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Confirmed Dates For 2021 Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping

first_img Email* More from News:MARS Bromont CCI Announces Requirements For US-Based RidersThe first set of requirements to allow American athletes and support teams to enter Canada for the June 2-6 competition have been released.Canadian Eventer Jessica Phoenix Reaches the 100 CCI4*-S MarkPhoenix achieved the milestone while riding Pavarotti at the inaugural 2021 CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes. 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. The World Equestrian Festival, The CHIO Aachen (RESCHEDULED)The CHIO Aachen 2021 has been rescheduled and will take place from Friday 10 until Sunday 19 September. For further information about the CHIO Aachen 2021, please visit here.Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’The dates for the Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ 2021 remain unchanged and the show will take place from Wednesday 8 until Sunday 12 September. For further information about the Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ 2021, please visit here.CHI Geneva The dates for CHI Geneva 2021 also remain unchanged and the show will take place from Thursday 9 until Sunday 12 December. For further information about CHI Geneva 2021, please visit here.The fourth event in the prestigious Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping, the Dutch Masters, was scheduled to take place behind closed doors from March 12-14 in the Brabanthallen in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. Due to an outbreak of the Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1), which originated in Valencia in February, the FEI decided to cancel all events until March 28th. Tags: CHIO Aachen, Spruce Meadows Masters, show jumping, Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping, CHI Geneva, Dutch Masters, Horse Sport Enews SIGN UP Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition!last_img read more

May 4, 2021 0

U.S. Navy Holds Memorial Day

first_img View post tag: holds View post tag: americas May 27, 2014 Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens said: “We often hear the words, “Freedom is not free.” We preserve our freedoms by supporting and defending, and at times sacrificing our lives for the guarantee of rights, liberties, and pursuit of happiness to every citizen. There is absolutely no greater sacrifice than giving one’s life for their country.”The Memorial Day was held in order to remember the fallen heroes, the loved ones who served and to pay respects to many who have donned the uniform of a United States Sailor.MCPON added: “From supporting homeland defense and deployments downrange with ground forces to participation in disaster response and months underway on ships, your role in every diverse aspect of our Navy’s mission is critical.”[mappress]Press Release, May 27, 2014; Image: U.S. Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today U.S. Navy Holds Memorial Day View post tag: day View post tag: Naval Over the weekend the U.S. Navy reflected on their history and core values by holding a Memorial Day.center_img Authorities U.S. Navy Holds Memorial Day View post tag: News by topic View post tag: U.S. Navy View post tag: Memorial Share this articlelast_img read more

May 4, 2021 0

Now is the time to look closely at mayoral candidates

first_imgDear Editor:With Election Day approaching, now is the time for Hoboken residents to begin taking a closer look at each of the candidates for Mayor. Our city is at a crossroads and it is every voter’s responsibility to check the facts and really look into the candidates who are asking for their vote.I’m running for Mayor with new ideas to solve our city’s problems like flooding, parking and infrastructure, as well as a vision for our future where we enact bold ideas and innovations. I’ve always been a political outsider and I’m running for the right reasons — I have no personal business interests in Hoboken and nothing to gain by running. The same cannot be said of my opponents.Councilman Ravi Bhalla is a partner at one of the most politically connected law firms in the state, with over $3.8 million in government contracts last year. Although he initially denied a conflict, he was forced to recuse himself from voting on the city’s water contract when it was revealed that Suez had paid his firm $130,000 in lobbying fees. He’s also been subject to two lawsuits for violating residents’ first amendment rights at city council meetings, one ongoing and one that the City settled at taxpayer expense.Freeholder Anthony Romano is running for two offices at the same time, both Mayor and Freeholder. He’s a career politician who lives in subsidized housing, occupying an apartment that could be used by a family who needs it, even though he collects two government pensions worth over $111,000 and has substantial real estate investments in Hoboken. Romano has been a Hudson County Freeholder for over nine years, and during that time Hoboken’s county tax burden has increased by 86 percent to over $70 million.As City Council President, Jennifer Giattino presided over city government during a time when we racked up an unreported, unbudgeted $8.3 million debt to our water provider. She also sponsored an ill-conceived flood ordinance which is now causing the destruction of historic brownstones, placing huge financial burdens on homeowners and displacing long-time residents from affordable garden level apartments. Now, she’s pointing fingers and asking for an explanation for something that happened on her watch.Although all of these candidates have positive attributes, none can make city government work better for residents, because they’ve all contributed to the problems we face every day. If they had the answers, we should have heard them over the span of Anthony Romano’s nine years as Freeholder and the combined five years when Ravi Bhalla and Jen Giattino led the city’s agenda as Council President.This is why I believe it’s so important for Hoboken to elect a Mayor with the new energy to solve problems, the new ideas to envision our future, and the private sector mindset to get projects done right, the first time. The results of this election will determine the direction our city takes in the next five, ten and fifteen years. Voters deserve to know the facts. Mike DeFuscoCouncilman, Candidate for Mayorlast_img read more

