New Yorkers participate in African restaurant week

first_imgAfrica Travel Week Related African Union Celebrates Africa Day A celebration of cuisine and culture from the world’s most diverse continent is heating up in New York City. African Restaurant Week features chefs from across the city who are giving Americans a discount on dishes featuring the flavors of their homeland. CCTV’s Patrice Howard reports Chinese Premier Kicks Off Week-Long African Tourlast_img

Hemnarine Chattergoon still holds unique Under-19 record

first_img…was highly touted as the most naturally talented ChattergoonBy Frederick HalleyIN 1996, Hemnarine Chattergoon became the first Guyanese batsman to register centuries in his first two innings of a Regional Under-19 tournament, a record that still stands to this day. The opponents were Barbados and the Windward Islands.Regarded by many as the most naturally talented of the Chattergoon brothers, Hemnarine was destined to represent Guyana at the First Class level with the likelihood of donning West Indies colours.Chattergoon, following his epic 217 in the 2016 SCA Elite League semi-final versus Bawa– rare moment.Following a successful 1996 regional tournament, played in Jamaica, Hemnarine was awarded a place in the West Indies youth team to oppose Pakistan, and justified his place with a magnificent even-hundred at the Kensington Oval, Barbados against the likes of Abdul Razaq and Shahid Afridi. As fate would have it, the right-handed batsman migrated to Canada shortly after, thereby ending whatever chances he had of playing for Guyana and the West Indies senior teams.Incidentally, the West Indies Youth team also included former Guyana and West Indies batsman, Ramnaresh Sarwan, who stroked 102 in the first innings, batting at number six; former Guyana opener Azeemul Haniff who scored 100 in the second innings after 51 in the first; wicket-keeper Vishal Nagamootoo and leg-spinner Andy Chinsammy.Emanating from the Albion, Berbice family of cricketers, siblings Sewnarine went on to represent West Indies in four Tests and 18 One-Day Internationals and Ramnarine played at the regional one-day level for the Combined Campuses and Colleges, while Harrinarine captained the Guyana Under-15 team and also represented his homeland at the Under-19 level.The eldest of the Chattergoon brothers, Hemnarine never enjoyed the kind of success he was anticipating following his migration to Canada and, according to him, several factors were responsible for this, including work-related issues and the inability to put in enough practice. His only First Class match for Canada was against the United Arab Emirates at the Maple Leaf ground, King City, in 2007 which saw him scoring a mere 10 runs.In 2009, at the age of 31, Chattergoon was appointed to lead Vikings in the Elite division of the Toronto & District Association (T&DCA) tournament. The strong Vikings team included former Guyana and West Indies youth player, Zamal Khan; former Guyana captain, Damodar Daesrath; former Guyana First-Class pacer, Jeremy Gordon; former Guyana Under-19 left-arm pacer, Naresh Roopnarine; ex-Guyana and West Indies B team keeper, Kenneth Wong, and former National youth players, Abdel Fudadin and Kevin Murray. The side was also managed by another Guyanese in Michael Khan.Hemnarine (left) with brother Sewnarine as the former is presented with a plaque in recognition of his services to HACC by sponsor Vishal Mohan, nephew of president Narchand “Archie” Mohan.Chattergoon returned to the Canadian side for the inaugural Caribbean Twenty/20 tournament in the West Indies which saw the top performing domestic team qualifying for the Champions League Twenty/20 tournament. It was later replaced by the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), whose first season began in July 2013. Guyana were the eventual winners, defeating Barbados by one wicket with one ball to spare in a pulsating final with Jonhatan Foo claiming the man-of-the-match award.The tournament was also the first opportunity for Hemnarine to play alongside his brother, Sewnarine, who was part of the Guyana squad and who had already played Test cricket for the West Indies.The now 41-year-old Chattergoon also had the unique distinction of leading Hawaiian Arctic Cricket Club (HACC) to four of their six consecutive championship victories in the Premiere League of the Scarborough Cricket Association (SCA) tournaments before retiring at the end of the 2016 season. He was fittingly honoured when the club held its annual presentation, dinner and dance at the end of the season.Long-standing president of HACC, Narchand ‘Archie’ Mohan, paid glowing tribute to Chattergoon for his outstanding contributions over the years as a batsman and an astute leader and, while acknowledging his decision to call it quits, reminded him that “the door is always open to him once he has a change of heart”.The stocky right-hander was rewarded with a plaque, compliments of Trophy Stall Guyana. It read: “For your outstanding dedication, commitment and contribution as a player and leader of Hawaiian Arctic Cricket Club”.In an invited comment, Chattergoon described his joining of HACC in 2010 as a “political move” after he was specially invited to the club’s presentation. He was subsequently named captain two years later.Reflecting on his decision to join HACC, Chattergoon disclosed that he had no regrets but insisted that he had played his last game when the 2016 inaugural Elite season ended, citing work and family commitments as his main reason.In the 2014 Premiere League semi-final, Chattergoon was at his imperious best, slamming a scintillating unbeaten 217 versus Bawa XI, leading from the front as HACC clobbered their opponents by 136 to reach the final, which they duly won.Chattergoon’s wife, Lena, and their lone daughter have been his most ardent and vocal supporters and are present at all of his games.While Chattergoon went on to play for Canada, he still fancies the century, at what is regarded as the mecca of cricket in the Caribbean, as his most memorable moment in the sunshine game. “I thoroughly enjoyed playing cricket but scoring a hundred for the West Indies Under-19 team, especially when we were asked to follow-on, is still fresh in my memory,” he asserted.Chattergoon, who still plies his trade mainly in the softball arena, and is regarded as one of the best players in the grassroot game, has won several accolades representing Dant and Sunshine in the Ontario Softball Cricket League and Our Own in the Ontario Masters Softball Cricket Clubs (OMSCC), among other teams in and out of Toronto. His participation also includes international tournaments in Canada, Guyana, New York and Florida.last_img read more

