Elizabeth Bordeaux Named the 2009 Jump Canada ‘Volunteer of the Year’

first_imgOttawa, ON – Elizabeth Bordeaux of Surrey, BC, was honoured with the Jump Canada ‘Volunteer of the Year’ Award for 2009 in recognition of her dedicated support of Canadian hunter and jumper sport at the Equine Canada National Awards Banquet held February 6 in Montreal, QC.Bordeaux was selected as the recipient of the prestigious award for her countless hours spent working with Jump Canada and Equine Canada.Her lifelong interest in equestrian sport began with the Montreal Pony Club, where Bordeaux’s instructor and mentor was well-known Montreal horsewoman Barbara Kemp.  “Miss Kemp” also guided Bordeaux towards her jumper judging career, which she began in the 1960s in British Columbia.  At the same time, Bordeaux also became involved in stewarding.Bordeaux’s involvement with stewarding led to volunteering on rules committees, and her judging led to becoming an FEI International jumper judge and VP, FEI Disciplines, for Horse Council British Columbia in the 1990s.  For six years, Bordeaux held the position of Chair of Jump Canada and she has been on the Equine Canada Sport Council since its inception.  Her years of volunteering were recognized in 2003 when she was named the Equine Canada ‘Volunteer of the Year’.“This award means a great deal to me,” said Bordeaux.  “It should be shared with all the great volunteers and committee members who I work alongside of for the 13 years I have been on the Jump Canada board.”“Elizabeth has been such an integral part of the hunter jumper scene in Canada as Chair of the JC Board for six years,” noted Jump Canada Chair, John Taylor.  “She guided us so well and gave her time and expertise so generously.  I hope she remains in our sport for many years to come.”In its inaugural year, the 2001 Jump Canada ‘Volunteer of the Year’ Award was given to Alan Chesler of Orangeville, ON, while Mark Samuel of Toronto, ON, was honoured in 2002 for his dedication to Canadian show jumping as the first Chair of Jump Canada.  In 2003, Chesler was once again named the recipient based on his dedication to the success of the FEI Children’s Final held in Calgary, AB.  In 2004, Craig Collins of Loretto, ON, was recognized for the hundreds of hours of volunteer service given to both Jump Canada and Equine Canada as a whole.  Claudia Cojocar was the recipient in 2005 for the countless hours she devoted to the development of coaching standards.  The Jump Canada Hall of Fame Committee was honoured with the award in 2006 in recognition of their dedicated support of Canadian show jumping.  Victoria Andrew of Nepean, ON, has been closely involved with the coaching certification program and the transition to competency based education and training, and she was recognized for her efforts in 2007.  In 2008, Lisa Cieplucha of Georgetown, ON, won the award for her countless hours spent working with Equine Canada and Jump Canada as a valuable official, volunteer, clinician and committee member. SIGN UP Horse Sport Enews We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Email* 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.last_img read more

FEI Awards Ceremony to be Jazzed up at Legendary Music Venue

first_imgThe equestrian world will follow in the footsteps of the world’s greatest musicians when it celebrates the winners of the FEI Awards at a new-format ceremony in Montreux, Switzerland on 7 November.The Montreux Casino (now the Casino Barrière Montreux), the venue of the FEI Awards ceremony, hosted the world-famous Montreux Jazz Festival from the late 1960s to 1993. It also housed Mountain Studios, the recording facility the British band Queen liked so much that they bought it and whose clientele included Michael Jackson and the Rolling Stones.The FEI, the world governing body of horse sport, set up its five-category awards in 2009 to reward outstanding individuals from the global equestrian community.The winners of the FEI’s Longines Rising Star, Reem Acra Best Athlete, Development, Best Groom and Against All Odds awards will be photographed by Edouard Curchod, a local photographer who has immortalised most of the artists who have performed on the main stages of the Montreux Jazz Festival. Curchod’s photos grace DVDs of musicians as diverse as Miles Davis and Simply Red.Rock band Deep Purple wrote Smoke on the Water, their biggest worldwide hit, about an incident that occurred at a Frank Zappa concert at the Montreux Casino in 1971. The song tells of how a fan fired a flare gun, which set the casino ceiling on fire, causing the show to stop, the hall to be evacuated and led to the destruction of the entire venue. The casino was rebuilt and opened its doors again in 1975.The Montreux Jazz Festival began in 1967 as a three-day event to entertain international delegates of the Rose d’Or, the Golden Rose Festival of Television. It quickly morphed into a two-week event with a line-up of legends from all musical genres. Prince and Sting are among the many performers at this year’s festival, which ends on 20 July. The festival has since 1994 taken place at the Montreux Music & Convention Centre (2m2c), where the FEI General Assembly 2013 will be held.Representatives of the FEI’s 132 Member Federations will be among the guests of the FEI Awards ceremony that will end the General Assembly.Nominations for the FEI Awards 2013 close on 31 July. For further information and to make nominations, please visit www.feiawards.org. Tags: FEI Awards, Montreux Music & Convention CentreMontreux Jazz Festival, Reem Acra Best Athlete, Development, Best Groom and Against All Odds awards Purple, Edouard Curchod, Prince and StinRock band DeeFEI’s Longines Rising Star, SIGN UP Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Email* Horse Sport Enews We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. 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.last_img read more

