UDC Identifies Spots on Palisadoes Strip for Entertainment Zone

first_imgStory HighlightsThe UDC has identified seven spots along the Palisadoes strip in Kingston to be utilised as possible venues for what is to be Jamaica’s first entertainment zone.The zone would not only have spots for entertainment activities, but also centralised parking and food venues.The Ministry’s next move is to continue its discussions with NEPA, to ensure that what is put in place is in line with environmental regulations. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail UDC Identifies Spots on Palisadoes Strip for Entertainment ZoneJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay RelatedState Minister Proposes Mandatory Pension System State Minister in the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Damion Crawford, says the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) has identified seven spots along the Palisadoes strip in Kingston to be utilised as possible venues for what is to be Jamaica’s first entertainment zone.Mr. Crawford said his vision for the location is to establish an entertainment area similar to that of Miami Beach, Florida. He said the zone would not only have spots for entertainment activities, but also centralised parking and food venues.The State Minister, who was speaking at Wednesday’s (June 11) Jamaica House media briefing, at the Office of the Prime Minister, said that having identified the possible spots, the Ministry’s next move is to continue its discussions with the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA), to ensure that what is put in place is in line with environmental regulations.“For example, one conversation we’re having now is that we might actually not be capable of having a permanent sewerage (system), but instead remove sewage each day, based on the environmental protection realities that exist,” he said.“We don’t intend to have a zone and then everybody build what they feel and how they feel,” the Minister added.He said the plan is to have a consistent design and “that’s why we are working with the UDC to work out how it should look, and how it should fit into the heritage of the area.”Mr. Crawford further explained that what will be carried out is a process of “softscaping” where, instead of erecting permanent buildings, the Ministry will use containers as walls.He noted that the Government is also looking at places that are already in existence, like Gun Boat Beach, which have similar facilities.“We’re not seeking to transform and build all kinds of big buildings or big units. What we are seeking to do is have a kind of soft development,” Mr. Crawford explained.The State Minister pointed out that one of the reasons the Palisadoes strip is an ideal location for the planned development, is that the area has already been zoned by NEPA for entertainment, heritage and conservation as well as recreational use, which includes Fort Rocky, an area designated completely for entertainment.Mr. Crawford said this is a major advantage as the location cannot be later used for housing development, and therefore, also satisfies the need of separating residential and entertainment activities, based on the issue of noise as a nuisance.In terms of a timeframe for the establishment of the project, he said this is dependent on investor interest.“Persons who are interested in investing in entertainment should be putting their funds together, so that as soon as we announce a call for proposals, they are ready,” the State Minister said.In the meantime, Mr. Crawford informed that the Ministry would be working with the UDC to retrofit a number of Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (KSAC) owned parking lots in downtown Kingston to accommodate a growing number of entertainment events on the Kingston waterfront. RelatedTourism Ministry to Embark on Intensive Promotional Programmecenter_img Photo: JIS Photographer Minister of State in the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Damion Crawford, makes a point while addressing journalists at a Jamaica House media briefing at the Office of the Prime Minister on Wednesday, June 11. At left is Minister with responsibility for Information, Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconer. RelatedCabinet Approves Event Rating System UDC Identifies Spots on Palisadoes Strip for Entertainment Zone TourismJune 13, 2014Written by: Athaliah Reynolds-Baker Advertisementslast_img read more

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People / JMHC Logistics eyes accreditation for its driver training academy

first_imgBy Alexander Whiteman 22/10/2018 As the pool of potential haulage drivers within the UK continues to shrink, JMHC Logistics is targeting accreditation for its driving academy.The logistics operator, which works extensively with Amazon, launched seven years ago with “just a couple of drivers”, according to director Rebecca Hall.“We now boast a fleet of 520 vehicles and driver numbers to match this – and of course these numbers climb during peaks such as Black Friday,” Ms Hall told The Loadstar.“But the available driver pool continues to get smaller, and this problem is only being exacerbated with the increase in online shopping and a higher demand for deliveries.” The company launched its online learning academy, HH Drive Right, with a specific focus on attracting younger potential candidates to the industry. She said the focus was on both increasing its available numbers and providing teenagers with an alternative to pub and retail work.“Our initial focus was on getting driver standards to a strong level, and because we are nationwide this needed to be a uniform approach, hence the academy process,” she added. “Our insurance company now recognises this and so too does the Freight Transport Association, of which JMHC is a member.“Now we are looking at getting the course accredited, so it is something our drivers can put down on their CVs.”Ms Hall said the academy was also looking at branching out to include a customer service module within the process. Asked if she felt the effort may be wasted in the long-term with the improvement in drone technology – something Amazon has been particularly vocal on – she said “no”.She added: “Drones will have their uses, but I do not believe they will be sufficiently capable of rendering the need for drivers and vans obsolete. They won’t be of the scale that they can handle the number of parcels while also being able to fly within city and urban areas.”last_img read more

