Six-Time National Driving Champion Chester Weber Featured in Television Show

first_imgMore from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. SIGN UP We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Email* Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Ocala, FL- Internationally renowned driving champion Chester Weber, has been featured in a new television series, The Ocala Horse Show. Weber is based in Ocala, Florida during the winter season.  The rest of the year, he travels with his team internationally to compete in the world’s premier driving competitions. Weber is well respected for his outstanding accomplishments in the driving community.  He is also a well-rounded horseman and has served as an excellent ambassador to the sport.  These characteristics made him an obvious choice to be featured in the Ocala Horse Show TV series.Chris Wilson, known as “The Wiz”, produces the show for Sunshine Video Productions.  This summer series has ten episodes that air on Friday’s on Fox 51.  The program features top equestrian professionals in the Ocala, Florida area.  Wide ranges of topics highlight different aspects of the equestrian world including breeding, training, nutrition, grooming, and competing.The first episode featuring Weber aired in the last month on Fox 51 in Central and Northern Florida counties.  Two more episodes featuring Weber will air in June.  Other channels also present the program to viewers including Cox Communication Channel and Bright House Cable.  The show is able to reach well over half a million viewers through television networks.  Additionally, anyone worldwide can view current shows anytime at www.ocalahorseshow.com. Weber has a great deal of knowledge to share with viewers. In March, he celebrated his sixth consecutive National Championship at the Budweiser Live Oak International combined driving competition.  The latest win comes after a career full of international driving success.  As an 18-year-old, Weber became the youngest driver to be named to the United States Equestrian Team (USET).  He was also the youngest driver to qualify for the World Pairs Driving Championship and the youngest to win the USET National Driving Championships.In the first episode that features Weber, he explains the newest form of combined driving carriage.  Another episode shows the world-class competition from Aachen, Germany with commentary from Weber.  The last episode of The Ocala Horse Show includes footage of the Live Oak International Festival and Weber racing through the course to claim his sixth consecutive national title. The new television show is a chance for viewer to glimpse into the exciting equestrian world and its celebrated professionals that thrive in their own area.  For more information on Chester Weber and his team of champion horses, visit www.chesterweber.com.  Horse Sport Enewslast_img read more

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Canada Para-Dressage Riders at WEG

first_img Horse Sport Enews SIGN UP Email* We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Canadian Grade 4 Para-Dressage riders competed in the Individual Championship test on October 6 at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) held in Lexington, KY, taking place October 5–9, 2010.Eleonore Elstone of Langley, BC, was the first in for Canada riding Why Not G, a seven-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Elstone and Kelleigh Kulscar. The pair performed a very impressive test highlighted by excellent lateral work at the trot and canter. Elstone and Why Not G scored 64.903% for eighth place in the Grade 4 Individual Championship test.“I really liked today’s ride,” said Elstone. “Why Not G really wanted to be in the ring with me today and be my partner. It was really wonderful to ride him. In preparation of Sunday’s Freestyle, I am going to school exactly as I did today.”Competing as an Individual for Canada, Madison Lawson of Bonfield, ON made her debut at the World Championship level of competition with her horse McGuire, a 13-year-old Canadian Sport Horse gelding. They earned a score of 61.419% for 15th place.“I am really proud to be here. It feels amazing, and it is an honour to ride for Canada,” said Lawson.  “We have a lot to work on, but I am only 16-years-old, so I have a lot more to learn. McGuire was really good, and I am really pleased with him. I am going to work on my lateral work to get it more rhythmic leading up to my Freestyle.”“Eleonore is a little bit disappointed in the scores she received today. We all thought that she had a better ride today than yesterday,” said Elizabeth Quigg-Robinson, chef d’équipe of the Canadian Para-Dressage Team. “Madison did an excellent job for her first major games. She really put it together and stayed very cool in the ring. Madison and her horse are a nice combination and I think they have a great future together.”The Para-Dressage Team competition continues on October 7th when Lauren Barwick of Aldergrove, BC and her horse Maile and Jennifer McKenzie of Maple Ridge, BC, and Sunbury Lodge Voodoo will ride their Individual Championship Test. The combined scores from the Team Test and the Individual Championship Test will determine the Team medals.Canadian riders competing as individuals—Sharon Buffitt of Pointe-Claire, QC, and Tara Kowalski of Chilliwack, BC—will also compete with all the team members in the second day of Individual Championship Tests on October 7 and the Freestyle Test on October 8th and 9th.last_img read more

