Horse Sport Enews 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. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! SIGN UP 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. It’s hard to find a Spruce Meadows vibe in Florida, but Turf Tour week 3 comes gloriously close. With Black Watch Farm as the idyllic backdrop, Wednesday’s exhibitors were greeted by brilliant expanses of perfect grass fields dotted with the brightly colored jumps of The Ridge, as well as a wide selection of classes for all levels of horse and rider. With generous money classes and fantastic sponsors like Horseflight, the Turf Tour continues to deliver an amazing show experience and much needed platform for development. Week 3’s competition continues Friday at Black Watch with heights from .80M-1.40M and as much as $18,000 in total prize money!Wednesday’s $5,000 1.30M Rising Star Classic class of 30 horse and rider combinations yielded 5 double clear efforts and an early, speedy jump-off time that could not be caught. Alex Matz and Jillz carved a path of athletic and time saving turns in their jump-off to stop the clock at 34.421, which would prove too quick to beat. Jillz’s sporty run was contested late in the day by Ryan Genn and VDL Gerinus T, who finished the jump-off in 35.892 for second. Kim Farlinger and Ibalius SMH galloped clear in the jump-off in 36.876 for third.Newly added this year, The Ridge is hosting, in addition to the $15,000 Grand Prix and $5,000 Rising Star, a $3,000 1.30M Speed Stake each Friday morning. The Speed Stake will take place in Ring 1 before the Grand Prix from 8am-11am. Friday’s $15,000 1.40M Grand Prix will be set at approximately 11:30am and run through at least 4pm. Turf Tour Week 4 (January 27-29) returns to a favorite venue, the beautiful fields at Polo West, and January 30-31 at their home farm will be The Ridge’s first unrecognized Hunter Derby, with just under $17,500 total prize money!For full results and schedules click here. Tags: Kim Farlinger, show jumping, Black Watch Farm, Alex Matz, Jillz, Turf Tour, Ibalius SMH, Email*
A total of 450 jobs have been axed after the Lyndale Group was put into administration, which led to the closure of the Sayers bakery in Norris Green, Liverpool as well as 41 stores across the north west and the Sayers headquarters in the city. The job losses were implemented after a management buy-out by ex-Sayers chairman Sandy Birnie and chief executive Michael Quinlan, who have formed a new company, Sayers the Bakers. They bought back 158 Hampsons and Sayers stores, as well as Hampsons’ bakery in Bolton. Dermot Power and Toby Underwood, the joint administrators from BDO Stoy Hayward, are currently looking to sell Lyndale’s Peter Hunt business, which manufactures meat pies and pasties, as “a going concern”. Power said Sayers the Bakers would be sourcing “most but not all its products from external suppliers”.Birnie blamed the company’s problems on “escalating costs of raw materials, as well as soaring energy and fuel costs”. He added: “Unfortunately, we have had to take some extremely difficult decisions in recent weeks, but the situation was simply unsustainable and we have had to act now in order to protect the long-term futures and job security for the remaining 1,500 employees around the north west.” However, the management’s actions were condemned by the Baker’s Food and Allied Workers’ Union (BFAWU) which was staging its annual conference in Bridlington, North Yorkshire, as the buy-out deal was announced. BFAWU organising district secretary for the north west, John Higgins, told British Baker that while the union knew the Norris Green plant was set to shut, the closure of what the company termed its “poor performing” stores had come as “a complete shock”.
The news comes just weeks after the facility’s sleek, angular lines impressed judges in the annual Architects’ Journal awards, collecting two of the top trophies: Editor’s Choice and Public Building of the Year. Edinburgh-based Reiach and Hall Architects feature the stunning design on the home page of their website.Nucleus, located next to Wick airport in Caithness, Scotland, opened its doors for business early in 2017 and a programme is currently under way to transfer records from all the NDA’s sites across UK, estimated to take four years. This painstaking ‘sift and lift’ process requires millions of documents to be examined before being either destroyed or carefully indexed and packaged for the move north.Eventually, decades-worth of NDA records, both digital and hard copy, will be housed at Nucleus where they will be available for ongoing research. Importantly, Nucleus is also the central repository for the vital waste records associated with delivering a geological disposal facility and deferred decommissioning.Dounreay’s photographic collection was the set of first nuclear records transferred to Nucleus, followed by the industry-wide epidemiological records.Martin added: Our specialist contractor, Restore Ltd, has worked incredibly hard to secure Place of Deposit status and we’re extremely proud of their achievement. With PoD status now secured, we can really begin the full-scale transfer of records. The collection from Harwell is next in line, followed closely by Dounreay records and then the stored material from Hinton House and other stores in Warrington. Each collection of records requires a full programme of careful examination, destruction where appropriate – duplicates for example – and then indexing, packaging, transfer, preservation if required and cataloguing at Nucleus. ‘Place of Deposit’ (PoD) status was granted by The National Archives at Kew (TNA) and National Records of Scotland in December 2017, on schedule, after a comprehensive assessment of all operational aspects at the £20 million facility near Wick. It is one of the largest repositories