Farm to honor Tom Brady with corn maze in his image

first_imgSauchuk’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch in the town of Plympton said Sunday that its 10th corn maze will feature the New England Patriots’ star quarterback.The maze will open Sept. 16. The design has been unveiled on the farm’s Facebook page.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Boston.com reports the crops won’t be fashioned into the shape of Brady until closer to the farm’s opening day. Farm owner Scott Sauchuk plants and grows the corn, which he says is a 90- to 100-day process. A company will then spend one day chopping the corn into the desired shape.Sauchuk says the decision was based on the Patriots’ Super Bowl victory over the Atlanta Falcons earlier this year. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet PLYMPTON, Massachusetts — A Massachusetts farm is honoring Tom Brady with a corn maze designed in his image.ADVERTISEMENT IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyercenter_img End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation PH 5 scrapes past Taipei B Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’last_img read more

Ginebra routs TNT in Game 1 of PBA semis

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Joe Devance scattered 19 markers, four boards, and three assists, while Slaughter collected 16 points, seven rebounds, five dimes, and four blocks off the bench in the win.Caguioa uncorked all of his 13 markers in the fourth quarter as three other players finished in double-digits for the Gin Kings.Game 2 is on Wednesday at Batangas City Coliseum in Batangas City, and Cone expects a much-prepared TNT squad for the tiff.“Game 2 is probably going to be pretty exciting. One way, we’re happy that we’re able to play like this because we’re able to beat them. On the other hand, we just filled their bag with a whole bunch of motivation going to Game 2,” Cone said.“There’s always positives and negatives to blowouts in a series. But we basically got done what we wanted to do today, in terms of getting the ball inside to Joe, Japeth (Aguilar), Justin, and Greg, and we also defended well.”ADVERTISEMENT It was a complete annihilation on the part of the Gin Kings, who controlled the boards, 54-42, and led by as much as 34 points, 113-79.Glen Rice Jr. paced TNT with 26 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, and three steals, but committed seven turnovers.Jayson Castro chipped in 16 markers and seven dimes, while Roger Pogoy got 12 points and five boards in a losing effort.The scores:GINEBRA 121 – Brownlee 21, Devance 19, Slaughter 16, Caguioa 13, J. Aguilar 10, Cruz 10, Tenorio 10, Mercado 7, Thompson 7, Mariano 4, Taha 4, R. Aguilar 0, Helterbrand 0.TNT 94 – Rice 26, Castro 16, Pogoy 12, Tautuaa 7, Carey 6, Nuyles 6, Rosario 5, Williams 5, Semerad 5, Hernandez 3, Reyes 2, Chua 1, Golla 0, Lingganay 0, Seigle 0.Quarters: 31-22, 60-48, 95-75, 121-94.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PBA IMAGESBarangay Ginebra displayed its full strength as it clobbered TNT, 121-94, to gain a 1-0 lead in their best-of-5 semifinals series in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Monday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Justin Brownlee opened the floodgates for the Gin Kings in the first quarter as he anchored a 14-2 blast to turn a 17-19 deficit into a 31-21 lead.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Brownlee fired a team-high 21 points on an efficient 10-of-15 shooting clip on top of eight rebounds, five assists, and three steals.The 29-year-old forward, then, teamed up with Greg Slaughter to further pounce on the hapless KaTropa in the third quarter, before Mark Caguioa followed suit in the fourth period.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“They beat us up in the eliminations, and we got them today,” said Ginebra coach Tim Cone.The Kings got back at the KaTropa, who manhandled them,121-92, in the elimination round. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award UAAP Starting 5: Week 4 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View comments In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ How to help the Taal evacuees DAY6 is for everybody Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Lifesavers stun HD Spikers; Power Hitters score

first_imgEugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying SEAG caging in small venue? SBP won’t take it sitting down Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Kanjana Kuthaisong and Kseniya Kocyigit presided over Generika-Ayala’s steady assault against Cignal, which failed to get its rhythm and slipped to 5-4.Fiola Ceballos also provided support, firing 14 points, matching the output of Kuthaisong. Kocyigit added 12.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsEarlier, PLDT hacked out a 25-16, 27-25, 22-25, 26-24 victory over a Foton team that still cannot catch a break this conference.Grace Lazard exploded with 25 points, while Kendra Dahlke added 18 for the Power Hitters, who improved to 5-4. Sasa Devanadera and Aiko Urdas contributed 12 and 11 points, respectively, for PLDT. LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief The Power Hitters celebrate after thwarting the Tornadoes —Sherwin VardeleonGenerika-Ayala scored a morale-boosting win over Cignal while PLDT Home Fibr subdued Foton on Thursday in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lifesavers needed just three sets to dispose of the HD Spikers, 25-17, 25-20, 25-22, and register their second victory in nine matches.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. But, as always, PLDT coach Roger Gorayeb was hardly pleased by his charges’ performance.He was furious after the Power Hitters lost four match points in the fourth following a spate of errors.“Good thing they were able to recover. It’s good that they displayed composure and showed that they can recover from an ugly loss in the third set,” added Gorayeb.Foton slumped to its eighth straight defeat despite a new import, Milagros Collar, and the return of Dindin Manabat. Collar had 24 points, while fellow reinforcement Courtney Felinski had 16 for the Tornadoes.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Shocked by Jordan’s response to US diplomat

first_imgDear Editor,United States Ambassador to Guyana, His Excellency Perry Holloway, recently issued a wonderfully balanced recommendatory piece on the urgent need for the establishment of a Sovereign Wealth Fund as Guyana positions itself on the threshold of establishing a petroleum-based economy.Ambassador Holloway observed: “Guyana is poised to be a very rich country for this region, with considerable revenue streams in the future.”It was therefore a matter of considerable shock and surprise to read the response of Minister Winston Jordan — that the Ambassador’s comments “may give the impression that the Government of Guyana, and by extension the Ministry of Finance,…has not made significant progress on this important piece of legislation.”Minister Jordan’s reaction led me to conclude — and I am sure that many who read the Ambassador’s comments concluded similarly — that Minister Jordan was impulsive, and spoke from the top of his head, he not having read the Ambassador’s comments in detail, and seemingly just reacted to the headlines in the newspaper.Ambassador Holloway, referring to his comments, said: “In writing this, I do not imply that work is not being done to develop a Sovereign Wealth Fund. In fact, I strongly commend the Government of Guyana for working on a draft bill and preparing to have a fund in place by 2020.”Notwithstanding his deliberate effort to be at his diplomatic best and not appear to be critical of the Government, Winston Jordan roundly rebuffed the Ambassador.Just so Ambassador Holloway understands, Guyanese understand Minister Jordan to have told you, “Don’t poke your nose in our affairs. The oil money is ours. Mind your own business!”No one could have failed to notice that, in his comments, Ambassador Holloway emphasized the need for Government to have “consultations” and “conversations” with the people of Guyana in the development of a “framework that protects and effectively leverages wealth to transform the nation.”Ambassador Holloway is temporarily resident in Guyana. He is, no doubt, aware that wherever Government is with the development of a Sovereign Wealth Fund legal framework, it has not involved the people of Guyana in “consultations” and “conversations” in this regard. It is this underlying theme of people involvement in the Ambassador’s comments that I suspect has irked the rulers much more than just his call for a Sovereign Wealth Fund.The truth is Ambassador Holloway does not know the nature of the APNU/PNC beast. He has been told to exercise restraint in relation to Guyana’s business. In other words, Minister Jordan has told Ambassador Holloway that he and Guyana can do without his advice.The only thing that this undemocratic regime needs from the US Government is for visas to be given freely to PPP/C supporters to facilitate their travel out of Guyana in the run-up to the 2020 elections, so that the support base of that party can be significantly reduced. Additionally, this inept, blundering regime, as Kaieteur News columnist Freddie Kissoon says, would be happy if the USA were to keep the PPP/C out of Government, and to turn a blind eye to their known potential for elections rigging. The PNC, the prime mover in APNU, is well aware that the USA looked the other way as they, in the past, for about nearly three decades, brutalized the people of Guyana, trampled upon their dignity, and mercilessly violated their basic human rights and freedoms.The time is now for Ambassador Holloway to reassure the people of Guyana that, come 2020, the only interest of the USA will be in a rig-free election, free from fear and patently fair.Sincerely,Selwyn Persaudlast_img read more

