Emotional and Successful Global Dressage Forum 2010

first_imgThe 10th Global Dressage Forum had a very special highlight. A minutes-long standing ovation for the emotional World Champion Edward Gal and his team moved many participants into tears. Some of them had been present since the very first Forum in 2000, and were convinced that this was the most memorable moment of those 10 years.On Monday evening, only 12 hours before his clinic in Hooge Mierde, Gal’s champion horse Totilas had left the stables in Harskamp to be transported to the stables of his new owner, Paul Schockemöhle. Although it turned out to be very difficult for Edward to comment, he and his manager-trainer Nicole Werner did their utmost to answer the questions of interviewer Richard Davison. “We feel terrible at the moment when we have to think about another rider riding Totilas, but we are convinced to get back on the highest level with another hose in the future”, Werner and Gal stated. In the clinic, which was the highlight of this years Forum, Gal rode the stallion Lord of Loxely (v. Landadel) instead of Totilas, but impressed the audience with his fine riding and the openness in which he and Nicole explained the details of their training method.Other highlights of the Forum, that took 2 days, were the clinic of German coach Jonny Hilberath, the explanation of new FEI international stewarding rules by FEI head steward Jacques van Daele and the fantastic show by Frenchman Jean Francois Pignon. There were also interesting lectures from the very top of the international equestrian federation FEI: Trond Asmyr (director dressage department), Frank Kemperman (chairman dressage) and Graeme Cooke (director veterinary department). Cooke presented impressing facts from the Equestrian World Games in Kentucky, and announced that the Games did not have any positive doping case. Very impressing was the presentation by the International Riders and Trainers Clubs, which showed innovations and presented proposals for improving the judging system. Innovation was also an important item in the demonstration of the electronic ‘Flexchair’ as an instrument to improve the feeling and the sit of the rider and in the lecture on the shoeing and foot care of top horses. Over 300 participants from 27 countries, all over the world, were present. Among them many top riders, trainers, judges, officials, journalists and scientists. Most of them agreed that the Global Dressage Forum has now become a very important instrument in exchanging information on technical and organisational aspects on the quickly expanding sport of dressage. In 2011 the Global Dressage Forum will take place in Hooge Mierde on 30 – 31 October 2011. 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* Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! SIGN UP Horse Sport Enews 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.last_img read more

Cops field 265 calls in response to package bombs ‘constructed by the same bombmaker’

first_imgiStock / Thinkstock(AUSTIN, Texas) — The package bombs in Austin, Texas, that killed two people over 11 days were “constructed by the same bombmaker,” Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said on “Good Morning America” on Tuesday.“There are some specific components that we won’t go into the details to protect the integrity of the investigation, but there are some specific things we have seen that make us believe all three of these packages were constructed by the same bombmaker,” Manley said this morning.Federal and local investigators are working around the clock, but at this point, there has been no break in the case, Manley told ABC News on Tuesday.“The fact they have not only been able to build these bombs, but then travel with them to the target location without them exploding either during construction or during deployment, shows that they do have a certain level of sophistication and they know what they are doing,” Manley said.Austin police have urged residents to call police if they see any unexpected or suspicious packages near their homes that were left overnight and do not have labels from an official shipping source such as the U.S. Postal Service, UPS or DHL, prompting 265 such calls to authorities as of Tuesday afternoon, Manley said in a later press conference.Investigators responded to each call but “have not found any additional package that was suspicious or involved in any way with the investigation that is going on right now,” Manley said, vowing to not “leave any stone unturned” and follow up on every lead until the case is solved.Each package was placed in a cardboard, but Manley instructed residents to not ignore a “suspicious package” just because it is in a “different type of container.”Austin Mayor Steve Adler reiterated the call for residents to remain aware and alert in their efforts.“At this point what we want people to do is to be very vigilant,” he said on “Good Morning America” Tuesday morning.“We don’t want anybody to open or pick up a package that in any way feels suspicious,” he continued.Here’s what ABC News knows right now:2 dead, 2 hospitalizedTwo lives have been lost, and an “additional two” have been “forever changed” from three separate explosions, Manley said.On Monday, 17-year-old Draylen Mason was killed in the blast, Manley said, describing Mason as “outstanding young man who was going places with his life.”“It is an absolute tragedy that he is no longer with us,” Manley said.Mason’s mother, who is in her 40s, is in stable condition.A 75-year-old Hispanic woman, whose identity was not released, is still in critical condition with life-threatening injuries after she was injured in a separate blast on Monday, Manley said.Another victim, Anthony Stephan House, died March 2.Each was harmed by one of the three explosive devices received as a “box-type delivery,” Manley told reporters Monday.In two of the explosions, the package detonated as soon as the victim picked it up, Manley said. In a third, the package was brought inside the house and exploded when it was opened.The victims suffered “traumatic, penetrative injuries,” Manley said.The first blast was initially thought to be an isolated incidentWhen the incident occurred on March 2, investigators originally believed it to be an isolated incident without “any further concern or threat” to the community because of a bust that happened at a drug stash house three days prior, Manley said.Because police took a “significant amount of cash” from the stash house, authorities initially thought the explosion “may have been a retaliatory act,” but that the perpetrators got the wrong house, Manley said.At the time, there was “no information to believe that it was related to a larger plan,” Manley said.Two others were reported Monday. “Significant damage” was inflicted by at least two of the blasts.‘Be vigilant’The victims noticed packages left on their front porches, without any suspect ringing the doorbell or otherwise alerting them, Manley said.“We don’t want to have people be overly alarmed,” Manley said, “but it is important that people be vigilant and be aware of things that look suspicious.”Residents are being asked to report all suspicious packages. “If you see something that’s out of place, do not handle it, do not move it, do not touch it. Call us,” he added.Monday’s attackThe first explosion occurred around 6:44 a.m., police said. It was “very similar” to the March 2 incident, Manley said. The device was left in front of a single-family home in the northeast part of Austin.The second attack Monday happened around 11:50 a.m.“The victim in this incident came outside of her residence and found a package out front and picked up that package,” Manley said.Unknown motive“We don’t know the motive behind these” attacks, Manley said, although two homes targeted had African-American residents and another the elderly Hispanic woman. “We cannot rule [out] that hate crime is at the core of this, but we’re not saying that’s the cause as well.”Police are not ruling out terrorism as a motive, either, because they don’t want to “limit” what they are investigating, Manley said.Evidence is being collected and sent to the ATF lab in Walnut Creek, California, so investigators can attempt to reconstruct what was in the explosive device, an ATF special agent said Tuesday afternoon.$65,000 rewardTexas Gov. Greg Abbott has offered a $15,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or people responsible for the explosions.“I want to assure all Texans, and especially those in Austin, that local, state and federal law enforcement officials are working diligently to find those responsible for these heinous crimes,” Abbott said in a statement.The ATF, FBI and Austin Police Department are offering an additional up to $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible. The Texas Department of Public Safety and the U.S. Postal Service as also assisting on the task force team, as well as the Travis County district attorney, who is “setting this case up for prosecution” when a suspect is captured, Manley said.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

FINAL ON “BIG SCREEN”: French handball euphoria on TF 1

first_imgShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsFrance will try to defend the title of the European champions in Denmark. The reigning winners from Paris 2018 will try to beat Norway at Women’s EHF EURO 2020 Final in Herning.In the replay of the Women’s World Championship 2017 Final, two teams will meet on Sunday on 18.00 hrs. The French national broadcaster TF1 will show the match who has been seen by 700.000 viewers.Mandatory Credit © Anze Malovrh / kolektiff Click to comment By Editor Posted on 19. December 2020. Related Items: ShareTweetShareShareEmail Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Index categoryFINAL ON “BIG SCREEN”: French handball euphoria on TF 1last_img read more

U.S. Car Fuel Economy Up, CO2 Drops for Sixth Year

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreA new report from the Environmental Protection Agency found that C02 emissions have decreased while fuel economy has increased every year since 2005, reversing the trend of the previous eight years.Carbon dioxide emissions dropped by 14 percent per mile over the last six years and gasoline use fell by 16 percent.(READ story from Reuters)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Passenger Plane Crashes and Burns – But Every Single Person Aboard Survived

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreThis passenger plane destined for South Sudan was carrying 44 passengers and 5 crew members when it crashed nearby and caught fire – but miraculously, every single person aboard survived. The South Supreme plane was in a landing pattern on Sunday in Wau when the craft wavered and the pilot lost control. When it crashed, the door flew open and everyone was able to escape.RELATED: Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor Set to Marry the Man Who Saved HerWhile some passengers reportedly suffered injuries, they were quickly taken to the hospital after the successful evacuation.According to TIME, several UN peacekeepers from China, Bangladesh, and Nepal who were at the airport during the incident, jumped into action in order to help with the evacuation.(WATCH the video below)Click To Share This Miraculous Moment With Your FriendsAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Record deal as Mountpark sells £126m shed to Korean investor

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Air Products announce European Price Hike

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Linde to provide services to pharmaceutical firm

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RH Petrogas: Drilling Starts Offshore West Papua

first_imgSingapore’s RH Petrogas Limited, engaged mainly in the business of exploration, development and production of oil and gas resources, has commenced the drilling of the Koi-2 appraisal well on 29 November 2013 in the offshore area of the SalawatiKepala Burung PSC using the Bohai-8 jack-up rig.The Basin PSC is located in West Papua and covers an area of 1,097 km2. Koi-2 is drilled to appraise the Koi-1 discovery, drilled in the year 2000, which flowed 980 BOPD (barrels of oil per day) and 2.7 MMSCFD (million standard cubic feet per day) of gas through a drill stem test from the Miocene Kais limestone.Located in shallow water depth of 32 meters, Koi-2 is planned to reach a total vertical measured depth of 1,402 meters and the drilling is anticipated to take approximately 21 days.Francis Chang, Vice President of Exploration and Production of RH Petrogas said, “Koi-2 has a very good chance of finding oil which can lead to commercial production.”The Group has an aggregate 33.21% working interest in the Island PSC through its wholly owned subsidiaries Petrogas (Island) Ltd. and RHP Salawati Basin B.V. Its partners, PT Pertamina Hulu Energi Salawati (―Pertamina‖), holds 50% participating interest in the Island PSC and PetroChina International Kepala Burung Ltd. (―PetroChina‖) holds the balance 16.79%.The Island PSC is operated by JOB Pertamina-PetroChina Salawati, which is a joint operating body formed between Pertamina and PetroChina. The consortium, as contractor of Indonesian government operating under the supervision of SKK Migas (Satuan Kerja Khusus Minyak dan Gas), has actively explored and produced oil and gas in the working area.[mappress]Press Release, December 02, 2013last_img read more

Boiling hot transfer for HLI

first_imgLifting the boiler required the use of both a 140-tonne capacity crane and a 200-tonne capacity crane.After the boiler had been set down on a temporary foundation, the two cranes worked in tandem to lift the girders from around the unit, before moving the front and back trailers away.Once the unit was standing alone, HLI manoeuvred the Goldhofer trailer so that it was standing adjacent to the boiler. The cranes were then used to lift the boiler to a suitable height, so that the Goldhofer trailer could be driven underneath the unit.Finally, the boiler was lowered onto the trailer and secured, ready to be transported to its final destination.   www.hli.us.comlast_img read more