City step up expansion plans

first_img The plans are the latest evidence of the rapid growth of City on and off the field under their Abu Dhabi owners. They already have one large construction project under way with their new £200million academy and training complex due to open in a year’s time. Two options for stadium redevelopment are being considered, with the most likely being that work to the South Stand is first undertaken to initially take capacity to 54,000. Following completion the North Stand would then be extended. The second option is to press ahead with expansion on both sides of the ground concurrently. City state that the work would allow them to introduce a new season card priced at £299. City’s head of infrastructure and corporate responsibility, Pete Bradshaw, said: “Manchester City Football Club strives to provide its supporters and visiting fans with one of the best possible matchday experiences in the Premier League and European football. “Games are selling out frequently prior to going on open sale and there is rising demand from supporters for more season tickets, matchday tickets and premium seating. This is why we are considering these expansion proposals. “We will be in touch with every fan who would be potentially affected by the changes in phase one, and we encourage fans, residents and anyone who has a point of view, to visit the exhibition in person or online and tell us what they think.” Visitors attending the free exhibition will have the chance to give their thoughts in a questionnaire. This opportunity will run throughout July and August and will be followed by a formal consultation process in the autumn. Planning permission will then be sought from Manchester City Council at the end of the year. The council are the owners of the stadium having built it for the 2002 Commonwealth Games but City have a 250-year lease to play there. Press Association Manchester City have made public their proposals to increase capacity at the Etihad Stadium to 60,000.center_img The club have opened an exhibition at the stadium, which currently holds around 47,500, to seek further the views of fans, residents and other stakeholders in the latest stage of an already comprehensive consultation process. City intend to make a formal application for planning permission in December and, if it goes ahead, the work would make the stadium the third largest in the Premier League. last_img read more

Big first for WI Women

first_imgMUMBAI, India (CMC):West Indies Women stormed into their first ever final of a Twenty20 World Cup when they outplayed New Zealand Women by six runs in the second semi-final of the 2016 edition at the Wankhede Stadium yesterday.Having previously gone out at the semi-final stage of the last three T20 World Cups, the Caribbean girls made no mistake this time around, rattling up a challenging 143 for six off their 20 overs and then bowling well to restrict the Kiwis to 137 for eight.Sent in, West Indies Women were propelled by a top score of 61 from Britney Cooper, who fashioned her maiden half-century in T20s.She faced 48 balls and counted five fours and two sixes and put on 60 for the second wicket with captain Stafanie Taylor, who scored 25. Cooper added another 44 for the third wicket, with Deandra Dottin, who got 20.Seamer Sophie Devine was the best bowler, producing a career-best performance of four for 22 from her four overs.In reply, New Zealand Women were undermined by Taylor, who claimed three for 26 with her incisive off-spin, while leg-spinner Afy Fletcher proved economical, conceding just 20 runs from her four overs and taking one wicket.ALL-ROUND PERFORMANCESara McGlashan top-scored with 38 from 30 deliveries, Amy Satterthwaite struck 24 from 29 balls, while Devine chipped in with a cameo 22 from 14 balls, to complete a solid all-round performance.New Zealand Women were threatening victory at 108 for three in the 17th over with McGlashan and Satterthwaite involved in a 59-run fourth run stand.However, Taylor removed both in successive deliveries to deal the Kiwis a fatal blow and hurt their momentum as five wickets tumbled for 29 runs.The victory set up a meeting with nemesis Australia in Sunday’s final, following the reigning champions’ five-run win over England Women in Wednesday’s first semi-final.last_img read more

