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SA paddlers race into Fish record book

first_imgJunior GirlsJenna Ward/Brittany Petersen 5:46.14 Kerry Shuter/Camilla Pennefather (U16) 5:59.00Bianca Haw/Jordan Peek (U16) 6:05.10 The pair was in superb form, shooting Keith’s Flyover rapid with aplomb on the first day, and they oozed confidence in their form and preparations on the river. Under-23 MenAndy Birkett/Pierre-Andre Rabie 4:53.57Lance Kime/Stuart Maclaren 4:57.49 Andrian Bam/Rory Sandberg 5:12.58 The Germans were thrilled to make it onto the podium at the end of a race littered with accidents and misfortune. SAinfo reporter “It was a long day for us and we’re pretty tired,” said a tired Hodson. “Both of us are actually sprinters, so this sort of distance is a big ask.” “We conserved ourselves during the first hour as we knew we were out on our own, but we dug in after Gauging Weir, when we realised we could still break the race record. Fastest final stage timeThey posted the fastest time on the final stage to snatch the Canoeing South Africa silver medal ahead of the flying Germans, Tobias Bong and Achim Overbeck, and overtook the flagging crew of sprinters Greg Louw and Mike Arthur, who slipped back to fourth place from their overnight second. MenHank McGregor/Grant van der Walt 4:40.38Tom Schilperoort/Jasper Mocke 4:45.20 Tobias Bong/Achim Overbeek 4:46.21 Greg Louw/Michael Arthur 4:48.59 Jacques Theron/Piers Cruickshanks 4:50.27 Robert Knebl/ Tomas Slovak 4:50.28 Andy Birkett/Pierre-Andre Rabie (U23) 4:53.57 Alasdair Glass/Edgar Boehm Jnr 4:56.09 Mark Mulder/Lance King 4:56.58 Lance Kime/Stuart Maclaren 4:57.49 SilverThe silver medal fell to the plucky sprinters Tiffany Kruger and Jen Hodson, who had to battle through the pack after being started in the A-batch because they failed to make the elapsed time cut-off. McGregor and Van der Walt won by five minutes from the Cape surfski duo of Tom Schilperoort and Jasper Mocke, who provided the biggest surprise result among the elite men by upstaging the strong field of the country’s best river marathoners. “We had a much better day today, no trees and no blood, which was great, but we have realised we are no good at portaging,” said Tobias Bong. “We are extremely happy with our third.” The pair, racing in the colours of the newly formed Team Best 4 Kayak Centre, posted a flawless final stage to lower the 2006 race record set by McGregor and Len Jenkins by a minute and one second. Women’s titleThe women’s title fell to Abby Adie and Hilary Pitchford, who also led the race from start to finish to post a 10-minute victory margin that included a conservative option to portage Cradock Weir to eliminate any further risk to their race. WomenHilary Pitchford/Abby Adie 5:26.17Jen Hodson/Tiffany Kruger 5:36.16 Kim Brugmann/Angie Gafney 5:44.33 Jenna Ward/Brittany Petersen (U18) 5:46.14 Debbie Germiquet/Carmen Blakeney 5:48.56 Hank McGregor and Grant van der Walt became the first crew to win a hat-trick of victories in South Africa’s Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon on Saturday, and shattered the race record too after dominating the event from start to finish. “It came down to a sprint finish,” said Mocke, who got engaged just days before the race. “We came over Gauging Weir first and put in a huge sprint, which gave us a nice gap going into Marlow portage, and that’s when we went for it. We paddled our hardest until the end to beat the Germans.” 11 October 2011 ‘Something special’“It’s my fourth win overall and my third with Grant in three years, and to have broken the record at the thirtieth anniversary is something really special,” said McGregor. The last place on the podium went to Kim Brugman and Angie Gafney. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material “We were doing 200m sprints only three weeks ago and so our lack of endurance was exposed,” said Arthur. “We’re so happy to have paddle into fourth place.” “It was a completely different race from last year when we were completely blown at the finish. Things really worked out for us this time. Last year we had problems that cost us, but this year we had a really clean race,” he concluded. “This is my first time on the podium and first time on the top step and I’m absolutely over the moon,” said Pitchford. “It’s a dream come true. (Her boyfriend) Deon Bruss won it in his tenth Fish and so to have done it in my tenth is so special for me,” she added. Under-23 WomenJenna Ward/Brittany Petersen (U18) 5:46.14 Kerry Shuter/Camilla Pennefather (U16) 5:59.00Tamika Haw/Jenna Starr 5:59.49 Junior BoysDonavan Wewege/Gavin Shuter 5:04.49Blaine Beresford/Murray Starr 5:12.12 Murray Haw/James Speed 5:21.19 RESULTS McGregor now holds every national single and doubles paddling title after having won a clean sweep of surfski, flatwater marathon and river marathon titles in the calendar year. He goes into the World Marathon Championships in two weeks’ time in prime form. “We were more than happy to run Cradock Weir. It’s a 50/50 shot and we didn’t need to shoot it at that stage of the race,” said Pitchford, who is currently leading the women’s standings on the International Canoe Federation’s world tour.last_img read more

