FIFA Club World Cup to kick off on December 11

first_img Next Reuters ZurichJuly 26, 2019UPDATED: July 26, 2019 16:12 IST Liverpool will play FIFA Club World Cup as European Champions. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSLiverpool enter the competition in the semi-final stage and take on a second-round winner on Dec. 18FIFA had said it would revamp the tournament to feature 24 teams from 2021Three teams for this year have been confirmed with European champions LiverpoolThe penultimate edition of the Club World Cup in its current format featuring seven teams will kick off in Qatar on Dec. 11 with the final taking place 10 days later, global soccer governing body FIFA announced on Friday.FIFA had said it would revamp the tournament to feature 24 teams from 2021, with Qatar hosting the final two editions in the old style as test events for the World Cup which the Gulf state will host in 2022.Three teams for this year have been confirmed with European champions Liverpool joining CONCACAF champions CF Monterrey and Oceania’s Hienghene Sport. The club representing hosts Qatar will depend on the ongoing AFC Champions League.If a team from Qatar are champions, they qualify directly for the second round … with the runners-up playing the opening match against Hienghene Sport on Dec. 11, FIFA said in a statement.If the AFC Champions League winners are not a club from Qatar, the current holders of the Qatar Stars League title, Al Sadd SC, play the opening match against Hienghene Sport.Participating teams from Africa, Asia and South America will be determined in the coming months. The draw for the second round and semi-final matches will take place at FIFA’s headquarters in Zurich on Sept. 16.Liverpool enter the competition in the semi-final stage and take on a second-round winner on Dec. 18.Also See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow FIFAFollow Club World Cup FIFA Club World Cup to kick off on December 11Liverpool are one of the four teams who have been confirmed to take part in the FIFA Club World Cup at the semi-final stage, which includes Mexico’s Monterrey, New Caledonia’s Hienghene Sport Al-Sadd from Qatari.advertisementlast_img read more

Glamping pods need building permits

Long Point Eco-Adventures has hit a snag in its drive to diversify its outdoor recreational offerings near Turkey Point.Last fall, Norfolk’s building department flagged 16 of 22 “glamping pods” for failing to follow the building permit process.The pods in question have a floor area of more than 108 square feet. As such, they required a building permit before they were installed.Eco-Adventures took a step in correcting the situation this week when Norfolk council gave the green light to fit the pods with indoor plumbing and an on-site septic system. However, many more steps are required that will take time and cost money.Adam Van Paassen, site manager at Long Point Eco-Adventures, says the miniature camping huts have been in high demand since the first ones went in three years ago. Van Paassen says Long Point Eco-Adventures is willing to do what it can to comply with county and provincial requirements.“We’re hoping for the best and expecting the worst,” he said at Governor Simcoe Square Tuesday.Compliance could be expensive and time-consuming. It remains to be seen whether the affected camping sites will be available for the 2019 tourism season.In a report to council, Norfolk’s building department says it will require an engineer’s report or similar certification that the pods are safe and fit for human habitation. Detailed drawings by a qualified architect or equivalent will also have to be submitted.Building permit fees must also be paid based on the value of construction.“All fees will be subject to a 100 per cent penalty fee for construction prior to the permit being issued,” the planning report says.Long Point Eco-Adventures also needs a construction permit from the Long Point Region Conservation Authority. Ministry of the Environment permits are required to service the site with toilets and a septic system.Speaking to Norfolk council, Adam Van Paassen said his group simply didn’t know the rules regarding legal development when it established the camping huts on site.Van Paassen says the process has been frustrating. In working with Norfolk’s planning department, he noted that satisfying one set of requirements seems to give rise to a new set of requirements. Navigating the process, he said, produces unexpected costs in the thousands of dollars with no perceivable end in sight.“I feel like I know five per cent of what I have to know to do development,” Van Paassen said. “I know there are people out there trying to do development with zero knowledge.”Mayor Kristal Chopp said this situation illustrates the need for Norfolk to come up with a transparent, predictable process for development that is easy to understand and simple to communicate.Another ambitious piece of the puzzle is the pending addition of a pavilion, restaurant and microbrewery at the property on Front Road north of Turkey Point.Plans were to have the brewery operational in time for the summer tourism season.However, given the requirements of the planning process, the parties to the development are leaning in the direction of setting up temporary brewing facilities on site and taking the summer to install the permanent brewery in the basement of the pavilion, which is also working its way through the planning process.Working in partnership with Long Point Eco-Adventures on the brewery is Hometown Brew Co. of Norfolk County. Hometown Brew currently brews its products at the Ramblin’ Road Brewery north of Delhi near La [email protected] read more