Big Prices for Top Prospects at the Oldenburg Online Elite Auction

first_img Horse Sport Enews SIGN UP 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. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Email*center_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. Top seller D’Amour went for 260,000 euros. (Feldhaus photo)Exciting bidding duels until the very last second comprised the 94th Oldenburg Online Elite Auction in Vechta, Germany. The four-year-old dressage prospect D‘Amour (D’Egalité – Ampère – De Niro), bred by Klaus Kotschofsky, Visbek, and exhibited by Gut Feichten Sportpferde Management GbR of Bad Tölz, was the top seller, fetching 260,000 euros. Her dam, Beauty Girl, is the sister of Intermediaire II winner Ratzeputz under Ursula Wagner. The Hamburg buyer tried out the mare in Vechta and fell in love with the beautiful prima ballerina.The second most expensive dressage horse at 125,000 euros was the eight-year-old Toscana (Tomahawk – Welt Hit II – Ordensglanz/T.), bred by Anne Weser of Stavern, and exhibited by Pferdezucht FE René Eberz of Montabaur. The beautiful mare is a daughter of Oldenburg star sire Tomahawk and sister of the successful advanced-level Fifty Cent (ridden by Helena Bicker) and Lorenzio (Juan Manuel Vidal Testal, ESP). In the future Toscana will reside in Great Britain.For 108,000 euros, the stallion Dovizioso by Dancier – Sunny-Boy – Rubinstein I, bred by Thaden & Tienken-Thaden of Butjadingen and exhibited by Gestüt Vorwerk of Cappeln, sold to a dressage stable in Belgium. Doviziosos brother Dan Roy is successful in Prix St. Georges under Heiner Schiergen. Granddam Romantik TS is sister of the sire Dream of Glory.A mare also topped the price list in the jumper division. The top seller was the four-year-old OS Champion mare Only You (Ogano – Balou du Rouet – Lord Liberty), bred by Katja Schwierking of Barver and exhibited by Arndt Schwierking. Her dam, Sunshine’s Botox, produced the 1.40 m and higher successful El Balou OLD (ridden by Lillie Keenan, USA), Cirby (Romain Duguet, SUI), Channing Tatum (Katharina Offel) and Cornet’s Baloufee (Piergiorgio Bucci, ITA). The lovely mare moved to a renowned jumping stable in Mexico for 88,000 euros.Second most expensive jumper was the grey mare Galla Hillock (Cornettino Ask – Contender – Capitol I), bred and exhibited by Stutteri Hillock of Denmark. The OS high flyer changed hands for 83,500 euros to a buyer in Hungary. Galla Hillock’s sister Cavallina was an auction price highlight two years ago in Vechta. Dam Unica VII is the sister of the successful 1.40 m athletes Cosmo de Bonnevieux (Karin Haber, SUI), Crispien (Georgia Tame, GBR), Continuum (Teddy Thellier, FR), and Corinessa (Eva-Maria Müller).Biasini (Bordeaux – Fürst Romancier – Kondor xx) was sold to an undisclosed Canadian buyer for 30,000 euros.Fifteen of the 31 auction candidates were knocked down by customers from all over the world. Customers from Belgium (3), Great Britain (2), Switzerland (2), Ireland (1), Italy (1), Canada (1), Mexico (1), Portugal (1), Spain (1), Hungary (1), and the United States (1) will be taking home talented Oldenburgs to ride. The four-year old chestnut mare Biasini (Bordeaux – Fürst Romancier – Kondor xx) was sold to an undisclosed Canadian buyer for 30,000 euros.Watch a video of Biasini here: The total sales of the first part of the Online Elite Auction reached 1,508,500 euros; the average price of the horses was more than 48,500 euros.On Sunday, April 11, the licensing candidates of the 10th Oldenburg Saddle Licensing that are up for sale will be published with photos, videos and information in the auction section of the Oldenburg home page The saddle licensing will take place on Monday, April 19. The Online Auction starts on April 19 and ends on Wednesday, April 21.~ with files from Tobias Hemken Tags: Dressage, Biasini, jumping, auction, Vechta, Oldenburg, last_img read more

