Money mule criminals increasingly target cash-strapped youth during Covid l

first_imgUsing social media and job adverts, criminals are able to fool those who are struggling financially into providing their bank details or to hold a sum of money in return for a payment. whatsapp The Don’t be Fooled’ campaign (see below) has been launched by Cifas and UK finance, with the aim of educating young people on how to be vigilant in recognising threats, while minimising the risk of becoming a target. The criminals will typically post adverts on legitimate jobs websites or social media, using terms such as money transfer agents or local processors to recruit people to launder the profits of their crimes. Wednesday 10 March 2021 12:02 am During 2020, there were 17,000 suspected money mule cases involving 21-30 year olds, up five per cent on the year before according to UK Finance. Money mule criminals increasingly target cash-strapped youth during Covid lockdown, report finds Show Comments ▼ Although money muling primarily involves holding or moving money about, Cifas has said it also facilitates crimes such as drug trafficking, terrorism and people smuggling without realisation. Despite many young people not knowing, the process is illegal and can lead to a criminal record, the closure of a bank account and difficulty securing a mobile phone contract. In response to the growing sophistication of online criminals, the Dedicated Card and Payment Crime Unit, a specialist police force is working with social media companies to take down accounts. Also Read: Money mule criminals increasingly target cash-strapped youth during Covid lockdown, report finds UK Finance and Cifas are also calling for fraud and economic crime to be included in the upcoming Online Safety Bill. These include not responding to adverts offering large sums of money for minimal effort, and being wary of job ads that are written in poor English with spelling mistakes. So far, 732 accounts linked to fraudulent activity, of which 258 were involved in recruiting money mules have been removed. Sharecenter_img Managing director of economic crime at UK Finance Katy Worobeck, acknowledged the threat posed by money mulling during the pandemic, and urged caution with accepting incentives. Also Read: Money mule criminals increasingly target cash-strapped youth during Covid lockdown, report finds Introducing fraud and economic crime in the bill would make online platforms responsible for taking down fraudulent content. Also Read: Money mule criminals increasingly target cash-strapped youth during Covid lockdown, report finds Fraud protection service Cifas has reported that 21-30 year olds accounted for 42 per cent of money mule activity in 2020, up from 38 per cent three years ago. “We would urge everyone to remain cautious about any offers of quick and easy money and remember that if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is,” she said. Unemployed young adults are increasingly falling victim to becoming so-called “money mules” for organised crime, new data shows. Alexander Green Because youth unemployment has been higher during the pandemic, this age group is being targeted for what may seem as easy work. whatsapp Additionally, criminals may infiltrate popular groups and post images showing off a luxury lifestyle in order to entice young people. Increasingly, money mule recruiters are making use of heavily encrypted instant messaging services to avoid detection. Also Read: Money mule criminals increasingly target cash-strapped youth during Covid lockdown, report finds Tags: Coronavirus Cybercrime Social media UK jobslast_img read more

