SIGN UP Email* Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Horse Sport Enews 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. Frankie Chesler-Ortiz’ retired grand prix partner, Ravenna Z, was euthanized last weekend, with a three-week-old foal at her side.Ravenna Z carried Chesler-Ortiz to the Canadian Equestrian Show jumping Team at the age of 17, making her the youngest Canadian to represent Canada in Nations’ Cup competition. Chesler-Ortiz and Ravenna Z represented Canada in eight Nations’ Cup classes. Their union was solid and inseparable making her the mare that the family could not part with even when offers to purchase her came forth. In addition to the three-week-old colt, the Hannoverian mare leaves behind a two-year-old colt to carry on her bloodlines. 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.
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*
Antagain/iStock(SAN ANTONIO) — While Valentine’s Day is all about love, it can also bring up painful reminders of ex partners and what could have been. For those of you who are still feeling bugged by your ex, one zoo has come up with the perfect opportunity to help you move past them.The San Antonio Zoo will let you name a cockroach or a rat after your former lover and feed it to an animal where you can watch it live streamed for all the world to see at their very first “Cry Me a Cockroach” event taking place on Valentine’s Day this Friday.“You will be able to name a cockroach after your ex, and we will serve it up as a snack to one of our animals for only $5,” said the San Antonio Zoo in their event announcement. “If your ex was a snake, you can even name a rat after them, and we will feed it to a reptile for $25.”For those taking part, the zoo will be hosting the event in person if you are lucky to live close enough to attend but they will also live stream all of the feedings on their website throughout the day on Friday. People who name a cockroach or a rat will also receive a certificate from the zoo that you can share across social media.The event has elicited plenty of reactions on the internet.“Whatever eats my ex’s roach will probably get indigestion. Bon appétit,” said one user on Facebook.“Wonder how many rats will be named Donald?,” said another.If you want to be a part of the event, you have until Thursday, Feb. 13 at 5 p.m. local time to submit a name to the zoo’s website. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Of the total, 6,536,327 shares are being offered by stockholders of Focus affiliated with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and Stone Point Capital, and 463,673 shares are being offered by Focus on behalf of certain of the existing unitholders of Focus Financial Partners LLC, its operating subsidiary.Focus said it intends to contribute the net proceeds from the secondary offering to its operating company in exchange for newly issued common units. Focus LLC will use the contributed amount to purchase units from certain Focus LLC unitholders, including employees and principals of its partner firms, but not Focus corporate executive officers and directors. In connection with the purchase, Focus said it will cancel the corresponding shares of its Class B common stock.The offering will not have a dilutive impact on existing shareholders, the company said in a release.Separately, Focus said it’s made an investment in Prairie Capital Management, a hybrid firm based in Kansas City, Missouri, managing $5 billion. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter.[More: Focus Financial sees another bang-up year for RIA M&A in 2021] Focus Financial Partners Inc. launched a secondary offering of 7 million shares of its Class A common stock (FOCS) priced at $48.00 a share. Planners boost pro bono efforts amid pandemic
Facilities Project CoordinatorWest Valley-Mission Community College DistrictClosing Date: 5/6/2021Definition:The Facilities Department for the West Valley-Mission CommunityCollege District is seeking a talented individual to fill theposition of Facilities Project Coordinator.Comprised of two colleges, West Valley College and Mission College,we are located in the heart of Silicon Valley. Our staff andfaculty are among the most qualified in the state and out studentsappreciate our two colleges for our friendly staff and supportiveatmosphere.The purpose of this position is to perform a wide variety ofcomplex professional support duties in the management of bond andcapital outlay programs; to assist in the oversight of projectactivities, coordinate with college administrators, to processadministrative matters related to areas of assignment and projects;and to provide professional support to the Director, FacilitiesConstruction.Applicants who possess the knowledge, skills, and life experiencesto address the cultural and educational needs of a culturallydiverse student population are encouraged to apply. For more information on this position and to apply, please visitour website at the following link: wvm.peopleadmin.comApplicants who, due to a disability, require accommodations tocomplete the application, testing or interview process, pleasecontact Human Resources at (408) 741-2174 to arrange forassistance.West Valley-Mission Community College District is an EqualOpportunity Employer. Assignment:100% full time, 37.5 hours per week, 12 months per year, withanticipated