18 01 20

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs San Miguel Beer center June Mar Fajardo refused to make any predictions heading into the Beermen’s title series against the Barangay Ginebra Gin Kings.But the reigning four-time PBA MVP is sure of one thing: Game 5 will be necessary.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“For sure, walang sweep na mangyayari kasi malakas yung Ginebra,” Fajardo said on Tuesday during the pre-finals press conference.(For sure, there won’t be any sweep happening because Ginebra is a strong team.) San Miguel big man June Mar Fajardo. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net[/caption]ADVERTISEMENT Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Fajardo predicts there will be no sweep in PBA Finals PLAY LIST 01:02Fajardo predicts there will be no sweep in PBA Finals01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names San Miguel and Ginebra will meet in the finals for the second time in four conferences.The Beermen needed only five games to beat the Gin Kings in their previous meeting in the championship round back in the 2017 Philippine Cup.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins READ: Cone unfazed as Ginebra faces ‘greatest team of all time’ in PBA Finals“Pareho kaming ayaw magpa-sweep. Magandang series ito, mahabang series siguro ito.”(Both teams don’t want to get swept. This will be a good and probably long series.)READ: San Miguel, Ginebra expect long, gruelling PBA Finals seriesADVERTISEMENT Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Old rivals Fajardo, Slaughter finally face off in the PBA Finals Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES MOST READ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced View commentslast_img read more

12 01 20

first_img– amended Customs Bill will tighten loopholes in re-migrant schemeOne of the loopholes in the re-migrant scheme is now tightened with the amendment of the Customs Bill. The amendment of the Bill was moved by Finance Minister Winston Jordan on Thursday in the 112th sitting of the National Assembly of the 11th Parliament.Finance Minister Winston JordanAccording to the Department of Public Information (DPI), Minister Jordan highlighted that the amendment proposes a tax credit of $5 million to be given to the re-migrants. He said this allows the re-migrant to bring as many vehicles as possible but once it exceeds the credit amount, they will have to pay the difference in duties.“You do not have to worry anymore about the vehicles being in your possession for six months, you can come to Guyana and you can buy your vehicle within six months of arriving in Guyana. This allows us to get around all the chicanery of trying to show that you had it in your possession for six months,” the Minister explained.The scheme, he said, has not worked well, especially as it relates to the question of who exactly is a re-migrant and if those individuals comply with the criteria of a re-migrants. Minister Jordan added that the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) has its limitations and find it hard to ensure that every re-migrant is complying with the laws.In addition, the Finance Minister underscored that many re-migrants use the scheme to bring home vehicles and televisions among other things to be sold with those individuals spending less than two weeks in the country. However, the Bill seeks only to deal with vehicles.Upon investigation, the Minister said it was found that some persons failed to fulfil many of the criteria to be regarded as a re-migrant.Students will also benefit from the amendment, Minister Jordan pointed out. He noted that they too can qualify as re-migrants if they can show that they had attended continuously, for at least three years, an educational institution abroad. Such persons will be given all rights and can have access to all rights including purchasing of vehicles when they return home.The Minister said that despite the amendment to the Bill, the scheme will continue as it is the Government’s aim to attract persons from abroad, especially as oil and gas production nears.Another amendment to the Bill will see the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) paying citizens all Income Tax refunds owed. The monies due, however, will not come from budgeted sums, but from current revenue collected. The Minister noted that “hopefully this will clear up a backlog of refunds where people keep asking GRA for their monies and they cannot get it”.last_img read more

