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Court halts construction of airport in Barbuda

first_img Sharing is caring! 66 Views   no discussions Share Share Tweetcenter_img Share BusinessNewsRegional Court halts construction of airport in Barbuda by: – August 3, 2018 (Antigua Observer) High Court judge, Justice Rosalyn E. Wilkinson, has instructed that all construction taking place on the international airport in Barbuda be stopped effective immediately.Lead counsellor for the claimants, Leslie Thomas QC, expressed his satisfaction with the decision of the court. “The judge says that there is an arguable case in the papers, granted leave to move for judicial review and also granted an interim injunction. Basically, no work is to continue on the airport because this is a serious issue until the full hearing of this application,” Thomas explained.He also highlighted that the challenge was not against the construction of the airport, but whether or not the government had complied with the Physical Planning Act. He said that his team had penned several letters to the relevant authorities about the environmental impact assessment that the government was required to carry out before construction commenced, but was yet to get a reply.He said it was because of the silence and failure of the government to acknowledge their correspondence that the claimants, John Mussington and Jacklyn Frank, applied for judicial review, saying that the government was in breach of the Planning Act.The claimants filed the case as representatives of Barbudans who are affected by and opposed to the “massive destruction” of forests, wildlife and ecosystems allegedly associated with the construction of the airport. Thomas said that the respondents in this case are the Antigua and Barbuda Airport Authority, the Development Control Authority (DCA) and the office of the Attorney General. Lawyers representing the respondents made an application for adjournment of the proceedings to a later date. However, because the respondents had been served with papers since July 9, and were yet to present any evidence in their own defense, the judge did not grant the application for adjournment and proceeded to hear the claimant’s application for judicial review.last_img read more

No. 21 UWF volleyball sweeps Lee in Pack it Pink match

first_imgNo. 21 UWF volleyball sweeps Lee in Pack it Pink match Cora Bidlack (Photo by Bill Stockland) Sharecenter_img    PENSACOLA, Fla. – The No. 21-ranked University of West Florida volleyball team swept Lee University (25-22, 25-13, 25-14) in the eighth annual “Pack it Pink” breast cancer awareness match on Saturday at the UWF Field House. With the win, UWF improved its record to 16-2 overall and 10-2 in the Gulf South Conference.Preceding and during the match, fans were able to bid on silent auction items donated by UWF athletic teams and various community members to raise money for breast cancer awareness. The total amount of money raised, which will be determined following the close of the silent auction on Monday morning, will benefit the Pensacola Breast Cancer Association.Sophomore Cora Bidlack (Randolph, N.J./Randolph HS) led the Argos offensively with 14 kills and a .444 hitting percentage on the afternoon. Corisha Smith (Inwood, W.Va./Musselman HS) added 11 kills of her own while hitting .409. “I think it was a great effort by our team,” head coach Melissa Wolter said. “I thought our players stayed patient, stayed composed, and they struggled through to win a match while not playing their best. I think that’s a defining moment, for a team to learn how to win when you’re not playing your very best volleyball.”West Florida totaled 10 blocks as a team, with Sarah Scott (Plainfield, Ill./Texas-San Antonio) leading the way with seven. Carol Sigueira also chipped in with four blocks and a match-high 11 digs.Following the first set when Lee hit .290 as a team, UWF held the Flames to negative hitting percentages in the second and third sets. UWF showed its dominance in the second set after losing the first point to Lee. Down 1-0, West Florida went on a five-point run to take a 6-1 lead, and then scored seven of the last nine points of the set on the way to a 25-13 win. In the second, Bidlack tallied six kills, and Smith recorded five.UWF is now riding a four-match winning streak and will travel to Lakeland next weekend for the South Region Crossover hosted by Florida Southern from October 16-18. For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.#ARGOS#West Florida def. Lee 25-22,25-13,25-14Lee (6-11, 4-7 GSC) (Kills-aces-blocks) – Latrice Johnson9-1-1; Patty Orozco 4-0-0; Brooke Wilsman 4-1-1; Lauren Williams4-0-4; Catherine Conley 4-0-2; Erin Hill 1-0-1; Totals 26-2-6.0.(Assists) – Sadie Johnson 10. (Dig leaders) – Latrice Johnson 7;Stephanie Hernandez 7West Florida (16-2, 10-2 GSC) (Kills-aces-blocks) – CoraBidlack 14-0-2; Corisha Smith 11-0-1; Sarah Scott 5-1-7; HollyMattmuller 4-0-3; Carol Siqueira 4-0-4; Maddy Lenzini 1-0-0; EmilyCosgrove 1-0-3; KC Dobbins 1-1-0; Monique StCyr 0-1-0; Colleen Starrs0-1-0; Totals 41-4-10.0. (Assists) – Monique StCyr 18; KC Dobbins 15.(Dig leaders) – Carol Siqueira 11; Colleen Starrs 10Site: Pensacola, Fla. (UWF Field House)Date: Oct 11, 2014   Attend: 644   Time: 1:03Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