start date of July 12, 2021. Schedule may change toinclude some evenings or weekend hours, as needed. This position isa member of the West Valley Mission Classified EmployeesAssociation (WVMCEA), Office, Technical and Business ServicesEmployee Unit.Work Location: Facilities Department, located on the West ValleyCollege campus, Saratoga, CA.This position may be assigned to either Mission College or WestValley College, or reassigned from one college to the other. Salary and Benefits:Anticipated Hiring Range:$7,348-$8,049 monthly (WVMCEA Salary Schedule, FacilitiesProject Analyst classification, Range 73, Steps A-C). jeid-7d22d044e7b5bc40a1fe147462f55889 Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:Coordinate major construction projects to ensure that theactivities of the construction managers, facilities managers,architects, inspectors and related consultants meet districtstandards; keep the Director, Facilities Construction apprised ofprogress toward projected goals.Act as liaison between district and college administrators,faculty, staff, design committees, design professionals andengineers; coordinate activities of these groups in the preparationof project designs, working drawings and specifications.Participate in the development of project plans, designs, bidand construction schedules and project budget preparation;coordinate architect, engineer and any specialty consultantactivities during the selection process.Coordinate meeting updates, minutes and construction scheduleupdates from the construction management consultants as requiredfor project management and construction management meetings.Track and monitor project budgets; review expenditures; ensurecompliance with project guidelines and/or contractspecifications.Assist in the preparation and distribution of constructionupdates.Provide onsite coordination of moves and move management forconstruction projects; act as coordinator between constructionmanager, district staff and faculty, and other departmentpersonnel.Assist and participate in the preparation of requiredsubmittals, proposals and plans to state and federal departments,and the district.Prepare and coordinate finished artwork for project relatedreports and newsletters.Build and maintain positive working relationships withco-workers, other district employees and the public usingprinciples of good customer service.Foster an environment that embraces diversity, integrity, trustand respect.Be an integral team player, which involves flexibility,cooperation and communication.Perform related duties as assigned. Benefits include:Employer-contributed medical, dental and vision for employee,spouse, and/or dependents.Employer-paid long term disability for employee.Employer-provided life insurance.13 paid holidays, plus 1 floating holiday annually; paidnon-workdays between Christmas and New Year.12 days vacation leave accrued annually; rate increasesstep-wise up to maximum 22 days vacation leave accruedannually.12 days sick leave accrued annually.Personal necessity leave and personal business leave.Educational growth incentive program from $45 to $225monthly.$500 longevity award annually after 10 years of service and$1,000 longevity award annually after 15 years of service.CalPERS retirement.Position is union affiliated. Minimum Qualifications:Any combination of experience and education that would provide therequired knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way toobtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:1. Understanding of, and sensitivity to the diverse academic,socio-economic, ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds,disability, and sexual orientation of community college students,faculty and staff.2. Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college oruniversity with major course work in business administration,communication, construction management or a related field.3. Two years of responsible construction project managementexperience.
Liberty University unveiled the patriotic paint scheme Hendrick Motorsports driver William Byron will display in the Coca-Cola 600 (May 26, 6 p.m. ET, FOX), and it’s a scheme that honors one of its own.Byron’s No. 24 Chevrolet will take on a decidedly red, white and blue look for the most patriotic race of the year — and one which honors fallen service members with the NASCAR Salutes’ 600 Miles of Remembrance program. According to a news release from the school, Byron’s car will honor U.S. Air Force Captain Mark Weber on the windshield header. Weber, who died in a helicopter crash in 2018, also was a Liberty student.“It’s an honor to be able to have Captain Mark Weber’s name on our car in Charlotte,” Byron said. “It’s the least we can do to show our appreciation to him and his family for the sacrifice he made for our country. Racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway is already special to me as it is my hometown track and where I grew up racing. The 600 Miles of Remembrance makes it even more special with what it stands for.”The 21-year-old second-year Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver is coming off his fourth front-row start this season at Dover, a Monday race at which he finished eighth. In his first season with crew chief Chad Knaus, Byron is 19th in the standings. He won his first career Busch Pole Award, at the Daytona 500 no less, earlier this year.
