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Cricket Anyone / WI World Cup Squad
« on: December 10, 2014, 09:03:15 AM »
No Rampaul??

Squad

Sulieman Benn, Carlos Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Dwayne Bravo, Jonathan Carter, Sheldon Cottrell, Miguel Cummins, Narsingh Deonarine, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Jason Holder, Imran Khan, Leon Johnson, Evin Lewis, Nikita Miller, Marquino Mindley, Sunil Narine, Ashley Nurse, Kenroy Peters, Versammy Permaul, Kieron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin, Kemar Roach, Andre Russell, Darren Sammy, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Smith, Devon Smith, Jerome Taylor.

http://www.guardian.co.tt/sport/2014-12-09/rampaul-out-narine-back-world-cup-30

Rampaul out, Narine back in World Cup 30

ST JOHN’S—West Indies fast bowler Ravi Rampaul will not be playing in the prestigious World Cup set for Australia and New Zealand next year.

The T&T cricketer has been left out of a 30-man provisional squad released by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) on Monday.

Rampaul played two ODIs during the tour of India in October before the series was cancelled because of a dispute between the West Indies players, the WICB and West Indies Players Association (WIPA).

The squad also included six uncapped players: left-arm seamer Kenroy Peters, legspinner Imran Khan, offspinner Ashley Nurse, 19-year-old fast bowler Marquino Mindley, left-hand opener Evin Lewis and allrounder Jonathan Carter.

Khan has been enjoying a fine season in the Regional four-day competition confusing batsmen with his legspinners. He is among the top allrounders in the tournament so far and earned the selection ahead of the former West Indies spinner Devendra Bishoo of Guyana.

His countryman Evin Lewis is a hard hitting opener, whose attacking style has caught the eyes in both shortened version of the game. Peters has been having an outstanding season despite his team not doing well in the tournament while the Barbadian Carter is a hard hitting middle order batsman and allrounder Nurse has been outstanding in the limited overs version of the game.

Mindley has surprised many with his pace.

Returning to the squad are Darren Bravo who missed out on the current tour of South Africa because of personal reasons and mystery spinner Sunil Narine, who has been remedial work on his bowling action.



 

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Other Sports / Bovell Wins Gold at Swimming World CUP
« on: August 27, 2014, 12:34:42 PM »
 :beermug: Congrats Bovell

Bovell won gold today at the FINA/MASTBANK Swimming World Cup in Doha in the 100M IM

1 4 BOVELL George Richard TRI  52.80

2 5 SHANKLAND Leith RSA  53.77
3 3 SPITZER Martin AUT 54.77
4 2 HURLEY Bobby AUS  55.13
5 7 LIUKKONEN Ari­Pekka FIN  56.03
6 1 STEFFAN Sebastian AUT 56.16
7 6 ALEXANDROV Mike USA  56.38
8 8 SINKOVIC Aron SRB  58.17

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General Discussion / Would you like a whopper with your coffee?
« on: August 26, 2014, 01:24:09 PM »
Burger King announced that it has reached a deal to buy Canadian doughnut chain Tim Hortons and base itself in Canada, a controversial transaction that raises questions about business taxes and corporate patriotism

http://money.cnn.com/2014/08/26/news/companies/burger-king-tim-horton/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

I think it's a fantastic move and benefits Burger King, Tim Horton's and Canada.  Looking forward to more US companies following suit

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Football / David Beckham Thread
« on: May 16, 2013, 09:15:22 AM »
Beckham announces retirement

 :beermug: to one of the greatest free kick specialists ever
 Leaves a legacy and an impact that few football players (if any) or athletes have been able to achieve.
He's a household name and brand like Jordan, Tiger worldwide.
Possibly the most popular athlete ever?

 :applause: :cheers: :salute:

http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/16/sport/football/david-beckham-retires-football/?hpt=hp_t2

(CNN) -- David Beckham, one of the most iconic football stars of his generation, has announced his retirement.

His decision comes days after the 38-year-old won his latest title with French club Paris Saint-Germain.

Beckham, who won the Champions League with Manchester United in 1999, also won league titles with Real Madrid, AC Milan and Los Angeles Galaxy before arriving in the French capital earlier this year after signing a short-term contract.

The midfielder won 115 caps for England and is married to former Spice Girl and fashion designer, Victoria, He is estimated to be the country's wealthiest sportsman, earning in excess of $46 million a year, according to France Football magazine.

