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CIEL Limited ( HY2010 Interim Report

first_imgCIEL Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2010 interim results for the half year.For more information about CIEL Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CIEL Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CIEL Limited (  2010 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileCIEL Limited is an investment company headquartered in Ebene, Mauritius. The company operates in the following segments: agriculture and property, financial services, hotels and resorts, textiles, and healthcare businesses. The activities of the company are spread out over five countries that include Mauritius, Madagascar, Asia, Maldives and South Africa, just to name a few. CIEL Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Nigerian Breweries Plc ( HY2019 Interim Report

first_imgNigerian Breweries Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about Nigerian Breweries Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nigerian Breweries Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nigerian Breweries Plc (  2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileNigerian Breweries Plc is the largest brewing company in Nigeria producing the nation’s favourite brew, STAR. The company boasts one of the most modern brew houses in the country producing a popular range of lager, stout, malt drinks, ready-to-drink beverages, cider, carbonated soft drinks and energy drinks for local consumption and for export. Lager brands include STAR, Heineken, Gulder, Goldber, “33 Export”, Life, More and Stella; the stout brand is Legend; the malt brand is Amstel Malta; the ready-to-drink brand is Ace Passion; the cider brand is Strongbow Apple Cider; the soft drink brand is fayrouz and the energy drink brand is Climax. Nigerian Breweries Plc has 11 breweries, 2 malting plants and 26 sales depots; enjoys a growing export market; and offers sales and logistic and marketing support to merchants and vendors. Brands in the product portfolio are available in 13 countries including the United Kingdom, South Africa, the United States and various countries in Middle-East and West Company. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Nigerian Breweries Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Track and field opens indoor season with a broken record

first_imgGet to know the TCU admission counselors Maya Bulger Maya Bulger + posts printThe Horned Frogs began their 2017 indoor track and field campaign at the Reveille Invitational in College Station, TX Saturday, Dec. 9. Sophomore Isaiah Rogers broke the men’s weight throw record.Running Events“The 60 guys competed well, finishing second and third,” track and field head coach Darryl Anderson said. “The mile relay ran well also, 3:07 is good for them at this point.”The men’s 4×400-meter relay team of sophomore Jostyn Andrews, senior Kevin McClanahan, junior Darrion Flowers and senior Derrick Mokaleng placed third with a time of 3.07.87, one second off of the team’s previous best mark.Senior Emeilo Ferguson and senior Jalen Miller finished second and third in the 60-meter dash with marks of 6.77 and 6.79. In the 200-meter dash, Ferguson and Miller finished in sixth and eighth place behind times of 21.69 and 21.75.On the women’s side, freshman Hope Glenn placed eighth in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.62.Junior Lexi Aiken placed eighth in the 60-meter hurdles recording a time of 8.99.In the women’s 1000-meter race, freshman Renee Payne placed seventh with a time of 3:04.85.Field Events“It was a good start to the season, especially in the weight throw,” Anderson said. “The weight throw is an event we really want to do well in at the conference level and our guys are set up to do that.”Sophomore Isaiah Rogers recorded a new school record in the men’s weight throw, behind a mark of 63 feet 3.5 inches (19.29m). The previous record was recorded by Cameron Tabor in 2012, with a throw of 62 feet 1 inch.Senior Justin Sanchez and sophomore Ryan Camp also recorded marks over 60 feet in the men’s weight throw. Sanchez’s throw of 62 feet 4 inches (19.00m) ranks second in TCU indoor history behind Rogers. Camp recorded a throw of 61 feet 11.5 inches (18.88m).Also in the men’s weight throw, junior Fellan McGuigan placed sixth with a throw of 52 feet 5 inches (15.98m).“On the women’s side, I thought Leilyn competed well in the shot,” Anderson said. “All in all, it was good to come here, get the competitive juices flowing and see our athletes in a competitive environment before sending them off on Christmas break.”In the women’s shot put, freshman Leilyn Miles placed second behind a throw of 46 feet 10 inches (14.27m).On the men’s side, Rogers finished in third place with a distance of 57 feet 2 inches (17.44m).Sophomore Kendahl Shue placed fourth in the women’s pole vault with a height of 10 feet 10 inches (3.32m). On the men’s side, freshman Fernando Martinez and sophomore Adam McAdoo placed fifth and sixth with max heights of 14 feet 10 inches (4.52m).Senior Scotty Newton competed in the men’s long jump securing third place with a distance of 22 feet 9 inches (6.94m).Up NextThe Horned Frogs will travel to Lubbock, TX to compete at the Texas Tech Invitational Jan. 19. Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Linkedin Maya Bulger Two teams added to ‘Meet The Frogs’ Facebook Track and Field: Senior breaks another school record Maya Bulger TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Twitter Twitter Courtesy of Facebook Early action option removed from admission process Linkedin Maya Bulger is a junior at Texas Christian University from Detroit, Michigan. Maya is pursuing a major in journalism and a minor in business. In her spare time she loves to watch sports, workout, read, hike, travel and bake. Previous articleTCU hires ‘first and only choice’ Jeremiah Donati to become next athletic directorNext articleStudy sanctuaries on campus, in Fort Worth Maya Bulger RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Maya Bulger ReddItlast_img read more

