Canada to Defend BMO Nations’ Cup Title at Spruce

first_img Horse Sport Enews The Canadian Show Jumping Team members set to defend Canada’s title in the $300,000 BMO Nations’ Cup at the CSIO 5* Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ Tournament have been confirmed.Riding for Canada in the nations’ cup on Saturday, Sept. 12 in Calgary, AB will be:Rider / HometownYann Candele / Caledon, ONTiffany Foster / North Vancouver, BCIan Millar / Perth, ONEric Lamaze / Schomberg, ONThe BMO Nations’ Cup has been a staple at the Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ Tournament since 1977. Canada has claimed victory twice, in 2006 and 2014.For more information on the BMO Nations’ Cup and the Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ Tournament, visit www.sprucemeadows.com/tournaments.A full television broadcast schedule of Spruce Meadows events, including the BMO Nations’ Cup, can also be found at www.sprucemeadows.com/tvmedia. Tags: Eric Lamaze, Spruce Meadows, Yann Candele, Ian Millar, Tiffany Foster, Spruce Meadows Masters, Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! 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. SIGN UP 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. Email*last_img read more

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Seven of the world’s top ten show jumpers head to Olympia

first_imgSeven of the world’s top ten show jumpers are set to compete at this year’s edition of Olympia, The London International Horse Show, taking place from 16 – 22 December 2019. The confirmed line-up will ensure a week of world-class competition, providing unmissable sport and entertainment to the 90,000 spectators due to attend.World No.1 Steve Guerdat will be returning to London, the scene of his 2012 Olympic individual gold medal, looking to ride out a spectacular season on a high. He will be joined by his Swiss compatriot, Martin Fuchs, the current World No.2 and reigning individual European Champion.Germany will also be sending a strong contingent, headed by World No.3 Daniel Deusser, a recent winner at the CSI5* in Prague, alongside Christian Ahlmann, currently ranked ninth in the world and always a consistent performer at Olympia. Adding to the German line-up is show jumping legend Marcus Ehning, who will be vying for a victory to round off a successful 2019 season.From Belgium will be World No.6 Pieter Devos, who is sure to mount a strong challenge following his recent victory in the FEI Jumping World CupTM of Stuttgart. He will be joined by his 2019 European Championship gold medal winning teammate Jos Verlooy, along with Niels Bruynseels and Olivier Philippaerts. Flying the flag for the USA is FEI World Equestrians Games™ team gold medalist, Laura Kraut.Following William Whitaker’s outstanding victory in last year’s Longines FEI Jumping World CupTM at Olympia, British hopes will remain high for the 2019 Show, as a strong home contingent are set to take their place in the starting line-up.Current World No.4, Ben Maher, will be seeking to crown an exceptional year with success at Olympia, having already secured numerous 5* Grand Prix victories in 2019, as well as an individual silver medal at the FEI European Championships. Hot on his heels will be his London 2012 Olympic gold medal winning teammate Scott Brash, fresh from victory in the FEI Jumping World Cup in Verona in November.Robert Whitaker, a winner at Olympia in 2018, is another to come to this year’s Show high in confidence following his FEI Jumping World CupTM victory in Helsinki. He will be joined by Holly Smith, a member of the 2019 European Championship bronze medal winning team which secured Great Britain their ticket for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.Guy Williams will be returning to Olympia looking to retain his Cayenne Puissance title, following a thrilling five-round contest in 2018 saw him finish equal first. Williams, notorious for his speed against the clock, will be sure to have the home crowd on their feet throughout the week, as he takes on old rivals William Funnell and Laura Renwick, both of whom are also renowned for their speed and agility.Young riders, Emily Moffitt, Amy Inglis, Harry Charles and James Wilson round off the British contingent. All three come off the back of a strong 2019 season, which has included representing Great Britain at senior level in FEI Nations CupsTM throughout the season.The complete list of show jumpers set to compete at the show can be found here.Simon Brooks-Ward, Show Director, said: “We’ve received an outstanding list of entries for Olympia, and are very much looking forward to welcoming the world’s best to the Show for what is set to be another fantastic competition. It’s rare for British fans to have the opportunity to witness so many quality athletes under one roof and we’re really excited to see how the action unfolds.”Please visit www.olympiahorseshow.com Tags: Christian Ahlmann, Martin Fuchs, Marcus Ehning, Ben Maher, Steve Guerdat, show jumping, Pieter Devos, Daniel Deusser, Olympia, The London International Horse Show, Jos Verlooy, 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. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! 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. Email*last_img read more

