EHV Relief Fund Established to Aid European Show Jumping Community

first_imgThe entire showjumping community has been devastated by the current linked outbreaks in Spain of the neurological form of EHV-1 that has impacted horses in 10 countries in mainland Europe. Through the hard work and dedication of many in our community, progress is clearly being made towards bringing the immediate situation under control. However, many riders and owners are facing severe financial hardship due to the costs of emergency veterinary treatment for their horses during the crisis.In order to provide support for those affected by these unforeseen and, in many cases, very substantial expenses, the EHV Relief Fund has been established. The brainchild of showjumping athletes Emile Hendrix, Peter Charles and Frederick Goltz, the Fund has the support of the FEI, European Equestrian Federation, International Jumping Riders Club, Jumping Owners Club and Equestrian Organisers. In addition, Riders Help Riders, the fundraising campaign set up by German event organiser and sports marketer Axel Milkau, has joined forces with the Fund. Collectively, this group have set themselves up as the Sponsors of the Fund.The mandate of the Fund is to provide financial support to riders and owners for the legitimate veterinary expenses resulting directly from the EHV-1 outbreaks in Spain. All proceeds raised by the Fund will be applied to this mission. Any administrative or other costs of the Fund will be borne by the Sponsors.Guidelines for the submission of funding requests will be published in due course, but the basic principle will be to:compile all applicable expenses;raise as much money as possible;allocate funds raised to cover the greatest percentage of the applicable expenses possible.The Sponsors have created an oversight committee to manage distribution of the funds based on this mandate. The Sponsors are committed to full transparency and the accounts of the Fund will be published when it is wound-up.“Despite these desperately distressing times, it has been heartwarming to see in practice what we all know to be true: that in our sport, the welfare of the horse comes first, no matter the circumstance”, Frederick Goltz said. “As part of that special community ethos, we would hope that the broader showjumping community will help to bear some of the costs, particularly in an environment made all the more difficult by Covid-19.”A total of €250,000 has already been pledged to the Fund, including monies committed by the Sponsors, other donors, and the very successful fundraising effort already undertaken by the Riders Help Riders team.“Thank you to those who have already joined our effort and we very much hope that everyone in the showjumping community will consider helping as much as they are able”, Peter Charles said.Questions about the Fund can be addressed to [email protected] can be paid directly to the dedicated bank account that has been set up through the FEI:Banque Cantonale VaudoisePlace St-François 141003 Lausanne – SwitzerlandAccount holder: Federation Equestre InternationaleIBAN: CH72 0076 7000 E536 6418 5Account: E 5366.41.85 EURBIC/Swift: BCVLCH2LXXXReference: EHV_relief_fundSponsors: Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI); European Equestrian Federation (EEF); International Jumping Riders Club (IJRC); Jumping Owners Club (JOC); Equestrian Organisers (EO); Riders Help Riders; Emile Hendrix; Peter Charles; Frederick Goltz. Tags: EHV-1, Peter Charles, Emile Hendrix, relief fund, Frederick Goltz, 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. Horse Sport Enews 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. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Email*last_img read more