On Thursday night, bluegrass firebrand Billy Strings and his eponymous band hit the stage at Port Chester, NY’s still-empty The Capitol Theatre for the first of six livestream shows billed as the Deja Vu Experiment. The first night streamed for free via The Relix Channel on Twitch.The unique livestream run was devised as an homage to the Grateful Dead‘s famous run of shows at the Cap in 1971—on the exact same six dates that Billy Strings and company will play this month, 50 years later. In addition to bringing the live debuts of several of the Dead’s most enduring songs, the February 1971 run at The Capitol Theatre included the added element experimentation with telepathy at the shows.During the 1971 Capitol Theatre shows, the Grateful Dead teamed up with Dr. Stanley Krippner for an extrasensory perception (ESP) experiment. Throughout the six concerts, Krippner used the audience of 2,000 Deadheads to study the effects of “mind to mind transmissions.” Each night, attendees were shown a slide that they were instructed to “send” to English psychic subject Malcolm Bessent, who was asleep across town at the Maimonides Dream Laboratory in Brooklyn.Billy will attempt his own version of the out-there concept throughout the Deja Vu Experiment, displaying an image for the audience to “send” to a different “receiver” each night. On night one, the receiver turned out to be Oteil Burbridge (Dead & Company). In a video interview after the show, Billy spoke with Oteil about what he saw—and what he drew. While Oteil’s “ESP” drawing didn’t quite capture the “eyes” image from the stream, Billy was keen to note the connection between the image and a drawing Oteil made of an owl. Even beyond the experiment results, the post-show interview added some enjoyable depth to the proceedings, as Billy conveyed his appreciation for the bassist having recently adopted a daughter.Beyond the experimentation with ESP, night one of the Deja Vu Experiment delivered on the concept with deep, improvisational jams, a smattering of Grateful Dead covers, and several new original songs like “Morning Light”, “Fire On My Tonge”, and “Hide & Seek”. One particular highlight of the evening came during the second set when the quartet used a classic Dead improv vehicle (“Dark Star”) as the launchpad for another new tune, “Love & Regret”, as well as plenty of cosmic jamming. Check out the first song of each of Thursday night’s sets below.Billy Strings – “Fire On My Tongue”, “Morning Light” – 2/18/21Billy Strings – “Must Be Seven”, “Dusty Miller”, “Dark Star” > “Love & Regret” > “Dark Star” – 2/18/21[Video: Billy Strings]Grab your streaming pass for the next four nights of ESP exploration with Billy Strings at the Cap here. The run continues tonight, Friday, February 19th, on FANS.Setlist: Billy Strings | Deja Vu Experiment Night 1 | The Capitol Theatre | Port Chester, NY | 2/18/21Set One: Fire On My Tongue*, Morning Light*, Long Forgotten Dream, Bird Song, While I’m Waiting Here, Home of the Red Fox > Ole Slewfoot, Sorrow Is A Highway, Everything’s The SameSet Two: Must Be Seven, Dusty Miller, Dark Star > Love & Regret* > Dark Star, Slow Train, Love Like Me, Pyramid Country > Hide & Seek*
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreNew Pennsylvania legislation has gone a long way toward ending the state’s reputation as the “puppy mill” capital of the East.The strictest kennel law in the nation is forcing some commercial dog breeders to shell out tens of thousands of dollars to comply with new standards. Scores of substandard commercial kennels have opted to close instead – freeing a minimum of 14,000 dogs from bleak surroundings where they typically received little attention or care.(READ the story in the Huffington Post)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore