FEI Clean Sport Commission Moves Ahead

first_img 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 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. Horse Sport Enews FEI Anti-Doping and Medication Commission Chair Arne Ljungqvist, FEI First Vice President Sven Holmberg and FEI Secretary General Alexander McLin met yesterday, 16 December, to plot the way forward for the Commission recently established by the FEI General Assembly.The subject matter to be addressed by the Commission’s members is vast and falls into the broad categories of policy, legislation, education, communication, prevention, evidence, prosecution, adjudication, and financing.The Commission’s objective is to recommend a practical course of action aimed at establishing the best possible system to prevent the use of methods or substances that influence the performance of a competition horse, while ensuring horse welfare at all times. The recommendations should be able to be universally recognized and supported by all the stakeholders of equestrian sport, namely the athletes and their entourage, the FEI’s member National Federations, the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), and the media as the best effort that can be made by equestrian sport’s governing body to tackle the issue. The Commission, which includes athletes, will examine the question of the role and responsibility of riders in all relevant subject areas. Dr. Ljungqvist is Chair of the IOC Medical Commission and Vice President of WADA.A number of focus groups formed by Commission members, selected experts and staff will be tasked with addressing key questions in the following areas: laboratory science, prohibited substances, rules and legal procedure, and communication and education.The Commission aims to produce its initial findings in a report to the FEI Bureau on 31 March, 2009. Focus groups will meet in January with a full Commission meeting scheduled on 6 March. The Commission welcomes contributions from any interested parties in any of the areas listed above, which shall be given due consideration. Any such contributions should be emailed to [email protected] members of the focus groups will be announced in due course. They will start working immediately in January and February with the aim to report to the Commission on 6 March 2009. Comments on the work in progress will only be made through FEI Headquarters. SIGN UP Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Email*last_img read more

Woodstock 50 Organizers Release All Artists From Performance Contracts

first_imgWell, so much for that.Just a day after organizers behind the ridiculously troubled Woodstock 50 festival announced they were moving locations (again) from their former proposed locations in upstate New York, to the smaller, 32,000-capacity Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD, the festival’s organizers have now confirmed they have formally released all artists who were scheduled to perform at the initially-planned event from their contracts.According to a report from Billboard shared on Friday afternoon, The Killers, Miley Cyrus, Santana, The Lumineers, The Raconteurs, Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, The Jewels, and many more are now free from their contractual obligations to perform at the event, which is still scheduled for August 16th-18th. The news also comes just a day after both Jay-Z and John Fogerty pulled out of taking part in what has become the best joke of the 2019 concert season thus far.A letter sent from Woodstock 50 organizer Michael Lang to the agents of participating artists explained their clients were still welcome to play the festival at its new location, but were no longer legally obligated to show up.Most of the artists have remained pretty quiet about the status of the event over the last few months, which began to show signs of instability when organizers postponed the initial ticket on-sale. Tickets were originally scheduled to be released for purchase on Monday, April 22nd, in honor of Earth Day. Tickets for the event’s new location have yet to be released as of Friday afternoon.“Michael Lang called me a week ago about doing the show in DC proper but, on this short notice, there really wasn’t anywhere to do that. I suggested Merriweather would be a low-risk option and is considered DC. Plus it has a similar historic legacy,” Merriweather Post Pavilion operator Seth Hurwitz said of the event’s new location. “We made a deal quickly contingent on him putting a show together and dealing with the fact that we have a show booked on one of those dates. So now I’m just a venue waiting to see if the promoter with the hold is going to confirm.”This story is developing.[H/T Billboard]last_img read more

Grand jury hands down Jefferson County indictments for assault, drugs, firearms cases

