2014 FEI World Breeding Eventing Championships for Young Horses

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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. Horse Sport Enews German star, Michael Jung, scooped the 6-year-old title with Star Connection while Frenchman, Thomas Carlile, steered last year’s 6-year-old winner Tanareze to victory in the 7-year-old category at the FEI World Breeding Eventing Championships for Young Horses 2014 at Le Lion d’Angers, France yesterday.Carlile made history when winning both divisions last autumn, and he perfectly demonstrated the essence of these Championships when topping the line-up at Boekolo in The Netherlands a week ago with the horse with which he won the 7-year-old division 12 months ago, Sirocco du Gers. This important annual fixture, which this year celebrated its 29th edition, is all about highlighting and developing the talent of the future, and once again this year drew record crowds of breeders, spectators and Eventing fans from around the globe to the lovely venue at l’Isle de Briand where they were bathed in brilliant sunshine during four days of fabulous competition.Course designer, Pierre Michelet, presented another extraordinary set of cross-country fences that included the Violin at fence 5 which was beautifully created by acques Bouguier, the carpenter of the National Stud of Le Lion d’Angers, an inter-twined pair of Dragons at fence 15 and an eye-catching Owl Hole at 18. There were relatively few problems on cross-country day, but the phase still played a significant role in deciding the result in both categories.Six-Year-OldsThe Ground Jury for the 6-year-olds consisted of Hungary’s Fulop Sandor, Nathale Carriere and Jen-Lou Caplain from France and America’s Jane Hamlin, and they placed the Trakehner, Eiskonig by Songline, in pole position with Vincent Martens from Belgium on board after the Dressage phase. Their score of 41.90 left the pair only 0.8 points ahead of the multi-medalled German, Michael Jung riding the Hannoverian, Star Connection, however, so there was no room for error, while Australia’s Christopher Burton lined up third at this early stage with the Dutch-bred Dutch Man Retto on a mark of 44.40.Only seven horse-and-rider combinations encountered problems on Saturday’s cross-country run in this division, and Martens and Eiskonig were amongst them. A single refusal at fence 15, the Dragons that sat on top of a hillside, was followed by another at the second element of fence 17, so the Belgian rider wisely decided to call it a day.This left Jung now out in front followed by Burton who produced one of the most eye-catching tours of the competition. Dutch Man Retto appeared still young enough to be a little bemused by some of the advertising boards along the route, but when it came to jumping the obstacles themselves his fabulous technique, allied with super-sympathetic riding from the Australian who never pushed the youngster out of his stride but let him find his own balance and bowl along quite happily, ensured the horse’s Le Lion experience was an enjoyable and successful learning curve.Great Britain’s Zoe Wilkinson was holding third place going into yesterday’s final Jumping phase with the AES-bred Parkfield Quintessential and left all the fences in place. But two time penalties proved costly, dropping her down to sixth, and allowed her British colleague, Piggy French to rise to third spot instead with the Irish-bred Cooley Dream Extreme, by Cruising, when adding nothing to their first-phase scoreline.At the sharp end, Burton and Dutch Man Retto piled all the pressure on Jung with a lovely clear, but the German who took team gold and individual silver at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy, never flinched as he also proved foot-perfect with Star Connection.Seven-Year-OldsThe French had the whip hand after Dressage in the Seven-Year-Old Championship, but once again the leader would be dethroned on cross-country day. Nicolas Touzaint was delighted when the