Topics : The English top-flight was forced to finish last season behind closed doors and the new campaign has also started in empty stadiums.The Premier League and its clubs emphasized their commitment to safety after meeting on Thursday.”Safety remains the number-one priority and clubs reiterated their commitment to ensuring Premier League stadiums will be among the safest public places, through the effective use of a wide range of mitigation measures,” the Premier League said in a statement.”Clubs will adopt a range of common standards, which will help deliver bio-secure, safe environments for fans across the league.” Premier League clubs on Thursday urged the government to stick to its proposal to allow a partial return of fans to stadiums from October 1.British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said last week ministers would review the target date for a return of crowds following a spike in coronavirus cases.Pilot events are currently restricted to 1,000 spectators. Top-flight clubs stated the loss of matchday revenues was having a “significant impact” across the league and throughout the football pyramid. “Taking into account the high safety standards which will be set by the Premier League in conjunction with the relevant public authorities, the league and clubs urge government to remain committed to the 1 October date for the controlled return of fans to sporting venues,” the statement said.Seven English Football League matches are set to be played in front of crowds of up to 1,000 this weekend, in the second, third and fourth tiers.The government granted the EFL permission to use selected fixtures as pilot events to reintroduce spectators to venues on a socially distanced basis.
MORE REAL ESTATE NEWS: WOULD YOU LIKE FRESH FRUIT WITH THAT? NEW JAMES BOND-INSPIRED PAD FOR SALE “Likewise, Carlene has become a well-known face around Everleigh, fresh off styling one of our homes with a ‘luxe for less’ look, she’ll be sharing tips on how to create an interior design to complement a new home, with Michael on hand for a chat.”The Everleigh Block Party will run from 11am to 4pm Saturday at Everleigh on Kessels Boulevard, Greenbank. For more information visit everleigh.mirvac.com Shaynna Blaze will be at the Everleigh display village.Mirvac general manager, residential development Queensland, Warwick Bible, said the public was invited to explore the display village, which featured homes by Porter Davis, Bold Living, Clarendon, Coral, Plantation, GJ Gardner, DBC, Brighton, Metricon and Neptune.“We’ll be throwing open the doors to all the display homes, which cover a variety of styles and budgets, meaning there is a design to suit a diverse mix of new homebuyers – and a price to match,” he said. “There are workshops in each of the homes, which span from a barbecue demonstration to a bath bomb workshop, to a chocolate fondue station and Lego-making,” he said. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours ago“We want visitors to get a glimpse of what life in Everleigh is like – with our vision to create the type of community where neighbours meet and mingle in the street and form lifelong friendships.”Mr Bible said the design workshops would be a highlight of the day. “Shaynna is involved in some of Australia’s favourite real estate television programs, from The Block to Selling Houses Australia and Buying Blind, so it is a coup to have her here at Everleigh and sharing her knowledge with locals,” he said. TOP 10 SUBURBS EXPECTED TO BOOM Former The Block contestants Michael and Carlene Duffy will headline the opening of the Everleigh display village.A community street party headlined by Australian design royalty will mark the opening of a builder display village at Greenbank on Saturday.The Everleigh Block Party will celebrate the official opening of 16 display homes by 10 builders with interior design queen Shaynna Blaze and former The Block contestants Carlene and Michael Duffy attending. The event, which will be held at Mirvac’s Everleigh development, will feature family entertainment, including styling workshops by Shaynna and Carlene, treasure hunts, Lego building, mini train rides and slime making.
