WATCH: Clark County TODAY LIVE • Wednesday, February 24, 2021

first_img School board members discuss potential mascots at a workshop, and there are concerns with two of the four potential namesRead more Clark County officials push back over state’s vaccine allotment to the region WATCH: Clark County TODAY LIVE • Wednesday, February 24, 2021Posted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Wednesday, February 24, 2021in: Newsshare 0 Posted by Jacob Granneman|Wednesday, February 24, 2021 |in : BusinessCounty Council hears concern from industry on aggregate supply during work session Analysis of COVID-19 vaccine distributions statewide shows Clark County ranking well below other similarly-sized counties in Washington state.Read more Latest COVID-19 case rate opens door for high school in-person learning Posted by Chris Brown|Wednesday, February 24, 2021 |in : NewsLatest COVID-19 case rate opens door for high school in-person learning The Building Industry Association of Clark County estimates that 35,605 Clark County families will be priced-out of purchasing a home in 2021.Read more Posted by Paul Valencia|Wednesday, February 24, 2021 |in : NewsSasquatch on endangered list as Columbia River High School mascot WATCH: COVID-19 testing rates fall to lowest levels since last Summer ; Clark County vaccine allotments falling far short of other counties ; Vancouver School Board looks to narrow options for new mascot name ; Lumber prices and a shortage of rock putting sharp upward pressure on home prices in Clark County, leaving many families priced out of the market. Posted by Chris Brown|Wednesday, February 24, 2021 |in : NewsClark County officials push back over state’s vaccine allotment to the region Nearly 1,000 households priced-out of Clark County housing market with each $1,000 price increase County Council hears concern from industry on aggregate supply during work session Posted by ClarkCountyToday.com|Wednesday, February 24, 2021 |in : BusinessNearly 1,000 households priced-out of Clark County housing market with each $1,000 price increase School districts across Clark County can move ahead with in-person learning for high school grade levels as the rate of new COVID-19 cases falls sharply.Read more Sasquatch on endangered list as Columbia River High School mascot Members of the Clark County Council held a special work session via phone this week to hear from representatives of the surface mining and construction industry.Read more AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:BIA of Clark Countybuilding suppliesClark CountyClark County TodayClark County Today LiveClark County WashingtonColumbia River High SchoolcoronavirusCovid-19COVID-19 testing rateshome priceshousing marketLatestLive Broadcastlocal newslumber pricesmascotvaccination allotmentsvaccine shortagesvaccinesVancouver school boardshare 0 Previous : Clark County officials push back over state’s vaccine allotment to the region Next : Clark County Republican Party votes to censure Congresswoman Jaime Herrera BeutlerAdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Media guidelines for campus interviews during COVID-19

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Updated June 11, 2021The following is a list of guidelines for any in-person media interview on CU Boulder’s campus during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the conditions of this pandemic are ever-changing, these guidelines will be subject to change. Please make sure that you are referencing the most up-to-date guidelines when you are preparing for your interview. These guidelines also apply to all commercial filming, photography and shoots for marketing materials.All participants should review the guidelines in advance and follow them when collecting news stories on campus.Participants must maintain social distancing (minimum 6 feet) at all times. No handshakes.Conduct interviews outdoors.Media members should wear masks at all times while indoors. Please refrain from entering residence halls, which are off-limits due to privacy and security concerns.All participants must wear facial coverings while on campus.The preferred method for capturing sound is a boom or stick microphone while maintaining social distancing. If a lav mic must be used, precautions should be taken to maintain social distancing.Social distance should be maintained while collecting B-roll, particularly indoors.Mask and microphone rules still apply.Exchange all information electronically. Do not exchange items such as business cards or pamphlets.last_img read more