The Maverick Awards 2014: SA’s first youth entrepreneurship excellence awards are here

first_imgYouth entrepreneurial excellence will be celebrated for the first-time in South Africa at the inaugural Maverick Awards; SA Young Entrepreneur Awards gala dinner on Friday 13th of June 2014. The Maverick Awards, hosted by Under 35 Mavericks – a dynamic youth owned enterprise development consultancy – will be launched to coincide with the country’s annual Youth Month. Key strategic partners include, amongst others, South Africa’s marketing and reputation management agency – Brand South Africa and the Wits Business School’s Centre for Entrepreneurship as an academic thought leadership partner, Glenfiddich, Parker and Intel Corporation just to mention a few.Under 35 Mavericks, seeks to lead the accelerated development of a new generation of young, innovative entrepreneurs from today’s young, enthusiastic and inspirational young people. It is intended that these young entrepreneurs will go on to make valuable contributions to the South African economy which will contribute to improving the lives of all South Africans.By uniquely positioning themselves, Under 35 Mavericks will rollout initiatives and programs which will assist young entrepreneurs in the critical areas of market access, creativity and value innovation for sustainable competitive advantage, business growth strategy, marketing for growth in depressed economies, leadership for entrepreneurs, investor readiness as well as value asset creation.This momentous and prestigious inaugural award ceremony promises to bring together the brightest and most influential minds from government ministers, and senior public office bearers, captains of industries, seasoned entrepreneurs and of course, the successful young entrepreneurs from across the country upon whom awards will be inferred on the night.The Maverick Awards will acknowledge, honour and celebrate the sterling efforts as well as pioneering spirit of the most successful and innovative young entrepreneurs in South Africa. “The Maverick Awards seek to carve out a space for young entrepreneurs to be the ‘wind’ that drives the sails of our job creation and economic growth endeavours. In a country where a significant proportion of the young population is without employment or sustainable economic opportunity, it is imperative to acknowledge youth success and unleash new role models who can inspire numerous other young South Africans to be the creators of their own destinies” says Bokang Seritsane, Founder and Chief Maverick at Under 35 Mavericks.Theme: The Innovative MaverickInnovation has become the blueprint to sustainable entrepreneurial success, handsomely rewarding those that embrace it by affording them creative disruption ability, market access, competitiveness, growth and ultimately grand success. It is for this reason that the Maverick Awards are looking to identify and acknowledge young entrepreneurs across all industries and sectors who display future oriented, solutions driven, innovative methods, strategies, business models and technologies as their mainstay to success along with sustainable turn-over, increasing market share, growth, employment creation and service excellence.The Maverick Awards will recognise 10 categories of young entrepreneurs and nominations are open to all young entrepreneurs between the ages of 18-35 who operate their businesses within the borders of South Africa and have been in operation for at least 3 years, turning over a minimum of R1 million in revenue per annum. Nominations are open from Monday 10th March and will close on Friday 28th March. For more information on how to nominate yourself or a young entrepreneur(s) you know go to www.under35mavericks.com/awards or follow @under35maverick on Twitter and Facebook Page: Under 35 Mavericks.Winners are in line for some amazing prizes in business growth, support and development opportunities to the tune of R1million.Corporates and public sector players are encouraged to purchase tables for the Mavericks Awards Gala Dinner to be held on Friday 13th June 2014 from 6pm till late at Emperors Palace in Ekurhuleni from 6pm till late.For any other enquiries or corporate sponsorships please email: info@under35mavericks.comFor more information or to set up interviews, please contact:Sandisiwe GugushePublic Relations International: Brand South AfricaTel: +27 11 712 5007 Mobile: +27 (0) 73 126 9128Email: sandisiweg@brandsouthafrica.comVisit www.brandsouthafrica.comBokang Morake SeritsaneFounder and Chief Maverick Officer: Activate AfricaTel: +27 11 704 4097 Mobile: +27 61 424 0224Email: bokang@activateafrica.co.zaVisit: www.under35mavericks.com/awardslast_img read more

