The Huskies may have saved their best effort for the final game of the season, but Sunday afternoon’s season finale will go down as the one that got away. The game started 45 minutes late, after the previous game ran long, and then a gate at the Huskies bench needed some welding.It was the Wolverines who again drew first blood, and once again it was on the counter-attack. After some extended pressure from the Huskies, Whitecourt a Mitch Maisonneuve point shot was deflected by Grayden McMann and past Zack Blain. Two minutes later, Wolverines starter Foster Cote spilled a rebound on a long Dan Pappin slap-shot, which was banged home by Cody Kalb.- Advertisement -Early in the second, Dylan Apsassin took a shot, and after Cote saved Cody Kalb’s rebound attempt, Dan Pappin made good on the second attempt, to give the Huskies their first lead over Whitecourt all season long. Moments later, Fort St. John’s Brandon Smith was run into the boards by Wayne Quaife. Quaife would be assessed a five-minute major penalty, while Jesse Disher would negate the first two minutes of powerplay time with his two-minute roughing penalty. Quaife was ejected from the game, while Smith would play only one more shift before leaving the game (though he is expected to be ready for the start of the playoffs)13 minutes into the second, Steven Fast added to the lead, when he tipped a Jon Spence point shot past Cote, to give the Huskies a 3-1 lead. Moments later, Fort St. John was awarded a penalty shot, after the Wolverines illegally gloved a loose puck in the crease, but Cody Kalb’s attempt was stopped on the goal-line by Cote, to keep it a two-goal game. The Wolverines had two powerplay chances late in the second, after consecutive interference penalties to Kyle Porter and Luke McInerney, but the Huskies penalty kill stood tall, and the second period ended with the Huskies up 3-1.After the Huskies had played 40 minutes of outstanding hockey on Saturday night, they came into the third period looking to protect their two-goal lead, and finish the season on a high. But, the defence would come up short. Seven minutes into the final period, with Payden Wongstedt in the box for holding, Jeff Chalifoux tapped home a great feed from Mitch Ternan, to put the Wolverines within one. Less than a minute later, Darcy Charrois picked up the puck in the neutral zone, and passed by five different Huskies before burying a snap-shot past Zack Blain from the high-slot. The game was tied 3-3, and the Huskies were reeling. But, they would regain their composure, and after Zack Blain denied Rod Lavoie’s breakaway chance with 1:30 remaining, Cody Kalb’s line worked the cycle, but couldn’t get the puck to the net, and the third period came to a close.Advertisement And so, the final game of the 2008/09 season would go to four-on-four overtime. The Huskies were appealing for a penalty early in the extra-frame, when Cam MacKinnon was knocked down in the neutral zone, but play continued, and the Wolverines took the puck into the Fort St. John zone. Finally, Captain Ryan Hore would end the game, when he faked a shot around a sliding Jon Spence, and fired it short-side past Zack Blain, to give the Wolverines a 4-3 win.The players soon filed back onto the ice, as NWJHL awards were presented to Whitecourt’s Rod Lavoie (for the league scoring title), Darcy Charrois (as the top defenceman), and Ryan Demharter (as the top goaltender).And so, it was a dramatic finish to the season for the Huskies. The team was discouraged by letting a lead slip away, but encouraged by proving to themselves that they can play with the Wolverines. The Huskies will now look forward to their first round playoff series with the Slave Lake Wolves. Round will will start at the North Peace Arena, on Friday night (Feb. 20th).