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Architecture Always Matters

first_imgThis morning, EMC announced the general availability of our XtremIO All-Flash Array. This is a huge milestone, not just for EMC, but also for the future of the virtualized datacenter.While it is simple to think of XtremIO as “EMC’s All-Flash Array,” I believe it is so much more and I’d like to share why EMC purchased a small Israeli start-up in May 2012 that didn’t even have a shippable product at the time.Silicon Valley is abuzz these days with web-oriented companies that can rapidly prototype their products and make constant changes in real-time as they get feedback from customers. Enterprise storage, on the other hand, must be stable and trustworthy as a platform that a business can operate reliably on for years. It’s a challenging problem to tackle and start-ups pursuing this market often make critical mistakes.EMC saw something very powerful in XtremIO — its architecture. XtremIO’s team had been very astute and practical. They had spent a lot of time thinking about the problems companies were experiencing and architected the foundation of the XtremIO array as the solution, long before they even started writing the code. They had an ambitious vision and executed wisely to realize it.So what’s different about this vision? What makes XtremIO unique in this increasingly crowded field? The answer lies in how they defined the problem to solve.XtremIO didn’t just set out to build a faster storage array using flash. Rather, they looked at the challenges facing large-scale, modern virtualized datacenters and sought to alleviate them. Random I/O performance is certainly one of those problems, but so are scale out, cost, environmental impact, improving the ability to handle dynamic virtual machine cloning, dealing with VMotion operations, and addressing all of these during high volume production hours.By looking at the problem holistically, XtremIO innovated in areas overlooked by others and delivered an architecture built on that original vision.Early XtremIO customers have seen some amazing things happen in their data centers and said things like, “Damn impressive machine I have to say,” and “It blew our minds,” and “The XtremIO difference is staggering.”It is exciting to roll out XtremIO to the world and have complete confidence that architecture matters just as much to companies when they make purchasing decisions as it did to EMC when we made ours back in 2012.This is just the beginning.last_img read more

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Welbeck pens new deal

first_imgDanny Welbeck has signed a new four-year contract at Manchester United which keeps him at the club until at least June 2016.The Longsight-born striker, 21, has made 64 appearances for United, scoring 17 goals since his debut against Middlesbrough in the League Cup in September 2008.Sir Alex Ferguson is delighted to have secured the striker’s services for another four years.“Danny has been with the club since he was eight years old and has made fantastic progress in the last couple of years – first out on loan and last year as a regular in the first team,” the manager told ManUtd.com. “He has become an important player at international level as well, as the maturity of his performances at the European Championships showed. This year is another important one for him. He has a bright future ahead of him.”Welbeck himself added: “Playing for United is all I’ve ever wanted to do – it’s the club I’ve supported all my life. I can’t wait for the challenge of the new season to play my part in helping the team compete for trophies. I’m learning all the time from the best manager in the game and I’m keen for that to continue alongside the world class players in the squad.”last_img read more

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Nominations Open For Boss Of The Year Award

first_imgSubmitted by Thurston ChamberOlympia, Washington – The Thurston County Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for its third annual Boss of the Year award.  Co-sponsored by Express Employment Professionals, this award recognizes outstanding individuals who demonstrate exceptional leadership in the workplace through innovation, communication, vision, and performance.“With the challenging economy impacting organizations everywhere, leaders are making the difference between whether an organization barely survives or actually thrives”, said Reid Bates, Chair of the Thurston County Chamber and owner of Express Employment Professionals.  “This award is a great way for bosses to be recognized by their teams and the Chamber and for their examples to be shared across the community”, says Bates.Once again, Saint Martin’s University business students will play an important role in the selection process by interviewing finalists and gathering data for the selection committee.  “This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to meet with exceptional business leaders in the community and to also learn more about what truly defines leadership in the workplace,” says Richard Beer, Ph.D., dean of the School of Business.Nominations for the “Boss of the Year” award will be accepted through October 26th.  You may mail, fax or send via email to the Chamber office.  The award recipients will be announced on December 12 at the Worthington Center at Saint Martin’s University. For more information about the “Boss of the Year” competition, contact David Schaffert at [email protected]  or Reid Bates  at [email protected] a Nomination Form please visit www.thurstonchamber.com Facebook4Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