Ohio State University Extension Director Rennekamp to step down

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Roger Rennekamp, associate dean and director of Ohio State University Extension, will bring his 40-year career in Cooperative Extension to a close on July 31.Rennekamp has served Ohio and its citizens since 2016 as the 12th leader of OSU Extension, which has an office in each of Ohio’s 88 counties. Specializing in agriculture and natural resources, Ohio 4-H youth development, community development, and family and consumer sciences, Extension educators bring the knowledge of The Ohio State University directly to Ohioans.During his tenure, Rennekamp has been responsible for a number of positive organizational changes.“Dr. Rennekamp has forged a large number of new partnerships that have served to heighten awareness of Extension’s mission among both internal and external stakeholders,” said Cathann A. Kress, vice president for agricultural administration and dean of Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES).Rennekamp also led a comprehensive restructuring of OSU Extension, CFAES’ outreach arm, that aimed to eliminate inefficiencies and expand the voice of county-based personnel in organizational decision making. Some of his other accomplishments while at OSU Extension have included increasing the starting salary for Extension educators, streamlining the promotion process for nonfaculty educators, initiating Ohio State’s Community Engagement Conference, and creating an Extension internship program. Additionally, Rennekamp was responsible for using an issue-based framework for communicating the value of Extension, bringing a renewed focus on talent development within the organization, and introducing a new videoconferencing platform that allowed for enhanced communication and saved Extension personnel both time and money.Rennekamp was also responsible for the Extension Endowment Initiative, which resulted in record-breaking philanthropic support for OSU Extension.last_img read more

