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FREEwww.caribbeanlifenews.com BROOKLYN/STATEN ISLAND EDITIONAug. 17–23, 2012CAR DEALSYOURGUIDE TOAutomotiveSavings!INSIDE: 8-PAGEAUTO SECTIONSPECIAL READER BONUS 15-PAGE CLASSIFIEDFREE coupons to save you CASH SECTIONPEOPLEWhere the World Meets the World!Harlem comes alive this weekend with five stages of live entertainment, including specialevents for kids, as the village’s annual summer-fest reaches its peak. See Page 3.Photo courtesy Images Of Us.N.Y. to fund groups aiding immigrantsBy Nelson A. KingAs the United States on Aug.15 began accepting applicationsfrom young illegal Caribbean andother immigrants for temporaryreprieve from deportation, NewYork State officials say they areproviding US$450,000 in grantsto groups that can help assistthem.In June, President BarackObama announced the initiative,which grants two-year deportationdeferrals and work permitsto illegal Caribbean and otherimmigrants brought to the U.S.as children.“It is critical that we get informationout to our immigrantcommunities so that people willknow who is eligible for deferredaction and so that they can avoidbeing scammed,” said New YorkState Assembly Speaker SheldonSilver.Silver said the grants will aidan estimated 80,000 immigrants,between the ages of 15 and 30,through clinics, workshops andlegal services.The Assembly Speaker disclosedthat Legal Services NYCContinued on Page 4DEFYPOLICELindeners in a face-off with lawmenBy Bert WilkinsonAs the one-month anniversaryof the fatal police killingsof three people in the bauxitetown of Linden was beingmarked this weekend, pressureis mounting on the combinedopposition to widen the proteststo include the city and mainurban areas to force governmentto back away from using militaryforce to solve the simmering disputeover increases in electricityrates and other ills affecting theopposition stronghold.This is as police riot units,supported by heavily armed soldiers,mounted several assaultson the bauxite community 65miles southwest of the city, fromthe weekend onwards injuringopposition supporters with shotgunpellets and firing dozens oftear gas canisters into homesof people in the town of Lindenwhere the district remains on aresidents-led lockdown since riotpolice killed three and injured20 during protests on July 18.Member of Parliament VanessaKissoon said a huge demonstrationis being planned for thisweekend to both mark the fourweekanniversary of the threeand to show “continued defiance”of authorities who plan tosteeply hike electricity rates andfor their failure to come up witha proper economic plan for thetown that depends mainly onbauxite for its existence.This weekend protest actionscome about a week after fireContinued on Page 4


Aug. 17–23, 2012 • Caribbean LifeBrooklyn/Staten Island • Page 2Updated daily at www.caribbeanlifenews.comCARIBBEAN ROUNDUPDOMINICAVenezuela is providing assistanceto Dominica to help the island withan outbreak of the deadly BlackSigatoka disease that affects bananaplants.A statement from the Office of thePrime Minister said Caracas is providingUS$64,000worth of fungicideas well asthree experts tohelp deal with theoutbreak. The disease, which killsbanana and plantain plants, hasbeen confirmed in the island, withagriculture officials admitting thatthey are worried about the situation.Minister of Agriculture MathewWalter recently told a news conferencevigorous steps were beingtaken to deal with the problem.GRENADAGrenada has provided 85 acres ofland for the University of the WestIndies (UWI) to build a campus.The transfer of the land at Hopein St. Andrew makes Grenada a contributorof the third-largest parcel ofland to the university.Grenada’s Prime Minister TillmanThomas called themove for a UWIcampus in Grenadaa “significantinvestment in thefuture of the people of Grenada,”particularly the island’s northeasternsection.“This project will afford both ashort-term and long-term progressto Hope and surrounding areas,similar to the changes and enhancementsthat came with campus locationsin Trinidad and Tobago, Barbadosand Jamaica,” he noted.Work on clearing of the land willbegin soon, with construction to bedone on a phased basis, according toUWI Vice Chancellor Nigel Harris.GRENADAA 23-year-old Grenadian primaryschool teacher was remandedin custody whenhe appeared in aSt. George’s courtcharged withthe murder of a19-year-old woman whose dismemberedbody was found by garbagecollectors on a street overlookingthe capital recently.John Redhead has been chargedwith killing Akera Lalgie. An autopsyrevealed that she was strangledto death.Redhead will re-appear in theSt. George’s Magistrate Court onAug. 20.GUYANAThe International MonetaryFund (IMF) says despite a deterioratingexternal environment,including the deepening Euro-zonecrisis, Guyana’s economy continuesto be resilient.It said last year, the economyrecorded another year of impressivegrowth of morethan five percentdriven in part byhigh commodityprices, foreigndirect investment and domesticcredit expansion to the private sector.“Real Gross Domestic Productis projected to grow by about fourpercent this year supported byincreased activity in bauxite, gold,rice and the services sectors, whichshould offset any expected fall off insugar production,” the IMF said.It said while inflation remainedlow, an IFM team, which has justconcluded the yearly review of theGuyana economy, noted a marginalTHE NEWS FROM BACK HOMEBritish agog over BoltUsain Bolt (second from left) with compatriots on the Jamaican gold medal team (l-r) YohanBlake, Nesta Carter, and Michael Frater was a huge favorite of the British people during the2012 Summer Olympics, with headlines in all the daily newspapers. See Page 16.(AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)drop in gross foreign reserves toabout four months of imports atend of June 2012, as capital importsrose.The IMF said the Donald Ramoutaradministration has been commendedfor its continued prudentmacro-economic management.GUYANAThe Guyana government hasordered the police and the militaryto forcibly reopen the sole bridgeconnecting a mining town to Brazilthat protestors have blocked formore than two weeks.President Donald Ramoutarissued the order shortly before hevisited Linden,where police fatallyshot three protestorsand injured 20others on July 18.Residents in the impoverishedarea are still protesting a proposedelectricity rate increase fromGuy$25 monthly to about $100.They said they will not removeobstacles including huge logs andtrucks from the bridge until NationalSecurity Minister Clement Roheeresigns and the police officers arecharged with murder.The bridge across the DemeraraRiver is the main access to gold anddiamond mines as well as timbergrants owned by local and foreigncompanies.Minister Rohee said he has nointention of resigning.JAMAICAJamaica police are seeking theassistance of the InternationalPolice, Interpol, to assist in theinvestigations into three Americanswho were found hiding onthe island recently after fleeing theUnited States.The family of three – DonaldHenderson, 45, his wife, MariaHenderson, 43,and daughter AjaHenderson, 21,arrived on a Carnivalcruise shipin St. Ann.They were later reported missingby authorities. But following asearch by the police, the Americans,who are from Virginia, were foundhiding in a villa at Discovery Bay.Police say they are trying todetermine whether the Americansare fleeing law enforcement in theU.S.They are being held in custodywhile police are interrogating themas to why they abandoned the shipand stayed in Jamaica.The family was on a six-day cruisewhen they disembarked the vesseland failed to return.JAMAICAFour men were killed in a recentshootout with police in Jamaica.Residents of Windsor Heights inCentral Village, St. Catherine havechallenged claims by the police thatthe men were involved in a gun battlewith them.They claim that Tyrone Reid, 17, agraduate of Jamaica College, DwayneJohnson, 29, Mario “The Devil” Gabbidonand Delano “Jermaine” Pinnockwere killed in cold blood.Three of the men were comingfrom a dance in avehicle and policewaited until theyreach a spot in thecommunity andopened fire on the vehicle.Police had reported that the four– whom they say are wanted forseveral crimes in and around theCorporate area – were killed duringa shootout with members of theArea Four Special Operations Team.According to the police, the menopened fire on them after refusingto stop the vehicle in which theywere traveling.TRINIDADNewly-appointed National SecurityMinister Jack Warner said heplanned to take a special initiativefor Cabinet approval that will allowU.S. forces to patrol the country’smaritime border.Warner made the statement followinga recent closed-door meetingwith United StatesAmbassador BeatriceWilkinson-Welters at the Ministryof NationalSecurity office in Port of Spain.It was the first meeting sinceWarner assumed office on June 25.Warner said he wanted to take theCustoms Patrol Assistance Programin order to help crack the drug trade.“Our borders are porous and allthe drugs and arms come throughour borders and we need help….and the Americans can help us,”he said.He said the Caribbean Basin Initiative(CBSI) was high on both hisand the Ambassador’s agenda.Compiled by Azad Ali


Javelin thrower Keshorn Walcott proudly displayshis country’s national flag after his gold medal victory.Photo courtesy: Trinidad and Tobago Ministry of National Security.Olympic winnerKeshorn Walcottreturns homeBy Azad AliTrinidad and TobagoOlympic Gold medalist,teenage sensation, KeshornWalcott, returned home to ahero’s welcome on Mondaymorning after his recordbreakingperformance duringthe men’s javelin throwat the London 2012 Olympicslast Saturday.It was like a carnivallikeatmosphere at PiarcoInternational Airport asthousands of flag-wavingsupporters, dressed in red,danced to the music of tassadrumming, steelpan musicand music trucks with DJs,as they waited the arrivalof Walcott on board a CaribbeanAirlines Ltd (CAL)aircraft from London withWalcott aboard. Moko Jumbies,soca music, formedpart of the celebrations.Prime Minister KamlaPersad-Bissessar hadannounced a national holidayto celebrate Walcott’sgold medal achievement inthe event- 36 years afterTrinidad and Tobago’s HasleyCrawford brought homethe country’s first Olympicgold at the Olympic Gamesin Montreal , Canada in1976 after winning themen’s 100 meters final.Walcott, 19, won goldwith a throw of 84.58meters.A large entourage ofGovernment Ministersheaded Prime Minister Persad-Bissessarand NationalSecurity Minister JackWarner were on hand togreet Walcott at the VIPLounge at the airport.In declaring the holiday,Persad-Bissessar in a televisedaddress to the nationon Sunday night said:“Our Olympic athletes notonly validated our beliefand faith in their superiorsporting talent, but onceagain proved to the worldthat Trinidad and Tobagois a force to be reckonedwith, winning one gold andthree bronze medals at theOlympics.”Flanked by Walcott onher right and T&T’s firstOlympic gold medalistCrawford,, Persad-Bissessarsaid among the giftsthe teenager from the ruralfishing village of Toco, EastTrinidad, would get is TT$1million, “to be invested ashe so desires,” a $2.5 millionhome in the upscalecommunity of FederationPark, Port of Spain, 20,00-square feet of land near tohere he lives, a scholarshipat the University of Trinidadand Tobago (UTT), a CaribbeanAirlines aircraft tobe named after him, TocoLighthouse to be namedthe “Keshon Walcott TocoLighthouse” and a HousingDevelopment Corporation(HDC) development inWalcott’s name in Toco.Walcott’s victorystunned the world andplaced him in the historybooks as the youngest everOlympic javelin championand the first in the WesternHemisphere to win medalin a javelin event in 40years.The only time the Olympicjavelin title left Europewas 60 years ago whenAmerican Cyrus Youngwon gold.Walcott won the WorldJunior Championships inBarcelona, Spain earlierthis year. His throw also seta new national record.Blow out weekend festivalplanned for Harlem Week 2012Courtesy Keith L. Forest,Themed Harlem: Where the WorldMeets the World, this year’s HarlemWeek events celebrates Harlem’s globalpresence and international legacywhile honoring the 50th anniversaryof Jamaica’s independence; the100th anniversaries of South Africa’sAfrican National Congress andJapan’s Sakura Festival plus muchmore. Harlem Week 2012, New YorkCity’s largest outdoor festival, celebratesthe famed neighborhood witha spectacular line up of activities andevents. This includes musical salutesto Harry Belafonte and the late BobMarley; Soul Train and Don Cornelius;a Walk-A-Thon for peace; New YorkCity Children’s Festival; InternationalAuto Show, and much more.On Saturday, August 18th, it’s“Summer In The City” featuring PartI of The NYC Children’s Festival from12 noon – 6:00 PM. This family-friendlyevent will include exhibits, games,arts & crafts, cultural performances,free health testing and special surpriseguest appearances from the SesameStreet characters. The Historic BlackCollege Fair & Expo, The Dancing inThe Street & Uptown Saturday Niteoutdoor concerts celebrating Jamaica’s50th Anniversary of independencewith salutes to music icon Harry Belafonteand the late Bob Marley hostedby WBLS FM radio personality DahvedLevy and more. The evening willend with the Harlem Week OutdoorFilm Festival produced in concertwith Imagenation screening of the hitdocumentary film “Marley.”By Chudi ChukwudiSwimmer Lia Neal a17-year-old Brooklyn native,won a bronze medal as partof the Women’s 4x100mFreestyle Relay in the 2012Olympic Games. She is thefirst of the Asphalt GreenUnified Aquatics (AGUA)swim team to earn a spot onthe U.S. Olympic SwimmingTeam, and the first to bringhome an Olympic medal.Lia, a Swim for the FutureScholarship recipient, hasbeen developing her talentson the AGUA swim team fornine years. For thousands ofchildren that participate inswimming and other sportsat Asphalt Green, Neal isrole-model for those justAfrican dance will be among the highlights of the NYC Children’s Festival,noon to 6:00 p.m.Photo courtesy Keith ForestOn Sunday, August 19th, HarlemWeek 2012’s theme Harlem: Wherethe World Meets the World, comes tolife with five (5) stages of live entertainment; salutes to South Africa andJapan; special tributes to Nelson Mandela,Mariam Makeba, Hugh Masakela;and the music of Japan. Otherlearning to swim, to thosewith dreams of becoming anOlympian.Lia was raised in the FortGreene section of Brooklynby her parents Jerome andSui Neal, who are of African-Americanand Chinese-American descent. She hasthree older brothers.Lia, a rising senior atthe Convent of the SacredHeart School in Manhattan,is bilingual -- being fluentin English and Cantanoeseand is currently studyingMandarin.Her career highlightsinclude the most recent2012 Olympic Games(Bronze in 4xl00m FreestyleRelay with a time of 3:34.24)as well as the 2011 WorldJunior Championships (Goldin 100m Freestyle, Silver inactivities include the Upper ManhattanAuto Show; the New York CityHealth Village; the Small BusinessExpo and Fair; international vendingand exhibits. The day will also includea tribute to “Soul Train” & Don Corneliuswith a spectacular dance partyalong 135th Street.Homecoming for B’klyn Olympic bronze medalistBronze medalist Lia Nealof Brooklyn’s AsphaltGreen Unified Aquaticsswim team.Photo by Lem Peterkin.50m Freestyle); 2010 JuniorPan Pacific Championships(Gold in 4xl00m FreestyleRelay, Gold in 800m FreestyleRelay, Gold in 400mMedley Relay, Silver in100m Freestyle, and Bronzein 50m Freestyle) and 2008Olympic Trials participant,having qualified by breakingthe 11-12 age-group recordin the 100m Freestyle.She started swimmingat six years old and joinedAGUA (Asphalt Green UnifiedAquatics) at eight. Sheis a Swim for the FutureScholarship recipient andthe first AGUA team memberto make the Olympicteam and earn an Olympicmedal.Page 3 • Caribbean LifeBrooklyn/Staten Island • Aug. 17–23, 2012


