Horse Sport Enews Canadian Para-Equestrian athletes finished their ‘European Tour’ on a high note at the Bishop Burton CPEDI2* held at Bishop Burton College, July 18 – 21, 2013, in Beverley, East Yorkshire, England.Three-time Canadian Paralympian, Lauren Barwick of Aldergrove, BC and Off to Paris, Equine Canada’s 12-year-old Oldenburg mare, swept their division this past weekend taking first place across the board in all Grade II classes. The hat-trick started with Friday’s FEI Grade II Team Test when the duo finished on a score of 69.02%. The winning continued in Saturday’s FEI Grade II Individual Championship when the pair earned a final score of 69.05%, coming in well ahead of Great Britain’s Emma Douglas and Cartoon Topcat (65.86%). Barwick concluded her triple win by achieving a final score of 75.177% for her performance in Sunday’s FEI Grade II Freestyle Test. “We spent the winter taking our movements apart and are in the process of putting the tests back together. I’m very pleased with the improvements in the isolated pieces from our tests which we aimed to improve upon. Our brand new Freestyle pleasantly surprised me. Bishop Burton, as always, is extremely accommodating. It is always a pleasure to attend,” commented Barwick, who has competed at the Bishop Burton over the past several years.As a result of her outstanding achievement at Bishop Burton, Barwick was bestowed with two honours at the event, “Top Foreign Rider” as well as “Top Overall Rider” for her performances with Off to Paris.Two-time Paralympian, Ashley Gowanlock of Surrey, BC, rode Roberta Sheffield’s six-year-old mare, Double Agent, in the Grade 1b division, bringing home two firsts and a third.”I am very thankful to Frances and Roberta Sheffield for giving me the opportunity to compete on their sweet mare, Double Agent. Also to Andrea Taylor for helping me figure out how to get the best out of the horse in the ring” said Gowanlock, who took first place in in her FEI Grade 1b Team Test with a final score of 66.93%, then another in the FEI 1b Individual Championship Test on a score of 67.36%. Gowanlock finished the event taking third place her FEI 1b Freestyle Test on 66.67%.Roberta Sheffield, a Canadian living in Lincolnshire, GBR, in only her second competition for the Canadian team, rode Wonderboy, her 10-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding, to first place in the FEI Grade III Team Test, scoring 67.02%. The pair then went on to take their second class win with a final score of 69.84% in the FEI Grade III Individual Championship Test. Sheffield capped off her weekend taking second place in the FEI Grade III Freestyle test, scoring 71.25%. “The European tour has been the most awesome experience,” commented Sheffield. “I have grown and learned so much, I’m so psyched to take on the world next year.”“Bishop Burton is a favourite for the Canadian Para-Equestrian Team. We are spoiled by staff and volunteers alike. Riders were able to relax and put together some of their best rides this year,” offered Chef d’Equipe for the team, Elizabeth Quigg. “We are thankful to OTP for supporting our competition endeavours overseas, and look forward to competing in Europe next year.”“The 3 riders rode well and worked with me to develop strong results. It was well worth the trip,” stated Andrea Taylor, Team Coach.Canada was also represented at the event by Elizabeth Smith, FEI steward and Sue Foell, Student International Classifier.The Ground Jury members at the event were, Wendy Barker (AUS), Carlos Lopex (POR) and Sue Petty (GRB).For complete results visit: http://www.bishopburton.ac.uk/equestrian/equine-events/competitions-diary Tags: Lauren Barwick, Ashley Gowanlock, Canadian Para-Equestrian Team, Off to Paris, Roberta Sheffield, Double Agent, Wonderboy, Elizabeth Smith, Bishop Burton CPEDI2*, Sue Foell, Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! 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. SIGN UP 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.