12 01 20

first_imgThe Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS) on Tuesday certified that the Medical Diagnostic Centre/ Clinic and Pharmacy is capable of operating in compliance with the GNBS.Head of the Certification Department of the GNBS, Al Donavon Fraser handed over the GYS 170 Certificate to Medical Technologist Geeta Sirpaul in the presence of other staff at the medical center.At a simple ceremony at the laboratory, which is located at Lot 39 Brickdam, Stabroek, Georgetown, Fraser noted that he was pleased that the Bureau is able to certify yet another laboratory.According to him, in order to maintain recognition, the GNBS re-evaluates allHead of the Certification Department of the GNBS, Al Donavon Fraser handing over the GYS 170 Certificate to Geeta Sirpaul, Medical Technologist in the presence of other staff at the medical centercertified laboratories periodically to ensure continued compliance with the standard.Laboratories may also be required to participate in relevant proficiency testing programs between reassessments as a further demonstration of performance.Nevertheless, he also congratulated the Board and Staff of the clinic for their hard work and commitment to the process which led to the certification of the medical facility.The GNBS Head further indicated that implementing quality requires team effort and recognition of the need for qualityMeanwhile, Chairman of the Laboratory, Dr Leslie Persaud expressed appreciation to the GNBS Team for its support and guidance over the last nine months which led to the remarkable achievement.Persaud stated that the Laboratory welcomes the certification, which was long awaited.“I am very proud of our certification, this was all made possible by the hard working staff of the clinic. Our laboratory has been upgraded from what is was in the year 2000. So we are encouraging the public to come in and check us out”, Persaud stated.The Medical Diagnostic Centre/ Clinic and Pharmacy provides critical healthcare services to patients and this certification guarantees the assurance of reliable test results.The laboratory is the 14th to be certified to the GYS 170 Standard under the GNBS Laboratory Certification Programme.The Medical Diagnostic Centre was established by Dr Persaud in 2000 consisting of a walk in clinic, medical laboratory, x-ray facilities, pharmacy and ECG.last_img read more

11 01 20

first_img…promises no VAT on electricity, water, healthcare…free university education in 5 years…no new taxes, 20,000 scholarshipsIn preparation for the upcoming General and Regional Elections, the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) has started rolling out its policies and plans for the country and its people, should it get into office.Opposition Leader Bharrat JadgeoThe Party’s manifesto is being rolled out in phases, according to PPP’s General Secretary and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo.He explained to reporters at his weekly press conference on Thursday that the first version of the manifesto will be in the form of posters circulating, containing some of the policies the Party plans to institute immediately upon taking office. The second phase, he noted, will be a more popular version of the manifesto, while the final version will be a detailed technical document.The manifesto, he added, will be launched closer to elections and will give people more insight into the Party’s vision for the future of the country and its people.Already, the PPP has published on its social media accounts several of these posters, outlining the removal of Value-Added Tax (VAT) on key areas such as electricity, water and healthcare, among other things.However, adding to this, Jagdeo disclosed at his press conference that high, also, on the Party’s agenda is the reversal and/or reduction of the over 200 tax measures imposed by the coalition administration— such as on building materials, on data, and exports.He pointed out that a government should be encouraging more exports so that foreign currency can be earned and more jobs created locally, not trying to stifle exports.The PPP General Secretary went on to outline too that the Party will reverse the VAT on farming, mining and forestry equipment, which he said has caused untold difficulties for farmers, miners and those in the forestry sector.Taxes“I met with some small loggers, etc, and having to pay taxes on their equipment now is just pushing them out of production. We want that changed and we want to reverse the land rent, and draining and irrigation charges that are making cattle rearing, rice farming and all those activities basically much harder… [We will also] reverse new taxes on Guyanese miners,” he stated.These, Jagdeo said, are just some of the reversals, as he promise no new tax burden under a PPP administration.“There are lots of [the tax reversals]… like on hinterland travels and so on. But the reversals first and then a promise of no new taxes… So when you vote for a PPP government, you know in the five year period, you’re not gonna have an additional tax burden from our Government like how people, for every budget [under the coalition], they’ve had to worry about new taxes all the time. So that’s the difference between the two,” he stated.20,000 scholarshipsAnother area Jagdeo said much emphasis will be placed on is the education sector, which will include 20,000 online scholarships. This, he said, will be in addition to what is being done at the University of Guyana (UG).“So this will help private education and a large number of people to get scholarships for courses in professions that may not be offered by the University of Guyana. So the online scholarship is one thing that is critical for us,” he noted.Moreover, the PPP General Secretary also spoke of his Party’s plans to offer free university education within its five-year term in office.“We could’ve easily said free university from day one but we’re not APNU (A Partnership for National Unity – the majority party in the coalition government). They promised free university, but they increased the University fees by 25 per cent. We’re not gonna do that, we’re making it clear within the five year’s we’re gonna do it… The way it’s going now, we’re looking at running the numbers, probably in year two or three we can move into this policy, but once we promise this, you know it will be done because we’re not making wild promises,” he asserted.Furthermore, Jagdeo said that the PPP/C Presidential Candidate, Irfaan Ali, will also be rolling out some additional measures to stimulate private education as well as a plans to tackle the issue of outstanding UG loans.According to the General Secretary, the Party’s education policy is a comprehensive approach not just focusing on the tertiary level.“I don’t want for a moment for people to think for focus is confined to tertiary education because it’s also at the [technical vocational] level and at the nursery, primary and secondary levels. They also have plans for those areas. The overall objective of the PPP government is to have a world class [education system] because we will have a bit more resources from the oil revenues to pump into education,” he explained.Other areas the PPP plans to address when it gets into office include reducing the age limit on the importation of vehicles, which Jagdeo said will take more than $1 million dollar off the current costs of vehicles, thus, more affordable for Guyanese. Added to this is the reversal of the 2AM curfew, the restoration of the Joint Services bonus, as well as the support for small businesses via grants and interests free loans to promote entrepreneurship.Moreover, the PPP General Secretary outlined too that his party will roll out an extensive plan on how Guyanese will benefit from the riches expected from the impending oil and gas sector.“We made it clear that more Guyanese have to benefit from this. The way it’s structured now, the foreigners are gonna hog everything and that can’t be sustainable in the long run,” Jagdeo posited.With the first phase of the manifesto roll-out already on the way, Jagdeo said the popular version of the document will soon be released.last_img read more

