Everton unveil final plans for £500m 52,000-seater stadium

first_imgRelatedPosts Fulham keen on Lookman loan deal EPL: Calvert-Lewin treble fires Everton past West Brom EPL: Everton set to compound West Brom woes Everton have revealed stunning final plans for their proposed new Bramley Moore Stadium. The Toffees have now submitted a planning application for a brilliant arena on the Liverpool docks, dubbed: “World-class location.” With the Blues set to leave Goodison Park, they will move two-and-a-half miles down the road to a 52,000-seater stadium on the waterfront. Chief-executive Denise Baxendale-Barrett described the move as “a profound statement of intent.” Everton have been thorough in their plans for the arena which will cost an estimated £500 million. The Premier League club have undergone three years of public consultation, speaking to thousands of people and residents in the city before pushing ahead and sending the application to the council. “This is a huge milestone in the club’s history but also a profound statement of intent for our future,” said Baxendale-Barrett. “It marks the culmination of many years of work that has combined the passion of our fans with world-class design and a commitment to creating something truly special on Liverpool‘s waterfront. “The stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock will deliver the best possible matchday experience for our fans, new facilities for cultural events and a building that will be a stunning new addition to Liverpool’s built environment. “If we are granted planning approval, this will be a world-class football stadium in a world-class location and a catalyst for Liverpool City Region’s ongoing growth and success. “We’ve always believed that this project can be a game-changer for North Liverpool… (it) isn’t just about a new football ground – it’s about regeneration, jobs and social value.” Having been at their current Goodison home since 1892, Everton also hope to build a community-led legacy project on the site. It’s more good news for the Blues who announced on Saturday the appointment of Carlo Ancelotti as manager. The Italian, who has managed Milan, Real Madrid, Bayern and PSG, has won the Champions League three times and lifted the Premier League title with Chelsea a decade ago. Everton are currently 15th in the table after a disappointing start but Ancelotti is confident he can get them going again. “These players have the quality to play better,” he said at his first press conference on Monday. “We want to try and play attractive football. I see how the supporters drive the team forward, this is good. I will like to try and play attractive football. “The long-term objective is to be competitive in the Premier League – there are a lot of fantastic teams here. We want to be ambitious, this is the goal and of course to be competitive – also in Europe could be good.” Ancelotti was attracted by Everton’s dreams to return to the top of English football. “The attraction is the tradition and history of the club. It is true that I manage a top team, when I was at PSG the project was really good there and that attracted me so the ambition of the club. “I think that is the same here. It is not true that I only manage top teams – sometimes in Italy I mange Championship teams. I like teams that have ambition and have a clear idea of how to reach success. This is what attracted me.” The 60-year-old has confirmed club legend Duncan Ferguson, who went three games unbeaten as caretaker boss, will remain on the coaching staff.— Tags: Bramley Moore StadiumDenise baxendale-BarrettEvertonGoodison Parklast_img read more

