Donations Sought by Caribbean Equine Disaster Relief Fund

first_imgMore 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. SIGN UP In 2017, the Caribbean Equine Disaster Relief Fund was established in response to the devastation caused by hurricanes Irma and Maria and through it, hundreds of horses, horse people, farms and riding schools received aid. The Fund was once again called into action in 2019 as hurricane Dorian battered the Bahamas, providing feed, shelter, containment and support to horses and equestrians in need.Mark Samuel, CEDRF Chair, FEI Vice-President and FEI Group IV Chair, has announced that the fund is seeking donations in the wake of the recent volcanic eruptions on the island of St. Vincent which have destroyed facilities, displaced horses and coated everything in ash. Neighbouring islands are also feeling the effects of La Soufrière’s eruptions.In response to this emergency, the leaders of the CEDRF are collaborating with Pan American Equestrian Confederation (PAEC) chair Cesar Hirsch and have authorized an emergency budget of $10,000 to help with securing clean, safe feed and water for the affected horses, as well as safe containment and interim shelter.In order to expedite this effort, the CEDRF is asking for donations from fellow horse people; US Equestrian will accept donations through the USEF Equine Disaster Relief Fund which assists equines of any breed who are impacted by natural disasters. However, as donations made via their website are not restricted to support a specific disaster, they ask that for any donations of $500 or greater to contact Mark Coley at [email protected] to identify the donation.USEF has already generously donated $4,000 from their Equine Disaster Relief Fund to assist the St. Vincent relief effort, and Finish Line Feeds of Dania, FL, are coordinating and accepting regional “in-kind” donations.***The Caribbean Equine Disaster Relief Fund is a joint fundraising and relief effort by US Equestrian, Equestrian Canada, the Pan American Equestrian Confederation and the Cayman Islands Equestrian Federation that supports horses impacted by major natural disasters in the Caribbean. Tags: Mark Samuel, Caribbean Equine Disaster Relief Fund, St. Vincent, volcano, Horse Sport Enewscenter_img 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. Email*last_img read more

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Ballots Available and Drop Boxes Open for February Special Election

first_imgSubmitted  by the Thurston County AuditorBallots are available at the Thurston County Auditor’s Office, located at 2000 Lakeridge Dr. SW, Building 1, Room 118 in Olympia, for the February 10, 2015 Special Election. The Tenino and Yelm school districts have measures on the ballot. Voters should receive their ballots by Friday, January 23 or Saturday, January 24. Any registered voter who has not received a ballot by Thursday, January 29, 2015 should contact the Thurston County Auditor’s Office at (360) 786-5408 or [email protected], or come to the Auditor’s Office for a replacement ballot.The Auditor’s Office has opened eight secure ballot drop boxes, including one in Tenino and two in Yelm. A list of drop box locations is included in mailed ballot materials and online at ThurstonVotes.org. These boxes are open 24 hours a day and will close promptly at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 10 (Election Day). For more information, visit ThurstonVotes.org or call (360) 786-5408. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

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Photo library: Tourism and leisure 4

first_img{loadposition tc}Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.» Download Tourism & Leisure contact sheet (1.1MB) » Download full image library contact sheet (10.5MB) Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province: The seal show at Sea World in the uShaka Marine World theme park. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province: The seal show at Sea World in the uShaka Marine World theme park. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province: Beach scene, Durban north. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province: Relaxing at the Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province: Relaxing at the Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province: Relaxing at the Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province: The entrance to the Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Umhlanga Rocks, KwaZulu-Natal province: Beach scene. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Umhlanga Rocks, KwaZulu-Natal province: Beach scene. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res imageTOURISM AND LEISURE 4:{loadposition tourism}Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about the image library? Email Janine Erasmus at [email protected]last_img read more

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Ohio Compost Operator Course March 28 and 29

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Registration is open for this year’s Ohio Compost Operator Education Course, March 28 and 29 in Wooster. And for the first time, professional development grants — a total of four of them — are available to help pay for the cost of attending.The course is a “comprehensive program on the science and art of composting,” said co-organizer Mary Wicks of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Research Center (OARDC), which is hosting the course.It’s for anyone involved with large-scale composting, she said, including compost facility operators, public health officials, farmers, nursery operators and municipal solid waste managers. The course is now in its 17th year.The instructors will be from the college and industry. They’ll provide the participants with a “practical understanding of the composting process and the means to address operational issues involved in the production of compost at large-scale facilities,” Wicks said.Day 1 of the course will cover composting fundamentals, including principles, biology, methods, mixing, testing and site design. Day 2 will look at managing a compost operation, including minimizing odors and meeting regulations; and economics and utilization, including value-added products and marketing.Participants will be eligible for continuing education units in three areas: Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Wastewater Operator Certification, 13.0 hours; Ohio Registered Sanitarians, 11.0 hours; and Ohio Professional Engineers, 8.0 hours.Registration for the course is $225 for members of the Organics Recycling Association of Ohio (ORAO) and $275 for nonmembers. The cost includes materials, lunches and continental breakfasts. Other meals and lodging are extra. Participation is limited to 25 people. Complete course details and a registration form can be downloaded at go.osu.edu/2017CompostCourse. ORAO is presenting the course together with OARDC.ORAO also is providing the new grants, which are two $250 grants for ORAO members and two $150 grants for nonmembers. Details and an application form are available at go.osu.edu/2017CompostGrant. The deadline to apply for the grants is March 1.OARDC is at 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. The course will be in the campus’s Shisler Conference Center. Wooster is about 30 miles east of Akron, 60 miles south of Cleveland and 95 miles north of Columbus.For more information on the course and grants, contact Wicks at [email protected] or 330-202-3533. Details on joining ORAO and receiving the discount registration rate are available at ohiocompost.org/about.html or from Marcie Kress of the group at [email protected]last_img read more

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Rumor: Panasonic to Announce a New GH5s Model in 2018

first_imgRumors suggest Panasonic may unveil the Lumix GH5s, a sister camera to their already-popular micro four thirds camera. Here’s what we know.Top image via Panasonic. As we get closer to the major electronics and photography trade shows in January and February, several rumors are surfacing that Panasonic is going to announce a new version of their flagship GH5 mirrorless camera.According to Photo Rumors, the GH5s is supposedly a more video-focused camera, tailored to meet the needs of the many videographers already using Panasonic’s mirrorless cameras.Per the Photo Rumors report, we should see state of the art video functions, improved low light performance and a higher launch price compared to the GH5.This is a quick turnaround for a new GH5, as the last model debuted just one year ago. That camera just received a firmware update in October.The highly anticipated V2.0 firmware for the Panasonic GH5 is finally available. One of the newest features is the ability to record with an ALL-Intra compression, rather than using Long GOP. With all the excitement over this new addition to the GH5, many casual GH5 owners are flocking to the forums to find out what the fuss is about and if it is worth purchasing larger memory cards to film with the new compression format.You can read more about the GH5 V2.0 firmware update here. The GH5 carries an MSRP of $1,999 USD, so expect the GH5s to cost a little bit more. We could even see a very slight price drop on the GH5, but it’s still too early to tell.We will continue to follow this story and announce any future news. Be sure to follow PremiumBeat on Facebook and Twitter for updates.last_img read more

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