Hosteiner, Caretinhus, produced the best Dressage score for judges Les Smith from Great Britain, Yves-Francois Belz and Jean-Lou Caplain from France and Australia’s Polly Huntington. And with a brilliant mark of just 34.00, he went into the cross-country phase almost six penalty points clear of fellow-countryman Thomas Carlile with Tenareze while Britain’s Tom McEwen was in third on 43.70 with Toledo de Kerser.After his Dressage test Touzaint said his horse reminded him of his other great ride, Galan de Sauvagere, and was filled with expectation. “He (Caretinhus) has a lot of potential and is learning quickly. He was little hesitant until the middle of this year, but over the last three or four competitions he has really got it!” said the Frenchman. But Caretinhus didn’t look filled with confidence over much of the track, and following a stop at the Owl Hole at 19, he was eliminated for two further refusals at the b and c elements of fence 20.Once again the 23-fence track generally jumped really well, with only 11 encountering problems from 37 starters and mistakes scattered all across the course. Carlile gave another master-class in cross-country riding with his French Anglo-Arab which is by the international Jumping stallion Jaguar Mail. And with Touzaint now out of the way, he led the field into yesterday’s final Jumping phase. McEwen stayed with him, holding onto second spot with his French-bred horse by another great jumper, Diamant de Semilly, while Michael Jung, who had two strong entries in this class, lay fourth with fischerRicona.It all fell apart for this pair in the Jumping ring however when they plummeted to 25th place after collecting 12 faults. But the German still got into the line-up with fischerTakinou who moved up from 18th after Dressage to 13th after a clean run across the country, and then stood firm to finish fourth as the coloured poles toppled for many of those ahead of him.Gaining groundMeanwhile Britain’s Laura Collett was also gaining ground. A total of 14 horse-and-rider combinations completed on their Dressage scores and she was one of those, lying 11th after the first phase and rocketing all the way up to third when adding nothing more to her first-phase mark of 46.20.McEwen and Toledo de Kerser stood firm with a clear over the coloured poles yesterday, but when Carlile followed suit the 23-year-old Briton had to settle for a very creditable second place. The Frenchman’s record in these Championships is now little short of sensational, and he is only the third rider ever to do the double with the same horse in the 6 and 7-year-old categories.“I am very satisfied with Teneraze and this second consecutive victory he’s achieved at Le Lion which is a reference point in the Eventing world” said the rider who is only 27 years old. He also steered another Anglo-Arab, Upsilon, into fifth in the 6-year-olds, and he described his entire experience as “an unbelievable weekend and a moment of great happiness for my crew. I am completely overwhelmed!” Carlile added.Frédéric Lopez Coronado, co-owner of Teneraze along with the rider said, “I have followed Tom for a long time and he is, above all, a true horseman. When I decided to fulfill my dream of making it in Eventing, I contacted him, visited his stables and observed his work methods. This man works in a really professional way but has still managed to keep his beautiful amateur spirit. He is also very competitive” he explained, before adding, “and I will now leave you – because we have a lot to celebrate!”.ResultsSeven-Year-Old Championship: GOLD – Tenareze (Thomas Carlile) FRA 40.60; SILVER – Toledo de Kerser (Tom McEwen) GBR 43.70; BRONZE – Pamero (Laura Collett) GBR 46.20.Six-Year-Old Championship: GOLD – Star Connection (Michael Jung) GER 42.70; SILVER – Dutch Man Retto (Christopher Burton) AUS 44.40; BRONZE – Cooley Extreme (Piggy French) GBR 47.10.Full results here  Tags: Michael Jung, Thomas Carlile, 2014 FEI World Breeding Eventing Championships for Young Horses, Star Connection, Tenareze, last_img read more