first_img An indictment is not a final conviction of guilt; it is only a ruling by the grand jury that allows the district attorney’s office to proceed with a criminal case. BEAUMONT — Assaults and drug cases topped last week’s most recent indictments handed down by a Jefferson County grand jury:Michael Chund Bates, 35, of Port Arthur was indicted for aggravated assault for an incident that occurred Aug. 31.Lynnisha Battiste, 25, of Port Arthur was indicted for aggravated assault for an incident that occurred Aug. 10.Camryn Jenkins, 18, of Port Arthur was indicted for aggravated assault for an incident that occurred Aug. 10.Jennifer Lane Berry, 47, of Port Arthur was indicted for possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, for an incident that occurred May 14.Osvaldo Blanco Santana, 29, of Nederland was indicted for aggravated assault for an incident that occurred Aug. 25.Jonah Ian Broussard, also known as Jonahian Broussard and Jonah Broussard, 47, of Cleveland, Texas was indicted for possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, for an incident that occurred Sept. 13, 2019.Jonah Ian Broussard, also known as Jonahian Broussard and Jonah Broussard, 47, of Cleveland, Texas was indicted for evading arrest/detention use of a vehicle for an incident that occurred Sept. 6, 2020.Jerry Lewis Craigen, 60, of Beaumont was indicted for unlawful possession of a firearm by felon for an incident that occurred Feb. 9.Julius Justin Fisher, 37, of Port Arthur was indicted for unlawful possession of a firearm by felon for an incident that occurred July 1.Israel Galvan, also known as Isreal Galvan, 27, of Port Arthur was indicted for possession of a controlled substance, etizolam, for an incident that occurred May 1.Israel Galvan, also known as Isreal Galvan, 27, of Port Arthur was indicted for possession of a controlled substance, fentanyl, for an incident that occurred May 1.Benjamin Bernard Garrett, also known as Benjamin B. Garrett, 39, of Beaumont was indicted for aggravated assault for an incident that occurred Sept. 6.David T. Green, 22, of Beaumont was indicted for unlawful possession of a firearm by felon for an incident that occurred July 14.Garrett Deshawn Hall, 24, of Port Arthur was indicted for aggravated assault for an incident that occurred Sept. 17.Elton Dewayne Harris, 41, of Port Arthur was indicted for possession of a controlled substance, phencyclidine, or PCP, for an incident that occurred Jan. 23.Will Wilson Hawkins, 34, of Port Arthur was indicted for unlawful possession of firearm by felon for an incident that occurred Sept. 14.Monica Monique Haynes, also known as Monica Jenkins Hayes, Monica Nettles, Monica Bennett and Monica M. Bennett, 45, of Beaumont was indicted for assault on a peace officer for an incident that occurred June 14.Monica Monique Haynes, also known as Monica Jenkins Hayes, Monica Nettles, Monica Bennett and Monica M. Bennett, 45, of Beaumont was indicted for evading arrest/detention with previous convictions for an incident that occurred June 14.Larry Bob Hebert Jr., also known as Larry Hebert and Larry Bob Hebert, 24, of Port Arthur was indicted for forgery (counterfeit) for an incident that occurred July 16.Thomas Kyle Huff, 46, of Beaumont was indicted for assault-family violence/choking for an incident that occurred May 14.Lawrence Dewayne Jackson, also known as Lawrence Jackson, Lawrence Dewayne Jackson, and Lawrence Duane Jackson, 38, of Beaumont was indicted for burglary of a habitation for an incident that occurred Aug. 9.Daron Markeith Jones, 29, of Port Arthur was indicted for possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, for an incident that occurred June 5.Preston Anthony Lange Jr., 60, of Beaumont was indicted for aggravated assault for an incident that occurred Aug. 22.Dewarren Jacoby Lewis, 26, of Port Arthur was indicted for assault on a peace officer for an incident that occurred Aug. 15.Ronald F. Lyons, also known as Ronald Fitzgerald Lyons, 55, of Beaumont was indicted for unlawful possession of a firearm by felon for an incident that occurred March 5.Shawn McGaha, 32, of Beaumont was indicted for aggravated assault for an incident that occurred June 16.Jaime Moron-Munoz, 31, of Edinburg, was indicted for possession of a controlled substance, cocaine, for an incident that occurred Oct. 21, 2019.Justin Taylor Neff, 28, of China, Texas was indicted for assault-family violence/choking for an incident that occurred Aug. 8.Darrell Phillips, 32, transient, was indicted for assault on a public servant for an incident that occurred Sept. 5.Otis D. Poullard, also known as Otis D. Poullard Jr., and Otis Poullard Jr., 37, of Beaumont was indicted for unauthorized use of a vehicle for an incident that occurred July 9.Francisco Ruiz Rodriguez, 37, of Port Arthur was indicted for felony stalking for an incident that occurred July 8.Zachary James Dean Rogers, also known as Zachary James Rogers, 24, of La Porte as indicted for felony theft of a firearm for an incident that occurred July 8.Steven James Russell, 33, of Beaumont was indicted for aggravated assault-family violence for an incident that occurred Sept. 15.Juan Sanchez-Macias, 37, of Port Arthur was indicted for assault-family violence/choking for an incident that occurred Sept. 9.Chad Norman Smith, 45, of Port Neches was indicted for possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine hydrochloride, for an incident that occurred April 20.Michael Shane Socia, 49, of Vidor was indicted for possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine hydrochloride, for an incident that occurred March 26.Mary Thomas, also known as Mary Ellen Thomas, 55, of Port Arthur was indicted for aggravated assault for an incident that occurred June 28.Ronald Jay Turner, 20, of Beaumont was indicted for assault on a peace officer for an incident that occurred Jan. 15.Monica Lynn Vincent, 36, of Orange was indicted for assault on a peace officer for an incident that occurred Aug. 24.Anthony J. Weber, 47, of Beaumont as indicted for theft of service for an incident that occurred June 3.Richard Gabral Moody, also known as Richard Moody, 28, of Port Arthur was indicted for injury to an elderly individual for an incident that occurred Aug. 28.Rustin Chase McKinsey, 34, of Beaumont was indicted for assault-family violence/choking for an incident that occurred Jan. 24.Rustin Chase McKinsey, 34, of Beaumont was indicted for assault-family violence/choking for an incident that occurred Jan. 24.last_img read more