Eric Lamaze Flies to the Finish in France with Fine Lady 5

first_img Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Email* We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. SIGN UP Horse Sport Enews Eric Lamaze began a three-week European tour by winning on the opening day of competition at CSIO5* La Baule, France. Riding Fine Lady 5, the 2008 Canadian Olympic Champion claimed victory in the €28,000 1.50m Prix FFE on Thursday, May 12.Held in a one-round format that sees the fastest rider win, Lamaze was the seventh rider on course from a starting field of 64 entries. He and Fine Lady 5 flew around the speed track, stopping the clock in a time of 68.20 seconds. Of the 57 challengers still to come, only one rider even came close to catching Lamaze’s time, with Gudrun Patteet of Belgium clocking in at 69.90 seconds riding Sea Coast Atlantic. Incredibly, the third place finisher, Brazil’s Stephan de Freitas Barcha riding Quentin PJ, was more than six full seconds off the winning pace, with his time of 74.69 seconds proving just how fast Lamaze had been.“She’s fast, but it’s also been a long time since she was on the grass,” said Lamaze, who has not competed Fine Lady 5 on grass footing since the 2015 CSIO5* Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ Tournament in Calgary, AB, last September where they won the $35,000 1.50m ATCO Cup, placed second in the $35,000 1.50m TELUS Cup, and were members of the third-placed Canadian Team in the $300,000 BMO Nations’ Cup.“I felt like I could go extra-fast and use the fences to slow her down,” continued Lamaze of the 13-year-old Hanoverian mare (Forsyth x Drosselklang II). “Fine Lady is the perfect horse to do this class with on opening day. I’m especially pleased because La Baule is a show that I like to do well at; it is one of my favourite competitions.”La Baule is the first of three consecutive European shows that Lamaze will compete at. From France, Lamaze travels to Madrid, Spain, for the CSI5* Global Champions Tour from May 19-22 followed by CSIO5* Rome, Italy, from May 26-29 where he will compete as a member of the Canadian Show Jumping Team in Nations’ Cup competition.In addition to Fine Lady 5, Lamaze is also riding Check Picobello Z, a ten-year-old grey Zangersheide gelding (Cardento x Orlando) and the recently acquired Chacco Kid, a ten-year-old chestnut Oldenburg gelding (Chacco Blue x Come On), at CSIO5* La Baule. Fine Lady 5 and Check Picobello Z are owned by Carlene and Andy Ziegler’s Artisan Farms in partnership with Lamaze’s Torrey Pines Stable, while Chacco Kid is owned by the Chacco Kid Group, consisting of Lamaze, Rick and Sara Mershad, Ludi and Carol Sollak, and Andy and Carlene Ziegler.While Lamaze is competing at CSIO5* La Baule alongside his 2015 Pan American Games gold medal teammate, Yann Candele of Caledon, ON, fellow Pan Am gold medalist and Artisan Farms rider Tiffany Foster of North Vancouver, BC, is contesting CSI4* Windsor in England with students Kara Chad of Calgary, AB, and Elizabeth Gingras of Edmonton, AB.Following his European tour, Lamaze will return to Canada in June to continue competing in preparation for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Tags: Eric Lamaze, Fine Lady 5, last_img read more

