The Italian-American automaker separately agreed to pay $19 million to California. The company will also pay $280 million to settle lawsuits brought by vehicle owners.Authorities say more than 100,00 vehicles were equipped with diesel engines programmed to run pollution controls during lab tests that would turn off under certain conditions on the road.The settlement requires the company to start a recall to repair the Jeep SUVs and Ram pickup trucks made between 2014 and 2016.Fiat Chrysler says it didn’t deliberately install devices to cheat emissions tests. The company didn’t admit wrongdoing in the settlement.Michael Balsamo And Tom Krisher, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Northeast BC unemployment percentage rises to 74 for July

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Stats Canada released their July unemployment numbers today which saw Northeast B.C. on top of the list.According to the survey, Northeast B.C. has a 7.4 percent unemployment rate, 1.4 percent higher than the next closest, the Thompson Okanagan.The survey stated that Northeast B.C. has an estimated labour force of 43,500 workers, 3,200 of which are unemployed. This time last year the regions unemployment rate was at 6.6 percent with 40,800 people in the workforce. Last month the workforce saw an increase of 600 workers while the number of unemployed also rose by 200.The unemployment percentages for all of B.C. is shown below:Northeast B.C.: 7.4 percentThompson-Okanagan: 6.0 percentKootneys: 6.0 percentNorth Coast and Nechako: 5.8 percentVancouver Island: 4.6 percentLower Mainland: 4.5 percentFor information on the national statistics visit StatsCanada.ca.last_img read more

Health Canada is seeking public consultation on regulating other cannabis forms

first_imgOTTAWA, ON – Health Canada is launching a public consultation on draft regulations governing the production and sale of edible cannabis, cannabis extracts and cannabis topicals.Health Canada is launching a 60-day public consultation on draft regulations addressing additional cannabis products, namely edible cannabis, cannabis extracts and cannabis topicals to better protect the health and safety of Canadians, through strict regulatory controls and to enable the legal industry to displace the illegal market.Canadians and interested stakeholders are invited to share their views on the proposed regulations until February 20, 2019. Health Canada welcomes written submissions or input provided online. Canadians may request a copy of the draft regulations from Health Canada at cannabis@canada.ca. or view the draft regulations for edible cannabis, cannabis extracts and cannabis topicals in the Canada Gazette, Part I, on December 22, 2018.“These proposed regulations under the Cannabis Act support our overarching goal of keeping cannabis out of the hands of youth and protecting public health and safety. We look forward to hearing the views of Canadians from across the country.” said The Minister of Health Ginette Petitpas TaylorOctober 17, 2018, The Government of Canada implemented a new framework that legalizes, strictly regulates and restricts access to cannabis. The next recommendation from the expert Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation was to permit the legal sale of other cannabis-based products and that these products must be subject to strict regulatory controls.“The Government of Canada’s top priority is the health and safety of Canadians. By establishing a strict regulatory framework for these new cannabis products we are keeping profits away from criminals and organized crime. I encourage all interested Canadians to share their views on the proposed regulations.” said The Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction Bill Blair.For more information on the draft regulations addressing additional cannabis products, namely edible cannabis, cannabis extracts and cannabis topicals CLICK HERElast_img read more