Men’s Basketball Defeats In-State Rival UNI, 71-64

first_imgStory Links Box Score (HTML) Photos Box Score (PDF) Full Schedule Roster Next Game: Photo Recap Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats 1350 ESPN Mediacom/The Valley on ESPN3 Listen Live Watch Live DES MOINES, Iowa – Led by 17 points from junior Nick McGlynn (Stoughton, Wis.), the Drake University men’s basketball team held off in-state rival UNI, 71-64, Saturday afternoon in the Knapp Center in front of a crowd of 5,121.McGlynn helped Drake (14-13, 8-6 MVC) to its first victory over the Panthers since the 2013-14 season with a 7-of-8 shooting performance and six rebounds. Senior Reed Timmer (New Berlin, Wis.) added 15 points while C.J. Rivers (Cahokia, Ill.) matched a season-high 12 points while grabbing a team-high nine rebounds to help the team improve to 9-2 at the Knapp Center this season.”I’m really proud of our guys and the way we played,” said Drake head coach Niko Medved. “There was great energy in the crowd and defensively we did a great job guarding the interior better than we did in Cedar Falls.UNI (12-14, 4-10 MVC) was led by Wyatt Lohaus with 17 points off the bench and a 4-of-8 three-point performance. The Panthers leading scorer, Bennett Koch, recorded a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds.  Drake held UNI to 37.9 percent shooting to improve to make Drake 8-0 when holding an opponent under 40 percent this season.”I thought we had a lot more confidence on the defensive end,” Timmer said. “When you a group of guys you can count on defensively, it creates that confidence to convert on the other end.” Indiana State 2/14/2018 – 7 p.m. Drake was unable to break away and extend a comfortable lead as the Panthers held on throughout the second half, never allowing the Bulldogs larger than a 10-point lead. Midway through the second half, a 7-0 run for the Panthers brought them within two points, 48-46, before Drake responded with three-straight baskets to hold a 54-46 lead. UNI continued to fight back, remaining within eight points as the Bulldogs continued to go to the free throw line, earning 27 attempts on the day. After a pair of missed free throws from the Bulldogs, who rank 10th nationally in three-point percentage, UNI responded with back-to-back layups to pull within five points before Timmer sank two final free throws to secure the Bulldog victory.”We held them off and had some opportunities to push the lead out,” Medved said. “But they hung tough. We made the plays and free throws we needed to get it done.”The Bulldogs opened the game by jumping out a quick 9-0 lead after forcing five UNI turnovers. The Bulldogs opened the game shooting 8-of-10 before building a 17-9 lead. UNI briefly pulled within one possession on a three-pointer before Drake redshirt junior Casey Schlatter (Iowa Falls, Iowa) hit back-to-back three-pointers for a 28-21 Drake lead. Drake went scoreless for over four minutes to allow UNI to tie the game for the only time at 28-28. However, the Bulldogs ended the half with seven straight points, including a buzzer-beating tip-in from Ore Arogundade (Chicago, Ill.), for a 35-28 lead at halftime. Those were Arogundade’s only points of the night, but they were significant in fueling the victory.”We got off to fast start,” Medved said. “They came back and I thought that run we made at the end of the first half was huge and Ore made a huge hustle play for us and we went into halftime with some momentum.”Following Saturday’s victory, the Bulldogs remain home to host Indiana State, Wednesday, Feb. 14, at the Knapp Center. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Overjoyed Adkins hails Saints fans after vital win against QPR

first_imgNigel Adkins paid tribute to Southampton’s players and fans after his side’s 3-1 triumph at fellow strugglers QPR.First-half goals from Rickie Lambert and Jason Puncheon put the visitors in control and a late own goal by Anton Ferdinand sealed their victory.The Saints boss said: “It was a good performance again for us. I’m delighted with the three points and it shows a good growing maturity among the players to come away from home and win.“We had a good defensive shape and there’s a confidence growing all the time. The players are having a right go and so are the supporters.“Our supporters were outstanding again and have backed the players to the hilt.“Everyone’s working hard. We’ve come a long way in a short period of time. The players have put a good shift in again.”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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Deadly Lithium ion battery warning