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR/ DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY – FT167

first_imgRESPONSIBILITIES: The Department ofChemistry at Claflin University invites applicationsfor a tenuretrack Assistant professor position in Chemistry toteach undergraduate chemistry classes. The chemistrydepartment at Claflin University offers an ACS accreditedundergraduate program and is equipped withstate-of-the-art analytical instruments. The successfulapplicant will be responsible for teaching generalchemistry classes and advanced classesin Organic/Polymer/Inorganic chemistry.  The successfulapplicant will be expected to attract funding from externalagencies, maintain an undergraduate research program inchemistry, serve on departmental and facultycommittee, advise undergraduate students, andperform other related academic duties.QUALIFICATIONS: This position requires aPh.D. in Chemistry and teaching/research experience,preferably in Organic/Polymer/Inorganic chemistry. The successfulcandidate must have an established record of teaching, research,grantsmanship, and peer reviewed publications appropriatefor the appointment at the rankof assistant professor in chemistry. Salary: Commensurate withexperience Position Starting: Fall 2021Application Procedure: Candidates should senda letter of application, curriculum vitae, description, andelaboration of relevant experience, select publications, officialtranscripts, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of atleast three professional references to: Faculty Search CommitteeClaflin University/Dept. of Chemistry400 Magnolia Street  Orangeburg, SC 29115 Or email to [email protected]last_img read more

International Fire Fighter and EMS Safety Stand Down

first_imgFocusing on proper training, preparation and equipage before a callPromoting the idea that all members can respond to, work and return home safely from the emergency they are called to mitigate Departments across the United States and Canada, as well as internationally, are preparing for the Stand Down (June 17-23, 2007) by planning schedules and discussing questions and concerns that department members may have. JEMS compiled it’s most recent training, safety and response readiness articles, read them HERE. This year s theme is Ready to Respond. The IAFC, the International Association of Fire Fighters and the IAFC Volunteer and Combination Officers Section are pleased to sponsor the third International Fire Fighter and EMS Safety Stand Down.last_img

JTG Daugherty Racing enters 25th anniversary with new sponsor strategy, youthful lineup

first_imgCHARLOTTE, N.C. – Ahead of its 25th season, JTG Daugherty Racing unveiled a new sponsorship strategy with Kroger behind its two fully-funded cars for the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season with drivers Chris Buescher and Ryan Preece.The cars and plan were made public on Wednesday morning during an announcement at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The No. 47 Chevrolet of Preece will highlight Kroger’s shopping and delivery options including online ordering. The No. 37 Chevrolet of Buescher will carry seven different shopper themes with each theme carrying a specific group of brands to communicate with fans when they are most likely to be focused on specific buying occasions such as spring cleaning in April or grill season in June and July.“It’s huge,” team co-owner and five-time NBA All-Star Brad Daugherty said. “Sponsorship is the lifeblood of the sport. We’ve got two fully-funded race teams and it’s just remarkable. … We’ve been fully funded the last several seasons so now we are getting to the point where we have our relationships in place, our drivers in place, our personnel, people in place, so it’s time for us to have some success because we feel we’ve done everything we need to do to in order to be better.”RELATED: Drivers on the move for 2019 seasonThe team is also introducing a new mobile technology where fans will be encouraged to text a key word from JTG Daugherty Racing advertising that directs fans to fun tips, sweepstakes and savings from Kroger for the various brands highlighted on the cars.“It’s the biggest blessing ever,” team co-owner Tad Geschickter said of the Kroger partnership. Geschickter’s wife Jodi is also a team co-owner as well.“It’s really like having big brother in the room when you are talking to sponsors. They’ve got a lot of stores and they sell a lot of products, so it’s fun.”The organization moved to two cars ahead of the 2017 season and this season will see Preece and Buescher behind the wheel. Buescher, 26, is the “veteran” of the group, having spent three seasons at the Cup level – the past two with JTG. The 2018 season saw Buescher post his best average finish (21.0) in the sport’s top series.“It is really nice to have that relationship and be able to be in the same place and the same car without a bunch of moving pieces for now the third year,” Buescher said. “For me, that’s something I haven’t had in a long time and can really appreciate. I feel like that can only help going forward.”(Twitter: @RyanPreece_)Preece enters the year with just five Cup starts to his name and spent the past two seasons running part-time with Joe Gibbs Racing. Two wins for JGR over the past two seasons impressed plenty around NASCAR and showed what the 2013 Whelen Modified Tour champion can do in a national series. The 28-year-old Connecticut racer will be competing for Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors against Daniel Hemric (RCR), Matt Tifft (Front Row Motorsports) and Tanner Berryhill (Obaika Racing).DEBATE: Who will win the Sunoco Rookie of the Year in 2019?“I’ve never won a rookie of the year to this date,” Preece said. “At the same time, I’m focusing on it but I’m focusing more on our team and achieving goals that we have set throughout the year and if we can achieve those goals, that’s going to put us in that hunt for that. Right now, if we obtain those goals, we are going to be fine.”Optimism is high heading into the season for the two-car operation especially with the team building its own cars (except for superspeedway cars) and Hendrick providing engines and pit crew support.“This is our 25th year in NASCAR and it started in a barn and every time we made a buck, we invested in more equipment,” Geschickter said. “We worked a long time to get here just like Ryan Preece has—pulling his own cars around the country and racing. Just like Chris Buescher has living above an ARCA shop trying to get a shot. I love the people we got in the cars. I love how everything has kind of come together after 25 years. We got all the tools. We got smart people. We got great partners. I really think it’s going to be a breakthrough year.”last_img read more

