Got Questions About Equestrian Canada Governance?

first_img SIGN UP 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. Email* Horse Sport Enews The 2018 Equestrian Canada (EC) Annual General Meeting (AGM) has been set for Sept. 26, 2018 at 7 p.m. ET, and will be held via web conference with the EC Board of Directors and the 27 EC Voting Members in attendance.As per EC’s By-laws, the AGM follows a very specific agenda. Therefore, while the community is encouraged to tune in to the AGM via EC Facebook Livestream for viewing privileges, questions will not be fielded in real time during the AGM. However, EC encourages the Canadian equestrian community to get involved by submitting any governance-related questions in writing to the Category A, B and C Voting Members prior to the AGM via e-mail.Questions will be accepted by the Voting Members until Sept. 14, 2018 and can be sent to the appropriate category as follows:Category A – Equestrian Sport [email protected] A Voting Members consist of nine EC sport discipline committee members, who are elected by EC Sport Licence Holders to represent the interests of the Canadian equestrian sport community at the EC governance level.Category B – Provincial & Territorial Sport Organizations (PTSOs)[email protected] Category B Voting Members consist of nine representatives who are PTSO Presidents, elected by their provincial membership, and represent the interests of the PTSO membership at the EC governance level.Category C – National Equine Affiliate [email protected] Category C Voting Members consist of national or regional organizations that represent a particular area of equine interest not already represented within Category A or B. The nine Category C Members are responsible for representing the interests of the breed sport and equine industry community.Questions submitted to the EC Category A, B and C Members will be brought forward to the EC Board and answered prior to the AGM. In addition, a maximum of two questions per Category will be addressed by the EC Board during the AGM.For more information on the EC AGM, visit Tags: Equestrian Canada, Equestrian Canada Annual General Meeting, 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

‘It feels good to do the right thing’: Store clerk returns $7,000 left in coat pocket

first_imgPlatos Closet via WLS(VALPARAISO, Ind.) — An Indiana man has a clerk in a clothing store to thank for the return of several thousand dollars that he nearly lost in his jacket pocket.Jennifer Kimes, who works at the thrift and consignment store Plato’s Closet in Valparaiso, Indiana, was going over some clothes that had recently been dropped off when she found something unexpected in the pocket of a coat.  “Sometimes you find gum, or a picture, or a grocery list,” Kimes told ABC Chicago station WLS-TV.But this time she found a wad of cash.The roll contained hundred-dollar bills — lots of them. When all counted up, they totaled $7,000.Kimes’ initial reaction? “It just scared me,” she said. “It made me nervous.”So she immediately put the money in a safe spot in the register, then called her boss, Tammy Wendland.“I’m saying to her, ‘What did you say? What did you say?’” Wendland recalled. “And [she said], ‘A very large sum of money.’”Wendland contacted the jacket’s owner and arranged to return the money to him. Wendland says he told her that he had hidden the money in the coat but forgot he had put it there.“He was extremely grateful,” Wendland said. “Just extremely, overwhelmingly grateful.”There was no reward for returning the money, but Wendland said it just felt good to help someone else.“Doing the right thing is rewarding intrinsically,” she said. “It makes you feel good inside to do the right thing, and there’s really nothing as special as feeling good inside.”Added Kimes: “It’s just about integrity. So when you work with things like this, you just have to make sure that you’re honest and you do the right thing.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Man who allegedly stole $40k of lottery tickets arrested after police foot chase

