Red Stripe Premier League 2015-16 FixturesRED STRIPE PREMIER LEAGUE 2015 2016ROUND 1Sunday September 6, 2015 (Match Day 1)Harbour View FC vs Boys’ Town FC 6:30 pm Harbour View StadiumMontego Bay United FC vs Portmore United FC 4:00 pm Wespow ParkF.C. Reno vs Humble Lion FC 3:30 pm Frome ComplexRivoli United FC vs Waterhouse FC 4:00 pm Prison OvalTivoli Gardens FC VS Cavalier SC 3:30 pm Edward Seaga ComplexMonday, September 7, 2015Arnett Gardens FC VS UWI FC 6:00pm Anthony Spaulding Sports ComplexSunday September 13, 2015 (Match Day 2)Boys’ Town FC vs Tivoli Gardens FC 3:30 pm Barbican StadiumCavalier SC vs Arnett Gardens FC 5:00 pm Stadium EastHumble Lion FC vs Harbour View FC 3:30 pm Effortville Community CentrePortmore United FC vs Rivoli United FC 3:30 pm Middlesex Intl CollegeReno vs Waterhouse FC 3:30 pm Frome ComplexUWI FC vs Montego Bay United FC 3:30 pm UWI Bowl, MonaSunday September 20, 2015 (Match Day 3)Arnett Gardens FC vs Boys’ Town FC 6:00 pm Anthony Spaulding Sports ComplexHarbour View FC vs FC Reno 6:30 pm Harbour View StadiumRivoli United FC vs UWI FC 4:00 pm Prison OvalTivoli Gardens FC vs Humble Lion FC 3:30 pm Edward Seaga ComplexWaterhouse FC vs Portmore United FC 4:00 pm Drewsland StadiumSunday September 27, 2015 (Match Day 4)Boys Town FC vs Montego Bay United FC 3:30 pm Barbican StadiumCavalier SC vs Rivoli United FC 5:00 pm Stadium EastHarbour View FC vs Waterhouse FC 6:30 pm Harbour View StadiumHumble Lion FC vs Arnett Gardens FC 3:30 pm Effortville Community CentreFC Reno vs Tivoli Gardens FC 3:30 pm Frome ComplexUWI FC vs Portmore United FC 3:30 pm UWI Bowl, MonaWednesday September 30, 2015 (Match Day 3)Montego Bay United FC vs Cavalier SC 4:00 pm Wespow ParkSunday October 4, 2015 (Match Day 5)Arnett Gardens FC vs FC Reno 6:00 pm Anthony Spaudling ComplexMontego Bay United FC vs Humble Lion FC 4:00 pm Wespow ParkPortmore United FC vs Cavalier SC 3:30 pm Middlesex Intl CollegeRivoli United FC vs Boys’ Town FC 4:00 pm Prison OvalTivoli Gardens FC vs Harbour View FC 3:30 pm Edward Seaga ComplexWaterhouse FC vs UWI FC 4:00 pm Drewsland StadiumSunday October 11, 2015 (Match Day 6)Boys’ Town FC vs Portmore United FC 3:30 pm Barbican StadiumCavalier SC vs UWI FC 5:00 pm Stadium EastHarbour View FC vs Arnett Gardens FC 6:30 pm Harbour View StadiumHumble Lion FC vs Rivoli United FC 3:30 pm Effortville Community CentreFC Reno vs Montego Bay United FC 3:30 pm Frome ComplexTivoli Gardens FC vs Waterhouse FC 3:30 pm Edward Seaga ComplexSunday October 18, 2015 (Match Day 7)Arnett Gardens FC vs Tivoli Gardens FC 6:00 pm Anthony Spaulding ComplexMontego Bay United FC vs Harbour View FC 4:00 pm Wespow ParkPortmore United FC vs Humble Lion FC 3:30 pm Middlesex Int’l CollegeRivoli United FC VS F.C. Reno 4:00 pm Prison OvalUWI FC vs Boys’ Town FC 3:30 pm UWI Bowl, MonaWaterhouse FC vs Cavalier SC 4:00 pm Drewsland StadiumSunday October 25, 2015 (Match Day 8)Arnett Gardens FC vs Waterhouse FC 6:00 pm Anthony Spaulding ComplexBoys’ Town FC vs Cavalier SC 3:00 pm Barbican StadiumHarbour View FC vs Rivoli United FC 6:30 pm Harbour View StadiumHumble Lion FC vs UWI FC 3:00 pm Effortville Community CentreFC Reno vs Portmore United FC 3:00 pm Frome ComplexTivoli Gardens FC vs Montego Bay United FC 3:00 pm Edward Seaga ComplexSunday November 1, 2015 (Match Day 9)Cavalier SC vs Humble Lion FC 4:30 pm Stadium EastMontego Bay United FC vs Arnett Gardens FC 3:00 pm Wespow ParkPortmore United FC vs Harbour View FC 3:00 pm Middlesex Int’l CollegeRivoli United FC vs Tivoli Gardens FC 3:00 pm Prison OvalUWI FC vs F C Reno 3:00 pm UWI Bowl MonaWaterhouse FC vs Boys’ Town FC 3:00 pm Drewsland StadiumWednesday November 4, 2015 (Match Day 10)Arnett Gardens FC vs Rivoli United FC 6:00 pm Anthony Spaulding ComplexHarbour View FC vs UWI FC 7:00 pm Harbour View StadiumHumble Lion FC vs Boys’ Town FC 3:00 pm Effortville Community CentreMontego Bay United FC vs Waterhouse FC 3:00 pm Wespow ParkReno vs Cavalier SC 3:00pm Frome ComplexTivoli Gardens FC vs Portmore United FC 3:00 pm Edward Seaga ComplexSunday November 8, 2015 (Match Day 11)Boys’ Town FC VS F.C. Reno 3:00 pm Barbican StadiumCavalier SC vs Harbour View FC 4:30 pm Stadium EastPortmore United FC vs Arnett Gardens FC 3:00 pm Middlesex Int’l CollegeRivoli United FC vs Montego Bay United FC 3:00 pm Prison OvalUWI FC vs Tivoli Gardens FC 3:00 pm UWI Bowl, MonaWaterhouse FC vs Humble Lion FC 3:00 pm Drewsland Stadium
The Jamaica Rugby Football Union (JRFU) will be hosting an Under-21 developmental seven-a-side tournament in Kingston on Saturday. Union Chairman Jerry Benzwick says that his association is putting on the competition with the hopes of improving its national selection pool. “We’re hoping to unearth young players to join our National 7s programme,” he said. “We want to switch out the guard now. We have too many old players and we need to see what the young people are bringing.” The JRFU is expecting 15 pick-up teams, made up of players from both clubs and schools, to be competing throughout the day. Benzwick said he expects to see six or seven male teams and at least three female teams taking part. He said that he is hoping for an exciting day of rugby football, as he was told by many young players that they are looking forward to the event. “I spoke to many players, young and old. The young ones can’t wait for the tournament and the older ones ask me why they never had a competition of this kind when they were under 21 and were able to play.” The tournament kicks off at 10a.m. at Emmet Park, St George’s College.
