Germany Takes the Lead in WEG Dressage

first_img 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. Horse Sport Enews Germany took the lead after the first day of Team Dressage at the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018, but the defending champions have only a narrow lead over Sweden in silver and the USA in bronze medal position when the battle resumes in the morning. This halfway result is based on the best individual score for each team in today’s Grand Prix, so there is plenty of room for dramatic change before the podium places are decided.German domination was underpinned by the best performance of the day from Jessica von Bredow-Werndl (32) and the 11-year-old mare TSF Dalera BB whose mark of 76.77 gives her side a 1.4 point advantage over the Swedes.A personal-best score of 75.248 from Juliette Ramel (31) and Buriel K saw them slot into second and dramatically boost Swedish chances. A total of 38 horse-and-rider combinations took their turn today, and another 39 will strut their stuff before the 2018 champions are crowned tomorrow evening.The mighty Germans are chasing down their 12th world championship team title, and Von Bredow-Werndl has put them on track to achieve just that on her own world championship debut.“I watched the first two horses from up in the stand with my brother Benni and I suddenly got the shivers and felt motivated because I realised how many other people would like to be in my shoes! So I went in there feeling full of power and Delera was just brilliant,” said Von Bredow-Werndl.Ramel and Buriel KH were in the Swedish team that finished fifth at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games where they were hugely impressive. An accident while competing in Aachen (GER) last summer however put the horse out of action for quite some time. But the rider, who initially trained with The Netherlands’ Edward Gal and Hans Peter Minderhoud and who is now coached by Swedish star Patrick Kittel, has made an impressive comeback with the 12-year-old gelding this season when producing consistently good results, particularly in the Grand Prix Special. The top 30 combinations in the team event will qualify for individual medals in Friday’s Special, so Ramel will be one to look out for over the coming days.The host nation snatched third place at this halfway stage of the team event when Adrienne Lyle finished individually fourth with Salvino this afternoon.“I’m specially pleased with him since we warmed up in a complete downpour and then it was blazing hot the next second – fitness is a big factor here. He’s a big dark horse and I did my best to get him as fit as I could, and I’m glad I did because it took every ounce of the fitness he had out there in that heat,” Lyle said.It’s far from over however, with the British threatening strongly in fourth place just 0.3 behind the Americans and looking set to rocket up the leaderboard when Carl Hester and Hawtins Delicato and Charlotte Dujardin riding Mount St John Freestyle take to the arena floor.The Netherlands holds fifth place, Spain is in sixth and Denmark lies seventh of the 15 competing nations.Full results here. Tags: 2018 World Equestrian Games, 2018 WEG Dressage, SIGN UP 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

World’s First Zero-Emissions Hydrogen Power Plant Coming to New Mexico

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreEnergy technology company Jetstream Wind recently announced plans that it will develop the world’s first sustainable zero-emissions power plant. The plant will use power from renewable resources such as wind and solar power, which will then be converted into hydrogen and transferred back to the grid as available power, according to the New Mexico-based company.(Continue reading in ODE magazine)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img

