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Young Skiers from BiH and Serbia won eight Awards in Cup “Silver Fox”

first_imgWith the participation of 134 young skiers from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro and Macedonia the 9th Cup “Silver Fox” was held on Bjelasnica during the weekend.The regional competition was held in four categories – cicibani (MCE and SCE), and children under 14 and 16 years.A total of 16 races was held and the most success were young skiers from BiH and Serbia, who won eight awards.In the youngest category of Cicban (MCE) the following won the first place: Isidora Jugovic (Jahorina) and Tarik Zuhric (SK Nas team), Ana Đokanović (Jahorina) and Aleksa Balović (Serbia), while in competition of Ciciban (SCE) the fastest has been Dasha Dobrodolac (Serbia) with two victories, as well as Aleksa Tomovic (Serbia) and Daut Hamidović (Ilidža).In the category “Children 1” (U14) Peter Veljkovic and Veselin Zlatković celebrated with two wictories (Serbia), while in the competition “Children 2” (U16) Diana Dijaković (Fojnica) and Strahinja Đokanović (Jahorina) celebrated two victories as well.Cup Silver Fox is a regional competition that has great significance for the development and promotion of alpine skiing in BiH and gives opportunities for young skiers to acquire competitive experience and contribute to their further ski development.Successful organizer of the competition was the Ski Club Bjelasnica.(Source: Novovrijeme)last_img read more

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College GameDay Officially Headed To Clemson vs. Notre Dame Next Saturday

first_imgCollege GameDay's next stop will be at the Clemson vs. Notre Dame game.College GameDayMuch to the chagrin of Indiana football fans, ESPN’s College GameDay is officially headed to Clemson ahead of the Tigers’ big contest against Notre Dame next Saturday. The Tigers and Irish will be meeting on the gridiron for the first time since 1979.Indiana fans, including ESPN’s Dan Dakich, had been making a push to get GameDay to come ahead of the Hoosiers’ Big Ten affair against Ohio State. Alabama vs. Georgia, one of the biggest SEC games of the year, was likely also considered.See you in a week, @ClemsonFB and @NDFootball. pic.twitter.com/tzHB1H4ilA— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) September 27, 2015Back in 2013, GameDay was on-hand for two of Clemson’s home games. The Tigers beat Georgia in their opener, but lost to Florida State mid-season.last_img read more

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All CARICOM States to Have Refusal Procedures in Place By August 1

first_imgStory Highlights By August 1, 2018, all member States of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) are to have in place procedures on the refusal of entry of CARICOM nationals travelling across the region. By August 1, 2018, all member States of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) are to have in place procedures on the refusal of entry of CARICOM nationals travelling across the region.The procedures, which will be applied at the border of each country, were adopted by CARICOM leaders during the just-concluded 39th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM, held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St. James from July 4 to 6.Prime Minister, and CARICOM Chairman, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, provided details on this and other decisions of the meeting during a press conference on Friday (July 6).Noting that the refusal of entry of CARICOM nationals “is a matter of great importance to many”, Mr. Holness said the procedures will guide border officials on how they should treat nationals who are refused entry.“This will safeguard the rights of all Community nationals moving across the region,” he emphasised.The CARICOM Heads also agreed that a harmonised form will be used by the country’s Immigration when refusing entry.In the meantime, Prime Minister Holness reported that the meeting was fruitful, having arrived at decisions on several long-awaited matters.“We have had very useful, energetic, spirited discussions, exchanges and interactions over the last two days. These have led to a successful, productive and decisive conference,” he said.The Conference of Heads of Government, which consists of the Heads of Government of the Member States, is the supreme organ of CARICOM and determines and provides its policy direction. Prime Minister, and CARICOM Chairman, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, provided details on this and other decisions of the meeting during a press conference on Friday (July 6). The procedures, which will be applied at the border of each country, were adopted by CARICOM leaders during the just-concluded 39th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM, held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St. James from July 4 to 6.last_img read more

