C.E.C names Kelvar Darroux asTop Mover and Shaker for 2011

first_imgHon. Kelvar Darroux. (file photo)Roseau, Dominica, December 29, 2011— Cutting Edge Communications (C.E.C) announces its list of Top Ten Movers and Shakers of 2011. A “Mover and Shaker” is a person, group, or organization (or thing) that has been a game changer; that has moved people; influenced or that has had impact for better or for worse. This is the second successive year that Cutting Edge Communications is publishing the list and it is now a signature product of the company. CEC believes that such a list is important because assessment of impact in a society is necessary as well as healthy.The Top Ten Movers and Shakers were named based on an individual/organization’s impact, ability to be a game-changer and change how people behave. The Top Ten Movers and Shakers (2011) are: #10. Cyril Carrette—Police Chief • Resisted efforts to make the Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force as a political football• By contrast he maintained the force’s effectiveness in its core duty of law enforcement and maintained the image of independence and professionalism for the office of Commissioner of Police and the CWDPF #9. Tasha ‘Tasha P’ Peltier• First female monarch in more than 50 years of calypso competition in Dominica, beating back a stiff challenge from a returning 4-time calypso monarch Dennison “Dice” Joseph and the other big guns of calypso• Dominating calypso in 2011; winning three major titles, including Stardom Queen of the Tent, Calypso Queen, and Calypso Monarch• At 23 and a student at the Dominica State College Tasha P brings an air of sophistication to calypso• For making it woman time in calypso #8. Justina Charles—Minister for Youth and Sports • With the support of the Dominica Cricket Association and the West Indies Cricket board, Charles realized a historic feat for Dominica, for the first time hosting a Test match between West Indies and India• Mobilizing massive public support for the historic event, including massive crowds of spectators in the face of opposition calls to boycott the event• Doing it so successfully that Dominica was declared to have saved West Indies Cricket• Showing the ultimate potential of the Windsor Park Stadium #7. United Workers Party—Parliamentary Opposition • For filing election petitions, including two dealing with alleged dual citizenship including one against the Prime Minister that kept the attention of the media, the government and the public on the workings of the constitution• For engaging in political activities including boycotting Parliament in an effort to maintain the pressure on a government with a strong mandate #6. Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force • Persisting and finding missing Shanice Alana Jemmot who disappeared on February 17, 2011 and also finding and capturing 40 days later her abductor• Was on top of every major criminal activity from murder in Marigot to 1.5 million dollar cocaine bust to passport scam #5. Senior Counsel Anthony Astaphan • Throughout 2011 politics was dominated by court challenges to the government that threatened to unseat a popular Prime Minister• Senior Counsel Anthony Astaphan, as Lead Attorney in the constitutional matters for the government side, fought courageously to preserve the government’s standing thereby showing how robust our constitutional framework is• While leading the legal fight in court, Astaphan was successful at educating the general public on the workings of the court as well as the substance of the matters under consideration ,never ceasing his aggressive advocacy on behalf of his friend Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and the governing Dominica Labour Party #4. Roosevelt Skerrit—Prime Minister of Dominica • In the face of ongoing court action that could derail his political career and his government, leading the Government of Dominica, his Dominica Labour Party and the people of Dominica with grace and optimism #3. Rayburn Blackmoore—Minister for Public Works, Energy and Ports • For supervising the Public Works projects in roads, airports and geothermal energy that promise to change the way we commute, fly and work• For keeping the public up to date with the progress of major national projects through frequent appearances in the media and thereby being in the forefront of the public consciousness #2. The Dominican citizen • During 2011 the political opposition called for regime change, declared a united front against the government, including that they will contest the next general elections as one• In spite of tremendous effort by the opposition, to mobilize the Dominican citizen in opposition to the government and to harness the spirit of a worldwide protest movement, the Dominican citizen resisted any action that would weaken the government and bring instability to the country #1. Kelvar Darroux—MP St. Joseph constituency • The disappearance of Shanice Alana Jemmot in February 2011, the breaking of the Mattieu Dam in July 2011, the flash flooding in Layou in August 2011, devastation from Tropical Storm Ophelia in September 2011 and the death of cadence icon Jeff Joseph in November 2011 all have one thing in common, they happened in the St. Joseph constituency• Darroux steadied the ship preventing chaos and loss of hope in an area that had more than its fair share of tragic events• Darroux comforted, and encouraged the people of the St. Joseph constituency putting on display a type of leadership that is not commonly experienced in Dominica; leadership of people rather than of projects• As MP, Darroux has no ministry under his direction and control, but was able to mobilize people and government in order to help the St. Joseph constituency to recover Press ReleaseCutting Edge Communications Sharing is caring! 57 Views   no discussions Share Sharecenter_img Share Tweet LocalNews C.E.C names Kelvar Darroux asTop Mover and Shaker for 2011 by: – December 29, 2011last_img read more

