Kalinagos to observe World Indigenous day 2012

first_img Share LocalNews Kalinagos to observe World Indigenous day 2012 by: – July 10, 2012 Sharing is caring! Share Tweetcenter_img Share 15 Views   one comment Prosper ParisThe Kalinago Community here will join the rest of the world next month in observing World Indigenous Day 2012.The 18th commemoration of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples will be held on Thursday, 9th August 2012.Carib Councilor Prosper Paris explained that a panel discussion is among activities planned to commemorate that day.“On the 9th of August we will be calling on you to observe World Indigenous Day from the 9th to the 12th. We will be organising a panel discussion dubbed ‘Kalinago’s Got Talent’.”In addition, a talent show will be held to showcase the skills of the Kalinago people.”Kalinago living outside of the territory have been invited to the territory on August 12th to witness the transformational developments within the Kalinago Territory.“On the 12th of August we would like to invite those of you who are away from the territory to see what we have done, how we are developing and to share that day with you.”International Day of the World’s Indigenous People is celebrated on 9 August every year to recognise the value and diversity of the cultures of indigenous people.Government Information Servicelast_img read more

Batsman Hope backs West Indies to get 500 in ODIs

first_imgLONDON, England (Reuters) – West Indies have the firepower to post the first 500 total in one-day internationals, top order batsman Shai Hope has said ahead of the Cricket World Cup. England boast the top ODI score of 481-6 that they posted against Australia last year in Nottingham, while Australia’s 417–6 against Afghanistan in 2015 is the highest total in the history of World Cup.Wicketkeeper-batsman Hope smashed 101 off 86 balls and Andre Russell lived up to his big-hitting reputation with a breezy 25-ball 54 as the Caribbean side amassed 421 in Tuesday’s warm-up match against New Zealand before being all out in the final over.“It is definitely a goal we can try to achieve at some point,” Hope said after West Indies won the match by 91 runs.“Definitely, it would be great to be the first team to cross that 500 mark, and I am sure we have the batting firepower to do it.”Besides all-rounder Russell, West Indies also have formidable power-hitters in Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer and all-rounders Jason Holder and Carlos Brathwaite.“If you are asking me if we are capable of it, definitely we are,” Brathwaite said.Russell, 31, was at his destructive best with the bat in the last edition of the Indian Premier League Twenty20 tournament, smashing 52 sixes and scoring at a strike rate of more than 200 for the Kolkata franchise, both best in the league.“He is just incredible – a freak of nature really,” Hope said. “I don’t really know what to say about Russ, he just hits it and once he hits it, it goes for six.“It is a pleasure to be on the same team as he, I can tell you that. If you are on the field you are not sure what you are going to bowl at him. It is just nice to enjoy from the inside.”last_img read more

Fast reaction: 3 quick thoughts as Syracuse comes back, holds on late in win over Eagles

first_img Published on January 20, 2015 at 9:17 pm Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse scared its fans for the first five minutes Tuesday night before slapping aside Boston College, 69-61 in front of 23,781 in the Carrier Dome. Here are three things I saw that I think you should too.1. Boeheim calmRather than take his normal arm-crossing, jacket-flapping perch in front of the Syracuse bench, Jim Boeheim started out the game sitting down. His Orange had a simple task in shutting down Boston College’s offense.A pair of early blown defenses briefly brought him to his feet and he eventually took up his normal position. But his players also quickly showed he only had so much to worry about in this game.2. No plan B(C)Once Syracuse started jumping the Eagles’ ball screens and cutting off the passing lane to the corners, SU had started winning and only stopped with basic breakdowns late.Boston College wasn’t getting any dribble penetration. The top of the zone was sealed. On the rare occasions the Eagles got angles for entry passes their bigs weren’t getting past Chinonso Obokoh or Rakeem Christmas.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBy crunch time, BC’s offense had been reduced to swinging the ball and waiting-hoping for late rotations. The Eagles weren’t getting open unless the Orange let them.3. Obokoh-kayA week and a half ago, after Chris McCullough tore his ACL, Boeheim said Obokoh needed to play defense and rebound when he was asked about the sophomore center’s offensive role.He did just that against BC, making his first appearance since Jan. 11. And in a career-high 16 minutes Obokoh did just that, limiting Dennis Clifford and Will Magarity while snagging four rebounds.Obokoh is still largely absent on the offensive half of the court — he sets decent screens — but with Christmas in foul trouble and ultimately fouling out, he was far from exposed. Commentslast_img read more