Meeting with Queen Elizabeth II– British State Minister to visit GuyanaPresident David Granger on Wednesday met with the Queen of England, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England in a private meeting during which they discussed the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy (QCC) – a network of forest conservation initiatives which involves all 52 countries of the Commonwealth.These discussions were held in the context of President Granger’s “green state” development agenda. The meeting marks the first time a Guyanese leader has met with Queen Elizabeth II in the United Kingdom.Following the meeting, President Granger posited that relations between the two countries were “becoming warmer”, adding that the relationship between Her Majesty’s Government and the Cooperative Republic of Guyana has benefited immensely from the interactions during his visit.The Guyanese Head of State further noted that the meeting was significant because, although he was not on an official State visit, he was able to meet with Her Majesty, who remained an influential world leader.“The Queen is Head of the Commonwealth. When she adopts a programme, which is a ‘green’ programme, which is entirely consistent with Guyana’s ‘green’ agenda, it is very significant for Guyana and Guyanese, and, of course, she is a very influential person from a moral point of view; intellectual, philosophical point of view around the world… I can say that it was of the utmost significance for me, and for Guyana that she, since 2015 at the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Malta, laid out this policy of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy… As Head of State, it was an honour for me to meet the Queen and to share the vision of, not only a Green State, a Green Guyana, but also a Green Commonwealth,” he said.President David Granger addressing Tuesday’s reception as Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge and Baroness Anelay listen intently in the backgroundPresident Granger went on to say that he would continue to promote the concept of environmental protection and preservation as Chairman of the Caribbean Community (Caricom), while ensuring Guyana’s commitment to becoming a ‘green’ state remained undiminished.“[The Queen] is convinced that this is the way to save the earth, to save the Commonwealth, to save our country and I’m in full support of her,” he added.Moreover, the President also expressed Guyana’s gratitude to Her Majesty for Britain’s support on the implementation of the Security Sector Reform Action Plan in Guyana. In January this year, UK military officer Russell Combe arrived in Guyana to oversee the implementation of the Plan.This matter was also emphasised during President Granger’s meeting with Foreign Secretary, the Rt Hon Boris Johnson, Wednesday at the House of Lords.The President said that these meetings have augured well for Guyana’s relationship with the UK at both a governmental and private sector level.“The main takeaway is Guyana’s commitment to continuing as a member of the Commonwealth and as a State that is attractive to investment from British investors; a State that is organised and administered on the principles of accountability and transparency and a State that is friendly to investors. And in meeting with Foreign Secretary Johnson, he is quite aware of the issues affecting Guyana and we saw eye to eye on those issues,” the President said.Rt Hon Baroness Anelay of St Johns, DBE, has announced that she would be visiting Guyana from May 1-3, as part of a three-country tour which includes Trinidad and Venezuela.The British Minister of State of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office made this announcement at the Caribbean Council’s House of Lords Annual Reception on Tuesday evening, where President Granger also delivered an address outlining Guyana’s abundant resources, investment potential and its strengthened legal and regulatory framework for the national and multilateral investors, who attended the event.During her visit, Baroness Anelay will meet with the Guyanese Head of State; the Leader of the Opposition, Bharrat Jagdeo; Caricom Secretary General Irwin LaRocque, and members of the Private Sector.