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Bono Joins Stars In Contributing To SonsFathers Book

first_imgJust in time for Father’s Day, the Park Hyatt brand is celebrating family stories everywhere, as well as its own Pritzker family legacy, in Sons+Fathers, an anthology with contributions from some of the world’s most famous men including U2’s Bono.Bono Contributes To Sons+Fathers BookSons+Fathers brings together a remarkable array of musicians, actors, writers, cultural icons, world leaders and politicians who offer first-hand reminiscences of their father and son relationships and lessons learned. Notables include: all members of U2; singer, song-writer Paul McCartney; President Bill Clinton; artist Jeff Koons; actor Colin Farrell; actor Daniel Day-Lewis; politician Bobby Shriver; and many more. Stories are told through personal poems, lyrics, words, photos and illustrations.From New York City to Tokyo, each guestroom of all 36 Park Hyatt hotels and resorts will feature a copy of the book designed exclusively for the brand. The special edition includes a foreword dedicated to Jay Pritzker – the man who founded the Park Hyatt brand as an extension of his own home – written by his son Tom Pritzker, who continues the family tradition today as Executive Chairman of Hyatt Hotels Corporation.“We learn so much from our families – generation to generation, not just father to son. Supporting Sons+Fathers is a natural fit for the Park Hyatt brand as we pay homage to our own roots and embrace our passion for continuously sharing knowledge, so often passed down from within families, with guests and with each other,” Pritzker said.Book proceeds benefit the Nurses for Night Care program by the Irish Hospice Foundation, a charity that strives for the best care at the end of life for all in Ireland, as well as Hospice Africa Uganda, founded by the inspirational 2014 Nobel Peace Prize nominee Dr. Anne Merriman.“What started out as simple sketches I had drawn of my father before he died, has turned into an opportunity for me and others to release all kinds of feelings, from the sublime to the ridiculous, that make up the intense communication between a father and a son,” said Bono. “I’d like to thank the Hospice Foundation for getting us there, and I’m delighted the Park Hyatt brand wants to pass these most intimate communications on.”Sharon Foley, CEO, Irish Hospice Foundation said, “We wanted the book to be beautiful, an object to look at again and again that speaks to the importance and power of family, and we think it does just that. We thank Park Hyatt for their immense support for this project and for helping to share these stories with guests while also celebrating the brand’s own family origins.”Building on the notion that knowledge is shared among generations, people, and places, the Park Hyatt brand is encouraging travelers and Park Hyatt colleagues, including general managers and chefs, to share their family traditions, lessons and unique moments through the hashtag #SonsAndFathers.Alongside the launch of the book, Park Hyatt hotels will be hosting families for memoir-worthy, sharable experiences. Personalized itineraries may include a father-son trip to discover a family’s historical roots; working with a Park Hyatt chef to make a passed down recipe; or a museum tour to share a family member’s passion for art. The #SonsAndFathers program comes on the heels of the successful 2014 #MyLuxList campaign launched by the Park Hyatt brand that gave people the opportunity to define what personal luxury means to them.Copies of the Sons+Fathers book can be purchased at www.hospicefoundation.ie/shop to benefit the Irish Hospice Foundation and Hospice Africa Uganda.Source:BusinessWire.comlast_img read more

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Study predicts Trans Mountain pipeline buy will add to federal deficit

first_imgCALGARY – A study by a sustainable energy research group predicts the federal government’s purchase of the Trans Mountain pipeline will add significantly to the deficit next year.The study by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis says the buying the Kinder Morgan Canada assets, plus planning and construction costs, will put $6.5 billion in unplanned spending on the books for the 2018-19 fiscal year.Study authors Tom Sanzillo and Kathy Hipple say that until the Ottawa clarifies how it plans to account for the spending, there’s a risk the purchase could add 36 per cent to the projected $18.1-billion deficit.The federal government agreed to buy the existing pipeline, expansion project and terminals from Kinder Morgan Canada for $4.5 billion after the company threatened to walk away from the Trans Mountain expansion project.The government has said it doesn’t plan to be a long-term owner and is looking for buyers, including Indigenous communities, pension funds and the Alberta government.The Trans Mountain expansion project has faced significant opposition over concerns of oil spills, tanker traffic and increased oilsands production.last_img read more

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Will LA mean LeBron behind the scenes and on the big screen

