Caribbean Cookout set for July 28 at Carifesta Sports Complex

first_imgSome of the world’s most famous foods and drinks will be on display at the Caribbean Cookout which takes place later in the month at the Carifesta Sports Complex, Carifesta Avenue, Georgetown.The event is organised in collaboration with the Ministry of the Presidency, the Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA), the Caribbean Community (Caricom) and the Department of Social Cohesion, Youth and Sport under the theme “A Global Celebration, A Global Experience, A Global Community”. The main aim of the event is to capture the attention of patrons with a variety of cultural and culinary activities.According to the coordinators, the Guyanese section will feature popular local food items such as ginger beer, sorrel drink, mauby and coconut water along with pepper pot, curry and cook-up-rice among others.Meanwhile, in the Caribbean area, the theme “Eat, Drink, Relax, Repeat” will showcase culinary specialties from Cuba, Jamaica, Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago with dishes such as pelau, doubles, cou-cou and green figs and salted-fish.In the international section, patrons will have an opportunity to “Taste Their Way Around the World” and will present culinary tour from North America to Africa with Nigerian pepper soup and jollof rice, Chilean empanadas and asados, Russian knish, Indian tandoori chicken, American meatloaf, Mexican Tamales and guacamole and Venezuelan arepas just to name a few.Additionally, locals will also be treated to live cultural performances ranging from steel pan renditions, modern dance pieces and fashion displays.This outdoor food festival it the first of its kind in Guyana and the organisers are hoping that it will lead to “an annual intercontinental gastronomic event”.The organising committee is inviting interested individuals with the skill and knowledge in producing Guyanese wines and local dishes and desserts to contact them on telephone number 622-0189.Admission to the event is absolutely free and secured parking will be available.last_img read more

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Reed wins first major title holding off Fowler at Masters

first_imgAUGUSTA, Ga. — Patrick Reed became famous playing for his country. He won for himself Sunday and became a Masters champion.It was never easy, just the way Reed likes it.Rory McIlroy came after him early. Jordan Spieth roared to life with a final-round charge and briefly caught Reed with a 35-foot birdie putt. The last challenge came from Rickie Fowler, who birdied the last hole to leave Reed no room for error.Reed never flinched throughout a raucous afternoon at Augusta National.Clinging to a one-shot lead, his 25-foot putt down the slippery slope on the 18th green ran 3 feet by the hole as Reed pressed down both hands, begging it to stop. From there, the 27-year-old Texan calmly rolled in the par putt for a 1-under 71 and a one-shot victory.“To have to par the last hole to win my first major, it definitely felt right,” Reed said from Butler cabin, right before Sergio Garcia helped him into a green jacket.The loudest cheers were for everyone else. Reed earned their respect with two big birdie putts on the back nine, one crucial par putt and plenty of grit. He also had a little luck when his 80-foot putt across the 17th green hit the hole, keeping it only 6 feet away. He made that for par to stay in control.Reed won for the sixth time in his PGA Tour career, though he was best known for the trophies he shared at the Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup. He is ferocious in match play, especially the team variety, and his singles victory over McIlroy at Hazeltine in the 2016 Ryder Cup led to the nickname of Captain America.last_img read more

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first_img(Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File) Opponents found Patrick Peterson’s role peculiar in 2018.Playing in since-fired Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks’ zone-heavy defense, the star cornerback often found himself sitting back and playing behind wide receivers. The idea was to give him the ability to see more of the field, the chance to jump more routes and create more turnovers.He recorded just two interceptions and five passes defensed (a career low) during Arizona’s ugly 3-13 campaign that included reports leaking Peterson’s dissatisfaction and request for a trade. “Obviously, it wasn’t giving up on my teammates or anything like that. It was just a hard part of the season. It was something that I wished had never came out but it did. It’s behind us now.” Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 27 Comments   Share   Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Now under first-time NFL head coach Kliff Kingsbury and defensive coordinator Vance Joseph, Peterson has optimism the Cardinals — and him returning to a familiar role — can flourish. Arizona will go back to a 3-4 scheme that calls for more man-to-man, press coverage at the cornerback positions.“I can put my hands on people now instead of playing off and trying to play with my eyes,” Peterson said Wednesday before teeing off in the Waste Management Phoenix Open Pro-Am.Related LinksMichael Phelps, Patrick Peterson to play in Waste Management Pro-AmOn repeat: Cardinals continue search for CB opposite Patrick Peterson’Complementary’ Cardinals defense can help Patrick Peterson now, laterThe Patrick Peterson saga in Arizona isn’t over“I love the idea of playing with my eyes, but I also love the idea better of putting my hands on receivers and slowing those guys down, letting those guys know it’s going to be a long day. Throughout the course of the season, it was receivers coming up to me after the game like, ‘Man, what the heck are you doing, man? It’s kind of funny watching you play seven yards off and playing with vision and back-peddling. It’s making our job easier.’”Within days after reports of Peterson’s request to be traded became public, the cornerback patched things up with Cardinals president Michael Bidwill and GM Steve Keim. He admitted on Wednesday that his role in Wilks’ defense wasn’t ideal, and it played a part in his frustration. He told reporters he feels good about the direction of the team, which hired the offensive-minded Kingsbury and placed him with an experienced DC in Joseph, who spent the last two seasons as head coach of the Denver Broncos.“It’s no secret that we need some points on the board being one of the … bottom-five teams in points per game,” Peterson said. “I think the coaching staff (Kingsbury) hired, as well, is going to be very, very great for the defensive side of the ball. “I think Vance was a great hire. Everywhere he’s been, his resume speaks for itself as well on the defensive side of the ball. A lot of new changes but hopefully it can be for the better this go-around.”Peterson, like many Cardinals, felt confident that the first year of the post-Bruce Arians era would include more success than it did. And while the corner regrets how he handled last season, he at least has a more familiar role to slide back into under the second new coaching staff in two years.“Starting out whatever our record was starting out, it was just frustration built up,” Peterson said of his unhappiness that reached a boiling point after Week 8. “That’s behind us now. I’m here as an Arizona Cardinal, under contract for two more seasons. We’ll see where it goes after that. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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