FEI Names Host Cities for Major ’21/22 Youth Championships

first_img SIGN UP 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. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! 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 Host cities for the FEI Youth Jumping Competition 2022 and this year’s FEI Dressage European Championship U25 have been finalized, with allocations agreed by the FEI Board at its videoconference meeting Feb. 17.These important Youth Championships will both be hosted in Germany, with the FEI Youth Jumping Competition 2022 allocated to Aachen, and the FEI Dressage European Championship U25 to Hagen, two venues with enviable track records for organizing top-level events.Following the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decision to postpone the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) 2022 in Dakar (SEN) until 2026, the FEI sought IOC agreement for a replacement competition. The new FEI Youth Jumping Competition 2022 will mean that young Jumping athletes aged 14-18 will still have the opportunity to participate in a global competition based on the unique YOG format.“We were delighted the IOC supported the FEI initiative for a replacement equestrian competition for the Youth Olympic Games in 2022 and that it will be hosted at the world-famous showgrounds in Aachen,” FEI President Ingmar De Vos said. “The Youth are our future and we need to safeguard the development of youth engagement in equestrian sport and continue inspiring this new generation of athletes.“Participation at the YOG is a significant motivating factor for athletes to stay in elite-level sport. Now we can offer the FEI Youth Jumping Competition 2022 as an alternative to the next YOG generation, which they would otherwise have lost with the postponement of Dakar 2022. And it allows us to promote the Olympic values with these young athletes in a truly global environment.”The FEI Youth Jumping Competition (June 28 to July 3, 2022) will follow the same format as the Equestrian Competition at the Youth Olympic Games, with 30 athletes from 30 nations across six continents participating in a continental team competition and an individual competition. As with YOG, all athletes will compete on borrowed horses provided by the organizer.The FEI Dressage European Championship U25 in 2021, originally scheduled to run in Donaueschingen (GER), has been reallocated to Hagen (GER). Host of multiple championship-level events, Hagen was the venue used for the test event for the new Olympic formats in jumping and dressage in 2019.The U25 Championship will run concurrently with the Senior FEI Dressage European Championships from September 8–12, 2021. Tags: FEI, Dressage, Youth Olympic Games, show jumping, FEI Youth Jumping Competition, FEI Dressage European Championship U25, last_img read more

Boosting sales in a Jiffy

first_imgJiffy Trucks is promoting its mobile business vehicles as a way for bakery retailers to expand, without being tied to potentially high rent agreements.Jiffy said its trucks offer a much lower operating cost as an alternative to fixed premises. A Jiffy Truck mobile ’sandwich round’, it said, can turn over £500 per day – even in the currently depressed economic climate.A Jiffy ’Bocado’ model, purchased on finance over four years, costs £23.67 daily.www.jiffytrucks.co.uklast_img

News story: UKHO apprentice wins Somerset Apprenticeship Award

first_imgSince joining the UKHO on an internship in 2016, Sophie has secured two promotions – most recently to the role of Digital Marketing Communications Executive. She is studying for a Digital Marketer apprenticeship and is one of over 50 apprentices across the organisation. The UKHO has offered an apprenticeship programme since 2016, offering the opportunity to study towards an industry-recognised qualification at advanced and higher levels across 15 different disciplines.Following this success, Sophie was also invited to a celebration lunch in the presence of Her Majesty The Queen, as part of her visit to Somerset on 28 March. She was invited alongside 100 other guests from across the county to King’s Bruton School, where the Queen opened the school’s music centre and named a new Avon and Somerset Police horse during her visit. It is great to see the hard work done by our apprentices and the wider team at the UKHO being recognised within the county. A huge congratulations to Sophie – I felt very proud reading and seeing her achievements being recognised in a very public forum. Sophie Prescott, UKHO Digital Marketing Communications Executive, has won in the ‘Career Development’ category at the Somerset Apprenticeship Awards, held at Haynes Motor Museum earlier this month.The organisation was also shortlisted as a finalist in the ‘Large Employer of the Year’ category, and UKHO HR apprentice, Melanie Crysell, was nominated for ‘Higher Apprentice of the Year’.Chief Executive Rear Admiral Tim Lowe was delighted at the news, commenting:last_img read more

News story: The Animal and Plant Health Agency will be exhibiting at a number of shows this year.