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U. hoop attendance declining

first_imgE-mail: [email protected] The Utah basketball team just won its 20th game for the 10th time in the past 11 years. It stands 20-3 and is ranked No. 15 in the country. The Utes are arguably playing their most exciting basketball in at least six years, perhaps even longer. The team has a new fan-friendly coach in Ray Giacoletti, who is allowing his players considerably more exposure to the media than the past coach.So why isn’t anyone coming out to see the Utes play?OK, there are fans coming to the Huntsman Center to see Ute games. However, the home attendance is 1,000 lower than a year ago, when it was the lowest in 15 years. The average attendance, right now, is the lowest since the 1975-76 season. And that’s paid attendance.Anyone who has been to Ute games this year couldn’t help but notice the number of empty red seats in the season-ticket holder sections, and the nosebleed seats are usually empty. Barring sellouts during the final four games, the home attendance will have declined for the eighth time in the past nine years.It’s a trend that Utah athletic director Chris Hill is concerned about, but something he understands.”Over the past four years we’ve lost about 2,000 customers,” he said. “It’s been a slow decline since ’99 because of several factors, most of which are getting eliminated now.”The best year for Utah basketball attendance was 1995-96 when Keith Van Horn was a junior and an average of 14,281 came to the 15,000-seat Huntsman Center. The attendance stayed high for the next three seasons, before starting a steady decline in 1999-2000.It dropped to 13,248 that year and another thousand to 12,236 the following year. The next two years it went to below 12,000 and then last year dropped below 11,000 for the first time since 1988-89 at 10,901.Going into Saturday’s Colorado State game, the season average is just 9,941. The last time Utah basketball averaged fewer than 10,000 fans for a season was 1975-76 at 9,352. Even during the mediocre Lynn Archibald years, the Utes never averaged fewer than 10,300 fans.With an average of 12,000 over the final four games, the season average would get close to 10,500, and with the annual BYU game still coming up (Feb. 26), the Utes should finish at about that level for the season.Hill blames a variety of factors for the decline, from a lagging economy to the 2002 Olympics to too many late Monday games to a successful football team. Other factors include Ute teams not being quite as good and unattractive preseason schedules.”Quite frankly, the team hadn’t performed like it did in the late ’90s,” Hill said. “The past two years, football really overshadowed (basketball) a lot. We also had a lot of games that weren’t attractive that we’re going to fix.” Let’s look at the factors Hill mentioned. Economy: It’s true the econony of the 21st Century hasn’t been like the late ’90s. Sports attendance has been lagging in other parts of the country as well. But ticket prices have been going up and prime seats at the Huntsman Center require a donation to the Crimson Club, increasing the cost as much as $50 per ticket per game. Olympics: It wasn’t just the distraction of the Olympics for one year. It was all the construction at the U. before that and the lack of parking spaces that may have inconvenienced some fans enough to make them stop coming to games. Monday games: Some fans may have opted not to come to the 10 p.m. games, but it wouldn’t have affected paid attendance much. You could argue that some fans may have chosen not to get season tickets when the Utes had four late Monday games, although it probably wasn’t the main factor. Football: The euphoria over the Utes’ unbeaten football season probably kept a few fans away from the early season basketball games this season. As U. ticket manager Dave Copier said, “People still don’t think football is over.” Schedule: It wasn’t much different the last four years over the previous years when Rick Majerus would bring in the likes of Cardinal Stritch and Azusa Pacific on a regular basis. The difference is that there are two more non-league games since the Mountain West Conference began in ’99, so the number of patsy teams on the slate has been larger. This year, Ute fans had to put up with the likes of Stony Brook, Montana-Western, Northern Colorado, Coppin State and Whitworth, not to mention the two exhibition games that are part of the season-ticket package. Lack of success: Sure the Utes weren’t as good the last four years as they were the previous four years. But they still went 57-7 at home from 2000 through 2004 and are 12-0 this year. If fans like a winner, they still have one in Utah basketball. So what are the solutions?The Utes can’t do much about the economy, although it has been improving. The Olympics are long gone, and with TRAX, it’s actually easier for many fans to get to the games. Late Monday games are apparently a thing of the past with the MWC starting a new TV deal.As for football, of course, the Utes don’t want any less success. But it is unlikely the football team will be unbeaten and in the top 10 every year.As for on-court success, Giacoletti has fielded an exciting and successful team this year and seems to have recruited well for the future.The one thing the Utes can control is the schedule, and they aim to make it more palatable for the fans.”We’ve gotten the message,” Hill said of fan complaints about recent schedules.Next year the Utes will have two more Mountain West Conference games overall when TCU joins the league. That will give the Utes two fewer nonconference games to fill.Hill said the Utes will also likely add one more nonleague road game.So right there, that knocks off three nonleague home games.With eight league home games, a game against either Utah State or Weber State and one against Southern Utah, the Utes will have about five games to fill. They usually get one big-name team like Arizona, which is coming next year, and sometimes two.That leaves three games, and if the Utes can schedule some teams from the Big Sky, Big West or WAC, that should make the home schedule more pleasing. Then they won’t have to bring in a Coppin State team from Baltimore or play any non-Division I teams such as Whitworth or Montana-Western.”We’re going to be fine again in basketball,” said Copier. “We have focused a lot on football, and next year we’ll jump on basketball in our marketing.” Said Hill: “Ray and I have talked about it a lot and know what we need to do. I’m very optimistic that we can start growing this program again.” last_img read more

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Hard luck for hard waste collectors

first_imgBy Bonny Burrows Cardinia Shire Council has declared a war on waste. At their 11 Decembers general council meeting, councillors…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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Pakenham job seekers urged to dream big

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Leaf Profile: Colton Malmsten looks ahead to better days for the boys in the Green and White

first_imgMalmsten is a spirited player who likes the rough going.Yellowknife, NWT.This is where the story begins for Colton Malmsten — a quiet young boy lacing up the skates at the tender age of four years old.Fast forward to the year 2011, and our hero is all grown up to a massive 6-foot and a muscular 175-pounds. He’s also feistier as the 18-year-old Northwest Territory native looks to mow down the opposition as a member of the Nelson Leafs hockey club.“I’m a rugged player who likes to play physical,” Malmsten said from inside the Leafs training room.“That’s the way I’ve always played . . . but I’m going to try to stay out of the box more this year. It’s been a problem of mine in the past. But it’s getting better.”Getting better?Well a little.Malmsten, who had 262 penalty minutes last season, has dropped to only 76 minutes in almost half the season played.Malmsten didn’t come to the Leafs straight from the Yellowknife. After a few years in northern Canada, the Malmsten family moved to Kelowna for a change of scenery.Playing most of his minor hockey career on rep teams, Malmsten graduated from the minor ranks to play for the Okanagan Rockets of the B.C. Major Midget League.However, before suiting up that season for the Rockets Malmsten attended the Leaf camp on the urging of a family friend.The decision paid dividends and started Malmsten junior hockey career.“A brother of one of my buddies played here in Nelson and his dad told me about the Leafs,” Malmsten, who played his first game Sunday in Beaver Valley after a short stint on the injury list.“I was already committed to playing Major Midget so I came to the Leafs camp to try affiliated with Nelson. It all turned out good and I got two games with the Leafs that season.”During his short stay in the Heritage City, Malmsten liked what he saw. The people were friendly and he loved the Nelson and District Community Complex Arena.So Malmsten decided to return to the Leaf camp last season, playing 44 games for the Green and White.“This is a great arena for junior B hockey,” said Malmsten, with nine goals and eight assists for 17 points this season for Nelson. “I never really wanted to play in Kelowna and  just love playing hockey in front of the Nelson fans every time we play a home game.”Malmsten’s gritty style of play may have been his undoing as the speedy winger missed a check in Fernie during a recent game against the Ghostriders.The result cost him a few games on the disabled list with an upper body injury.Of course, the wicked schedule that say the Leaf play 19 games before October 31 didn’t help either.“It sure was a pretty hectic schedule in October and I think the whole team kind of got worn down,” said Malmsten, who liked his first season in Nelson so much he decided to stay and work during the off-season. “But we’re starting to get better now.”The injuries cost the Leafs big time in the standings. Once the pride of the Murdoch Division, Nelson has slipped behind front running Beaver Valley and West Kootenay rival Castlegar Rebels into third spot.To as insult to injury, Nelson is 1-3 against the high-flying Hawks. Still Malmsten refuses to toss in the towel just yet.“We’re now starting to get our players back and when we do we’ll be more of a threat because of our depth,” Malmsten explained.“Even though we lost (leading scorer Patrick) Martens, we’ve still got guys on this team who can score and contribute in other ways.”Included in the mix ready to return the Leafs to the top of the Murdoch Division is that quiet, now turned feisty, young man from Yellowknife.Colton Malmsten Fast Facts:Age: 18Height: 6-feetWeight: 175-poundsBorn: Yellowknife, NWTHometown: KelownaPosition: Right wingPre-game meal: Nothing really, but generally pastaFavourite Team: Edmonton OilersFavourite Music: CountryHobbies other than hockey: FishingFuture goals: Play in the BCHL and get a hockey scholarship Throughout the KIJHL season The Nelson Daily Sports Editor Bruce Fuhr will take a capsule look at the players on the Nelson Leafs hockey club. Today the focus in on Yellowknife, NWT, native Colton Malmsten. last_img read more

