Arcata squeaks past Del Norte

first_imgArcata High girls tennis narrowly bested visiting Del Norte 5-4, Saturday at Arcata High School. With the win, Arcata improves to 6-0 on the year.Arcata’s Aimee Reiner won the first match of the day against Del Norte’s Jasmine Pearson in two sets, 7-5 and 6-1. The Warriors’ Danika Scott took the second match of the day in three sets, 6-4, 1-6 and 6-3 against the Tigers number two Kendra Flint.Arcata’s Sydni Sobota and Casey Mcatasney claimed the third and fourth matches for the Tigers, both …last_img read more

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49ers record may match Raiders but this regime staying intact

first_imgSANTA CLARA — On one side of the bay, the Raiders followed Sunday’s rare win by firing their general manager. At 49ers headquarters, their second-year regime looks entrenched, even though coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch preside over a 3-10 record that mirrors the Raiders’.Jed York, the 49ers CEO, gave Shanahan and Lynch a not-so-subtle endorsement amid an emotional and powerful speech in the locker room after Sunday’s 20-14 win, a speech that honored York’s younger brother, …last_img read more

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Awards honour four young SA creatives

first_img27 November 2014Four young South African artists were announced as winners of the 2014 Arts & Culture Trust awards at a ceremony in Johannesburg on Wednesday night.The ACT awards, now in their 20th year, recognise young professional creatives with promising futures ahead of them. The artists must be within five years of their professional careers. Finalists are nominated by the public, and adjudicated by a panel of judges.This year’s winners are Jade Bowers for theatre, Thabo Makhethe-Kwinana for design, Bevan de Wet for visual art, and Nomfundo Xaluva for music.Inspired“We never cease to be inspired by the ImpACT Award winners each year,” said Pieter Jacobs, the chief executive of the trust. “They follow in the footsteps of remarkable artists who have continued to soar to greater heights, not only locally but internationally as well.”The judging panel was headed by Caroline Smart, ACT Ambassador and creative professional. Other judges were visual artist David Koloane, arts education and heritage activist Nadia Virasamy, 2013 Standard Bank Young Artist for Theatre Prince Lamla, culture and craft mentor Eugenie Drakes, and jazz music legend Herbie Tsoaeli.“The judges look for impressive progress and excellence in both the individual and the impact that they have made in their communities,” Smart said. “ACT is committed to supporting their development path and ultimate success.”Previous winners of the award include Gloria Bosman, Arlin Bantam, Kamogelo Nche and Tankiso Mamabolo, all of whom performed at the ceremony on Wednesday.Lifetime achievementACT also honours those who have had a lifelong commitment to the arts. This year, a special award was given to Mandie van der Spuy for arts advocacy. Other lifetime achievement awards made this year include Sam Nzima for visual art, Richard Cock for music, Andre P Brink for literature and Richard Loring for theatre.The Arts & Culture Trust is a funding agency which aims to increase the amount of money available for arts and culture initiatives, and to apply these funds to innovative, sustainable projects that make a meaningful contribution to society.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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Everything you need to know about #NTL2016

first_imgNeed to find out information about the 2016 National Touch League? Everything you need to know is here: 2016 National Touch LeagueDrawLive streamingNTL TV AnnouncementWhat we are looking forward toKeep up-to-date with all of the latest news, information and results from the 2016 National Touch League:Website – www.touchfootball.com.au and www.ntl.mytouchfooty.comFacebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (#NTL2016)Instagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustralia (#NTL2016)YouTube – www.youtube.com/touchfootballausRelated LinksEverything you need!last_img read more

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Nunavut community protests seismic testing

first_imgAPTN National NewsPeople in Clyde River, Nunavut say they don’t want seismic testing near their community.There’s been a series of protests in the past few weeks.APTN’s Kent Driscoll has more.last_img

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Philpott looks to bring Indigenous health delivery to new department

first_imgKristy KirkupThe Canadian PressOTTAWA – Newly minted Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott says her new department will likely include the delivery of health services for First Nations and Inuit – an area previously under her watch at Health Canada.Philpott said consultations and legislation will be required for the creation of her new ministry, but she said the 1996 Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples clearly suggested a new department should handle health delivery on a gradually diminishing basis.“The royal commission structure that was recommended is fairly similar to the approach that we are taking, suggesting that all health services would be managed through a new department and a minister that was responsible for delivery of those services until such time that self-governing First Nations or other Indigenous communities were ready, willing and able to take over those areas,” Philpott said in an interview.She also said the current federal approach – dividing Indigenous health care and the delivery of other social services that drive health outcomes – is an “artificial separation”, while the new department affords an opportunity to bring this all under one roof.“Health services fits very strongly in with other social determinants like education and child care and so many other issues that will be under the portfolio,” Philpott said.“In a way, my job is a step in the process necessary in the short term in order to fix many things that are not working right and to address many injustices in terms of the level of services that are being provided, but it is not intended that the department of Indigenous Services will be around forever.”Self-determination of communities, including the ability to control health services, was the vision behind an agreement recently inked by Ottawa, Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) and the province of Ontario, she said, noting it looks to put control and direction in the hands of the communities needing the services.NAN Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler said he is pleased to see a new federal department is being created, adding he wants to see it do business differently.“We need to dismantle the whole system and in its place, build a system that will finally meet the needs of our communities,” he said. “Our communities have to be engaged in a meaningful way to ensure that the solutions that they have are incorporated into this process. I welcome the opportunity to be involved and for our communities to be involved in that work.”Dr. Alika Lafontaine, past president of Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada, said the federal government now has a blank slate to lay out a new vision.“Minister Philpott has a great a chance to impact health disparities positively, as early politicians had to completely dismantle the health systems that existed in our Indigenous communities,” he said. “This is probably the biggest opportunity that has been given to Indigenous communities in a very long time.”Philpott agrees the new ministry provides an “incredible opportunity.”“Our government needs to be listening very carefully and acting on the good advice of people who have thought about this for a very long time, that this has to be a momentous change,” she said.“I think the blank slate metaphor is a good one and one that we certainly need to keep in mind _ that this is a new future.”Northern Ontario NDP MP Charlie Angus, who is currently running to become leader of his party, said the key issue is to ensure the federal delivery of services is transformed and made more transparent for communities.“Simply moving the office doesn’t really change anything.”last_img read more

