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Entries open for AFP-sponsored African Fact-Checking Awards

Entries opened Thursday for the first awards to honour work done by African journalists exposing misleading claims by public figures across the continent, announced earlier this year by Agence France-Presse and the fact-checking website The awards, winners of which are to be announced in November 2014, are intended to promote accuracy in public debate and in the media in Africa.

Hockey Canada bans bodychecking for peewee players across the country

CHARLOTTETOWN - The game of hockey will soon change for peewee-level players across the country after a vote by Hockey Canada on Saturday that banned bodychecking. Hockey Canada's board of directors overwhelmingly voted to eliminate bodychecking for peewee players at its annual general meeting in Charlottetown on Saturday, with only the Saskatchewan Hockey Association voting against.

Hockey Nova Scotia bans bodychecking for some peewee, midget and bantam players

HALIFAX - Hockey Nova Scotia overwhelmingly voted to ban bodychecking for some minor hockey players on Sunday following pleas from physicians that the body contact increases the risk of head injuries to children. The board unanimously voted to eliminate bodychecking for all peewee players, who are typically between 11- and 12-years old. It was also removed for the B and C levels of the bantam and midget leagues (ages 13 through 18), with only one dissenting vote of the 21-member board.
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