Aug. 17–23, 2012 • Caribbean LifeBrooklyn/Staten Island • Page 4Weekend confrontation in GuyanaContinued from coverdestroyed nearly a dozenbuildings, includingthe agriculture ministry’soffice, the state’stax department and themain primary school thatcatered to more than 800students among others.But it is now becomingclear that government-encouragedagents have successfullyinfiltrated thedemonstrations and mighthave been responsible forthe slew of fires that haveblighted the town of 30,000since the shootings.On Sunday, residentsheld two men they suspectedof burning the school atthe weekend and handedthem over to local police.One reportedly blurted outKANGEN WATER &ARDYSSLIFE CELEBRATESCaribbean-American Heritagewww.ardysslife.com/anselwww.optimumhealth-kangen-website.comBusiness Opportunities Available:Bibi5402ansel@Optonline.NetTel: 917-754-2731plans to also torch themultilateral school laterthat night. Police havesince released them for“want of proper evidence”and talks between theopposition and authoritieshave been called offindefinitely. Town leaderssay they will rebuild theschool through self-helpefforts and donations fromwell wishers.But what is also becomingquite clear is the reluctanceof the opposition,the larger A PartnershipFor National Unity (APNU)in particular, to escalatethe protests and bring it tothe city which is the seatof government.David Hinds, an APNUactivists and associateprofessor at Arizona StateUniversity, said he is at aloss to understand why theAPNU leadership has notfaced down the administrationof President DonaldRamotar as its supportersare being “shotdown in the streets likedogs” without any pressurebeing brought to bear.State funds to groups aiding immigrantsContinued from coverand to a new state taskforce run by the New YorkImmigration Coalition andthe New York State ImmigrantAction Fund will alsobe grant beneficiaries.Officials at the U.S. Citizenshipand ImmigrationServices, the federal agencyin charge of the initiative,said they anticipate amassive load of paperworkin the shortest amount oftime for the new program.In 1986, more thanthree million immigrantswho were in the countryillegally became legal residentsunder an amnestyprogram.Officials said eligibleyoung illegal immigrantscan obtain valid SocialSecurity numbers, andapply for driver’s licenses,professional certificates andfinancial aid for college.The Washington-basedMigration Institute, a nonpartisanresearch group,said about 1.2 million immigrantsare eligible to applynow for the program.It said another 500,000children will be able toapply when they reach theminimum eligibility age of15 in coming years.U.S. officials said to beeligible for the reprieve,illegal immigrants musthave been in the countryand under age 31 on Jun.15.They must also havecome to the U.S. beforethey were 16 years of ageand have resided in thecountry continuously forat least five years.In addition, officials saidthe illegal immigrants mustbe in school, or have graduatedfrom high school orhonorably discharged fromthe U.S. Armed Forces.Officials said immigrantsconvicted of a felony,a serious misdemeanor(including a sexual abuseor drug violation), or threeless serious misdemeanorswill be rejected.Anyone deemed to posea threat to U.S. nationalsecurity will also not begranted the reprieve, theysaid.Officials said immigrantswill not be allowedto appeal if their applicationis rejected, but theymay re-apply and pay theUS$465 fee again.HIV StigmaScarsHeal the Pain. End the Shame.Learn how to stop HIV stigma at:CAMBA.org/antistigma | Facebook.com/cambaincThis project was funded in part by the New York City Departmentof Health and Mental Hygiene through a contract withPublic Health Solutions.


Caribbean to write Obamaabout U.S. rum subsidiesBy Bert WilkinsonArguing that heavy Americansubsidies paid to two ofthe world’s largest rum-producingcompanies will soondevastate regional exports tothe U.S., Caribbean governmentsthis week announcedplans to directly write PresidentBarack Obama askinghim to help negotiate a solutionbefore it is too late.Current Chairman of the15-nation trade bloc and St.Lucia’s Prime Minister KennethAnthony is to send aletter of appeal asking theWhite House to urgentlyreview the situation whereauthorities in the U.S. VirginIslands and Puerto Rico aregiving significant subsidiesto British producer Diageoand Illinois-based CruzanRums to operate plants thereand sell rums much cheaperto American mainland marketsthan the Caribbean thebloc said Thursday.The bloc also said that theDominican Republic whichis also teaming up with itsEnglish-speaking neighborsto fight the issue has askedthe legal advisory council atthe World Trade Organizationfor an opinion on the matteras its entire exports to the UScould be wiped out like thosein the bloc. Officials saythe DR is likely to fully pursuethe issue at the GenevabasedWTO. They also speculatethat it is leaning in thisdirection while Caricom, withwhich the DR sits in a groupingcalled CariForum, seemsfor now to prefer to negotiatewith the Americans.The rum industry thatdates back to the Europeancolonial era is worth $60Min annual sales to the Caribbean.The region said thatit is forced to take the issueto the White House eventhough it is aware that theseare the final months in therun up to presidential electionsin November and littlemight get done in congressin this regard.Talks have already beenheld with U.S. Trade RepresentativeRon Kirk. Theforeign ministers forum,(COFCOR) say they also planto write Secretary of StateHilary Clinton as part “of adouble-barreled approach” toget movement on the issue.”Diageo is the world’s leadingpremium drinks producerresponsible for brandslike Johnny Walker Whiskey,Smirnoff Vodka, Baileys andCaptain Morgan Rum whichis now being produced fromthe USVI for export to theU.S. mainland, while Cruzanis known for its spiced andother rums.Apart from the subsidieswhich allow the two to producecheaper spirits than theCaribbean, the firms havereceived help to build newstate of the art plants andare getting molasses muchcheaper than producers inthe region, advantages thatofficials argue are contraryto WTO rules.most excitingSaturday, Sept. 8 @ 1pmName, Age, Phone, and EmailLimit: 10 contestants in each groupEmails must be received by Thursday, Aug. 30We will contact all contestants by email by Aug. 31, 2012Contact Stephanie at (718) 260-2575 or sstellaccio@cnglocal.comPage 5 • Caribbean LifeBrooklyn/Staten Island • Aug. 17–23, 2012NYLOTTERY.ORG


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Aug. 17–23, 2012 • Caribbean LifeBrooklyn/Staten Island • Page 8Caribbeans honored at Citi FieldBy Robert Elkin“It’s a great feeling to berecognized by the CACCI.We do a lot of communityservice for the neighborhood.”David ‘Junior’ Gayle,owner of Tropical ParadiseBallroom and Restaurant,said last week.He and four other honoreeswere recognized beforethe New York Mets lost bya route to Miami when theCaribbean American Iconsreceived Spirit Awards fortheir efforts to make theevening possible.“We’re really happy andproud to have them to bepart of this day,” said NewYork Mets representativeMatt Gulotta before theMets lost the game. “TheChamber of Commerce hasbeen awesome to work with.It has been a real fun event.In addition, there was pregameentertainment. ”Pre-game festivities featuredmusical entertainmentand a celebration ofCaribbean Culture.The Caribbean AmericanDionne Poilite, Associate State Director AARP; Dr.Melony Samules, AARP New York; George Hulse, VicePresdient, Healthfirst - Honoree.Chamber of Commerce andIndustry, Inc. was foundedin August of 1985 to providesmall businesses with entrepreneurialservices and promoteopportunities that willyield more sustainable tradeand investment betweenNew York, the United States,and the Caribbeans.“This (gathering behindhome plate at Citi Field,home of the New York Mets)is a special occasion whenmembers of the CaribbeanDiaspora come out in largenumbers together withfriends, family and otherMet fans to have fun….”However, how could theMets have fun on a nightthey did when they werecompletely trounced by theMarlins. But the Mets didsee the return of infielderJose Reyes, who played forthe Mets from 2003 up tothis season.“Being over here with thebig stars is a lot like HealthFirst,” said Vice President ofExternal Affairs at HealthFirst, George Hulse. “We’renot the biggest health fansin the country. This Metteam is hard working.“We have a lot of confidencethat they are goingto have a good season. Theyhad some tough breaks andsome tough injuries andthey had to make someadjustments. We have a lotof confidence that we aregoing to (still) come back.They have a great tradition….Winnersalwaysmake adjustments andcome back.“I think that they willdo well. I’m absolutely flatteredand honored to receivethis award. The partnershipthey have with the Caribbeancommunity in reallyoutstanding.”Another honoree is baseballfan Syima Brown Bramble,director of CaribbeanTourism OrganizationIt’s an honor to be on thefield where the Mets play,”she said. “I also had thesame honor to be on theDr. Roy A. Hasticlk,. 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Photo by Ted Levinfield several months ago tocome here and meet withmanagement to talk abouthow the Caribbeans couldcorroborate with the Metsorganization in an eventlike this.”Still another recipientwas Edmund Sadio, Presidentand Broker of Century21 Achievers Realty.“I thank the CACCI forthe award that I received,”Sadio added. “I’ve been inthe realty business for 22years….We love training fornew business owners andfor people who are aboutto set up their own businesses.”Sadio was a former cricketplayer in the Caribbeans.For now all the honorees,along with Dr. Roy Hastick,Sr., CACCI president andfounder wants is a successfulseason for the New YorkMets is a drive toward a possibleplayoff position comeOctober.BUSINESS BROOKLYN STYLE – ADVERTISEMENTDid you know that the same diseases that affectthe blood vessels which lead to the heart and brainalso affect the delicate vessels that supply blood tothe genital organs. 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Aug. 17–23, 2012 • Caribbean LifeBrooklyn/Staten Island • Page 10Desperation leads toLareche’s demiseBy Farah LouisOn Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012, 42ndAssembly hopeful Zachary Larechewithdrew his candidacy from theState Assembly race due to allegedfraudulent signatures he submittedto the board of elections toget on the ballot. This has beenLareche’s third failed attempt towin the State Assembly seat.The 42nd Assembly Female DistrictLeader Rodneyse Bichotte,currently candidate for the Assemblyseat, and her running mateJosue Pierre, candidate for theMale District Leader seat, initiatedlegal proceedings against petitionssubmitted by opposing candidateZachary Lareche. In order to beeligible for the ballot, each candidatemust obtain and present aminimum of 500 valid signaturesto the board of elections. Larechesubmitted approximately 1,218 signaturesto the board of elections ofwhich 717 were initially deemedvalid. After a thorough review ofLareche’s questionable signaturesby Bichotte’s and Pierre’s team, ahandwriting expert was broughton-board to verify suspicions offorged signatures. The expert, aboard certified forensic documentexaminer employed by the SuffolkCounty Crime Laboratory,produced a twenty page documentoutlining more than 100 fraudulentsignatures included:Different people signing witnessstatements for the same petitionerBoard of election cards didnot match signatures obtain byLareche’s teamMany local observers believethat Lareche was planted in the42nd Assembly District Race totake votes away from Bichotte whoposes a real challenge to 34-yearincumbent Rhoda Jacobs. If so,Lareche’s plans have failed andmay lead to his own politicaldemise. Team Bichotte- Pierre upthe ante and pursued a refereedreview where the Board of Electionscompared voter registrationcards to Lareche’s petitions. Thisresulted in a reduction of Lareche’svalid signatures of which 619 signatureson voter’s registration cardsand petitions were invalid. Constituentswhose names were forgedwere sought by Team Bichotte-Pierre’s attorney and were subpoenaedto court yesterday.Bichotte’s attorney, AaronMaslow stated, “Its reprehensiblepeople would commit fraud toBoard of Elections. The report submittedby the hand writing expertcontained at least 100 forgeries.It’s disgraceful that they didn’tdrop out earlier but dragged thisout, causing Ms. Bichotte and Mr.Pierre to spend thousands of dollarsin legal fees and a handwritingexpert. I am disappointed RhodaJacobs didn’t pursue this electionfraud; it took Bichotte to do it andRhoda stood on the sidelines anddid nothing.”One of the reasons RhodaJacobs has retained her seat for 34years is due to the crowded fieldof two or more blacks or Caribbeancandidates seeking to unseatthe incumbent in the same year.From Michele Adolphe to ZacharyLareche who crowded the ballots,allowing Ms. Jacobs to win pastelections with a landslide.Founded 1990 • Published by Community Newspaper GroupCorporate Headquarters: One Metrotech Center North, Suite 1001, Brooklyn, NY 11201PUBLISHER: Clifford LusterASSOCIATE PUBLISHER: Ralph D’OnofrioEDITOR-IN-CHIEF: Kenton KirbyASSOCIATE EDITOR: Kevin WilliamsContributing Writers: Azad Ali, Roderick J. Broome, Fabian Burrell, Tangerine Clarke,Robert Elkin, Patrick Horne, Nelson King, Donna Lamb, Tequila Minsky, Vinette K. Pryce,George H. 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The Caribbean Life, its advertisements, articles and photographs, may not be reproduced, either in wholeor part, without permission in writing from the publisher except brief portions for purposes of review or commentaryconsistent with the law.OP-EDSNeed for a Carib sports academySir Ronald SandersOn the basis of the size of populationsand medals won, the tinyCaribbean island of Grenada wouldbe ranked in first place in the 2012Olympic Games in London withanother Caribbean island, Jamaica,in second place – though with alarger number of medals.Officially, Jamaica is ranked at 18and Grenada at 42.At the time of writing at the endof Day 13 of the 16-days OlympicGames, the United States is officiallyranked number one with Chinain second place. But the medal haulof the US and China is drawn frompopulations of 312 million and 1.3billion respectively, while Grenada’smedal – a gold for Kirani James inthe 400-metre race – comes from apopulation of a mere 110,000 andJamaica’s outstanding nine medals(three golds, three silvers andthree bronze) from a population of2.8 million.Using medals per head of populationas a measurement, the USwould be number 36 and Chinanumber 60. When Gross DomesticProduct (GDP) is added to thisTime to end Offshore Tax loopholesBy Scott KlingerWhile attention focuses oncongressional action on the Bushtax cuts, another tax bill is quietlytiptoeing through the Senate.The Senate Finance Committeehas reported out the corporatetax extenders bill, a collectionof dozens of tax breaks, manytargeting industries whose lobbyistshave filled campaign larderswith cash. These tax breaks allexpired at the end of last year,and are on track to be renewedfor another year with little debateor scrutiny.In today’s climate of tightbudgets and growing publicoutrage over tax laws that createincentives to move jobs andinvestments offshore, it is timeto permanently close two of thegaping loopholes in the extendersbill which reward that verybehavior.The General Electric offshoretax loophole – known on CapitolHill as the “Active FinancingException” – was repealed aspart of the 1986 reform efforts tomake the tax code fairer. But itanalysis, Grenada and Jamaicaperformed even better. The UnitedStates and China are rated bythe International Monetary Fundat first and second respectively asthe two largest economies in theworld, while Grenada and Jamaicaare ranked at 172 and 113 of 182nations.As I write, there are 3 more daysto go and more medals will be wonby several countries, including thetwo leaders, the US and China, andalso Jamaica.In track and field, Caribbeanathletes have shown that they areamong the world’s best. This iscause for much pride by the peopleof these two English-speaking Caribbeancountries and their partnercountriesin the CommonwealthCaribbean whose total population isjust about five million people. Thephenomenal Usain Bolt, who hasspectacularly won two gold medalsin the 100 and 200 metres events,and Yohan Blake, who took silver,behind him are as much heroes oftheir neighbouring English-speakingCaribbean countries as theyare of their native Jamaica. So tooIt’s never right togive tax giveawaysto prosperouscorporations.are Warren Weir who gave Jamaicaa clean sweep in the 200 metresby taking the bronze, and HansleParchment who won bronze in the110 metre hurdles. The Jamaicanwomen Shelley-Ann Fraser-Pryce(gold and silver in the 100 metresand 200 metres respectively) andVeronica Campbell Brown (bronzein the 100 metres) are also specialheroines upholding the prowess ofCaribbean womanhood and takingon the best of the United States.It should be noted that, of theEnglish-speaking Caribbean countries,Trinidad and Tobago also wona bronze medal through GordonLalonde who was third in the Men’s400 metres event. Other Caribbeanathletes, such as Antigua’sDaniel Bailey and Barbados’ RyanBrathwaite, creditably made it tothe finals and semi-finals.But beyond the marvellous performancesby these athletes is areality that, apart from Jamaica,the development of sports personsin the English-speaking Caribbeancountries is woefully poor. Neithergovernments nor the private sec-Continued on Page 12came back in 1997 after a fiercelobbying effort led by GeneralElectric as a one-year temporarymeasure. It has been dutifullyrenewed six times since.The U.S. tax code requirescompanies to count “passiveincome” from things like financingcustomer purchases as U.S.income regardless of where inthe world these transactionstake place. This is because thesefinancial transactions are easy tomanipulate and make it look likedomestic income is being earnedoffshore.The GE offshore tax loopholeis, as the official name says, anexception to the rule. It blessesthe very sort of manipulationsthat the tax code seeks to avoid.It is one of the principle reasonsGeneral Electric reported aneffective tax rate of just 1.8 percentover the last decade, accordingto Citizens for Tax Justice.When one of our nation’s mostpowerful corporations pays aneffective tax rate of less than 2percent, you know our Treasuryhas a giant hole in it.The “Active Financing Exception”is also widely used by banksand is one of the reasons thebanking industry has one of thelowest effective tax rates amongall industry groups. There is noexcuse for extending a loopholethat allows banks to pay lowereffective tax rates than smallbusinesses and working Americanswho bailed out the bankingindustry.The Apple offshore tax loopholealso creates an exceptionto the normal tax rules. Knownformally inside the Beltway asthe “CFC Look-Through Rule”,this loophole allows companieslike Apple to indefinitely deferpayment of taxes on things likepatents, royalties and licenses, ifearnings from these transactionsare passed between offshore enti-Continued on Page 12


