Tag: Named

LeBron on Stern: ‘He definitely should have something named after him’

LOS ANGELES—LeBron James eulogized David Stern for his global vision and shrewd negotiating tactics. But with Stern passing away on Wednesday at age 77, the Lakers star suggested another way to honour the late NBA commissioner. “He definitely should have something named after him,” James said following the Lakers’ 117-107 win over the Phoenix Suns…

Megan Rapinoe named Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Year

Megan Rapinoe, the outspoken captain of the World Cup-winning U.S. women’s national team, is Sports Illustrated’s 2019 Sportsperson of the Year. “Rapinoe challenged perceptions of her, of female athletes, of all women,” Jenny Vrentas wrote in a story posted Monday by Sports Illustrated. “She led her teammates, three months before their tentpole tournament, to sue…

Charlie Foran named new head of the Writers’ Trust

Writer Charlie Foran has been named the new executive director of the Writers’ Trust of Canada. He’s familiar with the organization, having won its Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction as well as a $ 50,000 fellowship established a few years ago. His books include biographies “Mordecai: The Life and Times” and “Maurice Richard,”…

Dionne Brand named winner of 2019 Toronto Book Awards

Dionne Brand has been named the winner of the 2019 Toronto Book Awards for her novel “Theory.” The award comes with a prize of $ 10,000. The announcement was made by Councillor Paul Ainslie in a celebratory event at the Toronto Reference Library Wednesday night, attended by book fans from across the city and hosted…

New corporate-ethics watchdog named but powers still subject to legal review

OTTAWA—The federal government’s long-awaited announcement Monday of a watchdog to enforce responsible conduct by Canadian companies operating abroad was greeted with disappointment by human-rights advocates. The condemnation was sparked by a decision from International Trade Minister Jim Carr to consult further on the powers of the new “Canadian ombudsperson for responsible enterprise” — a legal…