Next World Chess Championship to be held in Asia: FIDE president

first_imgThe next world championship will be held in an Asian country, the World Chess Federation (FIDE) President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov said on Thursday.”There are two candidates, but I cannot name them. (The next host) will be announced at FIDE’s presidential council next spring. However, representatives of organising committees that want to host the match in 2018 were in New York today,” Ilyumzhinov said, reports Tass.Norway’s Magnus Carlsen retained his world chess championship crown for the third time, defeating Russia’s Sergey Karjakin in the tie-break 3-1 (total score 9-7) on Wednesday in New York.Their overall score after 12 games played was tied at 6-6 and both grandmasters played a series of tie-break games to determine the new world champion.last_img read more

Conservation officers investigating after grizzly bear mauls kayaker in BC

CRESTON, B.C. – A kayaker is recovering in hospital after he was mauled by a grizzly bear near Creston, B.C., Saturday morning.Insp. Joe Caravetta of the B.C. Conservation Officer Service says the man, who is in his mid-20s, was camping alongside the Kootenay River when he was attacked by the bear.He was transported to hospital and sustained injuries to his head, arms and legs that Caravetta says are non-life threatening “at this point.”The conservation officer service has engaged its predator attack team and four officers are on site assessing the area, securing it and ensuring public safety.Caravetta says the officers will be monitoring the area and are working to determine what prompted the attack. read more