Militia group agrees to leave their encampment in New Mexico near US border

first_imgKVIA-TV(SUNLAND PARK, N.M.) —  An armed militia group of private citizens has agreed to leave their encampment near the U.S.-Mexico border after officials expressed concerns about them brandishing weapons on public property.“They decided it wasn’t worth the fight,” Sunland Park, New Mexico, Police Chief Javier Guerra told ABC News on Tuesday.Members of the group, which calls itself the “United Constitutional Patriots,” were seen using military-style attire and firearms to detain dozens of migrant families last week. Video of the encounter was shared widely on social media.The group has remained camped out near the border in New Mexico and plans to leave the area Wednesday morning, Guerra said.The group’s leader, Larry Mitchell Hopkins, was arrested Saturday after he was charged in a criminal complaint with being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the District of New Mexico.“Pointing a weapon at an unarmed individual is assault,” Guerra told reporters in Sunland Park on Tuesday. “Now that I know there was an ex-felon over there, it does bring worry to me.”Federal officials also issued a warning to militia members over the weekend.“Interference by civilians in law enforcement matters could have public safety and legal consequences for all parties involved,” a U.S. Customs and Border Protection official said in a statement.Private citizens have organized along the southern border for years in attempts to stop immigrants. A group known as the Minuteman Project coordinates volunteers looking to spot and report people that they believe to be crossing into the United States illegally.“It’s our job to support law enforcement, not to be law enforcement,” said Howie Morgan, a Minuteman Project leader.Despite public warnings from federal and local officials, Morgan said that their group only reports what they believe to be illegal activity.CBP did not respond to follow-up questions from ABC News about border agents’ interactions with civilians offering unsolicited help and members associated with United Constitutional Patriots could not be reached for comment.Hopkins, the group’s leader, allegedly said the that United Constitutional Patriots had also plotted to assassinate Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, according to a 2017 criminal complaint.The U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Mexico declined to comment further.Hopkins will appear in court next week and, if convicted, faces up to 10 years in prison.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

MS Counseling Psychology Faculty & Grad Internships Coord

first_imgLOCATION: Central, SC  CLASSIFICATION: Full-time faculty,tenure-track; exempt 12-month contract   REPORTSTO: Chair for the Division of Social Sciences,College of Arts and Sciences   GENERALDESCRIPTIONSouthern Wesleyan University, a university within theWesleyan-Holiness theological tradition, located in the beautifulupstate of South Carolina, invites applications for facultypositions within the nascent but rapidly growing MSc in CounselingPsychology program.We invite interested individuals to apply for the positionof Full-Time Faculty & Graduate InternshipsCoordinator. The university seeks to increase the numberof women and minorities within its faculty. Minorities are stronglyencouraged to apply. The position is intended to begin July,1,2021.The entry level rank of this full-time faculty position will beassistant or associate professor, within the MS CounselingPsychology program, will be determined by terminal degree,qualifications and experience. The selected individual will haveprimary responsibility for coordinating graduateinternships/practica within the MS Counseling Psychology program.  RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Coordinatepractica/internships for the MS Counseling Psychology program. 2.Direct supervision of graduate practicum and internship students.3. Teach classes in the MS Counseling Psychology program(see http://catalog.swu.edu/MSCP_courses) SWUgraduate faculty carry a 9-hour/semester load: Two 3- credit-hourcourses during the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters, includingcourse load reductions for internship coordination/clinicalsupervision. 4. Engage in program and curriculum development,student learning outcomes assessment, student recruitment, andadvising in the counseling psychology program. 5. Demonstrateservant-leadership by engaging in service activities within theuniversity and the larger community. 6. Serve on universitycommittees and be actively engaged with the university community.  QUALIFICATIONS 1. A Ph.D. in an appropriatefield (e.g., Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, CounselorEducation) is preferred. 2. Graduate counseling student supervisionexperience is essential. 3. Experience in or a desire to integrateChristian faith with the teaching and practice of the academicdiscipline is essential. 4. Eligibility for licensure in the stateof South Carolina is preferred. 5. Research experience related tocounseling or experience in the implementation of evidence-basedpractices in counseling is preferred. 6. SWU is committed tomaximizing the use of technology in its daily operations and inachieving its strategic goals. Applicants should be comfortable andfamiliar with the use of technology within the academic environmentincluding distance learning and learning management systems,web-based programs, and PC applications.   OTHERREQUIREMENTS 1. Mission and Lifestyle Expectations. Theuniversity is a Christian liberal arts institution in theWesleyan-Holiness theological tradition. In light of SWU’sunapologetically Christ-centered mission, all employees areexpected to embrace the university’s Statement of Faith, respectits Wesleyan heritage, and adhere to its lifestyle expectations. 2.Pre-employment Screening. Employment is contingent on thecompletion a criminal background screening.last_img read more