first_imgFor further information on the shows page please view the shows websites (listed above) or contact APHA Corporate Communications by email aph[email protected] for other enquiries.Bee shows 9 March 2019: Bee Tradex Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire 30 March 2019: Welsh Beekeepers Association (WBKA) Convention, Builth Wells, Wales 12 – 14 April 2019: British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) Spring Convention, Harper Adams University, Shropshire 24 – 26 October 2019: National Honey Show Sandown Park racecourse, Surrey 5 June 2019: NSA North Sheep New Hall Farm, Settle, North Yorkshire 18 – 19 June 2019: Royal Cheshire show Clay House Farm, Knutsford, Cheshire 22 – 25 July 2019: Royal Welsh show (in the Livestock area) Builth Wells, Wales 25 – 26 November 2019: Welsh Winter Fair Builth Wells, Wales 12 – 14 April 2019: RHS Cardiff Flower Show Bute Gardens, Cardiff 5 – 7 June 2019: Fresh Produce Show Grosvenor House in London 5 – 9 June 2019: RHS Chatsworth Flower Show Chatsworth House, Derbyshire 18 – 19 June 2019: HTA National Plant Show Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire 17 July 2019: Fruit Focus East Malling Research, Kent 22 – 25 July 2019: Royal Welsh Show (in the Horticulture Pavilion) Builth Wells, Wales 31 July-4 August 2019: RHS Hyde Hall Flower Show RHS Hyde Hall Chelmsford, Essex 16 – 18 August 2019: RHS Rosemoor RHS Rosemoor, Torrington, Devon 3 – 4 September 2019: Four Oaks Trade Show Macclesfield, Cheshire 2 October 2019: South West Growers Show Matford Centre, Exeter, Devon 16 – 17 October 2019: Aquatics Trade Show Telford International Centre 7 November 2019: GroSouth Horticultural Exhibition Roundstone Nurseries, Chichester, West Sussex. 19 November 2019: Futurescape Sandown Park racecourse, Surrey 20 – 21 November 2019: British Potato Show Yorkshire Event Centre in Harrogate Date and venue to be confirmed: ICL/HTA Horticultural Science Live (Palmstead)center_img The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) will be exhibiting at a number of livestock, agricultural, horticultural, bee and veterinary shows in 2019.Agricultural showsAPHA Veterinary staff will be attending the following livestock industry and agricultural shows: These shows are an important way for us to meet livestock keepers and answer questions on their animal health and welfare concerns. We can also raise awareness of current disease threats, for example from African Swine Fever, and discuss our Surveillance services and Field Operation work to help vets to detect, diagnose and control both endemic and exotic diseases in livestock.Anyone can sign up for free disease alerts for exotic diseases.Veterinary showAPHA will be exhibiting at the London Vet Show on 14 and 15 November at the Excel Centre in east London. We attend this annual event, alongside our colleagues from the Veterinary Medicines Directorate, to raise awareness of the veterinary and para-veterinary careers across the Government Veterinary Services network. We also talk to attendees about the range of APHA surveillance, diagnostic and veterinary services.Horticultural showsThe APHA Plant Health and Seeds Inspectorate will be attending a wide range of plant/horticulture industry shows to raise awareness of new and emerging plant health threats, changes to legislation and biosecurity best practice.The shows are as follows:last_img read more

The Motet Announces Four Night New Year’s Run

first_imgColorado-based funk powerhouse The Motet has announced a four-night New Year’s run that will see them hit four different cities from December 28th-31st. On 12/28, the band will head to Minneapolis, MN’s Skyway Theatre, before heading to Milwaukee, WI for a performance at Turner Hall. Both shows will feature support from special guest PHO.Next, on 12/30, The Motet will make their way to Chicago for a show at The Aragon Ballroom with Umphrey’s McGee. Finally, the band will ring in the new year at Atlanta’s Variety Playhouse along with Roosevelt Collier Trio‘s “Jimi Does Funk” project.Check out the full details for the run in the poster below.The Motet is about to embark on a 20+ city Fall Tour presented by Live For Live Music. Keep an eye out for exclusive content like real-time updates from the road, live video footage, interviews, track premieres, show coverage, and more as the tour gets underway. For more information, visit the band’s website.last_img read more