first_imgOklahoma City Police Department/FacebookBy JON HAWORTH, ABC News(OKLAHOMA CITY) — A man who stole more than $40,000 worth of lottery tickets has been arrested after being found hiding in the back of a pickup truck following a foot chase by police.The theft of the lottery tickets happened in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in January 2021 and police put out a public notice on Crime Stoppers with an image of the suspect asking the public to help identify the man, later named as 21-year-old Dylan Barrett, according to the Oklahoma City Police Department (OKCPD).“You may or may not recognize this man, as we’ve posted his photos before. This time, we have much clearer photos of him…specifically his identifiable tattoos,” the Oklahoma City Police Department said in a post on social media on Jan. 15. “Last time we posted, he had stolen several lottery tickets. Now, he’s graduated to stealing entire towers of lottery tickets. As of today, he’s hit seven times, totaling over $40K in tickets.”Police confirmed later that same day on social media that they were able to confirm Barrett’s identity but could not release his name at that time because charges had not been filed against him.On March 2, the Oklahoma City Police Department confirmed in a statement posted on social media that they had finally apprehended Barrett in a “pursuit-turned-foot-chase.”“Today, our Violent Crimes Apprehension Team (VCAT) had the pleasure of making Mr. Barrett’s acquaintance during a pursuit-turned-foot-chase,” said the OKCPD on social media. “Officers found him in the back of a pickup and took him into custody.”Authorities say that Barrett now faces multiple charges related to the pursuit as well as charges related to the $40,000 worth of stolen lottery tickets in January though specific charges were not disclosed.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Berlin’s rent law was historic. Now it’s history

first_imgThe law included a five-year rent freeze for all units built as recently as 2013, and a rent hike cap based on the property’s age plus 1.3 percent inflation. (iStock)A German court struck down a transformative Berlin rent law that not only capped rents citywide, but in some cases lowered them.The court voided the law Thursday, saying the federal government had already passed rent legislation within the jurisdiction, according to the Wall Street Journal.Berlin passed its law in February 2020, and shortly after it was challenged in court by around 284 legislators, including members of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union.The law included a five-year rent freeze for all units built as recently as 2013, and a rent hike cap based on the property’s age plus 1.3 percent inflation.ADVERTISEMENTLandlords were required to reduce rents within nine months to be 20 percent above the cap or lower. Tenants who managed to lower their rents since the law took effect may have to pay back the difference, according to the Journal.Berlin has some of the lowest rents among Europe’s capitals and premier cities, but rents doubled over the last decade or so. Around 80 percent of Berliners are renters.A 2019 estimate figured the law would apply to about 1.5 million units across the German capital. Investors and landlords staunchly opposed the legislation.BBU, a landlord association, said its members would lose 1.1 billion euros — $1.3 billion — over five years under the law and that investment would fall by 5.5 billion euros — $6.5 billion — during that period.[WSJ] — Dennis Lynchlast_img read more

Barca hat-trick against Flensburg – Big point for Wisla in Denmark

first_img27 – FLENSBURGAnderson; Svan (4), Glandorf (5), Heinl (1), Mogensen (7), Kaufmann (1), Eggert (3,2p) -siete inicial-, Karlsson (-), Zachariassen (1), Nenadic (-), Jakobsson (3), Wanne (2) y Móller (p.s.). 36 – BARCELONA:Gonzalo Pérez de Vargas; Víctor Tomás (3), Gurbindo (-), Sorhaindo (2), Morros (-), Karabatic (5), Sigurdson (9,1p) -siete inicial-, Noddesbo (2), Lazarov (9,8p), Sarmiento (-), Ariño (-), Rutenka (-), Raúl Entrerríos (6). 2. KIF Kolding Kobenhavn6420177:149(28)10 1. FC Barcelona6510203:165(38)11 ShareTweetShareShareEmail 4. Orlen Wisla Plock6213167:168(-1)5 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. 3. SG Flensburg-Handewitt6303174:177(-3)6 6. Besiktas MOGAZ HT6105140:176(-36)2 ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsFC Barcelona beat SG Flensburg 36:27 for the third time this season in front of 5.200 fans in Blaugrana. Spanish outfit showed TOP class in the second half against the EHF CL winner. Polish Orlen Wisla Plock made a great effort towards TOP 16 spot with tie in Denmark against KIF KK 30:30. Click to comment 5. Alingsas HK6105146:172(-26)2 Related Items:last_img read more