Tony Winners Ben Platt, Idina Menzel and More to Celebrate Passover in Benefit Event

first_img Fran Drescher This year you can celebrate the fourth night of Passover with some of the biggest stars of the stage and screen! Performers, musicians, and religious scholars will come together virtually to tell the original story of the Exodus, and raise money for COVID-19 first responders. The free event will premiere on www.SaturdayNightSeder.com and BuzzFeed’s Tasty YouTube on April 11 at 8PM ET. The virtual Passover Seder will raise funds for the CDC Foundation’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Emergency Response Fund.The starry guestlist includes Tony winners Jason Alexander, Cynthia Erivo, Harvey Fierstein, Judith Light, Alan Menken, Idina Menzel, Ben Platt, Billy Porter and Stephen Schwartz with Tony nominees Josh Groban and Richard Kind. Skylar Astin, Shoshana Bean, Mayim Bialik, Rachel Brosnahan, Rabbi Sharon Brous, D’Arcy Carden, Andy Cohen, Darren Criss, Fran Drescher, Billy Eichner, Beanie Feldstein, Tan France, Nick Kroll, Rabbi Amichai Lau-Lavie, Dan Levy, Debra Messing, Busy Philipps, Shaina Taub, Nina West, Henry Winkler, Finn Wolfhard, Rabbi David Wolpe, and more are also set to appear on the one-night only event.“In a time of confinement and uncertainty, a rag-tag team of Jews and non-Jewish Passover enthusiasts felt it was more important than ever to channel creative energies and gather community,” said head writer Alex Edelman. “We’re thrilled to be reinterpreting the timeless story of liberation and renewal while raising money for those on the front lines enduring — and fighting — an actual plague.”This Passover Seder is being broadcast by StoryCourse, in association with Reboot, Erich Bergen, Rachel Sussman and Rebecca Halperin. View Comments Judith Light Billy Porter Star Files Darren Criss Ben Platt, Idina Menzel (Emilio Madrid for Broadway.com / Caitlin McNaney for Broadway.com) Shoshana Bean View All (10) Erich Bergen Debra Messing Idina Menzel Josh Groban Ben Plattlast_img read more

Robert Smith Sr. and Robert Smith Jr. Re-join ARI as Senior Advisors to the Board

first_imgANAHEIM, CA — American Remanufacturers, Inc. announced the return of Robert Smith, Sr. to lead all day-to-day activities and to serve as an advisor to the board. Robert Smith, Jr., will also be rejoining the organization. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Smith, Sr., who retired from ARI in April 2004, is the former chairman of ARI and co-founder of Car Components Technologies, Inc. (CCT), which merged with ARI in March 2003. Rob Smith, Jr., also a co-founder of CCT, will be bringing years of remanufacturing experience and strong vendor and customer relationships to the organization. “I look forward to returning to the automotive aftermarket and getting back to work at ARI. We have great ideas for the future and an outstanding team of dedicated people. Together, we will continue to develop creative solutions for our customers and vendor partners,” said Smith, Sr. Additionally, ARI announced that Brian Johnson has been named chief financial officer. Johnson was formerly CFO of Pliant Corporation, a leading producer of value-added film and flexible packaging products for personal care, medical, food, industrial and agricultural markets with annual sales in excess of $900 million. “Although new to the automotive aftermarket, Johnson is a versatile executive,” said Smith Sr. “In addition to his financial acumen, he has several years of operational leadership experience under his belt. This will be invaluable with respect to finalizing the integration of the ARI businesses and creating the foundation for the company’s growth strategy.” Advertisement Effective with these changes, ARI also stated that Larry Pavey left the company and his position on the board. Pavey joined ARI in May 2003 as chief executive officer and was subsequently named chairman. “I’ve known Larry for many years, as do many people in the industry. We wish him the best in his future endeavors,” said Smith, Sr. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.last_img read more