Remains Found of Woman Sacrificed to Mitigate “El Niño” Effects in the Fifteenth Century

first_imgBy Dialogo July 16, 2009 Lima, 13 July (EFE).- A fifteenth-century woman belonging to the Chimú culture was buried alive in the archeological complex of Chan Chan, in northern Peru, to mitigate the effects of the “El Niño” weather phenomenon, the National Institute of Culture (INC) revealed today. “This is the first time that evidence has been found that some inhabitants were buried alive during that period, in this case in order to ward off the possible effects of the ‘El Niño’ phenomenon on the mud-built city,” the director of Executive Unit 110 of the INC, Cristóbal Campana, explained to the state press agency Andina. The skeletal remains of the woman, who was between twenty-two and twenty-three years old, were found during restoration work on the western perimeter wall of the “Ñain An” Palace or “House of the Birds,” part of Chan Chan’s mud-built citadel. This archeological complex has been recognized by UNESCO as a world cultural heritage site, but it is also on the list of heritage sites in danger due to the fragility of its structures, as a result of the effect of rain and the intense heat in the region. Chan Chan is one of the most important ceremonial centers in northern Peru and is located 570 kilometers north of Lima. The remains are of a woman 1.55 meters tall who was strangled and buried alive, as determined from the position of her upper limbs and jaws, which reflect a desperate struggle to free herself from the fabric knotted around her neck, the agency press release added. In addition, the victim suffered the amputation of both her feet, in the same way that the Chimú amputated both feet of guardians sacrificed in another palace in the same area. Nevertheless, the press release did not explain how it was known that this sacrifice was related to the feared meteorological phenomenon. Campana indicated that the remains would be removed this week from a structure that has been protecting them from the sun and the rain and taken to the INC’s laboratory in the department of La Libertad, where Chan Chan is located.last_img read more

In 1st Visit to US Mosque, Obama Calls Hateful Rhetoric ‘Inexcusable’

first_img“The notion that they would be filled with doubt, questioning their place in this great country of ours…that’s not who we are,” Obama said of Muslim Americans. “We’re one American family, and when any part of our family starts to feel separate or second class or targeted, it tears at the very fabric of our nation.”Obama’s visit will no doubt spark criticism. Surprisingly, he made a not-so-veiled dig at detractors who claim Obama is a closet Muslim by invoking similar attacks thrust against Thomas Jefferson, who along with John Adams, owned a Koran.“I’m in good company,” he said, drawing laughs.While some may assail Obama from visiting a mosque because of a perceived threat its congregants pose, he isn’t the first modern day US president to do so. The Democratic president’s Republican predecessor made a similar plea after deadlier terror attacks.President George W. Bush, six days after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, paid a visit to the Islamic Center of Washington D.C. It was during that meeting with Islamic leaders that Bush famously said, “Islam is peace.”“The face of terror is not the true faith of Islam,” Bush said that day. “That’s not what Islam is all about.” “Islam is peace. These terrorists don’t represent peace. They represent evil and war.” Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York In his first visit to a mosque since he was elected to the White House nearly eight years ago, President Barack Obama called anti-Islamic sentiment rampant in the United States today “inexcusable” and said such rhetoric has no place in American society.A stoic Obama told the congregation at the Islamic Society of Baltimore that he was inspired by the successful lives they’ve built for themselves in America as scientists, doctors, US soldiers, and noted that he is comforted by the mosque’s service to the city.But the president’s most impassioned comments came when, without naming any presidential candidate in particular, he lamented anti-Muslim rhetoric propagated by politicians—which he directly linked with attacks on Muslim communities throughout the country.“Recently we’ve heard inexcusable political rhetoric against Muslim Americans that has no place in our country,” Obama said Wednesday. “No surprise then that threats and harassment of Muslim Americans have surged.”Two threats were made against the Islamic Society of Baltimore, he said. Women wearing hijabs—traditional Muslim head coverings—have been targeted, Obama told the crowd.“We’ve seen children bullied; we’ve seen mosques vandalized,” the president continued.The president put the onus on Americans of all religions to stand up against hate.Obama appeared to be referencing comments made by Republican presidential hopefuls, such as Donald Trump, who called for a ban of all Muslims entering the US. Another candidate, Jeb Bush, said all Syrian refugees seeking to come to the US should undergo a religious test before entering.The national Muslim advocacy group Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said in December that there had been more attacks against mosques in 2015 than they’ve ever previously recorded.Muslim Americans were once again viewed as suspicious following the horrific attacks in Paris that killed 130 and the shooting in San Bernardino by a Muslim couple that killed 14 and injured 22.“You’ve seen too often people conflating the horrific acts of terrorism with the beliefs of an entire faith,” Obama said.The president said the far majority of Muslims around the world are peace-loving and blamed a small fraction for perverting a religion followed by 1.6 billion people worldwide in order to justify their violence and land grabs that have further destabilized regions in the Middle East and Africa.Obama sought to allay concerns of many Muslim Americans, especially parents, who’ve been forced to have tough discussions with their children about how they fit into the fabric of American society. One mother wrote to the president and said her heart “cries every night” thinking about how her daughter might be treated at school.In letters and in direct talks with Obama, Muslim Americans shared deep-felt beliefs that they are being treated like second-class citizens.center_img Obama’s relationship with the Muslim community is a complicated one.While he has repeatedly decried attacks against Muslims, Obama has also been at the helm of ever expanding drone wars that have killed terror suspects but also innocent civilians living in Muslim-dominated countries.It’s also the Obama administration that has promoted a controversial community-driven approach to fighting radical ideology called Countering Violent Extremism (CVE). When the White House hosted a summit on the topic last March, human rights groups and Muslim advocacy organizations criticized it for essentially reinforcing the stereotype that Muslim communities should be under constant suspicion.The human rights groups wondered why the supposed extremism summit focused on Muslims and did not address attacks by right wing extremists. Since 9/11, right wing extremists in the US have killed 48 people and 45 have been slain by Muslim extremists, according to the New America Foundation.“CVE’s focus on American Muslim communities and communities presumed to be Muslim stigmatizes them as inherently suspect,” the groups wrote in a joint letter to Obama three months before the summit. “It sets American Muslims apart from their neighbors and singles them out for monitoring based on faith, race and ethnicity.”On Wednesday, Obama did not shy away from acknowledging that some Muslims commit atrocities—which he blamed partly on groups like al Qaeda and the self-declared Islamic State, who use a warped ideology and falsely claim that the US is at war with Islam to bolster their ranks.Obama also called on the media—the TV and film industry, in particular—to feature Muslims in non-terror roles, arguing that most Americans’ views of Muslims are shaped not by direct interaction with Muslims but by what they see on the news and in entertainment.“An attack on one faith is an attack on all our faiths,” Obama said. “And when any religious group is targeted we all have a responsibility to speak up.”last_img read more

