Equine Canada Announces New Measures for Clean Sport

first_img Email* The new standards issued the EMCC are the result of the analysis of several years of drug testing results in Canada.  In keeping with its statement of principles, Equine Canada is broadening the scope of equine medication and anti-doping control to as many possible equestrian events in Canada. The new 2010 measures ensure that competitors can expect a standardized frequency and level of testing at all Equine Canada sanctioned competitions.  The 2010 Equine medication control fees are $3.50 per horse entered in Bronze competitions and $7.00 for Silver and Gold competitions. Competitions will be randomly selected on annual basis to achieve the testing frequency targets. SIGN UP 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. Equine Canada encourages all equestrian sport in all disciplines to participate in anti-doping measures and fair medication control to safeguard the health and welfare of all horses. 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! “Welfare of the horse is always of paramount importance. We are proud there has not been a positive test in the past two years in EC sanctioned competitions, and we want to maintain the cleanest possible sport. These new standards are part of an accountable, transparent and forward thinking program,” said EMCC committee chair, Dr. Yves Rossier. Horse Sport Enews Ottawa, ON — The Equine Canada Medication Control Committee (EMCC) has announced new measures to deter abuse and overuse of drugs and medication in horses, to provide fairness to all participants, to protect the safety of competitors, to maintain the health and welfare of the horse and promote fair competitions.last_img read more


first_imgApplication Deadline:Optimal submittal date is April 30, 2021 (Chamorro StandardTime/UTC+10) when review of received applications will begin.Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.(Note To applicants in the mainland United States: Please beadvised that Guam is a day ahead of the mainland UnitedStates.)General Description:The University of Guam is looking for an individual who isinterested in new challenges and opportunities for professional andpersonal growth. This position calls for someone who isself-motivated and adaptable, intelligent, possesses a globalvision and who is interested in working in a dynamic,multi-cultural institution.The University of Guam has an active Press dedicated topublishing research and writing about Guam and Micronesia. Avariety of publishing opportunities are available to UOG faculty,employees, students and members of the communities we serve throughthe University of Guam Press.Unit Description:The School of Education provides initial preparation andcontinuing education opportunities to aspiring teachers, and otherprofessional personnel engaged in educational activities in Guam,the Western Pacific region, and the U.S. mainland. Educationopportunities are accomplished primarily through classroominstruction and related practicum activities monitored andcoordinated by teaching faculty members. An integral part of theSchool of Education’s mission is becoming the academic, research,and service resource center for Guam and the greater Micronesianareas. The School of Education is accredited by the Association forAdvancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP).Character of Duties:The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrateexpertise and scholarly productivity in areas related toeducational research, educational evaluation, or educationalpsychology; and to teach educational foundations courses (e.g.,lifespan human development, educational psychology, evaluation, andmethods of research) and other related areas. Additional dutieswill include continuous development and enhancement of bothundergraduate and graduate curricula through assessment, appliedresearch, and scholarly activity.Qualifications:Minimum: Candidates must have a Ph.D. or Ed.D.degree in education or related field from a U.S. regionallyaccredited institution or foreign equivalent with emphasis oneducational foundations, evaluation, educational research, andeducational psychology. Expected to demonstrate scholarlyproductivity in areas related to education foundations, educationalresearch, educational psychology, and educational evaluation. Mustbe willing to teach undergraduate and graduate courses (inface-to-face and online formats), working with students fromculturally diverse backgrounds. At least one year of classroomteaching experience in K-12 setting.Preferred: The following experiences willstrengthen applications: licensure and additional teachingexperience in K-12 school classrooms; teaching experience in highereducation classrooms; and evidence of scholarly achievements andresearch. Experience working with online learning programs.Application Process:Applicants for University of Guam faculty positions mustcomplete an online job application through the UOG’s onlineemployment portal at https://uog.peopleadmin.com.Please have the following documents prepared and ready to uploadwith your application:(1) Letter of Intent, stating interest(2) Up-to-date curriculum vitae or resume(3) Copies of all graduate and undergraduate transcriptsApplicants who are short-listed for an interview will berequired to provide a short (approximately 5 minutes) video clip oftheir lecture or presentation.Special Instructions for References: Three (3)current letters of recommendation from persons knowledgeable aboutyour academic and professional performance must be provided byproviding a list of at least three (3) references to be contactedon the References section of the online application. Enter eachreference by clicking on the “Add References Entry” button. Providethe name, title, email address, mailing address, and telephonenumber of each reference. A system automated email will be sent toeach reference’s email address with a link to attach theirreference letter to your application.Selected candidate must provide officialtranscripts prior to hire date. For further information, pleasecontact Dr. Dean Anthony Olah, Chair, Educational Foundations andResearch Search Committee at [email protected] or the HumanResources Office at [email protected], telephonenumber, (671) 735-2350 or fax number at (671) 734-6005.Police and Court Clearance: Pursuant to PublicLaw No. 28-24 and Executive Order 2005-34, applicants selected fora position are required to provide original police and court(Superior Court of Guam) clearances of no more than three (3)months old prior to commencement of employment. Off-islandapplicants must obtain clearances from their place of residence.Applicants are responsible for fees associated with obtaining theclearances.Work Eligibility:Submission of completed job applications authorizes theUniversity of Guam to seek and obtain information regarding theapplicant’s suitability for employment. All factors which are jobrelated may be investigated (i.e., previous employment, educationalcredentials, and criminal records). All information obtained may beused to determine the applicant’s eligibility for employment inaccordance with equal employment opportunity guidelines. Inaddition, the applicant releases previous employers and job relatedsources from legal liability for the informationprovided.Should an applicant be convicted of any crimes otherthan a minor traffic violation, all applicable information must beprovided in the form of a police clearance report and courtclearance report. Failure to admit any felony convictions mayresult in immediate disqualification or disciplinaryaction.Section 25103, Chapter 25, Title 10 of the Guam CodeAnnotated requires college or university employees to undergo aphysical examination, to include a test for tuberculosis (skin orx-ray), prior to employment and at least annually thereafter. Areport of such examination must be conducted by a licensedphysician within a state or territory of the United States and mustbe submitted upon request.Federal law requires presentation of eligibility to workin the United States within seventy-two (72) hours of reporting foremployment. Specifically, 8 USC 1324A requires the employer toverify the identity and eligibility to work in the United States ofall newly hired employees. The University of Guam is required tocomply with this law on a non-discriminatory basis. If you arehired to fill a position with the University of Guam, you will berequired to present valid documents to comply with thislaw.The University of Guam is an equal opportunity employerand provider.The University of Guam complies with Public Law 24-109in reference to the provisions and requirements of the Americanswith Disabilities Act. Assistance in EEO/ADA matters and inquiriesconcerning the application of Title IX and its implementingregulations may be referred to the University’s Director, EEO andTitle IX/ADA Coordinator, located at the EEO/ADA and Title IXOffice, Dorm II, Iya Hami Hall, Room 106, Telephone No. (671)735-2244; TTY (671) 735-2243; or to the Office of Civil Rights(OCR).last_img read more