EU Contributions Outlined

first_imgEuropean Union Delegation Ambassador to Liberia Tiina Intelmann says the Union’s 60th anniversary comes with progressive achievements in Liberia.In extemporaneous remarks on last Tuesday, Ambassador Intelmann said the EU came into existence when European nations decided to put their resources together for economic integration.She said the decision resulted in the formation of a strong and progressive multilateral institution, which in turn contributes to the sustenance of democracy and socio-economic developments in other countries, including Liberia.In Liberia, Ambassador Intelmann said EU has over the years contributed significantly to socio-economic development, especially in energy, agriculture, education, forestry and culture.She cited the Mount Coffee Hydro Dam project as one area to which the EU made a major contribution, with subset support to solar energy projects implemented by Mercy Corps.In agriculture, the EU is providing funds to support vegetable production along with other crops implemented by ZOA, a non-governmental organization.She used the occasion to introduce Liberian food processors that produce their own fruits and vegetables and process them for the markets.In education, Ambassador Intelmann said EU supported the certification of junior high school teachers.She extended thanks and appreciation to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for presiding over ECOWAS and achieving some major goals, including the situation in The Gambia.Intelmann also launched a book about Liberian culture and said Liberians themselves need to appreciate their rich culture. She meanwhile revealed that the May 9 celebration in Liberia is her last as EU Ambassador as she will be leaving sometime this year.She urged Liberians to handle the electoral process with care and elect leaders that are credible with good intent for the country.In response, Vice President Joseph Boakai said the Treaties of Rome and the Schuman Declaration have achieved their intended objectives. “These still continue to be the foundation on which the countries of Europe relentlessly pursue the increase of solidarity, peace and prosperity that is worth emulating by other continents of the world,” he said.VP Boakai recalled EU’s support that enhanced the road project from Gbarnga to Ganta and then the Guinea Border, the maintenance of the Monrovia – Buchanan and Monrovia – Sierra Leone border roads, and the testing of innovative sealing technique for laterite roads that is currently ongoing.Furthermore, the Vice President mentioned the 35 million Euros the EU has given to support agricultural development and the General Auditing Commission (GAC) in Liberia.The launch of “Land Rights for Liberia” in March this year in an effort to encourage the passage of the Land Rights Act as another of the many contributions of the EU.He said with the existing relations between the EU and Liberia on the one hand, and the EU and Africa on the other hand, it is his hope that at the 5th EU-Africa Summit slated for November this year, Africa and Europe will enhance cooperation to address many of the evolving issues affecting both continents.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) EU Amb. Tiina Intelmann – Advertisement –last_img read more

Barshell Appreciates Dist. #3 Residents with Cows, Cash

first_imgTwo of the five cows offered to the district by Rep. Barshell are ready for the victory celebrationPromises more for district if Boakai winsMontserrado Electoral District #3 representative-elect, Ceebee C. D. Barshell, has presented to the residents a package to appreciate them for electing him at the October 10 poll.Barshell, who bested 15 other contenders, including the outgoing representative, Bill Twehway, made available to the district leadership five cows and 337 (25kg) bags of rice for a jamboree in appreciation of his preferment to the district’s legislative seat.Mr. Barshell told the Daily Observer in a recent exclusive interview that he decided to appreciate his people so that the will hold together under the umbrella of peace and unity.Representative-elect BarshellHe said that the rice and cows are for residents in the 11 communities in the district, adding, “all that I have to offer will not only be for those who voted for me, but others who also exercised their franchise whether for me or any of my opponents. Those who voted for me and those that voted for my brothers and sisters, who along with me were vying for the same seat in a bid to better the living conditions of our people through developmental programs are all my friends. We are not enemies, therefore, I welcome all of them so we can share with each other and have fun together by eating what I have provided in appreciation for the vote,” Barshell told the gathering to a round of applause.In addition to the rice, Barshell also presented L$337,230 for the soup kind. He then gave  two of the cows and 137 bags of the rice to the district leadership.Barshell meanwhile promised to present similar items including three cows and L$137,000 following the end of the pending run-off election in appreciation for those that would vote for Vice President Joseph N. Boakai and his running mate James Emmanuel Nuquay.“I am campaigning along with my supporters and others who believe in a good leadership to see to it that Boakai becomes our next president, but all is in the hands of the voters. If they should choose him over his opponent, the decision should be based on his maturity, preparedness and independence from many influences, because I feel our country will have a lot to benefit should Boakai win,” he said.The representative-elect is an education entrepreneur — the proprietor of the Barshell University, and the Barshell Elementary, Junior and Senior High School.He has given a 50 percent tuition waiver to all students attending his grade school and is providing 4000 scholarships to students at the Barshell University, and 3000 other scholarships to students attending the General Auto Driving Academy (GADA) as well as two vehicles to do their practical.“I am giving out additional 4513 scholarships to students attending the Barshell University in honor of VP Boakai, who heads our Unity Party ticket,” he said.The general chairman of the district, Patrick Gayflor hailed Barshell for the gesture and his resolve to work in the best interest of the district.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Air France Resumes Service to Liberia Starting April 2020

