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

Raketech announce shift towards responsible affiliate marketing

first_img Leading iGaming affiliate Raketech has announced the launch of a new brand identity, logo and website that will see the company place a firmer emphasis on being a responsible supplier.The rebrand delivers a fresh look for a company that has evolved from tech startup into award-winning affiliate since its formation in 2010.Raketech CEO Michael Holmberg said: “The Raketech 2.0 brand launch comes at the perfect time in our company life cycle and will better align our brand to represent our mission and vision.“Over the past year, we have grown our workforce to over 100 employees, strengthened our business with acquisitions, entered into exciting new verticals and won industry awards along the way. “Raketech’s new brand identity reflects where we are today and will continue to guide us into the future.”Creative Director Jani Peteri added: “The new brand offers a fresh visual identity and conveys our purpose of guiding our customers to the best online services available. “Named the ‘Guider’, the logo incorporates the key elements that express everything Raketech stands for; combining a magnifying glass to represent our expertise in delivering relevant information and a target to symbolise how we analyse data to hit our goals.”Raketech also appointed Scott Collins, former PR Manager at Poker Stars, as Corporate Responsibility Manager earlier in the year.Holmberg added: “We appointed Scott to lead our corporate reputation and responsibility function, and he will act as an ombudsman to make sure we are fully compliant and raise the bar as a responsible business”. StumbleUpon Related Articles ‘Volatile’ Swedish regulations see Raketech grow global focus August 19, 2020 Share Alberto Alfieri: Leading the way for Gamingtec’s B2C growth August 25, 2020 Share Submit Sweden: Soft2Bet CEO Chaikin on prospering in igaming’s brave new world August 18, 2020last_img read more

Danny Rose grabs late winner as Tottenham fight back to claim vital Swansea win

first_imgDanny Rose scored a late winner as Tottenham came from behind to break down Swansea for a vital victory in their quest for a maiden Premier League title.Swansea came into this game after a 15-day break, while Spurs have clocked up 270 minutes of football since their stunning win at Manchester City. And Swansea demonstrated their freshness when they took an early lead at White Hart Lane through Alberto Paloschi, who finished well from close range after Leon Britton’s shot deflected into the Italian’s path. That jolted Spurs into action, but Heung-min Son and Eric Dier were both denied by the superb Lukasz Fabianski in the opposition goal. Spurs upped the tempo in the second half, with their relentless pressure when second half substitute Nacer Chadli diverted Kyle Walker’s low drive into the net, which stirred the home fans as their side looked for a winner.And the decisive goal came from an unlikely source – left-back Rose – who drilled a low shot through a crowd of bodies into the bottom corner after the visitors only half cleared a Spurs corner.The win is a vital one, particularly with rivals Arsenal losing at Old Trafford, and sees them cut Leicester’s lead at the top of the Premier League back down to two, while Mauricio Pochettino’s side pull three points clear of Arsenal ahead of next weekend’s north London derby.– Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Matt Kemp opens up about trying to regain magical form of 2011