International football could be off until 2021, Fifa vice president says

first_imgSoccer: A Fifa vice president has said most international football might not be played until 2021 due to coronavirus pandemic travel restrictions and the need to give club competitions the chance to resume Most international football might not be played until 2021 due to coronavirus pandemic travel restrictions and the need to give club competitions the chance to resume, a Fifa vice president said Monday. Victor Montagliani, a Canadian who is president of the governing body for North and Central America and the Caribbean, has been heading a Fifa working group formulating plans to deal with the implications of the world’s biggest sport being largely shut down since last month. Fifa already has called off matches between countries that were due to be played in March and June. Montagliani, Concacaf’s president, believes the September, October and November windows for national team matches could be scrapped. “I personally think that might be a bit of a challenge, not so much because of just the health issues around the world and the various degrees of preparedness, but also committing to international travel as soon as we come back,’’ Montagliani said in an interview with The Associated Press. “I think that domestic football is a priority. September is still in the books, but I would garner to say that I’m not sure it’s there on solid ground the way things are trending right now.’’ The return of fans into packed stadiums could be dependent on a vaccine for the Covid-19 disease being ready – and that might not be until 2021. “If we get the green light to play a football match. I highly doubt that first football match will be with fans. I just can’t see that. I think that would be taken a massive risk,’’ he said in a video interview from Vancouver, British Columbia. – APlast_img read more

Lynx Earn Season Sweep of Liberty

first_img Auto (360p) Napheesa Collier led the way for Minnesota with 26 points, 13 rebounds, and five assists. Crystal Dangerfield netted 22 points for the Lynx and Damiris Dantas added 10.The Lynx improve to 7-3 and will take on the 3-7 Dallas Wings on Wednesday at 8:00 p.m.10 Things to Look Forward To This Fall in MinnesotaPhoto by NeONBRAND on UnsplashHalloween is on a SaturdayNone of this “middle-of-the-week” nonsense. Halloween is on a Saturday this year. Again, the calendar is begging for this holiday to happen. Photo by Marius Ciocirlan on UnsplashIt’s Easy to Social Distance at a Pumpkin PatchPlenty of elbow room at these places. Just don’t space out too far from your group in the corn maze!Photo by Tegan Mierle on UnsplashCool Evening CampfiresMy favorite campfire hoodie is calling my name. The nights have been so hot all summer long it hasn’t been used to its full potential. Getty ImagesThe Masters Are the Second Weekend of Deer HuntingI’m calling it right now, I’m going to get a deer the first weekend so I will be able to follow along with the greatest weekend in golf the second weekend. Photo by Andres Siimon on UnsplashLess Lawn MowingI don’t know about your lawn but mine has been growing like crazy this summer. It needs to be cut twice a week and I’m looking forward to cutting that down to once every two weeks if I can. Photo by NeONBRAND on UnsplashKids Get to Go Back to the Classroom for the First Time Since MarchKids haven’t been able to see some of their friends and favorite teachers in person for 5 months now. September is going to be huge for them, even if school is different this year. Sophie Asselin/ThinkstockDrink Festivals Were Moved to FallSeltzerland, the hard seltzer festival, and a couple of Bloody Mary festivals wre moved to this coming September. Abbey MinkeSeeing the Fall ColorsI love taking a fall hike around Quarry Park. The colors are stunning against the water and granite. Other great hikes are Lester Park in Duluth and Inspiration Peak in Otter Tail County. Photo by Lily Farr on UnsplashFall GolfI’m so looking forward to fall golf in Minnesota. Not only do I have an extensive collection of quarter-zips, but there are typically less people on the course and it isn’t so humid. Fall golf is great. Photo by Markus Winkler on UnsplashOne Season Closer to 2020 Being DoneNothing about 2020 has been easy. Our lives were turned upside down and I think we are all looking forward to the year ending and hoping that 2021 has something better in store for us. 360p 1080p HD 1/1 Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip center_img About Connatix V56490 About Connatix V56490 The Minnesota Lynx topped the New York Liberty for the second time to earn a season-sweep on Saturday night.Despite starting center Sylvia Fowles sitting on the bench again with a calf injury, the Lynx were able to beat the floundering Liberty behind solid team play. Minnesota outscored New York in all four quarters to easily win it by a margin of 30 points, 94-64. 720p HDlast_img read more