Former firefighter with PTSD sues Syncrude over suspended benefits dismissal

first_img“But if you flip that switch that many times, it gets stuck on and you’re always at that level of agitation or awareness.”Swan was on his day off in Kelowna, B.C., in May 2016 when he got a call from work telling him to get back to Fort McMurray, where a fierce wildfire was rapidly spreading.Unbeknownst to him at the time, his PTSD was in full force.Swan was assigned to watch over a pharmacist who stayed behind during the city-wide evacuation to fill prescriptions. Swan said he would have been better off keeping busy fighting the blaze. Swan has also complained to the Alberta Human Rights Commission.The allegations against Syncrude have not been proven in court and the company has not yet filed a statement of defence.Swan, 44, began working for Syncrude in 2002 as a heavy equipment operator at its vast mining operation north of Fort McMurray, Alta. In 2007, he joined the company’s fire department, which sometimes responds to calls in the surrounding community.“I was really good at it and loved it,” Swan said in an interview, a black lab named Jack who he’s training to be a service dog, at his feet.Swan said his PTSD built up over time and there was no single event that triggered it. On the job he had to deal with anything from injuries and illnesses to an explosion on site, he said.He said his adrenaline would ramp up every time and it was like flipping on a light. CALGARY, A.B. – A lawsuit filed by a former firefighter and paramedic against Syncrude Canada claims the oilsands giant wrongfully denied him benefits and fired him after he was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder related to his job.Mike Swan is seeking damages for lost compensation and benefits, improper paycheque deductions and in lieu of reasonable notice, says a statement of claim filed Dec. 19 in Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench.The suit is also asking for “moral or aggravated damages for bad faith throughout the employment relationship” as well as punitive damages.center_img “I remember feeling like I was vibrating, like there was nothing worse to me than not actually fighting the fire, and sitting in that parking lot just breathing smoke in.”Swan said the tipping point was when his then-fiancee left him, telling him she never knew what would set him off. His captain found him crying by an ambulance at work and suggested he get help through a company program.“It was useless. They wanted me to eat a salad and get some sleep.”His own psychologist, saying he’d likely had it for years, diagnosed Swan with severe PTSD in March 2017.At first, Swan thought he’d be back on the job after a few weeks.But the following May, his psychologist recommended he get full-time treatment, so he went off work.The statement of claim says Swan received the proper benefits and compensation until October 2017, when a mix-up at the Workers’ Compensation Board led to him losing a week of benefits and top-up pay.Then, in February of 2018, Syncrude told Swan he had to return to work within a week, even though his care team and the WCB did not think he was ready, the lawsuit claims. The statement of claim alleges his benefits and top-up payments were again suspended and improper deductions were made from his paycheque.The suit is seeking a declaration that Syncrude’s actions amounted to constructive dismissal.Syncrude fired Swan on Sept. 20 in what the lawsuit claims was wrongful dismissal.Company spokesman Will Gibson declined to comment on Swan’s specific case, but said “Syncrude values and supports its employees.”Swan said his disputes with Syncrude have worsened his mental health at a time when he should have been focused on getting better.He said he’ll never work as a firefighter or paramedic again because of his condition and he’s exploring retraining options through the WCB.The ordeal has ruined him financially, he added. His sister, with whom he’s been living in Calgary, has set up a GoFundMe page to help with legal and medical bills.“Think about every mental-health campaign that’s going on right now. What are they telling us? Put your hand up. Ask for help,” he said.“I asked for help. I’m still asking for help.”last_img read more

Plazas opener goes in vain as Kromah steals 21 win for Aizawl

first_imgAizawl: Aizawl FC ended their I-league campaign on a high, notching up a come-from-behind 2-1 win over Churchill Brothers FC here Saturday. Churchill Brothers drew first blood through Willis Plaza in the 4th minute but an unfortunate own goal in the 42nd minute from Hussain Eldor of Churchill Brothers brought up the equalizer for Aizawl FC. Kromah then converted a penalty in the 87th minute to earn the win for Aizawl. Aizawl FC goalkeeper Lalawmpuia was adjudged the hero of the match. With this win, Aizawl FC finished their I-League campaign in the seventh place with 24 points, while Churchill Brothers finished their campaign three places above with 34 points. Churchill started on an attacking note, putting pressure on the home side right from the first minute. They were penetrating deep quite easily into the Aizawl FC defence and the results soon showed when Churchill Brothers drew first blood as early as the 4th minute. Plaza scored his 21st goal of the season through a beautiful cross from Nicholas Fernandes to make it 1-0 in Churchill Brothers’ favour. Churchill never really stopped attacking, thereafter, constantly trying to extend their lead, but full marks to Aizwal FC defenders Richard Kassaga and Govin Singh and goalkeeper for not allowing Churchill Brothers to score. Aizawl FC looked settled by the half-hour mark and started creating chances through the combination of Issac, Lalrinchhanna constantly supplying to Kromah and Lalkhawpuimawia but Churchill’s defence was up to the task. Aizawl finally managed to get an equalizer in the 42nd minute through an own goal from Churchill’s Hussain Eldor. What was interesting about this goal was the pressure that Aizawl FC created on Churchill’s defence when an outstanding cross from Lalrinchhanna to Lalkhawpuimawia was hastily interrupted by Eldor, but rather than clearing the ball safely, it ended up straight into the goal. The second half began with the hosts leading the attack to find a lead. Aizawl FC forwards Kromah and Lalkhawpuimawia kept the pressure up on Churchill Brothers but a combination of great defending and goalkeeping from the visitors ensured that Aizawl do not find a way to the back of the net. Churchill Brothers, on the other hand, started with their attacks on the counter initially and found their way into the box as well, but lack of a good finish saw both the teams tied at 1-1 for a major part of the second half. Aizawl FC finally found their lead when Kromah made no mistake converting a penalty to hand Aizawl FC a 2-1 lead in the 87th minute. Churchill Brothers FC Goa, thereafter, tried to restore parity but it was already too late.last_img read more