Japan’s Big Three Slash Full Year Outlook

first_imgDue to the persistent weakness in freight rates, Japan’s big three shipping companies Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line), Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) lowered their full year outlook as they posted first quarter earnings.Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) suffered the worst hit as the company reported a loss of JPY 12.78 billion (USD 123.1 million) in the first quarter, compared to a profit of JPY 43.06 billion seen in the same period a year earlier.NYK’s revenue decreased to JPY 470.7 billion in the quarter, from JPY 588.7 billion a year earlier, while its operation income plunged from JPY 17.4 billion to an operating loss of JPY 10.9 billion for the respective periods.The company estimated that its full year loss would reach JPY 15 billion, against the previously estimated profit of JPY 15 billion.NYK said that the container shipping market was extremely sluggish as growth in freight rates stalled due to an oversupply of tonnage, while the dry bulk shipping market also witnessed challenging operating conditions “as the lingering gap between supply and demand did not narrow significantly despite the scrapping of aging vessels.”Oversupply of all types of vessels grew markedly worse in the liquid transport market as a result of new deliveries of ships, NYK added.The company’s compatriot Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) also closed the first quarter in the red. Namely, K Line reported a loss of JPY 26.79 billion (USD 258.2 million), against a profit of JPY 10.1 billion seen in the same period in 2015.The company’s revenues for the three-month period stood at JPY 244.59 billion, down from JPY 335.45 billion, in part attributed to low levels of dry bulk freight rates and a slumping containership freight rate market in its Asia-North America service.Furthermore, K Line’s operating income dropped from JPY 11.2 billion to an operating loss of JPY 14.8 billion.Unlike its counterparts, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) posted a profitable first quarter as it recorded a profit of JPY 1.4 billion in the period, down from JPY 12.8 billion seen in the same quarter a year earlier.The company’s revenues for the period stood at JPY 360 billion, against the JPY 449.4 billion reported in the first quarter of the previous fiscal year.MOL said that the very large crude carrier (VLCC) market saw an upward pressure from time to time, but the decrease in cargo volume from the seasonal drop off in demand led to the market following a weakening trend since the beginning of the year.Although the improvements in the supply and demand environment on Asia-Europe and Asia-South America routes facilitated a recovery in the containership sport freight rates, the market continued to be difficult overall, MOL added.The shipping line predicts that its profit for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017 will reach JPY 15 billion.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Major fashion show planned in support of rebuilding efforts

first_imgBusinessEntertainmentLocalNews Major fashion show planned in support of rebuilding efforts by: – May 29, 2018 Sharing is caring! Share 160 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img Share Share (Press Release) ROSEAU, Dominica – Kimara Matthew, owner of Finesse Beauty House of Fashion, a local boutique and fashion studio, announces the staging of a major Fashion Show dubbed, “Drippin’ in Finesse – Fashion in the Streets: Prom Edition”. The event will take place on Friday, June 1st, 2018 at the Finesse Beauty store front on 38 King George V Street in Roseau from 4pm. In an effort to support schools affected by Hurricane Maria, a percentage of proceeds raised at the show will be donated to select schools.The show will display a wide array of prom pieces from the collection of Finesse Rent-a-Dress, the company’s sub-brand focused on affordable and stylish women and men’s wear for rent. The collection includes locally produced pieces and which are specifically tailored to suit the tastes of students from the graduating classes of 2018 across all secondary schools on island.“Given the traumatic experience our students endured during and after Hurricane Maria and the profound impact it had on the school environment, students, particularly 5th formers are looking forward to their final events after exams, especially the grand affair of prom. I don’t want any graduate to miss out on such a memorable experience because of lack of quality options at reasonable prices. So, we’re relaunching this sub-brand to give the market the option to rent pieces of their choice at an affordable price.” explained Matthew.The show will also feature entertainment, highlighting the talent of the youth in various art forms including song, dance and poetry. The majority of models will be young individuals and will include a guest appearance from the reigning Miss Teen, Jorjanna Albert of the Convent High School, and guest performance from Pashïwok dance troupe.In addition, the show will exhibit pieces from Finesse Beauty’s other collections which includes formal and casual wear for weddings, dinners, cocktails, church occasions and more.“Drippin’ in Finesse – Fashion in the Streets: Prom Edition” is headline-sponsored by Jolly’s Pharmacy. Additional sponsors include: Bunny’s Cakes, Catering & Café; Garraway Hotel; Discover Dominica; and The Glam.This major event is being staged in partnership with Elevate Studios and international marketing and creative consulting group, Madhausx Consulting.The event is free and open to the public, with exciting prizes to be won.last_img read more

Fukushima sets 200-meter record

first_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 Fukushima, who was the first Japanese woman to compete in an Olympic 100-meter race in 56 years at the Beijing Games last summer, improved her personal best by 0.01 in the 200 preliminaries earlier in the day and by 0.37 in the final at Ecopa Stadium.The 20-year-old, however, did not show excitement about her record-breaking run, only saying, “My coach had told me that I would set a record. I feel good.” center_img FUKUROI, Shizuoka Pref. (Kyodo) Chisato Fukushima won the women’s 200 meters in a national record 23.14 seconds at the Shizuoka International athletics meet Sunday.Fukushima edged out rival Momoko Takahashi by 0.01 and broke the previous record of 23.33 set by Sakie Nobuoka at the 2004 national championships.last_img read more