11 01 20

first_imgTwo of those meetings were in the CIF-Southern Section Division III championship game in Long Beach. No. 1 Whittier won 11-10 in overtime in 2005, and No. 2 Ayala took last year’s title, 10-9. They’ve played twice this season, with Whittier taking a comfortable victory in the season opener and winning 9-6 during the Santa Barbara Tournament of Champions. To say there’s some history between Whittier and Ayala high schools in girls water polo would be an understatement. The teams have played each other five times the past three seasons. They’ll meet again tonight for the Division III championship at Belmont Olympic Pool in Long Beach. “We’re playing them three years in a row for the championship, so we’re getting used to each other,” Whittier assistant coach Lansing Young said Sunday night. As for the superstition attached to attempting to defeat the same team three times in one season, Young said, “Of course we think about it. But I’d rather be trying to win three in a row than trying to win just the last of three.” A problem for the Cardinals could be Ayala goalkeeper Caitlin Dement, whose height and long reach can be trouble for teams that rely on strong counter-attacking and sometimes have problems with accuracy. Much of the Cardinals’ scoring comes from transition, but will be of little use if they can’t finish against Dement’s defense. center_img “She’s very good, she covers a lot of area,” Young said. “She knows what she’s doing, and she knows where to go.” Young and head coach Chris Schneider, however, agree in philosophy. “Our concern is not just Dement, it’s the whole team,” Young said. “They’re very good. But for us, it’s mostly not what Ayala does, but rather what we do. “It should be a good game, a tight game. It will probably come down to which team wants it the most and shows it.” roger.murray@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3046 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

