Why 90,000 at Wembley Proves Football Isn’t Just A Man’s Game

first_imgIt’s been a huge year for women’s football, particularly in the UK. Phil Neville’s Lionesses built a whole new audience, while members of the US team even took on the President!It’s been a staggering rise as Super League teams continue to see attendances rise, while the game between England and Germany at Wembley sold out. It’s undoubtedly a landmark year, and Wembley will make many sit up and take note of the women’s game, conclusively proving it’s far from being a man’s game.The likes of Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United are investing more and more in their women’s team, and that will see more commercial activity taking place.More female orientated industries will now have the opportunity to target an ever-increasing audience, just as the likes of gambling, motoring and beer has in the men’s game.That could see the likes of online bingo, cosmetics and fashion begin to make its way into the game. Bingo is particularly an interesting one. Online gambling is a huge part of sponsorship income in the men’s game, and with the likes of Moon Bingo now hugely popular among British players, a foray into sports sponsorship could be on the horizon.Liverpool linked with Avon just a few years ago, which was considered a landmark deal, and it is expected that more and more partners will begin to take note of the women’s game.It’s been a long time coming, but what that will do is then bring more money into the game, offer better wages, offer the opportunity for more clubs to go full time and in turn improve the standard of the game.That will help inspire generations and a whole new lifecycle will begin as the game continues to improve.A full Wembley, 24,000 at Stamford Bridge to watch Chelsea play Spurs will inspire a new breed of players, particularly as the likes of Beth England, Lucy Bronze and Steph Houghton become more and more of a household name.It will be interesting to see how the game in Britain can kick on from the World Cup. It’s the perfect start in filling Wembley, but with another major tournament not due until 2021, when the European Championships are hosted in England, the game needs to keep up the momentum.Do that and 2021 could be even more groundbreaking. 2019 has seen the women’s game well and truly stand up in its own right. The Super League, clubs and the FA now need to put the infrastructure in terms of commercial sponsorships and investment in place to take it to the next level. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youCosmoWomensMagThe Most Remarkable Oscar Outfits EverCosmoWomensMagUndoDrhealth35 Foods That Should Never Be Placed in the RefrigeratorDrhealthUndoMiss Penny StocksWesley Snipes Is 57 And This Is His Real Life PartnerMiss Penny StocksUndoFood World Magazine15 Fruits that Burn Fat Like CrazyFood World MagazineUndoNutrition Expert11 Best Foods to Eliminate Knee Pain NaturallyNutrition ExpertUndoFood Eat Safe7 Surprising Foods That Burn FatFood Eat SafeUndoDroneXProThis Selfie trend is going viral worldwide…DroneXProUndoFood Eat Safe11 Foods to Avoid When Trying to Lose WeightFood Eat SafeUndolast_img read more

All set for ‘safe, enjoyable’ Afcon 2013

first_img18 January 2013Soccer fans attending the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) tournament in South Africa can be assured of a safe, enjoyable experience.The South African Police Service (SAPS) and SA National Defence Force (SANDF) have assured visiting Afcon fans that they will be protected from the moment they arrive at the country’s ports of entry.Joints operations centreAddressing the media in Pretoria on Thursday, the SAPS’s Lieutenant-General Elias Mawela said that all Afcon security operations would be coordinated through a national joint operational and intelligence structure (Natjoints).Situated in Pretoria, and fitted with the most sophisticated technology, Natjoints will be manned by representatives from the SAPS, SANDF, Metro Police, Intelligence agencies and representatives from various government departments.It will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week for the duration of the tournament, which runs from 19 January through 10 February.Natjoints started operating on 10 January and will continue with its operations until 19 February. Natjoints structures will be duplicated in other host provinces.“The mandate is to plan, implement, execute and monitor all inter-departmental and cross-provincial operations affecting safety, security and stability in the Republic of South Africa,” Mawela said.He added that much had been done to ensure that soccer fans enjoyed the tournament.According to Mawela, Natjoints had been successfully coordinating major events for the past 12 years, including the 2003 cricket and the 2010 soccer World Cups and various international conferences, the most recent being COP 17.Police along all routes, in stadiums, on trainsHe said police would be deployed along all major routes leading to the stadiums, adding that “spotters” would be deployed inside and outside the stadiums during matches to ensure that trouble makers were immediately identified and removed from the stadiums.Air-space restrictions will also be in force over all stadiums used for the Afcon tournament.Police officials will also be deployed in trains to ensure the safety of fans travelling to and from the stadiums.Mawela added that there would be a team of dedicated detectives dealing with all Afcon-related cases.National Police Commissioner Ria Phiyage expressed confidence in the Afcon security strategy, saying she was certain all would go according to plan.Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more

