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Challenge Penticton recruits Steve King as announcer

first_img Related Challenge Penticton has announced that Steve King, the renowned announcer of iron-distance athletes, will be the voice calling finishers across the line in Penticton again for 2013.The former announcer of Ironman Canada, when its home was in Penticton, Steve King was the publisher of Tri-Fit Quarterly, a national triathlon magazine. He is also the author of a triathlon training log, the book Rapid Recovery and the co-editor of Running in the Zone, and a CBC colour commentator for the sport of triathlon. He has been the announcer in Penticton for 30 years.“We are so happy that Steve King has agreed to continue his long-standing tradition of welcoming athletes to the finishing line in Penticton,” said Paul McCann, Chair of the Challenge Penticton board of directors.“Challenge Penticton is about enhancing the athlete experience, and Steve King plays a huge part in that.”To triathletes in Penticton, Steve King is best known for his voice, his commitment to the sport and breadth of knowledge regarding the field of athletes. Spectators flock to hear him call out athletes’ names as they emerge from the swim, move through transition and cross the finish line.“I am honoured to be asked to continue in the commentating role,” said King. “I am very proud of what Penticton has done for triathlon and its commitment to provide a challenging course, support for charities, community involvement and the best possible race experience for the athletes, volunteers, spectators and sponsors alike.”King is an avid runner and triathlete who has held six national age group records, has raced iron-distance and Ultraman races and has been a member of Canada’s national 100-kilometre team. In 1997, he was the first B.C. runner to finish in the B.C. Marathon Championships, and posted wins in the Kamloops 50K and the Haney-to-Harrison 100K events. In 2001, he became only the second Canadian ever to finish the 135-mile Death Valley race.www.challenge-penticton.comlast_img read more

How Not To Teach Climate Change

first_imgNPR:In a recent Washington Post piece, Diana Liverman, a professor at the University of Arizona, explains how she used to teach her undergraduates about climate change — and why she stopped.“A few years ago, I discovered my undergraduates had informally renamed my Intro to Environmental Studies class. They called it ‘Environmental Depression,’ ” she writes. She continues later:“Many students left my class feeling despondent and powerless. As one wrote to me, ‘what you have taught me makes me desperately sad, clinging to the last memories we will have of the planet as the world chooses material comfort over breathing fresh air.’ “According to a new paper on the social psychology of climate change, just published in a special issue of the European Journal of Social Psychology, emphasizing scientific progress won’t promote environmental action. In fact, it may do the reverse.Read the whole story: NPR More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

New president; New crisis for FIFA | Gianni Infantino

first_imgAThe case against Infantino, which was brought in to clean up FIFA’s crisis over corruption, will be a new crisis for the global football organization. The president is accused of trying to influence the corruption investigation. Sepp Blatter, then President of Russia, was ousted in a major corruption scandal over the hosting of the 2018 Russia and 2022 Qatar World Cups and the granting of television broadcasting rights. In 2016, Infantino became UEFA Secretary – General and FIFA President. Seven FIFA officials have been arrested in connection with the 2015 FIFA presidential election. Blatter won the presidential election but later resigned. Following this, UEFA President Michel Platini also resigned. The resignation came after it was discovered that money had been smuggled into Platini’s account. The FIFA Ethics Committee has banned both men from playing football for eight years. Former FIFA vice president Jack Warner, former CONCACAF president Costas Tacas, former South American Football Federation president Nicolas Lios, former treasurer Carlos Chavez and former Brazilian Football Confederation president Jose Maria Marin are among the accused in the case. Content Highlights: Criminal case against Gianni Infantino New crisis for FIFAlast_img read more

A jab well done

first_imgBy Kyra Gillespie Mid-April is the best time to get the flu jab, Health Minister Greg Hunt said. Mr Hunt…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Galway interest still strong as 96 greyhounds remain in the race for the 2019…

first_imgFive greyhounds with Galway connections remain inwith a chance of capturing the €140,000 winners’ prize in the 2019Boylesports Irish Greyhound Derby ahead of this weekend’s second roundaction. Friday and Saturday saw 156 greyhounds whittleddown to 96, with Fast Fit Act, owned by John Quinn in Gort and trainedby Gerry Holian in Athenry, winning the penultimate heat of the firstround in a time of 29.81 seconds. Jumierah Buddy,Jumeirah Sprite and Razldazl Peaky, all with Galway owners, qualifiedfrom their heats with Doona Buck, also trained by Gerry Holian,progressing as well.All five greyhounds join 91 others in the secondround of the competition, which takes place in Shelbourne Park GreyhoundStadium this weekend.Racing Manager with the Leinster Racing Office, Derek Frehill, commented:“The first round heats ofthe 2019 Boylesports Irish Greyhound Derby produced the high qualitytrack action that greyhound racing fans around the world wait all yearto see. It was great to see such a healthy crowdpresent here in Shelbourne Park. We’re sure the second round willprovide the same this weekend.I have no doubt the excitement will only increase as the climaxof the competition draws ever closer on September 21st. I want to wishthe best of luck to all still involved.”Paymentswill be staggered for heat winners with larger rewards for greyhoundswinning later rounds, particularly quarter and semi-finals, following onfrom lastyear’s increase in this area. The final of the 2019 Boylesports Irish Greyhound Derby will be held on Saturday, September 21st, at Shelbourne Park.2019 Boylesports Irish Greyhound Derby, 2nd round – Galway interest:Friday, August 23rd:Heat 1: Doona Buck (trained by Gerry Holian, Athenry)Heat 2: Fast Fit Act (trained by Gerry Holian, Athenry and owned by John Quinn, Gort)Heat 2: Jumeirah Buddy (owned by Jimmy Buckley, Athenry and trained by Gerry Holian, Athenry)Heat 2: Razldazl Peaky (owned by Kildare-Kilcolgan syndicate)Heat 4: Jumeirah Sprite (owned by Jimmy Buckley, Athenry)print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email The Irish Greyhound Derby is the most prestigious race in the Irish greyhound calendar and boasts a prize-fund of over €300,000.last_img read more