Men’s Icebreaker Hockey Tournament starting up in Fort St. John

first_imgThe cost to register for the hockey tournament is $55 dollars per player, and registration has already begun, with forms being asked to be submitted ASAP.Application forms can be found at Ernie’s in the Totem Mall or online and more information can also be found on the tournament’s Facebook page. The tournament, being held at both the Pomeroy Sport Centre and North Peace Arena, is for men ages 19 and up, and is open to players of all skill levels.Teams will be determined based on a draft system, as organizers try to divide teams as fairly as possible to make each team equal in skill level.Teams are guaranteed at least three games, not including games played in the semis and tournament finals.- Advertisement -Play will be non-contact, and players are recommended to wear full hockey equipment.Organizers are hoping to have 16 teams by the conclusion of registration, so spots are limited for players and will be determined by a first come, first serve basis.Proceeds raised through the tournament will be allocated to the $115,000 needed to renovate the elementary school’s playground, and organizers are hoping the tournament can provide $25,000 of those funds.Advertisementlast_img read more

Half-time: Watford 0 Chelsea 0

first_imgChelsea started and finished the first half strongly at Vicarage Road but were caused plenty of problems. They had most of the early possession without creating a clear-cut chance before a spell of Watford pressure suddenly had the visitors on the back foot.The dangerous Odion Ighalo missed a great chance for Watford when he was unable to connect properly with a header from Jose Holebas’ cross.And Blues keeper Thibaut Courtois was called into action twice in quick succession, gathering Sebastian Prödl’s firm header from Ben Watson’s corner and then keeping out Etienne Capoue’s shot following good work by José Manuel Jurado.Chelsea responded with some pressure of their own and Cesc Fabregas’ fine ball found Diego Costa, whose goal-bound shot was deflected inches wide by Hornets defender Craig Cathcart.Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Zouma, Terry, Azpilicueta; Mikel, Matic; Willian, Fabregas, Oscar; Costa.Subs: Begovic, Cahill, Baba Rahman, Loftus-Cheek, Kenedy, Traore, Hazard.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Tata Steel steps into South Africa

first_img23 August 2006Indian steel giant Tata Steel has started construction on a R650-million high-carbon ferrochrome plant in Richards Bay on the KwaZulu-Natal coast.The investment confirms Tata Group’s belief in South Africa following investments in a number of industries in the country, notably the automotive and telecommunications sectors.In its first phase the new plant, due to be operational by October 2007, will produce 135 000 tons of high-carbon ferrochrome a year from ore imported from India and Iran.The ferrochrome, which is used in the manufacture of stainless steel, will be exported to Tata Steel customers in Asia, Europe and the United States.Possible R400m second phaseThe company said in a statement that a decision on a R400-million second phase expansion of the plant, involving doubling its size from two furnaces to four, would be made after the first year of operation.Speaking at a ceremony to mark the start of construction in Richards Bay on Monday, Tata Steel MD B Muthuraman said the final choice of location had been between sites in South Africa and Australia.South Africa won, Muthuraman said, because of such factors as the country’s power costs, skilled technological base and manpower, developed infrastructure and logistics arrangements, and strong financial institutions.Tata Africa Holdings MD Raman Dhawan said the Tata Group regarded South Africa as a future economic powerhouse and a key factor in economic development in the southern African region.‘Vote of confidence in SA’South African Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka told guests at the ceremony that Tata’s involvement in South Africa was “a vote of confidence in our democracy.”“The ferrochrome plant is off course very significant as it is located in [the Richards Bay] Industrial Development Zone, and will assist to attract further investments.”South Africa was beginning to reap the rewards of foreign direct investment after working for years on building a stable political and economic climate, Mlambo-Ngcuka said.She described India as a key partner for South Africa, adding that both countries were members of the India-Brazil-South Africa trilateral agreement.“Our political and economic relations are sound and are based on mutual respect and concern for each other’s development,” she said, adding that India was among the top 10 countries currently investing in South Africa.Local content, skills transferAlthough South Africa is the world’s largest chrome producer, ore imports for Tata’s new plant will not deprive local miners of sales, nor will the ferrochrome exports compete with locally produced ferrochrome, as the chrome ore and charge chrome produced in South Africa are of different grades.Somdeb Banerjee, MD of Tata Steel KZN, said that if the second phase expansion were approved, Tata Steel would consider mixing South African and imported chrome ore for use in the two additional furnaces.According to Tata Steel, the new plant will create about 1 000 jobs at the peak of construction, 130 permanent jobs once the plant is operational, and indirectly some 800 additional jobs through contractors and suppliers.A feature of the Richards Bay plant, the company said, was the establishment of a locally owned operation to manufacture the chromite briquettes that will be used in the smelter.Local workers will be trained in briquette making by trained personnel from India, and will then produce briquettes for the smelter on a contract reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Possible petrol price relief in June

