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11 Views no discussions Tweet NewsRegional Great strides made at London constitution talks, says Turks and Caicos party leader by: – June 21, 2011 Share The Turks and Caicos Islands delegation in London with Minister Henry Bellingham (centre) (FCO photo)PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands — The People’s Democratic Movement seven member team led by Doug Parnell claims to have achieved great strides at the London constitution talks, as the team was able to successfully argue against a change of fundamental provisions of the 2006 Turks and Caicos Islands Constitution.Parnell said the PDM team had a few disappointments but for the most part he was pleased with the outcome of the talks and now wants to focus on rebuilding the Turks and Caicos Islands.Asked about the outcome of the London talks, the PDM leader said, “Well, I’ll never be satisfied until we can achieve the type of self determination for our people that would provide every man and woman who call themselves a Turks and Caicos Islander full and complete satisfaction of what’s in our own constitution; however, I must say that given the point where we started from in the draft, and certainly coming out of the recent history where the constitution was suspended and the legislature disbanded, I must say I think we have made some great strides in these direct talks with UK Ministers.”Composition of House of Assembly and Voting SystemParnell explained what was achieved as it relates to the voting system.“The voting system remains what our people are accustomed to, which is first past the post, and I’m pleased about that, and it’s a complete first past the post system. I argued and all the other persons who felt like I did argued very strongly on retaining the first past the post system for our people and I do believe that was a great move away from that mixed member proportional system that would have taken a mathematician a while to figure out who was elected in the Turks and Caicos Islands; we’ve moved away from those confusing clauses that found their way into the draft. So it’s actually fifteen first past the post. The FCO is very clear on that, the minister is very clear on that. The constituencies will be decided by a first past the post basis, and the five at-large constituencies would be decided on a first past the post basis, which would basically mean that the first five with the highest votes would win and that is well understood by ministers here in the UK and I understand it to be the case, and they’ve now written that in an FCO statement.”Four Appointed Members“As far as the appointed membership is concerned, one of the concerns we have is that if it is simply left up to the Governor to make those appointments then it may affect the numerical strength of the government and perhaps the confidence of the government and we’re very concerned about that.”Responding to a statement made Minister Bellingham that there will four Appointed members of the House of Assembly, two by the Governor and the other two by leaders of the two main political parties, Parnell said he is awaiting the exact language of that amendment .“We have to see the exact wording of that. I’m very eager to make sure that those two appointments satisfy me that it would not affect the numerical strength, the stability and the confidence that a government would need to have in the Westminster system to run a government.”Two Party SystemParnell said the country has spoken loud and clear in favour of the two party system.“I don’t believe that the party system is still on trial (after these talks). We were very successful at taking the two party system off trial. I think most of the people got the message loud and clear. I think Minister Bellingham, himself, being a democrat understands this. That’s a matter for an elected government to decide and as a democrat I was proud that he left certain elements of talks up to an elected government to solve. You can’t stuff all these things in one big constitutional bag.”Powers of the Governor“We went a great deal in the position paper criticizing the statement of governance principles, powers that the draft constitution sought to give the Governor and in these talks we moved far away from what was in the draft. Again I’m waiting to see the draft of what that looks like and hopefully that would reflect that what we agreed in those talks would be suitable for us. I think it’s very clear we can’t have a Governor that’s above the law, and we got those provisions out, we can’t have a governor that turns down the advice of the Cabinet willy-nilly, that’s out and I think we got those provisions out. But it also gives the system in the Turks and Caicos an opportunity to function. And when I say that I mean it gives the Governor an opportunity to say no in very rare circumstances if he cannot get in touch with the Secretary of State, but cabinet must be kept very well informed of what he is thinking ahead of time. This makes for better functioning of government in the Turks and Caicos Islands and these are all things that weren’t there in the draft that we got done, and so I’m pleased about that, that we have moved a long way from where we were in the draft about the Governor’s powers.”Trial By Jury“I’m not pleased with the fact that the request that my party made to have the right to trial by jury reinserted in the constitution as a fundamental right, only to be denied in very exceptional circumstances, was not considered. I must say I was disappointed that I did not get the type of support that I was expecting to get from other delegates on that provision, so I’m very, very disappointed in that, that’s a very sad thing for me to report. After we come out of this period and we have an elected government we won’t be able to go back immediately to reinsert that right to trial by jury. We will have to live with something that was done by a body that’s not elected by the people and to me that’s unacceptable”Belongership“One provision that makes me proud is that we were able to strike out those long and lengthy provisions for the definition of belonger in the Constitution and we have also changed the name of belonger to Turks and Caicos Islander. Which will help with our own understanding of who we are, number one, and we have also made it clear that there are certain minimum pre-conditions which were in the draft but were in keeping in alignment with what was in the Blue Ribbon Commission, an immigration review that was conducted some time back, and I’m pleased about that and I think that all members seem to support that provision that I put forward.”Deputy GovernorUnder the new constitution, the Deputy Governor shall be appointed by the Governor and must be a Turks and Caicos Islander. Parnell would like to see consultation between the Governor and the political leaders before any appointment is made.“What I’m concerned about there is that person is appointed after consultation with the Premier and the leader of the opposition. To me this is extremely important, because the Deputy Governor would be head of the civil service and could be called upon to exercise some authority, some decision making authority as it relates to the civil service. And so what I wanted to make sure was that the process would be made after consultation. There was general agreement about that. The Deputy Governor could be somebody that transcends different governments and so I think it is important that the person is someone who reflects the type of person that the House of Assembly would like to seen in that position. And to me that is extremely important. I think that we were very clear even in the 2006 Constitution though it is not a political position at this point.”New Governor“It was good that the timing of it came about when we were able to be informed about the new Governor. I haven’t look at his bio yet but I’ll soon do that, but we’ll see what he’s made up of and what he’s like. I believe that we still have a while left with Mr Wetherell and we’ve weathered a lot of storms with him here in the Turks and Caicos Islands and we have to get through this period with him then look forward to a strong capable Governor who can represent the views of the United Kingdom Governmentproperly to the people of the Turks and Caicos Islands and the Government of the Turks and Caicos Islands, someone who respects the people of the TCI and takes into deep consideration our values, and I can’t assess that, I haven’t met him yet.”Achievement of Milestones and Date for Elections“What I can say is that at the public meetings, it was very clear that Floyd Seymour said we gave you our car to clean and you’re looking up in the transmission and so we need our car back. Mr Seymour is here with me in the talks and we have a date that we will get the car back on the road, and that date is coming closer and we have a date that will be announced soon and we expect that we will get that car back very, very soon.”Independence“The political parties in the UK have different views about the overseas territories. It is very clear that the Conservative Party who leads this coalition government in London feel very strongly about their territories and their links to the United Kingdom. That’s a matter for the people in the Turks and Caicos Islands. And we’ll have to assess coming out of this period when we are ready. In my mind I think there are certain periods of time that will be important to keep under review for when and if a question should be put. So that is where my thinking is at this point.”Youth Ambassador“I would like to pay a special compliment to the youth ambassador. I know there was a great deal of criticism of all the members leading up to these talks. I know I was very keen not to publicly in any way criticize any of the members… some of them with their own ideas however they came about acquiring those ideas about what they want to see in their constitution and I supported that, but Mr Farrington did a tremendous job as the youth ambassador and supported the views of my party and the other party which related to the voting system were in sync, he ought to be commended for that. As a young man coming to the United Kingdom he could have easily said no, this is not territorial waters for someone my age, but he stood up and sat up in the meeting and performed, and he was a man of his word to what was discussed at the Common Ground meeting.Putting God In The ConstitutionThe PDM leader said the PDM team was in full support of the preamble brought to the table by the TCI church and incorporating God into the constitution.“I can’t say I would say anything negative about any of the members. Pastor Handfield brought the preamble which we sought to add a word or two and I am looking forward to seeing the amendment on marriage between a man and a woman. We fully supported the church in those respects.”Two Term Limits of PremierParnell commented on whether he was bothered by the two term limit for the office of Premier.“We need to get back to democratically elected government. It’s not a big if, just do your work and leave the rest to God. No matter what comes my way I wouldn‘t say that’s a deal breaker at this juncture. The Secretary of State was very clear on what he wanted to see… the constitution of the Turks and Caicos Islands is in fact UK law until we are prepared to have that question put, we have to take some of it and move along so that we could rebuild our country developing our people and get back to the point of providing hope to the disillusioned and making sure that we can rebuild our economy which is badly suffering. One of the points we made was most people of the TCI if you had assets before the constitution was suspended if you have lost fifty percent of those assets. It is not a deal breaker; my views could be heard in a more substantive way for that provision.”Caribbean News Now Share Share Sharing is caring!
Published on December 31, 2013 at 10:36 pm Contact Stephen: [email protected] | @Stephen_Bailey1 Facebook Twitter Google+ On the same night Rakeem Christmas had arguably the best offensive performance of his career, he was told by Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim that he played his worst half of the season due to a lack of rebounding and defense.The Orange center’s eight points at the break were misleading according to Boeheim, as he entered the break without a rebound or a “good, significant defensive play.”“You’ve just got to take it, listen to him and go out in the second half and play your game,” Christmas said. “I tried to rebound more and block shots more.”Christmas finished with 15 points against the Eagles, matching a career-high on 7-of-8 shooting, but his lack of defense again bore the brunt of Boeheim’s frustration throughout No. 2 SU’s (13-0) 70-48 win over Eastern Michigan (7-5). Christmas has been the head coach’s most popular target this season, and with center DaJuan Coleman out due to a left leg contusion, that only multiplied Tuesday.He grabbed just three rebounds in 22 minutes and allowed frequent penetration, starting in the middle of SU’s 2-3 zone for the first time this season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Rak’s tough,” SU forward Jerami Grant said. “He gets a lot of yelling and screaming at him, but at the same time he knows he has to get better for us to be a championship contender.”Christmas has improved on the offensive end of the court. The post moves he debuted in Madison Square Garden against St. John’s on Dec. 15 returned in the form of hook shots and short jumpers, and he made the most of his 6-foot-9 frame when he leaped to catch a Tyler Ennis lob at full extension and threw it down with two-handed ferocity.But the defense is still porous. No stretch of plays made that more obvious than when Christmas fouled EMU forward Glenn Bryant from behind on a putback attempt with 5:25 left in the first half. One minute later, he allowed Bryant to dribble past him, then committed another foul as Bryant laid the ball in.Enter Baye Moussa Keita.“I wasn’t being as aggressive as I normally am,” Christmas said.In closing his postgame press conference, Boeheim was asked what one or two things Christmas most needs to improve on defensively.He smirked and said: “There’s more than one or two things. I don’t have time for that.”Then he walked away. Comments
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 13, 2018 at 10:24 pm Contact Anthony: [email protected] Gabriela Knutson said she already saw herself in the locker room.Syracuse’s No. 1 singles player, and the No. 4 player in the country had just played the best set and a half of her season, and the Orange seemed on its way to its second-consecutive home win over a top-5 opponent. With the doubles point in hand, Knutson was dominating Samantha Harris at first singles, and the Orange led on two other courts.As quickly as SU built up a lead on multiple courts, the lead vanished. Sofya Golubovskaya, Knutson and Masha Tritou all squandered early leads in singles as No. 4 Duke (18-2, 10-1 Atlantic Coast) defeated No. 28 Syracuse (14-6, 6-6) 4-2 on Friday evening at Drumlins Country Club. At one point in the first set, Syracuse was leading or tied on every singles court. SU went on to win just one of the five completed singles matches.No turnaround was more dramatic than Knutson’s, who led the match 6-0, 2-0 at one point. She was dominating Harris, the No. 5 singles player in the country, easily. Knutson pummeled forehand after forehand, crushed serves and moved fluidly. Harris fought to keep herself in the points, but Knutson’s power was too great for the first hour of the match.“I didn’t miss, at all. Everything was working,” Knutson said. “I was expecting her to come back and handle my pace better.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBy the midpoint of the second set, Harris caught up. Knutson was forced to hit countless extra shots, and eventually, the errors followed. Knutson’s serves, which painted lines in the first set, started missing.Even as Harris improved her play and Knutson’s level dropped, SU’s No. 1 could see the finish line. She led 4-3 in the second set, and the Orange had the edge on the scoreboard.“At 4-3, I already saw myself in the locker room, I took a step back and I thought I was going to win,” Knutson said. “I took one short breath, and that gave her the opportunity to take back the match.”In that breath, Harris took the small opening and capitalized, breaking Knutson’s serve at 4-all to take the lead and win the set.The third set was never close. Harris took the initiative from the opening point, playing more aggressively and forcing Knutson to play difficult shots. Down 4-0, Knutson missed three forehands — two sailed long, one hit the middle of the net.After she skied a forehand nearly into the back curtain behind Harris, Knutson turned and looked at associate head coach Shelley George. With her arms at her side, she mouthed a message to George in disbelief.Even as Syracuse led 2-0 in the duel and had multiple leads in the ongoing matches, Harris’ comeback was just a part of the Blue Devils’ wave that propelled them to victory.On the court next to Knutson, Golubovskaya raced out to a 3-0 lead. Much like Knutson, her advantage quickly disappeared. Kaitlyn McCarthy adjusted and began to frustrate Golubovskaya by mixing up shots and pace. McCarthy leveled the set at 5-all and took advantage of the big points to grab the first set, 7-5.“We had a lot of chances and that’s the way it goes sometimes,” head coach Younes Limam said. “Credit to Duke, they hung in there and played really well.”The second set was close throughout, with neither player leading by more than one game until McCarthy served out the match to win the second 7-5. Golubovskaya failed to convert when given opportunities to force a deciding third set.Tritou grabbed an early break at fourth singles and led 3-2. She handed the break right back to Kelly Chen, and Chen broke again at 4-all to grab the opening set. Tritou played from behind most of the second set before losing the match, 6-4, 6-3.The home crowd, which had been raucous from the opening serve of SU’s excellent doubles performance, went quiet. Anna Shkudun lost 6-2, 6-4 at fifth singles. Golubovskaya dropped her second set. Tritou’s loss left the Orange one point from defeat.Once Knutson missed three forehands in the final four points to hand the match to Duke, many of the spectators looked around trying to figure out the whirlwind of the previous 15 minutes. Syracuse wasted one of its best doubles performances of the season, including a 6-2 win by Knutson and Ramirez over the No. 8 doubles pairing in the nation.“We had the momentum,” Limam said. “Sometimes once you have your foot on the gas you have to keep it.”At one moment, this match was headed in a similar direction to SU’s win over No. 3 Georgia Tech just 12 days earlier. That Sunday, the Orange accelerated its way into the history books.Friday, Syracuse took its foot off the gas. And it paid the price. Comments
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England are Girls’ Home International champions again – winning the Stroyan Cup for the sixth year in a row. They achieved their success at St Annes Old Links, Lancashire, despite a final day defeat by Ireland. Scotland, the only team which could have caught them, also lost on the last day to Wales – meaning England’s earlier wins over Wales and Scotland were enough to retain the title. “A win is always good,” said England team captain Chris Pascall. “Only two of the girls had played Home Internationals before so it’s a very good result and they really did very well.” Gabriella Cowley (Brocket Hall) and Olivia Winning (Rotherham) were both in last year’s winning team. This year’s successful side was completed by Annabel Dimmock (Wentworth), Sammy Fuller (Roehampton), Alice Hewson (Berkhamsted), Sophie Keech (Parkstone), Sophie Lamb (Clitheroe) and