Christmas postal deadlines: ticket delivery/collection

first_imgTickets purchased after Monday, December 16th at 2pm, will need to be collected from the ticket office on match day, or from the Ashton Gate Store two working days after purchase.Ashton Gate will welcome a bumper crowd for Bristol’s festive clash with Wasps on Friday, December 27th (7.45pm KO).Tickets are selling fast for the Gallagher Premiership and, due to high demand, areas of the Atyeo Stand and upper Lansdown Stand are now open to supporters.Don’t miss the final Bears game of 2019 in BS3. Supporters are urged to buy in advance to claim the best seats.BUY TICKETSAdult tickets start from £30, while Under-12s are available from just £10. Hospitality packages are also available to buy from £95+VAT.Heineken Lounge packages can be purchased online by clicking here.Alternatively to enquire about hospitality, email [email protected] or call 0117 963 0688.last_img read more

Arsenal beat Liverpool on penalties and took first trophy of the…

first_imgThe Arsenal team won against Liverpool after penalties in the opening match of the new season in England and lifted the Community Shield. The result was opened by the captain of the “gunners” Pierre-Emerick Obameyang in the 12th minute, but Takumi Minamino managed to equalize in the 73rd minute. The match had to be decided after penalties, where the Londoners showed stronger nerves and managed to score all five shots, while for Liverpool the decisive omission was made by the young Ryan Brewster.𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟬 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗦𝗵𝗶𝗲𝗹𝗱 𝘄𝗶𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗿𝘀: The Arsenal ✊ pic.twitter.com/yF9m2DyyJn– Arsenal (@Arsenal) August 29, 2020The hero of the team of Mikel Arteta became the star of the team Obameyang, who realized the decisive penalty, and before that he managed to find the result. In general, the quality of the match was not of the highest class and did not offer very attractive situations. However, Jurgen Klopp’s team lost this trophy for the second year in a row after penalties. Last season again the match ended 1: 1 in regular time, and then Manchester City managed to win it.Gulliver/GettyImagesThe Liverpool team started more actively in the first minutes and managed to stay in the half of the Londoners, but there was no real danger.The first dangerous situation came in the 7th minute, when Virgil van Dyke intercepted a cross by Andrew Robertson from a free kick, but the goal was canceled due to an ambush of the Dutchman, who really had it.In the 12th minute Arsenal opened with their first shot of the match. Bucaio Saka received the ball from the right half of Liverpool. The youngster turned the front of the attack with a good pass, where Pierre-Emerick Obameyang was. The Gabonese took the ball and with a fantastic shot from the edge of the penalty area scored the ball in the door of Alison – 1: 0. Auba 🤍 Wembley#CommunityShield | #ARSLIV pic.twitter.com/pvk8GtNqRM– Arsenal (@Arsenal) August 29, 2020Six minutes later, the Londoners could reach a second goal. Granit Jaka brought the ball to the right flank, where Saka was. The winger took the ball and with a good pass to the edge of the penalty area found the attacking Eddie Nketia, who with a great shot on the ground threatened the door of Liverpool, but this time Alison managed to kill in a corner.In the 27th minute, the “gunners” again organized a good attack, in which Saka combined with Nketia in front of the penalty area. The youngster adjusted the ball and shot, but over the door.Gradually, Liverpool recovered from the shock and moved bolder to the front. However, there were no dangers at Emiliano Martinez’s door. Several times Robertson freed himself from the left and made good crossings, but they did not lead to anything.In the 37th minute Joe Gomez made a shot outside the penalty area, but too inaccurate.Leading at the interval! 