Two Ugandan journalists and local fixer freed after four days

first_img Follow the news on South Sudan to go further South SudanAfrica Organisation RSF_en News August 25, 2020 Find out more July 31, 2013 – Updated on June 1, 2016 Two Ugandan journalists and local fixer freed after four days August 21, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts Newscenter_img Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years December 23, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders is relieved to learn that two visiting Ugandan journalists, Hillary Ayesiga and Justine Dralaze, and their South Sudanese fixer, Sunday David Tut, were finally freed today after being held for four days.The three journalists were arrested shortly after Ayesiga and Dralaze arrived in Juba on 26 July to report for Feature Story News (FSN).As soon as they arrived, Ayesiga and Dralaze requested permission to do reporting in Juba but they began working without waiting for their accreditation because they assumed they would soon have it. This prompted their arrest.They said they were not mistreated while detained.Reporters Without Borders has been told that Ugandan Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi spoke with South Sudanese President Salva Kiir shortly before the three journalists were released.The two Ugandan journalists were then taken to the information ministry and were due to fly back to Uganda this afternoon.——–30.07.2013 – Two Ugandan journalists and local fixer held for past three daysReporters Without Borders is appalled to learn that South Sudan’s army – the Sudanese People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) – has been holding two visiting Ugandan journalists, Hillary Ayesiga and Justin Dralaze, and their South Sudanese fixer and driver, Sunday David Tut, for the past three days.The three journalists were arrested on the airport road in Juba, the capital, on 27 July, supposedly for filming along the road without permission.“The government’s silence about these three journalists’ place of detention and present state of health, and what they are alleged to have done, is unacceptable and worrying,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We condemn the fact that they have had no contact with the outside world since their arrest and we fear that they may have been mistreated. We call on the South Sudanese authorities to release them unconditionally at once and to explain the reasons for their arrest and prolonged detention.”Reporters Without Borders criticized the regime’s paranoia and the brutality of its security forces in a 2012 report. Following their arrest, the three journalists were reportedly taken to National Security Headquarters, which is notorious for the appalling conditions in which suspects are held. According to some official sources, they were arrested for having no documents proving they were journalists.Ayesiga, who normally works for China’s CCTV, and Draleze, a former Reuters journalist in Uganda, are on assignment in Juba for Feature Story News (FSN) of the United States to cover the security and political situation after President Salva Kiir’s decision to fire his entire cabinet on 23 July and impose a curfew in the capital. Tut usually works for the South Sudanese radio station Liberty FM.The Ugandan embassy in Juba said yesterday that a meeting had been scheduled with South Sudanese officials for today to discuss the situation of the journalists. This meeting was cancelled by the South Sudanese authorities at the last minute. The government has still not provided any information about the journalists, who seem to be facing a fourth night in detention.In July 2012, one year after South Sudan gained its independence, Reporters Without Borders issued a report about its media entitled: “World’s youngest country yet to embark on road to civil liberties .”South Sudan is ranked 124th out of 179 countries in the 2013 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index , a fall of 13 places from its position the year before, when it was ranked for the first time.More information .Main photo: National Security Headquarters, Juba- Hillary Ayesiga in Kasese, Western Uganda- Justin Dralaze (on the right) South SudanAfrica Online memorial and writing prize launched to mark 30th birthday of slain journalist Christopher Allen Help by sharing this information News News RSF welcomes UN Special Rapporteur’s statement calling for justice for Christopher Allen three years onlast_img read more