Primary health care to be strategic focus – Dr. Ferguson

first_imgPrimary health care to be strategic focus – Dr. Ferguson Health & WellnessJanuary 23, 2012 RelatedPrimary health care to be strategic focus – Dr. Ferguson Advertisements By Chris Patterson, JIS Reporter RelatedPrimary health care to be strategic focus – Dr. Ferguson RelatedPrimary health care to be strategic focus – Dr. Ferguson FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, says the Government is committed to a healthy and stable population, through the repositioning of primary health care. “There is going to be a shift in priority, there is going to be a shift in relation to primary health care (which will) become the strategic focus in this Ministry,” the Minister declared. “We have some critical hospitals right across the country, delivering secondary or tertiary care, that we will have to continue, but in the present policy pursuit, the kind of pressure that is coming on our secondary institutions, we must be in a position to get primary care going in a way that it will ease the pressure on secondary care,” he added. Dr. Ferguson was speaking during a tour of the Princess Margaret Hospital in St. Thomas, on January 19. The Minister pointed out that many of the reports that are made to the accident and emergency sections of the hospitals can be dealt with at the primary level. “We are looking to have diagnostic tools at the primary level that will allow for many things that we now have to do in the hospital sector; we will be able to do it at the primary level,” he said. The Minister noted that the staffing in that area will soon be improved, following the signing of an agreement between Cuba and Jamaica. Under the agreement, Cuba will send doctors, medical technologists, cytotechnologists, nurses, nursing tutors, physiotherapists and clinical dietitians to Jamaica. The health professionals and technical personnel were identified following a rigorous process of selection, which involved Ministry of Health and regional health authority personnel travelling to the People’s Republic of Cuba to conduct interviews. He informed that staff will be placed in the primary health care sector, to give an immediate boost to service delivery at this level of the health system. In his remarks, Chairman, South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA), Lyttleton Shirley, said public/private partnership is critical in moving the sector forward. During the tour, the Minister handed over a vehicle to be used in the vector control programme within the parish. Dr. Ferguson said the vehicle would facilitate the movement of officers when carrying out fogging exercises across the parish, adding that the provision of adequate and reliable transportation was important to effectively reduce vector related diseases. Medical doctor at the facility, Dr. D’Oyen Smith, expressed thanks for the vehicle, arguing that it is critical in the management and prevention of diseases. Also on the tour were members of the Ministry; and Chief Executive Officer of the Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education (CHASE) Fund, Billy Heaven. They also toured the Isaac Barrant and Bath Health Centres in the parish.last_img read more

China faces growing AI talent crunch

first_imgHome China faces growing AI talent crunch Previous ArticleDeadline looms for Google appeal of EU fineNext ArticleQualcomm continues board shake-up KT establishes AI institute with local university Joseph Waring Author Related EC details AI regulation plan Google renueva Android y muestra novedades en IA LIVE FROM HUAWEI CONNECT 2018, SHANGHAI: Business leaders explained China faces a severe shortage of artificial intelligence (AI) experts as demand picks up, with salaries rising rapidly for experienced staff as companies compete for top talent.Wang Qian, co-founder and head of commercial strategy at Maimai (pictured), said the number of AI positions that can’t be filled hit about 5 million this year, up from just several hundred thousand a few years ago.Job candidates in China are no longer sending resumes to companies, instead joining various social networking platforms like Maimai, she said noting enterprises in China now are sourcing 70 per cent to 80 per cent of new talent from such platforms.Maimai has 50 million registered high-tech members (representing about half of its total membership) and is often compared to US-based LinkedIn. In August it announced it planned to list in the US.Wang said it has matched about 90,000 applicants with more than 1,000 companies. It also uses AI technology to develop intelligent algorithms to connect enterprises with candidates, she said.Research from Tsinghua University in June found 1,011 AI enterprises in China accounted for 60 per cent of worldwide AI investment from 2013 to Q1 2018. Nearly 60 per cent of the country’s AI employment is concentrated in Beijing.Wang acknowledged many companies are attracting talent by offering better compensation, but noted they need to improve efficiency to avoid taking a hit on their bottom-lines.New approachHao LV, CIO of China-based facial and speech recognition software developer Yitu Technology (pictured, right), suggested the place to develop talent is within the industry, not necessarily at universities.Yitu Technology found many PhD candidates lack certain skillsets and can’t do some basic modelling exercises it requires of all new hires, he said. About 90 per cent of its AI engineers don’t have postgraduate degrees, which helps keep its costs down.He noted widespread use of AI has increased system complexity and “changed the way we write code. We now use data to generate code, which is new”.Areas requiring AI talent include data labelling; machine learning; parallel computing; data analysis; algorithm design; big data and product engineering.Wang said salaries for AI engineers with three-to-five years of experience are twice that of new hires, while those with ten years in the industry make as much as four-times more. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Joseph Waring joins Mobile World Live as the Asia editor for its new Asia channel. Before joining the GSMA, Joseph was group editor for Telecom Asia for more than ten years. In addition to writing features, news and blogs, he… Read more AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 09 OCT 2018 Tags AIartificial intelligencelast_img read more