…as pressure continues to bear down on GECOM Chairman to resignAmid heavy criticisms over the unilateral appointment of the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), the Guyana Human Rights Authority (GHRA) has now brought new information to the public’s attention about the alleged involvement of retired Justice James Patterson with the infamous “Grenada 17” trial of which he had a heavy hand in, while serving in the judicial system on that island.In a statement issued on Wednesday, the GHRA made reference to the United States’ (US) invasion of Grenada in 1983, which led to a trial of the surviving 17 alleged ringleaders – known as the “Grenada 17”. The trial was held by a group of Attorneys and Judges appointed and paid for by the US, according to a swornGECOM Chairman, Justice (retired) James Pattersonaffidavit of Ramsey Clark, the former US Attorney General.The GHRA reminded that aspects of the trials were dominated by the US Administration which generated widespread international condemnation. It was noted by Clark that the trial was not presided over by any constitutional court or other tribunal of the island of Grenada. Following the trials, all records were removed to the US and access to them has been extremely difficult ever since.The human rights watchdog recalled that there were many disturbing facts about the prosecution, conviction and sentencing of the defendants in this matter. A number of witnesses were interrogated and documents seized. Most of this material was never made available to counsel for the defence. And the selection of Judges was a very serious violation of commonly accepted notions of due process of law.During that period, there were also reports that the jury was picked with no effort to probe for prejudice and no defendant or defence counsel present and without cross-examination. Further, the GHRA noted that motions to ensure a proper and fair jury were not heard until the trial court was ordered to do so for the third time nearly three years after the convictions, among a long list of other human rights violations.But significantly also, the GHRA claimed that among the Judges associated with this infamous period of Caribbean history was Justice Patterson. He along with other Judges who participated in this matter at that time, found no fault with the serious violation of accepted notions of due process of law.But the GHRA did not stop there, the organisation pointed to the request for access to a wide range of documents related to the trials by US-based academic, Dr Richard Gibson, who filed a Freedom of Information (FoI) request following a visit to Grenada in 1996. He managed to gain access to some of the documents and later released some information on the case trial.In Dr Gibson’s writings as stated by the GHRA press statement, it revealed that a US political officer reported meeting with the Chief Justice of Grenada and that individual had related that the hangings of the Grenada 17 defendants was expected to take place in 1988. Importantly, this discussion took place when the Chief Justice had a motion pending before him that was capable of nullifying all of the convictions.The GHRA also noted that the report revealed the extent to which the US Government was supervising the legal process, down to supervising and exerting clear influence to have the trial record produced. Meetings were held with the Chief Justice and there was regular contact with the secretary of the Chief Justice to get the matter moving. This level of interest is truly amazing, according to the local body.The GHRA highlighted in its press statement that the human rights dimension of this case was not only disgraceful on the part of the ‘judicial actors’, but it also allegedly involved Patterson who has now been elevated to one of the most sensitive posts and constitutional offices in Guyana.“Moreover, national elections in Guyana are the subject of intense interest and require frequent inter-action between the Commissioner, contending parties and the diplomatic community. The extracts from the official documents quoted above encourage the conclusion that when confronted with the interests of a foreign power Justice Patterson could not be relied on to keep his own counsel or maintain the impartiality or discretion required in a Chairman of GECOM,” the body opined.GHRA said within the general context of Justice Patterson’s suitability for the GECOM post and in light of the foregoing an additional question must inevitably arise. “Is a person who has never disassociated himself from being at the centre of an episode which tarnished the reputation of the Caribbean judicial community for a generation a ‘fit and proper’ person to be Chairman of GECOM?”Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) had filed an injunction in the High Court to rescind the appointment on the grounds of unconstitutionality. The injunction is seeking a declaration that Justice Patterson is not qualified to be appointed in provision with Article 161-2 of the Constitution of Guyana.The PPP had raised concerns about Patterson’s alleged alignment with the major party in the coalition Government, the People’s National Congress (PNC). The party claimed that he is an active member of a PNC-related website and was also a pallbearer at the funeral of former President Desmond Hoyte.