Gordon, Scales lead Crimson to victory over Cornell

first_imgFor the second straight week, the Crimson’s rushing attack, which leads the Ivy League, guided the Harvard football team to victory — and for the second straight week, Harvard picked up a decisive road victory, as the Crimson took down the Cornell Big Red on Saturday (Oct. 10) by a score of 28-10.Last week, running back Cheng Ho ’10 was unstoppable, rushing for 132 yards in Harvard’s 28-14 win over Lehigh. This week, it was the running back tandem of Gino Gordon ’11 and Treavor Scales ’13 — who combined for 251 yards and three touchdowns — that guided the Crimson (3-1; 2-0 Ivy League) to their third win of the season.It was a coming-out party of sorts for both running backs. Through the first three games of the season, Gordon entered the game with just 105 yards rushing on 30 carries. Yet on Saturday, the junior exploded for 137 yards on 22 carries and a touchdown. Scales, who through three games ran for 56 yards, racked up 92 yards on the ground and two touchdowns. The freshman’s breakout performance earned him Ivy Rookie of the Week honors on Monday (Oct. 12).The defense, which gave up a season-low 10 points, was led by freshman cornerback Brian Owusu, who recorded two key interceptions, and junior safety Collin Zych, who had eight tackles and two passes broken up on the day.Harvard returns home on Saturday (Oct. 17) to host Lafayette. The Crimson have won the past eight matchups and hold an 11-2 record against the Leopards. Kickoff is set for noon.last_img read more

Waltrip wrestles with emotions as he preps for his last Daytona 500

first_imgBUY TICKETS: See the Daytona 500 live!RELATED: Waltrip’s Daytona moments | Daytona schedule DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — He’s still just “Margaret and Leroy’s little boy,” but Michael Waltrip is pushing 54 and Sunday he’ll be making his final start in the Daytona 500. “I just thought it was a cool place to run my last race,” Waltrip said during Wednesday’s annual media day at Daytona International Speedway. It will be his 30th start in a race and at a place that still generates a wide range of emotions for the Owensboro, Kentucky, native. His record of futility was a solid 462 races heading into the 2001 Daytona 500 when he finally made it to Victory Lane in his first start for Dale Earnhardt Inc. Jubilation was short-lived. In a race that crowned a new Daytona 500 champion, the sport lost one of its biggest figures — team owner and seven-time champion Dale Earnhardt. Waltrip, the younger brother of NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Darrell Waltrip, won the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series biggest race again in 2003. He won the summer race at Daytona in ’02 and the fall stop at Talladega the following year. “I try not to get reflective or nostalgic because it’s too emotional,” he said of his Daytona memories. “Mostly I just think about getting to race the car. Obviously I have faced the range of emotions that humans probably aren’t designed to face and it all probably happened within 10 seconds, so that’s hard to think about. “But I love coming to Daytona, I’ve been coming here since I was a kid, so every time you talk about coming to Daytona I get a big smile on my face which is crazy but that’s racing I guess.” Outside the car, he works as a NASCAR analyst for FOX “and I’ve got great teammates there,” he said. </p> For 32 years he’s made at least one start in the series — the last time he ran a full schedule was ’09. He will suit up for a final time with help from long-time sponsor Aaron’s — they’ve been with him in some form or fashion for nearly two decades — and Premium Motorsports owner Jay Robinson in the team’s No. 15 Toyota. “When we ran last year’s Daytona 500 (with BK Racing) it didn’t go well,” he said. “We didn’t run good and I guess we got in a little bit of a fender-bender and messed up the car. I didn’t want to quit like that. So I went to Talladega (with Premium) and we got a 12th-place finish, ran up front a little bit. “Then I decided we would try to have one more competitive run down here. You’ve got to quit sometime.” For Waltrip, sometime comes Sunday. “When we close the books on this it will say 11 XFINITY Series wins and one Camping World Truck win and it will definitely say four Monster Energy NASCAR Cup wins, maybe it will say five,” he said. “But I qualified 35th so unless our strategy is we’ve got ’em right where we want ’em … we might be in a little bit of trouble on this one. “But I’m looking forward to trying.” last_img read more