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Piva scores twice to power Leafs past Spokane Braves

first_imgNelson finished the game with a 54-24 shot advantage.Quinn Yeager was solid between the pipes to register the win.Trevor Dilauro took the loss in goal for Spokane.Nelson, winners of three straight games, moves back into a tie for the Murdoch Division lead with Grand Forks Border Bruins.The Bruins double Fernie Ghostriders 4-2 in the East Kootenay City.Trey Mason has three assists to lead the Bruins.Defending KIJHL Champion Beaver Valley Nitehawks are quietly moving up the standings. The Hawks, currently riding a five-game winning streak, shutout Columbia Valley Rockies behind the 35-save performance of Owen Sikkes, 4-0.Nelson faces a short week of practice as the Leafs travel to Kimberley Thursday to open a three-game Eddie Mountain road trip in the Bavarian City.Friday, Nelson meets Golden before wrapping up the road trip Saturday against Columbia Valley Rockies in Invermere.Nelson returns home Friday, October 27 to face Golden Rockets at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.LEAF NOTES: Sunday’s goal in Spokane was the first of the season for forward Jaiden LaPorte. . . . Ryan Piva, finishing with three points, now has six goals on the season for Nelson. . . . Michael Bladon also had three assists for Nelson. . . . Leaf netminder Josh Williams fell to second in goalie stats with a 1.41 goals against average. Jakob Severson of 100 Mile House leads the KIJHL. However, the Wranglers goalie has only played three games. . . . Ryan Cooper and Sawyer Hunt are tied for top spot in Leaf scoring with 13 points. David Sanchez is third with 12 while Jack Karran and Jackson Zimmermann fourth at 10 points. . . . The third period got a little chippy with more than 90 minutes in penalties called. . . . Nelson finished the game with four power play goals. Taking care of business on the road is the hallmark of a great team.Ryan Piva scored twice the first period to power the Nelson Leafs to a 6-1 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Spokane Braves Sunday afternoon in the Lilac City.Nelson opened the weekend outlasting Castlegar Rebels 7-3 in the Sunflower City.Piva’s two goals came to start and at the end of the opening frame — the latter coming on the power play in the final minute — to give the Leafs a 2-0 lead.Spokane cut into the margin six minutes into the second when Dawson Tritt beat Nelson goalie Quinn Yeager.However, the Leafs regained the two-goal advantage, once again scoring on the power play as Jack Karran converted the marker with 180 seconds remaining in the period.Jaiden LaPorte then added to the lead with a goal in the final seconds of the period.Nelson kept the pressure on the Braves in the final period, outshooting the hosts 16-6 while adding power play goals by Dash Thompson and David Sanchez.last_img read more