first_img8 May 2012 The South African Petroleum Retailers Association (Sapra) believes the fuel price could drop by more than 60 cents in June.The latest Central Energy Fund data suggest that a drop of more than 50 cents a litre in June is possible if the rand/dollar exchange rate and oil prices remain at current levels.South African motorists have been feeling the pinch this year, with five price hikes sending petrol prices to record levels.However, Sapra’s Peter Noke added a cautionary note on Monday, saying: “One of the major contributing factors is the international crude price, and what the price does over the next few months is very difficult to predict.”Sapalast_img

Karel Benadi: master of the bush

first_img5 December 2013 Karel Benadie is a master tracker, one of only a handful of people in South Africa accorded this status. These skills have led to him being featured as a “South African icon” in 21 Icons, a nation-building project that aims to celebrate “extraordinary South Africans who have captured the global imagination with their dignity, humanity, hard work and selfless struggle for a better world”. The 50-year-old Benadie is one of the few practitioners of an almost-dying art and “without people like him passing on this tradition of showing others how to track, how to understand their natural environment, we will lose a part of us”, photographer Adrian Steirn, the person behind the 21 Icons concept, said in a statement this week. Benadie is the subject of a short film that will be screened in South Africa on Sunday. A black-and-white portrait of the conservationist will be published as a commemorative poster on the same day in the Sunday Times. The 50-year-old is “a magician of the bush”, said Steirn. “I see grass, I see rocks, I see sky; he sees a complete wonderland and he can read that location like a book.”Instilling a love of nature Benadie was born on a farm in Beaufort West in the arid Karoo region of the Western Cape. As a young child, Benadie helped his father look after sheep, learning to track the jackal and caracal that had escaped their traps. Benadie says it was this time spent walking in the arid Karoo with his father that instilled in him a love of nature. Benadie worked for what is today known as South African National Parks (SANParks), starting off as a general worker until his apparent knowledge of animals and the veld soon led him into work as a field ranger, researcher and tracker. He spent 16 years of his 33 years at SANParks tracking the black rhino. While at SANParks, he met Louis Liebenberg, the co-founder and executive director of CyberTracker Conservation, a non-profit organisation that promotes a worldwide environmental monitoring network. Liebenberg proposed that trackers such as Benadie be trained to use handheld devices to capture their observations – information of great benefit to conservation and scientific research.‘We are all one’ Although Benadie was illiterate, the icon-based interface allowed him to capture as many as 100 minute observation details a day. These included the black rhino’s behaviour and the seasonal variation in its feeding pattern. This is something Benadie had suggested, based on his year-round observation of the animal. The result was a scientific paper in the journal, Pachyderm. As far as Liebenberg has been able to ascertain, it was the first time that an illiterate tracker co-authored a paper based on data he had collected to substantiate a hypothesis he himself had proposed. In 2010, Benadie was appointed as the principal trainer for the Tracker Academy, near Graaff Reinet in the Eastern Cape. The academy is a division of the South African College for Tourism, which operates under the auspices of the Peace Parks Foundation. Benadie now shares his extraordinary knowledge with young trackers from disadvantaged rural communities. He says he is proud of his work at the academy, and rightfully so: almost 95% of the graduates find permanent employment in the tourism and conservation fields. Even more importantly, perhaps, is the transfer of scarce indigenous skills to a new generation. “People must get involved in nature,” he tells the interviewer, “because if you look at all the things in nature sticking together – the plants and animals, and human beings – we are all one. It’s our family.” The original, signed portrait of Benadie will be auctioned at the end of the series and the proceeds donated to a charity of his choice. Source: 21icons South Africa and SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