Raytheon Awarded Further Tomahawk Missiles Deal

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Raytheon Awarded Further Tomahawk Missiles Deal View post tag: deal View post tag: Missiles View post tag: Tomahawk View post tag: Naval February 27, 2015 View post tag: further Authorities View post tag: Navycenter_img View post tag: Awarded View post tag: News by topic Raytheon Missile Systems is being awarded a $122,4 million modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of 114 Tomahawk Block IV All Up Round missiles for the Navy.The majority of work will be undertaken in Tucson, Arizona and Camden, Arkansas, and is expected to be completed in August 2017.Fiscal 2014 and 2015 weapons procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $122,443,911 are being obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.[mappress mapid=”15260″]Image: US Navy View post tag: americas View post tag: Raytheon Raytheon Awarded Further Tomahawk Missiles Deal Share this articlelast_img read more

Minority advocacy group trying to build trust about COVID-19 vaccine

first_img Twitter (Photo supplied/Indiana State Department of Healtth) The Indiana Minority Health Coalition wants to break down vaccine facts and myths in hopes of boosting trust for the coronavirus vaccine among minorities.A recent Axios-Ipsos poll showed that 29% of Black Americans say they won’t get the vaccine, which is a higher percentage than both white and Hispanic people.Among the minority population there’s a history of trauma and distrust with vaccinations, and the coalition said that U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams will be discussing that during a virtual conference on Tuesday.“To truly promote confidence in these vaccines, we must start by acknowledging this history of mistreatment and exploitation of minorities by the medical community and the government,” said Adams.He got his first dose of the vaccine last week. Facebook Google+ Google+ Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest By Network Indiana – December 27, 2020 0 290 CoronavirusIndianaLocalMichiganNews Twitter Previous articleWarming up for the weekend weatherNext articleSearch ongoing for South Bend shooting suspect Network Indiana Pinterest Minority advocacy group trying to build trust about COVID-19 vaccine WhatsApplast_img read more

Man wanted in Carlos Ghosn’s escape accuses US of ‘betrayal’

first_imgBOSTON (AP) — A U.S. Army Special Forces veteran accused, along with his son, of smuggling former Nissan Motor Co. Chair Carlos Ghosn out of Japan in a box is imploring U.S. officials to block their extradition. In an interview with The Associated Press on Monday, Michael Taylor said he fears they will be treated unfairly in the Japanese legal system and feels betrayed that he would be extradited after his service to the U.S. A judge last week rejected an emergency petition, clearing the way for their extradition to Japan. The White House and State Department didn’t immediately respond to messages seeking comment about the case.last_img

New leader appointed

first_imgHer interest in solving real-world problems attracted her to Georgia. “I am excited about engaging with the agricultural community about the most pressing issues of our time, including reducing world hunger and easing human suffering through micro and macro agricultural practices,” Kelsey said. “Leading this dynamic faculty to support UGA’s agricultural education, communication and leadership programs, we will educate the next generation of critical thinkers to help solve problem globally.” Since joining Oklahoma State in 1999, Kelsey has won 27 awards for excellence in teaching, research and service. She has co-authored over 200 publications and secured more than $11 million in research funding.Kelsey earned a Bachelor of Science degree in animal science from California Polytechnic State University and a Master of Arts degree in agricultural and extension education from New Mexico State. She has a Ph.D. in agricultural, extension and adult education from Cornell University. The UGA CAES Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication provides a world class learning environment for students and supports the physical and biological sciences in agriculture with leadership, education, and communications. Kelsey will assume leadership of the department July1, 2013. After a nationwide search, the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has named Kathleen (Kay) D. Kelsey head of the college’s Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication. “ALEC is home to a large segment of our student body,” said J. Scott Angle, CAES dean and director. “It is an area of study that has grown rapidly over the past decade and continues to grow. We need a dynamic leader to guide that growth, and I’m confident Dr. Kelsey is that leader.” Kay Kelsey comes to UGA from Oklahoma State University where she was a professor of evaluation. Her research interests include evaluation of educational programs, specifically in the agricultural context.last_img read more

