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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26 Jan
2021

Professors receive fellowships

first_imgTwo Notre Dame professors recently received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to pursue their scholarly work next year, increasing the University’s record number of NEH fellowships to 44 in the last 12 years. Notre Dame has earned more NEH fellowships since 1999 than any other university in the country, according to a University press release. The University of Michigan earned 35 NEH fellowships and Harvard earned 26. Notre Dame theology professor Eugene Ulrich received a fellowship this year in Ancient Languages to pursue his book, “The Bible in Light of the Dead Sea Scrolls,” a compilation of his previous work on the topic. “The Dead Sea Scrolls … open up a period that we had lost sight of, a period that had just been lost to history,” Ulrich said. “Which is part of the period of the composition of the Scriptures.” Ulrich’s career has been focused on exploring this era through the scrolls, and therefore gaining a greater appreciation for and understanding of the Biblical texts. His work began as a graduate student at Harvard under Frank Cross, one of the two original American editors of the Dead Sea Scrolls. His dissertation became an analysis of one of the major scrolls. “It was being in the right place at the right time,” Ulrich said. Ulrich’s first NEH fellowship in 1977 enabled him to publish one of the scrolls, leading to a lifetime of research pertaining to these documents. When the other editor, Monsignor Patrick Skehan of Catholic University of America, died, he left his life’s work to Ulrich because he was so impressed with his research. “This coming year will be my 39th year of teaching here,” Ulrich said, “and 21 of those years, I have had NEH funding. They were very interested in the publication of the scrolls.” Ulrich’s upcoming work expands on a book he published last year, “The Biblical Qumran Scrolls: Transcriptions and Textual Variants,” which includes all of the text from the Biblical Scrolls, but makes it more accessible. “After going through scroll after scroll after scroll and seeing different surprises here, different surprises there, what I’m doing now is synthesizing all that and putting it into one monograph so that you can get in one book a clear explanation and description of how the Bible came to be the way it is,” Ulrich said. Thomas F. X. Noble, chair of Notre Dame’s History Department, received an NEH fellowship in Medieval Studies to produce his book “Rome in the Medieval Imagination,” a look at how Rome was perceived by different people and cultures during Medieval times. “Everyone had an opinion about Rome,” Noble said. “Good, bad or indifferent.” Noble’s previous work focused on Rome itself, especially Popes and the Roman Church. His new book, however, will explore Rome through the eyes of Medieval citizens. “Rome was a constant presence for Medieval people,” Noble said “It haunted their imagination, and [in my book] I am poking around inside people’s imagination a thousand years ago.” Noble said “Rome in the Medieval Imagination” will finally provide a source for Medieval scholars to learn about their subjects’ perceptions of Rome. “Whoever studies Medieval art, literature or history runs into Rome all the time,” Noble said. “Some people might be thinking why this author in 12th century France thought this about Rome … and they’ve never had a book to take off the shelf to look that up and find out. So what I’m trying to do is explain why you bump into Rome all the time if you study the Middle Ages.” This is Noble’s third NEH fellowship, but he said he still feels just as great about it as his first two. “When you win one of these awards, it means that an anonymous panel of our peers thought well of what we’re doing,” Noble said. “When the NEH looks at all those worthy applications and picks yours, it feels pretty good. Notre Dame has a wonderful tradition in winning these so it’s nice to be part of that group.”last_img read more

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22 Sep
2020

Napoli to splash N27b on Osimhen

first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians Napoli have agreed an initial €60 million (N27 billion) fee with Lille for Victor Osimhen.The Nigeria striker, according to reports, is set to sign a five-year contract and join the Serie A side in the most expensive transfer deal of the summer so far. The 21-year-old scored 18 goals in all competitions for Lille before the French season ended prematurely owing to the COVID-19 pandemic and has been linked with several English clubs, including Manchester United and Liverpool.But Osimhen, who changed agent last week, looks set to move to Napoli after negotiations between the clubs were completed on Thursday.It is understood the fee could rise to €81 million after a number of performance-related add-ons – €1 million more than the African record transfer fee Arsenal paid Lille for the Ivory Coast international Nicolas Pépé last summer.There is also an option to extend Osimhen’s contract by a further year.Lille are expected to step up their efforts to sign Jonathan David having seen a €25 million bid for the Canada striker rejected by Gent this month. The French club have signed 35-year-old Turkey striker Burak Yilmaz in preparation for Osimhen’s departure and have been told they must pay a Belgian record fee of €30 million to secure David.Tags: COVID-19NapoliSerie AVicotr Osimhenlast_img read more

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19 Sep
2020

Rivals are closer, warn Mercedes F1 boss

first_img(REUTERS) – Formula One’s new rules are “just what the doctor ordered”, even if rival teams have become more competitive, according to Mercedes motorsport head Toto Wolff.The Austrian said in a preview for Sunday’s Australian season-opener in Melbourne that Mercedes, the dominant team of the past three years, face a big challenge.“We have been very successful over the last three years through stable rules — but no team has ever maintained its success over such a big regulation change before,” said Wolff.“In a way, it’s just what the doctor ordered. To have such a challenge is good for the team.“We have done the best job we possibly could over the winter and, if we are not the fastest in Melbourne, then it’s about finding out why and what needs to be done to get us back to that top spot.”Ferrari emerged from pre-season testing with the quickest times, although the Mercedes pairing of triple champion Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas did the most laps with impressive reliability.Bottas, previously with Williams, has replaced 2016 world champion Nico Rosberg, who retired days after winning his first title.Hamilton, winner of 53 grands prix over his career to date, starts the season as favourite for a fourth championship and to win the opening race.Bookmakers William Hill have the Briton at 10/11 for Melbourne, with Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel second favourite at 7/2 and Bottas at 6/1.“We believe that it is going to be another Mercedes procession but the Australian Grand Prix is often unpredictable,” said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams.Wolff said testing in Barcelona had indicated “that the margins at the front of the field have shrunk,” although there was no way of knowing for sure.Teams use testing to experiment with fuel loads and power unit settings.Mercedes have won 51 of 59 grands prix since the 1.6 litre V6 turbo hybrid units were introduced. The team also started all but one of last season’s races on pole position.Ferrari and Red Bull are the only teams to have beaten Mercedes since 2013.last_img read more

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