McKinleyville >> The McKinleyville High School wrestling team hosted a dual meet against arch-rival Arcata on Thursday in a league meet that was anything but ordinary.Despite giving up 12 points in weight-class forfeits, the Tigers won seven of ten head-to-head matches, including the six, to beat McKinleyville, 52-24, in the first dual meet of the evening at McKinleyville High School.“We’re starting the match 12-0,” said Arcata head coach Eric Mikolai, who explained that because his team is …
Despite generations of official efforts to keep South Africans apart, “racial” mingling goes back to the very first years when white and black met at the Cape of Good Hope.Unravelling our ancestry – and our names. From left, Krotoa of the Goringhaicona, Shaykh Yusuf of the Macassar, Walter Sisulu and Simon van der Stel.Saddled with the burden of apartheid and colonial-slanted textbooks, South Africans have tended to take their identities from their political leanings. But so-called “mixed marriages” are as old as South Africa itself. And more people are finding family tree research the key to understanding their own heritages.The first written records of births, deaths and marriages, incomplete though they are, came with Dutchman Jan van Riebeeck in 1652, when he set out to establish a way station at the Cape of Good Hope with the aid of Robben Island.Krotoa of the GoringhaiconaPerhaps the most representative of the mix of South African ancestry lines dating from those early days is the marriage of Krotoa of the Goringhaicona, a Khoi interpreter who worked for Van Riebeeck and married a colleague of his, Danish explorer Pieter Meerhof.Burdened with the double obligation of fitting into European society and being loyal to her own people, Krotoa’s life was made even harder when Meerhof was seconded to Robben Island as superintendent.Left as one of only two women on the island when her husband was killed on a slaving expedition, and shunned by both societies, Krotoa succumbed to depression and an early death at only 32. But she left behind at least eight children, one of whom was the progenitor of the Zaaiman family in South Africa.Some of them went on to become key figures from all spectrums – including white premiers Paul Kruger, Jan Smuts and FW de Klerk.Slave routes, slave rootsThen came the slaves: in 1658 the first two boatloads – one from Angola and one from west Africa – arrived, and some of these went on to marry Dutch citizens of the Cape or bear children by them after intermarriage became outlawed.One couple, Anna and Evert, who were purchased by the Dutch from African slave lords in Benin in 1658, produced a daughter who went on to have a son by prosperous Dutchman Bastiaan Colyn. Her son, Johannes, married a descendant of the wealthy Cloete family and purchased De Hoop op Constantia, still one of the finest estates in the Cape.After west Africa was declared out of bounds, the Dutch East India Company began bringing in slaves from the east – either from their base in Djakarta or China, Sri Lanka or India, often with Arabs as middlemen. The first boatloads arrived in 1681, and by 1730 they had extended their operations to include the Mascarenes, Mozambique and Zanzibar, with Portuguese colonists as middlemen.With only 19 European women and 100 white free burghers at the Cape in 1677, most 13th generation South Africans with colonial ancestry have at least one slave ancestor from these parts. Though European female numbers increased 30 years later, slave women were often favoured for their beauty, and many became the ancestral mothers (or stammoeders) of generations of families in South Africa.Angela of BengalBefore the first official slave consignments had been sanctioned, Angela of Bengal (or Maaij Ansela) was bought by Jan van Riebeeck, the founder of the Dutch colony, was resold and freed by her master. She then married Arnoldus Willemsz Bason, and became the stammoeder of the Basson family in South Africa.Through marriages of her children, Maaij (or Mooi, beautiful) Ansela is also the stammoeder of the Bergh and Van As families. One of her descendants was Voortrekker leader Andries Pretorius, who married Anna Retief, niece of slain trekboer Piet.In 1692, four of the 34 Cape Town free burghers had ex-slave wives, but according to “Cape Town, Making of a City”, compiled by Nigel Worden et al, this mestizo culture was gradually discouraged by the ruling Dutch, although this did not discourage illicit affairs – and illegitimate children borne out of such unions.One well-researched case is that of Isabella of Angola, who had children by a Dutchman thought to be Cornelis Claassen.One of Isabella’s children is believed to be Armosyn van de Kaap, who became matron of the Slave Lodge and went on to have a daughter by a European. Armosyn’s daughter later married German soldier Hermann Combrink, the stamvader of that prolific family in South Africa.Often the only ticket for freedom for slave women – or their children – was through marriage to a white man. In terms of a 1685 decree, male halfslag Company slaves of European ancestry were permitted to buy their freedom at 25, females at 22, provided they had been confirmed in the Dutch Reformed Church and could speak Dutch. Because of this, many Muslims officially converted religions, providing yet another marriage barrier.Other Easterners taken as slaves were Muslim political leaders who objected to Dutch domination in the East Indies, perhaps the most well-known being Shaykh Yusuf, whose kramat near Faure is today an important pilgrimage destination for South African Muslims.It is still not known whether Yusuf’s remains lie in the tomb or were transported back to Macassar, as the Dutch government reported, but some of his descendants did remain. One of his grandsons married Marie Jordaan, whose origins were in France.The HuguenotsIn 1688, a new influence brought with it another European aspect to the cultural kaleidoscope: the first French Huguenot Protestants escaping Catholic persecution in France were brought out by the Dutch.Settling the area now known as Franschhoek, many of the Huguenots owned slaves to cultivate the winelands, and half-caste children, born mainly out of wedlock, were among the unfortunates who produced children who failed to pass the apartheid government’s pencil test over two centuries later.By the early 1700s Dutch farmers had started