Cheer squad mom accused of cyberbullying minors with deepfakes

first_imgHILLTOWN TOWNSHIP, Pa. [NBC NEWS] – A Pennsylvania woman is accused of creating deepfake images and using them to anonymously cyberbully her daughter’s cheer squad, Buck County authorities said. Raffaela Spone, 50, allegedly created digitally manipulated images and videos, called deepfakes, of her daughter’s teammates falsely drinking, vaping, and posing nude — all actions that would get them cut from the squad. Spone is also accused of harassing several staff members of the Victory Vipers cheer squad, according to the Hilltown Township Police Department.Several victims came forward about Spone’s cyber harassment after the first initial report. One victim said they received a message encouraging suicide, police said. AdvertisementBucks County District Attorney Matt Weintraub told NBC News on Sunday that the use of deepfake images was “one of the more disturbing aspects of this case, because it would seem to me this technology is available to anyone.”“I don’t know mechanically how she was able to do it, but I can tell you that she’s an ordinary citizen — I don’t know that she has any more technological proficiency than your neighbor down the street,” Weintraub said.“It was an unsophisticated attempt, but nevertheless it was successful,” Weintraub said. Florida inmate says he killed 6 in Pennsylvania in 1970s June 3, 2021 RELATEDTOPICS Homeowner shoots & kills man, wounds woman in the Poconos January 22, 2021 Pennsylvania certifies election results for Biden November 24, 2020 2 killed, 1 hurt when van hits truck on I-75 in Florida January 20, 2021 Investigators were able to track the messages back to Spone’s IP address. She had been using a smartphone app called Pinger to anonymously send messages to the squad. Weintraub said the targeting of the teammates “was not random” and said that Spone’s alleged motive would be laid out in trial.Spone is facing multiple harassment charges, according to police. Officials fingerprinted and released Spone on March 10. A pretrial hearing is scheduled for March 30.In a statement, the Victory Vipers said the group “has always promoted a family environment and we are sorry for all individuals involved.”“We have very well-established policies, and a very strict anti-bullying policy in our program,” the statement read. “When this incident came to our attention last year we immediately initiated our own internal investigation and took the appropriate action at the time. This incident happened outside of our gym. When the criminal investigation ensued, we fully cooperated with law enforcement. All athletes involved, are no longer a part of our program.” Advertisement AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments AdvertisementTags: cyber bullyingPennsylvania Advertisementlast_img read more

Food businesses urged to keep on top of their registrations

first_imgFood businesses urged to keep on top of their registrations Dubbo Regional Council (DRC) staff, in partnership with the NSW Food Authority, will be hitting the streets in the coming months, to speak to businesses about their legislative requirements if they’re selling food. In particular, staff will be assisting low-risk food businesses understand their requirements, specified under the NSW Food Act 2003. The partnership requires Council to assess all food businesses that sell food and place each food business into one of three categories: low, medium, and high risk.Some businesses might not realise they are a food business, and may be surprised to see Council staff check-in with them, particularly businesses that were not operating three years ago. If a business is unsure whether they’re considered a food business, if you sell anything that can be eaten, it’s considered a food-related business.“Council staff will be focussing on low-risk businesses. Low-risk food is food that is unlikely to contain pathogenic microorganisms and will not normally support their growth. For example, this includes chocolate bars, soft drinks, pre-packaged foods, bread and protein powders,” said Manager Environmental Compliance Michael Jarman.The current rate for registration is $60 for a three-year period, which covers from 1 September 2021, until 31 August, 2024. All businesses will be notified by Council staff whether they are a low-risk food business. The fee is an administration fee only, not an inspection fee. High and medium risk premises will continue to be inspected yearly, the current annual fee being $222.“There will not be any penalties for businesses that aren’t already registered as a low-risk food business at this stage, but we do want to make sure that people are aware of their legislative requirements, which is why staff will be providing friendly reminders to business owners across the Dubbo Regional Council Local Government Area,” said Mr Jarman.The reason Council staff are helping businesses understand their obligations is because in the past, small businesses have not had an adequate food recall system in place which has made tracing very difficult. In response to this, under the NSW Food Act 2003, all businesses selling food are required to be registered with Council.It’s also a key way businesses can be notified of any food recalls, even if it’s very unlikely. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:business, CHOCOLATE, council, Dubbo, Dubbo Regional Council, food, food authority, Government, local council, Local Government, NSW, penalty, protein, recall, Small Businesslast_img read more

WATCH: Clark County TODAY LIVE • Thursday, September 10, 2020

first_imgWATCH: Clark County TODAY LIVE • Thursday, September 10, 2020Posted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Thursday, September 10, 2020in: Newsshare 0 WATCH: 12,000 acre Big Hollow fire near Cougar keeps NE Clark County residents on alert ; Changing winds could blow more smoke into the area overnight ; Loud boom at Port of Vancouver recycler startles residents ; Nine-day closure of the I-5 bridge northbound span set for Saturday ; Small businesses could face 400-600 percent unemployment insurance increase. The Building Industry Association of Clark County (BIA) announced Thursday Felida Overlook as the location for the 2021 NW Natural Parade of Homes. Felida Overlook is a p…Read more AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyLatestshare 0 Previous : Thousands startled after loud boom rattles west Vancouver Next : Man stabbed in La Center, suspect arrestedAdvertisementThis is placeholder text Posted by John Ley|Wednesday, September 9, 2020 |in : NewsBi-State Bridge Committee cancels meeting as ODOT seeks input on tolling State may seek 400-600 percent increase in unemployment insurance premiums Bi-State Bridge Committee of Oregon & Washington meeting canceled as ODOT seeks citizen input on tolling.Read more Posted by John Ley|Thursday, September 10, 2020 |in : BusinessState may seek 400-600 percent increase in unemployment insurance premiums center_img Posted by ClarkCountyToday.com|Thursday, September 10, 2020 |in : Business, News2021 NW Natural Parade of Homes location announced State could seek to raise unemployment insurance premiums on businesses by as much as 400 to 600 percent. What might be the impact on jobs?Read more 2021 NW Natural Parade of Homes location announced Bi-State Bridge Committee cancels meeting as ODOT seeks input on tollinglast_img read more

Effects of Global Economic Crisis Must Not Be Downplayed – Shaw

first_imgEffects of Global Economic Crisis Must Not Be Downplayed – Shaw Finance & Public ServiceMay 13, 2011 RelatedEffects of Global Economic Crisis Must Not Be Downplayed – Shaw RelatedEffects of Global Economic Crisis Must Not Be Downplayed – Shaw RelatedEffects of Global Economic Crisis Must Not Be Downplayed – Shaw By ALPHEA SAUNDERS, JIS Reporter FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail KINGSTON — Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Audley Shaw, has emphasised  that the effects of the global economic crisis on the local economy should not be downplayed. Closing the 2011/12 Budget Debate in the House of Representatives on May 11, Mr. Shaw pointed out that, “countries in the region that enjoyed economic growth at an average of upwards of five per cent saw economic decline as a result of the global recession.” “Oil-rich Trinidad and Tobago, that averaged over eight per cent annual growth in the decade prior to the global crisis (1997 to 2006), and which is even now benefiting from current high oil prices, recorded a decline in 2009 of -3.5 per cent and again in 2010 of -0.6 per cent,” the Minister added. Mr. Shaw noted that data has shown that poverty increased to 16.5 per cent, up from 12.5 per cent in 2008, and that this was due to global recession as outlined by the Jamaica Survey of Living Conditions. Generally, the survey found that 89.1 per cent of the country was aware of the impact of the global recession on the country’s economy.  “Poverty is a blight upon a people, and a scourge that must be drastically reduced, if not eliminated,” he said. Meanwhile, Mr. Shaw pointed out that the Net International Reserves (NIR) is at its highest level ever, recording US$2.6 billion at the end of April 2011, noting that the gross reserves are similarly at their highest level ever.                                                                       “For the first time in a long time the following condition prevails: the NIR is at a record level, inflation is under control, Bank of Jamaica interest rates are at their lowest levels ever, and the exchange rate is stable and revaluing, and the economy is beginning to grow. We are now out of the recession,” he stated. Advertisementslast_img read more

Buncrana Gardai investigating alleged sexual assault

first_img Google+ Pinterest Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic AudioHomepage BannerNews By News Highland – August 25, 2020 Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows center_img Twitter Facebook Gardai in Buncrana are investigating an alleged sexual assault in the early hours of last Saturday morning.One of two women who took what they believed to be a taxi from Derry reported being sexually assaulted when they stopped at her home in the vicinity of Sruthan.Her colleague had left the car earlier.Gardai say the vehicle was a silver people carrier type car.Garda Sergeant Paul Wallace issued this appeal for information on today’s Community Garda Slot……..Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/wallace1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Previous articleUpdate – Power restored to over 700 Donegal homes and businessesNext articleLetterkenny hotel reports cancellations after GPs Facebook post News Highland Facebook Buncrana Gardai investigating alleged sexual assault Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more