Practical Nursing Instructor

first_imgJob Close Date05/21/2021 Minimal Qualifications: Initial Screen Date: Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: A valid BLS Certification Qualifying fields:Nursing Job Open Date04/20/2021 Position Information CompensationSalary is commensurate with education and experience. Open Until FilledNo Position Title:Practical Nursing Instructor • Masters of Science in Nursing with a clinical component, a validBLS certification, and a certain active licensure to practiceprofessional nursing in Missouri with no disciplinary actions inany jurisdiction. Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Special Instructions to Applicants To review additional descriptive components of this facultyposition clickhere . Position Type:Full-Time Master’s degree. What is the highest level of education you have in Nursing, asconferred through an official transcript?Have not completed High school diploma/GEDHigh school diploma/GEDAssociate’s degreeBachelor’s degreeMaster’s degreeDoctorate degree LocationPenn Valley – Health Science Institute Full-time members of the faculty are professional educators whohave the primary responsibility of instruction and management ofassigned classes. Additional responsibilities include fulfillingthe Metropolitan Community College mission, vision, values,strategic plan, Board of Trustees’ charges and educationalphilosophy, and primary goal of providing a quality education forall students attending the college. Deliver effective instruction – Provide quality instruction,which is reflective of current discipline standards and isaccurate, relevant, and engaging using college – approvedcurriculum and resources. Assess student learning – Demonstrate reflective practice,including assessment of student learning. This includes ongoingformative assessments, as well as official departmentalassessment. Manage classes and learning environments – Foster a positiveclassroom-learning environment by presenting information in a waythat is inclusive to all learners, including the assurance ofsection 508 accessibility. Promote continual improvement as part of the cycle of teachingand learning. Support learning through student engagement – Incorporatepedagogical strategies such as active learning, authentic andproblem-based activities, and other successful teaching strategiesinto classroom instruction.- Provide student guidance – Help students develop academic habitsfor college success.- Pursue professional development – Stay current in academicfield.- Actively participate collegially in department, campus,cross-college, discipline-specific, district, and community serviceactivities.- Perform other duties as assigned to provide a high qualitylearning experience for students, including participating incommencement, attending college functions, etc. Work Hours Special Requirements: Basic Cardiac Life Support certification.*Masters of Science in Nursing with a clinical component, a validBLS certification, and a certain active licensure to practiceprofessional nursing in Missouri with no disciplinary actions inany jurisdiction. Specific Experience Required: Class CategoryFaculty Optional & Required DocumentsRequired DocumentsCover LetterResumeTranscript 01CertificationOptional DocumentsLicenseTranscript 02Transcript 03Transcript 04Transcript 05Other Document 01Other Document 02Other Document 03Other Document 04Other Document 05 Master’s Degree in NursingBasic Cardiac Life Support certification. • Masters of Science in Nursing with a clinical component, a validBLS certification, and a certain active licensure to practiceprofessional nursing in Missouri with no disciplinary actions inany jurisdiction. Brief Description of Duties: Do you have a current undisciplined Professional NursingLicense in Missouri? (a copy of your license must be attached withyour application)NoYes Preferred Areas of Expertise: Career Opportunity Number21-034 Do you currently have at least: * a Master’s of Science inNursing plus three (3) years clinical experience as a professionalnurse or comparable experience OR * a Bachelor’s of Science inNursing plus five (5) years clinical experience as a professionalnurse or comparable experience?NoYes How much teaching experience in a pre-licensure professionalnursing program or comparable experience do you have, as supportedby the employment history listed on your online application?noneless than 1 yearbetween 1 and 2 yearsbetween 2 and 3 yearsbetween 3 and 4 yearsbetween 4 and 5 years5 or more years Missouri License undisciplined in all jurisdictions.last_img read more