Return to Glory

first_img Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Email What if you had spent your entire lifetime waiting for the Whitefish Bulldogs to play for the Montana High School Association boys soccer state championship?Well, for one thing, you wouldn’t have started kindergarten yet. And for another, your suffering ended last fall. But a brief absence from the state’s biggest stage does qualify as suffering, at least in Whitefish, where the Bulldogs are in the midst of the longest championship drought in program history — a full five seasons.From 1997 to 2016, every senior class at Whitefish High School saw the Bulldogs play in the title match at some point during their four years in school. And every class from 2002-16 watched the team win at least one title during that 14-year stretch. It is the most dominant decade-plus run of success in the history of the sport in this state, and Whitefish has won more titles (five) and played in more title matches (10) than any Montana school since 1991, when the MHSA first sanctioned boys and girls soccer.So when the Bulldogs boys failed to reach the state championship match in four straight campaigns, lost their magnetic head coach, O’Brien Byrd, midway through that stretch, and saw participation numbers drop so low that they could not field both a full varsity and junior varsity roster, it appeared that the Bulldogs’ days of running roughshod over their rivals were coming to an end.Then a funny thing happened last fall. Plucky Whitefish, the second seed from the Northern A conference, won a shootout against Laurel in the state quarterfinals and knocked off Southern A conference champion Frenchtown in the semis. Suddenly, the Bulldogs were playing for a state title once again and all was well in Stumptown.Except, that is, for the match itself. The Bulldogs surrendered four second-half goals on the road in Belgrade and watched the Panthers celebrate a second consecutive state crown.The good news in Whitefish, though, is that most of the boys who watched or played in that state championship match are still roaming the halls of the high school, a building that offers each of them a daily reminder of just how close they came to adding their stamp to the school’s soccer tradition.“Oh, I think they do know (the tradition),” Head Coach John Lacey said. “They walk by the trophy case.”Whitefish soccer practice on Aug. 23, 2018. Greg Lindstrom | Flathead BeaconWhitefish won back-to-back state championships in 2011 and 2012, the crowning moments in Byrd’s sensational 12-year tenure as head coach, and won conference titles in each of the next two seasons. But when Byrd left to take over at his alma mater, Columbia Falls, the Bulldogs quickly fell on hard times.In 2015, Lacey’s first year as head coach, he had just 21 players show up for his team, and, as Whitefish’s football team rolled to a state title, the Bulldogs soccer team slumped badly, missing the state playoffs altogether. The low numbers, however, did allow Lacey to try something new. He spent the year training the entire program together rather than the typical split between varsity and junior varsity practices, and while numbers have climbed once more since that season — there are 31 players on the Whitefish roster this fall — Lacey has not changed his tactic, using his assistants to command a single combined practice with his throughout the fall. That method has given Whitefish’s youngest players significant experience against older competition and, as it turns out, the chance to earn significant varsity playing time early in their careers.“It’s really now a function of the ability of the players,” Lacey said. “They come in and they’re ready to train … It’s kind of fed itself.”The 2017 season provided the best example yet of how seasoning younger players in practice can pay off later in the year. Last year’s Bulldogs were already young and banged up, and in the days leading up to the championship match they would learn two of their best midfielders would be unavailable as well: Sam Menicke picked up a red card in the state semifinals and was suspended, while Xander Burger suffered a head injury the day before the match. So in the team’s biggest outing of the year, Whitefish trotted out a lineup that included seven freshmen and sophomores.“I think the experience is great, the extra game itself is great,” Lacey said of last year’s title match. “But I think what happened to us in that state final is we played it with, essentially, two hands behind our back because we were missing players.”The teams were deadlocked at halftime, but Belgrade took control as the second half began, and its four-goal outburst was more than enough to quell the Bulldogs. All-conference forward Casey Schneider, who started that state title match as a sophomore, says the experience will be invaluable this year.“It was frustrating but it’s motivating,” Schneider said. “We want more than that, obviously, but we can definitely build from such a cool run to the state final.”Schneider is one of seven juniors on this year’s roster and is coming off a 12-goal season, tops among all Whitefish returners. All-state midfielders Burger and Menicke are back and healthy, too, as is second-team all-conference defender Joseph Houston. And the Bulldogs are still young with just three seniors and a bevy of talented freshmen who could see significant action right away.“I mean, we have a good squad this year,” Burger said. “Age doesn’t mean a lot; I think talent means more.”Of course, a combination of age and talent is even better, and that’s why the Bulldogs program is in the title conversation once again, battling with teams like Belgrade and Corvallis — who met in three straight finals from 2014-16 and have risen to the top of the heap in Class A in Whitefish’s absence — for state supremacy.The Bulldogs began this season on Aug. 28 against conference rival Bigfork and return to the pitch Aug. 31 at Smith Fields against a familiar foe, the Belgrade Panthers. That match should be a great litmus test for the young Bulldogs, and a win over the Panthers would have Whitefish fans of all ages dreaming of adding another trophy to the collection. Celebrating on the season’s final day would bring back memories not just for Curran Edland, a senior on that 2012 team who is now an assistant coach, but for Menicke and Schneider, who both watched that season’s title match at Smith Fields. Schneider, in fact, was the team’s ball boy.“Bulldog soccer’s always had a really strong program; I always came and watched the games when I was a kid, and it always made me want to be on that field,” Menicke said. “O’Brien Byrd … he made the program really strong and he made kids from Whitefish really want to play soccer. That’s how I got into it.”Lacey, too, knows Whitefish’s soccer history well. He was an assistant coach even before Byrd’s arrival, from 2000-02, reaching two state title matches and winning one, in 2002.“They do know what Bulldog soccer is,” Lacey said of his young team. “And I think they’re hungry to add their piece to it.”[email protected]last_img read more