Google image of Bear Pond Books storefront on Main Street in Montpelier. Eligible businesses will have access to grants to help offset the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemicVermont Business Magazine The Montpelier Development Corporation (MDC) with one of its partners the Montpelier Foundation (MF) announced today the launch of the Montpelier Economic Need and Distress (MEND) Fund. The MEND Fund was created last week to respond to the burden faced by downtown businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic and the State of Vermont’s subsequent ‘Stay Home, Stay Safe’ order. MEND will provide funding to downtown storefront businesses in the form of grants to assist with their recovery and revitalization efforts during this time of unprecedented economic hardship.“Everyone involved in the creation of the Fund understands the importance of Montpelier’s downtown businesses,” said Michael Nobles, President and CEO of Union Mutual Insurance Company, and member of the Board of the MDC. “When I reached out to my peers at Vermont Mutual, National Life, Northfield Savings Bank, and Noyle W Johnson, they immediately expressed their support.”Collectively, those five companies are hoping that the over $200,000 that they have already pledged to the Fund will be matched with additional donations from other businesses and individuals.Amounts raised by the Fund will be provided to businesses in the form of grants that will be awarded without restrictions.Any first floor store front in Montpelier’s Designated Downtown with fewer than four locations is eligible. The store is asked to make a pledge to stay open or to reopen when it is safe to do so.”The fund is a welcome relief for us,” said Claire Benedict, co-owner of Bear Pond Books. “There are so many pressures being a small business owner right now and we are so grateful for the assistance from MEND. MEND is truly representative of the Montpelier spirit of supporting local business and the downtown. The grant will help ease some of the anxiety of these difficult times while we make sure our staff and patrons can remain safe. This will provide a much needed and appreciated relief.” Businesses seeking financial assistance from the MEND Fund can use the MDC website (https://www.mdc-vermont.com/mend-covid-relief(link is external)) to sign and submit their pledge(link is external) by June 5th for review by MDC. Businesses will get their grants before the end of June. Tax-deductible donations to the MEND Fund may be made by going to https://www.mdc-vermont.com/mend-covid-relief(link is external). “Montpelier, like all Vermont downtowns, is a community center where city’s conversations and commerce happen so helping our downtown sends positive ripples throughout the local ecosystem,” said Bill Kaplan, Chair of the Board of the Montpelier Development Corporation. “We want to do whatever we can to prevent COVID-19 failures from happening in Montpelier and believe this could be a model for the State” “The generosity of these donors is overwhelming,” said Wes Hamilton, co-founder and co-owner of Three Penny Taproom. “It’s a reminder of how lucky we are to be a part of this community.” He said for a place whose business model counts on a crowded happy hour, curbside service only has been a difficult transition. Getting a grant to carry them through one month’s rent can be a great help, he said. The grant is crucial because they simply cannot borrow more money.Catherine Coteus, MEND Fund Project Manager said the Pledges must be in by June 5 and the money will be dispersed by the end of June. The money will be awarded based on how much is available and on the proportional size of the business.The Montpelier Development Corporation(link is external) (MDC) serves as the steward of the Economic Development Strategic Plan for the City of Montpelier. Working closely with local government, area businesses and organizations, MDC assists individual entrepreneurs and already existing firms to establish, relocate or expand their businesses within the City of Montpelier.The Montpelier Foundation(link is external) (MF) enhances the city’s ability to make investments in capital improvement projects and complements revenue generated from taxes, appropriations, grants and other sources. Created by the Montpelier City Council in 1994, the Foundation receives gifts, bequests and donations of cash or property to support capital projects that provide long term public benefits in Montpelier.For more information about the Fund, please contact Catherine Coteus, MEND Fund Project Manager, at (802) 828-7050.Source: Montpelier, Vt. — The Montpelier Development Corporation 5.21.2020
IT + Project Management: A Love Affair An article in USA Today this week got me interested in how much the tech firms are paying to lobby Congress. There are a few places you can easily research this information, and to no surprise the usual suspects rise to the top in terms of annual lobbying expenditures. Last year, Microsoft topped this list compiled by OpenSecrets.org at close to $7 million, and HP and Google weren’t far behind. The same three firms have so far spent more than a total of $10 million this year. Other firms in the top ten include Oracle, IBM, Intel and Cisco. According to their federal filings, Google employs nearly 25 different lobbying firms alone. (The data from this year is incomplete, this is from OpenSecrets.org.)No surprise but several trade associations are big spenders, including the Entertainment Software Association, the Information Technology Industry Council, and the Business Software Alliance (the latter has been mostly a lobbying arm of the software industry anyway). Notable 2011 expenditures of online vendors include GoDaddy at $400,000, Amazon at $1 million, Verisign at $600,000, and Yahoo at $1.2 million. Facebook has doubled their lobbying efforts from last year, spending close to a $1 