4 May
2021

Royal Windsor Horse Show is a Go at Windsor Castle For 2021

first_imgThe organizers of Royal Windsor Horse Show have confirmed that the show will take place from Thursday July 1st to Sunday July 4th this year.“We are looking forward to running a near-as-normal show at Windsor in July,” said Show Director, Simon Brooks-Ward. “The start of this year has been difficult for all live events, but recent government announcements have given us the confidence to go full steam ahead with the organising of Royal Windsor, which includes planning for an audience.”All competition will be carried out with the emphasis being on competitors’ safety and adherence to COVID-19 guidelines required at that time by the local authority, health authorities, veterinary and equestrian associations and the government.The schedule and a day-by-day program will go online shortly with the show running as close to its traditional format as possible and including international jumping, dressage, the Land Rover International Carriage Driving Grand Prix, international endurance and showing.The Windsor Pageant, which was scheduled to take place in the evenings, will not take place. However, the show will include many of the scheduled elements in a bumper edition of equestrian displays, acts and music within the main show program, which will take advantage of the long summer evenings.Visitor tickets will be made available soon, with Royal Windsor Horse Show Club members prioritized. Should guidelines change and visitors not be allowed to attend on the dates of the show then all purchased tickets will be refunded. Additionally, organizers have also committed to increasing the number of hours of live streaming and broadcast from the show so that everyone can enjoy Royal Windsor online even if they are not able to attend in person.“We are very grateful for the tremendous backing of our supporters, which has allowed us to plan with confidence,” continued Brooks-Ward. “They include Rolex, Bahrain Endurance, Hermès, Coworth Park, DAKS, Al Shira’aa, Champagne Laurent-Perrier and, in particular, our Principal Partner, Jaguar Land Rover.“We are determined to produce one of our best events for the horse world to enjoy, with a competitive and upbeat edition of this 78-year-old horse show.”The Royal Windsor Horse Show usually takes place in May with over 55,000 visitors attending to view an extensive program of first‐class equestrian competition and performances across five arenas. Her Majesty The Queen has attended every year since the Show started in 1943 and it is the only time of the year that the private grounds of Windsor Castle are open to the public. Royal Windsor Horse Show is organized by Windsor Equestrian Promotions Ltd, as part of HPower Group, also organizers of Olympia, The London International Horse Show. For further information click here. Tags: Dressage, Royal Windsor Horse Show, jumping, Windsor Castle, Land Rover International Carriage Driving Grand Prix, international endurance, showing, More from News: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.Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes. Horse Sport Enews Email* Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! 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.last_img read more

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3 May
2021

Bodleian Libraries to close

first_imgThe Bodleian Libraries later shared this information on Twitter. “The University parks and Botanic Garden and Arboretum will remain open. Updates will continue to be posted on the University’s coronavirus advice webpage: http://bit.ly/coronavirus-advice. More information on The Bodleian Libraries online services can be found here: https://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/news/2020/keeping-the-university-reading/_nocache.” Speaking to Cherwell, they stated: “From Tuesday 17th March onwards The Ashmolean Museum, Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford University Natural History Museum and History of Science Museum are closed to the public.These steps are part of the University’s continued steps to prioritise the health and welfare of staff, students and the local community in the light of the UK’s escalating coronavirus situation. “We are already scaling up our digital services in order to support readers, including a greater focus on ebook provision and enhanced scanning services for open shelf material. The majority of these services will be supported by staff working from home. We will maintain the Scan-and-deliver service from the BSF, and a new ‘Scan-and-deliver+’ service from Oxford library locations. This will be operated by small teams working on rotation. Further details will be provided in due course.” This article has been updated at 13:23 to reflect the statement shared on Twitter, and again at 18:06 to reflect their comment. “The Bodleian Libraries also closed their library sites from 5pm on 17th March but readers will still be able to access a wide range of online resources for remote working, including access to eJournals and ebooks, a scan-and-deliver service, the Oxford Reading Lists Online (ORLO) service, and an expanded Live-Chat service for enquiries is available at https://bit.ly/BodleianOnline .center_img Further information will be updated if and when it becomes available. As a result of university wide policy changes due to Covid-19, the Bodleian Libraries will be closing tomorrow. These changes were announced in an email to Modern Languages students, and the information is expected to be released university-wide later today. In an email to Modern Language students, the faculty wrote: “All Libraries / Reading Rooms  – including the Taylor Institution Library – will close to readers for the foreseeable future, at 5pm today. All public spaces (e.g. Weston Library and Old Bodleian) are closed with immediate effect (alongside all GLAM public spaces e.g. Ashmolean Museum). All book deliveries and loans will cease from 5pm today. Existing books on loan will be auto-renewed until 19 June.last_img read more