Donegal motorists urges to keep an eye out for Trick or Treaters

first_img 45 new social homes to be built in Dungloe By News Highland – October 30, 2015 Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady Previous articleDecision on controversial wind farm in Finn Valley not going ahead todayNext articlePolice appeal after woman’s bag is snatched in Derry News Highland Twitter Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist Homepage BannerNews Facebook Google+ Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+center_img Motorists are being asked to err on the side of caution this Halloween particularly driving through housing estates with children out trick or treating.Parents and guardians taking children trick or treating are also being advised to avail of pedestrian lights where possible.Brian O’Donnell is the Donegal Road Safety Officer – he says tragedy this Halloween weekend can be avoided:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/brian530HALLOW.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp Donegal motorists urges to keep an eye out for Trick or Treaters Pinterest Today is the 30th anniversary of Eddie Fullerton’s murder Donegal hoteliers enjoy morale boost as bookings increase Hospitalisations rise as Donnelly suggests masks will stay ’til autumn Pinterestlast_img read more

Fellowships from the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World

first_img By motie says: By motie says: Log in to Reply UNESCO/Keizo Obuchi Research Fellowships Programme Fellowships from the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World 2 thoughts on “Fellowships from the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World” Pocket on June 21, 2014 at 6:23 pm why was Zimbabwe not included in this programme Deadline: 15 August 2014Open to: young women scientists from Sub-Saharan Africa and least developed countriesFellowship: travel and visa costs, monthly allowance, medical insuranceDescriptionThe Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) has instituted a fellowship programme for female students who wish to pursue postgraduate training leading to a PhD, at centers of excellence in developing countries, except their own. This opportunity is possible thanks to funds provided by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.The general purpose of the program is to contribute to the emergence of a new generation of women leaders in science and technology, and to promote their effective participation in the scientific and technological development of their countries. The specific aims of the scheme are to improve access to educational and training opportunities in science and technology for young and talented women graduates; increase the productivity and creativity of scientists in Sub-Saharan Africa and least developed countries; and empower a new generation of women to assume a leadership role in science and technology and their application to sustainable development.EligibilityThe fellowships are open to qualified young (usually under the age of 40) women graduated in science from countries in Sub-Saharan Africa or least developed countries (Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros Islands, Democratic Republic of Congo,Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kiribati, Laos,Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Yemen and Zambia).Other conditions are:The host institute where the applicant wishes to pursue her doctorate degree must be in a developing country other than her own;The minimum qualification of applicants is a MSc degree or equivalent, or a BSc honours degree, in the natural sciences, engineering or information technology disciplines;Applicants already living in the host country will not be considered eligible;The applicant must be willing to return to her own country after completion of the fellowship.FellowshipEach fellowship will be offered for up to 3 years and will cover the following:Travel expenses to and from the host institute;A monthly allowance to cover accommodation and meals while in the host country, the amount of which will be determined in consultation with the host institution;Attending one international conference during the period of the fellowship;Refund of visa costs;A contribution for medical insurance.ApplicationThe deadline for application is 15 august 2014.Interested candidates must fill in the application form and enclose copies of all university degree certificates, and the university-issued transcripts, which should include grades, courses taken, etc. If the applicant has already gained admission at an institution of excellence, a copy of the letter of acceptance from the institution must be enclosed. Applications should be submitted by email to [email protected] further information please visit the official website. June 20, 2014 Published by daniel Share 0 Contemporary Art Contest, Trieste, Italy →center_img Reddit Tweet COMMONWEALTH PHD SCHOLARSHIPS (FOR LEAST DEVELOPED COUNTRIES AND FRAGILE STATES) This is a great program I was just wondering why was Zimbabwe not included in this programme. Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Log in to Reply Similar Stories ← Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs Residing in the EU LinkedIn 0 +1 on June 21, 2014 at 6:19 pm last_img read more