million in the first nine months of 2011. Their efforts interestingly enough have focused on consumer privacy bills before Congress, including HR 1895 from Ed Markey that would require online companies to obtain parental permission before collecting minors’ personal information. As if that will be the day (that parents will actually know how to sign off on this for their kids, I mean).And for those of you fat cats that want to throw your weight and dollars around, there is still time to meet execs from Google, Microsoft, LegalZoom, Shopkick, Yelp and Facebook at a fundraiser for the Democratic Senate campaign starting Thursday evening in Menlo Park, Calif. A mere $1,000 will get you in the door to attend the dinner and an all-day conference on Friday, and no, your contributions are not tax deductible. Tags:#Analysis#enterprise Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now david strom Related Posts
Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ Fiorentina coach Vincenzo Montella was furious at the referee for not checking VAR on the winning Lazio goal. “That’s what it’s there for.” The Viola were beaten 2-1 by a late Ciro Immobile header, but the issue was Jordan Lukaku winning back the ball from Riccardo Sottil – seemingly with a foul – to then provide the assist. “I don’t understand when there’s a decisive incident in the final minutes and you have this technology, why not use it? Just take a minute and go look?” the visibly irritated coach told Sky Sport Italia. “I said to the referee, if you see it afterwards and think it wasn’t a foul, I’ll buy you a coffee. If you see it and think it was a foul, you can buy me a coffee. “It’s not the first time this has happened to us. There might’ve been a penalty for Lazio on Lazzari, fine, but this was at the last minute and the decisive goal, why not go and check? That’s what VAR is there for. “The protocol is meant to be that the referee makes the final decision, but why can’t he go and evaluate it properly for himself? It was easier to accept without VAR, because we know that’s over in a second, but here we have the technology and aren’t using it. “We all stood around for four minutes waiting for the VAR to say if he should see it or not. If he’d just gone and looked at it, it would’ve been a minute or two longer, but at least we’d all be sure. “He may well have made the same decision that it wasn’t a foul, but at least we’d have the confidence he’d seen it.” Fiorentina had been unbeaten since September 1, but Montella picked the same starting XI for the seventh game in a row. “I am proud of the lads, as it was a difficult game, Lazio have been working together for a long time and are well-drilled. Lazio were more consistent, certainly. We struggled a little physically, which was strange, considering they had played on Thursday. “I think this is the first game in the last few weeks where the opponents have been superior in terms of performance, not by much, but it could’ve gone either way or ended in a draw.” Franck Ribery was livid at being substituted, spending the next 10 minutes in the dugout complaining about the decision and asking for clarification. “I thought he looked tired, maybe he was angry because he wanted to come off earlier,” joked Montella. “He’s a champion, I like the adrenaline and passion, he’ll have plenty of time to give his contribution. I was a forward, I know what it was like being substituted.” Ribery was visibly still furious after the final whistle, as there is footage of the veteran pushing the linesman as they walk off the field.
Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKiefer Ravena showed up for practice on Monday, making a total of four point guards vying for spots in the Gilas Pilipinas roster that will play Japan and Chinese Taipei later this month at the start of the Fiba World Cup 2019 Asian Qualifiers.Terrence Romeo also reported for work earlier. Together with Jayson Castro and the improved Kevin Alas in the pool, there will be four point guards that Reyes would have to choose from in time for the clash with the Japanese slated Nov. 24 in Tokyo.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ceres-Negros closes in on top spot Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ But having so many point guards in his squad is not new to Reyes, who took four with him to Seville, Spain, in 2014—Castro, Romeo, Paul Lee and Jimmy Alapag—in the World Cup where the Filipinos won a round robin game for the first time in 40 years, an 81-79 overtime decision of Senegal.Reyes would have had a fifth guard in the pool in Jio Jalalon, who has been out because of a lateral collateral ligament (LCL) injury.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe Filipinos will tangle with the Taiwanese at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao on Nov. 27, which naturalized player Quincy Davis III was reportedly ruled out to play for Chinese Taipei because of an injury.Andray Blatche, Gilas’ naturalized center, will arrive Nov. 12 to join the Nationals in practice. Palace: Robredo back to ‘groping with a blind vision’ The first round of the hectic qualifying process will end in February for the Filipinos when they travel to Australia to play the world-power Aussies who, in turn, will also play here.Ira Brown is vying for a spot in the Japanese national side as its naturalized player, but unlike the Philippines and Taipei which enlisted big men in the 6-foot-11 Blatche and the 6-foot-10 Davis III, respectively, Brown is a 6-foot-4 guard.Joji Takeuchi remains to be one of the big guns for the Japanese. A 6-foot-10 center with soft hands and quick feet Takeuchi has seen his share of battles with Gilas.Reigning four-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo, Japeth Aguilar, Castro, Calvin Abueva, Gabe Norwood and Matthew Wright are considered shoo-ins by most.ADVERTISEMENT Malditas save PH from shutout The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads View comments