Man shot in both legs in paramilitary style shooting in Derry

first_img Google+ Homepage BannerNews Google+ Facebook Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Previous articleGAA Programme – Scór SpecialNext articleSuperintendents call for access to documents underpinning Garda change News Highland WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterestcenter_img A man has been shot in both legs in a paramilitary style shooting in Derry.Police received a report of the shooting, that took place in the Galliagh estate, at about 8pm last night.The man who is in his 30s was found in Leafair Gardens and was taken to hospital for treatment.Anyone who witnessed the incident or who may have information is being urged to contact police on the non emergency numer 101 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter By News Highland – September 26, 2019 WhatsApp Pinterest Man shot in both legs in paramilitary style shooting in Derry Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebooklast_img read more

Gatland wants B&I Lions ‘decider’ vs All Blacks

first_img‘ Warren Gatland BuzzAura16 Cancer Causing Foods You Probably Eat Every DayBuzzAura|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ British & Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland has suggested a series decider against the All Blacks before their tour to South Africa in 2021.Gatland was head coach of the Lions when they drew their three-Test series against the All Blacks in 2017 after the two sides played out to a 15-15 stalemate in the third Test in Auckland.At the time, players from both sides were disappointed that there was no winner of the series.ALSO READ: British & Irish Lions ticket allocation ballot delayedSpeaking to New Zealand’s Sky Sports, Gatland – who will coach the Lions for the third time in 2021 – suggested a one-off Test against the All Blacks next year.He said the Test could generate some much-needed revenue, as rugby continues to buckle under the financial pressure of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has halted leagues around the world.‘Is it something the All Blacks could do, go up there and we could do a bit of a decider before we go off to South Africa at the end of June next year?’ he asked.‘Potentially it’s a chance to make £4-5 million to put some money back into the coffers that we’re going to need.’Gatland has been coaching the Chiefs in the 2020 Vodacom Super Rugby season after returning to New Zealand following the end of his tenure as Wales head coach.He said that he was impressed by the skills of players in the southern hemisphere, but added that top-level northern players tended to be older and more mature than their southern counterparts.‘They haven’t got the same ability or natural instinct in terms of catching or passing, but technically they’re very good and they have to be,’ he said.ALSO READ: Lions tour dates unchanged despite Olympics clashThe Lions begin their tour of South Africa with a fixture against the Stormers on 3 July at Cape Town Stadium. Their first Test against the Springboks is scheduled for 24 July at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.Photo: Andrew Cornaga/www.Photosport.nzREMINDER: Registration for interest in tickets for the 2021 British & Irish Lions Tour to South Africa is still open Watch: I wanted to rip Jean’s head off – Jaque FourieSA Rugby MagUndo  104  12 Post by SA Rugby magazine World Cup-winning Bok quartet in Eddie Jones’ all-time XVMaverick coach Eddie Jones has named his Test dream team made up of players he has worked with throughout his illustrious career.SA Rugby MagUndoLoans | Search AdsLooking for loan in Hong Kong? Find options hereLoans | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCNAHow is life for Cambodian boy linguist after viral fame?CNA|SponsoredSponsoredUndoShop Bras Online | Search AdsBrilliant Bra and Panty Sets (take a look)Shop Bras Online | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoGoGoPeak10 Most Beautiful Cities You Should Visit Once In Your LifetimeGoGoPeak|SponsoredSponsoredUndo熱門話題對肚腩脂肪感到後悔!