Sandra Keith is an Olympic Games biathlete for Team Canada. She is part of Canada's team in the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin. Keith retired after the 2009–10 season. Sandra Keith was one of about 20 alumni of the National Sport School to compete in the 2006 games, she is a student at Athabasca University, working on her Bachelor of Commerce degree. Her fiancé is Norwegian biathlon star Halvard Hanevold, she was part of a group of five athletes. AU student competes at the Olympics CBC Bio Sandra Keith on Real Champions Nude calendar fund raiser for the 2010 games
Freestyle skiing at the 2002 Winter Olympics
Four freestyle skiing events were held at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, at the venue in Deer Valley. There were both women's competition in both aerials and moguls events. In moguls, the athletes ski down a slope littered with moguls, attempting to get down in as fast a time as possible while attempting to get points for technique and their two aerial jumps during the course; the aerials events consisted of two jumps, which were judged by air and landing. Freestyle Skiing History: Olympics 1988-2002
Kaillie Humphries is a Canadian bobsledder. Humphries was the Olympic champion in the two-woman at the 2010 Winter Olympics and the 2014 Winter Olympics. With her victory in 2014 she became the first female bobsledder to defend her Olympic title. Due to her repeat championship she was named flagbearer for the closing ceremonies at the 2014 Games together with brakewoman Heather Moyse. Humphries is the two-time defending overall World Cup champion. In 2014 Humphries and Elana Meyers became the first women to pilot a mixed-gender team in the first international four-man bobsleigh competition to allow women to compete with/against men; as of the end of the 2013-14 World Cup season, Humphries has won 28 Fédération Internationale de Bobsleigh et de Tobogganing World Cup medals, 7 FIBT World Championships medals, 2 Olympic Games medals. Humphries received the 2014 Lou Marsh Award, given annually to Canada's top athlete. On January 9, 2016, Humphries became the first woman to drive an all-female team against men in a four-person World Cup bobsled race.
Humphries did not start as a bobsledder but competed in alpine ski racing before the age of 16. After breaking both legs in separate crashes, she retired from the sport. In 2002 Humphries began her bobsleigh career as a brakeman, was an alternate to the Canadian team at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Torino. In 2007, Humphries was placed low on the Canadian depth chart and did not feature at the 2006 Winter Olympics. In an effort to compete she considered representing the United Kingdom, the country of her then-fiancé, Dan Humphries. Opting to remain with the Canadian team, she gained a spot on the roster after signing up for a bobsleigh driving school, she won the silver medal in the mixed bobsleigh-skeleton team event at the 2008 FIBT World Championships in Altenberg, Germany. Following a seventh-place finish in 2009-10 Bobsleigh World Cup season series, Humphries ran well throughout the 2009-10 Bobsleigh World Cup season, finishing second overall with one win, two other podium finishes, never less than a top-six finish over the eight-race season.
Humphries 2009-10 World Cup season prepared her for the first prominent achievement of her career—winning the gold medal in the Two-woman competition at the 2010 Winter Olympics, with her 2009-10 brakeman Heather Moyse. The silver medal was won by fellow Canadians Shelley-Ann Helen Upperton, it marked the first time of the 2010 Olympics. The win completed a childhood dream for Humphries. After the final run she said that "I don't think I can put it into words yet, we did our job, you know; the goal I set as a little kid, to have done it, is amazing."After the 2010 Olympic win, Humphries met with less success on the World Cup tour and in World Championship competition for nearly two seasons. She only finished on the podium once during the 2010–11 World Cup season, though her consistent top-10 finishes allowed her to finish in third place for the overall season. Humphries slid to fifth place for the overall 2011–12 World Cup season, though she did have four podium finishes, including three gold medals, by the end of the season.