Fans on Twitter hail Brentford’s on-loan star

first_imgPlayed well tonight & was good to get a win special mention to swift & canos who were excellent #brentfordfc— Gary BFC (@garybees10) February 23, 2016 Really happy with the win today, Bees well deserved, congrats to Swifty and Canos— oKAY then [SDMN] (@kaylasidemen) February 23, 2016 So this Sergi Canos is a sharp little footballer then.— Derek Kuyt (@HazyDream_) February 24, 2016 Ah Sergi Canos scored, good lad— LFC Dane_89 (@LFCDane_89) February 23, 2016 Simply play canos and we will win. Him and Judge together are class.— Aaron Dacosta (@AaronBfcDacosta) February 23, 2016 Unsurprisingly, Brentford fans are also delighted with his contribution, and that of Chelsea loanee John Swift.Really enjoyed that last night – confidence allowed us to play the way we can. Good tempo, played higher up pitch, adding Canos helped.— Thorne in the Side (@ThorneintheSide) February 24, 2016 The praise Sergi Canos has been getting for his performances for Brentford has not gone unnoticed by fans of his parent club Liverpool.Canos, who joined the Bees on loan in the summer, scored in the 3-0 win at home to Wolves and continues to impress.Many Liverpool fans on Twitter believe the 19-year-old could be in contention for a first-team place at Anfield before long. AdChoices广告That Sergi Canos scores or sets one up every week, get him back— Joey (@joe_obrien444) February 24, 2016 Good game Bees. Well played Canos and Swift. #brentfordfc #BEESWWFC— David.Ilett (@Yid_Bee) February 23, 2016 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Sergi Canos looks brilliant, maybe we don’t really need to sign a new winger— IndoLiverpoolFC (@IndoLiverpoolfc) February 24, 2016last_img read more

