Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! 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. Following a successful partnership that lasted five years, Lothlorien Farm, owned and operated by Susan and Ariel Grange, have parted ways with rider Conor Swail of Ireland.The split was an amiable one, with Swail opting to pursue his own career goals. “It was definitely amicable,” commented Sue Grange. “I always knew that eventually he would want to go. There are so many options. All the riders are doing the big shows and I knew eventually he would want to go that way, and I knew I wouldn’t. It was just a matter of when.“He wants his have his own barn and manage the horses he rides himself. He wants to travel and show around the world a little more. My enjoyment is running my own barn. I’ve always managed my own horses, and purchased my own horses. I’m not just the owner that hands the rider money and says ‘go and find a horse and send me the bill.’ My love is the training and managing programs. I also don’t want [the horses] to be too far afield, because I like to go watch them. I don’t want to live out of a suitcase.”Swail had great success with the Lothlorien string, with 175 top-six placings and 65 wins in international competition, for total winnings of over $2 million aboard horses including Lansdowne, Grafton, Ariana, Cita, Simba de la Roque, and Dillinger. The most recent came at Spruce Meadows in June, when he rode Martha Louise to first place in the $500,000 RBC CSI5* Grand Prix. For other interests, he recently competed at CSI5* Los Angeles, riding Cenzo and Hetman of Colors for owners Ilan Ferder and Tal Milstein.Daniel Coyle will be taking up where Swail left off. “He’s only 22 and he’s a talented rider from Ireland and he’s been riding for me all year. He came over as a working student with Conor and he started riding some of mine and now have him working full time,” said Grange.“I think he rode 10 of my horses at Spruce Meadows and I think he won a class with every one of them. One of them he won three classes with [Fortis Fortuna] and another one a couple [Somerset], so he’s been very successful. He’s had all the younger horses and all the up-and-coming horses, whereas Conor has had the string of six grand prix horses.”Coyle will be competing at The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in the U25 National Championship with Fortis Fortuna, while Lothlorien’s grand prix string enjoy their annual break. “I give my horses a two-and-a-half-month holiday every fall, so their shoes are off and they are out in the field now,” noted Grange.Lothlorien will be represented in the International division by Ian Millar and Dixson. Normally Dixson would also be on holiday, but as he was out for the bulk of the year after having nasal surgery, he will be competing at this year’s show. Tags: Conor Swail, Lothlorien Farm, Email* Horse Sport Enews
As the city’s restaurants and shops look to bounce back, they’re contending with some serious quality-of-life issues.Nearly 20 percent of the city’s hotels are providing shelter for homeless New Yorkers. The impact on the surrounding streetscape is hard to miss.“When you’re in the business as long as I’ve been, you get to recognize what somebody on heroin looks like,” explained Dan Biederman, head of three business improvement districts in Midtown. “There are a lot of street conditions we’ve never seen in all of our years of running the BIDs.”Barbara Askins, head of the 125th Street Business Improvement District in Harlem, concurred. She said she now has to ask several loiterers to step aside — instead of the usual one — so she can enter her office building.Some stores covered their windows with plywood at the start of the shutdown and more boarded up after looting broke out. Biederman said perhaps a quarter of his districts’ stores that erected plywood have yet to remove it.Although that is temporary, he fears store owners and landlords will replace their open, grated-style barriers with unsightly solid gates that he spent years trying to banish.“We’re quite worried owners and tenants will put solid gates back in once the plywood goes down,” said Biederman, who runs the BIDs for the areas around Bryant Park, Grand Central Terminal and 34th Street. (They should not: According to a 2009 city law, solid gates left in place may remain until July 2026, but only see-through gates may be installed.)Biederman joined Askins and Jessica Lappin, president of the Alliance for Downtown New York, Wednesday evening for a TRD Talks webinar to discuss issues facing BIDs. Restaurants were allowed to open for outdoor dining and retail shops for curbside pickup June 22 as the city entered phase 2 of reopening.Lawmakers had planned to allow indoor dining to resume on a limited basis on Monday. But this week Gov. Andrew Cuomo pushed that back indefinitely, saying it’s not yet safe given how the virus typically spreads.Lappin, a former City Council member, said restaurateurs are already despondent, and the longer timeline means fewer will be able to stay in business.“It took the city an awfully long time to come up with rules for outdoor dining, which I’m glad that they did and we’ve been working with them, but it’s not that complicated,” she said. “I think it’s going to be grim and I think a lot of these restaurants won’t survive.”Crime statistics are also on the rise, which has many concerned that New York is sliding back to the “bad old days” of the 1970s through the mid ’90s.“It’s not all the way back to the way it was, but the signs of it getting there are changing every day,” Askins said.The panelists agreed that with cuts to the city budget, businesses will look more to BIDs to provide services.Contact Rich Bockmann at [email protected] or 908-415-5229 This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Now
Most applicant countries have set internal target dates for completing their preparations for EU membership, with the majority aiming for 2003.Germany’s Joschka Fischer has emerged as the strongest advocate of setting a timetable in Helsinki. But he faced opposition from fellow foreign ministers at a meeting in Finland last week.Most insisted it would be too early to fix dates in December even though the Commission’s latest reports on the applicants’ progress, due out next month, will provide a clearer picture of the state of play in each candidate country. France’s Hubert Védrine said deadlines could be counter-productive if applicants could not meet their commitments.But Polish officials point out incoming Enlargement Commissioner Günter Verheugen said in July that Warsaw’s target entry date of 1 January 2003 was “not unrealistic”. However, he also told MEPs the Union could not agree a timetable until it had a clear view of applicants’ position in all areas of EU legislation. Talks on many difficult dossiers have yet to begin. But they have voiced doubts that Union leaders will be able to agree on a fixed timetable for admitting new members at their December summit in Helsinki.Prodi ignited the debate over the wisdom of laying down a timetable in a speech to MEPs this week. He said the EU should “give serious consideration in Helsinki to setting a firm date for the accession of those countries which are best prepared, even if this means granting lengthy transition periods”.Senior Polish officials resp-onded enthusiastically. “The Union setting a date would facilitate Poland’s reforms,” said one, adding that it would help convince the public of the need for painful changes.
Indie-folk musician and self-proclaimed Deadhead Hiss Golden Messenger has shared an acoustic performance covering the Grateful Dead‘s “Dire Wolf”. The classic Americana tune originally appeared on the Dead’s 1970 Workingman’s Dead album, which celebrated its 50th anniversary earlier this month.Hiss Golden Messenger (real name, Mike “MC” Taylor) shared his acoustic solo take on the Robert Hunter-penned tune to his Instagram on Monday, where he also added, “When @vinylmeplease asked me to contribute liner notes to their forthcoming Grateful Dead box set, it allowed me to revisit my history with the band. The first Dead song that ever worked its magic on me is called “Dire Wolf,” so I thought I’d share a little cover of it from home.”Fans will remember that Taylor performed his take on “Brown Eyed Women” for the massive Day of the Dead all-star compilation covers album which arrived back in 2016.Watch Hiss Golden Messenger’s cover of the Workingman’s Dead classic below. Hiss Golden Messenger was scheduled to perform at events like New York’s Mountain Jam last month prior to COVID-19 coming along and messing up everyone’s 2020 summer plans.
Posted by nodecco on YouTube – Jetskier mishap at Inwood park. FDNY had to chainsaw a hole in the dock to get this guy out. They were stuck on the sandbar for a few hours then played around at this dock. The guy finally got stuck under the dock. Not good at all.
General Mills Cereals plans to have more than 90 percent of the portfolio free of artificial colors and flavors by the end of 2016. Trix and Reese’s Puffs will be among the first to change, while cereals that contain marshmallows, like Lucky Charms, will take longer.In January, 2014 General Mills turned to all non-GMO ingredients for it’s Cheerios brand. It has converted its entire line of Big G cereals so that whole grains are the first, most prominent, ingredient and, by 2011, the company had lowered sugar levels in all cereals advertised to kids so they contained 10 grams of sugar or less per serving.(READ more from the Washington Post)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore “We’ve continued to listen to consumers who want to see more recognizable and familiar ingredients on the labels and challenged ourselves to remove barriers that prevent adults and children from enjoying our cereals.”To get the familiar red, yellow and orange colors in Trix cereal, for instance, the company will be using spice extracts–annatto and turmeric– and fruit and vegetable juice, from sources like beets and berries. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreIt still may taste “magically delicious,” but Lucky Charms will soon undergo a makeover that could change the look of its yellow moons, pink hearts and green clovers.To keep up with consumer demand for natural ingredients, the General Mills company announced this week a commitment to removing artificial flavors and artificial colors from the rest of its cereals by the end of next year. Instead of dyes like Red No. 40 and Yellow No. 6, the company will use natural sources to color its popular breakfast foods.This is good news because artificial dyes, which are essentially petroleum by-products, have been linked to attention problems and hyperactivity in children. General Mills joins a host of companies, like Nestle and Kraft in a race toward healthier foods.Diet May Cut Risk of Alzheimer’s by 50% (Long-term Study of 900 Seniors)
Lamar sports informationBEAUMONT — The late theatrics continued for the Lamar baseball team.This time it was Jake Nash’s three-run triple in the eighth inning that broke a 1-1 tie and gave the Cardinals a 4-1 win over UT Rio Grande Valley Friday night at Vincent-Beck Stadium in non-conference action.The Cardinals (8-3) entered the eighth inning in a 1-1 tie when UTRGV (3-7) pitcher Zach Martinez (0-1) took the mound and surrendered a leadoff single deep to shortstop Caden Rosholdt from Trey Silvers. Silvers took second base two batters later when Chaneng Varela drew a walk.Next up, Stijn van der Meer was hit in the back by a pitch, which gave Nash the opportunity to send home the go-ahead run with only one out. He drove a 1-1 count pitch deep to right center and raced all the way around to third base, but over-slid the bag in the approach and was called out, but not before he picked up his now-team leading 12th run batted in on the season.“Timely hitting wasn’t there for us until Nash got to the plate in the eighth,” said head coach Jim Gilligan. “He got a low and outside fastball and did exactly what he should’ve done. I was happy for him, it was super.”He was also the Cardinal who drove in the first run of the game in the third inning that gave LU a 1-0 advantage. Van der Meer reached on a leadoff single over the third baseman’s head and scored from second (after a wild pitch) on Nash’s single up the middle. It was the third time this campaign that van der Meer reached base and was driven in immediately on a base knock from Nash.His four RBI on Friday was the second time this season and second-straight game he drove four home.Cardinal starter Will Hibbs (2-0) had another great outing with just one run allowed on seven hits and one walk. The senior struck out four in eight innings and hurled 115 pitches. Six batters were able to get into scoring position, but he was able to manage the damage in nearly every inning.His lone run was in the fifth frame, and came on a double to left field from Rosholt that sent Austin Oakes to the plate. Oakes reached on a single that just scooted by second baseman Gavin Tristan. Hibbs worked two perfect innings and had two more where he only faced the minimum.“Will looked great tonight,” said Gilligan. “Obviously he did a good job of pitching out of jams and minimizing any damage.”Jimmy Johnson locked up his first career save at LU with a perfect inning that consisted of two strikeouts and a groundout. He took over in the ninth and threw 15 pitches.“Jimmy had unhittable stuff, and that is the second Friday game he has done that for us,” said Gilligan. “That is professional stuff right there. He was throwing hard and on the knees.”Nash was joined by Bryndan Arredondo with two hits in the contest. Arredondo had four trips while Nash had five. Van der Meer scored two runs in the game and Silvers and Varela scored the other two. Cutter McDowell and van der Meer were given free passes twice.Martinez took the loss on one-third inning with three runs allowed on one hit and one walk. Johnny Gonzalez started the contest for the Vaqueros and worked 4 2/3 frames and gave up one run on six hits and five walks. The UTRGV staff combined for seven free bases on walks to LU.The Cardinals will look to take the series at 2 p.m. today. The finale will be played at 1 p.m. on Sunday.
View Comments The Broadway.com staff is crazy for Culturalist, the website that lets you choose and create your own top 10 lists. Every week, we’re challenging you with a new Broadway-themed topic to rank.In 2017, veteran New York City drag performer Peppermint rose to national fame as the runner-up on Season 9 of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Now, the singer and actress is about make her Broadway debut (and history, as the first publicly trans woman to originate a principal role on Broadway) as Pythio in The Go-Go’s jukebox musical Head Over Heels. The time has come: We want to know which Drag Race favorite you think should snatch the wigs of theatergoers next. Look out, Stephanie J. Block—you’ve got some fierce competition with Chad Michael’s iconic Cher impression. Broadway.com Illustrator & Animator Ryan Casey rose to the challenge with his top 10. Now it’s your turn!STEP 1—SELECT: Visit Culturalist to see all of your options. Highlight your 10 favorites.STEP 2—RANK & PUBLISH: Click “rearrange list” to order your selections. Click the “publish” button.Once your list is published, you can see the overall rankings of everyone on the aggregate list.Pick your favorites, then tune in for the results next week on Broadway.com! BenDeLaCreme, Alyssa Edwards, Latrice Royale, Bob the Drag Queen, Alaska & Tatianna (Composite by Ryan Casey)
December 15, 2006 Regular News Judgement and decrees interest rates announced Judgement and decrees interest rates announced The Office of the Chief Financial Officer has set the rate of interest payable on judgments and decrees for 2007 at 11 percent per annum or. 0003014 per day.Florida Statute §55.03(1) requires the chief financial officer to set the rate of interest payable on judgments and decrees on December 1 for the year beginning the following January. Last year the interest rate was 9 percent.For more information contact the Bureau of Accounting at (850) 413-5516 or call up the Florida Department of Financial Services’ Web site at www.fldfs.com/aadir/interest.htm.