EntertainmentNewsRegional Trinidad and Tobago fashion, cultural explosion set for New York by: – June 6, 2012 Sharing is caring! Share Share Share Tweet 61 Views no discussions T &T designer and Project Runway season 9 winner, Anya Ayoung Chee.NEW YORK, United States, Tuesday June 5, 2012 – Afficianados in the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are set to experience an exquisite taste of Caribbean culture with the sensational creations of Trinidadian fashion designer Anya Ayoung Chee this Wedensday, June 6 at the “Color + Sound” extravaganza in New York City. The invitation-only event, being held at 632 on Hudson at 6 p.m., will promote Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean region to key members of the American and Caribbean Diasporic media, influencers within the global travel industry, and the style-conscious American and Caribbean-American traveler during Caribbean-American Heritage Month and Caribbean Week in New York.Trinidadian designer and Project Runway season 9 winner, Anya Ayoung Chee, will take center stage as she delivers a sneak preview of her highly anticipated Summer 2012 collection, inspired by her passion for the colorful, diverse cultural history of the twin island republic. This capsule collection will soon be available on www.anyaayoungchee.com“Fashion is an integral component of our heritage and to be able to promote the creativity of our islands to the world continues to be a mission I am extremely grateful to champion,” said Ayoung Chee, who was appointed an official tourism ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago this year.Caribbean jazz sensation Etienne Charles and his Quintet of musicians are slated to perform tracks from the new Kaiso album, which features modern jazz renditions of timeless classics from legendary calypsonians, including the late Lord Kitchener.The cultural explosion, produced by the Antilia Caribbean entertainment brand known for its high-end offerings, will also celebrate Trinidad and Tobago’s 50th anniversary of independence. “The Color + Sound production has been coordinated to underscore the richness and vibrancy inherent in Trinidad and Tobago’s culture, to showcase the beauty of a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural society, and to utilize the world’s fashion capital, along with our unparalleled local talent, to celebrate the Golden Jubilee and the magic of sweet T and T,” announced Simon Khan, Antilia’s chief executive officer.The Tourism Development Company (TDC) of Trinidad and Tobago- and Tobago House of Assembly (THA)-sponsored event will pay tribute to the best of authentic ‘Trinbagonian’ and Caribbean culture from yesteryear, while providing a platform for new and exciting young talent.Caribbean 360 News
Katie Chin | Daily TrojanSwinging for the top · Redshirt junior Frankie Rios takes a swing at a pitch. Rios and the team take to the road to face Arizona on Friday.After capturing its first two Pac-12 series of the season against Washington State and Arizona State, USC heads to Tucson this weekend for a three-game showdown with No. 13 Arizona.“To win two in a row separates your record a bit,” head coach Dan Hubbs said. “Now we’ve got to go to Arizona and find a way to hopefully continue the streak and win another one.” Like USC, Arizona is also off to a hot start to the season. The team now stands at 17-7 after beginning this year’s campaign with a 10-game winning streak. Hitting has been the Wildcats’ greatest strength so far, as they possess a conference high .332 team batting average. The Wildcats also lead the Pac-12 in runs, RBIs, hits, slugging percentage and walks. The key to the Wildcats’ early statistical prowess has been an experienced and deep batting order. Six players are currently batting over .320, with sophomore Alfonso Rivas III leading the way with an eye-popping .395 average. The Wildcats may have lost five starters from last year’s team, but the College World Series runner-ups remain a top national contender. While they may lack the same offensive efficiency, USC has also been hitting well to start the season. Sophomore Lars Nootbaar has been the team’s clutch performer so far, with a team-leading four home runs and 21 RBIs. Fellow sophomore Brandon Perez has been a pleasant surprise this year; after seeing limited at-bats last season, he is hitting .338. Senior Corey Dempster is currently on a 11-game hitting streak after solidifying the Trojans’ victory against San Diego State on Wednesday with an eighth inning RBI single. “I’m just attacking the fastball and being aggressive,” Dempster said. “I think the biggest thing is not being afraid to let ball speed go early in the count or being afraid to get behind either.”As opposed to hitting, pitching has been more of an adventure for the Trojans. The young bullpen has had its bright spots — freshman closer Austin Manning has three saves and fellow freshman Chris Clarke has provided key innings when called upon. However, inconsistency has been an issue for regular starters such as sophomore Marrick Crouse and junior Brad Wegman. Overall, USC is eighth in Pac-12 team ERA, which could be problematic against Arizona’s stacked batting order. One storyline to watch this weekend will be who Hubbs decides to start behind the plate at the catcher position. Senior transfer Cris Perez and freshmen Kaleb Murphy and Blake Sabol have all seen significant time behind the plate so far this season. As the Trojans head deeper into the heart of conference play, it will be interesting to see if the position becomes more solidified. After wrapping up the series against Arizona, USC has a quick detour against Long Beach State on Tuesday before returning to Dedeaux Field for a three-game series with Stanford starting on Thursday. “It’s a grind week in and week out, day in day out,” Hubbs said. “The guys just have to be prepared for it.”
Former St. Lucia prime minister Dr. Kenny Anthony plans to take legal action against a senior official of the ruling United Workers Party (UWP) over statements she allegedly made and posted on the social media which he regards as “false, scurrilous, malicious and defamatory.”Facebook StatementIn a statement, Anthony, the parliamentary representative for the southern town of Vieux Fort, said he had taken note of the statement posted on Facebook and other social media by Kernisha Flavien, the UWP’s public relations officer.Anthony, an attorney, said the statement by the UWP executive member claimed that he “continues to push a message of hatred, division and desperation all in an attempt to stop St. Lucia from rising out of the economic disaster that he and his government left.”Anthony said that the statement also questioned his possible role in an attempt to burn down a hospital and equipment regarding a multi-billion-dollar project in the south of the island involving foreign investors.“This statement appeared on the UWP (St. Lucia) website, the site of the Citizens for Accountability & Progress (CAP), the UWP affiliated group UnitedPac as well as a so- called UnitedPac Conservative Movement. It was also shared and posted in language highly injurious and condemnatory of me by several other individuals on the social media with known UWP connections. The statements have also been reproduced on some social media outlets.”Anthony said that to add further insult to injury the UWP issued a press statement to the same effect.False, scurrilous, malicious statements“The meaning, innuendo and implications contained in the statements of Ms. Flavien and the United Workers Party are clear.These statements are false, scurrilous, malicious and defamatory. In the circumstances, I want to make it absolutely clear to Ms. Flavien and the United Workers Party that I intend to take legal action to give them the opportunity to prove their allegations,” said Anthony, who served as prime minister between 1997-2006 and 2011-16.