After a nationwide search, two cities were left standing as the potential future home of the International Whitewater Hall of Fame and World River Center: Asheville, NC and Richmond, Va. Yesterday, it was announced that Richmond, settled along the James River, won the bid. Asheville had hoped to interest the Whitewater Hall of Fame in locating near the town of Woodfin’s world-class whitewater wave, currently in development. To see more photos of the paddlers, wildlife, and passionate outdoor community of the James River Park System, take a look at the photography of Rich Young. Photo of the James River in Richmond, VA by Rich Young In the end, Asheville lost the bid to Richmond, who had more properties, strong vision and fundraising in place. The Whitewater Hall of Fame and World River Center recognize and honor individuals who have made significant contributions to the sport of whitewater paddling.
Press Association Douvan spearheads a potential 17-strong field for the Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival next Tuesday. Mullins could also be represented by Alvisio Ville, McKinley, Nichols Canyon, Outlander, Shaneshill and Tell Us More. Just behind Douvan in the betting is the Nicky Henderson-trained L’Ami Serge and Harry Fry’s Jollyallan, and they, too, have stood firm at the confirmation stage. Seedling and Qewy are quietly fancied by some and are likely to represent Warren Greatrex and John Ferguson respectively. Irish interest is also spiked by the presence of two Tony Martin runners, Okotoks and Velvet Maker, Bentelimar from Shay Barry’s yard and the Henry de Bromhead-trained Sizing John. Aso and Some Plan complete the list at this stage. Willie Mullins’ five-year-old will be a popular winner of the opening race of the meeting as he is one of a clutch of hot favourites for the County Carlow handler. Douvan has excelled in two starts since his transfer from France, having won with ease at Gowran before claiming Grade Two honours at Punchestown in January.
The crash occurred shortly after six o’clock, and followed by less than eight hours a similar one last night in Grande Prairie.- Advertisement -In this case police say a 20 year old Nova Scotia man is in hospital, in serious but stable condition.He reportedly lost control of the pick-up he was driving, which then hit the curb before it struck a light standard.A 29 year old Grande Prarie resident, a passenger in the vehicle, was also taken to hospital with what police say are non-life-threatening injuries. The Grande Prairie RCMP is investigating an early morning single vehicle crash, that sent the sole male occupant of the pick-up involved to hospital with undetermined injuries.