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With the addition of Ironman 70.3 Lone Star and Ironman 70.3 Mooseman added to its Ironman 70.3 Series in 2010, World Triathlon Corporation (WTC) is continuing to grow the Ironman brand franchise.With the announcement of the two new additions to its 2010 event series, the former Lone Star Half and Mooseman Half Triathlons boast new names as official Ironman 70.3 events. The races, now known as Ironman 70.3 Lone Star and Ironman 70.3 Mooseman, will continue to be produced by Race Director, Keith Jordan and Endorfun Sports and become part of a series that is now approaching 40 races worldwide.Each Ironman 70.3 qualifies athletes for the Foster Grant Ironman World Championship 70.3 taking place each November in Clearwater, Florida. Registration for both of the new events will be available on 1 October 2009, by visiting www.ironmanlonestar.com and www.ironmanmooseman.com.Two other 70.3 events produced by Endorfun Sports, Ironman 70.3 Timberman and Ironman 70.3 Longhorn, will open registration on 1 October and 1 November, respectively.Keith Jordan and his team at Endorfun Sports have been producing events for the last 10 years. Jordan shares his excitement, “Our goal is to offer athletes the best triathlon experience in the world. We look forward to working with the Ironman team and building upon the success of these events.”Ironman 70.3 Lone Star takes place on 25 April 2010,with athletes able to experience historic Galveston Island, located on the Texas gulf coast. Situated among 242 lush, tropical acres, the Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa & Convention Center will play host to the event. With amenities including a living rainforest, an IMAX 3D Theatre, aquarium and four-diamond full-service resort, there is something for the entire family. The swim will be in saltwater in the protected waters of the Offats Bayou, while the bike course will lead athletes on a flat and scenic ride along the coastline. Athletes will also see a flat run course, as it meanders through tropical gardens and towering glass pyramids.Ironman 70.3 Mooseman is set in Newfound, New Hampshire on 6 June 2010, and will be the most scenic 70.3 event in New England. The swim will utilise the pristine and fresh waters of Newfound Lake. With average water temperatures hovering around 62 degrees year-round, wetsuits will be permitted. A picturesque bike course will include rolling hills and views of sprawling farmland, quaint villages and the Newfound Lake shoreline. The run course, which passes by the majestic Granite Ledges, will be an out-and-back format with rolling hills similar to the bike course.At both events, professional athletes will compete for a US$30,000 prize purse. A total of 50 slots for the 2010 Foster Grant Ironman World Championship 70.3 will be awarded to top age group and pro finishers.www.ironman.com www.ironmanlonestar.com www.ironmanmooseman.com Related
MPrynt(P. English for GPTMC) “Motownphilly’s back again…” Remember this? Well, it looks like Philly’s given birth to another group of boys who can blow! From Boyz II Men to Smokey Robinson to Jodeci—you name it, MPrynt will tear it up and put their own soul in it. These crooners-in-the-making have been singing their hearts out for a minute, and word on the street is that they’re the next big thing. Actually, those sweet and sultry harmonies just landed them a deal with Universal Motown! We caught up with the boys at the Prince Music Theater as they rocked an opening set for Philly 360˚ Creative Ambassador Marsha Ambrosius at Philly Live Pod. And, if you follow them both on Twitter, you’ve probably already noticed how much love MPrynt gets from Marsha. The Philly love doesn’t stop there—their upcoming album will be produced by none other than one of our newest Creative Ambassadors, Andrew “Pop” Wansel. We can’t wait! But, for MPrynt this is just the beginning. Check out our exclusive interview with MPrynt below! Insider tip: If you missed their performance during Philly Live Pod, make sure you check MPrynt out at Generation Next on June 12!