moving inland. Though they were not officially allowed to be enslaved, Xhosa and Khoi were employed by the Dutch under conditions often equivalent to slavery, and inter-breeding among all three continued, often in the capacity of mistress or cuckold.1820 settlers, shipwreck survivorsIn 1795, the British occupied the Cape for the first time, and after losing it to the Dutch again in 1803, seized it as their own in 1806. With the British occupation came the impoverished 1820 settlers, who were sent to help wrest land from the Xhosa in the Eastern Cape and the Zulu in KwaZulu-Natal.One of the better-known of these settlers to cross the racial divide was Henry Fynn, who befriended Zulu King Shaka and fathered children by many Zulu wives.Other English names which crop up regularly in the history of the Wild Coast, traditionally the home of the Pondo, are King and Cane, explorers who lived among the local tribes.Shipwreck survivors through the centuries have also produced many a blue-eyed black child in the area. In his book “The Caliban Shore”, Stephen Taylor describes the meeting of survivors from The Grosvenor with an escaped Cape slave who had made his home on the Eastern frontier, an indication of other possible influences in tribal ancestry.Inter-tribal marriage was another influence, as Shaka absorbed smaller tribes in his quest for dominance.With British rule came the banning of slave importation in 1807, but boatloads of “prize negroes”, slaves secured by the government from illegal slave ships, were still introduced into the colony as cheap labour. A number of British settlers married Madagascans and Mauritians imported in this way.St Helena servantsIn 1834, slavery was officially abolished, and mission stations dotted around the Cape absorbed many of those left jobless by the system.Another much-contested scheme to compensate for the loss of slave labour saw a wave of St Helena servants imported, which continued to the end of the 19th century. A large portion of Cape Town’s Cape Flats today is the product of intermarriages, and many can remember their St Helena ancestors being broken by the system which crushed their progress with forced removals in the 1960s.For brief spells between frontier wars, there was relative peace among the many nations of the land, but it was not long before the Boer Dutch farmers grew unhappy with their lot under British rule without slaves, and headed north.By the time of the South African (or Anglo-Boer) War in 1899, after the diamond rush and the discovery of gold, Boers had married Brits, who had followed the original settlers in droves, both had married across the colour line, and slaves had married Khoi and Bantu.Walter Sisulu, Simon van der StelThough marriage across the colour line was outlawed, it was little deterrent to those with soul aspirations. Perhaps the most well-known and most ironic product of such unions was ANC stalwart and pragmatic long-time adviser and friend of Nelson Mandela throughout his exile on Robben Island, Walter Sisulu, born in 1912 in Qutubeni, Transkei.Though he had little to do with him, Sisulu’s white father, Albert Dickinson, a Port Elizabeth government worker, went on to have another child by his mother, Alice. They never officially married, and Walter took on his mother’s surname, adding Max Ulyate as his middle names. Though it has not been explored, the name Ulyate was a surname of a prominent family of 1820 settlers.It only takes a trip or two out of Cape Town to be reminded just how much craziness the system bred. Simonstown, a naval base and popular tourist spot, and Stellenbosch, the home of the Afrikaans language, are just two of the many spots named after Dutch governor Simon van Der Stel, who set about seizing land from the Khoi on his arrival in 1679.Though Van der Stel is widely accepted as being the greedy progenitor of apartheid whose sprawling, slave-worked estates were the elite homes of generations of Afrikaners, a little-known fact is that Van der Stel, born in Mauritius, was Eurasian – and probably just a generation away from slavery.His father Adrian van der Stel was Dutch and his mother, Maria Leviens, was the daughter of Monica of the Coromondel, a former enslaved woman from India who became known as Monica da Costa.Evidence shows that he and his sister covered up their mother’s origin in order to be given white status when they emigrated to Holland. The only proven picture of Van der Stel disappeared in 1934, but another which is thought to be his portrait shows an arguably Eastern demeanour.Brand South Africa reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
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Notre Dame held off Duke tonight in the ACC semifinals, but Irish fans aren’t all smiles Friday night. Many believe that Notre Dame was on the wrong end of a number of controversial calls by the referees in the game’s final minutes. Former school football star Louis Nix is among them, and after seeing a call go against Duke center Jahlil Okafor, he posted a meme that basically serves as a Bronx cheer.Is that a call on Okafor… pic.twitter.com/o4TG3UbSug— lOUIS NIX III (@1irishchocolate) March 14, 2015Notre Dame gets the other historic North Carolina powerhouse tomorrow – the UNC Tar Heels.
REGINA – Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall has introduced his final throne speech in the legislature before his upcoming retirement in January. Here’s a look at some of the promises in the speech:— Amend the Privacy Act so that people who have had intimate images shared without their permission can sue for compensation in a civil action.— Raise the corporate tax rate back to 12 per cent from 11.5 per cent to match other western provinces.— Repeal legislation that allows up to 49 per cent of a Crown corporation to be sold without it being considered privatization.— Bring in new mandatory referrals for organ donations.— Introduce legislation so non-Catholic parents can send their children to separate schools by invoking the notwithstanding clause of the Canadian charter.— Introduce legislation for the sale and distribution of marijuana.— Introduce legislation so that Saskatchewan Government Insurance can offer coverage to ride-hailing companies such as Uber.— Introduce a program to let seniors with household incomes under $70,000 defer the education portion of the property taxes on their home.
