Head of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), Dave Cameron, is hoping that the creation of a new commercial entity for the regional body will over time transform its economic fortunes. The entity, which, according to Cameron, is to be filled with suitable and qualified individuals, will, among other things, seek to implement income-generating activities, including the acquisition of sponsorships and the striking of television broadcast deals. “We have just created a new commercial arm of the WICB and have hired Pitch International,” says Cameron. “The real aim of this is to ensure that we move away from the sociopolitical issues we have at the WICB and have a company that is fully geared at commercialising West Indies cricket.” He added: “We have also changed the name of the WICB – again, too much (negative) history, and baggage – to Cricket West Indies.” Cricket West Indies, Cameron said, is to largely focus on governance and management-related issues. The organisation’s commercial arm, Cameron highlighted, will be similar to that of the International Cricket Council (ICC) which, in recent years, instituted the ICC Business Corporation to carry out its corporate functions. The Jamaican business executive, in expressing confidence about the new ventures, also said that the compilation and duties of the commercial entity will be revealed shortly. “We will not release the names at the moment, but I am sure you will hear very, very soon,” he said. Meanwhile, reporting on the financial state of the WICB, Cameron said the organisation, for the first time in a while, has realised a US$3.5m surplus, and the hope is that this trend will continue. “As of September 30, 2015, the WICB has recorded a surplus in excess of three-and-a-half million US dollars, unaudited,” he said. “This is the first time, I can remember, that we have ever done that.”
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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – With the sport of rugby growing across the Peace Region, a new Rugby Classic will be taking place in Dawson Creek.Tonight, October 1, at Ecole Frank Ross Elementary School, in Dawson Creek, is the First Annual Peace Fall Rugby 7s Classic.Competing for the Peace Fall Rugby 7s Classic trophy will be mostly girls teams but will also include boys teams as well.- Advertisement -Previously, there has been fall 7s series between Dawson Creek, Fort St. John, and Grande Prairie.The First Annual Peace Fall Rugby 7s Classic is taking place tonight, October 1, at 5:00 p.m. at Ecole Frank Ross Elementary School, in Dawson Creek.
CALGARY – Mayors from both ends of the proposed Energy East pipeline are calling for the National Energy Board to reverse its requirement that upstream and downstream emissions be included in its review of the $15.7-billion conduit.Saint John Mayor Don Darling, who said he was in Calgary to attend a wedding, paired up with Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi at a joint news conference to voice their support for the project which they say will create jobs and prosperity across Canada.Project proponent TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP) of Calgary put its application on hold for 30 days earlier this month after the national agency said it would consider indirect greenhouse gas emissions in evaluating the proposed 4,500-kilometre oil pipeline from Hardisty, Alta., to Saint John, N.B.Darling said the ruling is unfair and amounts to changing the rules three years after the company started the process.Nenshi said the change was “madness” because upstream and downstream industries already have their own environmental processes.Environmental groups, however, support the NEB ruling which has also been backed by the federal government.
Dennis WardAPTN NewsIndigenous leaders who represent more than 130 communities involved in the oil and gas sector were on Parliament Hill Thursday to speak out about two proposed bills they say will leave their “communities in poverty.”Members of Aboriginal Equity Partners and the Indian Resource Council were in Ottawa to express their dissatisfaction with the proposed Oil Tanker Moratorium (Bill C-48) and the proposed Impact Assessment Act (Bill C-69).They say the legislation will prevent communities, who are conducting or trying to conduct “responsible oil production” on their territories, from receiving “the full value of our resources.”“No moratoriums, no killing pipelines, no bills that are guaranteed to lead to endless court challenges,” Bruce Dumont said during a press conference in Ottawa on Thursday.Dumont, former president of the B.C. Metis Nation, said the federal government needs to find a balance between the economy and the environment.Former B.C. Metis Nation President Bruce Dumont said efforts to protect the environment are costing Indigenous communities with fossil fuel resources money.He said dozens of oil and gas-producing communities are losing “$200-million each year in royalties, compared to 2012, due to the price deferential and a lack of pipeline access for the products.“That computes to about $18,000 per family, per year.”The leaders, who gathered to speak out about the pending legislation, say the media and politicians are portraying Metis and First Nations as “anti-development.”“I want you to think of the consequences of that,” Dumont said in front of a small group of reporters at the press gallery.“Our neighbours in rural communities of Saskatchewan, Alberta and B.C. who are rig workers, drillers, truckers, think we are the problem — that we are killing their jobs, their livelihood and their ability to support their families. We also have families to support.”Those speaking against the two bills acknowledge the relationship with the resource sector has not been perfect but argued it has provided “opportunities to exercise self-determination.”Indian Resource Council CEO Stephen Buffalo said he’s concerned about Bill C-69’s proposed expansion of public participation in standing.Buffalo believes only those directly affected by a project should be able to participate.“We don’t want to open the door for big environmental NGOs to delay or disrupt projects in our territories,” he email@example.com@DennisWardNews