May 2, 2021 0

OCHS Kicks Off Virtual Graduation Plans

first_imgBy MADDY VITALEOcean City High School’s seniors picked up their caps and gowns, Class of 2020 lawn signs and senior T-shirts Monday at the high school, among other mementos, in anticipation of the virtual graduation next month.Monday was the official kickoff to the Class of 2020 celebrations.The coronavirus pandemic has created some unusual circumstances. Remote learning and traditional ways to celebrate a milestone such as a graduation have been replaced – at least for now – with selfies donning the graduation attire to add to a forum where the community, fellow students and teachers may view them.“It was heartwarming to see the seniors today and be able to have our staff, the fire department and police department working together to celebrate our seniors,” said Superintendent of the Ocean City School District Dr. Kathleen Taylor. She added, “We are so happy to have been able to finally kick off their graduation season with the Pomp and Circumstance they surely deserve. I would like to thank all of the students for adhering and cooperating to the safety guidelines given, and all served as models for adhering to the social distancing and mask wearing.”The senior T-shirts were provided by the Ocean City Teachers Association and the Class of 2020 lawn signs were supplied by the Ocean City Education Foundation. Students happily wore their T-shirts and displayed their new lawn signs announcing their accomplishment.Students, families and faculty are finding ways to work through this unprecedented time with a strong school spirit and bonds developed over the course of four high school years, students said.Brynn Bowman, 18, of Ocean City, with her Class of 2020 law sign, also sports her new Raiders T-shirt. (Photo courtesy Brynn Bowman)Brynn Bowman, 18, of Ocean City, picked up her cap and gown and senior T-shirt first thing Monday.“It was kind of sad to go back for one last time in the school. I walked right through the front doors for the first time in a while,” she noted. “I will support what they want to do for us because they are trying their hardest to make our year happier.”Schools were closed amid the outbreak officially on March 17 and the students have been taught remotely since.“The teachers made it happy in a sense,” Bowman said. “We got to see our favorite teachers again. Seeing Principal (Matt) Jamison again also made my day.”Bowman, a star tennis player at OCHS, will be attending Stockton University in the fall and study early childhood education to become a teacher. She will also play tennis for the college.She said something particularly uplifting for her, as she picked up her packet, was receiving a time capsule she made at the Ocean City Intermediate School back in eighth grade.“That was awesome. I didn’t know we were getting them,” she said. “I had notes in there from friends and family pictures. I hope the eighth graders get to make them, too. My cousin is in eighth grade.”For more information visit the Ocean City School District website at: www.oceancityschools.orgA congratulatory banner greets seniors at the high school Monday. Seniors retrieve items for their graduation, including time capsules they made in eighth grade.last_img read more