Bachendri Pal(right) and in pre-Everest training: True gritBachendri Pal, 29, who became this summer the first woman to scale Everest, is a short-legged, tough, narrow-eyed girl from Uttarkashi in the Himalayan foothills. The achievements of the hill girl will go down along with Tenzing Norgay, the path-breaking Indian member of,Bachendri Pal(right) and in pre-Everest training: True gritBachendri Pal, 29, who became this summer the first woman to scale Everest, is a short-legged, tough, narrow-eyed girl from Uttarkashi in the Himalayan foothills. The achievements of the hill girl will go down along with Tenzing Norgay, the path-breaking Indian member of the 1953 Everest duo, in the mountaineering annals.On May 23, when Pal, along with three of her team members, trudged her way on to the windswept summit, she created history in more ways than one. Besides being the first woman from the Indian subcontinent to make it to the top, she had survived, only a week ago, an avalanche accident in which her tent at camp III – 24,600 feet above the mean sea level – had got buried under five feet of snow.”Only a girl of Bachendri’s stamina and grit could stand the psychological shock and go ahead with the final assault of the peak,” said Harish Chandra Sarin, Indian ambassador to Nepal and president of the sponsoring committee of the Indian Mountaineering Foundation that sponsored the expedition, India’s fourth since the unsuccessful maiden attempt in 1960.Though 167 people have made it to the top of the Everest so far, the roll of conquest is weighted rather adversely against women, only four of whom achieved the distinction before Pal. Junko Tabei, the legendary Japanese woman mountaineer was responsible for the breakthrough in 1975, followed by Than Tang, the Tibetan girl in the Chinese expedition of 1976; Rutkiewicz Wanda, the Polish expeditionist in 1978; and Hannelore Schmatz, member of a German team in 1979.advertisementSchmatz’s feat was tinted with tragedy as she could never return from the top, having slipped into an open crevasse along the treacherous 2,500-foot ice-fall between the base camp (17,700 feet) and camp I (20,000 feet). The ice-fall, made of chunks and blocks of ice tumbling over each other, has claimed well over 40 of the 60 Everest casualties from the Nepal side so far.Pal was no doubt luckier than teammate Rita Gombu, daughter of ace mountaineer Nawang Gombu, who had trouble with her oxygen gear and had to come back from a point only 600 feet short of the summit. But the team set up several records: Sherpa Ang Dorjee, who reached the summit with Pal, carried no oxygen with him thus being the second mountaineer in the world to accomplish it after the redoubtable Reinhold Messner.Also, at the team’s first attempt to the summit on May 9, Phu Dorjee, the bearded member, reached the top without oxygen, thus being the first Indian to climb all the way up breathing the thin air. Phu is an Indian settled in Karnataka. Unlike him, Ang is a Nepalese citizen.The 16-member Indian team was felicitated by the whole nation on their return for having put four of its members – Pal, Phu Dorjee, Lhatoo Dorjee, Sonam Palzor – on the summit, beside Ang Dorjee. But the glare of publicity naturally shone more on Pal, who, as team captain Colonel Darshan Kumar Khullar told India Today, “has stolen the show”.Ever since her return to India, Pal has been receiving fan-mail weighing 5-6 kg a day. She said: “It’s nice to receive so much of attention, but nothing can match the glorious excitement of standing at the summit – alone.”Pal, who had some tense moments while returning because her ‘rope-mate’ Palzor had sustained an injury on his right knee, had planted a metal image of the goddess Durga in the snowy mantle at the summit, where fresh precipitation constantly gives an icy burial to flags, crosses and such other souvenirs of the previous year’s conquests. Falling into something of a reverie, Pal said: “To me, being at the top was like being close to God.”There is hardly anything in Pal’s upbringing which could have satisfactorily explained her love of the mountains. She did her masters in Sanskrit, but she discounts with a shrug the possibility of her being attracted by the mountains through the evocative lines on the Himalayas in the Sanskrit poetry of the Gupta era.”It was in my blood,” she says with a smile that can alternately be interpreted as coy and victorious. And, a love for mountaineering does not seem to be a family trait, either. Krishan Singh Pal, her father, is a farmer.The 1984 Indian expedition was certainly blessed with better technological aids than its predecessors – the two unsuccessful attempts in 1960 and 1962 and the successful one in 1965 in which nine members made it to the summit. Says Khullar: “As against nine camps between the base and the summit earlier, we have only four now.”advertisementBetter technology may have made things easier for the climber, but mountaineering is still a triumph of the individual’s bravery and skill over nature. “It requires a tremendous concentration,” says Khullar, “and Bachendri is capable of concentrating; she is a strong climber.”The conquerer of the Everest is a sadder person because, for him the mystique of the great peak is lost and there are no bigger challenges to overcome. Even Sir Edmund Hillary’s voice was tinged with sadness about his 1953 conquest when he wrote, 25 years later: “I gain my challenges on other mountains, on the Antarctic continent, on rivers… Everest moulded my life, but that was a quarter of a century ago.”Once having set her foot on the highest point of the planet, which other peaks will the intrepid woman mountaineer try to scale next? “I haven’t thought. But no other peak can rival Everest,” says she, mouthing what can at once be a cliche and an expression of honest bewilderment.