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Govt creates positions for Gaskin, Roopnaraine … still receiving super salaries

first_imgThe Government of Guyana has created two new positions to accommodate the rehiring of former Ministers Dominic Gaskin and Dr Rupert Roopnaraine.On Tuesday, the Ministry of the Presidency announced that Gaskin has been appointed Director of Manufacturing and Marketing within the Business Ministry with responsibility for the enforcement of standards, providing assistance to small producers and access to markets, particularly Eastern Caribbean markets. Additionally, Dr Roopnarine has been appointed Director of Public Service Training within the Ministry of the Presidency with responsibility for training standards at the Bertram Collins College of the Public Service, Guyana Defence Force Staff College and Guyana Police Force Staff College.Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Greenidge has been appointed Foreign Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with responsibility for the Department of Frontiers and Territorial Integrity and the Department of Trade and Economic Cooperation. Guyana Times understands that both Gaskin and Roopnaraine continue to recieve super salaries.Gaskin, Dr Roopnaraine, Greenidge and former Minister Joseph Harmon, all dual citizens, resigned as Ministers and Members of Parliament (MPs) effective April 25.On April 30, Harmon, a United States citizen, was appointed Director General of the Ministry of the Presidency.Article 155 (1) of the Constitution of Guyana states that “No person shall be qualified for election as a member of the National Assembly who (a) is, by virtue of his own act, under any acknowledgement of allegiance, obedience or adherence to a foreign power or state”.In February, Chief Justice (ag) Roxane George had ruled on the case filed by Compton Reid over the dual citizenship of former AFC MP Charrandas Persaud. In the case it brought to the Chief Justice, Government had argued that Persaud’s dual citizenship status invalidated his vote in support of the No-confidence Motion that brought the Government down.The Court of Appeal later upheld the January High Court ruling that it is illegal for persons holding dual citizenship status to be sitting in the National Assembly.These latest appointments by Government have already received much criticism by sections of society as the move by the Administration is viewed as an unnecessary burden on taxpayers. From their job descriptions, Gaskin and Dr Roopnarine have full control of several aspects of the Ministries, despite having a sitting Minister.With respect to Greenidge, he has gotten much support since he plays an integral role in the Guyana/Venezuela border controversy case.Last week, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo threw his support behind the retention of the services of Greenidge, saying “With all due respect, with our border case before the International Court of Justice, you need someone who has in-depth knowledge about the issue…he should be retained because of that concern”.last_img read more

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Don’t fret the draft pick — here’s why the 49ers’ win is worth celebrating

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile deviceSANTA CLARA — Niners fans have been looking towards the NFL Draft since Jimmy Garoppolo tore his ACL in September. It’s understandable: In this lost season, the reward of a high draft pick can make losing tolerable.But that doesn’t mean that winning shouldn’t be celebrated. The 49ers beat the Seahawks for the first time since 2013 Sunday, with Robbie Gould’s 36-yard field goal in overtime deciding …last_img read more

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South Africa writes off R1bn Cuban debt

first_img8 December 2010 Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies has announced the cancellation of a R1-billion debt owed by Cuba to South Africa as part of a new trade agreement between the two countries. Davies, who was accompanying President Jacob Zuma on a two-days state visit to Cuba, said on Tuesday that the debt had become a “hindrance” to trade and economic development between Cuba and South Africa. The debt was incurred during the 1990s, when Cuba purchased diesel engines from South Africa. He said South African businesses demanded cash in advance because the Export Credit Insurance Corporation of the department could no longer insure Cuba’s orders as it had exhausted its credit limit. “We are re-opening the credit lines so that we can start trading actively again,” Zuma said. Apart from cancelling the debt, South Africa has also offered Cuba credit line package guarantees to the value of R70-million rand and a further R40-million rand to support Cuba with seeds and fertilizers following the hurricane that devastated Cuban agriculture in 2008, About R100-million from the African Renaissance Fund will be made available for purchases from South Africa. It is envisaged that this package will help to reinvigorate trade and investment between the two countries. South African exports to Cuba had fallen from R82-million in 2008 to a mere R1-million this year. South Africa and Cuba have strong relations dating back to the struggle against apartheid. In another landmark agreement, Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma signed an agreement on the waiver of visa requirements for holders of diplomatic, official and service passports. The agreement entitles Cuban and South African citizens holding such travel documents to enter and remain in the respective countries for up to 90 days without visas. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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eNews Channel Africa launches in UK

