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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / 2020 Calypsoes
« on: January 07, 2020, 01:41:29 AM »
Kenny Phillips - Wack Dem Kenny "2020 Calypso" (Trinidad)

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Miguel Maestre - Parang Time Again (Optimum Christmas Vibes Vol 5)

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Trinidad & Tobago, National Calypso Monarch 2019 finalists
Joseph Charles -

Here are the 2019 National Calypso Monarch  finalists. The finals are scheduled to be held on Trinidad Carnival Thursday 28 February at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Trinidad.


Alana Sinette-Khan
Alex Gift (Tobago Shortie)
All Rounder
Dawren Greenidge
Devon Seale
Duane O’Connor
Erphaan Alves
Karene Asche
Kurt Allen
Maria Bhola
Stacy Sobers
Renaldo Gordon

Warrior Princess

From:The Trinidad & Tobago Guardian

Cro Cro out of Calypso Monarch race

Edison Boodoosingh

Con­tro­ver­sial ca­lyp­son­ian Cro Cro (We­st­on Rawl­ins) has failed to make in­to the se­mi-fi­nals of this year’s Ca­lyp­so Monarch com­pe­ti­tion.

The four-time monarch was no­tably miss­ing from the list of 40-semi­fi­nal­ists re­leased yes­ter­day the Trin­ba­go Uni­fied Ca­lyp­so­ni­ans’ Or­gan­i­sa­tion (TU­CO) who will com­pete in Ca­lyp­so Fi­es­ta at Skin­ner Park, San Fer­nan­do, next Sat­ur­day.

Rawl­ins, a co-or­di­na­tor with the state-run Com­mu­ni­ty-based En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion and En­hance­ment Pro­gramme (CEPEP), was re­cent­ly sus­pend­ed from the pro­gramme af­ter a short video clip of him us­ing ob­scene lan­guage to­wards a fel­low mo­torist went was wide­ly cir­cu­lat­ed on so­cial me­dia.

Sev­er­al for­mer Na­tion­al Ca­lyp­so Mon­archs have made it to the next round of the com­pe­ti­tion in­clud­ing: Chalk­dust (Hol­lis Liv­er­pool), De­von Seale, Du­ane O’Con­nor, Karene As­che, Kurt Allen, Chucky (Rod­er­ick Gor­don) and Sug­ar Aloes (Michael Os­ouna).

Na­tion­al Car­ni­val Com­mis­sion (NCC) chair­man Gyp­sy (Win­ston Pe­ters), who won the ti­tle in 1997, is al­so among the 40 chal­lengers vy­ing for the chance com­pete against reign­ing monarch Helon Fran­cis.

This will be the first year that the fi­nals of the an­nu­al com­pe­ti­tion will be held out­side of the Di­manche Gras show on Car­ni­val Sun­day night. In­stead, it will be TU­CO’s Kaiso­ra­ma on Ter­rif­ic Thurs­day at the Grand Stand, Queen’s Park Sa­van­nah.

TU­CO al­so an­nounced the 15 fi­nal­ists in the Na­tion­al Ju­nior Ca­lyp­so Monarch fi­nals to be held the Queen’s Park Sa­van­nah next Mon­day. The reign­ing monarch is O’Con­nor’s son, Du­ane Ta’zyar O’Con­nor.

Ca­lyp­so Monarch se­mi-fi­nal­ists:

1. Ad­de­lon “Ban­jela” Brave­boy- Bring It Back

2. Alana Sin­nette-Khan - Pres­sure Does Buss Pipe

3. Alex “To­ba­go Chalkie” Gift - Trav­el Ad­vi­so­ry

4. Ali­cia Richards - Is­re­al’s Con­cern

5. Al­li­son “War­rior Em­press” Bernard - The You In You

6. An­tho­ny “All­rounder” Hen­drick­son - Where Are The Foot­prints

7. Bri­an Lon­don - Who To Call

8. Dar­wren “Pharoah” Greenidge - For­mu­la

9. De­von Seale - Two Face

10. Dex­ter “The Stinger” Par­sons - Span­ish Food

11. Du­ane O’Con­nor - Re­spect

12. Er­phaan Alves - I Am

13. Heather Mac­In­tosh - Take Over

14. Hol­lis “Chalk­dust” Liv­er­pool - They Put Meh So

15. Je­lanie Wells - Ah Tip­ping

16. Jer­risha Dun­can-Reg­is - Big Fat Ze­ro

17. Joanne “Ti­gress” Row­ley - Who Feels It Knows It

18. Karen Ec­cles Thomas - She Still Have To Wait

19. Karene As­che - Lo­co and Bro­co

20. Ker­ine “Tiny” Williams-Fi­garo - Slip­ping Away

21. Kurt “The Last Bad John of Ca­lyp­so” Allen - Wha Yuh Say?

22. Kyle “KC” Cowie - The Big­ger Pic­ture

23. Les­ley Ann El­lis -Yuh Wan­na Fight

24. Maria Bho­la - False Alarm

25. Mark East­man - Ca­lyp­so Killers

26. Michael “Sug­ar Aloes’ Os­ouna - Su­per G

27. Natasha “Sexy Suzie” Nurse - The Wrong Name

28. Robert “Mighty Tri­ni” Elias - 101 Per­cent

29. Rod­er­ick “Chucky” Gor­don - El Muro (The Wall)

30. Roger “Body­guard” Mo­hammed - Bare­foot

31. Ronal­do Lon­don - Man’s Imag­i­na­tion

32. Selvon “Mis­tah Shak” Noel - J’ou­vert Demons

33. Shel­don “Shel­don Nugget” Bullen - Cel­e­brate Them

34. Shel­don Reid - Wey Meh Trinidad

35. Stacey Sobers - Make T&T Great Again

36. Tami­ka Dar­ius - Oil Cyah Spoil

37. Tam­mi­co “Spicey” Moore - De Crown

38. Ter­ri Lyons - Woman

39. Vic­to­ria “Queen Vic­to­ria” Coop­er-Rahim -Sus­pect Band

40. Win­ston “Gyp­sy” Pe­ters -When Ele­phants Fight


1. Shirlane Hen­drick­son - Post and Po­si­tion

2. My­ron “In­cred­i­ble My­ron B” Bruce - The Ras­ta In Ras­ta City

TU­CO/First Cit­i­zens Na­tion­al Ju­nior Monarch fi­nal­ists:

1. A’janae King-Fras­er - St Fran­cois Girls’ Col­lege - More Time

2. Adana Dar­d­aine - San­gre Grande Ed­u­ca­tion­al In­sti­tute - Is De Mu­sic

3. An­nalise Em­manuel - St Joseph Covent, St Joseph - Don’t Be A Stranger

4. Bethany Light­bourne - Bish­op Anstey High School East - Ca­lyp­so Ris­ing

5. Caleb Hinds - St Bene­dict’s Col­lege - Our Na­tion’s Chil­dren

6. Cindy-Ann Big­ford - Holy Faith Covent, Pe­nal - Help Our Chil­dren

7. Faith Hay­wood - Holy Name Con­vent - Your Broth­ers Keep­er

8. Jalan Maugh­an -St Patrick’s New­town Boys - God’s Army

9. Kai-An­tho­ny Salazar - St Michael’s An­gli­can - Leh We Cel­e­brate

10. Ker­ston Mil­lar - Bish­op’s High Schoool - More Love, Less Blood

11. Kurlise Ben­tham - Bish­op’s Cen­te­nary Col­lege - Two Heads

12. N’Janela Dun­can-Reg­is - Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion, POS and En­vi­rons - Slave To The Gun

13. Nao­mi Sin­nette - Bish­op’s Cen­te­nary Col­lege - The Truth About Mon­ey

14. Ri­val­do Lon­don - Pleas­antville Sec­ondary - My Pur­pose

15.Tsa­hai Corbin - Uni­ver­si­ty of the West In­dies - Fa­thers Of The Na­tion
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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / 2019 Calypso
« on: January 11, 2019, 12:05:18 AM »
Duane O'Connor - Respect | 2019 Music Release

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One-song contest vexes Luta

JOAN RAMPERSAD Thursday, January 26 2017

TWO-TIME National Calypso Monarch Luta (Morel Peters) took to social media to vent “my utmost displeasure” over the decision by the Trinbago Unified Calypsonians Association (TUCO) to cut to one the number of songs to be performed in the final night of this year’s competition. Luta joins reigning monarch Devon Seale who uttered his disgust over this decision made earlier this month.

“Calypso continues suffer at the hands of those who are supposed to nurture, protect, love and promote it,” Luta said. “It is like a child being abused by its own parents. TUCO once again drove another nail in the coffin of Calypso by the decision to have each contestant sing only one song in the finals of the National Calypso Monarch Competition 2017. How can you change the rules in the middle of the game?” In a release earlier this month, TUCO president Lutalo Masimba stated: (At) an extraordinary general membership meeting on Saturday January 7, 2017, among the decisions taken regarding the 2017 National Calypso Monarch Competition were: Contestants will be required to enter one (1) song only for the competition as in previous years. However, in the Final stage of competition only one (1) song will be considered.

It is therefore a one (1) song competition.

A livid Luta who won the title in 1994 and 2006, added: “And as if to say that is not bad enough, TUCO is also saying that you can only sing the song you registered on or before January 27 2017.

Gone are the days when one could expect to hear a new song about some recent development in society or “pull one from the bag” That, according to “TUCO logics” would encourage more people to come out on Carnival Sunday Night to hear the same songs they heard in the tents, semi-finals and categories finals.” Luta questioned: “What is the philosophy behind the “Categories Finals? Why is it necessary? Why spend money that you don’t have on something that you don’t need? It just does not make sense.” The veteran bard ended by saying that while the majority of TUCO members are quite happy with things as they are, “there are intelligent people all over the world looking at us and I Morel Peters (King Luta) don’t want to be counted among those who participated in the killing of calypso.”

Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Calendar of Events 2017
« on: January 14, 2017, 07:55:10 PM »

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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Classic Socalypso Thread
« on: September 30, 2016, 08:37:07 PM »
Please stay away from any negatives issues and keep the ole talk to a minimum.

Ah Starting off with De Merchant: Be Careful -

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Football / Should CFU breakaway from Concacaf??
« on: July 24, 2016, 02:21:55 PM »
CFU maybe be cueing to separate themselves from Concacaf and plead their case in order to get two spots at the WC. Let's see what happens in the up-coming years. Having no control of Concacaf may or may not be an issue but there are enough votes in the CFU to go forward and seek these 2 spots at the WC.

From The Triniad Guardian:

Jensen La Vende
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
PNM local government councillor Jason Alexander who was beaten by members of Yuma mas band’s security team.

People’s National Movement (PNM) councillor Jason Alexander yesterday called for security guards who work in Carnival bands to undergo proper training, after he was beaten by guards from the band Yuma on Monday evening.

In a telephone interview with the T&T Guardian yesterday, Alexander said he was speaking with his attorney on the best way forward following the beating, part of which was recorded and posted on social network sites yesterday.

The 49-second clip, which sparked outrage online, showed Alexander being kicked, cuffed, slapped and beaten with a baton by male security officers and one female, all dressed in black.

Alexander said around 5.30 pm he was at Taylor Street, Woodbrook, where he had met up with friends who were playing in Yuma. Alexander, who was playing with Island People, said he was told to leave the band by security officers.

He said he turned to tell his friends he was leaving, but before he could do so he was accosted by the guards, who shoved him out of the band.

Alexander said one of his female friends attempted to intervene on his behalf, but she was cuffed in the face by a male security guard, while another of his friends was shoved and another slapped—despite the fact that they were all legitimate Yuma band members.

After the brutal attack he and his friends were all chased away from the band.

“It could have been anyone, forget the title and whatever, but those guards need training. Right now I am considering my options and I am receiving advice from my lawyers,” Alexander, who suffered injuries to his back, elbow and other parts of his body, told the T&T Guardian yesterday, adding that he had already reported the incident to the Woodbrook Police Station and would be meeting with the Minister of Culture Nyan Gadsby-Dolly and other Carnival stakeholders.

One of the three Canadian nationals involved in the incident, Nzunaki Tuitt, 35, said she would be taking the matter to the Canadian Embassy today along with compatriot Jenice Parker, 23.

Tuitt said she wanted all her money back as she did not have a true Yuma experience and was willing to give back the costume if necessary.

“The video was just the remnant of what happened. Jason was already outside the band and he saw that they slapped me and he came back and they beat him. They bullied him,” an upset Tuitt said.

“I was thrown out because I told them they didn’t need to push him and then when I started to mouth off on them a man slapped me and my friend came to my aid and she was cuffed in the mouth.”

Tuitt said someone needs to be charged for assaulting them and also criticised police officers along the band route who, instead of taking the initial report, told the women to go to the Woodbrook Police Station.

She said the use of force by the guards was uncalled for, as Alexander had already left the band.

She says she was later told that the guards involved were fired, but she hopes the band’s management goes a step further and informs the police of those who may have been responsible for the attacks.

Entertainment & Culture Discussion / 2016 Calypso
« on: December 11, 2015, 05:08:21 PM »
Kurt Allen - N.G.P. (No Grace Period) "2016 Release" (Trinidad)

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In the office of the President of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago.

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Well boy... you have your  work cut out fuh yuh

The standard protocol in T&T should be the Prime Minister suppose to be sworn in first then he pick his Attorney General among others.  It was the other way around in the 2015 swearing in ceremony. Did the President had a hand in orchestrating the procedure? The public did not witness the choosing of the Attorney General and the Minister of National Security by Sworn in Prime Minister Dr. Rowley. However, there should not be a major issue surrounding the matter but proper protocol should be warranted hoping no implications later on but! that is not good.

Under the new P.N.M Government, Faris AL-Rawi, may quite possibly be the new Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago

General Discussion / A look back Re; WWII Justice for Germans
« on: May 18, 2015, 02:43:24 AM »

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Until the men and women teams solve this Plague  they will not achieve any success going forward.

Dec 2nd and Nov 19th two dates that will never be forgotten.

What's his name and what team did he played for and what was his position on that team?

At the regional level. Name all of them and name the first bowler to do it including the one with the best bowling figures?

Ah talking bout soccer eh. One of them started off playing for the National Squad towards the end of the 70's

Don't let Shaka Hislop be the only recognize former national sports person to do this. Man up!

Check out Shaka Ice bucket challenge:

Let's see if Dwight and others will come to the forefront.

General Discussion / The Greatest Failures of All Time
« on: March 31, 2014, 05:36:32 PM »

Feeling like a failure? You’re in good company. You may have heard one or two of these classic stories before; they’re stories of the failures of wildly successful people. It never hurts to be reminded that failure is a stepping stone on the road to success. But more than that, success is usually, if not always, actually driven by prior failure. I have written many times before about failures, mostly my own, so I figured it was worth recounting some of history’s biggest from some of history’s best.

Success is a bad teacher, because when you succeed, you’re not always sure what you did right. It could have been just dumb luck. But when you fail, you usually know exactly what you did wrong. The paradox of success is that if you’re failing in the right way, you’re probably doing exactly what you should be doing to succeed long-term. The key is to make small, calculated mistakes, and then learn from them. That is how the brain works: our minds stumble through our environment taking guesses, and then learns through repetition, avoiding negative consequences and seeking pleasure. It is that simplicity that makes the brain so effective and powerful.

Some of our greatest leaders have done the same thing, stumbled through the dark until they hit a eureka moment. Rather than list all my favorites, I figured I would start with ten that I love and learn from some of yours. Later, I’ll submit a broader article (with attribution, of course) with the best of the worst.

1. After World War II, many Japanese homes had electricity but no appliances. Masaru Ibuka and Akio Morita sensed an opportunity, and developed a rice cooker intended to become a staple in every home. But the cooker was awful – it either burned rice or undercooked it, and less than 100 units were sold. This didn’t dissuade Ikuba and Morita from their dream of selling household products. After several other false starts, they began selling portable transistor radios. Thanks to this product, the fledging Sony Corporation became a success.

2. Many successful writers rightfully consider their early rejections to be badges of honor. Stephen King’s first book, Carrie, accumulated at least 30 rejection slips before it was accepted by Doubleday. Legend has it that Jack London’s first story was rejected 600 times. Had he quit after the first couple hundred failures, the world would have had to live without The Call of the Wild and White Fang. More recently, J.K. Rowling had her first Harry Potter novel rejected a whopping 12 times and was told “not to quit her day job.” (My first book, Wired for Thought, was rejected 9 times. Even after proving myself as a writer, my newest book, Breakpoint, was rejected 3 times. I probably would be more successful as a writer if I got even more rejections!)

3. Bill Gates and Paul Allen started a business called Traf-O-Data, which took raw data from traffic counters and processed them into reports to sell to cities in Washington for traffic planning purposes. Then the state began giving away the reports to cities for free, making the business model completely obsolete. But the two college dropouts with a track record of failure didn’t give up. Instead, they created Microsoft.

4. Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team – a heartbreaking experience for any teenager. Then he became what many consider the greatest basketball player in the history of the game. He is the author of one of my favorite quotes about failure, one proudly displayed on the Failure Wall at my company: “I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game winning shot, and I missed. I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”

5. As a young man, Walt Disney was fired from his newspaper job for a lack of good ideas. Then he started his first animation company in 1921 but quickly went bankrupt and ate dog food to survive. If you were subsisting on dog food because of the failure of your first animation company, would you start another animation company? Probably not. But that’s exactly what Walt Disney did. In fact, he had to restart several more times after that before finally becoming successful.

6. In 1899, Henry Ford left his long-term, comfortable job to establish the Detroit Automobile Company with $150,000 of investor money. A little over a year later it went bankrupt. Somehow, his investors still had faith in Ford and invested in the Henry Ford Company in 1901. But this company went bankrupt as well. Having lost all your investors’ money twice, would you try a third time? Ford did, establishing the Ford Motor Company in 1903. Five years later the company became a success with the release of the Model T.

7. Despite some local success playing cover songs in UK bars and clubs, The Beatles were turned down by almost every record label. In one infamous rejection, an executive at Decca Records declined to sign them because "guitar groups are on the way out" and "The Beatles have no future in show business.” Ouch. Of course, that rejection is now considered one of the biggest mistakes in music history (and hopefully that executive learned from her epic failure). Keep this in mind next time you’re rejected: it may well be that you haven’t failed at all! Or take the alternative message to heart. It turns out that two years after Decca rejected the Beatles, George Harrison returned to the label to offer a tip: sign the Rolling Stones. This time around, Decca learned from its failure and had a success of its own.

8. As an aspiring actor, Fred Astaire must have been thrilled to book a screen test for MGM Studios. That is, until he received the director’s feedback, which read: "Can't act. Can't sing. Slightly bald. Not handsome. Can dance a little." After becoming immensely successful, Astaire displayed that note in his Beverly Hills mansion to remind himself not to take no for an answer.

9. In the early 1990s, rapper Jay-Z was turned down by every record label in the business, with some stating he was too old, and some concerned that he wasn’t “hard” enough, as he didn’t rap about drugs or crime. Instead of giving up, he formed his own record label to release his first album. Fast forward to 2014 and he and his wife, Beyoncé, are worth an estimated $900 million, the majority of it from Jay-Z’s empire.

10. Most people know that Babe Ruth is one of the greatest baseball players of all time, an accolade that is well-deserved given his record of home runs. What most people don’t know is that when he retired in 1935, he also held the record for the most strike outs in all of Major League Baseball. He trudged back to the dugout twice as often as he ran the bases. His explanation? “I just go up there and I swing. I just keep on swinging and I keep on swinging. Every strike brings me closer to my next home run.”