The Dawson Creek RCMP is advising the public of an ongoing problem in that community.In the recent weeks and months a number of members in the public are being approached at their homes by persons requesting money for various things. These people are asking for things like food, shelter, bus tickets and tow trucks. These are not the only items being asked for, just a few examples.The RCMP woud like to discourage the public from contributing funds to these people and would ask that if you are approached, and asked for money, and feel unsafe, please contact the RCMP immediately.- Advertisement -The RCMP in Dawson are also responded to a number of complaints about recreational vehicles being stolen. They remind you to make sure you secure all recreational vehicles.
West Hills Pork buys votes The media seem to ignore the fact that the Democrats had to buy some of their own party’s votes by adding $24 billion of our tax money for pork-barrel projects to the military-funding bill. Today, the Democrats are beating their chests like they won something. I guess if you consider being able to buy votes a win, then they won. We lost. – Jim Ridosh Re “Bonanza for bureaucrats” (March 27): Our government officials magically find money to fatten their fat wallets when there are deficits and shortages of money to maintain state parks and other infrastructures. The justification by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and other bloated bureaucrats to increase 50 state office workers’ salaries is always the excuse that they have to keep competitive with other governmental agencies. I’d like to wave a magical wand that instantly reduced all of the top officials’ salaries and pensions to a fair and honest level. – Carla Henry Northridge Unconscionably low Re “Garcetti’s folly” (Our Opinions, March 25): The editors of the Daily News seem to think that workers seeking a living wage, and their allies, are driving potential visitors away from Los Angeles. But the ones who are really being driven away are the hardworking families who, even with two or more breadwinners, can no longer afford to live in this high-priced town because of the unconscionably low wages paid by businesses such as the Los Angeles International Airport Hilton. Let the mouthpieces of organized Big Business squeal about their “golden goose.” People of faith will continue to speak up with and for those who do the backbreaking and poorly compensated labor of producing the golden eggs. -Bonnie Blustein, Ph.D. Pasadena Put a plug in it Re “Mount Mel erupts again” (March 24): I wish assistant professor Alicia Estrada and others like her would stop trying to use someone else’s “slot” as a time and place to filibuster an issue. She already has a bully pulpit (her classroom and the entire college campus) as, clearly, colleges today are certainly not centers of free speech and thought. If she expects Mel Gibson to apologize, then she also should be willing to apologize to him for trying to take his time and forum in a deceptive and abusive way. She is not without fault in this. Gibson is human and subject to being tired and fed up. Although I do not agree with his language, I can certainly see how he felt it was time to put a plug in her mouth. – Ginny Murray Simi Valley Common sense Re “Bullet train promises fast relief” (Their Opinions, March 24): So, the author wants to conveniently zip back and forth between Los Angeles and San Francisco – either on a $40 billion ($1,000 per California resident) bullet train or driving I-5 at 90 miles an hour. Has she a clue what airplanes are for? What about the environmental damage caused by her easy ride back and forth? Of all the tremendous needs of our society, is this the time for the “most expensive public-works project in U.S. history” in order to make the L.A.-San Francisco trip quick and easy? Perhaps we should think of some sort of common-sense alternative, such as, oh say, having first-class public transportation within the L.A. area and within the San Francisco area, plus upgrading the airports – all for a fraction of the cost. – Kim Forrest Los Banos Blame yourself I don’t have a lot of sympathy for the parties involved in the subprime loan stories. Companies knew this would happen but didn’t care because the bottom line is the only thing that is important. The government knew this would happen but also didn’t care because the housing market helped keep the economy afloat after 9-11. Consumers should have known this would happen. If you do not have the time to do your research, read the fine print and ask all the necessary questions, you should not be buying property. People are responsible for their own financial situation. When you don’t even know what your rates are, or sign a blank loan application, or buy a home you know you can’t afford, then you only have yourself to blame. – Ngan Adams Burbank High-speed trains Re “Bullet train promises fast relief” (Their