WI Women crumble to defeat to lose T20 series against South Africa

first_imgCAPE TOWN, South Africa (CMC):Another lower-order collapse condemned West Indies Women to a four-run defeat to South Africa Women in their third and final Twenty20 International and a 2-1 series loss here yesterday.Chasing 120 for victory at Newlands, West Indies Women were sailing at 81 for three in the 15th over at one stage before losing five wickets for 16 runs in the space of 18 deliveries to end on 115 for eight off their 20 overs.They required 12 runs off the final over, but came up short as Shamalia Connell (13 not out) and Anisa Mohammed (five not out), failed to find the boundary.Deandra Dottin and opener Hayley Matthews both top-scored with 24, while captain Stafanie Taylor got 23. But they were just three of four batsmen to reach double figures.Off-spinner Yolanie Fourie was the best bowler with two for 20 from four her four overs.Winning the toss and batting, the Proteas Women were carried by Lizelle Lee, who struck an unbeaten 33, captain Mignon du Preez, who scored 32 and Marizanne Kapp, who finished on 24 not out.In reply, West Indies Women lost Kycia Knight for three at 15 for one in the third over, lbw to left-arm seamer Moseline Daniels.Taylor and Matthews then revived the innings in a 32-run stand before Fourie claimed the first of her two wickets when she had Matthews brilliantly caught by Daniels, leaping one-handed on the backward square boundary at 47 for two in the ninth over.Taylor followed 10 runs later, bowled around her legs after missing a sweep at leg-spinner van Niekerk.Dottin quickly counter-attacked in a 24-run fourth wicket stand with Kyshone Knight (9). She smashed a four and two sixes off 18 balls and looked be changing the course of the innings when she holed out to long on against seamer Masabata Klaas. Her dismissal triggered a slide and West Indies Women were unable to recover.The Caribbean side will now turn its attention to the Twenty20 Women’s World Cup in India from March 15 to April 3.last_img read more

Giants sending top prospects including Joey Bart to Arizona Fall League

first_imgThe Giants might not be on track to play in the month of October, but top prospect Joey Bart will be suiting up this fall.Bart and 2017 first round draft choice Heliot Ramos will headline a group of seven Giants prospects headed to the Arizona Fall League, an offseason league that features many of the sports’s highly-touted young talents.Rosters for the Arizona Fall League were announced Wednesday and all seven Giants prospects will play for the Scottsdale Scorpions. The AFL has six teams, so …last_img

