September 19, 2021, 04:43:38 PM

Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Topics - Deeks

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 6
What about Track & Field / Prefontaine classic. The big face off
« on: August 21, 2021, 03:26:04 PM »
Richardson got blown away. No competition.

What about Track & Field / 2021 U-20 Track and Field in Nairobi Kenya
« on: August 20, 2021, 02:42:31 AM »
Like nobody notice U-20 T&F going on in Nairobi. Just by chance flicking thru the channels that I got it on nbcsports. They are about 8 hrs ahead. A 17 year old JA won the women's 100 in fine style. 11.08. A Namibian yuteman won the men 100. A Grenadian and a Cuban were the Caribbean rep, I think the Cuban came in 3rd. That's all folks.

Cricket Anyone / International Cricket
« on: May 17, 2021, 08:49:50 AM »
Euro cricket on now. Germany.

Football / Richard "Richie" Peters
« on: March 23, 2021, 11:46:50 AM »

This article is about Richard "Richie" Peters from Sando area. He played for Prez and South Colleges and Youth teams. He also played for the now defunct Sando Juniors and Rutgers University, Camden, New Jersey. I played against him in all those teams. It appears that he has covid. I did not read the entire article because you have to sign up. He has been in JA 20 yrs now. Anyone of the Southies can get more info. By the way Richie was a damn good player(striker). It was just that there were other damn good players around. He tried out for the 74 youth team. He had serious competition from Chinapoo, Murrel, Winty Hacket, Mike Grayson.

Other Sports / Olympic Surfing
« on: March 21, 2021, 09:57:26 AM »
This is so sad. A Salvadoran surfer who was struck by lightening while training, died. When it is your time, it is your time. God Bless!!!!

What about Track & Field / Tyra Gittens Thread
« on: March 12, 2021, 05:10:09 PM »
The young lady delivered.

T&T's Tyra Gittens put on an amazing record-breaking performance to claim the NCAA pentathlon national championship with a score of 4,764 points at the Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas in the United States on Thursday evening.

The University of Texas A&M junior also set a new national record, the previous mark being 4,276, which was held by her and is the most in the pentathlon by a women's athlete from a Caribbean nation.

While setting a collegiate record, the multi-athlete also set a facility record and became the first female Aggie to win an individual indoor title since 2014 when Brea Garrett won the weight throw.

"Today (Thursday) means so much to me. When I was a freshman and looked at the collegiate record I just thought ‘Oh my gosh, I don’t think I can do that but I can come somewhere in that area’.

"As I matured, I definitely realised that it can be more achievable than I thought and I was so happy that I was able to do it today, "The national champion Gittens was quoted saying on the Texas A&M website.

En route to setting an overall personal best in the pentathlon, she set personal records in three of the five events, while winning three events.

Gittens’ day started with clocking 8.27 in the 60m hurdles, .01 seconds faster than her previous personal best. She followed by winning the high jump at 1.93m, which bettered her previous school record of 1.91m. The high-flyer owns the top five all-time performances in Aggie history, she has cleared 1.93m, 1.91m, 1.89m, 1.88m and 1.87m in her career. Her clearance also equalled the T&T national record held by Natasha Alleyne-Gibson.

She continued to show her dominance winning the shot put at 13.86m, less than two inches short of her personal record. The junior followed by winning the long jump on her final attempt at 6.58m, which was just short of her personal record of 6.62m.

Gittens capped the record performance by clocking a personal-best 800m time of 2:28.22, which produced an overall pentathlon score of 4,764.

“I think the 800 was definitely the thing that I’m most proud of because of how much of a mental block and just mental funk it is for me. Even though it wasn’t an amazing time, I broke out of that mental blockage and it was definitely needed today. I came into the meet saying, ‘However, anything else goes, I don’t care because the 800 is one thing that I know I need to work on. And I was so happy. I could cry that it turned out the way it did and I stuck to it. I stuck to the plan,” said Gittens on her fantastic showing in the two-lap event.

Texas A&M's head coach Pat Henry raved about Gittens’ achievement saying: "It was the finest effort any collegiate athlete has ever had. To do the things she did and start off with a personal best in the 60m hurdles and clear 6-4 in the high jump is absolutely a tremendous start. She came to this meet with a lot of intention, an intention to win this championship.

