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What are the best winter sports to watch? Olympic sport this weekend?



X Games, marquee downhill race set the tone as Beijing gets closer.

The pace of events is slowing, but they’re not going to stop as the Olympics get closer.

The opening ceremony for Beijing is only two weeks away. The winter Olympic sports calendar is easing off as athletes prepare for their trip to China (and attempt not to contract COVID). There are, however, some exciting events scheduled for this weekend. Here’s what you need to be aware of:

Winter X Games: Canadian contenders galore

Several Canadians aiming at Olympic medals in freestyle and snowboarding will be competing in the annual snow sports festival held in Aspen, Colo., that runs through Sunday. The list includes snowboarders Mark McMorris (a two-time Olympic bronze medallist in slopestyle and the reigning world champion for men for large air), Laurie Blouin (the current women’s big air world champion, as well as the Olympic slopestyle silver medalist in the year 2018) as well as Max Parrot (a 2018 Olympic slopestyle silver medalist and second-place finisher to McMorris in the big air for men at the world championships last year.).

The trio is expected to compete in slopestyle and big air at the Olympics, but Parrot will only be competing in the big air during the X Games. Blouin started the day with an excellent start by winning the slopestyle gold medal for the second time in the row.

One famous Canadian snowboarder is not in Aspen. Seb Toutant is preparing for the defense of the Olympic Men’s Big Air gold in Beijing following his victory in the first event in the same year. Seb Toutant went on to win silver in the slopestyle event at the world championships in 2021 and will take part in both competitions in Beijing.

Canada’s Olympic freestyle ski team is not yet chosen. Still, the potential athletes participating this week Aspen will be Evan McEachran (men’s slopestyle, big air), Megan Oldham (women’s slopestyle big air), Max Moffatt (men’s slopestyle and knuckle-huck), Teal Harle (men’s big air), Edouard Therriault (men’s big air), Noah Bowman (men’s superpipe) and Elena Gaskell (women’s big air). Check out the complete X Games schedule here.

Alpine skiing: Are you hoping for a Canadian surprise?

Since Kerrin Lee-Gartner’s incredible downhill win at Albertville in 1992, Canada is a distant second in Olympic silver medals from alpine ski – the downhill bronze won in 1994 by Ed Podivinsky in ’94 and a super-G bronze medal by Jan Hudec in 2014. The odds of a podium in Beijing aren’t fantastic, with neither Canadians ranking among the top 20 athletes in the women’s or men’s World Cup overall standings.

But that doesn’t mean there’s no possibility of winning. Of the 13 skiers named for the Canadian Olympic team today, two stand out as the most likely to steal an Olympic medal in Beijing.

Jack Crawford, 24, hasn’t yet made it to the top of the list at the top level of competition, but the Canadian has been close in some of the most prestigious competitions. He finished third in the overall race at the world championships in 2012 and placed sixth in the current World Cup downhill on the Streif course in Kitzbuehel, Austria — the most hazardous and well-known course in alpine skiing. In the last month, Crawford finished fifth in the super-G system on the famous Lauberhorn mountain in Wengen, Switzerland. One year ago, he finished 6th in the super-G race at Kitzbuehel.

Crawford is currently 22nd in the overall men’s standings and is ninth overall in the super-G and 20th on the downhill. Crawford will race in a downhill race on the Streif on Sunday at 8:30 a.m. E.T. This is the last men’s “speed” race (super-G or downhill) before the Olympics.

Marie-Michele Gagnon is the most successful Canadian on the female World Cup overall chase, which places her 35th. She’s 12th in the downhill race and 20th place in super-G. The previous season, she was awarded the World Cup super-G bronze and was sixth in the event in the World Championships. She placed fifth in the last Week’s World Cup downhill in Austria. In Italy, Gagnon will compete on a descent Saturday starting at 5:30 a.m. E.T. and a Super-G on Sunday beginning at 5:45 a.m. E.T.

Ski cross: Canadians laying low

Canada has had a lot of successes during this competition since it was included in the Olympics in 2010. In 2010, they won all six of its gold medals, including the women’s three. In 2018, the Games were awe-inspiring in this regard, with Kelsey Serwa and Brittany Phelan winning silver and gold respectively for the women’s race and Brady Leman capturing gold in the men’s.