A Day of Passivhaus Immersion in New York City

first_imgAlthough the idea does have a certain appeal, for most of us it would be impractical to tour all of the approximately 40 completed or in-progress Passivhaus projects in New York. But a one-day symposium focused on a selection of these projects would be easily manageable and, it turns out, is already on the calendar.On Saturday, June 23, New York Passive House, a nonprofit based in New York City, will play host to the 2012 Passive House Symposium – a detailed look at nine retrofit projects and nine new-building projects. While some of these projects are in the city (a hotbed of Passivhaus retrofit activity), the locations of others range from Long Island to upstate New York. The configurations include row houses, multifamily projects, and commercial and institutional buildings.The presenters offer an impressive level of expertise – most are architects, many are builders and certified Passive House consultants. All have extensive experience applying the Passivhaus standard in New York’s climate zones.Symposium detailsThe event is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Sciame Auditorium, 141 Convent Avenue, at the City College of New York’s Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. (click here to register). The admission fee – $40 for the public, $20 for NYPH members, $50 at the door – includes lunch and beverages. Building professionals licensed in New York State can earn 5.5 hours of professional education credits by attending the symposium.NYPH has summarized the schedule of events as follows:MORNING SESSIONSPassive House: a global standard: Tomas O’Leary, founder and director of Brooklyn-based Passive House Academy, will describe the latest developments at the Passive House Institute and Passivhaus activities generally in Europe, and how New York fits in in the emergence of the standard.Certified Passive House: Architect Bill Ryall (Ryall Porter Sheridan Architects) and Passive House consultant David White (Right Environments) will present their completed project, Orient Point, a new building on Long Island recently certified by PHI.Project roundtable: Architects Andreas Benzing, Julie Torres Moskovitz, Jeremy Shannon, and Chris Benedict will each explore different aspects of working toward the Passivhaus standard in a variety of projects.Lunch, which will include a showing of Passive Passion, a 20-minute documentary on Passive House, by Brooklyn-based documentary producer-editor Charlie Hoxie. The documentary features (See the trailer here.)AFTERNOON SESSIONSCertified Passive House: Architect Stephanie Bassler (North River Architecture + Planning) will present details about Omega Institute, an upstate institutional new-construction/addition that was certified in fall of 2011.Project Slam: Four PechaKucha 20×20 presentations: Stas Zakrzewski (Z+H Architects): “PH in France, and what construction there can show us here”; Wendy Ing (certified Passivhaus consultant): “Facing thermal bridges in an upstate home”; Ken Levenson (475 High Performance Building Supply): “Row house, multifamily, and country house”; and Chris Steffens (Lightmill Design): “Data collection in PH buildings.”Project roundtable: Architect Sam Bargetz (Loadingdock 5): “Brooklyn projects: variations”; builder Gennaro Brooks-Church (Eco Brooklyn): “Radical sustainability”; and engineer Jordan Goldman (ZeroEnergy Design): “New England PH: commonalities and differences.”PH going forward – projects on the boards: Architect Paul Castrucci (Red Industries) on “ABC NoRio: PH, a tight urban site”; Brooklyn-based Architect Greg Duncan on “Commercial PH in Brooklyn: concerns beyond residential buildings”; and engineer Lois Arena (Steven Winter Associates), who will discuss “The process of PH enclosure assembly in upstate housing.”last_img read more

SAD plans protest against distortion of history

first_imgShiromani Akali Dal president (SAD) Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday said the party would start a “struggle”’ against the ruling Congress government for allegedly distorting history related to the Sikh faith and Sikh gurus by misrepresenting facts through the newly released chapters of the Class XII history book of the Punjab School Education Board.“We would start the struggle to force the Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh and the Congress government in the State to apologise to the ‘Khalsa Panth’ for repeatedly and deliberately insulting the Sikh Guru Sahiban,” he said.Mr. Badal said a 48-hour long protest “”=dharna” would commence in Amritsar on November 1. “I will sit for the first 24 hours and then the SGPC chief Jathedar Gobind Singh Longowal would sit for the next 24 hours,” said Mr.Badal.He said the next phase of the “’struggle”’ would be announced at the conclusion of the “dharna” in case the Congress government did not apologise.Mr. Badal asked for exemplary punishment to all those responsible for casting insults against the great Gurus through blasphemous versions of history. “Mere withdrawal of the repeatedly sacrilegious text-books was not enough to atone for the grave sin of casting insults against the great Gurus,” he added.last_img read more

India Blue in firm control vs India Red in Duleep Trophy final

first_imgInching closer to lifting the Duleep Trophy, India Blue took a virtually unassailable lead of 476 runs against India Red on a rain-truncated penultimate day of the tournament final at the Greater Noida Sports Complex Ground here on Tuesday. (Latest Cricket stories)Play was marred due to rain with two stoppages halting play. Karnataka batsman Mayank Agarwal scored a fifty and skipper Gautam Gambhir scored a fluent 36 as India Blue reached 139/3 at stumps. Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav snared two wickets.India Test regulars Rohit Sharma and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja were at the crease on 22 and 3 respectively.Resuming at the overnight total of 1/0, India Blue got off to a steady start with Gambhir and Agarwal stitching a 67-run partnership.Gambhir wasted little time to stretch the lead by punching Pradeep Sangwan through cover and point for the first runs of the evening. The 34-year old gave little leeway to Nathu Singh in the next over, clipping a full length delivery to the deep mid-wicket fence.Nathu did not have a good time bowling to Gambhir as the seasoned campaigner carted him for two more boundaries in the sixth over of the evening.RAIN PLAYS SPOILSPORTJust as India Blue looked to be cruising smoothly, at 33/0 in six overs, there was another stoppage in play, this time for an hour and fifteen minutes. Gambhir looked good for a long innings after play restarted, but departed to the delight of India Red.The dashing Delhi opener, though not happy with the decision, was drawn forward by a nicely tossed up delivery by Kuldeep forcing the southpaw to miss his front foot defence and let the ball spin away to hit him in front of the stumps.advertisementBarring Kuldeep who has been Gambhir’s bane in the final, the 2011 World Cup star looked good for his 36 at a swift strike rate of 61.01.At the other end, Agarwal played well for his 52 laced with seven fours. The 25-year old brought up his fifty in propitious fashion, flicking a Kuldeep delivery off the middle of the bat which Nathu misfielded at deep midwicket allowing the ball to trickle over the ropes. Agarwal brought up his 11th fifty in first-class cricket.Soon after though, the right-hander perished, this time, Nathu making no mistake at deep midwicket. Trying to hit Kuldeep with the spin into the stands, the Karnataka batsman ended up dragging it to Nathu.Dinesh Karthik did not last long, trying to be too swishy too early. Hurrying to a 12-ball 16, the experienced keeper stepped out to Amit Mishra missing the turn altogether.Brief Scores: India Blue 693/6 declared (Cheteshwar Pujara 256 not out, Sheldon Jackson 134; Amit Mishra 2-171) and 139/3 (Mayank Agarwal 52; Kuldeep Yadav 2/47) lead India Red 356 (Stuart Binny 98, Mishra 65; Ravindra Jadeja 5-95) by 476 runs.last_img read more

Emiliano Sala: season’s saddest saga shines light on game’s dark places

first_imgBut then questions of belonging and ownership have become a genuine issue in the last few weeks. Nantes are currently progressing their formal request to Fifa for full payment of Sala’s transfer fee. They maintain, understandably, he was a Cardiff player when he died.Sala was born in Santa Fe, Lionel Messi’s home state. He became a professional footballer at Bordeaux. He became a player of substance at Nantes. He became Cardiff’s record signing in January. And now he has become this. Free on board. Free at origin. In death Sala has become a shipping dispute.To look into this is to be machine-gunned with toxic details. Here’s another one. Cardiff’s lawyers call their files on the wrangle with Nantes “The Onion”. It’s a gallows-humour joke. There is so much information here, so many interested parties, so many layers. Plus of course the more you peel it, the more it stinks. Zoom in a little and the Sala affair is a story of wrong turns, bad calls, bad luck. But it also spreads itself wider, digging a finger into so many corners of this darkly baroque industry: from a wild-west transfer system, to the shark-pool of interests and middlemen, to the basic commodification of the human product. Twitter Read more The best response would have been for the clubs to get together and talk, split the costs a little, look after the family Facebook Willie McKay is not an agent, so why was he working on Emiliano Sala deal? Neil Warnock Emiliano Sala flourished at Nantes, attracting Cardiff’s interest as they sought a forward to help them avoid relegation. Photograph: Stéphane Mahé/Reuters Share on Messenger Cardiff City Facebook We are all in this to some degree. From the money-lust culture of the English Premier League to the startling way the story itself was covered at the time in rolling news media, as though this search for a body was just another development in a breaking transfer story, another detail of the club medical, a dramatic change of heart from the in-demand Ligue 1 forward.Blame has hovered like a mist without ever quite touching anyone. Nobody did this exactly. Nobody is responsible. But there are shades of grey, odd practices, sharp edges. At times football looks like something bound in mud and fog, a place where things get lost, where it is just accepted that if the world goes wrong, it was, in some off-hand manner, never meant to go right.Later in the day Warnock will speak well about Sala’s absence, but not until he has also described a season that pivoted around his brutal and untimely death as “the best I’ve ever had in management”.Warnock has seemed genuinely moved through all this, has handled his public duties with tact. But in the post-relegation debrief Sala’s death is couched in the same terms you might use to describe an untimely injury to a key squad member.“We have missed a striker. Someone asked me about Emiliano … we spent two months trying to get a player,” Warnock shrugs. “I wish we would have had Emiliano with us. I think he’d have scored 10 goals, you saw the chances we had out there today.” Share on Twitter Bankruptcy in 2015 disqualified him from registering as an agent, and the Football Association seems to have decided McKay was acting for Nantes and is not in its jurisdiction. McKay says he was helping his son Mark “get to the top”. Why get registered, he has asked, when his son is? The McKays stand to make £1.5m from Nantes over the deal.It is McKay’s email to Sala, released to L’Équipe in an attempt to exonerate himself, that should perhaps be preserved as a historic document, a snapshot of an industry. It is unintentionally chilling. McKay keeps on telling Sala the truth.“Emiliano, My name is Willie McKay …. We are not interested in looking after your personal interests.” A good time, you’d think, to stop reading. McKay tells Sala that agents such as himself “only care about money” and encourages the player to cut his current agent Meïssa N’Diaye out of any deal, while dangling a £1m payment to Sala’s mother under his nose.He admits to misleading the media about transfer interest from West Ham and Everton. In a horrible little touch he seems obsessed with planes generally: “We take our plane get clubs in it … they will fly you over in their jet … Cardiff can have a jet for you tonight or tomorrow.” Share on Pinterest Topics Share on Facebook The live TV crew on the touchline chatter around their lighted table, willing some urgency into the day. In front of a vaguely curious pre-match crowd Martin Keown rasps his lines about doing well to survive this long and just lacking a bit in front of goal, speaking as ever with the lapel-grabbing urgency of a morally compromised chief inspector giving his maverick DI one last chance or he’s off the force.This, the broadcasters have agreed, is the story of Cardiff’s season: resilience in the face of likely relegation; and admiration for the way under Neil Warnock they have managed to “take it this far”.Except, of course, this isn’t quite right. No one wants to talk about it. But the biggest story in Cardiff, and indeed the single most startling event of the season in English football, is something so tangled and strange it is still hard to look it square in the eye.The desecration of Emiliano Sala by English football has continued in the last weeks. It is now nearly four months since Sala was killed in a plane crash south of Jersey. He was flying to Cardiff on a single-engine Piper Malibu hired by the intermediary Willie McKay and his son, Mark, to take up a move to the Premier League he had initially resisted.It is a death that continues to burn with its own dark light. At the end of April Sala’s father, Horacio, died of heart problems aged 58. Friends say he never recovered from the shock.Things keep unravelling. How far can we get with this? A few days before the Palace game pictures had appeared on UK social media of Sala’s corpse. The suggestion is thieves had broken into the morgue where his body was being kept.By the time the Palace game comes around the Cardiff fans’ shrine to Sala has been cleared away, the flowers and flags removed from the statue of Fred Keenor. No one seems to know why. It was a touching thing, created by and for the same fans who have reacted with grace and warmth. Read more Share via Email Read more Facebook center_img Share on WhatsApp Emiliano Sala: police investigate reports of online pictures of footballer’s body Emiliano Sala Pinterest Cardiff to tell Fifa that Emiliano Sala’s transfer from Nantes was invalid European club football Pinterest Pinterest Nantes Share on LinkedIn features Reuse this content More detail on the Sala case has emerged in the last few weeks. A preliminary Air Accidents Investigation Branch report has been published, to be followed by a longer one, perhaps as late as next year. Its chief effect is to bring into focus the terror of those final moments.