VETERAN outstanding Jamaican female athletes Veronica Campbell-Brown and Kerron Stewart are among 14 athletes named to the 2017 Southeastern Conference (SEC) Women’s Legends Class. This announcement was made recently by the conference office. The SEC Women’s Legends class highlights accomplished former student athletes, coaches and administrators from the 14 members institutions. Campbell-Brown, formerly of Vere Technical, attended the University of Arkansas, while Stewart, formerly of St Jago, attended the University of Auburn. Campbell-Brown, who attended Arkansas in 2004 after transferring from Barton County Community Junior College, has had a distinguished career for the Razorbacks. During her first season there, she received three first team All-America honours at the indoor national meet. She is a two-time individual Olympic gold medallist for Jamaica and also won two individual World Championships gold medals. At last year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, she captured her eighth Olympic medal as a member of Jamaica’s silver-winning 4×100 metres relay team. Stewart, a two-time Olympic individual medallist with silver in the 100 metres and bronze in the 200 metres at Beijing 2008 also won silver in the 100 metres in Berlin at the 2009 World Championships to go along with excellent results for the Auburn Tigers. She was named 2007 SEC Runner of the Year and USTFCCA National Runner of the Year after capturing the SEC and NCAA Championships in the 60 metres and the 200 metres. She was named All-American seven times and is one of the best athletes in the school’s history. They were both recognised along with several other athletes at the SEC basketball tournament held between March 1-5, 2016 in Greenville, South Carolina. Each legend will be honoured during half-time of their team’s first home game of the tournament.
The Premier doesn’t seem prepared to offer any opposition to it.“I think if there’s a referendum, it’s up to them to decide, up to the public to decide,” says Premier Clark. “I let that unfold as it may.”A federal joint review panel released a report in December recommending approval of the pipeline, with the proposed route running south of the Peace Region communities of Grande Prairie, Tumbler Ridge and Chetwynd. The ruling on the seven billion dollar pipeline is expected after the markets close, and Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford has already hinted the Tories will approve it, despite strong opposition from a number of minority groups, including First NationsArt Sterrit is an outspoken critic with the Coastal First Nations, and he’s calling on the province to deny the necessary permits, and halt the project, if it receives federal approval.“This project is just poison,” says Sterrit. “This is a classic example of what not to do if you want to build a relationship with First Nation.”- Advertisement -B.C. Premier, Christy Clark says her government is standing by its 5 approval conditions.“Any proposal to expand heavy oil through British Columbia needs to meet the five conditions, explains Premier Clark. “Enbridge hasn’t met them yet and they need to before they would be approved by our province.”Meantime the Dogwood Initiative has launched the letbcvote.ca campaign, demanding a province wide citizen’s initiative similar to the successful Fight-HST campaign.Advertisement