Kent City grapplers overpower Montague in non-conference dual meet

first_img NBC Sports (1461) Displayed poorly Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. ENDS IN $3.99 Bestseller Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Other Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Inappropriate / Offensive Displayed poorly $0.00 Inappropriate / Offensive Fox Sports Go Not relevant Displayed poorly × Displayed poorly DEAL OF THE DAY Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. × Inappropriate / Offensive FOX Sports: Stream live NFL, College Footbal… Not relevant Displayed poorly Report a problem This item is… Add Comments (Max 320 characters) DEAL OF THE DAY Report a problem This item is… Add Comments (Max 320 characters) DEAL OF THE DAY Ads by Amazon × × Displayed poorly ENDS IN Add Comments (Max 320 characters) $0.00 $15.29$17.99 Other ENDS IN Report a problem This item is… DEAL OF THE DAY ENDS IN × (8187) Report a problem This item is… (35539) LocalSportsJournal.comKent City’s wrestling team dominated Montague on Wednesday night, picking up a 60-10 victory at home.Winning wrestlers for Kent City were Denny Carr (145), Clay Davis (160), Jonathan Willison-Westbrook (171), Hulices Hernandez-Ruiz (215), Lance Warmuskerken (285), Josh Lee (103), Alex Russo (112), Hunter Carr (119), Evan Jones (125), Carlos Diaz (130), and Aaron Ortiz (135).Montague wresters who picked up wins were Jose Hernandez (152), Brendan Kahl (189), and Matthew Lipka (140). DEAL OF THE DAY DEAL OF THE DAY ENDS IN Not relevant Other Not relevant Inappropriate / Offensive Share Bestseller (124)center_img Share ENDS IN Other Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Report a problem This item is… Bestseller Bestseller Inappropriate / Offensive Inappropriate / Offensive $0.00 Dude Perfect Signature Bow Nerf Sports Bi… Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Special… × Mail The League Report a problem This item is… × $26.86$49.99 $14.99 Not relevant Inappropriate / Offensive Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Displayed poorly Other DEAL OF THE DAY Bestseller Bestseller (33138) Not relevant Bestseller (1862) $59.99 Not relevant Add Comments (Max 320 characters) ENDS IN Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Other Inappropriate / Offensive (22) Shares Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Shop Now Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Report a problem This item is… Displayed poorly ENDS IN Not relevant Franklin Sports MLB Electronic Baseball … Other (1009) DEAL OF THE DAY Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. A Warrior’s Heart × Bestseller Other Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Report a problem This item is… Ads by Amazonlast_img read more

Hart boys and girls cross country teams each take first place at Allendale Invitational

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Referees snub a wakeup call for football

first_imgThe recent stance by the majority of referees, who chose not to participate in the recent Guyana Football Referees Council (GFRC) Electoral Congress, forcing it to be abandoned due to a lack of quorum, should serve as a wakeup call for all involved in the sport. Football has been experiencing a bad period for a while now and this latest action by one of the most important components of the game is clearly a reflection of the council’s poor management, but also presents a general impression of the overall state of affairs of the sport’s supervision.It was reported that less than 20 of the 117 registered officials attended the congress, fewer that the two thirds required in accordance with the constitution.The executive was therefore forced to reschedule the congress to a later date, but according to reliable sources if certain guarantees are not met by the due date then the possibility of another large percentage of absentees is highly probable. This threat leaves the current executive with approximately 11 days to set a new agenda, one which the source, said must promise better treatment and representation for referees across the board.The source also cited the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) unwillingness to “make tough decisions”, pointing to the current accusations of inappropriate behavior, general misconduct and harassment within the fraternity as a primary example of the referees disgruntlement, while the issue of delayed payments for matches continues to be a contentious topic.“More and more we are being provided with plenty evidence of the council’s executive self-serving attitude, there is hardly any proper representation and officials are more concerned with preserving their office and being in the good books of the president than doing their duty which is to represent referees,” the source stated. According to the source, this is the behavior that is creating the rift within the referees’ fraternity, which does not augur well for the sport’s image and development.Usually a closely knit alliance, the council is now deeply divided with a few willing to forsake their constitutional responsibilities, which among other things is to effectively represent its members, for patronage from the GFF.Quizzed on whether their absence at the scheduled congress is simply trivial and might not be taken seriously by the current hierarchy, the source said, “our absence could not have been more emphatic and if the powers that be want to take it as trivial then let’s see what happens the next time around.” The source is adamant that the overwhelming consensus is that change must occur or the council could be plunged into a crisis, much to the detriment of everyone.“A general overhaul of how things are run is what is required and this includes personnel changes, the return of respect for referees and an absolute effort for transparency and accountability, the source said adding that to have someone who is at the centre of a Commission of Inquiry (COI) into alleged misconduct and harassment still functioning in an official capacity, oozes preferential treatment and could be interpreted as an outcome being reached despite the probe still in process.In many other institutions, the accused would have been asked to either resign or simply sent on administrative leave, pending the outcome of the investigation. The source said members are lacking confidence both individually and collectively in the executive and these two discrepancies are recipes for disaster.In summing up, the source opined that no amount of FIFA visits, photo ops and FIFA funded projects could help the GFF understand what is happening at the grassroots’ levelIn order to restore the sport’s image there has to be a serious attempt to convene an assembly with all stakeholders to better comprehend the real issues plaguing the game’s development.All parties must sing from the same page. With the 2018 World Cup weeks away, if the Referees Council and the GFF continue on their current path, they may very well end up like Italy, Netherlands, the USA and Chile, missing something special.last_img read more