The New Classics

first_img oru kayak Paddling The North Face Ultra Traction FuturelightFuturelight is The North Face’s answer to Gore-Tex, a lightweight, super-breathable membrane that the brand spent a long time developing and claims is lighter and more effective. Put it to the test yourself in these spry, 10.6-ounce trail runners with a lug pattern that features alternating heights between 3.5 mm and 4 mm that will eat up slick rocks and roots. They are the perfect vehicle to run off your cabin fever no matter the conditions out there. $155; Orvis Women’s PRO WaderFly fishing is the perfect social distancing activity: Everyone wants their own personal space on the water away from other anglers. Breathable and super-tough, these waders can handle a wide range of temperatures on the water as well as rambling around off trail to find the right spot. Best of all, they come in a wide range of sizes for a fit that feels a bit stylish. A waterproof front pocket to hold essentials and fleece-lined hand warmer pockets seal the deal. The mens’ version is just as good. $498;  Weeks of social distancing have made us all a bit stir crazy. Never fear, these new iterations of classic outdoor gear will get you on the paths, trails, lakes, and streams close to home where you can safely and responsibly let out some steam.  Oru Kayak InletIf you face limited storage in your house and vehicle, kayaking seems out of the question. Hold it right there, because Oru specializes in “origami kayaks,” which pack down to fit in tight spots and fold out to get you on the water. Take the new Inlet: This beginner’s flat water boat weighs just 20 pounds and will hold 275 pounds of paddler plus gear, and it all breaks down into a neat 42”-by-19”-by-10” traveling box. $899; Trail Runningcenter_img Nomader BottleThere are plenty of water bottles out there, but the smart, packable Nomader puts a new spin on the outdoor essential. This soft, BPA-free bottle rolls up to fist size when empty, making it simple to stash in a pack or in your crowded cupboard. A locking screw top makes it easy to drink out of on the go and prevents spills while it’s in your pack. We are looking forward to taking it backpacking when we get back out in the woods. Plus, it comes with a lifetime warranty. $25; Diamondback Haanjo 7C CarbonThis multi-tasker of a ride can handle anything from a casual cyclocross race to a training ride to a day-long spin up into the hills—ideal for these times when you may be limited to adventure out your door. The carbon frame and fork are light, tough, and put you in the perfect position to comfortably hammer out long miles on pavement, gravel, and dirt. Endurance geometry and a relaxed headtube angle make it easy to spend long hours cranking this steed and a componentry package that includes HED Tomcat tubeless rims that can handle a range of tires make it even more versatile. $3,000; Hydration Fly Fishing Hiking Vasque Breeze All-Terrain GTXThe new classic when it comes to a hiker needs to be a boot that has all the beef of a traditional backpacking shoe but none of the bulk, weight, and break-in time. Voila. Weighing in at two pounds, 11 ounces, this surprisingly light boot can tackle the nastiest of trails thanks to a leather upper and Gore-Tex membrane that sheds slop. Meanwhile, the sticky Vibram MegaGrip outsole breezes up scree and talus but also feels right at home when you are cruising on hard-packed dirt. It’s a boot that will stand up to big trips but feels just fine out on a casual hike. $190; Gravel Grinding Speed Hiking Camelbak Octane 25Even as we recover, the COVID-19 era has forced us to seek out responsible adventures that are close to home and far from other people. This light (one-pound, six-ounce) hydration pack proves the perfect companion whether you are hiking, bushwhacking, or off on an adventure run. The bladder holds 70 ounces of water and the pack can haul a jacket, lunch, and other essentials. $145; camelbak.comlast_img read more

FARC Planning Attack on Former President Uribe: Minister

first_imgBy Dialogo October 06, 2010 The issue of the assault against the paramilitary Uribe is nothing new, it’s only a political campaign to benefit Uribe Velez, and as to the district attorney, it’s also false. How they are going to murder a sympathizing member of the guerrilla that during his youth was part of the JUCO. Be professional journalists and don’t repeat like parrots the stupidities told by politicians and Uribe’s useful idiots, such as the Minister of Defense. Colombia’s largest leftist guerrilla group is planning to assassinate former president Alvaro Uribe, who during his administration sponsored a military offensive that weakened the rebels, Defense Minister Rodrigo Rivera said on 4 October. The minister indicated that information on the plan for an attack on Uribe, who held office between 2002 and 2010, was found on one of the computers found in the camp of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) military commander, alias El Mono Jojoy, who died in a conforntation with authorities on 23 September. “Based on the initial information gathered from these computers, we observe a clear intention to make use of criminal plans to assassinate former president Alvaro Uribe Vélez,” Rivera affirmed in a press conference. “Former president Uribe has already been informed of the existence of these plans by President Juan Manuel Santos; he is aware of these criminal plans against his safety, against his life,” he added. Rivera announced that the administration is determined to offer security and protective measures to Uribe so that he can continue to carry out his political activities in the country. Uribe, who announced last week that he will participate actively in Colombian politics leading up to the 2011 regional elections, headed a military offensive that weakened the FARC and forced them to withdraw to remote mountain and jungle areas. In the course of this offensive, the FARC lost several of their commanders, such as Raúl Reyes, Tomás Medina Caracas, and Martín Caballero, while thousands of their fighters deserted. However, the guerrilla group, which says that it is fighting to impose a socialist system in a country in which almost half of the 44 million inhabitants live in poverty, still maintains the ability to carry out high-impact attacks in remote jungle and mountain regions strategically located for drug trafficking, and even in urban centers.last_img read more