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Erlend Mamelund to retire in summer 2017

first_imgShareTweetShareShareEmail Click to comment Erlend Mamelund about Norge success: Our speed is decisive! ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsNorwegian national team player and EX-THW Kiel member Erlend Mamelund announced retirement for summer 2017! The 32-years old left back, but firstly, defensive specialist, had desire to finish his career even earlier but a call from the handball institution like THW Kiel, extended his handball life, when he left his Haslum HK for a while.Mamelund began his career in Haslum HK, afterwards he player at HSG Nordhorn, SG Flensburg-Handewitt, FC København and Montpellier HB.Is it 33 time to say goodbye to handball, it’s right question, but obviously guys in Norway have chance to make career even without proffesional sport. Erlend Mamelund is new “Zebra”: Only Kiel could take me out of Norway! Norwegian media: Erlend Mamelund to replace Jicha in THW Kiel? Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Related Items:Erlend Mamelund, Haslum HK Recommended for youlast_img read more

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Early details of £254m package for buses in England revealed

first_imgBuses in England have been awarded a further £254m of funding by the government to support a transition to pre-coronavirus COVID-19 service levels.A public announcement of the money – which replaces the COVID-19 Bus Services Support Grant (CBSSG) with immediate effect – came on Saturday 23 May. Stephen Fidler, Department for Transport (DfT) Director, Local Transport, wrote to operators that claim commercial BSOG ahead of that date, giving early details of the new funding.Further information will follow shortly. But Mr Fidler says that the money is to “support the increased levels of services that will be needed as and when the government implements the next stages of its coronavirus COVID-19 recovery strategy.”Mr Fidler adds that the industry should now take steps to expand operations as quickly as possible while working with the relevant local authorities (LAs). Those steps include removing affected staff from the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) “with immediate effect.”Buses must be added quickly as part of £254m funding packageWhile the new £254m funding scheme for buses supplants CBSSG, its terms and conditions will be much the same. However, there are some changes:Service levels will no longer be limited to 40-50% of scheduled commercial mileage. Instead, the government expects operators to increase provision as far as LAs require as quickly as possibleA one-off payment will be made available to cover the cost implications of removing staff from CJRS early. Operators will be required to submit evidence of those costs. The payment will be made as part of a wider reconciliation exercise in JuneOther costs that can be claimed include those for PPE such as hand sanitiser and cab screens; those involved with bringing buses out of SORN status; and those required to make buses fit for useOperators that did not receive CBSSG funding, but are eligible for BSOG, will be able to claim through the new scheme.BSOG will continue to be paid at pre-pandemic levels. Other payments that will be made on that basis include those for ENCTS reimbursement, home-to-school services that are not operating and local service contracts.No specific end date for the new scheme has been given. It will be subject to four-weekly reviews by DfT and the Treasury to examine its performance. Those reviews will also assess for how long it should continue to operate.The reconciliation exercise in June will cover the 12-week period from 17 March to 8 June. It will identify any overpayments or underpayments. Under those circumstances, DfT “will endeavour to equitably reconcile any difference… from within the available funding.”Social distancing advice remains inconsistentMr Fidler’s letter makes no reference to any condition for operators to enforce social distancing measures on buses. It does note that operators will be required to ensure that they are “not heavily loaded.”Guidance issued to operators by the government on 12 May noted that while maintaining a 2m distance is desirable, it is not a rule. The guidance adds that “there are situations where this may not be possible, for example… on busier services.” Mr Fidler’s letter advises recipients that the guidance should be followed.However, when conducting the daily coronavirus COVID-19 press conference on Saturday 23 May, Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps said: “Even a fully-restored service will only be capable of carrying – at best – one fifth of normal capacity, once social distancing is taken into account.”Mr Shapps’ message also contradicts earlier statements from at least two of the big groups. They have confirmed that passenger numbers will be capped at 25% of the bus’s seating capacity.DfT has invited operators with questions about the new scheme to contact it via email at [email protected] with the Scottish Government and Welsh Government around ongoing financial support for buses in those countries when movement restrictions begin to be lifted are ongoing.last_img read more

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Leon Eisenberg to receive Juan Jose Lopes Ibor Award