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General Discussion / Hugo Chavez dead
« on: March 05, 2013, 04:30:04 PM »
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has died after a battle with cancer, according to the country’s vice president. He was 58.

http://www.ctvnews.ca/world/venezuelan-leader-hugo-chavez-dies-1.1182743

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Starts 2:05pm est

Good luck ladies!

HEAT 1

Lane Bib Athlete PB SB + 
2 2167  HARRIGAN-SCOTT Tahesia 11.13 11.71 + 
3 2036  FONG Yee Pui 11.79 11.79 + 
4 1791  SOUMARE Myriam 11.17 11.21 + 
5 1963  SAILER Verena 11.05 11.05 + 
6 2605  OKPARAEBO Ezinne 11.16 11.16 + 
7 3055  BAPTISTE Kelly-Ann 10.84 10.86 + 
8 1314  MITCHELL Kerri-Ann 11.36 11.36 + 
9 1531  CECHOVA Katerina 11.32 11.32

HEAT 4
Lane Bib Athlete PB SB + 
2 1330  BAZOLO Lorene 11.72 11.72 + 
3 1445  AHAMADA Feta 11.59 11.72 + 
4 3053  AHYE Michelle-Lee 11.19 11.19 +  
5 1958  PINTO Tatjana 11.19 11.19 + 
6 2584  OKAGBARE Blessing 10.96 10.96 + 
7 3306  MADISON Tianna 10.96 10.96 + 
8 3091  KARAKUS Nimet 11.33 11.33 + 
9 2769  OGRAZEANU Andreea 11.32 11.32


HEAT 6

Lane Bib Athlete PB SB + 
2 3029  NAPO Bamab 12.24 12.24 + 
3 1392  WEI Yongli 11.36 11.41 + 
4 3058  HACKETT Semoy 11.10 11.10 + 
5 2197  FRASER-PRYCE Shelly-Ann 10.70 10.70 + 
6 3179  POVH Olesya 11.08 11.08 + 
7 1115  FERGUSON-MCKENZIE Debbie 10.91 11.26 + 
8 1070  BREEN Melissa 11.27 11.27 + 
9 3335  KHUBBIEVA Guzel 11.20 11.39







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What about Track & Field / Socapro big-up
« on: June 29, 2012, 10:50:22 AM »
Socapro,

I have to give you props....
you providing us with non-stop updates; hype and all relevant information
Keep it up :beermug:

Looking forward to T&Ts best Olympics yet

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Hi Everyone,

I'm making a slideshow for my wedding and want to showcase my youth/family growing up in Trinidad.  Any good song choices I can use?

I listed a couple songs below to give an idea of what I'm looking for but it's missing that oomph, emotional factor....preferably a nice, slow, ol time song:

Trini to de bone-David Rudder (first choice)
What you really know-Machel (nice vibe but too many shoutouts)
unity-sundar popo (ok, but missing that certain something)


Thanks in advance for the help!


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Cricket Anyone / IPL 2012 Season
« on: April 06, 2012, 07:29:05 PM »
TnT is well represented this IPL season. 50% of teams with a TnT representation

Teams with Trinbagonians:

Mumbai Indians: Kieron Pollard
Deccan Chargers: Darren Bravo
Chennai Superkings: Dwayne Bravo
Kolkata Knight Riders: Sunil Narine
Rajasthan Royals: Kevon Cooper

Good luck boys!

Kevon Cooper deserved MoM in his IPL debut.  :beermug:
4 wickets, 2 catches...
WICB take note


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Jokes / Peel di Putigal
« on: February 09, 2012, 09:04:54 PM »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/8dxoTngIHEg" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/8dxoTngIHEg</a>


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R.I.P.

http://arts.nationalpost.com/2012/02/01/soul-train-creator-don-cornelius-found-dead-of-gunshot-wound-in-his-home/

LOS ANGELES — U.S. music impresario Don Cornelius, whose TV show Soul Train helped expose music acts like Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder to millions of Americans, died Wednesday of a gunshot wound, police said. He was 75.

“He did pass away this morning” at his home in the Sherman Oaks area, Los Angeles Police Department officer Sara Faden told AFP.

She said police responded to a 4:00 am call of a shooting, but Faden said she was not able to confirm U.S. media reports that Cornelius died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.