first_imgMatt Kemp had just finished smacking several balls over the fence during batting practice ahead of the Dodgers’ game against the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday. The sweetness of his swing and the power with which it zoomed through the zone was something to see.Kemp was the toast of the Dodgers in 2011, when that swing helped create a marvelous season where he walloped 39 home runs, drove in 126 runs and scored 115 times — all league highs. He also batted .324, slugged .586, had an OPS of .986 and stole 40 bases. He finished second in National League MVP voting and came close to winning the elusive Triple Crown.Afterward, Kemp signed an eight-year contract worth $160 million.Three years later, Kemp is still trying to regain that magic. Hamstring and shoulder injuries in 2012 limited him to 106 games, during which he hit .303 with 23 home runs and 69 RBIs. Hamstring and an ankle injury reduced him to just 73 games in 2013, when he hit just .270 with six home runs and 33 RBIs. “Well, I was locked in,” he said of 2011. “Body-wise, I was feeling all the way 100 percent. You know, it’s just a different year. Every year is different. Everybody’s got stuff they’ve gotta deal with and mine the past years have been injuries I’ve had to overcome and it’s getting better and better every day.”It must be difficult, Kemp was told, to be a superstar one year and then suddenly become something other than that. Kemp agreed, but he wasn’t singing the blues about it. Rather, he spoke with a stiff upper lip.“It’s tough,” he said. “I think it’s tough for anybody to try to go from being something to being something else and you’re trying to get back to where you were. Sometimes injuries take time to heal. It could be one year, two years, three years. But for me, every year I’ve had to deal with a different injury.“There was my shoulder and my ankle, so those are two major body parts, especially for the game of baseball, especially for what I can do as far as hitting home runs and stealing bases. I’ve just gotta get my legs under me and work every day to get back to where I was before.”Kemp had offseason left shoulder surgery following 2012 and offseason left ankle surgery following the 2013 campaign.“I feel good,” he said of those repairs. “There are times when I’m stiff, sore and that’s just any baseball player. You can ask any baseball player, something’s always hurting on him.”As far as getting back to what he once was, Kemp has no doubt he will.“Oh, I’m not worried about it,” he said, emphatically. “I know I’m going to be back to where I need to be as far as stealing a lot of bases and hitting home runs, driving in runs. I’m going in the right direction now.”Manager Don Mattingly also believes fans will again see the Kemp of 2011.“I’m confident,” Mattingly said. “It’s still there. He’s swinging the bat good. He looks good.”Guerrero still outAlex Guerrero’s agent said the infielder is still undergoing outpatient skin-graft treatments on his left ear and could be two weeks away from resuming baseball activities.Guerrero hasn’t played since May 20, when a portion of his left ear was bitten off by then-teammate Miguel Olivo during a game with Triple-A Albuquerque. He was hospitalized for several days after the incident and needed surgery to re-attach the ear.“We can safely say the surgery is fully successful,” said Guerrero’s agent, Scott Boras.Two weeks from today is July 1, exactly six weeks after the incident. Guerrero hasn’t been able to work out, run, or throw in the meantime. Guerrero could face another lengthy process as he returns to baseball shape. This and thatMattingly said third baseman Juan Uribe (hamstring) continues to improve and will soon be ready for a rehab assignment — perhaps this week. … Crawford (ankle) still can’t run or hit and has seen the team physician this week. … Third baseman Justin Turner (calf) could be ready to play in the next series beginning Friday in San Diego.— Staff writer J.P. Hoornstra contributed to this report Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Things have changed so much for Kemp that this season he lost his center-field spot to Andre Ethier and the only reason he has been playing every day is because left fielder Carl Crawford is on the disabled list.Well, don’t look now, but Kemp just might be flirting with becoming the player who shook up the baseball world in 2011.“I feel good, just trying to have good at-bats and trying to get good pitches to hit, trying to grind it out and just get in a groove,” he said during an exclusive interview with this newspaper.Kemp, just 29, is batting .267 with six home runs and 24 RBIs in 217 at-bats. Nothing to write home about. But over his past 10 games, he is 14 for 33 — an average of .424 — with a home run and eight RBIs. He has gotten two hits in four of his past five games.He was asked to talk about how he feels at the plate right now compared to how he felt in 2011.last_img read more

CDC boosts disaster risk management capacity in Potaro-Siparuni

first_imgStakeholders in Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) are now better equipped to prepare for and respond to emergencies within the Region, as the Civil Defence Commission last week concluded the Orientation Session and Tabletop Exercise in partnership with the Regional Democratic Council (RDC).The Orientation Session and Tabletop Exercise, which was conducted at Mahdia, was aimed at familiarising regional stakeholders with the draft Regional Risk Assessment Report and draft Regional Multi-Hazard Preparedness and ResponseStakeholders in Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) at the Orientation Session and Tabletop Exercise in partnership with the Regional Democratic Council (RDC)Plan for Region Eight. The report and plan were developed over a four-month period, which saw several rounds of consultations with regional stakeholders as well as focused group meetings with communities, all conducted by the CDC.In reviewing the draft report, the participants were able to examine preliminary information regarding risks and hazard exposure within the Region. The draft report demonstrated that the North Pakaraimas communities were most exposed to various hazard impacts. Further, key drivers of risk within the Region were found to be water pollution, dust pollution, floods, drought, crop pests and diseases, among others. The activity saw the successful completion of a Tabletop Exercise, which tested the operability of the Regional Multi-Hazard Preparedness and Response Plan. During the exercise, participants examined various hazard impact scenarios and simulated emergency response actions which would be carried out by responsible agencies.Acting Director General, Lieutenant Colonel Kester Craig said that the Commission remained committed to building Guyana’s disaster risk management capabilities through stakeholder engagements. This is in an effort to build resilience at the regional level so as to reduce disaster risk through enhanced preparedness and response capabilities. He also said that the completion of the plan would give the Region the independence to manage its own disaster planning and resilience.last_img read more