3 01 20

first_img 10 10. Javier Hernandez – The Mexican striker hasn’t done enough to earn a permanent deal at Real Madrid and doesn’t want to stagnate on Manchester United’s bench any longer. Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see talkSPORT’s full list of want-away Premier League players – Once a reliable member of Sir Alex Ferguson’s strike force, Chicharito has slowly seen his stature at Old Trafford following the Scot’s retirement. Deemed surplus to requirements by Louis van Gaal last summer, the centre forward needs to move if he is to reignite his career in the future and avoid a period of stagnation. 10 10 10 1. Raheem Sterling – The Liverpool forward’s agent, Aidy Ward, has claimed that Sterling wouldn’t consider signing for the Mersysiders’ even if he was offered a contract worth £900,000-a-week. We think that’s a resounding no, Brendan Rodgers. – The 20-year-old is adamant that he isn’t a money grabber and simply wants to win trophies. However, now that Manchester City have weighed into his transfer saga, such claims are unlikely to be believed by the masses. The same people that labelled Sterling a superstar after the World Cup last summer have now started to question his ability, but the phrase sour grapes is a fitting response to the critics. Although Sterling hasn’t won any major honours, he’s the most exciting young player in the Premier League, which means he’s worth an awful lot of money. 10 2. David de Gea – Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see the Premier League player that wants a move the most this summer – The Spanish goalkeeper has been strongly linked with a return to Real Madrid, who are in the market for a long-term successor to Iker Casillas. Speculation in regards to the 24-year-old’s future looks set to rage all summer given that the Red Devils are reluctant to sell one of their prize assets, despite the risk of losing him on a free transfer next summer. If De Gea does indeed want to stay put at Old Trafford and is attempting to secure a financially lucrative new deal with Louis van Gaal’s side, he’s playing hard ball. 10 10 6. Filipe Luis – Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see the top five want-away Premier League players on our list – A year is a long time in football. Last summer Luis was a man in demand. He had established himself as a pivotal member in Altetico Madrid’s imperious defence and just placed a La Liga winners’ medal in his trophy cabinet. However, following an £18 million move to Chelsea, his stock is dwindling. Cesar Azpilicueta is still Jose Mourinho’s first choice on the left hand side of defence and Luis simply has to move on if he wants to play regularly. 10 5. Nathaniel Clyne – Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see more of this summer’s want-away Premier League players – The England international has attracted interest from most of the Premier League’s elite this summer, including Liverpool and Manchester United. Although Southampton are threatening to break into the big time under Ronald Koeman, the right back seems to believe that his future should be with a club already plying its’ trade in the Premier League. Don’t expect him to go on the cheap, even if his contract has been allowed to run down. 4. Christian Benteke – Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see the top three want-away Premier League players on our list – The Aston Villa striker has a huge release clause worth a reported £32.5 million inserted into his contract, but players with a proven goalscoring record in England’s top flight don’t usually come cheap. Still just 24 years of age, the powerful centre forward could improve many a side, but will anyone be convinced that he is worth such a huge sum? If a suitable offers arrives, the Belgium international will probably be pushing for an exit from Villa Park. 3. Morgan Schneiderlin – Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see more of this summer’s want-away Premier League players – The France international came close to leaving Southampton last summer before the Saints decided to block a move to Spurs, despite an exodus of several of their best players. Schneiderlin could be entitled to feel aggrieved that Ronald Koeman decided the buck stopped with him, but interest in the midfielder’s signature has not dissipated after he enjoyed another superb season with the South Coast outfit. A fee in the region of £20-25 million would be enough to secure his signature. 10 8. Steven N’Zonzi – Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see more of this summer’s want-away Premier League players – Stoke City flat out rejected Sevilla’s cheeky bid for their player of the year recently and are desperate to avoiding losing the Frenchman in a cut-price deal. However, the midfielder has told the Potters that he will not be signing a new contract with the Premier League outfit. With one eye on Euro 2016 next summer, the 26-year-old is keen to prove his worth at a higher level. 9. Paulinho – Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see more of this summer’s want-away Premier League players – Tottenham Hotspur’s midfield has become somewhat congested of late and Paulinho has paid the price for his poor form. The Brazilian’s stock is at an all time low and he is unlikely to be in contention for Mauricio Pochettino’s side next season. Linked with a move to newly promoted Watford, such a transfer would be seen as a step down, but the 26-year-old may need to tread such a path if he is to get his career back on track. 7. Moussa Sissoko – Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see more of this summer’s want-away Premier League players – The powerful midfielder was, at times, the only Newcastle United player that hadn’t decided to get his swimming trunks on and head for the beach during the second half of last season. The Toon Army survived by the skin of their teeth, thanks to the Frenchman’s goal on the last day of the season, but he won’t be interested in being embroiled in another relegation battle. If a club towards the top of the Premier League makes an approach, expect the 25-year-old to pack his bags. 10 Sometimes it’s tough being a professional footballer.Sure, most of them earn absolute fortunes, but many find themselves down on their luck or walking down a dead end at some point during their careers.Then there’s only one thing left do; engineer a move.If a player has fallen down the pecking order, or simply wants to make the step up to the next level, their current employers don’t always want to play ball.Throwing your toys out of the pram and touting yourself out to potential suitors might not keep the fans on your side, but more often than not it means you get your way. Easy as pie.Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see talkSPORT’s full list of want-away Premier League players fishing for a move this summer….last_img read more

