Karl Slezak Wins Horseware Indoor Eventing Challenge at The Royal

first_img Email* SIGN UP More from Eventing:MARS Bromont CCI Announces Requirements For US-Based RidersThe first set of requirements to allow American athletes and support teams to enter Canada for the June 2-6 competition have been released.Canadian Eventer Jessica Phoenix Reaches the 100 CCI4*-S MarkPhoenix achieved the milestone while riding Pavarotti at the inaugural 2021 CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.Oliver Townend Does it Again at the Kentucky CCI5*-LVictory comes aboard Ballaghmor Class as his two-time winner Cooley Master Class is sidelined; Lisa Marie Fergusson only Canadian to finish.Colleen Loach and Vermont 4th in CCI4*-S in KentuckyAlyssa Phillips (USA) wins with Oskar, while the Canadians all place top-12 after the jumping phase of this very challenging three-day event. Horse Sport Enews Karl Slezak of Tottenham, ON, and Fernhill Wishes kicked off Saturday night’s competition by racing to the win in the $20,000 Horseware Indoor Eventing Challenge. Fresh off their last competitive appearance at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, the pair sat in third place following Friday night’s opening round of competition, but a heart-pounding round on Saturday night catapulted them to the top of the leaderboard.“He’s usually a pretty chill horse,” said Slezak of Fernhill Wishes, a 10-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding owned by Slezak and Kirk Hoppner. “To feel him have that energy and that little extra pizzazz in atmospheres like this is awesome. It’s easy to do the footwork, add strides, or leave them out because he’s so energetic in this atmosphere.”Kendal Lehari of Uxbridge, ON, held the lead coming into Saturday night riding Totally Frank, but a cumulative time over the two rounds left them in second place. Third place went to Toronto’s own Brandon McMechan riding Oscar’s Wild.For more information, visit royalfair.org/horse-show/.$20,000 Horseware Indoor Eventing ChallengeSaturday, November 2Rider Hometown Horse Faults Total Time1. Karl Slezak Tottenham, ON Fernhill Wishes 0 174.862. Kendal Lehari Uxbridge, ON Totally Frank 0 176.243. Brandon McMechan Toronto, ON Oscar’s Wild 5 174.674. Dana Cooke Mooresville, NC Luksor 10 179.675. Diana Burnett Blackstock, ON Manny 10 218.496. Selena O’Hanlon Kingston, ON Eddy’s Martini 15 195.80 Tags: Royal Horse Show, Kendal Lehari, Karl Slezak, Horseware Indoor Eventing Challenge, Totally Frank, Fernhill Wishes, RAWF, Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! 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.last_img read more

2009 Bianchi Frames revealed

first_imgBianchi has released their 2009 range photos, and we’ve sorted through them and will be posting the highlights for you.  This post is frames only, stay tuned for posts with commuters, single-speeds, road, mountain and kids bikes.  Pictured above is Bianchi’s new top-o-the-line carbon ‘cross bike, the “D2 Cross Carbon”.  Most models have frames in the trademark Bianchi “mint” green, plus gray, red, and black/white. Read more for pics across the range… 2009 Bianchi 1885 Aluminum road frame (click on images to see larger versions)2009 Bianchi 928 Carbon road frame2009 Bianchi D2 Aero time trial frame.2009 Bianchi D2 Crono Triathlon frame.2009 Bianchi D2 Super Pista Single-Speed frame.2009 Bianchi Pinella Boron road frame.2009 Bianchi XC Caal full-suspension frame2009 Bianchi XC Camos full suspension frame.2009 Bianchi XC Oetzi Ti mountain bike frame.2009 Bianchi XC Oetzi Carbon.2009 Bianchi XC team aluminum.ÂÂlast_img read more

Ezion Receives $65 Mln LoI for Service Rig

first_imgEzion Holdings Limited has announce that it has received a letter of intent with a contract value of up to approximately USD 65 million over a 3 year period to provide a Service Rig to be used by an oil major to support its oil & gas activities in South East Asia.  The Company is in the process of forming a joint venture company to order and own an additional Service Rig in conjunction with the above mentioned project.   The Service Rig is expected to be deployed and working in the Southeast Asian waters by late 3Q 2015.   The above mentioned project will be funded through internal resources as well as bank borrowings.[mappress]Press Release, October 28, 2013last_img read more