first_imgLOS ANGELES, Calif. – “Space Jam 2?” A whole new “House Party” franchise?With the leadership of LeBron James, anything is possible.As James comes from Cleveland to Los Angeles looking to take the Lakers to more championships with a blockbuster $154 million contract announced this week, he could also push those two 1990s properties closer to reality and go from part-time presence to major player in Hollywood.James hasn’t yet spoken about his plans for Los Angeles. But if he wants to, he’s already shown he can act, and not just in that good-for-an-athlete way.His one real film role, playing himself in the 2015 Amy Schumer film “Trainwreck,” directed by Judd Apatow, won big raves.The Associated Press’ Lindsey Bahr called him “a comedic revelation.” Ann Hornaday of The Washington Post said he showed “expert, deadpan timing.”James’ co-stars agreed.“He was really good. Like everything with him it was very effortless,” said Bill Hader, who played the movie’s male lead with James as his sidekick and previously acted with James when he hosted “Saturday Night Live.” ”He’s always listening. I know actors that don’t listen, they’re just waiting to say their line. He listened.”Hader said there was frequent improvisation on “Trainwreck,” and LeBron easily kept up with the sketch comedy pros like Hader.“You’ll never believe this, but he was super confident,” Hader told the AP with a laugh by phone from the Toronto set of the film “It 2.”“But not cocky,” Hader added.“I remember Chris Rock was on set and rattled off a line suggestion really fast for LeBron, and LeBron said it back during the scene verbatim,” Hader said. “I remember thinking, “I can’t do that.”He wouldn’t be the first Laker to try acting. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Shaquille O’Neal had their share of famous, and infamous roles. And Kobe Bryant ended up with an unlikely Academy Award for an animated short based on a poem he wrote about basketball.Whether or not he appears on screen, James has already begun a major media career that can only get a boost from LA.Gone are the days when athletes had to be in a major market to make it in film and television, as James himself has shown through his years building his brand in Cleveland.But there’s nothing like face-time for becoming a force in Hollywood.James and his business partner Maverick Carter have a production company, SpringHill Entertainment, that has a deal with Warner Bros. and office space on the legendary movie company’s lot, where he could become a regular.“Certainly the proximity will make it easier for LeBron personally to be part of future projects,” said David Schwab, an executive vice-president at Octagon, a global sports and entertainment marketing and management firm. “The advantage of a market like New York, Los Angeles and Golden State is the ability to have coffee, lunch or dinner daily” with key decision makers. “In a smaller market you don’t get those consistent opportunities,” he said.Schwab said James’ partners at Warner Bros. and elsewhere are most likely “excited that he’s in Los Angeles as they could possibly use LeBron personally to close business deals with future partners of their own.”James, via SpringHill and his digital film company Uninterrupted has already brought some projects to big and small screens, with many more in the works. Here are some highlights:— “Space Jam 2.” The idea of James reviving the 1996 movie starring another candidate for greatest basketball player of all time, Michael Jordan, has been in circulation for several years. The movie with Jordan battling animated aliens alongside Bugs Bunny and his Warner Bros. cartoon buddies brought mixed reviews and eyerolls at the time, but has become a cult classic. Justin Lin of the “Fast & Furious” films has been attached as director.— “House Party.” Stephen Glover and Jamal Olori of “Atlanta” are writing a script that James and SpringHill hope will revive the franchise that starred Kid n’ Play and spawned three big-screen sequels from 1990 to 1994.— “Smallfoot.” James will have another chance to show off his comic chops as the voice of a skeptical yeti in Warner Bros’ animated film.— “Now We’re Talking.” A digital comedy series on Uninterrupted that features two rival professional football quarterbacks who become broadcasters and frequent pro athlete cameos is about to enter its second season.— SpringHill is also producing several more television projects including the game shows “The Wall” and “Do or Dare” and “Rise Up,” a documentary about the civil rights movement for the History Channel.___Follow Andrew Dalton on Twitter: https://twitter.com/andyjamesdalton .last_img read more

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Maple Leaf shares fall after most turbulent quarter extreme market conditions

first_imgMaple Leaf Foods Inc. shares fell more than five per cent as the company’s most recent earnings report fell below analyst expectations in a quarter the CEO called “anything but typical” with extreme market conditions.“Our third quarter may best be described as good performance that steadied our results inside markets that were likely the most turbulent that we’ve ever experienced,” said Michael H. McCain in a conference call with analysts Thursday after the company released its results for the third quarter ending Sept. 30.The company earned $26.6 million or 21 cents per diluted share compared with a profit of $37.6 million or 29 cents per diluted share a year ago. Meanwhile, sales totalled $874.8 million, down from $908.4 million.On an adjusted basis, Maple Leaf Foods earned 29 cents per share, down from 39 cents per share a year ago. Analysts on average had expected a profit of 33 cents per share, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.The company’s shares fell $1.73 or 5.31 per cent to $30.85 in late afternoon trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange.“The unprecedented shock of all globally traded agricultural markets from highly unpredictable global trade instability tied to volatile disputes that you’re all well aware of, and they had a very material short-term impact,” said McCain.Hog prices fell more than 35 per cent within a six-week period, he said, hitting the company’s top and bottom line during the quarter.“I would observe that there is nothing normal or structural in nature about this,” he said.The company’s outlook is long-term rather than quarter-to-quarter, said McCain, reassuring investors with similar time frames that this is just noise. Instead, McCain highlighted the company’s agenda to become the world’s most sustainable protein company, and brand and food renovation, as important to the business.Still, he acknowledged the potential for more quarterly volatility in part thanks to U.S. President Donald Trump’s penchant for prolific tweeting.“When a tweetstorm can have that impact in the third quarter, who’s to say that there isn’t another tweetstorm in the fourth,” McCain said.Companies in this story: (TSX:MFI)last_img read more