“Anyway guys, I’m up in this plane that feels like it’s falling to pieces, and I’m going to Cardiff,” Sala told a group of friends on WhatsApp as he took his seat. The sun had set in Nantes at 5.50pm. Sala went through security 40 minutes later and took his seat with the pilot David Ibbotson. They took off as scheduled at 7.15, Ibbotson navigating via an app on his tablet. The Piper Malibu cruised at 6,000ft. Thirteen miles south of Guernsey Ibbotson descended to just over 5,000, telling air traffic controllers “just avoided a patch there”. The journey was run under visual flight rules: or in other words keep your eyes open and don’t fly through clouds.The last radio contact came at 8.12pm. And three minutes later the flight became a nightmare. The Malibu dropped from 3,900ft to 1,600ft in 20 seconds while veering wildly to the right. It climbed rapidly again. Then: blackout.The remains of the plane were found two weeks later below this last recorded location. It had been torn about by the plunge straight down. Most of the wings and the tail were gone. Sala died from head and chest injuries. The AAIB report says his corpse was “held in place by the wreckage”. To this day Ibbotson’s body is still out there. Full fathom five he lies. Vale, Mr Ibbotson and rest in peace.Back on land the news of Sala’s disappearance seemed to have reached Cardiff straight away. The club had a player liaison officer waiting at the airport. The plane didn’t arrive. Warnock was notified. He called McKay.Here’s a good question: why was McKay involved in this at all? Not that it should be a surprise. At least five intermediaries are due a cut from this deal. And McKay is in his own way a frontiersman, present at the first rush of money into the Premier League in the early 1990s. The game has a sleepy opening. Cardiff start on the attack. A few minutes in Víctor Camarasa pulls up injured and is applauded warmly as he limps off. Camarasa, on loan from Real Betis, has been a fine player for Cardiff. This could be the last they see of him.Aron Gunnarsson is also playing his last game after eight years at the club, already engaged to join Heimir Hallgrímsson’s Al-Arabi in Qatar. Cardiff have been a vigorous, jerry-built Premier League team. These players have been operating at the edge of their capacities.Midway through the first half the home crowd rouses itself to boo their former loanee Wilfried Zaha as he snipes inside and shoots wide. Two minutes later Zaha responds by scoring the goal that might just send them down, jinking left, then right, before shooting low into the corner.Cardiff equalise shortly after, but Palace’s front four look irresistible. With 40 minutes gone Michy Batshuayi finds the space to spank a shot into the top corner. The goal seems to draw a shared sigh around the stands as Cardiff’s supporters head for the aisles at half-time. Twitter Twitter With an hour to go before kick-off on a lovely soft spring day, the Cardiff City Stadium is still a low-fi kind of place. Cardiff need to win their final home game against Crystal Palace to have any hope of extending their stay in the world’s richest league beyond a single, spirited season. But there is, if anything, an absence of tension in the air.The Cardiff fans stroll in familial groups around the concrete walkways of this handsome, out-of-town retail park of a stadium. From the stands the pitch is half in sunshine, shadowed now and then by fluffy coastal clouds. Willie McKay’s leaked email to L’Equipe revealed much about the way his industry works. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA McKay’s method, self-described here, is pretty clear: identify a form player and acquire permission to hawk them around until he gets a bite; all the while putting rumours about to make that more likely, then trying to cut the players’ actual agent out of the picture.The worst thing about this is that it is possibly half-true. This is how McKay makes his business work. Premier League clubs at a certain level really are that understocked with specialist knowledge. And yet there are holes in what McKay did here. At the very least the plane is on the McKays. They hired and paid for it. There is still a note of uncertainty around its real ownership, but it was well-serviced. The licensing status of the plane to carry commercial flights – with all its added regulations – has been questioned. What is certain is that Ibbotson was a stand-in for a regular pilot, Dave Henderson. It has been suggested Ibbotson was colour-blind, and thus not qualified to fly at night, although this is also unconfirmed. One thing is certain. Flying wasn’t Ibbotson’s main job. The man flying Sala to Cardiff was also a gas engineer.What next then? Cardiff received the first formal demand for Sala’s transfer fee on 6 February, the same day Sala’s body was identified by Dorset police. Cardiff are stalling on paying, asking questions to do with the flight, to do with third-party ownership. It seems strange. Presumably some legal advice has told them this is a possible escape route from liability. But why turn this into a saga?The best response to all this would have been for the clubs to simply get together and talk, split the costs a little, look after the family, staunch the bleeding. It is Vincent Tan who will now drive how it plays out in practice. And Cardiff’s owner is the hardest of hard-nosed operators. Sala has been buried. His inquest will return at some stage later this year. But some part of him is still out there, suspended between two places.Back at the Cardiff City Stadium Warnock spends large parts of the second half angrily bearding the fourth official, Graham Scott. Scott shrugs and looks nonplussed each time Warnock comes marching over in his blue padded tracksuit, the neighbour from hell with another gripe about tennis balls over the fence.Andros Townsend scores Palace’s third, after a powerful right-angled dribble from halfway. “City till I die,” the Cardiff fans sing in response. Several rounds of “One Neil Warnock” follow as the game winds down. It is a nice moment, possibly even Warnock’s own farewell. Again no one really knows for sure. The final whistle brings a warm round of shared applause, and an ambling lap of the pitch from the Cardiff squad. Relegation is not a surprise but it still hurts.Outside the walkways are empty two hours after the final whistle, with the feeling of a stadium already turning toward its summer hibernation. Something has changed though. The Fred Keenor statue has an addition. Someone has left a small damp bunch of flowers on its highest ledge. Gone, but remembered by the right people: Sala’s story is one that has, you feel, still got plenty of distance left to run.• This article was amended on 17 May 2019. An earlier version incorrectly described the crashed plane as a “Piper Alpha”. It was a Piper Malibu. Neil Warnock with his Cardiff players after relegation is confirmed, a jerry-built top-flight team playing at the edge of their capacities. 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NEW CBC SERIES BECOMING CANADIAN TELLS THE STORIES OF CANADAS NEWEST CITIZENS