Chiefs aim for a change of fortune

first_img22 May 2007South Africa’s Premier Soccer League (PSL) wrapped up its 2006/07 programme on the weekend with a number of the matches carrying important implications for the 2007/08 season.Most notably, Kaizer Chiefs lost 2-1 to Silver Stars, leaving the Amakhosi outside of the top eight finishers, thus missing out on next season’s SAA Supa 8 competition.Heading into their game against Silver Stars, Chiefs knew they needed a victory to give them the opportunity to defend the title they won earlier this season. However, a lacklustre performance, in which an own-goal made the difference, summed up Chiefs’ season.Stars took the lead on the half-hour mark when Simba Marumo headed in from a cross by Tshepo Ramokala.Own-goalIn the second half, Serge Djiehoua brought Chiefs level with a header of his own, but Kosta Papic’s charges undid the hard work it required to tie the game when defender Simphiwe Mkhonza beat goalkeeper Rowen Fernandez with a header to net an own-goal.The loss brought the club’s league season to an end with the team in ninth place and with a middling record of 11 wins, nine draws and 10 defeats.The side’s goal difference was decent; with a positive difference of 10 it was fourth best in the league. But a ninth place finish was nowhere near good enough for the club’s fans, who expect Chiefs to challenge for titles every season.Coach replacedThe average results cost coach Ernst Middendorp his job at the end of February, but his replacement, Kosta Papic, had no better success than the German; if anything, the Amakhosi’s form dipped even more under him.Maybe it is Chiefs’ reputation as an entertaining team that has hurt the club. They finished the season as the second-highest goal scorers, but much like Spanish giants Real Madrid in recent years, South Africa’s most popular football team is discovering that scoring goals is only part of what the game is about.Look at any title-winning side and you will see it is defence that wins championships.Six clubs had better defensive records than Chiefs, while Bloemfontein Celtic, who clinched eighth place in the PSL after ending their season with a one-all draw against bottom club Maritzburg United, conceded 32 goals, the same number as Chiefs.Fernandez leavingAnd, defensively, matters are not about to get any easier for the Phafeni Glamour Boys. Their highly-rated Bafana Bafana goalkeeper, Rowen Fernandez, has confirmed he won’t be renewing his contract when it runs out at the end of June.Fernandez will be making a move to German club Arminia Bielefeld, now managed by former Chiefs’ coach Ernst Middendorp. He has signed a three-year contract.As is so often the case with soccer clubs, it is the coaches that cop the flak when the team doesn’t perform up to expectations. Results not good enough? Change the coach.New coach?It is a “solution” that is often seen in the PSL, and now rumours are doing the rounds that Kaizer Chiefs are interested in Silver Stars’ coach Owen Da Gama – whose team, ironically, was the one that stopped the Amakhosi sneaking into the top eight at the death.Da Gama was named the PSL’s coach of the year in 2006 after leading unfashionable Stars to a fifth place finish in the league. In 2007, he helped the club move up to second place. It was the fourth year of improvement for the team.With their second-place finish, Stars qualified for a place in the African Champions League, but that might not be enough to hold onto their coach if Chiefs come calling. Kaizer Motaung’s club is, after all, the most popular one in South Africa.Papic is not expected to stay on as Chiefs’ coach. A two-year contract hinged on whether or not he could improve the club’s fortunes after Middendorp departed.‘What have you done for me lately’The Serb didn’t get that right, winning only once, and in the “what have you done for me lately” world of the PSL that likely means he won’t be retained. He could be sent on his way as early as this month.Chiefs’ supporters won’t be sleeping any easier either after Mamelodi Sundowns swept to an easy victory in the league. The Brazilians are also through to the final of the Absa Cup, another of the competitions the Amakhosi won in 2006.It seems the gap is widening between Sundowns – backed by the big bucks of mining magnate Patrice Motsepe – and the rest, and Chiefs’ fans want to see the Brazilians’ domination ended as soon as possible.The answerIs a change of coach the answer? Maybe it is part of the answer. However, it seems Chiefs need to look further than what is essentially a solution provided by laying the blame at one man’s feet.Results are achieved by the exploits of players on the field, and that is where Chiefs need to turn things around.Last season, they finished third in the league. The two seasons before that they won the PSL.For a club used to winning silverware, a return to the top is what the fans will be demanding. Nothing less. Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Obama inspires tomorrow’s leaders

first_img23 June 2011 US First Lady Michelle Obama delivered a stirring speech to young women at the world-famous Regina Mundi church in Soweto on Wednesday, encouraging them to take action and make a difference in society, and so shape a new generation of leaders on the continent. Obama is on a six-day official visit to Africa focusing on young leadership, education, health and wellness. This is her second solo trip abroad as first lady. Her keynote address in Soweto was attended by a US-sponsored forum of more than 75 young women from across sub-Saharan Africa who are involved in social and economic initiatives in their respective countries. They range in age between 16 and 30. Former president Nelson Mandela’s wife Graca Machel, local political and business leaders, regular Regina Mundi congregants and members from local and international media organisations swelled the crowd inside the church to about 2 000. Conviction, eloquence and grace In her speech Obama drew on the history of Regina Mundi, which means Queen of the World in Latin, to pay tribute to leaders of the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa and the civil rights movement in the US, urging the young women in the audience to follow their example. “It is because of them that we are able to gather here today … It is because of them that I stand before you as First Lady of the United States of America,” she said. “That is the legacy of the independence generation, the freedom generation. And all of you – the young people of this continent – you are the heirs of that blood, sweat, sacrifice and love.” The Catholic church, the largest of its kind in Soweto, played a pivotal role in the liberation movement in South Africa, offering refuge to freedom fighters when political meetings were banned elsewhere. Obama spoke out strongly about women’s rights in her address, saying the young leaders of the forum should ensure that women were no longer “second class citizens” and that girls were educated in schools. “You can be the generation that stands up and says that violence against women in any form, in any place, including the home – especially the home – that isn’t just a women’s rights violation. It’s a human rights violation.” The new breed of young women leaders on the continent could also be the one that overcomes the difficulties associated with HIV/Aids, Obama added. “You can be the generation that ends HIV/Aids in our time, the generation that fights not just the disease, but the stigma of the disease, the generation that teaches the world that HIV is fully preventable and treatable, and should never be a source of shame.” Without notes, Obama spoke for 40 minutes with rousing conviction, eloquence and grace – showing she’s every bit as powerful an orator as her husband. In closing, she used his famous campaign slogan from 2008 to inspire confidence in the women and urge them to be proactive about the issues she discussed. “If anyone ever tells you that you shouldn’t or you can’t, then I want you to say with one voice – the voice of a generation – you tell them, ‘yes, we can’.”Meeting Mandela During her stay in Gauteng, Obama also met with Nelson Mandela at his home in Houghton, Johannesburg, after receiving a personal invitation from him. Her daughters Malia and Sasha, who are accompanying her on the trip, also got the chance to meet and spend time with the icon. On the same day as the Mandela meeting, the First Lady visited President Jacob Zuma’s second wife, Nompumelelo Ntuli Zuma, in Pretoria and toured the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg. The next stop is Cape Town, where a meeting with Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and a trip to Robben Island is scheduled, and then Botswana, where the Obamas will spend time at a private game reserve. First published by MediaClubSouthAfrica.com – get free high-resolution photos and professional feature articles from Brand South Africa’s media service.last_img read more