A history of the sandwich

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Shelly Detwiler, RDN, LD, Blue Jean Nutrition“Someone ate the only good thing going on in my life. Someone ate my SANDWICH!”In one of my favorite moments from the television show Friends, nothing is better than a sandwich to Joey, Ross or even my Paul. Friends co-star Ross, named his stolen sandwich named the “Moistmaker.” Moistmaker got its name because of the gravy soaked slice of bread in the middle of this special Thanksgiving sandwich. If you haven’t seen this episode, Monica makes this unbelievable sandwich which someone stole from the fridge where Ross worked. Ross was so outraged, he continued into a meltdown that even threatened his employment. I’m sure you can find a YouTube clip for your laugh of the day. What makes the sandwich? It depends who you ask. Ask Joey from Friends…it’s all about the bread. For Ross, it’s all about the layered goodness of moistness of Thanksgiving layers including the cranberry sauce! If you ask my Paul, it’s all about the meat and cheese, although a good hot dog ranks second.The sandwich was born in 1762. The story goes that John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich was quite the gambler. In 1762 he asked his cook to prepare a meal so that he could play one-handed. Voilá sandwiches were born. Early English sandwiches were filled with beef while Americans filled theirs with ham. One stat I saw said we Americans average about 200 sandwiches a year and that didn’t even include PB & J or any of our own creations. I would guess farmers would be one of the top industries in the consumption of sandwiches! They are the perfect lunch/dinner/snack for a farmer on the go during plant/harvest seasons.I love to travel and try most new “local” food of the region. Sandwiches are no different. Add some pizzazz into your sandwich repertoire. Try some of these favorites from around the world.Chip Butty is one of Great Britain’s favorites that includes white bread filled with French Fries with ketchup or brown gravy. Vada Pav is a popular street food in India that is a meatless sandwich — one battered potato ball topped with chutney and served in a mini-bun.Cemita is a sandwich from Mexico that starts with an egg-based brioche-like bread. It’s filled with deep fried beef, white cheese, onions, herbs, salsa roja, and of course a slice of avocado.Döner Kebab is a typical Turkish street food. This sandwich starts with the döner, being the meat of beef, chicken, lamb, or veal cooked on a vertical spit and sliced. Hugged with a pita and filled with onions, pickled cucumber, lettuce and tomatoes, it sounds like a gyro to me.Arepas can be found in Venezuela. They are a crispy, yet chewy maize-dough flatbread filled with anything from chorizo, beef, plantains, pork, cheese and avocados. Venezuelan hot pockets?Medianoche is a late-night staple in Cuba. It is a soft eggy bread filled with roast pork, Swiss cheese, ham, pickles, mustard, and more cheese, then warmed and pressed. It is like a grilled cheese on steroids!Sandwiches have become more than an average slice of bread and meat. They can be eaten, hot, warm, cold or somewhere in between. They start with a slice of bread, biscuits, English muffins, bagels, flatbreads, pitas or even various specialty breads. They are filled with various toppings of meat, cheese, veggies, fillings and spreads. Let’s not forget all the sauces, dressings, aiolis, pestos and even jams that push this gastronomy item into ionic proportions. Whether you are like John Montagu, a farmer or traveling the world enjoying the sights, nothing beats a portable sandwich, eaten one handed.Eat well and healthy,Shelly Grilled Ham, Muenster, and Spinach Sandwiches from 8 (3/4-ounce) slices crusty Chicago-style Italian bread (about 1/2 inch thick), toasted 8 ounces thinly sliced lower-sodium deli ham (such as Boar’s Head) 4 (1-ounce) slices reduced-sodium Muenster cheese (such as Alpine Lace) 2 cups fresh baby spinach 1/4 cup mild chowchow (such as Braswell’s) Cooking spray Layer each of 4 bread slices with 2 ounces ham, 1 slice Muenster cheese, 1/2 cup baby spinach, 1 tablespoon chowchow, and 1 bread slice.Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat sandwiches with cooking spray; add to pan. Cook 2 minutes on each side or until browned and cheese melts. Cut sandwiches in half, if desired. Serve immediately.Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich) CALORIES 315 (31% from fat); FAT 11g (sat 5.8g,mono 2.8g,poly 0.8g); IRON 2.1mg; CHOLESTEROL 53mg; CALCIUM 245mg; CARBOHYDRATE 32.4g; SODIUM 821mg; PROTEIN 20.8g; FIBER 1.7g Rib-Eye Steak Panini at by Giada De Laurentiis 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil2 cloves garlic, minced1 small onion, thinly sliced1 small red bell pepper, cored, seeded and thinly sliced1 teaspoon herbes de Provence1/2 teaspoon kosher salt1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepperSteak:1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oilOne 1-pound boneless rib eye steak, cut into 1/4-inch-thickslices3/4 teaspoon kosher salt1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepperPanini:1/2 cup jarred tomato-basil sauce4 kaiser rolls, halved1 1/3 cups arugula4 slices sharp provolone For the vegetables: In a large nonstick skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the garlic, onions, peppers, herbes de Provence, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are soft, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove the vegetables and set aside.For the steak: In the same skillet, heat the oil over high heat. Add the steak and sprinkle with the salt and pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, until the steak is cooked through to desired doneness, 2 to 3 minutes.For the panini: Spoon 2 tablespoons of marinara sauce onto the bottom of each roll. Add the arugula and top with the cooked vegetables. Arrange the steak on the vegetables and place a slice of cheese on top. Place the tops on the rolls and cook in a panini maker(George foreman will work also) until the cheese has melted, about 5 minutes. Waldorf Chicken Salad at by Ellie Krieger 1 cup nonfat plain yogurt or 3/4 cups nonfat Greek-style yogurt2 tablespoons mayonnaise1 tablespoon lemon juice2 teaspoons Dijon Mustard1/4 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon minced thyme1 pound cooked, skinless chicken breast cut into 1/2-inch cubes1/2 cup seedless grapes1/4 cup toasted, coarsely chopped walnuts1 medium apple (about 3/4 cup)Freshly ground black pepper5 large leaves Romaine lettuce,5 (8in) whole-wheat wraps If using regular yogurt place the yogurt in a strainer lined with a paper towel. Put the strainer over a bowl and place in the refrigerator to drain and thicken for 30 minutes.Cut chicken into ½ inch cubes. Slice grapes in ½, core and dice apples. In a small bowl, combine the thickened or Greek-style yogurt, mayonnaise, lemon juice, mustard, salt and thyme until smooth. Fold in chicken, grapes, walnuts and apples. Season with pepper.Place 1 lettuce leaf on a wrap. Spoon about 3/4 cup of the chicken filling onto wrap and roll wrap around filling. Grilled Salmon BLT adapted from Ina Garten 2 pounds fresh salmon filletsGood olive oilsaltFreshly ground pepper6 fresh white or brioche rolls (4-inch round)1/4 pound mesclun mix or fresh basil leaves6-12 slices of crispy cooked bacon6 tomato slices 1 cup good mayonnaise1/4 cup sour cream3/4 teaspoon white wine vinegar12 fresh basil leaves3/4 cup chopped fresh dill1 1/2 Tbsp. chopped scallions, (white & green parts)1/4 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper3 teaspoons capers, drained  For the salmon, heat coals in an outdoor grill and brush the top of the grill with oil. Rub the outside of the salmon with olive oil, salt, and pepper, to taste. Grill for 5 minutes on each side, or until the salmon is almost cooked through. Remove to a plate and allow it to rest for 15 minutes.For the sauce, place the mayonnaise, sour cream, vinegar, basil, dill, scallions, salt, and pepper in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade. Process until combined. Add the capers and pulse 2 or 3 times.To assemble the sandwiches, slice the rolls in 1/2 crosswise. Spread a tablespoon of sauce on each cut side. On the bottom 1/2, place some mesclun salad, tomato slice, a piece of salmon and 1-2 slices of bacon. Place the top of the roll on the salmon and serve immediately.last_img read more