This morning, Canada named the eight athletes to continue its Olympic skiing dominance. The team is led by Leman and Marielle Thompson, who claimed the women’s gold medal in 2014 and an Olympic title in 2019. Thompson appears to be fully recuperating from knee injuries that she suffered in March. She has reached the podium in seven World Cup starts this season and a win in December. Thompson is at third place in the female World Cup standings — one spot ahead of Phelan, who was selected to the Olympic team. 5th-place Hannah Schmidt made it too and the seventh-place Courtney Hoffos. This is an incredible depth for the women’s team.

In addition to Leman in the men’s squad is the reigning World Cup champion Reece Howden who has fallen to 16th in the rankings after achieving just one podium in the first half of this year; Kevin Drury, who ranks 8th, and Jared Schmidt (Hannah’s brother) who is 29th. Kris Mahler, who scored a stunning World Cup victory last week in Alberta but didn’t make it to the top.

This is the final World Cup stop before the Olympics takes place over the weekend in Sweden, where they will be hosting male and female events on Friday at 5:15 a.m. E.T. and another on for Sunday, starting at 7 a.m. E.T. There were no Canadians who took the flight, However, there were no Canadians on the trip. They’re trying everything to prevent COVID-19 as travel plans to China are nearing.

Watching how:

Apart from The X Games, which are broadcast on TSN, all of the above is live-streamed on, the CBC Sports app, and CBC Gem. The platforms are also streaming the Luge World Cup season finale, figure skating’s Four Continents Championships (Olympians are taking a break from this event while they get ready to prepare for Beijing), and the World Rugby Sevens Series event in Spain (the Canadian men’s and women’s teams are participating).

According to your local time zone, Sevens rugby action is being shown by the CBC TV network on Saturday between 1 – 2 p.m. E.T. and Sunday from 2 to 3 p.m. The Saturday Road to the Olympic Games show on the CBC TV network features women’s and men’s downhills and ski cross. You can catch it between 2 and 6 p.m. E.T. The Sunday show will feature super-G women’s and second downhill for men. You can watch it from 2-4 in the time zone of your choice. Check out the complete CBC Sports broadcast and streaming schedule here.

2017 world champion in slopestyle snowboarding as well as 2018 Olympic silver medalist Laurie Blouin of Stoneham, Que., won bronze for the second time in a row during the X Games in Aspen, Colo. 3:20


Canada might have two singles players during the 16th round of the Australian Open. No. 14 seed Denis Shapovalov got there today, winning four sets over 23rd seeded American Reilly Opelka. Shapovalov’s debut time is making it to the fourth round of the Aussie Open. He’ll be up against a formidable opponent in the form of No. 3. Alexander Zverev of Germany was the gold medalist in the Tokyo Olympics in the summer of 2004. Felix Auger-Aliassime could be a part of Shapovalov in round 16, which starts tonight when the no. 9 seed plays No. 24 Dan Evans of Great Britain. Their match is scheduled to begin at 1 a.m. E.T. It was a massive upset in the women’s event today when the reigning champion Naomi Osaka got bounced in the third round by Amanda Anisimova, a 20-year-old American placed as 60th around the globe.

Canada has won the first gold medal at the World Para Snow Sports Championships. One week after winning silver in the Slalom event, Tyler Turner won the men’s snowboard cross event at Lillehammer, Norway. The fellow Canadian Lisa Dejong took silver in the women’s race, bringing Canada’s medal total to 12 after nine days of racing.

And then…

The NFL playoffs are set to become serious. The wild-card round last week was fun; however, a few teams that didn’t belong (looking at you Philadelphia and Pittsburgh) while some groups we considered good (New England and Arizona) were eliminated with an average score of just 26. The units are gone, and the top-seeded teams in every group (Green Bay and Tennessee) are taking advantage of an off. The Titans will begin their season on Saturday at 4:45 p.m. E.T. against. The Cincinnati team rallied to defeat Las Vegas for its first playoff victory in the last 31 years. Around 8:15 p.m. ET, Aaron Rodgers and the Packers will play San Francisco, which scored an incredible win over lazy Dallas. Sunday, around 3 p.m. ET, Tom Brady and the defending Super Bowl champion Buccaneers face more complex challenges than Philly has presented them when they take on the L.A. Rams team that defeated Arizona. Also, on Sunday, around 6:30 p.m. E.T. prepare for a shootout when Patrick Mahomes and defending AFC champion Kansas City take on red-hot Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills. They had a nearly perfect game last week, scoring seven touchdowns against the Patriots.

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Gangubai Kathiawadi is a Legit Performer at Package Office, to Near 70 crores in Week 1 Collection Report of Day 6. Update.



