Morrison finishes as top Canadian in weekend World Cup event

first_imgDenny Morrison was back on the ice this weekend for a World Cup speed skating event in Heerenven, Netherlands. Morrison was the highest finishing Canadian out of all of the events as he finished fifth in the 1,000 metre race.His time of 1:09.35 was his best time of the year in the distance.The next ISU World Cup event is quite a ways away on March 21-22 in Germany. Before that Morrison will be competing in the World Allround  Speed Skating Championships in Calgary March 7-8.- Advertisement –last_img

Humboldt-Del Norte teams start season strong at Battle of the Border tournament

first_imgCRESCENT CITY >> The Eureka Loggers and Del Norte Warriors each sent four wrestlers into the championship match of their respective weight classes, while the Fortuna Huskies sent two grapplers to the finals, as the 2016 wrestling season kicked off Saturday at the annual Battle of the Border Tournament hosted by Del Norte High School.Crater High School won the team title in convincing fashion, scoring 264 points, with nine wrestlers reaching championship matches. Grants Pass, which saw six …last_img

Toyota SA explains their continued investment into South Africa

first_imgToyota South Africa Motors CEO explains their continued investment into South Africa  By Tsabeng Nthite – South Africa’s vehicle market remains the biggest in Africa, accounting for 37% of new vehicle sales on the continent. Mr Andrew Kirby, President and CEO of Toyota South Africa Motors attributes this to the direction that the South African government has taken to make South African an attractive investment destination.  “The automotive sector is a bright spot for us in South Africa because we have long-term stability of the industrial policy from government, and over the years there has been consistent support from the motor industry,” said Mr Kirby.  Brand South Africa in collaboration with Business Leadership SA – is running a six week campaign to position South Africa as in ideal investment destination. The CEOs Know Campaign  features CEO’s from  multinational corporations based in South Africa who  share insights on the value of their respective organisations’ investment into South Africa. Mr Andrew Kirby, CEO and President of Toyota South Africa is one of the CEO’s featured.“The benefit for us is that we get asset investment support, and we also get support through the Automotive Production and Development Programme (APDP), which incentivises the production and exports of vehicles which allows us to offset a lot of the initiation costs, and that makes  us  globally competitive,” concluded Mr Kirby. Other  CEO’s  featured include South African Tourism CEO, Mr Sisa Ntshona; the Johannesburg Stock Exchange CEO, Ms Nicky Newton-King; MD and Partner of Goldman Sachs South Africa, Mr Colin Coleman; Executive Head of Anglo American South Africa, Mr Andile Sangqu, as well as CEO of Shell Companies South Africa, Mr Hloniphizwe Mtololast_img read more

Uttar Pradesh govt. to fund fairs by three religious trusts

first_imgIn an outreach to the Hindu community during Navaratri, the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday approved proposals to fund fairs held by three religious trusts in the State.These are the Ma Lalita Devi Shaktipeeth Amavasya Mela, Naimisharanya in Sitapur, Ma Pateshwari Shaktipeeth, Devipatan Tulsipur Mela in Balrampur, and Ma Vindhyavasini Shaktipeeth Mela in Mirzapur.The government will provide them funds of ₹ 60 lakh, ₹48 lakh and ₹41.49 lakh respectively, a statement said.The decisions were taken at a Cabinet meeting headed by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.Earlier, local municipal corporations arranged for these religious fairs, now it will be the responsibility of the respective district magistrates. The decision was taken with a view to providing proper facilities and successful arrangement of the fairs keeping in mind their inter-district, inter-State and international appeal, the government said, adding it had received proposals from district Collectors.Urban Development Minister Suresh Khanna said the fairs would be funded to ensure basic facilities for all devotees.last_img read more

ICC confirms Randiv as Mathews’ replacement

first_imgThe ICC’s event technical committee of the World Cup on Friday confirmed Suraj Randiv as replacement for the injured Angelo Mathews in Sri Lanka’s squad for Saturday’s summit clash against India.The confirmation was conveyed to Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on behalf of the committee.Mathews suffered a strain to his right thigh muscle during the side’s semi-final victory over New Zealand in Colombo.Randiv has played in 21 ODIs for Sri Lanka, claiming 22 wickets at an average of 33.5.The 26-year-old off-spinner from Matara has also represented Sri Lanka in three Test matches and six Twenty20 internationals.As with all players in the tournament, the eligibility of a replacement player is subject to approval by the ICC before that player can be officially added to the squad.The event technical committee consists of David Richardson (ICC, chairman), prof. Ratnakar Shetty (tournament director), Campbell Jamieson (IDI representative), Anil Kumble (host nominee), David Lloyd (independent nomination) and Sanjay Manjrekar (independent nomination).- With PTI inputslast_img read more