Virat Kohli apologised to the fans of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), days after the team crashed out of the Indian Premier League (IPL) season 11, failing to make it to the play-offs for the second year in a row.RCB had a largely disappointing season where they finished sixth with 12 points and despite having a sort of resurgence by the end of the league stage, too much dependence on Kohli and AB de Villiers meant they failed to make it through.It was yet another poor season by the franchise which started the T20 league as one of the favourites to win the trophy. However, the team lacked consistency and barring skipper Virat Kohli and de Villiers no other batsman stepped up to the occasion. RCB managed to win just 6 of their 14 matches.On Thursday, Kohli took to Twitter to share his disappointment over the season with his fans and apologised for “not living up to the expectations.””Yeah I have taken a bit of time to do this. Just wanted to put out this video for all the RCB fans and people involved with RCB in any way, telling them that we could not pull out great this season and we’re not very proud of how the season went for us. We’re deeply hurt by how we played and we are deeply sorry for not living up to the expectations that all the fans had of us,” Kohli said in his video on Twitter.I really believe in the concept of, “you either win or you learn”. We fought hard and gave it our all but one thing is for sure, next season we definitely will bounce back stronger than ever with our learnings from this season.Take care. @RCBTweets #RCB #IPL2018 pic.twitter.com/b0QM9chRANadvertisement Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) May 24, 2018While AB de Villiers shone bright once again with 480 runs from 12 matches, including six fifties and the famous ‘Spiderman’ catch, Kohli also had a good season with the bat scoring 530 runs in 14 games, including four fifties.However, it all began and ended for RCB on the shoulders of these two players.After entering the must-win situation, RCB won three games on the trot, against Delhi Daredevils, Kings XI Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad. But they were then outplayed by Rajasthan Royals in their final league game and exited from the tournament.Kohli, after the match, spoke of his disappointment with the other batsmen pointing out that they cannot put all the workload on de Villiers and expect him to come out flying every single time.In the video, Kohli accepted that they were not very proud of their performance but said the players are hurt and are already looking forward to making amends in the next season.”Having said that, we understand that this is part of life, you cannot always get what you want and it’s upto the players to understand what to do about it the next season and all of us, as I said, are really hurt about what happened and we really want to turn things around next year. We will definitely do everything in our abilities to give you guys what you want every season and we’ll keep working hard towards our game and keep improving as a side,” he added.Kohli thanked the RCB fans for sticking by the team and supporting them so graciously through thick and thin and promised to not disappoint them next season.”We are really grateful for your support. Please keep supporting the team as you always have and next year, I can promise you one thing, we’ll be putting more effort and more heart than we’ve ever done before for RCB and we won’t disappoint you guys. Thank you so much for all the support this year and looking forward to seeing you guys next year.”Earlier, de Villiers had also apologised to the RCB fans for the disappointing show this year.”Thanks to all the RCB fans in Bangalore, in all of India and around the world for supporting us throughout the 2018 season. You guys always right behind us and carried us a long way. Unfortunately, it was a very disappointing season for us and I am sorry for that,” de Villiers said in a video posted by him on Instagram.The South Africa also hoped that the team would make a strong comeback next year and till then asked the fans to enjoy the game of cricket left in the IPL.”We promise to come back stronger next year. We have got a fantastic squad. Even though we didn’t play well, it was the most enjoyable IPL I’ve had. So I have a really good feeling we come back stronger next season,” he added.advertisement”Enjoy the knockouts of the IPL, unfortunately we won’t be there. It’s an exciting finish to the tournament, let’s see who comes out as champions,” he signed off.
Illustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license The Danish Parliament has approved new regulation following extension of the rules on tax free net wages for seafarers to also include certain specialized vessels.The Danish Maritime Authority informed that the Danish parliament adopted an extension of the seafarer tax scheme last spring, making it apply to the crew on certain specialized vessels in the offshore sector.Namely, the new act allows for ship owners and Danish trade unions to enter into agreements that cover all seafarers on vessels primarily engaged in offshore activities in Danish waters regardless of the seafarers’ place of residence.The amendments are expected to enter into force in 2019.
MONTREAL – Transcontinental Inc. (TSX:TCL.B) is selling its 50 per cent stake in a Montreal firm specializing in digital media monitoring for an undisclosed price.Printing company Transcontinental said it and the founders of media monitoring firm CEDROM-SNi Inc. are selling the company to CNW Group, owned by Chicago-based media software and press release distribution company Cision, Ltd.No financial details were released in the deal to buy the firm from Transcontinental, which bought half of the company in 1996 according to its website, and its founders, who own the other half.Transcontinental says in a news release the company employs about 110 people in Montreal and in satellite offices in Quebec City, Ottawa, Toronto and Paris.CEDROM-SNi president Francois Aird says the sale ensures the sustainability of a Quebec company created almost 30 years ago.The company being purchased offers media monitoring and analytical services to large companies, government agencies, media and advertising and public relations agencies through Eureka.cc in Canada, and its European counterpart, Europresse.com in France.In April, Transcontinental announced a plan to sell 93 local and regional newspapers and their related web properties in Quebec and Ontario, part of a longer-term plan to reduce non-core media assets.”
ST. ANDREWS, N.B. – Canada’s premiers have agreed in principle to reduce barriers limiting the amount of alcohol that can move across provincial and territorial borders, but failed to produce clear timelines or details around personal limits.New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant said provinces are willing to increase import limits, although some want to consult with the public to determine how it will be done.“Make no mistake about it, there is an acknowledgment that we have to look at this issue,” he said at the close of two days of meetings in the seaside community of St. Andrews, N.B. “There’s an acknowledgment that there should be pushes to have significant increases to import limits.”Gallant hinted that a full deal was close, but that some provinces were reluctant. He wouldn’t name those provinces.In many cases, he said any potential move on alcohol would also involve changing existing legislation.“We have all committed to take action over the next weeks and months,” Gallant said at the closing news conference. “That’s where we landed on the consensus.”A statement released by the premiers said that some jurisdictions may eliminate limits entirely, as is now the case in Manitoba and Alberta.For its part, Gallant said New Brunswick remained committed to doubling its limit on the amount of beer and alcohol that can be taken across its borders.He also said the premiers agreed to take “immediate and meaningful action” to bring down barriers regarding First Aid course content and restrictions on the use of wide base single tires and size and weight restrictions in the trucking industry.They will also work on the licensing of abattoirs and on business registration requirements.Manitoba’s Brian Pallister said the agreement as it stands is important in the face of measures by U.S. President Donald Trump when it comes to cross-border trade.“These premiers took positive steps in the last couple of days,” Pallister said. “We are a trading nation and we have to demonstrate that we understand the benefits to the Canadian family of trading more effectively within our own boundaries if we wish to make the case to others that they should pull the wall down between us and them.”The premiers confirmed that they will meet this fall with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to discuss interprovincial trade.Meanwhile, eight premiers met for breakfast Friday to discuss universal pharmacare with former Ontario health minister Eric Hoskins, who chairs the Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare.Linda Silas, president of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions, was also in the meeting and said she is encouraged there is support from the provinces after they came out last year in favour of a national plan.