At the end of six days, Gangubai Kathiawadi collects around Rs 63 crore, which is a considerable sum given that Wednesday was the actual day for the Alia Bhatt-starrer in the absence of any holidays at the Box Office. Find the full report of the collection here.

Gangubai Kathiawadi Day 6. Box Office collection update: Gangubai Kathiawadi was a great success on Wednesday and racked up an impressive amount on the Box Office. Wednesday was the real test for the Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial, almost like the first Monday for any film where only the content speaks and attracts the audience to the theatres. On Tuesday and Monday, as the festive season was alive because of Maha Shivratri, the film benefited and earned decent numbers. However, trade pundits were watching Wednesday to assess the possibilities of this Alia Bhatt-starrer at the Box Office. Also, Take a look at Gangubai Kathiawadi Defeats Valimai on Day 5 and earns the 50-crore mark on Maha Shivratri. Check the Complete Box Office Review of the Collection.

According to Box Office India, Gangubai Kathiawadi earned approximately 6 to 6-6.50 million on Wednesday, which is impressive considering it was a typical working day. A film with this amount will mean its message has been a hit with the public. The film is showing numbers even though it’s not performing at its maximum capacity in theaters and is battling two major films within the South. Also, read Gangubai Kathiawadi Box Office Day 4: SLB Takes on The Monday Test The Most Significant Ever for Alia Bhatt – Read the Full Collection Report.

After six days of being at the Box Office, Gangubai Kathiawadi is expected to bring in approximately 53 crores (net) in the first week. The film is anticipated to end its initial week run with around Rs 65-67 million (approx). If it keeps this pace, it should be able to surpass the threshold of Rs 100 crore within two weeks and will have a record of Rs 125 crore when it has finished its time at the Box Office. That would make Alia Bhatt the highest solo gross on the Box Office and beat Raazi, who raked in the sum of 122.39 crores during its entire run. Also, read – Meri Jaan Neeti Mohan’s Amazing Yodeling Gangubai Kathiawadi brings back the Golden Era of Music.

Take a look at our Box Office breakup of Gangubai Kathiawadi to date:

  • Friday Thursday: 10.50 crore. 10.50 crore
  • Saturday The total for the day was 1332 crore rupees. 13.32 crore
  • Sunday Friday: Rs 15.30 crore
  • Monday Wednesday: 8.19 crore. 8.19 crore
  • Tuesday Wednesday: 10.01 crore. 10.01 crore
  • Wednesday The amount is 6-6.50 crore
  • Total Estimated: Rs 63-64 crore

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Firefighters go to State Fire School.



Rob Knuth is the training director of the North Dakota Firefighters Association and the assistant chief for the Minot Rural Fire Department.

Knuth stated that this means that firefighters (96 percent) must be trained in various areas.

The Fire School offers a variety of levels of training. It includes beginning training for firefighters just joining their local fire departments to more advanced training in the tactical and strategic plans for chief officers and fire officers.

Live fire training will be provided for firefighters. This allows them to use live fires in a structure outside of the All Seasons Arena. They will also learn how to rescue a victim from an automobile wrecked. The class will also cover rope used for high-angle and low-angle rescues and water rescues.

The event will feature 800 students from North Dakota and 60 instructors. Knuth stated that some instructors are also from other states.

Knuth stated that it was possible to have as many as 30 people in a class of 20 fire departments.

Volunteer fire departments depend on mutual assistance from nearby fire departments. The Fire School training allows people to train alongside firefighters from another department, which could be helpful in an emergency.

Andrea Johnson/MDN Firefighters attending the State Fire School at the North Dakota State Fairgrounds were exposed to smoke and fire as part of a class exposing them to live fire.

Knuth stated that the most significant fire he responded to was one at Earth Recycling in Minot many years ago. It took several days to finish.

Sometimes, firefighters may need specialized equipment on a particular scene. This is when firefighters call upon their neighbors and friends from larger departments to assist them. A state emergency response team can also be called upon.

Knuth stated that volunteer firefighters appreciate being allowed to respond to emergency calls or pages. Employers that do not allow volunteer firefighters to respond will make it more challenging to call neighboring fire departments and take longer to extinguish the fire or react on an emergency call. Volunteer fire departments are essential because many communities cannot afford a career firefighter.

Knuth stated that fire departments in the state are struggling to find volunteers.

Firefighting can be both time-consuming and demanding. It requires dedication. When it is below zero degrees, firefighters might be called to respond at 2 a.m.