With Fins Off the Menu, A Glimmer of Hope for Sharks

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreFor decades, the decline of sharks – sought for their fins and meat – has been staggering. But bans on finning and new attitudes in Asia toward eating shark fin soup are leading to optimism about the future for these iconic ocean predators.Along with the economic boom in China and other Asian countries came the ability for millions to afford shark fin soup. As more sharks were harvested to feed that appetite, it became clear to scientists how vital these top-predators were for the entire ocean ecosystem – from algae to sea-grass, turtles to tuna.In the last year, there’s been some good news leading conservationists to believe that the tide for struggling sharks, at last, may be turning.Man Expertly Grabs Pelican to Save it From Almost Certain Death (WATCH)Global fin trade is declining. The U.S., European Union, and India, along with close to 100 other nations from the Mideast to the Caribbean, have banned finning — the practice of catching sharks solely to harvest fins. Some of those countries, like New Zealand, were huge exporters.China, Hong Kong and Malaysia have all banned the soup at government functions, five hotel chains have taken it off their menus and 26 airlines have refused to transport shark fins. On a recent survey in China 85% of respondents said they no longer ate shark fin soup. In fact, so many people have lost their appetite for shark, that the fins are as cheap as squid — essentially destroying the market for them in some parts of China.Transforming Lion Killers into ‘Lion Guardians’ in AfricaA preeminent marine biologist praised a turnaround in US fisheries management in the last decade, saying officials have basically altered their direction on shark management 180 degrees, calling new policies “among the best in the world.” Sharks are also bolstered by pledges from 205 marinas and 103 other businesses around the globe to forbid or discourage the offloading of dead sharks.Even as sharks recover in some waters they’re getting hammered when they migrate to countries that don’t manage them, so nations and conservationists need to continue pushing for tough regulations to make sure the tide keeps turning for these crucial top-level predators.(Source: Yale 360, March 2015, from a feature by Ted Williams) – Photo by Travel Bag Ltd (, CC licenseAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Kristen Bell is Using Her Instagram Page to Help Send Thousands of Gifts to Teachers in Need

first_imgFor every one of the posts, Bell highlights the teacher’s need for school supplies and asks her followers to help out—and her call to action has proven to be extremely effective.One elementary school teacher from Belmont, North Carolina was inundated with packages after she was featured on Bell’s Instagram back in May.WATCH: Watching Kristen Bell Cheer Up Hurricane Irma Evacuees Will Melt Your Heart“I’ve received over a couple hundred items so far, and they are still trickling in every day,” Riggs told WCNC reporters the very same week. “I even got a gift from the UK and Zimbabwe!”More recently, Bell featured a first grade teacher from Flint, Michigan named Emily Mayberry.Within a week of appearing on Bell’s social media page, she experienced the same relief: she was flooded with gifts, packages, and supplies from her Amazon wishlist.LOOK: Barefoot Teacher Pictured Running Ahead of Tornado to Warn Families in Carpool Lane“The generosity of others is overwhelming,” wrote the school on Facebook. “Gratitude is the quality of feeling and experiencing thankfulness and appreciation. We are beyond thankful and appreciative to Kristen Bell and her #FeaturedTeacherFriday for their outpouring of love, support and dedication by enriching and changing the lives of our students through their generous donations.”If you want to nominate yourself or a teacher to be featured on Bell’s Instagram, you can send an email to [email protected] Or, you may be inspired to help a teacher who has not been featured, by going to Donors Choose and surprising an educator with a donation at the nonprofit’s website.Be Sure And Share This Inspiring Story With Your Friends On Social Media…AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreWith more than 12 million followers on Instagram, actress Kristen Bell has been using her celebrity status to help teachers in need.Every week for the last six months, Bell has been sharing a teacher’s story on Instagram for a project she calls #FeatureTeacherFriday.last_img read more

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist Showrunner Austin Winsberg Is Bringing a Weekly Dose of Broadway to NBC

