Morrison qualifies for World Single Distance Championships

first_imgLast year in Kolomna, Russia, Canada won four medals. Ivanie Blondin became World Champion in mass start, Ted-Jan Bloemen won silver in the 10,000m, Alex Boisvert-Lacroix got a bronze medal in the 500m, and Bloemen, Belchos and Donnelly climbed on the third step of the podium in team pursuit. Since the first event in 1996, Canada has won 76 medals. CALGARY, A.B. – Denny Morrison will join 15 other fellow Canadian athletes headed to the 2017 ISU Long Track World Single Distance Championships, one year prior to the start of the 2018 Winter Olympics.The speed skating meet will take place February 9th – 12th on the official ice of the 2018 Olympic Games in Gangneung, South Korea, as a test event.The four-time Olympic medalist and native of Fort St. John was named to the Canadian team as a discretionary choice for the team pursuit event.- Advertisement -Morrison joins six men and four women that had already earned one or more available spots at the World Championships after being the top Canadians in various events. Jordan Belchos of Markham, Ontario, Ivanie Blondin of Ottawa, Calgary native Ted-Jan Bloemen,  Alex Boisvert-Lacroix of Sherbrooke, QC, Vincent De Haître of Cumberland, Ontario, Laurent Dubreuil of Lévis, QC, Marsha Hudey of White City, SK, Heather McLean of Winnipeg, MB, Alexandre St-Jean of Québec, QC, and Brianne Tutt of Airdrie, AB have all been Canada’s top contenders this season.Morrison’s qualification is a huge step for the speed skater, who is still on the mend following a motorcycle crash in May 2015, and a stroke in April 2016.At the World Single Distance Championships, champions are crowned in the 500m, 1000m, 1500m, 5000m, mass start and team pursuit races, as well as women’s 5000m and men’s 10,000m.Advertisementlast_img read more

Sheryl Sandberg Breaking up Facebook wont fix social media

first_img 6 On Friday, EU Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager said breaking up Facebook would be “a remedy of the very last resort.” This may come as a surprise given that the European Union has typically been more heavy-handed than the US when it comes to regulating Silicon Valley tech companies. Vestager in particular has a reputation for coming down hard on US tech giants, thanks to record-breaking fines she’s handed out to Amazon and Google. Originally published May 17, 9:19 a.m. PT.Update, 11:49 a.m.: Adds comment from EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager. Comments Facebook co-founder: Time to break up the social network Facebook isn’t secretly listening in on your phone conversations. Really Facebook’s ad targeting has created a creepy image problem it can’t shake EU competition commissioner: Facebook breakup would be ‘last resort’ Sandberg also responded to a recent op-ed from Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, who said Zuckerberg had too much power and that the company should be broken up.”You could break us up, you could break other tech companies up, but you actually don’t address the underlying issues people are concerned about,” Sandberg told CNBC.Facebook, along with other social media companies like Twitter and YouTube, has been called out for not doing enough to combat election meddling, misinformation and hate speech. Critics have also argued that Facebook’s enormous power needs to be kept in check.Sandberg acknowledged that users are concerned about privacy, but added that every one of Facebook’s engineering and product teams now have systems in place focused on protecting people’s privacy, according to CNBC.When it comes to elections, Sandberg said Facebook is ready for 2020.”We never foresaw Russian interference in the 2016 election … and that’s on us,” she told CBS This Morning. “Going into the 2020 election, we have war rooms in place. We have a working relationship with the FBI and Homeland Security … and we’re all working together.” 5:10 More on Facebookcenter_img Facebook knows it has hard work to do, says COO Sheryl Sandberg. Angela Lang/CNET Facebook is doing the hard work necessary to protect elections and your privacy. That’s the message from Sheryl Sandberg in interviews with CBS This Morning and CNBC on Friday.Sandberg, the social network’s chief operating officer, told CBS This Morning that earning back people’s trust will be hard, but that she and CEO Mark Zuckerberg will do “whatever it takes” to keep people safe on Facebook. (Editor’s note: CNET is owned by CBS.) Share your voice Now playing: Watch this: Tags Tech Industry Mark Zuckerberg Facebook Sheryl Sandberglast_img read more