Sharing is caring! 12 Views no discussions Share Share Share Tweet NewsRegional Court invalidates Nevis constituency election by: – March 23, 2012 CHARLESTOWN, Nevis — On Wednesday, Nevis high court judge, Justice Lionel Jones, handed down his decision in an election petition, in which he ruled that the election for the St John’s constituency on 11 July 2011 is invalid and void. Premier of Nevis, Joseph ParryThe election of Nevis Reformation Party (NRP) candidate Hensley Daniel to represent the St John’s Electoral District in the Nevis Island Assembly was challenged by the opposition Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM) member Mark Brantley on various grounds and, in the words of the judge “…the main complaint being the illegal removal of the names of over 200 voters from the list…”In his decision delivered and handed down on Wednesday, Justice Jones made four orders, as follows: 1. The court refused to grant an order that the names removed from the electoral list for St John’s as a result of objection hearings be put back on the list. Those names remain off the list of voters for Electoral District No. 2 (St John’s). 2. The court refused to grant an order that the Electoral Commission acted in contravention of the constitution of St Christopher and Nevis by failing to take steps to ensure that the persons removed from the list were able to vote in the elections of 11 July, 2012. Those persons did not vote and the court found that the Electoral Commission did nothing wrong.3. That the petitioner’s right to freedom of expression was breached because the Nevis News Cast (NNC) did not cover any of the political events of the CCM.4. That the election for the St John’s constituency held on 11 July 2011 is invalid and void. Following the handing down by Justice Jones of his decision, Daniel and the other respondents in the case filed an appeal against the ruling in so far as it declared the election in St John’s void and that the petitioner’s right to freedom of expression was breached because the Nevis News Cast (NNC) did not cover any of the political events of the CCM.According to Nevis Premier Joseph Parry, an application will also be filed for a stay of execution of the judgment.“We are very confident that the Appeal Court will overturn the order of Mr Justice Jones in which he declared the election of Mr Daniel to be null and void. Mr Daniel remains the Deputy Premier in the Nevis Island Administration and remains fully in charge of his Ministry,” Parry said.“I urge all Nevisians, both supporters of the NRP and supporters of the CCM to continue going about our lives peacefully and in a manner that will provide an example to the rest of the Caribbean and the world. We are a law abiding people and we must continue to demonstrate this. We expect that the Court of Appeal will deal with this matter expeditiously and we should all await the outcome of the appeals,” he concluded.By Caribbean News Now contributor
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And Bale, who is currently with his team-mates in Dubai on a mid-season tour, is more than happy to stay in the Spanish capital. “Go to Manchester United? I am very happy in Madrid, a city, a climate and a club that I love,” he told Dubai TV . “My contract ends in 2019 and I could sign a renewal. “I am very happy at Madrid and I hope to win many more titles in the future. “It has been a fantastic year for me. I wanted to come to Real Madrid to win titles and work alongside the best players and that is exactly what I have done in a single year. I hope that we keep improving, winning more titles and that I can keep giving my all.” Bale has struck an important partnership with Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo in the Real front line, with the trio contributing 57 goals to the Real cause so far this term. “He (Ronaldo) is an impressive player,” Bale added. “Everybody knows what he is like – it is great to be playing alongside him. What he does so that the team can keep winning and improving is fantastic. “The forwards we have are extremely good. The three of us really like playing together. We work very well together, as we demonstrated last season with the titles we won. “The potential we have up front is fantastic and we want to keep improving.” Press Association Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale has expressed his desire to stay at the club after rumours circulated that Manchester United were lining up a summer move for the Welshman. Bale won the Champions League with Los Blancos last season and has been a key figure in the Real side which have won their last 22 competitive matches. Real president Florentino Perez on Tuesday warned off any potential bids for the 25-year-old, who joined Real from Tottenham 16 months ago in a world-record £85.3million deal, saying: ”We would never listen to any offer for Bale, no matter what the fee.”
A man charged with damaging several police cars during a recent George Floyd protest in Miami claims to be part of a group that purposely encourages violence at such demonstrations.Miami Police arrested 21-year-old Marco Lopez on Saturday, after an investigation that lasted for several days.According to authorities, Lopez confessed to breaking the back window of a Miami police cruiser with his skateboard during a protest on the night of Saturday, May 30.They say he also admitted to damaging the rear bumper of a second police vehicle, and to spray painting a third.Detectives have been investigating the vandalisms to several vehicles and businesses that occurred on Saturday, May 30, 2020.Yesterday, we arrested Marco Antonio Lopez and he has been charged with 2 counts of Criminal Mischief, Incite To Riot, and Resisting Officer w/o Violence. pic.twitter.com/UQ8XP6HPMK— Miami PD (@MiamiPD) June 7, 2020 Lopez claims to belong to a group called the “Southern Slaves,” which he told officers “actively recruits people to violently protest the government.”Officers were able to identify him by investigating videos of the protests posted on social media and comparing them to his own profile photo.The arrest report states that Lopez told interviewing officers, “Walking around the city won’t do anything, sooner or later you have to turn to violence.”
