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first_imgThe Mizpah Transition House is receiving $10,000 in funding, and the Chetwynd Safe Home, and Tumbler Ridge Safe Homes will receive $5,000 each. The funding was announced yesterday by Peace River South MLA Mike Bernier.The money will aid the South Peace Community Resources Society in improving programs and services and to make them more accessible to Aboriginal women and children in rural and remote communities according to a release.In particular the funding will be used for things such as transportation to a transition house or safe home, a doctor’s appointment, lawyer meeting, or flying a high risk client out of the community, medical and legal services, and clothing and personal items if a woman or child has had to leave their home quickly.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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first_img13 Feburary 2013Standout Springbok flank Juan Smith announced his retirement on medical grounds through the South African Rugby Union (Saru) on Tuesday. Smith played in 69 tests and was a key player in a number of important Springbok successes.He was at his best when the Springboks won the Rugby World Cup in 2007 and helped the Springboks win the Tri-Nations in 2009 and beat the British & Irish Lions that same year. In 2002, he was one of the stars of the South African under-21 team that won the IRB under-21 World Cup on home soil.Smith and Schalk Burger were a devastating combination at flank for the Springboks. Smith was a hard tackling, hard running, give-it-all, uncompromising player in the best South African tradition, who apart from his work around the field was also an excellent option in the lineout.‘One of the greats’“This is a disappointing day for rugby as we see one of the greats of modern Springbok rugby go into retirement,” said Saru president Oregan Hoskins.“Juan was a vital cog for every team in which he played and he will be sorely missed, not only by the Springboks, but also by the Cheetahs.“As one of the hard men of South African rugby, Juan distinguished himself as someone that always put the team first. He wasn’t someone who looked for glory, but knew what was needed to get the job done. He never gave less than his very best,” Hoskins said.“We wish Juan all the best for his future and hope to still see him involved in rugby in some way. Thank you for your great service to rugby in South Africa in the past 10 years.”Achilles injurySmith injured his Achilles early in 2011 and underwent four operations in the past two years to correct the problem.Although he featured in two Vodacom Super Rugby warm-up matches for the Toyota Cheetahs in the last fortnight, Smith made the decision to retire from all rugby with immediate effect on Monday.Apart from his 69 Tests and two other matches for South Africa, which is currently the 11th most by any Springbok, Smith also played in 41 matches for the Toyota Free State Cheetahs, 32 Super 12 matches for the Cats and 47 Vodacom Super Rugby matches for the Toyota Cheetahs.First class matchesHe played a total of 198 first class matches throughout his career, which spanned 10 seasons.He made his Test debut on 7 June 2003 against Scotland in Durban and played his last Test on 27 November 2010 against England at Twickenham.He played in two Rugby World Cup tournaments (2003 and 2007) and was also nominated as the SA Rugby Player of the Year in those seasons.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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first_imgSouth African musician Yvonne Chaka Chaka is being recognised for her humanitarian work, and will receive a BET International Global Good Power Award later this month. South African music legend Yvonne Chaka Chaka is being honoured internationally with a BET International Global Good Power Award, on 29 June 2017. (Image: Yvonne Chaka Chaka website)Priya PitamberYvonne Chaka Chaka’s latest accolade, BET’s International Global Good Power Award, isn’t for her music, but for her work related to improving the health of Africans.The South African songstress, fondly known as the Princess of Africa, has long been synonymous with excellence in the music industry, locally and internationally.Her lyrics resonated with freedom fighters during the apartheid years. After democracy, her focus shifted when one of her backup singers died of malaria.“She began the Princess of Africa Foundation, where she works to eradicate the effects of malaria, tuberculosis and HIV and to carry out community and social charity works,” said BET. “There, Chaka Chaka focuses on healthcare, education and sanitation.”The foundation’s work includes making healthcare and vaccinations available to those in need. It also provides items such as bed nets and anti-mosquito sprays. “The foundation also educates citizens about malaria treatment and prevention, and works to promote literacy.”A very big thank you to @BET for the Global Good Power Honor. Now is the time for Africa ? #BETAwards17 pic.twitter.com/mwrL5NKBB9— Yvonne Chaka Chaka (@YvonneChakaX2) June 6, 2017For mankindChaka Chaka told the Times Live website she was humbled to be recognised by a brand she enjoyed.“I love BET; I watch their channels but I always thought it was more for the young people. So when I was told that I was nominated, I was deeply humbled because they were recognising me for respecting my talent and the responsibility that came with it,” she said.She remembered that American musician Chaka Khan was honoured in 2013 but she never imagined she would one day also be included on such an esteemed list.“Knowing the power of my talent helped me to be able to help people. Most of my work to advocate for education and good health has been done on the continent, but it was only because people already knew who Yvonne Chaka Chaka was that I got the opportunity,” she said.As a UN Goodwill ambassador, Chaka Chaka helps to elevate the country’s international profile. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon showed appreciation for her “enormous contributions to the UN and our world”. He said: “You are truly the Princess of Africa, our queen of equality.”She will attend the BET Awards in Los Angeles on 29 June 2017 to receive her accolade.Watch:In good companyAlongside Chaka Chaka, Somali human rights activist Ilwad Elman will also receive the BET International Global Good Power Award.ANNOUNCEMENT! This year we have two @BET_Intl #GlobalGood honourees! The first is social activist @IlwadElman! pic.twitter.com/f3YRySKTvr— BET International (@BET_Intl) June 6, 2017“Elman is the director at the Elman Peace and Human Rights Centre, named for her father and founded by her mother,” reads the BET website. “There, she works tirelessly to disarm and disengage children, thereby saving them from their exploited existence at the hands of warlords who use them as guards and soldiers.”She also advocated for the 2015 Somalia Child Rights Convention, which creates a system for child soldiers to be rehabilitated instead of imprisoned.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