California Snowpack is Deepest in 17 years – Good News for Water Supply

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreBlessed with a brilliant blanket of early winter snow, California’s snowpack is double its average for this time of year — and the deepest it’s been in 17 years.State officials delivered the good news for California’s water supply Tuesday after the first official monthly snowpack measurement of the season.(READ more at MercuryNews.com)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img

Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins & More Set for 2019-2020 Season at Classic Stage Company

first_imgJonathan Hadary, Victor Garber & Terrence Mann in the 1990 premiere of “Assassins” at Playwrights Horizons(Photo: Martha Swope/NYPL) View Comments A new staging of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s 1990 musical Assassins has been announced to appear at Classic Stage as part of the company’s 2019-2020 season. The off-Broadway nonprofit’s newest lineup of productions will also include Shakespeare’s Macbeth and a pair of beloved gothic plays performed in repertory.Artistic Director John Doyle, said, “All of the works this season explore disturbing aspects of humanity. Yet they all have beauty. There’s nothing more poetically beautiful than Macbeth’s ‘Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow’ speech; there’s tenderness in the two gothic plays; there’s so much humor in Assassins—and such deep psychological and social insight in all of them.”The season will kick off with a new interpretation of Macbeth (October-December 2019) directed by Doyle. He will also helm the revival of Assassins (April-June 2020), which first appeared off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons in 1990 and was later seen in a Tony-winning Broadway production with Roundabout Theatre Company in 2004.The centerpiece of the Classic Stage season will be repertory stagings of Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (January-March 2020).Casting, additional creative team members and exact production dates will be announced at a later time.last_img read more

Onsite: Viva Las Vegas – NAFCU’s Annual Conference & Solutions Expo

first_imgNAFCU’s 47th Annual Conference and Solutions Expo continued on in Las Vegas, NV.  Keep stopping CUInsight.com for updated coverage on the site and through our social media channels.  Check out @CUInsight and #NAFCUAnnual on Twitter for real time coverage.NAFCU’s government affairs group had a panel discussion on Thursday. The panel included Carrie Hunt (SVP of Government Affairs and General Counsel), Brad Thaler (VP of Legislative Affairs), Katie Marisic (VP of Political Affairs), Jillian Pevo (Director of Legislative Affairs) and Mike Coleman (Director of Regulatory Affairs). The team reiterated NAFCU’s commitment to credit union’s interests and that they are urging regulatory relief from regulators and Congress and will continuing to protect the credit union tax exemption.Coleman predicted yesterday during a panel discussion that the implementation period for the risk-based capital rule would be extended to at least three years by the NCUA.Thaler talked about the letter to the NCUA that was signed by 324 members of Congress.  Stating that Congress knows how well credit unions faired during the financial crisis and continued to lend.Marisic discussed upcoming congressional races focusing on the ones of “friends” of credit unions.Pevo said that time was running out on Congress to act on housing reform and that NAFCU is fighting to ensure that credit unions have access to secondary mortgage markets.NCUA’s Director of Examination and Insurance, Larry Fazio, held a breakout session Thursday discussing the initiatives the NCUA has completed under the examination report modernization program. This program is outlined in Letter to Credit Unions 13-CU-09.Fazio stated the NCUA is focused on three key areas; fraud, credit and lending problems, and recordkeeping. These are the areas that cost the share insurance fund the most. One key items on on the to-do list was to separate Documents of Resolution from the Examiner Findings report.Various peer forums also took place on Thursday. Executives, board members and supervisory committee members discussed issues affecting their roles in the credit union industry.  There was also a small credit union round table for credit unions with less than $75 million in assets facilitated by the NCUA’s Bill Myers.Today six people and two credit unions are being honored as the winners of NAFCU’s 2014 Annual Awards Competition.  Congratulations to all the winners.  Drum roll please… the winners are:Federal Credit Union of the YearXCEL Federal Credit Union, Bloomfield, N.J. ($250 million or less)Michigan State University Federal Credit Union, East Lansing, Mich. (more than $250 million)CEO of the YearBill Nikolauk, 1st Community Federal Credit Union, San Angelo, Texas ($250 million or less)Bob Marquette, Members 1st Federal Credit Union, Mechanicsburg, Pa. (more than $250 million)Professional of the Year
Sarah Dale Harmon, Magnolia Federal Credit Union, Jackson, Miss. ($250 million or less)Robin Brulé, New Mexico Educators Federal Credit Union, Albuquerque, N.M. (more than $250 million)Volunteer of the YearPeter Lupi, First New England FCU, East Hartford, Conn. ($250 million or less)Bob Scott, Pentagon Federal Credit Union, Alexandria, Va. (more than $250 million) 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Randall Smith Randall Smith is the co-founder of CUInsight.com, the host of The CUInsight Experience podcast, and a bit of a wanderlust.As one of the co-founders of CUInsight.com he … Web: www.CUInsight.com Detailslast_img read more