These Simple, Performance-Driven Music Videos Do Songs Real Justice

first_imgStraightforward music video concepts can go a long way. These lean stunners will spark some low-budget, crew-optional ideas.Sky Ferreira’s “Everything Is Embarrassing” by Grant SingerShot in one day — on no budget — at the urgent request of Capitol Records, “Everything Is Embarrassing” is a straightforward, mostly outdoor performance. Los Angeles’s natural light glows to its maximum in the gaze of director Grant Singer, who took bedroom pop songstress Sky Ferreira out alone (without a crew) to the rooftop of the Capitol Records building, to a playground, and for a ride on the L.A. metro. The result is a fireworks show of Hollywood-starlet vulnerability in severe high contrast.“Everything Is Embarrassing” would introduce Ferreira’s new aesthetic to the world after reaching the Billboard dance charts as a teenager. Due to the short turnaround, Singer threw out an original plan to include a love interest in the video, as he told IMVDb. Ferreira didn’t need one. The focus on her delivery helped facilitate a breakout moment in her career. “Everything Is Embarrassing” dropped on October 1, 2012, about a month after the song had been released online. Two weeks later, upon the Ghost EP’s release, “Everything Is Embarrassing” was deemed “one of the year’s unlikely pop gems” via critic Jon Caramanica of The New York Times. Singer and Ferreira were already a team — he’d made other videos for her and cast her in his short IRL — and they continue working together.Solange’s “Losing You” by Melina MatsoukasEven if you don’t have the funds for an overseas (or out-of-state) trip, a deep neighborhood study (as a music video) can encourage you to flex two modes of filmmaking at once. Solange and her friend director Melina Matsoukas, took a documentary sensibility to Cape Town, South Africa, for “Losing You.” The singer told Pitchfork that the concept wasn’t firm when they decided on a location, only the desire to honor their adventures and an artful, fashionable group called the Le Sape Society (Society of Ambiance-Makers and Elegant People).A book by Daniele Tamagni called Gentleman of Bacongo served as their compass. And the author advised. Audiences’ horizons were broadened, as they’ve been with other Solange joints like “I Decided,” which layer historical and civil rights references with her charming, high-toned pop music. Operations at a tailor’s shop, mural art on facades of buildings, and explorations down townie roads make a joyful recording of Cape Town and complicate the bittersweet “Losing You” to gorgeous ends.Now, Now’s “Yours” by Alexa San-RomanNow, Now‘s Brad Hale made glowy shapes in After Effects for projections, while his band-mate Cacie Dalager danced in front of them as the camera rolled. Sounds pure and simple, and it was — a wealth of energized material for director Alexa San Roman, who also filmed the pair in an eerily lit car and chased Dalager down the beach at night. The distinctly cool palette of pink, purple, and black melts against the grooves of “Yours.”The editing here is musical in its own right.  Hands reaching into the shot to embrace Cacie are a tender match for the breathless vocals in the song.Check out the sunset-soaked desert in San-Roman’s video for “SGL.”Cover image via “Losing You.”Looking for more industry inspiration? Check out these articles.E3 2019: How Video Games Are Changing Cinematic StorytellingWhat Is Panavision’s Liquid Crystal Neutral Density (LCND) Filter?What the Marvel Cinematic Universe Means for the Future of FilmIndustry Insights: Filming Documentary Subjects in Conflict Zones10k Vs 100k Vs 500k: Feature Film Budgets Comparedlast_img read more