試了在萬寧賣的這個後…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Published on April 8, 2020 center_img ‘ AlphaCuteOprah’s New House Cost $90 Million, And This Is What It Looks LikeAlphaCute|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Posted in British & Irish Lions, Lions Tour, Test Rugby, Top headlines Tagged All Blacks, British and Irish Lions, Springboks, Warren Gatland ‘ ‘ 熱門話題不要被酵素騙了!在萬寧賣的「這個」直接針對脂肪…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAaron Smith names South African as greatest World Cup scrumhalfSA Rugby MagUndoJapan-based Kiwi player: I hope to never experience this againSA Rugby MagUndoLife Exact BrazilGrace Jones Is Now 72 Years Old, This Is Her NowLife Exact Brazil|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ Gatland wants B&I Lions ‘decider’ vs All Blacks Shop Bras Online | Search AdsTake a Look at These Bra and Panty SetsShop Bras Online | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

Profit declines at Starbreeze ahead of pivotal 2016

first_imgProfit declines at Starbreeze ahead of pivotal 2016The many investments of last year will start to show as Swedish company moves away from reliance on Payday 2Matthew HandrahanEditor-in-ChiefMonday 29th February 2016Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleStarbreeze StudiosStarbreeze remains a company in transition, its profits sliding in the second quarter as its continuing reliance on revenue from Payday 2 started to show. The Swedish company earned SEK 48.9 million ($5.7 million / €5.2 million) in net sales in Q2, a year-on-year increase of only 3 per cent. Payday 2 contributed SEK 47.7 million ($5.6 million / €5.1 million)) of that amount, a larger figure than the same quarter last year, but a similar proportion of the whole. In an official statement, Starbreeze CEO Bo Andersson noted the achievement of building a, “a solid track record of profitable growth with one single franchise.” However, as Starbreeze continues to make investments in new IP and diversifying its business, the reliance on Payday is becoming more and more obvious. Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games The company’s pre-tax profit for the quarter was SEK 14 million ($1.64 million / €1.5 million), down from SEK 20.4 million ($2.39 million / €2.2 million)) last year. On December 31, 2015, its cash balance was SEK 85.4 million ($10 million / €9.1 million), down from SEK 184.4 million ($21.6 million / €19.8 million), and cash flow was actually negative SEK 3 million ($350,000 / €320,000), a significant turnaround from SEK 19 million ($2.23 million / €2 million) a year ago. Starbreeze addressed its cash issues after the Q2 reporting period ended, however, taking on a $40 million investment from the South Korean company Smilegate. Following that cash injection, Bo Andersson Klint said, “Starbreeze will have a liquidity that stands out industry wide.”The coming year will be crucial for Starbreeze, as some of the investments it has made come to fruition. The first game from its publishing arm, which was established in May last year, will be released in 2016. We will also see the evolution of its VR strategy, as its public venue, Project StarCade, opens in Los Angeles in the summer.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesStarbreeze reports pre-tax loss as it sheds non-core assetsSale of Psychonauts 2 and 10 Crowns publishing rights nets Starbreeze around $14 millionBy Haydn Taylor A year agoStarbreeze lays off a quarter of its staff in further efforts to cut costsStruggling Swedish publisher makes organisational changes that will save £310,000 per monthBy James Batchelor A year agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