May 2, 2021 0

Warburtons axes 73 jobs as bakery closes

first_imgOver two-fifths of employees from Warburtons’ Pennine Bakery have been made redundant.Seventy-three members of staff have been faced with compulsory redundancies, following a 90-day consultation period, which ended on 30 December.The remaining 101 employees have been relocated to other sites or placed in alternative employment, following Warburtons’ decision to close the manufacturing site in Shaw, Oldham, back in September.A spokesperson from Warburtons explained that it would be a mixture of roles that were to be lost among the bakery site’s 174 employees.Robert Higginson, managing director of Warburtons, told British Baker’s sister publication The Grocer: “Closing a bakery is the hardest decision a family firm like Warburtons has to make, but these changes to our manufacturing and distribution operations are vital to ensure we can continue to meet the demands of our customers and consumers.”The family-business has invested in the Pennine Bakery over the years, hiring its first female general manager Vivienne Jones back in November 2010, which employed 188 people at the time. The site has manufactured and distributed some of the business’ most popular products, including its 800g White Medium and 800g Toastie loaves to major supermarkets and independent retailers across north-west England.last_img read more

April 21, 2021 0

Hoosier parents speak out about getting kids back in the classrooms

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest By Lucélia Ribeiro (Children at school) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons Many school districts are choosing to give parents an in-classroom option, along with an e-learning option to start the school year. Some parents are sending their kids back and have no misgivings or nervousness about coronavirus transmission.“We’re comfortable with it. Our kids are going into 1st and 3rd grade and it seems like the plan that the district put out is gonna keep the kids as safe as they can,” said Stephanie Thomas, of Carmel. She said the kids have been in summer camp all summer without any issues. They disinfect their belongings every night.“We’re also not as concerned with it being kids and some of the evidence that shows that kids kind of aren’t getting as sick from it,” said Thomas. “Both of our kids really thrived in class and struggled once we went to e-learning.”Gov. Holcomb and the state’s secretary of Family and Social Services, Dr. Jennifer Sullivan, say the kids need school.“Most have been without the structure of a classroom and access to many enriching life experiences since mid-March,” said Sullivan, also a pediatrician. “While some students have responded well to e-learning instruction, others are struggling.”Sullivan pointed out that well-being is supported by in-classroom learning, which also includes social interaction, food security, mental health and safety.“I think the online stuff, they lost a component of give and take between the teachers,” said Josh Rodgers, of Franklin. “I found that they got their homework done super fast and as a parent it made me wonder what the rest of the time in school is spent for.”Rodgers said he is sending his kids back to school without reservation. He said his 5th grader learned online for the last quarter of school, but he isn’t sure that she got anything out of it.Rodgers does not believe that the coronavirus pandemic is as bad as some medical experts and media would have people believe and says he’s putting his faith in God to get he and his family through anything that might happen.If schools keep getting delayed, he’s ready to go the opposite way and teach the kids himself.“I am honestly looking at home schooling, with that in my back pocket,” he said. “If it comes to that I’ll just make the necessary sacrifices and I think they’ll retain more because they’ll have that interaction face to face.”Thomas said she’ll be disappointed if schools don’t open when promised.“My husband and I both work full time. I was working from home when we went to e-learning last year and it was extremely difficult to juggle it all,” she said.Gov. Holcomb echoed the last sentiment in a Wednesday news conference updating the state on coronavirus and announcing a mask mandate that includes kids returning to school in 3rd grade and above. Previous articleMichigan tops a list of states in terms of quick unemployment recoveryNext articleVice President Mike Pence to return to Indiana on Friday Network Indiana Hoosier parents speak out about getting kids back in the classrooms CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Facebook Pinterest By Network Indiana – July 24, 2020 0 313 Google+last_img read more

