Liverpool mayor hits back at Everton chief over new stadium comments

first_img At Everton’s annual general meeting, Elstone criticised the council for dragging its heels. Anderson swiftly hit back on Twitter, and on Tuesday expanded on Liverpool City Council’s point of view. Anderson said in a statement: “I was disappointed that people were left with the impression that the council and other partners were not fully in support or part of a true partnership. I don’t recognise that view. “As mayor of the city, I wish to set straight some of the issues which were not communicated to last night’s meeting. “Many people would love to see a new stadium, new housing, a better park and new community facilities at Walton Hall Park. Some would prefer the park to remain the way it currently is.” He said that Everton must show they have £300million to fund the project, and the project must come with a “regeneration scheme”, have a developer in place, and a planning application, all of which he said it was lacking. Anderson added: ” Once these are in place, of course we will support, facilitate and work together to move the project forward, in the same way that we did with Liverpool FC for their recent the Anfield stadium expansion. “Some people seem to be forgetting that it is not the job of the council to finance and deliver a major regeneration scheme of the type proposed, including a potential new stadium for Everton Football Club. Nobody should be in any doubt about the horrendous financial situation that the council is facing.” Questioning the Premier League club’s motivation for going public with such criticism, Anderson said: ” It is sad that Everton FC chose to question mine and the council’s integrity and commitment publicly. Liverpool mayor Joe Anderson has rejected Everton chief executive Robert Elstone’s suggestion that the city council is delaying progress towards the club having a new stadium. Momentum behind Everton’s planned move to a new home at Walton Hall Park has stalled, 14 months after being announced in September 2014. Speaking on Monday evening, Elstone said the onus for what he called a ”regenerative project” which would bring huge financial benefit to the area could not exclusively be placed on the football club. Press Association “As a city we have helped Everton with Finch Farm and took the controversial decision to support a regeneration project with a stadium on Walton Hall Park. The evidence of our commitment to supporting Everton is there for all to see. “As mayor I am totally committed to helping, within reason, this project if it meets the wider regeneration needs of the area or indeed any other solution the club may propose. “I await sight of those plans.” last_img read more

Stage 15 today

first_imgThere’s a chance of a bunched fnish to this stage with challenging conditions in the Rhone Valley likely to affect the cyclists.Chris Froome is still the man to catch after he extended his overall lead yesterday.last_img

AIDP hosts first ‘Power Hour’ on racism and equality

first_img Betsson strengthens diversity commitment with AIDP membership May 7, 2020 Related Articles Submit All-in Diversity Project to launch #opendoors campaign January 6, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Share AIDP adds two new global advisors August 12, 2020 Industry workforce diversity and inclusion non-profit organisation All-in Diversity Project (AIDP) will host its first ‘Power Hour’ on Thursday 25 June (17:00 hrs BST), discussing the prominent topic of racism, equality and representation.AIDP’s Power Hour sessions are a monthly open ‘off the record’ platform for all industry employees (junior-to-executive) to share opinions, concerns and reflections on the industry’s values and social dynamics.Hosted via Zoom, the first AIDP Power Hour will discuss the complex subject matter of race-relations in betting and gaming, and whether industry incumbents are broadening representation of their workforce make-up.“In previous years we’ve focused on gender and LGBTQ+. 2020 was always going to be the year that we broached the incredibly sensitive subject of race – we just never imagined for a moment that it would be against a backdrop of one of the most horrific events we’ve ever witnessed,” said Co-Founder Christina Thakor-Rankin.Equal opportunity and fair representation have risen to the top of all corporate leadership agendas, following global protests over the death of George Floyd led by the Black Live Matter movement.Thakor-Rankin explained why all industry stakeholders should not hide from debating delicate and divisive matters: “The Power Hour marks the start of what we hope will be a series of conversations looking at race across a number of areas – not just culture and recruitment but marketing, products and of docile responsibility.“We hope that anyone who has something to share, wants to learn a new perspective or cares to listen will join this conversation.”last_img read more

Hawks’ Trae Young on game-winner vs. 76ers: Those are the plays you live for

first_img76ers coach Brett Brown took notice of Young’s performance, calling him “unique,” while Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce praised the rookie.  “We rely on him a lot and he delivers a lot. I don’t know if anyone has played better basketball in their rookie season than he is or anyone else over the last couple of years,” Pierce said.”The stuff he is doing — facilitating, he has played in every single game and he has performed. He has been our go-to guy down the stretch. I just think there is a lot to be said about our growth as a team and how we’ve progressed and teams we’ve beat and how we’ve played as the season has gone on and he’s been a major part of that.”Young was selected by the Mavericks No. 5 overall out of the 2018 draft, but was then traded to Atlanta in exchange for the No. 3 pick and a 2019 first-round pick. Young is averaging 18.7 points and has had five games with at least 30 points and 10 assists. Hawks guard Trae Young pulled off an incredible game-winning shot Saturday with less than a second remaining, giving his team a 129-127 win over the 76ers.Young grabbed an inbound pass from Kevin Huerter with less than four seconds to go and dribbled past 76ers’ Jimmy Butler toward the free-throw line. He then made a jumper with 0.1 seconds left in the game. Warriors coach Steve Kerr explains 35-point loss to Mavericks TRAE YOUNG FTW. 😱#TrueToAtlanta— NBA TV (@NBATV) March 24, 2019Young explained the sequence following the game after he scored 32 points with 11 assists to end the 76ers’ six-game winning streak.”Those are the type of plays you live for, with the clock counting down,” Young said, per The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “I just wanted to get to my strong suit and get to my pull-up, that mid-range floater I have.” Related Newslast_img read more