Kroos and Modric in Madrid squad to face PSG

first_imgReal Madrid Kroos and Modric in Real Madrid squad for PSG trip Joe Wright 17:44 5/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) toni kroos - cropped Getty Images Real Madrid UEFA Champions League PSG v Real Madrid PSG Zinedine Zidane had previously said that he would not take undue risks over injured players, but both doubtful stars will travel to France Real Madrid have included Toni Kroos and Luka Modric in their 24-man squad for Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Paris Saint-Germain.The midfielders have been battling to be fit for the last-16 second leg in the French capital and both missed Saturday’s 3-1 LaLiga win over Getafe.Kroos, who particularly impressed in Madrid’s 3-1 first-leg win, has been struggling due to a knee ligament sprain, while Modric has a hamstring problem. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp However, both returned to training on Sunday and will travel to France for the showdown with Unai Emery’s men.Speaking on Saturday, Zidane said he was unsure if they would be fully fit but was not worried about the prospect of their absence.”I will never regret injuries,” he said. “If they can’t be with us, other players will play. The only thing we have is to look at Tuesday and see who we are going to go with.”We have two days to see how Luka and Toni are. I’m not going to tell you what I’m going to do and what we have planned.”What I want is for all of us to travel. I hope everyone trains on Monday, but I don’t know.”last_img read more