Knuth stated that there are other volunteer opportunities than firefighting. Fire departments also need volunteer dispatchers, secretaries/treasurers, and volunteers to clean up the fire trucks after a fire and put them back in service before the subsequent fire or rescue call.

Knuth stated that lodging and meals are the only expenses out of pocket. The North Dakota Firefighters Association pays the training cost. Firefighters who attend this weekend’s training do not need to pay.

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How to find purpose in your business projects.



The ultimate purpose of a project’s goal is what it will be used for.

Is a business project required to have a purpose? There have been many projects that seemed to have no intention at the beginning of their existence. They were nevertheless wildly successful once they were put into practice. Many projects have proven their worth, from famous buildings to technological innovations. Even though it was not clear, many projects have proven their usefulness over the years. Is this a sign that a business idea should have a purpose? Does this mean that all business projects will eventually find their place in society? The ultimate pursuit of a project’s goal is what it will be used for.

It’s an excellent place to start.

It is a good starting point to determine the project’s worth. Executives will see how a project may not have a specific use case for their business. It was invaluable in solving a business problem that the company might not have encountered before. The company does not have the money to continue investing in projects that don’t serve a real purpose. It’s more than picking projects that will benefit the company. It’s about finding the ones that will help the company in the future and perhaps even establishing it as a leader within the industry.

Let’s say that a project must be within a specific budget and completed in a given timeframe. Many businesses will cut their losses if the project exceeds these constraints. Many projects have proven their worth over the years despite similar challenges. Both the Sydney Opera House and Empire State Building projects took much longer than initially planned and cost a lot more. Both monuments are still standing for their respective countries. Both were not created with the same purpose when they were first created, but they have evolved to serve different purposes. These are examples of projects that could have been stopped because they exceeded their budget. The business use case is only the beginning. How can a business determine if it’s worthwhile to invest the time and effort necessary to complete the project?

The business case is not the only reason.

Companies invest significant resources in preparing the case for a project’s implementation. Before implementing a project, they need to thoroughly understand its impact on the company. This requires extensive research into the project and its potential benefits. This approach has a downside: it depends on people who desire to see a project succeed. These cases may be able to find passionate supporters, regardless of their downsides and analysis. A viable use case is essential for completing assignments. A survey done by Price Water house Cooper notes that only 2.5 percent of companies complete 100 percent of their projects, a shockingly small number.

Building purpose into a project

How can a company instill purpose into a project’s execution? A project’s goal might be simple: answering a question that will benefit the company’s bottom line or enhancing employee engagement. You might need to examine the company’s strengths, and weaknesses compared to its competitors and determine the customer sentiment. An analysis of the business’s processes might provide insight into its operations through hard, concrete statistics. These business processes might offer technical and statistical insights that the company needs. These requirements can be too restrictive and make it difficult to achieve the company’s goals. When setting goals, the business must consider what it can accomplish in a short time. It is better to build on your success than trying to achieve a massive goal in one go.

A project’s purpose must be understood to create it. The reason for a project must be more than just a way to make money. The project should be important to both the business and its employees. Employees who are dedicated to the project will likely give it meaning. Employees’ intrinsic motivations provide the project a drive that is unlike any other. This inherent motivation makes a project stand out and gives it meaning beyond its financial viability. Why should a company even think about being purpose-driven? Is there any intrinsic benefit to infusing purpose into a business’s projects?

Businesses reap the benefits of the purpose.

According to the EY Beacon Institute, purpose-driven companies are 2.5 times more likely to drive innovation and transformation than their peers. How do they do it consistently? Their success is due to the purpose of their project implementations. The project’s goals are important to employees. Emotions are powerful, and employees feel a vested interest in the project’s success. Leaders who can identify the inherent talent of employees and help them understand the purpose of a project are essential for businesses. If a project is connected to an employee’s feelings, it transcends business metrics and takes on a new life. This goes beyond metrics and returns on investment.

Find out why a project is being done.

I was asking why is one of the best ways to determine the purpose of a project. A single answer will often lead to another, and so forth. The business can maximize its potential by choosing the deeper meaning of the project. This chain of questions is not always relevant for all projects. A mindmap online will only answer the questions. The business may not have an innate purpose if it doesn’t discover a reason why the purpose exists by the end of this chain of whys. To determine if the project is worthy of completion, questions that outline the project’s timeline and deliverables are essential. While it might not seem like it will save money or time, cutting the company’s losses on a project can make a big difference in the long term. The why behind a project connects employees and businesses to its true purpose. This is often the essential element in ensuring the project’s success and reaping the benefits for the company.

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