Brazil claims Four Nations title in home soil

first_imgRecommended for you Click to comment EGYPT 2021: The best ever placement for Argentina, Hungarian TOP result in 24 years! Argentina beat Japan to stay on the road to 1/4 final ShareTweetShareShareEmail ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsThe national team coached by Spanish Jordi Ribera beat Argentina 25-24 on the last day of competition on Saturday and won the Four Nations that took place in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The tournament served as a preparation for all teams for the upcoming World Championship in Qatar.The home team beat Algeria and Egypt on the first two games and finally defeated Argentina on the last day of competition. The South American ‘clasico’ was, as usual, very intense, and unlike the last time they met (Pan American tournament in Uruguay), Brazil won the dispute. The conducted by Eduardo Gallardo took the lead on the first half and went to the locker room with a 12-14 lead on the scoreboard; but on the second half, the brazilians, boosted by its crowd, improved its game and took the advantage that would stretch until the end of the game.Felipe Borges (Montpellier), who captained the Brazilian national team, expressed on the website of the Brazilian Confederation: “We started the tournament in a bad way. We didn’t know much about Algeria and we had a hard time playing against them. Then we improved against Egypt, and against Argentina it was tough as usual, but we managed to make a difference. This tournament was very important for our preparation for Qatar”.Algerian Messaoud Berkouswas the top scorer of the tournament (20 goals) and Brazilian center-back Diogo Hubner was chosen best player of the tournament.Brazil will be in group A in the upcoming World Championship together with host nation Qatar and defending champion Spain; Algeria and Egypt will be in group C with European champion France, while Argentina will be in group D with World’s and Europe’s vice-champion Denmark.All results:30/10Argentina 21:24 EgyptBrazil 29:27 Algeria31/10Argentina 27:15 AlgeriaBrazil 23:20 Egypt1/11Algeria 28:29 EgyptBrazil 25:24 ArgentinaTEXT: LAURA AGENAPhoto credit: Facebook CBHb – Confederação Brasileira de Handebol “DON’T CRY FOR ME CROATIA”: Argentina take BIG European scalp Related Items:argentina, Argentina handball, brazil handball, panamerica handball Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