PIM Analyzers & Power Management Try for DAS Applications

first_imgKaelus showcased new low-PIM certified products at the Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona, Spain from February 24 – 27. They offered a live demonstration of the rugged, battery powered iPA-1800 Portable PIM Analyzer, with optional Range-to-Fault Technology. The iPA-1800A is a portable, battery operated PIM Analyzer from Kaelus. It supports multiple test scenarios such as testing at the top of the tower, base of tower, roof top and in-building for DAS systems. It has Spectrum monitor, frequency sweep and time trace modes. The Analyzer has a Tx Frequency of 1805-1817.5 MHz, 1855-1880 MHz and a Rx frequency of 1730-1755 MHz. It has a PIM sensitivity of <-125dBm/-168dBc typ @ 2x 43dBm carriers. The iPA-1800A comes with a 7 inch tablet computer for remote control of device. Kaelus also introduced a high performance Small Cell DAS RF Conditioning Tray specifically designed for Small Cell deployments with various bands and technologies. It is an in-building RF source (small cell) and SISO or MIMO DAS head end. This power management tray allows for the remote adjustment of RF power levels between small cell base stations and the DAS network. Click here to learn more.last_img read more

Alabama notes: Playoff opponent doesn’t matter for Tide

first_imgTUSCALOOSA – Alabama players wanted to bask in the SEC Championship Game victory and not worry about the playoffs Saturday night.They were still tired Sunday and looked forward to the week off.However, they were confident that they’ll be ready for the Jan. 1 Sugar Bowl to begin the their four-team playoff.“It doesn’t matter who we play,” offensive tackle Austin Shepherd said. “If we play Alabama football, we can beat anybody in the nation. We just have to play to our standard, and we will be fine.”Top-seeded Alabama found out Sunday that it faces No. 4 Ohio State in one the of the semifinals.No. 2 Oregon and No. 4 Florida State face off in the Rose Bowl for the other semifinal.“We’ll prepare for it,” safety Landon Collins said. “The team we play will have the same mentality as we do, so we have to be ready.”The winners move on to the national championship game on Jan. 12 in Arlington, Texas.“If we play the Alabama way we can give anybody a run,” quarterback Blake Sims said. “Whoever is next on the schedule is, I’m ready to play.” ■ Offensive notes: Alabama ended the regular season with a flurry of offense with 504 total yards and 42 points against Missouri. Here are other points of interest out of the SEC Championship Game.The 28 first downs, 76 plays, 23 completions, four rushing touchdowns and points scored were all conference game highs for the Crimson Tide.Sims set the Alabama SEC title game record for total offense with 281 yards. He threw for 262 and rushed for 19.Junior wide receiver Amari Cooper gained 1,679 total yards this season, which is eighth-best in Alabama single-season history. His 3,443 career yards ranks 10th in Crimson Tide history.Running back Derrick Henry was used off the bench, but had a career day with 141 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries. The yardage was his best effort and the carries and touchdowns tied his previous bests.Christion Jones claimed the kickoff return average record for the SEC title game at 28.3 on three returns. He topped a 27.5 average on two returns by Peerless Price of Tennessee in 1998. ■ Defensive notes: Sophomore defensive lineman A’Shawn Robinson had a career game against Missouri. He had nine tackles and three for a loss of yardage. Both were his best-ever numbers.Junior safety Landon Collins had seven tackles in the game. He has had seven or more tackles in 10 of the last 14 games. ■ Special company: Alabama has won five SEC Championship Games and earned five individual MVP awards, now that Sims claimed the latest trophy.The other winners were defensive back Antonio Langham (1992), receiver Freddie Milons (1999), quarterback Greg McElroy (2009) and running back Eddie Lacy (2012). ■ Former player update: Former Alabama offensive lineman Chad Lindsay transferred to Ohio State last offseason. He’s no longer with the team due to injuries, Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer said Sunday.“He’s given up football,” Meyer said. “He’s finishing up his schooling this semester or this month.”last_img read more

Mona Shores blanks Grand Rapids Union in O-K Black soccer action

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