These are my top ten but there are many more stories of success through failure worth noting. What are your favorite swings and misses?

The Guardian:

T&T may be one of the prominent rum producers in the Caribbean but it is also one of the most significant markets in this part of the world for Johnnie Walker scotch whisky. That is why this country is the first stop on the Americas leg of the epic journey of the luxury yacht, John Walker and Sons Voyager. This was revealed yesterday by global brand ambassador for John Walker and Sons, Tom Jones, during the first of two days of events taking place locally to celebrate the T&T leg of the Voyager’s journey. “Johnnie Walker whiskies sell well here,” said Jones in response to questions during a media briefing on board the yacht which is docked at Pier One in Chaguaramas. “We have been selling whisky here since 1883.”

 Jones, who will be on board the yacht as it journeys through the region over the next few months, shared his vast knowledge of the whisky during a session which featured the premium Johnnie Walker Blue, a best seller in T&T, as well as the recently launched Odyssey and other luxury blends. Since setting off in September 2012, the Voyager has sailed through Asia, retracing the original spice route, as well as Europe. Stops on the voyage through the Americas include Antigua, Venezuela, Aruba, Colombia, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, with the final stop in Miami in the United States.

 The journey is a reproduction of the epic travels of the Walkers who transformed the industry when they hired ship captains to act as brand ambassadors and to export their whisky around the world. It also celebrates the launch of the new, award-winning triple malt, Odyssey,  which commemorates the creation by Sir Alexander Walker, grandson of John Walker, of a nautical decanter for use on ships which moved to match the motion of the sea. During its stop in Trinidad, a series of high-profile events are being hosted on board the Vyachy. One of the highlights was a black tie dinner last night at which master chef Khalid Mohammed used Johnnie Walker in the creation of several special dishes and shared his opinion on the pairing of whisky with various foods. A Blue Label Carnival Gala is scheduled for today. The world-renown brand was created by John “Johnnie” Walker who started to sell whisky in his grocer’s shop in Scotland. His son, Alexander Walker introduced the iconic square bottle and angled label design which set the whisky apart from other brands and grandson Alexander II expanded the line and introduced the colour names by which the various Johnnie Walker blends are known.

General Discussion / Skipping breakfast causes skipping hearts
« on: August 03, 2013, 02:26:41 AM »
From : Trinidad Express

