26 Sep From the section Scottish Rugby Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/45658417 Read more about sharing. Edinburgh will "go full metal jacket" in pursuit of "unlikely" qualification from their Heineken Champions Cup pool, says head coach Richard Cockerill.The Scottish side play in the top-tier European competition for the first time five seasons.They tackle French giants Montpellier and Toulon, as well as England's Newcastle Falcons in the group phase."If I stood here and said our ambition is to qualify, you'd think I was mad," Cockerill told BBC Sport."The reality is that we're going to have to outperform anything we've done before to get out of this group."But let's go and see how good we are and where we sit with those big European teams. These are the sort of experiences we've got to go … [Read more...] about Edinburgh will go ‘full metal jacket’ in chase for European success
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Life by Press Association May 30, 2018, 3:31 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Black Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne will receive the equivalent of a lifetime achievement gong at Metal Hammer’s Golden God Awards after his band were awarded the same honour at last year’s event. Osbourne, 69, will be recognised for his almost 50-year career, including his pioneering work in the Birmingham metal band Black Sabbath and his long solo career. Speaking after it was announced he would be recognised with this year’s prize Osbourne said: “What an immense honour it is to be getting a second Golden God Award after Sabbath picked one up last year. “The fans who have supported me and this music mean everything to me, which is why getting this award is so special. I will see you all down there.” The singer, who is often known as The Prince of Darkness, founded Black Sabbath in 1969 alongside guitarist Tony … [Read more...] about Ozzy Osbourne to be honoured as Metal Hammer’s Golden God
Born in Cork in 1875, Lane was the son of a country rector, and Lady Gregory was his aunt. As a young man he worked in London as an art restorer and art dealer before striking out on his own. He had a brilliant eye and a rich appreciation for contemporary art: he amassed an impressive private collection and in 1908 he opened a gallery in Dublin's Harcourt Street so the city's residents could have access to great art. Lane hoped Dublin Corporation would back his plan for an ambitious permanent art gallery and even approached it with a beautiful proposal for a purpose-built building that would ford the River Liffey. But he was unprepared for the bigotry and small-mindedness that would thwart his best intentions, though pressing events like the Great War and the Dublin Lockout also got in the way. O'Sullivan's film provides a real insight into Hugh Lane's life and legacy, and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor's performance catches a fascinating, warm, arrogant but overwhelmingly generous man. … [Read more...] about Movie reviews: Citizen Lane, Filmworker, Jeune Femme
Channel 4's gender identity season hasn’t got off to particularly flying start. While Genderquake, the first programme in the series which premiered last week, was hailed as a pioneering and eye-opening reality TV experiment, its spin-off Genderquake: The Debate, aired to... well, a kind reading would be controversy . A less kind would be near universal panning. In the live show, panellists including Germaine Greer and Caitlyn Jenner were heckled by a studio audience so viciously that more than 200 people have complained to Ofcom. So it’s a relief that this week’s offering is rather more thought-provoking, primarily because, despite the broad title of the show, the focus is narrow, exploring the thorny, emotive issues surrounding identity through the perspective of a single trans woman — the model and activist Munroe Bergdorf (10pm). Bergdorf herself is not an uncontentious figure. Last year she was fired by L’Oréal after writing on … [Read more...] about Wednesday’s best TV: What Makes A Woman?
Filmworker tells the poignant story of Leon Vitali, a talented young actor who had a prominent role in Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon and then became Kubrick’s most fervent disciple for the next 25 years. Vitali was at once the great director’s dog’s body and his most trusted confidant. He worked tirelessly for Kubrick and was trusted by him in a way that few of his other collaborators were. He did everything for the master from casting and coaching the child actors in The Shining to playing the masked ‘Red Cloak’ figure in Eyes Wide Shut; from overseeing restorations of Kubrick films to negotiating with Warner Bros top brass on his behalf. Vitali was probably indispensable. He was also anonymous, a “filmworker” as he listed his profession on his passport. When Kubrick died, Vitali was initially shunted aside. As he sought to make sure that Eyes Wide Shut reached cinemas in the way that Kubrick intended, he was given an office … [Read more...] about Filmworker review: poignant documentary on Stanley Kubrick’s right hand man