WUHS Athletic Hall of Fame induction is Jan. 17

first_imgPreviousLady Hounds coast past WhiteoakNextIndians rally in fourth quarter for big SHAC win at Ripley Around the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterThis Weird Method Can Restore Your Vision Naturally (Watch)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Top Searches Top Searches October 24, 2020MintiWest Union High School 1963 Graduation A distinguished group of five student-athletes will become the latest to have their plaques attached to the outside gymnasium wall at West Union High School as the school holds its 2019-20 induction ceremonies on Friday, Jan. 17. On that night, the Dragons will play host to the Peebles Indians with the induction ceremony taking place between the JV and varsity contests.The quintet of new inductees will include:– Serpell (McCarty) Adkins: Adkins was a regional qualifier in both Cross-Country and Track and ran at Morehead State University.– Tara (Purdy) Crowley: Tara was a Basketball and Track star at WUHS.– Mark Horsley” Horsley was a State Cross-Country runner for the Dragons.– Billie Jo (Stephenson)” Justice played Basketball and Softball for WUHS and at Rio Grande.– Angie (Grooms) Ross: Angie played softball and helped lead the Lady Dragons to a sectional basketball championship. HomeSportsWUHS Athletic Hall of Fame induction is Jan. 17 WUHS Athletic Hall of Fame induction is Jan. 17January 14, 2020Mark CarpenterSports0 Powered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Mama’s Deviled EggsNOW PLAYINGBest Carrot Cake EverNOW PLAYINGApple Pie BitesNOW PLAYINGApple Pie Bites With Caramel SauceNOW PLAYINGHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersNOW PLAYINGCream Cheese Cake Mix CookiesNOW PLAYING5 Easy and Delicious Crock Pot Meatball Appetizer RecipesNOW PLAYINGOld Fashioned Soft and Buttery Yeast RollsNOW PLAYINGSweet Alabama PecanbreadNOW PLAYINGHow to Slice & Mince Vegetables Like a ProNOW PLAYINGHow to Knead DoughNOW PLAYINGHow to Use a Meat ThermometerNOW PLAYINGHow to Quarter a ChickenNOW PLAYINGSlow Cooker/Crock Pot HintsNOW PLAYINGHow to Clean Garbage DisposalsNOW PLAYINGHow to Clean Stainless Steel SinksNOW PLAYINGHow to Melt and Soften ButterNOW PLAYINGHow to Cook Scrambled EggsNOW PLAYINGHow to Peel TomatoesNOW PLAYINGHow to Peel Hard Boiled EggsNOW PLAYINGHow to Chill a Drink in 2 MinutesNOW PLAYINGHow to Chop an Onion PerfectlyNOW PLAYINGPerfect Bacon Every TimeNOW PLAYINGPumpkin Cream Cheese BarsNOW PLAYINGHomemade Caramel SauceNOW PLAYING Arrow Left #1 Icon Created with Sketch. Arrow right #1 Icon Created with Sketch. last_img read more