first_imgProfessor Leon Eisenberg, MD, will receive the Juan José López Ibor Award from the World Psychiatric Association on September 23, 2008, in Prague, Czech Republic.  The Award, named after Juan José López Ibor – one of the most important leaders of the world psychiatry in the second half of the 20th Century – was created by The Juan José López-Ibor Foundation in order to recognize and honour individuals or institutions that made significant scientific contributions leading to a  better understanding of psychiatric diseases while being actively engaged in activities enhancing the human dignity of patients and their families.The Award recognizes initiatives in favor of the human dignity of those who suffer from mental disorders carried out from a scientific perspective.  Bridging rational thinking and respect toward those who suffer mental illnesses is the goal of the award.  The Award, which will be granted every two years, will reward initiatives of research, study, promotion, and communication carried out by individuals or institutions.It consists of a diploma, a token, and 40,000 Euros for the awardee and for an institution that the awardee will freely choose, split into equal parts, and honour individuals or institutions that made significant scientific contributions leading to a better understanding of psychiatric diseases while being actively engaged in activities enhancing the human dignity of patients and their families.Leon Eisenberg, the Presley Professor of Social Medicine, Emeritus, Harvard Medical School’s Department of Global Health and Social Medicine and Professor of Psychiatry, has been Professor of Child Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Hospital (1961-1967) and Harvard (Massachusetts General Hospital 1967 -1993).  In 1980, he became Chair of the Department of Social Medicine and Health Policy, a position that he held until  1993.He has made  major scientific contributions in many fields including those of child and social psychiatry, of public health, psychopharmacology and social medicine  In the ‘40s, Leon Eisenberg was one of the very first psychiatrists interested in child psychiatry, and especially autism, being one of the students of Leo Kanner.  Psychoanalysis was then the mainstream in American academic psychiatry, which he strongly challenged, aghast at the way in which parents of children suffering from autism were stigmatized and accused of being the source of the illness of their children.  He was also one of the very first child psychiatrists to be interested in the new field of psychopharmacology, introducing randomized clinical trials of medications used to treat children with ADHD.Eisenberg has always put the importance of genetic factors high on the research and practice agenda, without ever neglecting the importance of their interaction with the environment.  This is how he found himself more and more involved in research, teaching, advocating the importance of the bio-psycho-social model in psychiatry.  As a logical result, he became chairman of the Department of Social Medicine, working on mental health in lowest income countries and in lowest income populations in developed countries.  Famous former students of Leon Eisenberg, including Arthur Kleinman, Paul Farmer, Jim Kim, and Felton Earls, continue his work started in this respect.  The results of this work have also influenced important international Organizations: most probably the famous statement about the importance of mental health made by Boutros Boutros Galli, the Secretary General of the United Nations in 1996, would had never been pronounced if Leon Eisenberg had not set the pace for the development of a new agenda in mental health care.One of the main fights of Leon Eisenberg was in the field of Human Rights.  He fought to allow minority students, especially African Americans, to join Harvard Medical School, by creating an affirmative action program in 1968, which he sustained by becoming Chairman of the Admission Committee from 1969 to 1974.  He is also (with his wife Carola Eisenberg) an active member of the NGO “Physicians for Human Rights”, which is a 1997 Nobel Peace Prize co-recipient.The Award will consist of a diploma, a sculpture of José Luis Sánchez, specially designed for the award, and 40.000 Euros to be split between the awarded and an institution chosen by him.  The organization he has chosen is Physicians for Human Rights.last_img read more

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Strong Spending on Black Friday Breaks Records, Cyber Monday Better Still

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreUS shoppers hungry for Black Friday deals came out in droves, spending at record levels.“We were expecting Black Friday openings to be very strong, (but no one) expected that they were going to be this strong,” a National Retail Federation analyst told ABC.This is welcome news for the nation’s overall economy and for Wall Street, where stocks soared on Monday Morning.226 million people shopped during the 4-day weekend pumping $52 billion into the coffers of retailers — an increase of 14 million shoppers over last year. The average amount spent also increased by about ten percent to almost $400 per shopper. One interesting note: 44% of those shoppers surveyed said they were buying for themselves over the weekend. The rest of the gifts have yet to be purchased.(READ the story from ABC News)Photo by cohdra via MorguefileAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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Rivers receives Award of Appreciation