April 20, 2021 0

Walk Georgia

first_imgBy Stephanie SchupskaUniversity of GeorgiaUniversity of Georgia Cooperative Extension agents across the state are encouraging the people in their counties to increase their physical activity. As an incentive to get Georgians moving, agents are inviting them to spend eight weeks on a virtual walk around the state.Starting Feb. 18, Georgians can register to participate in Walk Georgia, an online program they can use to log the time they spend doing various exercise activities between March 2 and April 30. The program converts the exercise time into virtual miles.For example, 29 minutes spent throwing a Frisbee equals one mile. Jumping rope for eight minutes will give you a quicker one mile. Twenty minutes of actual walking equals one mile in the program.Over the course of the program, participants can take the virtual miles and use the online map to electronically chart a course as they “walk Georgia,” said Maria Bowie, a marketing specialist with UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “As you move, you will read about the counties you visit virtually and learn new ways to improve your health,” Bowie said.Program miles aren’t the same as actual road miles. You only need 15 miles to move from one county into another.Participants can compete against individuals or teams in their counties. Patricia Stuckey says her county will be the best. “From what I see, the Web site is a friendly one, and it won’t take a lot of time,” said Stuckey, UGA Extension coordinator in Cobb County. “We’re all busy. This is in and out before you know it.”“We’ve learned through our research that 58 percent of adults in Georgia are inactive,” said Jan Baggarly, UGA Extension coordinator in Bibb County. “Our goal is to get some of that 58 percent moving.” One out of four adults in Georgia is obese, totaling 1.8 million people. Obesity leads to a variety of health problems, especially cardiovascular disease, which is the No. 1 killer in Georgia. “We hope to make a difference for some people as far as that statistic is concerned,” Baggarly said.To find out more or to register, go to While an e-mail address is required to register, individuals without one can join as part of a team as long as the team captain has an e-mail address. (Stephanie Schupska is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more

January 17, 2021 0

All Sports, Recreation & Fitness Expo Planned for Fall

first_imgInformation Session for Sports-Related BusinessesTo Preview All Sports, Recreation & Fitness ExpoRegistration Deadline Nears for Vermonts New Sports ShowBusinesses that provide sports, recreation, fitness or wellness products or services are invited to attend a preview meeting on Aug. 15 or 16 for the All Sports, Recreation and Fitness Expo which will be held October 20-21 at Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction.Whether you would like to exhibit, demonstrate, entertain or lecture or all of the above at the All Sports, Recreation and Fitness Expo, we encourage interested businesses to attend our event preview for this new show, said Tom Oddy, Director of Special Events at Champlain Valley Exposition.Well have representatives from all our partners in the show to talk about the costs and outreach opportunities designed for the education and entertainment of active Vermont families, couples and individuals, he said.All Sports, Recreation and Fitness Expo is endorsed by the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Vermont Convention Bureau and the Vermont Sports & Events Council, Vermont Sports Magazine, with gold medal sponsorship by the Green Mountain Glades, the Vermont Outdoor Guide Association (VOGA) and The Soccer Center.The first informational meeting will be held Wednesday, Aug. 15 at 10 a.m. in the Montpelier Room at Capitol Plaza Hotel & Conference Center. The second will be held Thursday, Aug. 16 at 10 am in the Blue Ribbon Pavilion at Champlain Valley Exposition.There will also be more than 60 seminars and demonstrations by experts in the sports, recreation and fitness industry at the October show. The Expo will be supported by an aggressive advertising, promotion and public relations campaign to bring quality, active and focused consumers to the Expo, Oddy said. Exhibitors who sign up by Sept. 1 will be listed in the printed program for All Sports, Recreation and Fitness Expo.During this all encompassing two-day show, Oddy explained, exhibitors will display and provide information on the latest equipment, services, venues, leagues, teams, associations and related supplies for sports, recreation and fitness enthusiasts. In the three seminar rooms, on the indoor field turf, climbing walls and even on the plastic ice surface a variety of demonstrations and seminars covering literally every aspect of the sports, recreation and fitness world including martial arts, hiking, ice hockey, soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, fitness, football, stretching, ultimate frisbee, rugby, kayaking, rock climbing, sports psychology, sports medicine/training, sports nutrition, action sports, extreme sports, Pilates, yoga, snow sports, skating, golf, skateboarding and more!Organizers say this will be one of New Englands largest sports, recreation and fitness educational events & consumer-trade shows and will provide a venue for industry professionals and consumers to come together to highlight opportunities and impact for our active lifestyles in the region and State of Vermont. A sampling of current exhibitors include Vermont Lake Monsters, Vermont Outdoor Guides Association, 100 on 100 Heart of Vermont Relay, American Red Cross, Best Western Waterbury Stowe, Best Western Windjammer Hotel and Conference Center, Catamount Trail Association, Curves, Eddie’s Energy Bars, Extreme Adventures of Vermont, Fitness Options, Vermont Frost Heaves, SG Fitness, Sports & Fitness Edge & Physical Therapy, Green Mountain Glades, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, RehabGYM, Vermont Eye Laser, Vermont Chapter of American Physical Therapists and the Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife.For more information about registering for The All Sports, Recreation & Fitness Expo on Oct. 20-21, contact Suzie Petrie at Champlain Valley Exposition, (802) 878-5545 or by email, [email protected](link sends e-mail).last_img read more