first_imgAdvertisement Facebook Advertisement Episodic Descriptions:Episode 1 (Monday, June 26 at 8 p.m. (8:30 p.m. NT)): Rachel was assigned male at birth, but always knew she was a woman. Ellaha came from an educated family in Afghanistan, but was told by the Taliban that girls could no longer attend school.  Kerstin grew up trapped inside East Berlin until the Berlin Wall came down. Syed’s mother was six months pregnant with him when an accident killed his father leaving his mother to raise her two sons.Episode 2 (Monday, June 26 at 8:30 p.m. (9 p.m. NT)): Mohamad left war-torn Lebanon to become a medical doctor in Canada. Mo has a career she never would have imagined possible back in China. After leaving Trinidad, Jerome rediscovered his love of soccer in his new home country. After hearing about the ‘politeness’ of Canada, Annabelle and Aidan decided to raise their children here.Episode 3 (Wednesday, June 28 at 8 p.m. (8:30 p.m. NT)): With tribal warfare raging, Jemal fled to the world’s largest refugee camp, leaving his pregnant wife behind.  Janice came to Canada and found a job and the love of her life at a Tim Hortons. Abimbola realized his dream of bodybuilding in Canada, something he would never have done back in Nigeria. Rita and her family fled from Iraq to Syria – a relatively safer place at the time. She ended up being on the last plane out of Damascus before the airport was closed.Episode 4 (Thursday, June 29 at 8 p.m. (8:30 p.m. NT)): Hsa’s family was given a simple choice by his homeland’s oppressive government: flee or die. From a region known for rugby, Rhys moved to Canada for his love of hockey. Juliette wants to break the cycle of systemic racism and teach her kids to appreciate the diversity of Canada. Esther went from a Mexican living a secret life in the US to being a married Maritimer.Episode 5 (Friday, June 30 at 8 p.m. (8:30 p.m. NT)): Gannon came to Canada for love. Tony brought his experience to a small prairie town and reopened the local Legion to support veterans. Kallie lost everything when she arrived in Canada, but she built a successful and fulfilling business with hard work. Following a chance encounter on a cruise ship, Romulo moved to Canada and changed his family’s lives for the better.Episode 6 (Friday, June 30 at 8:30 p.m. (9 p.m. NT)): With three young daughters and financial struggles, John and Claudia took the biggest risks of their lives – moving to Canada to start a business without knowing how to speak English. An 88-year old is proud of all her accomplishments, including her four-person marriage and now adds her long-awaited, hard-earned Canadian citizenship to the list. Sharmila was expecting to become a Canadian alongside her mother but an unfortunate illness had her sharing her citizenship ceremony with her young daughter instead.  Saliu and Adeola moved from a big city in Nigeria to a small town in Regina with reservations but found an unexpected new way of life.BECOMING CANADIAN is produced in by Antica Productions and eOne in association with CBC, with the participation of the Canada Media Fund, the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit and with the participation of the Bell Fund. The series is executive produced by eOne’s Jocelyn Hamilton and Antica’s Stuart Coxe and produced by Brad Brough and Jeanette Trigiani Diehl for Antica.CBC/Radio-Canada is proud to have CIBC as a partner in celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary, in the same year that CIBC is also turning 150. For full 2017 programming information please visit 2017guide.cbc.ca..About CBC/Radio-CanadaCBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. We are Canada’s trusted source of news, information and Canadian entertainment. Deeply rooted in communities all across the country, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We also provide international news and information from a uniquely Canadian perspective. In 2017, CBC/Radio-Canada will at the heart of the celebrations and conversations with special 2017-themed multiplatform programming and events across Canada.About Antica ProductionsAntica produces engaging, award-winning, nation-building content. We’ve proven that our TV, digital, podcast, and branded entertainment start important national conversations. From large studio shows to intimate films and documentaries, Antica gets people talking about history, science, music, sports, and so much more. Advertisement Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Narrated by Canadian rapper and producer Kardinal Offishall, new six-part factual series BECOMING CANADIAN will premiere on CBC with back-to-back episodes on Monday, June 26 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT), with additional episodes airing throughout the week in the lead up to Canada 150 on July 1. Produced by Antica Productions Ltd. in association with global independent studio Entertainment One (eOne), the series captures citizenship ceremonies from across Canada and reveals the amazing, inspiring and heart-warming stories of some of the approximately 250,000 people who will become Canadians in 2016/2017. All of these new Canadians have stories that are as diverse as the number of countries they are emigrating from, ranging from heartbreaking and tragic, to inspirational and uplifting. With four stories in each half-hour episode, the series captures, firsthand, how life-changing becoming Canadian can be for new citizens and those closest to them.First launched online in January 2017 with short-form digital content, BECOMING CANADIAN has amassed hundreds of participants and thousands of followers on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and cbc.ca/2017/becoming-canadian. The digital extension of the series will feature additional new content and stories throughout the rest of 2017.Full Broadcast Schedule:Monday, June 26 at 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. (8:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. NT)Wednesday, June 28 at 8 p.m. (8:30 p.m. NT)Thursday, June 29 at 8 p.m. (8:30 p.m. NT)Friday, June 30 at 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. (8:30 and 9 p.m. NT) Twitterlast_img read more