LONGUEUIL, Que. – Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques has completed his first ever spacewalk.Saint-Jacques and NASA astronaut Anne McClain accomplished the feat in six hours, 29 minutes, with no apparent issues.Saint-Jacques, 49, joins an exclusive group of astronauts by becoming just the fourth Canadian to complete such a mission and the first from the country to do so since 2007.Spacewalkers @AstroAnnimal and @Astro_DavidS make their way to the first work site today, getting accustomed to being outside the station. #AskNASA | https://t.co/cBNqC61h27 pic.twitter.com/0qpKAR0Xp8— Intl. Space Station (@Space_Station) April 8, 2019He and McClain officially began their spacewalk shortly after 7:30 a.m. EDT according to the U.S. space agency — about half-an-hour ahead of schedule.Their tasks included relocating a battery adaptor plate, upgrading the station’s wireless communication system and connecting jumper cables along the midpoint of the station’s main truss to give Canadarm2 an alternative power source.Saint-Jacques arrived at the space station with McClain and Oleg Kononenko of the Russian space agency, Roscosmos on Dec. 3. He is scheduled to return to Earth in June.
UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Norway’s Crown Prince Haakon, the Prime Minister of Norway, Erna Solberg, and R&B singer, Akon joined some of the world’s coolest amateur athletes at the 3rd annual Global Goals World Cup (GGWC).The 3rd Annual Global Goals World Cup The stars and dignitaries fought it out on the pitch at the tournament which shines a light on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), bringing together 16 amateur women’s football teams vying for the trophy designed by world-renowned artist, Olafur Eliasson.Each team rallied around one of the SDGs, 17 goals that address critical issues including poverty, hunger, health, education, gender equality and climate change. The winning team, Goleadoreas from Queens, New York, championed SDG5, gender equality.On hand to deliver the trophy to the triumphant team were Crown Prince Haakon and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who has refereed previous Global Goals Tournaments in New York, Bangkok and Nairobi. This year he brought his two daughters to the event which took place on the 48th floor of the SAP building in New York City.“I’ve brought along my daughters this year so they can see all these remarkable women; scientists, activists, chief executives and policy-makers, all playing soccer,” Coster-Waldau said. “Sports unite people around the world, and can unite people to achieve the SDGs as well.”Co-founder of the Global Goals World Cup, Majken Gilmartin, said she was always impressed at the enthusiasm of all those taking part in the tournament.“This year’s Global Goals World Cup was such a success. Wherever the tournament takes place around the world, women answer the call to help achieve the SDGs. At the core of this is the women and the change they are making in their communities,” Gilmartin said.The Prime Minister of Norway played in the VIP Champion’s game alongside SDG Advocate, Alaa Murabit, Coster-Waldau, Akon, and Ulrika Modeer, Assistant Secretary-General and UN Development Programme’s Director of the Bureau for External Relations and Advocacy.Other events during the day included panel discussions in front of a crowded house, and a pop-up Girls Lounge hosted by The Female Quotient, a company and community dedicated to achieving workplace equality.For more information, visit ggwcup.com/nyc201820.
Bengaluru: Describing the Congress-JDS coalition dispensation in Karnataka as a hub of infighting and confusion, BJP state president B S Yeddyurappa Friday expressed doubts over the government’s continuation after the Lok Sabha elections.The BJP leader made the remark in Hubballi when asked about the Twitter war between chief minister H D Kumaraswamy and former chief minister Siddaramaiah on Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge becoming the chief minister. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghKumaraswamy’s remark that Kharge should have been offered the top post long ago had triggered a twitter debate between him and Siddaramaiah, who is also the ruling coalition coordination committee chief. In response to Kumaraswamy, Siddaramaiah had suggested that Kumaraswamys elder brother H D Revanna too was quite capable to lead the state as chief minister. Yeddyurappa said, “Congress and JD(S) have become a hub of squabbling. What will people be thinking when Siddaramaiah says Revanna should be the chief minister and then Kumaraswamy counters him that Kharge should have been the chief minister… It is like betraying the masses.” Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadThe BJP leader was confident that the people of Kundgol and Chincholi would teach the two parties a befitting lesson for “betraying” them and creating confusion. To a question on the next chief minister, Yeddyurappa said, “The question will arise when the government survives. Future depends on the results of Lok Sabha election and the two bypolls (Chincholi and Kundgol assembly segments). After the election there will be upheaval in politics (in Karnataka). I dont think Congress and JD(S) will continue for long in the government.” Predicting BJPs victory in the Lok Sabha election, Yeddyurappa said Narendra Modi would return as prime minister again and the election results will have a bearing on Karnataka. He said he would wait and watch what changes the Lok Sabha elections would usher in. “We are going to win about 280 to 290 seats (in Lok Sabha). Narendra Modi will 100 per cent become prime minister again. We have the support of various political parties. So, not a single seat we will lose….,” the BJP leader said.