first_imgAssistant Director of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies Holly Rivers received the 11th College of Arts and Letters’ Award of Appreciation from Dean John T. McGreevy on Sept. 10.Rivers received the award for her 12 years of work at the Kellogg Institute, where she has primarily served as an advisor to undergraduates applying to the Institute’s student programs. McGreevy read a laudatory recommendation letter from a faculty member at the award ceremony, according to a Kellogg Institute press release.“Holly is the life force of an astonishing array of undergraduate programming at the Kellogg Institute,” McGreevy read. “She works endlessly to innovate new and better programs for undergraduates.”McGreevy’s predecessor as dean, Mark Roche, created the College of Arts and Letters Award of Appreciation 14 years ago. McGreevy said the award is typically given to someone who assists in the mission of the College of Arts and Letters.McGreevy cited Rivers’s efforts as being crucial to helping students in the College of Arts and Letters obtain opportunities through the Kellogg Institute.“[Rivers] has helped assist students with opportunities in undergraduate research going towards a senior thesis, study abroad and sometimes even language learning,” McGreevy said.“It is much more likely than it was a generation ago that students will travel or work outside of the United States,” McGreevy said. “And we are trying to prepare them for that environment.”Rivers cited the recent deluge of congratulations from her fellow faculty as being one of the best parts about receiving the award.“It definitely made my summer one of the nicest I’ve had working here,” Rivers said about winning the award.In addition to Rivers’s advising work, she also travels every summer to many of the different locations in which the Kellogg Institute has programs.“Initially, nearly all of the students in the International Studies program were in the College of Arts and Letters. Over time, the Institute has been receiving students from other colleges,” Rivers said.Rivers also noted how the majority of students in the Institute’s programs are political science majors, but recently students studying through the Institute have had varying majors, such as business and pre-professional.Rivers said becoming involved in the Kellogg Institute’s programs is a great advantage to Notre Dame students entering the job market.“Many people are graduating with a degree. Students going through the Kellogg Institute show that they take the initiative,” Rivers said. “They show that they are flexible by learning languages and immersing themselves within a new culture.”Tags: Award of Appreciation, College of Arts & Letters, Holly Rivers, John McGreevy, Kellogg Institutelast_img read more

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Molly Griggs to Succeed Beanie Feldstein in Hello, Dolly!

first_img Hello, Dolly! Broadway.com has learned that Molly Griggs will take over the role of Minnie Fay in the Tony-winning revival of Hello, Dolly! beginning on January 20. Griggs will replace original cast member Beanie Feldstein, who will play her final performance tonight, January 14, alongside the previously announced Bette Midler, David Hyde Pierce and Taylor Trensch.Hello, Dolly! will mark Molly Griggs’ Broadway debut. Her performance as Minnie Fay follows a 2017 off-Broadway debut as Amy in Penelope Skinner’s play Linda.Griggs will join the company of Hello, Dolly! alongside previously announced new stars Bernadette Peters as Dolly Gallagher Levi, Victor Garber as Horace Vandergelder and Charlie Stemp as Barnaby Tucker. The foursome will celebrate an official opening night on February 22.The cast of Hello, Dolly! also includes 2017 Tony winner Gavin Creel as Cornelius Hackl, 2017 Tony nominee Kate Baldwin as Irene Molly, Will Burton as Ambrose Kemper, Melanie Moore as Ermengarde and Jennifer Simard as Ernestina. Molly Griggs Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 25, 2018center_img View Comments Star Files Molly Griggs(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser)last_img read more

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Triathlon Ireland funding on track for 2014

first_imgThe Irish Sports Council (ISC) last week made its announcement on the funding available for sport in 2014.Triathlon Ireland’s core funding received a slight reduction from €97,700 in 2013 to €96,038 in 2014. However Triathlon Ireland’s Women in Sport program received a seal of approval and was given a slight increase from €14,250 in 2013 to €15,000 in 2014.So, overall Triathlon Ireland’s funding remained largely unchanged from 2013. High Performance funding from the ISC remains at €260,000, which Triathlon Ireland uses to develop a talent development pathway and provide a support infrastructure for aspiring elite athletes. The funds also help develop a Talent Identification System, along with providing services to the country’s senior athletes that will allow them to develop to their maximum capability.Elite fundingIreland’s top ranked triathlete Aileen Reid, née Aileen Morrison, is one of three senior triathletes to receive direct ‘carded funding’ from the Irish Sports Council for 2014. The ISC’s International Carding Scheme provides funding for elite athletes across 15 different sports.Aileen Reid is to receive the top level of ‘Podium’ funding in 2014. Her funding increases to €40,000, up from €20,000 in 2013; and is a welcome boost following her silver at the PruHealth World Triathlon Grand Final in London last September.Other triathletes benefitting from ISC carded funding in 2014 are Bryan Keane and Ben Shaw, who both receive €12,000.As one of 59 national governing bodies, Triathlon Ireland (TI) receives core funding for the day to day running of the sport. This is intended to cover administration, participation programmes, coach development, hosting events, implementing strategic plans and the employment of professional staff. TI is also one of 18 NGBs to receive support for a High Performance Program.TI’s Junior Squad has increased from 6 athletes in 2013 to 17 in 2014; and the number of senior athletes on program has also increased from 5 to 8. This obviously puts increased pressures on the High Performance budget.Tri on the upTriathlon Ireland notes that, over the course of 2013, the number of people participating in triathlon increased – with membership of Triathlon Ireland up by 15% to 8450. The number of tri clubs increased by 15.5% to 82 while the number of clubs with junior sections also increased and now stands at over 25.www.triathlonireland.comwww.irishsportscouncil.ie Relatedlast_img read more

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