Redshirt sophomore Jake Hanes smacks the ground out of frustration after sending the ball out-of-bounds during Ohio State’s loss to George Mason on Jan. 18 at St. John Arena in Columbus. Credit: Ethan Clewell | Senior Reporter.This season, the Ohio State men’s volleyball team has had to replace decorated seniors, work through injuries and experience tough losses. But none of these challenges measure up to the tests it faces this weekend. The Buckeyes (4-6) continue their five-match road trip in Long Beach, California, on Friday, when they take on No. 6 UC Santa Barbara (9-3) and No. 1 Long Beach State (10-0). The Buckeyes are reeling after a straight-set loss to No. 15 Purdue Fort Wayne on Tuesday for their second straight conference loss. Junior outside hitter Jake Hanes and senior setter Sanil Thomas did not play in the match due to injury, and will not play in either of the upcoming matches. Head coach Pete Hanson said injuries have taken a toll on his team’s flow during the game. “I think our guys are a little bit shaken mentally, not having Jake and having lost Sanil,” Hanson said. “It’s just been kind of topsy turvy and you can’t get a rhythm established when you can’t keep the same guys on the floor all the time.” Both UC Santa Barbara and Long Beach State have been anything but topsy turvy this season. The Gauchos are coming off of back-to-back road victories against then-No. 3 BYU in six straight sets. Senior outside hitter Corey Chavers collected 33 kills and six aces in the two matches. Long Beach State has only lost one set in its 10 matches this season, a 25-19 third set against USC. Senior opposite hitter Kyle Ensing and senior outside hitter TJ DeFalco lead the team with 106 kills each, adding 21 and 17 aces, respectively. In the face of tough competition, Hanson said the message he’s trying to get across to his players this weekend is building confidence. “We’re talking to our guys about, ‘Hey you can’t worry about the end result right now. We have to worry about the process,’” Hanson said. “Let the chips fall where they may, and just build some confidence in what we’re doing. It might result in a win, it might not, but let’s kind of get our feet underneath us and get going a little bit.” Freshman setter Luke Lentin will start his second and third matches, respectively, this weekend after beginning his Buckeye career on Tuesday against Purdue Fort Wayne. Prior to Tuesday, Lentin was injured with a concussion, forcing him to miss three matches. “I had one full day of practice before I came back on the court,” Lentin said. “But I think I’ve worked myself into it.” This weekend brings more than an opportunity to get back out on the court for Lentin: it brings home. Lentin is originally from La Jolla, California, just 95 miles from Walter Pyramid where the Buckeyes will play their matches. “I’m really excited to get back home, back to my home state,” Lentin said. “Maybe it’ll make me feel a little more comfortable setting on the court.” Ohio State will play UC Santa Barbara at 7 p.m. on Friday and Long Beach State at 10 p.m. on Saturday in Long Beach, California.
Wayne Rooney bagged his first MLS hat-trick as DC United thrashed Real Salt Lake 5-0.The former Manchester United striker was in red-hot form for DC to help them nail the second win of their three opening games in the 2019 MLS campaign.Rooney broke the deadlock in the 34th-minute by smashing home a penalty-kick and struck again just seven minutes later by chipping the ball into the back of the net.DC headed into the break 2-0 up at the Audi Field Stadium in Washington with Real Salt Lake down to 10-men upon Jefferson Savarino’s straight red card in first-half stoppage-time.Therefore, Ben Olsen’s side enjoyed an even stronger outing in the second half with Rooney finding the net again to complete his treble in the 65th-minute.Real Salt Lake’s misery was later doubled when Marcelo Silva picked up a second yellow card for fouling Lucas Rodriguez just two minutes later.The Argentine striker soon got on the scoresheet himself before Ulises Segura finished off nine-man Real Salt Lake by adding a fifth goal for DC in the final 10 minutes of the game.The victory on Sunday morning ensured that DC go top of the Eastern Conference standings on seven points from their opening three games.“Obviously, we were expecting a difficult game and I think we started ok, we were sticking to our gameplan and obviously the first goal helped us and then the red card made the game a bit more different than what we planned for,” said Rooney on DC’s Twitter.Report: Rooney talks Engalnd Kane and Guardiola George Patchias – September 12, 2019 Wayne Rooney has spoken of his England record, Harry Kane smashing it and Pep Guardiola for England.In an interview on his Wayne Rooney podcast…“We were clinical, we had chances. Apart from the header I missed, we were quite clinical in front of goal so it’s a strange game especially when two players are sent-off.“But I think the referee, whether it was his decision or if it went upstairs or wherever it goes to I don’t know, but it was a comfortable night in the end.“To score a hat-trick is always great and I’m really pleased with getting the three goals. I’m pleased for the team, it was a great victory for us. Preparing for pre-season and knowing the first three games we had before the break, to come away with seven points is a good tally for us.“But also three clean sheets is big for us as a team and we’re working hard defensively to try and keep that and build from the last two games.”DC United, who haven’t conceded a goal in their opening three matches, will next take a trip to Orlando City on April 1.Post-match reaction from @WayneRooney after a 5-0 victory over @realsaltlake.Oh yeah, he scored a hat trick. ⚽️⚽️⚽️#DCU | #DCvRSL pic.twitter.com/Tp2UP4YC78— D.C. United (@dcunited) March 17, 2019