Extell nabs $440M in financing for Midtown assemblage

first_img This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Now Extell CEO Gary Barnett and a portion of the assemblage at 562-572 Fifth Avenue, 2 West 47th, and 10 West 47th (Credit: Google Maps)In one of its last big deals of 2019, Gary Barnett’s Extell Development tightened its grip on a Midtown development site, and sewed up $440 million in new financing for a future project there.The site, not far from Extell’s International Gem Tower, is comprised of a 13-part assemblage at Fifth Avenue between 46th and 47th streets.In two separate transactions in late December, Extell bought out Hong Kong-based Meridian Capital Limited’s stake in the assemblage for $263.7 million. It also bought out SL Green’s interest at 562 Fifth Avenue for $52.4 million.Extell also landed the $440 million in financing for the deals, according to PincusCo Media, which first reported on the loan and buyout. The total includes a $340 million senior loan from JPMorgan Chase and another bank and a $100 million mezzanine loan from Meritz Financial Group. The project — which has as-of-right development potential of 607,557 square feet — is likely to be an office building, Extell began assembling pieces of the site in 2008, and has shelled out $540 million to date.Since 2011, Meridian — which is linked to some of Kazakhstan’s wealthiest individuals — has invested more than $200 million into Extell’s New York real estate projects, according to an analysis of property records by The Real Deal. [PincusCo] — E.B. SolomontRead moreMeet Extell’s secretive Kazakh backerExtell adds to Diamond District assemblagelast_img read more

250,000th passenger for Simplibus

first_imgStagecoach East Midlands marked its 250,000th passenger on its Simplibus service in Newark last Thursday (28 March).Maria Torres boarded the bus at Newark Bus Station to discover she was the 250,000th passenger to use the service since its launch in September last year.Maria was treated to a bus journey with a difference as the operator had arranged flowers, balloons and a night’s stay at Newark Lodge Guest House.She says: “I was so surprised when I stepped on the bus to find I had won a prize for being the 250,000th customer. I can’t wait to enjoy a night away.”Simplibus, which runs across Newark, has helped increase the number of people choosing to travel by bus by making timetables easier to understand, introducing contactless payments and making bus routes more reliable.last_img read more

A single EU country code

first_imgBut it is good to hear that Europe has, at last, got its own identity when it comes to a slightly older invention – the telephone.There is now a single European phone number, courtesy of the world telecoms body, the International Telecommunication Union.The EU country code +388, will replace existing national codes, such as 353 for Ireland and 44 for the UK, for users who sign up to the scheme. Experts at the European telecom users group INTUG were ecstatic. “It will help businesses and other organisations to create a European identity and cut the lists of numbers for European offices that they publish to the outside world,” said one.last_img read more

Local elections biggest test for Samaras

first_imgLocal elections in Greece on Sunday (18 May) will be the first big electoral test for Prime Minister Antonis Samaras since he took office in 2012.Samaras’s pro-bail-out centre-right New Democracy is neck-and-neck with the left-wing opposition Syriza, opinion polls suggest. Both parties are expected to win around 20% of the vote.Although it is only the municipal and regional councils that the Greeks will choose, it is the national leaders who are campaigning. Samaras presents his party as the guarantee of political stability and crucial reforms. Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras – who is also the nominee of the European Left for president of the European Commission – is seeking to exploit popular discontent with austerity measures. Another party that has benefited from public anger is the far-right Golden Dawn. Its popularity rose in the wake of the country’s debt crisis, and it expects a similar boost from widespread anger overimmigration and austerity. The party took around 7% of the vote in the 2012 national election and now polls at around 8%.Analysts fear the unpredictability may further destabilise Greece’s political landscape as support for the government weakens. New Democracy’s coalition partner, the centre-left PASOK, is expected to receive about 7% of the votes. Evangelos Venizelos, its leader, who is also foreign affairs minister, said that if support forPASOK declines, “there is no government, there is no stability, there is no prospect for the nation”.The Athens mayoral race has become symbolic of the struggle. There are seven contenders for the post, with Georgios Kaminis, the current socialist mayor, in the lead in the polls. Aris Spiliotopoulos, who is linked to New Democracy, is in second place, followed by the Syriza and Golden Dawn candidates.The second round of local elections is scheduled for 25 May, and will coincide with the vote for the European Parliament.last_img read more