1,000 cleantech solution companies sought by international label

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Generation In South Africa, GreenCape entered into a collaboration with the Foundation through the International Cleantech Network (ICN), to support its mission of selecting 1,000 clean and profitable solutions, which contribute to protecting the environment. From our archive: Michael Gera discusses the trends, technological advancements and future of global renewable energy technologies. GreenCape is the South African contact point to assist local cleantech companies to apply to join the Solar Impulse Foundation 1,000 Efficient Solutions Label portfolio. The Foundation was initiated by the Swiss explorer and psychiatrist Bertrand Piccard following his round-the-world solar flight. Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA Companies with innovative cleantech solutions seeking increased competitiveness and global network expansion, especially after being constrained by the COVID-19 pandemic, are encouraged to apply for the #1000Solutions label. Solutions are categorised according to the five following United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: Through this ICN collaboration, the Solar Impulse Foundation and GreenCape share a common goal to support the development and implementation at scale of clean technologies, and encourage decision-makers around the world to adopt impact-oriented environmental regulations and energy policies. AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector Labelled solutions undergo a rigorous assessment based on a verified methodology and against several criteria performed by external independent experts. Sign up for the ESI Africa newsletter The Solar Impulse Foundation has launched a bold challenge: to find, select and promote 1,000 cleantech solutions that have both positive economic and environmental impacts on the world. Feasibility (credibility or design and scalability)Environment (environmental benefits)Profitability (clients’ economic incentive and seller’s profitability) Featured image: Stock Applications can be done directly via the Solar Impulse Foundation website (Please reference International Cleantech Network) – https://solarimpulse.com/efficient-solutions. TAGSclean powerGreenCapeInnovationsmart citieswater and sanitation Previous articleIRENA signs partnership to promote sustainable finance in UAENext articleCommon PQ issues: Voltage dips and swells Nicolette Pombo-van ZylAs the Editor of ESI Africa, my passion is on sustainability and placing African countries on the international stage. I take a keen interest in the trends shaping the power & water utility market along with the projects and local innovations making headline news. Watch my short weekly video on our YouTube channel ESIAfricaTV and speak with me on what has your attention. …shed light on existing solutions that are both clean and profitable… One of the first to envision ecology through the lens of profitability Piccard aims to show the economic opportunities of clean technologies. The Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Label is designed to shed light on existing solutions that are both clean and profitable and have a positive impact on the quality of life. BRICS SDG 6 Clean Water and SanitationSDG 7 Affordable and Clean EnergySDG 9 Industry Innovation and InfrastructureSDG 11 Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesSDG 12 Responsible Consumption and Production Assessing solutions Identifying cleantech solutions Jarrod Lyons, the investment promotion officer at GreenCape, is the local Solution Scouter. Companies that are interested to find out more can get in touch at jarrod[at]greencape.co.za. better access to market,more appeal to financial investors,support in advocacy work,feedback from industry experts,more credibility andgreater global visibility. The Solar Impulse Foundation aims to help the cleantech innovators behind the efficient solutions in order to accelerate their companies’ success. Once the solutions are labelled, the Solar Impulse Foundation provides support on six specific levels, on an international scale: Solutions are assessed from a technical and financial standpoint, and in accordance with the following criteria: Read more:Urbanisation is remaking AfricaWifi-enabled solar street lights stimulate SA’s smart city ambitions Once labelled, solutions join the #1000Solutions portfolio and access exclusive benefits, such as events, business and investment opportunities, and communication support. GreenCape, a member of the ICN, supports the Solar Impulse Foundation’s mission by encouraging cleantech companies in its local ecosystem to submit their solutions to the Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Label. Finance and Policy UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon developmentlast_img read more