Humphries teamed up with brakeman Emily Baadsvik brakeman Jennifer Ciochetti, for the consecutive wins in the last two races of the 2011–12 World Cup season. Humphries and Ciochetti won the 2012 World Championship race in Lake Placid, adding a World Championship to Humphries' Olympic Championship; this was the first gold for any Canadian woman's sled team at the World Championships. When asked about what her result means on top of her Olympic gold she said, it is another goal accomplished. This means a lot to me. I feel like I'm still growing as a pilot and I try to learn from every experience. I have been working on my consistency and I'm glad it showed here." In the team event, Humphries went on to help guide the Canadians to a bronze medal as well, adding to her medal tally that year. Humphries' three gold medals to finish the winter of 2011–12 was the start of a winning streak that would break records for woman's bobsleigh competition. Humphries, with new brakeman Chelsea Valois, was the dominant pilot during the 2012–13 Bobsleigh World Cup season.
The pair finished on the podium at all nine races that season, including a historic five straight wins from the start of the season. They won the overall season championship with a record 1,960 points on a season of six gold, a silver and two bronze medal finishes. Humphries' success in the winter of 2012-13 included a repeat as World Champion, placing first while setting a track record at the 2013 FIBT World Championship race in St. Moritz; this win meant that Humphries finished on the podium in all 10 FIBT races during 2012-13, while extending her consecutive FIBT podium finishes to 13 when counting the last two races of the 2011–12 World Cup season plus the 2012 FIBT World Championship race. This streak of 13 consecutive podiums over two seasons included a run of eight consecutive wins from the end of 2011–12 through the start of 2012–13, while teamed with three different brakemen; the 2013-14 World Cup season saw Humphries reunited with Heather Moyse. Humphries would extend her podium streak to 15 consecutive, with a win in the first race of the 2013-14 season and a silver in the second race – an unbroken medal-winning streak of 11 gold medals, 2 silver medals and 2 bronze medals from the end of 2011–12 to the start of 2013–14.
Humphries ran well through the entire 2013–14 World Cup series, trading podium positions with the American team of pilot
Shona Rubens is a Canadian alpine skier. Rubens qualified to compete for Canada at the 2006 Winter Olympics after placing 18th in a World Cup downhill in St. Moritz, Switzerland, her other career highlights including placing second in downhill at the 2004 Lake Louise Nor-Am Cup and placing fifth in the super-G at 2005 Canadian championships. Rubens grew up in Calgary, Alberta. Rubens went to high school at the Calgary-based National Sport School. Shona Rubens on Real Champions
The Calgary Herald is a daily newspaper published in Calgary, Canada. Publication began in 1883 as The Calgary Herald and Ranche Advocate and General Advertiser, it is owned by the Postmedia Network. The Calgary Herald and Ranche Advocate and General Advertiser started publication on 31 August 1883 in a tent at the junction of the Bow and Elbow by Thomas Braden, a school teacher, his friend, Andrew Armour, a printer, financed by "a five-hundred- dollar interest-free loan from a Toronto milliner, Miss Frances Ann Chandler." It started as a weekly paper with 150 copies of only four pages created on a handpress that arrived 11 days earlier on the first train to Calgary. A year's subscription cost $3; when Hugh St. Quentin Cayley became editor 26 November 1884 the Herald moved out of the tent and into a shack. Cayley became partner and editor. At that time and Armour found that westerners wanted more updated information about the growing Riel Rebellion in the Northwest Territories. One year the Calgary Herald went daily.
To meet demand, a new press was purchased that could print up to 400 papers an hour, if a strong man was turning the crank. The paper was still experiencing growing pains and financial uncertainty in 1894, when J. J. Young took over the paper, saving it from near bankruptcy. During those early years, the newspaper was not so much published as improvised, with updated news provided by bulletins from passengers on the Canadian Pacific Railway; the publisher's name was changed to Herald Publishing Company Limited and began publishing the Calgary Daily Herald, a daily version of the newspaper, on 2 July 1885. In 1897 the editor of the Herald was impressed by the "humor and witty journalistic prose" of Bob Edwards— one of Canada's leading journalists at the time— with a reputation as critic of government and society and as a "supporter of the emancipation of women and the temperance crusade" reprinted some of Edwards' articles in the Herald. From February 1890 to August 1893 and December 1894 to September 1895, the weekly paper appeared as the Wednesday issue of the daily paper.