Kenai Picks Up Land Donation Request

first_imgCity Manager Rick Koch is requesting direction on how to address the Performer’s request. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai City Council will again consider a possible land donation to the Kenai Performers. Cassano: “We had written a letter and requested that the City consider donating about two acres to our non-profit organization for the erection of a permanent home.” Councilors were concerned that the significant donation would set a precedent for the future. Instead, they suggested a very low-cost lease, but Cassano insisted the Performers need to be the official owners… Sally Cassano said the group has been looking for a new home, but couldn’t find an existing building that suits their needs. They initially requested 2 acres at the intersection of the Kenai Spur Highway and Evergreen St.center_img Cassano: “Well the ownership of the property would better enable us to use the value of that land when we’re writing for grants.” Mayor Pat Porter insisted land donations can be dealt with on a case by case basis. Tonight’s meeting will begin at 7pm in the Kenai City Council Chambers.last_img read more

Purdue AD Morgan Burke Announces Plans

first_imgNAPLES, Fla. – Purdue Athletics Director Morgan Burke announced Thursday (Feb. 11) his intent to retire in July of 2017. Burke, who made his plans known to university leaders more than a year ago, informed alumniThursday at an annual event in Florida.Chairman of the Purdue Board of Trustees and former Purdue football player Michael Berghoff will lead a national search to find a new director.“Because of the complexity of the job and Morgan’s historic record in Purdue Athletics, finding a successor will be no small task,” Berghoff said.   The search committee, appointed by Purdue President Mitch Daniels, includes: Christie Sahley, associate dean in the College of Science and a longtime Faculty Athletic Representative; Stephanie White, 1999 Purdue graduate and current head coach of the Indiana Fever; Rod Woodson, former Boilermaker, College and Pro Football Hall of Famer, and the Oakland Raiders’ assistant defensive backs coach; Purdue standout and NFL veteran Matt Light; Christa Szalach, a junior on Purdue’s soccer team; and Nancy Cross, senior associate athletics director.Daniels described Burke as a trusted steward of Purdue’s Athletics.“For longer than any athletic director in Purdue history Morgan has contributed to Purdue’s reputation as a highly competitive program marked by integrity and fiscal soundness,” Daniels said. “Over the last 23 years he has worked to create an environment that fosters both academic and athletic success among our student-athletes. For the first of many times to come, we thank him for his years of service to the university and look forward to working with him over the next year and a half to facilitate a successful transition.”Burke said, “Few people are afforded the opportunity to serve their alma mater in a capacity such as I have for more than two decades, and I look forward to continue doing so as we help our student-athletes in their quest to win championships – in the classroom, in competition and in life.”Burke has led Purdue Athletics since 1993, marking one of the longest tenures in Division I athletics. A 1973 industrial management graduate and captain of the swimming team his senior year, Burke was an avid fan and member of the John Purdue Club long before he was appointed to lead the department. He earned a master’s degree in industrial relations in 1975 from Purdue and, in 1980, he graduated with a law degree from John Marshall Law School in Chicago.Under his leadership at Purdue, two teams have won NCAA championships – women’s basketball in 1999 and women’s golf in 2010 – while eight student-athletes have captured a combined 14 individual national crowns. The football team embarked on a run of 10 bowl games in 12 years from 1997-2008, and the men’s basketball team achieved an unprecedented string of back-to-back-to-back Big Ten Conference regular-season championships in 1994, 1995 and 1996. All told, Burke has overseen 20 regular-season conference championships and 13 tournament titles.In academics, student-athletes regularly perform equal to or better than the student body, with athletes having earned a cumulative grade-point average above 3.0 for the last 14 semesters.The athletics department is one of only seven Division I public NCAA institutions that does not require a subsidy from students or taxpayers to finance its operations. In fact, even while the department has invested nearly a quarter of a billion dollars in facility construction and renovation projects that have benefited student-athletes in all 18 programs under Burke, it has regularly contributed revenue to support the academic side of the university.Beyond Purdue, Burke is past president of the Division 1A Athletic Directors Association and previously served on the NCAA Leadership Council, which identifies important issues surrounding the future of the NCAA and reports to the board of directors, and several Big Ten boards (Executive, Program/Budget and Compliance committees) and NCAA working groups (Championships and Competitions and Postseason Football committees).In 2010 Burke was honored as the Football Bowl Subdivision Central Region Under Armour AD of the Year by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics.last_img read more