Supreme Court And Restoration Of 4G In Kashmir: A Disappointment

first_imgColumnsSupreme Court And Restoration Of 4G In Kashmir: A Disappointment Prakhar Raghuvanshi27 May 2020 10:12 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court of India (SC) on 11th May 2020 refused to restore 4G internet services in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir (UT). The order came in response to a petition filed to quash orders restricting internet services to 2G in the UT. The SC vide its judgment in Anuradha Bhasin v Union of India had directed the UT to timely review the internet shutdown order. Accordingly,…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court of India (SC) on 11th May 2020 refused to restore 4G internet services in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir (UT). The order came in response to a petition filed to quash orders restricting internet services to 2G in the UT. The SC vide its judgment in Anuradha Bhasin v Union of India had directed the UT to timely review the internet shutdown order. Accordingly, the administration in the UT lifted restrictions on regular time intervals. Currently, the UT has 2G mobile internet for post-paid customers and verified prepaid customers with access to all websites and fixed-line connection with access to all websites. The SC in Foundation for Media Professionals v UT of Jammu & Kashmir (the order) on 11th May 2020 constituted a Special Committee comprising of Home Secretary; Secretary to Ministry of Communications, Government of India; and Chief Secretary of the UT. The Special Committee will be headed by Home Secretary. The order disregards the case of the petitioners on various points. The following paragraphs will address the contradictions/flaws in the judgment. Educational needs of the people of the Kashmir valley is a crucial point which ought to have been considered by the court. The restricted 2G services provided in the UT is stifling education given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. Downloading an MS-word document containing about 2000 words takes about 4-5 minutes. In such circumstances, online education or e-learning is a far-fetched idea for students in institutions as well as those preparing for competitive exams. Numerous educational institutions, as well as private players, conduct webinars through Zoom/Webex across India, unfortunately, the students of the valley are deprived of it. The court has erred here as firstly, it takes the government submission on face value and does not question its validity. Secondly, the court never delved into the question of educational needs. The order discusses the submissions on behalf of petitioners (paragraph 4-5) as well as the UT (paragraph 8). However, it never, in the entire order, came back to the question of educational need. Even if the SC took the submission on behalf of the UT to be prima facie true, it inherently flawed and logically questionable to equate DD national and radio telecasting with the mainstream e-learning methods and platforms. The primary defence given by the UT was the rise of infiltration, militancy and indoctrination in the UT through the internet as a medium. There are two objections to this position, viz this could be prevented by restricting internet services in the areas where activities of such nature are being carried out or are rising, a gag order is disproportionate in nature. Moreover, the activities mentioned by the UT can be carried over 2G services only. These activities are primarily linked with communication, which is possible over 2G services, thus, there is no justification for the continued denial of 4G services in the state. The order has agreed with the petitioner’s claim that suspension of internet services or reduced speed must be territorially restricted and must be temporary in nature (paragraph 16). In addition to this, the SC has stated in paragraph 17 of the order – “In view of the observations made in Anuradha Bhasin [v Union of India], for meaningful enforcement of the spirit of the judgment, inter alia, the authorities are required to pass orders with respect to those areas, where there is absolute necessity of such restrictions to be imposed, after satisfying the directions passed earlier” (emphasis supplied) However, in the paragraphs that follow, the court has referred to and aligned with compelling state interest including modern terrorism, cyberterrorism and militancy. Indeed, these are compelling state interest but the error lies in consecutive paragraphs as the court after stating that ‘orders restricting internet must be territorial as well as temporary’, completely ignores the plight of the petitioners based on legitimate grounds. The order in my view is self-contradictory, flawed and per incuriam as it fails to apply the law laid down in Anuradha Bhasin’s case. The order instead of directing the UT to constitute a Review Committee as per Rule 2(2) of the Telecom Suspension Rules, 2017 has directed to constitute a Special Committee as the issues involved affect the state and the nation. Earlier, in 2018 Rafale Verdict, the SC instead of directing the registration of FIR and probe by CBI reviewed the contract prematurely. In addition to this, the court in paragraph 14 of the order has stated “ might be desirable and convenient to have better internet in the present circumstances..” (emphasis supplied). The words used in the order are prima facie indicative of the seriousness with which the matter was dealt with. In the present circumstances, it is a necessity to have 3G/4G internet services. The order has been passed without considering the gravity of fundamental rights/human rights violations involved. Finally, there are some unaddressed contentions, viz firstly, the unavailability of the internet to some extent rather than solving the problems of incitement/indoctrination facilitate it as it closes a source to cross-check the received information. Secondly, merely stating that there a compelling state interest will never be enough reason to deprive millions of people of the basic civil liberties and human rights. Considering the outbreak of COVID-19 life is currently more dependent on the internet. Thus, lesser restrictive means must be adopted. For instance, reducing speed in select areas, blocking particular websites and ban on unverified connections. Thirdly, information warfare in the 21st Century is practised by nation-states across the globe, restricting internet services in a way that results in deprivation of human rights can never be an effective and suitable way to tackle the same.Views Are Personal Only. Next Storylast_img read more