Bearish corn, bullish soybeans

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Doug Tenney, Leist MercantileToday’s USDA WASDE report will be closely watched to see what direction grains will take. A surprise from USDA could easily be in the numbers today. Many are expecting a friendly report, especially since the grain stocks report September 30 was bullish for both corn and soybeans. Acres for corn and soybeans could also be changed.Today’s USDA report had corn production at 13.779 billion bushels, yield of 168.4, and ending stocks at 1.929 billion bushels. Soybean production was 3.550 billion bushels, yield was 46.9, and ending stocks of 180 million bushels.Corn production lowered, yield up .2 bushels, ethanol lowered 50 million bushels, exports down 150 million bushels, and ending stocks down 261 million bushels. Soybean production lowered, yield down 1 bushel, crush up 5 million bushels, ending stocks down 180 million bushels. Corn acres lowered 100,000 acres, soybean acres down 200,000.Shortly after the report release, corn was down 9 cents, soybeans were up 8 cents, and wheat was down 2 cents. Prior to the noon report, corn was down 3 cents, soybeans up 1 cent, and wheat up 1 cent.Keep in mind that if corn production, yield, and ending stocks are reduced, it could mean little as corn export demand is poor. Some are suggesting corn exports could be cut as much as 200 million bushels.Supply bulls have seen recent price activity in their favor with the price gains following the September 30 Quarterly Grain Stocks Report. They are bulls because they think US corn acres are not accurate, corn stocks are less than expected, and yields are often struggling to be above average. The September Grain Stocks Report was bullish for corn with US inventory as of September 1st at 2.114 billion bushels, 314 million bushels below trader estimates. December CBOT corn closed at $3.88, up 16 ½ cents that day. Soybeans also had a surprise with US stocks at 913 million bushels, 69 million bushels below trader estimates, and closing up 23 cents.Those bulls also had unexpected recent weather developments this week provide higher corn and soybean prices. Ideas of snow coming into the Dakotas and Minnesota the next few days with a possible blizzard as snow totals could reach 1-3 feet. This is a big price driver this week. Corn and soybeans in those states continue their summer’s long trend of behind normal maturity.It is easy to understand the frustration of corn price declines since mid-June when December CBOT reached $4.73 only to fall to $3.52 ¼ early in September. All have been anxious for months to see a better picture of corn acres and yields. The frustration could easily last into the January 2020 final report for corn and soybeans acres and yields for crop year 2019. Why? Many have suggested we need to see corn harvest climb above 60% to get a much better picture for US corn yields. Follow the math.This week’s Crop Condition Report had the US corn harvest at 15% with the thirty year average at 29% for this week. The thirty-year average harvest progress reaches the 66% level the last week of October and 52% the third week of October. For months many field reports indicate corn and soybean maturity is two weeks behind normal. Using this analysis indicates 60% of harvest may not be achieved until mid-November. It means even the November 8th monthly WASDE report will not have harvest above 60%. Thousands of samples and field surveys are collected the first few days of November prior to report day.Trader estimates had corn production at 13.684 billion bushels, last month USDA was 13.799 billion bushels. They estimated corn yield at 167.5, last month USDA had a corn yield of 168.2. Corn ending stocks they estimated 1.784 billion bushels, last month it was 2.19 billion bushels from USDA. Trader estimates for soybean production was 3.583 billion bushels, last month USDA was 3.633 billion bushels. They estimated the soybean yield at 47.3, last month yield by USDA was 47.9. Ending stocks were estimated at 521 million bushels, with USDA last month at 640 million bushels.last_img read more

NDA announces candidates for 39 of the 40 seats in Bihar

first_imgThe National Democratic Alliance (NDA) on Saturday announced names of candidates for 39 of the total 40 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar. The candidate for the seat in Khagaria, which has gone to the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), has been left out as LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan said there were several claimants to it.BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain, who had contested from the Bhagalpur seat in the 2014 Lok Sabha poll but was defeated by Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) candidate Bulo Mandal, has been dropped this time.Social mixA good mix of social compulsions is also seen in the list. — 13 seats have gone to upper caste candidates, 12 to Other Backward Classes (OBC), seven to Economically Backward Classes (EBC) and six to Scheduled Castes (SC). One seat — Kishanganj — has been given to a Muslim candidate, Mehmood Ashraf, from the JD(U)’s quota.Of the 17 seats in its quota, the BJP has fielded 10 upper castes candidates, five OBC candidates, one EBC candidate and one SC candidate. Similarly, the JD(U), too, has tried to balance caste composition by six tickets each to OBC and EBC candidates. It has also fielded two upper caste, two SC and one Muslim candidate.As was widely expected, rebel BJP MP from Patna Sahib Shatrughan Sinha, too, was out of the NDA list. Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has replaced Mr. Sinha. The latter is likely to join the Congress in the coming days, and is expected to contest from the Patna Sahib seat against Mr. Prasad. Both Mr. Sinha and Mr. Prasad belong to the upper caste Kayastha community, which has a sizeable presence in this BJP stronghold constituency. Five sitting BJP MPs — Satish Chandra Dubey from Valmikinagar, Janak Ram from Gopalgunj, Om Prakash Yadav from Siwan, Birendra Chaudhury from Jhanjharpur and Hari Manjhi from Gaya (reserved) seats — have been dropped, too, as these seats have gone to the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) kitty under the alliance’s seat distribution.last_img read more