Zuma calls for more SA, India trade

first_img4 October 2010Speaking at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Africa India Diaspora Conference in Durban on Saturday, South African President Jacob Zuma invited Indian companies to do more business with South Africa.“South Africa is the gateway to the one billion-strong African market,” Zuma told delegates at the conference, held to mark the 150th anniversary of the arrival of Indians in South Africa, and to acknowledge the Indian community’s contribution to the fight against apartheid.“Our trade and investment opportunities for the Indian business sector lie in environmental technologies, ICT, transport equipment, capital equipments, creative industries and financial services,” Zuma said.Investment from India into South Africa is roughly R45-billion, while trade from South Africa to India is an estimated R21-billion. Bilateral trade is said to have surpassed R53.9-billion, and is expected to reach R70-billion by 2012.Zuma noted the robustness with which both India and South Africa’s economies had weathered the recent financial crisis.Developing countries on the rise: GordhanFinance Minister Pravin Gordhan, addressign a business session at Saturday’s conference, said South Africa and India should brace for more business activity as investors took note of the human capital and currencies of developing nations.He urged the two countries to investigate the potential that existed for further investment and business opportunities.Gordhan said the global economy was projected to grow by 4 to 6.7 percent in the next few years, and that developing countries like India, China and Brazil would be largely responsible for the growth.However, he cautioned that fair trade conditions were needed in order to avoid a repeat of the recent global recession, adding that the right balance had to be struck between global and national interests.Common visionThe President said the political, social and economic ties between India and South Africa had grown from strength to strength, with much bonding the two countries, including their shared vision of peace, impartiality and prosperity.“We also share a common approach on a number of global issues, including reform of the United Nations, the future of multilateralism, climate change and South-South Cooperation,” Zuma said.He highlighted the likes of Mahatma Gandhi, prominent politician and medical doctor Monty Naicker, and political activist Dr Yusuf Dadoo for the crucial roles they played in helping to build a free South Africa.Noting that both India and South Africa had large youthful populations, he urged both countries to invest in youth development, saying it was key to continued economic growth.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

TechCrunch Disrupts Protest That Was Trying To Disrupt TechCrunch Disrupt

first_imgTags:#Alexia Tsotsis#Evictions#Jack Halprin#Kim-Mai Cutler#Protests#San Francisco#TechCrunch#TechCrunch Disrupt 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market selena larson Protesters who attempted to demonstrate outside the TechCrunch Disrupt conference Wednesday afternoon found themselves disrupted instead, after TechCrunch organizers called security—who then called the police—to shoo away the protest.A group of around 20 disgruntled San Francisco citizens gathered outside the main entrance to TechCrunch Disrupt yesterday afternoon, calling on San Francisco techies to support ballot initiatives intended to stop home evictions and raise the city’s minimum wage. Both are big issues in San Francisco, where skyrocketing rents—thanks largely to the tech boom—are pricing out many long-time city residents.  While the protesters waved signs and chanted along with megaphone-wielding leaders, the TechCrunch closing awards celebrated the winner of the event’s startup-battle competition: Alfred, a personal butler that manages on-demand services like housecleaning and laundry.But the protest only lasted for 40 minutes. According to Shum Preston, a campaign strategist for Raise the Bay who helped coordinate the demonstration, TechCrunch asked police to remove the protesters from the parking lot outside the event.I contacted TechCrunch co-editor Alexia Tsotsis for comment. After some back-and-forth via email, she provided me with the following statement, which she asked me to attribute to “TechCrunch”:There were people intimidating our guests and blocking them from leaving parking spaces. We were asked if our security could manage this situation, and we said yes. The property managers took this one step further and asked the police from Giants stadium [where a baseball game was underway] to come by and assist (without our knowledge).  We did not request, nor authorize any removal of protestors from property to which the public has the right to access. The only thing I was interested in was protecting the safety of TechCrunch staff as I would in the normal course of business.We did allow the DisruptDenial people to hang out in the parking lot and peacefully distribute coffee and talk to our guest. They actually parked a trailer there without asking and we allowed them to continue doing what they were doing.  Shum said the group was approached by a San Francisco police officer who asked them to disperse. “We told him we believed it was public property, which he said was possible, but we complied,” he told me by email. Why The Protest?Claudia Tirado, who joined the protests with her son Valentino, is fighting eviction from a building recently bought by Google executive Jack Halprin. In June, Tirado crashed Google’s I/O developer conference to call attention to the pending eviction of Halprin’s tenants.Tirado, a veteran 3rd-grade teacher in the San Francisco public schools, lives with her son and partner (who, by the way, drives for Uber to help support the family). If evicted, she said, they’ll have to move away from San Francisco, where the average rent is $3,200 per month.“We have to adapt to this technology and we struggle every day to make it and keep our family together,” she said.Preston said that the activists came out to Disrupt to ask attending technologists to support fair wages and housing to “disrupt economic inequality.”“It’s an effort to get the tech industry to support and come out in favor of raising the minimum wage and asking them to support Prop G which will provide economic incentives to stop the quick flipping,” Shum said, referring to the way landlords buy property at a low price, then evict tenants and sell it for much larger sum. “Is it the perfect solution for housing? Obviously not.”But it is a start, he says.Tech And The SF Housing CrunchThe San Francisco Bay Area has seen a number of anti-tech protests this year. There was a spate of demonstrations against the buses that shuttle employees from San Francisco and Oakland to Silicon Valley throughout the year, including one at which protester intentionally vomited on a Yahoo shuttle in April.TechCrunch itself has covered both the protests and the underlying issues, most notably in a 13,000-word piece on the San Francisco housing crisis by the site’s Kim-Mai Cutler in April. Cutler even moderated a panel on the subject on Tuesday at … TechCrunch Disrupt.Though the protest was small, Shum said he was pleased with the turnout. “Inside they were feting virtual butlers, while outside, sure, the execs were ignoring the poor and middle-class folks who are getting squeezed by this economy,” he said. Update 3:40 p.m.: After publishing, TechCrunch responded with the following statement from COO Ned Desmond. TechCrunch supports the right to peaceful protest and the right of our Disrupt attendees to move freely in and out of the Pier 48 during our show. When the Pier 48 property manager asked a group of protestors to stop obstructing cars and guests at the show entrance, they refused to cooperate. At that point the property manager requested help from the police.Images by Selena Larson for ReadWrite Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

Intel Cloud Usage Models Are No Myth

first_imgActually, we don’t necessarily believe in dragons and unicorns, but the infographic’s message is serious: Build your cloud on the right foundation and you’ll get greater security, more control, and increased flexibility—the very benefits that make the cloud so valuable to your organization. Security. Don’t let fear of security threats slow your progress to the cloud. Intel® Trusted Execution Technology, built into Intel® Xeon® processors establish a hardware root of trust at the level of the chipset and CPU to assure system integrity. This root of trust helps provide a solid foundation upon which to build secure virtual platforms and Trusted Compute Pools, substantially reducing the security risks of using a virtualized cloud infrastructure by restricting sensitive workloads to trusted resources.Efficiency. With a fully virtualized network, data flows can be optimized for maximum throughput and flexible allocation of resources. Unified networking over Intel® Ethernet 10 Gigabit technology allows you to converge your network onto one fabric that can carry all network traffic. This provides richer, smarter transport that can be dynamically provisioned and scaled for all kinds of network traffic, including transport of block-based storage, while maintaining complete virtual machine (VM) isolation on the same physical networking hardware.Power Management. The cost of energy is no longer trivial, but managing power requires more than a simple on-off switch. Intel power management technologies include Intel® Data Center Manager and Intel® Node Manager, server-based instrumentation plus middleware, that help you cut down on wasted power, monitor and enforce policy-based usage, and consolidate data and server configurations for optimal power allocation.A security-enhanced cloud with unified networking and power management capabilities isn’t just fantasy. It’s just built on an Intel foundation. Get the full story on Cloud Usage Models here. The cloud. It’s a pretty fanciful name for such an important set of technologies. But here at Intel, we’re not above having some fun with the cloud. Check out our new infographic Seize the Power of the Cloud for a glimpse of cloud computing from the times of myth.last_img read more