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3 May
2021

OCJC report claims that the University’s ties to fossil fuel companies aid industry greenwashing

first_imgThe Oxford Climate Justice Campaign has released a report outlining the University of Oxford’s links to the fossil fuel industry, arguing that “Oxford must make a concerted effort to square its financial connections with its ambitious sustainability goals.” The report found that between 2015-2020, at least £8.2M in research grants from fossil fuel companies were accepted by the University and associated departments and colleges, and £3.7M in donations, excluding the £100M donation from INEOS in 2020. The Saïd Business School is the biggest specified recipient of such funding and donations.The report argues that students do not want this level of engagement with the fossil fuels industry, and suggests that “money from fossil fuel companies arguably influences the direction of research carried out, which limits academic freedom.” The report goes on to highlight departments and projects receiving the funding, including the Mathematics department’s training for Industrially Focused Mathematical Modelling, the Shell Geoscience Laboratory, and the Centre for Doctoral Training in Autonomous Intelligent Machines and Systems amongst others. The report suggests that the University’s relationship with the fossil fuel industry aids industry greenwashing. “By funding work on the science and technology of sustainability and other positive ethical projects at Oxford, the fossil fuel industry acquires a coat of greenwash.” The report also suggests that “By paying for prestigious events, sponsoring scholarships and achievement prizes, engaging in the cultural life of the University, and funding academic projects in the field of sustainable development and other ethical research, the fossil fuel industry builds up an image of itself as a beneficial, philanthropic, and necessary sector – an image which it can paste over the horrific scenes of damage and destitution.”The OCJC has set up a petition asking the University to take no further donations or grants from the fossil fuels sector, and for the Careers Service to stop advertising positions within the fossil fuels industry. The petition also outlines long-term demands, including prohibiting individuals “from holding positions of authority simultaneously at the University or colleges and in a fossil fuel company, where there is a demonstrable conflict of interest” and ensuring that all colleges and halls fully divest from fossil fuel companies. A spokesperson for OCJC said: “‘The fossil fuel industry perpetuates the climate crisis and upholds global injustice. It contributes to the death and destitution of people worldwide, particularly the marginalised and disenfranchised. The University of Oxford must cut all its ties to this extractive industry.”“We acknowledge that cutting ties with the fossil fuel industry will require great effort. This makes it all the more important to start this process as soon as possible. We will not stop campaigning until the University of Oxford stands free from these ties.”A spokesperson for the University said: “The University of Oxford safeguards the independence of its teaching and research programmes, regardless of the nature of their funding. Those donating money or sponsoring programmes at the University have no influence over how academics carry out their research or what conclusions they reach. Researchers publish the results of their work whether the results are seen to be critical or favourable by industry or governments.”“Partnerships with industry allow the University to apply its knowledge to real challenges of pressing global concern, with funding often going directly into research into climate-related issues and renewables.”Image Credit: Marcin Jozwiak via Unsplash28/4/21, 16:37 – amended to remove references to colleges who have since been removed from the report.last_img read more

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21 Apr
2021

The British Baker Open Letter

first_imgBritish Pie Awards are a tremendous achievementI feel I must write to congratulate Stephen Hallam, Ian Hartland and their fellow members of the Melton Mowbray Pork Pie Association on the excellent organisation of the recent British Pie Awards, which took place on 19 May in the most beautiful and impressive St Mary’s Church in Melton Mowbray.The British Pie Awards were launched last year and, after only one year, there was a 40% increase in the 13 categories of pies. With 725 entries this was indeed a tremendous achievement.What is more amazing is the star quality of judges the British Pie Awards attract. I have never seen as many TV camera crews and press at such an event, and they even have a press call before the event. With stars such as BBC Countryfile’s Julia Bradbury and six TV chefs, including Phil Vickery, Tony Tobin and Rosemary Shrager, the judges’ list read like a Who’s Who of food critics and radio and TV presenters.The baking industry was also well-supported, with Robert Ross as chairman of judges ably assisted by Hugh Weeks and other fellow judges Alan Stuart, Thomas Adams and Tony Spencer.Yes, it was indeed a great privilege to be present at the British Pie Awards. Both Stephen Hallam and Ian Hartland are, without doubt, tremendous ambassadors for our industry. They make you feel proud to be a baker.Jean GrievesBakers beware when comparing energy bill pricesThe latest copy of British Baker has a very good editorial on sustainability, but I think the baker needs to be very careful about the different prices of fuel and the effect on the energy bill. The article suggests the price for a KW of wood pellet energy is 66% lower than natural gas, when the latest data has it at around the same price.The other important issue with indirect combustion is the heat losses via the flue, which account for a high percentage of the fuel burnt. Compare this to electrically heated equipment, where the energy consumed is used totally by the appliance of course all the different appliances lose heat via the door area and through the outside surfaces of the oven and this is where the issue of insulation is a critical factor.Also, we are currently supplying an energy-efficient oven to one of our customers which has qualified for a nearly 100% carbon trust loan.Tony FullerDiamond T Ltdlast_img read more