British MP: Michel Barnier said Chequers proposal is ‘dead’

first_imgAsked about preparations for a no-deal Brexit and whether the U.K. is in talks with the EU about side agreements to mitigate the most disruptive impacts, Raab said that these kinds of preparations could take one of three forms — unilateral action, non-legally binding memorandums of understanding with the EU, or “more formal arrangements.”He cited the European Central Bank’s engagement with the Bank of England as an example of where this kind of cooperation on no-deal preparedness is already taking place and said to “have the best mitigation in place we would need the EU to be as forward leaning as we are willing to be.” Also On POLITICO Brussels issues démarche on alleged British divide-and-rule tactic By Jacopo Barigazzi and Charlie Cooper Brexit Files Insight Why Brexit is Jeremy Corbyn’s best hope By Tom McTague LONDON — Michel Barnier told British MPs that Theresa May’s Chequers proposal is “dead,” according to a member of the House of Commons Brexit committee.MPs from the cross-party committee met the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator in Brussels Monday.Questioning Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab at a separate committee hearing in Westminster Wednesday, Labour MP Stephen Kinnock, who was present at the Barnier meeting, reported that the chief negotiator had said in French “les propositions sonts mortes [the proposals are dead].” A spokesperson for the European Commission did not immediately respond to a request to confirm whether Barnier used those words. Raab, appearing before the House of Commons European scrutiny committee, said he has regular meetings with Barnier and would not take Kinnock’s word for what happened.A spokesperson for the committee said it would be releasing a transcript of the meeting shortly.The Brexit secretary, despite having advocated for the U.K. to leave the EU, faced grueling questioning from Brexiteers on the committee, who strongly oppose the Chequers proposals, which they believe will bind the U.K. too closely to EU rules.Former Brexit minister David Jones asked Raab why, given the opposition of both Barnier and a large number of Conservative MPs, he is still “flogging a dead horse.”Raab insisted that the EU has reacted positively to large parts of the Chequers proposals and attributed some of the concerns in Brussels to “a slight nervousness that the U.K. might rather do well and establish a competitive advantage on leaving the EU.”“That ought to give people in this chamber and in the wider public a sense of confidence but of course it’s something the EU needs to be very mindful of,” he said.last_img read more

Harvard’s credit union to make international student loans available

first_imgHarvard University and the Harvard University Employees Credit Union today (April 15) announced a partnership that will make credit union loans available to international graduate and professional students.This is the second time in two months that the University has secured a new source of funding after major lenders withdrew from the market for international student loans late last year.In February, Harvard signed an agreement with JPMorgan Chase to provide the University’s approximately 3,300 international graduate and professional students access to private education loans without requiring a co-signer. International students at Harvard College are eligible for the College’s separate financial aid program.“Our overall objective is to ensure that a Harvard graduate education remains accessible to talented students regardless of where they live,” said Dan Shore, Harvard’s chief financial officer. “The agreement with the credit union, combined with the recently completed agreement with JPMorgan Chase, creates multiple lending options for our international graduate and professional students at a time of significant uncertainty in the global credit markets.”In the past, only a handful of lenders provided loans to students from abroad without requiring them to find a U.S. resident who was willing to co-sign the loan. When the financial markets began to fall last year, even those lenders declined to provide such loans, casting uncertainty on the plans of anyone from abroad interested in pursuing an advanced degree on a U.S. campus.The agreement with the credit union expands the pool of available funds and similarly does not require a co-signer. The credit union and JPMorgan Chase also will offer private loans to domestic students enrolled in graduate and professional programs at Harvard.“We are pleased to be able to offer assistance to Harvard students from abroad,’’ said Eugene Foley, president and chief executive officer of the credit union. “We also welcome the opportunity to begin providing loans to the broader population of graduate and professional students who study at Harvard.”last_img read more

Robert Randolph & The Family Band Perform For ‘Jam In The Van’ [Watch]

first_imgRobert Randolph & The Family Band recently performed for traveling live music video series Jam In The Van during the 2019 Americanafest in Nashville.Robert Randolph and his soulful band performed three songs for their Jam In The Van session: “Don’t Fight It,” “Cut Em Loose,” and “Never Stop Never Change.” Watch all three performances below:Robert Randolph & The Family Band – “Never Stop Never Change”Robert Randolph & The Family Band – “Cut Em Loose”Robert Randolf & The Family Band – “Don’t Fight It”[Videos:  Jam In The Van]Jam In The Van is a solar-powered mobile recording studio and Youtube Channel, providing a unique way for the world to discover new music. Originally started as a means of transportation to the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Tennessee, it has turned into a full-blown business venture for Jake Cotler, Dave Bell, and Louis Peek. Since then, Jam in the Van has filmed over 1,000 bands in many different locations across the United States.Related: Tedeschi Trucks Band Welcomes Eric Krasno, Robert Randolph, More On Night Four Of Beacon Residency [Photos/Videos/Audio]Robert Randolph and company are coming to the end of their 20-date fall tour in support of their latest album, Brighter Days. The run of shows through the Eastern and Midwestern U.S. wraps up on October 27th. Head to the band’s website for more info.last_img read more