Rex named ‘father of bluegrass’

first_img When the resolution was presented to Locklar, it “got to me.”“It was a wonderful thing to happen to me,” Locklar said. “I’m real honored. I’ve got a copy of it up at the store and I’m going to put it on the wall. That’s where folks can see it and I’ll know where it is.”Boothe said that the resolution was offered in the highest tribute and deepest appreciation to Locklar.“Rex is deserving of gratitude and commendation for his many contributions to the community and to the wider world of music for more than a half century,” Boothe said. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits For 45 years, Locklar has been hosting bluegrass festivals in the Henderson community twice a year, in April and October. During those many years, Locklar has become a friend to thousands of people who make the pilgrimage to the place where bluegrass grows like a weed.Locklar’s love of bluegrass music began at home where he developed an ear for music and learned to play different instruments.When he was a young man, he answered Uncle Sam’s call and then returned home to join his father on the farm and in the mercantile business. He liked to play with bands at functions around the county and, around 1960, he and his friends started to pick and grin at the old Henderson schoolhouse on Saturday nights.“That old schoolhouse became one of the premier bluegrass ‘convention centers’ in the country and has been a gathering place for thousands upon thousands of bluegrass and traditional music lovers from Minnesota to Florida and from Virginia to Texas,” Boothe said. “And at the center of it all is Rex Locklar.”Boothe said Locklar has been the promoter and “instigator” of bluegrass music and it has thrived because of the man who is affectionately referred to as “ol’ Rex” by his extended family … and himself.“Rex is the reason that the Henderson Bluegrass Festival is what it is,” Boothe said. “Rex is a great guy and you can’t help but like him. Rex and I go back a long way. He’s just the kind of guy you can’t forget.”Boothe has a couple of Henderson Bluegrass Festival tickets framed in his office and he has a story to tell about them.“Back when I was involved in the auction in Henderson, Rex asked me to mention his bluegrass festival,” Boothe said. “I told him that auctions were a business and I couldn’t do that without being paid. Well, Rex stomped off and came back with two tickets stapled together and a note that said, ‘For Alan Boothe and all of his friends.’ That’s why, everybody loves Rex.”Everybody who has ever been to the Henderson Bluegrass Festival has an “ol’ Rex” story to tell and those who don’t need to get one because “Rex is a Pike County treasure and now the Father of Bluegrass in Pike County.” By The Penny Hoarder Rex Locklar and his wife, Faye, pose with the resolution passed by the House of Representatives of the State of Alabama declaring him the official Father of Bluegrass in Pike County. (Submitted Photo)Bluegrass lovers have known for years that Rex Locklar is the Father of Bluegrass in Pike County. The state has now made it official.On Saturday, Rex Locklar was recognized by a State of Alabama House of Representatives resolution as the Father of Bluegrass Music in Pike County.The resolution, drafted by Rep. Alan Boothe, was presented to Locklar by Pike County Sheriff Russell Thomas during Rex’s 2010 Fall Bluegrass Festival. It came as a complete surprise to “ol’ Rex.” By Jaine Treadwell Print Article Latest Stories Email the author “I was sitting out there on my scooter, and I saw my brother, Wiley, and all of his daughters and grandchildren coming and I thought it was real that nice they were coming to my bluegrass festival,” Locklar said. “One of the granddaughters said they wanted me to come over there on the porch and get my picture with Faye and, of course, I had to do that.”Locklar said the next thing he saw was the sheriff coming toward him with a big envelope.“I asked him if he was coming to serve papers on me and he said he was,” Locklar said, laughing. “I didn’t know what was up.” Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sponsored Content Skip You Might Like Trojans address defense, QBs Troy University DuJuan Harris (32) runs the ball during the Trojans’ game against Middle Tennessee State University. (Photo/Troy University Athletics,… read more The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Rex named ‘father of bluegrass’ Published 9:17 pm Tuesday, October 12, 2010 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Book Nook to reopen Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. 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Poorly-qualified miss learning opportunities

first_img Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Poorly-qualified miss learning opportunitiesOn 26 Mar 2002 in Personnel Today Graduates employed at large private sector organisations receive the mosttraining at work, according to a CIPD report. Who Learns at Work? finds that part-time employees with few educationalqualifications are least likely to receive training. The survey of 743 employees shows that employees in this category are threetimes more likely to turn down training than their graduate counterparts. The study reveals that more than half of all respondents think the besttraining is ‘being shown how to do things and practicing them’. A further 16 per cent cite ‘learning from colleagues and people you workwith’ as the most effective way of being trained. Survey author, CIPD training and development adviser Mike Cannell, warnedemployers to invest in training for all staff. “Most training effort and expenditure goes on management,” hesaid. “This is justified because the well-being of an organisation depends onproperly informed managers making the right decisions, but this emphasis maymean that the needs of other parts of the workforce are overlooked.” Comments are closed. last_img read more