“They are all in support of reforming our system, they see it in their budgets,” said Silas. “They want to know who is going to pay for the transformation because there will be initial costs, and also how will the pie be divided after that.”Hoskins, who quit his cabinet post in February to take on the federal appointment, said it’s still early days as the advisory council carries out consultations across the country.He said consensus will have to be built, but he expressed optimism that something can be done, pointing out that estimates suggest 10 per cent of Canadians are unable to afford their drugs.“We are not yet at the stage where we’ve established what the best cost-sharing mechanism might be, let alone the model itself,” he cautioned.Hoskins said there are more than 100 different public plans across the country and in excess of 500,000 private plans.“We pay between 30 and 40 per cent higher than the other similar industrialized countries pay for their medications,” he said. “Part of the reason is that we have such a diverse number of purchasers.”The parliamentary budget office pegs the total cost of pharmacare at about $20 billion and says about $4 billion in cost savings can be realized with a national plan.“The parliamentary budget office has indicated that we could spend considerably less if we were to make certain changes and find efficiencies for example in bulk purchasing and other areas,” said Hoskins.In their final communique, the premiers emphasized that a successful pharmacare program would require “adequate and sustained federal funding” and that the participation of the provinces “must be voluntary.”“Any jurisdiction that wishes to maintain full control over drug insurance should have the right to opt out unconditionally, with full compensation should the federal government participate financially in the establishment of a pharmacare plan,” said the communique. “Quebec has already indicated its intention to follow that path and all provinces and territories reserve the right to do the same.”The meetings focused mainly on trade issues, although the talks were publicly upstaged by Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe who announced that Ontario will intervene in Saskatchewan’s court challenge of Ottawa’s carbon tax plan.On Friday, Ford was asked whether he found any other allies and he downplayed the issue.“It’s their choice, right?” said Ford. “Premier Moe and myself, we’re deciding to take a different avenue when it comes to the carbon tax.”Ford also joined Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard and Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister on Thursday in calling for more help from the federal government in dealing with asylum seekers who cross their borders.All three premiers want Ottawa to review its current policy, and they also called for full compensation for the “impacts to services resulting from the increase in non-point of entry border crossings.”All premiers also called on Ottawa to do more to help with the roll out of legalized cannabis, which is slated for October, and they urged the federal government to work with Greyhound to extend its notice period to communities affected by its elimination of passenger bus routes in Western Canada.
“Investing in public transit infrastructure is key to growing the middle class. I’m pleased to see these modern and accessible new buses rolling into communities across B.C. to better serve current users, support future growth in communities across the province and contribute to building more inclusive communities,” said the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities.The new buses are part of the almost $160 million in federal and provincial funding for BC Transit projects that was first announced in June 2016. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – New mobility buses from B.C. Transit are being delivered to Fort St. John.Five new ARBOC Spirit of Mobility buses will replace the current fleet. The buses will be customized depending on their intended use. The ARBOC buses have between 17 to 23 seats depending on the configuration.The buses are accessible as it is a low floor bus with kneeling capability. It is flexible in its design, allowing for up to four wheelchairs. Gradual sloped floor, theatre-style seating provides a better view for passengers travelling on the bus. BC Transit has approximately 300 ARBOC buses in its fleet across the province. Each bus will cost roughly $240,000.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – RCMP received notice on January 7, 201,9 that an unendorsed warrant was issued for the arrest of 28-year-old Adrian James Attachie.Attachie is wanted for numerous outstanding Breach of Recognizance charges.Attachie is described as: Weight – 50 kgHeight – 173 cmHair colour BlackEye colour Browntwo (2) teardrop tattoos under each eye,design tattoo above his right eye,RIP tattoo on his neck andKaiden tattoo on his neckThe Fort St John RCMP continue to investigate and are asking anyone who has information and can assist in locating Adrian Attachie, to contact the Fort St John RCMP at 250-787-8100.Should you wish to remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at www.crimestoppersnebc.ca