St Étienne’s unlikely band of misfits may keep them in Ligue 1

first_img3Monaco243050 Was this helpful? 15Toulouse24-1026 European club football 4Lyon242648 Giovani Lo Celso celebrates after scoring for PSG against Lille. Photograph: Anthony Dibon/Icon Sport/Getty Images Facebook features Three months have passed since Lyon visited the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard and destroyed St Étienne 5-0, a mauling that will go down as one of the worst defeats in the club’s 99-year history. Ôscar Garcia, who was only appointed manager in the summer but had clashed with the board over transfer targets, resigned soon after the defeat – and the man brought in to replace him, Julien Sablé, proved to be a disastrous appointment.Sablé had been a promising youth coach but his lack of credentials cost the club money and points. They did not win any of his six games in charge and were fined €25,000 for each of his games in charge as the 37-year-old did not possess the mandatory coaching badges to lead a Ligue 1 club. Step forward the wizened Jean-Louis Gasset, who was installed firstly as an assistant to guide Sablé before he took over as head coach during the winter break. The club are now on their third manager of the season but Gasset seems to be turning their fortunes around. Share on Pinterest 19Troyes23-1024 • Giovani Lo Celso started his seventh consecutive match in the league for Paris Saint-Germain on Saturday and was again superb in midfield, showing that he is more than just a temporary solution in the absence of the injured Thiago Motta. Capping off his performance with a sublime chipped finish for PSG’s third, the Argentinian was superb throughout. In past seasons, and even earlier in the current campaign, the team would have opted for more experience, playing Marco Verratti or Adrien Rabiot in front of the back four, but Lo Celso’s growing importance is further evidence of Unai Emery picking his team on merit, rather than reputation or pressure from the media. 16Angers24-725 St Etienne 8Bordeaux24-532 Topics Read more 13Dijon23-1328 7Nice24-534 Pinterest Thank you for your feedback. 1PSG245862 6Montpellier24234 2Marseille242651 Share on Twitter 9Guingamp24-732 Violence erupts as Lyon demolish St Étienne in Ligue 1’s fiercest derby 17Amiens24-725 Read more 5Nantes24-137 14Strasbourg24-1327 10Rennes24-531 Gasset’s incarnation of Les Verts has the feeling of a band of misfits, a group of nearly men who have ability but have seen their reputations diminish. The club’s iconic captain, Loïc Perrin, has a conspicuous lack of international caps; goalkeeper Stéphane Ruffier is in self-imposed exile from the national team; and Rémy Cabella arrived on loan in the summer because he was out of favour at Marseille. Somehow, however, they have started to gel. Their wins over Caen and Amiens were both well deserved, with Ntep and Debuchy scoring, Subotic providing stability at the back alongside Perrin, and M’Vila bringing the necessary presence and stature in midfield.St Étienne previously relied on Christophe Galtier’s talent for squeezing the best out of an average talent pool but now their squad boasts a wealth of experience. That maturity will be important if they are to remain in Ligue 1 and survive one of their worst seasons in decades. Despite the progress the team have made during Gasset’s first month in charge, his stay at the club has always felt like a stop-gap measure. His tenure will depend on whether his “new movement” of misfits can maintain their form without succumbing to injury or personality clashes.Ligue 1 talking points 11Caen24-1030 PosTeamPGDPts Twitter 18Lille24-1625 Show • As lovely as Lo Celso’s goal was, Yeni N’Gbakoto’s winner against Rennes was even more spectacular, giving Guingamp a 1-0 win against their fellow Bretons and keeping alive their hope of cracking the top six. Antoine Kombouaré’s team failed to gain any ground in that race, however, as Montpellier rebounded from last week’s 4-0 loss to PSG in fine fashion, recording a 2-1 comeback win over Angers at home. The win moved Montpellier into sixth place, in front of Nice on goal difference. With their next three league matches against Metz, Guingamp and Strasbourg, the southern side are looking well-positioned to continue their tilt at a place in next season’s Europa League.