   By Dr Cory Couillard

Story Created: Jul 29, 2013 at 12:04 AM ECT

Story Updated: Jul 29, 2013 at 12:04 AM ECT
Men who regularly skip breakfast have a 27 per cent higher risk of suffering a heart attack than those who do eat the meal, says a new Harvard study. The 16 year study consisted of nearly 27,000 men aged 45 to 82. The results were published in the journal Circulation and confirm earlier findings that have linked poor eating habits to an elevated risk for heart attacks.
“Men who skip breakfast are more likely to gain weight, to develop diabetes, to have hypertension and to have high cholesterol,” said Eric Rimm, senior author and associate professor of epidemiology and nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health and associate professor of medicine at the Harvard Medical School.
The study did not indicate whether it’s the timing of the meal or the actual contents of the breakfast that helps protect against heart problems. However, people who skipped breakfast were 15 per cent more likely to gain excessive weight and 21 per cent more likely to develop type 2 diabetes – two significant risk factors for heart attacks.
“There is potential that the old adage that breakfast is the most important meal of the day may hold true because we also examined other meals, such as lunch and dinner and snacking times, and breakfast was the only meal that we saw an association,” said Leah Cahill, a lead author and a Canadian postdoctoral research fellow in nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health.
Part of healthy living is eating breakfast because it prevents you from doing a lot of other unhealthy things. Researchers found that these men were more likely to engage in other unhealthy lifestyle choices such as smoking, drinking and engaging in less physical exercise. People who eat breakfast tend to eat a healthier, well-balanced diet.
The results also highlighted a 55 per cent increased risk of heart disease in those who regularly indulged in late-night snacking. Similarly, they did not discuss the type of foods but merely the lifestyle choices and habits that contributed to the development of disease. The study did not include women who skipped breakfast but similar health outcomes were expected.
Younger men were more likely to skip breakfast than older men. Oversleeping, rushing, excessive stress and not eating along the way appear to have devastating effects to one’s heart. Breakfast is likely to be the healthiest meal of the day and missing it can leave one nutrient deprived throughout the day.
Breakfast skippers are also notorious mid-morning and afternoon snackers. Snack foods are often high in bad fats, excessive amounts of energy and little-to-no actual nutrient value. Skipping breakfast is also associated with larger meals for lunch and especially dinner. Binge eating is a contributing factor in weight gain, type 2 diabetes and other metabolic conditions.
“There is so much we know about reducing risk of heart disease, and some things like exercise or quitting smoking take quite a bit of effort,” says Rimm. “But it is easy without a big huge financial or time commitment to have breakfast, even if it is a bowl of oatmeal or a bit of cereal before you start the day.”
Dr Cory Couillard is an international healthcare speaker and columnist for numerous newspapers, magazines, websites and publications throughout the world. He works in collaboration with the World Health Organisation’s goals of disease prevention and global healthcare education. Views do not necessarily reflect endorsement.
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Football / Hart: TT Gold Cup exit painful.
« on: July 22, 2013, 05:41:04 AM »
Hart: TT Gold Cup exit painful.
T&T Newsday Reports.

STEPHEN Hart, coach of the Trinidad and Tobago football team, has described Saturday evening’s Concacaf Gold Cup quarter-final defeat to Mexico as painful.

Hart was speaking in an interview on the TT Football Association (TTFA) website, after the national team fell to a 1-0 loss to the Mexicans, courtesy of an 84th minute goal by Raul Jiminez, at the Georgia Dome, Atlanta, United States.

“It’s always painful when you lose a match whoever you play but tonight is particularly painful because of the fact that it was against a team like Mexico which we managed to put up a very good fight and then had to concede so late in the match,” Hart said.

“More than anything else I felt the hurt for the team because it was a hurdle I wanted us to cross and I felt we were close to doing it which was to get a victory against Mexico away from home in a tournament of this nature.”

Hart, who took over the reigns as coach a month ago, continued, “all in all I think we are leaving the Gold Cup with a lot of positives which is what we set out to do from the onset.

I thought the team grew in many departments as the tournament went on and we must now try to maintain and build on this momentum.”

Already missing the suspended Kevin Molino and having to do without Belgium-based midfielder Khaleem Hyland, TT were forced to go into the match without Carlyle Mitchell who picked up a ligament injury in practice and Joevin Jones who suffered a hamstring strain.

This meant Hart had to introduce Aubrey David at left back while Keon Daniel started in the middle of the park with Andre Boucaud. Carlos Edwards also got a starting nod along with Seon Power, Cornell Glen and captain Kenwyne Jones.

During the post-match press conference Mexican coach Jose Manuel De La Torre said, “it was not an easy match for us today. They (TT) fought very hard and they created some problems for us. But we played to our plan and we got the victory which was most important for us.”

The TT team, minus eight overseas-based players, were scheduled to arrive home last evening, along with Hart and recently-appointed Director of Football Leo Beenhakker.

Since the TTFA is on a new path to future success it would be great to start streaming live behind the scenes action with the intent to focus on our supporters and to broadcast to those who can't make it to the games etc. Is this possible?

This is a really a sad day... our dear friend Gerald Logie passed away at his home in Los Angeles, 30th June 2013. One of the original panmen that came to the US touring with the Tripoli Steel Band, many years ago. When God made him, he broke the mold - such a special friend to us all and knowing that he is gone has changed this world forever. Bless his soul!"Wendy Harrison"

Included in the pics above is Vince Charles of Neil Diamond band now deceased.
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Trinidad Tripoli Steelband&Liberace Sabre Dance David Frost.

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