EXTREME NORTH LAUNCH BRAND NEW SHORE 2 SUMMIT ADVENTURE CHALLENGE

first_imgThe hills, trails and lakes of Inishowen will be a hive of activity next week when Extreme North Launch their brand new Shore 2 Summit Adventure on Saturday 25th April.The new course has a choice of events to suit all fitness levels from the curious beginner to the experienced adventure challenger.Choose from the new 21k Mini Adventure race, the tough 41k Sprint course or the really challenging 62k Extreme course, all of which involve running, cycling, mountain hike and kayak. A major added attraction this year is event are based at the new Sliabh Sneact Centre beside “North Pole bar” in Drumfries, allowing participants to concentrate on the event without worries about transport etc as all races conveniently start and finish at the venue.The perfect landscapes with the captivating hills, lakes and mountain trails between Drumfries, Clonmany & Buncrana create a real Adventure Heaven and make it all the sweeter for finishers who manage to conquer this amazing Shore2 Summit course.The 3 race choices include;62K Extreme Course has a tough 12.5k run followed by a 2k kayak, 22k challenging cycle, hike to the summit and back and finishes with an 18.5k cycle back to the centre 41K Sprint course, also an enduring challenge for moderate to experienced adventurer involves a 6.5k run, 1.5k kayak then a tough 14.5k on/off road cycle before completing a 2/3 hike up Sliabh Sneacht and finishing off with a 13.5k cycle back to the finish.21K Mini Adventure, a brand new course for the novice / curious Adventurer involves a 3k run, 5k hike of Sliabh Sneacht, then onto the bike for a 7k on/off road cycle, 1k lake kayak and finishing with an 8k cycle to the finish.Kayaks and life jackets are provided by Extreme North and Bicycles can also be hired in advance. Marshals and medical support will ensure you are safe, don’t get lost and looked after properly.As with all Extreme North events, the rugged landscape and liberating beauty help your journey to the finish line, and a true Donegal hospitality, superb medals, fantastic T Shirts, hot food, camaraderie and craic seal this truly memorable, enduring and tremendously enjoyable challenge.For any queries / details contact harold@extremenorthevents.com Mob 862374644 Register now at www.extremenorthevents.comEXTREME NORTH LAUNCH BRAND NEW SHORE 2 SUMMIT ADVENTURE CHALLENGE was last modified: April 15th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Extreme NorthnewsNoticesSportlast_img read more

Shasta Creations Volleyball Team dominates at Bay Area tourney

first_imgThe Shasta Creations Volleyball Team was in Livermore over the Presidents Day weekend, where it won the NCVA Presidents Day Tournament.The team went in at the 9th seed and was undefeated in matches all three days, only losing one game, in the finals, the entire time.On Saturday the team beat No. 25 Lady Sharx 25-7, 25-10; No. 23 Dig It VBC 25-21, 25-15 and No. 7 Aspire Black 25-15, 25-10 to take over 7th seed.On Sunday the team beat No. 13 PRVA Tsunami 25-13, 25-15; No. 11 AAVC 25-16, 25-18 …last_img