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2 Mar
2021

Keller Williams To Celebrate Jerry Garcia’s Birthday At The Venue That Bears His Name [Free Webcast]

first_imgTonight, Keller Williams will honor Jerry Garcia‘s 76th birthday with a special night of music at, of all places, Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY. The show will find Williams performing a mix of Grateful Dead material and his own originals at the historic theater’s venue-within-a-venue tonight, August 1st (Garcia was born on the same date in 1942). Williams’ birthday party for Jerry Garcia is sold out. If you’re unable to attend, you can stream the show for free on the Relix YouTube Channel, starting at 8 p.m. (ET).Tonight’s birthday celebration will mark Williams’ latest tribute to the Grateful Dead, a fairly common trend for Keller in recent years. In the past, the “one-man band” has teamed up with musicians like Jeff Austin to perform bluegrass renditions of Dead favorites as part of his Grateful Grass project, which put out an album in 2008 (featuring Austin and String Cheese Incident bassist Keith Moseley). He’s also performed the music of the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia in a gospel style with his Grateful Gospel band on a few occasions, in addition to releasing a full album of piano Dead covers called Keys in 2013.Keller Williams – The Capitol Theatre – Free Webcastlast_img read more

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1 Mar
2021

2016 Presidential Public Service Fellows announced

first_imgThe Office of the President has announced the recipients of the 2016 Presidential Public Service Fellows.Launched with the aid of an anonymous gift in 2011, the fellowship program provides funding for undergraduate and graduate students in the middle of their studies to pursue summer work experiences in government and community service, nongovernmental organization and nonprofit work, and innovative projects that serve the common good.This year’s recipients are:Chelsea Banks, Harvard Business School, M.B.A. candidateMark Bode, Harvard College Class of 2017Natalie Chew, Harvard College Class of 2017Andrew Donnelly, Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Ph.D. candidateMichael Huggins, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, M.P.P. candidateJyoti Jasrasaria, Harvard Law School, J.D. candidateOmar Khoshafa, Harvard College Class of 2017Sean Lo, Harvard Law School, J.D. candidateLavinia Mitroi, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, DrPH candidateKevin Mott, Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Harvard Business School, joint M.P.P./M.B.A. candidateKareli Osorio, Harvard College Class of 2018To learn more about their work, visit the Harvard Presidential Public Service Fellows website.last_img read more

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26 Jan
2021

The Glee Project’ contestant speaks about true beauty

first_imgThe cast of The Glee Project presented True Beauty at the Carroll Auditorium in Saint Mary’s Madeleva Hall last night. Members of the show discussed their definition of beauty and self esteem as a part of Love Your Body Week. The Glee Project’s contender, Hannah McIalwain, said the True Beauty Program promotes confidence in women’s self-image. “Everyone is going to struggle with some insecurity, but come back to yourself and say, ‘Yes, I am good enough,’” McIalwain said. McIalwain said she struggled with self-image in her younger years but gained confidence before entering high school. She said she became active in school plays and felt happier. When her parents divorced during her junior year, she ate for comfort, McIalwain said. “I felt alone and I continued to gain pounds. This was a low point,” she said. “I had no one else who knew the real me and I portrayed myself as happy and bubbly.” In her senior year, auditions for MTV’s Made arrived at her high school, she said. McIalwain auditioned and landed a spot. The show changed her life, she said. “I went for everything in the show. I turned around and I felt beautiful and confident,” McIalwain said. McIalwain said she attended college at Queens University with a fresh perspective. Though a heartbreak set her back, McIalwain decided to audition for The Glee Project as well. She was chosen to be in the show with eleven other contenders. “This gave me more self-confidence than before, but I still felt like I was not good enough, but each week I kept growing,” McIalwain said. “Eventually, I gained a strong self-confidence out of the show.” The most difficult task in The Glee Project was the week of vulnerability, she said. Contenders wrote their insecurities on a white board and held their sign in front of strangers. “My insecurity was simply, fat. I felt embarrassed before the cameras were on and broke down,” McIalwain said. ” But … It does not define me; it does not matter.” McIalwain said she remained in Los Angeles for two months after the show ended for auditions, but no jobs were offered. She left Hollywood and moved back home with her mother. “I felt like I was being left behind,” McIalwain said. McIalwain said she worked minimum wage jobs until she had enough money to move back to Los Angeles. She is currently looking for more opportunities there, she said. “You have to keep going. All of us are beautiful and perfect,” McIalwain said. Through the True Beauty Project, McIalwain speaks to women about the influence the media, peers and parents have on the definition of beauty. “You have to know your confidence. You have to realize what is beautiful and redefine what beauty is,” McIalwain said.last_img read more