Grand Prix Special Marks Consecutive Wins for Peters and Suppenkasper

first_imgThe Adequan® Global Dressage Festival continued on Saturday, January 30, with a consecutive win for the USA’s Steffen Peters and Suppenkasper in the FEI Grand Prix Special CDI4*, presented by Havensafe Farm. AGDF 3 concludes on Sunday, January 31, and the circuit hosts 10 weeks of international and national dressage competition until April 4. Free live streaming and on-demand of select classes are available to view at and Akiko Yamazaki and Four Winds Farm’s 2008 KWPN gelding by Spielberg topped the class of 11 entries, earning a final score of 75.766%.“The grand prix special is always my favorite test,” began Peters. “It has those beautiful transitions from extended trot to passage, and then the half-passes are a little easier to ride, so there was a bit more of a throttle there with Mopsie today because he was so relaxed. The passage tour felt really good, and I really thought I had him there for the one tempis – I really collected him on the short side, and then I risked it a little and it was just a tad too much, so we had a small mistake. But, he’s done five shows in a row without a single mistake, and at the end of the day I am human, and they’re horses and not machines, so those things happen.”Peters was happy with his mount’s strengths during the performance and noted his relaxation in the walk and patient transitions into piaffe. He explained, “He walked nicely, which is a challenge for him in the grand prix special because he gets so fired up from all of the extensions and all of the passage, and to get him to relax is not an easy thing. However, he waited patiently for me to ask for the piaffe, he didn’t anticipate it, so overall it was a good test and I’m happy with it.”The pair won’t be back in the Global Stadium Arena at Equestrian Village until the five-star at AGDF 7, and Peters plans to work with U.S. Dressage coach Debbie McDonald on improvements between now and then. However, he noted, Mopsie will get some time to relax as well.“Debbie McDonald comes over a couple times a week, and we will be taking a look at all of the videos,” said Peters. “We always appreciate the judge’s comments too, so we will review those and go from there. The main thing is that Mopsie will get a nice, easy week. I’m so fortunate that he’s a horse that I can warm up for a bit and get all of the collected work done in 20 minutes, and take him for a half an hour walk, so the workload on his legs is extremely limited for a grand prix horse. I believe in preserving horses, not just winning, doing well, or making the team. Truly preserving them, spoiling them, giving them lots of love and relatively easy work, keeping them fit, but in a relaxed, happy way.”Second place in the FEI Grand Prix Special CDI4*, presented by Havensafe Farm went to Charlotte Jorst (USA) on Kastel’s Nintendo, Kastel Denmark’s 2003 KWPN stallion by Negro, with a 72.043%. Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu (CAN) on All In rounded out the top three with with a 71.553%. All In is a 2005 KWPN gelding by Tango owned by Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu and Marc-Andre Beaulieu.Earlier in the day, Nick Wagman (USA) and Elizabeth Keadle’s 2010 KWPN gelding by Scandic, Ferano, bested the FEI Grand Prix Special CDI3*, presented by ProElite with a 71.638%. Benjamin Ebeling (USA) and Illuster Van De Kampert, the 2008 Belgian Warmblood gelding by Spielberg owned by Amy Roberts Ebeling and Nuvolari Holdings, LLC, earned second place with a 71.255%. In third place was the USA’s Susan Dutta and Don Design DC, Susan and Tim Dutta’s 2010 Hanoverian gelding by Der Designer, finishing with a score of 69.362%.In the FEI Intermediare A CDI3*, presented by Adequan®, Allison Kavey (USA) and Citha’s Utopia, Andrea Woodner’s 2007 KWPN mare by Dayano, claimed the top spot with a score of 60.500%.CPEDI3* Competition Concludes at the Adequan® Global Dressage FestivalCPEDI3* competition presented by Adequan® and Nutrena® concluded at AGDF on Saturday, January 30, welcoming three nations worth of competitors to the arena at Equestrian Village to perform their para dressage freestyles. The week also hosted CPEDI3* Team competition, and the United States came out on top, with a team average of 74.50%.The FEI Para Freestyle Grade V CPEDI3*, presented by Adequan® and Nutrena® saw a win for the Republic of South Africa’s Cayla Van Der Walt, who piloted Daturo II, a 2006 gelding by Mirlito XI owned by Van Der Walt and Christine Heathman, to a 73.150%.