theresa’s practice page

first_imgtheresa’s practice page Court staff attorneys, clerks lack diversity When the Supreme Court’s Committee on Fairness and Diversity surveyed the state’s judicial staff, it said what it found was disturbing — “there were only one black male and one Asian male staff attorney in the entire courts system.”… Promoting fairness and diversity Representatives from the Cuban American Bar raised questions about the disparate treatment faced by those with language barriers. The Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers brought up slights often directed toward black litigants and lawyers. .. Recipients of the 2006 Pro Bono AwardsEzell wins Tobias Simon Pro Bono Service Award You could say that Katherine Ezell’s pro bono spirit was sparked when she was only 7 years old and, along with her friends, founded the Good Deed Club. Saving money earned for doing chores, they would buy clothes and secretly make sure they were given to needy children. Fifty-two years later, Miami attorney Ezell stood in a packed courtroom at the Florida Supreme Court to receive what Chief Justice Barbara Pariente called the “Academy Awards of the legal profession” — the Tobias Simon Pro Bono Service Award… Bush budget provides for lots of judges February 28, 2006 Regular News Senate panel orders constitution streamlining bill drafted After exacting another pledge from the chair that radical policy changes will be excluded, the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously ordered an amendment drafted to streamline the Florida Constitution… ColumnsBriefs Disciplinary Actions Letters News and Notes On the Move More News. ..Act now to designate an inventory attorney Applicants needed for bar examiners board Bill to allow gay foster parents to adopt doesn’t have the votes Board of Bar Examiners plan for bad weather Criminal procedure rules amendments DNA bills move in both chambers Family law rules amendments Fifth DCA is in need of a judge Lawyer advertising rule changes draw few comments Lawyer needed for admissions panel Lawyers in the Legislature Petitions for Reinstatement Proposed appellate rules amendments Proposed juveniles rules changes Proposed traffic court rules amendments Registry attorneys may be allowed to handle more death penalty cases Senate panel to introduce bill to compensate wrongly convicted Access to e-records stirs debate Strong debate and less-than-unanimous agreement marked the work of the Florida Supreme Court committee March 1, 2006 Top Stories… last_img read more

Dungarven Dr, Brinsmead home ready for new family to move in

first_img17 Dungarvan St, Brinsmead.“I’ll miss everything about the place. We have such a nice family space and wonderful neighbours. Brinsmead is a lovely area. I used to go walking a lot and felt completely safe.”LJ Hooker Cairns Edge Hill agent Kim Ryan said a separate rumpus room with both internal and external access was also a key feature of the home.“There is a well-appointed kitchen with an abundance of storage and quality appliances including an induction cooktop,” she said.“The generously sized bedrooms each have built-in wardrobes and the master bedroom is complete for any couple with a walk-through robe and ensuite. The main bathroom also has shower over a deep spa bath.”Other features of the house include an internal laundry with additional storage, a separately fenced 70,000L swimming pool and spa which is solar heated, lush landscaped grounds, and a level lawn complete with pop up lawn sprinklers.Other practical features include full airconditioning, security screens, fenced sides and a 791sq m rear yard with added bonus of no rear neighbour. 17 Dungarvan St, Brinsmead.A STUNNING family home in one of Cairns’ leafiest suburbs is set to attract plenty of interest when it goes up for auction next month.Leonie Lindner has lived in the 17 Dungarvan Dr property for 17 years and while the decision to downsize from the family home was difficult, she said it would be a perfect place to raise young children.“We are staying in Cairns, but my husband has retired, the kids have grown and we thought we’d get an apartment because we want to travel,” Ms Lindner said.“The best part of the house is probably the pool area and the back veranda. 17 Dungarvan St, Brinsmead.There are 18 solar panels which help keep electricity bills down, plenty of off-street parking and a double garden shed.The home will go to auction on site on Saturday, March 10, at 10.30am, but offers will be considered before that date.center_img 17 Dungarvan St, Brinsmead.“We have had lots of parties there and celebrated the kids’ birthdays. We just had my family up and we had a gathering there.“It’s a lovely area, too. I love the neighbourhood. It was a big decision to make. It’s definitely a family home.”Within walking distance to Goomboora Park, park, and other neighbourhood parks just a stone’s throw from Dungarvan St, any family would appreciate the chance to let the kids or dog run wild nearby.The four-bedroom, two-bathroom, two-car garage property looks deceiving from the front.A sprawling living, dining and kitchen area spills out onto an entertaining area and the single-level home has been completely modernised. More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms3 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns3 days ago“Don’t be put off by the front – the house goes a long way back,” Ms Lindner said. “You don’t have a to do a thing to it, we’ve completely done it up. last_img read more