Candidates debate USG’s future role

first_imgThe two candidates for president of Undergraduate Student Government presented two visions at Wednesday’s debate: one of expanding and rejuvenating USG’s current structure and one of restructuring the organization to maximize efficiency.Executive talk · Presidential candidates Matt Arkfeld and Christian Kurth vigorously debate the most effective way for USG to advocate for undergraduate student interests. – Priyanka Patel | Daily Trojan Presidential candidate Christian Kurth, current USG director of university affairs, advocated for USG to use its current structure to better advocate for students, while  presidential candidate Matthew Arkfeld, current USG Senate speaker pro tempore, said USG will better advocate for undergraduate students interest by changing its internal structure.“I believe what Kurth is offering to the table is really nothing new,” Arkfeld said. “I want everyone to think a little bit bigger. I believe that you did not do a sufficient job on behalf of the student body.”Kurth said USG’s current mode of advocacy — surveying the student body on certain topics and bringing the results to administration — does bring about tangible results.“One thing that I’ve noticed is how students don’t really understand how powerful their voice actually is,” Kurth said. “I really value the importance of surveys. Anytime you can get a survey with over 1,500 students or more, the university really does listen.”Arkfeld, when asked if his one year of experience within USG was sufficient, said his activity as a senator, which includes co-sponsoring a resolution against raising tuition, shows his commitment to the student body.“I believe that time is not really a measure; it’s more about action,” Arkfeld said. “I strongly believe that in this past year I’ve done a lot of action. In addition, as president of the student body, it’s about being in touch with the student body.”Kurth, however, emphasized that his years of experience in USG have given him a better understanding of the organization’s role in the USC community and a better understanding of the operations of the university itself. When discussing the new security measures, he cited the effect of the Dept. of Public Safety’s efforts on both students and the surrounding community while also disagreeing with USC’s handling of the policy change.“The people that are more happy about our security [in general] are actually the community around us — we have over 400 security programs that USC puts on to strengthen the community around us,” Kurth said. “What I do think, though, is that the university should have consulted the students better.”Arkfeld said the community’s relationship with USC is a priority for him.“It’s more important to move forward and develop a tight-knit community and break these barriers down to  foster a great relationship with the Greater USC area,” Arkfeld said. “I strongly believe that because community members cannot enter the campus … [is negatively affected and the measures are] not really doing what it’s set out to do – to make people feel safe.”Students who attended the debate said that the debate gave them more information about the candidates’ platforms. Elli Hanson, a junior majoring in art, said that the debate helped her to understand the differences between the presidential tickets.“I was really happy to be here because there were a lot of platform points that I heard from both sides that I didn’t really know just from pamphlets and stuff on Trousdale,” Hanson said. “I learned a lot at this debate.”Director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics Dan Schnur moderated the debate. Schnur noted that the crowd of 150 students in attendance was the largest turnout he had ever witnessed at the annual debate.“I was extremely impressed by both tickets,” Schnur said. “I’ve moderated these debates for five years and this is by far the largest turnout I’ve seen..”Current USG President Mikey Geragos said he thought the candidates both did a good job of vigorously debating important issues, but wished more students came.“There were a lot of students who seem to have already decided which candidate they will vote for at the event,” Geragos said. “I really hope students who have not made up their minds go online, watch clips of the debate and research the candidates before they cast their ballots.”last_img read more

Gambling-related harm APPG outlines 2020 strategy

first_img Related Articles UKGC hails ‘delivered efficiencies’ of its revamped licence maintenance service  August 20, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Carolyn Harris: Banning gambling sponsorships ‘one of the most obvious things to do’ July 14, 2020 Submit Share Leon House delivers 24-hour support with AnonyMind launch July 6, 2020 The Gambling Related Harm All Party Parliamentary Group (GRH APPG) has outlined its 2020 strategy, as it continues to campaign for a reduction in gambling related harm.Carolyn Harris MP was re-elected as Chair of the Group. The Rt Hon Sir Iain Duncan Smith MP, Ronnie Cowan MP, Lord Foster and Sammy Wilson MP were also elected as Vice-Chairs of the Group, reiterating the cross-party support for the group.Carolyn Harris MP said: “I am delighted to have been re-elected Chair of the GRH APPG. Gambling related harm is an issue that is very close to my heart and one I am extremely passionate about.“The APPG is not anti-gambling, we support a safe and sustainable industry. Our primary concern is to continue to champion the cause for better regulation and we are determined that all parts of the industry should operate openly, fairly and in a way that does not prey on vulnerable people.”The APPG also confirmed that it would be publishing its final report in the coming months, which follows on from an interim document released in November. The group has already called for industry-wide changes including a £2 online slot stake limit and an overhaul of the Gambling Commission.The Group agreed that it would now be campaigning to ensure that the remaining recommendations set out in its report were also actively taken forward including restrictions on the staking levels online, on gambling advertising and the statutory ‘smart’ levy to fund research, education and treatment.In its strategy, the APPG plans to speak with both the Gambling Commission and Gambling Minister Helen Whatley, requesting that they both contribute to the APPG’s final report.This year, the group will also be undertaking evidence sessions to provide recommendations to the Gambling Review which is due to be undertaken by the Government ahead of the new Gambling Act.Evidence sessions will look at all aspects of harm in the industry including at areas such as the age level for purchasing scratch-cards, the normalisation of gambling, gambling advertising and the ‘gamblification’ of sport.last_img read more