“Tyra [Gittens] didn't win the SEC title two weeks ago and it shows the whole team that it's about how you think. If you're a positive person and go in there with the experiences you've had, be ready to do it on this day. This is the day that you have to put everything you know together to try to win an event. I think today teaches that it showed that you can do it because Tyra just did it!"

Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Amazing Race
« on: October 15, 2020, 03:57:34 PM »
I saw the TT part of the amazing race last night. Actually, it was real kixx. Especially playing the pan. I laugh like hell.

Football / US NCAA football
« on: December 15, 2019, 10:01:48 PM »
Georgetown Univ. from Washington DC beat UVA for NCAA title. Wow, how time has changed.

General Discussion / Fashion show at the Trinity Cathedral.
« on: November 08, 2019, 07:05:43 PM »
What allyuh think about that piece ah bakanal or stupidity. I have no problem with fashion shows. But to have it in front of the altar! Both the rector and the person managing the show should get some bwah!

Football / WMF. World Mini Football
« on: October 14, 2019, 10:04:55 AM »
Guys, allyuh that the World Mini Football(6 a side) is currently taking place in Aussie.

What about Track & Field / Briana Williams
« on: August 27, 2019, 10:37:42 PM »
Read she tested positive!

Football / Pan American Games 2019
« on: July 29, 2019, 07:22:13 PM »

I forget about PanAm. Saturday I found it when I was flicking thru the channels. I even forgot we send a football team. The men lost 4-2 to Mex. after leading 2 nil at the half. I Think Uruguay won the gold.

Cricket Anyone / England tour of West Indies 2019:1st Test
« on: January 24, 2019, 04:48:36 PM »
This  current  West Indies team is real heart attack. Out England for 77. Now their 2nd innings is 127 for 6. It would be crazy if England was to come back and win this match.

Football / Hamza Choudury Greneda-Bangladesh Doughla power
« on: December 27, 2018, 11:39:40 AM »
From the DailyMail.

Well here is a Douglah of Caribbean-Bangladeshi descent trying to make waves in the EPL. Could probably make England. Maybe Greneda.

His dad is from Grenada, his mum is from Bangladesh and now he's Leicester's new star with the big hair after playing key role their shock wins over Chelsea and City... meet football's new Asian pioneer Hamza Choudhury

    The 21-year-old has started in the victories over Chelsea and Manchester City
    His start at Stamford Bridge was his first league appearance of the season
    It came with Puel under pressure amid reports that his job was on the line
    The French boss responded by including rookie Hamza Choudhury in midfield

Entertainment & Culture Discussion / RIP Brother Superior
« on: November 25, 2018, 06:53:12 PM »
Lord Superior has passed. Excellent Kaisonian. RIP.

Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Trini women behaving badly
« on: September 11, 2018, 04:08:06 PM »

Other Sports / CAC 2018 Rugby 7
« on: August 02, 2018, 09:42:57 PM »

We lost to JA 25-5 in the bronze medal. We had beaten them in the first rounds.

Other Sports / Teneil Campbell
« on: July 29, 2018, 10:07:40 AM »
Forumites. Let's pay homage to Teneil. First female cyclist from TT to win a GOLD in CAC in her first games. Congrats. Road race(99 KM). :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:

Trinbago, NBA & World Basketball / CAC Games.
« on: July 25, 2018, 07:35:54 PM »
It is indeed sad that TT could not have men and women teams in this CAC games. What wrong with we?

Other Sports / CAC Games.
« on: July 25, 2018, 07:24:23 PM »
The swimming fraternity must be proud of the performance of the team(well Dylan Carter). Truly magnificent!

 :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: to Mr. Carter!

Football / There football and then there is serious football
« on: July 06, 2018, 02:52:14 PM »

Just read where Glasgow Rangers had 40,000 for a practice game against Bury(D2). Dress rehearsal for Europa league.

General Discussion / Murielle Franco, Brazilian activist.
« on: March 19, 2018, 02:51:52 PM »
Anyone ever heard about this sister? Never heard of her before. Community organizer and activist. Gunned down in Rio

Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Acadamy award
« on: March 08, 2018, 11:40:29 PM »
Oscar winner Fran McDormand's first professional acting job was in Derek Walcott's play In a Fine Castle also known as The Last Carnival, which was funded by the MacArthur Foundation and performed in Trinidad.