outside London to be accredited by the TNA.This means Nucleus (The Nuclear and Caithness Archives) has met all the UK’s stringent criteria for the safeguarding, preserving and cataloguing of important public information on behalf of the government.Martin Robb, Programme Manager for the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s (NDA) Information Governance Programme, which is responsible for records management, said: Sellafield alone has more than 130,000 boxes of archived records in off-site storage, plus material on site and in various offices. Magnox Ltd, with 12 sites, has a similar-sized collection in storage – estimated as stretching, if laid out, to more than 120km worth of paperwork. The number of electronic records held across the estate, meanwhile, is believed to number hundreds of millions.NDA archive: Nucleus (the Nuclear and Caithness Archives)
British Baker is pleased to announce this year’s presenter for the prestigious Baking Industry Awards will be singer and 1980s icon Jason Donovan.Now in their 25th year, the Baking Industry Awards celebrate all that is great about the baking industry and 2011 winners included Christopher Freeman of Dunn’s Bakery, Terry Tang and Ms Cupcake.All of the 2012 winners will be announced at an extra-special 25th anniversary awards ceremony on Wednesday 12 September at the Park Lane Hilton, London. Guests will include well-known faces from all the major plant bakeries, millers, leading supermarkets, bakery trade bodies and suppliers.Jason Donovan shot to fame in Australian soap Neighbours, before moving into music with a string of hits and a stage career. More recently, he starred in Strictly Come Dancing and is set to be a new judge on an Andrew Lloyd Webber show later this year.To book a ticket for BIA call Elizabeth Ellis on 01293 846593 or email [email protected]
View Comments Laura Benanti has been tapped to headline the Rockettes’ New York Spring Spectacular. The new show featuring the iconic New York dance troupe, will celebrate the charm of the Big Apple, complete with Whoopi Goldberg as the voice of the Statue of Liberty. The previously announced production will be directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle, with Diane Paulus and Randy Weiner as co-creative directors. Joshua Harmon will pen the script. Performances will run from March 12, 2015 through May 3 at Radio City Music Hall. Opening night is set for March 26.Benanti, currently seen on ABC’s Nashville, took home a Tony for her performance in Gypsy; the stage and screen fave was also nominated for Into the Woods and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Break Down. She will play the lead female role of Jenna, a billionaire and CEO of her own company, who just purchased a NYC tour company that she plans to take virtual. She has friends in high places, a few you may recognize, but little does she know that she’s about to embark on an unforgettable New York City adventure with Rockettes! Other stars, including two male co-stars (one old, one young, let’s get dreamcasting!) will be announced later.New York Spring Spectacular will be produced by MSG Entertainment and The Weinstein Company (which is working with Paulus on Finding Neverland). The show will include Rockette dance routines reworked from Heart and Lights, which canceled its premiere earlier this year. In addition to the iconic moves of the Rockettes, the new production will feature puppetry and 3D special effects. So You Think You Can Dance’s Mia Michaels will choreograph the first number of the show. Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 7, 2016 Related Shows Star Files New York Spring Spectacular Laura Benanti
View Comments After initially extending off-Broadway through March 20, Joe DiPietro’s Clever Little Lies is now set to shutter on January 24. At time of closing, the production will have played 28 preview performances and 120 regular performances; it officially opened on October 14 at the Westside Theatre.Directed by David Saint, Clever Little Lies follows a family with a mother who always knows what’s happening among her flock. As their son struggles under pressure from his overbearing mother, a confidence is shared between father and son that escalates into an unexpected family disclosure that could change their entire dynamic.The comedy’s cast includes Marlo Thomas, Greg Mullavey, George Merrick and Kate Wetherhead.Broadway.com customers with tickets to canceled performances will be contacted with information on refunds or exchanges. Clever Little Lies Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 24, 2016
As recovery efforts continue to move forward, the VT Irene Flood Relief Fund has reviewed nearly 200 grant applications from many small businesses showing more than $18 million in damages from Tropical Storm Irene. To date, the advisory committee has made first round grant awards to businesses from Wilmington to Waterbury; 54 applicants have received more than $107,000 out of the nearly $250,000 that has been generously pledged by individuals and organizations . Additional pledges continue to come in, but much more effort is required in order to meet the needs of the applicants seeking assistance. Todd Bailey, the Fund’s founder and an Associate at KSE Partners in Montpelier, said, ‘This has been a very difficult process ‘ every application that we have seen shows a need, but some tough decisions have had to be made because of the limited resources.’ The other members of the advisory committee echoed Bailey’s comments ‘ the seven-member committee has had a number of conference calls and has reviewed and evaluated every application. Central Vermont Community Action Council serves as the Fund’s fiscal agent and has received a steady stream of applications. Executive Director Hal Cohen notes, ‘We’ve have done our best to get money disbursed as quickly as we can, but continued financial support will go a long way in helping us to meet the needs of more businesses across Vermont.’ Cohen continued, ‘Some businesses are just now becoming aware of the VT Irene Flood Relief Fund’. · Andrew Brewer, Owner, Onion River Sports · Andrea Cohen, Executive Director, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility Founded in August 20011 by Montpelier resident Todd Bailey for the purpose of raising money to support small businesses damaged by flooding from Tropical Storm Irene. After a grant application review process, all funds raised will be directly awarded to Vermont businesses in their efforts to rebuild from damage or losses sustained. Grant applications can be obtained online atwww.vtirenefund.org(link is external) or by calling 802-552-3449. About the Vermont Irene Flood Relief Fund (www.vtirenefund.org(link is external)) Fiscal Agent: Central Vermont Community Action Council Founded in 1965, Central Vermont Community Action Council (CVCAC) helps people achieve economic sufficiency with dignity through individual and family development. CVCAC is part of the nationwide network of Community Action Agencies; a 501(c)3 nonprofit agency and a Community Development Corporation. The organization serves over 15,000 low-income Vermonters each year in Washington, Orange and Lamoille counties and offers a number of statewide programs. www.cvcac.org(link is external) · Kate Paine, Executive Director, Women Business Owners Network and Principal, Kate Paine Associates Member of the VT Irene Flood Relief Fund Advisory Committee: ‘This kind of help is unique ‘ it provides a financial shot in the arm for businesses to get their doors opened again,’ said Bailey. ‘The more applications we see, the more we know we’re doing our best to help our small businesses in Vermont right now.’ · Todd Bailey ‘ Associate at KSE Partners (www.ksefocus.com(link is external)) · Shawn Shouldice, Principal, Capital Connections, LLC · Charlie Wilson, Chairman, Vermont Alliance of Independent Country Stores Businesses who have applied but may not have received a grant to date may be reconsidered as more funds become available. The advisory committee will be meeting to make another round of grant awards next week, and will continue reviewing applications as they are received. · Hal Cohen, Executive Director, Central Vermont Community Action Council · Kevin Wiberg, Fund Administrator, Central Vermont Community Action Council
The United States said it has requested 50,000 dollars in emergency aid for flood-hit Guatemala and reprogrammed another 4.38 million dollars in economic aid for recovery efforts. “We are very, very concerned about the disaster there,” State Department spokesman Philip Crowley told reporters. The US ambassador in Guatemala City Stephen McFarland at the weekend asked for 50,000 dollars in aid from the US Agency for International Development and the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance as a “US initial response,” he said. “We have since reprogrammed 4.38 million dollars in economic support funds to assist Guatemala’s recovery efforts,” Crowley added. He also said the US embassy has freed up helicopters which are normally used to help fight drug trafficking for the purpose of surveillance and rescue missions. “And we’ll continue to look for additional ways to provide support to the people of Guatemala,” he said. In Guatemala, at least 45 people died over the weekend amid the heaviest flooding in recent memory. By Dialogo September 10, 2010
On Sunday, October 1, Istria Relax Days started in the area of NW Istria – a new great tourist story whose goal is to position Istria as a wellness destination.New interesting program on offer in wellness centers throughout NW Istria – Istria Relax Days they represent the motive for coming to this area even in the autumn days, when the body needs relaxation and the body needs to be nourished from within. This program is part of a new event Discover Wellness cluster of northwestern Istria.Istria Relax Days is an autumn sequel to the spring story whose main theme was detoxification – Istria Detoy Days, and all program users will have the opportunity to use a discount on accommodation in hotels Istraturista Umag dd, Aminess hotels & campsites in Novigrad, Lux Casina Hotel Mulina in Buje and in Villa Bada in Lovrečica. Istria Relax Days programs are available from October 1 to November 5, 2017 in 6 wellness centers of northwestern Istria. “After a warm and hard summer, your skin is eager for regeneration, and the body cries out for relaxation. Restore the skin’s lost glow and stimulate the regeneration of the mind and body with gentle rituals. If you want to treat your palate along the way, try the imaginative dishes of švoja (fish leaf) that are offered in the autumn in local restaurants and taverns.and “, say the organizers of the event.The rules of body care need to be adapted to each season, and this is an ideal way to experience Istria in autumn, when it abounds in beautiful colors, the weather is beautiful, the indigenous food is great. “Fill warm autumn days with relaxing massages and tempting treatments in wellness centers at promotional prices. ” conclude the organizers.Learn more about Istria Relax days and send info to your guests you have in the database, share this event on your channels, because this is exactly the motive for coming for the pre- and post-season. Sometimes you don’t need to invent “hot” water, but just use your potential and pack it all nicely into a quality and meaningful authentic story. Excellent rounded story and an additional motive for coming out of season, and everything is of course complemented by gastronomy and additional facilities for both cultural and active holidays.
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