18th-Century Colonial Home in Stony Brook Asks $899K

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A colonial home built in 1750 is listed for sale at 246 Christian Ave. in Stony Brook.Sea captain Charles Mills, an early colonial-era settler, once owned this nearly 1-acre property. The six-bedroom home oozes with rustic, old world charm while offering modern updates. A nice, historic touch, for example, is the traditional stained glass window with a ship and “1750” designed on it.Tall windows and high cathedral ceilings with wooden plank beams give this home natural light and spaciousness throughout. That includes the eat-in kitchen, where plenty of sunlight floods in. The kitchen also has a large pantry cabinet and wood cabinets, drawers, and countertops. The house’s wide plank floors and four fireplaces are a cozy combination for the upcoming winter. The home also has a den/family room and a powder room — plus, the bedrooms have large closets and built-in shelving for storage in the walls. The partial basement is unfinished and just waiting for a real makeover; the possibilities are endless.Atop the three-floor home is a new cedar roof. Next to the house is a separate two-car garage, which has legal space in it to make a home studio or office — complete with heat and a half bathroom. There is also a small deck connected to the house in the backyard.The house is close to the village and beaches, and it falls in the Three Village School District.The asking price is $899,000, not including the annual property tax of $20,777.The real estate agent listed for the property is Stephanie Carollo, of Realty Connect USA LI Inc., who can be reached at 631-941-4300. For more real estate news, visit longislandpress.com/category/real-estate.Sign up for Long Island Press’ email newsletters here. Sign up for home delivery of Long Island Press here. Sign up for discounts by becoming a Long Island Press community partner here.last_img read more