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It's back on...  hope the players get booed coming on the court


http://www.nba.com/2011/news/11/25/labor-friday.ap/index.html

Sides reach tentative settlement agreement

Posted Nov 25 2011 7:03PM - Updated Nov 26 2011 12:10PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- After nearly two years of bickering, NBA players and owners are back on the same side.
"We want to play basketball," Commissioner David Stern said.
Come Christmas Day, they should be.
The sides reached a tentative agreement early Saturday to end the 149-day lockout and hope to begin the delayed season with a marquee tripleheader Dec. 25. Most of a season that seemed in jeopardy of being lost entirely will be salvaged if both sides approve the handshake deal.


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NBA in lock down! First two weeks cancelled and now they risk losing Bryant
The National Basketball Association has sensationally cancelled the opening two weeks of the season and in turn could risk losing its biggest star in Kobe Bryant as the NBA lockout saga continues.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/othersports/article-2047851/First-weeks-NBA-season-cancelled-lockout-continues.html#ixzz1aU7KctWs

This is real crap!  Can't take this hockey, baseball or American football.   Tried to get into American football but never could.  Basketball is the only N American sport I watching and they gone and take that away.  Greedy sobs.

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Cricket Anyone / Champions League T20 Fixtures 2011
« on: September 23, 2011, 02:23:57 PM »
http://www.clt20.com/fixtures.jsp


      GROUP STAGE      
      There will be two Groups, each comprising five teams. The Group Table is:      
            
      GROUP A      
      A1Chennai Super Kings (India)      
      A2 Cape Cobras (SA)      
      A3 New South Wales Blues (Aus)      
      A4Mumbai Indians (India)      
      A5Trinidad & Tobago (WI)      
            
      GROUP B      
      B1Royal Challengers Bangalore (India)      
      B2 Warriors (SA)      
      B3 South Australian Redbacks (Aus)      
      B4 Kolkata Knight Riders (India)      
      B5 Somerset      
            
Each team will play 4 Group matches, and the top two teams in each Group will go through to the Semi Final stage.      

The Group matches will be:      

sept   23   Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Warriors
sept   24   Cape Cobras vs NSW Blues
sept   24   Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians
sept   25   Warriors vs South Australian Redbacks
sept   25   Kolkata Knight Riders vs Somerset
sept   26   Mumbai Indians vs Trinidad & Tobago
sept   27   Kolkata Knight Riders vs South Australian Redbacks
sept   28   NSW Blues vs Trinidad & Tobago
sept   28   Chennai Super Kings vs Cape Cobras
sept   29   Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
sept   30   Mumbai Indians vs Cape Cobras
oct   1   South Australian Redbacks vs Somerset
oct   1   Kolkata Knight Riders vs Warriors
oct   2   Mumbai Indians vs NSW Blues
oct   2   Chennai Super Kings vs Trinidad & Tobago
oct   3   Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Somerset
oct   4   Cape Cobras vs Trinidad & Tobago
oct   4   Chennai Super Kings vs NSW Blues
oct   5   Warriors vs Somerset
oct   5   Royal Challengers Bangalore vs South Australian Redbacks

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General Discussion / World's Sexiest Accents
« on: August 18, 2011, 06:58:06 AM »
http://www.cnngo.com/explorations/life/worlds-sexiest-accents-130333

For fetishists of oddball sexuality, the Caribbean island of Trinidad offers an undulating, melodic gumbo of pan-African, French, Spanish, Creole and Hindi dialects that, when adapted for English, is sex on a pogo stick.

;D

Read more: World’s sexiest accents | CNNGo.com http://www.cnngo.com/explorations/life/worlds-sexiest-accents-130333#ixzz1VNuwnE6X

 

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General Discussion / Boss/Manager adding you as a friend on Facebook
« on: August 16, 2011, 10:13:16 AM »
My immediate superior just add me on FB.

I put him on limited profile; he can only see my status and my profile pictures.  No need to supply any incriminating evidence (not that there is any).  I didn't want to add him but that is more pressure.

Why would I want someone in my professional life part of my private/social life?  I have a few colleagues  but no superiors.

Thoughts?
I find this unprofessional and just plain weird. 


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General Discussion / Spartacus Workout and other Routines
« on: July 26, 2011, 08:13:04 AM »
Started this yesterday and has my body sore!  Enjoyed doing it...
http://www.menshealth.com/spartacus/workouts/

anyone have any more good workout routines?