Probe into Vegas event attended by Emmanuel Macron

first_imgAn aide to Macron told AFP that the investigation would look into Business France, the unit within the ministry that organized the event.“It’s in no way a story about Macron,” he said.The revelations came hours after François Fillon, the conservative candidate in the election, was placed under formal investigation for the alleged misuse of taxpayer’s money. Also On POLITICO François Fillon placed under formal investigation: reports By Cynthia Kroet French prosecutors on Tuesday opened an investigation into alleged favoritism at an event in Las Vegas at which Emmanuel Macron was a speaker, local media reported.The event took place at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show and was organized by a unit within the economy ministry. Macron was economy minister at the time before quitting the government and launching a presidential bid.The Paris prosecutor’s office said irregularities were discovered in the way the event was organized, with public relations firm Havas being given the contract without a call to tender.last_img read more

Crimson Frozen Four-bound

first_imgWith the Harvard women’s hockey team protecting a 5-1 advantage in the closing minutes of its NCAA regional showdown versus Dartmouth on Saturday afternoon (March 15), a small contingent of Crimson fans suddenly filled Bright Hockey Center with a battle cry. “Min-ah-so-ta” they sang, followed by a rhythmic succession of hand claps (two slow, three fast). Ever the educated sports fans, those Harvard hockey nuts – making up a good majority of the 1,497 on hand – weren’t just whistling Dixie.In dispensing the eight-seeded Big Green, 5-1, the No. 1 Crimson squad (31-1-0; 27-0-0, ECAC) punched its ticket to the big dance in Duluth, scheduled for March 20 and 22 at the city’s Entertainment and Convention Center. With the victory, the Harvard program is set to make its fifth Frozen Four appearance (the team competed in the tourney in 2001, 2003, 2004, and 2005). And though the Crimson captured the American Women’s College Hockey Alliance national championship in 1999, the women’s NCAA title – established in 2001 – has remained elusive for the Cambridge team.The semifinals, scheduled for this evening (March 20), will pit Harvard against the fourth-seeded (and reigning national champion) University of Wisconsin Badgers. Opening face-off is scheduled for 6 p.m. The No. 2 and 3 seeds, meanwhile, the University of Minnesota, Duluth, and the University of New Hampshire, respectively, will play in the other semifinal matchup at 9 p.m. The prevailing squads will then vie for the championship two days later (March 22) at 1:30 p.m.Against Dartmouth, Harvard avoided a scoreless first period (and a wasted 17-shot effort) when Jenny Brine ’09 knocked a close-range blast by Carli Clemis with 33 ticks remaining. It marked the junior’s 18th goal of the season.The Crimson found its groove in the middle stanza when the team rattled off two straight goals (courtesy of Kate Buesser ’11 and Sarah Vaillancourt ’09) within a four-minute period to take a 3-0 advantage. And though the Big Green made it a two-goal game at the 16:36 mark of the second period following Sarah Parsons’ unassisted tally past Harvard’s Christina Kessler (30 saves on the day), the Crimson later recorded a pair of power-play goals in the final period to thwart the visitor’s momentum.Such capitalization on player-up opportunities has served Harvard well all season long. (In the midst of a 21-game win streak, the women’s last setback was Dec. 14.) For head coach Katey Stone – who incidentally earned her 300th career victory with the win – the Crimson’s aptitude in that department speaks to many of the team’s strengths. “I think we have a lot of weapons; we have a lot of versatility. Our players are really good at figuring out where the holes are,” she explained following the game. “I think we have some pretty dynamic kids and so we’re able to do a lot of things that help us be successful.”The No. 1 Harvard women icers will take on the University of Wisconsin at 6 p.m. (EST) today (March 20) for the right to play either the University of New Hampshire or the University of Minnesota, Duluth, on Saturday (March 22) at 1:30 p.m. (EST) for the national title. For scores and updates, visit http://www.harvard.edu or http://www.gocrimson.com.last_img read more