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Galway Woman To Represent Ireland At World Transplant Games

first_imgWith just over a month before 39 members of Transplant Team Irelanddepart for the World Transplant Games, they gathered at ALSAA Sports ComplexDublin airport on Sunday, 7th July for a motivational talk by internationalPara athlete Mary Fitzgerald. Ranging in age from 16 to 81, the team of 29 menand 10 women have all undergone organ transplants including 1 heart, 1 lung, 5liver, 1 bone marrow and 31 kidney. The largest ever Irish Transplant Teamtravelling abroad, they will be among 2000 participants from over 60 countrieswho will take part in the World Transplant Games 2019 in Newcastle Gateshead,UK next month (17-24 August). A Galway woman living and working in Australia will represent Ireland at the World Transplant Games next month. Sinead McGowan from Renmore in Galway underwent a kidney transplant in October 2009. Her brother Seamus washer donor. Some photos are attached of Sinead taken at the previous biennial World Transplant Games when they were held in Malaga and where she won a Silver medal for the 5K road race event. Nineteen-year-old Mary Fitzgerald, Irish Paralympics Team, fromKilkenny, took time to demonstrate to the Transplant Team her mighty throwingprowess, which has earned her numerous international accolades, despite heryoung age, for Discus, Shot Putt and Javelin. Her determination and hard workhave earned her a place on the Irish Para Athletics Team and she hopes toqualify for the World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai in November and theParalympics in Tokyo, Japan in 2020.Mary, who is studying Occupational Therapy at University College Cork,said, “I would like to express mydelight to meet athletes from Transplant Team Ireland. They have all facedhealth challenges with uncertain futures. Sport has a huge part to play in ourwellbeing and it unites people. Transplant Team Ireland shares my excitement,pride and heartfelt honour to be able to represent our country. Theinspirational men and women on the team demonstrate the immeasurable benefitsof sport and showcase the importance of organ donation to the general public.The World Transplant Games celebrate the power of sport and the gift of life.”   The Irish Kidney Association is responsible for Ireland’s involvement inthe Games and the National Projects Manager Colin White (fromBalbriggan, Dublin) is the team manager. Speaking about the Games, hesaid, “I am excited about the diverse nature of thisyear’s squad who will represent Ireland at the World Transplant Games 2019. We cover a wide range of sports and have avariety of levels of experience too. Our 5 competitors over the age of 70 are afantastic example to us all in that sport can, and should, be a life-longhabit. Each competitor is an ambassador in their own right and collectively theteam sends out a wonderfully uplifting message about how life can bepost-transplant”.Newly elected National Honorary Chairman of the IrishKidney Association Colin MacKenzie (from Portmarnock, Dublin) said, “the Irish Kidney Association is delighted to show its support for the Federation of Irish Sport’s 20×20 initiative (www.20×20.ie) which isaimed at promoting the profile and involvement of women in sport. We are committedto increasing the profile of women involved in our sports programme through ourwebsite and social media channels. With our hosting of next year’s EuropeanTransplant & Dialysis Sports Championships in Dublin next summer whilst ourprimary goal is to promotethe importance and success of organ donation for transplantation, we will alsobe sending out a rallyingcall to increase the number of women on our national sports team”.Athletes will compete in their respective age categories in the followingevents: badminton, cycling, darts, golf, petanque, squash, swimming, tabletennis, ten pin bowling, tennis, mini-marathon, and track and field.This year the team hasgratefully received support from Swim Ireland, Athletics Ireland and IrishSquash. The on-going coaching support from Swim Ireland has been particularlywelcomed. Astellas Pharma Ltd. has again provided some sponsorship towards thecosts of running the team.For more information onWorld Transplant Games and the Irish athletes visit the Irish team blog www.transplantteamireland.ie   Visit the Gameswebsite www.worldtransplantgames.orgTHE FULLIRISH PANEL IS AS FOLLOWS…ANTRIM: John McAleer, Newtownabbey (kidney) (oldestmember of the team)CAVAN: Aodhagan Cullen, Cavan (kidney)CLARE: Marie O’Connor, Lahinch (kidney)CORK: Mike Keohane, Rosscarbery (Liver), Charlie Ryan, Cobh (Liver), Michael Kiely, Mitcheltown,on the Limerick border(Kidney); Pat O’Sullivan, Mallow (Kidney), Michael O’Shea, Mallow (Heart).DONEGAL: Kieran Murray, Ramelton (Kidney)GALWAY: Sinead McGowan, Renmore (living inAustralia) (Kidney).KERRY: Anna Pokojska, Killarney via Poland Did theRing of Kerry Cycle previous day (Kidney).KILDARE: James Nolan, Kilcullen, International awardwinning butcher – underwent a living donor kidney transplant 32 yearsago (Kidney).KILKENNY VIALIMERICK: Emma O’Sullivan (Kidney).LIMERICK viaUK: Trevor Lynch,Cappamore, (Bone Marrow).LOUTH: Tommy Marrett, Ardee(Kidney).MAYO viaUK: Julie O’Neill,Westport- Award winning businesswoman, underwent living donortransplant from brother 37 years ago (Kidney);MEATH: Tony Gavigan, Navan & native of LONGFORD fatherof deceased donor (kidney),Jerome Lyness, Navan,(Kidney),Rachel Eagleton, Bettystown – youngestfemale on the team (33) (Kidney), Jack O’Brien, Navan, – youngest member of the team (16) (kidney).MONAGHAN: Tomas Flannery, Tandarageebane (Lung).TIPPERARY: Orla Hogan, Nenagh (Kidney); Sheila Gregan, Nenagh(Kidney);WATERFORD viaDublin:  Eoin Hurley(age 25, Geneticsstudent at TCD)(Kidney).WESTMEATH: Finian Farrell, Mullingar (Kidney), NoelMarsden, Athlone (Kidney), John Connell, Mullingar, living in SouthAfrica (Kidney).WICKLOW: Garry Campbell, Greystones (kidney), PhilipKavanagh, Arklow (Liver).DUBLIN: Ron Grainger, Castleknock, D.15 (Kidney). HarryWard, Team Captain, Baldoyle, D.13 (Kidney), Paul Prendergast,Santry, D.9 (Kidney), Anthony Byrne, Artane (Kidney), Peter Heffernan, Skerries(Kidney), Leonard Ryan, Tallaght (Kidney), Aoife Murray, Clonsilla, (Liver),Michael Dwyer, Cabinteely (Kidney),Deirdre Faul, Dalkey (Liver), JohnMoran, Glasnevin, celebrating 34th anniversary ofliving donor transplant from brother (Kidney).TEAM MANAGER, Colin White from Balbriggan, DublinFororgan donor cards Freetext DONOR to 50050 or visit website www.ikw.ie/get-a-donor-card   Youcan also download the IKA’s digital organ donor to yoursmartphone. Your wishes to be an organ donor can also beincluded on the new format driving licence which is indicated on the back ofthe card by Code 115. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