Belmont looks to extend streak vs Tennessee St. Associated Press February 12, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditTennessee State (15-10, 7-5) vs. Belmont (18-7, 9-3)Curb Event Center, Nashville, Tennessee; Thursday, 8 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Belmont looks for its fifth straight conference win against Tennessee State. Belmont’s last OVC loss came against the Austin Peay Governors 86-78 on Jan. 25. Tennessee State fell 73-65 to Murray State in its last outing. SUPER SENIORS: Tennessee State has relied heavily on its seniors. Carlos Marshall Jr., Wesley Harris, Jy’lan Washington, Michael Littlejohn and Shakem Johnson have combined to account for 69 percent of the team’s scoring this year and 63 percent of all Tigers points over the last five games.MIGHTY MARSHALL JR.: Marshall has connected on 31.2 percent of the 138 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 5 of 18 over his last three games. He’s also made 77.8 percent of his foul shots this season.UNDEFEATED WHEN: Tennessee State is a perfect 5-0 when the team blocks at least seven opposing shots. The Tigers are 10-10 this season when they block fewer than seven shots.STREAK SCORING: Belmont has won its last five home games, scoring an average of 78.6 points while giving up 59.4.DID YOU KNOW: The Belmont offense has scored 80.6 points per game this season, ranking the Bruins 12th nationally. The Tennessee State defense has allowed 72.6 points per game to opponents (ranked 232nd).___ For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com
UMBC looks to extend streak vs Binghamton February 25, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditBinghamton (9-18, 3-11) vs. Maryland-Baltimore County (14-14, 7-6)UMBC Event Center, Baltimore; Wednesday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Maryland-Baltimore County looks for its sixth straight conference win against Binghamton. Maryland-Baltimore County’s last America East loss came against the Stony Brook Seawolves 74-63 on Feb. 1. Binghamton fell 75-74 at home to Hartford in its last outing. Associated Press ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com BIG MEN ON CAMPUS: Maryland-Baltimore County’s K.J. Jackson has averaged 13.2 points, 4.7 rebounds and 4.5 assists while Brandon Horvath has put up 10.1 points and 6.5 rebounds. For the Bearcats, Sam Sessoms has averaged 18.6 points, 5.1 rebounds and 4.9 assists while George Tinsley has put up 11.6 points and 7.5 rebounds.SPARKING THE OFFENSE: Sessoms has been directly responsible for 60 percent of all Binghamton field goals over the last three games. The sophomore guard has 27 field goals and 17 assists in those games.WINLESS WHEN: Binghamton is 0-18 when scoring fewer than 75 points and 9-0 when scoring at least 75.STREAK STATS: Binghamton has lost its last three road games, scoring 51.3 points, while allowing 70.3 per game.DID YOU KNOW: Binghamton as a team has made 9.5 3-pointers per game this season, which is most among America East teams.
“During the past month we have worked a lot, we are reaping the fruits today and we are very proud.“As far as I know only one person did this in the world; so this is a great honour”.In the match itself, Jean-Michel Fontaine had given the visitors a first-half lead.Supported by a huge crowd in Flacq (east of Mauritius), the hosts pushed hard for an equaliser and it came in the 69th minute from Adrien Francois after an assist by Francis Rasolofonirina.During the ensuing penalty shootout both goalkeepers – James Christopher Caserne of Mauritius and Reunion’s Pelops – put on impressive displays.However Pelops, who plays for newly promoted Division 2 team ASC Corbeil, stopped all five.The French island of Mayotte took bronze after beating Seychelles 3-1. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Reunion Island beat hosts Mauritius to win the Indian Ocean Islands Games football competition on Sunday after an extraordinary penalty shootout.Reunion goalkeeper Mathieu Pelops put on a man-of-the-match display, stopping all five penalty kicks to help his team win 1-0 on penalties after the match itself had ended 1-1.“This is great what I have achieved today and it is a team effort with my assistant and the coach,” Pelops told BBC Sport.
View Gallery (2 Photos)INDIANAPOLIS — Even with the spring rain falling gently upon them early Saturday afternoon, they crowded the decorated streets of downtown Indianapolis.They swarmed around vendors selling t-shirts and hats. They walked in groups, joking in animated discussion and soaking in the festival-like atmosphere around them. And, virtually all of them had one thing in common: They were wearing the colors of one of the last four teams standing.As if on cue from a Divine source, the rain stopped and the clouds broke by mid afternoon. The day was suddenly filled with a sunshine that matched the air of optimism surrounding those who descended on downtown – whether they came from the bucolic, rolling hills of West Virginia or the flatlands of Michigan.Every person on these streets has a different story about their road to the Final Four. Each person is here for a different reason. Some are local vendors trying to make a living. Some are here to display their passion for a team. Some are here simply to be part of the throng of thousands filling the sidewalks, the hotels and the restaurants.This week in Indianapolis is the Woodstock of basketball. This is the Final Four. These are its sights and sounds.Sounds of a fighting cryOn the corner of Illinois and Washington Streets earlier this week, the Sax Man cuts the sound of cars with his music.But he doesn’t just play music. He plays fight songs.Of his 32 years playing music, the Sax Man, who declined to disclose his name, spent the last three Final Fours in Indianapolis blowing tunes from his saxophone bell during basketball season to the people walking past.