Minister D’Ambrosio Presents Marine and Coastal Bill 2017

first_imgMinister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Lily D’Ambrosio, today introduced the Marine and Coastal Bill 2017 – a new legislation to provide a better future for Victoria’s coastal and marine environments.The bill has been developed in close consultation with communities and organisations working to look after marine and coastal areas, as well as the guidance of a panel of experts, chaired by Associate Professor, Geoff Wescott.“Victoria’s marine and coastal environment is under pressure from the long-term challenges of climate change and population growth. Infrastructure along the coast is also ageing, which makes it harder to take action on the ground,” according to the minister’s official release.“Providing a better future for Victoria’s coastal and marine environments is our priority and putting strong, effective legislation in place is critical to get this done,” said D’Ambrosio.“This is about providing a simpler, more integrated approach to planning and managing the marine and coastal environment – to address the key challenges for the next 20 years and beyond.”The Marine and Coastal Bill 2017 – together with a range of complementary reforms and actions in the proposed Transition Plan – is part of the Government’s 2014 election commitments outlined in ‘Our Environment, Our Future’.last_img read more

LMC Expels Giwa FC from NPFL, Cancels All Results, Goals Involving…

first_imgGiwa FC of Jos has been expelled from the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) for multiple infractions of the Framework and Rules of the NPFL, particularly for violation of B13.28 which prescribes expulsion from the league for any club that fails to honour three matches cumulatively within a season with no acceptable reason to the League Management Company (LMC).The LMC in addition to ordering a forfeiture of all funds due Giwa FC from the LMC, also invoked Rule B13.66 to make pronouncements protecting the players of the club by granting them waiver to terminate their contracts with the club for ‘just cause’ or ‘sporting just cause’ and releasing them for contracts with other clubs during the on-going season. “Pursuant to Rule B13.66 of the League Rules and without prejudice to the agreed written terms of their respective player contracts, nothing shall preclude Players hitherto registered by Giwa FC from the unilateral termination of contracts for ‘just cause’ or ‘sporting just cause’ as the case may be, and from being contracted to and registered by other Clubs”, the Summary Jurisdiction notice stated. The LMC said it would further review with a view to setting up a social safety net to mitigate any consequential hardship, “the matter of registered players and officials currently contracted to Giwa FC – particularly those who may have played at least 50% of its league matches in the current season and whose player contracts and potential earnings may have been brought to jeopardy on account of this decision”.The LMC also ruled that Clubs that had already played Giwa FC before Match Day 19 would have their match day expenses refunded from the funds seized from accruals of Giwa FC that was with the LMC.Giwa FC was charged for breach of Rules B13.25 and B13.28 by the LMC which in a Summary Jurisdiction notice imposed two sanctions on the club for breach of Rule B13.25 and expulsion for breach of Rule B13.28.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Dzumhur plays Semi-finals of the ATP Challenger Tournament in Blois Today

first_imgDamir Dzumhur, best tennis player in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) will today play the semi-finals of the ATP Challenger Tournament in Blois, France. Dzumhur’s opponent, will be French Alexandre Muller (327 ATP).Bosnian best tennis player, ranked 94th on the ATP list, will fight for the semi-finals and for 43,000 Euros worth tournament.Previously, Estonian Jurgen Zoop won , while in 2nd round Dzumhur defeated Canadian Felix Auger Aliassim (231 ATP) with 6: 7 (4), 6: 3, 6: 4.Match between Dzumhur and Muller is playing today from 11 am.(Source: fena)last_img read more


first_imgCELTIC coach and Donegal GAA manager Jim McGuinness is in Glasgow this evening for the club’s glamour last 16 Champions League clash with Juventus.The Hoops are hoping to take a first leg lead against the Turin club.McGuinness has been working with younger members of the Celtic squad in his role as a sports psychologist. A host of Donegal GAA stars will also be at the game – which is live on TV3 from 7.30pm.“There is a real belief anything can happen over two games,” said Neil Lennon today.“We go into the tie as underdogs but nothing is going to be decided at the end of 90 minutes.”Juventus currently top Italy’s Serie A and have a wealth of top players. “They have excellent strikers – Mirko Vucinic, Fabio Quagliarella, Sebastian Giovinco – and they have also brought in Nicolas Anelka,” said Lennon.“But the one who has caught my eye is Alessandro Matri. He looks an excellent young player. The team is blessed with fantastic footballers but we knew that before the tie or before any preparations were made.“It would be dangerous to underestimate Celtic. We have proved already this season that we can be a match for anyone.”Celtic reached the last 16 by finishing second in their group behind Barcelona, having beaten the Spanish giants at Parkhead.“It is the only show around, a European night at Celtic Park,” said the manager. “It will be a fantastic football arena – for me, one of the best atmospheres in world football, never mind European football – and it is for our supporters.“Obviously, the players will play their part but to bring these nights back to the club is something that means a lot to me.“Anyone who has experienced a Champions League night here before will know what I am referring to.”Striker Georgios Samaras is battling a hamstring injury to feature against Juventus, while defender Efe Ambrose was in action for Nigeria on Sunday, helping them win the African Cup of Nations. “We will see what condition he is in and if he is OK, we will have him in the squad,” Lennon said of Ambrose’s return to Glasgow.“We will give Georgios as much time as he is needed. He has been doing pretty aggressive rehabilitation work and we are hopeful he will be okay.“If not, then I have a very strong squad and we will have him fit for the second leg.”JIM McGUINNESS IN GLASGOW FOR CELTIC’S CHAMPIONS LEAGUE CLASH WITH JUVENTUS was last modified: February 12th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:JIM McGUINNESS IN GLASGOW FOR CELTIC’S CHAMPIONS LEAGUE CLASH WITH JUVENTUSlast_img read more