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With virus cases spiking, CDC recommends against Thanksgiving travel

first_imgsshepard/iStockBy STEPHANIE EBBS, ABC News(ATLANTA) — The Centers for Disease Control is advising Americans not to travel for Thanksgiving next week, saying Thursday that the extraordinary spike of a million new cases over the last week raises new concern that family gatherings could spread the virus among families and communities.“Travel may increase your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19. Postponing travel and staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others this year,” the new guidelines state.Erin Sauber-Schatz, the head of CDC’s community intervention and critical population task force, said the agency is asking people to consider whether their holiday plans could bring them in contact with someone at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19.“We are really asking people to be flexible in their plans for Thanksgiving. In the last week we’ve seen over a million new cases Thanksgiving is a week away. And so if you are showing any signs and symptoms of COVID-19, we are strongly recommending that you do not travel, be flexible and make those decisions, moving forward in the next week,” she said.The number of Americans diagnosed with and hospitalized for COVID-19 have skyrocketed in almost every state in recent weeks. The country reported more than 165,000 new cases on Wednesday, according to CDC, and 20 states were at the highest numbers of people hospitalized for COVID-19 than any other point in the pandemic earlier this week, according to the COVID Tracking Project.And given increases in case numbers after previous holidays like Labor Day and Memorial Day experts are concerned traveling and gathering for Thanksgiving could increase the risk of exposure for vulnerable populations.“We’re seeing exponential growth in cases,” CDC COVID-19 incident manager Dr. Henry Walke said. “The opportunity to translocate disease or infection from one part of the country to another leads to our recommendation to avoid travel at this time.”CDC officials said they concerned not just about people spending time on planes, buses, trains, or in cars but also about transportation hubs like airports where it could be difficult to maintain distance from others.CDC’s COVID-19 incident manager Henry Walke said they know canceling Thanksgiving plans is a difficult decision, saying he plans to stay home for the holiday despite not seeing his parents since January.“With Thanksgiving approaching our hearts and minds turned to seeing families and friends as part of one of our nation’s great traditions. And we all need to consider the safest way to celebrate this holiday. Amidst this critical phase of the COVID-19 pandemic CDC is recommending against travel during the Thanksgiving period,” Walke said.“These times are tough. It’s been a long. It’s been a long outbreak, almost 11 months now and people are tired. And we understand that and people want to see their, their relatives and their friends. And the way they’ve always done it. But this year, particularly we’re asking people to be as safe as possible, and limit their travel,” he added.Sauber-Schatz said CDC’s new guidance also clarifies the definition of “household,” saying that just because someone is a family member, they aren’t considered part of your household unless they’ve been living with you for 14 days – including college students.“The safest way to celebrate Thanksgiving this year is at home with the people in your household, if people have not been actively living with you for the 14 days before you’re celebrating. They are not considered a member of your household, and therefore you need to take those extra precautions, even wearing masks within your own home.”If family members are visiting or, like college students, traveling home for an extended period of time the guidance includes recommendations for “overnight guests,” including providing a separate bathroom and wearing masks inside the home.CDC recommends that if you are hosting a Thanksgiving gathering to have the meal outdoors if possible or open windows to increase circulation, limit the number of guests, be clear with guests about expectations for keeping distance and wearing masks.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Fine Arts

first_imgHampden-Sydney College invites applications for a one-yearsabbatical replacement in theatre in the Fine Arts Department forthe 2021-2022 academic year.The Department offers a major and minor in theatre as well ascourses for the general student population as part of a LiberalArts education.  We seek a professionally experiencedcolleague who is excited to collaborate in this vibrant communityof artistic activity.Hampden-Sydney College is a selective liberal arts institutionenrolling over 1000 students. Founded in 1775, it has been incontinuous operation for 243 years, making it the tenth oldestinstitution of higher learning in the United States. Our beautiful1300-acre campus includes hiking/biking trails, a Frisbee golfcourse and an adventure high ropes and zip line course. The campusis less than 7 miles from downtown Farmville, which includes anhistoric walkable downtown with a local brewery, art and craftgalleries, restaurants, and a rails-to-trail state park thatextends over 15 miles in each direction from town. Five additionalstate parks are located within 30 miles and offer camping, fishing,hiking, boating, swimming, and horseback riding. Farmville islocated 65 miles west of Richmond, 50 miles east of Lynchburg, and75 miles south of Charlottesville, providing abundant opportunitiesfor cultural and artistic resources, field trips, and employmentopportunities for partners.Hampden-Sydney is one of four liberal arts colleges in theUnited States dedicated to the education of men, and our mission isto educate “good men and good citizens in an atmosphere of soundlearning.” As a community, we are dedicated to the goal of buildinga culturally diverse faculty committed to working in amulticultural environment and strongly encourage applications fromwomen and minoritized groups. Hampden-Sydney College valuesdiversity, prohibits discrimination, and is committed to equalopportunity for all employees and applicants for employment.This appointment requires a terminal degree in theatre, evidenceof successful teaching at the college level, and a promisingprogram of professional development and scholarship.Responsibilities include teaching introductory classes, acting,and one class within the applicant’s area of expertise. Course rotation will include directing one main stage productionand design support for one main stage production.Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement ofteaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation viaInterfolio. Applications will be accepted until April 15,2021.  Candidates may subsequently be asked to provideofficial college and graduate school transcripts. For further information contact, Matthew R. Dubroff, Departmentof Fine Arts, 434-223-6362, [email protected]last_img read more