Steve Lacy And Dari Alexander To CoCaptain Team ADAPT For Race For

first_imgEdward R. Matthews, CEO of ADAPT Community Network, announced that ADAPT will participate in their 7th consecutive Achilles Hope and Possibility race, hosted by New York Road Runners and Achilles International in Central Park.Steve Lacy/Achilles Hope and Possibility RaceFOX 5 News Anchors Steve Lacy & Dari Alexander are this year’s ADAPT Team Captains. The ADAPT team regularly has nearly 200 participants, representing families, individuals and supporters with varying disabilities. This race is the only race in New York City open to people of all abilities. There are 7,500 overall participants in the race.Steve Lacy is the anchor of the “FOX 5 News at 5PM” and “FOX 5 News at 10PM” at WNYW-TV, the Fox Television flagship station in New York City. He has been in this role since January of 2013. Previously, he co-anchored “Good Day Wakeup” and “Good Day Early Call” on Fox 5, weekdays from 4:30 a.m. – 7 a.m. He also reported for “Good Day New York” with Greg Kelly and Rosanna Scotto. Lacy joined FOX 5 in August of 2011 from WCVB-TV in Boston, where he was co-anchor of the weekend “EyeOpener” and general assignment reporter. Prior to his time in Boston, Lacy anchored the morning and noon newscasts at WWLP-TV in Springfield, Massachusetts. You can follow Steve on Twitter @stevenlacy.New York native Dari Alexander anchors the “FOX 5 News At 5 PM” and the “FOX 5 News at 10 PM” with Steve Lacy.Dari Alexander/Achilles Hope and Possibility RaceBefore joining FOX 5, Alexander was an anchor and New York field correspondent at the nation’s No. 1 cable news channel, FOX News Channel. She also reported regular primetime news updates and was the weekend news anchor for FOX News Live, FNC’s hard news programming show. As a correspondent, Alexander covered some of the channel’s biggest stories, including September 11, 2001.This tragedy led her directly to the battlefield, where she reported on the war on terror in both Afghanistan and Pakistan. She also covered big domestic stories such as the D.C. Sniper, the Capitol Hill anthrax scare, and the 2004 presidential elections. In 2002 to 2003, Alexander traveled all over the United States producing and reporting long-form stories on “The Pulse,” a primetime news magazine show broadcast on WNYW/FOX 5.Before joining FNC, Alexander worked in several local news markets as an anchor and reporter, including WFAA-TV in Dallas, Texas; WCMH-TV in Columbus, Ohio; WHBF-TV in Rock Island, Illinois; and WOAY-TV in Oak Hill, West Virginia. She was also a field producer at CBS News where she earlier served as a desk assistant. Alexander began her journalism career as a desk assistant at News 12 Long Island.A New York City native, Alexander, graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a degree in politics and Spanish literature. After college, she returned to New York City and worked as a paralegal in the Organized Crime Unit at the New York County District Attorney’s Office and later as Secretary of the Banking Board in the New York State Banking Department. She is involved with many community organizations, including Literacy Advocacy, The InnerCity Scholarship Fund and The FreshAir Fund.ADAPT Community Network (formerly UCP of NYC) is the leading not-for-profit agency and a pioneer in providing programs and services that improve the quality of life for people with disabilities. For over 70 years, ADAPT Community Network has created a more inclusive world for New York City children and adults with a variety of challenges. ADAPT Community Network’s breadth of over 100 comprehensive programs include education, health, technology, residential, and recreational services for thousands of individuals and families annually. Their programs are delivered by thousands of trained and dedicated staff, including a number of employees who have disabilities themselves. For more information: www.ADAPTcommunitynetwork.org.This race in Central Park brings together athletes with disabilities and able-bodied athletes. Run four miles with New York Road Runners and earn your finisher medal, all while supporting the mission of Achilles International: “To enable people with all types of disabilities to participate in mainstream running events in order to promote personal achievement.” This event offers kids’ races as well, open to young athletes with disabilities as well as able-bodied youth runners.Find out more about the event here.last_img read more

Its tragic Authorities believe they found both snowmobilers missing since November

first_imgAshley BrandsonAPTN NewsMembers of a volunteer dive team recovered the body of a female authorities believe is one of two snowmobilers who have been missing since November 20.This is the second recovery of a body in the past 48 hours after the Hutterain Emergency Aquatic Response Team (HEART) pulled a male from the Winnipeg River on Wednesday.HEART began a search of the area of the river on Sunday.On Nov. 20, two people, a man and a woman, on a snowmobile went through the ice while trying to cross the river at Sagkeeng First Nation.Authorities have been searching since then – but have not released many details of the male who was found.“A body was recovered yesterday (Wednesday) around 2:30 p.m. by volunteer divers,” said Manitoba RCMP Spokesperson Tara Seel.“We do not have a positive identification.”Sagkeeng First Nation is 130 km northeast of Winnipeg along the Winnipeg River.“It’s tragic right.  Anytime you hear something like this it doesn’t matter if it’s youth, elders, young people, you know when you lost a member in the community – the whole community’s affected right,” said Sagkeeng First Nation Chief Derrick Henderson.HEART located the remains in the murky, fast moving river using an underwater remote controlled camera called a rover.(Members of HEART search the waters near Sagkeeng First Nation. Photo: Ashley Brandson/APTN)Henderson said he contacted the family to tell them a body was found.“We did a prayer,” he said. “The Catholic Minister came down here and did a prayer uh for the body that was retrieved.”The discoveries come days after HEART located the snowmobile also using an underwater camera.“It’s more of a relief right, because they knew that the body was there but it’s a matter of us retrieving it and then having closure now, right”The RCMP said an autopsy is being scheduled but a date has not been confirmed.abrandson@aptn.ca@ashleybrandsonlast_img read more