Veep choice further defines this raceMitt Romney’s stuttering advancetoward his party’s anointing in a fewdays and the election in Novembercontinues just as bland and predictableas his candidacy has beensince he began quest No. 2 for thepresidency. The latest attempt toinject some pizzazz into the routine– the addition of Congressman PaulRyan to the ticket – was, in the finalanalysis, as formulaic as everythingelse about Romney’s bid, even if theRyan choice as running mate wasn’texactly a foregone conclusion amongprognosticators.Although Romney started off asthe presumptive nominee in thecrowded field of contenders for thenomination, the GOP’s long, roughprimary season saw him stretchedevery which way trying to sell theparty faithful on his conservativebona fides. Given the support garneredby Rick Santorum and otherright-wing darlings along the way,it’s obvious that Romney hadn’t altogethermade that sale by the timehe made it to the finish line. And itwas only natural that, like the SarahPalin package thrust upon JohnMcCain four years ago, GOP puppetmasters – mega donors and assortedother gurus – would be dictating thebedrock-right stock from which theThe11thAnnualLiberty MedalAwardsViewpointBy Les Slatervice presidential nominee had to beplucked. Enter Paul Ryan.Ryan, they’ve been saying, hasbrought some spirit to the Romneycampaign. Well, in a Romney universe,so would famously poker-facedPatriots head coach Bill Belichick.But an infusion of (relatively) youthfulvigor isn’t all Ryan brings. As ifhe didn’t already have more thanenough on his plate in the way ofcontradictions and what he reallystood for, Romney’s balancing actjust got even more challenging, giventhe extremist positions staked out inthe much ballyhooed budget that hasbecome Ryan’s primary calling card.The Ryan budget’s radical changesfor Medicare, discontinuation of severalother entitlements, cuts in taxesfor the wealthy, among other hatchetswings, are all positions that Romneysurely would rather not have todefend on the campaign trail. In a“60 Minutes” TV interview featuringboth Romney and Ryan, when thosehard-line Ryan budget proposalscame up, Romney’s not-very-assertivereminder that he had a budgetplan of his own was a clear indicationof how much this could complicatematters for him on the stump.Criticism of the Ryan budget bythe Obama camp or folks of progressiveor middle-of-the-road orientationis one thing. The kind ofblast of that document that camein a New York Times op-ed pieceby David Stockman, former budgetdirector in the Reagan administration,couldn’t possibly resonate wellamong the conservative rank andfile. The budget was “devoid of crediblemath or hard political choices,”Stockman said. “Mr. Romney andMr. Ryan have no plan to take onWall Street, the Fed, the militaryindustrial-complex,social insuranceor the nation’s fiscal calamity and noplan to revive capitalist prosperity –just empty sermons.” Yipes!Indeed, Ryan as their pied piper,articulated much of the rhetoric thathas since become well-worn Republican/TeaParty mantra. There’s thefamiliar hash about treating socalled“job creators” as untouchables.They have in one breath criticizedthe money spent to bail outbig banks when the financial collapsecame (a process begun underOur secretSamaritansTHE Olympics will consecutive years.decide the world’s finestathletes, but when year’s great stories from the“I’ll be there for thisit comes to hometown people in this city who haveheroes, there’s no competition:New York has the beston the planet.It’s again time to salutedone something to makeyou feel good about NewYork,” said Philbin. “Thereare so many things like thatour superstar neighbors going on in this town. If youwith the 11th annual NewYork Post Liberty Medalawards, and we’re invitingyou, our readers, totell us about those amongus whose compassion andcourage make this the mostwonderful city on earth.The Post is partneringwith Fox 5 and getting anknow somebody who doesgood things, let us know; wewant to say thanks and tellthem how important theyare to all of us.”You’ll find it easy to nominatesomeone. Just log on tonypost.com/libertymedalsand submit nominations inthe eight categories outlinedexuberant assist from quintessentialbelow: Leadership, Courage,New Yorker RegisPhilbin, who has emceedthe award ceremony for nineLifetime Achievement,Young Heart, Freedom andone each for the city’s teachers,cops and dfirefighters.Just tell us in 100 wordsor less why your nomineedeserves to be the toast ofthe town. You may nominateonly living people. Andplease nominate as manyheroes as you like.A panel of notable NewYorkers, including NYPDCommissioner Ray Kelly,FDNY Commissioner SalvatoreCassano and Lew Leone,vice president and generalmanager of WNYW-Fox5 andWWOR-My 9, will choosefrom among the nominees ineach category to determinethe winners, who will be honoredby The Post on Oct. 17.Each winner will receivea medal engraved with LadyLiberty’s torch and speciallydesigned for The Post byNew York graphic artist MiltonGlaser, who created theiconic “I New York” logo.InpartnershipwithTM Leadership MedalFor a compassionate,disciplined personwhose activities duringthe past year mostimproved the qualityof life in a borough orneighborhood. Freedom MedalFor an immigrantNew Yorker who bestembodies the valuesof honesty, industriousnessand hardearnedsuccess,ora New Yorker whoreflects the finestqualities of New Yorkto the world. New York’sBravest MedalFor the firefighteror EMS technicianwhose performancein the line of dutybest exemplifiesthe department’sunflinching heroism;to be selected inconsultation with theFDNY. New York’sFinest MedalFor the police officerwhose on-the-job performancereflects thedepartment’s honorand selflessness; tobe selected in consultationwith the NYPDand the Port AuthorityPolice Department. Courage MedalFor a notable act ofbravery by a civilianthat contributed tosaving human life. Educator MedalFor an administratoror teacher who excelsat preparing the nextgeneration of NewYorkers for their futurechallenges.George Bush). And with a straightface have been bitterly opposed toregulations intended to forestall thekind of “runaway train” financialsector behavior that precipitated themeltdown.But besides a laundry list of allegedeconomy-reforming measures thatcuriously impact punitively on thesociety’s most vulnerable while askingno sacrifice of, indeed rewarding, thewell-to-do, Ryan brazenly advocatesan increase in military spending, signalinga desire to return to the typeof neocon interventionist madnessin foreign policy that got the nationensnared in the Iraq booby trap.Small wonder that the Obama campresponded so gleefully when Romneyannounced the Ryan choice.Republicans were already thumbingtheir noses big time at JohnPublic, being totally indifferent,for instance, to polls which haveindicated a majority of Americansfavoring the wealthiest folk beingasked to contribute a bit more tothe tax coffers. Or, again going defiantlyagainst the grain of popularsentiment, opposing the eliminationof subsidies for businesses that arealready hugely profitable, major oilcompanies perhaps the most controversialexample. Republicans’ deificationof their no-tax, pro-big businessoracle, Grover Norquist, continuesrock-solid.And therein lies probably the mostlucid defining of what this year’selection is about. Although the GOPhas traditionally been identified aswedded to business, as opposed topeople, interests, the tilt in that directionhas now become so pronounced,and the stand taken with such inyour-facearrogance, it actually hasattained proportions of incredulity.The ranks of GOP/Tea Party supportersobviously contain a hugeoverflow beyond that one or two percentwho constitute the most well-todopeople in the country. This classicformation, in which the marchingsong of the Republican side isuncompromising alignment withthe interests of the haves, even to theextent of indifference as to how farethe rest, figures to be quite revealing.We should learn how much someamong the masses are prepared torisk personal well being, economicsurvival even, in blind loyalty to anunconscionable demagoguery.Democracy isn’t supposed toreward leaders for a “The heck withyou!” hurled at the people. Election2012 could well be that truism’s ultimateacid test.2012 LIBERTY MEDAL CATEGORIES Young HeartMedalFor the youth under17 who most impressivelydisplayedadult resolve — notfor a physical featbut for behavior thatdemonstrates moralcharacter or maturejudgment — in thepast year. LifetimeAchievement MedalFor the individualwhose accomplishmentsreflect the verybest of our city.How to Nominate Your Hero for ®Go to nypost.com/libertymedals1 Fill out a nomination 2 Or mail your essay with the fullyform and tell us in 100 wordsor less about an outstandingcompleted printed nomination formlocated at nypost.com/libertymedals to:New Yorker who you feelNew York Post 2012 Liberty Medalsdeserves to be recognized.Nomination CategoryBefore submitting your1211 Sixth Avenue, Promotions Department,nomination, please identifyNew York, NY 10036-8790the category for which yourcandidate is nominated. For nomination rules, go to www.nypost.com/promotions.Faxed and online entries must be received by 5 p.m. E.D.T. on 9/14/12. Mailed entries must bepostmarked by 9/14/12 and received by 9/18/12. Incomplete forms/entries will be disqualified.3 Or faxyourcompletednominationform to:(212)997-9272Page 11 • Caribbean LifeBrooklyn/Staten Island • Aug. 17–23, 2012


