Before Humboldt State takes the field for its home opener on Saturday night, the Arcata High football team is hoping to get the weekend off to a winning start at the Redwood Bowl.Arcata’s second consecutive game at the Redwood Bowl is one of four home games to be played on the home fields of Humboldt-Del Norte League schools, with the Tigers (1-1 overall) hosting Central Valley from Shasta Lake.The Tigers, who beat Hoopa Valley on the road in the 2016 season opener, came up just short in …
Mr Tim Modise: Chief Communications and Marketing Officer:2010 FIFA World Cup Organising Committee.At least 500 delegates attended the first day of the 2010 National Communication Partnership (NCP) conference held today, at the Sandton Convention Centre.Johannesburg, South Africa: The conference, now in its third year, aims to make it possible for African communicators to exchange ideas and practical suggestions on how to project a positive image and reputation of our continent to the world, using the opportunities presented by the FIFA Football World Cup in 2010, said Nkwenkwe Nkomo, Co-Chairperson of the National Communication Partnership. It is themed ‘Africa’s time has come, Mobilising for 2010 and beyond.’“We wanted to achieve a coherent and action-oriented plan. The conference was also a way to build African solidarity and to foster a climate that contributes to African growth and development,” explained Nkomo.The keynote address, delivered by South Africa’s Minister in The Presidency, Dr Essop Pahad re-iterated the significance of the much awaited event for the African Continent.“In our communication of the 2010 world cup, we need to give real meaning to what we said when we told the world that this is going to be an African World Cup.As the government of the Republic of South Africa, we feel very encouraged that our brothers and sisters from other parts of the African continent have heeded the call and made an effort to be with us over the next two days. This partnership means a lot to us as the host nation,” said Minister Pahad.Mr Moeketsi Mosola, the acting Chief Executive Officer of The International Marketing Council, custodian of Brand South Africa, noted the strong representation at this year’s conference from other countries. What will happen at Soccer City or the Moses Mabidha Stadium in Durban in June and July of 2010 will thus also influence global perceptions about Botswana, Uganda, Cameroon and about Tunisia.“These two days will provide us with opportunities to shape the positive messages, about our continent and its people that we would want to leave a lasting impressions for those who will attend the event,” said Mosola in his opening remarks.Other key speakers included Peter Mutie, Chairman of the Public Relations Society of Kenya, Dr Irvin Khoza, the Chairman for 2010 Local Organising Committee, Mr Trevor Ncube, CEO of Mail & Guardian, Mr Themba Maseko, CEO,Government Communications & Information System and many more who all touched on pertinent issues around communication in the context of 2010. Delegates represented were from Botswana, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria,Sudan, Swaziland and Tanzania. For more Information.Keynote Address: Minister in the Presidency, Dr. Essop Pahad.Ends.Issued by: Meropa CommunicationsOn behalf of: The National Communication PartnershipFor more information contact:Lauretta Theys or Nthabiseng Moseki: 011 772 1000/ 083 444 email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.orgGosebo Mathope: 011 483 0122/078 784 email@example.com
Svetlana Podobedova won Olympic gold for Kazakhstan by the narrowest of margins on Friday, edging out Russia’s Natalya Zabolotnaya in the women’s 75kg weightlifting by virtue of lighter body weight. Podobedova and Zabolotnaya both broke the Olympic record with totals of 291 kg, with the Russian setting down a new Olympic best of 131 kg in the snatch and Podobedova setting a new Olympic record of 161 kg in the clean and jerk. Podobedova was born in Russia and represented that country until she was stripped of her 2006 world junior title for doping, after which she switched allegiance to Kazakhstan. “I am grateful I could compete. In 2008 Russia didn’t allow me to go to Beijing but Kazhakstan gave me a chance. I started training for this slowly, and this gold is for Kazhakstan,” she said. “I just wished for it so much. I have been working towards this all my life.” Official results show the total Olympic record awarded to Zabolotnaya, who only joined the Russian team last week after Oksana Slivenko withdrew with injury. Belarusian lifter Iryna Kulesha was a distant third with a total of 269 kg. Podobedova’s victory brings Kazakhstan its fourth gold of the games and third in women’s weightlifting, after Zulfiya Chinshanlo won the 53kg category and Maiya Maneza took victory in the 63kg event.
APTN National News OTTAWA–Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde says Canada has a racism problem across the country.Bellegarde was responding to a cover story by Maclean’s magazine claiming Canada has a bigger race problem than the U.S. The story focused on Winnipeg claiming racism in the city was the “ugliest” in the country.Bellegarde said he saw racism as a national problem.“I think we have to do a lot more to address it,” said Bellegarde, in an interview with Nation to Nation to air later Thursday. “It is not in any particular region, it is right across Canada.”The national chief told Maclean’s he believed colonialism was at the root of racism in Canada.“Colonialism didn’t just impact Aboriginal people,” Bellegarde said to the magazine. “It forever changed the way the European population on the Prairies would see Aboriginals as a problem, never a partner.”Bellegarde said Canada’s colonialism has spawned a litany sins against Indigenous people.“We have got to repair this relationship in this this land. It has been affected by colonialism, it has been affected by the imposition of residential schools, which is cultural genocide, it has been affected by the economic marginalization of the lands and resources being exploited without our being involved,” he said.Bellegarde said one of the ways to begin reversing Canada’s existing racism is to education children about the treaties and residential schools.Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt’s office did not return request for comment as of this article’s posting.–More to firstname.lastname@example.org@APTNNews