FIFA ethics committee opens formal proceedings against CFU president

first_imgA FIFA ethics committee says it has opened formal proceedings against Caribbean Football Union (CFU) president Gordon Derrick.Derrick, who was barred from contesting last year’s CONCACAF presidential election, is being investigated for offering and accepting of gifts and other benefits, mismanagement of funds and abuse of power.The Antigua and Barbuda Football Association (ABFA) general secretary had contested the decision, but saw the appeal turned down by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).In November 2011, in the wake of the infamous cash-for-votes scandal that rocked the Caribbean region, FIFA’s ethics committee gave Derrick a reprimand and fined him 300 Swiss francs ($US328) as part of sanctions announced for “apparent violations” of its ethics code.However, earlier this month FIFA completed a 1,300-page internal report sent to Swiss authorities following an investigation corruption.In 2015 six FIFA officials, including former CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb, were arrested and detained on charges of corruption and bribery. Another former president Jack Warner is fighting extradition to the United States to face similar charges for racketeering and bribery.Richard Lai, president of the Guam Football Association (GFA), has also been suspended at the request of its chief investigator Cornely Borbely.Lai, 55, pleaded guilty on Thursday to wire fraud conspiracy charges before U.S. District Judge Pamela Chen in Brooklyn, according to U.S. prosecutors who said he had taken close to $US1 million (780,370 pounds) in bribes. As part of the plea, Lai, a U.S. citizen, has agreed to pay $US1.1 million, prosecutors said.last_img read more

Superlatives from Syracuse’s 80-67 dispatching of Texas Southern

first_img Published on November 18, 2017 at 9:08 pm Contact Sam: sjfortie@syr.edu | @Sam4TR Syracuse (3-0) opened Hoophall Miami Invitational play with an 80-67 dispatching of Texas Southern (0-4) on Saturday night in the Carrier Dome. After a back-and-forth first half — no team led by more than eight — the Orange opened up the game in the second half after Tyus Battle returned. He sat out the last nine minutes of the first half with two fouls. Battle’s 16 second-half points and dunking theatrics helped Syracuse blow open an eight-point halftime lead.Here are superlatives from the game:The Big Moment: Tyus Battle’s tomahawk jamMidway through the first half, Battle caught a pass in the far corner, faked left toward the middle, then spun back toward the baseline. He put Texas Southern’s Donte Clark on skates and blew by him to attack the basket. When he rose up from the baseline, the Tigers 7-foot-2 center Trayvon Reed ducked, turned upcourt and vacated the premises. Battle’s tomahawk dunk charged 16,000 previously listless fans to life and the end result seemed locked.Stud: Geno ThorpeAdvertisementThis is placeholder textAll fall, Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim has said that Thorpe hasn’t been playing up to his potential because of a lingering right-ankle injury. It looked as though the grad transfer from South Florida found his footing on Saturday. He hit 3s, and-1s and facilitated an offense that stagnated in the first half. He played active defense atop the 2-3 zone when foul trouble limited Battle.It was the exact reason Syracuse’s assistant coach Allen Griffin called Thorpe in the first place. Yes, Battle displaced Thorpe to start the second half and had nine points in an 11-0 run, but Thorpe enabled the Orange to sit Battle with two fouls for that long stretch in the first and still handle business against the Tigers.Dud: Oshae BrissettEarly in the first half, Syracuse’s freshman attacked the basket from the right side and challenged Texas Southern’s 7-foot-2 Reed. Brissett absorbed the contact and controlled his body the entire way but his shot was a brick off the backboard that seemed not to catch any iron. It ended up on the other side of the court and in the Tigers hands.That play epitomized the forward’s night. He was long enough to deflect passes on defense and grab 10 rebounds, but the finer points of his game appeared unpolished. He missed all five of his first-half attempts and finished 2-of-12 on the night. In the second half, a quick turnover in the high post and bobbling a rebound on the other end earned a quick hook from Boeheim. Brissett still played plenty after that, a function of Syracuse’s roster as much as anything, but it provided the freshman time to pull through his tough shooting night.Highlight: We playing winners?From a Marek Dolezaj layup with 48 seconds to go in the first half to a Frank Howard layup with more than five minutes gone in the second half, the Orange turned a 37-30 lead into a 53-30 lead. The 18-0 run fully separated Syracuse from Texas Southern and was keyed by Battle, who had nine of those points.  The run included Battle’s highlight dunk and an alley-oop from Frank Howard to Paschal Chukwu, a close runner-up for “The Big Moment.”Lowlight: Rough startBrissett’s deep jump shot ricocheted high off the glass and then a scrum ensued underneath. The crowd, standing and clapping as they do when awaiting the Orange’s first points of the half, clapped unevenly, sensing they were close to getting what they wanted. But they weren’t. Matthew Moyer collected a rebound and kicked it to Battle, who missed a jump shot. Moyer grabbed another offensive rebound and then missed a jumper himself. Brissett rebounded and missed one of his own and then he was fouled. He walked to the line and Syracuse assistant coach Gerry McNamara shook his head. He looked from the Carrier Dome floor to the rafters. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more