Saponara in moving Astori tribute

first_imgDavide Astori O captain, my captain – Fiorentina’s Saponara in emotional Astori tribute Ryan Benson 02:08 6/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) astori-cropped Getty Images Serie A Udinese v Fiorentina Fiorentina Tributes have poured in following the death of Davide Astori, and his Fiorentina team-mate Riccardo Saponara has written a moving message. Fiorentina midfielder Riccardo Saponara produced an emotional tribute to Davide Astori after the death of La Viola’s captain.Astori, 31, was found dead in his hotel room prior to Sunday’s match against Udinese.Results of an autopsy are yet to be revealed, though Udine’s public prosecutor Antonio De Nicolo said on Sunday it was likely Astori “died of cardiac arrest by natural causes.” Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Tributes have poured in from across world football following the centre-back’s passing and Saponara, a team-mate of Astori’s since the start of the season, penned a particularly moving message.Using his official Instagram account, Saponara wrote: “O captain, my captain. Why did you not come down to have breakfast with us all? Why did you not pick up your shoes from outside of Marco [Sportiello]’s room and then drink your orange juice, as usual?”Now they’ll tell us that life goes on, that we must look forward and pick ourselves up, but what will your absence feel like? Who will arrive every morning in the cafeteria, warming up everyone with his smile?”Who will ask us about what we did the previous night and have a laugh about it? Who will nurture the youngsters and give a sense of responsibility to the veterans? Who will form the circle to work on our ‘two-touch play’ and who will demolish Marco on the PlayStation?”With whom will we debate about Masterchef, Florence’s restaurants, TV series or games played? Who will I lean on at lunch after a tiring training session? Come on, come back. You still need to finish watching LaLaLand to analyse like you did with all new movies.”Come back to Florence, they’re waiting for you to renew your contract and acknowledge all the good and the positivity that you bring to us on a daily basis. Get out of that damn room, we’ll be waiting for you tomorrow at training”In life there are people you’ve known forever but have never bonded with, and then there are the ‘Davides’, who warm to you immediately with a simple ‘welcome to Florence, Ricky’.”Wherever you are now, keep on defending our goal and enlighten the right path for us from the backline.”Oh captain, my captain. Forever, my captain.”last_img read more

Mbappe ready to face Real Madrid

first_imgUEFA Champions League No Neymar, but Mbappe ready for PSG return against Real Madrid Dom Farrell 21:39 5/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Kylian Mbappe PSG Lille 091217 Getty UEFA Champions League PSG v Real Madrid Real Madrid PSG Kylian Mbappé Paris Saint-Germain will be without their Brazilian star for a crunch Champions League last-16 tie, but another big-money addition is back in training Kylian Mbappe has handed Paris Saint-Germain a fitness boost ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League showdown with Real Madrid.The Ligue 1 leaders’ hopes of turning around a 3-1 first-leg deficit in the last-16 tie were dealt a hammer blow when Neymar suffered a broken metatarsal in the 3-0 Ligue 1 win over Marseille a week ago.To compound matters, Mbappe sustained an ankle injury against the same opponents in the Coupe de France but the teenage France forward is ready to face Zinedine Zidane’s European champions. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Speaking at a pre-match news conference, PSG head coach Unai Emery said: ” Kylian Mbappe trained normally with the squad yesterday. The only player, apart from Neymar, who did not, was Javier Pastore.”Normally, all players will be ready for tomorrow’s match against Madrid, except Neymar.”This near-clean bill of health means Thiago Motta and Lassana Diarra offer more experienced options in the holding midfield role, where Argentine youngster Giovani Lo Celso struggled at times during the defeat at the Santiago Bernabeu.Thiago Silva, Marquinhos and Presnel Kimpembe will also contest the two centre-back slots once more after Emery controversially left club captain Silva on the bench in Madrid.”Both Lassana Diarra and Thiago Motta possess the experience for this sort of big European match,” he said.”All three central defenders are ready to play against Real Madrid. We will see after the final training session.”The 11 starters and the substitutes will all be important against Real. Everybody will need to chip in.”Although their late collapse in the Spanish capital makes PSG the underdogs, a 4-0 win over Barcelona at this stage on home turf last season gives cause for optimism and Emery called on the Parc des Princes faithful to greet their illustrious opponents with a cacophony of noise.”It is a very important moment of the season, a unique moment for all the PSG supporters and all of France. The Champions League is a major objective for the club,” he added.”This match is different. Above all, it is in Paris. We will be 12 with the support of the fans.”We need to stay united on the inside and also show that from the outside. We want unity with the PSG fans.”It is the first time that we have played an important Champions League return leg at the Parc des Princes. This is something different.”last_img read more