In recognition of their success in the 4-H program, several 4-H members and leaders from Nova Scotia are attending two national 4-H conferences in Toronto beginning today, Nov. 2. until Sunday, Nov. 6. Eight Nova Scotia 4-H members have been given a National 4-H Travel Award, enabling them to be part of a 63-member delegation from across Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom attending the National 4-H Member Conference. “National travel awards contribute to the success of the 4-H program by recognizing the outstanding work 4-H members and leaders contribute to their communities,” said Chris d’Entremont, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries. “Our young people learn to become responsible, productive citizens through this well-established program.” Throughout the week members will participate in educational sessions focusing on agriculture and how food moves from the farm to the plate. Delegates will attend presentations and workshops about primary agriculture, food safety, transportation and other agricultural products. The members who won travel awards are: Rachel West, Kings County; Holly Samson, Cape Breton County; Justin Sharpe, Pictou County; Connie MacDonnell, Hants County, Abby Fiendel, Lunenburg County; Nicole Comeau, Yarmouth County; Niels Kouwenburg, Cumberland County; and Gillian Kaulbach, Annapolis County. The National 4-H Volunteer Leader’s Conference will run concurrently with the 4-H member conference. The leader’s conference brings together 33 adult 4-H volunteers from across Canada for a week of leader training. 4-H leaders attending this conference are: Karen Cleveland, Digby County; Brenda Sharpe, Pictou County; Bev Mason, Cumberland County; Jacqueline Melvin, Kings County; and Lorraine Gates, Richmond County. The 4-H program helps develop valuable skills in young people that will stay with them for a lifetime. November is National 4-H month, providing an opportunity for members, volunteers and supporters to showcase the 4-H program, which has been around active in Canada since 1913. Local displays, awareness booths and special community events are planned throughout the month. For more information on Nova Scotia’s 4-H program, visit the website at www.gov.ns.ca/nsaf/4h .
Rafael NadalWorld number one Rafael Nadal won an 11th French Open title by beating Austrian Dominic Thiem in straight sets.Nadal, 32, won 6-4 6-3 6-2 to earn his 17th Grand Slam, three adrift of Roger Federer’s all-time men’s record. The Spaniard edged an intense opening set, tightening his grip in the second.And despite having cramp in the third he increased the tempo further, beating Thiem in his first major final when the 24-year-old returned long. “It’s a dream to win 11 times,” Nadal said.“It was important to play the way I did. It was a tough moment when I got cramp. He is a player who pushes you to the limit.”The victory means the past six Grand Slam titles have been won by either Nadal or Federer with the next generation of players finding it hard to break the veterans’ stranglehold on the game.Nadal is the only second player in history to win the same Grand Slam on 11 occasions after Margaret Court, who won 11 Australian Open titles between 1960 and 1973.However, it was not all smooth for Nadal, who missed four match points on his own serve before clinching victory when Thiem went long on the fifth. Nadal dropped his racquet at the baseline in celebration before turning to his box and raising both hands skywards. (BBC) Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedNovak Djokovic beats Rafael Nadal to win record 7th titleJanuary 27, 2019In “latest news”US Open 2016: Stan Wawrinka upsets Novak Djokovic for men’s titleSeptember 11, 2016In “Sports”Nadal made me a better player – FedererFebruary 28, 2018In “Sports”