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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Cultural Anthropology

first_imgSpecial Instructions to Applicants: For full consideration, applicants must send a cover letter andcurriculum vitae to Dr. Cortney Hughes Rinker, Director of theGlobal Affairs Program, [email protected] of applications will begin on May 13, 2021. To view the fulljob description visit https://jobs.gmu.edu/ using positionnumber: F166Az. Mason’s Global Affairs Program is looking for a candidate whocan contribute in teaching, advising, and programming to both theindicated area of specialization as well as the core curriculum inour undergraduate and graduate programs. The George Mason University College of Humanities and SocialSciences (CHSS) seeks applications for a full-time, tenure-trackAssistant Professor position. George Mason University has a stronginstitutional commitment to the achievement of excellence anddiversity among its faculty and staff. George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmativeaction employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in itscommunity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration foremployment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexualorientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability orveteran status, or any characteristic protected by law. Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, CulturalAnthropology Required Qualifications:Ph.D. in Anthropology or closely related field; Must demonstrate potential for excellence in scholarship, andin graduate and undergraduate teaching. Preferred Qualifications:Applicants with active field research on transnationalmigration and refugees focused on the Middle East;Ability to teach university core courses in globalizationstudies (Intro to Global Affairs, Capstone) and teach specializedundergraduate and graduate courses on the Middle East, Refugees,Humanitarianism;Applicants with experience teaching in an interdisciplinaryclassroom setting.  About the Position:The department seeks a cultural anthropologist whose area ofspecialization is the Middle East, whose research addressesmigration and refugees in a global context. The position willreside in the Global Affairs Program. Responsibilities:The successful candidate will be expected to sustain a robustresearch program in their area of expertise, produce peer-reviewedpublications, seek grant funding, engage in multidisciplinarycollaborations, mentor graduate students and honors students at theundergraduate level in the program, teach undergraduate and/orgraduate courses, participate in faculty governance, andparticipate in professional organizations and societies.last_img read more

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Ugly Portugal impress busy Barroso with win

first_imgIt’s all work and no play for Commission President José Manuel Barroso. Last Friday (9 June) he attended the opening ceremony of the World Cup in Munich and watched the subsequent Germany-Costa Rica game.But only so that he could meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Austrian Chancellor Wolfgang Schüssel to discuss the forthcoming EU summit. On Sunday he was in Cologne to watch the Portugal-Angola game. Back when he was in Portuguese politics, Barroso had a hand in negotiating the 1990-91 peace agreement in Angola, so no doubt it was useful to have his expertise at hand.Reflecting after the game, Barroso said that in days gone by the Portuguese team was nicer to watch but tended to lose, whereas now it was less pretty but more effective. A metaphor there for the Commission, perhaps – except that it would leave him wide open to a corrective result from the likes of Germany or the Netherlands in the later stages.last_img read more

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Hearts don’t keep beat with iPods, study hints

first_imgAttention, iPod users: Your music might be breaking Grandpa’s heart – and not just because he doesn’t care for the lyrics. “We set the headphones on their shoulders so we didn’t blow out their eardrums,” he said, and then turned up the Frank Sinatra tunes. The results of the study, conducted by Michigan high school student Jay Thayer and Dr. Krit Jongnarangsin, a University of Michigan cardiologist, were presented Thursday at the Heart Rhythm Society meeting in Denver. The society is a professional group focusing on irregular heart rhythm. In most cases, the iPod interference caused pacemakers to misread the heart’s pacing. In one, the pacemaker stopped altogether. Jongnarangsin said he treats many elderly patients with pacemakers but that none have ever inquired about the compatibility of the music devices. Thayer said he and his father searched for an answer but couldn’t find any research on the topic. Thayer said the University of Michigan engineering department is looking into the electromagnetic effects of the iPod. Thayer, 17, said the average age of volunteers in his study was 77. In the study, Thayer and Jongnarangsin placed iPods 2 inches from the chests of 83 volunteers with pacemakers and then turned on the music. “That seems to be the root,” he said.center_img A study of 83 volunteers with pacemakers found the music devices interfered with the pacemakers nearly 30 percent of the time. Apple reports that it has sold 100 million iPods since launching them in 2000. It’s not clear how many iPod users have pacemakers. The iPod – like microwave ovens, cellphones and other electronic devices – appears to cause a problem by creating an electromagnetic field that interferes with the electric function of the pacemakers, Thayer said. Most participants didn’t use iPods, but “a lot of them had grandkids that use iPods,” he said. The question the two researchers will now address is just how close is too close when it comes to iPods and pacemakers. Thayer, who said he hopes to become a physician, like his mother and father, got interested in the iPod/pacemaker issue when one of his father’s pacemaker-using patients raised the question. Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple declined to comment. First, Thayer has to graduate from high school.last_img read more