“I play because it’s like practice to me, and I love the people,” he said.During the Big Ten Tournament, he played all 11 school songs straight. He can even recall any major school song at the passing of a coach. Ohio State coach Thad Matta walked passed as the Sax Man talked, and he stopped the interview to play the Buckeye’s entire fight song.“This one here is even greater because it looks like I’m growing more than the music,” he said. “I know more what the people want and what they like to hear.”But he wasn’t ready for all four teams of this showdown.“I didn’t know Butler was going to win so I don’t know their school song,” he said.He assured he would know the Butler War Song before game time.One-day dreamsTo Kenya Crandell, dreams in basketball can never be too large.As assistant coach of a 7-22 Summit League team, Crandell made the trip from Cedar City, Utah, to the Circle City not only to watch good basketball, but to find inspiration.“This is the cream-of-the-crop, the best-of-the-best, this is the basketball meca right here,” Crandell said.“Utah has its days of being good. But Southern Utah, we’re still trying to grow as a program and eventually try to get it to the level where hopefully one day we can be that Cinderella.”A team with only two seniors, Southern Utah went 3-15 in conference play and struggled with the inexperience of their team.“You just try to soak in the atmosphere,” Crandell said. “As a coach, you hope and dream that one day you can actually be out there on the court, trying to get a national championship.”No glass slipper hereThey may be the underdogs, but don’t call them Cinderella.To freshman Tyler Pollock and Jordan Burt, Butler earned every sneaker squeak of their first Final Four.“We deserve to be here,” Burt said. “We have a 24-game winning streak. We know how to win. That’s it.”This week, Pollock and Burt have sung the fight song, skipped their classes and attended open practice at Lucas Oil Stadium to once more cheer on their fellow students. Pollock and Burt did what students of the other Final Four schools couldn’t. They walked for much of the 7-mile journey from their campus on the north side of Indianapolis to the cavernous stadium downtown.“We drove as far as we could,” Pollock said.“We walked pretty far,” Burt added.Newly chanting ‘Go, Dogs’Tom Hill and Nick Willey are two Indianapolis-natives who jumped on the bandwagon, the Butler bandwagon.But the two Hoosiers see nothing wrong with their new fandom since they are supporting their city’s team.“They’re what IU should be,” Hill said. “They’re Indiana kids. They’ve got 15 kids on the team, 10 are from Indiana. Academics first, athletics second.”While these two basketball crazies temporarily switched ships, basketball constantly dribbles in their life. Hill said he is a Hoosier so he’s a basketball fan from the start until forever. Willey said he’s loved basketball since he first picked up a remote at age two.This year, that dribble is helping their hometown. Hill and Willey agreed that the Final Four transformed their downtown.“They say that the local economy is going to lose $8 million because Butler is in it, but I think as far as people coming in to town, the buzz is going to be more … because you’ve got more locals hanging out versus out-of-towners,” Hill said.The place to be outside LucasCoaches walked in. Players ate and fans drank and since Wednesday night, Hal Yeagy’s bar and restaurant welcomed them all.The Slippery Noodle Inn owner is prepared for crowds. He holds the experienced of six Indianapolis’ Final Four under his apron and the key to hungry sports’ fans hearts.“Don’t run out of beer,” Yeagy said.Besides a fully stocked bar, Yeagy armed his employees with four meetings and six pages of notes on what to expect. But, Yeagy is expecting the first game day of the Final Four to bring the most action since the 1997 Final Four.Located just three blocks down from Lucas Oil Stadium on the corner of South and Meridian Streets, Yeagy and his staff encounter crowds all through Colts season, but with the first Final Four appearance of a hometown team, the game will be a new experience.On Colts game days, Yeagy is busy before and after the game. But on Final Four week, Yeagy said, “You’re busy from when you open the doors until when you close the doors. . .This doesn’t stop until we lock the doors and say, ‘You guys, you got to leave.’ ”The believersMaybe it’s been said before, but in West Virginia, Mountaineers athletics rule the land.“We don’t have professional sports and West Virginia is everything to everybody,” David Snyder, a Mountaineers fan, said. “There isn’t a professional team that takes away. We always have to pick a team from out of state so West Virginia does it all for us.”After driving six hours through the hills of West Virginia and the straight lands of Ohio, David arrived with his wife, Tiffanie, waiting for the opportunity of a lifetime to begin.Both fans said they were born into WVU, and they can’t see being fans of anything but Mountaineer everything .“We have a lot of heart,” Tiffanie said.One could almost hear the racing hearts on the streets of Indianapolis on Saturday afternoon.It was nearly tip time.A team of Indiana University journalists is reporting for the Final Four Student News Bureau, a project between IU’s National Sports Journalism Center and the NCAA at the men’s tournament in Indianapolis.