January 1, 2021 0

Porter Davis wins at HIA Awards

first_imgPorter Davis has been awarded top prizes in the 2018 HIA awards in its two key states – Victoria and QueenslandIn Victoria, the team went home with the coveted Major Builder of the Year award, making this their second win in the past three years, and 12th win in its 19-year history.Up north, The Hayman 39 on display at the Ellendale display village in Upper Kedron took home first place for the Best Display Home in the $400,001 – $500,000 category.The pool-side alfresco area is perfect for entertaining in the warmer weather. Picture: SuppliedThis contemporary, resort-style home is inspired by a six-star villa in the Bahamas, with neutral tones and a pared-back palette complemented by pops of greenery throughout.Queensland State Manager, Grant Whinnett said, “We’re thrilled to be recognised for a prestigious HIA award…The recognition is testament to the design, layout and high quality finishes that customers can expect when they purchase or build a Porter Davis home.”The neutral tones and pared-back palette create a lush and inviting space. Picture: SuppliedThe Hayman design is a popular choice for Queenslanders, with the resort-style interior, alfresco eating area and adjoining pool combining to create the perfect space for warmer climes.The bright and breezy design, spread over two levels, is the ideal space to entertain family and friends.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoVictorian builder, Porter Davis began building in Queensland in 2016, and since that time have built more than 120 homes along the south-east corridor.They’ve also recently opened World of Style in Fortitude Valley – an innovative and immersive design centre. Taking people one step further than the typical display-home experience, World of Style allows you to examine multiple design styles under the one roof, while receiving help and guidance from qualified interior designers.The Hayman 39 is on display at the Ellendale display village in Upper Kedron. Picture: SuppliedThis is the second year running that Porter Davis Queensland has celebrated an HIA win, with its Marriot Grange taking out Best Brisbane Display home in the over $500,001 category in 2017.last_img read more

September 28, 2020 0

Woman arrested after allegedly shooting boyfriend

first_imgPatriot, IN — On Friday evening, Switzerland County Deputies responded to a report of a person shot in Patriot. When Deputies arrived at the residence, they found Jeremiah Powell, 39, suffering from a gunshot wound to his upper right leg. Powell was treated at the scene by Switzerland County Emergency Response before being transported to the University of Cincinnati Hospital with a serious injury.During the investigation by deputies, Powell’s girlfriend, Stacey Henderson, 39, was arrested and charged on allegations of Aggravated Battery, Domestic Battery with a Deadly Weapon, Domestic Battery Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury, Domestic Battery in the Presence of a Child, and Pointing a Firearm.Anyone with information concerning this incident is urged to contact the Switzerland County Sheriff’s Office at 812-427-3636.last_img read more

September 23, 2020 0