Publication of the daily paper was suspended between 21 September 1893 and 13 December 1894. Publication of a daily edition began fall 1983. Publication of the Calgary Daily Herald under the name Calgary Herald began in February 1939, as an afternoon edition until April 1985, it is now delivered in the mornings. The Calgary Herald has seen like most Canadian daily newspapers a decline in circulation, its total circulation dropped by 14 percent to 106,916 copies daily from 2009 to 2015. Daily average In January 1908, the Southam Company purchased a majority interest in the Calgary Herald. In 1996 the paper was sold to the Hollinger Corporation under Conrad Black. In November 2000, the Herald became part of Southam Newspapers. In July 2000, CanWest Global made Canadian media history with its $3.5 billion purchase of Hollinger's newspaper and internet assets, acquiring "136 daily and weekly newspapers," half of The National Post, 13 large big-city dailies, 85 trade publications and directories in the Southam Magazine and Information Group."By 2003, Southam "was absorbed into CanWest Global Communications."
By 2003, Izzy Asper had built "CanWest Global into a profitable media powerhouse with annual revenues in excess of $2 billion and net earnings of $90 million."Canwest entered bankruptcy protection in late 2009. and announced Tuesday 13 July 2010 that its newspaper subsidiary has emerged from creditor protection with new owners Postmedia. Postmedia purchased the Calgary Herald from Canwest in 2010. Postmedia backed by a New York hedge fund holds some of Canada's largest daily newspapers including the Post, Vancouver Sun, Calgary Herald and Ottawa Citizen. By October 2011 Postmedia had cut about 500 full-time jobs across the many newspapers it owns to deal with the debt it inherited with the 2010 purchase. CEP union spokesman Peter Murdoch said, "This is hardly of net benefit to Canadians, their communities or the critical flow of information in a democratic society." Since it emerged from bankruptcy court protection in July, 2010, Postmedia has erased 750 jobs, or 14 per cent of its work force, bringing to 1,700 the total number of staff eliminated at the company since 2008.
By 2011 the Calgary Herald newsroom was remodelled to enable teams to work on Herald’s websites, social media platforms such as Twitter as advertising revenue migrated from printed to digital media. The Calgary Herald— like Postmedia's 45 other metropolitan and community— was struggling financially. Postmedia's print circulation and advertising sales which accounted for 90 percent of its revenue declined. In spite of the digital innovations at the Calgary Herald— where staff did not have the protection of a union— there were deeper job cuts. Postmedia met with union-resistance at its other papers. Frank Swanson, was Calgary Herald publisher from 1962 to 1982, when he retired after 44 years in journalism. During World War II, as war correspondent, he covered the Nuremberg war crimes trials, he worked for the Southam Newspapers group for the Edmonton The Citizen in Ottawa. Frank Swanson was Calgary Herald's publisher until his retirement in July 1982. Swanson oversaw the move of their headquarters from downtown Calgary to a "$70 million plant on a hill overlooking the intersection of Deerfoot and Memorial."