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Lee heaps praise on pacers Bumrah Prasidh Saini

first_imgMumbai: Former Australia speedster Brett Lee heaped praise on death overs specialist Jasprit Bumrah as well as lanky speedsters, Prasidh Krishna and Navdeep Saini. Prasidh has only bagged two wickets so far in the ongoing IPL for the Kolkata Knight Riders, but Lee said he was impressed with his and Saini’s pace. Saini has grabbed four wickets representing the Royal Challengers Bangalore,while India pace spearhead has snapped up eight wicket wearing the colours of Mumbai Indians in IPL. Delhi pacer Saini had also been named as one of the four pacers who will assisst the Indian team in their World Cup preparation as net bowlers. “The are many. Jasprit Bumrah, to me, has been a class act. He has got good pace and different action. Prasidh Krishna — he has been bowling at 145k or thereabouts in this IPL”, Lee said when asked for his views on the fast Indian men who had impressed him the most this IPL season. “Then Navdeep Saini — he is another promising fast bowler coming through. The pleasing thing about the current Indian fast bowlers is that they have got good pace,” noted Lee. The 42-year-old former pacer was present at an event to announce a Mumbai-specific tie-up between real estate developers Runwal Group and Cricket Australia. Lee, who grabbed 380 wickets in 221 One Dayers and was one of the best fast bowlers of his time, said that it was pleasing to see Indian bowlers touching the 145K mark on the speed gun. “As media commentators, now that we are into your side of the fence, we fell into a trap by saying that 130k or 135k is good pace. We all now know that 130k or 135k is not good pace. I would say it’s slow or medium pace,” Lee remarked.last_img read more

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Some in Big Ten posted smalltime ticket sales in this years bowl