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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Chutney 2011
« on: February 16, 2011, 06:43:25 PM »
Nobody post any of the chutney music yet this year?

Not as good as previous years but still have a few good songs...

this meh song this year

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/UoJeCiP2Nko" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/UoJeCiP2Nko</a>


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source:http://www.cricinfo.com/magazine/content/story/430489.html

to quote cricinfo

"T&T's superb efforts served another purpose, reminding all and sundry about the attractions of West Indian cricket and how much has been lost in these days of incompetence, egotism and idleness. T&T, and for that matter the second-string West Indian side that appeared in the Champions Trophy, played with sufficient passion to shame the overwrought incumbents and their headstrong administrators.

Certainly T&T's performance gave frustrated observers food for thought. Daren Ganga's side played as a team partly because they are a team and represent a nation, or at any rate a group of islands that have long been bound together. T&T has an identity, a meaning, a sense of patriotism. Contrastingly West Indies is a cause not a country. In essence it is a cricketing artifice and a broken dream. Those convinced that the only lasting solution to the West Indies' cricketing problems is to break it up and let the islands play as individual nations found in T&T's thrilling display plenty to support their case.

In the shorter term, Ganga's captaincy has surely also put the cat among the pigeons. It was widely and justifiably praised. After all it's been a long time since any West Indian captain coaxed a performance as spirited from his side. Although Ganga's batting might not be quite up to scratch (he's hardly alone in that), the West Indian selectors ought to consider appointing him captain of their team to tour Australia. Apart from anything else it's unlikely that he'll arrive three days before the first Test match, appear disinterested, and spend his time complaining about administrators and money and the rest of it. T&T may have pointed the way forwards. A cause cannot compete with a country, or not for eternity anyhow"

GO TNT

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What about Track & Field / The Caribbean is full of Usain Bolts
« on: August 21, 2009, 06:59:20 AM »
As a child growing up in Trinidad and Tobago I was surrounded by athletic talent and potential.  There were footballers (guys and girls) who had mind blowing skills, a lot of fast runners and a lot of very fast runners.  What happened to these kids with great potential?  Different opportunities came knocking; some went on to illustrious careers, some went on to just becoming family men, some went abroad to study and put their athletic career on the back burner, some flat out just wasted it.  The Caribbean is full of Usain Bolts.  All credit has to be given to Usain for his accomplishments because he did it the right way.  Went down the right path that led him to success without major obstacles.  His success is based not only on his God-given talents, and his drive to succeed but also the foundation and building blocks that brought him to that point.  His family, the trainers from when he was a youngster to today, the right people around him are to be commended.  He is truly blessed to be where he is.
Those like Hasely, Don Quarrie, Ato, Merlene amongst others were superb athletes, who broke from the mold, and became successes in their true right.  They did it not only with talent but with drive and dedication.  But a success here and there is no longer acceptable in Caribbean Track and field.  In 2009, where the Caribbean is at the forefront, specifically Jamaica, the other islands are next.  Antigua, Grenada, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago and other islands all have Usain Bolts.  He is not an athletic freak, he is a foundation freak.  To have great talent is not uncommon, but to go down the right roads to reach the goal is.  All future Atos, Usains, Asafas, Richards, Frasers of the Caribbean, use this recent success to follow suit and win.  The Caribbean is full of them.  We as fans, mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, family and friends let's properly support our athletes, and give them the proper building blocks.  When you see talent, nurture it, and set it on the right path.  Don't let it get caught up in guns, drugs, alcohol or just laziness.  Our time is coming.  As much as it is up to the athletes, it's up to those around him/her too.

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Football / What is T&T's favourite foreign pro team?
« on: February 20, 2009, 04:05:08 PM »
Just got this idea from reading the Inter-Man U thread

Some Trinbagonians became Man-U fans (if they weren't before) once yorke started tearing up the premier league....
what's your fav foreign team of all time with T&T contigents?

Man U with Yorke?
Sunderland with Jones, Edwards, Yorke?
Villa with Yorke?
Hibernian with Latas?
Porto?
Boavista?
Swansea with Scottie?
Columbus Crew with Stern?
Coventry with Stern?
West Ham with Shaka?

Those are the ones I'm throwing out there, but there are many more as we all know....past and present.

I'd say Yorke on Man U and Shaka on West Ham, because I watched those games with great pride seeing a fellow Trinbagonian on the big stage doing well.


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