first_imgAir France will resume flights to Monrovia April 20, 2020. Beginning 20 April 2020, Air France will once again resume service to Liberia’s Roberts International Airport, thanks to five weekly flights operated by Airbus A330-300 with a capacity of 224 seats (36 in Business, 21 in Premium Economy and 167 in Economy class).According to a statement from the French air carrier, Air France will serve Monrovia as a continuation of service to Bamako (Mali) on Mondays, Wednesdays and Sundays, and directly on Tuesdays and Fridays before joining Bamako. Thanks to this new route between Monrovia and Bamako, Air France will operate four additional flights to Mali (12 flights in total), representing a 63% increase in capacity compared to last year.Air France in AfricaFor the 2020 summer season, Air France will serve 35 destinations in Africa and 280 weekly flights. In total, the Air France-KLM group will operate more than 500 weekly flights to 49 destinations in Africa. As part of its commitment to continue to offer the best possible service, the company provides customers traveling on its African routes personalized attentions and a custom-designed service both on board and at the airport.Air France flight schedules to MonroviaAir France offers a more generous baggage allowance than on the rest of the long-haul network, to most African destinations. The airline offers baggage allowances in four categories. La Première allows 3 items of baggage, each weighing no more than 32kg; Business allows 2 items of baggage, each weighing no more than 32kg; Premium Economy allows 2 items of baggage, each weighing no more than 23kg; and Economy allows 2 items of baggage, each weighing no more than 23kg.At Paris-Charles de Gaulle, a team of experts from the African continent is present on all flights to and from Africa, where they provide commercial assistance to passengers, taking into account the geopolitical, commercial, regulatory and cultural characteristics of each country.To make passenger handling easier, Air France has multicultural teams familiar with the specific expectations of its international customers. On a daily basis, they welcome close to 5,000 passengers, helping them with check-in and with their connections between flights. More than 2,500 cabin crew, belonging to Air France’s Africa and Middle East division, are trained in international standards and the specific expectations of customers on African routes.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Independence of central bank essential – economist

first_imgIn comparing Guyana with Ghana in the context of their oil and gas sectors, Guyana-born economist Collin Constantine has declared that if this country did not protect the independence of the central bank, it could lead to several complications that may have long-lasting effects on the country’s financial standing.Collin ConstantineConstantine, who was one of the presenters at a forum organised by Moray House Trust on Wednesday evening, made a panel presentation and discussion entitled “What will oil do for Guyana?” The young economist told the small gathering that the legislation in Ghana supported the central bank’s independence (this obtains in Guyana as well).But according to him, this did not stop the Ghanaian Government of the day from abusing its power, which led to the country suffering from the oil curse. In fact, during his 20-minute Powerpoint presentation, Constantine noted that post 2007 the bank’s financing of the Government of Ghana increased by 640 per cent. This, he said, was political control of the central bank.He explained that the international standard and recommendation for balance of payments and sustainability is three months of import cover. It means that each central Bank should keep three months’ international reserves in the vaults that could cover three months of imports. “This is the minimum. Anything below of imports you have a crisis. This is the moment you invite the [International Monetary Fund] IMF,” he added.The economist noted that Ghana discovered oil in 2007 and started production in 2010. At the point of production, immediately after 2010, balance of payment import cover went below three months. This, he explained, was related to the irresponsible funding of Government by the central bank. “When you provide loans to the Government, that increases aggregate demand. Industrial capacity is limited in Ghana just like Guyana. It means much of that demand will spill over to imports. This will put pressure on reserves, lead to depreciation of the currency and inflation in the economy, which indeed is the Ghanaian experience. This is why we have an independent central bank,” he asserted. Constantine, therefore, argued that given the similar nature of the discovery and production in Guyana and Ghana and the fact that the political structure of executive power is the same, there is an urgent need for constitutional reform. This, according to him, will help to limit political influence and ensure that the central bank operates independently as it should, without any hindrances. Another similarity between the two countries is that they have two dominant political parties with fairly similar political support, and they have a Petroleum Management Act to ensure fiscal accountability. They also have a Sovereign Wealth Fund and a Stabilisation Fund. But in getting into the details of the issues Ghana faced, Constantine showed statistics which showed that post production, the fiscal deficit as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) increased substantially. Political consensus was another point raised by Constantine, who explained that based on his research, most oil-producing countries which have a similar political structure such as Guyana, where there is executive power and politicians are selected through proportional representation, have had many issues. “The resource curse exists in natural resources-rich countries that have little limits on executive power. So, it’s not a case that all resource-rich countries suffer from the resource curse…Constitutions matter, political systems matter for how oil will affect Guyana,” he opined. As Guyana’s debt continues to rise, there have been some concerns in several quarters of society that the coalition Government’s spending is spiralling out of control and should be better managed, or the country could be faced with insurmountable challenges in years to come.Economists, financial analysts, and politicians alike have argued that the current Administration was engaged in too much borrowing in light of the pending oil sector. But these critics have also warned that this could have severe economic and financial implications for the country.Nevertheless, Finance Minister Winston Jordan has repeatedly defended Government’s position when it comes to borrowing against future oil revenues. Jordan stated that the Government was actually uneasy about borrowing in that regard. The Minister said that while tempting, as it would provide important resources to finance many critical pipeline projects, it was not something that Government would do.However, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, who has opposed extensive borrowing by Government, recently said that the debt accumulated from 2015 to 2018, plus the $30 billion loan from Republic Bank, coupled with the US$900 million, which the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) predicted that Government would borrow from the Islamic Development Bank, doubles the total debt which the PPP had left after 24 years in Government. Political consensus was another point raised by Constantine, who explained that based on his research, most oil producing countries which has a similar political structure such as Guyana, where there is executive power and politicians are selected through proportional representation, have had many issues.“The resource curse exists in natural resources rich countries that have little limits on executive power. So, it’s not a case that all resource rich countries suffer from the resource curse…Constitutions matter, political systems matte for how oil will affect Guyana,” he opined.As Guyana’s debt continues to rise, there have been some concerns in several quarters of society that the coalition Government’s spending is spiraling out of control and should be better managed, or the country could be faced with insurmountable challenges in years to come.Economists, financial analysts and politicians alike have argued that the current administration is engaged in too much borrowing and is using that opportunity in light of the impending oil sector. But these same critics have also warned that this could have severe economic and financial implications for the country.Nevertheless, Finance Minister Winston Jordan has repeatedly defended Government’s position when it comes to borrowing against future oil revenues. Jordan stated that the Government is actually uneasy about borrowing in that regard. The minister said that while tempting, as it would provide important resources to finance many critical pipeline projects, it is not something that Government will do.However, Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo who has opposed extensive borrowing by Government, recently said that the debt accumulated from 2015 to 2018, plus the 30 billion from Republic Bank, coupled with the US$900 million, which PPP predicts that Government will borrow from the Islamic Development Bank, doubles the total debt which the PPP had left after 24 years in Government.last_img read more

