Edmonton Eskimos

The Edmonton Eskimos are a professional Canadian football team based in Edmonton, competing in the West Division of the Canadian Football League. The Eskimos play their home games at The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium and are the third-youngest franchise in the CFL; the Eskimos were founded in 1949, although there were clubs with the name Edmonton Eskimos as early as 1895. The Eskimos are arguably the most successful CFL franchise of the modern era, having won the league's Grey Cup championship fourteen times, second overall only to the Toronto Argonauts who have won seventeen; this includes a three-peat between 1954 and 1956 and an unmatched five consecutive wins between 1978 and 1982, most in 2015. The Eskimos hold a North American professional sports record by qualifying for the playoffs for 34 consecutive years between 1972 and 2005. Edmonton has had the most regular season division championships in the CFL's modern era with 21, with their most recent coming in 2015; the team has a rivalry with the Calgary Stampeders and are one of the three community owned teams operating in the CFL.

Founded: 1949, although other teams named the Edmonton Eskimos existed 1895 to 1923 and 1929 to 1939 Formerly known as: The "Esquimaux" 1897 to 1910, the "Elks" in 1922. Helmet design: Yellow background, with a gold "EE" on a green oval Uniform colours: Green and white Past uniform colours: Blue and white and black and yellow Nicknames: Esks, The Double-E Mascots: Nanook, Punter Fight Song: Eskimo Fight Song Stadiums: Clarke Stadium and The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium Main rivals: Calgary Stampeders and Montreal Alouettes. Western Division 1st place: 23—1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2015 Western Division Champions: 23—1952, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1960, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1993, 1996, 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2015 Grey Cup championships: 14—1954, 1955, 1956, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1987, 1993, 2003, 2005 and 2015 2019 regular season record: 8 wins, 10 losses The Edmonton Eskimos Football Club is one of three "community owned" teams in the CFL.

This was once the most common type of ownership in the CFL. In 2006 the Ottawa Sun reported that shares cost $10 each, but were not open to the general public and required the approval of the 80 existing shareholders; this contrasts with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, one of the other community owned teams in the CFL, who have offered shares to the public on occasion since 2004. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers, the other community owned team, operates as a corporation without share capital. Edmonton Eskimos, Inc. is governed by a ten-member board of directors. The board consists of a chairman, treasurer and seven directors; as of 2017 the board of directors included chairman Brad Sparrow, treasurer Janice Agrios, secretary Murray Scambler, directors Douglas Cox, Rob Heron, Ian Murray, Harold Roozen, Marshall Sadd, Lindsay Dodd and Tom Richards. The club's president and CEO is Chris Presson; the story of team's name goes back to stories in the press from at least 1903 and as far back as 1892, the first date of a "rugby football" game between Edmonton and Calgary.

It is a legacy of the bitter rivalry between the cities of Edmonton and Calgary, the so-called Battle of Alberta. In the early years of sports competition between the cities, the press in each town used colourful nicknames to insult the rival team's home. Edmontonian writers called Calgary "the cow camp", "horse country", or "the little village beside the Bow". Calgary's responded with insults about Edmonton's northern latitude and frigid weather, calling the city's residents "Esquimaux". Despite the fact Edmonton is several thousand kilometres south of the Arctic, the name "had the advantages of alliteration, uniqueness, a certain amount of truth," and thus, according to historian of Edmonton Tony Cashman, "it stuck." The name remained an unofficial nickname, until the arrival in Edmonton of American baseball coach and sports promoter William Deacon White in 1907. White founded the Edmonton Eskimos baseball team in 1909, the football Eskimos in 1910, Edmonton Eskimos hockey team in 1911. Of the three, only the football teams' name has survived.

In part because they do not use any native imagery in their team identity, the Eskimos are mentioned with regard to the Native American mascot controversy. A notable Inuk who supported the team name was Kiviaq known as Dave Ward, a member of the team but was injured before playing in a regular-season game; however Natan Obed, the President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, Canada's national Inuit organization, has stated that "Eskimo is not only outdated, it is now considered a derogatory term" and is a "relic of colonial power". Former Eskimos player Andre Talbot stated: "Sports organizations need to be community building organizations, and if we're isolating and offending part of that community our particular organization or league is not doing its job." After Inuit singer Tanya Tagaq suggested that a name change would show respect, Paula Simons of the Edmonton Journal wrote an editorial pointing out that "Eskimo is a name that never properly belonged to Edmonton at all, a borrowed, appropriated name that

Jan Vos (politician)

Johannes Cornelis Vos is a Dutch entrepreneur and politician. As a member of the Labour Party he was an MP between 20 September 2012 and 23 March 2017. A consummate entrepreneur, Jan Vos launched Money-Phone, a fintech provinding micro-credits in emerging markets. Vos founded @GLOBE and GovWorks, internet companies that contracted clients including ABNAMRO, Ernst & Young and the cities of Amsterdam and The Hague. After selling the companies, he continued his career as CEO and Founder of an Emerging Markets Private Equity Impact Investment Fund. Investors included the International Finance Corporation, the Dutch Development Bank, family offices. Vos was a member of Dutch Parliament, his duties included the Economic Affairs, Trade and Energy portfolios. Over 90% of the 227 motions and amendments he floated during his tenure have been passed by parliament. Included in his achievements was the creation of a €750mln Equity and Loans Emerging Market Investment Fund financing entrepreneurs with little access to finance.

Much committed to a sustainable economy, Jan Vos worked towards a safer national and international environment. He oversaw an €11bln investment in renewable energy, with his party in government, succeeded in phasing out Dutch coal plants by 2030, thus realizing significant real change; the Netherlands is now building the largest offshore wind park in the world, made possible by legislation passed during his tenure. Furthermore, Dutch Parliament voted in favor of his progressive motions to only allow sales of zero-emission cars in the Netherlands in 2030; this is now government policy. Following several earthquakes with increasing intensity and frequency in the northernmost parts of the Netherlands, Vos introduced a number of motions and amendments to decrease gas-drilling operations, thereby making the Groningen field area safer for residents; as a result of his legislation, several avenues have now been provided to compensate for damages suffered by the communities. Vos has taken legislative measures to ensure that new gas drilling in the national park ‘Waddenzee’ is banned.

Well acquainted with the media early in his career, he has appeared on most Dutch news programs, hosted a TV documentary on the United Nations, has made appearances as a radio talk show panel member engaged in weekly discussions on current events and politics. Jan serves as an Advisory Board Member for the National H2-platform and the Dutch Bio-economy federation

Awesome Adventures

Awesome Adventures is an adventure/travel series that takes teens on journeys around the world to experience a wide range of destinations and diverse activities. The E/I syndicated series is distributed by Steve Rotfeld Productions; the show has been hosted by Nicole Dabeau since 2012. In 2014 Awesome Adventures was nominated for an Emmy award in the category of Best Daytime Travel Series. Nicole Dabeau Christopher Scott Grimaldi Mystro Clark A. T. Montgomery J. August Richards Taran Killam Boise, ID Chicago, Illinois Detroit, MI Hawaii Minnesota Moab, UT Portland, OR San Antonio, Texas South Carolina Stowe, VT Lake Tahoe Pittsburgh, PA Denver, CO Philadelphia, PA Africa Aruba Australia Bahamas Belize Brazil Cayman Islands Colombia Curaçao England Haiti Jamaica Malaysia Nevis Puerto Rico Scotland St. Kitts St. Lucia Tahiti Awesome Adventures on IMDb Awesome Adventures at Episode Guide