first_img21 August 2012 South African independent television news network eNews Channel Africa (eNCA), formerly known as eNews Channel, has gone global, offering UK viewers African news coverage and content through the Sky pay-TV platform. Rebranded eNews Channel Africa on Sunday, the channel launched its 24-hour news service to UK viewers through the Sky digital satellite platform, which boasts more than 10-million subscribers, on Monday. On Tuesday, South African President Jacob Zuma congratulated eNCA on their move, “which contributes positively to the development of the broadcasting industry in our country and in Africa. “We sincerely hope that the outcome will be the provision of an avenue for Africans to tell their own stories to the world in their own words and perspective,” Zuma said in a statement. eNCA Africa editor Chris Maroleng told Business Day that the establishment of the UK network would allow for more objective international reporting on the African continent. Africa was often covered by the international media “in the form of stereotypes” presenting it “as a continent pervaded by doom and gloom,” Maroleng told Business Day. The eNews African Edition, appearing during UK prime time, will provide an African perspective on Africa, working from bureaux in Johannesburg, Lagos and Nairobi. eNCA, available to African DStv subscribers on channel 403, offers its special daily pan-African news broadcast for Sky pay-TV subscribers on channel 518 from 21:00 to 23:30, repeated later. Patrick Conroy, group head of news at eNCA, said South African and African viewers would still get to see the same content locally, from 00:00 to 06:00. “But Sky viewers get that first, because we want to see if we can grow the appetite for not just South African news, but from the rest of the African content as well.” SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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AIIMS-Bhubaneswar to provide free treatment to patients under Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana

first_imgThe AIIMS-Bhubaneswar will provide free treatment to patients under the Odisha government’s healthcare system, State Health Minister Naba Kishore Das said on Tuesday. It signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Health and Family Welfare Department of Odisha government.As per the MoU agreement, AIIMS-Bhubaneswar will provide free treatment to needy patients under the State government’s Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY), Mr. Das said.The Health Minister also held a meeting with the management of private hospitals and discussed about the BSKY. Mr. Das urged the management to be sensitive while catering to the needs of economically-backward patients.So far the State government has signed agreement with 196 private hospitals both in the State and outside to ensure that poor patients from Odisha get health service under the BSKY.Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on August 15, 2018 had launched the Biju Swastya Kalyan Yojana scheme that covers around 70 lakh families in the State.The provisions of the BSKY provides annual health coverage of ₹5 lakh per family and ₹7 lakh per women member of the family.last_img read more

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Batang Gilas splits opening day matches, eyes top-two berth

first_imgPhoto by: Tristan Tamayo/Inquirer.netThe Philippine youth team vies for a top two spot in Pool A Friday night after splitting its first two assignments in the Fiba 3×3 Under-18 World Cup in Chengdu, China.Led by Filipino-Nigerian AJ Edu, Batang Gilas looks to win over Poland and Turkmenistan to advance to the next round.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games The young Filipinos kicked off their campaign with a 19-17 triumph over Israel before falling short against the favored Netherlands, 13-10, Wednesday night.Edu and Juan Gomez di Liano fueled the Philippines’ comeback against Israel that turned an 11-14 deficit into an 18-15 lead.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsBatang Gilas also rallied to tie the Netherlands at 10, but Maik Bouwer sealed the win for the top seed.The Netherlands topped Pool A at 2-0 in Day 1, while the Philippines—with Encho Serrano and Rhayyan Amsali also in the lineup—wound up tied at 1-1 with Israel and Poland. Turkmenistan remained winless in two outings. Bradley: Pacquiao still can fight vs young guys Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena LATEST STORIES Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Only the top two teams in each group will advance to the next round.Last week, the Philippine men’s 3×3 squad bowed out in the first round with a 2-2 record in France. —JASMINE W. PAYOSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ What ‘missteps’? LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera MOST READ Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Gameslast_img read more

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