West Ham ban fans over pitch invasion

first_imgThe match, on March 10, was marred by a series of pitch invasions and widespread supporter unrest, with club director Trevor Brooking confirming that co-owner David Sullivan was struck by a coin towards the end of the game.West Ham captain Mark Noble grappled one fan to the floor, while Burnley players and staff allowed frightened young supporters to take shelter on their bench.“Lifetime bans from all West Ham matches, both home and away, have today been issued to five individuals who crossed safety barriers to enter the field of play,” said a club statement.“A number of individuals have also been banned for life for violently throwing coins or objects with intent to injure or harm on the bridge directly in front of the directors’ box,” it added.The club said that a number of additional incidents were still being investigated and they expected to issue further bans before the next home match against Southampton on March 31.Brooking, speaking on BBC radio the day after the Burnley match, said it would be tough for the Premier League strugglers to avoid relegation unless the atmosphere in the stadium changed.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000A police officer on duty at the London Stadium during the match between West Ham and Burnley © AFP/File / Ben STANSALLLONDON, United Kingdom, Mar 22 – West Ham on Thursday issued lifetime bans to five fans who invaded the pitch during their Premier League match against Burnley earlier this month.Several supporters have also been banned for life for throwing coins or objects “with intent to injure or harm” during a chaotic match at the London Stadium.last_img read more

CDI Speaker Series; ‘The Port of Vancouver: Linking B.C. Resources to World Markets’

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Community Development Institute (CDI) will be hosting a Speaker Series with Guest Speaker Judy Rogers. The CDI and the University of Northern British Columbia will host Judy Rogers, who is the Chair of Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, the federal agency responsible for the stewardship of the Port of Vancouver.The free Speaker Series is on Monday, November 4th, 2019 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM in the T & T Communications (West) Meeting Room at the Pomeroy Sports Centre. Refreshments will be served.- Advertisement -Canada’s trade through the Port of Vancouver has been growing steadily for ten years, with more growth forecasted ahead.  For resource communities such as Fort St. John, the Port of Vancouver is an important link to global markets.  Judy will talk about how the port authority is investing in infrastructure and supply chain efficiency to increase the efficient movement of goods to and from the port, to support Canadian businesses, and B.C.’s resource trade—now and into the future.To view the FB Event, CLICK HERElast_img read more