28 12 19

first_imgSinn Féin Justice spokesperson Padraig Mac Lochlainn has reiterated his party’s call for sentencing guidelines for judges after a man caught with 7,000 child pornography images was allowed to walk free after being given a suspended sentence last week.Deputy Mac Lochlainn said: “When people see sex offenders walk free after being convicted there is genuine anger and rightly so.  People demand answers.  They want to know why someone who was caught with 7,000 child pornography images is not given a custodial sentence while others convicted of less serious crimes are regularly jailed.“That is why my party has been calling for the establishment of a sentencing council that would issue guidelines for judges. “We don’t believe in mandatory sentencing because we know that they are not a deterrent to perpetrators and that each and every case has its own circumstances.“However, we do believe that sentences need to reflect the seriousness of the crime committed.“We need a sentencing council and new sentencing guidelines for the judiciary to ensure accountability and consistency in sentencing, particularly for violent crimes and sexual assaults.“We cannot continue with a system that allows convicted sex offenders to walk free as we seen once again last week.”DONEGAL TD’S FURY AS CHILD PORN MAN WALKS FREE FROM COURT was last modified: November 18th, 2013 by John2Share 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)last_img read more

27 12 19

first_imgLooking for a way to experience a marathon without having to run it?Volunteers are being sought to assist with one of the biggest sports events in the county this year.Donegal Marathon are calling for volunteers’ help on the day, Sunday the 23rd August, to ensure that the event passes off smoothly. Advertisement Anyone interested in lending a hand is invited to come along to our Volunteer Evening that is being hosted in the Radisson Blu Hotel in Letterkenny at 7pm on Thursday 20th August.There are a number of positions that volunteers are needed for, including the various tasks required for the preparation of the event and the course itself; stewardship along the routes; provision of support to the athletes at the various water stations; and helping out with the celebrations that will be held in conjunction with the event.Dessie Larkin, Chairman of Donegal Marathon Committee, says “The committee are now seeking help to ensure that the athletes from all over the world get a warm Donegal welcome and that the event passes off safely. Volunteering for the marathon offers an opportunity for positive team building, with organizations signing up to volunteer as a group”.“There’s a job for everybody”, said Brendan McDaid, Letterkenny AC, “We just need a positive, happy person that wants to support the community and the participants by providing encouragement, and morale support.” Advertisement For more information and to get involved come along to the volunteer evening in the Radisson Blu Hotel in Letterkenny on Thursday 20th August or contact Donegal Volunteer Centre on http://www.volunteerdonegal.ie/FANCY TAKING PART IN DONEGAL MARATHON (WITHOUT HAVING TO RUN IT!) was last modified: August 10th, 2015 by John2Share 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:donegalMarathonradissonvolunteerslast_img read more

25 12 19

first_img “Our special teams were really big tonight,’ South Hills coach Steve Bogan said. “That’s how football goes. We could be a little more efficient, but that’s stuff we can work on.’ The win improved South Hills to 5-2 overall and 2-0 in the San Antonio League. More importantly, with Rowland and West Covina out of the way, the Huskies are on track to win a third consecutive league title. COVINA — It’s a good thing the South Hills High School football team has special teams capable of determining the outcome of games. The Huskies were outgained by West Covina, 297 yards to 139, on Friday night at Covina District Field. But a blocked punt that was returned for a touchdown and other miscues by the Bulldogs helped South Hills to a 28-13 victory. The miscue parade continued for West Covina as the Bulldogs’ next two possessions ended with a muffed punt snap, then a downed ball by West Covina punter Robert Mata, who took a knee while attempting to field a bad snap at his own 32. South Hills, however, wasn’t able to turn either mistake into points. It didn’t take long for the Huskies to be given another chance, though. West Covina drove from its own 16-yard line to South Hills’ 23 before Huskies defensive back Fred Glaster intercepted a pass and returned it to midfield. Winbush cashed in the turnover with a 47-yard touchdown run to make it 21-0. “Against a good team, you’re not going to be able to make those mistakes and give them 21 points,’ Bulldogs coach Mike Maggiore said. “It’s disappointing, obviously. You learn about yourself when you lose and I think now we know what we need to work on.’ West Covina, which went to halftime with a yardage edge of 142 to 70, didn’t quit despite being down three touchdowns. The Bulldogs drove 60 yards on their first possession of the second half and scored on Tyler Hockenhull’s 7-yard touchdown run. Following a stop, the Bulldogs got the ball at their own 19 and drove 81 yards in just over two minutes to make it 21-13 on Hockenhull’s 4- yard touchdown run with 3:19 left in the third quarter. West Covina had the ball back twice more, trailing by eight, but South Hills’ defense came up with stops both times. Winbush’s 3-yard touchdown with 9:26 left in the fourth quarter provided the final margin. Aram Tolegian can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2233, or by e-mail at aram.tolegian@sgvn.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img “I didn’t think about it that way,’ Bogan said. “I know one thing, Nogales and Walnut don’t want to hear it. We’re going to do our best to not take anybody lightly. The loss was West Covina’s (6-1, 1-1) first of the season and ended the Bulldogs’ 13-game winning streak. Bulldogs coach Mike Maggiore might burn the tapes of Friday’s game instead of showing them to his team. South Hills scored first when Brian Slover blocked a punt and Ricky Cortez returned it 15 yards for a touchdown. West Covina fumbled the ensuing kickoff and South Hills scored on the next play when receiver Erik Haveman and running back Marquies Winbush executed a hook- and-lateral play for a 15-yard touchdown that made it 14-0. last_img read more