• Lyon suffered consecutive losses in the league for the first time in a year, losing 3-2 away to Monaco and dropping to fourth place. Despite the hosts playing half the match with 10 men, Lyon and Nabil Fékir in particular lacked the focus and precision that have been at the heart of their best moments this season. Fekir has always been dogged by the criticism that he does not turn up often enough on the road and he did little to disprove that epigram at the Stade Louis II, having been well-marshalled by Fabinho throughout. Lyon have showed more than enough ability to finish in the top three this season, but Fékir, playing even more poorly than he had at Bordeaux a week ago, needs to offer more consistency if they are to achieve that goal. Reuse this content 12St Etienne24-1429 Hide 20Metz24-2218 Quick guide Ligue 1 results If Robben and Ribéry leave Bayern Munich, they will go as club legends Guardian Sport Network Metz lost 11 of their first 12 games this season – but might just stay up Relegation was a genuine concern when Ligue 1 returned at the start of 2018. At the halfway point of the season, St Étienne were 16th in the league and had gone 10 games without a victory. They were floundering, with no confidence or direction, but Gasset is showing his experience and insight are still of use at this level. With four wins in their six league matches since Christmas, they are now up to 12th. They were particularly impressive in their imposing 2-0 at Amiens, which followed up a similarly stubborn triumph over Caen the week before.Gasset has installed some organisation and purpose into the team, cajoling a sense of togetherness from his players. Reigniting their sense of belief has been no small achievement, given that the mood around the club had morphed from downcast to outright toxic. After the defeat to Lyon a leading St Étienne supporters’ group had described the players as “without desire, without pride and especially without courage.” The atmosphere the fans create at the ground is glorious but their increasing belligerence had only served to heighten the sense of chaos. Meanwhile, a lack of investment in players has been a long-running issue.Given the lack of funds available, their activity in the January transfer window is all the more impressive. The club contented themselves with being opportunistic, perhaps even risky, in the window, but their new signing are already proving their worth. The words “Nouvelle Tendance (New Movement)” have been emblazoned across the club’s Twitter profile under the faces of new arrivals Yann M’Vila, Mathieu Debuchy, Neven Subotic and Paul-Georges Ntep. These are all familiar names but St Étienne spent next to nothing on them given their difficulties in recent years. Debuchy, M’Vila and Subotic signed on free transfers, while Ntep joined on loan from Wolfsburg.Subotic was a hero for the Borussia Dortmund team that won the Bundesliga and made it to the Champions League final under Jürgen Klopp, but the centre-back’s form had disintegrated to the point where he was often not even making the bench at the Westfalenstadion. Winger Ntep had been on fringes of the France squad and close to a move to Liverpool while at Rennes, but injuries halted his development. Holding midfielder M’Vila, who has 22 caps for France, has struggled with disciplinary issues throughout his career, which resulted in an ill-fated run at Sunderland. And Debuchy, another former France regular, cost Arsenal £12m in 2014 but only made 13 league appearances for the club as he struggled with injuries and the emergence of Héctor Bellerín. Lyon Read more Share on LinkedIn Share on Facebook Ligue 1 Share via Email Paris Saint-Germain Ligue 1 resultsMarseille 6-3 MetzLille 0-3 PSGAmiens 0-2 St ÉtienneMontpellier 2-1 AngersNice 0-1 ToulouseStrasbourg 0-2 BordeauxRennes 0-1 GuingampCaen 3-2 NantesMonaco 3-2 Lyon Ligue 1 table Share on Messenger Share on WhatsApplast_img read more