Cancer Death Rate Drop Spares 1.5 Million Americans

first_img“The continuing drops we’re seeing in cancer mortality are reason to celebrate, but not to stop,” said John R. Seffrin, PhD, chief executive officer of the American Cancer Society.The overall cancer death rate rose during most of the 20th century, peaking in 1991, largely due to lung cancer deaths among men who smoked.According to the most recent data, lung cancer death rates declined 36% between 1990 and 2011 among males and 11% between 2002 and 2011 among females due to reduced tobacco use.Death rates for breast cancer (among women) are down more than one-third (35%) from peak rates, while prostate and colorectal cancer death rates are each down by nearly half (47%).Story tip from KathrynAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreThe American Cancer Society’s annual cancer statistics report finds that a 22% drop in cancer mortality over two decades led to the avoidance of more than 1.5 million cancer deaths that would have occurred if peak rates had persisted.Cancer death rates have declined in every state, with the most progress recorded in the Northeast.  The steady decline in the death rate for the four major cancer sites — lung, breast, prostate, and colon — is the result of fewer Americans smoking, as well as advances in cancer prevention, early detection, and treatment.last_img read more

Garth wins honorable mention honor

first_imgLamar sports informationFRISCO — Lamar freshman guard Nick Garth has been named 2016 Honorable Mention All-Southland Conference, league officials announced Monday morning.Garth received the honor as the team’s sixth man, coming off the bench in all but six games this season.Garth led the Cardinals, and finished 13th in the Southland Conference averaging better than 13 points per game (13.4 ppg). The Houston native was one of the league’s top freshmen in 2015-16 finishing the year as the league’s second-leading freshmen scorer.One of the more accurate three-point shooters in the conference, Garth finished the season ranked 12th in the league in three-point field-goal percentage (.337) and finished tied for fourth in the Southland knocking down 2.3 triples per contest. He also ended his rookie campaign ranked among the Southland’s top 10 in free throw percentage (.813).Garth became the third player in program history, and just the second freshman, to lead the team in scoring while coming off the bench (Joey Ray in 2000-01 and Keith Veney in 1992-93). He played in 29 games recording just six starts as a freshman. He scored in double figures 22 times, including the first 10 games of his career. Garth hit the 20-point plateau four times, including a career-high 25 points against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.In addition to his ability to score, Garth was also ranked among the league leaders at getting his teammates involved in the scoring. Pressed into the point guard role at times, Garth also finished among the league leaders averaging better than 2.5 assists per game. Next Uplast_img read more

16 Dems press regulators on pot businesses

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Sixteen House Democrats from states legitimizing certain marijuana businesses wrote federal financial institution regulators Wednesday to urge implementation of recent guidance on how financial institutions can serve such businesses. In Wednesday’s letters, the lawmakers cited past statements by the regulators that they would consider whether to provide institutions guidance once the Justice Department and Financial Crimes Enforcement Network settled on an approach. Now that FinCEN has issued guidance, the lawmakers are pressing regulators to implement and “ensure your on-site examiners fully comply with the new standards.” (Despite the FinCEN guidance, NAFCU believes there are unsettled issues.)The lawmakers, led by Rep. Ed Perlmutter, D-Colo., who has sponsored legislation that would protect institutions working with such businesses, sent their letters to the heads of NCUA, the Federal Reserve Board, FDIC and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.Separate letters were sent to each agency. The one to NCUA states, “Credit unions need to have confidence they can provide banking services to legitimate marijuana businesses without threat their regulators will penalize them, threaten their deposit insurance, increase their capital requirements or force them to close accounts or stop providing services.”The FinCEN guidance calls for three different types of suspicious activity reports on transactions involving marijuana businesses. Since these businesses are legitimized only in certain states and not at the federal level, each transaction must be reported. Institutions must also adhere to “know your customer” rules. continue reading »last_img read more

Red Mass set for Tallahassee

first_img R ed Mass set for Tallahassee The Catholic Bishops of Florida will celebrate The Red Mass of the Holy Spirit at the Co-Cathedral of St. Thomas More on West Tennessee Street in Tallahassee on March 11 at 6 p.m.Mass participants will pray during the 2009 Legislative Session for divine inspiration and guidance for all those who serve in the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government and for members of the legal profession.Bishop Frank J. Dewane will deliver the homily. In past years, several hundred congregants, Catholic and non-Catholic, including leaders from all three branches of Florida state government, have been in attendance. The Mass is open to the public at no charge. A reception immediately follows at the Co-Cathedral Center.In Tallahassee, the Red Mass is scheduled annually during Catholic Days at the Capitol. Additional Red Masses are held throughout Florida and the U.S. at various times during the year. Red Mass set for Tallahassee March 1, 2009 Regular Newslast_img read more