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First pictures of fully laid pitch as Tottenham’s new stadium nears completion

first_imgTOTTENHAM’S new stadium finally has a pitch, we can reveal in these exclusive pictures.Spurs staff started laying the turf two days ago as they edge glacially towards opening their £850million new home.4 The turf has finally been laid at Tottenham’s new stadiumCredit: The SunTottenham had hoped to open their stadium for the game against Liverpool on September 15 but are months behind schedule.The North Londoners are hoping to leave Wembley behind and move into their new home for their mega clash with Chelsea on November 24.Earlier this week, Tottenham tweeted: “You can watch the pitch being laid via our live stadium web cams throughout the process.”But now it would appear the grass is ready for action having been laid – over a month before their new intended opening date.4 Tottenham’s new ground finally has a pitch after the turf was finished todayCredit: The Sun4 Tottenham are hoping to move into their new home against Chelsea on November 24Credit: Splash NewsThe news will come as a huge boost to fans, with the construction process bordering on farcical at times.Recently, extraordinary claims that workers had early-morning booze sessions and snorted cocaine in the toilets have emerged.Construction News claims to have heard first-hand accounts of contractors being under the influence of cocaine and alcohol, which has been denied by contractor Mace.But the company denied the report, which also claimed organisational failures had caused massive issues.4 Tottenham revealed they were starting to lay the turf two days agoCredit: @SpursOfficialTottenham stadium worker films video mocking progress of ground’s constructionlast_img read more

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