Aug. 17–23, 2012 • Caribbean LifeBrooklyn/Staten Island • Page 12Continued from Page 10tor in the region are contributingto the development of sports inthe quantities that they should.Yet, everyone basks in the superbaccomplishment of Caribbean athleteswho triumph largely becauseof their natural talent and dedication.Caribbean countries have beenlucky to have unearthed personswith natural talent, but that talentalone will not sustain themin the future against competitionfrom athletes from other countrieswhose governments and privatesector are investing heavily inthem precisely because they wantglorious results at the Olympicsand other international games.For any athlete, while a substantialpart of his or her capacity resides innatural talent, they will fail if theyare denied financial support, goodcoaching and tireless training.This has been the basis for China’ssuccess. Once identified, itssports persons are taken out oftheir homes and away from theirfamilies to spend years in rigoroustraining and coaching camps. Thisis the extreme position. No countryhas to go as far as separatingsports persons from their homesand family for the inordinatelength of time that China does, butall countries that want their sportspeople to do well because of thepride it brings to their people andthe joy of seeing them win, have toinvest in the facilities they need tobecome world champions.Jamaica in the English-speakingCaribbean has invested more thanany other country in the developmentof its athletics and sprinting,and it is reaping the benefits.In the case of Kirani James ofGrenada, it should be recalled thathe is a student at the Universityof Alabama in the US, where hehas benefitted from the skills of aremarkable coach, Harvey Glance,and facilities that are far superiorto anything in the region.OP-EDSCarib sports training facilityCaribbean athleteshave shown thatthey are among theworld’s best.Even as the London 2012 Olympicevents were in full swing, withthe host country achieving a recordcollection of medals, leading sportspersons warned the British governmentnot to cut spending forsport. They cautioned that anycuts would have dire consequencesfor the performance of Britishsports persons in the 2016 OlympicGames in Brazil. The people of theEnglish-speaking Caribbean haveevery reason to be proud of theirathletes and of the impact theyare making on the world, but thispride will not be sustained unlessgovernments and the private sectorsinvest in the facilities thesegifted athletes need. To ensurefuture champions, how about asingle sports academy manned byoutstanding coaches, located inJamaica and funded by all the governmentsand private sectors ofthe Caribbean Community, for theregion’s elite athletes?The writer is a Consultant andformer Caribbean diplomat)Responses and previous commentaries:www.sirronaldsanders.comEnd offshore tax loopholesContinued from Page 10ties of the corporation.When a consumer purchases asong recorded by an American artistin a Los Angeles studio fromiTunes, that transaction most likelyis booked in Ireland, before thefunds make their way to anothertax haven country like Luxembourgafter a brief stop in The Netherlands.This loophole allows Apple tohave amassed more than $23 billionin offshore accounts, all of which isuntaxed in the U.S.Technology and pharmaceuticalcompanies commonly use this loopholeto strip earnings from theirdomestic operations and throughaccounting acrobatics shift themto offshore subsidiaries where the“foreign profits” are free from U.S.taxation.These two loopholes alone costthe U.S. Treasury more than $5billion a year. To put that amountin perspective, it’s more than thebudget of the Small BusinessAdministration.These loopholes distort the playingfield between multinationalcorporations and small businesses.When big corporations dodge theirtaxes, it gives them a competitiveadvantage over small businesses andundermines our economy. Ninetyonepercent of small business ownerssaid that U.S. multinational corporationsusing accounting loopholesto shift U.S. profits offshore isa problem in a recent national survey.Moreover, 75 percent said theirbusinesses are personally harmedwhen big corporations use loopholesto avoid taxes.It’s never right to give tax giveawaysto prosperous corporationsthat reward them for using cleveraccounting gimmicks to ship jobsand investments offshore.It’s even more irresponsible ata time when millions of Americansneed jobs and we are cuttinggovernment budgets for education,public safety, transportation infrastructure,research and other servicesand investments we need for astrong economy.It’s time to end the exceptions,close the loopholes and have bigcorporations pay their fair share.Scott Klinger is the tax policydirector of Business for SharedProsperity.Feuer Nursing ReviewCelebrating 41 Years of Helping NursingStudents Pass the RN/LPN NCLEXMention “Caribbean” – Get $40 off TuitionMust mention code during registrationLive Review Schedule:New York: September 29-October 4, 2012New York: January 26-31, 2013New York: March 30-April 4, 2013One-DayPharmacologyCourse andRN/LPN HomeStudies Available$1,000$5,000$10,000$15,000$20,000$25,000LOANS AVAILABLEReplace Your CarExpand a BusinessBuy MerchandiseEducate a ChildImprove a StoreFurnish a HomeBuild a FutureHelp a RelativeCall us today!800-Feuer-RN or800-338-3776www.f-n-r.netwww.brfcu.orgGroup DiscountsAvailable! 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Aug. 17–23, 2012 • Caribbean LifeBrooklyn/Staten Island • Page 14Revitalizing the ‘hoodMets, NYCHA, Citi, Habitat-NYCBy Tequila MinskyFormer center fielder and NY Mets coachMookie Wilson shared his favorite foods andcooking tips with Mets great Ron Darling asthey both painted swaths of color recently inthe hall of the King Towers Community Centerin Harlem. The Center is in the New York CityHousing Authority complex at East 115th St.As part of Habitat-NYC’s ‘Brush With Kindness’program, the Mets alums, 25 Citi volunteersand family partners brought fresh colorsto the Center’s rooms and a vivid new muralto brighten the hallway. Kings Towers has 10buildings.At nearby Taft Houses, the Youth ChorusOffice also benefitted from the “Teammates inthe Community” volunteer efforts on a verysoggy May 24.This is the fourth year that the Mets, Citiand Habitat-NYC have teamed up together.This year, New York City Housing Authorityjoined them.Fielding raindrops during the outdoor presentations,Victor Gonzalez, the first publichousing resident Board Member, mentionedthat 40 centers in the Housing Authority havebeen painted through the ‘Brush With Kindness’program, “brightening up spaces we callhome.” He said, “This activity creates inspirationand changes lives of those it touches.”Pitching legend Ron Darling is a Habitat-NYC Board member and comes out for allthe Mets–Citi–Habitat events. “It’s a winningpartnership with a long-standing commitmentto the community. As a team we willwork together to revitalize the rooms andareas where young people and residents of thisneighborhood gather every day,” he said, keepinghis remarks brief to avoid the impendingdeluge.Thanking the Mets alumni and Citi volunteers,Bill Borden of Citi spoke of how muchthe partnership between these four institutionscollectively makes a tremendous impact.Borden painted a segment of the mural.Family partner Aisha Torres, a 28-year-oldhospital police officer and single mom with asix-year-old son, painted alongside the baseballlegends. She has completed 50 of her 200 sweatequity hours. “This is an awesome program,”she gushed. “I never thought I’d be able toafford to buy something. This is security formy son’s future.”She appreciates learning the building andhome ownership skills that are part of theHabitat homeowner experience and meetingpeople from all walks of life as she puts in hersweat equity hours. Living in Mill Basin now,Aisha hopes to move into a new two-bedroomhome in Bed-Stuy, this fall.Mr. Mets, the team’s mascot and NYCHABoard Member Victor Gonzalez (center)were on hand with the high profile Mets’alumn and the energetic Citi volunteers.Photo by Tequila Minsky‘Brush with Kindness’ serves as a companionto Habitat-NYC’s core building services,enabling them to serve more familiesand increase opportunities for volunteers andsponsors. The program is designed to revitalizethe appearance of the neighborhood andencourage connections within the communitywhile preserving affordable housing stock.At work too was Habitat-NYC volunteerAnthony Collins, honored the next day in apre-game ceremony on the field with a “Teammatesin the Community” award for his 10years of volunteering for Habitat-NYC. Theaward recognizes individuals who have demonstratedextraordinary ways to give back tothe community.TourismconferenceBy Azad AliTrinidad and Tobago willhost two tourism conferencesscheduled for next year, whichare intended to promote thecountry as a travel destination.Minister of Tourism StephenCadiz told a press conferencethat the two meetings are theCaribbean Tourism Organization(CTO) conference onSustainable Tourism Developmentas well as the 11th TravelProfessionals of Color (TPOC)International Conference andTrade Show.Gail Henry, CTO’s sustainabletourism product specialist,said the organization’s conferencewill address issues facingthe economy, society and theenvironment and find solutionsto themCharlotte Haymore, presidentof TPOC said the conference,which is to be hostednext August, will help Trinidadand Tobago and the UnitedStates to intertwine throughworkshops and seminars.TESTOSTERONEAre any of these problems or diseases part of your life?❖ Fatigue?❖ Anxiety?❖ Depression?❖ Type II Diabetes?❖ Vascular Diseases?❖ Weight Gain?❖ Confusion?❖ Weakness?❖ Osteoporosis?❖ Shortness Of Breath?❖ Lost Interest In Sex?❖ Lack Of Self-Esteem?❖ Lack Of Motivation?❖ Poor Self-Confi dence❖ Coronary Disease?❖ Erectile Dysfunction?❖ Sexual Discomfort?❖ Lost Sexual Feelings?❖ Heart Failure?❖ Menstrual Cramps?In both men and women these conditions are caused by, or worsened by, the lack of sufficient testosterone, andall are almost always significantly helped or eliminated by testosterone replacement. Testosterone has been availableby prescription for fifty-seven years. Testosterone replacement is safe and effective in both men and women.Testosterone deficiency treatmentis covered by most insurances.Get your testosterone level checked!!!Martin Slavin, MD 718-444-7040