Canada’s Tom Dvorak Finishes Fourth Individually at Pan Am Games

first_imgRio de Janeiro, Brazil – Tom Dvorak of Hillsburgh, ON, finished fourth in the Individual Dressage competition held Wednesday at the XV Pan American Games. He was edged out of bronze medal position by the smallest of margins, 0.05%, by Yvonne Losos de Muñiz of the Dominican Republic riding the 11-year-old Hannoverian stallion, Bernstein Las Marismas.Dvorak had a higher score than Losos de Muñiz in the final round of competition, the FEI Intermediaire Musical Freestyle, but the combined results of Monday’s Intermediaire I test and Wednesday’s Freestyle gave the Dominican rider her second consecutive Individual Pan American Bronze medal. The Gold Medal went to Christopher Hickey of the United States who won both phases of the individual competition on the 11-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding, Regent. Hickey’s teammate, Lauren Sammis, claimed Silver with the eight-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding, Sagacious HF.In the Intermediaire Freestyle, riders are required to show the same technical elements as in the Intermediaire I test but arranged to choreography of the riders’ design and set to music, making it the most spectator-friendly phase of dressage competition. Dvorak’s program with Beaumarchais, a 13-year-old Hannoverian gelding owned by Susan Holden, featured the theme from Peter Gunn for the trot work, and 1950’s rock and roll music for the canter tour. The choreography highlighted Beaumarchais’ flying changes every second stride, a movement several of the top horses had difficulty with in the Freestyle. Dvorak received his highest score of the competition in the Freestyle test, 71.00%, for third place behind the gold and silver medalists. When combined with his 67.90% from Monday’s Intermediaire I test, the resulting average score of 69.45% was not quite enough to put him on the podium.“I was really happy with my horse,” said Dvorak, 41. “My ride was mistake free, and my horse really pulled through for me.”All three members of the Canadian Dressage Team were among the top 15 athletes who qualified to compete in Wednesday’s Individual Final. Andrea Bresee, 32, of Brockville, ON, had her best performance of the week on Raffles, owned by Gina Smith and Faith Berghuis. A score of 69.40% placed Bresee fifth in the Freestyle and moved her up from ninth position to finish seventh overall.“She was a little bit tired today, but she stayed more relaxed in the ring,” noted Bresee of the 13-year-old Swedish Warmblood mare. “And even though she was tired, she tried really hard, especially in the extended trots.”Diane Creech of Caistor Centre, ON, performed to a brand new musical program riding Wiona, a 10-year-old Hannoverian mare owned by Doug and Louise Leatherdale.“The music was a little unfamiliar, but Wiona liked the music and I did too,” said Creech, 44, whose score of 67.55% left her in eighth, both in the freestyle and overall.The Canadian Dressage Team returns to Canada with newly gained international experience as well as the Team Silver Medal claimed on Sunday. The traveling reserve, Karen Pavicic of Richmond, BC, riding Lionheart, was also presented with a Team Silver Medal.Equestrian competition continues on Friday, July 20, with eventing, held over three consecutive days. Team and Individual Medals will be awarded at the conclusion of competition on Sunday, July 22.2007 Pan American Games – Final Individual Dressage Results1. Christopher Hickey United States Regent 70.725%2. Lauren Sammis United States Sagacious HF 69.925%3. Yvonne Losos de Muñiz Dominican Republic Bernstein Las Marismas 69.500%4. Tom Dvorak Canada Beaumarchais 69.450%5. Vera Protzen Argentina Kadirmo 68.025%6. Katherine Poulin-Neff United States Brilliant Too 67.675%7. Andrea Bresee Canada Raffles 66.925%8. Diane Creech Canada Wiona 66.675%9. Jose Luis Padilla Mexico Lohengrin 65.500%10. Annabelle Collins Bermuda Medici 64.550% Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Horse Sport Enews 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. 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. Email*last_img read more