The Ohio State football team sold only 7,500 tickets of the 12,750 it was allotted for the Gator Bowl on Jan. 2, in Jacksonville, Fla., but the Buckeyes weren’t the only Big Ten team that failed to sell its bowl-game ticket allotment. The Big Ten conference sent 10 football teams to the postseason in 2011-12 — more than any Football Bowl Subdivision conference in the country. However, the on-field achievements of the respective teams during the regular season weren’t necessarily backed by each schools’ supporters as only Purdue, Northwestern and Wisconsin sold out their ticket allotments for their respective bowls. Even OSU’s rival to the north was unable to sell out their ticket allotment to a Bowl Championship Series bowl. The Lantern contacted all 10 Big Ten athletic departments whose football teams participated in bowl games to compile ticket sale information, which each school provided. The Boilermakers sold 5,425 tickets after being given 5,000 for their appearance, and eventual victory, in the Little Caesars Bowl on Dec. 27., in Detroit, Mich. The Wildcats sold all 12,000 of the tickets it had to sell for its Dec. 31 appearance in the Meineke Car Care Bowl in Houston, Texas, and Wisconsin sold each of 24,848 tickets it was allotted for the Rose Bowl on Jan. 2., in Pasadena, Calif. Rich Scarcella, a sports writer for the Reading Eagle in Reading, Pa., and the longest-tenured Penn State football beat writer in the country, said he was surprised to hear about Northwestern’s turnout. “Wisconsin selling out — I think most teams going to the Rose Bowl are going to sell out. Purdue (fans) had a short drive to Detroit and they didn’t really have to sell that many tickets,” Scarcella said. “Northwestern’s the one that I can’t put my head around. I’m not sure what to make of that.” The Wildcats lost to Texas A&M, 33-22, at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas. Michigan claimed a 23-20 win against Virginia Tech on Jan. 3 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La., but sold only 15,000 of the 17,500 tickets it had to offer its supporters for the Bowl Championship Series triumph. OSU football historian Jack Park told The Lantern that he was surprised the Wolverines did not exhaust their tickets for the game. “That’s very interesting,” Park said. “I would never have guessed that Michigan would not have sold their allotment.” Park said the lengthening of the college football bowl season could be to blame for the recent decline in ticket sales. “One thing that I think contributes to that a little bit … it used to be that games like (the Sugar Bowl) were always played on New Year’s Day. And the only exception would be … if New Year’s came on a Sunday and the game would be played on the Monday after, which was a holiday,” Park said. “So, people could go to those games. Students could go to those games and get back to campus for class.” The other seven Big Ten teams that competed in postseason play, including OSU, ran a deficit, combining to leave 28,350 tickets unsold. The Iowa Hawkeyes used “about 7,000” of the 11,000 tickets it was allotted for the Insight Bowl, which it played against Oklahoma in Tempe, Ariz., Iowa athletic ticket manager Pam Finke told The Lantern in an email. Illinois reported only 2,600 of the 8,000 tickets it was allocated for the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl on Dec. 31 in San Francisco, Calif., were sold. Penn State sold 4,200 tickets for the TicketCity Bowl against Houston in Dallas, Texas, leaving 1,800 unsold. Bud Meredith, director of ticket operations at PSU, pointed to the economic conditions as a possible explanation for poor ticket sales across the conference. “I would link all of it to the economy,” Meredith said. “Even our traveling tour groups were down this year.” Michigan State and Nebraska both played on the Monday holiday after New Year’s, but that didn’t help them sell their full allotment of tickets. The Spartans, which lost the Big Ten Football Championship Game to Wisconsin, 42-39, and posted an 11-3 overall record in 2011-12, sold only 6,500 of 11,500 tickets they were allotted for the Outback Bowl in Tampa, Fla. The Cornhuskers sold only 8,100 of 12,500 tickets for the Capital One Bowl in Orlanda, Fla. “Those two teams especially, that surprised me,” Scarcella said of the Spartans’ and Cornhuskers’ unsold tickets. “Nebraska hasn’t played a bowl game in Florida in a number of years and Michigan State had such a good season that you would think that (their fans) would travel.” Scarcella said the strength of the Big Ten has no relationship to the seats left vacant at bowl games. He pointed to the poor economy and the number of bowl games as the reason for disinterest. “I don’t know if you can paint a brush over every number,” Scarcella said. “I think some of those numbers were probably expected. A lot of the numbers are down for most bowl games, not just in the Big Ten. The market is oversaturated, the economy is not great and unless people have a compelling reason to travel to a game between Christmas and New Year’s, they aren’t going to.” Park agreed. “There’s so many teams in the bowl games now,” he said. “And how many times do we see interim coaches coaching the games because the top coach has either been fired or has left for another job? Things have changed quite a bit. The Big Ten did not immediately respond to The Lantern‘s request for comment regarding member universities’ unsold bowl tickets. read more

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Fulham captain out for a few weeks with injury

first_imgFulham Football Club will be without their captain Tom Cairney for the next few weeks after he picked up an injury in their 4–2 home victory over Burnley in the Premier League last Sunday.The Scottish midfielder, whose performances were so pivotal to the Whites’ promotion campaign in the second half of last season, sustained a foot injury during the Cottagers’ first Premier League win of the campaign last Sunday against Burnley.Jokanovic had hoped to have Cairney, who pulled out of the Scotland squad for next month’s international yesterday, available for Saturday’s trip to Brighton and Hove Albion but told his press conference today that the midfielder will be spending some time on the sidelines.“Tom Cairney is going to be unavailable for the Brighton game,” he said, according to HammyEnd.“He has a foot injury and we still need to assess him but it is our expectation that he will be unavailable for a few weeks. We must assess him, he is going to be out for a few weeks. Yes, this is a big loss for us.”Gracia looking for a morale-boosting win against Fulham Obinna Echi – April 1, 2019 Watford boss Javi Gracia feels the best way to prepare for the FA Cup semi-final with Wolves is to beat relegation-haunted Fulham.Another defeat for the Cottagers…The former Watford manager also confirmed that winger Neeskens Kebano will be unavailable for around a month after suffering an ankle injury during the League Cup win over Exeter City on Tuesday night.Jokanovic will be hoping other players step up to fill the void created by his captain’s absence, as they look to build on last weekend’s win.The London-based club are keen to have an impressive Premier League campaign after spending in excess of £90million to improve their squad this summer.last_img read more

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