The bill enables new investments in health tourism

first_imgToday, the 60th session of the Government of the Republic of Croatia was held in Banski dvori, and the Bill on the Provision of Services in Tourism was sent to the Croatian Parliament.Minister Gari Cappelli said that the proposed law transposes the European Union Directive from 2015 on travel in package arrangements and related travel arrangements into the legal order of the Republic of Croatia. “During the work on the text of this legal proposal, we assessed that the existing law is restrictive for the development of the overall provision of services in tourism and strengthening the competitiveness of Croatian tourism.”, He emphasized. Speaking about the novelties proposed by the law, the Minister mentioned the reduction of administrative barriers to starting, but also continuing entrepreneurial activity and prescribing services that are considered tourist services of health tourism, adding that the possible circle of providers of tourist services in health tourism is expanding.Tourist services are additionally regulated in congress tourism, as well as the provision of car rental services without a driver and who can provide them and under what conditions. Services are also being regulated tourist diving and allows the church and religious communities to organize pilgrimages and other journeys in the function of promoting and manifesting the faith. The provision of services is regulated tourist guide citizens of another Contracting State to the Treaty on the European Economic Area and the Swiss Confederation on a temporary or occasional basis, as well as the abolition of seminars and professional examinations for heads of higher education institutions and only the passing of professional examinations for heads of affairs before the examination commission. It is also planned to reduce the amount of misdemeanor fines, and introduce more lenient treatment of tourist inspectors towards service providers who commit misdemeanors by applying the principle of opportunity, ie by prescribing the possibility to eliminate irregularities and deficiencies identified in inspections without punishment.Finally, Minister Cappelli said that for the implementation of this Act it is not necessary to provide additional funds in the state budget of the Republic of Croatia, nor in the budgets of local and regional self-government units.Minister of Justice Dražen Bošnjaković explained that the Proposal of the Law on Amendments to the Law on Obligations is closely related to the Law on Provision of Services in Tourism. The proposed law proposes to delete Articles 881 to 903 of the Law on Obligations which regulate the contract on travel organization, which transposed into Croatian legislation the (old) Directive on travel in package arrangements (from 13 June 1990) which was placed out of force with the new Directive on Travel in Package Arrangements and Related Travel Arrangements (of 25 November 2015), which will be transposed into Croatian legislation by the new Law on the Provision of Services in Tourism.The draft Law on the Provision of Services in Tourism is mostly focused on the work of travel agencies as well as on tourist guides. See the draft Law on the Provision of Services in Tourism in the attachment: Proposal of the Law on Provision of Services in Tourism Related news:MINISTER OF TOURISM CAPPELLI: WE EXPECT EUR 350 MILLION INVESTMENT IN HEALTH TOURISM NEXT YEARlast_img read more

Japfa gears business strategy toward overcoming impacts of pandemic

first_img“[The approval] gives the company the flexibility to move if the internal and equity market situations are favorable,” a statement from the company read.In addition, Japfa is pursuing a hedging strategy in relation to its dollar-denominated bonds and, for the next two to three months, hedging foreign currency payment obligations in relation to raw material purchases for its animal feed production. Hedging is essentially a risk management strategy. Japfa’s total liabilities soared more than 17 percent yoy in the first three months to Rp 16.09 trillion (US$1.13 billion). Its net assets value stood at Rp 27.64 trillion, increasing almost 10 percent annually.The company said it would continue to educate its farmer partners on production quality enhancement and competitiveness skills as part of its business strategy. Throughout last year, Japfa also expanded its operational networks to increase proximity with its partners. “To meet the market’s demands, both domestic and foreign, Japfa will continue to increase its productivity, including by developing our human resources so they progress and develop as the company grows,” Japfa vice president director Bambang Budi Hendarto said in a statement on Thursday.Japfa is currently the country’s second biggest producer of animal feed and day-old-chicks (DOC). It booked Rp 9.08 trillion in net revenue during this year’s first quarter, an increase of 6 percent year-on-year (yoy). Its net profit, however, jumped more than 10 percent annually to Rp 343.88 billion.The shareholders meeting also decided to disburse around Rp 234.53 billion in dividends to its shareholders, the company’s spokesperson told The Jakarta Post after the meeting concluded. The dividends are equal to 13.29 percent of the company’s 2019 net profit of Rp 1.77 trillion. Its net profit last year was 22.82 percent less than the Rp 2.17 trillion it booked it 2018. The company booked an 8 percent increase in net sales to Rp 36.74 trillion in 2019 from Rp 34.01 trillion a year earlier, driven by a rise in sales volume across the board despite a depressed sell prices of live birds. “The biggest contribution came from the animal feed business segment,” Bambang said. Throughout the past month, Japfa’s shares, traded on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) under the code JPFA, have rallied 41.11 percent. The stocks rose 0.79 percent to Rp 1,280 apiece as of 1:40 p.m. Jakarta time on Friday, as the main gauge, the Jakarta Composite Index (JCI), climbed 0.5 percent.“To anticipate any worsening in the economy given the prolonged COVID-19 outbreak in Indonesia, the management froze non-essential new capex,” Mirae Asset Sekuritas Indonesia analyst Emma A Fauni wrote in a research report published on May 20. She also lauded the company’s plans to conduct rights issue and share buybacks.“Japfa is one of our preferred picks in the [basic industry] sector considering its good earnings quality and the 69 percent discount price to earnings (P/E) to [rival] Charoen Pokphand,” she wrote.Topics : Publicly listed poultry company PT Japfa Comfeed Indonesia is gearing its business strategy toward overcoming the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy.In addition to working to improve the efficiency of its production and internal operations, it will also continue to focus on its core business, as it sees the low-level of animal protein consumption in Indonesia as an opportunity to improve its business performance, the company wrote in its 2019 annual report. The company’s general shareholders meeting on Thursday also approved rights issue and share buyback plans.last_img read more