Unseeded pair Stosur, Zhang win Australian Open women’s doubles title

first_imgChina’s Zhang Shuai, left, and Australia’s Samantha Stosur celebrate a point win over France’s Kristina Mladenovic and Hungary’s Timea Babos during the women’s doubles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)MELBOURNE, Australia — The unseeded pairing of Sam Stosur and Zhang Shuai have won their first Grand Slam doubles title together, beating defending champions and No. 2-seeded Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic 6-3, 6-4 in the final.Australia’s Stosur now owns three major doubles championships, adding this to wins with Lisa Raymond at the 2005 U.S. Open and 2006 French Open. She also won the 2011 U.S. Open singles trophy.ADVERTISEMENT Russell Westbrook’s 15th triple-double leads Thunder past Pelicans View comments ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town The victory Friday was the 10th in a row for Stosur and China’s Zhang. Their most recent loss was against Babos and Mladenovic at last year’s U.S. Open.Stosur is the first Australian to win the women’s doubles title at the country’s Grand Slam tournament since Alicia Molik teamed with Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia in 2005.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostinglast_img read more

OPP has arrived in Attawapiskat Chief Spence

first_img(Attawapiskat ice road diamond mine blockade. Photo courtesy of Jonathan Nakogee)By Jorge Barrera APTN National News ATTAWAPISKAT–Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence says the OPP have arrived in the community and the people blockading an ice road leading to a De Beers diamond mine would likely be served with an injunction ordering them off the site on Saturday evening.Spence said the band received a call from De Beers saying a sheriff would be flying into the community and then escorted to the ice road blockade to serve the people at the site with the injunction notice.“We had a call from De Beers saying the sheriff is coming in town,” said Spence. “Two OPP are in town and they are the ones who are going to escort the sheriff to hand over the notice to the blockaders.”Spence said she was trying to confirm a rumour that the OPP would also be escorting De Beers-bound trucks toward the Victor mine site later Saturday.“I have to go find out,” said Spence.The blockade outside Attawapiskat on the ice road leading to the mine has been in place since last Sunday.De Beers obtained an injunction against the blockaders on Friday.jbarrera@aptn.ca@JorgeBarreralast_img read more

Half of First Nations children living in poverty should shock Canadians report

first_imgAPTN National NewsHalf of First Nations children in Canada are living below the poverty line a new study indicates.The number jumps to nearly two thirds in Manitoba and Saskatchewan according to a study released Wednesday by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and Save the Children Canada.“The report’s findings that half of status First Nation children live in poverty should shock all Canadians,” said Patricia Erb, President and CEO of Save the Children, in a statement. “Looking beyond the numbers to the impact of poverty on the lives of Indigenous children explains why Save the Children is currently growing our programming in Canada.”The number drops when looking at Metis, Inuit, and non-status Indian children to 27 per cent and brings the total to nearly 40 per cent for all Indigenous children living in poverty compared to 15 per cent of non-Indigenous children.Some of the differences in child poverty appear to be where they are from. Federally funded on-reserve children faced the most hardships compared to those who lived off reserve.The federal government funds on-reserve social services, health care, education and income supports.According to the study transfer payments for these social services on-reserve have increased two per cent a year since 1996 and isn’t adjusted for population growth or need.“The removal of this cap on funding growth and an adjustment of transfers for need could reduce the alarming rate of status First Nations households living in poverty. It is a matter of choice,” said a portion of the study’s executive summary. “The failure of ongoing policies is clear. The link between the denial of basic human rights for Indigenous children and their poverty is equally clear.”The study examined child poverty statistics from the 2006 census, the most recent data available according to the authors.According to the statistics Indigenous children fall behind on family income, ability to receive an education, crowding and homelessness, poor water quality, infant mortality, health and suicide.“The Indigenous population is the fastest growing in Canada. With adequate and sustained support these people will become an integral part of society and the workforce–particularly as baby boomers retire,” said Daniel Wilson, Indigenous rights advocate and co-author of the study. “But if we refuse to address the crushing poverty facing Indigenous children, we will ensure the crisis of socioeconomic marginalization and wasted potential will continue.”Nearly $7.5 billion would be need to bring all children up to the poverty line suggested the study.news@aptn.calast_img read more