Kenya Lionesses gears up for Roma 7s

first_img0Shares0000Sinaida Aura of Kenya Lionesses evades a tackle during their Elgon Cup clash against Uganda in May. PHOTO FILE.NAIROBI, Kenya, June 7 – The Kenya Lionesses intend to approach this weekend’s Roma Sevens a game at a time.This is according to Head Coach Mike Shamiah who spoke to Kenya Rugby from Clermont-Ferrand,France, where the team has been attending a training camp courtesy of World Rugby. “The draw is yet to be conducted for the Roma Sevens but there is every likelihood that we may be paired with Venezuela, South Africa and a French select side and we intend to take every game as it comes. We hope to top our pool and move to the knock out stages.”“It is quite amazing for our team. We have put in a lot more sessions with the girls and they are really paying off. We have had various skills polished and have changed our playing style. Our mental and physical preparation has also been amazing and we hope that this pays off moving forward to this weekend’s tournament as well as the Olympic Games in August,” Shamiah added.-Enterprise Cup-Meanwhile back at home, action resumes in the Enterprise Cup this weekend and KCB have confirmed the Impala Club as the venue for their semifinal clash against Pan Africa Strathmore Leos.Newly crowned Kenya Cup champions Kabras Sugar host Resolution Impala Saracens in the second semifinal at the Kakamega Showground.-Fixtures-Saturday 11 June 2016Enterprise CupSemifinalsKCB v Pan Africa Strathmore – 4.00pm – Impala ClubKabras Sugar v Resolution Impala Saracens – 4.00pm – Kakamega ShowgroundMwamba Cup SemisImpala II v Quins II – 2.00pm – Impala ClubNakuru II v Kabras II – 2.00pm – Nakuru Athletic ClubMwamba Cup Div 2 SemisQuins III v Impala III – 12.00pm – RFUEAShieywe v Mwamba III – 12.00pm – Kakamega High School0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

AltaGas shares fall as it eyes $1.5B in asset sales, cancels dividend program

first_imgCALGARY, A.B. – Shares in gas and power company AltaGas Ltd. fell by as much as 16percentt after it announced asset sales and cancellation of a dividend reinvestment plan as part of a strategy to rebuild investor confidence.The Calgary-based company’s stock fell by as much as $3.18 to $16.69 per share in early trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange.It says it will attempt to sell assets worth $1.5 billion to $2 billion by the end of March, in addition to this year’s total of $2.4 billion in sales, and that it will cancel by year-end its plan which allowed stockholders to receive dividends in the form of discount-priced shares.- Advertisement -On a conference call, chairman and acting co-CEO David Cornhill said the company intends to sell more of its interest in its northwest B.C hydro power facilities after selling a 35 percent stake for $922 million in June.He said further detail on the sales and the company’s strategy will be determined after a new CEO is appointed in the next several weeks to replace former CEO David Harris, who agreed to resign in July following a never-specified “complaint” that was to be investigated by the board.AltaGas sold assets this year to help pay down a bridge loan used to buy U.S. utility company WGL Holdings for about $9 billion, a deal announced in January 2017 and completed about four months ago.Advertisement It is to realize at least $874 million through an initial public offering announced last week of its Canadian utilities and part of its renewable power assets, and in September sold natural gas midstream assets and power generating assets to raise $560 million.“AltaGas has never been better positioned as a company in terms of the quality of assets and strength of opportunity,” said Cornhill on a conference call to discuss third-quarter results.“Unfortunately, we have never seen such lack of confidence in the company, which is evidenced by the stock which has significantly underperformed.”(THE CANADIAN PRESS)Advertisementlast_img read more

Exam question on climate change draws anger memes from Quebec students

first_imgMONTREAL — Quebec high school students are criticizing a question on a government-administered French exam that asked them if society can adapt to the effects of climate change.Seventeen-year-old group founder Francis Claude says the way the question was phrased suggests the government has accepted climate change, when what young people want is concrete action to fight it.A Facebook group dedicated to last week’s Grade 11 ministry exam has since grown to almost 37,000 members, with many of them using memes and photos to denounce what they see as government inaction on environmental issues.Education Minister Jean-Francois Roberge reacted on Twitter last week, saying it would have been better had the exam asked students how to fight climate change, rather than how to adapt to it.He also told the legislature that it’s a positive sign to see so many young people ready to mobilize around such an important issue.The controversy comes as tens of thousands of students across Quebec and Canada have been staging demonstrations and school strikes in recent months as part of a global youth-led movement to demand action on environmental issues. The Canadian Presslast_img read more