“This whole week we’ve been working on getting him relaxed because he’s been tense, so the goal of this show was to get him to feel more confident,” explained Van Der Walt. “I’ve also been working on my own habits, and the scores show that the hard work is paying off!”The freestyle score of 73.150% was the pair’s highest to date, and Van Der Walt is eager to see what the future holds. She continued, “We are trying to qualify for Tokyo to represent South Africa. They pick two individuals, so we are really vying for that spot.”Cynthia Screnci (USA) and Eragon VF, a 2009 KWPN gelding by Don Romantic owned by Cynthia Screnci and Volado Farms, placed second with a 71.542%. Third place went to Katie Jackson (USA) and Scrabble, her own 2006 Hanoverian gelding by Sandro Hit, with a 64.033%.In the FEI Para Freestyle Grade I CPEDI3,* presented by Adequan® and Nutrena®, Roxanne Trunnell (USA) took the lead with an 83.656% aboard Dalton, Karen Flint’s 2012 Hanoverian gelding by Danone I. The pair were also named the high point combination of the show.Second place was awarded to Sydney Collier (USA) and All In One, a 2009 Hanoverian gelding by Abanos owned by Going for Gold LLC and Katie Robicheaux, with a 74.556%. Third place went to Deborah Stanitski (USA) and her own 2006 Danish Warmblood mare by de Noir, Skovlunds de Nice, with a 69.523%.The FEI Para Freestyle Grade II CPEDI3*, presented by Adequan® and Nutrena® welcomed another win for Beatrice De Lavalette (USA) and Clarc, a 2007 KWPN gelding by Dreamcatcher, earning 72.745%. Second place went to Alanna Flax-Clark (USA) and her own 2004 NRPS gelding El Paso by Elegant, with a score of 67.978%. Third place was rounded out by Laurietta Oakleaf (USA) and Comte de Baccara C, a 2007 KWPN gelding by Johnson TN, owned by Oakleaf and Tammi Nowicki, with a 62.212%.Lauren Barwick (CAN) rode Lee Garrod’s Sandrino, a 2012 Westfalian gelding by Spirit of Westfalia, to the top of the leaderboard in the FEI Para Freestyle Grade III CPEDI3*, presented by Adequan® and Nutrena® with a 76.367%. Rebecca Hart (USA) and Fortune 500, a 2010 Oldenburg gelding by Fidertanz 2 owned by Rowan O’Riley, achieved a score of 76.256% to earn second place. Third went to the USA’s Charlotte Merle-Smith and Guta, a 2011 KWPN mare by Vivaldi, with a 72.667%.The FEI Para Freestyle Grade IV CPEDI3*, presented by Adequan® and Nutrena® was topped by Kate Shoemaker (USA) and Solitaer 40, a 2007 Hanoverian stallion (Sandro Hit) owned by Kate, Craig, and Deena Shoemaker. The pair wrapped up their consistent weekend with a score of 75.867%. Kate was also the reserve high point rider of the CPEDI 3* with Solitaer 40.Competition at AGDF 3 will conclude tomorrow after a full schedule of classes, including the FEI Intermediare CDI1*, the FEI Intermediare-II CDI3*, the FEI Intermediare-I Freestyle CDI3*, and the FEI Grand Prix Freestyle CDI3*, presented by Horseware Ireland, before the FEI Grand Prix Freestyle CDI4*, presented by U.S. P.R.E. Association, beginning at 3:50 PM. For more information and to see a full list of results, visit Results: FEI Grand Prix Special CDI4*, presented by Havensafe Farm:1. Steffen Peters (USA) on Suppenkasper, Akiko Yamazaki and Four Winds Farm’s 2008 KWPN gelding by Spielberg: 78.191, 73.298, 74.255, 76.170, 76.915; 75.766%2. Charlotte Jorst (USA) on Kastel’s Nintendo, Kastel Denmark’s 2003 KWPN stallion by Negro: 72.128, 71.383, 70.000, 73.936, 72.766; 72.043%3. Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu (CAN) on All In, Brittany Fraser and Marc-Andre Beaulieu’s 2005 KWPN gelding by Tango: 71.277, 70.213, 71.383, 72.979, 71.915; 71.553%4. Yvonne Losos De Muniz (DOM) on Aquamarijn, her own 2005 KWPN mare by United: 71.277, 69.681, 71.170, 70.426, 71.277; 70.766%5. Katherine Bateson Chandler (USA) on Alcazar, Jane Forbes Clark’s 2005 KWPN gelding by Contango: 71.915, 67.979, 70.532, 67.766, 71.277; 69.894%6. Anna Buffini (USA) on FRH Davinia La Douce, her own 2007 Hanoverian mare by Don Frederico: 67.553, 67.340, 68.830, 70.000, 68.830; 68.511%7. Susan Dutta (USA) on Figeac DC, Tim and Susan Dutta’s 2009 Oldenburg gelding by Fackeltanz: 68.830, 68.085, 66.383, 71.277, 66.809; 68.277%8. Susan Pape (GBR) on Harmony’s Eclectisch, Harmony Sporthorses’ 2009 KWPN stallion by Zenon: 67.553, 66.809, 67.021, 66.915, 69.255; 67.511%9. Karen Lipp (USA) on Whitney, Kathleen Oldford’s 2005 Hannoverian mare by White Star: 66.277, 67.234, 64.894, 65.213, 66.809; 66.085%10. Mette Rosencrantz (USA) on Dzeko, Cory Walker, Mette Rosencrantz, and Robin Cathey’s 2006 Oldenburg stallion by Dimaggio: 63.617, 64.362, 66.489, 68.085, 65.851; 65.681% Tags: Dressage, Lauren Barwick, Steffen Peters, All In, AGDF, Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu, Suppenkasper, 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. 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. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Horse Sport Enews Email*last_img read more