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Thereport also found that immigrantbusinesses collectivelygenerated more than $775billion in revenue, $100 millionin income and employone of every ten people workingfor private companies.The Partnership released thisreport today at two forumson “The Economics and Politicsof Immigration” in thepresidential campaign headquartercities of Chicago,IL and Boston, MA. 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Aug. 17–23, 2012 • Caribbean LifeBrooklyn/Staten Island • Page 20Barbados to host region’slargest economic forumBy Nelson A. KingThe Inter-AmericanDevelopment Bank (IDB)says Barbados will this yearhost the 15th Inter-AmericanMicroenterprise Forum(Foromic 2012), the biggestannual microfinance andmicroenterprise developmentevent in Latin Americaand the Caribbean.The Washington-basedfinancial institution saidon Aug. 10 that more than1,000 participants areexpected to attend Foromic,which for the firsttime ever will be held inan English-speaking Caribbeancountry.The IDB said the Oct.1–3 event will focus on“innovative ways to unlockentrepreneurship.”It is being organizedby the Multilateral InvestmentFund (MIF), a memberof the IDB Group, incollaboration with the Governmentof Barbados.The IDB said impactinvestors and delegatesfrom financial and microfinanceinstitutions, associationsof micro-entrepreneurs,government agencies,non-governmentalorganizations, internationalorganizations, foundationsand the academiaworking in the sector willparticipate in the forum.The first day of the conferencefocuses on Barbadosand the Caribbean,with panels discussingdevelopment opportunitiesfor small businesses,microfinance, entrepreneurshipamong youthand women, and emergingbusiness from renewableenergies, the IDB said.It said the second daywill highlight innovativefinancing models for smalland medium-sized businesses,as well as expandingbusiness models to providefinancial services forthe poor beyond microfinanceto include savings.“As in previous years,the latest developmentsin microfinance are at thecenter of the event, whichwill have panels presentinglessons learned aboutthe effective use of newtechnologies in providingfinancial services,improvements in corporategovernance, and promisinginnovations in rural andagricultural finance,” theIDB said.It said the final day willfeature panels on impactinvesting as an opportunityfor the Caribbean,and ways to unlock womenentrepreneurship.The IDB said the conferencewill close with a seminaron improving clientprotection and financingmodels to finance greenbusinesses, particularlyrelated to renewable energyand energy efficiency.Caymanian expats win tax debateBy David McFaddenKINGSTON, Jamaica(AP) - The Cayman Islandsis scrapping a plan toimpose a direct income taxon thousands of expatriatesworking in the BritishCaribbean territory that isfamed as a no-tax financialcenter.Premier McKeeva Bushissued a terse statementlate Monday saying that hisproposed tax was “off thetable and will not be implemented.”He did not saywhat alternative revenuesmight replace it.The islands’ leader saidonly that his administrationwas “satisfied thatmany of the commitmentsfrom the private sector” willmeet his demands for a newsource of revenue for thegovernment that won’t hitthe poorest citizens. He hasbeen huddling with businessleaders in recent days.Zero direct taxation,friendly regulations and theglobal money they luredhave transformed the tinyBritish territory into theworld’s sixth largest financialcenter, with $1.6 trillionofficially booked internationalassets.Bush announced inlate July that he plannedto impose a direct tax onexpatriate workers’ incomeSept. 1 to bail the territorialgovernment out of a financialhole and to meet Britain’sdemand that Caymandiversify its sources of revenuebeyond the work permitfees, duties and otherfees it now relies on.He later said the annualincome threshold would be$36,000, which would haveaffected about 5,870 expatriates.He described it as a“community enhancementfee” rather than a tax.The proposal outragedmany people, who said thetax would be discriminatoryand could destroy theislands’ main economicanchor.On Tuesday, many expatriateswere still left guessingabout what the newrevenue measures wouldinclude.“The only reaction isconfusion as the uncertaintycontinues. 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Aug. 17–23, 2012 • Caribbean LifeBrooklyn/Staten Island • Page 22Is my obesity related to my depression?By Peter Jackson, CPTQ: I am a 30-year-oldman, 5’9” and I weigh 245pounds. I am depressedbecause I am so overweightand so I eat even more. Iread somewhere that thereason some people can’tlose weight is because oflow serotonin levels. Is thatconnected to my being overweight?A: The fact that you havereached out to me indicatesthat you realize you needhelp – and that’s an importantfirst step. My first recommendationwould be tosee a physician who can giveyou a thorough physicalexamination and determinewhat, if any, underlyingmedical conditions are contributingto your obesity.Secondly, you should seekthe help of an experiencedfitness professional you canhelp you with an exerciseprogram and offer guidanceon a healthy food plan.There is no magic pill ordiet to lose body fat. In theend it comes down to learninghow to eat the right foodsin the correct portions andengaging in regular exercisecomprising both cardio andstrength training. That’s thecold, hard truth.Your personal trainer cancalculate exactly how muchfat you need to lose. For a30-year-old man like yourself,12-15 percent body fatwould be considered good.A pound of fat equatesto approximately 3,500 calories,so burning 500 caloriesmore than you eat each day(500 x 7 days = 3,500) willlead to a pound of fat loss ina week. Health professionalsadvise against losing morethan 1.5-2 pounds of fat perweek.I am not in a position tomake a connection betweenyour obesity and possible lowlevels of serotonin, but I canaddress this topic in generalterms. Serotonin (5-hydroxytrptamine)is a chemicalproduced naturally by thebody which essentially helpsbrain cells communicate.It can help to calm anxiety,relieve mild depression,improve sleep and create ageneral sense of well-being.Changes in the levelof this neurotransmittercaused by excessive use ofalcohol and caffeine, a lackof exercise, smoking anddiabetes, among other factors,have been attributedto a number of conditionsincluding insomnia and, yes,obesity.Low serotonin levelsadversely change our mood,so much so that drugs prescribedto treat depressionand anxiety are typicallyengineered to work byincreasing serotonin production.Americans spend$3 billion a year or more ondrugs to treat depression andanxiety, according to publishedreports, but there aresimple, inexpensive steps wecan take to influence ourmood naturally.HEALTHThe simple fact is this:We are what we eat becausewhat we eat affects how wefeel.Scientists have discoveredthat our diet influences thebrain’s neurotransmitters –including serotonin – andcertain foods affect the naturalproduction of this importantchemical.Serotonin is made followinga chemical reaction withtryptophan, an essentialamino acid which is presentin varying amounts in allprotein foods. Here are afew:Turkey: Ever notice howrelaxed you get after eatingturkey at Thanksgiving dinner?That’s because turkeycontains high levels of tryptophanfrom which serotoninis made. Turkey and otherlean meats including roastbeef, tenderloin and skinlesschicken breasts are goodsources of tryptophan.Salmon: Wild fatty fishlike salmon, mackerel andsardines and packed withtryptophan and omega-3fatty acids which positivelyaffect mood. A 3.5 ounceserving of salmon contains22 grams of protein and is anexcellent source of omega-3fats. Put wild fish on yourdinner table at least once aweek.Eggs: Eggs are one of thebest, natural sources of protein(6.3 grams per egg) andare rich in amino acids andnutrients the body needs.Forget egg substitutes and,please, eat the yolk! Scientistshave now dispelled themyth that eggs yolks have adirect link to heart attacks.Dietary cholesterol foundin eggs yolks are no longerbelieved to impact serumcholesterol which can lead tocoronary disease.Bananas: Bananas havebeen called “the world’s perfectfood” – and with goodcause. This amazing fruit isrich in vitamin C, fiber, mineralsand potassium. A littleknown fact is that bananascontain tryptophan, and soalso contributes to a positivemood.Flax Oil Or Flaxseeds:Flaxseed oil is a great sourceof omega-3 fatty acids and isknown for its anti-inflammatoryproperties. Other nutsand seeds such as peanuts,almonds, sesame seeds, walnutsand pecans similarlycontain generous levels oftryptophan.Peter Jackson is nationally-syndicatedfitness columnist.Courtesy HealthyLiving News$99 MOVE IN SPECIALBrand New Studios 1, 2 & 3 Bdrms, Furnished & Unfurnished, Short and Long Term LeasesQUEENS: 718-943-1150 or 718-291-3331 NASSAU: 516-292-6071Some with Free Gas, Gym, LaundromatBrand New Kitchens and Bathrooms24 Hr. Maintenance and Emergency Repairs24 Hr. Surveillance all Sites.Professional and Friendly StaffZARA REALTY HOLDING CORP.166-07 HILLSIDE AVENUE JAMAICA NY 11432VISIT US AT WWW.ZARAREALTY.COMClean, Secure, Comfortable & AffordablePresent This Coupon & Receive up to $200NOT TO BE COMBINED WITH ANY OTHER OFFEROFFER EXPIRES DEC 2012


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Aug. 17–23, 2012 • Caribbean LifeBrooklyn/Staten Island • Page 24Intense cardio that’s not for everyoneBy Peter Jackson, CPTQ: I have a friend who haslost massive amounts offat doing High IntensityInterval Training. Whatexactly is this and will itwork for me? I’m 36, 6’,175, about 9% body fat.A: High Intensity IntervalTraining (HIIT) is a formof cardiovascular exerciseperformed in a short periodat an intense rate, followedby a less intense recoveryperiod and repeated multipletimes during the samesession.Yes, it has its benefitswhich include acceleratedfat loss and cardio conditioning,but it can be agrueling workout and isn’tfor everybody. Given yourstats (six feet tall and 175lbs. with only 9% body fat),HIIT certainly isn’t theprogram I would prescribefor you if your goals are tobuild muscle.Example: For an individualwanting to try HIIT ona treadmill, I would havehim warm-up at a comfortablebut brisk intensity for5 minutes. Then I’d havehim sprint at full intensity,no-holds-barred, for 45seconds to a minute. Forthe next two minutes duringthe “recovery” phase,he would jog at a comfortablepace. We wouldthen repeat this pattern ofsprint and recovery about 6to 10 times and finish it offwith a cool-down. The totalworkout should take 15-20minutes.The benefits of this typeof training are numerous.The major one is improvedoxygen uptake or EPOC(Excess Post-Exercise OxygenConsumption). In verybasic terms, this meansyou will be consuming alot more oxygen for thenext 24 hours, raising yourmetabolism and, in turn,burning more fat.The other big benefitto HIIT is that it worksboth the aerobic and theanaerobic system. Exercisephysiologist ElizabethQuinn explains itthis way:“During the high intensityefforts, the anaerobicsystem uses the energystored in the muscles (glycogen)for short bursts ofactivity. Anaerobic metabolismworks without oxygen,but the by-product islactic acid. As lactic acidbuilds, the athlete entersoxygen debt, and it is duringthe recovery phase thatthe heart and lungs worktogether to “pay back” thisoxygen debt and break downthe lactic acid. It is in thisphase that the aerobic systemis using oxygen to convertstored carbohydratesinto energy. It’s thoughtthat by performing highintensity intervals thatproduce lactic acid duringpractice, the body adaptsand burns lactic acid moreefficiently during exercise.HEALTHThis means athletes canexercise at a higher intensityfor a longer period oftime before fatigue or painslows them down.”The next time you spendtime on a treadmill, trya pre-programmed intervaltraining set and seefor yourself if this type oftraining is for you.Tip Of The Week ThePower Of Vitamin DVitamin D was consideredso vital to buildingstrong bones that in the1930s the U.S. governmentmandated that milk be fortifiedwith it. This amazingvitamin, which worksto increase the absorptionof calcium from foods andsupplements, has beenfound in more recent studiesto play a vital role indefending the body againsta host of illnesses includingcolds, heart disease,asthma, diabetes and cancer.People over 50 tend tobe at greatest risk for vitaminD deficiencies oftenresulting in osteoporosis.More recently, a high percentageof HIV+ individualshave been found tohave vitamin D deficiencies.Experts recommendbeginning a vitamin D supplementregimen by taking1,000 IU per 25 pounds ofbody weight. Consult withyour doctor or registereddietitian before any type ofsupplementation.Peter Jackson is nationally-syndicatedfitness columnist.Peter welcomesyour questions at peter@PushFitnessFTL.com orvisit him online at www.PushFitnessFTL.com andwww.PozFitness.com.Courtesy Healthy LivingNewshealth & wellnessEXPO2012Saturday, September 8th, 11:00am - 6:00pm atWHY YOU SHOULD BE PART OF OUR HEALTH EXPO Kings Plaza Mall is the LARGEST mall in all of Brooklyn! Saturday, September 8 is one of the biggest shopping days of the year. THOUSANDS of adults & children will pass through the exposition area. Our inaugural expo was wildly popular; all of our vendors renewed!You will be reaching families and decision-makers oneducational, financial, social, recreational, & health issues!SPACE STILL AVAILABLEFor booth & sponsorship info contactStephanie Stellaccio at (718) 260-2575or sstellaccio@cnglocal.comMost Major Insurances AcceptedStephen Finger, M.D. 718-692-1515Board Certified Otolaryngology.Ear, Nose & Throat–Facial Plastic Surgery2256 Hendrickson Street (1 Block from Kings Plaza)VISIT US ON THE WEB AT: www.drfinger.comVisit our blog: thepointingfinger.blogspot.comFREE WIFI


BUSINESS BROOKLYN STYLE – ADVERTISEMENTBrooklyn’s ‘bread boss’ takes on newest ventureBy Camille SperrazzaIf he had starting working in the shoe businessas a teen, rather than the bakery business,he might have been Manolo Blahnik, he says.Instead, Joseph Ayoub’s first job was at alocal bakery, and the rest is history. Brooklynhistory, that is.Baked in Brooklynopened in Greenwood Heights in April.Maybe you don’t recognize his name, butodds are you eat the bread he produces. Callhim the “Bread Boss,” because Ayoub is thebrains behind Aladdin Middle Eastern-stylebread and more than 100 other types of bakedgoods, all created right here in the borough,for the last 40 years. That’s a lot of dough.His latest venture, Baked in Brooklyn,opened in Greenwood Heights this April.It’s a retail store, selling artisan bread, gourmetsandwiches, wraps, pita chips, and othergoodies to the community.Retail is a new field for Ayoub because themore than one million pounds of bread producedeach week by Aladdin Bakers are soldto airlines, schools, institutions, and to companieswhose names are very recognizable.But Baked in Brooklyn sells directly to theconsumer. All the breads are handmade, anda huge floor-to-ceiling glass window allowscustomers to witness the entire process — thehandling, kneading, molding, and the bakingof crisp and delicious breads.After all, artisan baking is a craft, and therest of us can learn a thing or two by watchingthe action. It’s fascinating to see simple materialsuch as flour and water take on shape,molded into breads of different sizes and textures.Then, watch as seeds, nuts, raisins, andother intriguing ingredients become part ofthat creation.But there’s a lot more than that. Some tantalizingselections have included raspberrybread and chocolate-filled challah bread.Whoever said, “Man cannot live on breadalone,” has not been here. Some of us canmake a steady diet of it.The store is just less than 1,000 square feet,and when it opened, the intention was to sellbread only.“But one thing led to another,” says Ayoub,and they started creating sandwiches to go.Then breakfast was added for those who wantedsome eggs and bacon on their freshly madebagels. Now, if about eight to 10 people wanta quick bite and don’t mind standing, there’sa ledge where they can lean to enjoy theirBaked in Brooklyn treasures. Coffee, cheese,spreads, and other goodies are also offered.Jaclyn Fenton serves up some fresh bagels at Baked in Brooklyn.Another expansion is on the horizon — atthe soon-to-open Barclays Center.“Baked in Brooklyn will be one of theseven stores at this arena,” says Ayoub. Sandwichesand breads will be sold.Ayoub didn’t start the Aladdin kingdom bymaking a wish. He did it the old-fashionedway — by working hard. He grew up in BayRidge, where he was taught the value of hardwork and discipline, skills necessary for success.Today, there are 14 buildings in SunsetPark that are affiliated with his bread empire,and he employs about 300 people.“I am extremely passionate about Brooklyn,”he says. It’s where he was born andraised, and while it’s been a wonderful magiccarpet ride so far, he thinks the best is yet tocome. “I believe in this city, and I know that itwill continue to grow and prosper, and I wantto be part of its rise.”Baked in Brooklyn [755 Fifth Ave. between25th and 26th streets in Greenwood Heights,(718) 788–3164]. Open Monday through Saturday,7 am–7 pm.Photos by Steve SolomonsonPage 25 • Caribbean LifeBrooklyn/Staten Island • Aug. 17–23, 2012The Law Offices OfGeorgia E. McCarthy902 East 86 Street, Brooklyn, NY 11236CONTESTED/UNCONTESTED DIVORCESAggressive Representation In Supreme CourtAnd Family Court VISITATION AND CHILD ABUSEProtect Your Parental Rights In Family CourtREAL ESTATEContracts & Closings, Foreclosures, Basement EjectionsCRIMINAL MATTERSLANDLORD & TENANT ALL CIVIL MATTERSCALL: By Appointment Only