J. Patrick O'Callaghan, "an outspoken advocate of a free and vocal press" and publisher of The Windsor Star, The Ottawa Citizen, Edmonton Journal, was publisher of the Calgary Herald from 1982 to 1989. In 1994 he served as co-chairman of the Canadian Task Force on the Magazine Industry that recommended stronger
Stefan Read is a Canadian ski jumper. Competing in two Winter Olympics, he earned his best finish of 12th in the team large hill event at Vancouver in 2010. Read was born in Alberta, he began downhill skiing at an early age. He attended the National Sport School. Read began competing in ski jumping in 2002. In 2004 he finished 27th at a Continental Cup in Lahti, which qualified him to take part in Olympic competition. Read competed in both the normal hill and the K120m Large Hill events at the 2006 Olympic Games in Turin, placing 20th and 47th respectively, his best result in the World Cup so far is a 23rd place at Zakopane in 2006. Read's best finish at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships was 12th in the team large hill event at Sapporo in 2007. Stefan Read at the International Ski Federation
State schools are primary or secondary schools mandated for or offered to all children without charge, funded in whole or in part by taxation. While such schools are to be found in every country, there are significant variations in their structure and educational programs. State education encompasses primary and secondary education, as well as post-secondary educational institutions such as universities and technical schools that are funded and overseen by government rather than by private entities; the position before there were government-funded schools varied: in many instances there was an established educational system which served a significant, albeit elite, sector of the population. The introduction of government-organised schools was in some cases able to build upon this established system, both systems have continued to exist, sometimes in a parallel and complementary relationship and other times less harmoniously. State education is inclusive, both in its treatment of students and in that enfranchisement for the government of public education is as broad as for government generally.
It is organised and operated to be a deliberate model of the civil community in which it functions. Although provided to groups of students in classrooms in a central school, it may be provided in-home, employing visiting teachers, and/or supervising teachers, it can be provided in non-school, non-home settings, such as shopping mall space. State education is available to all. In most countries, it is compulsory for children to attend school up to a certain age, but the option of attending private school is open to many. In the case of private schooling, schools operate independently of the state and defray their costs by charging parents tuition fees; the funding for state schools, on the other hand, is provided by tax revenues, so that individuals who do not attend school help to ensure that society is educated. In poverty stricken societies, authorities are lax on compulsory school attendance because child labour is exploited, it is these same children whose income-securing labour cannot be forfeited to allow for school attendance.
The term "public education" when applied to state schools is not synonymous with the term "publicly funded education". Government may make a public policy decision that it wants to have some financial resources distributed in support of, it may want to have some control over, the provision of private education. Grants-in-aid of private schools and vouchers systems provide examples of publicly funded private education. Conversely, a state school may rely on private funding such as high fees or private donations and still be considered state by virtue of governmental ownership and control. State primary and secondary education involves the following: compulsory student attendance. In some countries, private associations or churches can operate schools according to their own principles, as long as they comply with certain state requirements; when these specific requirements are met in the area of the school curriculum, the schools will qualify to receive state funding. They are treated financially and for accreditation purposes as part of the state education system though they make decisions about hiring and school policy, which the state might not make itself.
Government schools are free to attend for Australian citizens and permanent residents, whereas independent schools charge attendance fees. They can be divided into two categories: selective schools; the open schools accept all students from their government-defined catchment areas. Government schools educate 65% of Australian students, with 34% in Catholic and independent schools. Regardless of whether a school is part of the Government or independent systems, they are required to adhere to the same curriculum frameworks of their state or territory; the curriculum framework however provides for some flexibility in the syllabus, so that subjects such as religious education can be taught. Most school students wear uniforms. Public or Government funded; these schools teach students from Year 1 to 10, with examinations for students in years 5, 8, 10. All public schools follow the National Board Curriculum. Many children girls, drop out of school after completing the 5th Year in remote areas. In larger cities such as Dhaka, this is uncommon.
Many good public schools conduct an entrance exam, although most public schools in the villages and small towns do not. Public schools are the only option for parents and children in rural areas, but there are large numbers of private schools in Dhaka and Chittagong. Many Bangladeshi private schools teach their students in English and follow curricula from overseas, but in public schools lessons are taught in Bengali. Per the Canadian constitution, public-school education in Canada is a provincial responsibility and, as such, there are many variations among the provinces. Junior kindergarten exists as an official program in only Ontario and Quebec while kindergarten is available in every province, but provincial funding and the level of ho