November 16

#Game4Grenfell: Where is it & who is playing?

first_imgQueens Park Rangers #Game4Grenfell: When is it, who is playing & everything you need to know Last updated 2 years ago 16:00 8/30/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Grenfell Getty Queens Park Rangers Championship The football world will gather at Loftus Road to pay tribute to those killed in the tower block blaze and raise funds for affected families The Grenfell Tower fire was one of the worst tragedies to hit London in recent memory, sending the capital of the United Kingdom into mourning in June 2017.Experts have pointed the finger at the external cladding used on the building as one of the causes for the blaze spreading so rapidly, with an insulation product installed during recent refurbishment also suspected of aiding the fire. A full public inquiry was ordered by Prime Minister Theresa May to investigate, while councils across the United Kingdom have launched their own surveys of social housing stock in a bid to avoid repetition of the tragedy.Public reaction was swift to the disaster, with thousands standing in solidarity with those affected across social media and in the local community. Now the football world comes together to pay its own tribute, with a special charity game dubbed the ‘Game 4 Grenfell’ organised to raise funds and awareness for the victims.  Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina The game will feature several current and former professionals as well as famous names from the music and showbusiness world, in what the organisers hope will be “a day to remember for the west London community.”WHEN & WHERE IS #Game4Grenfell? Game Game 4 Grenfell Date Saturday, September 2 Time 15:00 BST The Game 4 Grenfell is scheduled to take place on September 2, at Queens Park Rangers’ home ground Loftus Road. The stadium is located in the same borough as Grenfell Tower, just one mile down the road, and the club see it as their duty to act on behalf of the community after such a devastating tragedy. HD Loftus Road“This game isn’t about QPR, this game is about our community, and it’s a vehicle to bring people together; to give us all an opportunity to show solidarity,” QPR chairman Tony Fernandes signalled upon announcing his side’s cooperation with the initiative.“I spent my college days around the area affected and have always felt West London is special. The reaction after the Grenfell fire confirmed what I have always believed.“It will take years, and in some cases a lifetime, for our community to recover from this. We hope this match, this event, this demonstration of support, will help, in some small way, to show that all those who have been affected are not alone. We all stand together.”WHO IS PLAYING IN #Game4Grenfell?HD Peter Crouch StokeQPR director of football Les Ferdinand, formerly a striker for the west Londoners as well as Tottenham and England, has been one of the driving forces behind the charity match, and he will also take his place on the field on September 2.Ferdinand will be joined by a host of ex-professionals such as David Seaman, Trevor Sinclair, Alan Shearer, Andy Sinton, Jody Morris, Ally McCoist and Paul Merson.Proud to be playing in #Game4Grenfell @ Loftus Road this Saturday. Very important cause – buy tickets here— Sir Mo Farah (@Mo_Farah) August 29, 2017Stoke City’s veteran striker Peter Crouch, who represented QPR at youth and senior level, has also confirmed that he will feature, while the list of footballers past and present will be bolstered with other famous faces from the entertainment world. Musicians Marcus Mumford, Olly Murs, Jarvis Cocker, Richard Ashcroft and Tinie Tempah are among the celebrities who have lent their support to the project and will be present at Loftus Road. Actors Tamer Hassan, Jamie Dornan, Iain Glen and Damian Lewis will also be involved.Four-time Olympic gold-medallist Mo Farah has also been announced as a participant.HOW MUCH ARE #Game4Grenfell TICKETS?Tickets are priced at £15 for adults and £5 concessions, with all funds directly passed to the London Community Foundation for allocation to the Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund, which has been aiding Grenfell residents and members of the wider community in recovering from the effects of the fire.#Game4Grenfell tickets are selling fast!Have you got yours yet?Visit for full info!— QPR FC (@QPRFC) August 15, 2017Victims of the tragedy and those in the north Kensington community will be granted free access to the game.Will #Game4Grenfell be on TV?Yes. Game 4 Grenfell will be broadcast on Sky 1 and Pick from 14:00, so those unable to make the game can watch it live on television.HOW TO DONATE TO GRENFELL CHARITYGame4grenfellReaders interested in making a donation to the Dispossessed fund can do so through the organisers’ official website, The donations page will remain open until the day of the game itself on September 2.HOW MANY PEOPLE DIED IN GRENFELL TRAGEDY?At least 80 people lost their lives and over 70 were injured when the tower block went up in flames in the borough of Kensington and Chelsea, although a definitive death toll may not be compiled until 2018 due to fears many residents were undocumented by official records.last_img read more

October 24

Longer Opening Hours for Licenced Bars – Golding

first_imgLicenced bars and similar establishments will soon be able to legally remain open for longer hours as a result of amendments, which are to be made to the Spirit Licencing Act. Making the announcement on Wednesday at the Jamaica House press briefing, at the Office of the Prime Minister, Justice Minister, Senator the Hon. Mark Golding, explained that, “for some time the prescribed opening hours for licenced establishments have been a cause of confrontation and problems between bar owners, and patrons and the police.” “Representation was made from the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) after meeting with bar owners in St. Thomas and other parishes for an adjustment to be made to the opening hours,” the Minister added. The present opening hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, and on Sundays the hours for taverns are between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Hotels on the other hand, are allowed to open from 7:00 a.m. until midnight any day of the week. The proposal is to amend the Spirit Licensing Act to allow the Minister to fix the opening and closing hours of licensed establishments, by way of Order, which will be subject to affirmative Resolution of both Houses of Parliament. “The opening and closing hours will not be fixed in the legislation, but by way of Order which, over time, can be adjusted if necessary. Cabinet has approved the policy to inform the Order, which will allow establishments to be able on Mondays through Saturdays to open (from 7:00 a.m.) until midnight and from 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Sundays,” Minister Golding outlined. Opening hours for hotels remain the same and the criteria for licences will not be reviewed at this time.  Senator Golding noted that while an overall review of the spirit licensing regime is to be done, for now this amendment seeks to deal with a specific social problem, which was becoming a law enforcement issue.last_img read more