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Aug. 17–23, 2012 • Caribbean LifeBrooklyn/Staten Island • Page 28Jamaicans ‘Glean’ notice in Canada & UKJamaicans living in theUnited Kingdom andCanada are no lessjubilant about theircontribution to enhancingcultural pride in the black,green and gold banner.Some claim that nationalsresiding throughout theworld have always knownthat their ‘featherweightisland has the heart andpunch of a super heavyweight.”According to a report inthe island’s Gleaner, “Whilelarger neighbors in theCaribbean and Latin Americahave been torn apartby revolution and civilwar, Jamaica is one of theworld’s longest-standingdemocracies.”The article cites Jamaicahas produced world leadersin politics; world renownedintellectuals and artists,and supplied millions ofimmigrants to build “developed”countries all over theworld.It is the third largestisland in the Caribbean,behind Cuba and Hispaniola— Haiti and the DominicanRepublic.Jamaica was the firstcountry to impose economicsanctions against theapartheid regime of SouthAfrica; it was the founderof the International BauxiteAssociation and spearheadedthe International SeabedAuthority, which both nowhave their headquartersin Kingston. The authorityorganizes and controlsall mineral-related activitiesin the international seabedarea beyond the limits ofnational jurisdiction, anarea underlying most of theworld’s oceans.Jamaica is the first countryto sign a grant agreementon a global fund tofight AIDS, tuberculosis andmalaria.The island nation haswon the most world andInside LifeBy Vinette K. PryceOlympic sporting medalsover all others in the Caribbean.In 1688, Jamaica was thefirst British colonial territoryto establish a postalservice. Black River in St.Elizabeth, then an extremelyimportant port, got electricityin 1893, before NewYork.Part of the island’simpact comes from thelarge number of Jamaicanswho have migrated to otherparts of the world.More or less twice asmany Jamaicans live outsideJamaica than reside intheir native land.The official count is 2.7million residents on theisland.It is estimated the Jamaicandiaspora is estimated tobe between three and fivemillion.These immigrants anddescendants predominantlylive in Canada, the UnitedStates and the United Kingdom.However, increasingnumbers Jamaicans arebecoming a growing populationin other parts ofEurope and in Africa.The island’s population isethnically diverse. Accordingto the University of theWest Indies, Jamaica’s ethnicmake-up consists of 76.3percent of people of Africandescent, 15.1 percent Afro-European, 3.4 percent EastIndian and Afro-East-Indian,3.2 percent Caucasian,1.2 percent Chinese. Thereare 424,000 Jamaicans ofJewish ancestries.Jews were among the firstimmigrants from Europe toJamaica. They arrived therewith Christopher Columbusfrom Portugal and Spainwhen they fled the SpanishInquisition in the 1400s.Jamaican workers helpedto build the Panama Canal.They worked in the sugarcane fields of Cuba; theapple orchards of the USAand Canada and enhancedBritain’s post World War IIrecovery in rebuilding thepublic transport system andthe health sector.A long list of Jamaicansimpacted the Canadianeconomy.If a child has surgery atToronto’s Hospital for SickChildren, it may well be performed,either by a Jamaicanor a doctor trained by aJamaican who is a professorof pediatrics at the Universityof Toronto.Most recent estimates ofthe number of Jamaicansin Canada are as high as300,000 people.Jamaicans first immigratedto Canada in 1796,when 600 or so JamaicanMaroons were deportedfrom Jamaica to Nova Scotiafollowing their rebellionagainst the British.In the last three decades,three ministers in theOntario cabinet have beenJamaicans.They include: JamaicanbornJames Curling, Ministerof Housing, Ministerof Skills Development andthe first Black to be namedSpeaker of the House.He was also the first BlackAmbassador to the DominicanRepublic.Mary Anne Chambers,born in Jamaica, and aformer senior vice-presidentof Scotia Bank, was the LiberalMinister of Training,Colleges and Universitiesand, later, Minister of Childrenand Youth Services.Margarette Best is ministerfor Health Promotions.Links between Jamaicaand Canada go the otherway, too.The Bank of Nova Scotiawas established in Jamaicain 1889, before it came toToronto. It was the first foreignoperation of a Canadianbank outside of the U.S.or the U.K.The impact of Jamaicanson other countries has beendescribed as profound.In Britain, Diane Abbottwas the first Black womanelected to that country’sHouse of Commons, as aLabor Party MP.


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CAR DEALS • Aug. 17-23, 2012 • Caribbean LifeBrooklyn/Staten Island • Page 34Drive pickup trucks safelyAround three million pickuptrucks are purchased and usedfor various reasons across thecountry each year. With so manylight trucks on the road, the wise driver cantake heed of safety precautions when drivingthis type of vehicle.Pickup trucks tend to be the safer of thetwo vehicles in a collision with another car.This is called “passive safety.” The largersize and the higher stance means the vehiclewill probably suffer less damage thanthe smaller car. Its height also puts it onpar with the bumpers of other trucks andSUVs.However, pickups do have some disadvantagesthat will need to be taken into considerationin order to drive safely. Pickupshave a higher rollover potential than passengercars. Therefore, turning should bedone slowly and corners shouldn’t be takenlike one is driving on a racetrack. Accordingto the Department of Transportation’sFatality Analysis Reporting System, in2007, the most recent year from which statisticsare available, rollovers accountedfor 59 percent of SUV fatalities, 46 percentof pickup truck deaths, and 25 percent ofcar fatalities. Pickups have a lower centerof gravity than SUVs, but they can still rolloverif driven aggressively.Another thing to consider is the heavierweight of a pickup, which causes it to have aTruck owners can drive safely if they understand the differences between pickups andother vehicles.longer stopping distance. This means driverswill need to add an even greater spacecushion between the pickup and other vehiclesto be able to avoid road hazards.Something else to consider is that pickupsare not designed to be nimble, overlyresponsive vehicles. They are primarilydesigned for hauling. That means swervingaround obstacles isn’t achieved as easilyas it may be in a passenger car. 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I am elated to take on thechallenge of sparking a nationwidemovement of service - mobilizingyoung adult Christians tobe God’s hands in the world.”Brandon Camphor has an undyingpassion to serve others, sharing,“I have the desire to be likeChrist and Christ cares aboutevery person in this world – Hecares about our deepest desires,our needs, and though He is sovereignand attending to the needsof all – He still cares about eachperson individually.”You Are God is available oniTunes now, purchase your copytoday. Further details for the BELIKE G.O.D.Campaign are available at www.bc1way.com/belikeGodPacked crowed at Ella Lounge.TOP 10ALBUMS12345678910God Forgives, I Don’tRick RossNumber OnesBee GeesGreatest HitsJames TaylorClockwork AngelsRushUncagedZac Brown BandThe Soul Sessions: Vol. 2Joss StoneUp All NightOne DirectionChannel OrangeFrank OceanLife Is GoodNasThe LumineersThe LumineersBalletContinued from page 43York City, where they will receivetheir awards at the 30th AnniversaryPrincess Grace Awards Gala,held in the presence of TSH ThePrince and Princess of Monaco,on October 22, 2012 at Cipriani42nd Street.“We are thrilled to have Jamal’swork honored with a PrincessGrace Award,” said Eduardo Vilaro,Artistic Director of Ballet Hispanico.“His dancing is consistentlyexcellent and inspired. This year,he has grown significantly and weare grateful that his accomplishmentshave been recognized bythis terrific organization.”“The Foundation is delighted tohonor Jamal’s artistic excellencethis year, as well as partner withBallet Hispanico again,” said TobyBoshak, executive director of thePrincess Grace Foundation-USA.“Our Board of Trustees and ArtsAdvisory Board remain committedto our mission of furthering thefuture of the arts and are proud tohave increased our support acrossthe theater, dance and film disciplinesthis year.”Jamal Rashann Callenderbegan dancing at Ballet Tech inNew York City. He attended theProfessional Performing ArtsSchool/The Ailey School underthe late Denise Jefferson, whiledancing at The Restoration DanceTheatre and the Harlem Schoolof the Arts. Jamal also attendedPerry-Mansfield and SpringboardDanse Montreal. He graduatedfrom The Juilliard Schoolunder Lawrence Rhodes, and hasworked with The Atlanta Ballet,Peridance Ensemble, BuglisiDance Theater, Formal StructureInc., and Hubbard Street 2. He isentering his second season withBallet Hispanico.This is the second Princes GraceAward received in conjunctionwith Ballet Hispanico. In 2009,Andrea Miller received a PrincessGrace Choreography Fellowship.She created the work Nací on BalletHispanico, which is now a partof the repertory.About Ballet HispanicoCelebrating 42 years of danceand culture, Ballet Hispanico isrecognized as the nation’s preeminentLatino dance organization.Led by Artistic Director EduardoVilaro, Ballet Hispanico explores,preserves and celebrates today’sLatino cultures through innovativeartistic collaborations, worldclass dance training and nationaleducation and outreach programs.For more information, visit www.ballethispanico.org. Follow BalletHispanico on Facebook and Twitter.OvamarzContinued from page 43know that every human on thisplanet is best at one or morethings in their life. I did the originalsong for Cash Flow Recordsand decided to include Usain Bolt& Shelly Ann Fraser who are mytwo favorite Jamaican athletes,also including selectors, promoters,and a few other dancehallpeople,” he said.“While watching the Olympics,I decided that our Jamaican Athletesdeserved their own tribute.The hard work our team put outin training and going London torepresent my island Jamaica, theleast I could do to cheer and supportthem was their own tributesong.”Jamaican music and track cultureshave more recently becomeintertwined; most notably, fouryears ago in Beijing when UsainBolt celebrated his 100m and200m world-record wins by doingdances such as the Nuh Lingathat was created by Ovamarz andGully Creepa that was created byIce, moves which were hugelypopular at the time.For Ovamarz, it was a joy towatch Bolt and other athletesmimic dance moves that he andother prominent dancers coined.“Four years ago, seeing UsainBolt and others doing one of mydance and other popular dances,had me beaming with joy. I wasthe happiest person on two footat that moment.”At London 2012, Jamaica managedto exceed their medal haulin Beijing (12) while also makingmore history in the process asUsain Bolt retained his 100m and200m titles, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce retained her 100m title,Jamaica swept the medal standin the 200m and achieved a newWorld Record in the 4 by 100mrelay.These achievements havemade Ovamarz more proud to beJamaican.“Our Jamaican athletes aredoing a great job in London. I amvery proud of them all...I respectthem to the fullest for their veryhard work and dedication. Theyare the best at what they do....bestpon 2 foot!” he said.So far in 2012, Ovamarzhas strengthened his deejayingresume with several noteworthysingles such as Wake Up (SexJive Riddim – Stash Di CashRecords) and The Way We Rollfeaturing Fambo. This, in additionto he and fellow AboveademSquad member, Gabbidon creatingdance moves such as the Formationand Hot Step respectively,to positive acclaim.