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“People Supporting Artists Telethon” Announces Lineup: Rosanne Cash, Shovels & Rope, More

The “People Supporting Artists Telethon” has announced a diverse lineup for the inaugural event, including Rosanne Cash, Shovels & Rope, John Oates, and many more.This first-ever remote concert will raise money for the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund by putting together a diverse lineup, which also features Lee Brice, David Hidalgo and Louie Perez of Los Lobos, Keb Mo, John Osbourne & Lucie Silvas, Rival Sons singer Jay Buchanan, Soccer Mommy, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Molly Tuttle, JD McPherson, Langhorne Slim, Nicole Atkins, Blackfoot Gypsies, Ron Pope, Kelsey Waldon, Andrew Combs, Jamie Kent, Michaela Anne, Los Delgados, Chuck Mead, Brian Wright & Sally Jaye, BR549, Courtney Marie Andrews, Erine Rae, Caroline Spence, Eric Slick, Stephanie Quayle, and Jim Lauderdale.The “People Supporting Artists Telethon” will air live on Saturday, April 11th at 7 p.m. ET from Nashville, TN’s H.O.M.E. Studios and feature local Nashville radio DJs Eric Marcum (WSM) and Annie Klaver (Lightning 100) sharing co-hosting duties. In addition to supporting MusiCares’ COVID-19 Relief Fund, the evening will also mark the launch of a new nonprofit organization, People Supporting Artists, which aims to provide independent artists with grants for recording and touring. Spearheaded by Jamie Kent, who is also on the lineup, the organization is planning for the future at point when the music industry is ready to rebuild.“We’d love to grow enough to be positioned to help artists year round, not just when there’s a crisis,” Kent said. “But in times of crisis, like today, PSA will create events like this Telethon to rally funds behind other nonprofits best positioned to help. In this case, that’s the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund.”In addition to the laundry list of performers, the PSA Telethon will also feature skits and personal stories from those who have benefitted from MusiCares. Check out a trailer for the “People Supporting Artists Telethon” below, and tune in on April 11th at 7 p.m. ET for the full broadcast.“People Supporting Artists Telethon” Trailer[Video: People Supporting Artists][H/T Rolling Stone] read more

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Video: Armed Man Confronts Police at Utah House Fire

first_imgWest Jordan police on Friday were investigating how a New Year’s Eve domestic disturbance escalated into responding officers battling with an armed arsonist as his house was gutted by flames.Public safety dispatchers say the initial 911 call came in about 5:40 p.m. Thursday from the residence near 6700 South and 3200 West.Armed with a weapon West Jordan police would not initially specify, the man fought with several officers, who reportedly suffered minor smoke inhalation while subduing him.However, it was too late to save the home, deemed a total loss from the blaze allegedly set by the man. West Jordan firefighters were able to keep the flames from spreading to adjacent property.The suspect was taken to the hospital for treatment of both smoke inhalation and purported self-inflicted injuries.Other residents of the home had fled before police arrived.West Jordan Police Sgt. Jeff Jukes said the incident was still under investigation on Friday, and he did not know the suspect’s name or current condition, or when he might be booked into [email protected]: @remimslast_img read more

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22 Year-old Rows Across the Atlantic for Clean Water Cause

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreKatie Spotz is a 22 year-old endurance athlete rowing across the Atlantic Ocean. Alone.Endurance is her strong suit, she’s run 150 miles across the Mojave Desert and biked 3,300 miles across the US, averaging 85 miles per day — not to mention an impressive swim the full 325-mile length of the Allegheny River. Now, it’s a 2,500 mile row from Senegal to French GuianaAlong the way she’s raising awareness for her cause: clean, viable drinking water.This should, at the very least, make us think twice about leaving the water running when brushing our teeth. Aside from raising awareness, another important goal was to raise $30,000.READ the story in the New York Times .AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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