first_imgAUSTRALIAN authorities have renewed warnings about the dangers of carrying loose lithium ion batteries on aircraft after a passenger’s hand luggage caught fire in a plane at Sydney Airport.The Montreal based UN International Civil Aviation Organisation earlier this year banned shipments of lithium ion batteries on passenger aircraft due to worries that they are a fire risk and pending a new fire-resistant packaging standard.The move came after a 2015 report by aircraft manufacturers found firefighting systems on airlines would be unable to suppress or extinguish a fire involving significant quantities of lithium ion batteries.That danger was highlighted in a 2014 incident in Melbourne which saw undeclared lithium batteries packed into a passenger’s checked bag short-circuit and ignite a fire in an aircraft hold before passengers boarded the flight to Fiji.The latest incident involved a passenger on a Sunstate Airlines turboprop flight with several batteries in a cabin bag.Transport Minister Darren Chester said the battery caught fire while the plane was on the ground and the issue was resolved. “Whilst there was no damage to the aircraft, several passengers did report feeling ill. This incident serves as a warning to the dangers of carrying these batteries on flights,” Mr Chester said.“We are all reminded before boarding of potential items, including loose lithium ion batteries, that should not fly.’’“Most passengers would be aware of the more obvious hazardous items that should not board an airplane including flammable liquids, dangerous chemicals or compressed gases, but everyday items must also be considered before boarding including toiletries, aerosols and tools.’’Under most international regulations, spare lithium ion batteries CANNOT be carried in checked baggage under any circumstances but those under 100Wh —  the kinds used to power phones, laptops and cameras — can be carried in cabin baggage.Batteries bigger than this, such as those used in power tools, either need special permission from the airline or are banned completely, depending on their rating.The Civil Aviation Safety Authority recommends that spare batteries be kept in their original retail packaging to prevent short circuiting. Alternatively, passengers can tape over the battery’s terminals or place each battery separately in a separate plastic bag or protective pouch.A CASA spokesman also highlighted a potential fire hazard from Lithium ion powered mobile phones being crushed in business class seats.The phones slip down into the seat, often when a passenger reclines the bed to sleep, and then are crushed when the traveller moves the seat while trying to find the device.The spokesman said passengers should not try to move the seat or retrieve the phone and needed to call cabin crew to assist them.According to Flight Safety Australia a new passenger safety video released by Air France addresses the issue of cabin fires, telling passengers not to recline or raise their seat if they lose their phone. The warning, shown at 3:20 minutes, comes after a spate of cabin fires caused by passengers’ phones, spare batteries and iPads being crushed after falling down the side of their seats.One incident on an Air France Boeing 777 resulted in French safety authorities recommending to the European Aviation Safety Authority (EASA) to evaluate the fire risks associated with batteries in personal electronic devices (PEDs) said the safety magazineQantas is also now making an announcement to this effect as part of their safety briefings after a similar incident on a Qantas A380 to that on Air France.The Qantas announcement makes special mention about the dangers of moving ones seat to find the phone and instructs passengers to call a crew member.The airline also makes verbal announcements to warn passengers about the danger.last_img read more

Everybody was Dis-ki Dancing!

first_imgClick arrow to play slideshowView the full photoset on FlickrVideo: Football Friday hits TshwaneVideo: Diski Dancing in the Capital City 2 November 2009 We can’t make up our minds who the star of the Football Fridays show at the Union Buildings was: Zakumi, the Deputy President, Lucas Radebe – or the spirit of the Diski Dance. Check out the extraordinary slideshow and decide for yourself!last_img

When Second Place Means Winning

first_imgYou may lose the opportunity to serve a company who has never before used what you sell. Second place may make you the real winner.The first time a company uses a product, service, or solution that you provide, they are inevitably disappointed. Not usually at first. During the beginning phases, they are still excited and dreamy-eyed about the potential outcomes that the new product, or service, or solution will do for them.But then things get tough. The realities of the problems and challenges of using whatever it is you might sell start to set in. Some things aren’t as easy as your dream client hoped they’d be. Things that they didn’t expect to go wrong eventually do go wrong. Sometimes things fail.Nobody is perfect. There is no product, service, or solution that doesn’t come with routine, run-of-the-mill, everyday problems.First UpThe first sales organization to serve the companies and individuals trying a solution for the very first time have to deal with the brunt of the company’s disappointment. The first to convert has to deal with managing expectations and managing disappointment.No matter how many hands you hold as the first to covert a company to something new, your dream client generally feels betrayed and let down. Their expectations were too high, their excitement too great, despite your best efforts to manage both.Second In LineIt is easier to go second when a company tries something for the first time. The company has already been disappointed. The bubble has been burst, and their expectations have been brought back in line with the reality of using any product, service, or solution. More still, they’re dissatisfied.Continuing to call on these clients positions you as the person who can clean things up. You can describe how some improvements can be made, but that what you sell will still come with challenges. Their unrealistic expectations were already managed by reality. The improvements you can make sound good compared to what the company already experienced.Second place is often better than going first. Especially if you have a plan to professionally persist while waiting in the wings for what is often inevitable. Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Pacquiao commends McGregor, Mayweather

first_imgLATEST STORIES Mayweather scored a technical knockout victory over McGregor to take hold of a perfect 50-0 record, boxing’s greatest win-loss record ever.Heavyweight icon Rocky Marciano was once the owner of the sport’s best record at 49-0, a feat Mayweather replicated in 2015 when he defeated an overmatched Andre Berto in lopsided fashion.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingAs for McGregor, this was his first fight in a boxing ring after emerging as the UFC’s poster boy when he held the lightweight and featherweight belts consecutively.RELATED VIDEO View comments Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next McGregor awed by clinical Mayweather1.8K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, embraces Conor McGregor after a super welterweight boxing match Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao gave praise to both Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor after the two matched up against each other Sunday (Manila time) at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.“Respect to McGregor for taking a chance but congrats to Floyd on #50!” Pacquiao posted on Twitter.ADVERTISEMENT Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesterscenter_img Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Jack pummels Cleverly to take light-heavy crown MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelolast_img read more