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8 Dec
2020

BC Health Department: Positive coronavirus case in person who visited Old Union Hotel

first_imgLocated at 246 Clinton St. in Binghamton, the Old Union Hotel said the person was at the establishment on Monday, September 21 between 4:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. The BC Health Department asks anyone who was at the establishment during this period to quarantine until October 6th. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The Broome County Health Department issued a public health statement regarding a positive COVID case in a person who was at the Old Union Hotel. last_img

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19 Oct
2020

102 areas with zero COVID-19 cases allowed to start ‘new normal’

first_imgThese include 14 areas in Aceh, 15 in North Sumatra, three in Riau Islands, four in South Sumatra, 14 in East Nusa Tenggara, one in Central Java, five in Southeast Sulawesi and 17 in Papua. They have recorded zero cases of COVID-19.Areas categorized as yellow zones have a low COVID-19 risk, orange zones have a moderate COVID-19 risk and red zones a high risk of the disease.Read also: Jakarta ready to welcome ‘new normal’ soon, minister saysStill, Doni urged the COVID-19-free areas to maintain strict health protocols to further prevent transmission. He added that cities and agencies that decide to reopen and resume economic activities must involve experts, the medical sector and prominent community figures in their decision-making process. Some 100 regencies and municipalities labeled as green zones and have not been impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak can start “new-normal” measures, the government has announced.“President [Joko “Jokowi” Widodo] ordered the national COVID-19 task force to allow 102 regions to conduct productive and safe public activities,” task force chief Doni Monardo said in a televised conference on Saturday. According to the COVID-19 task force’s expert staff chief, Wiku Adisasmito, the 102 regencies and cities have fulfilled the government’s criteria for reopening.For a region to reopen and loosen large-scale social restrictions (PSBB), they must meet 11 indicators. “We are using criteria from epidemiologists, as well as public health surveillance and health services, with recommendations from the World Health Organization,” Wiku said.The indicators for public health services as recommended by the WHO included decreasing the number of positive cases within two weeks after the latest peak, decreasing the death toll from positive cases and probable cases, decreasing the number of positive patients treated in hospitals, an increasing number of recovered patients and a less than 5 percent positivity rate (out of 5 percent positive samples).center_img Topics :last_img read more

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19 Oct
2020

Jakarta Police rule death of Metro TV editor as suicide

first_imgTopics : The police said the man had visited a specialist at a hospital in Central Jakarta several days prior to his death about a medical condition that could have been a trigger for depression.The man, 26, was found dead on the roadside of the Pesanggrahan Jakarta outer ring toll road by three local children who were flying kites at around 11:45 a.m. on July 11. Police then opened an investigation and questioned 34 witnesses.Tubagus said further examination of the evidence at the crime scene suggested the case was a suicide, including a neatly parked motorcycle that showed no sign of damage and still had the key in the ignition, a knife and a bloodstain and a strand of hair and that matched the man’s DNA. No evidence that could link another individual to the case was found on his body or at the scene, he said.Investigators also found the victim’s DNA on both the handle and the tip of the knife.Witnesses, including local patrol officers, also said there had been no indication of a commotion during that period of time.During the autopsy, four stab wounds were found on the man’s chest and one on his neck. Jakarta Police forensic expert Arif Wahyono said no other wounds or signs of violence were found on the body. He explained that the shallow stabs wounds found on the body were most likely trial wounds commonly found in cases of suicide.The wound on his neck is believed to be the cause of his death. The forensic investigation also found that man had consumed amphetamines, Arif said.Police suspect that the consumption of drugs had triggered him to dare to take his own life.The victim’s father said the family refused to believe he had committed suicide. He said his son had shown no signs of sadness or depression prior to his death.”As his parent, I’m honestly disappointed in the [investigation] result, because there’s no way my son committed suicide,” he told Metro TV in a televised interview on Saturday.If you are having suicidal thoughts, please talk to someone. You can start here if you need information related to mental illness: https://www.intothelightid.org/tentang-bunuh-diri/layanan-konseling-psikolog-psikiater/center_img The Jakarta Police have ruled that the cause of a recent death of a video editor for private TV station Metro TV was suicide triggered by depression as no evidence has been found to suggest involvement of other parties.Jakarta Police’s general crimes director Sr. Comr. Tubagus Ade Hidayat said the evidence found at the scene and through the forensic investigation did not suggest that other parties were present at the time of the man’s death, which is believed to have occurred between 12 a.m. and 2 a.m on July 8.“From the crime scene investigation and experts’ assessment as well as supporting evidence, investigators strongly suspect that he committed suicide,” he said during a televised press conference at the Jakarta Police headquarters on Saturday.last_img read more

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