Football / lord Kitchener and Manchester football
« on: February 16, 2018, 11:34:46 PM »
This is kind of crazy. I was in two minds  to put this in the calypso post or football. Anyhow, here is Kitch, backed by the Late Great Fitzroy Coleman singing about Manchester's teams in 1956. Seeing that City is running away with the league and could possible win everything this year. And ManU struggling to keep up with them.

Published on Sep 21, 2011

This is a song from 1956 that I can't find anywhere else so I decided to upload it here. The song is from early 1956 when City were FA Cup holders and United were league champions elect. It is unusual in it's glorification of both Manchester clubs but is from an era when Mancunians would often follow both teams, attending the game of whichever side was at home on a given Saturday. This is the earliest United song I know of (pre-dating the calypso by 2 years) and is probably one of City's earliest songs too. Lyrics below, apologies for any errors:

Football and footballers
In Manchester you'll find the headquarters
Football and footballers
In Manchester you'll find the headquarters
A wonderful performance is expected
From Manchester City and United
When speaking of good football
They can never beat Manchester at all

Hooray, hoorah Johnstone* and Tommy Taylor
Hooray, hoorah three cheers for the city of Manchester

It's exactly 22 years ago
Manchester City put up their greatest show
Portsmouth was a strong rival
But they were beaten 2-1 in the cup final
Birmingham thought it was easy
But City beat them convincingly
When speaking of good football
They can never beat Manchester at all


United's history I must relate
They won the cup in 1948
In '51 they held a title grip
By beating Arsenal to the championship
And in '56 you can see quite clear
They are champions again with 3 weeks to spare
When speaking of good football
They can never beat Manchester at all


I raise my hat with hilarity
To managers McDowall* and Matt Busby
Their names must go down in history
For good management consistently
They've got the secret, they've got the brain
To put Manchester on top again
When speaking of good football
They can never beat Manchester at all


*Bobby Johnstone & Les McDowall


Standard YouTube License

"The Manchester Football Double" by Lord Fitzroy Coleman Band Listen ad-free with YouTube Red

What about Track & Field / 2018 Track & Field Season
« on: February 03, 2018, 03:54:02 PM »
What's happening local. I know is Carnival. Is the Cariifta team preparing for the upcoming games.

General Discussion / University grads apply for municipal police jobs
« on: January 23, 2018, 11:55:00 PM »

Allyuh think this going to help with better police responds to address the public concerns, or we need lego beast for police wuk.

There is a growing trend towards university graduates and people with technical qualifications applying to become municipal police officers.

When the T&T Guardian visited a recruitment drive at City Hall in Port-of-Spain, yesterday, several prospective candidates claimed that they decided to apply since they struggled to find jobs after graduating.

Arvin Rattansingh, a final-year student at the University of the West Indies, explained that he was applying in advance due to the competitive job market and cutbacks in the Government’s On the Job Training programme.

“With the way the country is going, I am not seeing any real avenue to get a job. I am looking for job security once I leave university,” Rattan said.

One woman, who asked to remain unidentified, said she had difficulties in finding employment while pursuing her masters degree.

“To be honest being a police officer was never my dream. It is an honest job and I could help serve my country and study part-time,” she said.

Statutory Authorities Service Commission administrative officer Grayson Jordon, whose department is overseeing the recruitment drive, confirmed that it had received resumes from university graduates for the positions, which require five O’Level passes including English.

Jordon said the Commission was seeking to fill 325 vacancies within the Municipal Police Service in Port-of-Spain, Arima, San Fernando and Point Fortin.

While they have the same powers of arrest and investigation as regular police officers, municipal police officers mainly perform their duties at municipal corporation facilities and enforce their by-laws and regulations.

The recruitment drive is seeking to fulfil a Cabinet mandate to strengthen the municipal police force to 1,400.

Successful candidates will undergo a four-month training programme conducted by the Office of Law Enforcement Policy.

The last segment of the recruitment drive is expected to take place in Point Fortin on Saturday between 7 am and 3 pm.

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 6