Sophie Madden (West Essex). In the final day’s match, England and Ireland were level pegging after the morning foursomes with 1½ points apiece. In the singles England managed 2½ points, thanks to Alice Hewson, Sammy Fuller and Sophie Lamb, losing overall by the narrow margin of 5-4. Ireland and Wales both finished with the week with 1½ pt each. On a countback of individual games won, Ireland had the edge (13½ to 11½) and that won them the Swansea Spoon as runners-up. Scotland finished last with 1pt. Friday results ENGLAND 4, IRELAND 5 Foursomes Gabriella Cowley (Brocket Hall) and Sophie Lamb (Clitheroe) beat Chloe Weir and Julie McCarthy 2/1 and 1 Annabel Dimmock (Wentworth) and Sammy Fuller (Roehampton) lost to Shannon Burke and Niamh Ward 1 hole Sophie Keech (Parkstone) and Alice Hewson (Berkhamsted) halved with Olivia Mehaffey and Mary Doyle Singles Cowley lost to Mehaffey 6/4 Dimmock lost to Doyle 4/ 3 Hewson bt Niamh McSherry 4/ 2 Fuller bt Burke 2 /1 Olivia Winning (Rotherham) lost to Ward 2 down Lamb halved with Ariana Coyle Diez HOW THEY FINISHED 1 England 2 pt 2 Ireland 1 1/2pt (+13½ individual games won) 3 Wales 1 1/2 pt (+11½ individual games won) 4 Scotland 1pt. Next year’s Girls’ Home Internationals will be hosted by Donabate Golf Club, near Dublin from August 6 to 8 Caption: The winning England team with the Stroyan Cup. Back row, from left: Sammy Fuller, Alice Hewson, captain Chris Pascall, Gabriella Cowley and Sophie Lamb. Front row, from left: Olivia Winning, Sophie Keech, Sophie Madden and Annabel Dimmock. Image: Cal Carson Golf Agency. 8th August 2013 Girls stage a comeback to beat Scotland England, who are aiming to win the Stroyan Cup for a sixth year in a row, maintained their 100 per cent record at St Annes Old Links by coming from behind to beat Scotland 5½ -3½ on the second day of the Girls’ Home Internationals. In tomorrow’s final match England face Ireland, who drew 4½ -4½ with Wales in today’s other match. England trailed 2½-½ after this morning’s foursomes – but that halved match was all important. Annabel Dimmock and Sammy Fuller came back from three down with five to play to secure the half point – and to give the team some vital momentum. “To have lost 3-0 would have been a disaster but this gave us some momentum,” said team captain Chris Pascall. “The girls knew they would have to come out fighting – and they did.” Gabriella Cowley, Annabel Dimmock and Sophie Keech all secured their singles points before England suffered their only loss of the afternoon. But then, Olivia Winning crucially held her nerve through a testing hole to win her point and ensure the team could not be beaten. She won the 16th to go one up, but then put her tee shot out of bounds on the 17th. She responded by putting her next drive straight down the middle and firing her approach to within 18in of the pin and sinking the putt for a par five! Meanwhile, her opponent took six and the point belonged to England. Sophie Lamb completed the victory by winning her point on the 17th. England results Foursomes Gabriella Cowley (Brocket Hall) & Sophie Lamb (Clitheroe) lost to Lauren Whyte & Connie Jaffrey 2/1 Alice Hewson (Berkhamsted) & Sophie Keech (Parkstone) lost to Clara Young & Tara MacTaggart 3/1 Annabel Dimmock (Wentworth) & Samantha Fuller (Roehampton) halved with Heather Munro & Fiona Liddell Singles Gabriella Cowley beat Lauren Whyte 4/2 Annabel Dimmock beat Lesley Atkins 3/2 Sophie Keech beat Tara MacTaggart 5/4 Sophie Madden (West Essex) lost to Connie Jaffrey 5/4 Olivia Winning (Rotherham) beat Clara Young 2/1 Sophie Lamb beat Fiona Liddell 2/1 7th August 201 England girls in winning start at Home Internationals Defending champions England made a winning start at the Girls’ Home Internationals when they beat Wales 7-2 on the opening day at St Annes Old Links, Lancashire. The team were 2-1 up after the morning foursomes, when they were unbeaten with one win and two halved games. They built on those foundations with an excellent singles performance in the afternoon, winning five of the six matches and losing the other only on the last green In the day’s other match Scotland beat Ireland 5-4. Tomorrow, England play Scotland. Foursomes pairings (Scotland names first): Lauren Whyte & Connie Jaffrey v Gabriella Cowley & Sophie Lamb Clara Young & Tara MacTaggart v Alice Hewson & Sophie Keech Heather Munro & Fiona Liddell v Annabel Dimmock & Samantha Fuller Today’s results Foursomes Gabriella Cowley (Brocket Hall) & Sophie Lamb (Clitheroe) halved with Chloe Williams & Ella Griffiths Annabel Dimmock (Wentworth) & Samantha Fuller (Rohampton) beat Nia Greville & Megan Lockett 3/1 Sophie Madden (West Essex) & Alice Hewson (Berkhamsted) halved with Sadie Dewinton-Davies & Emma Miller Singles Cowley beat Bethan Morris 4/3 Hewson beat Lockett 4/3 Sophie Keech (Parkstone) beat Williams 1 up Olivia Winning (Rotherham) lost to Griffiths 2 down Dimmock beat Georgia Lewis 5/4 Lamb beat Miller 1 up 7 Aug 2013 Super sixth win for England’s girls