Companies help conquer breast cancer

first_imgThe retail group Foschini is one of the companies that helps PinkDrive keep its educational and clinical trucks on the road. These trucks’ services include women’s health education.It costs R10-million to build one truck. PinkDrive’s monthly running costs are R700,000. PinkDrive’s services include free education on women’s health, mammograms and clinical breast examinations. (Image: Supplied)Melissa JavanHenrietta van Kramberg says she should have given up on life when her child died but she didn’t. Instead, following a diagnosis of breast cancer in 2010, she decided to fight back.The 43-year-old is one of 11 women who are sharing their stories during the Courage to Conquer campaign, taking place in the Breast Cancer Awareness Month of October. The campaign is an initiative by retail group Foschini. It is to build awareness and to fundraise for the organisation, PinkDrive.She kicked cancer’s butt in six-inch heels, Van Kramberg says. “Giving up is not an option. As a mum if you survive the passing of your child, there’s not much that can get you down.”Watch Van Kramberg talk about how she motivated herself in her battle against cancer:Watch Lizelle Knott explain how her son became her motivation to fight cancer:Lizelle Knott, a 36-year-old, says early detection made a huge difference. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014. “If you have a positive attitude, anything can be an adventure,” she says of her journey.PinkDrivePinkDrive is known as South Africa’s “breast cancer community carer”, the non-profit organisation says on its website.It has mobile units which cross three provinces, visiting urban and semi-urban areas, to give people access to mammographies and gynaecological services.Besides free education on women’s health, the mobile clinics offer free pap smears and clinical examinations, as well as information on how to do breast self-examinations.Since its launch in 2011, PinkDrive has taught more than 260,000 women about breast health.Courage to conquerNaeema Cassimjee, Foschini brand manager, says that in previous years the clothing retailer has partnered with PinkDrive to raise breast cancer awareness and to keep the mammography and educational units of PinkDrive on the road.“The campaign this year is unique in the sense that we have provided a platform for women from different backgrounds from all over South Africa to share their stories. [They talk about] how they found the courage to conquer breast cancer,” she says.“The campaign takes a positive approach where we aim to highlight the courage and strength that women have within them.”The partners approached cancer organisations Look Good, Feel Better; Reach for Recovery; and Cancervive, to ask for volunteers, Cassimjee explains. These volunteers are survivors of breast cancer, and were willing to share their stories with others.“We received a lot of interest but unfortunately had to eventually cut it down to 11 women.”She says to support PinkDrive through Courage to Conquer, people can buy breast cancer awareness key rings and Playtex or Foschini branded bras. A portion of the funds raised is donated to PinkDrive.“A donation to the PinkDrive has also been made by the photographer who shot the Breast Cancer campaign,” Cassimjee says.To watch the videos of the other cancer survivors telling their stories, visit the Foschini South Africa YouTube channel.Corporates playing a roleFebe Meyer, PinkDrive spokesperson, says the organisation works with numerous brands, individuals and companies throughout the year to make PinkDrive successful.“Our major sponsors are the financial contributors Pick n Pay, MTN Foundation, the Bidvest Group and Bridgestone.“As PinkDrive does not receive any government funding, we are grateful for any corporate or individual that assist the PinkDrive in raising funds. The impact of any amount raised assists PinkDrive to keep our existing mobile units on the road,” she says.“It also enables us to provide free services to all the medically uninsured people in South Africa.”One of the fundraising initiatives was the Cell C SA Lingerie Fashion Show held on 6 October 2016 at Canal Walk shopping centre in Cape Town. The aim of the event was to distribute 100 care packs to cancer patients at hospitals in the city.The first mobile screening unit of PinkDrive launched in the Western Cape in 2011. It operated through local clinics, community health centres and hospitals. (Image: Supplied)Meyer says the current PinkDrive fleet consists of three mobile mammography units, one educational truck and five educational vehicles.Since the organisation’s inception in 2011, more than 10,600 mammograms and more than 102,000 clinical breast examinations have been done.“It should be noted that currently one unit is doing 20 public sector hospitals’ work in a month! This is a direct ‘report’ of what PinkDrive is doing with all the funding received,” says Meyer.PinkDrive travels to urban and semi-urban areas throughout South Africa. “We have representation in Gauteng, the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal.”Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa materiallast_img read more

National Register of Citizens: Assam man suffers double blow

first_imgParalysis robbed Azizul Hoque of his ability to work, before the system, members of his family said, snatched his identity as an Indian more than two years ago.They are now counting the days for the next hearing in the Supreme Court, which sought replies from the Centre and the Assam government on how the 41-year-old Hoque came to be declared a foreigner and lodged in a detention centre on March 24, 2017.Family hopefulAnas Tanwir, handling the case, said the apex court on July 3 given the Central and Assam governments two weeks to reply.“That means they have to reply by July 17, right? And we can hope for a hearing by the Supreme Court soon after,” Baharul Islam, Mr. Hoque’s elder brother, told The Hindu from their village Singiapathar in central Assam’s Nagaon district. The village is about 140 km east of Guwahati.Mr. Islam, in his late 40s, could not recall when the Assam police’s border wing sent a notice to his brother. The border wing is tasked with detecting and deporting foreigners and refers cases to a Foreigners’ Tribunal (FT) for deciding a suspect’s fate.“It was 12-13 years ago. He went to the police when summoned about 10 years ago before an illness made him paralysed. He had always been a bhodai (dimwitted) and paralysis prevented him from going out to work,” said Mr. Islam, who sells vegetables in a nearby town.“I stay away from home most of the time. But Azizul and many others in my family are always at home. They said they gave him notice thrice, but none of us received it. They took him to the Tezpur Central Jail’s detention centre out of the blue,” he said.‘Doubtful’ tagThe problem for Mr. Hoque began in 1997, when for the first time his name figured in the voters’ list but with the ‘D’ (doubtful) tag that indicated he was suspected to be an illegal immigrant. None of his three elder siblings — sister Hafiza Khatun and eldest brother Khairul Islam — are D-voters.The name of Mr. Hoque, like everyone else in his family, was included in the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) published in July 2018. He was put in the additional list of 1.02 lakh NRC-excluded people published on June 26.“Our father Abdur Rahman’s name is in the 1965 voters’ list. Our grandfather Pashan Ali was granted land patta (deed) in 1940. Why should our youngest brother be singled out as a foreigner? This is just harassment because of the language we speak and religion we follow,” Mr. Islam said.Members of Mr. Hoque’s family said they have promised him that he would be brought back home soon. They are pinning hopes on the Supreme Court for his release sooner.last_img read more