21 12 19

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesChelsea’s new stadium project has been anything but smooth sailing. However, with London rivals Tottenham recently unveiling their new home, the powers that be may want to renew their plans to improve Stamford Bridge. Of course, anything Spurs can do, Chelsea fans will want to see their club do better. However, to match the new White Hart Lane, Roman Abramovich and his team will have to come up with something special.As well as being the second largest stadium in the country, White Hart Lane is, in simple terms, a state-of-the-art masterpiece. At the bottom of the “tech spectrum” are the two 325m² TV screens. Although these aren’t the most impressive pieces of kit inside, they’re nonetheless imposing and produce crystal clear images. Moving up the scale, “bottoms up” technology means staff can now pour 10,000 pints of beer per minute! Yes, even by the hardiest of drinker’s standards, that’s impressive.Spurs leading the way with hi-tech stadiumHowever, while these innovations are great, it’s the connectivity of White Hart Lane that makes it worth the £850-million price tag. In an effort to provide a “connected experience”, developers installed free Wi-Fi in all areas of the stadium. As well as providing internet access, this allows White Hart Lane to be completely cashless. Taking inspiration from online entertainment platforms, the designers wanted real payments to take place without any physical cash changing hands. Although new in the football world, online gaming sites have been using this technology for the last five years.At Genesis Casino in the UK, online gamers can make payments to their account using Boku. Known as a pay-by-mobile option, this process charges deposits to a user’s phone bill. The benefit of this is that they don’t need cash or even their credit card to make payments. By inputting their phone number, they simply have to authorise a charge to their phone bill and the deposit is processed. Now, this ease of payment has been implemented at White Hart Lane, as Tottenham have installed 878 contactless payment points around the stadium. Removing the need for cash, these terminals allow fans to pay for food, drink and even their tickets by tapping their credit/debit card or via Apple Pay.Embed from Getty ImagesWithout the money, it’s not worth pushing for a new stadiumOf course, Chelsea’s stadium plans aren’t all about technology. In May 2018, the club said any developments were on hold because of the “unfavourable investment climate”. Today, things aren’t much better. The current two-window transfer restriction means manager Maurizio Sarri won’t be able to bolster his side in the way he’d like. With only a place in the top five this season as a realistic goal, money may be even harder to come by next season. That being the case, a new stadium may have to wait.Indeed, with Tottenham showing what’s possible in terms of capacity, quality and technology, it would be a huge mistake for Chelsea to cut corners. By rushing a project that’s been talked about since 2015 and not being able to match one of its biggest rivals, Chelsea would attract a host of unwanted criticism. Therefore, even though Stamford Bridge may be in need of a refurb, it seems as though some things are best left until they can be done the right way. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youAspireAbove.comRemember Pauley Perrette? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowAspireAbove.comUndoLifestly.com25 Celebs You Didn’t Realize Are Gay – No. 8 Will Surprise WomenLifestly.comUndoUsed Cars | Search AdsUsed Cars in Tuen Mun Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkUsed Cars | Search AdsUndoTopCars15 Ugliest Cars Ever MadeTopCarsUndoezzin.com20 Breathtaking Places to See Before You Dieezzin.comUndoFood World Magazine15 Fruits that Burn Fat Like CrazyFood World MagazineUndoHappyTricks.comHer House Always Smells Amazing – Try her Unique Trick!HappyTricks.comUndoDrhealth35 Foods That Should Never Be Placed in the RefrigeratorDrhealthUndolast_img read more