Overcoming limitations, defying expectations – GTT Brand Warrior Drew Thoven

first_imgLimitations are set points or levels beyond which someone or something does not or may not be expected to extend, pass or exceed. Expectations, on the other hand, speaks of strong belief that something will happen in a particular manner or that someone will or should achieve something in a specific way or take a particular route. In either case, expectations and limitations have time and again proven to be tools by which others seek to define us. However, there are those who stand in opposition to the imposition of limitations and expectations by overcoming limitations, defy expectations, and in so doing set a new standard – one that their predecessors perhaps thought improbable. It is the courage, resilience and strength of these types of warriors that GTT celebrates; those who, in pursuit of their dreams, face opposition and overcome.GTT is honoured to celebrate such an individual as they introduce you to Andrew King, also known as “Drew Thoven” or “Drew”.The 21-year-old Music Producer/DJ, award winning film composer, song writer and multi-instrumentalist was born on August, 18, 1996, in Georgetown, Guyana, to parents, Pastor Timothy and Deborah King.Growing up, he recalls having a “sheltered life”, nonetheless falling in love with music at a young age through immense exposure to the art in church. Among the instruments the youngster plays – most of which were self-taught, Drew is most passionate about the drum set. Drew acknowledges the importance of laying a strong foundation if one expects to build something of great magnitude as he reflected on his primary school days at the New Guyana School.He pursued his secondary education at Queen’s College and intends to further pursue studies at the Berklee College of Music in the USA. However, the unorthodox musician is doing things differently; rather than studying music in order to earn a living from it, he’s earning a living from music so that he may formally study it in the near future.His alias Drew Thoven, is a reflection of countless limitations he faced initially as a budding musician and producer – not being particularly versed musically; not owning proper equipment – not even a personal laptop for starters; receiving little support, if any, for his dream due to the unstable state of affairs of the music industry locally.Though he has come a long way in his musical journey, Drew Thoven agrees that he has a mighty long way to go. Drew and a group of other artistic minds, created Kindred Republic, a record label and recording studio that offers production, management and sound engineering services that has been taking the music industry in Guyana to another level.He has worked with a plethora of local and international artistes, including Shawn English, Don Gialiani, Jumo Primo, Shal Marshall and of late, he’s formed quite a bond with the Queen of Bacchanal, Destra Garcia. Drew’s philosophy as a warrior is that in order to do “great things” we must “believe in ourselves” and remain “focused” – not allowing the views of anyone, whether family or friends, to deter us from the course that will lead to the fulfilment of our dreams. GTT looks forward to the journey that lies ahead as this young warrior, Drew Thoven, makes his mark on the fabric of Guyanese, Caribbean and world history.last_img read more

Explained: What can still happen in the league table on final day of the season

first_imgAs the table above shows, it is possible for West Ham to finish above Manchester United, but while they could go level on points with fourth-placed City, their goal difference all but rules out fourth place.EXPLAINED: WHAT HAPPENS TO FOURTH SPOT IF LIVERPOOL WIN THE EUROPA LEAGUEMoving aside from Champions League qualification, the Europa League places are far from confirmed, as the FA Cup could have a notable impact on proceedings.The side who finishes sixth would would qualify for the group stage if United win the FA Cup, but would enter the third qualifying round if Crystal Palace win at Wembley on 21 May.HOW MANCHESTER UNITED CAN STILL COMPLETELY RUIN LIVERPOOL’S SEASONThe club who finishes seventh would qualify for the Europa League third qualifying round if Manchester United win the FA Cup. Eighth, meanwhile, cannot qualify.There could be a scenario where West Ham and Liverpool finish level on points, goal difference and goals scored. In this case, a play-off could be needed to determine which team qualifies for the Europa League. 4 4 4 Similarly, Manchester City and Manchester United still have a battle of their own. United threw away the chance to leapfrog City into fourth with defeat to the Hammers mid-week, keeping two points between the duo.It’s not all over, though, as a Citizens defeat and a Red Devils victory would see the latter steal fourth spot, thereby qualifying for the play-off qualifying round for the Champions League. There’s still much at stake for a number of clubs on the final day of the Premier League season.What we do know for certain is Leicester City are champions, and Newcastle United, Norwich City and Aston Villa have been relegated.But other matters are yet to be confirmed.Arsenal can still finish second if they beat Villa and London rivals Tottenham Hotspur lose to Newcastle at St James’ Park.Just two points separate the pair, so the Gunners must do their job and hope Spurs drop three points to end the season as runners-up to Leicester. 4 The battle for supremacy between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur goes to the last day of the campaign Of course though, if Liverpool are to win the Europa League final they would qualify for the group stage of the Champions League, with potentially five teams from England’s top flight appearing in the elite European competition next season.CLICK HERE TO SEE THE PREMIER LEAGUE TABLE IN FULLlast_img read more