Membertou First Nation gears up for MMIWG Inquiry

first_img(Agnes Gould is holding up a picture of her missing sister, Virgina Sue Pictou during a ceremony held for the opening of the MMIWG inquiry on Membertou First Nation, NS. Photo: Tom Fennario/APTN)Tom FennarioAPTN NewsOut of her purse, Agnes Gould pulls out some sheets of paper – on the front is the agenda for the upcoming hearings for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls taking place this week in Membertou First Nation, NS.The Mi’kmaw woman flips them over, and their backs are crammed full with handwritten notes.“We’re trying to just come up with a timeline of what we’ve all done,” said Gould, gesturing to her two brothers and father.“We’ve started jotting down little notes, here and there, of what our family has gone through to find our sister.”Gould’s sister, Virgina Sue Pictou, was last seen in an emergency room in Maine on April 24 1993.They’ve scoured the country looking for her ever since.“After 24 years, we’re still looking. It’s hard on us as a family,” said Gould, a member of Membertou.Gould and her family will be testifying Wednesday at the inquiry.She said they will speak about how Virgina’s case went cold when the detective in charge of the file retired – of how she left behind a nine-month-old baby, and of how her disappearance is far from unique.“We want awareness of how big the situation is. Not only for us…we are just one story out of a thousand,” said Gould.(Cheryl Maloney lobbied the government for years to call a national inquiry. Photo: Tom Fennario/APTN)Cheryl Maloney is the president of the Eastern Door Indigenous Women’s Association, an organization that represents Aboriginal women across the Maritimes.“Now that the day is here we want it to be successful, we want it to be safe for the families, we want it to succeed,” Maloney said.However, Maloney said she’s well aware of the problems the inquiry has faced since it’s debut, including several high profile resignations.“I’m not saying nothing’s wrong with it, I’m saying our job is to always support the families, and this is just one more extension of supporting the families,” Maloney said.“For all the years I spent calling for an inquiry, I hope that they can get it right, I hope that we can change things up.”For Gould and family, the hope is it can lead to some measure of closure.“A little bit of relief for us would be good, just being able to say the last time I saw my sister was ‘this time’, right? To be able to say for sure, ‘The last time I saw my sister I remember her beautiful smile, I remember how good she cooked fried chicken’,” said Gould.“But I don’t see her today, I don’t get to say, ‘Hey sis, did you hear about your granddaughter graduating from kindergarten. It’s really sad that way, but the reality is that she’s missing. ”MMIWG inquiry commissioners Michèle Audette and Qajaq Robinson will be listening to the testimony of approximately 40 people over the course of three days, starting Monday at 9 am.Contact Tom here: tfennario@aptn.calast_img read more