Pillars Give Sunshine Shock Treatment in Akure

first_imgShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram By Fred EdorehThe players, technical crew and fans of Sunshine Stars of Akure were left to wonder what hit them as Kano Pillars stylishly ambushed them on home ground to cart away all three points in the match day 14 encounter of the Nigeria Professional Football League, yesterday evening.Hero and player of the day, Adamu Mohammed, came in as substitute for Omo Johnson in the 80th minute and did the damage two minutes afterwards when he drove to the extreme corner of the far post in a goal mouth tussle that left Sunshine goalkeeper Ezenwa blinded. The entire stadium was shocked to silence as they gazed at the eventual possibility of a home lose.Pillars almost double the margin in the 89th minute when Prince Aggrey received a through pass in the box with Ezenwa at his mercy but he chose not to pull the trigger, preferring instead to cut back to place the ball on his right foot and he was dispossessed on the process. Sunshine’s desperate charge back to remedy situation came to no avail as Dayo Ojo  opened all salvo firing at close range in the 83rd, 84th and 88th minutes but Pillars keeper, Yusuf Mohammed kept producing stunning saves.Mohammed would perhaps be the most stumbling block for Sunshine as he had also produced several such saves in the first half to nullify the huge chances that Sunshine Stars created.The encounter was opened with Sunshine Samad Quadri breaking in twice in the early minutes but Yusuf rushed out on those occasions to stop his shots just as Dayo Ojo’s 25th minute strike was blocked by the defense line.Sunday Abe attempted two brilliant free kicks in the first half but one found the side net while Yusuf Mohammed parried the other for a corner kick. Lanky defender, Stephen Eze, also showed up for several corner kicks but his closes in the 27th minute was also block off to the corner.Sunshine got close to drawing the first blood in the 70th minute as hard working substitute Dele Olorundare ran into a cross and nodded powerfully but his effort was returned by the bar.It was a game in which Pillars demonstrated great tactical depth, keeping the pace under control, ensuring good presence in the midfield and measuring their movements on the attack while Sunshine kept probing and getting no answers.Sunshine Team Manager, Solomon Ogbeide, said both teams exhibited the best of football but his players got punished for not taking their chances.“It is often so in football that when you play well and do not convert the chances you create you get punished. That is what happened in this game. It is not as if Pillars did not play well to deserve their victory but my boys failed to take the so many chances they created. It was also a bit of hard luck especially if you consider the header by Dele Olorundare which hit the bar. I had thought the ball was already in.”last_img read more

