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Over 30 teams to attend this weekend’s Dawson Creek Mile Zero Cashspiel

first_img The Dawson Creek Mile Zero Cashspiel is this weekend, November 22 to the 24. For more information, you can visit the Curling Tour’s website at pomeroycurlingtour.weebly.com. As part of the Peace Curling Tour, this Cashspiel will be host to three teams from China, along with over 30 teams from the Peace Country and Edmonton area. According to Dawson Creek Special Olympics Spokesman, Mark Heartt, the Special Olympic Division of the Tour will feature the Dawson Creek Tornados playing the Fort St. John Lightning in their inaugural games this weekend, and they will be part of the upcoming Fort St. John Cash Spiel and Tour Championship in Sexsmith in January, 2020. – Advertisement -The Peace Curling Tour consists of five qualifying events with the top teams in each division vying for a spot at the Tour Championship in Sexsmith where Peace Country Champions are crowned. DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The Dawson Creek Mile Zero Cashspiel is taking place this weekend, November 22 to the 24, at the Dawson Creek Curling Club.last_img read more

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Angelides: Sell shares in PetroChina

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals The treasurer’s call came the same day that China’s top environmental minister resigned amid growing outrage over how the government has responded to the disaster. Officials in the city of Jilin have been accused of covering up the disaster for nearly 10 days before informing the public. A call to the Chinese Consulate-General in San Francisco was not immediately returned. Angelides said he opposed the teacher fund’s initial investment in the Chinese energy firm in 2000. Pension managers for state funds in Illinois and New Jersey, as well as funds for Harvard and Stanford, already have sold their PetroChina holdings. The treasurer said he sent a letter to the retirement system’s fund managers asking them to immediately sell the stake in PetroChina, which they have the authority to do on their own. Angelides said he will take the issue up with the full board if the managers do not follow his request, but the earliest the board could act is February. The explosion dumped about 100 tons of benzene into the Songhua River and caused a 50-mile long chemical slick that is now flowing toward the Russian city of Khabarovsk. SACRAMENTO – The state pension fund for teachers should sell its $24 million investment in PetroChina Co. after a massive chemical spill at one of the company’s plants in northeastern China, state Treasurer Phil Angelides said Friday. Angelides said the firm was slow to respond to the Nov. 13 disaster, which contaminated the drinking water supply for nearly 4 million people. He said the company also has ties to the Sudanese government, which has been accused of human rights violations. “It is clear that PetroChina’s activities demonstrate significant environmental risks, human rights violations and ethical liabilities that present too much risk to CalSTRS and other shareholders and could be damaging to investors over the long term,” Angelides said in a telephone interview with reporters. The treasurer is one of 12 board members for the $129 billion California Teachers’ Retirement System, the third-largest public pension fund in the nation. He said that because the company is 90 percent owned by the Chinese government, shareholders have little option but to sell their interests if they are dissatisfied with the conduct of company officials. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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