USS Carl Vinson Celebrates Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage

first_img May 24, 2013 View post tag: Vinson View post tag: Carl View post tag: Defense Training & Education View post tag: Asian View post tag: Navy View post tag: celebrates Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Carl Vinson Celebrates Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage View post tag: Defence View post tag: Heritage View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Islander USS Carl Vinson Celebrates Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage View post tag: Pacific View post tag: Naval USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 1’s American Heritage Observance Committee (AHOC) conducted a program celebrating the heritage and dedication of Asian/Pacific American Sailors on May 22 with the theme “Building Leadership: Embracing Cultural Values and Inclusion”.Two Sailors aboard Carl Vinson, Personnel Specialist 1st Class Tulimalefoi Mauga Sarvis, administrative department’s leading petty officer with American Samoan heritage, and Master-at-Arms 3rd Class Ray Saaga Asuega, a security patrolman with Samoan heritage, shared their cultural backgrounds during the ceremony. The event also featured several speakers, additional dance routines, a special meal and a cake-cutting.“In each tribe we have what’s called a paramount chief, and my great-great grandfather was a paramount chief,” Sarvis said. “He was one of the founders when Samoa became a territory of the U.S. When they signed, my great-great grandfather was there.”Though his official job was as a detective and police officer, Asuega’s father was also a chief of his tribe. His father’s leadership and the family-oriented culture in which he was raised influenced him greatly, ultimately motivating him to join the Navy.“I see the Navy as a home,” Asuega said. “My aunt was in the Navy. She was a chief, she retired, and she told me that she met so many people, had long relationships with friends and that it was a community.”Similar to Asuega, Sarvis said she has carried all the values and life lessons she gained from her childhood in American Samoa with her when she came to the United States and joined the Navy.“From growing up back home and not having anything and then coming to the United States and joining the Navy, I’ve gotten perspective and strengthened the values I grew up with. It’s all helped me get to where I’m at right now in the Navy,” Sarvis said.Both Asuega and Sarvis decided to honor their heritage by teaching other Sailors of their cultural customs and performing traditional dances at the event.Asuega performed the Haka, a Samoan war cry traditionally performed before battle.Sarvis presented another Samoan dance, the Taualuga, usually performed as the grand finale of a social function such as a wedding reception or festival. The word “taualuga” refers to securing the last board of the topmost rafter in the construction of a house, so the dance signifies the final moments of an event.Sarvis said performing the Taualuga gave her a great sense of pride because it gave her the chance to teach her Shipmates about her heritage. She wants the new generation of Samoans to understand where they come from and not lose their cultural identity.“Back in the days, culture was taught. Now, it’s like we’re losing it,” Sarvis explained. “That’s why, when it comes to certain months like this, I think it’s a good opportunity to share culture with the new generation, because I know they’re missing out on a lot on our history and where we come from.”Both Sarvis and Asuega said they appreciated the Navy affording them the opportunity to teach people about their culture. For Asuega, it’s one more reason why the Navy feels like a second home.“Participating in events like this, you meet new people, get to know people and you get to understand where they come from,” Asuega said. “I like participating with different cultures and I love teaching other people about my culture.”Other Sailors also highlighted the Hawaiian and Tahitian cultures through traditional dances, and Carl Vinson’s supply department treated all hands to various Asian cultures by serving dishes like Asian stir-fry soup, beef caldereta and Filipino pancit.The day was complete with a cake-cutting ceremony during which Commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 1 Rear Adm. David F. Steindl and keynote speaker Lt. Cmdr. Sylvaine W. Wong, Staff Judge Advocate for CSG-1, cut the cake together and talked with Carl Vinson Sailors.The Navy has a long-standing tradition of celebrating the diversity of its fighting force, joining with the nation each month in recognizing the immeasurable contributions of Americans belonging to various cultural backgrounds. During the month of May, the Navy commemorates generations of service from Sailors of Asian and Pacific Islander lineage.The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese people to the United States on May 7, 1843 and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. The majority of the workers who laid the tracks of the transcontinental railroad were Chinese immigrants.Carl Vinson recently completed its Mid-Cycle Material Assessment (MCMA) inspection and is currently pierside at Naval Air Station North Island.[mappress]Press Release, May 24, 2013 View post tag: USS Share this articlelast_img read more