Apple Amazon Execs Take Content Search to TIFF

first_imgApple, however, is a wholly new potential player, with Van Amburg or Erlicht entering the fray in Toronto on behalf of the company for the first time. They joined Apple last year, ending long tenures as presidents of Sony Pictures Television. Apple has since aggressively pursued high-profile series projects, such as a comedic drama starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon and a revival of Steven Spielberg’s “Amazing Stories.” The company has, however, been less aggressive on the film front thus far, and has yet to reveal plants for the platform on which it will mount all the content it is developing.Netflix has long been a player at festivals such as TIFF, establishing the precedent of direct-to-consumer services shaking up the traditional festival marketplace. Hulu as well is a regular presence at TIFF, where this year it will be represented by two film-acquisition execs and documentaries head Belisa Balaban. Popular on Variety Apple is going shopping in Canada.Variety has learned that at least one of the digital giant’s top entertainment-programming executives, Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht, will head to the Toronto International Film Festival this week. Execs for the streaming giant will arrive with checkbooks in hand as they look to make potential acquisitions that could fill out the content pipeline for the company’s still-under-wraps entertainment service.Apple leaders won’t be the only deep-pocketed digital executives in Toronto. Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke, who joined the company earlier this year, will make her first trip to the festival as a potential buyer. Salke is expected to arrive in Toronto today.Amazon has in recent years been a presence at festivals. Under previous entertainment head Roy Price, the company was an aggressive buyer at Sundance and SXSW last year. But with Amazon Studios in transition earlier this year following Price’s ouster in the wake of sexual-harassment allegations and amid a lengthy search for a replacement, the company was not active at either festival this year. Salke, a television veteran who previously served as NBC entertainment president, is a new presence on the film side, where she is a looking for a new top deputy to replace departed Amazon film chief Jason Ropell. ““I think you’ll be seeing expansion over there,” Salke told Variety in June of her film plans. “I think we might not necessarily be making a ton more movies, but I think the way we make movies might evolve a little bit.”center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

One killed three injured in two separate accidents

first_imgKolkata: One person was killed and three others injured in two separate road accidents in two different districts.The first incident took place near Berhampur in Murshidabad on Tuesday morning, when a motorcyclist was killed after being hit by a speeding truck. The victim has been identified as Surat Kumar Mondal (66), who was riding his motorcycle along National Highway 34. The accident occurred when he was crossing Bhagirathi Bridge. According to the police, the victim was going to Berhampur from the Gathla area of the district. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe truck, which was coming from the opposite direction, knocked him down. Local residents rushed the injured victim to a nearby hospital, where the doctors pronounced him brought dead. The incident caused traffic jam on National Highway 34 for some time in the morning. Police later brought the situation under control. The truck driver had fled from the spot along with the vehicle, immediately after the incident. Police are conducting raids to nab the driver. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedOn the other hand, three persons were injured in another accident that took place at Ashokenagar in North 24-Parganas on Tuesday morning. The victims were hit by a truck when they were crossing the road. Local residents staged a demonstration, protesting against the rash driving of vehicles in the area. A huge contingent of police swung into action to pacify the irate mob. Some local residents even engaged in heated altercations with the police. The demonstration lasted nearly four hours, paralysing traffic movement in the area completely. The agitation was later lifted, following intervention of senior police officials. All the injured victims were taken to a hospital in Habra, a few kilometres away from the spot. Two of the victims have reportedly received serious injuries in the accident. The truck driver had fled from the spot along with the vehicle, following the accident. Police have started a probe in this regard. Raids are being conducted to nab the absconding driver.last_img read more

Boost Productivity With These 4 Tips for a Paperless Workplace

first_img How Success Happens 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. As technology advances, so must the way we do business. In today’s digital world, that means making the move from tedious, paper-based systems to efficient, paperless solutions.Long gone are the days of paper correspondence, handbooks, manuals and checks. Whatever the paper-based system is, chances are it has a more economical, paperless cousin. Just ask Emma.BusinessWeek first called for the paperless workplace back in 1975, and it’s easy to understand why it never fully came about. In fact, the opposite happened. New technologies, such as email and the Internet, encouraged workers to print more, not less. That influx of printing is what truly sparked the idea of a paperless workforce.Related: 6 Questions to Ask About Your Printing Setup That Could Save MoneyWith today’s technological advances and ever-changing workplace, a paperless office is well within reach. Embracing a paperless workplace is about more than “going green” or cutting down on printing costs. Less paper means more productivity. Here are four ways to go paperless to boost a company’s overall productivity:1. Ditch the fax machine already.For most of us, the fax machine lived in the 1980s. However, every now and then the elusive fax number makes an untimely appearance in someone’s email signature. The first step to jumping on the paperless bandwagon is to get rid of outdated paper-based solutions — the fax machine being the first to go.As for the abundance of documents taking up office space, scan them and turn them into digital files that can be stored electronically. An office with less paper to keep track of is an office that breeds organized, productive employees.By making anything that enables paper usage — fax machines to filing cabinets to paper clips — less readily available, employees will turn to paperless alternatives. The sticky note may never die (long live the to-do list), but limiting other paper product usage is a start.2. Move business to the cloud.The cloud has redefined the way we do business. So much so, that nearly 40 percent of U.S. small businesses have fully adapted to cloud computing — a number that’s expected to double by 2020, according to a 2014 Intuit study.Moving business to the cloud not only gets rid of paper-based systems, it boosts both individual and overall productivity levels within an organization, by giving employees the ability to access work-related information from any device, anywhere, at any time. As the workplace becomes more flexible and begins to cater to a remote workforce, being able to access work materials from outside of the office isn’t just nice, it’s necessary.Related: Going Paperless Is Still in the Future at Many BusinessesCloud computing creates a more connected workforce. For starters, it eliminates the time-consuming process of sending files back and forth and up and down the corporate ladder, which creates a streamlined communication and approval process. For instance, with Google Drive, colleagues can collaborate without ever leaving their desks. Collaboration at its simplest.3. Automate time-consuming processes.Automating time-consuming processes is a great way to get rid of paper and increase productivity for managers and employees alike. Take the new hire onboarding process, for example. By moving to a paperless onboarding system, new hires can spend less time sifting through paperwork, handbooks and instruction manuals, and managers can easily assign, track and store new hire paperwork and tasks.Another equally paper-heavy process that can be automated is benefits administration and enrollment. This headache-inducing process is made easy by eliminating stacks of paperwork and benefits information in exchange for a clean, easy-to-use way to sign up for, learn about and manage benefits.4. Take advantage of time-saving apps.These days, there’s an app for everything. When it comes to enforcing a paperless workplace, mobile applications can help employers and their employees save paper, and time. From apps such as SignNow that enable people to sign electronic documents while on the go, to employee time tracking apps such as Toggl that eliminate paper timesheets, to organized to-do lists such as WorkFlowy, there’s an app designed for the job.By utilizing the latest apps for business, both employers and employees can spend less time searching for, organizing and filling out paperwork and more time on other, more crucial aspects of business.What do you think about going paperless? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!Related: Adobe’s Latest Product Lets You Turn a Photo of a Document Into a Fully Functional Digital File Listen Now June 30, 2015 Hear from Polar Explorers, ultra marathoners, authors, artists and a range of other unique personalities to better understand the traits that make excellence possible.last_img read more