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Alberta boosts job numbers in spite of doom and gloom forecasts

first_imgOTTAWA (660 NEWS) – Some jobs numbers are shocking economists from coast to coast especially in this province.Stats Canada said there were more than 94,000 jobs added in the month of November across the country.This is coming as donations for charities in Alberta have plummeted, economic forecasts have been shaky, and some economists expect major layoffs in the oil and gas industry. Yet Alberta is one of the leaders when it comes to this growth.We sit second in the country when it comes to jobs added. There were 24,000 positions added in the province, and we’re only behind Quebec when it comes to growth.Stats Canada reports that growth is not coming at the expense of contractors as the rate of self-employed workers has stayed roughly the same, but there was an increase in public sector jobs.“There was very strong gains in areas like health care and social assistance, in public administration, in information culture and recreation, those things that tend not to be driven as much by the energy price,” noted ATB Financial Chief Economist Todd Hirsch.Hirsch believes these numbers are good news, but the price of oil is still a problem for Alberta.“If we don’t see some positive news early in the new year, I think we will then start to see more layoffs. But I don’t expect we will see massive layoffs between now and the new year,” said Hirsch. “If we are hearing some positive news about pipelines going ahead or around this oil price differential, I think we’ll be in okay shape. But I think there are a lot of companies too that are just holding on by their fingernails.”More volatility in employment: Canada added a net 94,000 jobs in November, far above estimates, driven by full-time work. The unemployment rate fell 0.2 percentage points to 5.6%, “the lowest since comparable data became available in 1976” says Statscan.— Richard Dettman (@rwdettman) December 7, 2018The unemployment rate dropped a full percentage point to sit at 6.3 per cent in the province.In Calgary, that rate is down 0.3 percentage points to sit at 7.9 per cent.Royce Mendes with CIBC Capital Markets is skeptical of any kind of celebration over these figures.“These numbers are extremely volatile on a month-over-month basis.”He believes there are factors that could lead to a swing towards less pleasant outcomes.“There was a big increase in jobs in Alberta. Now you will remember, during November is when the price of Western Canadian Select oil prices fell dramatically. So it’s odd then that Alberta increased 24,000 jobs during the month. So there are major concerns about the sustainability of the jobs gained in November.”last_img read more

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Science World coming to Fort St John next weekend

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Science World is bringing its unique and entertaining science shows back to Fort St. John next weekend.Science World’s On The Road team will be in Fort St. John and surrounding communities from March 5th–9th. Science World road team visits over 30,000 students each year at schools outside the Lower Mainland, who might not otherwise have a chance to visit Science World in Vancouver.The team will wrap up its visit by participating in the Community Science Celebration at Northern Lights College in Fort St. John on Saturday, March 10th. The free community event will include eye-popping shows, demonstrations and challenges, along with an opportunity to meet all the people in the community doing working in science, technology, engineering and math every day. “We are thrilled to be participating in the Community Science Celebration in Fort St. John,” said Jo-Ann Coggan, Director of Community Outreach for Science World. “It is a showcase of the community for the community and will profile local businesses, organizations and innovators. Science World will provide fun, dynamic science experiences for the whole family as part of this event.”The event will run from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on March 10th at Northern Lights College.last_img read more

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Pragya Thakurs comment on Karkare her personal view Karkare a martyr BJP

first_imgNew Delhi: The BJP Friday distanced itself from Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur’s controversial comment that IPS officer Hemant Karkare died in 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks as she had cursed him, saying it was her personal view which she might have made “due to years of physical and mental torture”. “The BJP believes that Karkare died while bravely fighting terrorists. The BJP has always considered him a martyr, ” the party said in a damage-control exercise. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details The party, which has fielded Malegaon blast accused Thakur from Bhopal in the Lok Sabha election, claimed she had suffered “physical and mental torture” for years in police custody that might have caused her to make such a statement. The comment is her “personal view”, it added. Karkare, who headed the Mumbai anti-terror squad, had died in the Mumbai terror attacks in 2008. Addressing BJP workers in Bhopal, Thakur claimed Karkare died as she “cursed” him for “torturing” her in custody.last_img read more

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Watford release Dja Djedje

first_imgWatford Football Club have terminated the contract of Brice Dja Djedje after three years at the club.The Ivorian defender had his contract at Vicarage Road terminates after a poor spell at the club since he moved to England from France in 2015.Watford have officially announced that the club and former Lens defender Brice Dja Djedje have mutually terminated their contract.The Cote d’Ivoire international who completed a move to the Vicarage Road from Olympique Marseille in 2016 for €3.6m, made just two appearances in his unimpressive spell with the Hornets.Neymar, BrazilTop 5 Ligue 1 players to watch throughout next weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Top 5 players to watch in Ligue 1 next…Dja Djedje who spent the entire 2017-18 season on loan at Lens returned to the club with a lot of optimism only to be informed he’s not a part of manager, Javi Gracia’s plans.“Watford confirm that following completion of the appropriate documentation today, it has been agreed to terminate the contract of defender Brice Dja Djedje by mutual consent,” the club announced on their website, as quoted by Goal.The 27-year-old will hope to settle in quickly with the Turkish elite division Ankaragucu when he gets to feature for them.last_img read more

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