Georgia’s auto-enrolment pension law faces constitutional challenge

first_imgThe campaign group also called for the court to rule whether the contributions qualified as a new tax. Under Georgia’s constitution new taxes must be first approved by a referendum.Neighbouring Armenia’s pensions overhaul faced a similar challenge in 2014.Boosting retirement and capital markets Georgia’s second-pillar auto-enrolment pension system, which came into effect at the start of the year, has been challenged in the country’s constitutional court.Human rights organisation Georgian Democracy Initiative (GDI) launched the case on the grounds that it breaches Article 11 (Right to Equality) and Article 19 (Right to Property) of the Georgian Constitution, according to a report from OC Media.Under the funded pensions law, which parliament passed in July 2018, employers and employees each pay a contribution of 2% of pre-tax wages. The state adds a further 2% for those earning less than GEL24,000 (€7,941) a year, and 1% for those on GEL24,000-60,000.GDI argued that the system’s mandatory nature interfered with citizens’ property rights. It has also challenged the 2% employer levy, which, unlike the employee portion, would not be returned in any way to the contributor. Credit: Peter Anta The Bridge of Peace in Tbilisi, GeorgiaGeorgia’s new defined contribution (DC) system was designed by the ruling Georgian Dream government to supplement the existing universal pension, a flat-rate GEL200 a month, financed out of the state budget irrespective of contribution levels and employment history.At times the universal pension has fallen below the minimum subsistence level, and provides a low replacement rate even for those on average wages.The auto-enrolment system is mandatory for all employees up to age 40 as of August 2018, and voluntary for those older than 60 (men) and 55 (women). Those in between can opt out within five months of enrolment, but no earlier than three months.Participation is also voluntary for the self-employed – more than half of Georgia’s workforce – who pay in 4% of their earnings.Further readingPoland: A policy gear change Auto-enrolment is to be rolled out in Poland, and the existing second-pillar system will be phased outCapital markets: Power to the centre The CFA Institute surveyed its members in central and eastern Europe to gain a deeper understanding of market participants’ views on local regulationSecond pillar pensions in central and eastern Europe IPE’s analysis of assets, membership and asset allocation from nine CEE countriesGeorgia’s new system also aims to boost local capital markets.The auto-enrolment law established a separate legal entity, the Pensions Agency, whose functions include administering the system and providing investment services. Participants can use either the agency or an approved financial company to manage all or part of their pension assets.The new law provides for three types of investment portfolio – high, average and low risk – with participants free chose their own portfolios or default to one of the three depending on their age.Investment limits in both equities and foreign-currency denominated assets range from 20% for low-risk portfolios to 60% for high-risk ones. Prohibited investments include derivatives (except for hedging purposes) and real estate.External bodies such as the International Monetary Fund have long supported the new system, including the establishment of the Pensions Agency, as a means of stimulating domestic savings and the local currency capital markets.Dollarisation in the economy, while on the decline, is still high, accounting for significant shares of loans and deposits.As credit rating agency Moody’s stated last July: “The accumulation of pension assets will complement Georgian authorities’ efforts to tackle the issue of high dollarisation in the economy and support a plan to develop domestic capital markets by introducing a demand element for long-term lari [local currency] assets.”last_img read more