Team Evolution/Digicel join forces for Cancer Awareness cycle event

first_imgFor the past seven years when the calendar flips to October, Digicel stages its annual Cancer Awareness cycling event. This year will be no different.During the launch of the flagship event yesterday at the Georgetown Cricket Club pavilion, it was disclosed that this year’s fixture will be staged on October 21.The cream of the nation’s wheelsmen along with casual riders will battle for lucrative cash prizes and trophies when the activities get underway at 08:30h. According to Keith Fernandes, President of the Evolution Cycle Club, the event promises to be “different” and “exciting.”The main event, which is set to feature the best senior and junior riders from across the 592, will start on Irving Street, head north to the roundabout, turn right onto Vlissengen Road, left onto Thomas Lands then back onto Irving Street for 30 laps (approximately 40 miles).The Novices/Mountain Bikes will compete in race one, followed by a race for children (being held for the first time at the event), a match sprint and the race for veterans (Over and Under 45 years). Vidya Sanichara of Digicel pointed out while there is no registration fee for the children, others would be required to pay $2,000 to compete. The proceeds from registration would be matched by Digicel and donated to the Cancer Institute of Guyana.   Sanichara added that part of the proceeds from the company’s smartphone sales in October would also be given to the Cancer Institute to aid its fight against the disease. Meanwhile, this year Banks DIH Limited will be rehydrating athletes and officials through its Rainforest Waters. The stakeholders are urging members of the public to come out and witness the country’s riders as they compete for a good cause. Registration will start at 07:00h on race day.last_img read more

Defending champs seek spot in knockout round

first_imgWith several berths still remaining in the knockout round, the National Gymnasium will be a hive of activity tonight when the group stage matches of the 2ndAnnual National Sports Commission [NSC]/Magnum Mash Cup Futsal Championships conclude. So far only seven teams have qualified for the elimination round and a further nine berths are up for grabs.Among the notable teams that have yet to seal their places in the round of 16 stage and will be desperate for a positive result are Broad Street, defending champions Bent Street, Leopold Street, Sparta Boss, Tiger Bay and Albouystown.In the opening match, Rhythm Ballers will engage Silver Bullets at 19:00hrs, with Ansa McAl facing off with Albouystown from 19:30hrs and North East La Penitence tackling BV-B at 20:00hrs. In the fourth matchup, Stabroek Ballers will match skills with California Square at 20:30hrs, while Ol Skool Ballers oppose Broad Street from 21:00hrs and Avocado Ballers take aim at Melanie at 21:30hrs.The seventh contest at 22:00hrs will pit Leopold Street Village against Agricola, with defending champion Bent Street locking horns with Kingston from 22:30hrs and Future Stars opposing Buxton Diamond at 23:00hrs.The final fixture of the night will witness Sparta Boss battling North Ruimveldt from 23:30hrs.  Winner of the tournament will pocket $600,000, with the second and third place receiving $350,000 and $200,000 respectively. The fourth place side will collect $100,000.Day-5 Saturday 16th February Rhythm Ballers vs Silver Bullets Ansa McAl vs AlbouystownNorth East La Penitence vs BV-B Stabroek Ballers vs California Square Ol Skool Ballers vs Broad StreetAvocado Ballers vs MelanieLeopold Street vs AgricolaBent Street vs Kingston Future Stars vs Buxton DiamondSparta Boss vs North Ruimveldtlast_img read more