Funniest candidates money can buyproven master of the comedygenre, a brainiac bestknown for making “Meetthe Parents” and the AustinPowers trilogy. The moviestars Will Ferrell as CamBrady, a popular North“The Campaign”Excellent (3.5 stars)Rated R for profanity,sexuality, nudity andcrude humor.Running time: 97minutesDistributor: WarnerBrothersBy Kam WilliamsIf you’ve been looking fora laugh-a-minute comedy asa refreshing alternative to allthe kiddie flicks and bombasticsummer blockbusterscurrently at the megaplexes,your wait is over. Andwhat could be more timelythan a picture about thedirty tricks being employedduring a cutthroat politicalcampaign?“The Campaign” wasdirected by Jay Roach, aCarolina Congressmanwho’s running unopposedfor his fifth term in officeuntil an Anthony Weinerlevelpeccadillo becomespublic knowledge.That boneheaded blunderopens the door for a nerdy,unworthy opponent such asMarty Higgins (Zach Galifianakis)to enter the racebecause he’s being bankrolledby a couple of verywealthy businessmen. Glen(John Lithgow) and WadeMotch (Dan Aykroyd) aresleazy, power-hungry siblingsostensibly patternedafter the billionaire Kochbrothers, notorious backersMarty Higgins as Zach Galifianakis and Will Ferrell asCam Brady in The Campaign.of arch-conservative causes.Bragging about being“candidate creators” morethan “job creators,” theMotches specifically seizeon naïve Marty since he’sso malleable. Unseen behindthe scenes, they orchestratea complete overhaul of Higgins’image with the helpof a no-nonsense campaignmanager (Dylan McDermott).Soon, Brady realizes he’sin the fight of his life, as bothsides resort to increasinglydevioustactics to prevail onElection Day. For instance,we find Marty wearing whathe calls a “Yamaha” on hishead during services at asynagogue, while Cam singsin the gospel choir of a blackBaptist Church and playswith rattlesnakes to curryfavor with the congregationof a sect of serpent-handlingevangelists.But despite his bestefforts, Brady continues tosabotage his own campaignat every turn, whether byaccidentally punching ababy and a puppy, or bybeing caught having sexwith a supporter in a port-ojohn.And as the polls indicatethat the tide is turningdecisively in Marty’s favor,the focus becomes whetherhe’ll be a tool of the Motchbrothers or choose to dowhat’s best for his district.Will Ferrell’s over-the-topapproach to Cam serves asthe perfect counterpoint toZach Galifianakis’ relatively-subduedinterpretationof sweet-natured Marty.The film also features severalinspired support performances,most notably,Dylan McDermott and JasonSudeikis as devious campaignmanagers and KarenMaruyama as an ebonicsaccentedAsian housekeeper.Throw in amusing cameosby a neverending stringof political pundits suchas Bill Maher, Wolf Blitzer,Chris Matthews, Piers Morgan,Joe Scarborough,Lawrence O’Donnell, WillieGeist, Mika Brezinski, EdSchultz and Dennis Miller,and you’ve got all the makingsfor a bona fide electionyear hit. Ferrell and Galifianakishit their stride as thefunniest candidates moneycan buy!Page 45 • Caribbean LifeBrooklyn/Staten Island • Aug. 17–23, 2012Independent & Foreign FilmsThe Awakening (R for violence,nudity and sexuality)Haunted house horror flickset in the wake of World WarI at a British boarding schoolwhere a professional skeptic(Rebecca Hall) summonedto debunk recent ghostsightings as a hoax insteadgets the surprise of her lifewhen she encounters realsupernatural phenomena forthe first time. With DominicWest, Imelda Staunton andJohn Shrapnel.Beloved (Unrated)Romance drama abouta pretty Parisian hooker(Ludivine Sagnier) who fallshead over six-inch stilettosfor a dashing doctor (RadivojeBukvic) only to learnthat he has a wife back inCzechoslovakia. With MilosForman, Catherine Deneuveand Paul Schneider. (InFrench, English and Czechwith subtitles)Brother, Can You Sparea Dollar? (Unrated) Unsentimentalretrospective celebratesthe guts and glory ofthe Depression Generationwhile speculating about theprospects of America’s postindustrialeconomy.Chicken with Plums (PG-13 for drugs, smoking, sensualityand violent images)Maudlin, character-drivendrama, set in Teheran in theFifties, about an inconsolableviolinist (Mathieu Amalric)who loses the will tolive after his wife (GolshiftehFarahani) destroys hisbeloved instrument duringa heated argument. Castincludes Edouard Baer,Maria de Medeiros and EricCaravaca. (In French andEnglish with subtitles)Codependent LesbianSpace Alien Seeks Same(Unrated) Sci-fi comedyabout the cross-speciesromance between a shy,greeting card store clerk(Lisa Haas) and a womanshe has no idea might befrom another planet (SusanZiegler). With Jackie Monahan,Cynthia Kaplan andDennis Davis.Compliance (R for profanity,sexuality and nudity)Fact-based drama about aprank caller (Pat Healy) pretendingto be a police officerwho tricks the manager(Ann Dowd) of a fast foodKam’s KapsulesBy Kam Williamsrestaurant into conductinga strip search of a cashier(Dreama Walker) unfairlyaccused of stealing. WithBill Camp, Philip Ettingerand James McCaffrey.Cosmopolis (R for violence,profanity, graphic sexualityand frontal nudity) DavidCronenberg directed thisadaptation of the Don Delillonovel of the same namechronicling a very eventfulday in the life of a miserablymarried,self-destructive billionaire(Robert Pattinson)With Paul Giamatti, JulietteBinoche, Samantha Mortonand K’naan.Robot & Frank (PG-13for profanity) Unlikely-buddycomedy about a retiredcat burglar (Frank Langella)who comes out of retirementto pull one last heist withthe help of the cyborg (PeterSarsgaard) purchased by hischildren (James Marsdenand Liv Tyler) to look afterhim. 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Aug. 17–23, 2012 • Caribbean LifeBrooklyn/Staten Island • Page 46FRIDAY, AUGUST 17COMEDY/VARIETY: No Name Comedy/Variety & A Bag O’ Chips presents the funkysounds of The Summer Replacements includingCarl (Baby Freak) Fortunato, Pat (BikiniAtoll) O’Shea and Fernando (Enter Sandman)Morales Gonzalez, 7:00 p.m., Fri., 8/17 and8/24 at Otto’s Shrunken Head, 538 E 14 St.,between avenues A and B, N.Y. No cover, nominimum. For information, call (212) 228-2240.SATURDAY, AUGUST 18SUN KULCHACOMMUNITY EVENTSSTREET FESTIVAL: The City of Hope EconomicDevelopment Corp. and NYS AssemblymanKarim Camara presents the 3rd AnnualUnion-Nostrand Street Festival and Back toSchool Give Back featuring free backpackswith school supplies, free food, give-aways, liveentertainment, games and more, 12 noon atUnion St. between Rogers & Nostrand Ave.,Brooklyn. For information, call The DistrictOffice of Assemblyman Camara at (718) 771-3105.J50 CELEBRATION: New DimensionSeventh-Day Adventist Church, 1062 WinthropSt, between E 93 and E 94 streets, Brooklyninvites you to Jamaica’s 50th Anniversary ofIndependence Celebration, “A Nation on God’sMission”, featuring Sabbath School, 9:15 a.m.;Divine Service, 11:00 a.m.; Jamaican Luncheon,1:00 p.m.; A.Y.S. Program/Concert, 5:30p.m.; and Good Old Time Jamaican Social,9:00 p.m. along with special guest appearancesby city council members, radio and TVpersonalities and special guest speaker, PastorBartley. For information, call Sister Banton at(917) 693-4541.DANCE: The Cumbe Dance Center, 558 FultonSt. at Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, is hosting “MyBrooklyn, My Arts,” The Truth is in the Youth,featuring dance, spoken word, singing, drumming,1:00 p.m. Donation $5. For information,contact (646) 533-5013.LINE DANCING: The Eastern QueensAlliance Inc. presents Line Dancing, featuringline dances to all kinds of music withinstructor Barbara Fraser, 9:15 - 10:30 a.m.at the Idlewild Cricket Field in Idlewild ParkPreserve, 223 St. and 148 Ave., SpringfieldGardens. For information and directions, call(347) 824-2301.JERK FESTIVAL: West Indian AmericanAssn. of Greater Bridgeport presents the 6thAnnual Caribbean Jerk Festival featuring Caribbeanfood on sale like jerk chicken, jerk pork,fish and more and Caribbean soca, steel drum,jazz, reggae, morrocan music, 1:00 p.m.- 9:00p.m. on the McLevy Green, Downtown Bridgeport,corner of State and Main, ConnecticutProceeds to benefit the WIAAGB Scholarshipfund and other programs. For information,call (203) 727-0200 or visit www.wiaagb.org.COMMUNITY FAIR: Brown Memorial BaptistChurch and Brown Commnity Develop;mentCorp. is hosting the 11th Annual “Taking It ToFINANCIAL COACHING: The NHS ofEast Flatbush is offering The FinancialCapabilities and Coaching Programfocusing on helping you reach yourgoals such as paying off bills, savingfor a home, improving credit scores andmore. For more information, call (718)469-4679.FOOD STAMP OUTREACH: Find out ifyou are eligible to receive Food Stampbenefits! A representative from the NYCHuman Resources Administration willbe available to assist you with eligibilitypre-screening and to answer any questionsevery Tuesday and Wednesday,10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at CommunityBoard 12, 4101 White Plains Road at 229St., Bronx. For more information, call(718) 881-4455.The Street” Community Outreach Street Fairfeaturing representatives from various organizationsproviding information on healthcare,education, legal services and more, 12 noon to5:00 p.m., on Washington Ave. between Fultonand Gates avenues. Food and beverages willbe provided. For information, call the churchoffice at (718) 638-6121.SUNDAY, AUGUST 19T&T CELEBRATION: The Candice ClarkeAcademy of Dance presents the Golden Jubilee,in commemoration of Trinidad & Tobago’s50th year of independence, 5:00 p.m. at theBedford Central Presbyterian Church, 1200Dean St., Brooklyn. For information call (718)467-0740 or visit www.candiceclarkeacademy.org.TUESDAY, AUGUST 21CAMP REVIVAL: Rev. Dr. Calvin Rice and TheNew Jerusalem Baptist Church EvangelismMinistry are hosting a Summer Camp Revivalat the church, 112-05 Smith St., Jamaica,Queens, Tues.-Sun., 8/21-8/26, featuring sermons,prayers, songs, dramas and workshops.For informationon on times of events and toregister for the workshops, visit www.gonjbc.TAI CHI: Stop. Breath. Relax. Join TaiChi Easy, a wellness practice combiningTai-chi, Qigong, meditation and Chinesehealing, taught by Daniel Weicher, certifiedteacher in Integral Qigong and TaiChi, every Sunday, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.at the Moore Street Market, 110 MooreSt., entrance on Humbolt St., Brooklyn.Donations are appreciated. Call (914)673-6016 for information.org, by phone at (718) 978-5777 ext. 300 or inperson at the church.THURSDAY, AUGUST 23SAFETY SEMINAR: NHS of East Flatbush,2806 Church Ave., between Nostrand andRogers avenues, Brooklyn, is holding a freeseminar on fire and home safety and homeinsurance 6:00 p.m. For information, call (718)469-4679.FRIDAY, AUGUST 24POTLUCK SOCIAL: Radical Women ishosting Women’s Rights Day Potluck Social,celebrating the 92nd anniversary of women’ssuffrage, 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. at the officeand garden of Black Women’s Blueprint, 279Empire Blvd., between Rogers and Nostrandavenues, Brooklyn. Bring a dish! Admissionfree. For information, call (212) 222-0633.ONGOINGJ’OUVERT: Roy Pierre and Associatespresents “Harlequins and Pierrots,” opennightly, 6:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. at mas campCharl-Ena Chateau, 3820 Church Ave., cornerE. 39 St., Brooklyn. Pictures and costumeson display. Register and play mas with us forJ’ouvert 2012. For information, call (718) 282-1229 or (718) 462-5164.FARMERS MARKET: The Hattie Carthan“After Church” Farmers Market featuringlocally grown fresh fruits, veggies, herbs andeggs and offering sessions on growing foodand herbs and how to prepare healthy food isopen every Sunday, 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. untilNovember at 49 Van Buren St. off TompkinsAve., Brooklyn. We accept WIC/Senior FMNPChecks, EBT, Health Bucks and cash. Forinformation, call (718) 638-3566 or email hattiecarthangarden@yahoo.com.QUEENS SICKLE CELL: The Queens SickleCell Advocacy Network, 207-08 Hollis Ave.,Queens Village, N.Y., presents a Parentto Parent Support Group meeting everyfirst Monday of every month, 7:00 p.m. Fordirections and registration, call (718) 712-0873 or email Qscanorg@verizon.net.INTERNSHIP PROGRAM: Applicationsare now being accepted for the NormanCole Community Internship Program forin-school youth 10 - 12 years with goodgrades and good manners and will offerdevelopment workshops, field trips, stipends,summer employment, scholarships,weekend retreats, volunteer experiencesand more. Space is limited. For moredetails and/or to obtain a CIP application,contact Mr. Cole at (212) 714-4531.PASSPORT FRIDAYS: Leave your baggageat home and bring a picnic blanket out toFlushing Meadows Corona Park for TargetPassport Fridays at the Queens Musuem ofArt for free weekly outdoor festivities featuringa different live dance performance,concert, and/or film screening from Cuba,Egypt, West Indies, Taiwan, DominicanRepublic and Puerto Rico, every Fridayevenings thru 8/24, dance/music begins at6:30 p.m., films at 8:00 p.m. at the QueensMuseum of Art, New York City Bldg.,Flushing Meadows Corona Park. For information,email info@queensmuseum.org,call (718) 592-9700 or visit www.queensmuseu.org/event/target-passport-fridays.WYCKOFF FARMHOUSE: Visit The WyckoffFarmhouse Museum, 5816 ClarendonRd., at Ralph Ave., Brooklyn, featuringyoga, hands-on art, story workshops, summerfarm and garden camp, guided toursand more. For individual events, summerhours, museum admission and generalinformation call, (718) 629-5400 or visitwww.wyckoffassociation.org.FORECLOSURE SERVICES: Are you behindin your mortgage or seeking a modification?The Flatbush Development VCorp., NHSof East Flatbush and the Center for N.Y.C.Neighborhoods are offering free services andassistance. Referrals for free legal assistanceare also available. To schedule an appointment,call (718) 469-4679.COMPILED BY IDA EISENSTEIN


CaribbeansHighlightOlympicsSPORTSFOR MORE SPORTS, GO TO CARIBBEANLIFENEWS.COM/SPORTSPage 47 • Caribbean LifeBrooklyn/Staten Island • Aug. 17–23, 2012By Vinette K. PryceCaribbean athletes are imprinting indeliblememories at the 30th Olympiad I London.After the 12th day of track and fieldcompetitions the region claimed six medals.Jamaica with the largest delegation (54)boasts two gold, one silver and a bronze;Trinidad & Tobago which registered the secondlargest consisting of 31 athletes claimeda bronze and the tiny 10-member delegationfrom Grenada are now celebrating the victoryof their golden Spice Islander KiraniJames.James put his 110,000 population on themap and in the spotlight on Aug. 7 when heled a field of mostly-Caribbean athletes tofinish the 400 metres race.The 19-year-old from the Village ofGouyave took the lead from the start toestablish history for Grenada, winning theisland’s first gold and leading a triple sweepfor the region.Immediately after his victory, the coun-Continued on Page 48Galaxy SpoilsJoseph’s debutBy Patrick HorneChivas USA will need more than recentlyacquiredShalrie Joseph to make an MLSpost-season appearance this year. Josephmade his Chivas debut Sunday night at theHome Depot Center in Carson, California ina game versus rival Los Angeles Galaxy, theteam with which it shares the Home DepotCenter as its home field, and was clouted,4-0, by the David Beckham-less Galaxy.The win allowed Los Angeles to hold on tothe last play-off spot and fifth-place in theWestern Conference, led by San Jose Earthquakes(14-5-5, 47 pts.). The loss droppedChivas USA (7-5-9, 26 pts.) to seventh fromsixth.Joseph, a nine-time MLS all-star andContinued on Page 48HOOPTHRILLER#3 Gary Ervin takes a short jumper for two of his 15 points.Photo by Lem PeterkinNike championship goes down to buzzerBy Robert ElkinIt was just a game, but the championshipone in the Nike Pro Summer BasketballLeague was very similar to a titlegame played in the National BasketballAssociation. Just the crowd wasn’t aslarge.Exciting plays from all positions,dunks, incredible three point shooting,and passing, and, of course, defense byboth teams highlighted action in anovertime thriller resulting in a victory byThe Franchise over Dyckman/NYAC atthe Baruch College gymnasium in midtownManhattan. A capacity SROcrowd,including representatives from NationalBasketball Association teams, were alsoon hand taking some notes and enjoyingthe action.One couldn’t ask for a better and wellContinued on Page 48