Men have chance to bounce back in Indiana after fourth-place finish at Griak

first_imgWilson missed Minnesota-Duluth’s Pine Hills Invitational last week to be at his daughter’s wedding.The fourth-ranked Gophers head into the meet with their highest ranking in school history, but Wilson is quick to point out the parity of the nation’s top teams.“There are just no guarantees this year,” he said. “I think you could run the top 15 teams in the country every single weekend and get a different result every weekend. I really believe this.”His assessment will be put to the test as all but two of the top 10 teams will be at Terre Haute, including No. 1 Stanford.Wilson said he believes this year’s event will be more beneficial in giving his runners a chance to see the course they will run on if they make the NCAA Championships come November.Junior Gabriel Anderson, who finished second on the team at the Griak two weeks ago, said this course in particular is good to revisit because of its tricky nature.“It’s tough to gauge where you need to go,” she said. “This is more flat (than Les Bolstad Golf Course), but you can get lost pretty quickly. It’s important to know what you’re getting into.”Minnesota’s top runners have yet to compete in a meet they have not won this year. The Gophers have three first-place finishes when its top seven compete.In order for a trend like that to continue, a little luck might have to be involved this weekend.“We could easily be ranked sixth or eighth right now and others could be ranked fourth,” Wilson said. “There’s a target on everyone’s back this year.” Men have chance to bounce back in Indiana after fourth-place finish at Griak Mark RemmeOctober 12, 2007Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintThe last time the Minnesota men’s cross country team lined up at the starting line, leaves were not so evident on sidewalks and the air was not so crisp.It was the last weekend of September at the Roy Griak Invitational, a meet where the Gophers placed fourth and watched their national ranking drop six spots.Now ranked 24th, Minnesota will travel to Terre Haute, Ind., this weekend for a pre-NCAA meet with the nation’s top runners. Start time is 10:40 a.m. Saturday.The Gophers will meet up with 11 ranked opponents in the meet. Still, coach Steve Plasencia isn’t as much concerned about the teams surrounding his squad.He said he’s more concerned with closing the gaps in his top five runners, a feature that perhaps cost Minnesota a higher finish at the Griak.Roughly 42 seconds elapsed between the Gophers’ fourth-place finisher Matt Barratt and fifth-place Ben Kampf, which put Minnesota in a compromising position points-wise.Plasencia won’t have it any easier this weekend as Barratt will not compete. Plasencia declined to detail the injury but said it was along the lines of upper-leg soreness.“We’re just working to come together here as we get deeper into the season,” Plasencia said. “I’m not one to draw huge assessments until it’s actually played itself out.”Women to Indiana, tooCoach Gary Wilson will be back this weekend as his women’s cross country team also heads to Terre Haute for the pre-NCAA meet.The Gophers will compete at 11:20 a.m. Saturday.last_img read more