Petition released to Boycott Taylors

first_img“Here’s an attempt to push back; please do sign and help publicise as much as you can.” The petition can be found online at: According to OCAH, the company issued a private apology for “miscommunication”, but OCAH reports that they “nonetheless failed to acknowledge the discriminatory nature of this conduct, in particular refusing to give assurance that this kind of behavior would not occur again.” The petition advocates boycotting all Taylors establishments until they issue a public apology for the incident and assent to a list of demands put forward by OCAH. These include agreeing not to eject customers who have not displayed harmful behaviour, even on the basis of other customers’ complaints; not to deny service or entry to such customers; not to enforce time limits if there are enough tables free for new customers; and not to harass rough sleepers or treat them differently from any other customers. “We are acutely aware of the serious homelessness problems within Oxford but this incident is being taken out of context and exaggerated. We have apologised for our initial poor handling of the communication and this apology was accepted. Oxford’s homelessness situation is a large and complicated issue to resolve and far beyond our circle of impact. We have however been discussing this internally and are working out ways where we can, in our own little way, play our part and do what we can to help.” The petition is a response to an incident which occurred in one of the cafes last summer when staff refused to allow two rough sleepers to drink their beverages on the premises, despite the fact that they had purchased the beverages in the store. According to the TSHA and the two individuals in question, Taylors demanded that the rough sleepers leave after taking their orders because of an offensive ‘odour’, supposedly deterring other customers from eating their food. They went on to say: “We do not discriminate against anybody visiting our shops. However, we do have a duty of care to our customers and we cannot allow individuals to remain on our premises when other customers are walking out and raising complaints about hygiene standards in an establishment which provides food throughout the day. None of this has anything to do with the fact that the people asked to leave our premises were homeless. Stonestrom posted the petition with the caption: “Those of you who know them have probably heard about the absolutely appalling treatment Theodora and Adrian have received in the past year; unfortunately this kind of persecution is common. A spokesperson for Taylors told Cherwell that: “the allegation about Taylors discriminating against homeless people is inaccurate and untrue. We are aware of an incident in July where two individuals were asked to leave our premises due to a number of customer complaints over a period of approximately one week about a strong, unpleasant odour originating from them. The conversation between us and Adrian and Theodora was, unfortunately, handled poorly by the then Shop Manager and they were not given a clear reason as to why they were asked to leave. They assumed that this was down to their appearance and the fact that they were homeless which is regrettable as this was absolutely not the case.” In a comment Stonestrom told Cherwell: “Unfortunately persecution against rough sleepers is commonplace; the demands we’re raising here are a bare minimum for combatting this kind of conduct.” A petition has been released to boycott Taylors, a chain of sandwich and deli shops across Oxford. The petition was created by Oxford student Atticus Stonestrom, a co-chair of the Oxford Coalition Against Homelessness (OCAH), and has been supported by Turl Street Homeless Action (TSHA). last_img read more