Opinions, March 24): Mariel Garza rightly supports high-speed rail. However, some facts need to be clarified. Nobody uses rail? Union Station’s rush-hour crowds would probably beg to differ. Look out, cows? High-speed rail tracks will be grade-separated, making it impossible to walk onto the tracks. High-speed rail costs half as much as the governor’s bonds for all the state’s transportation repairs? The bonds will only widen and fix a few interchanges and roads. That versus an entire new rail system for our whole gridlocked state? – Michael Barack Sherman Oaks Iraq should step up Shouldn’t Iraqis be expressing their solidarity with Great Britain over the capture of the 15 British sailors and Royal Marines by Iran? After all, British captives were inspecting ships headed for Iraq for illegal weapon shipments when Iran took them hostage. If Iraq stood side by side with Great Britain in demanding their immediate release, the pressure on Iran to do so would be that much greater. – Stephen Wagner Valencia Buzzing of the saw Our neighbor celebrated Arbor Day by cutting down to the ground six beautiful, large, healthy pecan trees. I repeatedly begged him not to cut them down – at least spare one. But, no, he said, they’re my trees, and I want them out so I can build a block wall. No more will I see the squirrels running up and down the trees and the crows balancing on the top branches. I was absolutely sick all weekend listening to the buzzing of the saw. I wish there was a law against such vandalism of the Earth. – Diane Sullada Canoga Park Boiling the pot Re “Iraq war backers must admit our errors” (Viewpoint, March 18): While Chris Weinkopf’s change of heart about the Iraq war is understandable, his statement that “There’s no longer any denying the war was a mistake” is incorrect. Many Americans, albeit a minority, are still keeping an eye on the bigger picture in this battle against radical Islamic terrorism. In 2003 President George W. Bush made a decision to tackle a scourge that had begun decades earlier, instead of idly watching it slowly eat away at our freedoms. He made the decision to force the hiding enemies into the open, break up their plots, capture their leaders and hopefully stop the inevitable. Bush made the right decision, but his fight now appears doomed, as most Americans, like Weinkopf, believe we never should have boiled that pot. – Sharon Hess Sherman Oaks Firings and firings Re Dana Summers cartoon (March 26): The cartoonist depicted the Clinton administration firing 93 U.S. attorneys and no one said a word. Now the Bush administration fires eight and there is all this uproar. What is not mentioned is this: The people whom the Clinton administration appointed, to replace the ones fired, had to go through Senate confirmation hearings. Both sides of the aisle had a say in hiring them. Thanks to an item smuggled into what sponsors call the Patriot Act, the Bush administration got to fire attorneys for political reasons and hire attorneys for political reasons without any of our elected representatives having a chance to check these people out. – Kilani Hutchinson Panorama City160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. 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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – With a staggering number of people using outreach services in Fort St. John, this years fire truck pull will have a different focus.The focus will be on food. Specifically for food banks that have barely any food left on the shelves.In June alone of this year, the following numbers were calculated of clientele using services.Salvation Army (Food Bank): 1653FSJ Women’s Resource Society (Outreach Store): 492FSJ Friendship Society (Mobile Outreach Program): 1301TOTAL: 3446That is why at the 6th annual fire truck pull this year, there will also be a food drive. The shelves in Fort St. John are depleted and they need to be stocked again.Niki Hedges with the United Way says the numbers are extremely alarming and things need to change.“The very real concern is that over the last year all our service providers are experiencing unprecedented statistics, a dramatic increase. To address this crisis, spearheaded by UWNBC together with the Salvation Army, Women’s Resource Society, Friendship Society, NEAT, Northern Health and the Fort St John Evangel Church and others we have recognize that the old ways of working are not achieving the outcomes and change that we all desire to meet the demand.”The fire truck pull and food drive will be happening September 17th from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm at Centennial Park in Fort St. John.There will also be a pancake breakfast and BBQ lunch as well.The main event of course will feature teams pulling a 30,000 lb fire truck. There will be trophy’s for: Fastest PullMost Food RaisedMost Funds RaisedBest Dressed/Most Spirited – Advertisement –