a month agoLazio boss Simone Inzaghi: We controlled Inter Milan

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Lazio boss Simone Inzaghi: We controlled Inter Milanby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLazio boss Simone Inzaghi insists they didn’t deserve defeat to Inter Milan on Wednesday night.Danilo D’Ambrosio’s header proved the winner, with Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic outstanding.“We did well in the first half and the only thing we really got wrong was not scoring one of our many chances,” Inzaghi told Sky Sport Italia.“I don’t remember Thomas Strakosha making any saves in the first half and we had three or four big scoring opportunities. There are regrets, because not everyone comes to San Siro and controls the play like this.“Naturally, in the final 20 minutes we got a bit stretched out and allowed some Inter counter-attacks. We should’ve been more determined in front of goal, but I cannot complain about the overall approach.“We are on the right path and emerge with heads held high, albeit with zero points. We’re talking about Inter, they are top of the table and won every game so far, but in terms of performance and quality of football, Lazio did better this evening.” last_img read more

House Approves Emergency Powers Regulations for St. Catherine North

first_img The Emergency Powers (No. 2) Regulations (Continuance) Resolution, 2018, which will govern the operations of the State of Public Emergency in the St. Catherine North police division, was approved in the House of Representatives on April 3.Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, declared the State of Public Emergency on March 18.In his remarks, Mr. Holness addressed a recommendation from the Opposition that the competent authority, as provided in the regulations, should act as a composite body, as well as concerns regarding the power of the Security Minister to have someone placed under house arrest.“To deal with the matter of the detention orders, the Act requires that the Minister must satisfy himself, which means that the Minister would have to consult with a competent authority, in this case the Commissioner of Police or Chief of Defence Staff. So it is not a power that the Minister could exercise in an arbitrary of indiscriminate way,” he pointed out.Regarding the issue of a competent authority acting as a composite body, Mr Holness said that this would not be practical.Under the regulations, the competent authority includes the Governor-General (GG), Minister of National Security, Chief of Defence Staff, Commissioner of Police, Deputy Commissioner of Police or the senior police officer in each parish, and the members are appointed by the GG.“From a practical standpoint, if action is needed to be taken and the law were to treat the idea of competent authority as a composite, it could significantly restrict the authority vested in the individuals by law. In fact, you could run up into a conflict,” Prime Minister Holness argued.“You could have a situation where the Commissioner of Police, who sees a clear and present danger, who is empowered by law to do something, for example, have a curfew declared or do some operational things to move the forces around, would be obliged by virtue of having this composite competent authority to, instead of acting immediately, would have to now wait on and consult.That would not be practical given how a state of emergency operates,” he noted further.Prime Minister Holness further added that “whilst we understand what it is that the Leader of the Opposition wants to achieve, which is to have greater consultation before action is taken, that consultation could in fact limit or at the worst case, result in a conflict of responsibilities”.The Constitution provides that a period of Public Emergency can be declared by Proclamation if the GG is satisfied that action has been taken by any person or persons that has threatened or is deemed as a threat to citizen security and public safety.The Emergency Powers Act refers to the existence of a State of Public Emergency and empowers the GG to make regulations during a period of Public Emergency.The State of Public Emergency in St. Catherine North is the second such following a similar declaration in St. James in January. “To deal with the matter of the detention orders, the Act requires that the Minister must satisfy himself, which means that the Minister would have to consult with a competent authority, in this case the Commissioner of Police or Chief of Defence Staff. So it is not a power that the Minister could exercise in an arbitrary of indiscriminate way,” he pointed out. The Emergency Powers (No. 2) Regulations (Continuance) Resolution, 2018, which will govern the operations of the State of Public Emergency in the St. Catherine North police division, was approved in the House of Representatives on April 3. Story Highlights In his remarks, Mr. Holness addressed a recommendation from the Opposition that the competent authority, as provided in the regulations, should act as a composite body, as well as concerns regarding the power of the Security Minister to have someone placed under house arrest.last_img read more