first_imgBut on his NBC show Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, Winsberg is able to feed his musical-theater brain. Winsberg considers the show a jukebox musical of sorts. The main character Zoey (played by Jane Levy) is given mysterious powers that allow her to hear the innermost thoughts of the people around her, in the form of a song (Zoey sums it up as, “I am X-Men meets The Voice”). The show may be on television but it’s all musical theater. “We have a rule for every song in Zoey: they always need to advance plot, reveal character or be funny, and that’s very much musical-theater rules,” says Winsberg. Zoey’s is in the middle of its first season and will finish on May 3 (Winsberg is “cautiously optimistic” that it will get renewed for season two).Whenever possible, Winsberg wants to fit in as many theater actors as he can. Tony-nominated stage-and-screen actor Peter Gallagher plays Zoey’s father, Spring Awakening original cast member Skylar Astin is Zoey’s best friend, Once on This Island’s Alex Newell plays Zoey’s next-door neighbor. And they all sing. “I’m such a big musical-theater lover that anytime we can bring theater people into the show, I’m all in favor of it,” says Winsberg.That statement applies to the guest stars, too. In upcoming episodes, Tony winners Renée Elise Goldsberry and Bernadette Peters will make an appearance and sing. And for episode nine of the show, airing on April 5 at 9:00pm, Winsberg brought in Deaf West Theatre, which was last on Broadway for the 2015 revival of Spring Awakening, to collaborate. Sandra Mae Frank, who played Wendla in that production, guest-stars as Abigail, a deaf college student with an overprotective father. And she gets her own musical number in the show, an instrumental of Rachel Platton’s “Fight Song,” in which she dances and performs the song using sign language, to show that she is not helpless and is capable of living on her own. When his writers room came up with the idea for a deaf storyline, one of the first calls Winsberg made was to David Kurs, artistic director of Deaf West. “Instantly I thought of Deaf West because I had seen Big River, Pippin and Spring Awakening in Los Angeles,” explains Winsberg. “I was blown away by the way they integrate deaf performers into the show, the way they use sign language and choreography together; it just always feels like these beautiful pieces of art.” Sandra Mae Frank, center, in Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist Andrew Leeds, Alex Newell, Peter Gallagher, John Clarence Stewart, Jane Levy, Skylar Astin and Lauren Graham in “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” (Photos: Sergei Bachlakov/NBC) Austin Winsberg may currently be working in television, but he will have you know that he is a big theater nerd. Winsberg, the showrunner for NBC’s Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, also wrote the book for the 2013 Broadway musical First Date. “When I get really roped up in TV and movie stuff, it’s hard to find the right project and the time to devote to theater stuff,” he admits over the phone from his home in Los Angeles. “I went to Stagedoor Manor in the Catskills, I was a theater major in college. My dream is to go back to Broadway; it’s just about finding the right project and the time to do it.”  Kurs worked with Zoey’s choreographer Mandy Moore to create a musical number that uses both dance and sign language. Winsberg wanted all of the performers in the song to be deaf performers, and that there be no singing. There was an ASL interpreter on set to facilitate communication between Moore and the actors. “It was a tall order because I wanted the emotion and what they were conveying simply through the physicality of their movement and facial expressions,” says Winsberg. He then added, “It was probably one of the hardest numbers Mandy had to do all season.”He admits that it would have been easier if there were hearing performers in the number, “but I wanted to give voice and representation to deaf people,” Winsberg says. “It was important to what the number and episode was trying to say, to showcase these people and to be as authentic as possible in the process.”Winsberg was inspired to create Zoey’s because of his father’s death; Gallagher in the show suffers from the same neurological condition that afflicted Winsberg’s father. So to him, the show may be musical and fantastical, but its core is about communication and empathy, especially for people who society overlooks. “Zoey’s father is based on my dad who couldn’t communicate at all in the last six months of his life, and I so desperately wanted to know what was going on in his head,” explains Winsberg, “And deaf people, too, anybody who has a disability or challenge, understanding what they’re going through. So much of the show is about compassion and empathy and putting yourself into somebody else’s shoes.” But for a show that’s so musical-theater inspired, there seems to be a lack of musical-theater songs in it. When asked why he’s not featuring more show tunes in his TV show, Winsberg says it’s because musical songs don’t always work outside of their musical context. “So many songs in musicals are synonymous with that musical and already built into the narrative,” he explains. “It’s important to me that if we were to do our own spin on that song, we’d have to change the meaning of it, or turn it on its head in some way so we’re not just telling it in the story the same way it was told in the musical.”The other reason is purely financial: pop songs are cheaper to license than show tunes. “The most expensive song I went after all season was a song from Les Miz.” What song was it? “Castle on a cloud,” Winsberg laughs. “Cosette needs to be heard, everybody!” View Comments Austin Winsberglast_img read more