Jim Boeheim jokes about Syracuse’s lone 1st-place vote in preseason poll

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 28, 2015 at 5:57 pm Contact Jesse: [email protected] | @dougherty_jesse CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Jim Boeheim widened his eyes, let out a high pitch “No” and leaned back so fast that the backdrop behind him wobbled in place.He had just been told that Syracuse received one first-place vote in the preseason media poll. Before he knew it was the media and not coaches, Boeheim suggested that Pittsburgh head coach Jamie Dixon may be playing a practical joke on him. Then he poked some fun at the one person who used their top vote on the Orange.“I think we need to review the credentials of some of the media here,” Boeheim said at ACC Basketball Media Day on Wednesday.When all the votes were tallied up, Syracuse was picked ninth in the preseason poll. North Carolina was picked first, and Virginia, Duke, Notre Dame and Miami rounded out the top five. SU did not have any players selected to the All-ACC preseason first or second team, which is also voted on by the media.The media’s preseason choices are listed below, with the team poll at the bottom.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFirst teamMarcus Paige, G, North CarolinaMalcolm Brogdon, G, VirginiaXavier Rathan-Mayes, G, Florida StateBrandon Ingram, F, DukeDemetrius Jackson, G, Notre DameSecond teamAnthony Gill, F, VirginiaGrayson Allen, G, DukeZach Auguste, F, Notre DameAnthony “Cat” Barber, G, N.C. StateBrice Johnson, F, North CarolinaPreseason Co-Players of the YearMarcus Paige, G, North CarolinaMalcolm Brodgon, G, VirginiaPreseason Freshman of the YearBrandon Ingram, F, DukePreseason poll (first-place votes)1. North Carolina (60)2. Virginia (18)3. Duke (8)4. Notre Dame (1)5. Miami6. Florida State (1)7. Louisville8. N.C. State9. Syracuse (1)10. Pittsburgh11. Wake Forest12. Clemson13. Georgia Tech14. Virginia Tech15. Boston College Commentslast_img read more

It’s Vin Scully’s final week at Dodger Stadium. Here’s how to watch and listen

first_imgThe Dodgers are honoring Vin Scully this week during the final seven home games of the 2016 regular season. Here are some of the highlights to tune in for:Tuesday7:10 p.m. vs. San FranciscoA Scully bobblehead giveaway, featuring a pose of him with his hands over his heart accepting applause from the fans on Opening Day 2016. TV: SportsNet LA. Radio: KLAC-AM (570).Wednesday7:10 p.m. vs. San FranciscoESPN has decided to make this a national broadcast.TV: Also SportsNet LA. Radio: KLAC-AM (570). Thursday7:10 p.m., vs. ColoradoA Tommy Lasorda Pin Series giveaway. Scully and Lasorda, who was born just two months before Scully, are celebrating their 89th birthday this fall. Both been with the Dodgers organization longer than any employee.TV: SportsNet LA. Radio: KLAC-AM (570).Friday7:10 p.m. vs. Colorado“Vin Scully Appreciation Day” includes an extended pregame ceremony starting at 6:30 p.m., with a postgame fireworks show dedicated to his most famous calls. The team will also reveal the results of a season-long fan poll of his favorite calls.TV: KTLA-Channel 5 and SportsNet LA. Radio: KLAC-AM (570).Saturday6:10 p.m. vs. ColoradoA limited edition commemorative bronze coin will be given out to fans.TV: KTLA-Channel 5 and SportsNet LA. Radio: KLAC-AM (570).Sunday1:10 p.m. vs. Colorado“Fan Appreciation Day” will be Scully’s last game at Dodger Stadium.TV: KTLA-Channel 5 and SportsNet LA. Radio: KLAC-AM (570).Note: The broadcast plan for now is for Scully to call the first three innings simulcast on radio and TV, with the conclusion of the game on TV only. The Dodgers conclude the season with three games in San Diego (Sept. 27-29) and Scully will call the last three in San Francisco (Sept. 30-Oct. 2) on KTLA-Channel 5 and SportsNet LA. He has announced he will not call any playoff games. — Tom Hoffarthcenter_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more