Dressage Day 2: Ups and Downs for Team Canada

first_img SIGN UP Another warm, muggy day greeted riders and fans for the second day of the Grand Prix competition. Canada’s third team member to compete, Megan Lane, unfortunately did not have the test she envisioned with Zodiak MW. The 14-year-old KWPN gelding, competing at his first major international event, entered the arena looking like a seasoned pro, but things quickly unravelled as he figuratively and literally put his foot down in the early piaffe/passage sequences, which were essentially non-existant. He gradually settled and performed up to his substantial level of talent and by the final centreline was piaffing and passaging magnificently. Unfortunately by that point the damage was done; their score of 60.901% placed them second-to-last in the field of 76 and they became the team drop score.Lane was understandably disappointed, but pragmatic. “He came in a little bit tense, but this was to be expected as this was his first international competition. He’s been doing the grand prix for less than a year, so at this phase in his life you don’t really know what’s going to happen in the arena, but I am very proud of him ‒ he finished very well, which I’m really happy with. The piaffes didn’t go as planned for sure today, but the last piaffe was good, so I was happy with him for that.”She described parts of the test she was pleased with. “The twos are always a highlight for him; the pirouettes were amazing; the ones were also very good. He has an amazing extended canter, too. The extended walk was really, really good, for him in this big environment. With all this action going on, the walk has been really tricky for a lot of people this week.“They keep you humble,” she concluded with a rueful laugh. “This is a very humbling sport. You live and you learn.”All In, ridden by Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu, the last to go for Canada, stormed into the arena like he owned the place and did not let up for a second. Their lovely test earned 70.016% and 33rd place overall.Fraser-Beaulieu described their performance. “I would say right up until I had that little mistake in the zig-zag he felt absolutely amazing. There’s a lot of atmosphere in there and he was totally with me,” she said of the 13-year-old KWPN gelding she has owned since he was five.With the incredible heat and humidity, she explained her pre-ride plan. “I decided today to have a really short warmup ‒ maybe twenty-five minutes. He’s very big and he can tire quickly. We were in training camp as of September first in South Carolina, so he’s a little bit used to the heat now.“He and I have a really good partnership. I love him, he’s like my pet. Even in the barn, I walk in and he’s always looking for his treats. He’s a bit of a hot horse and I know how to calm him down and make him feel comfortable, which I think I did pretty well today.”She described the WEG experience from a rider’s perspective. “It’s been great. In the stables the boxes are big, there are fans, the warmups are close. This venue is a top-notch facility.”Unfortunately, no Canadian riders placed in the top 30, the cut-off point for tomorrow’s Grand Prix Special.In the Team final, Germany prevailed, with strong performances from Jessica von Bredow-Werndl/TSF Dalera BB, Dorothee Schneider/Sammy Davis Jr, Sonke Rothenberger/Cosmo and Isabell Werth/Bella Rose, who also topped the individual qualifier standings with 84.829%. Werth explained why she chose this particular mare for WEG from her powerful roster of top dressage horses. “I knew that she could, and I’m very happy that she showed it like this, because now everybody understands.”To the delight of the crowd, Team USA (Steffen Peters/Suppenkasper, Adrienne Lyle/Salvino, Kasey Perry-Glass/Goerklintgaards Dublet and Laura Graves/Verdades) grabbed the silver medal, while Great Britain (Spencer Wilton /Super Nova II, Emile Faurie /Dono di Maggio, Carl Hester/Hawtins Delicato, Charlotte Dujardin/Mount St John Freestyle) took the bronze. The Canadian team finished in 11th spot.One of the most highly-anticipated rides of the day was Charlotte Dujardin and her flashy new ride, Mount St John Freestyle. They scored 77.764% and led the Brits to their bronze medal finish.“I’m really, really proud; a three-star event and nine years old. She’s never been in that sort of environment before,” she said of the relative youngster. “She felt brilliant; when we went in everybody clapped and she kind of rose – she loves the atmosphere.“Carl always called her ‘Mrs Valegro’ because she has the same attitude; she’s not afraid of anything, she tries so hard, she has those similarities to him. It’s exciting, I think she may be as good as him one day.” Tags: Megan Lane, 2018 World Equestrian Games, All In, Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu, 2018 WEG Dressage, Zodiak MW, Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! 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. 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