But Nasri, likely relieved to have escaped being left in the wilderness under Pep Guardiola at Manchester City this season, said he had found the challenge he wanted.“I am a guy who likes a challenge, I don’t like to go somewhere where I am used to winning,” Nasri said at a welcoming ceremony in Antalya’s historic city centre as hundreds of boisterous Turkish fans chanted his name.“I like to be the winner, I like to change. I like to make history.“And I think this club and this city deserve to have the best club in Turkey. And I want to be part of it and I want to make history,” he added.Nasri revealed that he had been in discussions with the better known Istanbul clubs but plumped for Antalyaspor after being impressed by the vision of club chairman Ali Safak Ozturk.“The discussions were really long for this transfer to happen. I had discussions with other clubs in Istanbul but I choose Antalyaspor because of this guy,” he said, gesturing at Ozturk.Nasri, 30, will earn an annual salary of four million euros ($4.7 million) plus bonuses at the club, Turkish news reports have said.Nasri joined Manchester City in 2011 after three seasons at Arsenal, emerging as one of their key players and winning the Premier League title in the 2011/2012 and 2013/2014 seasons.But he then fell out of favour after injury. He has since also bowed out of international football.Antalyaspor are one of Turkey’s most ambitious sides, despite only winning promotion to the Super Lig in 2015, and want to break the league domination of the Istanbul giants.They were disappointed to finish the 2015-16 season in ninth place but improved to fifth place last term, just missing out on a spot in the Europa League.Antalyaspor’s key player over the past two seasons has been former Cameroon international striker Samuel Eto’o. This summer the team also signed France international and former Roma and AC Milan playmaker Jeremy Menez from Bordeaux.Antalyaspor got off to a slow start to the season, losing 2-0 away to champions Besiktas and then drawing 2-2 with Akhisarspor on Sunday. Nasri’s first appearance will be away to Malatyaspor at the weekend.“I can’t wait to play Saturday and show you my quality,” said Nasri.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Samir Nasri, pictured in 2016, stunned many by signing for Antalyaspor from Turkey’s Mediterranean resort city © AFP/File / CRISTINA QUICLERISTANBUL, Turkey, Aug 22 – Former French international midfielder Samir Nasri on Tuesday said he was relishing the challenge of playing for Antalyaspor, after signing for the Turkish Super Lig team following six years at Manchester City.Nasri stunned many by signing on Monday for the team from Turkey’s Mediterranean resort city, which was only promoted to the Turkish top flight three seasons ago and has yet to qualify for Europe.
For more information, and to register, you can visit the committee’s website. VICTORIA, B.C. – The Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services has announced details for its Budget 2020 consultation.According to the Government, this consultation is an annual event where British Columbians are invited to share their priorities and ideas for the next Provincial Budget.Committee Chair, Bob D’Eith, says the consultation has been moved to June instead of the fall which will allow more time for the committee to put forward reviews and considerations.- Advertisement -“Every year, the committee hears diverse perspectives and suggestions on a number of topics. Moving the consultation to June will allow for more time to review and consider this input and the recommendations put forward by the committee.”Residents can provide their input by speaking with the committee in-person or via teleconference at a public hearing. They can also send input via mail or through an online survey.A public hearing will be coming to Fort St. John on June 19, 2019.Advertisement
Marc Muniesa in action for Stoke City 1 Stoke defender Marc Muniesa is back in contention for the club’s end-of-season run-in.The former Barcelona man played 60 minutes of an U21 match against Wolves on Monday after hobbling out of an FA Cup fixture back in February with a torn hamstring.Muniesa was an unused sub in the 2-0 defeat to Swansea at the weekend and was desperate to get some action over the bank holiday.“It was good for me to get some minutes and to build some rhythm for the next first-team game,” Muniesa said. “After nine or ten weeks since I picked up the injury, it is difficult to come back again.“I said to coaches after the game against Swansea that I didn’t play in, that I wanted to play and wanted to be involved again.“I was in the squad against Swansea so the under-21s match was just to test me and involve me in the game and for me it’s always good to play.“I felt ok after coming off, I was a little bit tired because it’s always difficult after two-and-a-half months off to play again but I felt ok. I am back in training with the first team on Tuesday.”