Aug. 17–23, 2012 • Caribbean LifeBrooklyn/Staten Island • Page 48Championship team, the Franchise.Hoop thriller goes down to buzzerContinued from page 47played game in the eightteam circuit.Dyckman battled backfrom a 14 point deficit aboutseven minutes left in thefourth quarter, led by theoffense of Brian Dunston,Sean Marshall, and BoakalLolugia to send the gameinto overtime.However, the play of GaryErvin and Gary Forbes ofThe Franchise overshadowedall of their rivals’fourth period scoring. TheFranchise put on a winningshow and prevailed andthrill the fans. Ervin reallyshowed what he could do onthe court.At the buzzer of overtime,Ervin’s three pointshot broke a 90-90 tie andgave the Franchise a 93-90victory and a well deservedtitle, one that they certainlydeserve.Ervin carried the gamein the second half andgot that winning shot.“There was nothing likeit,” Ervin said after thecontest. “It’s all aboutwinning. That’s what wewanted to do.”Ervin, who played atPaul Robeson High Schoolof Brooklyn, and then theUniversity of Arkansas andoverseas, wants to continuehis pro ball-possibly againin Europe. He did say thathis college days were justgreat .“By playing summer ballwe get used to winning,”said Forbes, who starredPhoto by Lem Peterkinon the basketball court atUMass. “I’m (just) happythat we won the championship.”Ervin scored 15 pointsand assisted nine times in 44minutes while Forbes scored19 points and grabbed sevenrebounds in 40 minutes.Teammate Rashad Bell netted15 points in 39 minutes.Dunston and Nate Browneach netted 17 points withthe former taking down 17rebounds for Dyckman.Caribbean athletesContinued from page 47try’s Prime MinisterTillman Thomas visitedGouyave to declare anational holiday.Government officesclosed early on Aug. 7.He also called James inLondon offering congratulationson behalf of the110,000 population.“I say it’s an historicoccasion because he isthe first Grenadian toobtain gold at the Olympics.Not only for Grenadabut the OECS, (Organizationof Eastern CaribbeanStates),” Thomas said.James, he added is a“real good role model forour young people.”“So it’s an historicoccasion and we are allare proud of him. Wewant to let him knowwe’re going to supporthim and continue to dowhatever we can to helphim because he has madeus proud.”Grenada and T&T Olympians celebrate.Governor General SirCarlyle Glean, from James’Gouyave village, alsojoined in the festivities.James first attractedinternational attentionwhen he won the semifinalson Aug. 6. Immediatelyafter winning theheat, he walked over tolast-placed finisher OscarPistorius and exchangedhis race name label.The South African, doubleamputee, Pistorius wasborn without shin bonesand races wearing carbonfiber blades.James’ win united theEnglish and Spanish Caribbeanwith announcementthat the DominicanRepublic’s LuguellinSantos took the silver andT&T’s Lalonde Gordon,the bronze medal.The Caribbean sweepalso included Chris Brownfrom the Bahamas whobarely missed medaling,taking fourth place.Galaxy Spoils Joseph’s Chivas debutPortland Timbers’ Steven Smith (14) defends againstChivas USA’s Cesar Romero (58) in the first half duringan MLS soccer game Saturday, July 28, 2012, in Portland,Ore.(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)Continued from page 47four-time MLS Best Selectat defensive midfield, wasacquired from the NewEngland Revolution to helpcomplete the task of puttingtogether a squad to advanceto post-season play andhave a legitimate chance ofwinning the MLS Cup final;also brought in this year toshore up the Chivas USAwere forwards Juan Agudelofrom New York Red Bulls,while forward Juan PabloAngel was acquired fromthe Galaxy last season.Despite these additions -and although Joseph, whoplayed well for the entiregame versus Los Angeles,is only in his first game -Chivas USA has to changeits tactics. Chivas allowedthe Galaxy too much spaceat midfield, which led totwo of the four goals; ahigh pressure approachcould help to improve playbecause with defensivemindedJoseph at midfield,high pressure wouldbe effective and would giveChivas the chance to winballs higher up field andin better scoring positions.Also, Chivas, which has notscored more than twice ina game this season, needsmore effective running offthe ball on the forward line,particularly by main marksmanAngel.Defensively, markingand having midfielderstrack back on defense isa big problem for CoachRobin Fraser and Chivas.Too often Galaxy midfieldersJuninho and MikeMagee had too much spaceto distribute the ball ortake shots on goal; whenLandon Donovan droppedback into midfield from hisforward position, he wasgiven much space to runat Chivas’ defense. The fitnessof the players needsimprovement as well andthis would help Chivas toimprove its work rate to bemore compact around thepitch and throughout thegame.Donovan’s runs led toassists on all four goals.The Galaxy came out withthe intent on holding on tothat opportunity for postseasonplay and was aggressivefrom the start as itimposed its play on a seeminglytimid Chivas USAteam. By the 27th minute,Irish international RobbieKean gave the Galaxy a 1-0lead off an easy tap-in froma Donovan cross for a 1-0halftime lead.


West Indies can capture Twenty20 TrophyNext month the ICCTwenty20 competitionbowls off in Sri Lanka andthe West Indies chances ofwinning the trophy is veryhigh. The West Indies Twentysquad is filled with confidenceand the maturity ofthe players in this type ofcricket gives the West Indiesa huge advantage againstmost teams. Dwayne Bravo,Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine,Chris Gayle, MarlonSamuels and Andre Russellalong with the swashbucklingDwayne Smithshould be enough to toppleany team in the competition.India and South Africawould be the major oppositionfor the West Indies butif the Windies players stickto their tasks and play intelligentcricket they wouldsurely bring the trophy backEyes on CricketBy George H. Whyteto the Carribean.TEAM INDIACARRIES THESTRONGESTOPPOSITIONCaptain Mahendra SinghDhoni and company wouldserve on any team thatcomes up against them.Suresh Raina, VirenderSehwag, Mahendra SinghDhoni (captain), GauthamGambhir and Virat Kohliare five top specialist playersand any team that wants todefeat team India will haveto match the talents withthe opposition.DOMINANCE WILLRULEEither batting or bowlingdominance will rulethe competition. Batsmenmust aim at scoring runsas frequent as possible andbowlers must aim at gettingwickets. There is noidle period during a Twenty20game bowlers have todominate or the batsmenwill. Dominance rules anyTwenty20 game and whencoaches are preparing theiragenda for winning the capital“D” must be on top ofthe planning. Any team thatwants to win must dominatewith bat, ball and groundfielding which includescatches. West Indies batsmenhave the Twenty20tactics to score huge totalsthat can be competitive forsuccess.DENESH RAMDIN’SROLE IS VITALA wicket keeper’s role ina Twenty20 match is as vitalas any other player. Thosecatches coming to the wicketkeeper must be taken andthe stumpings must not bemissed. Ramdin’s battingought to be improved aswell. He has to be apart ofthe run scoring. The depthWest Indies’ Chris Gayle, left, bats as New Zealand’s wicket keeper Tom Latham,right, looks on during a Twenty20 cricket match, in Lauderhill, Fla.(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)of the batting is expectedto continue the process ofrun scoring. Senior playersare expected to lead the waybecause of their experiencebut other players must bemeaningful participants aswell. Head coach Ottis Gibsonmust notify the squad ofhow rigid and intense theseTwenty20 games would beand they all have the be fullyprepared mentally, physicallyand psychologically.Windies bowlers objectiveshould be to induce batsmeninto mistakes. This strategymust be implemented.Page 49 • Caribbean LifeBrooklyn/Staten Island • Aug. 17–23, 2012ASK US how your insurance can cover all your medical and incontinence productsPick up prescriptions & medicine delivery in Five Boroughs DAILY at no extra chargeAsk your doctor to prescribe medical equipment and incontinence products (liners, diapers, etc.), and call us with your order!WE ACCEPT MEDICARE, MEDICAID AND ALL MAJOR INSURANCESATTENTIONALLPOWER MOBILITYUSERS!BORBAS PHARMACYREPAIRS MOBILITY AIDS INALL BOROUGHS OF NYC! AMBULATORY AIDS /HOSPITAL BEDS /AIR & GEL MATTRESSESRESPIRATORY CARE /DIABETIC SUPPLY: BATHROOMSAFETYPAIN MANAGEMENT: COMPLETE LINE OF SURGICAL, MEDICAL, AND RESPIRATORY EQUIPMENTto place an order call: 888.233.9039WWW.BORBASSUPPLY.COM


Aug. 17–23, 2012 • Caribbean LifeBrooklyn/Staten Island • Page 50Scoreless baseballTwo Clones relievers haven’t given up a run — all season!By Will BreddermanTwo Cyclones relieversare hurling their way towardhistory after reaching theNY-Penn League all starbreak without giving up asingle run.Paul Sewald and LoganTaylor both boast 0.00 ERAsfor the season as neither ofthem have allowed a batterto cross the plate — even onan unearned run.Sewald has pitched 20.2scoreless innings in twelveappearances, racking upfour saves and 23 strikeoutswhile giving up 13 hitsand two walks. To be in therunning for the NY-PennLeague’s all-time record,he’ll need pitch at least 24frames while keeping hisERA below the 0.26 recordestablished by Marc Pisciotta,who gave up just oneearned run in 34 innings forthe Welland Pirates in 1991.Taylor has more work todo: he has goose-egged battersfor 9.2 innings in eightappearances, racking up10 strike-outs while givingup five hits and no walks— meaning he’ll need tolast another 14.8 innings ofscoreless baseball to have achance at the record.To snag second or thirdplace in the record books,the Clones relievers wouldneed to best Jason Jimenez,who posted a 0.28 ERA inhis 1997 rookie year withthe Hudson Valley Renegadesafter allowing oneearned run in 31.2 innings,or Joe Little, another Renegadewho pulled a 0.29ERA after tossing exactly 31frames and yielding just asingle run.The Cyclones teamrecord would be only a littleeasier to beat: it belongs toEddie Camacho, who finishedthe 2004 season witha 0.69 ERA after pitching 39innings and surrenderingjust three earned runs.Both pitchers wouldbe on track to shatter themajor league modern-eraERA record, held by Boston’sDutch Leonard, who boasteda 0.96 ERA in 1914 on 224.2innings pitched. They’d alsopass “Smiling” Tim Keefe ofthe Troy Trojans, who gaveup 10 earned runs in 105innings of work for a 0.86ERA in 1880 — back whenpitchers threw underhandand batters requested wherethey wanted the ball to betossed.But Sewald says he doesn’thave the record books —or Smiling Tim — on hismind. “The most importantthing to me is just gettingthe hitter I’m facing out,making the pitch,” Sewaldsaid. “The rest I try to blockout.”However, Sewald admitshe gets a little anxious whenthere are runners in scoringposition.“With guys on base, I doget a little more focused,”said the Las Vegas-nativeout of the University of SanDiego. “I wish it wasn’t likethat, because you shouldhave that focus all thetime.”Clones pitching coachMarc Valdes says there’sreally no secret to groomingpitchers with flawlessERAs.“I treat all the guys thesame. We work the fastballon both sides of theplate and focus on gettingstrikes,” Valdes said, addingthat he’s not obsessedwith pitching stats. “ERA’snot everything. Plenty ofguys have not-great ERAsand come through for us.And guys with low ERAs canblow the game.”A low ERA is no guaranteeof a long and successfulcareer on the mound. Pisciotta,who holds the NY-Penn League record, hadan impressive major leagueCyclones pitcher Pauls Sewald (above) boasts and LoganTaylor haven’t allowed a run this season.rookie season with the ChicagoCubs in 1997, and a notso-impressivefinal seasonwith the Kansas City Royalsjust two years later. Secondand third place hurlersJimenez and Little burnedout before they got out ofthe minors, and Camacho,the Clones record-holder,currently plays for the unaffiliatedAtlantic League’sCamden Riversharks with a3.67 ERA so far this year.Taylor says he’s happyto have his streak, but heunderstands a stat is justa stat.“If I give up a run, it’s notthe end of the world,” saidthe righty from Oklahoma.“Zero runs is just a goal,and I’ve been lucky to do itso far.”Don’t wait another day.Get an MCU mortgage today.30 YEARFIXED RATE4.000 %Rate*4.170 % APR*Home sweet home justgot a little sweeter.Loan specialists to guide you throughthe loan processFirst time homebuyerseducation programRefinancing and Home EquityLoans availableCall 212-238-3521 or visit nymcu.org to apply today.* 360 monthly payments of $4.77 per $1,000 borrowed. This APR (Annual Percentage Rate) and monthly payment term applywhen you are financing up to 80% of the purchase price with 2 points. If you are financing more than 80%, the APR and monthlypayment term will be higher due to PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance). Rates in effect as of 08/08/2012. Rates and terms maychange without notice. MCU finances 1-4 family homes, Condos and Co-Ops located in New York. Loans and interest rates aresubject to credit approval. FNMA limits apply. Membership is required.Federally insured by NCUA CheckingMoney MarketCDsIRAsOnline Banking Auto LoansCredit CardsMortgagesPersonal LoansConvenient ATMs


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