From Steven Tyler to Steve Wozniak The Woman Rocking The Silicon Valley

first_img Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Warning to residents of the Waterloo region of Ontario: for the next four days, things are going to get really loud. The inaugural FUZEnation technology and music summit has kicked off, bringing together visionary business leaders, tech innovators and the most forward-thinking artists in music.On the eve of opening day, I spoke with co-founder Rebecca (Lambrecht) Warfield about the festival and what attendees can expect.Beacher: In a nutshell, what is FUZEnation?Warfield: Conceptually, FUZEnation is the celebration of music and technology, and a partnership between our company FUZE and Live Nation. It’s a multi-day event featuring brilliant minds talking about tech breakthroughs and a celebration of electronic music. I am one of the co-founders and one of the executive producers of the event. This area of Ontario is called “The Silicon Valley of the North.” The technology industry is just booming here and this event truly is a passion project of mine. I worked for years in management in the music industry, and you can’t be involved in music and not be involved in tech. The two go hand in hand. JB: Can you talk a little bit about your background and how it influenced your involvement with this project? RLW: I have always had an entrepreneurial spirit. As a kid I was always trying to make stuff that someone would buy. I started my career as a talent producer for shows like the American Music Awards and the Golden Globes and the Country Music Awards. Each of these shows would have 25 musical performances and presenters, so I was constantly working with performers, publicists, producers — everyone involved with making these shows happen. It was this incredible mix of A-list artists and upcoming artist in all genres. I worked with Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Mariah Carey, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie. Alicia Keys was always an amazing collaborator. I joined the Britney Spears team on the Circus Tour, which was the biggest tour that ever went out at the time.Eventually, I left and formed my own company, the Chicane Group, which focuses on management, consulting and producing. I’m partners with Larry Rudolph at Maverick, managing Steven Tyler on all of his Aerosmith and solo projects, and his philanthropic efforts. Related: How Jeff Beacher Turned Madness Into MillionsJB: I know your work with Steven has meant a lot to you.RLW: The most touching and feel-good project was his first-ever charity, Janie’s Fund, to provide hope and healing for abused and neglected girls. We researched the best way to go about it and partnered with Youth Villages. In the past nine months, we’ve raised $1.8 million for the programs and have provided 300 girls with 18,000 days of care over the next year. Steven had wanted to start this charity ever since he wrote “Janie’s Got a Gun” in 1989, and to be a part of the launch and to make it happen is by far the most rewarding experience over the last couple of years. JB: How did the festival come about?RLW: I was working with a concert promoter a couple years ago in the Kitchener-Waterloo area and he came to me with a new idea about an EDM contest and concert. We brought in a local marketing and branding expert, Shevaun Voisin, who is very dialed into the booming tech industry in the area. We started brainstorming. I always loved the interactive portion of SXSW but wanted to do something sleeker. I have a talent producing company, Proven Talent, with Colleen Grillo and I knew we could book a great lineup. I sold the concept to Live Nation who gave us the green light for financing and we partnered with them to create the first of what we hope will be many global events right here. JB: Who will be performing?RLW: Kygo, Adventure Club, Keys N Krates, The Him, Kaneholler. The first few days will feature iconic speakers like Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, and Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit. Then we have an amazing panel with local game changers and disrupters. We’re kicking it off with music, A-Trak, legendary turntablist will perform. Related: Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian ‘Building a Business Mostly Isn’t Fun’JB: Talk about the connection between music and tech.RLW: Inventors are the new rock stars. They take an idea from their head and follow it from start to finish. And I think that creative process can be very similar for musicians. It might be using the other side of the brain, but it is essentially the same: bringing a thought to life, often with a lot of trial and error and setbacks along the way. The spark of creative passion is the driving force in bringing a product to market or a work of art to the public. Enroll Now for Free This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. September 28, 2016last_img read more