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first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Hunters checked 188,335 white-tailed deer throughout Ohio’s 2015-2106 deer season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Last year, 175,745 deer were checked during the 2014-2015 season.To help stabilize deer populations, bag limits were reduced this year, and antlerless permit use was eliminated in most counties. This year’s increase can be attributed to the poor mast crop throughout much of the state, particularly the eastern half where many species of wildlife, including deer, rely heavily on acorns as an important source of food. Other reasons for the increase include the more favorable weather for hunters compared to last year and the earlier harvest of agricultural crops.Deer Management GoalsThe ODNR Division of Wildlife remains committed to properly managing Ohio’s deer populations. The goal of Ohio’s Deer Management Program is to provide a deer population that maximizes recreational opportunities, while minimizing conflicts with landowners and motorists.Until recently, deer populations in nearly all of Ohio’s counties were well above goal. In the last few years, through increased antlerless harvests, most counties are now at or near goal.The ODNR Division of Wildlife is in the process of revising Ohio’s population goals and is asking hunters who received the survey to help by completing and returning their surveys as soon as possible. Hunters for this year’s survey were randomly selected from list of those who purchased a license and deer permit by Nov. 16. Landowner surveys have already been completed, and hunter surveys were mailed early in December. Public input is an important part of Ohio’s deer management program, and survey participants are asked to complete and return their surveys to ensure that hunters have a clear voice in helping to decide the direction of deer management in Ohio.Hunting PopularityHunting is the best and most effective management tool for maintaining Ohio’s healthy deer population. Ohio ranks fifth nationally in resident hunters and 11th in the number of jobs associated with hunting-related industries. Hunting has a more than $853 million economic impact in Ohio through the sale of equipment, fuel, food, lodging and more, according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s Hunting in America: An Economic Force for Conservation publication.Find more information about deer hunting at wildohio.gov.last_img read more

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first_imgReports surfaced this weekend that hackers have broken into the Nasdaq’s communications networks. The company says that the breach did not impact the Nasdaq’s stock trading systems and that it did not expose any customer data.The Associated Press reports that hackers broke into the service multiple times over more than a year. The target was apparently Directors Desk, an online communication and collaboration tool that helps corporations share documents with directors between scheduled board meetings. While the information you could conceivably glean from these meetings could be of great value, the FBI says it does not have a motive at this time for the intrusions.Although the investigations were ongoing, Nasdaq had kept silent about the security breach until the story broke this weekend. Only then did it issue a statement and notify customers about the situation.According to Nasdaq OMX spokesperson Frank DeMaria, the company had detected “suspicious files” during a routine security scan.The news is the latest in a series of technology scares and snafus that have struck Wall Street. In May of last year, a “flash crash” set off a chain reaction that briefly wiped out $1 trillion in market value. Photo credits: Flickr user Michael Tags:#Finance#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts audrey watterslast_img read more

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first_imgThe Supreme Court on Friday cleared the decks for N. Srinivasan to take over as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president later this month.Srinivasan will take over the reins of the cricketing body at its two-day annual general body meeting starting on September 19. At present, Srinivasan is BCCI secretary and had become president-elect during the board’s general body meeting last October.An apex court bench of Justice Aftab Alam and Justice R.M. Lodha passed the order after counsel C.A.Sundram, appearing for the BCCI, told the court that assumption of office by Srinivasan would be subject to the outcome of the main petition that would be heard by a three judge bench.Counsel Gopal Subramanium, appearing for Srinivasan, too made a statement endorsing the BCCI position.Former BCCI president A.C.Muthiah has moved the apex court challenging Srinivasan’s election as BCCI president on the ground that he was involved in a conflict of interest with the cricketing body.Muthiah has also challenged the amendment to BCCI rules that paved the way for Srinivasan’s India Cements to own IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings.Asking the court not to entertain Mutiah’s application, Subramanium told the court that his client would maintain highest standards in conducting the affairs of the cricketing body and would not participate in the board meeting when it would discuss the matter concerning India Cements.Both Sundram and Subramanium made the statement after counsel Abhishek Manu Singhvi, appearing for Muthiah, asked the court that it should make elevation of Srinivasan conditional subject to the outcome of main petition.advertisementAs Singhvi pressed for an order to restrain Srinivasan for taking over as BCCI president, Justice Alam asked: “If we give you what you have sought, what will we give you while deciding the main petition?”Justice Alam also told Sundram: “You will have a tough time in defending that amendment” to the BCCI which paved the way for India Cement to become an IPL franchisee. Srinivasan is the vice president and managing director of India Cements.BCCI rules bar its office bearers from engaging in commercial activities that conflicts with the cricketing body’s commercial interests. However, by the said amendment, IPL was taken out of the ambit of this clause, thereby permitting India Cements’ Chennai Super Kings to participate in IPL tournament.Singhvi said that this amendment was contrary to the spirit of the provision which said that “thou shall have no conflict of interest”, adding that this amounted to saying “you should have Hamlet without the Prince of Denmark”.Referring to the split verdict of April 28 by the bench of Justice J.M.Panchal and Justice Gysan Sudha Misra, Justice Alam told Singhvi that one of the judges had said that being an ex-president of the cricketing body does not grant Muthiah the status of an administrator of the BCCI.After the split verdict, the matter is pending to be referred to a larger bench for a fresh hearing.last_img read more