💪⚪️ 1-0 🔴 (HT)#CommunityShield | #ARSLIV– Arsenal (@Arsenal) August 29, 2020In the 51st minute Roberto Firmino overcame an opponent and shot from the edge of the penalty area, but the ball went past the left crossbar of Martinez.After an hour of play, the shifts began. Cedric Soares took the place of Hector Beyerin in the Arsenal team. Takumi Minamino and Nabi Keita appeared for Liverpool, replacing Nico Williams and James Milner, respectively.In the 56th minute Liverpool created its cleanest situation so far. Robertson managed to bring Sadio Mane out with a great pass from the left into the penalty area. The Senegalese managed to get out of Arsenal’s defense, but Emiliano Martinez managed to shorten the corner and parry the striker’s shot. The repetitions, however, showed that Manet was in an ambush, although no ambush was ruled.Liverpool tried to put pressure, but the Arsenal players managed to prevent the dangers at their door.In the 68th minute, reserve Takumi Minamino made a nice and accurate shot, but Martinez caught.Five minutes later, however, the Japanese was unmistakable and managed to equalize with his first goal for Liverpool. Manet combined with Mohamed Salah in the penalty area, he passed for Fimrino, and the Brazilian deflected for Minamino. The Japanese returned to Salah with one pass, the ball hit the Egyptian and fell very comfortably for Minamino, who sent it into the door. The situation was examined with Salah’s VAR handball system, but the hit was counted.Four minutes before the end of regular time, Cedric Soarsche centered on the right in the penalty area, where Willock managed to shoot dangerously with his head, but past Alison’s door.In added time, Sadio Mane made a good cross from the left into the penalty area, but on the far post Robertson shot over the door.Thus, the regular time ended and the winner will be decided after penalties. With them, the Arsenal players managed to realize all five performances, while for Liverpool Ryan Brewster made the decisive omission.ARSENAL – LIVERPOOL 1: 11:0 Pierre-Emerick Obameyang 12 ‘1:1 Takumi Minamino 73 ‘For penalties:0:1 Mohamed Salah – Hit1:1 Reese Nelson – hit1:2 Fabinho is a hit2:2 Ainsley Maitland-Niles – Hit2:2 Ryan Brewster – pass / beam /3:2 Cedric Soares is on target3:3 Takumi Minamino – hit4:3 David Lewis – Hit4:4 Curtis Jones – goal5:4 Pierre-Emerick Obameyang – goalStarting lineups of both teams:📋 Team news bang on time! ⏰🏆 Here’s how we line up for today’s game…🔜 #CommunityShield | #ARSLIV– Arsenal (@Arsenal) August 29, 2020ARSENAL (3-4-3): ​26. Emiliano Martinez – 23. David Lewis, 16. Rob Holding, 3. Kieran Tierney, 15. Ainsley Maitland-Niles, 25. Mohamed Elneni, 34. Granit Jaka, 2. Hector Bayern – 77. Bucaio Saka, 14. Pierre -Emerick Obameyang (k), 30. Eduard NketiaHead coach: Mikel Arteta📋 Today’s #CommunityShield team news… #ARSLIV— Liverpool FC (@LFC) August 29, 2020LIVERPOOL (4-3-3): 1. Alison – 26. Andrew Robertson, 4. Virgil van Dyke, 12. Joe Gomez, 76. Nico Williams – 7. James Milner (k), 3. Fabinho, 5. Giorgino Vainaldum – 10. Sadio Mane, 9. Roberto Firmino, 11. Mohamed Salah Head coach: Jürgen KloppChief Judge: Andre Mariner, EnglandStadium: Wembley, London, England Follow us anywhere and anytime with the mobile application of Gong.bg. You can download it from Google Play, App Store and AppGallery.last_img read more

Machado, Davis denied 2016 Gold Glove Awards

first_imgThe Orioles did not bring home any American League Gold Glove Awards for the first time since 2010.Two-time Gold Glove third baseman Manny Machado and first baseman Chris Davis were both named finalists at their respective positions but lost out on Tuesday night. Texas third baseman Adrian Beltre won for the fifth time in his brilliant career while Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland received the fielding honor for the first time.Machado committed only seven errors at third base compared to Beltre’s 10, but the latter led AL third baseman with 15 defensive runs saved to Machado’s 13 at the hot corner. Davis led AL first basemen with eight defensive runs saved to Moreland’s seven, but the latter committed just two errors while the Baltimore first baseman made 10 this season.The Gold Glove winners are voted on by managers and coaches who aren’t allowed to choose their own players. This accounts for 75 percent while the SABR Defensive Index — used to help decide the winners since 2013 — composes the other 25 percent of the decision.Beltre and Moreland both led the SBI at their respective positions in the AL while Machado was third among third basemen and Davis was second at first base.last_img read more