5 days agoInter Milan directer Marotta details Alexis plans

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Inter Milan directer Marotta details Alexis plansby Carlos Volcano5 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan directer Beppe Marotta says they won’t seek to buy a replacement for the injured Alexis Sanchez.The Nerazzurri have lost Sanchez for two to three months following ankle surgery, as he damaged tendons while on international duty for Chile.“We designed the squad in a specific way and we would’ve been happier without Alexis Sanchez’s injury, of course, but we are also optimistic and trust he’ll be back within two months,” Marotta told DAZN.“After that, our forward line will remain unchanged. We have a competitive side in attack with different options.“The January transfer window is open to clubs, even if the top players are rarely available to move during that period. It’s our duty to be vigilant and see what opportunities the market offers.” last_img read more

“Michigan Head Coach Jim Harbaugh” Is Apparently A Popular Halloween Costume

first_imgHead coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines looks on during the Michigan Football Spring Game.ANN ARBOR, MI – APRIL 04: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines looks on during the Michigan Football Spring Game on April 4, 2015 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh has done a nice job turning around the Wolverines in his first year on campus, and as such, UM fans are looking to celebrate him for Halloween. A quick look on social media reveals that dozens of Michigan supporters are going as Jim Harbaugh – khakis and all – for the holiday. Check it out:@CoachJim4UM @umichfootball @UMichAthletics I present the greatest Halloween costume ever JIM HARBAUGH!! pic.twitter.com/WetOpqNW5J— Jacob Anderson (@Go_Blue1415) October 29, 2015What’s better than Jim Harbaugh? TWO Jim Harbaughs! #GoBlue #Halloween pic.twitter.com/yvy2RLltxx— Susie Pearson (@SusiePearson02) October 28, 2015@umichfootball Happy Halloween Coach Harbaugh! Like my costume? Go Blue! pic.twitter.com/GaCUCqr6uO— Ty Seighman (@sig_ty) October 24, 2015In reality, it’s an easy costume to pull off. Still, we’ll give anyone props who promotes college football on Halloween.last_img read more

Salem Beach in St. Ann to be upgraded

first_img “This will help to improve the town of Salem’s tourism economy, diversify its offerings and improve economic competitiveness in the area,” he said, adding that the Salem Beach will be transformed into a quality recreational area with facilities and services that will meet international standards. Story Highlights Speaking at the ceremony to break ground, at the beach in Runaway Bay, St. Ann, on October 17, Mr. Bartlett said the beach upgrade is being done under the TEF’s National Beach Development Programme, in collaboration with the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo) and the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA). Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says that Salem Beach in St. Ann will be upgraded by the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) at a cost of $26 million. Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says that Salem Beach in St. Ann will be upgraded by the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) at a cost of $26 million.Speaking at the ceremony to break ground, at the beach in Runaway Bay, St. Ann, on October 17, Mr. Bartlett said the beach upgrade is being done under the TEF’s National Beach Development Programme, in collaboration with the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo) and the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA).“This will help to improve the town of Salem’s tourism economy, diversify its offerings and improve economic competitiveness in the area,” he said, adding that the Salem Beach will be transformed into a quality recreational area with facilities and services that will meet international standards.Additionally, Mr. Bartlett said that fishermen who utilise Salem Beach will not be left out, as the Tourism Ministry plans to include them in the upgrade.“We are looking at how to include fisherfolk in this development. We definitely cannot leave them out, as the upgrade must be inclusive,” the Minister added.For his part, Mayor of St. Ann’s Bay and Chairman of the St. Ann Municipal Corporation, Michael Belnavis, said he is pleased that the Salem Beach is getting a facelift, and expressed gratitude to the Ministry.The upgrade will include the demolition of some existing structures, the construction of restrooms, two gazebos, a wash-off stand and parking facilities. There will also be an upgrade of the sewerage treatment system.The renovation is expected to be completed in February 2019.Under the National Beach Development Programme, the TEF has, so far, spent more than $105 million to upgrade the Lyssons Beach in St. Thomas; the Boston Beach in Portland, and Burwood Beach in Trelawny.last_img read more

NEB rejects Burnabys bid to stop work at Trans Mountain pipeline terminal

first_imgBURNABY, B.C. — The National Energy Board has rejected the City of Burnaby’s request that it rescind orders allowing the company building the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion to conduct work at its terminal in the city.The Metro Vancouver city had asked that the board cancel the orders after the Federal Court of Appeal quashed government approval for the expansion project.Burnaby had argued the terminal work was primarily related to the project, but the board said in a written decision Thursday that it’s upholding the orders, allowing Trans Mountain Corp. to do infrastructure work at the Burnaby Terminal.The NEB says piping modifications are not associated with the expansion project and the relocation and decommissioning orders appropriately allow Trans Mountain to optimize the site in preparation to offer new services to shippers.The board also allowed the company to continue tree clearing as part of the approved work.Burnaby has been a long-standing opponent of the pipeline expansion, which would substantially increase tanker traffic in the city’s waters, and it was among the plaintiffs in the Federal Court of Appeal case against the project.The Canadian Presslast_img read more